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Free Cell Phones For Those Who Cannot Afford Them

Free Cell Phones For Those Who Cannot Afford Them

If you need a cell phone-- but can't afford one-- you could be in luck!

A new federal program is helping some of those who can’t afford a cell phone, to obtain one for free.

Scholarship Opportunity

Scholarship Opportunity

 

The Kohl’s Department Store will award more than $425,000 in scholarships and prizes this year. Ranging from $50 Kohl’s gift cards to $10,000 scholarships, more than 2,300 young volunteers who have made a positive impact on their communities will be selected. Nominations for kids ages six to 18 will be accepted February 1 – March 15 at kohlskids.com.

South Valley Family Needs Your Help to Help Baby Son Hear

South Valley Family Needs Your Help to Help Baby Son Hear

If you look at baby Eli Emmanuel of Visalia, he looks like any happy, smiling baby boy.

But, he was born in November with severe hearing loss-- his right ear, worse than his left.

Now, his parents need your help!

Unfortunately his insurance will not cover his hearing aids-- and the state can't help either.

"We unfortunately can't afford the price of the hearing aid," says Jessica Lozano, Baby Eli's mother.

Baby Eli needs a Phonak Naida III H20 and accessories. The cost? Around $4,500. The family has set up a website to take donations, with a simple click of the mouse.

"We really appreciate everyone helping us in so many ways. Eli is our miracle baby and I am so lucky to be his mother," writes Lozano. "Please help us to help Eli hear.

Free Pancakes Today!

Free Pancakes Today!

 

 

 

IHOP®, one of America’s most popular family-friendly restaurants, known for “everything you love about breakfast,” will once again invite guests to enjoy free pancakes during National Pancake Day on February 5, 2013, while celebrating Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ 30th Anniversary. On this day, the restaurant chain hopes to raise $3 million as the first national fundraising campaign to kick off the 2013 fundraising year for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

 

$150 Award for 4th Graders

$150 Award for 4th Graders

 

CONTEST OFFERS $150 AWARD TO FOURTH-GRADE STUDENT     

  

Some lucky fourth-grader will win $150 if he or she is the winner of the 14th Annual Farm Water Poster Contest sponsored by the California Farm Water Coalition. Teachers of the top three entries will each receive a $100 cash award for classroom supplies.

The contest recognizes "Water Awareness Month" and emphasizes how California farmers use water to produce food and fiber.

"It has been amazing to view the entries over the years and realize that these students have grasped the importance of water to California farmers," said Mike Wade, Coalition Executive Director. "The posters have not only portrayed the use of water on the farm but also its source."

Check Out the "Lantern Light Ghost Tour" in Allensworth Saturday

Check Out the "Lantern Light Ghost Tour" in Allensworth Saturday

On January 19th, Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park will offer a lantern light ghost tour of the century old town of Allensworth.

The Park preserves the only town in California founded, built, and populated by African Americans and is the only State Park in Tulare County.

While walking through the inky darkness with the creatures of the night, visitors will hear stories of unexplained noises and strange happenings in and around the historic buildings.

The Porterville Ghost Society will be available to show how their equipment and devices are used to detect paranormal activity attached to the home of Colonel Allensworth along with other homes of the community.

This will be a unique experience for anyone who wants to learn more about the history of this isolated town and has a desire to do something a little out of the ordinary.

The tour will begin at 8:30pm and will last approximately 90 minutes.

Visitors will meet at the visitor c

"Majestic Mountain Loop" Links Park, Destinations

"Majestic Mountain Loop" Links Park, Destinations

Several tourism entities and representatives from three National Parks have unveiled a new cooperative promotion highlighting Kings, Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks.

The program, called Majestic Mountain Loop, will help visitors looking to experience some of California’s most popular attractions, was created by Visalia Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau, and Fresno Yosemite International Airport.

“We see a lot of people who come through the area looking to see as much as they can during the limited time they have on their trips.