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Exeter United Methodist Church closes, sites declining attendance

EXETER – After 134 years, Exeter United Methodist Church held their final service, sang their final hymn and promptly shut their doors for the final time. The Exeter United Methodist Church (UMC) church has suffered a steady decline in membership over the past few years, even before COVID, and held its last service on Sunday, June 26. Every member of their congregation attended, amounting to only 15 parishioners.
EXETER, CA
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Tree Nut Grower Invests in Groundwater Recharge

While much is expected of the state in resolving California’s water crisis, farmers are trying to do their part as well in conserving water for the future. Watch this brief interview with Tipton pistachio grower Dominic Pitigliano as he talks about his family’s groundwater recharge project. Read more in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine.
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Remediation work set to begin on toxic plume in downtown Delano

A $5 million soil cleanup effort about to start in Delano will vacuum toxic vapors from an underground plume of contamination left over from decades of improper disposal of a carcinogenic chemical that had been used in local dry-cleaning. Officials with the state Department of Toxic Substances Control unveiled a...
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Wonderful Co. awards dozen college scholarships to Valley natives

With graduation season wrapping up, 12 Valley high school graduates students from both Wasco and Shafter were awarded hefty scholarships, courtesy of one of the region’s biggest farmers. Tuesday, the Wonderful Company announced it awarded a dozen college-bound Valley natives with scholarships up to $30,000 to help with tuition...
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The Wasco Rose Festival is set to come this September

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The annual Wasco Rose Festival is moving back to September. The event reclaims its weekend after Labor Day spot with the theme “No Place Like Home.” Festivities will include a community run, Rose Parade, vendor fair and car show on Saturday, Sept. 10. For parade or vendor applications, email wascorf@gmail.com.
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