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Minarets’ Twist On Mamma Mia The Musical

By Francine Soliz — O’NEALS — Originally a musical but taken into the hands of directors, “Mamma Mia” has been entertaining romantics around the world. Being the media-driven school we are, of course we invested time in producing “Mamma Mia” in all its glory. Kayla West, the director for our high school drama club, is jumping with joy. “It is a fun ...

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Madera And Mariposa County School Job Fair

COUNTY — Local schools and districts are holding a common hiring fair on Thursday, Sept. 27, with a variety of positions said to be available in a number of areas. The event is free and open to the public. Madera and Mariposa County School Districts, Charter Schools and County Offices are seeking to fill various positions including teacher, administrator, clerical ...

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Heads Up For The Harvest Moon

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE – The Harvest Moon will rise on the nights of Monday, Sept. 24 and Tuesday, Sept. 25, — it’s traditionally the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox of Sept. 22. The moon is precisely full at 7:52 p.m. PST on Monday, Sept. 24 and should look round and bright for both nights. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, around this time ...

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Bass Lake Courthouse Is Being Closed, Cases Moved To Madera

BASS LAKE – It has been less than two years since the Bass Lake Courthouse returned to full-time status, hearing jury trials and providing mountain area residents the convenience of a local court. But now, the Superior Court of California, County of Madera, intends to permanently close the Bass Lake Courthouse, effective Dec. 3, forcing Eastern Madera County residents to ...

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Spactacular Colors As Fall Settles Into The Sierra

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — The colors of fall in the Sierra are spectacular, without comparison — perhaps especially so in the foothills. This time a year ago we had a wee bit of rain, just enough of a taste to make the mouth water. Now, until the forecast changes, we’ll have to settle for the beautifully changing light, and put those ...

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‘Stangs Stomp On

By Cheyenne Upton —  O’NEALS — The first Minarets Mustangs victory of the football season occurred on Friday, Sept. 14 when Varsity had a win against the Tranquility Tigers with the score 60-7. Senior Alex Sexton says, ”I was very excited because it was the first win of the season and overall the best attitude we had in the past ...

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New Coach for Minarets Cross Country

By Cheyenne Upton —  O’NEALS — In a flash, cross country will be here! Coach Lisa Kaczmarek is very thrilled for this year and what her runners will bring on and off of the track. She has coached for four years at the Ranchos Middle School in the Golden Valley Unified School District. According to Coach Kaczmarek, ​she is looking ...

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New Postage Stamp Honors First Responders

First responders of all stripes are being recognized with a new commemorative stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service. The stamp features an image in red, white and blue of a firefighter, a paramedic and a police officer. “Fires, medical emergencies, accidents, and violent crimes require us to look to those who possess the training and knowledge to treat the ...

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Boy Scouts Recruitment Evening In North Fork

Written by Dave Smith – NORTH FORK – North Fork Boy Scout Troop 357 along with Cub Pack 357 will be holding a recruitment evening at the Scout Building next to the Town Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. In addition to weekly meetings, Scouts of Troop 357 participate in monthly weekend activities. Over the past year, some ...

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Tree Mortality Work In Madera County, Column #1

Written by Sarah Bolton – MADERA COUNTY – Hello Madera Residents! Welcome to the first edition of the Tree Mortality Community Column. Our company, Blue Ridge Services, is partnering with Madera County to oversee and implement their tree mortality mitigation project. Several members of our team live in Madera County, and like you, we are well aware of the severity ...

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