Opinion

Honesty is incredible

Editor, This afternoon I “freaked out” when I got home from shopping at Pioneer Market and could not find my wallet! I looked everywhere. It contained quite a bit of cash, my drivers license (of course) and a few credit cards. Yikes! I felt anxious and kinda sick. Called Pioneer and spoke with Josh in customer service. Told him what […]

Don’t force vaccinations

Editor, The state public health officer has issued a decree requiring California health care workers to be vaccinated against Covid 19 by Sept. 30. The Covid vaccines carry short-term risk. CDC VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) data indicates over 6,000 deaths and over 100,000 injuries may be vaccine related. The European Union vaccine reporting system numbers are even higher. […]

Card of Thanks

Richard C. Hutchinson wants to thank you, Mariposa friends, for your support after the loss of my wife, Nancy A. Hutchinson. I thank you for your kindness with your cards and/or attending Nancy’s memorial service at the Methodist church. During Nancy’s many years in Mariposa, she supported several activities in Mariposa, including Lushmeadows Social, Methodist Church UMW, Manna House, MCHS […]

First, do no harm

Editor, I have worked in the medical profession for decades. I felt honored to have the opportunity to assist in the care and healing of my patients. It felt like a sacred responsibility. The number one tenet taught in medical education is “Do no harm.” Frankly, I am very baffled by medical workers who refuse vaccination, and sometimes refuse to […]

Life on pause

Editor, Over four million people in the world dead in nearly two years from the novel coronavirus. If that’s not worth putting life on pause, what is? So what if you missed the birth of your child, if grandma had to die alone or if your teenager committed suicide from the torture of social isolation? After all, there’s a global […]

Come see animals galore!

 Editor, My name is Acelia Tilton. I am 13 years old and I am in the 4-H poultry project. I have been in the 4-H program for eight years. I have been in the poultry project for about four years. In these past years, I have gone between showing and selling market chickens and turkeys. This year we have bought […]

Support sought at auction

 Editor, My name is Michael-James Dulcich and I am raising pigs for the fair this year. I am 14 years old and will be a freshman in high school. This is my first year as part of the Mariposa FFA Chapter, but this is my fourth year showing pigs. This project helped me learn to manage my time and money […]

A swine of the times

 Editor, Hello! My name is Paige Shelton and I am 15 years old and a sophomore at Mariposa County High School. I’m currently playing volleyball and when I’m not doing that, I work at 1850. I have been very involved in FFA this year. I’ve participated in opening and closing ceremonies, the Creed Speaking competition, vet science and I’m the […]

FFA teaches me well

 Editor, My name is Elainna Dulcich and I am a senior at Mariposa County High School. I am a proud member of the Mariposa FFA Chapter and this is my fourth year raising market meat lambs. My SAE (Supervised Agriculture Experience) has taught me how to be responsible and care for another living thing as well as how to balance […]

Come see the female chickens

 Editor, Hello, my name is Cayden and this is my first year doing 4-H poultry and I would appreciate it if you came to meet me at the fair. I have four chickens, all female. Their breed is Cornish Chase. I got them on July 9. We refill their water and food regularly. I’m excited to show you how diligent […]


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