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CUSD chooses top employees and volunteer

CUSD chooses top employees and volunteer

Danielle Alvarez claims to enjoy everything about her job, especially playing with the budget, moving funds around and seeing how it all flows. That is a good thing as she is the school district’s administrative assistant/fiscal services and her main job is to prepare the district’s financial statements.

Merlo honored

Merlo honored

D. Murray||

Rich Merlo, superintendent of the Corcoran Unified School District has been selected by the U.S. Department of Education as one of 100 top school leaders from across America to participate in the first-ever National Connected Superintendents Summit last Wednesday at the White House.

Baseball 6-4 in ESL

The Corcoran High School varsity baseball has just five games left to play in East Sequoia League action.

The Panthers currently have a 6-4 league record after losing both games last week to Woodlake.

Against Woodlake last Friday, Corcoran Lost 1-5. Last Wednesday, the Panthers posted a close 5-6 loss.


The CHS varsity girls softball team will host their last home game of the regular season next...

Luna named top student

Ms. Braden has chosen John Luna as this week’s Wildcat of the Week at John Muir Middle School. Luna was selected from a pool of nominees who met one or more of the pillars of the Character Counts program.

Camp clean up

YMCA Camp at Lake Sequoia is invited local families to join in preparing the camp for summer sessions.

Opening weekend will be held May 23-25 and individuals and families are invited to attend for just a day – or remain the entire weekend. Food service will start with Saturday morning breakfast and end with a sack lunch on Sunday.

Church sandwich lunch

The First United Methodist Church is holding a fundraiser to install an alarm system in their church. The barbecue pulled pork sandwich fundraiser will be held tomorrow (Friday) from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Food drive May 10

The National Association of Letter Carriers’ will hold their annual food drive, Saturday, May 10.

Local residents can donate non-perishable food items by placing them in a bag and them placing the bag next to their mailbox. The local letter carriers will then deliver all food itms collected to the Corcoran Emergency Aid.

Mother’s Day breakfast

The Corcoran Kiwanis Club is once again sponsoring their Annual Kiwanis Mother’s Day Breakfast on Sunday, May 11 at the Corcoran Veteran’s Hall from 7:30-11:30 a.m.

The breakfast will include scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hot buttered pancakes, orate juice, milk or coffee. Tickets can be purchased at the door at $6, for Adults and $3 for Children 12 and under.


Day of prayer

First United Methodist Church will hold a service for National Day of Prayer today (Thursday) at 1...

Water workshop

The Kings County Water Commission will host a special water workshop this morning (Thursday) in Hanford at the Kings County Government Center.

he water commission will discuss the agricultural water supply outlook for Kings County in 2010, before covering municipal districts discuss their problems and urban water management plans and goals. Also on the agenda will be groundwater issues, with information from the Kings River Conservation District on overdraft, state control, regional water planning and future water planning.

Farm loans available

January’s state of emergency caused by the California statewide drought has made several counties eligible for the United States Department of Agriculture emergency farm loans.

The loans are being made available because of physical and production losses based on damages and losses attributable to the drought.

Gang shoot-our leads to arrests

More arrests are expected following a shooting near Mark Twain Elementary School over the Easter Break.

Officers from the Corcoran Police Department responded to the area at about 10:05 p.m., after receiving multiple reports of shots fired to the area. The callers noted that several shots had been fired.

While investigating the incident, local officers learned that two groups of people were involved in the altercation. One group was walking westbound on Oregon Ave. near Cesar Chavez Park and the other was walking eastbound near the front of the school.