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Mostly excerpts of columnists published in The Madera Tribune.
MADERA’S FIRST FEMALE FIREFIGHTER — Glancing from the roof of a burning home at the ground 20 feet below, an uneasiness passed over Phyllis Upton that she pushed aside as she remembered her goal.
A few dozen lucky Maderans were reminded Friday night of the joys of live theater.
How often do you look in the mirror? If you are like me, you probably don’t count all the times.
Imagine a troop of U.S. marshals trying to move aside the cadre of California Highway Patrol officers assigned to protect Gov. Jerry Brown and carry him off to a federal lockup.
Reading The Red Line in Tuesday’s edition, I see I got smacked pretty hard by someone who thinks I’m an idiot for promoting fireworks.
“Grant misery to me, my Lord and my God,” my mother prayed repeatedly Thursday morning. She meant “mercy.” But her dark malapropism didn’t alarm me.