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Barbara Summers CRS2008 Realtor of the Year559.280.86050000128254barbarasummers. netWhether you are a fi rst time buyer or an experienced investor, I will work together with you to fi nd the " Right" property. Call me today, I would love to meet and help you with the process. living here SPORTSADULT LEAGUESVISALIA RECREATION DIVISION, adultsports, 713- 4508iSpring, summer, and fall mixedleaguesiFall women's soccer leagueiYear- round co- ed volleyball leaguesiASA softball umpires cliniciSpring, summer and fall adult soft- ball leaguesiYear- round men's basketball leagueiFall adult kick- ball leagueTULARE RECREATION DEPARTMENT, 684- 4310, www. tulareparksandrec. com/ communi- ty/ adultservices. htmiMen's basketballiMen's volleyballiMen's and mixed softballSEMI- PRO FOOTBALLiCentral Valley Outlaws, seasonbegins every March, coach AlexJimenez, 802- 7850 or alex@ centralvalleyoutlaws. comSWIMMINGiMt. Whitney Community Pool, Mt. Whitney High School, 900 S. Conyer, VisaliaiRedwood Community Pool, Red- wood High School, 1001 W. Main, VisaliaiGolden West Community Pool, Gold- en West High School, 1717 N. McAuliff, VisaliaRECREATION CENTERSiVisalia Northside Boxing Club, ArturoAlafa, 737- 9873iTulare Athletic Boxing Club, 905- 8933iVisalia Senior Center, 310 N. LocustSt., 713- 4381iManuel F. Hernandez CommunityCenter, 247 W. Ferguson Ave., Visalia, 713- 4374GOLFiValley Oaks Golf Course, 1800 S. Plaza Drive, Visalia, 651- 1441iVisalia Country Club ( Private), 625Ranch Road, Visalia, 734- 3733iTulare Golf Course, 5320 S. LaspinaSt., Tulare, 686- 5300iExeter Public Golf Course, 510 W. Visalia Road, Exeter, 592- 4783iLindsay Municipal Golf Course, 801N. Elmwood Ave., 562- 5544iWoodlake Ranch Golf Course, 21730Avenue 332, 564- 1503iRidge Creek Golf Club, 3018 RidgeCreek Drive, DinubaiRiver Island Country Club ( Private), 31989 River Island Drive, Porterville, 784- 9425 iThree Rivers Golf Course, 4117 SierraDrive, 561- 3133iPorterville Municipal Golf Course, 702 E. Isham Ave., 784- 9468James M. MohsKylie McKay and Nathan Lowder hold on to the pool wall as they do the " spider crawl" tothe ladder. Michael AlvarezFrom left, Frank Gonzalez and Israel " Easy" Morales listen to Tulare Thunderbirdscoach Henry Torres during a game in 2008 against the Sequoia Bark Sales. City leagues, recreation48| May 21, 2009| LIVING HERE

374E. Walnut• Visalia• 733- 0233StateLic.# 540405657CASAGRANDESeniorCare& AssistedLiving• SpecialFacilitiesforAlzheimer's& DementiaCare• Bathing& HygieneAssistance• Supervised& ManagedMedication• FamilyStyledMeals& Snacks• PlannedActivities• PleasantAtmosphereIn& Out• SpaciousPrivateandSemiprivateRooms& Baths• LargeDining& SittingRoom• Laundry• BeautySalonFAMILYOWNED& ADMINISTEREDSINCE1973www. casagrandeseniourcarehomes. com0000127893Areyoulookingfordaytodayassistancewiththeactivitiesofdailyliving? CasaGrandeprovidesthatintermediatelevelofcarebetweenretirementhomeandtheNursingHome. WithTHREELEVELSofassistance, wecantakecareofyourlovedonesneedsformanyyearstocomeinadowntoearth, comfortable, affordable, home- likeenvironment. JackiePemelton26YearsExperienceinRealEstate( 559) 280- 0990- Direct( 559) 594- 5093- HomeSoldover20millionin2008WorkwiththeBestinTulareCounty0000128207Icanhelpyoufindthekeytohappiness! living here SPORTSBY ANDREW BETTENCOURTabettenc@ visalia. gannett. cominor League Baseballunderwent a major over- haul in Tulare Countyafter the 2008 season — and it's one that shouldsolidify this area's connec- tion to Major League Baseball for at leasta generation. The local California League franchisechanged its name from the Visalia Oaksto the Visalia Rawhide, a tribute to thearea's agriculture and dairy industries. " We feel very strongly that the newname helps us provide more of a funatmosphere at the ballpark, especially tokids and families, which are our targetmarket," Rawhide president Tom Sei- dler said at the time of the namechange. The other major change with the fran- chise was an $ 11.9 million addition toRecreation Park down the right- fieldline that houses a VIP lounge for Hall ofFame Club members, and also includes400 new seats ( 360 for Hall of FameClub members), team offices, a new pri- mary concession stand, restrooms and amerchandise store. The Rawhide is affiliated with theArizona Diamondbacks, and opened the2009 season with seven of the team'stop 30 prospects ( as designated by Base- ball America), including No. 1 prospect, Jarrod Parker, a right- handed pitcherwith a 95- mph fastball. There were 23 players on MajorLeague Baseball active opening day ros- ters and four others were began the yearon the disabled list that played minorleague baseball for Visalia's Cal Leaguefranchise. The 27- player alumni total is one ofthe highest in the Cal League. California League has been a staple atRecreation Park since 1946. Stars start shiningThere have been several MajorLeague all- stars who called RecreationPark home at some point in their pro- fessional careers. Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett was the1983 Cal League Rookie of the Year as amember of the Visalia Oaks. Six- time Gold Glove winner EricChavez was named the Visalia Oaks'most valuable player in 1997, and 2002American League Cy Young Award win- ner Barry Zito made his professionaldebut with the Oaks in 1999. Other noted alumni include Vada Pin- son, Kent Hrbek, Chuck Knoblauch, LeeMazzilli and 2008 American LeagueRookie of the Year Evan Longoria. Johanna CoyneTipper greets Visalia Rawhide players at their home opener against the Modesto Nuts atRecreation Park. Rawhide continuesthe tradition of baseball in VisaliaM49| May 21, 2009| LIVING HERE