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- A lady said, “In life, changes take place, some good, some not so good. But that’s life. You’re still getting a good paper with local news, so enjoy it while you can.”
- A few callers left messages that they “did not receive my paper Monday.”
- A gentleman responded “to the woman who responded to Tami Jo (Nix’s) column about Jesus being crucified on Friday. The caller should really read the Bible again. It says he rose the third day, so Friday was the first day, Saturday the second and Sunday was the third. And what does ‘three days in the belly of a whale’ (as last week’s caller said) have to do with Jesus?”
- In what was a first for the Red Line, a lady began, “We just wanted to say hello to everybody and wish everyone a happy day to all The Madera Tribune readers, and we have a little song for you.” The lyrics were sung to the tune of “O Come All Ye Faithfull” and went: “O come all ye subscribers, joyful with your Tribune, come and read about Mr. Doud. Read the Red Line, get some good laughs. O, come all you Maderans, read your Tribune daily.” She concluded with “good-bye and have a wonderful day.”
- A similar voice called and said, “I just want to wish Mr. Doud a happy birthday and thank him for the newspaper and for his editorials. I really appreciate the Madera Tribune.”
- A man “just wanted to know what is wrong with the people at Madera Golf Course, the former Municipal Golf Course. They will no longer allow the Madera High School’s golf teams to practice there unless the players also pay for playing. This is after the high school has an agreement and is already paying for the players to practice there. How is the team supposed to compete against players from other Valley high schools? Also, doesn’t management know these are their future players and customers? I would view this action as having no community action or school support and would suggest Madera Golf Course give this some additional thought.”
- A lady after reading the Tribune of “Aug. 22, about World War II veteran, Ted Sanderson,” said, “It was such a touching story. I wish Mr. Sanderson all the luck and blessings. Also, in the same paper there was a story on the La Vina (Elementary) School principal, Mr. Navarro. These are the kind of stories I love to read and I think the Tribune is doing a great job. Keep up the good work.”
- A woman called “in response to the lady who called about the traffic the day she went to the fair. It only comes once a year. Lighten up. Get a grip.”
- Another lady had a response “to the man who saw a bumper sticker ‘Catholics against Obama’ and said ‘not all Catholics are against Obama.’ Sounds good to me,” said this week’s caller. “I’m Catholic, and I’m for Obama.”
- “We subscribe to the Fresno Bee and the Tribune,” began a woman. “You will be happy to know a neighborhood dog chose the Bee to relieve himself on. I wouldn’t have gotten so mad had he not missed Obama’s name in the headline. I think this dog was being walked, so I say to the owner, keep your dog on a leash and off people’s property. Living in the country is no excuse to let your animals run wild.”
- A lady was “worried about the Tribune. I know it’s frustrating to not receive your morning paper, but I have found that the Tribune is very compassionate and caring when this happens. I think we should have a more tolerant and kind attitude as they try and rectify mistakes. We all make them. I want to thank, and I think we all should thank, the Tribune for being our hometown newspaper. What would we do if we didn’t get any paper, not just Monday, but every day of the week. Thanks to all the Tribune folks.”
- A woman “just wanted to thank the parents, the teachers and the principal, Mrs. Galvez, at Millview Elementary and the city officials that showed up to say some nice words. They put on a wonderful Mexican fiesta yesterday. We enjoyed it so much.”
- “I was glad to see the people get their TV guide in the mail and finally see the TV guide in the paper. But they need to update it to put all the channels in there, like 26.2, 43.1 and .2 and all those. I would really like them to fix it. Thank you.”
- This, from an online contact: “That girl that passed away at Madera South High School in a car — where were the safety officers that work there? They should be doing their job, checking out things. Instead, her poor brother found her after school. They transfer security from other schools to Eastin Arcola for no reason, and yet the boss is at South. MUSD, check on them.”
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