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CIF-Central Championship For Yosemite Boys Varsity Tennis

OAKHURST — Coached by a recent district graduate, and for the second year in a row, the Yosemite High School boys tennis team has completed an amazing run. On Tuesday, May 7, they beat Mt. Whitney of Visalia in the CIF Central Section D-III Boys Tennis Championship held at Yosemite High, according to school athletic director Rusty Oetinger. “By winning ...

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33rd Annual Pitman Awards Celebrate 30 YHS Valedictorians

BASS LAKE — Whether they’re heading out of town or staying close to the foothills, the 30 valedictorians of the Yosemite High School Class of 2019 are ready to pursue their passions. Their paths were further defined and celebrated on the Gazebo Deck at The Pines Resort on Tuesday, May 7 at the 33rd annual Paul and Martha Pitman Awards ...

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Celebrate Creativity At Free Madera County ArtsFest

MADERA — Families are invited to attend the sixth annual Madera County ArtsFest on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free event will promote art in Madera County in a carnival-type atmosphere. Madera County Schools Foundation and Madera County Superintendent of Schools are hosting the event at Madera County Superintendent of Schools. Children will be able ...

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Hello, Traveler! Tourism Continues To Enrich Our Economy

MADERA COUNTY – The numbers are in and it’s clear Madera County continued to thrive from visitor spending in 2018. Visit California’s latest economic impact report demonstrates visitor spending reached $338.8 million and supported 4,230 jobs in Madera County, a 4.4 percent boost from last year. This growth highlights the ongoing importance of tourism to the region and California’s economy. ...

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Oakhurst Acupuncturist’s Herbal Formulas Fuel Derby Horses

OAKHURST – An Oakhurst acupuncturist who also makes Chinese herbal formulas used to treat thoroughbred race horses felt a personal connection to Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. While Gloria Garland spent most of Saturday clearing brush at Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park, she still found time to watch the 145th running of the Derby. “Wow, what an amazing and contentious race!” she said ...

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Escape with Mom to Moss Landing

Mom was celebrating her birthday and requested a day trip over to Moss Landing, just north of Monterey. Walking on the beach, eating fried oysters at Phil’s Fish Market & Eatery and stopping by the vegetable stand on the way home were on her birthday list. Mom’s birthday was a big one and I won’t say just how big, but ...

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Last Weekend For Oliver! At The Golden Chain Theatre

OAKHURST — Another sensational production completes its successful run at the Golden Chain Theatre as our local troupe of talented thespians present Oliver! — the classic musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist. The old streets of London and its surrounds come to life as young Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an ...

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Local Hiking Trails Featured In Library Presentation

OAKHURST — Local adventurer, author and photographer Tony Krizan has spent more than 30 years hiking in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. On Saturday, May 11, he’ll share his personal experiences hiking along local area trails in a slide show presentation from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Oakhurst Branch Library’s Community Room, 49044 Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. “Hiking has been ...

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Saving The Local Little League Field Is A Community Effort

OAKHURST — Supporters and organizers gathered at Sierra Mountain Little League (SMLL) fields last week as Rotary Club of Oakhurst Sierra presented a $5,000 check to the SMLL Board of Directors. The money will go toward construction of a desperately needed retaining wall at the back of the little league field where about 175 local kids ages 4 – 12 ...

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Students Celebrate Reading With Week Of Words — WOW!

By Jeannie O. Harsha —  OAKHURST — Students at Oakhurst Elementary School (OES) just completed their annual Week of Words – a celebration of the wonder and magic of reading.   Local author and illustrator Michael Elsohn Ross kicked off WOW week with an informative assembly about his experience as a writer-illustrator of nearly four dozen books. His newest one, ...

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