JUSTICE COURT SYSTEM STUDIED — Supervisors agreed to ask the State Judicial Council to study the county’s justice court system, a move that could be the first step toward creation of a municipal court-system. County Administrator Donald Handly said the Judicial Council would perform a statistical evaluation of the county’s four-judge justice court system. The county is under some pressure to consider a switch.
COSTA VISITS SCHOOL — Students of John Adams Elementary School got a chance to learn how government really works with a visit from Assemblyman Jim Costa. Costa discussed how students can make government work on a school level and reviewed the school’s Bill of Rights currently being put together by the students. Costa appeared thanks to the Madera Linkage Speakers Resource Bureau.
MOSS IS MAYOR — Newly elected Chowchilla City Councilman Vernon D. Moss is the new mayor of Chowchilla. Moss was appointed to the council to fill the seat of Glenn Seymour who left to become county sheriff a year ago. Moss was elected to the council November 3. Moss is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel and is manager of the Chowchilla branch of Guarantee Savings.
MUSD “EMPTY CONTAINERS” NOT EMPTY — The simple removal of oil storage tanks from MUSD property has led to some unpleasant financial news. Crews have discovered some of the tanks had been leaking and some were not empty as at first thought. The district has spent more than $53,000 on the problem to date. The tanks, which contained mostly diesel and gasoline, have leaked and caused some soil contamination at Ripperdan and Eastin Arcola Schools...