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All Roads Lead To The 33rd Annual Raymond Parade

RAYMOND — The 33rd annual Raymond Parade, sponsored by the Raymond Community Association, steps off on Saturday, Apr. 20 at high noon. Come rain or shine, this event promises great old-time fun, so bring the kids and set up your chairs to enjoy a day with family and friends. As always, the roads will be closed during the parade and ...

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Road 800 Repairs Finished Ahead Of Schedule And Under Budget

RAYMOND – Repair work on Road 800 north of Raymond was completed late Monday and the road has reopened, according to Madera County Public Works Director Ahmad Alkhayyat. The sparsely traveled county road was completely washed out in several places during an early February storm, including one 15- by 20-foot chasm where several large culverts were ripped out. Alkhayyat said ...

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Supervisor Tom Wheeler Hosts Town Hall Meeting In Raymond

RAYMOND – Madera County District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will hold the next in his series of Town Hall meetings on Thursday, Mar. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Raymond-Knowles Elementary School cafeteria. There will be a report on water and natural resources by Stephanie Anagnoson and Jeannie Habben, and an update from Camarena Health. Deputy Director of ...

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Storms Delay Emergency Repairs Of Road 800, Elderly Residents Cut Off

RAYMOND – Emergency repair work on Road 800 north of Raymond has been halted by the latest series of storms battering the area, creating increasing problems for both anxious area residents and county officials. Work crews had to be pulled from the reconstruction sites yesterday because of the ongoing heavy rains in the area. “We’ll get the work going back ...

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Local Extras Wanted For Horror Film, Casting Call In Raymond

LOS ANGELES – Praetorian Motion Pictures LLC, based out of Los Angeles, is set to begin pre-production in Raymond, Calif., and Madera County on their feature-length supernatural horror film “AGARES,” by casting local extras at the Frontier Inn Tavern this Saturday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. Praetorian is most well known for their feature films “33 & Beyond: The Royal ...

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The History Mystery #70

This photo is in the collection of the Sierra Mono Museum. The photograph was taken by Alexander Hood. The man with the baby is Mike McDonald holding his son Wally. Any help with identifying the woman and children in the photo would be appreciated. Thank you, Christina McDonald Sierra Mono Museum   Follow-Up on The History Mystery #69 We were ...

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The History Mystery #69

This month’s History Mystery is submitted by George Raymond, Historian, E Clampus Vitus Chapter 41-49 Subject: Southern Pacific Railroad – Berenda Branch Question: Do any of the readers have or know how to obtain a map showing the route of the Berenda Branch of the Southern Pacific Railroad? It ran from Berenda to Daulton to Raymond. Over time this stretch ...

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The History Mystery #68

RAYMOND – The building in the photograph burned in the early 1990s in Knowles and was a boarding house for many granite quarry workers over the years. But our History Mystery is not about the building but concerns the two stone bears crouched along either side of the stairs leading to the porch. The two bears, which some folks think ...

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Two People Killed When Hit By A Truck On Road 400

RAYMOND – Two people are dead after being hit by a pickup while fighting in the middle of Road 400 south of Hensley Lake last night. At about 9 p.m., Rickey Holt, 39, of Madera, was driving a 2001 Dodge Neon northbound on Road 400, just south of Road 406, when passengers Dean Cram, 37, of Raymond, and Lucille Trolinger, ...

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Vegetation Fire Burning South Of Eastman Lake

RAYMOND – Firefighters are on scene of a vegetation fire burning just south of Eastman Lake in the Raymond area. At 3:42 p.m., crews were dispatched to reports of a smoke column on Road 29 near Road 607. The first unit at scene reported the fire burning in grass range land with a moderate rate of spread. The incident commander ...

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