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John Muir teacher Gerry Perrault was recently recognized as a finalist in the Region 7 California League of Middle Schools educator of the year competition. The local music teacher was nominated for the honor by Ken Spencer, principal at John Muir.

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The Corcoran Lions Club held a surprise dedication ceremony Saturday, naming their longtime meeting place Bill Kemble Hall after the longtime club member.

 

Kemble was noted for his lengthy spirit of volunteerism on behalf of the community. According to Curt Rowe, who made the introduction, Kemble has been a participant in the Christmas Tree Committee since 1950.

 

The 94-year tradition took much more manpower when Kemble came on board.

 

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Martin G. Escobedo, Sr. was born December 22, 1963 in Hanford CA to Jim G. Escobedo and Margarita G. Escobedo.  He passed away unexpectedly December 12, 2014 in Hanford at the age of 50. 

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The Corcoran High varsity girls’ basketball team has begun preseason play. The Lady Panthers hosted their annual Corcoran basketball Tournament last week. Corcoran hosted the 12-team tournament which concluded on Saturday with the championship round.

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A celebration of Life Service will be held tomorrow (Friday) Dec. 5 at 1 p.m. at Kathy’s house for Earnest Eugene McGhee, 53, of Corcoran, who died Nov. 27 at his home surrounded by family.

 

A life-long resident of Corcoran, Mr. McGhee is survived by his wife Sheila; sons, Chad, Kenneth, Gary and Brian; 10 grandchildren; his father, Fred E. McGhee; siblings, Kathy Reed and Fred A. McGhee.

 

Arrangements were made under the direction of the Bledsoe Family People’s Funeral Chapel.

 

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Celebration of Life services will be held Saturday (Dec. 6) at 11 a.m. at the Freewill Baptist Church in Corcoran for Betty Holquin Burnias, 51, who died Nov. 24.

 

A homemaker for 33 years, Mrs. Burnias is survived by her children, Valerie Nevarez and David James Nevarez Jr.; her parents Antonio Rangel and Nora H. Ramos; siblings, Margaret R. Marin, Tony Rangel Jr., Christina Rangel, Steven Rios and Virginia Gonzales; and four grandchildren.

 

Visitation was held yesterday (Wednesday) from 3-7 p.m. at the Bledsoe Family People’s Funeral Chapel.

 

 

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