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MadaLynn Raises Awareness In Grandfather’s Honor

By MadaLynn Rocha — O’NEALS — Every year the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) holds an annual seven week campaign that specially selects students from the Central Valley for participation. For seven weeks students advocate to raise awareness and funds for blood cancer research. In November of 2017 my grandfather, Richard Tobin, was diagnosed with stage 4 large B-cell lymphoma. ...

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Good News For Recreation Say Winter Rangers

YOSEMITE — Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski latest report from the field and they come bearing good news about the snow pack. New snow: 39 inches Total settled snow depth: 92 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 32°F (February 14) Low temperature: -17°F (February 19) Ski Conditions and Weather This week continued the February weather trend of cold and wet. ...

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Micallef Qualifies for State Wrestling At Grand Masters

By Anne Guynn — OAKHURST — Yosemite High School (YHS) sophomore Justin Micallef qualified for the California Interscholastic Federation State Wrestling Tournament, placing ninth in the 172 lb., 32 man bracket of the Central Section Boys Grand Masters Wrestling Championship Tournament at Lemoore High School Feb. 14-15. Micallef, 5 and 2 in this elite competition, is the first YHS wrestler ...

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Academic All Stars: Minarets Girls Soccer

By Greta Ziegler —  O’NEALS — Those who play sports in high school are student athletes. Maintaining a decent GPA is key in order to be eligible to play sports, and the Minarets varsity girls soccer team has done just that. They have become the first Minarets team to place first in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Central Section academic competition ...

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Oakhurst Gets Its Own Toy Anime Comic Con

OAKHURST  — Ready to dress up as your favorite superhero or super-villain? It’s time to do your thing! And you can do it together with your loved ones, as many will be happy to know that family is at the heart of the Oakhurst Toy Anime Comic Con. For starters, kids 12 and under get in free when you bring the gang ...

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Birdscapes Exhibit Takes Wing At Stellar Gallery

OAKHURST — Bird lovers, art lovers, gallery lovers — may we have your attention, please? The community is invited to stop by Stellar Gallery for a special exhibit that runs through Mar. 15. It’s called Birdscapes and features the photographs of David Hoffman and G. Dan Mitchell and is the first new exhibit of the year at the popular local gallery ...

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Challengers Little League Team Wants Better Access To Field

OAKHURST — There’s a ball field, and there’s a team. Problem is, the team can’t navigate the field. Despite its popularity, our busy local Little League field has inadequate access for about 20 softball players with special needs, say parents — and organizers agree. From walkers to wheelchairs, it’s extremely difficult to get around the facility. Severe disrepair and a lack ...

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Snowshoeing from Tenaya Lodge to Chinese Ditch

Low snow and plenty of it would give us an amazing snowshoe adventure from Tenaya Lodge up Big Sandy Road . . . if we could get there. We could not believe how loaded the trees were with the snow and to top that off, Mother Nature provided cinnamon rolls. Where: Sierra National Forest Distance: 5.83 miles (but you can ...

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Minarets Senior Aaron Hall Wins Lions Club Speakers Contest

NORTH FORK – For the second year in a row, Aaron Hall took top honors at the North Fork Lions Club Student Speakers Contest, held on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Scout Building. Five speakers participated in the Club level of the 82nd annual competition. This year’s topic – “Freedom of the Press: What does it mean?” Each student is ...

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Extended Storm Warning For Sierra, Very Low Snow In Foothills

MOUNTAIN AREA — It’s cold, wet, and snowy outside in some places and that’s not going to change much over the next two days — except the snow levels will drop again — as the National Weather Service (NWS) in Hanford has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Sierra Nevada and a Winter Weather Advisory for the foothills. Winter ...

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