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OCI Focus on Staff: Bonnie Mills

By Star Gongora and Cameron Foster —  OAKHURST — Bonnie Mills, known to her students as Mrs. Mills, is a 6th grade teacher at Oak Creek Intermediate (OCI) in the fields of English Language Arts and Social Studies. She started teaching at Raymond-Knowles Elementary School and has been at OCI ever since. This year, Mrs. Mills began her 28th year ...

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Minarets Senior Aaron Hall Wins Lions Club Speakers Contest

NORTH FORK – For the second year in a row, Aaron Hall took top honors at the North Fork Lions Club Student Speakers Contest, held on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Scout Building. Five speakers participated in the Club level of the 82nd annual competition. This year’s topic – “Freedom of the Press: What does it mean?” Each student is ...

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YHS Girls Basketball Earns #2 Seed In Division II Playoffs

OAKHURST — The YHS Girls Basketball team went undefeated in North Sequoia League play for the second straight year, winning their third straight league championship and finishing the regular season 24-4 overall. Ranked #4 in the entire Central Section by the Fresno Bee (behind only Clovis West, Clovis North and San Joaquin Memorial), they enter the postseason as the #2 seed ...

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Guynn And Micallef Win League And Division 5 Championships

Written by Anne Guynn — OAKHURST — 152 lb. sophomore Nicolas Guynn and 170 lb. sophomore Justin Micallef won gold medals in both the North Sequoia League Championship and the Central Section Division 5 Championship Wrestling Tournaments. The Yosemite High School Wrestling Team was happy to see the community’s support at the Jan.30 North Sequoia League Wrestling Championship Tournament, hosted by ...

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Soroptimist Girls Conference Surpasses Dreams

OAKHURST — Thanks to the efforts of local volunteers, more than 50 area students gathered at the Oakhurst Community Center recently for the 4th annual Soroptimist Dream It — Be It Career Conference for Girls. “The positive response to this year’s program far surpassed our expectations,” says Soroptimist president and event chair Michele Shockley. “We had both an increase in ...

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YHS Mock Trial Wins County, Heads To State

OAKHURST — Yosemite High School won the 2018-2019 Honorable Edward P. Moffat Madera County Mock Trial competition held on Jan. 17, 24 and 26 in the Madera Superior Courthouse. YHS battled Liberty, Madera, and Madera South High Schools in what turned out to be YHS’ second consecutive County championship and 28th win overall in the 35 year history of the ...

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Madera And Mariposa County Schools Job Fair

COUNTY — Two local school districts are holding a common hiring fair on Wednesday, Feb. 27, with a variety of positions said to be available in a number of areas. The event is free and open to the public. Madera and Mariposa County School Districts, Charter Schools and County Offices are seeking to fill various positions including teacher, administrator, clerical ...

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Fully Consumed: The Sweetness Of 4-H Favorite Foods Day

O’NEALS — Some days I love my job more than others, and last Saturday was certainly one of those special days. It was my pleasure to be one of the many volunteer judges for this year’s Madera County 4-H Favorite Foods Day, when nearly one hundred young club members from around the area entered their recipes and displays into a ...

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Kickoff Event For 20th Anniversary Of Local Relay For Life

MOUNTAIN AREA — This year marks the 20th Annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life in our mountain community and now, the event is evolving with a new name, new look, and a new location. Sierra Mountain Communities for a Cure On Friday, Mar. 29 and Saturday Mar. 30, Minarets High School will host the freshly-dubbed Sierra Mountain Communities for ...

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Minarets Citrus And Natural Resource Teams

By Autumn Pecarovich — O’NEALS — The Minarets High School FFA natural resource/forestry and citrus teams competed this month to practice their skills, leaving for their two-day competition on Thursday, Jan. 10. These teams have been practicing weekly and applying themselves with hard work — now, their dedication has been put to the test in these competitions. “I felt like ...

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