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 [...]

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 [...]

Charles "Les" Hedrick

Graveside funeral services for Charles "Les" Hedrick were held on Dec. 28. He passed away at his home on Dec. 22 following a long illness. He was born and raised in Lindsay before [...]

Billy Joe Aaron

Graveside services for Billy Joe Aaron, 72, of Visalia will be held at 1 p.m. on Dec. 29 at the Visalia District Cemetery. He died on Dec. 21. He worked in maintenance for the Lindsay Olive [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Food Closet feeds 600 for holidays

By Reggie Ellis Many of us will spend part of Christmas Day throwing away the excess food that will go bad if no one eats it. But Exeter residents shouldn't feel too bad as most of them have [...]

Lula Mae Marshall

Lula Mae Marshall, 92, of Exeter died on Dec. 13 with her only daughter, Beverly, by her side. She was born on May 2, 1912 and was a longtime resident of Exeter. She was preceded in death by her [...]

Elizabeth A. Woods

Private services for Elizabeth A. Woods, 79, of Visalia were held. She died on Dec. 14 in Dinuba. She was born on Oct. 28, 1925 in Bakersfield to Irvin and Lillian Randolph. She graduated from [...]

Emma H. Martinez

Services for Emma H. Martinez, 76, of Exeter will be held at 10 a.m. on Dec. 22 at Exeter Cemetery. She died on Dec. 17 in Visalia. She was a homemaker. She was born on May 7, 1928 in Benito, [...]

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