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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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A healthy donation

By Nancy Gutierrez The Central California Classic Truck Association presented Healthy Start with $1,000 worth of Wal-mart gift cards to go towards clothing and shoes for children and families in Lindsay. CCCTA President Bill Murdock, Vice President Tino Martinez and Secretary Josie Martinez met with Healthy Start Director Janie Elson on Dec. 18 for the […]

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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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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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