I was honored to attend the Madera District Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement awards dinner on Wednesday. My colleagues, Ashley Lowe, Tyler Takeda, Mark Smith, Wendy Alexander and I represented our employer who was still rambling around the Pacific Northwest. I got to play the role of Tribune matriarch during the evening.
The Lifetime Achievement honorees have all contributed to the fabric of Madera in a most positive way.
I will start with Dr. James Walters because he has seen my insides when he assisted on a few surgeries for me. Doctor Jim has worked to heal the hurt and cure the sick in Madera and taken his turn in the various chairs needed to make Madera Community Hospital thrive.
I may be even closer to Jim Massetti, than I am Dr. Walters, because I spent about 10 years in his employ. Although he doesn’t remember, he is the Massetti brother who hired me to work for the family answering service and two-way radio company. Like most people, anytime I need an appliance, Massetti is my go-to retailer...