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Underwater Robotics Team Wins ‘Guts And Glory’ Award

OAKHURST — Glacier High School’s underwater robotics team Altum Operations has resurfaced following an elite international ROV competition in Kingsport, Tenn., last weekend — as winners of the ‘Guts and Glory’ Award. There were, 70 teams and 810 students from 19 countries competing in the event, held June 20 – 22. Altum Operations was recognized for their amazing ability to ...

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Yosemite Unified School District Seeks Board Member, Area 1

OAKHURST — Yosemite Unified School District is now accepting applications for Board Trustee Member – Area 1 following the resignation of Tim Curley. Candidates must live in Trustee Area 1, Coarsegold. Click here to see a map of Trustee Area boundaries. Potential candidates may obtain a Letter of Application on the District website. Questions? Contact Raylene Trent by email or ...

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Saving The Oakhurst Boys & Girls Club

OAKHURST — About three dozen people turned out Monday night for an emergency ‘Call to Action’ meeting organized to help save the local Boys & Girls Club. The nonprofit club, which has been operating in Oakhurst since 1999, announced last week it would be temporarily closing for the summer at the end of June because of an ongoing lack of ...

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Three Camps, Three Themes, Three Weeks: Vision Academy

OAKHURST — This year, Vision Academy of the Arts Summer Camps presents Making the Band, An Express Musical for Young Voices, as the first in their three-week series of creative and affordable summer programs for youth starting Monday, June 17. The trio of camps are designed to stand alone or as a group, taking place at Oakhurst Elementary School where ...

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Teens Get A Dose Of Reality At Wasuma Elementary

AHWAHNEE — How many thirteen-year-olds know how much renters’ insurance costs, or the price of an average car loan payment? Well, thirty-three of them do now, thanks to an event at Wasuma Elementary school recently that aimed to teach eighth graders about the cost of living. Entitled ‘Life 101,’ the program was developed by volunteers Sarah Persson and Barbara Irion ...

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Night Of Riches: Senior Scholarship Awards Total $135,650

By Casper Nelson — O’NEALS — As the countdown continued toward graduation, Minarets seniors were graciously awarded $135,650 in scholarships during Senior Scholarship Night last month. 36 recipients earned scholarships from organizations in our local community. It was night filled with glee as each senior was awarded and recognized for hard work over their high school career by receiving financial ...

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Healthcare Workers Have Time For High School Sports

OAKHURST — Some 20 healthcare professionals volunteered their time to conduct required sports physicals for students at Yosemite High School (YHS) last week, with more than 120 athletes seen in under two-and-a-half hours. With the low-cost physicals and the volunteered time, over $2,000 was raised for the YHS Athletic Training class, which will help cover cost for a new concussion ...

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Adverse Childhood Experiences And Emotional Trauma

OAKHURST — David Weikel, program supervisor for Madera County’s Behavioral Health Services, says the more adverse experiences a person has in childhood, the more they’re at risk for an array of health, mental health and social problems in their lives. Also, their level of risk for negative risk outcomes will vary depending on what those adverse childhood experiences were. A ...

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The Way Home, A Utopian Collective Showcase At YHS

OAKHURST — Artists, art lovers and supporters are invited to experience the Yosemite High School art department’s newest collective showcase, The Way Home, a Quest for Utopia. The exhibit is open to the public on Thursday, May 30 with a student artists reception from 6-8 p.m. in the Badger Gallery. The evening’s offerings will include snacks and guests will be ...

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Students See ‘Government Is Made Of Real People’

By Lauren Childers — O’NEALS — Our very own State Assemblyman Frank Bigelow took a day off from his job at the State Capitol in Sacramento recently to visit Minarets High School’s class of 2019 seniors and give them advice as they advance following graduation. The purpose of the Assemblyman’s visit was to inform the senior class about how government ...

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