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Kara, a fav gal (think the Beatles era) and favorite restaurant waitress at Black Bear, knows not to hand me a menu. She just waits patiently while I commensurate and calculate what type of sausage to have with my breakfast. However, with Kara busy on a Sunday morning, my gal and I were actually handed menus by a different waitress.

It was lucky because, while perusing the old-time news items, I saw one that mentioned the airport manager in the 1950s and a crop dusting business called Cal Air Dusters that just happened to be owned by my dear ol’ dad. Some more trivia and info for the story my pal (still I hope) Steve Sagouspe and I are piecing together (slowly) about the history of Madera Airport.

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If you’re headed down Fourth Street in the near future you might as well take a detour. The roughest street in town is finally being improved, repaired and brought up to standard. One can only wait upon the outcome. Will it be widened, yet another median with shrubs and flowers, improved turn lanes? Maderans can only hope the future road, beginning construction this late, will not be halted by early fall rainstorms.

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Only in Tennessee. I doubt it, but our reliable Midwest correspondent Tommy Tinklejinks reports from Cookeville in that fine state that an employee at a theater showing “The Dark Knight Rises” saw a man walk in with a holstered pistol. He called police and when they arrived the movie was stopped briefly. The police asked the man with the gun to stand up and three people rose from their seats. Never can be too safe in Tennessee, I always say...


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