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El Cid Replaces Patio With New Dining Area

OAKHURST – Anyone driving by El Cid Mexican Restaurant in the past few weeks may have noticed the construction happening on the north side of the building. They have torn down the patio-type area, and are building a brand new 1,600 sq. ft. addition, completely enclosed, and with room to add another bar area in the future.

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Finally! Movement On North Fork Cell Tower

NORTH FORK – The long-awaited cell tower project planned for the Cascadel Woods area is moving forward at last. The Madera County Planning Department reports that plans were submitted by Complete Wireless Consulting, contractor for Verizon Wireless, on Jan. 29. Everything is now under review by the various County Departments, including Planning, Special Districts, Fire, Roads, Building and Environmental Health.

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Poetry Comes To Life At Yosemite High Competition

OAKHURST – “Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary,” said writer Kahlil Gibran. All of these elements will be in evidence as students from area high schools gather at Yosemite High School (YHS) for Poetry Out Loud county finals, Saturday, Feb. 9. The public is invited to attend the free program ...

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Mountain Candies' Sweet Success: Owners Retire After 30 Years

OAKHURST – Mountain Candies owners Jim and Cindy Pogue have been quietly letting customers know that after 30 years in business, the treasured shop will close following Valentine’s Day. Cindy assures the community that this isn’t “good-bye,” just “see you somewhere else,” and took some time between fielding phone calls and selling fresh candy and other inventory to answer some ...

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Yosemite High Wins Academic Decathlon; Chawanakee Student Takes Top Points

MADERA – Yosemite High School won the 2013 Academic Decathlon (ACADEC) for the 20th year in a row, and Chawanakee Academy student Laurel Samuelson was the top scoring decathlete, at the 31st annual Madera County Academic Decathlon held Feb. 2. The Academic Decathlon team from Yosemite High School will compete in the California Academic Decathlon State Finals March 14-17 in ...

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What It's Like To Be A Badger

Hello, readers! I’m a sophomore at lovely Yosemite High School (YHS) and a couple of days ago, someone asked me what it was like to “be a ‘Badger.'” I honestly didn’t know how to respond, since no one has asked me this before. So, I sat down and thought to myself, “What is it really like being a Yosemite Badger?” ...

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Kids Get Excited About Science – And Pizza!

Free Hands-on Science Club For Middle School Students Starts Tuesday in OAKHURST – Bass Lake Unified School District students in grades 6-8 once again have the chance to attend Yosemite Science Club, a free after-school project-based program at Oak Creek Intermediate (OCI) School, beginning Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 3 – 4:40 p.m., in the OCI science lab. The 12-week program ...

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Minarets Offers Vocational Training at Water-School

O’NEALS – In his book, “The Great Thirst: Californians and Water,” historian Norris Hundley Jr. said the Golden State has the “largest, most productive and most controversial water system” in the world, mostly referring to its scarcity and practices of distribution. The California water industry provides drinking water and wastewater to residential, commercial and industrial sectors amounting to about 30 ...

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"Grand Night For The Arts" At Golden Chain Theatre

OAKHURST – Organizers behind one of the area’s most visible and valuable nonprofits invite you to attend Vision Academy’s Grand Night for the Arts, an evening of entertainment and fine art held this year on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Golden Chain Theater. A “taste of the foothills” will be available in the form of delectable finger foods, appetizers and ...

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Great Alternative To Football For Green Thumbs On Sunday

OAKHURST – The Superbowl is Sunday but for tillers of soil, Sunday’s nearly balmy temperatures, expected to be in the mid-sixties, it’s an opportunity to get outside and do some winter gardening. True Value Home Center is offering a free Winter Sowing and Preparing New Garden Beds Workshop, in the garden department, Sunday, Feb. 3, starting at 1 p.m.

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