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In the News -
Friday, APRIL 29, 2005
At the dawn of the 21st century, the female factor is making its presence
known at this local traditional competition.
ALTHOUGH THE number of
teams was off 12 percent from the record-setting total of 2,093 team entries
in 2004, this year’s Lions Team Roping was a huge hit from nearly
every perspective. Though the weather looked mostly threatening and may
have discouraged a few ropers from coming, Saturday’s spectator
attendance was possibly an all-time high for that day.
But perhaps the most telling statistic about the 2005 event
was the enthusiastic participation of the horsewomen. The dozens of females
who roped, raced, and scrambled was important testimony to the growing
popularity of family equestrian events like the Lions Team Roping.
The “cowboy girls,” as they are affectionately
called, competed this year in more ropings than ever and also raced around
the barrels in unprecedented numbers. Six Three Rivers gals entered in
the four barrel-racing categories: Janessa Wells (college student), Kohl
Berry (high school freshman), Kacie Fleeman (homeschooler), and Three
Rivers School students Meg Johnson and the Souza sisters, Shyan and Fallon.
HORSE ON A COURSE
The barrel race, where each competitor is pitted against
the clock, is an excellent opportunity for women to grab the spotlight
and show off their equestrian skills. The Saturday and Sunday event is
a nice changeup from the redundancy of the roping teams. The short-course
horse racing is a throwback to yesteryear when the fastest horses were
matched on varying courses in winner-takes-all sprints.
In the barrel races, each rider must make a sharp left turn
and a right turn around two barrels placed midway down the arena and then
turn sharply around a third barrel placed another 20 yards farther from
the starting line. The course resembles a triangle and the final turn
can be either a sharp left or right. A five-second penalty is assessed
if a rider knocks over a barrel.
After making that final turn, to the rousing cheers of the
crowd, the rider sprints back to the starting line — which is now
the finish line — and the clock stops. The very best riders can
do the entire run in less than 16 seconds.
“Growing up on
the South Fork and all my years I’ve been riding and coming to the
Roping, this is my first year riding in the barrels,” said Janessa
Wells. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do.”
Janessa did not win the buckle in the open barrel-racing
event but scored another impressive first. She recently concluded a year
as the reigning Miss Tulare County (2004) and was the first from Three
Rivers to ever hold that title.
Three other competitors Meg Johnson, Kohl Berry, and Kacie
Fleeman were also competing in their first local barrel races. Kacie,
10, has won numerous competitions at horse shows, said she had raced previously
on the show circuit but not at Three Rivers.
The veterans and local torchbearers of the fast-rising sport
are sisters Shyan, age 12, and Fallon Souza, 6.
Shyan, who moved up a category this year in the junior barrels,
did not repeat her buckle-winning performance of 2004. She finished less
than a second off the winning time to an older, more experienced competitor.
But the future looks bright for the Souza girls because,
according to their parents, the girls are dedicated both to the sport
and taking care of their horses. J.P. and Tammy (Britten) Souza, dad and
mom, are their kids’ biggest fans, avid ropers, and boosters of
the roping lifestyle. Tammy also competes in the open-barrel race each
On any given day, this Three Rivers family may be seen perfecting
their riding and roping skills in their roadside arena on Sierra Drive.
The family home and arena is on land that has long been in Tammy’s
family. The 1996 Three Rivers Team Roping was dedicated to Three Rivers
native and lifetime rancher John Britten (1911-1995), Tammy’s grandfather.
From the first Three Rivers Roping in 1950, Britten family
members have been an important part of the success of the event. Now the
Souzas — Shyan and Fallon, a seventh- and first-grader at Three
Rivers School — are the sixth generation of Brittens in Three Rivers
to proudly carry on that riding and roping tradition of their ranching
Shyan and Fallon are both active members of the California
Christian Barrel Racers. The racing season runs from January to September
with at least one race each month. The Souzas compete against 38 other
riders from age six to 18 years old.
Shyan is currently ranked first in her age group while Fallon
is third. Shyan also hones her leadership skills as a member of the board
of directors of the statewide organization.
While some families are chasing after Little League baseball
or travel-team soccer, the Souzas are on the road, participating in barrel-racing
and roping competitions at various rodeos. As a member of the Junior Christian
Cowboys/Cowgirls Association, Shyan also competes against another group
of juniors monthly at a Riverdale rodeo. She is already earning prize
money on that circuit as a team roper.
MAKING THEIR MARK
In addition to being a local stage for these equestrienne
athletes and team ropers, the Three Rivers Roping also features the two-day
Craig Thorn III Memorial Calf Branding. In this event, named for a local
cowboy legend who died in 1987, teams of four cowboys perform one of the
spring rituals of cattle ranching. Two mounted cowboys rope the calf and
then dally the ropes so the two on the ground can wrestle and brand the
calf. The quickest cowpoke returns the branding iron to the paint bucket
in under two minutes.
At 9 p.m. Sunday, when the last of the buckles is awarded
and the top winners have received their saddles, there’s a melancholy
air at Lions Arena as another roping comes to a close. The Lions breathe
a sigh of relief for another fundraising job well done… and start
planning for 2006.
Kaweah Country stocked
FOR MORE than a half-century, trout anglers have hoped for
good April weather in time for the traditional Sierra trout opener. Eastside
fisherman traditionally stand elbow to elbow at high-country lakes along
Highway 395 north of Bishop just for the chance to catch rainbow or brown
trout hungry for any bait tossed in their direction.
This Saturday, April 30, opening day will be no different
as fisherman flock to high-country fishing holes like Lake Crowley. As
many as 9,000 anglers are expected to fish Lake Crowley while thousands
more will work stretches of the Owens River, Convict Lake, the June Lake
loop, and fisheries in the Bridgeport area.
Closer to home, and for the first time in several years,
the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) will also stock prior
to the April 30 opener in both the Kaweah River and at Lake Kaweah.
That means that hundreds of large trout averaging a half-pound
each will be frequenting the popular holes below the North Fork and Dinely
bridges and in and around the boat ramp area of Lake Kaweah.
After the trout become acclimated, usually in a day or two,
they generally congregate where the Middle Fork of the river flows into
the lake. This year, there are several new fishing spots in that locale
accessible due to the newly enlarged Slick Rock Recreation Area.
To go after the tasty trout, a valid fishing license is required
to be visible on the person. An annual resident license costs $33.35 and
is available at local outlets like Three Rivers Drug and Kaweah General
Store. A stamp is available for an additional $10.25 that allows the use
of two fishing rods in lakes and reservoirs (only one fishing rod is allowed
on streams and in rivers).
All license categories are available without the $2 agent
fees at Fish and Game offices. For the nearest location or for more information
about the stocking program, anglers may call the DFG-Region Four office,
Lions Club to pay
AT THE Thursday, May 5, community blood drive, sponsored
by the Three Rivers Lions, participants will also be provided with the
opportunity to register with the National Marrow Donor Program.
The shortage of bone-marrow donors has been brought to the
fore locally in the past year due to a young Three Rivers resident who
is desperately in need of a marrow transplant to combat cancer. Sara Ruehling,
6, was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia in February 2004 and, being
of Asian descent but adopted by Causcasian parents, the family has had
to turn to the bone marrow registry in their desperate search for a donor,
but due to a shortage of certain ethnicities, the program has yet to supply
a life-saving marrow match for Sara.
Anyone in good general health and between the ages of 17
and 59 is eligible to join the registry. Donors will remain on the registry
until the age of 60. To join the National Marrow Donor Program registry
as a potential marrow or blood stem-cell donor, a small blood sample will
be taken to determine the tissue type.
The blood-donation process normally takes about an hour to complete. Those
planning to also register as a bone-marrow donor should plan on spending
an additional 10 to 15 minutes to complete a short health questionnaire
and have a small blood sample taken and tested for tissue-typing.
The Lions Club will pay the $65 tissue-typing fee for the
first 10 people who register as a bone-marrow donor, and if 10 people
ultimately register, the Lions Club will consider paying for any additional
marrow donors who wish to register on this day.
Also important to note is that the tissue-typing fee will
be waived for potential donors who have a specific mixed ethnic background.
To learn more about the commitment to register with the National Marrow
Donor Program, visit www.marrow.org.
Central California Blood Center personnel will be available
at the upcoming blood drive to provide additional information and address
questions and concerns. Information may also be received from Rusty Crain,
blood drive chairperson for the Three Rivers Lions Club, by calling 561-4549.
1940 ~ 2005
Judith Lynn Huddleston of Three Rivers died Wednesday, April
20, 2005. She was 65.
Judy was born in Pasadena on Jan. 28, 1940, to Edgar and
Judy and her husband, Bruce, moved to Three Rivers in 1989.
In support of Bruce, who is a founding member of and piano player in the
Three Rivers-based High Sierra Jazz Band, Judy is a past officer of the
Sierra Traditional Jazz Club and longtime editor of “Jazzomania,”
the club’s monthly newsletter.
Judy retired in 2002 as an executive secretary in the Communications
Department of Kaweah Delta Hospital in Visalia. In addition to the Jazz
Club’s newsletter, she continued to use her computer skills to aid
a variety of causes.
Judy was a member of the Community Presbyterian Church. She
was also currently the secretary of the Arts Alliance of Three Rivers,
the sponsor of the upcoming Redbud Festival.
Judy’s hobbies included music, arts and crafts, antiquing,
and gardening. She enjoyed roaming the riverbanks near her home, gathering
uniquely-shaped river rocks that she would later transform into whimsical
wildlife critters. Some will be on display at next week’s memorial
potluck (Tuesday, May 3, 6-9:30 p.m, St. Anthony Retreat).
Judy was an inspiration to many. She was a bold visionary
who lived life through the many adventures of love, art, and music.
Judy lived her life with no inhibitions: “Anything
is possible if you put your mind to it,” she would say.
She loved life through her family and friends and danced
through life with her husband, Bruce.
“Being in love
with Bruce is just like you see it in the movies,” said Judy.
She was capable of being the best mother, the sincerest sister,
the most endearing daughter, and the utmost loving wife. She taught the
meaning of life through living it herself.
Judy was a Girl Scout mom and a “Three Rivers rowdy.”
She was flamboyant in everything she did, from embracing others with the
most passionate love to belly-dancing in the grocery store.
She cherished nature and all its living creatures, especially
her cats, including, as Judy described, “one very special kitty
named Lovey, [who] is an incredibly interactive animal.”
* * *
In addition to her husband, Bruce, Judy is survived by her
five children — daughter Cheryl Cook and husband Lee, daughter Sharon
Turl and husband Kevin, son Daniel Smith and wife Lynda, daughter Jeannette
Vollmer, and son Randy Smith — 14 grandchildren; the newest addition
to family whom Judy was able to meet, one great-grandchild; her sister,
Nelda Morris, brother David Morris, and brothers-in-law, Stan Huddleston
of Visalia and Charles Huddleston.
On Jan. 8, 2005, Judy was preceded in death by her sister-in-law
and Stan’s wife, Gayla Huddleston.
Mary DeLourde Brooks
1931 ~ 2005
Mary DeLourde “Lori” Brooks of Monterey died
Saturday, April 16, 2005. She was 73.
Mary was born in Los Angeles on June 5, 1931, to Mary and
Joseph Krueger. She was a registered nurse for 45 years.
Mary’s love for Dixieland jazz began when she was 19
and first heard Pete Daley. In 1963, she became a co-founder and charter
member of the Society for the Preservation of Dixieland Jazz.
In 1978, she moved to the Monterey Peninsula with her six
children. As a professional vocalist, her happiest moments were singing
with High Sierra Jazz Band of Three Rivers and the Sweet Adelines barbershop-harmony
In 1990, Mary opened DeLourde’s Bed & Breakfast
in Three Rivers and loved operating this business. In 1996, she returned
Mary was preceded in death by her son, DeLane Mellinger.
She is survived by her three daughters, Denise Mellinger,
Dawn Mellinger, and Rosie Conway (of Three Rivers); two sons, Richard
Mellinger and Dana Mellinger; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild;
four sisters; and four brothers.
Services were held Saturday, April 23, at St. Angela’s
Catholic Church in Pacific Grove.
to the streets
Each year during the seven days preceding the Woodlake Rodeo,
the residents of Woodlake celebrate their ranching heritage with a Western
Week full of activities sponsored by local service groups and businesses.
All events are open to the public. Here is this year’s
SATURDAY, APRIL 30
11 A.M.-5 P.M., Woodlake City Park— Western Week Kickoff Day: Chili,
Ribs, and Salsa Cook-off, Firemen’s Muster, volleyball, games, food,
and more. Sponsored by the Woodlake Volunteer Fire Department.
6-10 P.M., next to City Park— Street Dance. Sponsored by the Woodlake
Volunteer Fire Department.
MONDAY, MAY 2
4-6 P.M., Woodlake City Park— Bicycle Safety and Rally. Sponsored
by Friday Night Live and the Kiwanis of Woodlake.
TUESDAY, MAY 3
3:30-7 P.M., Woodlake City Park— “Gimme 5!” Celebration
Carnival. Sponsored by the Woodlake YMCA.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4
4-7 P.M., next to Woodlake Post Office— Soapbox Derby. Sponsored
by Kiwanis of Woodlake and the Woodlake YMCA.
5:30-7:30 P.M., YMCA recreation center— Barbecue Dinner. Sponsored
by Presbyterian Church of Woodlake.
THURSDAY, MAY 5
6-10 P.M., Woodlake City Park— Cinco de Mayo Celebration. Sponsored
by the Woodlake Volunteer Fire Department.
FRIDAY, MAY 6
10 A.M.-2 P.M., Fruit Growers Supply, 131 S. Blair— Customer Appreciation
Day with free barbecue, hayrides, and more. Sponsored by Fruit Growers
6 P.M., Woodlake Memorial Building— “Reverse Drawing”
Dinner. Sponsored by the Woodlake High School Foundation (see Kaweah Kalendar,
page 12, for details).
SATURDAY, MAY 7
ALL DAY— National Letter Carriers Food Drive. Woodlake postal patrons
may leave food by their mailboxes for collection. Sponsored since 1992
by the National Association of Letter Carriers.
7-10 A.M., Paradise Video parking lot— All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes
($5, adults; $3, children under 13). Sponsored by the Kiwanis of Woodlake.
10 A.M., Valencia Boulevard (Woodlake’s main street)— Woodlake
Western Days Parade with floats, performers, and special appearances by
the 2005 Grand Marshal (Hubert Wolfe) and Rodeo Queen (Kendra Burkheimer
of Farmersville). Sponsored by the Woodlake Lions Club.
11 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Woodlake Lions Rodeo Ranch— Woodlake Rodeo. Gates
open early for the annual Deep-pit Barbecue. Rodeo action begins about
1 p.m. Sponsored by the Woodlake Lions Club (see Kaweah Kalendar page
SUNDAY, MAY 8
11 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Woodlake Lions Rodeo Ranch— Woodlake Rodeo. Gates
open early for the annual Deep-pit Barbecue. Rodeo action begins about
1 p.m. Sponsored by the Woodlake Lions Club (see Kaweah Kalendar page
The Most Wanted List:
Invasive plants in Three Rivers
By Melanie Baer-Keeley
While many plants could be considered to be rampantly aggressive,
nine currently pose serious threats to the Three Rivers landscape, and
it is critical that they be controlled.
Manual, chemical and, in some cases, biological controls
are suggested. However, soil solarization, steam, livestock grazing, and
propane torching are viable options, but require more detailed explanation
than can be provided here. (Contact Tulare County Cooperative Extension,
685-3303; Natural Resources Conservation Service, 734-8732, ext. 3; or
Sequoia National Park, 565-4479; to pursue information on these or any
methods of weed abatement.)
Learning to recognize these plants in their juvenility, then
taking steps to manage them at this stage before they reproduce is the
surest and simplest way to eliminate them. Controlling invasive plants
initially requires a lot of effort, but lessens with consistency and time.
The benefits of managing your property well — retaining its health
and beauty as well as value — more than compensates for the effort
TREE OF HEAVEN (Ailanthus altissima)
Family: Simauroubaceae (Quassia Family)
Other Common Name: Ailanthus
Description: Fast-growing deciduous tree
to 65 feet tall. Compound leaves 1 to 3 feet long have 13 to 25 oppositely-occurring
leaflets. Leaves are foul-smelling. Bark is gray. Flowers are small, yellowish
green, arranged in clusters. Fruit is winged and reddish-brown when ripe.
Reproduction: Spreads primarily by root
sprouts and occasionally by floating seeds.
Habitat: Commonly found growing along steep
streambanks, it is rapidly invading the Kaweah River drainage.
Background: Originates in eastern Asia and
Control: Hand-pull seedlings when young.
Hand digging tree roots is difficult, but effective. Also effective is
applying concentrated, systemic herbicide to fresh cut stumps. Repeat
herbicide treatments as necessary.
GIANT REED (Arundo donax)
Family: Poaceae (Grass Family)
Other Common Names: Giant Cane, False Bamboo
Description: Perennial to 30 feet tall.
Two-foot blue-green leaves attach directly to upright stems. Flowers arise
in plumes from stem tips in summer to fall.
Reproduction: Remnant stems readily sprout
roots. Also reproduces rampantly by rhizomes.
Habitat: Occurs in wetlands and moist areas
below 2,000 feet.
Background: Under leadership of NRCS, groups
are attempting to eradicate this aggressive grass. Without this effort,
the weed could easily overtake much of the Kaweah River, replacing the
wetland vegetation and making the river impenetrable to most wildlife.
Control: Cut stems to the ground, then paint
with concentrated, systemic herbicide with active ingredient “Glyphosate.”
If plant is in or near water, a permit is required (call NRCS or Cooperative
Extension). Or, over summer, cut stems to the ground, cover tightly with
a tarp to overheat plant and to reduce light.
VINCA (Vinca major)
Family: Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family)
Other Common Names: Periwinkle, Greater
Description: Perennial, vining groundcover
to 2 feet tall. Dark green, waxy 2-inch heart-shaped leaves occur opposite
each other on stems. Leaves and stems produce milky juice. Flowers are
large and purple with five petals.
Reproduction: Vinca will root where stems
touch the ground. Rarely propagates by seed.
Habitat: It is most frequently found as
an escape in moist soils and shaded places, creeping into drainages.
Background: Dry or cold weather temporarily
sets growth back, but Vinca quickly resprouts and recovers.
Control: In streamside areas, manual removal
is preferred. These efforts require complete removal of roots and stems.
In developed areas, mechanical wounding with a brush cutter or weed-whacker,
followed by repeat applications of 3-to 5-percent “Roundup”
has been successful.
ITALIAN THISTLE (Carduus pycnocephalus)
Family: Asteraceae (Sun-flower Family)
Other Common Names: Slender Thistle, Shore Thistle
Description: An annual or biennial plant that
initially grows as a rosette. When flowering, stems elongate to 7 feet
high. Stems are divided into 4 to 10 lobes and are winged and very spiny.
Clusters of 2 to 5 small rose to purple flowers are covered in cob-webby
hair and spines.
Reproduction: Seeds float in the wind or attach
to animals and clothing.
Habitat: Generally found below 5,000 feet in shaded
grassy areas of chaparral or oak woodland communities.
Background: A rampant seeder, Italian Thistle
populations are exploding in Three Rivers.
Control: Juvenile plants should be hand-weeded,
tilled, or sprayed with systemic herbicides such as “Transline”
or “Roundup.” Remove flowers before they go to seed and take
off-site, as they can continue to ripen and disperse. Removal becomes
more difficult as plants age.
YELLOW STARTHISTLE (Centaurea solstitialis)
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Description: Plant grows to 3 feet. Vegetative
parts of plant are spineless, but buds and flowers have long ½-inch
golden yellow spines. Leafy flanges extend the length of the stems. Yellow
Starthistle is related to and looks similar to another invasive, Tocolote,
but its spines are shorter and darker in color. Tocolote is widespread
throughout Three Rivers.
Reproduction: One plant can produce up to
10,000 seeds a year.
Habitat: Aggressively spreading over most
elevations and habitats, it begins by colonizing disturbed areas. Yellow
Starthistle is abundant along Highway 198 west of Lemon Cove. A small
population of Starthistle was recently found in Three Rivers.
Control: Early detection and control is
critical to preventing invasion of this highly threatening species. If
found, call NRCS for help with identification and/or eradication as soon
as possible. Hand-weeding or tilling when soils are moist and plants are
young or spraying them with systemic herbicide such as “Transline”
or “Roundup” controls growth. Mowing or weed-whacking Starthistle
in early flowering stages under low soil-moisture conditions may prevent
regrowth and flowering. Follow-up monitoring is essential. Be sure to
cut off flowerheads before they seed and remove from the site, as they
can continue to ripen and germinate. Biological control agents —
Yellow Starthistle Seedhead Weevil, Yellow Starthistle Seedhead Fly, Peacock
Fly, and False Peacock Fly — have been introduced in California
and are showing promising results.
HIMALAYAN BLACKBERRY (Rubus discolor)
Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Description: A mounding evergreen shrub
that produces canes to 40 feet long, rooting as it sprawls. Leaves are
compound, consisting of 3 to 5 toothed green leaflets with white underneath.
Pink or white flowers are in clusters. Fruits, which occur in the summer,
are fleshy, edible drupes.
Reproduction: Birds and animals distribute
seeds. Root and cane cuttings become impenetrable thickets within two
Habitat: A highly aggressive grower, it
forms massive colonies covering waterways and banks, ultimately blocking
animal access to water.
Background: Identity could be mistaken for
the less aggressive native blackberry, Rubus glaucifolius. The main canes
of the Himalayan blackberry are 5-angled and compound leaves number 3
to 5, whereas the stems of the native blackberry are rounded with compound
leaves seldom more than 3 in number.
Control: Cut canes and dig out roots. Re-sprouting
often occurs, requiring years of follow-up attention. In the fall, hand-cutting
of canes, followed by repeat applications of concentrated systemic herbicides
is very effective.
MILK THISTLE (Silybum marianum)
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower Family)
Description: Biennial or annual plant. Initially
produces a low-growing rosette. When flowering, stems reach to 6 feet
high. Leaves to 1 foot long have characteristic white marbling with spiny,
wavy edges. Flowers are magenta and well-armed.
Reproduction: Prolific seeder. Seeds float
in the wind or attach to animals and clothing for dispersal.
Habitat: Grows along roadsides, pasturelands,
and other disturbed areas below 2,000 feet.
Background: Native to the Mediterranean.
Control: Hand-weeding or tilling seedlings
when soils are moist and plants are young or spraying young plants with
systemic herbicide such as “Transline” or “Roundup”
helps control pest. Cut off flowers before they go to seed, removing them
from the site, as they can continue to ripen and germinate. As the plant
matures, removal becomes much more difficult and painful.
SPANISH BROOM (Spartium junceum)
Family: Fabaceae (Legume Family)
Other Common Names: Gorse
Description: Shrubby to 10 feet tall. This
plant is leafless most of the year with hollow dark green, rush-like stems
maturing into woody brown branches. Leaves are linear, one-half inch long,
and lacking hair. Bright yellow, 1-inch flowers are pea-shaped and clustered
along stem tips. Seed pods are 2 to 3 inches long.
Reproduction: Prolific seeder. Seed explodes
out of pods.
Habitat: Typically found in steep, disturbed
areas in foothills regions below 2,500 feet.
Background: Thousands of long-lived seeds
are produced and remain in the soil seedbank, so monitoring to prevent
reestablishment must occur. Spanish broom exists in the Middle Fork of
the Kaweah River and is expanding downstream.
Control: Dig out rootball entirely or cut
down stems, painting stumps with concentrated systemic herbicide.
PUNCTURE VINE (Tribulus terrestris)
Family: Zygophyllaceae (Caltrop Family)
Other Common Names: Goatshead
Description: An annual plant with low, sprawling
growth. Leaves are compound with 4 to 8 opposite leaflets. Yellow, half-inch
flowers have 5 petals. Barbed seeds.
Reproduction: Heavy seeder. Seed punctures
and attaches to the feet, fur, and feathers of animals, as well as bike
and car tires.
Habitat: Widespread throughout California
on arid disturbed soils.
Background: Long-lived seeds require continuous
monitoring and control. Puncture vine can be injurious and poisonous to
Control: Hand pull or till when soils are
moist, when plants are young, and before going to seed. Apply preemergent
herbicides to deter seeds from germinating, or contact-type post-emergent,
broad-leaved herbicides. Biological control agents, puncture-vine weevils
have been released and established in California providing moderate results.
TIME WILL TELL
10 years ago this month
FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 1995— The Tulare County
Planning Commission voted to recommend that the Board of Supervisors certify
a zone change from rural-residential to commercial-recreation on a portion
of the Thorn Ranch. The action, if adopted by the Board of Supervisors,
would pave the way for a multi-million dollar destination resort.
A NEW AMBULANCE arrived in Three Rivers.
A TOTAL OF 1,400 teams competed at the 45th annual Team Roping.
OBITUARY: VAN DIXON (1903-1995), of Laguna Hills, a Mineral
King cabin owner since 1950.