Paralympic archer refuses to be left behind

At age 15, Lemoore resident Jeff Fabry lost his right leg and the lower half of his right arm in a nighttime ATV collision. The horrific accident shattered his arm beyond repair, snapped his leg in two leaving no option but amputation, and thankfully it left Fabry’s determination entirely intact. That life-altering event may have […]

Two minor hitches in annual VUSD audit

All is well financially at the Visalia Unified School District, though there were a pair of very minor problems uncovered during the district’s annual audit, and maybe an error in protocol.   Reporting Error According to Charles Raibley–an accountant and senior manager at the accounting firm Crowe LLP who performed the district’s annual audit–the district […]

Landlord says county behind on support payments

A local landlord says the county’s Health and Human Services Agency is at least three months behind on room-and-board payments for some of the mental health patients whose welfare the agency is meant to protect.   Three Months Behind (So Far) Barbara Mathis, who operates three room-and-board homes for at-risk mental health patients transitioning from […]

No football, H2O polo this year for VUSD

There will be no football or water polo programs when Visalia Unified School District students go back to middle- and high-school campuses next week.   Making an Emotional Call While the decision to curtail those two sports traditionally practiced in fall came in February, school board members reaffirmed the district’s decision at its March 9 […]

Tulare’s attention returns to hospital tower completion

Like the first buds of spring, new signs of life are beginning to appear at the partially-complete expansion project at Adventist Health Tulare Hospital.   Tower Advisory Committee Formed The Tulare Local Health Care District (TLHCD) this week announced the appointment of five members to an advisory board intended to aid district leaders in finishing […]