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Perfect Attendance Pays Off

OAKHURST — A mom calls out to her son, “Harry, wake up! You’ll be late for school.” The son replies, “Mom, I don’t want to go to school — the teachers and students hate me! Give me one reason I should go?” The mom says back, “You should go because you’re the principal!” Fortunately, 32 students at Oakhurst Elementary School ...

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Summer Solstice Brings Rising Temperatures

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — Here we go! Summer officially kicks off at precisely at 3:07 a.m. PDT on Thursday, June 21, with solstice, marking the point during the year when the sun takes its most northerly path across the sky. Summer solstice is the longest day of the year, with the shortest night, and at noon your shadow will also be the shortest of ...

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Age Well, Drive Smart CHP Driving Class For Seniors

OAKHURST — Driving is a complex skill that may diminish as a person ages, say experts, and the ability to drive safely is affected by changes in one’s physical and mental conditions. Many of these changes take place as we get older, though in different ways and at different times. To address these changes and the challenges they pose, the California ...

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Join Local CHP Officers For Coffee With A Cop

OAKHURST – Join your local CHP officers at the Cool Bean Cafe on Wednesday, June 20, from 7 to 9:30 a.m. for “Coffee With A Cop.” Coffee With A Cop is as simple as it sounds – an opportunity to share a cup of coffee and some conversation with your local officers. There’s no agenda at this event, just a ...

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Free Jazz Concert Features World Class Musicians

OAKHURST — In what promises to be an amazing night of music unlike any other, twenty-four jazz guitarists and eight bass players from across the United States and Canada and as far as from Japan and Austria will be performing on Thursday, June 28. The very special event will be held at the Queens Inn Wine & Beer Garden, from ...

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Get Your Bib On For RibFest

OAKHURST – Come on out and get your bib on for ribs on while supporting the Oakhurst Community Center, as the all-you-can-eat fundraiser known as RibFest takes place on Saturday, June 23. Proceeds benefit the Oakhurst Community Center. Doors open at 5:30 and dinner starts at 7 p.m. Tickets to RibFest are $25 per person or $10 for anyone under ...

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Helping One Woman Honors Katie Joaquin

OAKHURST — The nonprofit group Helping One Woman (HOW) will meet for a special fundraising dinner in honor of Katie Joaquin on Wednesday, June 20 at the Sierra Senior Center in Oakhurst, starting at 6 p.m. HOW meets monthly to celebrate one deserving woman who receives the community’s support when she needs it the most. Those participating in the HOW benefit ...

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Oakhurst Community Band Free Concert Celebrates America

OAKHURST — Uplifting, inspirational, touching, exciting — one of the many ideal aspects of living in the foothills is access to great music of all sorts. With that in mind, the Oakhurst Community Concert Band will be performing their traditional patriotic concert, Celebrate America, on Sunday, June 24th, at Mountain Christian Center. The program starts at 3 p.m. As always, ...

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Are You Man Enough To Be A Girl Scout?

Written by Keith Pretzer – I am proud to tell people that I am a Girl Scout. That usually gets second looks. I am, after all, a man and a father. I have been a Girl Scout for seven years, and for the past seven years. I have done my best to be “man enough to be a Girl Scout.” ...

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What A Difference Three Months Can Make

OAKHURST — In a regular meeting of its Board of Trustees on Thursday, June 14, Yosemite Unified School District certified a balanced budget for the next three consecutive school years, through 2020. Proposed 2018/2019 budget. “The adopted budget is a $2.1 million reversal from the negative budget and fiscal oversight imposed in March 2018,” says Interim Superintendent Mike Berg. “Yosemite Unified ...

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