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Running toward the future of farming

By Kaylee Rumbaugh Special to the Sun-Gazette exeter – Exeter FFA invites you to join the Foothill Farm Run on May 13 at the Exeter High Union School (EUHS) Stadium. The event will include a 5K Walk/Run and a Kid’s 100 yard dash, followed by the Agricultural Festival with interactive booths and activities prepared by Exeter […]

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Walking a mile in her shoes

By Patrick Dillon @PDillon_SGN woodlake – While April might indicate the best parts of the Spring season, it is also the host month of a rather sensitive issue, sexual assault awareness. And people all around the world are holding events to bring awareness to the crisis. Last week the students of Woodlake High School and […]

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letter to the editor

Dear Editor, Villarreal Agency is a new Insurance Agency with Farmers Insurance that is located in Lindsay and surrounding Foothills area. Myself, as the agent, am very excited about the formation of this Agency because my staff and I firmly believe in being involved in our community, giving back, and doing our part to help […]

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Exeter FFA wins state title

By Mia McCormick Exeter FFA exeter – On Monday, the Exeter FFA Advanced Agriscience Fair team was named the State Champions. Team members included Kaitlyn McFarlan (Senior), MaryJane Archuleta-Jensen (Junior), Kaylee Rumbaugh (Junior) and Mia McCormick (Junior), coached by Nicole Ray. The title was won at the State FFA Convention held in Fresno from April […]

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Foothills schools exceed state graduation rate

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN foothills – Seniors are gearing up for graduation in a short few weeks to take part in a time honored tradition of walking across the stage and receiving their diplomas. And for schools in the Foothills, they can put on display that they have exceeded State average graduation rates. Just recently […]

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FUSD ready to dive into high school pool

@TheSunGazette farmersville – Farmersville Unified appears ready to dive into a swimming pool project that has been stagnant for 15 years. At its April 25 meeting, the Farmersville Unified School District Board unanimously selected an architect to build a competition-sized swimming pool at Farmersville High School. The district sent out a request for qualifications in […]

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‘Night at the 21st Century Museum’

@TheSunGazette visalia – Each day, students in Sundale Union School’s agriculture program handle many of the same responsibilities local agribusiness owners do. Animals are fed, gardens are watered and weeded, and crops are harvested. In addition to these responsibilities, the students help manage the Trading Post, an on-site store where customers can order a latte […]

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Exeter Unified, teachers settle on 2-year deal

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN exeter – After almost a year-long battle, mediation and vented frustrations, the Exeter Teachers Association (ETA) and the Exeter Unified School District (EUSD) have come to a salary agreement for the next two years. Despite months of negotiating between a 4% and 5% salary increase, the ETA and EUSD agreed to […]

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EUSD seeks citizens for bond oversight committee

@TheSunGazette exeter – The Exeter Unified School District Board of Trustees is establishing a Citizen’s Bond Oversight Committee to review expenditures from construction activity associated with Measure K, the $18 million approved by District voters on Nov. 8, 2016.  The Committee will be responsible for ensuring that bond revenues are used only as voters intended and […]

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Hundreds jump at the chance to compete in science

@TheSunGazette tulare – Over 300 students from 18 Tulare County elementary schools will be building solar collectors, catapulting tennis balls, dropping eggs to see if they survive, and participating in fun-filled science activities and written tests this Saturday in Tulare. The Tulare County Science Olympiad Division A (grades 3-6) is scheduled for Saturday, April 29 on […]

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