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Dream It Be It this Saturday

At the second annual Soroptimist International of The Sierras Dream It Be It event, to be held Jan. 21 at the Oakhurst Community Center, girls from 8th - 12th grades will learn the skills they need to create a brighter future. Registration and a continental breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m, with the event ending at 3 p.m.

Education

Reality of cyberbullying

Nine students lay shot, scattered across the high school campus. Henry Curley (Greg) compresses the stomach of a foreign exchange student in an attempt to stop the bleeding.

Education

YHS student to attend FBI Teen Academy

Yosemite High School junior Matthew Williams has been accepted to attend the Federal Bureau of Investigation Teen Academy - the one day experience will take place on Nov. 18, in Roseville, the new home of the FBI’s Sacramento field office.

Education

Yosemite Unified gets futuristic upgrade

Yosemite Unified School District got a $94,500 upgrade this week, in the form of five brand new golf carts at its campuses that transportation supervisor Sandy Dew said resemble the Popemobile, or George Jetson’s spaceship.

Education

Incumbents mostly fill school board ballot

The Nov. 7 ballot will be light on Mountain Area school board elections, as only one race has a candidate challenging an incumbent. Julie Greenwood, a substitute teacher and small business owner in Oakhurst, has filed to run against incumbent Ron Bucheger in Area 3 of the Bass Lake Joint Union School District.

Education

They’re back

Following a jam-packed fun summer hiatus, many Mountain Area students returned to school last week. For some, like Oakhurst Elementary School kindergartners Gwyneth White and Tannon Vaughn, the excitement was tangible. Even Tannon’s younger brother Curran couldn’t contain himself, proudly announcing, “I’m a pre-schooler.”

Education

Bass Lake USD

Dawn Smith-Williams will be teaching a fourth-fifth grade combination at OES. She has called Coarsegold her home since 2009, earning her multiple subject teaching credential in 2012 from Fresno State. She has taught third and fifth graders over the past three years in the Valley and is happy to be finally teaching here in the mountains. With a passion for technology, she earned her master’s degree in teaching and learning technology from Ashford University. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, volleyball, and scrapbooking. Photo

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Most babies should be exposed to peanuts earlier, according to new guidelines

New NIH guidelines mark a major shift in dietary advice. The guidelines are based on landmark research that found exposure to peanuts in the first year of life lowers a baby's chances of becoming allergic.
Associated Press
Most babies should be exposed to peanuts earlier, according to new guidelines 1:39

Most babies should be exposed to peanuts earlier, according to new guidelines

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Female cat owners benefit most from stress-reducing effect of a pet

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Recent storms give Sierra snowpack a fighting chance at first measurement

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Hidden Figures featurette: "Hidden Story"