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Eagles Field Trip To Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove

By Jeannie Harsha — OAKHURST — On a cool, misty day in early October the second graders from Oakhurst Elementary School embarked on a field trip to Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Intrepid chaperones and students headed up the fog-enshrouded trail gathering information on Sequoias, forest ecology and factors that make a healthy forest. The mist was short lived and ...

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Become A Master Gardener And Keep Local Information Alive

MARIPOSA — As the gardening season winds down, gardeners always think about the future. What can we do to improve our soil? Enhance our landscape? Ease the workload? What plants have caught our eye? Master gardeners are thinking about the future in a different way. Master Gardeners go through training to help you with gardening challenges. We write, answer questions, ...

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Yosemite High Badgers Alumni Baseball Game This Sunday

OAKHURST — Yosemite High School seniors Chris Ward and Sage Crosswhite are organizing this year’s Badger Baseball Alumni Game for their senior project. It’s on Sunday,Oct. 14 starting at 3 p.m. at Yosemite High School. They’ve pulled together a terrific roster of players, ordered t-shirts, and even held a bake sale to help offset expenses for the cause. “I think ...

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Veterans Invited To Dinner At Minarets

O’NEALS — The 2018 Minarets Veterans’ Dinner is quickly approaching. This year, Jaycee Roberts and Lauren Childers are working to organize and put on the dinner for their Senior Legacy Experience. “We are going to make sure that the dinner will be a supportive environment for our veterans and our community,” says Jaycee Roberts, with high hopes for the success of ...

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Letter To The Editor: Before You Vote, Check McClintock’s Record

Before voting, consider McClintock’s record posed by thees questions. Served in California Assembly for 14 years, California Senate for 8 years and in the U.S. House of Representatives for 10 years for a total of 32 years in politics. Would you say you are a career politician? After the horrific Rim Fire of 2013 wherein Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties suffered ...

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YHS Water Polo Is Looking Strong

By YHS correspondent — OAKHURST — YHS Boys Water Polo improved to 4-2 in the North Sequoia League (NSL) and 9-9 overall, avenging close losses to Chowchilla and Sierra with an easy win at Chowchilla (12-3) and a convincing defeat of Sierra (11-7) at home on Oct. 4. BOYS TIED FOR FIRST IN NORTH SEQUOIA LEAGUE Their other league wins ...

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North Fork Fall Festival And Grizzly Century: A Grand Success

Written by Michael Olwyler – NORTH FORK – The 2018 North Fork Fall Festival and Grizzly Century Ride were a grand success, thanks to the cooperation and hard work of the community and its organizations. This year, the Fresno Cycle Club (FCC) produced the Grizzly Century Ride and the cyclists, again, had a lot of praise for the event which ...

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Tree Mortality Work In Madera County, Update Oct. 8

Written by Sarah Bolton – MADERA COUNTY – Hello Madera County Residents! Welcome to the Tree Mortality Community Column #3. Our company, Blue Ridge Services (BRS), is partnering with Madera County to oversee and implement their tree mortality mitigation project. As our teams are out cutting down trees along county roads, they may have to temporarily stop traffic. We do ...

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Minarets Equestrian Team: A League of Their Own

By Greta Ziegler —  O’NEALS — Minarets High School is home to one of the very few school-sponsored equestrian teams in the Central Valley. Though competition with other schools is limited, the Minarets Equestrian Team dominates. In fact, they have such a prestigious competitive record that schools who do have equestrian teams do not want to compete with them. The ...

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Two Days Of Fun: 26th Annual Oakhurst Fall Festival

OAKHURST — Get ready for some great local fun as the 26th annual Oakhurst Fall Festival comes to town. Presented by the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce, the Oakhurst Fall Festival is happening Friday, Oct. 12, from 3 – 8 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Oakhurst Community Park will be bustling with carnival ...

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