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March March 6 – Winners of the Woodlake Community Awards will be honored at the 53rd annual Awards Banquet held at the Woodlake Veterans Memorial Building, 355 N. Acacia St. in Woodlake. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 until Feb. 25 and $35 at the door […]

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A District who’s dedicated to their community

Ten years ago Exeter Unified School District set into motion plans to expand their facilities. The dream came to completion at the beginning of this year when they opened their new doors to the public in January. The celebration continued as it was recently announced by the Chamber of Commerce, that Exeter Unified School District […]

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JJ Brown played down town

The Central Valley is not typically recognized as a Mecca for entertainment. Fortunately the tide is beginning to turn. Thanks to the passion and talent of an ever growing number of individuals residing in Tulare County, the valley is quickly becoming an up and coming food, wine and music destination. The JJ Brown Band is […]

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Cash for Cash

A live recording of playing the blues at Folsom State Prison and watching Joaquin Phoenix play him on screen are the closest most people will ever come to experiencing Johnny Cash playing in the San Joaquin Valley. But one local man is working to change that. No, he isn’t a medium channeling deceased musicians, but […]

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Caring for Students

When asked how she felt about winning Exeter’s 2014 Heritage Award, Esther Baum responded with a gentle laugh, which is more revealing than any verbal response. In a lifetime filled with hard work, humility and love Baum found it difficult to boast about her accomplishments. Luckily for the long time Exeter resident, there is no […]

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The Moving Spirit

Six years after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Felix Ortiz hasn’t slowed down. Exeter’s Community Services Director continues to oversee several city departments, coach his teenage daughter’s softball team, coach youth sports teams and play co-ed volleyball with a schedule that would outpace many of his 50-year-old peers not suffering from a progressive disease that […]

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Five tips to cut drug costs

Today’s rising health care costs can feel out of control. Fortunately, prescription drugs are an exception. Consider these five simple ways to save money on your prescriptions so you can stay healthy and maintain your budget. 1. Ask about generic or lower-cost equivalents.Your health plan has a list of covered prescription drugs, called a formulary. […]

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Seminar takes care of your Medicare questions

Feeling the aches and pains of age is difficult enough, worrying about your healthcare is even worse. As we get older there is a need to see the doctor for that twinge of pain in your lower back that will not go away, or medication for a heart palpitation that must be managed. However, as […]

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Bingo for Green

BINGO! The word alone can bring so much excitement to a person as they yell it out, sometimes from the top of their lungs. It is also a word that brings family, friends and communities together. And when bingo and money get involved, it is a great formula for fun times no matter your age. […]

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Double O-Mazing

Like the spy featured in the franchise, the “James Bond Theme” song is rousing, rhythmic and somewhat mysterious. In fact, there is even a debate as to who is its author. Monty Norman, a relative unknown at the time, has been credited with writing the theme song featured in every James Bond film since “Dr. No” […]

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