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Minarets Students Give Back For Valley Children’s Hospital

O’NEALS — In case you missed it, Friday, Dec. 22, was the second annual Community Day at Minarets High School. It’s a school-wide event held on the last day before the Winter Break and consists of Minarets staff selecting activities and/or trips that will somehow benefit the community or school. ​Miss Morgan, a social science teacher, organized time for students ...

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Sierra News Online Visits Minarets Press

O’NEALS — It’s one thing to learn about journalism, but it’s another to learn it from a professional. On Wednesday, Dec. 20, Minarets Press was visited by Kellie Flanagan, the Managing Editor from Sierra News Online. During her visit we ​​discussed our previous articles that have been published on their website and she gave us feedback. Ms. Flanagan also gave ...

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Inside Minarets’ Beauty And The Beast

By Maisy Fronteras and Lauren Childers —  O’NEALS — On Dec. 1 -2, the Minarets High School Drama Club enchanted audience goers with their production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Yosemite Lakes Community Church. This play was directed by Mrs. West with choreography by Miss Urrutia and, of course, the talented cast. The cast included Jackson Crosby, Emma ...

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A Dog Named Kitty: ACT Pet Of The Week

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption Dog of the Week for SNO has a name you won’t soon forget. “Hi! My name is Kitty and my foster mama says I am a very social one-to-two year old Chihuahua. She also says I am very pretty. I think I am, too — I mean, when do you see a ...

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Minarets Student Rounds Up the Recyclables

O’NEALS — Like the idea of water bottle refill stations at Minarets High School? Recycle, and you can help make that happen! Minarets senior Beth Morgan’s Senior Legacy Experience (SLE) is a fundraising project resulting in the planned installation of  two motion-activated, filtered, refrigerated water bottle refill stations for campus. Beth has been collecting recyclables from around campus for the ...

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Tracking Santa Claus — Christmas Countdown!

MOUNTAIN AREA — Do your kids want to keep an eye on the big guy in the red suit this holiday season? Here’s how: The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 62nd Anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey!  The NORAD Tracks Santa website, www.noradsanta.org, launched Dec. 1, features Santa’s North Pole Village, which includes a holiday countdown, games, activities, ...

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Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis Award Thousands For Kids

OAKHURST — The room was full and so were the hearts, as teachers and school representatives gathered by request to celebrate one of the year’s highlights in giving: Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis Mini-Grants for education. Local Kiwanis and others convened on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at El Cid Mexican Restaurant to give and receive money in support of projects and products that ...

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Slim’s Koffee Shak Is Closing Both Locations

OAKHURST — After nearly seven years in business, Slim’s Koffee Shak in North Fork is closing its doors at the end of business today. The Oakhurst location will also be closing today after a 2-1/2 year run in the Silver Creek Center. The shop in Mariposa closed about two months ago when the building was sold and the new owners ...

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Know A Woman Who Needs HOW Now?

MOUNTAIN AREA — Organizers behind a local nonprofit who specialize in lifting women up one woman at a time are now looking for the public’s help to identify their next recipient. Thanks to the humility of a nominated person who declined the group’s largess, Helping One Woman (HOW) needs a woman to help. “Our recipient for our January dinner lost ...

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YUSD Accepting Applications For Board Trustee Member

OAKHURST — The Yosemite Unified School Board is seeking potential candidates to replace retiring board member, Joe Smith, Yosemite Unified School District (YUSD) announced. Candidates must live in Trustee Area 4 (see full map below). Potential candidates may pick up applications from Raylene Trent at the YUSD district office or email rtrent@yosemiteusd.org to obtain a copy of the application. Questions can ...

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