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California residents encouraged to nominate outstanding senior volunteers

The search is on for California’s outstanding senior volunteer. The Salute to Senior Service program, sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network, honors the contributions of adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes. Nominations for outstanding senior volunteers will […]

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Gardening Guru: Pruning Japanese Maples

One of the most favorite trees in the home landscape is the lovely Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum). We choose and plant this tree because we’ve seen its delicate form, graceful elegance, and the character of its branches enhancing many established landscapes. Japanese Maple Forms: There are over 300 cultivars of Japanese maples; some with green […]

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Lindsay City Council says ‘Yes’ to Ono project

One of the few things the Lindsay City Council could agree upon last week was the Sister City flag area designated at City Park. At its Feb. 12 meeting, the City Council authorized Lindsay/Ono City Sister City Committee to move forward with its plans to build a monument celebrating “40 years of friendship” between Lindsay […]

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P.R.E.P.A.R.E. for Spring in Your Garden

PLAN Point yourself in the right direction. As your garden is resting in the winter chill, now is the time for you to dream, research, and plan for the months ahead. Spend some time online, perusing seed and plant catalogues, pouring through gardening magazines or books, and perhaps sketching out how you want your yard […]

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Speaker talks to PC about role of African American

Porterville College’s Cultural Historical Awareness Program (C.H.A.P.) will kick off its spring schedule on Feb. 22 with the “The People of Clouds” featuring photographer Matt Black and guests. Black’s project “The People of Clouds” explores the sources and consequences of migration in the Mixteca region of southern Mexico, where rampant land erosion, deepening poverty from […]

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Community Calendar

Ongoing Every Tuesday – Watercolor classes taught by Kacey Fansett, at 5 p.m., at Three Rivers Art Center, 41763 North Fork Dr. Cost is $15 per class or $45 per month. For more info. call Kacey at 786-0506. Monday and Wednesday – Yoga classes at 3 Rivers Yoga Studio, located between Cort Gallery and the […]

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Loving Blue

Exeter Policeman’s Ball dinner and dance on Feb. 9 raised nearly $9,000 for Exeter K-9 unit, Police Officer’s Association and Exeter Explorer Troop. Above: Curtis and Patty Spott dressed in Valentine red danced the night away at the inaugural event held at the Exeter Memorial Building. Right: About 160 people attended the benefit for the […]

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Watershed book tracks historic floods, droughts

The Tulare Lake Basin includes the watersheds of the Kings, Kaweah, Tule, and Kern Rivers. Is there another devastating flood or major drought in future for the Tulare Lake Basin? History helps us understand trends as well as the effects of natural disasters. The Tulare Lake Basin has not experienced any 50-year or 100-year floods […]

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Rare Form

One of the rarest flowers in California can only be found right here in Tulare County and parts of Kern County. The state-threatened bulb flower known as striped adobe lily (Fritillaria striata) only grows in 15-20 locations within the two counties, one of them being Lewis Hill Preserve near Porterville. The flower is a favorite […]

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