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Yosemite High Wins Madera County Mock Trial Competition for the 30th Time

MADERA – Yosemite High School won the 2021 Honorable Edward P. Moffat Madera County Mock Trial held between January 26-February 11.  Yosemite High School battled Madera High and Madera South High Schools. Yosemite High School has competed in all 37 mock trial competitions held in Madera County and have been victorious 30 times. Way to go Badgers! This year’s event ...

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C21 Ditton Realty | Understanding Home Equity

Homeownership has paved its way as part of the American Dream by providing families with a place of their own and an opportunity for building financial security. This security comes in the form of Home Equity. Whether you’re just beginning the home-buying process or already a homeowner, understanding home equity is the key to getting the most benefit from your ...

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Pet of the Week: Pollyanna the Cat

Image of Pollyanna, pet of the week.

Hi there! I am Pollyanna…or Polly for short! I am only a year old and I had the unfortunate experience of meeting the wrong guy at the wrong time. I just finished nursing my kittens and have an appointment to go to the doctor so I won’t have any more babies. Boy, are they a LOT of work! I love people ...

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Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) Creates a Pathway for Upcoming Vaccine Eligibility Expansions, Asks for Help from Local Employers

MADERA – In anticipation of expansions in vaccine eligibility from the state, MCDPH is looking to prepare a way to deliver those vaccines. “The bottom line is, we want to prevent hospitalizations and death,” says Director Sara Bosse. “We are prioritizing those most at risk for hospitalization and death and creating a pathway for them to get the vaccine.” That ...

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Sierra National Forest Plans to Initiate Winter/Spring Prescribed Burning in the Bass Lake Ranger District

North Fork, Calif., – Sierra National Forest (SNF) fire officials plan to implement their winter/spring prescribed burning program within the Bass Lake Ranger District (BLRD). The projects are on Bass Lake Recreation Sites, Carmen Pasture, Cedar Valley, Creek Fire Double-gate, Ferguson Fire, Greys Mountain, Sugar Pine, Sonny Meadows Timberloft, as well as; administrative sites at Batterson, Clearwater, Jerseydale, North Fork ...

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Keep California Working Act’s Momentum Successfully Pushes Immediate Small Business Relief to $2.6 Billion

Over Half the California Legislature and 80 Organizations Successfully Make the Case to Include $2.6 Billion Economic Relief Package in Early Action Budget SACRAMENTO – The momentum generated by Senate Bill 74 (Borgeas-Caballero), otherwise known as the Keep California Working Act, has successfully pushed Governor Gavin Newsom and legislative leadership to include an additional $2.1 billion in economic relief for small ...

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Statewide Advocacy Groups Join Half the Legislature to Support Keep California Working Act

Fifteen Counties, CalChamber, CalNonprofits, California Restaurant Association, CA Farm Bureau, Editorial Boards and More Join Coalition SACRAMENTO – The Keep California Working Act (SB74 Borgeas-Caballero) has recently attracted an even stronger coalition of support. More than 80 chambers of commerce, cities, counties and associations located throughout California are lending their support to the bill, which would invest $2.6 billion of California’s unanticipated ...

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Announcing Mariposa County’s Poetry Out Loud Champion

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council has awarded Sydney Jacobs, a senior at Mariposa County High School, the title of Mariposa County Champion of Poetry Out Loud, a national recitation contest that encourages youth voice and agency through the memorization and performance of great historical and contemporary poetry. This contest took place virtually and required participants to select and ...

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Mountain Area High Schools Participate in Madera County Academic Decathalon

MADERA COUNTY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – The 39th Madera County Academic Decathlon and the first virtual competition had 7 schools competing on February 6, 2021 in the 10 event competition answering questions based on the topic “The Cold War.” Madera High South High School was the overall winner with our own Glacier High School Charter coming in second only 51.7 points behind ...

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Shining a New Light: Sunroom

Submitted by Jolene Anderson, student journalist for Minarets Press O’NEALS – In January of 2020, three student musicians met together for the first time, forming the band Sunroom. Starting in an actual sunroom, Jayci Coons, Evan Bethel, and Austin Bethel started rehearsing covers of songs such as “Blitzkrieg Bop” by The Ramones and “White Wedding” by Billy Idol. From there, ...

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