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Recipe of the Week: Sweet and Fluffy Peanut Butter Pie

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FOOD & DRINK — If you’ve ever taken a bite of something and the only word that came to mind was “Yum!” then you know what it’s like to experience this peanut butter dessert. It’s fluffy, sweet, perfectly crumbly and tastes delicious. It’s rich but light. It’s a dessert that will likely never go out of style. You can stop ...

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5 Quick & Easy Tips to Stretch Your Summer Travel Budget

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TRAVEL & RECREATION — Many of the nation’s leading travel experts are predicting a surge in travel this summer. It’s no surprise that after months of restrictions, Americans are ready to set out on their next adventures. While popular destinations like Yosemite National Park are likely to be open and welcoming visitors, the uptick in traffic combined with higher prices ...

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Madera Community College Finalist in $1 Million Challenge

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MADERA — Madera Community College has been named a top 10 finalist in “The Million Dollar Community College Challenge” sponsored by Lumina Foundation. The national grant competition was launched to help community colleges position their brand and marketing to gain the attention of adult learners. Lumina Foundation recognizes community colleges have a lot to offer adult learners, but that they ...

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Celebration of Life for Tamara Lynn Rold Sanchez

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Tamara Lynn Rold Sanchez March 29, 1982 – April 29, 2022 With broken hearts we announce the passing of Tamara Lynn Rold Sanchez of Oakhurst, California. Tami passed from this life, into Heaven, in Fresno, CA, on April 29, 2022, surrounded by her loved ones, one month after her 40th birthday. Tami grew up in Oakhurst and she meant so ...

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Valley Children’s and Food Bank Partner to Stop Child Hunger

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MADERA — Valley Children’s Healthcare and Central California Food Bank announced today a multi-year agreement to help address a major issue facing children in our communities: lack of access to healthy and nutritious food. Through a commitment of $150,000 from Valley Children’s, this three-year partnership will focus on supporting programs that make healthy food directly accessible to children in need ...

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Engineering Camps, Journalism Awards, and Regional ADDYs

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Registration Deadline is May 20 for Engineering Summer Camps The Lyles College of Engineering will host its annual engineering summer camps for elementary, middle school and high school students June 20 through July 22, at Fresno State. The program focuses on hands-on activities combined with academic lectures that cover various topics such as engineering, construction management, and architectural studies. The program costs ...

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English Professor a Finalist for Pulitzer Prize in Poetry

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By Jefferson Beavers, Fresno State FRESNO STATE — Author and Fresno State professor Mai Der Vang was honored May 9 as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, for her groundbreaking book of documentary poetry, “Yellow Rain.” The book integrates archival research and declassified government documents to examine the biological warfare that threads through wars involving Hmong people. In lyrical poems ...

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Student-Athlete Earns Prestigious Fulbright Research Award

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By Selene Kinder, Fresno State FRESNO STATE — Sydney Fox has made a competition out of taking her education as far as she can. An avid runner since childhood, her analysis concludes that talent only gets you so far — it’s hard work and dedication that get you to the next level. Fox’ ultimate goal is to attend medical school ...

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Yosemite Conservancy Newsletter: May 2022

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Recent News from Yosemite The park’s peak hours reservation system will take effect this month, starting on Friday, May 20. Yosemite visitors will need a reservation to enter the park between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m., seven days a week. The peak hours reservation system will be in place through Sep. 30, 2022, and reservations will be required for all ...

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Five Easy Steps to Help Finding the Right Doctor

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HEALTH & FITNESS — Any number of reasons can result in needing to find a new doctor, such as moving to a new community, changes to your insurance, your old doctor retiring or needing a specialist. These suggestions can help you be more efficient and thorough as you look for a doctor who is right for you. 1. Ask for Recommendations Talk ...

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