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Math Students Experience Ups And Downs Of Engineering

By Robin Ward — OAKHURST — First and foremost, I love my job as a fifth grade teacher at Oakhurst Elementary school, where I have taught going on ten years now. It is also amazing to be part of a community that wraps its arms around the success of our children and embraces the success that kind of spirit fosters. ...

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Mariposa First Responder Opposed To Cal Fire Contract

To the Editor: As a resident and volunteer firefighter of Mariposa County I now have TOTAL LACK OF TRUST of all our elected officials. The reasons for this are the latest actions now being taken by the board of supervisors concerning the takeover of Mariposa County Fire Department by Cal Fire. Two and a half years ago the volunteers were ...

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Take The Student Survey: Frogs Of The Foothills

By Stephen Downs, Caleb Gurman, and Gavin Mitchell —  COARSEGOLD — “When we save the frogs, we’re protecting all our wildlife, all our ecosystems and all humans.” — Dr. Kerry M. Kriger, Save the Frogs.   We are studying our local frogs and toads. Shouldn’t we all know about the frogs in our community and how we can help? We believe ...

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Meet The Over-Eating, Non-Native American Bullfrog

By Tanner Marsh —  Mark Twain once said “If it’s your job to eat a frog it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.” The American bullfrog that Mark Twain might have written about is not native to this region. It was ...

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Shakespeare In Yosemite: Free, Fun And Interactive

YOSEMITE — Filled with Shakespearean scenes about forests, animals and the environment and featuring live music and the writings of John Muir, “Shakespeare in Yosemite” is an original hour-long play written especially for Earth Day (Saturday, Apr. 22) and William Shakespeare’s birthday (Sunday, Apr. 23). Click on poster to enlarge. The show will be performed on these days at 2 ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Apr. 2

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Mar. 27 to Sunday, Apr. 2, 2017: Oakhurst found property On Monday, Mar. 27 at 10:13 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to Road 427 regarding a report of found property. During the investigation the found property was collected and later logged for safe ...

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Innovative Ideas For Oakhurst Community College Center

By Dennis Spear — After bond Measure C was passed last summer, setting aside about $25 million for the new Oakhurst Community College Center (OCCC), the project is now in early planning stages and College officials are requesting your ideas for instructional programs which will benefit students and the Oakhurst community. This is a rare opportunity to create a dynamic institution ...

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April Dollar Days At Cause 4 Paws

By Monica McClanahan OAKHURST — Local thrift shop, A Cause 4 Paws, is making room for new summer inventory by offering big savings to shoppers. All winter items in the store are $1. This includes sweaters, scarves, beanies and mittens. Jackets are 50% off as well as all snow gear items like boots, poles, gloves, pants, jumpsuits, and skis. Owner Vicki ...

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Oakhurst Sierra Sunrise Rotary Cajun Fest

OAKHURST – Community members looking for a fun night out to support charitable causes will want to attend the 22nd Annual Oakhurst Sierra Sunrise Rotary Cajun-Creole Fest on Saturday, Apr. 1. The fun begins at 6 p.m. and it all takes place at the Oakhurst Community Center. Guests can look forward to “All-U-Can-Eat Shrimp, Ribs, Dirty Rice, Maque Choux Corn and ...

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Suspects Arrested For Stolen Property, Drugs, Child Endangerment

COARSEGOLD — The Madera Special Investigations Unit and detectives from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at a residence in the Yosemite Lakes Park (YLP) area on Friday, Mar. 17. Subsequently, two arrests were made, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Nelson Mendez, 34, and Tiffany Quarles, 29, were arrested for being in possession of $1,000 dollars worth of ...

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