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Forrest Kirk Lewis

Dearest Friends and Family, Our dear Forrest has died. He was brother, son, partner, father, friend, nephew, cousin, coworker, big help and smile bringer to many of us. He died suddenly, collapsing into Aimee’s arms. Although his time on Earth was way too short, he left from a place of good health and happiness, having achieved most recently great satisfaction ...

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Betty Lyons – A Life Remembered

Written by Barbara Grow If you were to Google “Betty Lyons, North Fork” and you might be surprised at the number and variety of pages that pop up. To those who knew Betty, it would be no surprise at all. She had her hand in anything that had to do with helping and reaching out to others. She had a ...

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My Friend, Betty Lyons

Written by Robyn Flory For me Betty Lyons has always had “Spirit!!” Last week North Fork lost this very special lady who kept all of us always “on our toes.” She had a way of asking all the hard questions when anyone else would have looked the other way. She was a real “firecracker!!”

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An Evening Of Whine And Noses

Join the Eastern Madera County SPCA to help raise funds for the new Animal Care and Adoption Center. On Friday, July 6th, Western Sierra Nursery will be hosting “An Evening of Whine and Noses” from 6-8pm. Your $10 donation will not only help to get this new facility built, but will provide you with an evening of fun. There will ...

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Train Hits Pickup In Madera

A Union Pacific (UP) freight train traveling south through Madera collided with a pickup on Thursday, June 28, at about 10:30am. A couple on vacation in their motor home, towing the pickup behind, were crossing the UP tracks west bound on Clevelend Avenue when the motor home died. The driver made several attempts to re-start the motor home without success. ...

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Fire Near O'Neals

A grass fire that consumed some 9 acres near O’Neals has been contained, controlled and extinguished, according to Cal Fire. The fire, which started on Wednesday near the intersection of Hiway 41 and Road 200, did not threaten any structures, and no injuries have been reported. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

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Celebrate America With The Oakhurst Community Band

The Mountain Christian Center will be hosting the “Celebrate America” concert on Sunday, July 1st, at 6:30pm. In celebration of the Fourth of July, the Oakhurst Community Band will perform a medley of patriotic music, Henry Mancini selections, Big Band tunes, and recognize our American veterans. This 45-piece band has become a mountain treasure. In addition to providing spectacular concerts, ...

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Visit The NF History Group At Jamboree

The mission of the North Fork History Group is “Gathering, Preserving and Sharing the History of a Community,” and as the Loggers Jamboree approaches, there is heightened interest in the history of the Central Sierra. The keepers of that history are the dedicated folks of the North Fork History Group. They are a collective weath of information about the area ...

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Jarrod 4 Mayor Campaign Rides the Rails

More than 100 people braved the absolutely perfect weather to ride the 12:30 train at the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad Sunday for a good cause. All the money raised went to the Children’s Museum of the Sierra, as the event was part of the Jarrod 4 Mayor Honorary Mayor Race.

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53rd Annual Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree

The chips will be flying in North Fork this weekend as the Annual Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree returns to the exact center of California. As the mountains echo with the sounds of hot power saws, and the smell of newly cut wood puts us in mind of a bygone era, visitors and residents alike will be enjoying the action-packed competition of ...

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