THIRD DRY YEAR MAY BE AHEAD FOR FARMERS — It looks like another dry year may be in the cards for San Joaquin Valley growers.
Mostly excerpts of columnists published in The Madera Tribune.
Walking from a parking lot to a grocery store the other afternoon, I tripped on a curb and was nearly upended.
“Grant that we may share the divine life of him who humbled himself to share our humanity …”
— “Book of Common Prayer”
A new year has dawned and our neighboring counties, Merced and Fresno, began 2014 with homicides. Alcohol and anger are rarely a good combination. Add a weapon to the equation and tragedy ensues.
I’m sure you breathed a sigh of relief, as did I, to learn that 52 passengers have been rescued from an icebound Russian research ship in the Antarctic.
Madera’s old soldier shuffled out to the front porch of his home on Cottonwood Creek. He eased himself into his rocker for one of his favorite past times — telling Civil War stories.
I’m not one for New Year’s Eve resolutions at the moment, but I recall being so in the past. They were always like Lenten goals or sacrifices except I usually remembered and kept those. Resolutions?