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Minarets Offers Vocational Training at Water-School

O’NEALS – In his book, “The Great Thirst: Californians and Water,” historian Norris Hundley Jr. said the Golden State has the “largest, most productive and most controversial water system” in the world, mostly referring to its scarcity and practices of distribution. The California water industry provides drinking water and wastewater to residential, commercial and industrial sectors amounting to about 30 ...

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Dance, Romance, And Top-Flight Musicians This Valentine's Day

NORTH FORK – Singles and couples alike are invited to an evening of music, dining and dancing as the Squirrel Cage Theatre Co. presents a Valentine’s Dinner & Dance, at the North Fork Town Hall on Friday, Feb. 15. Dinner will be a sit-down affair, complete with personal service, in an elegant setting created by the theater group. Guests can ...

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Talent Show At North Fork School – Support The Arts!

NORTH FORK – Students, teacher and parents are busy at the North Fork School this week, in preparation for a Talent Show this Friday, Feb. 1, raising funds to keep music and drama alive in their school. Robyn Flory, Fine Arts Specialist at the school for over 20 years, says it will be an evening of many surprises. “The acts ...

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The Forgotten War, The Forgotten Soldiers

NORTH FORK – While folks around the mountain area were enjoying a warm and festive holiday season with friends and relatives, there were many families with an empty chair at the dinner table. That’s because these families have a son or daughter, mom or dad, brother or sister who is serving their country in some far-away land. Those absent loved-ones ...

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Icy Roads Contribute To Wreck Near Thornberry Road

NORTH FORK – Icy conditions and deer jumping into the road are a recipe for mishap this time of year, as a young woman from North Fork learned yesterday. On Monday, Jan. 14, at 8:15 a.m., she was driving her 1997 Chevy Venture northbound on Road 223, just south of the Thornberry Road (420) turnoff, when a deer apparently ran ...

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North Fork To Choose Its Citizen Of The Year

NORTH FORK – Someone (or two) will join the ranks of past local luminaries when the town of North Fork bestows upon one of its own, the title of “Citizen of the Year.” The tradition began back in 1979, when the very first designee, Marilyn Coelho, was singled out as someone deserving of recognition. Since then, local residents are given ...

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Local Christmas Bird Counts Successful

Annual Christmas bird counts last month in Mariposa, Oakhurst and Yosemite yielded fewer birds than last year, yet organizers of the three local events nonetheless judged them successful–and, as always, fun! The counts were part of the National Audubon Society’s 113th Christmas Bird Count, an annual avian census held between Dec. 14, 2012 and Jan. 5, 2013. Begun on Christmas ...

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Minarets Key Club Members Decorate Floats For 2013 Rose Parade

O’NEALS – Key Club members from Minarets High School left town in the wee early hours of the morning on Sunday, Dec. 30, and made their way south to Pasadena, California. What was their mission? These 9 young leaders were off to decorate floats for the renowned Tournament of Roses Parade. Float decorating Key Club members include Hayden Righter, Michaela ...

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Pottery Barn & Martha Stewart Order From Local Tree Farm

NORTH FORK – With Christmas just around the corner, family owned and run Silvertip Tree Farm still has a good selection of silvertip Christmas trees, also known as California Red Fir (Abies Magnifica). Starting this weekend, the prices are deeply discounted for even the freshest of trees. Jim and Gena Hopkins are the proprietors of Silvertip Tree Farm, along with ...

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