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Healthcare Workers Have Time For High School Sports

OAKHURST — Some 20 healthcare professionals volunteered their time to conduct required sports physicals for students at Yosemite High School (YHS) last week, with more than 120 athletes seen in under two-and-a-half hours. With the low-cost physicals and the volunteered time, over $2,000 was raised for the YHS Athletic Training class, which will help cover cost for a new concussion ...

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Field Of Master Gardeners Grows In Mariposa

MARIPOSA —  The UC Master Gardeners of Mariposa County welcome 13 new graduates to their Master Gardener program. UC Master Gardener volunteers are trained representatives of the University of California Cooperative Extension. Trainees complete an 18- week course and pass a written examination to become ambassadors for the statewide UC Master Gardener program. They also complete annual volunteer hours and ...

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Oakhurst McDonald’s Hosts Grand Re-Opening June 1

OAKHURST — McDonald’s is getting a McMakeover — and one of the biggest changes under Oakhurst’s golden arches is double drive-thru lanes. With interior and exterior renovation work at the popular fast food outlet nearly complete, the restaurant will hold its official “Grand Re-opening Celebration” on June 1, according to Stephanie Chan, a spokesperson for the company. The lobby closed ...

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Bass Lake School District Plugs Into Sun

AHWAHNEE — Bass Lake Joint Union Elementary School District (BLUSD) hosted a “Plug into the Sun” celebration Thursday at Wasuma Elementary School. The event was held to unveil a new solar photovoltaic (PV) system that will provide 75 percent of the school district’s overall electricity needs. The PV system will reduce the district’s carbon footprint and save a significant amount ...

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Celebration Of Life For Charlie Bosco

Beloved son, father, grandfather and friend Charlie Bosco passed away unexpectedly in Oakhurst on May 5, 2019. Born in Long Beach, CA to Carl and Patricia Bosco on May 16, 1966, Charlie was a longtime resident of Oakhurst. He was a Master Mechanic who enjoyed restoring motorcycles, hiking, fishing, art and crafting and baking. Most of all, Charlie loved spending ...

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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 Way Home, A Utopian Collective Showcase At YHS

OAKHURST — Artists, art lovers and supporters are invited to experience the Yosemite High School art department’s newest collective showcase, The Way Home, a Quest for Utopia. The exhibit is open to the public on Thursday, May 30 with a student artists reception from 6-8 p.m. in the Badger Gallery. The evening’s offerings will include snacks and guests will be ...

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Swim, Bike, Run, Fun! Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon

BASS LAKE – The 9th annual Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon is right around the corner on Saturday, June 1. It’s a picturesque triathlon rivaled by few, say organizers of the race, activities and festivities that take place every year in the Sierra National Forest about 20 minutes south of Yosemite National Park. Triathletes are treated to a swim in clear ...

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Students See ‘Government Is Made Of Real People’

By Lauren Childers — O’NEALS — Our very own State Assemblyman Frank Bigelow took a day off from his job at the State Capitol in Sacramento recently to visit Minarets High School’s class of 2019 seniors and give them advice as they advance following graduation. The purpose of the Assemblyman’s visit was to inform the senior class about how government ...

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Dog Days Have Just Begun With Senior Project Fair

OAKHURST — Yosemite High School (YHS) will hold its annual Senior Project Fair on Tuesday, May 28 in the YHS cafeteria from 6-8 p.m. This rewarding event is put on every year by YHS teacher Rebecca Hardison and, this year, Hardison will be aided by her daughter, Riley Hardison. YHS Senior Project Fair The uplifting Project Fair showcase is designed ...

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