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On Jan. 29, a writer was upset with someone for expressing his approval on our future North Fork Rancheria Indian casino. On the crime supposedly that would be brought in by this job-creating and economy-boosting project, all one has to do is go to the right source. The Madera County sheriff and the Madera County district attorney would be a good place to start. Both these agencies say that the casinos in Madera County have not created any crime.

As for the casino creating jobs, you could go to county supervisor, District 3, District 5, or maybe even Madera County Chamber of Commerce and ask them about their ideas for creating jobs in Madera.

I also enjoyed shopping at Mervyns. If I remember correctly, Madera was not the only town to lose Mervyns and Gottschalks. Didn’t they end up in bankruptcy?

Just remember to check your source of information.

I do agree with the writer that the mayor should market Madera, but what I heard from him was, “That’s not my jurisdiction.”

How appropriate, on the day this letter was printed, the Editor’s Corner is on our president’s luxurious vacationing, 15 days to his home state. I may add all these free perks, as the editor noted, were perks that the previous presidents enjoyed. In my opinion the only thing missing in the Editor’s Corner is what he thinks others are murmuring, “That our president is on government assistance and free housing,” which in my opinion is an unacceptable joke.

Joe Correa,


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