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Care-full Questions

Families looking for caregivers to provide help at home for their loved ones got a scare recently with a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The study, conducted by Northwestern University, examined the hiring and screening practices of 180 responding homecare agencies, and concluded that families need to be cautious that […]

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Beer takes center stage at Lindsay Brewfest

Beer drinkers know that Oktoberfest doesn’t actually happen in October, it happens in September. And with only one weekend left in the month, it’s good to know the Lindsay Community Theater is offering its 7th annual Brewfest. The beer tasting event will be held from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29 at Sweet Brier Plaza […]

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Gardening Guru: Making Plants From Plants

When we first became gardeners, we rushed out in spring to plant a few seeds in the ground and transplant our six packs of annuals for some spots of color. As we became more knowledgeable, we ventured out more often to plant perennials, shrubs and vines. Our pocket books became lean from the expense of […]

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Farm Bureau to host Bounty of the County

If you’re looking for a great way to enjoy locally grown products and sample great local cuisine, join the Tulare County Farm Bureau for a tasting event on September 22, 2012 at the Historic Seven Sycamores Ranch in Ivanhoe. Bounty of the County will be a celebration of local agriculture from 5:00 – 8:00pm with […]

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Fair-ing Well

FINE ART & PHOTOGRAPHY Juried Art Show Mixed Media 2.Kacey Fansett of Three Rivers “JazzAffair” 3.Kacey Fansett of Three Rivers “Sea Turtle on the Move” Oil Painting 2.Lindsa Hengst of Woodlake “Palette Knife” 4.Lindsa Hengst of Woodlake “Palette Knife- Monterey Bay” Open Art Show Mixed Media 3. Amy Figueroa of Farmersville “Mexican Beauty” 4. Amy […]

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Woman’s Club to talk town over coffee

The Exeter Woman’s Club has touched nearly every aspect of life in Exeter throughout its 90-year history. Their efforts brought the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts to town, they laid the foundation for Exeter’s library, provided shade at City Park for nearly every city event and some of those reading this are here today because […]

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Gardening Guru: Fescue Lawn Care Tips for Fall

With summer fading away everyone will be spending more time outside enjoying the cooler fall weather. So now is a good time to prep the lawn for increased play and a better visual display. Shorter days and longer nights allow soil temperatures to cool resulting in a flush of lawn root and shoot growth. With […]

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Nine vie for Miss Exeter crown

Nine young women will vie for the title of Miss Exeter this year. This year’s Miss Exeter will preside over the 99th annual Fall Festival Oct. 8-13. The Exeter Chamber of Commerce recently announced the following Exeter teens and their sponsors: Kara Bryant Tricia Kirksey Real Estate Kayla Hernandez Exeter Lions Club Jacqueline Hutcheson Simmons […]

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Young Farmers & Ranchers feed those in need

Tulare County Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee will launch their 3rd Annual Farm to Fork program at the 2012 Tulare County Fair Junior Livestock auction on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Tulare County Fairgrounds. Farm to Fork, which began in 2010, is a favored philanthropic event where Farm Bureau’s YF&R committee purchases animals […]

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Gardening Guru: Recognizing Herbicide Phytotoxicity

Weeds are a nuisance in most landscapes and sometimes the herbicides we use to control the weeds end up injuring some of our ornamental plants. Herbicide injury is usually the result of the person making the application. Let’s face it we are not following the directions on the label as carefully as we should! We […]

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