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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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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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All is not well with Exeter's well water

By Reggie Ellis At its Dec. 14 meeting, the Exeter City Council appropriated $23,000 for drilling a test well to ensure the city has enough wells pumping good quality drinking water. Public Works Director Felix Ortiz reported that two city wells were approaching a level of pesticide concentration that does not meet the state's standards […]

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Wishing for Christmas

By Reggie Ellis Betty Stallion had stopped wishing for things to happen. She had stopped wishing for her husband not to abuse her. She had stopped wishing for her husband not to spend the family's sole income on booze. She had stopped wishing for a better life for her and her four children. In August, […]

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