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webmaster | 06/29/12

I see the candidates removed their campaign signs on the town’s busy corners just in time for the fireworks stands to go up. Do we celebrate the right to vote on July 4th? Do we celebrate our independence? With probably the lowest voter turnout of any “free” country, I would guess next Wednesday will be filled with a bunch of loud bangs and bright explosions with nary a thought about the birth of this nation.

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It’s a continuing struggle for two tykes fighting with the help of their doctors, for their lives. On July 7, there will be a blood drive at the Elks Lodge for infant Charlotte Quiroz-Bray and youngster Kobe Garcia, the grandson of the late judge and terrific community benefactor, Ed Moffat.

This scribe was scheduled to interview Charlotte’s mother, Rebecca Quiroz-Bray, yesterday, but she received a message that upon Charlotte’s usual twice-a-week trip to Children’s Hospital Central California for blood tests, certain unwelcome bacteria was found in Charlotte’s blood and she was immediately transported to University of California’s medical center in San Francisco. The blood drive at the Elks Lodge will go on as planned and between thoughts and prayers, this writer will try to keep you informed.

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“I Saw the Light” is a rousing gospel tune; however, this morning I may need sunglasses while eating breakfast at Country Waffles, where Pastor Randy Brannon and his group gather for their regular prayer breakfast every Friday morning...


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