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Minarets Senior Excels In Speech Competition

O’NEALS – This past February, 17-year-old Breanna Cairns participated in the Lions Club Student Speaker Contest in North Fork. It was the first of five straight wins for the Minarets High School senior. Breanna become the first student from North Fork to advance past the 3rd level in the annual competition, and on June 1, she traveled to Torrance, Ca, ...

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Fire Burning Near O'Neals

O’NEALS – Crews have been called out to a fire on Road 210 about 3 miles west of O’Neals. The fire, dubbed the Gold Incident, was called in shortly after 1 p.m. this afternoon It is now at 150 acres burning in farm land and up a steep hill. At this hour, the fire is 25% contained. There are several ...

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Minarets News: Football, Volleyball, Prom and More

O’NEALS – Here’s what’s happening at Minarets High School in the coming weeks. You’ve heard of the ESPY awards – here are the “Mini’s.” Sports Awards Mustang enthusiasts will want to save the date of Thursday, May 16, for the first-ever Minarets Sports Awards, hereafter known as the “Minis.” Awards will be handed out for player, coach, team and fan ...

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Rock Out At Minarets On Friday

O’NEALS – Minarets High School musicians will be rocking the gym with the music of The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink, Blue Oyster Cult, Green Day, Pink Floyd, James Brown, and Cream on Friday, Apr. 19 at 7 p.m. The Spring Rock Show, “Stangfest 2013,” will be presented by the Minarets High School Advanced Music Productions and Guitar II classes. ...

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Minarets Student Chosen As National Scholar

O’NEALS – Minarets student and North Fork resident Crystal Piotrowski has been selected to serve as a National Scholar at the 2013 National Young Leaders Conference (NYLC) in Washington D.C. this summer. She will join other outstanding high school students from across the United States as they take part in a unique leadership development conference in our nation’s capital. During ...

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Growing Up In The School System With ADHD

O’NEALS – Minarets High School student Daniel Hooker will be the first direct male descendant on his father’s side to graduate from high school in at least three generations. “They all struggled academically and dropped out before graduation,” says mom Patti of Daniel’s father’s side of the family. “We believe early intervention for Daniel, along with school and home support ...

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Minarets Offers Vocational Training at Water-School

O’NEALS – In his book, “The Great Thirst: Californians and Water,” historian Norris Hundley Jr. said the Golden State has the “largest, most productive and most controversial water system” in the world, mostly referring to its scarcity and practices of distribution. The California water industry provides drinking water and wastewater to residential, commercial and industrial sectors amounting to about 30 ...

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Local Christmas Bird Counts Successful

Annual Christmas bird counts last month in Mariposa, Oakhurst and Yosemite yielded fewer birds than last year, yet organizers of the three local events nonetheless judged them successful–and, as always, fun! The counts were part of the National Audubon Society’s 113th Christmas Bird Count, an annual avian census held between Dec. 14, 2012 and Jan. 5, 2013. Begun on Christmas ...

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Minarets Key Club Members Decorate Floats For 2013 Rose Parade

O’NEALS – Key Club members from Minarets High School left town in the wee early hours of the morning on Sunday, Dec. 30, and made their way south to Pasadena, California. What was their mission? These 9 young leaders were off to decorate floats for the renowned Tournament of Roses Parade. Float decorating Key Club members include Hayden Righter, Michaela ...

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