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2012 Old Timer's Day Parade

MADERA - The 81st annual Old Timers Day Parade stepped off Saturday morning in downtown Madera. The event, sponsored by the original Madera Kiwanis Club, has taken place in Madera since 1931 (except for a few years for a World War). This years parade had 57 entries, which included bands from Madera and Chowchilla schools and of course politicians.

This year's Grand Marshal was Tom Schoettler who, along with his wife, were driven in the parade by their son Kenny. Mr. Schoettler is the owner of Schoettler Tire and has been a long time support of youth sports and Madera High School. The King and Queen for this years parade was Mr. Bill Wood and Mrs. Lorraine Ocheltree.

Chowchillian Madison Gies (16) Crowned 2012 Miss Madera County

CHOWCHILLA - Wednesday night the Chowchilla Fair kicked off it's 2012 season with the crowning of a new Miss Madera County. Madison Gies (16) was named 2012 Miss Madera County. Gies is the daughter of John and Kathy Gies and is a junior at Chowchilla Union High School where she is a cheerleader.

Ashley Pettit, who's reign ends Saturday as the 2011 Spring Festival Queen was named the first runner up. Pettit is the daughter of Kevin and Renee Pettit and is a senior at Chowchilla Union High School.

2011 Madera's Old Timers Day Parade

Madera -  The Madera Old Timers Day Parade stepped off Saturday morning with Don and Katie Warnock as this years grand marshals. Hundreds of Maderan's lined the sidewalks of East Yosemite Avenue as hundreds of participants marched from Flume Street to G Street across from the Madera County Court House Park.

A PHOTO GALLERY: Cattle Drive Kicks off Chowchilla's Western Stampede 2012

CHOWCHILLA – The 55th annual Chowchilla Western Stampede is underway. Wednesday morning the clouds parted and the rain stopped while forty of so cowboys drove a hundred head of cattle straight down Robertson Boulevard in Chowchilla.

While the crowds of the past didn’t line the streets because of the rain storm that dropped a ton of water on the county creating rivers at the fairgrounds where the rest of the week’s festivities will be held.

2011 Chowchill Fair Kicks Off - Carla Johnson Named Miss Madera

Chowchilla – The gates flew opened Wednesday to the Madera County Fair in Chowchilla with the Miss & Little Miss Madera County pageants. This year only two girls from the city of Madera competed for the Miss Madera County Contest, while eight little girls (ages 6 to 9) from all over the country competed for Little Miss.

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