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Some signs of the times

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webmaster | 12/01/12

Mother Nature’s rain is clearing the air and washing down our sector of the planet. Help her along by doing a bit of clean up of your own.

Time is up; some of the politicians are obviously not taking down their signs. When you see one, make it your mission to stop and take it down. Let’s make a game of it and keep a scorecard. Take five points for small ones and 10 points for large. Bonus points are awarded for all yard sale signs a player collects. Signs affixed to power poles are a five-point bonus, street and traffic signs are double value.

Organizers pour a ton of man-hours into putting up illegal signs to pull you into their event. Most put next to zero time taking them down. The ones that make me the craziest are the signs for out-of-town events. It is a safe bet whoever posted the logo won’t send the sign monkeys back to remove them. That job falls to those of us who have pride of ownership in Madera to remove them.

Now all we need is an uber-cool name for the game. Gangster Garbageman, Strategic Sanitation Engineer or my personal favorite Signage Fodder Eradicator. My husband came up with that one...


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