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Cinderella Comes To Town

Written by Tally Scott O’NEALS — The story of Cinderella is a family classic that many people, children and adults alike, are familiar with. This April, Minarets High School is putting on a production of Roger and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” This will be the school’s first-ever musical and will feature a fantastic cast full of students you may already know. The ...

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Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Annual Meeting

NORTH FORK — Local author Gaylen Lee will be sharing stories of the Mono as the featured speaker at the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Association annual meeting on Wednesday, Apr. 13 at 7 p.m. at the North Fork School. Gaylen is the author of Walking Where We Lived, Memoirs of a Mono Indian Family, and will be speaking on the ...

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K9 Teams Show Their Stuff At Oakhurst Park Event

OAKHURST — Law enforcement K9 teams will be demonstrating their skills for the public during a special event at Oakhurst Community Park on Saturday, Mar. 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Madera County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Madera County Deputy Sheriff’s Association, has launched a GoFundMe campaign to boost the number of K9 teams available to ...

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CHP Hosts “Coffee With A Cop” At Cool Bean Cafe

OAKHURST — Here’s an opportunity to meet your local CHP officers for coffee and conversation. Officers from the California Highway Patrol Oakhurst Area office will be available to sit and chat with community members in an informal, neutral space to discuss local issues, have coffee and build relationships. All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 7 ...

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Madera County Continues PCF Recruitment Efforts

BONADELLE RANCHOS – With another fire season rapidly approaching, Madera County Fire Department is struggling county-wide to shore up its dwindling numbers of volunteer/Paid Call Firefighters (PCFs). In an effort to bolster the PCF ranks, a recruitment event and open house was held Saturday at Madera County Fire Company 19 in Bonadelle Ranchos. According to Co. 19 PCF Captain Peter ...

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North Fork Man Airlifted For Gunshot Wound

NORTH FORK — Madera County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a shooting that took place at about 4 a.m. on Tuesday, Mar. 22, in North Fork. According the the Sheriff’s Office, an unidentified 35-year-old male was the victim of a gunshot wound to the leg and was transported to the Cal Fire Station on Road 200, and airlifted to Community Regional ...

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Wood Cutting Permits Available April 1st

CLOVIS – The Sierra National Forest will resume selling Personal Use Wood Cutting Permits next Friday for the Apr. 1 through Nov. 30 season. All permits will be valid only for Sierra National Forest lands and do not include private property, and will be available at the North Fork, Prather and Clovis Forest Service offices beginning on Friday, Apr. 1. ...

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Deadly Outbreak Infographics Donated To Children’s Hospital

Written by Kaitlin Morgan — O’NEALS — Diseases that have been long eradicated by vaccines have been re-emerging for a variety of reasons around the world. As a result, sophomore students enrolled in Miss Morgan’s World History at Minarets High School investigated these reasons as part of their project-based learning about the Industrial Revolution. This knowledge, however, was not kept ...

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North Fork Couple Sentenced In Brother’s Killing

MADERA COUNTY – A North Fork couple who pleaded guilty in January to killing the husband’s brother back in 2013 have been sentenced to a combined 30 years in prison. On Feb. 22 in Madera Superior Court, Judge Rigby sentenced Marc McMurrain, age 37, to 22 years behind bars for voluntary manslaughter. His wife Jennifer McMurrain, 35, was sentenced to ...

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Cal Fire Already Staffing Up For Fire Season

SACRAMENTO – With spring now taking hold in California, Cal Fire is already staffing up for fire season, while focusing the efforts of its crews on preventing large and damaging wildfires. Recent rains have been a welcome sight to drought parched California, but Cal Fire says their firefighters are not letting their guard down; instead they are training for another ...

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