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Bootjack 49ers 4-H Club Reports On Presentation Day

By Nina Sharrar —  Mariposa County Presentation and Judging Day On Saturday, Feb. 23, Mariposa County 4-H held Presentation and Judging Day at New Life Church in Bootjack. Six members gave presentations before Judges Codie Hart, Ginnie Day and Kathie Hollan. Bridget Sharrar, the only primary member to present, gave a demonstration about silkie chickens. Lilly Goodman demonstrated how to ...

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Everything Is Peachy At Oakhurst Elementary

By Christy Newell — OAKHURST — The first grade students at Oakhurst Elementary once again had the privilege of representing the school at the annual Peach Blossom Festival at Fresno State on earlier this month. The purpose of the Peach Blossom Festival is to expose children to oral interpretations and allow them to have a positive experience at Fresno State. ...

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Badger Baseball Efforts Paying Off In League

OAKHURST — Badger baseball is off to a great start this season with a new coach and plenty of enthusiasm. “We have good attitudes and we’re playing pretty good baseball,” says head coach James Gillaspy. “It seems like the kids are having fun doing it, as well, which is the key to success.” The Yosemite High School varsity baseball team ...

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Sheriff’s Foundation Teams With Oakhurst College To Save YHS Criminology Class

OAKHURST – When a social studies teacher at Yosemite High unexpectedly resigned late last year, administrators thought they would have to cancel the school’s popular criminology class. But the Madera County Sheriff’s (MCF) Foundation and Oakhurst Community College came to the rescue of the would-be criminologists, with the college assigning one of its adjunct instructors — at no charge to ...

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North Fork 8th Grade Wins County Academic Challenge

MADERA COUNTY — The 2019 Madera County Academic Pentathlon culminated with the Super Quiz and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Mar. 16, naming Sherman Thomas STEM Academy this year’s seventh grade champion team and North Fork School the eighth grade champion team. More than 200 students participated in this five-event academic competition, held on March 8 and 16. Students competed in ...

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Vision Academy Grand Night For The Arts Scholarship Fundraiser

OAKHURST — For the past quarter-century local nonprofit Vision Academy of the Arts has awarded over $160,000 to more than 130 local high school seniors graduating in Eastern Madera County, as part of the nonprofit’s dedication to enrichment in education through the arts. Now, Vision Academy for the Arts invites to the community to come out in support of their ...

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Minarets Art Show At Idle Hour Winery

OAKHURST — The art-and-education-supporting community is invited to enjoy an afternoon of art, food, drinks and fun activities at the Minarets annual Art Show on Saturday, Mar. 23, at Idle Hour Winery from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring a variety of art from traditional to digital, all artwork is made by students from Minarets and the funds from sales ...

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Kindergarten Roundup At North Fork School

NORTH FORK – Once again it is time for Kindergarten Roundup at the North Fork School. Transitional Kindergarten/ Kindergarten Roundup will be held on Mar. 28. Please call the school office at 559-877-2215 to set up an appointment. Your child will need to turn age 5 by Sept. 1 to qualify for Kindergarten, however children turning 5 between Sept. 1 ...

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The Sweet Sounds Of Nite On The Town This Saturday

OAKHURST – Yosemite High School’s award winning music department is hosting the 11th annual Nite on the Town on Saturday, Mar. 23 from 4 – 6:30 p.m. The extravaganza is held in the YHS gymnasium, transformed for one afternoon only into a fabulous bistro-style venue with entertainment in all directions. All proceeds benefit the Badger Music Department. Tix are $25 ...

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Reiley And Jake Take The FFA Cake

By Colby Jobinger — O’NEALS — What’s better than one FFA Regional Officer? Two FFA Regional Officers! Two members of Minarets FFA were recently selected to serve on the 2019-2020 Regional Officer team, which is the second highest officer position an FFA member can hold. Junior Reiley Stenberg and sophomore Jake Dowell will assume their respective positions as East-Fresno Madera ...

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