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Prop 55 remains on ballot; schools still in need of repair

Lindsay Gazette On Dec. 12 the state legislature finally approved a deficit reduction plan for California's unsteady economy. The long awaited decision means that Proposition 55, a bond measure that would provide $12.3 billion for construction and renovation for kindergarten through university facilities, will remain on the March 2004 ballot. Previously approved renovation projects were […]

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Explorer membership grows, more recruits wanted

By Nancy Gutierrez The Lindsay Explorers have almost reached their goal of 20 members. Advising Officer Jose Domingos said there is room for just six more junior explorers. Junior explorers participate in the Law Enforcement Exploring Program (LEEP). LEEP is a special interest phase of the Boy Scouts of America though Boy Scout membership is […]

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School supplies getting low

By Nancy Gutierrez "I've really seen a change [at school] in the last 15-16 years. I remember when I was at Wilson we had a $1,000 budget for the year to buy copies and workbooks and class books with," Lincoln Elementary School teacher Diana Lemus said. "At Lincoln we had $200 available now we have […]

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F'ville students earn money by recycling

By Nancy Gutierrez On Dec. 1 Mrs. Williams sixth grade science classes at Farmersville Junior High School began a recycling competition to see which class period could bring in the most recyclables. The contest is provided by the Tulare County Youth Corp, a project of Community Services and Employment Training, Inc. (CSET). Students involved in […]

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New store is teacher resource

Wendy Slack, owner of "Teacher's Pet,"can verify that being a favorite kid in the classroom, has its advantages. Her newly opened Visalia store specializes in educational resource supplies for parents and teachers. "The really interesting and funny thing about the name of my store is, I was voted teacher's pet in the eighth grade. I […]

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22nd Viva El Mariachi festival

The annual "Viva El Mariachi" Festival is an opportunity for students of mariachi music to learn new skills and techniques from professional mariachi musicians. The workshops, open to all ages, offer instruction for beginners, intermediate and advanced musicians on traditional instruments--violin, vihuela, guitar guitarron and trumpet. Instruction is also offered to students of voice. An […]

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EUHS ag dept sweeps sectional awards

By Nancy Gutierrez The Exeter Union High School Agriculture Department received several honors at a recent meeting involving the 15 departments located in the Sequoia Section. High School Ag Departments are divided into sections of 15 to 20 schools located within one or two counties. The Sequoia Section is made up of schools in Tulare […]

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Olympiad hopefuls

By Nancy Gutierrez Many students would jump at the opportunity to do less school work instead of more. But students at Rocky Hill Elementary are doing exactly the opposite. In fact they compete for the chance to spend more time at school learning about math. The Mathematical Olympiad is an extracurricular activity for elementary and […]

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Time to apply for scholarships

For millions of high school seniors the exciting time for applying to colleges is here. Along with it however, comes the challenge of finding the money to pay for tuition, room and board, text books, lab fees, and other expenses. Fortunately, there are many newly funded programs to help students. More than $80 Billion of […]

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Cover Girl

By Nancy Gutierrez Janette Saldana, 12, the one millionth member of Start Something, a curriculum for after school programs, is now featured on the cover of a book about the program, written by Tiger Woods' father Earl Woods. The book is used in starter kits for the aftershool program and given to every school in […]

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