A Madera woman is putting together an art event to raise awareness for mental health issues. Blanca Robledo came up with the idea after recently going through postpartum depression and suffering from anxiety. “About three months ago, I had a baby and I ended up having postpartum,” Robledo said. “Because I was aware of what anxiety was, and I’ve done counseling and stuff like that, I was able to recognize that I wasn’t feeling well.” But Robledo also talked to other people suffering from mental health issues and realized that they have even more difficulty in dealing with the challenge. That’s when she decided to organize an art competition that would bring together victims of mental health i
Wendy Alexander/Madera Tribune File Photo The Madera High Choir sing Christmas carols during a tree lighting ceremony at Madera Community Hospital on Giving Tuesday in 2018. Madera Community Hospital will light its 40-foot Christmas tree Wednesday night during a lighting ceremony from 5:30 to 7 p.m. around the 40-foot redwood in front of the hospital. Refreshments will be served. Members of the community are asked to bring non-perishable food or toiletry items, which will be donated to food-distribution organizations in Madera, Chowchilla and Mendota. During the tree-lighting ceremony, Madera Evening Lions Club will announce the results of its Giving Tuesday Blood Drive.
Speedway offering additional $75,000 with new deal for three 'Big' races in 2020 The Carlos Vieira Foundation and their Race 2B Drug Free Campaign have joined forces with the Madera Speedway to support the MAVTV-televised Nut Up Pro Late Model Series. An additional $75,000 will be up for grabs during the Race 2B Drug Free BIG 3 races on March 14, July 25, and October 3. Both the season opener on March 14 and the Summer Speedfest on July 25 will pay $5,000 to win with $3,000 for second and $2,000 for third. The Short Track Shootout finale on Oct. 3 pays $10,000 to win, $5,000 for second, and $2,500 for third. Each night’s B Main event will also see exciting purse increases, with $1,500 to win