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Minarets Cheer Triumphs in Bakersfield Battle

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By Isabel Cox, student journalist for Minarets Press O’NEALS — The Minarets Competition Cheer Team has had a busy season with three competitions already completed. The first was in Santa Cruz by the boardwalk, then Clovis North and, mostly recently, in Bakersfield at the Convention Center on Dec. 7. With each competition the team’s scores have improved significantly and the ...

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Celebration of Life for Richard Regert

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Richard Regert, 76, died Friday, December 13, at Fresno Kaiser Hospital following his ten-month fight with lung cancer. He was born September 7, 1943, in Granby, Missouri. He grew up in Merced. He is survived by his wife Sharon Regert; his sister Claudia Vest of Citrus Heights; his sons William Regert of Johnson City, Tennessee, and Christopher Regert of Coarsegold; ...

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Dining, Snow Play and New Year’s Eve Fireworks at Bass Lake

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MOUNTAIN AREA — The Sierra Nevada is beautiful when dusted in fresh snow and Badger Pass Ski Area is the perfect place to learn to ski and snowboard.  Yosemite’s stars shine bright during the holiday season. Experience an old tradition – Christmas. On Dec. 25, Christmas dining abounds, beginning with breakfast, then lunch and continues until the last sugar plumb ...

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Minarets Boys Soccer Pushes Through Cold Night

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By Derek Ray, student journalist for Minarets Press O’NEALS — The Minarets Boys Soccer team had their most recent home game Dec. 10 against Riverdale High School. The Mustangs Varsity Team worked very hard during the game, but unfortunately left the stadium with a 6-2 loss against the Cowboys. Due to the Mustangs fall to Riverdale, they are now 1-3-2, ...

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First Snowshoe Of The Year And We Headed To Tamarack Ridge

Beautiful snow was waiting for our adventure, snowshoeing along Tamarack Ridge above Shaver Lake. Where: Tamarack SNO-PARK, Sierra National Forest Distance: 5.11 miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevational Range: 7,460′ to 7,911′ Date: December 11, 2019 Maps: High Sierra Ranger District Winter Recreation Guide, Dinky Creek Topographic Quad Dog Hike? Maybe We were heading out on our first snowshoe adventure of the season ...

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Legal Notice of Election: Raymond/Knowles Union School District Bond Measures

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RAYMOND-KNOWLES — Notice is hereby given to the qualified electors of the Raymond-Knowles Union School District of Madera County, California, that in accordance with the provisions of the Elections Code of the State of California, an election will be held on March 3, 2020 within the District, at which election the following measures shall be submitted to the qualified electors ...

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To Trash or Not to Trash, That is the Question

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OAKHURST — Fourth grade students at Oakhurst Elementary School were recently invited to participate in the Zero Landfill Initiative through NatureBridge in Yosemite National Park. The initiative is composed of various organizations such as Subaru of America, The Yosemite Conservancy, the National Parks Conservation Association and the National Park Service. The initiative is only being carried out at three national ...

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Yosemite Unified School District Becomes District of Choice

MADERA COUNTY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The Yosemite Unified School District has changed its inter-district transfer process. Starting now, parents can request admission to Yosemite Unified schools for their students without first having to get approval from their home district. This new process comes with new deadlines. Applications must be received by Jan. 1, 2020. Applications and instructions are available at ...

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Golden Chain Theatre Presents A Christmas Story – The Musical

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OAKHURST — The Golden Chain Theatre is presenting “A Christmas Story,” a holiday classic centering on a mischievous and bespectacled boy, Ralphie, who dreams of getting a BB-gun for Christmas. In the weeks before the big holiday, Ralphie, his friends and his family get into all kinds of situations — including run-ins with a bully with “yellow eyes,” a tongue ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log for the Week Ending December 9, 2019

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MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office reports taken locally from Tuesday, December 3, to Monday, December 9, 2019. Coarsegold Narcotics Found On Tuesday, December 3, at 5:19 a.m., a deputy was dispatched to Lucky Lane in the County of Madera regarding found narcotics. Narcotics were collected and submitted for destruction and report was written. ...

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