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Madera’s Jessica Petroff placed third over to lead the Coyote girls cross country team to its first County/Metro Athletic Conference championship Woodward Park. 2014 The Liberty Hawks football team faced its biggest adversity of the season and came through with flying colors after scoring all of its points in the second half of a 34-16 victory over the Kerman Lions. The Hawks (9-0, 4-0 North Sequoia League) trailed 13 seconds into the game and were trailing 16-0 with 3:14 left in the first quarter. However, after Jackson Watts scored 2:40 into the second half for the Hawks, the tide turned.
When Sawyer Howe hauled in an 8-yard pass from Zach Richey with 2:12 left
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Rotary Club of Madera had to find another way to meet its fundraising demands. Madera Rotary’s refreshment booth at the Madera District Fair and the annual Halloween Dinner/Dance Costume Ball were cancelled. However, the club has chosen to conduct an online Autumn Auction to try to help get back some of the lost revenue. Proceeds will benefit the club’s projects which include OLIVE Organization’s Safe House for Human Trafficking victims, local scholarship, Gould Education Center, Holy Family Table, Madera Food Bank and the Creek Fire victims. Auction bidders can go to www.32auctions.com/MaderaRotary2020 to bid on more than 70 items.
Bid soon and often
This is an excerpt from Neighbors: Oral History from Madera, California Volume 2 by Lawrence F. Lihosit, a local historian. It is available at Maildrop and G.B.S. on Howard and on Amazon.com Books. • • • Benny Muñoz was born the eldest of five on July 26, 1957 in Fresno. When he was very young, his family moved to Madera where he attended James Monroe and Washington Elementary Schools, Thomas Jefferson Middle School and Madera High School (North Campus). A graduate of Universal Technical Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, he briefly worked as a mechanic before entering police work. After brief stints in Mendota and Chowchilla, Mr. Muñoz began a long career as a Madera Policeman. Following a work
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Fettuccine al Pesto alla genovese. I am trying to think of a time when I did not have at least two or three basil plants growing in my yard or on the deck. I still call it basilico, being that my Italian Nana always called it that. At this writing, I just returned home from being evacuated for seven days, and of all things, I had been worried about my kitchen garden out on the deck, which would have been deprived of water all that time. I was amazed that everything was just fine, perhaps because the heavy smoke blocked out the sun. As soon as I can, I am going to make some pesto sauce. After living in a camper that was parked in a school parking lot, we did a
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The last frame buildings on South Yosemite Avenue went up in flames in 1918. They were the Cottage Saloon, the Madera Restaurant, and the Bank Saloon. They were replaced by brick buildings. Madera was founded in 1876, and from then until now the town has been ever mindful of the constant threat of fire. That fear is real. There have been enough conflagrations on Yosemite Avenue alone to fill a book on the subject. There is one downtown fire; however, the results of which caused very little distress to the residents of Madera. Few mourned the flaming inferno of 1918. In that fire, a good portion of the block on the south side of Yosemite Avenue between D and