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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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Woodcarver's Rendezvous Returns to Oakhurst

OAKHURST – The California Carvers Guild has announced the 6th Annual Oakhurst Woodcarver’s Rendezvous will take place for one week starting Sunday Apr. 14 and continuing through Sunday Apr. 21, at the Oakhurst Community Center. “This special week of carving is guaranteed to be fun for the whole family, and we are extending a special invitation for everyone to come ...

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All-Day Music At Crab Cakes Fundraiser On St. Pat's

OAKHURST – Good Medicine, Sugar Pine and Jean Butterfield are just some of the local musicians on the lineup for St. Patrick’s Day at Crab Cakes. Roman Zabicki and the crew are serving up corned beef and cabbage, along with non-stop music all afternoon, both upstairs and down, in their new location at 49271 Golden Oak Loop on Sunday, Mar. ...

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1st Graders Take RAD Self-Defense Course

COARSEGOLD – Rivergold Elementary School teachers, parents and students recently received special training to become the first school in the mountain area to implement the radKIDS program. The R.A.D. system is an innovative self-defense program designed to empower students and promote an environment where violence is unacceptable.

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What's New At The Oakhurst Library?

OAKHURST – There’s a considerable amount of information to share with the community this spring, coming from Friends of the Oakhurst Branch Library (FOBL), including an update on construction which began last October, in a plan to convert the old fire station into a new community room. Longtime FOBL Board member Rima Runtzel reports that the library is thriving, despite ...

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Ultimate Teen Summer Science Adventure

YOSEMITE – National Park Service educational partner NatureBridge has opened registration for the Summer Field Research Course at its Yosemite campus, offering a two-week backcountry expedition designed for teenage students. The immersive program will give young participants the chance to conduct field science investigations for the “ultimate teen summer science adventure,” according to organizers.

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Moms Celebrated At Community Baby Shower

OAKHURST – All pregnant moms and families with children ages 5 and under are cordially invited to a Community Baby Shower on Apr. 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church. Hosted by area Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPs) clubs, the baby shower is entirely without charge.

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Elegant Auction Benefits Oakhurst Community Park

FISH CAMP – The Oakhurst Community Park Committee invites everyone to attend the 28th Annual Elegant Auction “Lucky 13” to benefit the Park, on Saturday, Mar. 23. Committee Chair Susan Macaulay explains how the yearly fundraiser provides for equipment, maintenance, and upgrades to the Park, a “vital part of our community for all ages to enjoy, a place for families ...

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