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The Sweet Sounds Of Nite On The Town This Saturday

OAKHURST – Yosemite High School’s award winning music department is hosting the 11th annual Nite on the Town on Saturday, Mar. 23 from 4 – 6:30 p.m. The extravaganza is held in the YHS gymnasium, transformed for one afternoon only into a fabulous bistro-style venue with entertainment in all directions. All proceeds benefit the Badger Music Department. Tix are $25 ...

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Sheriff’s Foundation Teams With Oakhurst College To Save YHS Criminology Class

OAKHURST – When a social studies teacher at Yosemite High unexpectedly resigned late last year, administrators thought they would have to cancel the school’s popular criminology class. But the Madera County Sheriff’s (MCF) Foundation and Oakhurst Community College came to the rescue of the would-be criminologists, with the college assigning one of its adjunct instructors — at no charge to ...

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YHS Girls Basketball Falls Short In Valley Championship Game

By YHS Correspondent —  OAKHURST — The Yosemite High School girls basketball team fell just five points short of its goal of winning the Division II Central Section championship, losing to Bakersfield High 47-42 at Selland Arena in Fresno last Friday night, Feb. 22. In an electric atmosphere with hundreds of spectators gathered from around the Central Valley and Central ...

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Community Forum With Architects On New Oakhurst College

OAKHURST — Interested in the future? Plans are progressing for the new Oakhurst Community College Center located on the west side of Westlake Drive, north of Highway 49 in Oakhurst. Once again, the public is invited to attend a community forum where architects will provide an update on the project. The Oakhurst Commununity College Center Community Forum will take place ...

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Madera And Mariposa County Schools Job Fair

COUNTY — Two local school districts are holding a common hiring fair on Wednesday, Feb. 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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OCI Focus on Staff: Bonnie Mills

By Star Gongora and Cameron Foster —  OAKHURST — Bonnie Mills, known to her students as Mrs. Mills, is a 6th grade teacher at Oak Creek Intermediate (OCI) in the fields of English Language Arts and Social Studies. She started teaching at Raymond-Knowles Elementary School and has been at OCI ever since. This year, Mrs. Mills began her 28th year ...

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YHS Mock Trial Wins County, Heads To State

OAKHURST — Yosemite High School won the 2018-2019 Honorable Edward P. Moffat Madera County Mock Trial competition held on Jan. 17, 24 and 26 in the Madera Superior Courthouse. YHS battled Liberty, Madera, and Madera South High Schools in what turned out to be YHS’ second consecutive County championship and 28th win overall in the 35 year history of the ...

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Wildcats’ Global Solar Suitcase For Students In Africa

AHWAHNEE — A graduating class of local middle school students is anxiously awaiting news that portable solar power units they made themselves are delivered more than nine thousand miles away to kids they haven’t met, but hope to help. They’re excited because they know they’re making a difference. Eighth graders at Wasuma Elementary School are still talking about the Solar ...

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Yosemite Unified’s New Superintendent, Glen Billington

OAKHURST — There’s a new superintendent in town when it comes to Yosemite Unified School District. Last month, after a thorough search and participation by staff, students, parents and administration, the Board of Trustees appointed Glen Billington by unanimous vote. “Mr. Billington comes to us with more than twenty-five years’ experience in public education,” notes Interim Superintendent Mike Berg. “He was ...

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Girls Invited To Dream It, Be It

OAKHURST —  Soroptimist International locally presents their fourth annual “Dream It – Be It” Conference for high school girls. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Oakhurst Community Center. Registration is from 8:30 – 9 a.m., followed by the conference from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free to those attending. The one-day conference will focus ...

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