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Volney Dunavan – A Celebration Of Life

NORTH FORK – A celebration of the life of Volney Dunavan will be held on Sunday, Nov. 8, at the North Fork Town Hall from 2 to 4 p.m. Volney lost her battle with cancer on Sept. 28, 2015, at the age of 74. The community is invited to share their stories and memories of Volney on Nov. 8 at ...

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Huge Fall Festival Honors Local Firefighters

Written by Lisa Clark NORTH FORK – The countdown is on for the Fall Festival honoring our firefighters at the Putney Ranch, now the Siderman’s Family Camp and Conference Center. An amazing day is planned packed full of sunshine, food, beer, wine, apple martinis, dance, bingo, kiddie games crafts, hay rides, paint ball, archery, crafts vendors, cash prize cupcake contest, ...

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Life-Changing Event For Rescuers And Rescued

NORTH FORK – A medical emergency on Road 221 on Saturday morning resulted in a bicyclist being airlifted to St. Agnes hospital, but ended with what has been described by the family as a miracle. Mike Nolen, 61, of North Fork was riding his bike about a half-mile north of the Bass Fork Minit Market when he lost consciousness. Passerby ...

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Origami Fall and Christmas Decorations Workshop

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Library is hosting a workshop presented by Carla Hyatt from Bakersfield. At the class, participants will make two sculpted Christmas wreaths and a Thanksgiving pumpkin. Carla will teach her audience how to use the ancient art of folding paper into various artistic shapes. Carla is a retired math teacher and often used origami to demonstrate mathematic ...

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Don’t Be Afraid To Support Your Local School

Written by Dylan Castleman — This year’s Minarets annual Haunted House will be held on Friday, Oct. 30, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Minarets Gym. There also will be a Trunk or Treat on the grass field outside of the gym. We are asking for donations of candy and seeking more participants for anyone interested in helping out. ...

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SkyLife Lands On Road 221 For Medical Emergency

NORTH FORK – Emergency personnel responded to reports of bicyclist struck by a vehicle on Road 221 this morning near Bass Fork Minit Market. The call came in at 8:45 a.m., and upon arriving at scene, Cal Fire Engine 4255 and Madera County Station 11 firefighters found a man who had apparently suffered some sort of medical episode while riding ...

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Truck And Trailer Roll-Over Near Fine Gold Creek

NORTH FORK – A single-vehicle rollover on Road 200 blocked traffic for over two hours last night near the Fine Gold Creek bridge west of North Fork. Just after 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13, a Ford pickup pulling a trailer was traveling westbound on Road 200 just west of the bridge, at what was described by CHP as “an ...

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North Fork Women’s Club Chili Cook-Off

NORTH FORK – Ladies and gentlemen, prepare your taste buds for delight, as the North Fork Women’s Club (NFWC) invites the community to their annual Chili Cook-Off and Pie and Cake Bake off on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Bandit Town, formerly known as Old Town. Proceeds from the family-friendly event go toward scholarships for ...

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Public Meeting On Italian Bar Road Bridge Replacement

NORTH FORK  – Fresno County is hosting a public workshop to discuss the Italian Bar Road Bridge Replacement Project. The bridge connects Madera and Fresno Counties over the San Joaquin River just north of Redinger Lake. An Open House is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 22, at the North Fork Elementary School cafeteria, from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be ...

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Fall Festival At Putney Ranch Honors Firefighters

Written by Lisa Clark – NORTH FORK – Low drum roll in the distance — Friends, we have contacted the North Fork Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary and they have embraced this special Fall Festival day planned for Sunday, Nov. 1, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., at the former Putney Ranch Camp located off Road 274 in North Fork. This ...

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