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Heaven Gained a Woodcarver

Lawrence E. (Larry) Smith September 6, 1936 – July 1, 2023 On July 1, 2023, Oakhurst lost its resident woodcarver, and heaven gained an artist. Lawrence E. (Larry) Smith passed away peacefully surrounded by family after a lengthy illness. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at 11 am at Oakhurst Lutheran Church, where Larry ...

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Rookie of the Year Jones Heads to National Rodeo Finals

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FRESNO — Fresno State freshman Tyler Jones looks to continue the Bulldoggers club rodeo team’s tradition at the College National Finals Rodeo when he competes in team roping in the header position at this year’s event, June 11 to June 17 in Casper, Wyoming. Jones, an agricultural business major, earned his bid thanks to a third-place region ranking based on his ...

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Forensic Anthropology Lab Helps Identify Skeletal Remains

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FRESNO STATE — Forensic anthropologist Dr. Chelsey Juarez of the Fresno State Forensic Anthropology Laboratory analyzes the remains to estimate things like age, sex, stature, ancestry and to investigate the type and timing of traumatic injuries  — whatever the medical examiner needs. Her work, with assistance from about six undergraduate students in the lab, helps find resolutions for missing people ...

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Highway 41 Fuels Reduction Project

COARSEGOLD– The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), in cooperation with California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Department of Transportation (CAL TRANS), Pacific Southwest Research Station / Fresno State University, Private Landowners, and San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, aims to reduce large conflagrative fires and high suppression costs, to the citizens of California, by conducting a ...

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Fresno State Honors Two With Honorary Doctorates

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Honorary doctorates are awarded on behalf of the California State University system and Fresno State in recognition of excellence and extraordinary achievement in significant areas of human endeavor that embody the objectives and ideals of the CSU system. Holly Blossom Wyatt will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters and will be recognized during the College of Arts ...

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Celebration of Life for Jerry Alin Saueressig

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Jerry Alin Saueressig March 17, 1947 – February 15, 2023 Jerry passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at his home in Butte, Nebraska. Memorials may be directed to his family for future designation. Arrangements are entrusted to Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill, NE. Jerry Alin Saueressig was born on March 17, 1947, in Cherokee, IA, to Vernon and LaVina (Helkenn) ...

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Three Fresno State Alumni Published Debut Books in 2022

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FRESNO STATE — Three alumni authors from Fresno State’s Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing published their debut books in 2022. In total, 22 alumni from the program — which offers advanced training in the writing of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction — have now published their debut books in the past seven years. “It’s an exciting time ...

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Unveiling the Top 22 Stories of 2022 at Fresno State

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FRESNO STATE — Stories inspire us. They connect us. They inform us of all the wonderful things — and sometimes challenging things — happening at the Fresno State campus that holds a special meaning to so many in the Central Valley and beyond. Stories are how we relate to one another, and oftentimes stories spark us to take action — whether ...

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2022 Native American Youth Conference Coming in November

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FRESNO STATE — The 2022 Native American Youth Conference is coming to Fresno State on Saturday, November 5, 2022. The conference will be held at Fresno State’s Satellite Student Union. See map below. All Native American students in 6th through 12th grade are invited to attend. For more information, please contact Native American Initiative Outreach Counselor Amber Esquivel at esquivelamber@csufresno.edu. ...

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Recent Fresno State Grad Inspires Youth to Reach for the Sky

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FRESNO STATE — Through a megaphone on the pool deck of the Fresno State Aquatics Center, head swim and dive coach Jeanne Fleck encourages young backstrokers to “reach for the sky.” “Reach, reach, reach,” she said. “Try to be as tall as you can be.” It’s good advice, said Darina Khisiamova, a former Fresno State swimmer and one of several ...

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