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2021 Sierra Tel Directory Focuses on the History of Sierra Telephone

OAKHURST – Sierra Tel, serving both Madera County Mountain Communities and Mariposa County, shared that its 2021 telephone directory is in celebration of the 125th Anniversary of Sierra Telephone, the main building block of the Sierra Tel Family. The 360 page directory tells the story of the beginnings of the company many years ago with the assistance of the local ...

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Solo Car Accident in O’Neals Results in Fatality

NORTH FORK – At approximately 8:40 am on Thursday Dec. 17th a solo car accident on Road 200 / Walker Grade in O’Neal’s, claimed the life of 53 year old George Sanchez of North Fork. Sanchez, driving a 2002 Toyota was travelling westbound on Road 200 at approximately 60 MPH. There was heavy rain fall with light traffic as Sanchez was ...

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Pizza Factory North Fork Has a New Owner

NORTH FORK, Calif. – Pizza Factory announced its newest franchise owner, James Silva, who has a long history with the neighborhood pizzeria concept. From throwing dough in the kitchen to managing operations at his college town’s Pizza Factory in Fowler, Silva is now transitioning into restaurant ownership, taking over operations at the existing North Fork restaurant and following the previous owner’s ...

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Small Local Businesses Raise Over $26,000 for Creek Fire Victims

MADERA COUNTY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – A mix of mountain folks came together to raise relief funds for those who lost their homes in the Creek Fire. Spearheading the fundraiser was local business owners Heather & Kim Lawson of Get Deerty/Lawson Studios LLC, and local artist Kirsten Casey of Blue Lotus, along with a mix of mountain folks from Shaver Lake, ...

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Is Minarets Heading the Right Way in Test Scores?

Submitted by Johanna Ziegler, student journalist for Minarets Press O’NEALS – Every year, Minarets juniors, along with high school juniors across the state, sit down to take the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress test (CAASPP). The purpose of the CAASPP test is to provide assessment information to schools and families, highlighting which areas in math and English students ...

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Yosemite High Students Exhibit in Fall Virtual Art Show

OAKHURST – The Yosemite High School (YHS) arts department would like to invite the public to view their fall virtual art show. These works are a compilation of some of the “greatest hits” from the Fall 2020 semester. Click here for a visual journey. YHS arts has been conducting zoom critiques of student work through this distance learning project and ...

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Sierra National Forest to Host a Public Meeting, Seeking Input for the 2022 California Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Funding Program

CLOVIS — The Sierra National Forest (SNF) is requesting public input for the California 2022 State Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program application cycle. Each year the State of California makes funding available through the OHMVR Grants Program. This Program provides financial assistance to eligible agencies and organizations (federal, city, county, nonprofit, etc.) who develop, maintain, ...

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Sierra National Forest Extends Sierra – Creek Fire Closure Order and Recreation Sites Through January 6

Clovis Calif., – The Sierra National Forest announces the extension of the Sierra – Creek Fire Closure Order through January 06, 2021. The purpose of Creek Fire Order No. 05-15-00-20-22 is to protect public and employee health and safety, along with protection of natural and cultural resources on the Sierra National Forest from December 10, 2020 – January 06, 2021. ...

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Cardiologist Hardik Patel, MD, joins Adventist Health Medical Offices

OAKJURST – Board-certified cardiologist Hardik Patel, MD, has joined the medical staff at Adventist Health Medical Office in Oakhurst, as well as Fowler and Selma. Patel specializes in general cardiology and cardiovascular disease. He provides diagnosis and treatment for patients with a wide range of cardiac conditions, including coronary artery disease, vascular heart disease, arrhythmias (arterial fibrillation) along with preventative ...

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