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Exeter Branch Library renovation set for 2015

Exeter can expect to see some improvements to it’s library at the beginning of next year as Tulare County begins to plan the renovations community members want to see. County Librarian Jeff Scott stood in front of the Tulare County Board of Supervisors to provide them with an update of how libraries in the County [...]

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Take Notes

Peña Planetarium offers two public shows on Oct. 24 The Sam B. Peña Planetarium, operated by the Tulare County Office of Education, will offer two public shows on Friday evening, Oct. 24. At 7 p.m. is “Perfect Little Planet.” Discover our solar system through a new set of eyes - a family from another star system seeking [...]

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School Rule

School board meetings are held on the following dates: Exeter Unified 5 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at the Board Room, 215 N. Crespi Ave. 592-9421. Farmersville Unified 6:45 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the district office, 571 E. Citrus. 592-2010. Lindsay Unified 6 p.m. on [...]

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Library to trade ‘Food For Fines’

All Tulare County Library branches are participating in the library’s semi-annual “Food for Fines” program during the month of November. Tulare County library patrons who donate will have $1.00 of what they owe for overdue fines, expired holds or card replacements forgiven for each item. There is no limit to the amount of fine reduction, [...]

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Schools harvest some fall fun

The Tulare County Office of Education’s Nutrition Education Obesity Prevention Services program will be holding pumpkin patch events at numerous Tulare County school sites next week. Pumpkin patches open at school sites at approximately 8:30 a.m. on the dates listed below. On Monday, Oct. 27 the pumpkin patch will sprout up at two sites in [...]

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Ants in my Plants

I have been trying to attract hummingbirds to my yard with some success. I now see one or two of them enjoying nectar from my hummingbird feeders almost daily. I make my own hummingbird food using a mixture of sugar and water, without the red food coloring, since it’s not really needed. I change the [...]

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Woodlake native is new WHS Principal

When the Woodlake School Board was looking for a new principal they decided they wanted someone who was close to home, leaving them with no other choice than Woodlake native Rick Rodriguez. Rodriguez was born in Exeter but grew up in Woodlake and attended Woodlake schools all his life. Staying close to home Rodriguez attended [...]

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EUSD OKs bonuses for every employee

  Sun-Gazette In the private and public world, companies and government agencies talk about across-the-board bonuses when in reality only those in certain positions actually see anything extra on their paycheck. But Exeter Unified School District gave an actual across-the-board bonus to every single employee in the district, including part-timers. At its Oct. 8 meeting, [...]

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TCOE to recognize teachers for excellence

Several local educators will be recognized as being among the best in local education in certificated, classified and administrator positions. Roberta Velasquez of the Lindsay Unified School District is one of three finalists for School Employee at the Tulare County Office of Education’s 2014 Tulare County Excellence in Education Awards. She will join a host [...]

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Festival brings black birds to Three Rivers library

Three Rivers Raven Festival has been flying by, but there are still plenty of opportunities to be a part of the month long festivities, celebrating Kaweah’s namesake. On Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Three Rivers Memorial Building Critter Creek Wildlife Station will be hosting a special presentation featuring a few of their featured friends. Presenters [...]

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