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I received a message from Renee Delport last week, she is the public information officer for the Kings Canyon Unified School District. 

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Wouldn’t it be great if our politicians took some sort of oath which is the equivalent to that of physicians? “Primum non nocere.” That, in classic Latin, translates as: to help, or at least do no harm. The time has come for that vast, and growing, segment of our society that is bureaucratic…

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I hope everyone had a great Father's Day. I would like to take some time to recognize all the hard working dads out there. And also I would like to take a moment to remember the great man in my life, my dad, David Adame. My dad died in 2005. I will never forget his smile, his laugh, and his …

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If you’ve already read the commentary piece on the front page of last week’s newspaper, you already know that this weekly publication is about to get bigger and more interesting to fulfill your need for knowledge of what is happening right here in the Valley. On July 4, Independence Day, we …

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The calendar may not quite say it, but summer finally is here. Reedley and much of the Central Valley are starting to deal with muggy, oppressive heat, after a spring that’s been comfortably pleasant for the general public (but not so for man stone fruit growers). The triple digit days are c…

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Congratulations to all the graduates who earned their diplomas, promotions and degrees this year.  And, a special recognition to the four students I interviewed a couple of weeks ago; Wendy Vargas-Marquina, Citlalli Vargas, Zenon Garcia-Lopez, and Antony Serrano.

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Show me a man (or woman) who never has made a mistake and I’ll be able to show you a person who has never made a decision of any kind or tried anything new!

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Try to imagine, if you will, what it would feel like to run a business where you had a virtually unlimited access to capital and restrictions and regulations had been carefully scripted so they did not apply to you. If you were to make really egregious mistakes, there would never be any fear…

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The annual Memorial Day ceremony at Reedley Cemetery proved to be a homecoming or sorts for the guest speaker, Vernon Schmidt. That’s because Schmidt, the commander of the Ex-POWs Chapter 1 in Central California, was born at a house on Lac Jac Avenue west of Reedley in 1926.

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Commit a crime and the world is made of glass.  Commit a crime and it seems a coat of snow fell on the ground, such as reveals in the woods the track of every partridge and fox and squirrel and mole.  You cannot recall (take back) the spoken word.  You cannot wipe out a foot track.  You cann…

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The Reedley Police Department lost one of its longtime law enforcement veterans last week, when retired police Sgt. Ruben Perez died at 73 on May 15. Perez worked in law enforcement for more than 30 years – 29 of them with the Reedley Police Department as a police dispatcher (1973-1975) and …

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We’ve often written about the sorry state of the American educational experience, but it has now reached the critical phase where we are about to lose the correct usage of the English language. There can be little doubt that much of it can be attributed to uncontrolled immigration and our go…

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Raymond McClure was a rock star, so to speak, on May 11 during the Korky Kevorkian Memorial Barbecue and Fly In at the Reedley Municipal Airport. The 94-year-old’s stories of his seven decades-plus of flying and his service in two wars was an inspiration to those who listened.

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My day took an interesting turn on the afternoon of May 13. I attended a police K9 training in Kingsburg, thank you to Sgt. Jesus Rivera of the Reedley Police Department for the invite. 

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Have you ever wondered if some of these “progressive” politicians truly realize just how dumb and unrealistic their ideas are, or are they just so propped up and surrounded by sycophants that the truth of their ignorance is shielded from them? Frankly. it’s easy to feel embarrassed for them …

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Last week’s multi-agency gang sweep through Reedley was a clear signal that the Reedley Police Department is committed to putting a dent into violence in the community — at least among those affiliated with or who have suspected ties to gangs, violence or drugs.

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Perhaps the best place to start here, before taking a deep dive into the political madness that seems to be sweeping our country, would be the recent threat by several states to keep President Donald Trump off the 2020 ballot. The reason they cite as cause for their action? President Trump h…

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Earlier this week, your stops be- came more frequent when driving along G Street in downtown Reedley. That’s because on April 30, city workers installed all-way stop signs at the intersections of G and 9th Street and G and 12th Street.Now, drivers will have outright stops or traffic controls…

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I had the pleasure of meeting Veronica Diaz last week. Veronica is an Early Childhood Coordinator over at Washington School.

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The United States of America has the most dysfunctional immigration systems in the entire world! We’ve managed to strip away all of the mandates that new arrivals in this country be self-sustaining by providing them access to taxpayer largesse in this country which features more and more soc…

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I hope everyone had a great Easter holiday. 

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To provide some perspective for the rationale for this column, I must advise you that it is being written on the morning of April 15 — tax day! There is nothing which focuses the mind more than having to sign the check and realize just how much money one has invested in the operation of this…

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I walked into the office April 15 and there was a woman at the counter talking with our receptionist, Kate. 

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We often wonder what happens to those people who espouse such good ideas and plans when asking for our votes, once they are sworn into office either in Sacramento or Washington. It’s as if all the best-laid plans are put on the shelf as our representative assumes the herd mentality and it se…

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Reedley is a city that prides itself as a relatively tranquil community that carries a small-town feel. But the three shooting incidents in east Reedley in the past two weeks have dealt a sobering dose of reality that we all encounter in today’s society.

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There are times when I know exactly what I'm going to write about in this column, and there are days like today when I have to really think about what I'm going to write.

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Although it may seem counter-intuitive, the dedicated service of our police and law enforcement officials is all that stands between us, chaos and anarchy. Yet, it seems that politicians continue to pass inane legislation that effectively handcuffs law enforcement. Obviously, California woul…

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When I walked into the Mennonite Quilt Center Museum on the afternoon of March 27, nothing could have prepared me for the exhibit on display.

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We’re sad to say that one of this country’s greatest defenders of freedom, justice and constitutional guarantees passed away recently. His presence as a leading force in the struggles to keep America great were fought so predictably and quietly that the efforts went essentially unappreciated…

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Joseph Gonzalez is a huge inspiration to his team. Joseph is the Kings Canyon Unfiied School District's maintenance director and last week I met with him and his team for a second time after they reached their second goal. That goal was two years of no work related injuries or accidents. Con…

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Thanks to the Fresno County Board of Supervisors signing on to the Voters Choice Act, elections in Fresno County will be taking on an entirely new look and we’re being told it makes it easier for people to vote. How difficult is it to vote how? Personally, I never saw it as some kind of orde…

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As soon as I pulled up to the home of Julie Torres and her family, I was greeted by a slew of chickens. 

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Does anyone reading this really believe that the government and its hundreds of thousands of bureaucrats really do a better job of managing anything than those in the private sector? How can they, when government creates nothing?  When decisions are made, they do not put at risk their own mo…

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It was interesting to watch Washington Elementary's fourth grade students' reactions when Michael Flores, the health specialist with the Fresno County Department of Health Services held up a vial full of sugar to tell them that the energy drinks they have consumed contained too much sugar an…

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With the omnipresent call for free college and lifetime free education by Democrats, perhaps the time has come for us to take a critical look at the product which is being produced for all the money expended. It seems that every time that taxes are increased, there is more set aside for educ…

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When I first sat down to interview Ryan Rodriguez, a firefighter with the Reedley Fire Department, on the afternoon of March 1, I hadn't noticed them. 

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Have you ever thought about what would happen if you went to the bank for money to build a new home, and about halfway through decided you weren’t going to be able to finish the job? Do you suppose the money provider would simply offer absolution — forgive the money you’ve already spent — an…

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Two significant events happened just days apart in the city of Reedley last week. 

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There is a quote which has stuck with me for a long, long time, but it seems even more apropos as time passes. The passage is commonly attributed to Nikita Khrushchev in an address at a meeting with Western Ambassadors at the Polish embassy in Moscow on Nov. 18,1956. The words are chilling a…

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It came suddenly and swiftly. Less than 16 hours after receiving word last week, the Kings Canyon Unified School District — in particular, Riverview K-8 School in Parlier — was welcoming the sitting governor of California.

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I admit, it took me a few moments to get the full understanding of the type of award that Briana Ochoa-the seventh grade student at Citrus Middle School in Orange Cove- won. 

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During World War II, the Nazi propaganda machine — under the direction and leadership of one Joseph Goebbels — believed that the bigger the lie and more often it was repeated increased its believability. Goebbels bore the title of Reich Minister of propaganda. His success with shaping the th…

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