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Policy on trips near state testing discussed

By Nancy Gutierrez At the Exeter Union High School District Board meeting last Wednesday the board discussed revising policy concerning extracurricular and co-curricular trips that occur near Standardized Testing And Reporting (STAR) assessments. "We need to discuss what needs to be done to hold students accountable to the level of tests they are taking," EUHSD […]

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ESL title Exeter’s to lose

By Tom Price Jr. The Exeter Monarchs (7-1, 10-8) had little to prove Friday, when they hosted the Lindsay Cardinals baseball team (11, 11). They already held a two-game advantage in the East Sequoia League, they were riding a four-game ESL win streak, but there was one piece of business they had yet to take […]

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Classrooms needed to hold projected growth

By Nancy Gutierrez At a special meeting of the Lindsay Unified School District board on April 19, members were presented with plans for the expansion and remodernization of the school district, and the changes that would have to be made to complete this considerable and needed endeavor. A timeline provided at the meeting listed the […]

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Scholarship company scams students

A company with a questionable history that is offering scholarship seminars to help parents plan for their children's educational future is coming to Fresno this weekend, April 24-25. College Partnership has contacted local parents of middle school students with a reserved seat for an 'interview' to determine their student's eligibility to receive financial aid, scholarships […]

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STARS receives $2,000 in grants

By Nancy Gutierrez Lindsay Unified School District's STARS After School program was the recipient of a grant from the Community Connections Project in connection with the James Irvine Foundation, totaling $2,000. It was administered by the California AfterSchool Partnership through the Center for Collaborative Solutions. The funding will help enhance learning opportunities and improve educational […]

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Tackling the Math Super Bowl

By Nancy Gutierrez Wilson Middle School students celebrated, during lunch last Wednesday, the outstanding work they put in at the Math Super Bowl competition held March 31 in Visalia. Math Super Bowl is a competition for junior high and middle school students to test their problem-solving abilities. There were 18 Wilson students making up three […]

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Scholarship scam targets local students

A company with a questionable history that is offering scholarship seminars to help parents plan for their children's educational future is coming to Fresno this weekend, April 24-25. College Partnership has contacted local parents of middle school students with a reserved seat for an 'interview' to determine their student's eligibility to receive financial aid, scholarships […]

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ECHF makes 3 record donations

By Reggie Ellis The Exeter Community Health Fund made history again this year by giving record donations to three Exeter organizations last week. ECHF donated $43,000 to the Exeter Volunteer Fire Department, $25,000 to the Exeter Health and Wellness Foundation and $2,000 to the Exeter Boxing Club - all record one-time contributions respectively. "We are […]

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OBF Parade gets the Gold

By Carolyn Barbre Although the temperature was getting up there and although there was something going on in virtually every community within an easy commute, there was an excellent turnout for the 72nd Orange Blossom Festival Parade on Saturday, April 24. As is tradition, the day started early with the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast in front […]

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Life in the Dawghouse

By Reggie Ellis Ten years ago, Patty Goularte sent her husband to the doghouse -- and he's been there ever since. "As a joke we named our bar Dawghouse Brewery," Mickey Goularte said. The name originates from an argument following one of Mickey's first attempts at brewing his own beer. One night Mickey was brewing […]

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