Clovis News

Local briefs: Therapists available in Clovis

People can talk one-on-one with a marriage and family therapist at a Mental Health Mobile from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Sierra Vista Mall in Clovis.

The mobile will be at the east mall entrance in the lot across from Hungry Bear Cookies.

Clovis-area licensed marriage and family therapists will be on hand to offer advice on how to cope with the stresses of everyday life.

The Mental Health Mobile is sponsored by and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.


Fresno State hosts research competition

Fresno State recently hosted 225 students for the 25th annual California State University Student Research Competition, the system's largest showcase of undergraduate and graduate research.

Judges selected winners from 18 categories, which ranged from agricultural sciences to economics.

Ten Fresno State students competed against students from 20 CSU campuses, although none walked away with an award.

Last year, three Fresno State students took first place and one grabbed a second-place award.

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Donations needed to transport free water

Tulare County Food Link is seeking cash donations to help transport free bottled water from Sacramento and Santa Ana for Valley communities with water contamination problems.

The water was provided through Feeding America, a national hunger-relief charity based in Chicago. A total of 50 semi-truck loads of bottled water are available, but each load will cost $400 to transport to Visalia. Food Link needs to raise as much money as possible by June 1.

Tax-deductible donations can be mailed to Tulare County Food Link, P.O. Box 1544, Visalia, CA 93279.

Food Link will distribute the bottled water with the help of the nonprofit Community Water Center, which will identify the communities in need of the bottled water. Such communities include Seville, East Orosi, Tonyville and Tooleville.

Resolution to honor Mendota chess team

Assembly Member Henry T. Perea, D-Fresno, will honor a Mendota High School chess team with a resolution on the Assembly floor at noon Monday.

The Mendota High chess team beat out 100 other California high school chess teams to win first place at the State Chess Tournament in April.

Four team members as well as the team coach and Mendota High School's principal will be present to accept the resolution.

Visalia seniors offered free fitness deal

In honor of National Senior Health and Fitness Day, Kaweah Delta Health Care District is offering Tulare County seniors a week's free membership to The Lifestyle Center beginning May 25.

The membership will be available to county residents who are age 60 and older and are not now members of the center. The free membership ends May 31.

The Lifestyle Center offers several classes designed for seniors, including senior fitness, supervised walking, balance classes and specialized aquatics in the warm water pool.

The center is open from 4:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. weekdays and 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekends at 5105 W. Cypress Ave. in Visalia.

Details: (559) 624-3400 or