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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Hearst Castle

By Sal Maccarone — I am writing a series of articles exclusively for Sierra News Online on the subject of art — a very broad subject I will tailor specifically to enlighten our mountain area readers. Chronicling places with a fairly close proximity to us, the focus will be why they’re important, as well as on specific artists and their ...

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Underwater Robotics Team Needs Support To Compete

OAKHURST — A group of local students has achieved a high water mark when it comes to remotely operated vehicles. Altum is a Latin word that means, among other definitions, ‘deep water,’ explains Glacier High School instructor John Rumohr. “It’s also the name of a highly successful underwater robotics team at Glacier High School: Altum Operations. ” The team’s mentor ...

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Yosemite Senior Puts Cash Into Wasuma’s Solar Suitcases

OAKHURST — A Yosemite High School student in the graduating class of 2019 has raised a significant amount of money for a local elementary school’s worldwide outreach solar energy program. For his senior project, a standard requirement that has students complete at least 20 hours of documented community service, YHS senior Ryan O’Meara chose to raise money for the global ...

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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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New YHS Principal Vows to Hit the Ground ‘Listening’

COARSEGOLD — “My number one core value is that we be here for our students,” says Dr. Stephanie Osowski, the new principal at Yosemite High School. “I have two ears and one mouth for a reason. My job initially will be to listen to what everybody is telling me. I want to hear their concerns — and their celebrations.” Dr. ...

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ACT Dog Of The Week: Cutie Chris Croissant

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption Dog of the Week for SNO is a sweet little pup who could use a good home. Chris Croissant is an adorable Jack Russell Terrier and Basset Hound mix who’s about six months old. He’s the last of his litter and was found in front of a bakery in Fresno after being ...

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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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Supervisors OK Deal To Buy Building For New Oakhurst Satellite Government Center

MADERA — Supervisors on Tuesday OK’d spending $1.86 million to purchase an office building in Oakhurst earmarked to become the County’s new satellite government center. If the deal stays on track, residents of Eastern Madera County’s mountain communities could be breezing in and out of the new facility as soon as this fall to pull permits, pay bills or drop ...

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Lisa’s Lisa: 3 Healthy Ways To Eat Well And Slim Down

The rule of three is a principle that suggests a threesome of something is better than the sum of other numbers. Whether it’s three meals and three snacks for a balanced diet, the suggestion to eat every three hours or to include at least three food groups with every good meal, the rule of three is prevalent when it comes ...

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