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Coats for Kids

Clovis Police Corporal Dustin Dodd is no stranger to winter coat collections for children in the City of Clovis. He and his colleagues have spearheaded coat drives for youngsters in Title 1 schools over the last few years. The smiles on the kids’ faces show their appreciation.

 This year, Corporal Dodd decided to expand the coat program to cover ALL children in Clovis who need winter coats and jackets. Community partners include City of Clovis employees, Target Corporation, Walmart, Kohl’s, CVS Pharmacy, Mountain View Community Church, New Harvest Church and Sonrise Church

Coats for Kids

Clovis Police Corporal Dustin Dodd is no stranger to winter coat collections for children in the City of Clovis. He and his colleagues have spearheaded coat drives for youngsters in Title 1 schools over the last few years. The smiles on the kids’ faces show their appreciation.

 This year, Corporal Dodd decided to expand the coat program to cover ALL children in Clovis who need winter coats and jackets. Community partners include City of Clovis employees, Target Corporation, Walmart, Kohl’s, CVS Pharmacy, Mountain View Community Church, New Harvest Church and Sonrise Church

Writers' Prize Book Signing

Writers' Prize Book Signing

 

 

 The winners of the Central Valley Young Writers’ Prize will be hosted at A Book Barn for a book signing and reading tomorrow, Saturday, March 2 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The event—which will highlight contestants from all four categories of the contest, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry and illustration—is set to kick-off the 2013 competition. Each child will have a chance to read an excerpt from their award-winning pieces and sign copies of the contest anthology.

The contest was created in an effort to promote literacy and creativity among children in the third through twelfth grade. Along with cash prizes, the winners are invited to attend an awards ceremony where they receive certificates of appreciation, individual copies of an anthology of their published works and the opportunity to meet local authors and illustrators.

Buchanan Helps Those in Need

Buchanan Helps Those in Need

 

The Clothes Closet was unanimously approved by the Buchanan School Site Council on December 18, 2012. The program goal is to provide to the needy.

Mission: To provide a helping hand to those in need during these hard economic times.

Description: We are facing hard economic times. These struggles are affecting people of all ages. We are very excited to say that we are working with Buchanan High School on creating a clothes closet on campus. This is our pilot to organizing a district-wide clothes closet for disadvantaged and homeless STUDENTS and their FAMILIES. And yes... you did read correctly... HOMELESS STUDENTS. Of the 39,000 students, (consisting of 32 elementary, 5 intermediate, and 5 high schools), approximately 25% - 35% of these families are disadvantaged (data is being compiled). Unfortunately, that number continues to increase.

Help Keeping That Resolution

Help Keeping That Resolution

 

Each New Year millions of people make resolutions in hopes for everything from losing weight to quitting smoking to learning how to control their anger. The problem is that many are not sure what things can truly help them have a great year, or what changes they need to make to help those resolutions become a reality. The good news is that there are some really small changes people can make that will help give them a great New Year.

“Most people sit down to make their resolutions and they simply want to lose weight or something like that,” explains Louix Dor Dempriey, a spiritual master who started Louix Dor Dempriey Foundation and leads the events. “Just making that a resolution doesn’t show you the path on how to achieve results, or happiness. When you are happier and more complete, you will find it much easier to achieve those goals.”

There are a variety of good things that people can focus on to help bring them a great 2013, including:

Safe Holiday Decorating

Safe Holiday Decorating

 

Decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition around the holiday season. Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase your chances of fire.  Following a few simple fire safety tips can keep electric lights, candles and the ever popular Christmas tree from creating a tragedy.