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Madera County Holds Second Battle of the Books

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NORTH FORK — The Flying Books from North Fork Elementary School won the second annual Battle of the Books 3rd-4th grade competition for Madera County. The Reading Ravens, from Sherman Thomas STEM Academy were named champions of the Battle of the Books 5th-6th grade competition. The top three teams battled it out in a winner-take-all Grand Challenge. Rivergold Readers came ...

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North Fork Scout Fund Christmas Trees Sold Out

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NORTH FORK — The North Fork Scout Fund Christmas tree lot has sold out for 2022. Due to weather conditions, the Scouts were only able to obtain 70% of the trees that were sold last year. Despite the rain on opening weekend, this reduced number of trees sold out quickly. The Scout troop regrets that they were unable to meet ...

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North Fork Boosters to Honor Claudia Box With BBQ Dinner

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NORTH FORK — Join us in honoring the hard-working, kind, and generous woman who has owned and operated Box Feed in North Fork for over 42 years. The North Fork Boosters and the North Fork Chamber of Commerce will be holding a retirement party for former Box Feed owner Claudia Box on Saturday, December 17, at the North Fork Town Hall. ...

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Road Restrictions on State Routes 49, 132 and 140

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TRAFFIC ADVISORY – Mariposa County MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform various operations next week on State Routes 49, 132, and 140. Work is scheduled as follows: Route 49 • The right shoulder will be closed for utility work from the California Ranger Station to Joe Howard Road beginning Monday, December 12, through Friday, December ...

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Weekend Winter Traffic Advisory

STOCKTON—The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) wants to remind motorists to be prepared for heavy winter storms in the valley, foothills, and mountains beginning today into this weekend. According to the National Weather Service, moderate snow is forecast above 3,500 feet today (December 8) into early Friday. A stronger system is expected to bring Valley rain, heavy mountain snow, and ...

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Grace Community Church to Provide Christmas Baskets

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NORTH FORK — Grace Community Church will be providing Christmas baskets for North Fork residents on Thursday, December 22, 2022, from 10 a.m. until noon, or while supplies last. The church has provided Christmas baskets for North Fork residents for over 30 years. Please drive through and volunteers will place the food in your car.           ...

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Weekend Storm Could Pack A Punch

GATEWAY COMMUNITIES — Get ready for a big weather change again this weekend. For much of this week, we’ve been experiencing dry, cold, and foggy conditions, but that’s about to change. A very strong storm system is expected to impact Central California and The Sierra Nevada Saturday and Sunday. As always, Sierra News Online will be here monitoring and reporting ...

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Oakhurst Outpouring to Host 15th Annual Christmas Dinner

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OAKHURST — Oakhurst Outpouring will be hosting their 15th Annual Oakhurst Christmas Dinner at the Oakhurst Community Center this year! Dinner will be Friday, December 23, from 4 – 8 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact the event coordinator Rebecca Simon at 559-676-9101 or by e-mail at oakhurstoutpouring@gmail.com. Christmas is the time to bring the community together to celebrate ...

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PBA Info Session and Christmas VBS Coming Up

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — We’ve got two important events happening this week that you don’t want to miss. There were be a Prescribed Burn Association information session tomorrow night at the South Gate Brewing Company and a Christmas Vacation Bible School at the Calvary Chapel of the Sierra on Saturday. We’ll see you there! Prescribed Burn Association Information Session Thursday, December ...

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Ask the DMV – Their Most Convenient Online Services!

’Tis the season to utilize the DMV’s most convenient Online Services!  SACRAMENTO — The DMV knows how busy the holiday season can be. You can renew your vehicle registration, update your address, chat with a DMV virtual assistant, and so much more from the convenience of your phone, computer, or tablet. Check some stress off your list this year by ...

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