About ohtadmin

They got into the holiday spirit

By ohtadmin | December 28, 2017

Woodland Elementary School’s kindergarteners showed up to the school’s holiday program dressed up and ready to perform. The young students opened up the program with “Jingle Bells” and “It Must Be Santa.” Kindergarten teacher Sally Stitt accompanied on the piano while kindergarten teacher Michelle Jones directed the students. Woodland’s program this year, presented by K-4th grade classes, was held at […]

IN BRIEF…

By ohtadmin | December 28, 2017

Lion’s Club slates Crab Feed The annual Lions Club of Mariposa Crab Feed is set for Feb. 3 , 2018. It is the largest fundraiser of the year for the club. There will be an auction that features many prizes, including a hunting trip for two to New Zealand. Tickets are $45 per person. Table decorating will be at 4:30 […]

Paying respect to veterans from all across United States

By ohtadmin | December 21, 2017

Editor’s note: We received the following letter as well as other information in the mail and want to share it with our readers. Editor, It is the eve of the bombing of Parl Harbor and I decided to send you a memento of a local World War II Army Air Corps veteran I have had in my possession for several […]

Local author pens first book and has more now in process

By ohtadmin | December 21, 2017

A local author has penned her first book. Ruth Clark is the author of “Odyssey, The Story of a Lovelorn Xenophobe and Her Turbulent Voyage to the Romantic Isle of Set Free!” “I’ve written newspaper and magazine articles, essays, plays, songs and poetry, but this is my first work of fiction,” said Clark, of Mariposa. A transplant from Los Angeles, […]

Wood not ready to close book on library service

By ohtadmin | December 21, 2017

From left, Merle Wood, Janet Chase-Williams (librarian) and Lorna Pollock (local artist) are shown holding paintings of Wood which were created by Pollock. Photo by Matt JohnsonYou know you’ve made a difference in a community when there is a location named after you. Merle’s Room, located at the Mariposa County Library, pays tribute to Merle Wood, who has overseen the […]

Third graders in County given dictionaries from Rotary

By ohtadmin | December 21, 2017

From left, in the back row, school board member Judy Eppler and Rotarians Ron Iudice, Barbara Silva, Thomas Cooke, Mike Fagalde, Debbie Peters, Wayne Schulz and Susan Robinson stand with third graders at MES as they display the dictionaries. Photos by Matt JohnsonThird graders in Mariposa County received an early Christmas gift last week. The students were given free dictionaries, […]

ABC donors help fund many activities

By ohtadmin | December 21, 2017

ABC board members Debra Rockwood, Tara Schiff (Career Lunch coordinator), Carol Hart, Jill Harry (president), Naoko Kada (UC Merced lab tours coordinator), Ruth Smiley and Kathlen Pfeffer (treasurer) are shown. Not pictured are David James (vice president) and Jennifer Rider. Submitted photoThe Mariposa County High School Academic Booster Club’s end of year donation campaign is still in the works. ABC […]

Limited number of scholarships are now available for California Naturalist Program

By ohtadmin | December 21, 2017

The UC Merced Vernal Pools and Grassland Preserve, the Merced County UC Cooperative Extension Office, and the Upper Merced River Watershed Council are sponsoring the California Naturalist Program at UC Merced from Feb. 15 to April 26, 2018. Students in the California Naturalist Program will become part of a committed corps of volunteer naturalists and citizen scientists, equipped with the […]

Marudee honored for her musical talents

By ohtadmin | December 21, 2017

Natalee MarudeeA Sierra Foothill Charter School student received an honor last month. Natalee Marudee was named music student of the month of November. Teacher Gail Vanderslik made the announcement this December. “She is being awarded this honor for her excellence in music,” said Vanderslik. Natalee is the daughter of Amy and Paul Marudee. She is 10 years old and in […]

Snyder named Student of Month at Greeley Hill

By ohtadmin | December 21, 2017

Marley Jane SnyderThird grade student Marley Jane Snyder is the Outstanding Student of the Month at Greeley Hill Elementary School. School representatives said Snyder is respectful and kind to everyone. She earned the school’s P.R.E.P. award for the first trimester. P.R.E.P. is the school motto and the acronym for, Prepared, Responsible, Engaged and Positive. She exemplifies all of these characteristics. […]