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Curtis working on t-shirt bag project

Bag It, Don't Trash It.   Corcoran 4-H member Brittney Curtis is working on a leadership project to help combat waste in the local community. According to Curtis, every year Americans add about 21 billion pounds of textile (such as clothing and bedding)...

Last Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market to be held September 10

The Corcoran Chamber of Commerce’s second Corcoran’s Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market event is being planned for next Friday, September 10 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in downtown Corcoran next to Christmas Tree Park. This year’s farmers market have been big but next week’s event...

Christmas Tree Park brick orders being accepted

Purchase a Christmas Tree Park brick to honor a loved one, give mom the perfect Christmas gift or let future generations remember you or your family. The City of Corcoran is currently taking orders for the commemorative Christmas Tree Park bricks. Two sizes of bricks...

Emilio Barrera makes a splash in digital art world

Many people who were home because of the COVID-19 pandemic started home businesses and six year-old Emilio Barrera is now different. Emilio, is the son of former Corcoran residents Lupita and Cecilio Barrera who now reside in Clovis and he is making a name for himself...

Cotton Festival Parade, Vendor forms

The Corcoran Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for both vendor booths and parade entries for the upcoming Corcoran Cotton Festival. This year’s festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 2 at the J.G. Boswell II Park at the Recreation Association of Corcoran...

Pre Sale Bingo tickets

Pre-sale Bingo tickets for this year’s Cotton festival are currently available at the Corcoran Chamber of Commerce. 1040 Whitley Avenue. Bingo will be held in the Kate H. Boswell Senior Center from 12-4 p.m. for adults ages 18 years and older. Presale Bingo packets...

COVID cases increasing in Kings County

COVID-19 Cases Increasing while Local Hospital Capacity is Decreasing In the last two months, Kings County Department of Public Health (KCDPH) has seen a significant increase of COVID-19 cases within Kings County residents. Hospitals throughout the region are...

Cotton Festival returns October 2

The 60th Corcoran Cotton Festival is being planned for Saturday, October 2. With the return of the festival which was cancelled last year due to COVID—comes the return of the Amateur Rib Cook-Off. Festival activities will kick off with the Cost Less Foods parade which...

Amateur Rib Cook Off

The amateur rib cook-off will return to this year’s Corcoran Cotton Festival. The Smithfield Farms Amateur Rib Cook-Off will be held Saturday, October 2. The cook-off will be limited to 10 teams and spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Entry fee is...

Win a Pig raffle

The Corcoran Chamber of Commerce will hold a win a pig raffle Saturday, October 2. The 220 pound pig from the Tulare County fair is being donated by Valley Ag Boosters. Tickets are $10 each and will be limited to 300 tickets sold. Tickets are available at the Corcoran...

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Col. J.G. Boswell Scholar: Martinez won scholarship in 2000; is Program Manager for Raytheon

Col. J.G. Boswell Scholar: Martinez won scholarship in 2000; is Program Manager for Raytheon

Col. J.G. Boswell Scholar Ed Martinez has worked for Raytheon for the past 16 years. Martinez won the Col. J.G. Boswell Scholarship in 2000 the year he graduated from Corcoran high School. Col. J.G. Boswell Scholar Ed Martinez has worked for Raytheon for the past 16 years. Martinez won the Col. J.G. Boswell Scholarship in 2000 the year he graduated from Corcoran High School.

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CDH health related grants available

CDH health related grants available

The Corcoran District Hospital (CDH) board is providing grants for projects which promote activities and programs that improve the health and well-being of District residents. The Corcoran District Hospital (CDH) board is providing grants for projects which promote activities and programs that improve the health and well-being of District residents. 

KCAO program to offer help to those affected by COVID-19 pandemic

KCAO program to offer help to those affected by COVID-19 pandemic

With over 640 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Corcoran since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, residents who need support and assistance after testing positive there is now help. The Kings Community Action organization is offering a support program for essential workers who have tested positive for COVID-19 and need to quarantine. 

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CHS ends year with multiple ESL titles

CHS ends year with multiple ESL titles

The Corcoran High School Panthers ended the final season of sport this past week and capped the year with three spring season Varsity East Sequoia League Titles, finishing the school year with six varsity league championships in the 17 sports that CHS participates in annually.

Brock Rogers is DIv. 2 Valley Champion

Brock Rogers is DIv. 2 Valley Champion

The Corcoran High School Panther wrestling team competed at the Division 2 Valley tournament last week which was held at Shafter High School and Brock Rogers came home a Div. 2 Valley Champion.

Business

Chamber honors

The annual Corcoran Chamber of Commerce banquet is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 28. The event will be held at the RAC gymnasium and will honor this year’s winners who include Man of the Year Jim Razor, Woman of the Year Linda Sharp, Jr. Citizen of the Year Jana Rowe and Organization of the Year the Corcoran 4-H Club.

Chamber seeking nominations

The Corcoran Chamber of Commerce is looking for nominations for its man, woman and Jr. citizen, commercial improvement and organization of the year.

Weisacre’s Used Books

Weisacre’s Used Books

Leo Weiskircher was a special guest of the Corcoran Rotary Club last Thursday, reporting to the organization in the Business to Business section of the luncheon meeting. He talked about Weisacre’s Used Books, which he has operated in Corcoran since 2004. Weiskircher noted that he carries all types of books, from popular novels to children’s books. His store can also provide out-of-print books and rare volumes that come his way. The store also plans a children’s reading hour on Saturdays, once a month. On his racks of thousands of books are plenty of science fiction, mystery, biography and animal volumes. Both paperbacks and hardback books are available.

Obituaries

Bobby Toney

Services will be held Saturday, July 3 at 10 a.m. at new Hope Fellowship Assembly of God Church for Bobby D. Toney, 79, of Corcoran. Mr. Toney was born September 8, 1941 to parents, Howard R. and Gertha Toney. Bobby died June 8, 2021 in Hanford....

Catalina Lillian Mata

Mass services will be held Thursday, April 22 at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church for Catalina Lillian Mata who died March 29.

Scott Mowdy

On Saturday, February 20, 2021, Scott Mowdy, husband and father to three sons, passed away at the age of 62.

Susie R. Ybarra

Mass services will be held Friday, April 16 at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church for Susie R. Ybarra, 47, who died March 19 in Tulare.

Mary Carol Grigsby

Services will held Thursday, April 8 at 11 a.m. at Belmont Memorial Park in Fresno for longtime Corcoran resident Mary Carol Grigsby, 79, who died March 6.

Frank Avitia

Frank Avitia went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 10, 2021 at the age of 83.

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