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Body Discovered In North Fork, Arrest Made

NORTH FORK – The end of Willow Creek Drive in North Fork has been taped off as a crime scene as investigators begin the work of processing the scene and learning the identity of a deceased person discovered on a property near the end of the road. According to Erica Stuart, Madera County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer, deputies had ...

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Math? We've Got An App For That

Submitted by Minarets High School O’NEALS – When freshmen walked into their Math classes at Minarets High School this year, it was clear that things were different. With Common Core State Standards being implemented statewide, the staff at Minarets decided to take advantage of the change in philosophy. Minarets, which prides itself on a 21st century approach, is tackling Math ...

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Squirrel Cage Theatre Auditions For Fall Show

Submitted by the Squirrel Cage Theatre Company – NORTH FORK – The Squirrel Cage Theatre Company is holding auditions for their fall show – a fun twist on the tale of “Rip Van Winkle,” who, for purposes of this show, lives near Peckinpah meadow. Auditions are Sunday, Sept 8, at 2 p.m., and Monday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. at ...

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Boy Scouts Learn About Firefighting Up Close

Written by Scoutmaster Dave Smith NORTH FORK – The Scouts of Boy Scout Troop 357, North Fork, spent Saturday, Aug. 17, learning about fire suppression and some of the effects of the Aspen Fire. The Scouts began the day by touring North Fork Volunteer Fire Station 11. While there, they were able to view the water tender, engine and squad ...

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Lions Club Serves Up Pancakes This Saturday

NORTH FORK – The North Fork Lions Club will be cooking up one of their famous pancake breakfasts this Saturday, Aug. 31, at the North Fork Rec Center from 7 – 10 a.m. This is one of three fundraisers the Lions put on during the year, and helps to fund their many projects in the North Fork area.

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Minarets Art Teacher Receives $3K Grant

O’NEALS — Minarets art teacher Jillian Gamble was awarded an Adopt-a-Teacher grant by the Madera County Schools Foundation, the first of its kind. Granville Homes donated $3,000 to be used in Gamble’s art classes throughout the year. “Ms. Gamble will have the necessary funds to supplement her classes with essential tools and supplies to create art projects with numerous students ...

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Two Fires Burning Near North Fork

NORTH FORK – The fierce lightning storm that hammered the area last night sparked two fires when trees were struck by lightning on Peckinpah Mountain. The Cascadel Fire has been contained at two acres, burning in conifer and brush. Crew 195 from Minarets Workstation has the blaze under control, and is in the process of mop-up. The Whiskey Fire, in ...

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Town Hall Meeting With Tom McClintock

NORTH FORK – Congressman Tom McClintock will be the speaker at a Town Hall style meeting sponsored by the North Fork Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the North Fork Rancheria Community Center from 2 to 3 p.m. Issues of concern that the congressman will be addressing include the yellow-legged frog and Yosemite toad, proper management of the ...

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Free Watercolor Techniques Classes

NORTH FORK – Phyllis Overstreet will present a free demonstration of the techniques of watercolor painting on Sunday, Aug. 18, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Greater North Fork Gallery at the old mill site. Overstreet is a North Fork artist who paints a variety of subject matter including landscapes, still life and florals. She paints both local scenes ...

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42nd Annual Indian Fair Days and Pow Wow

NORTH FORK- The 42nd Annual Indian Fair Days and Pow Wow took place last weekend in North Fork, with over 1,000 people coming out for the celebration. Always held the first weekend in August, this two day event features Native American dance competition, food vendors, hand crafted Native American arts, and demonstrations of traditional dances and games. Here are some ...

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