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webmaster | 04/18/12

Man, what a weekend. Saturday saw the Madera Community Hospital Foundation fundraiser “Bikes & Rods,” with patrons dressed in leather and even provocative attire. But after the front page color photo of my ’60s pal, David Loquaci, I thought maybe it was a hippie happening, sans the long locks. And I don’t know if he rode his Harley into town with or without the training wheels his good friends had installed out of concern.

That was just one event. So much more was happening from Relay For Life breakfasts and disc golf, bikes on the River Trail, to... to, sheesh can’t remember the rest.

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Ran into Bill Prosperi at Farnesi’s having lunch with his family. He had just finished watching his grandson, and the son of Anthony and Brooke Trevino, 6-year-old Logan Trevino, race in the quarter-midgets at the Good Times Racing just east of the main racetrack at the fairgrounds. Logan was last year’s junior novice class champ and, who knows, he may be on his way to more trophies and championships. This is a great family event throughout the summer. Come out and cheer for these youngsters. It’s fun.

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“Purple People Eater.” Not quite that hit song by Sheb Wooley, but in case you haven’t noticed, or read Mr. Doud’s Editor’s Corner about it (had to mention that, he’s my boss) the beautiful purple ribbons tied in bows down our fair avenues and streets are compliments of those wonderful folks of Relay For Life. Just when I thought they were all through with tying the knots, and braving foul weather, I see a group still at it Sunday afternoon with hundreds of yards of ribbon. Way to go, gals. Every purple ribbon is a memory of a soul lost to cancer or a survivor...


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