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0000 12730360| May 21, 2009| LIVING HEREliving here COMMUNITIES: FARMERSVILLEEl Quinto Sol perform at Diadel Nino Veterans Park, Farmersville. Johanna Coyne

0000127300 Glick's Old Fashion Meat Market604 West Murray Visalia • 732.6439Hours: Tues. - Sat. 8: 30 am - 6: 00 pmWHEN YOU HAVE AN APPETITE FOR PERFECTION. Harris Ranch Premium Natural Angus BeefNo added hormones – EVERNo antibiotics fed or administered – EVERAll vegetarian dietMidwestern corn- fed beefCattle sourced from the Harris Feeding CompanyGlicks & Harris Ranch proudly offer your family the fi nest beef available. Enjoy. California GrownLIVING HERE May 21, 2009| 61living here COMMUNITIES: FARMERSVILLEBy Brett Wilkisonbwilkwison@ visalia. gannett. comor more than 100 yearsas a community andnearly 50 years as a city, Farmersville has beenbusy adding attractionsthat would be the envyof any small town of10,000 people. By the end of thisyear, the city expects tocomplete its long- await- ed 16,000- square- foot community cen- ter, including a gymnasium, library, meeting rooms, tutoring space, kitchenand outdoor play area. The center willbe shared with the Boys and Girls Clubof the Sequoias. As part of the project, the city willmove the historic United MethodistChurch building to Front Street andFarmersville Boulevard. At the sameintersection, the city plans to build itsfirst and only fire station, which will bestaffed with two paid firefighters. Alongwith volunteers, they will give the cityfull- time fire coverage. And while the popular aquatic play- ground at Veterans Memorial Park willkick off its second summer this year, planning is now underway to add near- by a 23- acre sports park, with soccerfields, baseball fields and concessionsstands. " We're like that little pot just before itstarts to boil," said Farmersville CityManager Rene Miller. " We've got somany things happening here." Farmersville is like other small townsfaced with budget crunches in the eco- nomic downturn. It will have to concen- trate on maintaining critical public safe- ty, public works and health services, inthat order, said Miller. " It's going to be a struggle for us," shesaid. Still the city is also looking forward tothe rebound and is planning for that day. Design work is now underway on adowntown road expansion and sidewalkinstallation project that will look tospruce up the city's gateway and boostcommercial development. " I'm excited where we're going as acity and excited for our residents," Miller said. Farmersville City CouncilMeets 7 p. m. second and fourth Mon- day at City Hall, 909 W. Visalia Road. Information: 559- 747- 0458Public SafetyPolice: 559- 747- 0321Fire: 559- 734- 7477 or 559- 747- 0791UtilitiesWater/ sewer: City of Farmersville, 559- 747- 0458Trash: City of Exeter, 559- 747- 0458Gas: The Gas Co., 800- 427- 2200Power: Pacific Gas & Electric Co., 800- 655- 4555MiscellaneousPublic transportation: Visalia CityCoach, 559- 713- 4950Schools: Farmersville Unified SchoolDistrict, 559- 592- 2010Library: Tulare County Library, Exeterbranch, 230 E. Chestnut Ave., 559- 592- 5361COMMUNITY EVENTSiMemorial Day Parade, the only cityin the county to hold one. Information: 747- 0458iSizzling September Nights, heldmid- September at Farmersville HighSchool, fundraiser for Boys & Girls Club, features a chili cook- off and a car show. iFarmersville Fall Festival on Farm- ersville Boulevard, a downtown commu- nity event in October with booths andfood. iAnnual Christmas Tree lighting atVeterans Memorial Park, 1316 N. Farm- ersville Blvd. CLICK FOR MORESearch www. VisaliaTimesDelta. com/ calendarfor events countywide. CLIP IT | ESSENTIAL INFOFarmersville adding a lot of amenitiesFJohanna CoyneA typical scene of pupusa making at El Salvador Restaurant at 481 W. Visalia Road in Farmersville. " We're like that littlepot just before itstarts to boil. We'vegot so many thingshappening here." — Farmersville City Manager Rene Miller