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Monday, 12 May 2014 21:07

EDITORIAL -  In the next few weeks, if not already, your mailbox is going to be filled with advertisements and brochures for candidates for every position on this June's ballots. The message will be "Vote for me because" or "Don't vote for him because".

Positive ads as well as negative ads designed by public relations firms will try to sway your vote to the candidate willing to spend the most money. Then there are other mailers that will look like endorsements from powerful groups that aren't what they seem. These mailers are called SLATE MAIL ADS and they can be quite deceptive.

EDITORIAL: America Cannot Win with Racist Attitudes Print E-mail
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Written by Glenn Mollette   
Thursday, 01 May 2014 14:38
EDITORIAL - For the rest of his life Donald Sterling will be remembered for racist remarks even though they were made in private.  Paula Deen and Cliven Bundy will also be remembered for their racist remarks, as will Don Imus. Imus made on air comments in 2007 about the Rutger's women's basketball team. Regardless of all the good any individual may have done in life it only takes one racist remark to dismantle an entire kingdom.


I thought Joan Rivers really sounded stupid on April 22 when she appeared on the Today Show and compared accommodations in her daughter's guest room to those the Cleveland women kidnapped by Ariel Castro experienced when they were held captive and raped for 10 years.  She was trying to be funny but bad stuff that happens to people is not funny.
Bad Sportsmanship in Little League is a Sign of Bad Coaching Print E-mail
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Monday, 28 April 2014 20:14

EDITORIAL - Over the years I used to look forward to when my daughter's Little League team would play Cervantes Remodeling. At that time the team was being taught baseball and class from one of the best coaches I've ever seen in Little League, Larry Cervantes.  

Unfortunately this year Larry isn't coaching. Instead his team is being handled by two newer coaches; one being Larry's former Son-in-law and the other being a sexist jerk.  From the example they are setting, I'd have to say it doesn't seem that teaching sportsmanship and class is something these coaches find at all important.

EDITORIAL - America's Hope Print E-mail
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Written by Glenn Mollette   
Thursday, 17 April 2014 00:00

EDITORIAL -  Christians around the globe celebrate the hope we have in the Easter message.

Unfortunately, millions of Americans are faintly holding on. They are holding on to the instilled American dream they saw in grandpa or even mom and dad. It's about the attainable dream of living securely with a job, a house, a car and trips to the grocery store. Don't forget a trip to the doctor when necessary. Many Americans can remember people in their family retiring at 55 - 65 years old. Those ages seemed old then but not so old today.

Did County Auditor Marcia Hall Tell The Truth at Madera Chamber Forum? Print E-mail
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Saturday, 05 April 2014 08:35

MADERA - Last Monday at the Madera Chamber of Commerce Candidate's Forum appointed Madera County Auditor Marcia Hall was asked two questions regarding her private practice CPA firm and her primary residence. On both questions Mrs. Hall avoided the word MERCED. Her answers can most accurately be described as evasive and/or defensive. On the answers for both questions Big Valley News had to ask for clarification, speaking from the audience.

Madera Tribune publisher Chuck Doud asked both county auditor candidates where their private practice CPA firms were located. Oakhurst CPA Todd Miller clearly answered that his firm was located in Oakhurst and offered information about the size of his firm and the kind of work his firm does for his clients.


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