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Homeless problem evident at John Maroot Park

Homeless problem evident at John Maroot Park

The homeless at John Maroot Park are hard to miss. The sight reminds Corcoran residents of the tents set up by homeless in neighboring cities next to their freeways. However, as common as it may be for larger cities Corcoran has seemed to escape the big city homeless issues in the past, until today.

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Corcoran 50-50 Club donates to Christmas Celebration

Corcoran 50-50 Club donates to Christmas Celebration

The Corcoran 50-50 Club held their annual fundraiser Friday night at the home of Patty and Jerry Robertson. There were plenty of winners at Friday’s drawing but perhaps the most important includes the recipient of this year’s fundraiser—the 2019 100th Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration Committee an ad-hoc committee of the Corcoran Chamber of Commerce.

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CHS AFJROTC earns Distinguished Unit Award

CHS AFJROTC earns Distinguished Unit Award

Corcoran High School’s Air Force JROTC has been selected as one of the 376 units to receive the 2018-2019 Air Force JROTC Distinguished Unit Award. The Distinguished Unit Award recognizes the personal growth and accomplishments of the cadets, the contributions of the instructors as mentors of the cadets, and the support of the school and community. The award is limited to the very best of the best of the nation’s 900 Air Force JROTC units.

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Gomez, Roby honored as top citizens

Gomez, Roby honored as top citizens

The Corcoran Chamber of Commerce held their annual banquet last Wednesday where they honored their top citizens award winners. The 2018 Man of the Year went to Raul Gomez while Anita Roby was named the 2018 Woman of the Year. Taking home Junior Citizen of the year honors was Oscar Miranda and The Corcoran 50-50 Club was honored as the Organization of the Year.

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Councilman Robertson says giving back is important

Councilman Robertson says giving back is important

The people of Corcoran is what Corcoran City Councilman Jerry Robertson loves most about his hometown. He also feels that people should give back to their community so that’s how he got started serving as a councilman—that and a visit from two locals is what kick started his public service career.

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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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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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Carmen De Anda De La Fuente

Carmen De Anda De La Fuente

Carmen De Anda De La Fuente was born in Upland, California January 30, 1941.  She died October 12, 2018 in Hanford at the age of 77.  Carmen worked for Corcoran Unified School District for...

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