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Cinco de Mayo Celebracion

By Carolyn Barbre As sweet and spicy as a fresh picked purple onion, the Cinco de Mayo celebration at Sweet Brier Plaza on Friday, April 30, was incomparably better than any daytime celebration of La Batalla de Puebla of recent memory. Having activities in the cool of the evening instead of the blazing noonday sun […]

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Mothers' Teresa

By Carolyn Barbre She bore one son and one daughter, but the woman who was one of 14 siblings, only seven of whom made it to adulthood, spent almost four decades working in the maternity department of Lindsay Hospital. Teresa Serna cared for newborns and their mothers as an obstetrics technician/nurses aide, and was still […]

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City water well tests high for pesticide level

By Reggie Ellis The City of Exeter sent a letter to residents last week announcing that one of its four groundwater wells had a high concentration of a banned pesticide. However, it has never affected drinking water. The pesticide, Dibromochloropropane (DBCP), was used primarily to kill parasitic worms in soybean cotton, vineyards, tomatoes and tree […]

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7th Heaven

By Reggie Ellis For many couples, adoption is the only way they can have a child but for Sandy and David Telfer it was the best way to have five more children after having two of their own. The Telfers have been married for 14 years and 13 years ago had their oldest son Christopher. […]

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Grimsley's ex-wife killed in murder-suicide

By Reggie Ellis The death of Exeter Police Officer Rick Grimsley's ex-wife has been ruled a murder-suicide by investigators. The East Oregonian newspaper reported Friday that forensic analysis of the bodies by the state medical examiner, on-scene analysis by the Oregon State Police and subsequent investigation details all confirmed the murder-suicide of Katherine Anne Grimsley, […]

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OBF Parade gets the Gold

By Carolyn Barbre Although the temperature was getting up there and although there was something going on in virtually every community within an easy commute, there was an excellent turnout for the 72nd Orange Blossom Festival Parade on Saturday, April 24. As is tradition, the day started early with the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast in front […]

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Popular mechanics

By Nancy Gutierrez The Discovery Channel has created a monster in Vincent Carlos. They have chosen Carlos to participate in two of their automotive television shows. His latest gig was as a contestant on the ever popular Monster Garage. Known as Vinnie to his friends and clients, Carlos is more than a mechanic he is […]

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ArtsVoice to revamp county Arts Council

By Carolyn Barbre The Arts Council of Tulare County (ACTC) website hasn't been updated since early 2002, and the information is pretty bare bones as follows: "We are the Arts Council of Tulare County, a nonprofit organization. We partner with the state-funded, California Arts Council headquartered in Sacramento. We are an umbrella for all the […]

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ECHF makes 3 record donations

By Reggie Ellis The Exeter Community Health Fund made history again this year by giving record donations to three Exeter organizations last week. ECHF donated $43,000 to the Exeter Volunteer Fire Department, $25,000 to the Exeter Health and Wellness Foundation and $2,000 to the Exeter Boxing Club - all record one-time contributions respectively. "We are […]

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