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Free Community Meals At Public Coffee House

NORTH FORK – Public Coffee House once again invites the community to join in and break bread together as they return to a month-end tradition and serve two free hot meals: a dinner on Friday and a breakfast on Saturday morning. The events are planned with the help of Manna House and all are welcome to attend. On Friday, April ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Apr. 21

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Apr. 15 to Sunday, Apr. 21, 2019. Oakhurst report of fraud On Tuesday, Apr. 16 at 10:22 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the Oakhurst substation in regards of a theft of funds from a bank account. A report was taken by ...

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Boot Camp Training To Become A Red Cross Shelter Volunteer

MARIPOSA – The American Red Cross of the Central Valley is hosting another pre-fire season Shelter Boot Camp training on Wednesday, May 1, through Friday, May 3, at New Life Christian Fellowship Church, 5089 Cole Road in Bootjack, Mariposa County. Anyone interested in training as a Red Cross disaster volunteer is encouraged to attend. This multi-evening offering of courses is ...

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Greenlight For Roundbout? Local Businessman Says Bad Idea

NORTH FORK — Supervisors are expected to vote next month on a plan to create Madera County’s first public roundabout. The circular intersection in which traffic flows in one direction around a central island could be built at the junction of Roads 225 and 274 in North Fork. The project has been the subject of many presentations and public meetings ...

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Growing Tomatoes In The Hot, Dry Sierra Foothills — Part Two

By Bob Labozetta —  Whether you sowed seeds in late February/early March or you purchase plants from a nursery or the Mariposa Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale, make sure your transplants are young, stocky seedlings instead of larger plants. They will establish more quickly and suffer less transplant shock, soon catching up in growth to larger plants. “Harden off” your ...

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North Fork Fire Department BBQ Features Helicopters And K9s

NORTH FORK – It’s time for the annual Tri-tip BBQ, put on by the North Fork Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. This year’s event is on Saturday, Apr. 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Fork School. This is the major fundraiser for the Auxiliary, whose members work hard all year to provide funds necessary to outfit Madera ...

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Yosemite Western Artists In A Sierra Foothill Garden

NORTH FORK — More than a dozen artists gathered in a local native garden this week, tools of their respective trades in hand, poised to capture the magic as a soft breeze blew and the Sierra sunlight gently dappled the grounds around them. When we heard that members of Yosemite Western Artists would convene for a plein air day at ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Apr. 14

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Apr. 8 to Sunday, Apr. 14, 2019. Coarsegold coroner’s report On Tuesday, April 9 at 5 p.m. deputies responded to a delayed coroner’s case that occurred at the 30000 block of Titan Drive. The primary physician is stipulating to the decedent’s cause ...

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Epic Lip Dub Honors Local Heroes

O’NEALS — Like our local first responders, Minarets annual all-school lip dub has gone above and beyond. First things first. A ‘lip dub’ is a type of creative expression that combines lip sync and audio dubbing to make a music video, and on Thursday, April 11 the entire Minarets student body and staff did just that. The lip dub is ...

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