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Transferring To Stanford, A Foundation From Which To Flourish

OAKHURST — Years ago, Wyatt Leaf was a student who faced challenges, he says, including a penchant for schoolyard fights and a lack of academic focus. This fall, he’s headed to Stanford. “It wasn’t a straightforward path to get where I am now,” says the 2016 graduate of Yosemite High School. Leaf will enter Stanford University as a junior this ...

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Random Acts Of Hannah

MOUNTAIN AREA — This could be the sweetest thing you read all week. Earlier this month, we heard from Angie Borba, owner of Mariposa Martial Arts Academy in Oakhurst and Mariposa. Angie wanted us to know about a little girl named Hannah. “Black belt candidate Hannah Farris from the Oakhurst dojo of Mariposa Martial Arts Academy spent much of her ...

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Cedar Valley Volunteer Fire Station Deep Pit BBQ

OAKHURST – Plans are already underway for the annual Cedar Valley Fire Department Deep-Pit BBQ, and organizers are hoping for another great turnout to support our firefighting community. The big event is on Saturday, Sept. 1, from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. and everyone is invited. This is an important fundraiser for Cedar Valley’s Station 18. Their local area covers north to ...

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Dinner On Ducey’s Deck For Children’s Hospital

BASS LAKE — What better way to spend a Sunday evening in September than enjoying a meal with friends while helping to raise money for an essential cause? Here’s an opportunity for just such a pleasure, as the local guild of Valley Children’s Hospital invites people to attend a fundraising dinner at Ducey’s on the Lake. The special event takes place ...

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See History Through The Eyes Of A Child

MARIPOSA — Have you ever told a child about something from the past and watched as their eyes lit up with wonder and excitement? It’s a feeling hard to describe, and one anyone can experience. The Mariposa Museum and History Center invites members of the community to become volunteer tour guides for their upcoming 5th grade field trips; no experience is ...

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Perfect Time To Ride Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

FISH CAMP – With the crowds of summer preparing to dwindle, now is the perfect time to spend a day with friends and family at the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad. Just 15 minutes from Oakhurst and 4 miles south of the entrance to Yosemite National Park, the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad offers excursions with authentic, historic Shay locomotives ...

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Free Library Workshop: Book Marketing For Authors

OAKHURST — If you’re a published author, the next step is marketing your book, says local author and web developer Jennifer Moss. But, you may wonder, how do you begin that process? She’s got the answer for you, and it’s free. On Saturday, Aug. 25, Moss presents the second of a two-part workshop at the Oakhurst Branch Library, focusing on ...

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Pak & Page: New Look, New Inventory, Here To Stay

OAKHURST — Located in the Enterprise Center on Highway 49 in Oakhurst, with plenty of easy parking, Pak & Page is the place to go for school and office supplies, shipping, mailing, arts and crafts, business services, gifts, toys and pretty much you-name-it. Now, the shop has a bright new look, with a growing inventory, and the same great people ...

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District Partners With Sheriff For School Resource Deputy

OAKHURST — Yosemite Unified School District (YUSD) announced they are partnering with the Madera County Sheriff’s Office on a grant opportunity that will bring more support to local students. Thanks to funding made available through the Proposition 56 Tobacco Law Enforcement Grant, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office is providing YUSD with a full-time School Resource Deputy (SRD) for the 2018-2019 ...

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Reaching Students And Teaching Students: YUSD Update

OAKHURST — With students back in school, we caught up to Mike Berg, Interim Superintendent of Yosemite Unified School District, who made a point of stopping into every classroom in his district to touch base. He says good things are happening at all of their schools, including Yosemite High School, Coarsegold Elementary, Rivergold Elementary, an Educational Options program, and Adult School: enrollment ...

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