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Lindsay $4.2 mil bond finance team named

By C.J. Barbre In the Dec. 29, 2004 Lindsay Gazette was a front page story that the Lindsay Redevelopment Agency had participated in a "Finance Workshop," about the proposition that the city float a $4.2 million bond to refund the debt, or refinance the Redevelopment District. At that time the agency authorized staff to proceed […]

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Water group files appeal

By Reggie Ellis Three minutes was the difference between a green light to begin a new mining project near Woodlake. That's how much time was left before the 5 p.m. deadline last Friday to file an appeal of the Tulare County Planning Commission's Jan. 12 approval of Kaweah River Rock's mining permit with the Tulare […]

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LRA studies $4.2 million bond issue

By C.J. Barbre At the Dec. 14 Lindsay Redevelopment Agency meeting the LRA board was given a "Finance Workshop" via a PowerPoint Presentation by Doug Anderson with Urban Futures. LRA Secretary Kenny Walker said, "LRA revenue is approaching a level where we can float a bond issue to bring in more revenue." Anderson started with […]

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Nor gloom of night

By C.J. Barbre The Lindsay Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors held its last meeting of 2004 on Tuesday, Dec. 14 in the conference room at Sierra Vista Plaza. New board members present were Brian Watson of State Farm Insurance, Kirk Ingoldsby with Ingoldsby's Nursery and Floral, and Suzi Picaso, proprietor of Picaso's Passion. Retiring […]

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Florez bill fights for water rights

The ongoing battle over San Joaquin River water has reached the legislative arena thanks to an unlikely source. State Senator Dean Florez (D-Shafter) has introduced legislation aimed at not only creating legislative debate on crucial San Joaquin River questions but creating greater state protection for the ultimate users of federal Central Valley Project water. The […]

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Charles "Les" Hedrick

Graveside funeral services for Charles "Les" Hedrick were held on Dec. 28. He passed away at his home on Dec. 22 following a long illness. He was born and raised in Lindsay before moving to Oxnard, Calif. He was employed by Northrup Aircraft before entering into the Untied States Army Air Corp in 1942. During […]

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Water line upgrades 99% done

By Reggie Ellis Eleven months, 45 fire hydrants, 40,000 feet of water lines and $3 million are all it took to complete Exeter's largest public works project. Mike Adams, general manager for Rising Sun Company, said the upgrade of the city's aging water system is "99.9 percent complete," with a few additions, paving and testing […]

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Reborn on Christmas

By Reggie Ellis On Dec. 21, just four days before she would celebrate the birth of Jesus, Gwen Roberts was born again. It was the first time the 23-year-old had taken a breath on her own in nearly four years following a six-hour surgery to replace both of her failing lungs with transplants. "The doctors […]

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Florez bill fights for water rights

The ongoing battle over San Joaquin River water has reached the legislative arena thanks to an unlikely source. State Senator Dean Florez (D-Shafter) has introduced legislation aimed at not only creating legislative debate on crucial San Joaquin River questions but creating greater state protection for the ultimate users of federal Central Valley Project water. The […]

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Billy Joe Aaron

Graveside services for Billy Joe Aaron, 72, of Visalia will be held at 1 p.m. on Dec. 29 at the Visalia District Cemetery. He died on Dec. 21. He worked in maintenance for the Lindsay Olive Plant. He was born on May 7, 1932 in Wilburton, Okla. to William and Ritta Aaron. He spent most […]

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