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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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Economic strike by immigrants cuts school attendance

By Nancy Gutierrez Close to 1,000 students throughout the Lindsay Unified School District did not attend school on Friday, Dec. 12. The mass absences were not due to illness but were the result of a national economic strike by Mexican-Americans and Latinos who answered a call from the Mexican American Political Association (MAPA). Hundreds of […]

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Board elects governing members

By Nancy Gutierrez At the Dec. 8 Lindsay Unified School District board meeting the board elected their governing board members. Mercy Herrera, who previously held the position of board clerk, was named board president and Paul Newkirk was elected board clerk. The new seating took effect Dec. 9. For the complete story pick up a […]

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What a PAL

By Nancy Gutierrez Who needs Santa Claus when you have the Tulare County Sheriffs Department Police Activities League, (PAL). Last Thursday Dec. 11, 20 boys and girls from Tulare County were presented with their own bicycle during the 28th annual sheriff's department bicycle give away. Justin Kirk, 8, of Strathmore was one of the lucky […]

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Teachers of the quarter

By Nancy Gutierrez The Exeter Union School District and Exeter Union High School District named their Teachers of the Quarter at Monday's joint board meeting. Dan Crookham, a teacher in the EUHS ag department was named the EUHS Teacher of the Quarter. Board member Marlene Sario, who also happens to be Crookham's sister-in-law, presented him […]

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Boards elect governing body

By Nancy Gutierrez At the Exeter Union School District and Exeter Union High School District Joint board meeting last Monday, Dec. 8 both districts elected governing board officers. Ernie Hernandez was elected EUHSD board president. Bob Todd was elected board vice president and Marlene Sario was elected board clerk. The EUSD board will remain the […]

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Proposition delay affects construction at school sites

By Nancy Gutierrez The state legislature is discussing delaying the vote for Prop. 55, a bond measure that would provide $12.3 billion for construction and renovation of kindergarten through university facilities. "Passage of Proposition 55 in the March 2004 election would provide badly needed new school construction to modernize and address overcrowding conditions, as well […]

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Band, choir yuletide concerts

The Lindsay High School Band, Steve Garvey Junior High band and a beginning band combining students from each of the elementary schools will all perform at a Winter Concert at 7 p.m. tomorrow Dec. 11 at the Lindsay Community Theatre. Directed by Charles Hickinbotham, the bands will each play several Christmas pieces. "The high school […]

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Campus safety top priority at Exeter Schools

By Nancy Gutierrez On Monday Nov. 24, a 25-year-old Farmersville man was arrested outside of Wilson Middle School for stalking and annoying a child. The man had followed a 12-year-old girl home from Wilson previously and at the time of the arrest, police found the girl's name and address in his car. It was ultimately […]

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Daisys in winter

By Nancy Gutierrez Daisys are popping up everywhere in Exeter thanks to the Girl Scouts of America and Troop leader volunteer Jane Kleinkramer. Kleinkramer, a former Girl Scout, was looking for a Daisy troop for her daughter who is in kindergarten. Daisy members are pre-kindergarten to kindergarten aged girls. "They didn't have a troop for […]

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