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Streets Close To Keep Trick-Or-Treaters Safe

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office will be closing 9th & 10th Street between Bullion and Jones Street in order to insure the safety of children during the Halloween festivities in the court house / residential area of Mariposa between 4:30 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31. “We will not be closing Bullion and Jones Streets as we ...

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YHS Class Raises Funds For Wounded Deputy

OAKHURST – Yosemite High School’s fledgling Criminal Justice Class is raising funds to help Mariposa County Deputy Rudy Mirelez, a ten year veteran who was wounded in the line of duty Oct. 1. “The YHS class is raising funds for Deputy Mirelez and his family, and appreciates any amount of money paid by cash or check,” say organizers. Checks should ...

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Become A Tutor, Make A Friend

OAKHURST – The Mountain Area Literacy Council (MALCo) is a group of volunteers dedicated to promoting English literacy in non-native speakers in Eastern Madera County. This decades-long tradition of service is currently in dire need of tutors to assist adults who wish to gain or to improve their skills in speaking, reading and writing English. When students attain their self-identified ...

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Origami Fall and Christmas Decorations Workshop

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Library is hosting a workshop presented by Carla Hyatt from Bakersfield. At the class, participants will make two sculpted Christmas wreaths and a Thanksgiving pumpkin. Carla will teach her audience how to use the ancient art of folding paper into various artistic shapes. Carla is a retired math teacher and often used origami to demonstrate mathematic ...

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Don’t Be Afraid To Support Your Local School

Written by Dylan Castleman — This year’s Minarets annual Haunted House will be held on Friday, Oct. 30, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Minarets Gym. There also will be a Trunk or Treat on the grass field outside of the gym. We are asking for donations of candy and seeking more participants for anyone interested in helping out. ...

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Workshop For Family Caregivers

OAKHURST – The Valley Caregiver Resource Center invites the family caregiving community to a workshop, “To Place or Not To Place,” on Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at Oakhurst Lutheran Church. The workshop is free to family caregivers. Organizers ask the question, “if a crisis occurs, will you be prepared?” The workshop is intended for family caregivers ...

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To Sit Or Stand In The Workplace

By Virginia Eaton — To sit or to stand, that seems to be the most pressing workplace topic these days. Health experts have condemned prolonged sitting to the same circle of hell as smoking. This may not be hyperbole; our biggest muscles (our buttocks) are being squished between the weight of our body and the seat of a chair—these powerful ...

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Runners Spend Time And Money In The Mountains

BASS LAKE – More than 1,600 runners flocked to the mountain area last weekend for the first-ever Yosemite Half-Marathon around Bass Lake, bringing in about $1.5 million tourist dollars for local communities, according to early estimates. That makes the Yosemite Half-Marathon, starting 10 miles up Beasore Road and coming down through The Pines Resort and around Bass Lake to Rec ...

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Señor Browning Recibe Premio A La Excelencia

MADERA COUNTY – Longtime Yosemite High School teacher Steve Browning was recently presented with an Excellence in Education Award naming him Teacher of the Year for Madera County, according to the County Office of Education. Also known as Señor Browning, the gifted and beloved educator teaches Spanish at YHS. “The selection of Senor Browning as Madera County’s Teacher of the ...

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Yosemite Partners With Google Maps Street View

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park and Google Maps have partnered on a groundbreaking project that uses cutting-edge technology to allow visitors to explore Yosemite National Park’s iconic features. This program allows people to explore Yosemite’s features, learn about the history and geology of the park, and experience first-hand what it is like to rock climb and explore the beauty of ...

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