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    Bookkeeper pleads guilty to embezzlement

    A former bookkeeper for Simply Smashing, Inc., a successful t-shirt company in Oakhurst, pled guilty April 7, to two grand theft embezzlement charges and two felony identity theft charges after stealing $685,000 between 2007 and 2012 — $325,000 from Simply Smashing and an additional $360,000...


    Demanding Drama

    The emotional story of blind, deaf, and speechless Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, opened last weekend, bringing the painfully honest and inspirational story to life at the Golden Chain Theatre.


    Dastardly villain, noble love and lots of belly laughs

    The drama club students are busy searching for and gathering period-piece Western clothing and props while the sets are being constructed. They pretty much have their lines down — still rehearsals are going strong in preparation of their eighth annual dinner/theater fundraiser for the Chawanakee...


    Olympic Hope

    When Minarets seniors Hailey Zieglar and Analiese Bayt were informed of their requirement to complete a senior legacy project for graduation from Minarets High School in O'Neals they had little concept of what they wanted to do. It wasn't until Ziegler's self-appointed adviser Gege Drozen — ...

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    Teaching dollars makes cents

    For many Americans, financial woes are the biggest stress factors in their lives, and in many cases are the cause of poor health, insomnia and even marital problems.

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    Support sought for sober grad

    A group of Yosemite High School parents, teachers, and students are determined to raise $10,000 from the community for the traditional Sober Grad Night, after the school announced it could no longer be the primary supporter of the event.


    Teddy's, aardvarks and Homer Simpson

    In a warm room, with the door slightly cracked for circulation, the 15 women chatted casually as they concentrated on sewing buttons, repairing tears, darkening noses, restuffing as needed, inspecting for safety issues, and smoothing fly-away hairs.


    Superb Sipping

    Westbrook Wine Farm of O'Neals, owned and operated by Ray and Tammy Krause, has been named "Winery of the Year" and Idle Hour Winery's Anna Marie dos Remedios "Winemaker of the Year" by the Madera Vintners Association.


    Friends in the Park

    It's been more than five months since Friends in the Park have provided their services at the Oakhurst Community Park. Since their disbursement in August the citizens of the community have eagerly voiced their concerns over the importance of keeping the park a community friendly place.


    YHS teacher undergoes sex change

    Gary Sconce, 56, has been an award-winning science and multi-media teacher at Yosemite High School for more than 20 years, but when he returns to campus on April 22 after spring break, he will be totally transformed from Gary Sconce to Karen Scot.

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