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Sheriff Mele: See You At The Mother Lode Round-Up

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Tuolumne County Sheriff Jim Mele welcomes everyone to the area for the biggest weekend of the year in the Mother Lode.

Mele was Friday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day.”

“The Mother Lode Round-Up and the activities from the parade to the rodeo, is a great time of the year for all of us,” said Mele. “It’s Spring, it’s Mother Day weekend and it’s a great weekend to share and enjoy with friends and family.”

The Sheriff’s Deputies will be working with and helping the Sonora City Police in terms of traffic control and public safety.  Mele will ride in the parade, following a number of the Tuolumne County Posse members, who are carrying the US Flag and several other flags.

As far as other issues facing the Sheriff’s department, Mele said he likes the direction that the County is going in as far as the budget and immediate future plans such as securing funding for a much needed, new jail.

When it comes to retaining employees, Mele said that he has been fortunate to hire locally and the problem he used to face in past years, where folks would bolt for other jobs in the valley, have subsided substantially.

A rundown of Round-Up events can be found in the Roundup section.

Big Joe and Bridgette of KKBN 93.5 FM will announce the parade from their elevated position, near the Radiator Doctor. Mark and Maryann of Star 92.7 FM will announce the parade by the VFW Hall (across from Courthouse Park). Mark Truppner and Kelsey East of KVML radio will announce the parade on Saturday morning at Washington and Gold Streets.

The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard each weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45am. j

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