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  • LOCAL NEWS

    Le Grand Methodist plans Christmas Eve service

    The Le Grand Methodist Church will hold a special service of carols and candlelight on Christmas Eve beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday. The service will be held in the church sanctuary at 3821 Washington Ave. in Le Grand. Everyone is welcome. On Sunday, there will be a Christmas morning service at the...

  • LOCAL NEWS

    Every barn has a story

    There is a fascination within me for old wooden barns. It is partially because I spent so much time in the barn as a kid. We were dairy people, of Portuguese decent. It seemed to be our lot in life to care for the cows and to milk from the land what we could to nourish our body and soul.

  • PASTOR'S COMMENTARY

    The prayer Jesus taught us

    My friend, the late Tom Flanagan of Chowchilla, called it the “Perfect Prayer.” Jesus himself taught it saying, “Pray then like this: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our ...

  • LOCAL NEWS

    Fuller students see Beauty and the Beast

    First and second grade students at Fuller School went on field trips last week to the Playhouse Merced. The students saw the play “Beauty and the Beast.” The students were mesmerized by the live performance. The field trips were paid for in part by monies raised when Fuller teachers...

  • LOCAL NEWS

    Madera County Historical Society presents Christmas at Courthouse Museum

    The historical Madera County Courthouse has been transformed into a Christmas wonderland. The former county courthouse was built in 1900 using granite quarried in Madera County. The courthouse was the first significant public building constructed in the county. The building is topped by a clock ...

  • PASTOR'S COMMENTARY

    Holiday party success strategies

    “What’s happening with you for the holidays?” the co-worker asks.

  • DAIRYLAND DAYS

    They called it ‘Dairy Land’

    It was cheap land, well suited for dairy production. The soil types were excellent for production of grass, alfalfa, oats, wheat, barley and corn. There were 18 artesian wells that brought forth an abundance of water. Wells that were 10-12 feet deep flowed freely, and sometimes had to be capped ...

  • PASTOR'S COMMENTARY

    Problems with people power

    Sometimes we find ourselves frustrated, annoyed and angry about people in power. We may struggle at times with presidents, presidential candidates, politicians, premiers, pastors, principals, professors, police, protestors, parents and others in power who do and say things we don’t like.

  • DAIRYLAND DAYS

    You can go home again

    I find myself singing a John Denver song quite often these days: “Country road take me home. To the place where I was born. ... This old farm seems like a long lost friend... Take me home country road.”

  • PASTOR'S COMMENTARY

    Face time existed long before all those apps

    Facetime allows Apple iPhone users to see each other by video as they talk. Google Hangout does the same thing. Skype does it, too.

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