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SEQUOIA FOOT CARE GROUPRoger A. Johnson, DPM • Michael L. Boyd, DPM • Victor K. Grandt, DPM • Richard R. Motos, DPMVISALIA • 308 S. Johnson, 93291( 559) 734- 1171When Your Feet Need A Doctor0000127717PatrickSalazarInsuranceLic.#: 0C796595127WestWalnutVisalia, CA93277Bus: 559- 625- 2318ElaineRiderInsuranceLic.#: 0B089864910WMineralKingVisalia, CA93291Bus: 559- 625- 4330Likeagoodneighbor, StateFarmisthere. ® CALLFORAQUOTE24/ 7. Pickupthephoneandbeforeyouknowit, wecouldbringdownyourcarinsurancerates— bigtime. Withaverageannualsavingsof$ 369*, nowonderover4,000driversadayshifttoStateFarm. ® $ 426* P08010304/ 08statefarm. com ® StateFarmMutualAutomobileInsuranceCompany, StateFarmIndemnityCompany, Bloomington, IL* Averageannualperhouseholdsavingsbasedonanational2008surveyofnewpolicyholderswhoreportedsavingsbyswitchingtoStateFarm. 000012788168| May 21, 2009| LIVING HEREliving here COMMUNITIES: SPRINGVILLEStaff reportsou'll have to wait untilnext year to get aglimpse of the annualJackass Mail Run, a re- enactment of the origi- nal mail run betweenthis little foothills townand Porterville. Thatand the annualSpringville Rodeo which attracts thou- sands to this little community. But what you can plan now to attendis the annual Apple Festival held eachyear in October. The drug- and alcohol- free, familyevent features apples, apples and moreapples in pies, on sticks, and in lots ofopportunities to pit yourself against oth- ers, such as in pie- eating contests andbaking competitions. The annual event, now in its 29th year, attracts thousandsto the area. This year it is scheduled forOct. 17 and 18. Springville has an authentic Westernfeel to it and there are plenty of ways toget your taste for the outdoors satisfied. In nearby Balch Park Pack Station, you can take a guided tour of the SierraNevada and check out the stunningviews and fresh air. Closer to home is the newly renovatedRiver Island Country Club and golfcourse for those who like the outdoors abit more manicured. There are also a number of bed andbreakfast inns in the surrounding area ifyou just want to settle in and visit for awhile. For more information on things to seeand do in Springville and the surround- ing area, call the Springville Chamber ofCommerce at 559- 539- 0100 or go onlineto http:// www. springville. ca. us/ andcheck out everything Springville. The Jack- ass MailRun wag- on leavesSpringvilleafterdeliveringthe mailin April. The eventkicks offtheSpringvilleRodeo. Teresa DouglassAnnual eventsiEvery April, the Springville Rodeofeatures annual P. R. C. A. rodeo in thefoothills of the Sierra Nevada. Also inApril, the Jackass Mail Run is a re- enact- ment of the original mail run fromPorterville to Springville. iThe annual Apple Festival, held everyOctober, is an alcohol- and drug- freefamily event with food booths, arts andcrafts and more. It's scheduled for Oct. 17 and 18. iSequoia Foothill Art Show held eachyear to showcase foothill artists. CLIP IT | ESSENTIAL INFOYRodeo, mail run bring out the cowboys to Springville

0000127823 1700 S. Court St. Suite C • Visalia559- 734- 5674 • www. visaliaopenmri. comLIVING HERE May 21, 2009| 69living here COMMUNITIES: THREE RIVERSStaff reportsbout 30 miles eastfrom Visalia isThree Rivers, asmall foothill townof about 2,200 thatencourages a loveof the arts andnature. Its originalinhabitants were the Yokut Indian Tribe, who were soon replaced by farmers inthe 1870s. The North Fork of theKaweah River runs through the town, whose secluded location was the perfectplace for fruit orchards and citrus trees. More of the town's history is on dis- play at the Three Rivers Museum, 42268Sierra Dr. In 1890, the town became the closestsettled area to the newly- foundedSequoia National Park. Visitors fromaround the world pass through ThreeRivers to see the famous Giant Sequoiatrees. On the way, many stop by thevariety of restaurants that line GeneralsHighway, get a taste of candy or icecream at Reimer's Candies & Gifts, orcheck out some of the unique art bou- tiques, antique stores and gift shops. For those who are willing to brave thecold, Three Rivers kicks off every NewYear's Day with its Annual Polar BearDip at the Gateway Restaurant, whenpeople jump into the icy Kaweah River. Later on, residents of the townbecome immersed in jazz, which takesThree Rivers by storm every Aprilwhen hometown group High Sierra JazzBand hosts Jazzaffair. Other jazz bandstravel from all over the United States toplay in the beauty of the mountains foraudiences that also hale from aroundthe country to enjoy Dixieland- stylemusic. Also in April is the Three RiversLions Team Roping, a rodeo event thatlets cowboys and cowgirls compete inroping and barrel riding sports for thou- sands of dollars in prize money. A month later, Three Rivers cele- brates art with its annual Redbud Festi- val, sponsored by the Art Alliance ofThree Rivers. Named after the trees thatbloom all over the foothills that time ofyear, the festival features the work oflocal artists and artisans, along withfood, music and fun. Jim Richard- son per- forms withthe NightBloomingJazzmen atthe ThreeRivers LionsArena duringthe 34thannual Jaz- zaffair inThree Rivers. Ron HolmanThree Rivers Web sitesiThe town: www. threerivers. comiJazzaffair: www. jazzaffair. infoiLions Team Roping: www. threeriver- steamroping. orgiRedbud Festival: www. artsthree- rivers. orgiThree Rivers Historical Museum andHistorical Society: www. 3rmuseum. orgCLIP IT | ESSENTIAL INFOAFoothilltownbig onthe arts