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Floyd Cecil Renfro

Floyd Cecil Renfro was born in the state of Texas to Floyd and Nell Renfro on Nov. 19, 1952 and passed away on Nov. 4 at the age of 51 years. Floyd grew up in Texas and was a gardener for many years. In 2003 he moved to Visalia to be near his sister and […]

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Ila E. Retherford

Services for Ila E. Retherford, 96, of Exeter were held on Nov. 5 at Evans-Miller Exeter Chapel. Burial will be private at the Exeter District Cemetery. She died on Oct. 31 in Exeter. She was born on June 21, 1908 in Bayfield, Colo. to William Leroy and Fannie Parks Maloy. She moved to California with […]

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Lester J. Slate

Memorial services for Lester J. Slate, 91, of Exeter were held on Nov. 2 at the Exeter District Cemetery. He died on Oct. 26 in Porterville. He was born in Mansfield, Mo. on April 25, 1913 to Albert and Mary Slate. He was raised and educated in Mansfield. He married Nettie Henry in Wright County, […]

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Lillie Ann Cook

Graveside funeral services for Lillie Ann Cook, 92, of Fresno were held on Oct. 29 at the Exeter District Cemetery. She died on Oct. 24 in Fresno. She was born in Lindsay on June 25, 1923. She was a homemaker. Arrangements were under the direction of Evans-Miller Exeter Chapel.

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Lloyd S. King "Pop King"

A celebration of Life for Lloyd S. King was held on Nov. 1 at Smith Family Chapel. Lloyd Sterling King went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Oct. 28. He was born on Oct. 11, 1920 to Dennis and Mattie Robinson King in Newton County, Ark. Following his graduation from Mansfield High […]

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DSL is now available in Exeter

Verizon Online is raising the speed limit in 11 communities throughout California with the introduction of its high-speed digital subscriber line (DSL) Internet access service for consumers and businesses. DSL is now available to residents in Exeter, Lindsay, Strathmore, Reedley, Sanger, Clements, Farmington, Lathrop, Linden, Manteca and Ripon. This month, Verizon Online is extending its […]

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City of Exeter gets $60,000 for bike lanes

The Exeter City Council approved funding to create bike lanes throughout the city at its Nov. 26 meeting. The decision came after the Tulare County Association of Governments (TCAG) informed the city it would be receiving $60,000 from the state Bicycle Transportation Account (BTA), following successful application process for the competitive grant. TCAG, which is […]

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Fall weather means chili time

Five years ago Charlotte Correia organized the first Chili Cook-Off in Exeter and the event has grown ever since. "I think we had between 6,000 and 7,000 people there last year and that was in the pouring rain," she said. "The rain brought some excitement because people had to rush to finish cooking." The year's […]

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Ethel Otis Bearden

Ethel Otis Bearden died on Oct. 26 at the age of 88. She was born on Oct. 21, 1916 in Ozark, Ark. to Otis and Vergie Grissom. She grew up in Arkansas and married Eustace Bearden there on Feb. 4, 1933. They came to Visalia in 1945 and she worked as a seamstress a number […]

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City Yard heist hurts Lindsay

By C.J. Barbre It was Saturday night, Oct. 23, when thieves cut through the back fence at the City of Lindsay Corporation Yard at 476 N. Mt. Vernon Ave. Public Works Supervisor Derron "Sam" Dillard, checked in on Sunday morning, discovered the theft and notified the police. Officer Chavez responded. Dillard showed him the skinny […]

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