You may have noticed your today’s paper is a little bit bigger than normal. Welcome to the annual Pride edition of The Madera Tribune.
Gravy by the Slice
Life as seen from the perspective of a longtime Maderan.
First, we got hit with Daylight Savings Time and last Thursday the first day of spring arrived. I don’t get too charged up about spring, I’m more of a fall kind of person.
The Bard and others would have us believe that Julius Caesar was assassinated on this day in 44 BC by his trusted advisors and forever more attached an ominous connotation to today.
Flying through the air in a B-17 during World War II or spreading sulfur over a vineyard, Ray Pool is a rock star. Madera’s agricultural community threw a big party in his honor Thursday night.
I learned something new this week and thought I’d pass it on.
In 1958, my mother’s brother Nealon Clay Kirk left Madera in search of employment and was never heard from again. Late last year we discovered he is living in Reno, Nev.
The president’s visit to the Valley is set to pay off in the form of federal drought relief. Friday he flew in; he flew out, three hours in Fresno.