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“Makin’ It” Dramedy Explores Surviving High School

OAKHURST — The Yosemite High School (YHS) Theater Arts Department presents the dramatic comedy Makin’ It, a play about surviving high school. Curtains rise in the YHS theater for two nights only: Thursday and Friday, Mar. 7 and 8. Performances begin at 7 p.m. and tickets are $5 for everyone. Makin’ It follows a young woman who tries to reinvent ...

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Yosemite Winter Rangers: Snowpack And Grosbeaks

YOSEMITE — Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski latest report from the field indicates snowpack conditions are above average for this time of year, and the grosbeaks are chirping in the pines. New snow: 14 inches Total settled snow depth: 90 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 40°F (February 26) Low temperature: -12°F (February 22) Ski Conditions and Weather February is ...

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YHS Girls Basketball Falls Short In Valley Championship Game

By YHS Correspondent —  OAKHURST — The Yosemite High School girls basketball team fell just five points short of its goal of winning the Division II Central Section championship, losing to Bakersfield High 47-42 at Selland Arena in Fresno last Friday night, Feb. 22. In an electric atmosphere with hundreds of spectators gathered from around the Central Valley and Central ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Feb. 24

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Feb. 18 to Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019. Oakhurst theft On Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 10:37 a.m. deputies responded to the Oakhurst substation lobby for a report of a theft. Deputies arrived on scene and generated a report and the case was closed ...

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Light The Fight Against Cancer

O’NEALS — As the Sierra Mountain Communities for a Cure gear up to celebrate, remember, and fight back against cancer at the annual Relay for Life on Friday and Saturday Mar. 29 and 30 at Minarets High School, another time-honored event will take place: the Luminaria Ceremony. In this case, a luminaria is a paper lantern that is dedicated to ...

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West Point Bound In NCAA Division 1 Baseball Commitment

O’NEALS — “What are you your plans for after graduation?” That’s the age-old question that high school seniors are asked during the last year at Minarets. For some, it causes stress. Senior Aaron Hall can proudly declare that he has committed to West Point Academy, making him the first-ever Minarets student to commit as a NCAA Division 1 baseball player. ...

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Open Auditions For Arthur Miller’s Classic Play “All My Sons”

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Theatre Alliance will hold auditions for Arthur Miller’s American classic play, “All My Sons” at the Mariposa Park Amphitheatre on Friday, Mar. 1, from 5 – 9 p.m. and Saturday, Mar. 2, from 1 – 5 p.m. Audition materials will be provided at the time of the readings. Performance dates are May 24, 25, 26 in ...

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AAUW Hosts Exotic Moroccan Nights Event

Written by Jody Sergienki – MARIPOSA – Mariposans can take a magic carpet ride to the ancient land of the Arabian Nights at the “Moroccan Nights” fundraiser hosted by Mariposa American Association of University Women (AAUW) on Saturday, Mar. 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Adventurers will experience the colorful sights, spicy aromas and tempting ...

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MadaLynn Raises Awareness In Grandfather’s Honor

By MadaLynn Rocha — O’NEALS — Every year the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) holds an annual seven week campaign that specially selects students from the Central Valley for participation. For seven weeks students advocate to raise awareness and funds for blood cancer research. In November of 2017 my grandfather, Richard Tobin, was diagnosed with stage 4 large B-cell lymphoma. ...

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YHS Boys Basketball Season Ends With Playoff Loss

OAKHURST — The Yosemite High School boys basketball season came to an end with a 67-50 loss at Kerman High School in the first round of the CIF Division 4 playoffs on Feb. 13. There were a number of players on the floor on both teams with the potential to play basketball at the college level, so it was unfortunate ...

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