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Maze fights for higher ed in Valley

Assemblyman Bill Maze (R-Visalia) introduced legislation today aimed at bringing higher education to students in the Valley who cannot afford to travel to Bakersfield or Fresno State for classes. This important legislation, AB 1932, will establish an advisory board of key higher education personnel who will make recommendations to the legislature on how to implement […]

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Students help injured classmate continue project

By Nancy Gutierrez In November The Exeter Sun did a story on an ambitious and dedicated high school student who started a business project through the Exeter Ag Department. In July 2003 Donald Willis bought 300 young pheasants to raise and later sell for a profit. He, along with his dad, Gary, bought supplies and […]

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TCOVE: A lesson in reality

By Nancy Gutierrez Junior Becky Stroeban bravely volunteered to man the automatic syringe during her zoology and animal handling ag class. The gun-shaped dispenser can hold 20 cc's of medicine and is tipped with an 18-gage needle the suitable size for sheep. Students enrolled in the course taught by Janice Ede don't just clean pens, […]

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Maze fights for higher ed in Valley

Assemblyman Bill Maze (R-Visalia) introduced legislation today aimed at bringing higher education to students in the Valley who cannot afford to travel to Bakersfield or Fresno State for classes. This important legislation, AB 1932, will establish an advisory board of key higher education personnel who will make recommendations to the legislature on how to implement […]

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LHS AVID program receives honor

By Nancy Gutierrez Only 34 of the 17,000 schools nation-wide involved in the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program, have received a certificate of distinction for meeting the highest goals of the program. Wednesday at a special meeting, Lindsay High School was presented with a certificate as one of those elite 43 by AVID's founder […]

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Liason now available to homeless students

By Nancy Gutierrez In 2000, 33 percent of Tulare County's youth were living in poverty. A report by The Great Valley Center records parental unemployment in the Valley at 7 percent, which is higher than the state average. Parental unemployment is measured as the percentage of children with neither parent employed. The document reported that […]

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Love Doctors

By Nancy Gutierrez One third grader at Rocky Hill School will have 30 valentines on Feb. 14 thanks to his concerned classmates in Patty Hylton's class. The students were busy last week making valentines for a classmate who has been absent since the last week in January. Students wished Alex a happy valentines day and […]

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Bill could change driving age

In response to the high number of auto deaths involving Central Valley teens and the overall disproportionate number of accidents by the youngest of drivers, Assemblyman Bill Maze has introduced legislation to raise the California Drivers License age to 17. Proponents say Assembly Bill 1877 will not only protect 16-year-old teenagers -- who currently are […]

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F&T scholarships are available in Exeter

The Finance and Thrift Company is Proud to announce that 22 scholarships will be given to high school seniors this June. One Scholarship is available for each city that has a Finance and Thrift Branch. The winner is selected based on the criteria stated in the application. High school seniors who would like to apply […]

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