This scribe and his gal were saddened to hear of the loss of two friends last week. The good Rev. Merrill Richardson, and the wonderful waiter at the Vineyard, Mark Martinez, went to a better place.
Mostly excerpts of columnists published in The Madera Tribune.
Latest word from the delta smelt protectors is that they may have failed in their attempts to keep the small smelt thriving.
You probably have been informed of a National Night Out in your neighborhood — 32 areas in Madera will be holding them — and you’ll certainly find it worthwhile to attend the one nearest to you.
GARIBAY CONTINUES PUSH TO PHASE OUT CARDROOMS — City Councilmember Robert Garibay is advocating phasing out cardrooms in Madera, saying the 11 businesses in the city are not desirable.
Minnesotan Walter Palmer probably wishes the Zimbabwe lion named Cecil had never come within range of his bow and arrow on July 1, because his mis-shot shaft has meant nothing but grief for him, not to menti
Smile. Go ahead. Flash those pearly whites at the world. Break into a tap dance and then let it burst into an unrestrained tarantella.
Madera’s new courthouse is nearing completion. The building is made of Raymond granite and there is what looks like a stream made with river rocks running through the courtyard.