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HANFORD — Hanford Adult School is launches a new health care training program through a partnership with Boston Reed, a national education provider.

Hanford Adult School will offer Boston Reed’s health care training programs in the areas of clinical medical assistant, phlebotomy technician and pharmacy technician.

As part of its partnership model, Boston Reed provides all materials, instructors and helps place students in externships upon completion of classroom instruction. Upon completion of the partnership program, many students are immediately eligible for employment and often pursue higher education, working toward nursing or other health care pathways. Program fees are approximately $2,300 and include textbooks, classroom materials, externships and certificates of completion.

An information session will be held at the school on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Classes start Oct. 1.

Hanford Adult School is located at 905 N. Campus Drive. Course registration is open and interested attendees can learn more and register at

Lemoore High Class of 1957 to hold reunion

LEMOORE — The Lemoore High School Class of 1957 will be holding its 55th reunion on Sept. 29 at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino.

Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino is located at 17225 Jersey Avenue. For more details, contact Arlene Carvalho Dudley at 924-3804 or Ron Nunes at 904-5500.

Pioneer band holds fundraiser

HANFORD — The Pioneer Middle School Band Boosters club is selling Amadora bed sheets to raise money. Orders for the microfiber sheets are being taking through Oct. 1.

Funds raised will go toward the purchase of additional equipment for the school’s new marching band.

Visit the band on Facebook for more information or contact director Rob Bentley at

Richard Doctor graduates from summer college

ITHACA, NY — Cornell University is pleased to announce that Richard Doctor of Hanford, a student at Lemoore High School, graduated from Cornell’s prestigious Summer College program this summer.

Cornell University Summer College invites talented high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to spend three or six weeks on the Cornell campus experiencing what it’s like to live and learn at a great Ivy League university. Students take official university courses with leading Cornell faculty, earn college credits, get to know students from around the world and explore majors and career options.

Hanford High Class of 1962 to hold reunion

VISALIA — The Hanford High School Class of 1962 will be holding its 50th reunion on Oct. 6 at the Holiday Inn.

The Holiday Inn is located at 9000 W. Airport Drive. For more information, call 816-3200.

County education office slates tech workshops

LEMOORE — The Kings County Office of Education has released its schedule for its 2012/13 educational technology workshops.

The workshops focus on how to use the iPad and Apple TV as well as Google as tools for educators to use in the classroom. The workshops will begin on Oct. 11 and will continue until May 2013.

For more information or to register, visit, contact Babs Karras at 589-7022 or or download an informational flier at

40th reunion to be held Oct. 12

HANFORD — The Hanford High School Class of 1972 will be holding its 40th reunion at 6 p.m. on Oct. 12 at the Irwin Street Inn.

The Irwin Street Inn is located at 522 N. Irwin St. For more information, call Kathy Harrah at 362-1315.

Class of 1967 to hold reunion

HANFORD — The Hanford High School Class of 1967 will be holding its 45th class reunion on Oct. 13 at the Hanford Fraternal Hall.

The reunion will begin at 6 p.m. with the no-host social hour, followed by dinner at 7.

Music will be performed by the Reunion Band, which includes members from the Class of 1967.

The cost is $40, which includes dinner, dancing and a photo and memory book. The deadline for payment is today.

Anyone from the Class of 1967 who has not been contacted or other HUHS alumni who are interested in attending may contact Larry Raygosa at 707-6507 or Pat Mattos at 584-5257 or 381-3042.

West Hills to offer cooking classes

LEMOORE — West Hills College Lemoore is offering fall cooking classes taught by chef and culinary instructor Joaquin Soares.

“Portuguese Cuisine” will be presented Oct. 19 and 26 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Wine and Food Pairing” will be featured Nov. 10 and 17 from noon to 4 p.m.

Each course costs $75, which includes materials. For more information, call Soares at 707-0918.

Early deadline today for Corcoran Class of 1962 reunion

CORCORAN — The Corcoran High School Class of 1962 will hold its 50-year class reunion Oct. 20 at the Kate Boswell Center at the Corcoran YMCA.

The evening will start at 6 p.m. with a no-host bar social hour, followed by a delicious meal, music, fun and lots of reminiscing. Classmates from the 1961 and 1963 classes and classmates from other classes are also invited, but there is a limit of 200 guests.

The cost is $55 by today and $60 afterwards.

Special seating has been reserved for the Class of 1962 at the Corcoran High School home football game Oct. 19, and other events may be planned such as a tailgate party before the game, golf and a barbecue that day or a family picnic on Sunday.

Any information and addresses for teachers or classmates that attended high school or grammar school near the time of the Class of 1962 would be appreciated.

The Corcoran YMCA is located at 900 Whitley Ave. For more information, call Mollie (Grigsby) Branum at 331-4306, Raul Gomez at 992-2049 or Linda Rabe at 585-1810 or email Donna Proctor at

Lemoore Class of 1972 slates reunion

LEMOORE — The Lemoore High School Class of 1972 is holding its 40th reunion on Nov. 3 at Ethel Reds Chop House.

For more information, contact Kathy Bates Polcik at 924-7534 or

Playschool now enrolling students

HANFORD — First Baptist Church Playschool continues to enroll children for the 2012-13 school year.

The preschool class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Children must be 3 years old by Nov. 1 to attend. The cost is $162 per month.

The pre-kindergarten class meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon. Children must be 4 years old by Nov. 1 to attend this class. The cost is $197 per month.

The church is located at 9125 13 1/2 Avenue. For more information, contact Tami Sutherland at 584-6644, ext. 110.

Hanford Christian School Preschool taking applications

HANFORD — Hanford Christian School Preschool is now taking applications for the 2012-2013 year.

The curriculum includes the Bible, science, language, reading readiness, mathematics, art, social and emotional readiness, music, health, safety and physical education.

To apply for the two preschool classes, children must be 3 to 4 years old and potty trained. To enter kindergarten, children must be 5. Class size is limited and classes have started.

The school is located on the corners of Flint and 12th avenues. For more information, call 584-9207 or visit

Local MOPS offering mothering support

HANFORD — Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is holding meetings on the first and third Friday of each month through May at Glad Tidings Church.

Mothers with children up to 5 years old are welcome and child care is provided. Meetings are from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

MOPS groups are local communities that offer a chance for mothers to make new friends and know they are not alone in the struggles and joys of raising young children. MOPS groups meet all over the world in more than 30 countries and in over 4,000 groups in the United States.

Glad Tidings Church is located at 750 E. Grangeville Blvd. For more information, contact Missy Chavez at 584-8565 or or visit

District loan program available for college students

HANFORD — Graduates of one of the Hanford Joint Union High School District high schools who have successfully completed one year of college, vocation and/or trade school and are currently a full-time college student are eligible to apply for a loan of up to $3,000 through the district’s Orchard Trust program.

Application packets are available with the Kings County Public Administrator Tom Edmonds or may be requested by mail to P.O. Box 986, Hanford, CA 93232-0986.

For more information, call 583-5901, ext. 3112.

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