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EUSD Trustees discuss board health benefits

The discussion of health benefits for public officials is always a controversial topic and one that was brought up again by the Exeter Unified School Board last week. At its Sept. 10 meeting, EUSD board members had a “Discussion of Insurance for Board Members” listed under Organizational Business on the agenda. In an interview after [...]

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A Bear Hug for ‘Mamma Grizzly’

About 250 people gathered on the soft grass in the quad of Roosevelt Elementary School in Lindsay beneath a deep blue sky surrounded by splashes of colorful flowers. It was the perfect day to remember the school’s late principal and long-time educator Pam Canby. The crowd of Canby’s friends, family and colleagues came to campus [...]

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Exeter wants kids to have it made in the shade

Public playgrounds are an essential part of a healthy childhood. They provide the freedom of open spaces, an outlet for an active lifestyle and an opportunity to socialize with other children just around the corner. But without shade, they create another health risk – burns. Regardless of the surface material, playground equipment in the Central [...]

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FUSD welcomes its new Superintendent

Farmersville Unified School District has a new superintendent. Ofelia Ceja-Lariviere was appointed by the Board of Trustees at its Aug. 26 meeting and started her first day as superintendent on Sept. 3. She is the third woman to serve as FUSD Superintendent and just the second Latina superintendent in the district’s history. “I grew up [...]

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Woodlake High School to hire new principal

By this time next week, a new principal will begin earning their stripes in Woodlake. On Monday, Woodlake Unified School District narrowed its list of candidates to be Woodlake High School’s next principal. WUSD Superintendent Drew Sorensen the district should narrow the field to a group of finalists this week and possibly name a new [...]

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C Street residents concerned with congestion

The beginning of each school year is chaotic, not just for teachers and parents, but also for neighboring residents. Gary Willis, who lives on C Street in Exeter, said this school year’s traffic has been some of the worst he has seen during his 26 years of living across the street from Lincoln Elementary in [...]

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Roosevelt to Remember Pam Canby on Friday

Inspirational is a word people in education often throw around. But for Elementary School Teacher of the Year Paula Dunbar, she reserved the term for a select few educators including the late Pam Canby. “I don’t use that term very often but I would certainly use it to describe Mrs. Canby,” Dunbar said. “Her love [...]

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2014 Tulare County College Night at Visalia Convention Center

Seniors in Tulare County preparing for their college careers are being offered an opportunity to get a heads up on what to expect after graduation. On Tuesday Sept. 9 the Visalia Convention Center will be holding the 2014 Tulare County College Night from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Representatives from 83 colleges, universities and technical [...]

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Exeter woman honored as ‘Ally’ to youth

An Exeter woman who has dedicated her life to helping youth choose a healthy lifestyle was recently honored for her efforts. Lynne Goodwin of Exeter was awarded the California Friday Night Live Partnership’s (CFNLP) Adult Ally Award during the program’s annual training institute over the summer. Goodwin has worked with Friday Night Live Tulare County [...]

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Lindsay teacher is Elementary Educator of the Year

A master teacher will be honored for her work with Lindsay learners on the birthday of the world’s first master teacher. Paula Dunbar will be honored as the Elementary Educator of the Year at the 21st Annual Confucius’ Birthday/Educators of the Year Celebration on September 25. The teacher recognition program, co-hosted by the Central California [...]

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