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webmaster | 04/20/12

This old, and lover of old-time Rock and Roll, was saddened to hear of the death of Dick Clark. The music legend was host of American Bandstand from the time I hit the floor, or cut a rug, while listening to Buddy Holly, Little Richard, up to and through the British Invasion, and even into the 1980s with a recording of George Thorogood and the Destroyers performing on the iconic show.

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Rock and Roll forever. And that will undoubtedly be the theme at the Madera Golf and Country Club on May 19, when the EboKnights reunite for another night (that’s tricky) of rockin’ good times. For those slightly older Maderans, the Ebonights were a Madera High School after-game, then drag main (Yosemite Avenue from Big Top to Sno White drive-ins) listening to KYNO Rocktype of band. Later, they played at gigs at Bass Lake, Lucca’s Restaurant and other local venues. For tix, and better get them quick, call 674- 4200.

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Well, this is different. In me and my gal’s many travels we’ve met some interesting folks, but no one on a regular basis. Now our latest mayor, Brett Frazier is available, even with his busy schedule, from 1:30 to 2:30 in the afternoon at City Hall the first and third Thursday of the month. All you have to do is call the city clerk, 661-5409 to schedule and he’ll give you a listen.

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Mongolian beavers? This just in from correspondent B.Khash-Erdene, our Mongolian contact and no relationship to Willie Whistlejeans. Would you believe (of course you would, it’s in this fishwrap) a family of beavers traveled inside special carriers from Germany to Mongolia just to go to work. They were brought in to do their thing of building dams and holding back water. I guess it’s better than the Dutch boy and his thumb...


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