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    Planting the seeds of patriotism

    Patriot’s Day assembly at Fuller School delivers message: “I am proud to be an American.”

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    Chamber Classic Car Show planned for Sept. 24

    It is not too late to enter your vehicle in the annual Classic Car Show to be held Sept. 24 at Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Chowchilla. The event is sponsored by the Chowchilla District Chamber of Commerce.

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    Cowboys and cowgirls find their way to Chowchilla

    The California Chapter Finals of the American Cowboy Team Roping Association, or ACTRA, is headed to the Chowchilla Fairgrounds Thursday through Sunday. Ropers with skill levels ranging from world champions to weekend warriors are coming to town with the hope of capturing the California championship...

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    Police reports, Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2016

    From Aug. 28 through Sept. 3, the Chowchilla Police Department responded to a total of 537 calls. There were 395 calls for service and 142 self-initiated calls. Sixty reports were taken. Following is a sample of the calls for the week ending Sept. 3.

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    Celebrating grandparents

    Grandparents play a vital role in the life of a child. A special day has been set aside to honor grandparents. The day gives grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children’s children. It also helps children become aware of the unique history a grandparent has to offer. Grandparent...

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    Redskins volleyball off to strong start

    The Chowchilla Union High School varsity volleyball team is off to a great start for the 2016 season. The Lady Redskins defeated Firebaugh in three games straight on Sept. 1 at its first home match.

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    Team ropers keep western heritage alive

    Bob Blair, national president of the American Cowboy Team Ropers Association, seen at left in this 1971 photo, ropes with Tom Turk. Blair, who began roping at 14, has been the association’s president for two years and was the state chapter president for nine years. Turk, former Madera County...

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    ACTRA awards dinner set for Friday

    The American Cowboy Team Roping Association will host a year-end awards ceremony Friday night at Eastman Hall at the Chowchilla fairgrounds. The dinner/auction/dance will begin at 5 p.m. A total of 140 awards will be given out, valued at over $72.000.

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    Association’s purpose rings loud and clear

    Founded primarily to teach, promote and preserve the sport of team roping, the American Cowboy Team Roping Association has integrated the following objectives:

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    ACTRA comes home to Chowchilla

    Thirty-four years ago the American Cowboy Team Roping Association held its very first chapter finals in the Big Chowchilla Arena, home of the Chowchilla Stampede, a place where champions were crowned at one of the most prestigious venues in the country.

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