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webmaster | 10/17/12

I’ve been taken for a ride a few times, and taken for granted a lot more. However, my gal and I were taken to dinner at Cool Hand Luke’s by some old friends this past Saturday. The meal was compliments of Vern and Kathy Lund. They were the recipients of my first-ever desert tour by email.

Because of my gal’s surgery this week and lengthy recovery I cancelled, or postponed until spring, all of my desert tours reserved for fall. However, these two hardy folks, and in Kathy’s case, charming, were determined. I met with them to plan their itinerary prior to their leaving, and we emailed back and forth as they made their way to and through ghost towns, old west cemeteries, narrow canyons and even a volcanic crater.

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What fun this scribe had covering the annual Heritage Day in the Park put on by the Historical Fire Fighters of Madera. I saw a lot of old friends and met even more new ones. It seemed everyone had a great time. A big thanks to the firefighters, the parks department and everyone involved in making this a great way to close out a season of fun and good Madera times.

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With cooler weather (someday) it will be time to move indoors. But not before you throw a steak of your choice on the old barbie. This Friday is the Madera Elks Lodge’s annual Cook Your Own Steak Night. And this year the entertainment after dinner will be that terrific band Deja Blue. Tix are available at the Elks Lodge at Sixth and Gateway...


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