Oh, gentle reader, it is time again for that annual toast, and if you are missed here because of space feel free to boast. Below a few best wishes and meager attempts at rhyme. I hope for nothing in return, except smiles most sublime.
Mostly excerpts of columnists published in The Madera Tribune.
We are a strange people.We are more apt to choose our leaders by reading or listening to negative advertising than we are through analysis of how particular candidates approach the issues.
We have reached the end of 2011. What kind of year has it been for you? More importantly, what kind of year do you want 2012 to be?
The joy of life is to stay well balanced in all aspects of life.
John Barnett was one of Madera's most colorful lawmen.
Yee Chung was a troubled man in 1880. He watched with trepidation as the town of Madera grew from nothing in 1876, to a full-fledged village four years later.
Yee Chung and Man Wah Chan stood at the edge of the crowd near the Southern Pacific tracks. They had never witnessed the beginnings of a town before.