Clovis News

Local briefs: Clovis Unified teams qualify for contest

Four teams representing schools in the Clovis Unified School District qualified for the Destination Imagination global competition next month in Knoxville, Tenn.

The qualifying teams were participating in different competitions during state championships this month.

First-place qualifiers were teams from Garfield Elementary in the middle level and Reagan Elementary in the elementary level.

Second-place teams that qualified were Reyburn Intermediate in the middle level and Bud Rank Elementary in the elementary level.

All four teams participated in different competitions, meaning each had different team challenges to complete.

Fresno school will get fitness center

A Fresno school -- and seven other California schools -- will each get a "Live Positively" fitness center funded by the Coca-Cola Company.

The schools won't be announced until September, but the districts that will receive the $100,000 fitness centers were chosen because of high participation in the 2010 Governor's Fitness Challenge. Two centers will be in Los Angeles, and one each in Orange, Stanislaus, San Bernardino, Sacramento, Coachella Valley-area and Fresno.

The selected districts have the most students signed up for the fitness challenge -- which ends May 31.

The more than 1.3 million California students signed up in the statewide fitness challenge is more than similar efforts in other states.

Weekly farm stand planned for Kerman

The West SALUD Youth Leadership Council announced that it will hold a weekly farm stand in Kerman every Monday from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

The farms stand will be at the Kerman Floyd Elementary School in Kerman. Most of the produce is locally grown and will be picked the day of the farm stand.

Community Food Bank given almonds

Community Food Bank received more than 100,000 servings of almonds from the faith-based, anti-hunger group GiveBack2God. The donation is one of many made to food banks across the state that are experiencing great increases in demand for healthy food.

Community Food Bank will continue its drought relief food distributions through July.

Resource advisory committee will meet

The Kern and Tulare Counties Resource Advisory Committee will hold its first meeting in Porterville on May 27.

The purpose of the committee is to receive and review project proposals for fiscal year 2010 funds available through the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000.

The meetings are open to the public. The first one will be held at Forest Headquarters in Porterville at 1839 S. Newcomb St. from 6 to 9 p.m.