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A Cat, a fish, and a duck

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webmaster | 06/07/13

Wishing the best. That would be to Elizabeth Catanesi. After a couple of decades serving the people of this community with the Madera Parks Department and First 5, she is off to bigger and better things. Elizabeth was my first boss with the city and since I previously had no problems taking orders from a woman (my gal), we got along great. Can’t believe it has been so long and we are, okay at least Elizabeth is, as good looking as ever. I’ll miss her and without a doubt Madera will too.

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Wow, I’ve seen some dedicated teachers this past week and they were all smiling. Not because the school board finally decided to at least listen a little, but today is the last day of school (not that it hasn’t been a pretty easy week) for most kids, classes, and teachers.

The front page of the paper has been filled with graduation stories and photos. Sorry, but it will sure be nice to get back to the news around town. But anyway, congrats to all the grads. Now get out there and change the world to make it better — at least this little corner of the world.

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I’ve read and seen “Frankenstein” and “Frankenweenie” but howzabout a Frankenfish? Actually, it is a northern snakehead fish and a Spotsylvania, Va. man recently reeled in a record 3-footer. It really is not good news, since the fish is not native to the area and has no natural predators except fishermen. They eat everything (again, fishermen) even each other. Here is the scary part: if there is no food around, they can just get out of the water and walk to another waterway...


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