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LHS joint use library bond application denied

By Carolyn Barbre Last week the Office of Library Construction announced the cycle 2 grant awards. More than $108 million was awarded to 16 different communities from Shasta County to San Diego for library construction. Included were Frazier Park Branch Library , a Kern County Library, and Mendota Branch Library in Fresno County. Lindsay, the […]

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Pearl L. Atkinson

Funeral services were held on Oct. 30 for Pearl L. (Homan) Atkinson, 90, of Exeter. She passed away on Oct. 26. She was born on June 1, 1913 to Robert and Ida (Smith) Homan in Smithton, Mo. She and her husband, J. Pierpont Atkinson, their son Robert Joseph Atkinson, both deceased, and their daughter, Janet, […]

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Union says negotiations at Champion are slow go

By Carolyn Barbre On Aug. 22, 2003, Judge Robert E. Coyle with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, found Champion Home Builders in Lindsay was engaged in unfair labor practices and ordered them to immediately commence negotiations with Carpenters Union Local No. 1109, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. […]

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Hubert R. "Bert" Murrell

At Bert's request no services will be held. Private burial will be at San Joaquin National Cemetery. He died on Oct. 27 at the age of 74. He was born on Oct. 25, 1929 in Willow Springs, Mo. He came to California in 1937 settling in the Dinuba area where he graduated in 1948 and […]

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Forgotten Veteran

By Carolyn Barbre Local veteran Bill Newton Gardner had earned 11 bronze stars by the time he was discharged from the Navy at the age of 22 on Dec. 27, 1945 as a Seaman 2nd Class. Gardner passed away on Oct. 1 at the age of 81. His last official residence was in Lindsay. He […]

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Geraldine Emma Jeffries Chapman

Graveside services for Geraldine Emma Jeffries Chapman, 82, of Lindcove are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at the Woodlake cemetery. On Oct. 31 she went to be with her Lord. She was born to Willis and Minnie Jeffries on March 13, 1921 in Stratton, Neb. She and her husband, Ralph Chapman, celebrated […]

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Coo coo clocks cure childhood wounds

By Carolyn Barbre She is a petite 4 feet 8 inches tall with a robust smile and a thick German accent. A candidate for Mrs. Claus, Barbara Newman, surrounded by her beloved coo coo clocks, has brought a bit of Bavaria to her Lindsay home. But the 80-year-old widow and mother of two sons still […]

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Vanessa Sanders

Family services were held on Sunday, Nov. 2 for Vanessa Sanders, 45, of Tulare. She passed away on Oct. 30. She was born in Inglewood, Calif. to James and Phyllis Sanders on March 16, 1958. She was raised and schooled in Exeter and moved to Tulare with her mother in 1995. Survivors include her mother […]

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Jimmie Louise Gross

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 7 at Exeter District Cemetery for Jimmie Louise Gross, 75, of Exeter. She passed away on Oct. 30. She was born in Hobart, Okla. on July 17, 1928. She was raised in Oklahoma coming to California in 1944 settling in the Richmond area where […]

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