Chowchilla council sworn in; mayor’s seat at stalemate

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 hires interim city leader

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.


Chowchilla 4-H’ers cultivating community growth

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.

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