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Timber! New Axe Throwing Club Opening in Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Local timber sports superstar Nate Hodges is opening a new club in Oakhurst called Yosemite Axe Throwing. “I’m hoping to open this weekend but with the end of the year and holidays approaching, it’s taking longer than I anticipated to bind an insurance policy,” Hodges told SNO this week. The new club, which features nine individual throwing lanes, ...

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MCSO Detective Recognized for ‘Excellence’ by Supervisors

MADERA — At this week’s Madera County Board of Supervisors meeting — the final board meeting of 2019 — Madera County Sheriff’s Detective Manuel Chavez was recognized with the 2019 Chairman’s Culture of Excellence Award. Detective Chavez was nominated by the Victim Services team at the Madera County Community Action Partnership (CAPMC) for the “vital role” he plays in serving ...

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YHS Wrestlers Dominate Matches in Mariposa Dual Meet

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YOSEMITE — The Yosemite High School Wrestling Team pinned six of their eight opponents at the YHS vs. Mariposa Dual Meet hosted by Yosemite on Dec. 12. However, the Badgers were forced to forfeit six matches due to an incomplete weight class roster, giving the Grizzlies the team win. Jimmy McCurry (113 lb.), PJ Kuzmitske (120 lb.), Nicolas Guynn (160 ...

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How to Make a Musical, Featuring Minarets’ Drama Program

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By Cara Coombs and video by Jo Ziegler, student journalists for Minarets Press O’NEALS — Not many people know what it takes to create the production of a play, but there are many things involved in making a production great, such as acting, props, actors, costumes, makeup, sound, and lighting. The Minarets Drama Program put on “The Little Mermaid” this ...

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Minarets Cheer Triumphs in Bakersfield Battle

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By Isabel Cox, student journalist for Minarets Press O’NEALS — The Minarets Competition Cheer Team has had a busy season with three competitions already completed. The first was in Santa Cruz by the boardwalk, then Clovis North and, mostly recently, in Bakersfield at the Convention Center on Dec. 7. With each competition the team’s scores have improved significantly and the ...

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Celebration of Life for Richard Regert

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Richard Regert, 76, died Friday, December 13, at Fresno Kaiser Hospital following his ten-month fight with lung cancer. He was born September 7, 1943, in Granby, Missouri. He grew up in Merced. He is survived by his wife Sharon Regert; his sister Claudia Vest of Citrus Heights; his sons William Regert of Johnson City, Tennessee, and Christopher Regert of Coarsegold; ...

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Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis Awards $10K in Educational Mini Grants

OAKHURST — The Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis Club has awarded nearly $10,000 in “mini grants” to 15 local recipients. The official check presentations took place Tuesday in Oakhurst. A handful of Chawanakee School District teachers received mini grants to the fund the purchases of everything from science project equipment to musical instruments. Three teachers at Oakhurst Elementary also were awarded mini ...

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Two Arrested for Criminal Conspiracy, Theft in Oakhurst

OAKHURST — A sharp-eyed sheriff’s deputy spoiled two thieves’ gambling spree — and saved the holiday season for one local store. The incident began around 6 p.m. on Saturday when Madera County Sheriff’s Deputy Charlie Robertson responded to a call for service at a business in the 40000 block of Highway 49 where the owner had reported the theft of ...

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A Gift of Joy for Dialysis Patients: The Sunflower Project

O’NEALS — Rebecca Townsend’s Senior Legacy Project is all about honoring the legacy of her grandmother Christine. The Minarets High student — via her “Sunflower Project” — has set out to raise money for the Kidney Foundation as well as to make blankets and fistula band covers for patients undergoing dialysis treatment. Townsend said she chose to focus her project ...

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Dining, Snow Play and New Year’s Eve Fireworks at Bass Lake

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MOUNTAIN AREA — The Sierra Nevada is beautiful when dusted in fresh snow and Badger Pass Ski Area is the perfect place to learn to ski and snowboard.  Yosemite’s stars shine bright during the holiday season. Experience an old tradition – Christmas. On Dec. 25, Christmas dining abounds, beginning with breakfast, then lunch and continues until the last sugar plumb ...

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