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How Art Shapes Our Lives: The Mission Style

By Sal Maccarone — Within the realms of art and architecture the word style can refer either to the values followed while considering what will be created, or to the physical techniques employed during the actual process. In order to begin a study of the Mission style, one needs to go all the way back to 18th century Spain. At ...

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The Adventures Of Orangie – Chapter 8: Alice, Maria & Charles

Written by David Novell – All the 3rd grade kids knew that Alice smelled bad. Everyone would always jockey for position in line to avoid having to stand near her. Until one day Bobby G. stood up for her – right to Orangie’s face – and said (so that Alice and the other kids nearby could hear), “I’m not afraid ...

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Quick Action By Peers And Staff Saves Life Of Minarets Student

O’NEALS – A 17-year-old student from Minarets High School is in stable condition at Valley Children’s Hospital after quick action by students and staff likely saved his life. Chawanakee Unified School District Superintendent Darren Sylvia says the lunch hour was just winding down yesterday at the Minarets campus, and food service personnel had begun clearing the cafeteria as some students ...

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The Adventures Of Orangie – Chapter 7: Diane Harrison

Written by David Novell – By far the most beautiful girl at Orangie’s school – Polk Elementary – was Diane Harrrison, whose soft brown shiny hair, dimpled smile, and big blue eyes made Orangie go sort of crazy whenever he was around her. In fact, she was so beautiful that Orangie had never yet been able to speak one single ...

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No Limits For Oakhurst Native, Now College Grad

OAKHURST — A college graduation is important to celebrate for any family. Perhaps in this case, there was extra cause for jubilation, as the graduate in question has unquestionably overcome some of life’s challenges with grace and perseverance beyond the usual proportions. Despite being born blind and having been diagnosed early on with autism, Oakhurst native Brittany Donley graduated from ...

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5th Annual Yosemite Half Marathon Near Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – Centered around breathtaking vistas on the Bass Lake Ranger District, the 5th Annual Yosemite Half Marathon race will take place on Friday and Saturday May 10-11, produced by Vacation Races. New this year is a free shuttle around the Oakhurst area on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., sponsored by Visit Yosemite | Madera County, so ...

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Oakhurst Acupuncturist’s Herbal Formulas Fuel Derby Horses

OAKHURST – An Oakhurst acupuncturist who also makes Chinese herbal formulas used to treat thoroughbred race horses felt a personal connection to Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. While Gloria Garland spent most of Saturday clearing brush at Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park, she still found time to watch the 145th running of the Derby. “Wow, what an amazing and contentious race!” she said ...

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