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The Bare Necessities

By Reggie Ellis Just a year ago, pallets of food were stacked to the ceiling of the storage room of the Lindsay Strathmore Coordinating Council. Today, the cupboards are nearly bare. Sallie McDonald, director of the Coordinating Council (LSCC), said the pantry relies on a variety of sources for its food supplies, but recently, those […]

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Maximina Banuelos

Funeral services were held Aug. 15 at Evans Miller Guinn Chapel for Maximina Banuelos. Burial was held Aug. 16 at the Exeter District Cemetery. She passed away Aug 10 in Farmersville at the age of 89. She was born June 8, 1922 in Zacatecas, Mexico. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.evansmillerguinnchapel.com. Arrangements […]

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Greg Riddle

A celebration of life will be held at 12 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 27 at Arbor 3 in Mooney’s Grove Park for Greg Riddle of Visalia. He passed away Aug. 13 in Fresno at the age of 57. Greg was born Feb. 11, 1954 in Exeter to Paul and Berniece Riddle. Online condolences: www.smithfamilychapel.com. Arrangements by […]

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Maurice A. Rickett

As per his wish, no funeral services will be held for Maurice A. Rickett. He passed away Aug. 12 in Visalia at the age of 100. Maurice was born July 14, 1911 in Rockland, Idaho. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.evansmillerguinnchapel.com. Arrangements entrusted to Evans Miller Guinn Chapel

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Susan King Stocks

Visitations will be held from 3-7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10 at Smith Family Chapel in Exeter for Susan King Stocks of Visalia. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 11 at the First Church of the Nazarene, 333 W. Caldwell, Visalia. She passed away Aug. 8 at her home at the age […]

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TCAG demands Lindsay repay $3.7mil

By Reggie Ellis Tulare County’s transportation agency is threatening to sue the City of Lindsay if it does not repay $3.7 million in money used for the city’s downtown improvement project. Pete Vander Poel, a Tulare County Supervisor and chairman of the Tulare County Association of Governments (TCAG), said Lindsay failed to adequately document expenditures […]

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F’ville moves on with facility

By Reggie Ellis City Hall and the company it hired to build the Farmersville Community Center have decided to put aside their differences and put the kids first. Farmersville City Manager Rene Miller said that at a meeting last week, city representatives and Rising Sun Co. management agreed on plans to correct and oversight in […]

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Town votes down hike

By Reggie Ellis Tonyville residents were tired of taking 10% annual increases on their sewer bill. And for the first time, they were able to tally enough votes to take it down. At its July 26 meeting, the Tulare County Board of Supervisors were informed that the community of Tonyville had filed a successful protest […]

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Neighbors take steps toward sidewalks

By Reggie Ellis and Mo Montgomery Sun-Gazette A grass-roots organization is looking to improve Woodlake’s walkways, but so far they’ve only hit gridlock. A Woodlake resident, Maria Villasenior is one of the founding organizers of United Neighbors Coalition, a group of residents being supported under the umbrella of the Delores Huerta Foundation. For those not […]

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3 dead, 7 injured in Probation wreck

Two Lindsay youth were among those injured last week when a Tulare County Probation Department van was struck by a tire service truck. Abel Auntunez, 15, and Sonny Gutierrez, 17, both of Lindsay were among seven juveniles injured in the Aug. 2 collision. Gutierrez suffered moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to a Kaweah […]

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