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Veterans Honored In North Fork Monday

NORTH FORK – North Fork will celebrate Memorial Day with two observances on Monday, May 27. The first will take place at the Military Wall at Gas ‘n Stuff at 12 noon. Everyone is invited to attend, and anyone who wears a uniform, past or present, is encouraged to wear it on this day, from Scouts to Vets. The ceremony ...

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Children Of Inmates Will Hear "Daddy's Voice"

NORTH FORK – One of the consequences of parents ending up in prison is the loss of a mother or father to their young children. JoAnn Griffin has been working for more than a decade to fill that void in hundreds of children’s lives. In the spring of 2002, JoAnn and her husband Mal read a story in a teacher’s ...

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North Fork Students Tackle Shakespeare

Written by Robyn Flory NORTH FORK – Shakespeare can be challenging for anyone, and the kids at North Fork School tackled every aspect of their performance, memorizing lines, learning backstage “tech” cues and dancing! On Friday, May 17, 49 students in 6th and 7th grade performed scenes from “Julius Caesar,” “A Midsummer’s Night Dream,” and a composite of “Macbeth.”

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Ponderosa Internet Problems Tied To Modem

NORTH FORK – Some residents who have Ponderosa Internet have been experiencing problems connecting to email and the web over the weekend. It seems that a particular modem is the culprit, and they will help you get back online if you give them a call. Ponderosa has posted this item on their website:

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Dream Becomes Reality In North Fork

NORTH FORK – Friday, May 10 was a day folks in North Fork have worked towards for almost a decade. It was the dedication of the North Fork Volunteer Fire Department Station #11. Through collaboration between the North Fork Community Development Council (CDC), the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians and the County of Madera, along with lots of hard ...

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Wrecked Jeep Abandoned On Cascadel Road

NORTH FORK – A motor vehicle accident on Road 233 tonight left passersby and first responders wondering what happened to the occupants. When residents on their way up the hill on Cascadel Road came upon a Jeep flipped onto its roof in the middle of northbound lane, they stopped to render assistance, but no one was in the vehicle.

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Sierra Cowboy Riders Entertain At CRCD Fundraiser

NORTH FORK – Tim Johnson, who played seven years with Sons of San Joaquin, and his new band, the Sierra Cowboy Riders will entertain all comers at the CRCD Spring Fling, May 18, at North Fork Town Hall. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. with a no-host, bar, auction and silent auction. Supervisor Tom Wheeler will be BBQ crew chief for ...

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Bear Hit By SUV On Road 223

NORTH FORK – A bear was struck and killed by a vehicle on Road 223 this afternoon, just south of Taylor Ridge Road. Shortly before 2:30 p.m. on Friday May 10, the bear came out of the brush on the west side of the road and into the path of a Chevy Suburban traveling north on Road 223.

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Sierra Video Closes After 26 Years

NORTH FORK – After more than 26 years in business on North Fork’s main street, Sierra Video will be closing its doors at the end of the month. What has been a mainstay in the community for decades will be sorely missed, not only because folks won’t be able to pick up a movie on their way up the mountain, ...

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North Fork Volunteer Fire Station Dedication

Fire Station Ribbon Cutting Ceremony On Friday, May 10 – NORTH FORK – The mountain community of North Fork will dedicate its recently-completed 3,200-square-foot volunteer fire station at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, May 10th at 11 a.m. The new facility, located at 33400 Douglas Ranger Station Road and costing more than $1 million, was the product of an ...

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