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    Inmate death at Valley State Prison being investigated as homicide

    Officials at Valley State Prison are investigating the death of an inmate as a possible homicide. Last Thursday, at approximately 9:10 a.m., a 44-year-old inmate was found unresponsive in a dormitory. Life-saving measures were initiated and an ambulance was called to the scene, but the inmate was...

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    City seeks to fill vacant commission posts

    The city of Chowchilla needs the help of residents who want to share in the future growth of the community as a member of a citizens advisory group. Commissions and committees are formed to assist the City Council in making policy decisions that impact the community. Citizen input is essential ...

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    Chamber looks for Christmas spirit in Chowchilla

    After the turkey dinner and football games on Thanksgiving, many Chowchilla residents began to decorate their homes for the Christmas holiday. The Chowchilla District Chamber of Commerce also announced its annual Christmas decorations contest. There are three categories: Best Business Storefront...

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    Jolee Harvey wins Patriot Speech contest

    Five Wilson Middle School students were recognized at the fourth annual Patriot Speech Contest awards banquet on Nov. 10. The students were joined by their families, CESD board members Ken Lasiter and Barbara Schnoor, CESD Superintendent Charles Martin, and other CESD staff.

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    Merced College Chorale prepares for holiday concert

    The Merced College Chorale is making its debut as it presents “We Lift Our Voices,” a Christmas holiday choral concert, in the Merced College Theater on Saturday.

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    Seventh-day Adventist School names students of the month

    The Chowchilla Seventh-day Adventist School recognizes its October students of the month: Elias Cruz, representing the lower grades, and Amanda Stafford, who was selected from the upper grades.

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    Local students among UC Merced Chancellor’s Scholars

    UC Merced recently honored its top scholars at an awards ceremony and reception at the historic Merced Theatre’s Art Kamangar Center.

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    Mato trust donates to the Friends of the Library

    Friends of the Chowchilla Library became the beneficiary of funds set up in a trust by Michael E. “Mike” and Theresa H. Mato. The trustee presented a check to the Friends of the Chowchilla Library in October. The Matos were very active in the Chowchilla community, consistently and...

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    Police reports, Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2016

    From Oct. 30 through Nov. 5, the Chowchilla Police Department responded to a total of 569 calls. There were 392 calls for service and 177 self-initiated calls. Forty reports were taken in the seven-day period. There were six misdemeanor arrests and two felony arrests made during the week. Following...

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    McTeacher Night at McDonald’s

    From 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, teachers from Fuller School will participate in McTeacher Night at the Chowchilla McDonald’s. McDonald’s will donate 20 percent of its profits from the sales during those hours to Fuller School. The money will be used by the school to facilitate a second...

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