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OCI, Wasuma Win Math Tournament

MADERA COUNTY – Oak Creek Intermediate (OCI) School’s 7th grade and Wasuma Elementary School’s 8th grade teams won the Madera County Academic Pentathlon Math Tournament on Friday, Mar. 8. Students on the winning 7th Grade team from OCI were Katherine Bayt, Olivia Mattos, Ty Peterson, Burke Stewart, Zachary Thach, and Lauren Wharton. The winning 8th Grade team from Wasuma was ...

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Moms Celebrated At Community Baby Shower

OAKHURST – All pregnant moms and families with children ages 5 and under are cordially invited to a Community Baby Shower on Apr. 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church. Hosted by area Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPs) clubs, the baby shower is entirely without charge.

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Round Table Pizza Helps OCI Kids Go To Catalina

OAKHURST – Pizza – It’s what’s for dinner! On Wednesday, Mar. 13, Round Table in Oakhurst will host Oak Creek Raiders Night from 4 to 9 p.m. Round Table will generously donate 20 percent of the sales for the evening, both eat-in or carry-out, for the Oak Creek Intermediate (OCI) 2013 Catalina trip fund.

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Oakhurst Community Park – A Modern Fairy Tale

Written By Mary Pence OAKHURST – Once upon a time, in the early 1980’s, a small group of Oakhurst residents banded together to create a local park similar to those they each fondly remembered from their youth. It would be a place with swings and slides; a place with picnic tables and grills for hot dogs and hamburgers; a place ...

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Elegant Auction Benefits Oakhurst Community Park

FISH CAMP – The Oakhurst Community Park Committee invites everyone to attend the 28th Annual Elegant Auction “Lucky 13” to benefit the Park, on Saturday, Mar. 23. Committee Chair Susan Macaulay explains how the yearly fundraiser provides for equipment, maintenance, and upgrades to the Park, a “vital part of our community for all ages to enjoy, a place for families ...

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YHS Advanced Theater Department Presents "The Giver"

OAKHURST – Yosemite High School Advanced Theater is set to present a play based on the novel “The Giver,” by Lois Lowry. “The Giver” is directed by YHS student Emma Madsen as her Senior Project. The YHS drama department will present the play on three nights, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Mar. 7-9. All shows start at 7 p.m. Wikipedia describes ...

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Yosemite Area Hotel Maintains 5-Star Rating

OAKHURST – The world-renowned Château du Sureau was recently awarded the coveted five-star rating from Forbes, continuing a 17-year streak of earning the lofty rating. “We are delighted to be one of eleven 5-Star properties in California,” said Erna Kubin-Clanin, owner of the inn. “It is truly a privilege to have received this award for the 17th consecutive year. “Since ...

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OCI: Outstanding Electives, Talented Teachers

OAKHURST – Good news out of Oak Creek Intermediate – kids are enrolled in creative classes and actively exploring electives outside the core curriculum, even in a time of excruciatingly limited resources. How? Oak Creek Intermediate (OCI) teachers have developed a series of special classes designed to be appealing and exciting to students by tapping into some of the instructors’ ...

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Oakhurst Audubon Program Features Pacific Fisher Research

CALIFORNIA – A shy and elusive member of the weasel family, the Pacific fisher seems misnamed. This carnivorous inhabitant of mid-elevation forests in the Sierra Nevada doesn’t fish at all, favoring birds, small mammals and–unlike most predators–even porcupines in its diverse diet which they augment with fungi and fruit. Feeding mostly in the hours around dusk and dawn, fishers are ...

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Glitches Fixed – Crowds Lining Up At The Met

OAKHURST – Everything is back on track at the Met Cinemas, says new owner Matt Sconce. After a glitch with the ticket machine that shut everything down on Friday, the team got back up and running late yesterday. “We did it! We fixed our ticket machine,” says Sconce. “Movies are up and rolling at the Met Cinemas with large excited ...

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