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Thanksgiving Dinner Tonight at Hillside Baptist Church

NORTH FORK – The Hillside Baptist Church will be holding their annual fundraiser tonight, and everyone is invited to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner. One of the biggest outreach ministries at Hillside Baptist is the kids program on Wednesdays. The fundraiser will support that program, along with helping to send kids to camp in the summer. David Novell and Chuck Thrapp, ...

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Local Musicians Perform In Clovis

Three mountain area musicians are taking their show on the road, and joining three Fresno area musicians to present a concert of chamber music, from Mozart to the modern era. The concert is Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno. The group will be performing works by well-known composers, as well as new music by two mountain ...

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Spring Valley School Receives First 5 Grant

O’NEALS – Spring Valley School is the recipient of a $2,500 grant to cover much-needed supplies for the school’s transitional kindergarten (TK) and kindergarten, awarded by First 5 of Madera County. TK was created by a California law, passed in 2010, called the Kindergarten Readiness Act. TK offers children with birthdays between September and December a developmentally appropriate curriculum in ...

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North Fork Mono Tribe Deserves Their Casino

Guest Column written by Richard Lehman – “Reservation shopping” and “off reservation casinos” are clever phrases used by opponents to vilify efforts by the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians to acquire land for gaming purposes. Yet, an extensive eight year review by United States Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Indian Affairs spanning two administrations, and an ...

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Minarets FFA Students Bring Home National Honors

O’NEALS – Six students returned home to Minarets High School as National Champions, after reaping top honors at the prestigious Future Farmers of America (FFA) competition in parliamentary law and procedure, Parli Pro, held over three days in Indianapolis, Indiana. During the FFA Parliamentary Procedure Career Development Event (CDE), teams conduct a mock chapter meeting to show their knowledge of ...

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Walking Where We Lived: Memoirs of a Mono Indian Family

Gaylen D. Lee has written an account of the personal history of his North Fork Mono family. In his book he covers six generations and their struggles with the treatment, problems and survival of the North Fork Indians. [From the Forward section of the book:] This is a view that most never see: the perspective of American Indians themselves on ...

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'Monster Soup' Plays One More Weekend

NORTH FORK — You still have a chance to catch Squirrel Cage Theatre’s “Monster Soup” this weekend, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 & 3, at the North Fork Town Hall. Tim Kelly’s ghoulish hit is full of surprises. It’s the story of a family of ghouls being harassed by Lawyer Fleasom, the meanest man in Graveyard Corners. It’s a hilarious ...

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Family-Oriented Fall Festival Benefits North Fork School

NORTHFORK – Families are invited to a fabulous Fall Festival at North Fork School on Friday, Oct. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. in NFS Kennedy Hall. Admission is free and tickets for attractions and concessions will be sold at the door for 25 cents each. Visitors can stroll through a patch where pumpkins are available for purchase from $1 ...

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North Fork Chili Cookoff Winners

NORTH FORK — The much-anticipated chili cookoff at the North Fork Town Hall brought folks from all over the area to sample a wide variety of spicy delights. The North Fork Women’s Club sponsors this event every year, and it is a favorite of the fall season. In addition to the 7 different styles of chili, there is also a ...

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Artist Spotlight: Madeline Jacquot

North Fork artist Madeline Jacquot worked her way through quite a few different media before she found the one she really loved. “I’ve done photography, oils, watercolors, ceramics and stained glass – I still do, sometimes. They were all good, and I enjoyed doing them,” she said. But then she discovered glass. Shimmering, multi-colored bits, balls and sheets of glass.

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