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World Changers In Clovis/Fresno

World Changers In Clovis/Fresno

 

180 junior high, high school and college students from around the country (including 20 from the Clovis/Fresno area) are now in Clovis to begin a 4-day-long project renovating 14 homes/yards in lower income neighborhoods and performing a makeover on the Clovis Salvation Army building. Clovis received 60 applications for help this year. The students will re-roof 2 homes, paint the balance, and make structural repairs along with installing awnings and refurbishing interior storage rooms at the Clovis Salvation Army building. This is the 9th year in a row the World Changers organization is coming to Clovis. It is one of three cities in California the teenagers and young adults will be assisting this year.

Fresno County Unemployment Rate Creeps Up In June

Fresno County Unemployment Rate Creeps Up In June

New figures released by the Employment Development Department Friday morning show more people applied for unemployment in Fresno County last month.

Fresno County's jobless rate was 15.3% in June, up from 14.9% in May.

If you're in the market for a job, we have a list of openings on our Central Valley Jobs Page. You can click here to be redirected to that page.

Clovis High Student Represents USA in Taekwondo Tournament in Korea

Clovis High Student Represents USA in Taekwondo Tournament in Korea

Congratulations to Clovis High Junior, Austin Carter. He earned Bronze competing in the World Culture Expo Taekwondo Tournament representing Team USA in Muju, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea.

He is the only American to win in his weight and age class in sparring! 

Austin Carter is a student and instructor at Sunnyside Taekwondo in Fresno at Shields and Fowler. He is a 10 year Junior Olympic competitor earning medals and honor amung the best in the nation for many of those years.

As the leader in the Sunnyside TKD Demo Team, you can see him and the demo team on the field at the Fresno Grizzlies Baseball game, Saturday, August 18th. 

 

Kohl's Cares Student Winners Announced

Kohl's Cares Student Winners Announced

 

Congratulations to these Kohl’s Cares winners!

Each of these students is a Kohl's store winner, receiving a $50 gift card because of selfless community work in their community.

 

Sarahjoy Williams, 12, Hanford

Vincent Rojas, 17, Visalia

Kaitlin Riffel, 11, Fresno

Marissa Rangel, 17, Fresno

Cooper Pendergast, 12, Clovis

Samantha Maur, 18, Clovis

Adam Loughney, 16, Fresno

Jordan Kozuki, 11, Fresno

Maddelyn Hunt, 11, Tulare

Kimberly Guerra, 10, Orosi

Rahel Demissie, 16, Merced

 

The regional and national winners will be posted in July. Those top winners will each earn a $10,000 scholarship!

Buchanan Grad to Olympics!

Buchanan Grad to Olympics!

 

BUCHANAN GRAD, FORMER SUN DEVIL, AND 2012 UNITED STATES OLYMPIAN, KYLE ALCORN IS BACK IN FRESNO AFTER MAKING HIS DREAMS COME TRUE IN OREGON AT THE U–S OLYMPIC TRIALS. Here's the story from KMPH FOX26.

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Clovis Hall of Fame Inducts 2 Girl Scouts

Clovis Hall of Fame Inducts 2 Girl Scouts

 

       As part of the City of Clovis Centennial celebrations, the Clovis Hall of Fame and 2012 Centennial Community Awards nducted Girl Scouts Andrea Lopez and Nicole Shinkawa into their 2012 Hall of Fame. Both Andrea and Nicole earned Girl Scouts highest award, the Gold Award.

        Pat Hunter, Kathy Millison, Tom Vidmar, and John Wallace were also awarded for their work with The Girl Scouts.

        If you’d like more information on this Girl Scouts Gold Award, please click HERE

Clovis Police Officer To Receive State MADD Award

Clovis Police Officer To Receive State MADD Award

Story submitted by Clovis Police Spokeswoman Janet Stoll-Lee

Clovis Police Officer Ryan Wade will receive a California Hero Award at the 14th Annual Statewide Law Enforcement and Community Recognition Event sponsored by MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) in Sacramento Saturday night. MADD is recognizing law enforcement officers and other community leaders for their outstanding contributions in the fight against DUI and the prevention of underage drinking.

Officer Wade made 57 drunk driving arrests in 2011 accounting for 17% of the department's total DUI apprehensions. As an officer on the graveyard shift, Officer Wade keeps a sharp lookout for those on the road under the influence, while still responding to regular calls for service.