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North Fork Chamber Launches Scholarship Fund

NORTH FORK – The North Fork Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting the business community, and with that vision in mind, they have started a College Scholarship Fund to support North Fork students graduating for Minarets High School. “We know financial assistance will not only meet the need, but will also motivate students to continue their education and become ...

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North Fork Scouts Celebrate 40 Years

Submitted by Dave Smith NORTH FORK – Scout Troop 357 has been providing a program for young people that builds character, teaches responsibility and offers educational activities since 1950. As the Boy Scouts of America marks its 104th anniversary helping to build the future leaders of the nation, Troop 357 celebrates its own 40 year milestone in North Fork. The ...

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Minarets Team Plans Bingo For A Cure For Carma

O’NEALS – Three senior students from Minarets High School are hosting a special event on Saturday, Mar. 29, from 12 – 3 p.m. It’s Bingo for a Cure, and proceeds will go toward the Relay for Life team the girls have created to honor a local three-year-old living with a brain stem tumor. Admission to Bingo for a Cure is ...

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Candidates Night In North Fork

NORTH FORK – The North Fork Boosters will host a Candidates Night on Tuesday, Apr. 8, at the North Fork Town Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Candidates for three County offices will have the opportunity to share their views on local issues and respond to written questions submitted by citizens.

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North Fork Murder Case Goes To Trial

MADERA COUNTY – A North Fork couple accused of murder were in Madera Superior Court on Monday, Mar. 17, for the conclusion of their preliminary hearing on the charges. Marc McMurrain, 35, and Jennifer McMurrain, 33, were arrested in early September 2013 after the body of Marc’s brother, Christopher Garrity, 29, was discover stuffed into a trash can on a ...

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Spring Valley School Hosts Tinker Fair

O’NEALS – “Come Tinker With Us,” reads the invitation to the community from Spring Valley School, where all are invited to join in a family-friendly showcase of invention, resourcefulness and creativity. The 1st annual Tinker Fair takes place on campus from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 22. The idea behind the experience is that students will show ...

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8th Graders Present "The Headless Horseman"

Written by Robyn Flory NORTH FORK – Rehearsals are winding down for the 25th annual Eighth Grade Play at North Fork School. This year’s play is “The Headless Horseman Rides Again,” a comedy adapted from Washington Irving’s Classic Story. Crafty Mr. Van Bloom wants Bronco Bones for a son-in-law so he can gain access to Bronco’s land holdings. His daughter ...

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NF Fire Dept Auxiliary Seeks Former Firefighters

NORTH FORK – The North Fork Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary is searching for names of firefighters who are now deceased, and who have served at Station 11. The Auxiliary will unveil a plaque at this year’s Tri-tip BBQ on Saturday, Apr. 26, honoring those who have served at the North Fork station.

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The Willow Creek History Tour

EASTERN MADERA COUNTY – The Coarsegold Historical Society is offering a new tour exploring the local area and its history. On May 17 and again on Sept. 20, The Willow Creek History Tour will explore the Willow Creek area near North Fork and Bass Lake, led by Marcia Penner Freedman, author of Willow Creek History – Tales of Cow Camps, ...

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