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Lukemia patient baffles doctors

By Carolyn Barbre Tammy Hughes wants to be home for "an excellent" Christmas. But it would definitely take a miracle for that to happen. Sept. 19 she finally went to Kaweah Delta District Hospital. But the doctors couldn't figure out what was wrong. "I had swelling in my abdomen. I couldn't eat. I would take […]

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STCC Shows Fall Fashions

By Carolyn Barbre The Strathmore Town and Country Club Annual Fall Fashion Show played to a full house at the Strathmore Memorial Building on Saturday, Nov. 1. Women came from Strathmore, Lindsay, Springville and as far away as Santa Maria to enjoy the huge salad-bar luncheon and view a great line of fall fashions from […]

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Driver charged with DUI, hit & run

By Reggie Ellis The impact was so vicious that the license plate numbers from a 1998 Chevy van were imprinted on the passenger side door of a white 2002 Dodge pick-up. "I have never seen anything like that," said Officer Duke Hettick, a 23-year veteran of the Visalia Police Department, while testifying at a Nov. […]

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Rain whets appetite for chili

By Reggie Ellis The wet weather couldn't wash away the warm feeling left inside all who attended the fourth annual Chili Cook Off last Saturday. Friends and family gathered under tents and umbrellas in the puddle splattered parking lot on F Street next to city hall to enjoy hot and spicy chili that seemed to […]

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FUSD election too close to call

By Reggie Ellis Farmersville Unified School District is getting a lesson in the minute details of an election as the race for two seats on the school board was too close to call as of press time. Prior to absentee ballot counting, Don Mason and Alvin Vanderslice led the race. However, a report issued by […]

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2 EUHS grads transform sign shop into design/art studio

By Reggie Ellis At first glance, the pink walls with floral trim send a message of a small town business, but there is no short supply of big, global ideas from the two young men working within the pastel confines of Signs and Such. Mark Symanski and Steve Cox, both 1996 graduates of Exeter Union […]

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Resident suggests banning leafblowers in Exeter

By Reggie Ellis On Oct. 18 Mural Committee President Brian Barton was leading a tour of Exeter's murals for a group of international attendees of the 2003 California Mural Symposium. "They thoroughly enjoyed the mural tour until we rounded a corner and were blasted with dust from a leaf blower," Barton told the Exeter City […]

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Exeter boy improving following accident

Staff Report Authorities at Children's Hospital of Central California in Madera said Bryce Glasgow, 6, of Exeter is in good condition after being hit by two cars Wednesday Oct. 22. Bryce was riding a bicycle down a private drive toward Walnut Avenue or Avenue 288 on his way to a bus stop. He pulled out […]

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Van helps seniors get around

By Reggie Ellis It used to seem pointless for Alma Clements, 84, to make doctors appointments because she would almost always have to reschedule. Clements, a long-time resident of the Exeter area, always had to wait for a friend, neighbor or family member to drive her to Visalia and often times they couldn't make it. […]

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South Valley water agencies form coalition

By Reggie Ellis Valley water agencies banned together last month in response to stricter rules regarding water discharge and storm water runoff. Because the new regulations require annual monitoring and consulting fees it is estimated to cost each farm $7,000 to $14,000. However, Mendes said as a coalition, they can develop Monitoring and Reporting Plans […]

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