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Scholarship Deadline Approaching

Scholarship Deadline Approaching

The deadline is quickly approaching for Tulare County students interested in more than $15,000 in college scholarships from the Tulare County Farm Bureau. 

Applications for 2014 scholarships must be postmarked by March 1.

The Tulare County Farm Bureau Education and Scholarship fund annually awards scholarships in a variety of categories.  Some are directed to qualified applicants according to the wishes of those who provided the funds; others go to those seeking careers in agriculture; one is given to a student whose parent is a farm employee and others are simply based on merit.

Students will be publicly recognized for their achievements at Tulare County Farm Bureau’s annual meeting on May 8, 2014 in Tulare.

To apply, students must complete and return application; submit two letters of recommendation; submit school transcripts and attend school currently or have graduated from a school in Tulare County to be eligible. 

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Local Emergency Declared Over Drought

The Tulare County Board of Supervisors have unanimously proclaimed a local emergency due to the statewide drought, called for state legislators to place a water bond on a future ballot, and formed an ad hoc committee to address future water advocacy strategy.

Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Phil Cox said the proclamation of local emergency enables Tulare County to recover any future drought response costs and also makes the County eligible for any other drought-related assistance in the future.

"This is a very serious issue that can potentially destroy our local economy," Chairman Cox said.

CSET Offering Free Tax Assistance

CSET Offering Free Tax Assistance

Community Services Employment Training (CSET) is offering free tax preparation services to Kings and Tulare County families with a household income less than $50,000.  The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will operate through April 12.

More than 100 volunteers took a month-long course to become IRS certified tax preparers.  The volunteers are trained to file taxes for the families and help them identify tax credits for which they are eligible.  Common tax credits include the Earned Income Credit, Child Tax Credits, Child & Dependent Care Credit, Retirement Savings Contribution Credit, and Education Credits.

The VITA program is available at multiple locations in Tulare County.  Residents can visit an office in Orosi, Porterville, Tulare (in February only) and Visalia for assistance. The sites are open from 9am-3pm on Saturdays.

Nominate A Young Volunteer

Nominations for kids ages six to 18 will be accepted through March 14 at kohlskids.com, and nominators must be 21 years or older. Through the program, Kohl’s will award more than 2,300 young volunteers nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes to reward kids who have made a positive impact on their communities.

 

  • Two nominees from each of the more than 1,100 Kohl’s stores nationwide will win a $50 Kohl’s gift card.
  • Nearly 200 of the store winners will win regional scholarships worth $1,000 toward higher education.
  • Ten national winners will be awarded a total of $10,000 in scholarships for higher education, and Kohl’s will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national winner’s behalf. 

 

Community Sponsors

The Royal Touch
Capturing the sweet moments of life
Heating & Air Conditioning Contractors
Happiness is a Healthy Pet!
Visalia's Favorite Authentic Mexican Food... FAST!
Full service real estate management!
When you have to put your trust in a garage, put that trust in us!
We treat your pets as if they were our own!

Is The H1N1 Flu Virus A 'Super Bug'?

Is The H1N1 Flu Virus A 'Super Bug'?

We are not out of the woods yet!

That is the word from Fresno County Public Health officials about the 'flu' virus.

As of Tuesday afternoon, in Fresno County alone, fourteen people have died from the bug.

Another thirty-one people were admitted to intensive care units, and eight remain hospitalized.

In the state of California, at least 147 people have died from the virus.

The virus, which typically strikes seniors and young children, is now attacking and even killing young adults.

So, is it a more severe strain of flu, or h

Wrestling Match

Wrestling Match

A great event is happening at Clovis North Saturday, February 1st.  It is the 45th annual Clovis- Fresno Y's Men's Elementary School Wrestling Tournament.  

This  is the finals of the Tournament.  The athletes of 32 Clovis Elementary schools participate in this Greco-Roman wrestling event. 

It is exciting to see these young athletes compete with their all - out effort and athleticism! 

Block Party

Block Party