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Month: January 2019

Boswell Scholar: Gonzalo Avila

Boswell Scholar: Gonzalo Avila

The Corcoran Journal will publish a series of articles which will visit past Colonel James G. Boswell Scholarship winners and update local residents on where they are now. This week The Journal will feature Boswell Scholar Gonzalo Avila.

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Burnham Smith Park

A new, modern playground area at Burnham Smith Park, corner of Dairy and Patterson Avenues, is the result of teamwork. According to City of Corcoran Public Works Director Joe Faulkner the new equipment is being mostly funded with monies from Measure A, a generous donation from The Corcoran Community Foundation and a housing related parks grant as well as impact fees.

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Recycling: what belongs in your green and blue carts

Recycling: what belongs in your green and blue carts

Recycling can be confusing and with new laws that have been put in place it can be even more unclear. However, because the average American makes five pounds of trash a day of which 75 percent can be recycled the Tule Trash Company has made an effort to help residents understand what can and can’t be recycled, what is expected and why residents should recycle.

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David E. Haynes

Celebration of Life Services were held Saturday, Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Baptist Church for David E. Haynes, 69, who died Dec. 31, 2018 in Fresno.

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Joe F. Ivy

Celebration of Life services were held at Bledsoe Family People’s Funeral Chapel Monday, January 14 at 11 a.m. for Joe Franklin Ivy.

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Johnny R. Gonzales

Services were held Friday, Jan. 18 for Johnny R. Gonzales, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who was welcomed into Heaven January 2, 2019.

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Military banners honor veterans

Military banners honor veterans

The Corcoran Community Foundation and the local Rotary Club have joined forces to highlight and thank Corcoran soldiers for their service to our country. The two entities have donated funds for the Downtown Military Banner Project. Banners which were hung last week will feature names, military branch, military rank and years of service of each serviceman and woman in Corcoran. Banners will be hung periodically throughout the year. The first set of banners includes Walter Thomas Putzel, who served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

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