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Leading Is Teaching: Minarets

Schools and students have been active participants in communities since they first began. School is a place in which most families are connected and a place that represents the future of the community in which they are located. So the idea of schools teaching community service is nothing new in the education world. However, using technology to approach real world ...

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Cigarette Shack Sisters Say So Long

COARSEGOLD — The Cigarette Shack has closed its doors as of Sept. 30, after nearly 18 years in business. The little red and white building with the friendly twin gals inside has had its last day selling smokes and accessories. People stopped by to visit, make some last-day purchases or share hugs and memories as Julie and Jean continued the ...

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Register Now For Minarets Car Show

O’NEALS — Minarets High School is getting ready to start their engines for the Second Annual Minarets Car Show on Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show is an octane-fueled fundraising effort for about 20 Minarets students who will travel to Greece and Italy in June of 2014. Admission to the event is free to the public.

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Minarets High Honors One Of Their Own

Written by Don Grove O’NEALS – Joe Lee graduated from Minarets High in the spring of 2013. He then joined the U.S. Marine Corps and graduated from boot camp on Friday, Sept. 6. He is currently home on leave until he reports to Camp Pendleton in Southern California for additional training.

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Joe Lee Honored at Minarets High School

O’NEALS – Joe Lee graduated from Minarets High this spring. He then joined the U.S. Marine Corps and graduated from boot camp on Friday, Sept. 6. He is currently home on leave until he reports to Camp Pendleton in Southern California for additional training.

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Blockbuster To Close Oakhurst Store

OAKHURST – Blockbuster Video has announced that they will be closing the doors at their Oakhurst location on October 25. According to manager Breanna Meier, the employees were notified last Wednesday of the closing which was precipitated by underperfomance at the location.

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Math? We've Got An App For That

Submitted by Minarets High School O’NEALS – When freshmen walked into their Math classes at Minarets High School this year, it was clear that things were different. With Common Core State Standards being implemented statewide, the staff at Minarets decided to take advantage of the change in philosophy. Minarets, which prides itself on a 21st century approach, is tackling Math ...

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New Hours & Closures At Urgent Care

OAKHURST – Urgent Care in Oakhurst has changed their hours of operation, and have implemented a temporary closure on Wednesdays. Michael Bartell, Director of Service Lines at Community Medical, responded to our request for an update on the new hours at Urgent Care, and questions about the facility being closed at random times over the few months.

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Business Open House At Hounds Tooth Inn

OAKHURST – The Hounds Tooth Inn invites everyone to a Business Open House today from 5 to 7 p.m, sponsored by the Oakhurst Chamber Of Commerce. In celebration of the Inn’s new ownership, the public is invited to stop in for hors d’oeurvres, a no host bar and a chance to win a one-night stay at the Hounds Tooth Inn.

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Minarets Art Teacher Receives $3K Grant

O’NEALS — Minarets art teacher Jillian Gamble was awarded an Adopt-a-Teacher grant by the Madera County Schools Foundation, the first of its kind. Granville Homes donated $3,000 to be used in Gamble’s art classes throughout the year. “Ms. Gamble will have the necessary funds to supplement her classes with essential tools and supplies to create art projects with numerous students ...

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