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Cal Poly Meats Team brings home Championship

DAVIS - There was a battle for Norm Eggen Championship Cup on the weekend of Feb. 23-25 and the Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo Meat Team brought it home. The win for Cal Poly breaks the University of California, Davis's Meat Team's five-year streak.

Cal Poly competed in the collegiate class of 25 entries against UC Davis, Chico State, and Fresno State Universities. In the past, the collegiate class featured a variety of sausage products, but this year the class showcased flavor coated bacons. Coached by Cal Poly’s Meat Processing Center Manager Jim Douglass, the Cal Poly Meats Team was made up of eight students; Veronica Staggs, Connor Smith, Lane Koontz, Kira Olson, Catie Field, Toni DeMatteo, Beaujena DeSilva, and Morgan Metheny. In addition to winning the Championship Cup, Cal Poly’s own Veronica Staggs earned the Grand Champion Award for her Maple Bourbon Pecan Bacon.

Norm Eggen Championship Cup is named for Cal Poly Meats Lecturer, Norm Eggen, from 1970 through the 80s.


4th annual 'Armona Open': April 14, 7 a.m., Lemoore Golf Course, 350 W. Iona Ave. Lemoore. Hit the links and raise money for scholarships. The $80 fee includes, green fees, golf cart, lunch, goodie bag and "Hole in One" contest. It will be a four person team, scramble. Information: Contact Johnny Baltierra at 978-5798 or email


Ruiz 4 Kids Scholarship: Applications for the Ruiz 4 Kids scholarships are available online for high school seniors who attend a high school located within a 35-mile radius of Dinuba or Tulare. Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA or above to apply if they plan on attending a two-year college or vocational institution. Those attending a four-year college or university must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. To learn more, access the guidelines and application, visit: Deadline for applications is March 9. Ruiz 4 Kids, the nonprofit organization of Ruiz Food Products Inc., is based in Dinuba.

Cabrillo Club Scholarship Fund: The Cabrillo Clubs of California is offering $500 scholarships to high school senior students. To qualify, a student must be of Portuguese descent have a GPA of 3.5 or better all four years of high school and be involved in extracurricular activities. Scholarship applications are available by clicking the scholarship link at Applications must be postmarked by March 14 and submitted with transcripts and three letters of recommendation to: Breck Austin, State Scholarship Chairman, 472 Paradise View Dr., Vista, CA 92083.

AUESD Scholarships available: The Armona Union Elementary School District is encouraging graduates from Hanford HS, Hanford West HS, Lemoore HS, Sierra Pacific HS, and Crossroads Charter Academy to apply for our $1,000 scholarship. Students must have attended an AUESD school for a minimum of four years to apply for our scholarship. Applications must be postmarked by March 16. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Students contact your scholarship coordinator or councilor for applications.

Audrey Liebold Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship, being offered by The Kings Players, was established to honor one of the Kings Player’s founders and greatest advocates, Audrey Leibold. Eligible students must be a graduating high school senior and intend to pursue a career and or make a contribution in the field of the Performing Arts. All applications are due by April 1. For more information, contact your high school or college career counselor, or email Scholarship Chairman, Kim Spicer at

Hanford Garden Club Scholarship: Hanford Garden Club is offering scholarships to graduating seniors from schools in Kings County in the amount of $500 each. Students must be planning a career related to the objectives of the Hanford Garden Club. This may include; botany conservation, entomology, floriculture, forestry, horticulture, landscape architecture, plant biology and/or plant genetics, urban planning, agriculture or research in allied fields. Consideration will be given to grades, extracurricular activities, and financial need. School transcript is required, along with three letters of recommendation which discuss scholastic ability, personal character, and work related experiences of applicant [each letter limited to one page]. Submission deadline is April 1, to the Scholarship Chairman, Pat Scialo, 2011 Idaho Ave., Hanford, CA 93230. Questions: Call 686-8166.

Professional Latin American Association Scholarship: The Professional Latin American Association will be awarding $1000 scholarships to Kings County and Avenal Graduating Seniors. Application deadline is April 15. Criteria is 3.0 GPA , involvement in community service, financial need and two letters of recommendation. Application may be turned in to school advisers or mailed to 229 N. Douty St., Hanford, 93230. Information: Call 582-7515.

Anita de la Vega Scholarship Fund: Family HealthCare Network is now accepting applications for a $600 scholarship opportunity. High school seniors and junior college students from Tulare and Kings County pursuing a degree in health or community health and who meet all other eligibility criteria are welcomed to apply. Applications are available on Family HealthCare Network’s website at Applicants must submit a complete application by 5 p.m. on March 30. The Anita de la Vega Scholarship Fund Committee will make its final selection of recipients by April 16. Information: Email or call 737-4700.


AUESD opens Kindergarten registration for 2018-19: Armona Union Elementary School District is now accepting registration for Kindergarten students five-years of age on or before Sept. 2, 2018, and Transitional Kindergarten for students five-years of age on or before Dec. 2, 2018. Applicants will be tested during Spring Orientation on May 17. Enrollment packets are available at the district office located at 11115 C St., in Armona. Information: Call Irma Castillo at 583-5000 ext. 5001.

HCS opens Kindergarten registration for 2018-19: Hanford Christian School is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year with multiple scholarships available. Over 30 churches are represented on campus and we have approximately 175 students enrolled averaging a 13:1 student to teacher ratio. Hanford Christian School offers rigorous academics across spanning across, arts, foreign language and technology programs while also offering vibrant extended care programs. Learn more about HCS and tuition assistance programs by emailing or send a message on Facebook or Instagram.

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