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Adverse Childhood Experiences And Emotional Trauma

OAKHURST — David Weikel, program supervisor for Madera County’s Behavioral Health Services, says the more adverse experiences a person has in childhood, the more they’re at risk for an array of health, mental health and social problems in their lives. Also, their level of risk for negative risk outcomes will vary depending on what those adverse childhood experiences were. A ...

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The History Mystery #76

The Sierra Mono Museum has this photo of what appears to be a specialized trailer or boat. Can anyone tell us the function of this and the era when used? Are there other people in the area that have one or have seen one? Thank you, Christina McDonald Sierra Mono Museum Follow-up to The History Mystery #75 — Minarets the ...

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Memorial Day 2019: Honoring Service And Sacrifice

OAKHURST — On an unseasonably chilly Memorial Day, organizers say about 60 people attended a church service and graveside ceremony held Monday morning, May 27, at the Oakhill Cemetery in honor of United States military veterans. Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8743 and Marine Corps League Griswold Mountain Detachment 1121 performed Memorial Day salutes at four area ...

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Yosemite Senior Puts Cash Into Wasuma’s Solar Suitcases

OAKHURST — A Yosemite High School student in the graduating class of 2019 has raised a significant amount of money for a local elementary school’s worldwide outreach solar energy program. For his senior project, a standard requirement that has students complete at least 20 hours of documented community service, YHS senior Ryan O’Meara chose to raise money for the global ...

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New YHS Principal Vows to Hit the Ground ‘Listening’

COARSEGOLD — “My number one core value is that we be here for our students,” says Dr. Stephanie Osowski, the new principal at Yosemite High School. “I have two ears and one mouth for a reason. My job initially will be to listen to what everybody is telling me. I want to hear their concerns — and their celebrations.” Dr. ...

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Oakhurst And Madera College Centers Welcome New President

OAKHURST — A new and exciting chapter has begun at Madera and Oakhurst Community College Centers, as Angel Reyna takes over as president of both campuses as of Monday, May 20. He is the first on-campus president in school history, according to the State Center Community College District (SCCCD). Mr. Reyna comes to the SCCCD from Renton Technical College in ...

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Growing Tomatoes in the Hot, Dry Sierra Foothills — Part 3

By Bob Labozetta —  This final part of a three-part series on growing tomatoes in our hot, dry climate details proper cultivation techniques. In areas with no natural shade use shade cloth to cool tomatoes during the hours of most intense sunlight — usually between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Orient the shade structure so it is open to the ...

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Community Judges Needed For Senior Project Showcase

OAKHURST — Yosemite High School will hold its annual Senior Project Fair on Tuesday May 28 in the YHS cafeteria from 6-8 p.m. and organizers are looking for dozens of judges to assist in the process. The uplifting showcase is designed to highlight the effort behind the students’ community-based senior projects, which require a minimum of 20 hours in documented ...

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Memorial Day Ceremonies In The Mountain Area

MOUNTAIN AREA — A handful of opportunities in various neighborhoods are available this Memorial Day for the community to honor those who have served and sacrificed. The Little Church on the Hill at Oakhill Cemetery will hold a church service at 9 a.m. as part of area Memorial Day Ceremonies, which includes those conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) ...

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Goddess In The Garden Festival At Sierra Meadows

UPDATE — Day 2 of the festival was canceled due to inclement weather. AHWAHNEE — One Tribe Global presents the fourth Goddess in the Garden Faire & Festival on May 18 and 19 on the beautiful grounds of Sierra Meadows. Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, this free family friendly event invites attendees to celebrate Spring, experience conscious ...

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