A great tradition
The Oakhurst Community Band will continue the tradition of its concerts with its latest Celebrate America Summer Concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 1 at Mountain Christian Center in Oakhurst.
What a wonderful time to join with veterans of all ages to celebrate this great country; a country built on strong principals to provide hope for all generations. I always shed a tear as I direct songs of this great land. We have a lot to be thankful for and this is a super opportunity to "Celebrate." God bless America!
Jim Patterson, former Fresno mayor and a candidate for the 23rd Assembly District, will also be serving as master of ceremonies for the concert.
The Oakhurst Community Band performs three concerts a year and provides local area high school and middle school students the opportunity to play and learn from the seasoned adult musicians in the band. Band members also assist Yosemite High School music programs by filling in at football games, musicals, fundraisers, including the "Nite on the Town" event and graduation ceremonies.
For more information, and to hear and see the band in action, you can also visit our website at oakhurstband.com.
The Oakhurst Community Concert Band is a non-profit corporation that relies on business and individual financial support. The band hopes that the public will also consider a tax-deductible donation, so that we can continue to bring live concert band music to our mountain community and assist local area music students.
For those interested in helping, checks may be mailed to Oakhurst Community Band, P.O. Box 2389, Oakhurst CA 93644.
Randy Hyatt, Oakhurst Community Band director
Bill Atwood's intellectually crippling Obamaphobia, shamelessly evident in his June 21 "Ignoring the Law" column, casually references "amnesty" being granted "during the Carter years."
Dr. Atwood might be reminded that "The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986" was enacted a full eight years after President Carter left office and was enthusiastically supported and immediately signed into law by that liberal, socialistic, card-carrying leftist -- President Ronald Reagan.
But Dr. Atwood is not the only Star opinion writer flinging falsehoods. As Alan Cheah exposed once again, J.R. Froelich's May 31 article ("A Tale of Two Presidents") was based on pure far-right fabrications flying through the Internet. One would think that after Mr. Froelich was appropriately embarrassed enough to issue an apology the first time he fell in this trap (to be kind), he would have exercised more care and judgment the second time. But that would assume he's interested in the truth more than propagating falsehoods.
It's one thing for a person to express an opinion, but opinions should not be represented as facts, particularly when the assertions are so easily debunked.
Ellie Schermerhorn, Ahwahnee