Welcome to Kerwest Newspapers
Kerwest operates three newspapers, covering the west side of
County in central
· The Kerman News
· The Firebaugh - Mendota Journal
· The San Joaquin - Tranquillity West Side Advance
SENIORS BENEFIT - A Bingo & Bake Sale to benefit Kerman Seniors programs will be held Friday, March 7 at the Kerman Community Center (15100 W. Kearney), 4 pm - 7 pm (doors open at 3 pm) Tickets: $20 ea. For more information, please contact Jeanna Burdine-Slaven at 559-846-9329
BRIAN STURGEON RUN - The 35th annual Brian Sturgen St. Patrick’s Day Run will be held Saturday, March 8, at the Woodward Park Mountain View Shelter, beginning at 7 am, rain or shine. More than 1000 runners and walkers are expected at the event, which benefits United Cerebral Palsy. For more information: 559-221-8272 or www.briansturgeonrun.com
RELAY FOR LIFE - Relay for Life meetings are March 10, April 14, 21, Apr. 23 (Bank Night). The committee meets at 6:30 pm and Team Captains at 7 pm at Kerman Covenant Church in the main building. The Event is on April 26-27 9 am -9 pm at the high school. For more information contact event chair Shavawn Meyer, 559-213-3773, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com
SJ YOUTH FOOTBALL - A parent meeting for San Joaquin Jaguars Youth Football and Cheer will be held from 6:00-8:00 on Monday, March 10, at Casa Mia Plaza, 8339 Elm St., San Joaquin. Under discussion will be CVYF league rules, sign-ups/registration, player sponsorships & upcoming fundraisers. Cheer: will be having registration/tryouts starting March 10, 11, 12, 13 &14 from 6:00-7:30 at Casa Mia Plaza. For more information please call (559) 904-6115 or (559) 960-1803. Junta de Padres para futbol y cheer sera el 10 de marzo, 6-8pm en la Casa Mia Plaza, San Joaquin. Discutiremos reglas de la Liga de CVYF, registracion, y recaudación de fondos...... Cheer (alegria) tendra ensayos el 10, 11, 12, 13, & 14 de Marzo de las 6-8pm en la Casa Mia Plaza de San Joaquin. Para mas informacion llama a (559) 579-0998
PRE-SCHOOL REGISTRATION - Kerman Pre-school office Rm #31 March 17-21. Appointment tickets will be given out March 10 from 8:30-10 by the Preschool gate. For registration requirements, please call 842-4505 Kulwinder Para los requisitos de registro, por favor llame a suescuel 842-4505 14655 W. F street. Pre-school is on the east end of the campus.
CHEER TRYOUTS - Tranquillity Aggie Youth Football/Cheer program will be having Cheerleader tryouts for the 2014 season. Sign up/Practice on March 17, 19 & 20 from 5:30 to 7:00 @Tranquillity High School Gym. (please arrive 15 minutes early to sign up). Tryouts on Saturday March 22, 2014 @9:00am, Tranquillity High School Cafeteria. Fee: $20 (non refundable), Ages: 6 to 14. Any Questions contact Christina Salinas 559-375-0523 or Anita Orozco 559-210-5026, Espanol Claudia Mejia 559-417-9901
WRESTLING - Tranquillity "Mat Kings" Wrestling Club has open registration for boys & Girls, ages 5-18 yrs. from now until April every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm at Tranquillity High School Wrestling Room in Gym. For more information, contact Richard Gonzalez @ (559) 904-6115 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. El Club de Lucha Libre para ninos y ninas de edades 5-18 anos tendra registracion los martes, miercoles y jueves es de ahora hasta abril en la gimnasio de la escuela secundaria de Tranquillity. Por mas informacion, llamen al numero arriba.
AG SCHOLARSHIPS - The Kerman Chamber of Commerce is offering Academic and Agriculture Scholarships to graduating seniors of Kerman High School. Applicants applying for the Agriculture Scholarship must be enrolled in the High School Ag Program or an active 4-H Club Member. Applications available at Kerman High School Career Center, KHS Ag Dept. and the Kerman Chamber Office located at 783 S. Madera Avenue. All scholarship applications due Monday March 31.
BASEBALL REGISTRATION - Start Smart Baseball Registration has begun for 3-6 year old boys and girls. 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. beginning Saturday, April 5 for six weeks on Saturdays. Program will take place at Kerckhoff Park. Register by Friday, March 14, space is limited to 50 participants. Cost is $45 per player.
SENIOR PROM - Kerman’s 15th Annual Senior Citizen’s Prom and Volunteer Recognition Program will be held Friday, March 28 at the Kerman Community Center (15101 W. Kearney Plaza). from 4pm-8pm (doors open at 3pm). For reservation contact the Kerman Senior Center (720 S. 8th street). Tickets, 55 years and older: $10, All other guests: $15. Theme this year is based off the television show The Love Boat. Attire can be semi-formal to formal (cruise-ship apparel). Live band (Flashback), games, volunteer recognition, dinner (Helmuth’s Simply Delicious Catering), and a prize raffle. For more information please contact Jeanna at 559-846-9329.
MOTHER OF THE YEAR - Fresno County Women’s Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for Mother of the Year, 2014. The application can be obtained through the FCWCC web site. Nominee must be a resident of Fresno County for at least five years and have at least one child that is 18 years or older and be or have been active in the community. Applications and all required supporting documents must be postmarked no later than April 1. Nominations are kept as a surprise until the announcement is made. Show your Mom how much she is loved and appreciated. Download the application and start gathering the information needed today.
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION - Kerman Unified School District Kindergarten Registration will be held in the Kerman Community Center on April 7, 8 am - 5 pm. In order to register the child must be 5 years of age by December 2, 2014. All Immunizations must be either stamped with the health care provider stamp or signed by the doctor or nurse giving the immunizations. A new state law, AB 1433, requires all kindergarten students to provide proof of a dental evaluation by a dentist or hygienist. You will need to bring the following: 1. Proof of residency 2. Birth certificate 3. Social security card 4. Recent physical 5. Proof of dental evaluation (Pick up dental form from you school office prior to registration) 6. Immunization record with proof of the following: 4 Polio, 5 DTAP, 2 M, 3 H B, 1 Varicella, TB test (given within 1 year of entering any school, Daycare, Head Start, Preschool, etc.)
SOBER GRAD - The 2014 Sober Grad Committee is asking for cash, prizes, food or gift certificates to cover the annual event, scheduled for June 5. For more information call Anne at 696-6602 or Gracie at 916-0147.
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