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Reimer's Candies & Gifts Opens Soon In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – Everyone is busy inside the new Reimer’s Candies & Gifts in Oakhurst, as preparations are underway to fill the newly remodeled space with goodies and open in the next few weeks. For more than 50 years, Reimer’s has been hand-crafting sweet treats at the little red candy factory in Three Rivers, Ca., and more recently at their second ...

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El Cid Replaces Patio With New Dining Area

OAKHURST – Anyone driving by El Cid Mexican Restaurant in the past few weeks may have noticed the construction happening on the north side of the building. They have torn down the patio-type area, and are building a brand new 1,600 sq. ft. addition, completely enclosed, and with room to add another bar area in the future.

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Ancient Guardians: The Legacy Of The Key (Book 1)

HOUSTON – Mountain girl and Yosemite High School graduate Stacy Morgan has written a book series under a pen name. Friends in the Oakhurst area may remember her as Stacy Baker, daughter of Dr. Terry Baker (Baker Chiropractic) and Rhonda Baker. Stacy’s married surname, since 1996, is Morgan, and readers now know her as S.L. Morgan, author of Ancient Guardians: ...

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'Helping One Woman' Honors Fay McHatton

OAKHURST – Women in the mountain area will meet once again to treat and honor one of their own, as the local chapter of Helping One Woman (HOW) gathers at Sweetwater Steakhouse, Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. HOW’s mission is to “help a woman in her time of need and loss,” by reaching out to support women in the ...

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Poetry Comes To Life At Yosemite High Competition

OAKHURST – “Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary,” said writer Kahlil Gibran. All of these elements will be in evidence as students from area high schools gather at Yosemite High School (YHS) for Poetry Out Loud county finals, Saturday, Feb. 9. The public is invited to attend the free program ...

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Mountain Candies' Sweet Success: Owners Retire After 30 Years

OAKHURST – Mountain Candies owners Jim and Cindy Pogue have been quietly letting customers know that after 30 years in business, the treasured shop will close following Valentine’s Day. Cindy assures the community that this isn’t “good-bye,” just “see you somewhere else,” and took some time between fielding phone calls and selling fresh candy and other inventory to answer some ...

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Yosemite High Wins Academic Decathlon; Chawanakee Student Takes Top Points

MADERA – Yosemite High School won the 2013 Academic Decathlon (ACADEC) for the 20th year in a row, and Chawanakee Academy student Laurel Samuelson was the top scoring decathlete, at the 31st annual Madera County Academic Decathlon held Feb. 2. The Academic Decathlon team from Yosemite High School will compete in the California Academic Decathlon State Finals March 14-17 in ...

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What It's Like To Be A Badger

Hello, readers! I’m a sophomore at lovely Yosemite High School (YHS) and a couple of days ago, someone asked me what it was like to “be a ‘Badger.'” I honestly didn’t know how to respond, since no one has asked me this before. So, I sat down and thought to myself, “What is it really like being a Yosemite Badger?” ...

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Relay For Life Is Gearing Up – Volunteers Needed!

AHWAHNEE – It’s time to start planning an event the mountain community takes seriously: Eastern Madera County (EMC) Relay For Life is scheduled for Saturday, May 18 at 9 a.m. and will unfold over 24 heartfelt hours, on the field at Wasuma Elementary School. This is the 14th year of EMC Relay for Life, sponsored by the American Cancer Society. ...

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