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Summer program lights the night for youth

Crime should have dropped in your community this summer just by leaving the lights on for local youth. At its Aug. 12 evening meeting in Tulare, the Tulare County Board of Supervisors received a summary of the Summer Night Lights program in Tulare County. Summer Night Lights (SNL) is a program designed to curb violence [...]

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County to begin remodel of Strathmore Library

The aging Strathmore Library may get its first remodel since being built nearly 40 years ago. At its Aug. 12 meeting, the Tulare County Board of Supervisors awarded a $137,000 contract to remodel the Strathmore Branch Library. The lowest bidder on the project was Dale Atkins Contractor out of Visalia. The Strathmore Branch Library was [...]

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State offers parents tools for ‘Core’

Educators and school districts now have a new free toolkit to help them spread the word about how the Common Core State Standards are remodeling California’s education system to better prepare students for college and careers, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today. “As students and teachers head back to school they will be [...]

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Exeter stars as National FFA Chapter

  The Monarchs won another title on the field this summer – the agriculture field. Exeter FFA won another National Chapter Award from the National FFA Agriscience Fair and Proficiency Scoring on Aug. 8. Exeter was one of only 10 winners out of 305 chapters in the state and one of only two chapters in [...]

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BGC of the Sequoias raise $150K

  Sun-Gazette Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sequoias was successful in reaching the $75,000 goal for the Club’s recent Donation Match Program. The program was launched after an anonymous donor offered to match donations dollar-for-dollar through July 31, 2014. With the help of the local community, the program reached its full potential and doubled [...]

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State condemns TC Fair’s Youth Show Pavilion

  The Youth Show Pavilion at the Tulare County Fairgrounds has been the scene of thousands of 4-H and FFA students showing their livestock over many years. Today, that arena is condemned by the State of California and supporters of the fair are calling for help. The cost to make the mandated repairs is estimated [...]

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EUHS to take ed from good to great

  A principal can be instrumental in a student’s development. They serve not only as the figure head of the educational institution, but also a visionary for the progress and improvement in the academic life of each student. Robert Mayo will be ushering in a new era for Exeter Union High School (EUHS). According to [...]

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COS offers college in the sequoias

  Have you ever wanted to take an extended trip into the Sierras but weren’t sure what to bring or where to go? Did you know there was a class for that? This fall College of the Sequoias (COS) will offer a “Back Country Backpacking in the Sierra” class beginning Tuesdays in September. The class [...]

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Arte de baile

  El Quinto Sol de America closed out its Summer Arts Program with students performing Mexican Folkloric dance on Aug. 1 at Sweet Brier Plaza in Lindsay. Red, green and yellow dresses twirled around young girls as boys tapped their boots behind them all between beautiful displays of arts and crafts made by the students [...]

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Ivanhoe students increase readiness after First 5

  School readiness is an important focus of First 5 Tulare County’s mission to improve the lives of children ages zero to five. Through a partnership with Visalia Unified School District at Ivanhoe Elementary School, First 5-funded programs are preparing children for kindergarten starting at birth – and the preschool program is seeing an average [...]

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