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Letters to Santa

Dear Readers, With Christmas Eve just a week away, it is time to settle down from your hectic holiday shopping schedule, put on some pajamas, add some Christmas creamer to your cup of coffee or cap your hot cocoa with marshmallows and drift into a sugar-plum dream state with our annual Letters To Santa section. [...]

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WUSD makes a better connection

A recent peek into a classroom at Woodlake Valley Middle School provided an interesting juxtaposition of the past and the future of learning. Eighth grader Cecilia Loza was wearing a construction-paper top hat as she tapped the touch-screen icons on the 87-inch SmartBoard during her digital presentation on Abraham Lincoln in Jose Del Rio’s English [...]

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Holly reopens books

Sequoia Union’s library sat sparsely used for the last 4-5 years until former teacher Jennifer Holly came along. Teachers would go in with their class, turn on the lights, take out the books, and then put them back before they left and shut off the lights again. It was not a library that most envision [...]

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Lindsay students get SMART about setting education goal

Goal setting is nothing new in life. Every adult is familiar with setting goals whether it’s landing the perfect job, buying that dream house you’ve always wanted or just losing weight to fit into your summer clothes after the fall-winter eating frenzy. Children are familiar with the concept of goal setting as well, such as [...]

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Woodlake puts preschooler on Path to Literacy

Walk into a restaurant or barbershop in the small farming town of Woodlake, and you might see children reading from a stack of books. If Irma Rangel and Martha Quiroz have their way, these reading corners will spread to every business in town. It’s just one way they aim to make reading a constant topic [...]

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Library offers holiday crafts for kids

Tulare County Library branches in every community are offering holiday crafts and fun activities for children this holiday season. The crafts began this week and continue through Dec. 20. The December crafts for each week are: • Dec. 1 through 6 – Snowmen • Dec.8 through 13 – Mice and Candy Cane Ornament or Candy [...]

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Letter to the editor

Exeter seeks donations for Class of 2015’s Sober Grad night on June 5 To The Community, Since 1985, the Sober Grad Party has been a way for seniors to safely enjoy their graduation night. Immediately following the graduation ceremony, seniors are provided with a chemical free and alcohol free party that is carefully planned and [...]

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Lindsay Unified launches new, 21st Century website

Lindsay Unified School District has transformed its classrooms from 20th Century rubric to 21st Century digital learning in the last two years. And last week, it overhauled its outdated website to match its technologically advanced yet clear approach to teaching students and the community about its cutting edge performance based system. The change is instantly [...]

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Silent [Auction] Night

The Exeter Union High School Monarch Band Boosters are holding a Silent Auction and 50/50 Drawing at the Band’s Christmas Concert on Friday, Dec. 12 at the Exeter Union High School (EUHS) Auditorium. The Silent Auction and 50/50 Drawing will begin at 6 p.m.; the concert starts at 7 p.m. Come early to bid at [...]

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Lindsay dads and daughters back in step

It is difficult to be a father in today’s world. Little girls grow up too fast, dad’s work too much and guys aren’t the best at balancing their time or multitasking their attention. That’s why it is so important for fathers to carve out time with their daughters doing something fun together, like dancing. On [...]

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