As you are reading this fishwrap, our four Madera veterans will hopefully be relaxing and recuperating from their Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. The foursome, Ted Sanderson, J.B. Overstreet, Phil Benson and Frank Olano departed Fresno at 8:30 Tuesday morning and returned around 5 p.m. yesterday where they and 65 other World War II veterans from around the Valley were greeted by hundreds of relatives, friends and supporters at Fresno-Yosemite International airport.
A big thanks to club president Ren Hallett and Madera Rotary for organizing the fundraising efforts that provided the flight and lodging for our local veterans. There will be more on the entire flight of our foursome of heroes in tomorrow’s edition.
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Poking fun with pomegranates — and at themselves. Our big Pomegranate Festival is tomorrow at Madera Airport with loads of family fun, food and entertainment. There is a terrific musical video on YouTube called Pom Launch starring mayor Rob Poythress, past mayor Brett Frazier, councilman Donald Holley, and other Madera folks doing a parody of the festival. Just like the festival itself, it is guaranteed to make you smile.
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Thanks for all the emails and correspondence on last Saturday’s “Meanderings” concerning the theft of Owens River and Lake water by Los Angeles. Ironically, the movie “Chinatown” was on Turner Classic Movies last night. The film starring, not the aforementioned mayors, but Jack Nicholson, chronicles the dastardly deeds of William Mulholland and the L.A. Department of Water Power in stealing the water rights. After all your messages, over 90 percent of you agree that it was a disaster for Owens Valley and should have never been allowed to happen...