25 years ago in the week of Sept. 23

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WILLARD, ANNABEL PITMAN; ROYALTY — Willard and Annabel Pitman have been chosen King and Queen of Old Timers Day parade. They were born within a mile of each other in the Webster District of Madera County. Pitman is perhaps best known as owner of Valley Grain Products. Mrs. Pitman is the former Annabel Coulthard.

MADERA FAIR OPENS TODAY — The 50th anniversary Madera District Fair will officially open for its five day run at 3 p.m. today. Secretary-Manager Jim Pacini said, “I am extremely proud of the job the staff has done in getting this fair ready. Today is Madera Tribune day, Pepsi Day, Senior Citizens Day and Madera Community Day. Adults will get in for 50 cents and children for 25 cents.

MORE YEAR-ROUND SCHOOLS — Rapid increases in enrollment may force Madera Unified School District trustees to institute year-round school at several campuses. The most likely will be Webster, but could include John Adams, Millview, Sierra Vista, and Washington. Alpha School, which is still under construction, could also be put on a year-round schedule.

NEIGHBORS GRIPE ABOUT MHS — Neighbors around Madera High School are fed up with the loitering, littering, and general problems caused by some of the students, and Madera trustees may respond with a plan to hire a police officer whose responsibilities would be at school. Principal Beau Carter said he concurred with the idea of an officer, although he said 97 to 98 percent of our students are well behaved...

 

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