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Boys & Girls Club benefits from County road closure for soccer

Supervisors close one block of Azalea Ave. in Ivanhoe to make way for full-sized soccer field at the Boys & Girls Club By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN IVANHOE – Living in unincorporated communities can be challenging for kids as there is often little opportunity for recreation. That hasn’t stopped the children of Ivanhoe from playing soccer at […]

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EUSD ready to capture solar savings, builds compressed natural gas fill station

Exeter Unified is set to spend $2.2 million on Measure K project aimed at renovating District’s transportation yard By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN EXETER – Resident’s were asked to fund another bond through their property taxes last November, and they did so willingly. In 2017 they are already starting to see what their money is buying them. […]

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More than 50 children get free computers from Tulare County

Computers were donated by the County of Tulare, refurbished with funding from the local Rotary Clubs @TheSunGazette TULARE COUNTY – Christmas came early for more than 50 children after they received a free computer just before winter break. Tulare County staff, Rotarians and other volunteers met at the Tulare County Surplus Store on Dec. 13 […]

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Exeter Union High School ag teacher selected for National Educator Award

@TheSunGazette EXETER – Nicole Ray, an agricultural educator who taught at Exeter Union High School last year, is one of only six individuals nationwide who received the National Agriscience Teacher of the Year Award. The award was presented on Dec. 7 at the 2017 National Association of Agricultural Educators annual convention in Nashville. The award […]

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Harmony Magnet Academy English teacher is nominated for national honor in making a difference in students’ lives

@TheSunGazette STRATHMORE – Harmony Management Academy associated student body director and English teacher Angelina Contreras has been nominated for the 2017-2018 national LifeChanger of the Year award. Sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, LifeChanger of the Year recognizes and rewards the very best K-12 educators and school district employees across the United States who […]

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Javier Mendes of Lindsay one of two Junior Explorers to receive Pathway Scholarship from the Sheriff’s Department

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – Sheriff Boudreaux awarded the Sheriff’s Pathways Scholarship to two deserving Sheriff’s Explorers: Abraham Sanchez of Porterville and Javier Mendez of Lindsay. They each received a plaque and a check for $2,500. “I had a vision four years ago to create a pathway for our Explorers to get an education and to become […]

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Jim Vidak will not seek 8th term as County Superintendent

Jim Vidak is the longest serving superintendent in Tulare County history, currently in the state @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Tulare County Superintendent of Schools Jim Vidak announced on Dec. 11 that he does not intend to run for an eighth term in office next year. Rather, he will retire at the end of his seventh term, […]

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COS professor earns award for digital innovation

Sociology professor earns award for converting textbooks to online, interactive resources for students @TheSunGazette VISALIA — Catherine Medrano, Associate Professor of Sociology at College of the Sequoias, was selected from among 60 digital courseware initiative entrances in the Online Learning Consortium’s annual #DLIAward competition. COS announced earlier this month that Professor Medrano earned the 2017 OLC […]

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Exeter FFA takes high-octane delegates to Indianapolis

Exeter Union High School students place in national contests, serve as national delegate; three Alumni receive their American degrees at National Convention @TheSunGazette EXETER – Members of the Exeter FFA had the opportunity to attend the 90th FFA National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana and returned with a higher sense of pride for their chapter. Late […]

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Woodlake High School gets $38,000 for sex ed

Money is part of $500k to Valley nonprofits to help address high rates of teen pregnancy, STDs @TheSunGazette FRESNO – Woodlake High School recently received a grant to help students make better choices, not just in academics, but other areas that could affect the rest of their lives. On Nov. 7, Woodlake High School was […]

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