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Helping Hannah Smile: The Mechanics Of Reanimation

COARSEGOLD — The big day is finally around the corner. Hannah Lockwood is having her smile surgery on Monday, July 25, as Dr. Andre Panossian deftly performs a procedure he’s been perfecting for ten years, known as the temporalis myoplasty. Hannah, 6, has Moebius Syndrome. She was born without the seventh facial nerve — the one on either side of the head that enables movement ...

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Art In The Park Is Amazing

OAKHURST — Twelve kids skipped into the park Monday morning, and Tuesday afternoon, a dozen artists skipped out — treasures in hand. The Bass Lake Education Foundation sponsored the two-day painting workshop, Art in the Park, with artist-instructor and photographer Courtney Lynn leading the way for students in grades 2 through 6. Heads bowed toward canvas, the artists concentrated as they ...

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Firewise Sierra Sky Ranch Neighbors Work Together

OAKHURST — The community of Sierra Sky Ranch is now officially recognized by Firewise Madera County as the Sierra Sky Ranch Firewise Community and Fire Safe Council for 2016. Firewise Madera County (FMC) is an outreach program designed to protect lives and property from wildfire through education. The program provides residents with the skills, tools and knowledge necessary to take responsibility and ...

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Hiking up to Spillway and Helen Lakes

How much snow and ice would we find at the 11,000′ elevation above the Mono Pass Trail? Would those lakes still be frozen over? It was the right time to get up there and check it out. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 12 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 9,596′ – 10,959′ Date: June 29, 2016 Maps: Falls Ridge and June ...

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To Be Selfish Vs. Self-ish With Your Health

Written by Virginia Eaton — Several weeks ago I was talking with a client about the need to focus on oneself in order to have the physical and emotional wherewithal to support others. In all her wisdom, my client replied, “Of course! It’s like when you’re on an airplane and they tell you to put your oxygen mask on first ...

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Hands-On Workshop For Space Kids: Mysterious Jupiter

OAKHURST — Launched by NASA in 2011, spacecraft Juno arrived at its target, Jupiter, on Wednesday, July 6. During July, the spacecraft will perform an orbit insertion burn to slow it down enough to be captured in the planet’s orbit. When the mission concludes in 2018, it will have completed 37 informational gathering orbits of the planet. These facts and ...

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The History Mystery #42

This is a photo of the recently restored wooden part of the adobe located on the grounds of the Coarsegold Historic Museum. We know that it was originally built about 1910. It was a 2-story building but after a snow storm it collapsed and was rebuilt as a one story addition. Many families lived in the building and we are ...

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Hiking to Sentinel Dome, Taft Point and McGurk Meadow

We looked for a hike close by where we could get some exercise and see some views but we didn’t have much time. We came up with a dandy and we saw some critters! Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: About 5.3 miles for the Sentinel Dome Taft Point Loop and about 1.9 miles for the McGurk Meadow. Difficulty: Easy Elevation ...

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What Are Nightshades And How Can They Hurt?

Written by Virginia Eaton — Last week I talked about food allergies, food sensitivities, and the difference between the two. The most common suspects for both allergic reactions and sensitivity that can cause chronic inflammation are corn, dairy, eggs, and soy. However, there is another category of food that is being scrutinized more closely of late – nightshades. When you ...

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