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Girl Scouts Get Hands-On Experience at Visalia Farm Operation

Girl Scouts Get Hands-On Experience at Visalia Farm Operation

More than 600 girls took over Vossler Farms in Visalia Friday night—to get a hands on look at Agriculture in the Central Valley.

The Girl Scouts of Central California South hosted its 3rd Annual "AgriNation" event.

The event gave the girls an opportunity to learn how their food gets from the farm to their table.

This evening’s activities included: Corn maze, pumpkin patch, face paint, learning about plant DNA, citrus fruits, and popcorn,  along with learning about California’s vital role in agriculture.

 “It was such a pleasure to see the curiosity on the girls faces as they learned about clean air, DNA and bad bugs!” says CEO of Girl Scouts of Central California Cathy Ferguson . “On the other hand it warmed my heart to hear the giggles and the laughter while the girls maneuvered the corn maze, splattered paint while constructing their beautiful spin art and sang on the hayrides.  It was great family fun for all.” 

Burying The Innocent: Program Offers Proper Burial For Abandoned Children

A story in the newspaper almost 15 years ago changed Elissa Davey's life forever.

"A baby was found in the trash in Chula Vista. You read about that in an article sitting on the couch with your children. Then your day starts and you forget and you're off running," Davey said.

But she couldn't forget and instead sprung into action.

That's when the Garden of Innocence was born; a place for counties to bury the babies and children left for dead whose parents never came back for them.

"They're human beings, they deserve the dignity, they deserve a place on the lawn that says they were once here. They deserve a new name. They deserve a blanket. They deserve a toy. They didn't get one," Davey said.

Learn About "Families Protecting The Valley"

 

 Wake Up Clovis is tomorrow, Friday, September 21st.  John Broeske of Families Protecting the Valley will speak.

John, the former general manager of KMJ, is executive director of the non-profit that fights for the Valley's heritage and economy especially concerning water issues and the high speed rail. 

The event will be at the Hilton Garden Inn on Shaw Ave. The made-to-order breakfast, $9.99 + tax, starts at 7:30 and John will speak at 8. 

Click HERE for more information. 

Clovis Woman Semifinalist in Big Cooking Competition

 

A big congratulations to Lisa Dadian! She is a California Regional Semifinalist, beating out almost 1,200 West Coast chicken recipes, in the Foster Farms Fresh Chicken Cooking Contest!

Lisa will be going up against four other California contestants on Friday, September 7 at The Art Institute of California – San Diego competing for a chance to advance to the contest finals and represent California in Napa Valley for a grand prize of $10,000 and a year’s supply of Foster Farms fresh chicken. California Semifinalist recipes will be judged on their use of fresh, local ingredients, as well as taste, ease of preparation, and presentation.

Lisa Dadian, Clovis, California – Spring Onion Chicken Bites with Kohlrabi Kale Slaw

World Changers In Clovis/Fresno

World Changers In Clovis/Fresno

 

180 junior high, high school and college students from around the country (including 20 from the Clovis/Fresno area) are now in Clovis to begin a 4-day-long project renovating 14 homes/yards in lower income neighborhoods and performing a makeover on the Clovis Salvation Army building. Clovis received 60 applications for help this year. The students will re-roof 2 homes, paint the balance, and make structural repairs along with installing awnings and refurbishing interior storage rooms at the Clovis Salvation Army building. This is the 9th year in a row the World Changers organization is coming to Clovis. It is one of three cities in California the teenagers and young adults will be assisting this year.

Fresno County Unemployment Rate Creeps Up In June

Fresno County Unemployment Rate Creeps Up In June

New figures released by the Employment Development Department Friday morning show more people applied for unemployment in Fresno County last month.

Fresno County's jobless rate was 15.3% in June, up from 14.9% in May.

If you're in the market for a job, we have a list of openings on our Central Valley Jobs Page. You can click here to be redirected to that page.

Clovis High Student Represents USA in Taekwondo Tournament in Korea

Clovis High Student Represents USA in Taekwondo Tournament in Korea

Congratulations to Clovis High Junior, Austin Carter. He earned Bronze competing in the World Culture Expo Taekwondo Tournament representing Team USA in Muju, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea.

He is the only American to win in his weight and age class in sparring! 

Austin Carter is a student and instructor at Sunnyside Taekwondo in Fresno at Shields and Fowler. He is a 10 year Junior Olympic competitor earning medals and honor amung the best in the nation for many of those years.

As the leader in the Sunnyside TKD Demo Team, you can see him and the demo team on the field at the Fresno Grizzlies Baseball game, Saturday, August 18th.