Two new members of Chowchilla City Council took their spots on Tuesday, but the council could not agree on who should serve as the city’s top official during the next two years. Waseem Ahmed, 45, and Mary “Trinket” Gaumnitz, 51, were the top two vote-getters on Election Day last month. They took their oaths of office from City Clerk Nanci Lima.
Chowchilla appointed an interim city administrator last week. Carolyn Lehr will take over from Police Chief Jay Varney, who was serving in the position but just won his bid for Madera County sheriff. The former city administrator, Mark Lewis, agreed to resign in September after being placed on leave for about a month.
Editor’s note: Chowchilla salutes the young people, leaders and advisers of the local 4-H clubs. 4-H grows confident, capable and caring kids with the life skills to thrive in today's world. 4-H develops leadership, community service and encourages kids to follow their dreams. 4-H community leaders and all those who volunteer their time to participate with projects lead by example. We salute your dedication and commitment to the goals and vision of the 4-H program. We also recognize the achievements and growth of out local 4-H members. As you read the following articles, you will definitely see the positive influence 4-H has on today’s youth.
Madera County Clerk-Recorder and Registrar of Voters Rebecca Martinez announced Monday that the county clerk’s office will be open Nov. 1 from 10a.m. to 3 p.m. for the issuance and acceptance of vote-by-mail ballots.
Jesus gives us good things to “know” when he assures us, “I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep” (John 10:14–15).
Yogi had a fondness for the kids. He loved to be involved in their outside activities. When the kids played football or soccer, he ran with them as if he were a member of the team. If an adult was involved in the game, he was always on the side of the kids.