A mission to collect photographs of those killed in the Vietnam War continues.
Janna Hoehn of Maui, Hawaii, made it her personal duty to help collect photographs of every American who died in the Vietnam War, especially those from Hawaii and California.
The pictures are for inclusion in the "Wall of Faces," a digital companion to the Vietnam War Memorial -- "The Wall" -- in Washington, D.C., where the names of all who died are carved in stone.
In January, The Fresno Bee published the names of the fallen from Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Madera counties whose photos had not yet been found.
Since the article ran, Hoehn has collected 89 additional photos, bringing the number she's collected from California to about 700.
Some were emailed to her and some she found on her own. For instance, she called Hanford High and got seven yearbook photos, completing her Kings County photo list.
"It's an amazing cause," she said. "People are elated when they find out someone wants a picture of their loved one."
She still needs 79 more from Valley counties: two from Madera, 50 from Fresno, 15 from Tulare and 12 from Merced.
Photos can be sent to email@example.com.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, which operates the Wall of Faces, appreciates her dedication and invited her to speak Monday at the Memorial Day service at The Wall.
OLD WELLS: Property owners within the boundaries of the Kaweah Delta Water Conservation District in Tulare County who have an unused or abandoned well can apply to have it capped for free.
Unused wells can be a safety hazard if a person or animal falls in, and contaminants can drip down to groundwater.
A county ordinance requires that unused wells be capped.
The area of the program includes Visalia, Goshen, West Goshen, Tulare, Waukena, Farmersville, Woodlake, Ivanhoe, Elderwood, Lemoncove, Lindcove, Yokohl Valley, Exeter, Tooleville, Tonyville, Lindsay, Plainview and Strathmore.
Self-Help Enterprises is running the program, funded by a grant from the state Department of Water Resources. Information: Self-Help staff member Shauna Dolin at (559) 802-1647.
SCICON: Dianne Shew has been named to succeed Rick Mitchell as administrator of the SCICON outdoor education program, operated by the Tulare County Office of Education.
SCICON is a science and nature conservation camp in the mountains of Tulare County near Springville. About 15,000 students, especially fifth and sixth graders, visit SCICON every year.
Shew has been at SCICON for 13 years, starting as forestry specialist.
She expanded the nursery program, reaching out to the community and supporting Arbor Day by providing tree seedlings for students who attend SCICON.
More recently, she oversaw the naturalists, interns and specialists.
Mitchell, the SCICON administrator since 1990, will retire June 30.
Photos are being sought of service members who gave their lives in the Vietnam War. This is a list of those whose photographs are still being sought:
Edwin P. Anderson Jr., 1927-1969, Fresno
Ervin G. Aschenbrener Jr., 1947-1967, Fresno
Gilbert Ayala Jr., 1948-1968, Fresno
James I. Balch, 1946-1967, Fresno
Steve P. Broderick, 1943-1968, Selma
Michael R. Brown, 1943-1966, Fresno
Santos Camero, 1945-1967, Malaga
Bruce W. Daniels, 1947-1969, Fresno
Gilbert Dela Pena, 1942-1968, Pinedale
Joseph S. Escobar, 1946-1967, Fresno
Mike P. Espinoza, 1941-1968, Fresno
Tony E. Gabaldon, 1948-1967, Reedley
John Garcia, 1944-1966, Selma
Gerald P. Gatewood, 1944-1968, Fresno
Kenneth E. Gayer, 1946-1969, Fresno
Robert L. Hudson, 1952-1970, San Joaquin
Carl M. Hume, 1945-1965, Fresno
Michael S. Jett, 1950-1970, Fresno
Kim W. Johnson, 1940-1968, Fresno
Lewis B. Long, 1925-1966, Kingsburg
John Marquez, 1942-1970, Fresno
John M. Martin, 1944-1968, Fresno
Steven L. Martin, 1949-1971, Fresno
Michael E. Matta, 1948-1969, Reedley
Robert J. Maxwell, 1948-1967, Fresno
John W. Mclemore Jr., 1946-1971, Fresno
Michael J. Mitchell, 1947-1968, San Esteban
Ernest L. Mora, 1948-1968, Fresno
Robert G. Nicholas, 1949-1969, Orange Cove
Richard D. Norwood, 1946-1967, Orange Cove
Larry T. Parker, 1949-1967, Fresno
Ronnie D. Pendergraft, 1948-1968, Clovis
Guadalupe Perez, 1946-1967, San Joaquin
Juan J. Perez, 1927-1968, Selma
Joe F. Perez Jr., 1948-1968, Reedley
Robert L. Pittman, 1945-1968, Willowbreak
Charles T. Shelton, 1929-1967, Selma
William T. Smiley, 1947-1968, Fresno
Arthur O. Soto, 1948-1968, Selma
Alvin W. Stallcup, 1946-1969, Grover City
Boyd A. Stephens Jr., 1952-1970, Mendota
James M. Stotts, 1935-1969, Fresno
James E. Thomas Jr., 1944-1967, Fresno
Walter L. Thompson, 1946-1968, Fresno
Wayne E. Timothy, 1948-1968, Tranquility
William H. White, 1926-1968, Coalinga
Frank D. Williams, 1921-1964, Fresno
William J. Wilson, 1944-1966, Sanger
Charles D. Yllan, 1949-1969, Mendota
William L. Yohn, 1948-1968, Fresno
John Hensley, 1949-1969, North Fork
Calvin L. Miller, 1946-1967, Wishon
Jammie V. Franklin, 1936-1967, Merced
William E. Lawson, 1937-1967, Merced
David L. Martin Jr., 1947-1967, Gustine
Melvin McDowell, 1948-1966, Delhi
Stephen W. McKinley, 1945-1969, Hilmar
John W. McMaster, 1945-1967, Merced
Sherman D. Monk, 1948-1969, Dos Palos
Eddie J. Padilla, 1950-1970, Stevinson
Dean N. Raschke, 1946-1967, Dos Palos
John H. Suydam III, 1947-1968, Merced
Raymond H. Tighe, 1944-1967, Winton
Robert T. Vergano, 1948-1966, Merced
Jesus V. Avila, 1945-1968, Dinuba
Alvin R. Brown, 1945-1968, Tulare
Roy E. Conrad, 1945-1967, Goshen
Timothy F. Fewell, 1950-1970, Porterville
Charles B. Hight, 1949-1969, Visalia
Clifford A. Jones, 1948-1967, Porterville
David R. Lilly, 1941-1968, Dinuba
Dennis E. Purcell, 1947-1968, Tulare
Rudolph Rodriguez, 1937-1965, Lindsay
James M. Stever, 1944-1972, Visalia
Albert R. Taylor II, 1939-1968, Springville
Eddie D. Turner, 1941-1967, Porterville
Jerry L. Walker, 1943-1971, Porterville
Lawrence R. Warf, 1949-1970, Visalia
James E. Watson, 1934-1967, Porterville