I mentioned last week that I had received a book of information about the planned changes to a 1.8 mile stretch of Highway 395. This will run from slightly north of Highway 89 to slightly south of the state line. This book has so much information in it that our residents should become aware of.
As you can imagine, there is a strong chance of some drastic changes in the daily living of our lives, including medical appointments, shopping and commuting by working folks. I feel that, since CalTrans has the booklet available, it would be really wise to get a copy and become informed on the plans. You can contact the California Department of Transportation in Fresno at (559) 243-8243 to obtain one. The person in charge of the planning is Sarah Gassner. Please learn what is coming.
This annual competition will be held Wednesday, Feb. 13 at the Walker Community Center. As yet, the contestants haven't been announced, but I have learned the subject of their speeches. It is "Immigration - My Solution." That ought to be very interesting, and I will want to hear what they have come up with, as well as to root for our local speakers. Try to attend.
As I write this, there is only one more week of Super Bowl media hype and nonsense before they get down to actually playing the game. I really hope it is a good game, as it will be the last really competitive football game until this fall.
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-- Coming up, we will be getting back to the monthly planning advisory committee meeting on Feb. 7, which the public is encouraged to attend, as always.
-- On a personal note, I have spent a lot of time in the last few months, trying to help my mother. First, there was elder abuse. We got her out of that and moved her up to this area, but she couldn't deal with the altitude. So, back she went to the Sacramento area where she had lived for 50 years. Unfortunately, her former physician down there had never diagnosed her with edema, which has now caused her heart to be surrounded by fluid.
As I write this, we are waiting for her release from the hospital and hoping that all of our lives can become somewhat normal again. I would like to thank those of you who have known what was going on and have been such good friends to me through it all. You're very special people.
-- Lynne Katusich can be reached at email@example.com or (530) 495-2552.