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Reiley And Jake Take The FFA Cake

By Colby Jobinger — O’NEALS — What’s better than one FFA Regional Officer? Two FFA Regional Officers! Two members of Minarets FFA were recently selected to serve on the 2019-2020 Regional Officer team, which is the second highest officer position an FFA member can hold. Junior Reiley Stenberg and sophomore Jake Dowell will assume their respective positions as East-Fresno Madera ...

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Minarets Students Prevail Over Teachers In Donkey Basketball

By Jordan Tuttle — O’NEALS — What’s the best way to mix FFA with sports? If your instant answer isn’t, “donkey basketball,” you don’t know what you’re missing! Well, in hindsight, “ram football” also sounds fun, but it would be super difficult to teach the rams to catch. Donkey basketball is an annual event at Minarets High School during FFA ...

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North Fork Visitors Center Celebrates Its Dedicated Volunteers

NORTH FORK – The North Fork Chamber of Commerce held a special celebration at Bandit Town on Feb. 23 to thank all those who volunteer at the Visitors Center. Jenny Pearson, coordinator at the North Fork Visitors Center, said this special appreciation luncheon was to honor the 23 people who donate so much of their time. “Most of these folks ...

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Yosemite Experience Pavilion Takes Best Of Show At L.A. Event

OAKHURST – The 2019 “Best of Show Regional Pavilion” award at the Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show in February went to the Yosemite Experience. This is the USA’s largest series of travel shows and was held at the LA Convention Center. The event set a new record with nearly 38,000 active travel enthusiasts and tourism trade attending, making it ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Mar. 3

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Feb. 25 to Sunday, Mar. 3, 2019. Oakhurst possession of meth for sale On Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 5:17 a.m. a deputy’s vehicle check on the 40000 block of Highway 41 led to a warrant arrest and an arrest for possession of ...

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Swing By Soroptimists’ Spring Soup And Salad Luncheon

OAKHURST — Come one, come all and come hungry to the 2019 Soroptimist Spring fundraiser — their famous soup and salad luncheon is on Thursday, Mar. 21, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Oakhurst Community Center. This major fundraiser will benefit the local club’s projects, which include giving out scholarships for high school and college students throughout the ...

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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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