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Obituary: John W. Burris

John W. Burris John Warren Burris, formerly of Woodlake, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 at his daughter’s home in Dyersburg, Tenn. at the age of 102. Born Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1915 in Cedar County, Mo., he was the son of the late William Hiram Burris and the late Lillie Maude (Stephens) Burris. As a teenager, […]

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Obituary – John W. Burris

John W. Burris John Warren Burris, formerly of Woodlake, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 at his daughter’s home in Dyersburg, Tenn. at the age of 102. Born Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1915 in Cedar County, Mo., he was the son of the late William Hiram Burris and the late Lillie Maude (Stephens) Burris. As a teenager, […]

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Community Calendar: January and February

December  |  March January 1 – Three River’s annual Polar Bear Dip takes place at noon just off the deck of the Gateway Restaurant and Lodge, 45978 Sierra Dr. in Three Rivers. Free chowder and hot coffee or hot chocolate for participants. January 13 – 47th annual Falconry Meet by the California Hawking Club from […]

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G for Kids Foundation donates a record $65,000 to four local non-profits serving children

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – Giving Tuesday may have grabbed headlines across the nation last week, but for a few local non-profits, the day after might be known as Cashing Wednesday. On Nov. 29, four local non-profits received a total of $65,000, the largest donation ever given out by the G for Kids Foundation, in a brief […]

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Men robbed five gas stations in two cities in two hours before being caught by police

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – Two men were arrested last week after robbing five gas stations in two cities in just two hours. The early morning armed robbery spree began at 3:42 a.m. at the Flyers gas station located at 1930 S. Mooney Blvd. According to witnesses, one male suspect entered the business armed with a handgun […]

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California Water Service donates $14,000 to support needy families during the holidays

@TheSunGazette VISALIA — This Thanksgiving and holiday season, California Water Service (Cal Water) in Visalia partnered with charitable organizations to help support needy families through monetary donations to local non-profits. Through its Operation Gobble program, Cal Water donated a total of $12,500 to the Bethlehem Center and the Visalia Emergency Aid Council. The utility also […]

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Choosing Health Care Benefits — a Chore or a Labor of Love?

NewsUSA – If you’re like most Americans, you probably view benefits open enrollment as somewhat of a chore. After all, 67 percent of employees describe shopping for benefits as complicated, long or stressful according to the 2017 Aflac WorkForces Report. For many, that might be true. But why not look at choosing benefits as something […]

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Exeter Parade brings Christmas paradise to Pine Street

Following Thursday’s open house, Exeter’s Christmas Parade kept downtown merry and bright on Friday evening @TheSunGazette EXETER – Christmas is a merry time of year in every community and Exeter was particularly upbeat to kick off this Christmas season. After a successful Thursday night open house, their first on Nov. 30, residents turned out to […]

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Subsidence on Friant-Kern Canal reduces conveyance capacity by 60% near Ave. 96 between Terra Bella and Pixley

@TheSunGazette LINDSAY – California’s historic drought officially came to an end last year, but it has left significant problems in its wake. The most concerning of which is subsidence. Land subsidence is the gradual sinking of an area of land which occurs more dramatically in the region when groundwater is over drafted. Water that is removed […]

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Lindcove Research and Extension Center holds annual Citrus Display and Tasting on Dec. 9

@TheSunGazette LINDCOVE – The University of California citrus research center swings open its doors next week to give farmers and the public the opportunity to view and taste more than 100 varieties of citrus. The 175-acre UC Agriculture and Natural Resources Lindcove Research and Extension Center (LREC) is situated where the Valley and Sierra Nevada foothills meet […]

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