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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through May 26

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, May 20 to Sunday, May 26, 2019. Coarsegold juvenile making threats On Tuesday, May 21 at 9:32 a.m. a deputy responded in regards to a threats call. A juvenile was arrested and booked at Madera County Juvenile Hall. A report was written ...

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The History Mystery #76

The Sierra Mono Museum has this photo of what appears to be a specialized trailer or boat. Can anyone tell us the function of this and the era when used? Are there other people in the area that have one or have seen one? Thank you, Christina McDonald Sierra Mono Museum Follow-up to The History Mystery #75 — Minarets the ...

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Road Report: Fine Gold Creek Bridge, Oakhurst ‘Connector’ Projects

MADERA — County officials provided updates this week on two pending, major road construction projects — replacement of the Fine Gold Bridge near North Fork and construction of the new Oakhurst ‘connector’ road between Yosemite High School and Highway 41. Fine Gold Creek Bridge The plan to replace the aging Fine Gold Creek bridge on Road 200 near North Fork ...

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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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Memorial Day 2019: Honoring Service And Sacrifice

OAKHURST — On an unseasonably chilly Memorial Day, organizers say about 60 people attended a church service and graveside ceremony held Monday morning, May 27, at the Oakhill Cemetery in honor of United States military veterans. Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8743 and Marine Corps League Griswold Mountain Detachment 1121 performed Memorial Day salutes at four area ...

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Local Student Awarded National Honor Society Scholarship

By Minarets Press Staff — O’NEALS — Minarets High School senior Kaitlynn Linderholm is one of 575 semifinalists receiving a National Honor Society (NHS) scholarship. Linderholm was chosen from more than 11,000 applicants and will receive a $3,200 scholarship toward higher education. For nearly 100 years, NHS members have been making a difference in their schools and communities. The current ...

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Substitute Teacher Arrested For Sexual Relationship With Minor Student

O’NEALS — A substitute teacher in Madera County has been arrested for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a Minarets High School student. On May 7, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the superintendent of Chawanakee Unified School District (CUSD) regarding an allegation of an inappropriate relationship between a substitute teacher who had worked for the District and ...

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Strength And Pride In The Marine Corps

By Jordan Tuttle — O’NEALS — Nothing makes our school happier than seeing students succeed in achieving their goals. Seeing kids heading out to the college of their dreams makes both the teachers and students very proud. While college is great, one of the most selfless things someone can do is to join one of the branches of the military ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through May 19

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, May 13 to Sunday, May 19, 2019. Coarsegold theft of property inside a vehicle On Tuesday, May 14 at 9:54 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 46000 block of Road 415 regarding theft of property from inside of a vehicle. A ...

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Growing Tomatoes in the Hot, Dry Sierra Foothills — Part 3

By Bob Labozetta —  This final part of a three-part series on growing tomatoes in our hot, dry climate details proper cultivation techniques. In areas with no natural shade use shade cloth to cool tomatoes during the hours of most intense sunlight — usually between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Orient the shade structure so it is open to the ...

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