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County gives ‘green’ light to solar farms

Three solar farms in the foothills area will move forward next month after being unanimously approved by the Tulare County Planning Commission earlier this month. At its Oct. 10 meeting, Planning Commissioners approved three, six-megawatt solar systems near Lindsay, Exeter and Ivanhoe. All three are part of ImModo California 1’s plan to generate and sell […]

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Local organizations help families in need

Top Photo: Terry Linville (right of center), Vice President and Branch Manager of Bank of the Sierra in Lindsay, presents Stephanie Leal (center), director of Lindsay Healthy Start and Family Resource Center with a check for $3,500. The donation is part of Bank of the Sierra’s Sierra Grant program. Leal said the money will help […]

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Costumes that won’t spook your budget

As the leaves turn, children of all ages begin their quest for this year’s “it” Halloween costume. If you’re like most parents, this typically requires thinking ahead and spending an average of $26.52 for each costume, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2011 Halloween Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey. The same study says seven out […]

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Don’t get tricked buying Halloween treats

Looking to buy or rent a fun Halloween costume this season? You’re not alone. According to the National Retail Federation, a record 170 million Americans will spend close to $8 billion on candy, pumpkins, decorations and costumes – both for them and for their pets. It’s a holiday we love, and retailers respond to that with specialty […]

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Service is a Plus

Halloween is a time to dress up and have fun, but if you are a plus-sized woman, your options for dressing up may be limited. Donna Frisbie of Exeter has been a plus sized most of her life but has never let that get in the way of having fun. She considers herself a personal […]

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Banking on your New Year’s Resolution

Bank of the Sierra is pleased to announce its partnership with four local charities, to help enhance the quality of life for Central Valley citizens in need. Bank of the Sierra is currently running a month long contest, in which community members have the opportunity to decide which charities will receive the proceeds from the […]

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Central Valley small businesses get on same page against taxes

A small but growing coalition of business and community leaders in Tulare, Fresno and Kings counties have come together to form the Tri-County Taxpayer’s Association. Established as a non-profit advocacy organization, the Association’s objective is to inform the public of the unprecedented assault upon their pocketbooks by state government and special interests as well as […]

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Tulare County Crop Report

For the week ending Oct. 20, 2012. Small grains and other field crops: Cotton harvest has begun. Alfalfa is being cut, dried and baled. Corn is still being cut for silage, and grain corn is being harvested. Black-eyed bean harvest is almost complete. Winter oats are being planted. Deciduous tree fruits, nuts, and grapes: Plums […]

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Down To Business

TCAG awards Lindsay for Downtown Project Lindsay City Manager Rich Wilkinson, Mayor Ed Murray and the City’s TCAG Representative Pam Kimball accepted an award from Tulare County Association of Government’s Vice Chair Rudy Mendoza on Oct. 18 during TCAG’s Local Motion Awards. Lindsay received the Innovation Award for its Downtown Improvement Project. (See the full […]

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Franey’s gets back to its foundation

Franey’s Design Center will now be focusing solely on what its known best for the last 57 years – flooring and window coverings. The business partners have decided to close the furniture side of the business while continuing with flooring and window coverings only. For the past 22 years, Annie Gilles has been the cornerstone […]

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