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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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Helping Hands

By Nancy Gutierrez "My hands are my voice, my eyes are my ears;" this line, taken from Jennie Coyne's poem on deafness, describes the reality of living without sound. But being deaf is more than living without sound. For many young deaf people, being deaf means living without communication with friends, teachers even family. A […]

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Funding cuts hit vocational education

By Nancy Gutierrez Agricultural education, along with other high school class electives like industrial education, woodshop and home economics receive funding through the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998. Vocational education, or career technical education as it is now called, has changed from a job training program in 1910 to a […]

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