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Oakhurst Library Summer Reading Program

OAKHURST – The Summer Reading Program at the Oakhurst Library allows kids to “Read to the Rhythm” every Wednesday starting June 17. Kids ages 4 to 4th Grade can join in the fun from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by the 5th through 12th graders at 11:30 a.m.

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Minarets And Madera Students Accepted To West Point

MADERA COUNTY – One student from Minarets High School and another from Madera High School have been accepted to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point. On June 9, during the meeting of the Madera County Board of Supervisors, the board will recognize Grant Hall and Christopher Reiping for this outstanding achievement. Representatives from both state and federal ...

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Free Workshop On Bees, Birds & Butterfly Gardens

OAKHURST – Bring your earthy, leafy, and flowery questions to the experts as the Oakhurst Garden Club this weekend, as True Value presents a workshop on Bees, Birds and Butterfly Gardens, on Sunday, June 7 at 1 p.m. The program is free, and if you’ve never been to one of these events, do not delay.

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Get Thee To A Farmers Market

MOUNTAIN AREA – The bounty of summer continues to flourish, and with that delightful abundance in mind, it’s a great time to take a trip to a local farmers market. Whether you’re looking for locally grown produce including organics, or lovely handmade products for the bath and kitchen, or the perfect gift to give yourself, one of these nearby farmer’s ...

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Local Summer Camps & Activities

MOUNTAIN AREA – It’s summer camp time! Perhaps you’re one of those parents that already have the family’s summer camp experience completely organized already. If not, you may be the type who’s walking happily down the street and is suddenly thunderstruck by the maddening thought: school is almost out and the kids want stuff to do! The first kind of ...

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High School Senioritis Cured By Graduation

Submitted by Ashley Worgull O’NEALS – With Minarets High School graduation taking place on Thursday, June 4, seniors have busy, faced with final projects, senior projects/presentations, and the fact that high school is coming to end. Many of us have also had to deal with the additional aspect of college.

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Oh Captain, Where Are You?

UPDATE – June 5, 2 p.m.: Captain has been found! Just before noon on Friday, June 5, the errant Heeler was spotted in the vicinity of Calvin Crest and Sugar Pine, heading up a dirt road. Faithful volunteers were able to corral him long enough for his humans to be contacted in Madera. The Martinez family is overjoyed and taking ...

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The Choice by AnnaRose Chaney

Submitted by AnnaRose Chaney O’NEALS – We have all been there before. We have all sensed, or heard, or seen the common chaos of moments such as those. Somewhere in the distance, the urgent cry of a speeding ambulance fills the air. The lights flash, warning the world of the impending danger that the loss of one moment could allow.

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OES Students Master Yosemite Project

OAKHURST – Are you smarter than a 5th grader who knows just about everything there is to know about Yosemite? Students at Oakhurst Elementary School under the guidance of teachers Robin Ward and Michelle Burton are so well-versed in Yosemite facts and fun that they’re prepared to sell the vacation package of a lifetime, if only for the purposes of ...

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