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North Fork Scouts Christmas Tree Sales

NORTH FORK – The North Fork Scout Fund’s annual Christmas Tree Sale will begin on Saturday, December 2nd at the North Fork Library parking lot. Fresh, locally grown red fir (silver tip) in a variety of sizes through at least 16 ft. will be available. Tree sales will begin at 9 a.m. on the 2nd and continue daily until sold ...

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Celebration of Life for Charles Victor Sikora

Charles Victor Sikora November 27, 1931 – August 2, 2023 Charles is survived by Marilyn, his wife of seventy years; his three sons, Eric, Peter, and Victor, and their families. At the time of his passing, Chuck had seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, with one more on the way. Charles was an only child, born and raised in Stockton, California. ...

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Celebration of Life for Sarah “Sally” Ruth Swiecki

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Sarah “Sally” Ruth Swiecki  August 6, 1929 – June 19, 2023 With sadness, love and profound gratitude, the family of Sarah “Sally” Ruth Swiecki, age 93, announces her departure at the Oakhurst Board in Care on Wednesday, June 19, 2023. Sally, as known to those closest to her, was born August 6, 1929, in Grosnell, Arkansas, to parents Tom and ...

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Whiskey Fire Burns 83 Acres in North Fork

NORTH FORK–Monday, July 3rd, 2023, air and ground firefighters responded to a vegetation fire in the 59000 block of Road 225 in North Fork. Initial reports put the fire at 5 acres with a moderate rate of spread. The fire was burning in grass and oak woodland. Within a half-hour of the fire starting, it had burned 20 acres, and ...

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Whittier Man Dies in Whiskey Fire

NORTH FORK—The Madera County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is reporting that a 65 year old Whittier man has died as a result of the ongoing Whiskey Fire. MCSO states that at approximately 1:30pm on July 3, the man was driving a tractor on his property in the 59000 block of Road 225 in North Fork, when it is believed a brake ...

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History Mystery #120: North Fork Festival & Loggers Jamboree

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Prepared by Michael Owlyler. It wasn’t always called the Loggers Jamboree. In 1960, the “North Fork Festival” was organized to raise funds for the North Fork Boosters Club. Back then, the organization of the Festival included activities that tied to logging, at that time a mainstay of the community. Included in the activities of the North Fork Festival was a ...

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Staying Safe in the National Forests Memorial Day Weekend

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — With the strong storms and heavy snow over the past few months, some forest areas and sites are closed due to lingering snowpack, flooding or road damage. Crews are using all available resources to get these areas open and safe for the public to enjoy. “With the record precipitation we expect to be busy at our national ...

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It’s Bunco Time at Grace Community Church

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NORTH FORK — Get ready, everyone! It’s time for Bunco at Grace Community Church in North Fork. This event will be hosted by the North Fork Women’s Club and will be a great time for everyone. There’ll be prizes and snacks and the buy-in is only ten dollars, so we’ll see you there! Date & Time: Saturday, May 20, 2023, ...

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Alert: Motor Vehicle Accident Rd 222 & Auberry Rd

NORTH FORK–A motor vehicle accident has occurred near Road 222 and Auberry Road. A single vehicle is involved and has hit a sign and gone off the road over an embankment. Emergency responders are on scene. An air ambulance has been requested to respond to the North Fork Elementary Landing Zone (LZ). We will update this article when new information ...

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How a Gold Rush Era Lumber Town Struck Gold a Second Time

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Article written by Laurie Waskin of the Reel Cowboys. Special thanks to Kathryn Ellis, Chairperson of the North Fork History Group, for additional information. NORTH FORK — “North Fork” – the evocative name bestowed upon this idyllic 19th century town may sound familiar to western enthusiasts, along with an assumption the locale could have been coined by screenwriters similar to The ...

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