POPE FILES SUIT AGAINST PITTMAN, SEIBERT — Patricia Pope of the El Peco Ranch has filed a lawsuit against Madera County, the Board of Supervisors, the Madera County Planning Commission, Pittman Farms, Inc., and Ray Seibert. She alleges that a planned turkey processing plant is inconsistent with the agriculture use of the area and will be detrimental to the environment.
3 MEN KICKED OUT OF BEDS; ROBBED, BEATEN — Three Madera men got a rude awakening Saturday morning when they were kicked out of their beds, beaten by a group of men and robbed of $100. The intruders broke into the residence at 519 S. C St. and awoke the three men about 2:10 a.m., hitting them on the head with beer bottles and kicking them on the ground. They took a $100 bill from Francisco Jimenez.
NEW MINISTRY COMING TO MADERA — Valley West Christian Center, a non-denominational church, will hold its first service on Sunday, Sept. 6, at Berenda School. The morning service will begin at 10 a.m. and the evening service will be at 6 p.m. Roger Leach is the pastor, and Mike McKeever is the associate pastor. Leach and his wife, Dixie, have two boys, Lance and Roger.
LEON POTTER GIVEN COURAGE AWARD — Madera Unified School District Director of Student Services Leon Potter accepted the American Cancer Society’s Courage Award on Friday night. Potter, who is a cancer survivor, was the second to receive the award given to those who, while they had cancer, affected the lives of others in a positive way...