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Break The Silence On Mental Illness

MADERA – May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the Madera County Workforce Investment Corporation invites the community to attend a free Brown Bag Lunch Series on the subject. “Break the Silence & Reduce the Stigma” includes three one-hour workshops designed to educate, and to create a dialog around serious mental health issues including depression, anxiety and bi-polar disorder. All ...

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Exceptional Kids Rodeo Is Just Right

COARSEGOLD – Thundering hooves and hearty applause herald the arrival of the Coarsegold Rodeo this weekend, but what about the sounds of knocking rocking barrels, stick ponies on the run, happily squealing kids and the soft clapping of their tickled-pink parents? Those are the heartfelt melodies of the Exceptional Kids Rodeo, taking place on Saturday, May 3 at 11 a.m., ...

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Rooting For New Master Gardeners

Submitted by Elizabeth Gabriel MARIPOSA – Mariposa County Master Gardeners’ ranks have increased by four new members. Monique Kolster, Jacob Reynolds, Jennifer LaDuca and Laura Pound all attended 64 hours of college-level horticultural instruction to earn their badges. Since 1995, Mariposa Master Gardeners have contributed approximately 33,000 hours of community service.

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Junior Golfers Compete In Len Ross Tournament

FRESNO – Young athletes from the foothills competed recently in the 67th Annual Len Ross – Fresno City Junior Amateur Tournament, held Monday through Thursday, Apr. 14 – 17 at multiple courses around the city. According to golf coach Rusty Oetinger, “Oakhurst was well represented by our junior golfers from the area, with six participants competing.” The top local finisher ...

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Last Chance To Win Awesome Playhouse

MARIPOSA – If you’ve been looking for your dream house – that is, dream playhouse – it’s not too late to find it. This is the final week of raffle ticket sales for a beautifully designed and built Lawson Construction Playhouse, with tickets selling for $10 each and all proceeds going to benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Mariposa, ...

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Mariposa Butterfly Festival Takes Flight

MARIPOSA – It’s going to be a busy trio of beautiful spring days as thousands flit into town for the annual Butterfly Festival, held the first weekend in May starting Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4. Organizer Jeanetta Phillips wants everyone to know it’s a “family-friendly few days of fun, with no admission cost, and lots of live interaction ...

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Scenes From Beauty And The Beast

Photos by Virginia Lazar OAKHURST – Yosemite High School’s production of the Disney musical Beauty and the Beast played to a packed house last night. The evening left even the smallest children enthralled, as little kids were invited on stage at the show’s conclusion to have a hug with “Belle” and the rest of the cast.

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Yosemite High Future Business Leaders

Submitted by Yosemite High School senior Phillip McLean OAKHURST – On April 10, the Future Business Leaders of America Club (FBLA) traveled down to Ontario to compete in the State Championship. Before we could compete in the State Championship, we had to compete in the Central Section Leadership Conference to move on to State. It all started when my brother ...

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