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Back-To-School Shopping? Read this first!

Back-To-School Shopping? Read this first!

It's time to think about ways you can shop wisely for back-to-school clothing and school supplies. Savvy shoppers begin planning now to get the most for their back-to-school dollars.

"Hold on to your wallets", said CEO, Blair Looney of Better Business Bureau serving Central California. School supplies, school clothes, electronics, shoes and much more will be purchased in the upcoming months and one third will most likely do some of that shopping "online". Families are prepared to spend an average of $800 to get their children ready for the new school year.

Just about everyone has felt the economic pinch and with that, families plan to shop for sales now more than ever. Shopping online can be more intriguing due to coupons, and buy more generic or store brands, among other money-saving strategies.

On-line purchasing may save time, but check before you click!

Have a Safe Fourth of July!

Have a Safe Fourth of July!

Did you know that children younger than 15 account for 4 out of 10 firework-related injuries?

That's according to experts at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

This is why people need to make sure children are safe around these explosives items.

Here are some tips from Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • Sparklers are a leading cause of firework-related injury.Even though some parents consider sparklers to be “safe fireworks,” they can reach temperatures of 1800 degrees and easily ignite clothing.
  • Supervision alone is not enough to prevent serious injuries.Firework-related injuries often happen when a parent or an adult is present.
  • Even if you do not allow your children to touch fireworks, they can still be seriously injured if they are around others who are using fireworks.1 in 4 firework-related injuries to children occurs to bystanders.

Clovis Big Hat Days This Weekend!

Clovis Big Hat Days This Weekend!

 

The Clovis BIG Hat Days are this weekend - sponsored by Table Mountain Casino!

Craft and food booths will line Pollasky from 3rd to 8th Streets. Old favorites are returning with a lot of fresh new faces from across the country.

In the food court and along the streets you’ll find ice cream and strawberry treats, mini-donuts and corn dogs, Italian ice and kettle korn as well as shaved ice.  There will also be traditional barbeques, Indian tacos, Chinese food, and French fries. 

The bands are lined up for the Budweiser Beer Garden and the carnival is ready to set up.

Remember that there is free admission and free parking. Please leave your pets at home

Date:               April 6th and 7th

Bluegrass Festival

Bluegrass Festival

 

Today is the Clovis Winter Bluegrass Festival (even though it’s officially Spring now.)

Come enjoy eight hours of music, workshops, vendors and prizes from 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.at Clovis Veterans Memorial Building 808 Fourth Street in Clovis across the street from Clark Intermediate School.

Proceeds benefit the Clovis Senior Center. 

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.

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.