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County will upgrade to paramedics

By Reggie Ellis Let's say you live in the county halfway between Exeter and Lindsay. Your spouse calls 911 because something has completely blocked your airway. When the ambulance picks you up they either have to take you to Sierra View Hospital in Porterville or Kaweah Delta Hospital in Visalia. The emergency medical technicians on […]

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Clarence Street may be closed for Lincoln Elementary expansion

By Reggie Ellis The Exeter Unified School District approached the Exeter City Council about the expansion of Lincoln Elementary School during the public comment period of its March 9 meeting. EUSD Board member Dean Sutton asked the council to consider closing Clarence Street in order for the district to expand Lincoln School to the south […]

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Lindsay frozen food plant to offer 350 jobs

By Carolyn Barbre More than 350 jobs will be coming to eastern Tulare County this fall thanks to the reopening of a frozen vegetable processing plant in Lindsay. At the March 9 Lindsay City Council meeting City Manager Scot Townsend said, "We've been contacted by Lindsay Foods. They want to begin production in July and […]

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John J. Nardiello

Graveside services were held on March 12 at Lindsay-Strathmore Cemetery with Rev. Alex Ignacio officiating for John J. Nardiello, 86, of Lindsay. He died on March 10 at Kaweah Delta Hospital. He was born on Nov. 27, 1917 in Pittsburg, Pa. He married Juanita Edna Brumley on Jan. 1, 1944 in Torrance, Calif. She passed […]

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Cleo Tiesen

Graveside services for Cleo R. Tiesen, 91, of Visalia will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 18 at the Exeter District Cemetery. She passed away on Sunday, March 14 in Visalia. She was born on July 27, 1912 in Glendive, Mont. She was raised outside Lindsay, Mont. where she went to grade school […]

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Sherel Janene Richert

A private family service will be held at a later date for Sherel Janene Richert. She passed away on Thursday, March 11 of natural causes after a lengthy illness at the age of 45. She was an artist. She was born in Biloxi, Miss. on March 10, 1959. Beginning at a very young age her […]

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Allen Ishida finishes first

By Reggie Ellis Following a crowded primary race for District 1 Supervisor, two farmers remain standing to face off in the November general election. Citrus farmer Allen Ishida of Lindsay led the pack garnering 31.4 percent of the vote. Peach farmer Frank "Bud" Pinkham of Exeter came in second with 28.86 percent of the vote. […]

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Honeybee shortage hard on almond crop

By Carolyn Barbre Cary's Honey Farm Inc. in Lindsay is one of the largest bee keeping outfits in the county. Proprietor Norm Cary has 8,000 hives producing 2,750 55-gallon drums of honey and pollinating millions of dollars worth of crops annually. This year a surge in the production of almonds, which require honeybees for pollination, […]

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