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Jean Butterfield Celebrates Her First CD

Acoustic Americana Folk-Grass: Butterfield holds two CD release parties this weekend OAKHURST – Multi-talented singer, songwriter and local musician Jean Butterfield has scheduled two events to mark the release of her first CD, Brothers In Time. Butterfield is a frequent and favorite performer in the mountain area, and has just been nominated as the 2013 Female Vocalist for the Northern ...

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Winners Chosen In Road Naming At Mill Site

Submitted by the NFCDC NORTH FORK – On Sept. 25, the Community Development Council (CDC) launched a contest to name two roads at the mill site. One is the road on which the new fire station is located. The other is a cul-de-sac off of that road. You can see the map below. Sixty submissions were received. In some cases, ...

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Mono Tribe To Pay Chukchansi To Mitigate Impact

MADERA COUNTY – The North Fork Mono Rancheria hopes to break ground on their new casino early next year. The 305-acre project is located adjacent to Highway 99, between Avenue 17 and 18, just north of Madera. Charles Banks-Altekruse, owner of CA Consulting, and Communications Team member for the North Fork Mono Rancheria, addressed a Town Hall meeting in Oakhurst ...

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Win A Cord Of Wood – Support The Library

NORTH FORK – Raffle tickets are now on sale for a cord of wood, with proceeds going to help support the North Fork Friends of the Library (FOL). Tickets for the wood, which was donated by Rob Russell, can be purchased at the library, and will also be on sale at the Christmas Bazaar on Dec. 1 at the North ...

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Biomass Project Moves Forward In North Fork

NORTH FORK – The North Fork Community Development Council is working with a project team to develop a small combined heat and power generation facility at the North Fork Mill Site. The project is a strategic step to produce green energy and develop economic uses for forest biomass material generated as a result of forest management and hazardous fuels treatment ...

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North Fork Lions Build New Sidewalks At Town Hall

NORTH FORK – A hard-working contingent from the North Fork Lions Club was out bright and early on Wednesday, Nov. 14, pouring concrete for a new sidewalk at the North Fork Town Hall. The walkway runs from the front door of the Town Hall to the stairs that lead to the upper parking lot.

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Veterans Bring History To Life For Minarets Film Makers

O’NEALS – When a Black Hawk helicopter touched down on the broad expanse of lawn at Minarets High School on Tuesday, Nov. 13, it was just the beginning of a day set aside to honor our veterans. More than 20 veterans volunteered to come to the school and tell their stories, sharing real-life experience with students who have been learning ...

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Thanksgiving Dinner Tonight at Hillside Baptist Church

NORTH FORK – The Hillside Baptist Church will be holding their annual fundraiser tonight, and everyone is invited to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner. One of the biggest outreach ministries at Hillside Baptist is the kids program on Wednesdays. The fundraiser will support that program, along with helping to send kids to camp in the summer. David Novell and Chuck Thrapp, ...

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Local Musicians Perform In Clovis

Three mountain area musicians are taking their show on the road, and joining three Fresno area musicians to present a concert of chamber music, from Mozart to the modern era. The concert is Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno. The group will be performing works by well-known composers, as well as new music by two mountain ...

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Spring Valley School Receives First 5 Grant

O’NEALS – Spring Valley School is the recipient of a $2,500 grant to cover much-needed supplies for the school’s transitional kindergarten (TK) and kindergarten, awarded by First 5 of Madera County. TK was created by a California law, passed in 2010, called the Kindergarten Readiness Act. TK offers children with birthdays between September and December a developmentally appropriate curriculum in ...

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