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Kindergarten Roundup At North Fork School

NORTH FORK – Once again it is time for Kindergarten Roundup at the North Fork School. Transitional Kindergarten/ Kindergarten Roundup will be held on Mar. 28. Please call the school office at 559-877-2215 to set up an appointment. Your child will need to turn age 5 by Sept. 1 to qualify for Kindergarten, however children turning 5 between Sept. 1 ...

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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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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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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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YHS Boys Basketball Season Ends With Playoff Loss

OAKHURST — The Yosemite High School boys basketball season came to an end with a 67-50 loss at Kerman High School in the first round of the CIF Division 4 playoffs on Feb. 13. There were a number of players on the floor on both teams with the potential to play basketball at the college level, so it was unfortunate ...

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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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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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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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