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Public Protectors

by James Garcia Jr.



When one thinks of the kind of Chief of Police their town should have, characteristics such as competence, trust, dedication and honor come to mind. In Kingsburg, some may be surprised to realize that we are represented by those traits and more.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Just like the rest of the world, police departments have started taking advantage of social networks to communicate with the public. Big cities across the country like Philadelphia, New York and Chicago have been on Facebook for awhile now. Fresno has had a Facebook page since 2009, and now many of our own smaller towns are jumping on board as well, with Reedley being one of the first of the smaller towns in this area.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



We are all familiar with police officers—we see their cars driving around town, see them in uniform at crime scenes and local events—but how many of us are aware of the police chaplain who serves the community and the Police Department just as diligently, and as a volunteer?

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by James Garcia Jr.




When a family loses a loved one, there is typically some support: friends and family visit or often stay for extended periods of time; a local priest, pastor or other church official might pay a visit; or the church family might bring meals to the home for that terrible first week. If the individual who died was in law enforcement and was killed in the line of duty however, then there is an organization that steps in to help: C.O.P.S.

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‘Tis the Season, Holiday Safety Tips

IN THE December 11 ISSUE

FROM THE 2010 Articles,
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by Steven Wright



The season of joy, forgiveness, thankfulness and hope is upon us. In a perfect world, we should celebrate the birth of our Lord every day, be ever mindful of his sacrifice and be generous with our giving.

Unfortunately, this is not a perfect world and very often we find ourselves in situations that cause just the opposite to happen. Sometimes no matter what we try to do things just do not go how we hope.

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Restore or Discard

IN THE September 4 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
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by Steven Wright



Restore or discard— In today’s world we find that people are on two ends of this perspective. Goods and services, and the ability to obtain them, are at the tip of your fingers. We can shop on-line for food, clothes, furniture, cars, houses, and even a date or a life partner. Most of the things we obtain today are made to last as long as our desire to keep them, or until something else catches our eye. Use it once and throw away.

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My Top 10 Driving Don’ts

IN THE July 17 ISSUE

FROM THE 2010 Articles,
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by Steven Wright



There are many Top 10 lists out there, for almost everything. Mine may not be as entertaining but it could save your life, especially if you drive in California. I did something this past Memorial Day weekend I don’t normally do: travel.

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TMI: Too Much Information

IN THE May 29 ISSUE

FROM THE 2010 Articles,
andPublic Protectors
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by Steven Wright



Not a day goes by that I don’t say “TMI” to myself several times. In this information age, it actually applies in many different areas of our society, impacting us from the time we get up until the time we turn the lights out.

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