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Local Matters – Olde Soles And New Technology

Sold Globally, Made Locally: Walk A Mariposa Mile In Nativearth Footwear MARIPOSA – They’re ramping up into the busiest time of year at family owned and operated Nativearth Footwear. April marks the beginning of festivals season and other events where the handmade shoes are sold. The local firm has 10 in-house employees, some of whom will be representing Nativearth every ...

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Huge Parking Lot Sale Benefits Relay For Life

OAKHURST – Organizers behind the Relay for Life of Eastern Madera County are planning a fundraising parking lot sale for Saturday, Apr. 13 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Oakhurst Medical Group parking lot located at the corner of Highway 41 and Junction Drive. “We’re not selling the parking lot, but we will have tables of treasures collected ...

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YHS Offers Low-Cost Sports Physicals

OAKHURST – Yosemite High School will offer low-cost athletic physicals for YHS students who plan to participate in sports during the upcoming school year. On Thursday, May 23, at 6 p.m., physicians and medical technicians will be on hand to offer athletic physicals for incoming freshmen and current students who will be playing sports for YHS in the 2013/14 academic ...

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Get Your Dance On – Free Classes At North Fork Dance Club

NORTH FORK – North Fork Dance Club is offering mountain area residents something special this spring: the chance to attend a free one-hour dance program every Tuesday and Wednesday evening at 5:30 p.m. through May 15. “The class is an intro to dance, covering many styles,” explains Dance Club Director Christina DeGracia, “it’s being offered to the community to give ...

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What's Up At Yosemite High?

OAKHURST – Yosemite High School (YHS) Principal Ed Van Hoose reports on students and activities that are making news at YHS this month. YHS Junior Allison Boyer, 16, won First Place at the Rotary Area Speech Contest, after winning the Sierra Sunrise Rotary contest earlier this year, sending her to the District competition in Ceres on Mar. 30.

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Bass Lake Spring Clean This Saturday

BASS LAKE – Once a year, like-minded individuals dedicated to making the world a more beautiful place, gather at Bass Lake for a tidy fling known as the Bass Lake Spring Clean. This year’s clean up is set for Saturday, May 11, with registration starting at 9 a.m., and complimentary coffee and snacks for the volunteers. While Bass Lake may ...

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What's Up At Rivergold Elementary?

COARSEGOLD – Rivergold Elementary students are busy taking advantage of the best the school has to offer, according to “Hawks” Principal Cindy Simons, sometimes even challenging friendly rival Coarsegold Elementary “Cougars” in the process.

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Growing Up In The School System With ADHD

O’NEALS – Minarets High School student Daniel Hooker will be the first direct male descendant on his father’s side to graduate from high school in at least three generations. “They all struggled academically and dropped out before graduation,” says mom Patti of Daniel’s father’s side of the family. “We believe early intervention for Daniel, along with school and home support ...

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YoDogs Teams To The Rescue In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – The names belie their expertise: Goose, Deuce and Moose. They come from a highly select group of more than a dozen working dogs including Labrador and Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, an Australian Cattle dog, and one lone Bloodhound. They respond to names like Penny, Chipper, Rondo and Otis. Each has a special power, like scent-specific trailing, water recovery, ...

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