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Yosemite Unified School District Appoints New Superintendent

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OAKHURST — The Yosemite Unified School District Board of Trustees is pleased to announce their intention to appoint Brian Beck as superintendent effective July 1, 2022. Mr. Beck’s appointment is subject to contract approval at the June 13, 2022, board meeting. A brief reception will be held at the board meeting to welcome him aboard. Mr. Beck comes to Yosemite ...

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Sweet Corn Returns to Help Celebrate 30th Anniversary

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FRESNO STATE — The Rue and Gwen Gibson Farm Market (5368 N. Chestnut Ave.) at Fresno State will welcome the return of its most famous product when sweet corn goes on sale at 8 a.m. on Monday, May 30. Shoppers can buy 3 ears for $2 inside the market, which also offers a wide variety of fresh, student-made products and ...

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Fresno State Limited Edition Wine Toasts the Class of 2022

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FRESNO STATE — With 10 years of experience at several Central Valley wineries, Jose Betancourt is not the typical enology student – and he is proud of the equally unique Graduate’s Reserve wine that he helped craft this spring at the Fresno State Winery with four other seniors. The first Graduate’s Reserve was introduced last year during commencement season. This ...

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3 Fun & Easy Ways to Keep Kids Learning During Summer

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FAMILY & CHILDCARE — When school lets out, summertime brings long, carefree days of play and fun. It can be easy to forget how much children learn through play, but they have a natural sense of curiosity. With a little thought and a few supplies, summer is a perfect opportunity to revitalize their innate love of learning that may be ...

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Engineering Grad Learns the True Meaning of Resilience

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FRESNO STATE — Jesus Gutierrez Plascencia’s parents decided to move from Guadalajara, Mexico, to the Central Valley in 2013 so their children would have better educational opportunities. It had been eight years since the California native had returned to the United States. When Plascencia and his family presented their documents to an officer to cross the border, he heard his ...

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Fresno State Makes Top 50 on Money’s 2022 Best Colleges List

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FRESNO STATE — Fresno State is among the nation’s best colleges when it comes to quality, affordability, and outcomes, ranking No. 29 in Money’s new 2022 Best Colleges list, the online financial publication announced on Monday. This year, for the first time, Money separated its annual rankings into two lists: a main ranking of 623 colleges nationwide and a secondary ...

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Free Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Coming to Madera County

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MADERA COUNTY — On Saturday, June 25, 2022, from 8 a.m. to noon, there will be a free hazardous waste drop-off at Yosemite High School, located at 50200 High School Road, in Oakhurst, CA. This drop-off is for Madera County residents only. Businesses will not be accepted. Acceptable Items Include AEROSOL CANS AMMONIA-BASED CLEANERS ANTIFREEZE BRAKE FLUID BATTERIES CELL PHONES COMPUTERS DEODORIZERS ...

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Free Preschool Opportunities for Children Ages 3 & 4

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The Madera/Mariposa Regional Head Start preschool program is accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year. Your child must turn three years old by Sep. 1, 2022, to be eligible. The Head Start program focuses on increasing the social competence of young children 3 to 4 years of age in Madera and Mariposa counties. Services include early childhood ...

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Eastern Madera County Regional Spelling Bee Starts Tonight

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BASS LAKE — Tonight, Monday, May 16, and tomorrow night, Tuesday, May 17, Wasuma Elementary school will be hosting the 2022 Eastern Madera County Regional Spelling Bee! The spelling bee will start at 5 p.m. each night. 1st place spellers from from all mountain area schools in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade are competing! Monday night is Kindergarten through 4th ...

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Nearly 6,000 Graduates to be Honored at Save Mart Center

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FRESNO STATE — Fresno State welcomes this year’s commencement ceremonies back to the Save Mart Center May 20 and 21. About 5,980 class of 2022 graduates will be eligible for degree conferral, pending final certification of spring degrees. Fresno State President Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval will preside over the ceremonies for each of the University’s eight schools and colleges. Two students selected from the ...

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