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Biscuits & Gravy at Rev’s Farm House

On December 22, I always start my day with biscuits and gravy. More about the why later but I chose to head to Rev’s Farm House in Oakhurst for this year’s biscuits and gravy. I arrived shortly after they opened and was greeted with a big smile from Cindy, inviting me to pick any table to sit at. I knew ...

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Celebration of Life for Cortland Arthur Johnson

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Cortland Arthur Johnson, born August 13th, 1938, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Elias Arthur Johnson and Nadine Isabel Freed, passed away at the age of 81 in his home in Oakhurst on December 20th, 2019. At the age of nineteen, Cortland enlisted in the Navy, where he served on the USS Stoddard until his last duty assignment on the USS Henderson. ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log for the Week Ending December 16, 2019

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MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office reports taken locally from Tuesday, December 10, to Monday, December 16, 2019. North Fork Probation Violation On Tuesday, December 10, at 10:00 a.m., deputies responded to Road 200 to attempt to contact a subject that was wanted by Probation for a violation. The subject was contacted and later ...

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North Fork Rancheria Awarded $5M Federal Grant to Build Tribal Housing

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NORTH FORK — The North Fork Rancheria’s Indian Housing Authority (NFRIHA) was awarded a $5 million U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Indian Housing Block Grant Program grant to support infrastructure for 25 new, low-income housing units. The grant award was officially announced last week. “Decent, safe and affordable housing is a scarce and valuable resource for our Tribe ...

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Snowshoeing From Badger Pass to Dewey Point

Badger Pass Ski Area had just opened for the season and that meant that it was time for us to do some fun snow things. Those nordic trails were open, groomed, begging us to slap our snowshoes on and see the fabulous snow blanketed high country. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 7.37 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevational Range: 7,237′ to 7,382′ ...

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Shhh: Meditation Center ‘Quietly’ Nears 30th Anniversary

NORTH FORK — Nestled in the serenity of the Sierra National Forest outside North Fork, the amazing Burmese architecture of the Vipassana Pagoda stands out — even amid the natural splendor of the Central Sierras. Situated on 109 forested acres, the North Fork Vipassana Meditation Center — which will quietly mark its 30th anniversary next year — hosts students from ...

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Extreme Registration: Creating Opportunities, One Student at a Time

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CLOVIS — Is it your New Year’s Resolution to go back to college or start college? Attend Extreme Registration and tuition may be FREE! Take general education class for transfer, short-term training programs, or earn an Associate Degree. There is still time to register for the spring semester, which starts Monday, Jan. 13. Extreme Registration will be held at Clovis ...

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Timber! New Axe Throwing Club Opening in Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Local timber sports superstar Nate Hodges is opening a new club in Oakhurst called Yosemite Axe Throwing. “I’m hoping to open this weekend but with the end of the year and holidays approaching, it’s taking longer than I anticipated to bind an insurance policy,” Hodges told SNO this week. The new club, which features nine individual throwing lanes, ...

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YHS Wrestlers Dominate Matches in Mariposa Dual Meet

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YOSEMITE — The Yosemite High School Wrestling Team pinned six of their eight opponents at the YHS vs. Mariposa Dual Meet hosted by Yosemite on Dec. 12. However, the Badgers were forced to forfeit six matches due to an incomplete weight class roster, giving the Grizzlies the team win. Jimmy McCurry (113 lb.), PJ Kuzmitske (120 lb.), Nicolas Guynn (160 ...

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How to Make a Musical, Featuring Minarets’ Drama Program

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By Cara Coombs and video by Jo Ziegler, student journalists for Minarets Press O’NEALS — Not many people know what it takes to create the production of a play, but there are many things involved in making a production great, such as acting, props, actors, costumes, makeup, sound, and lighting. The Minarets Drama Program put on “The Little Mermaid” this ...

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