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NORTH FORK – As the community of North Fork welcomes a biomass energy plant at the old mill site, residents are being asked to voice their opinions on the project. Henry Swisher, a master of arts student at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, is conducting a research thesis on community-scale renewable energy projects as part of his M.A. ...

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Eastern Madera County Job Fair In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – Whether you’re looking for employment or hiring for staff positions, make note of the upcoming job fair in Oakhurst to find the latest information and best new career opportunities all under one roof. The Madera County Workforce Assistance Center invites individuals seeking jobs and businesses seeking employees to participate in the upcoming Eastern Madera County Job Fair, set ...

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Harold Tackett

Submitted by Tamara Tackett-Dent Harold O. Tackett left us peacefully, at his home in Coarsegold, California surrounded by his loving family, on February 23, 2015 at the age of 81. Harold was a quiet, humble man of many accomplishments that he would never mention. Instead he always chose to focus on helping those around him to feel good about what ...

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June Muller Vaughn

June Muller Vaughn, June 18th, 1920 – February 12th, 2015 June was born on June 18,1920, in Lacon Illinois to Ernest and Olive Butts. She was raised during the depression, and remembers her family growing their own vegetables, eating lots of potatoes, and her mother making mashed bean sandwiches to take to school for lunch. June married Theodore Schultz in ...

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Lloree Knowles Remembered

Written by Barbara Grow It has been said that the pen is mightier than the sword. In the life of Lloree Ellen Knowles, that was truly the case. A woman who lived a life, as long as many, before moving to North Fork in the early 80s to be near her daughter, Robin Ryan and son-in-law Richy Ryan. There, she ...

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North Fork Chooses Its Citizen Of The Year

NORTH FORK – Janet Wheeler has been chosen as Citizen of the Year for 2014, and was honored at a dinner on Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Town Hall. Janet is a Real Estate Broker at Century 21 Ditton Realty in North Fork, has been a leader in the community for many years, and has a reputation for being honest ...

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Grant Hall Wins Lions Club Speakers Contest

NORTH FORK – Top prize in the first round of the 78th annual Lions Club Student Speakers Contest was claimed by Minarets High School senior Grant Hall. The Club Level competition was held on Wednesday, Feb. 11, in North Fork, with five students addressing the subject “Water Conservation — How can we reduce, recycle and reclaim?” Each student is allotted ...

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New Turf For Talking Bear

OAKHURST – The world famous Talking Bear at the corner of Highway 41 and 426 is staying right where he is, while the ground around the iconic statue will soon be transformed. Owners of the property where the bear stands plan to remove the existing fading, water-guzzling grass with synthetic turf, in a move that will save precious water during ...

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E-Waste Recycle At Minarets

O’NEALS – If you have old electronics hanging around the house or garage just taking up space, you may want to know that Minarets High School is holding their first E-waste Drop-off Day, this Friday, Feb. 13.

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Oakhurst Radio Shack Stays Open Amid Corporate Bankruptcy

OAKHURST – Despite news that retail electronics franchise Radio Shack filed for bankruptcy on Thursday, Feb. 5, the local Radio Shack store in Oakhurst is reported to be staying open. It’s no surprise that Radio Shack has filed to reorganize under Chapter 11. The corporation has endured 11 consecutive quarterly losses and a stock-drop of about 90% over the last ...

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