Thank you SVMC


I visited Sierra View Medical Center on Jan. 8 for carpal tunnel surgery. On Friday, before I had to register on the second floor in flex care, the young lady that pulled out my paperwork was very nice and very helpful.

On the following Monday, I had to be at the medical center at 8 a.m. I went up to the second floor (flex care) and was greeted by a very nice young lady. She checked me in and told me to have a seat and they would be with me shortly. In about three minutes the nurse from flex care came and got me. She said her name was Diana. She told me she was going to get me ready for my surgery. She was very uplifting and gave excellent care the whole time I was there.

While I was waiting, there were others that came in and talked to me. One of these nurses was Kelly, the head nurse from the operating room. She told me what was going to be done and how long it would take. She was very informational and very nice.

Then after the surgery I went to the recovery room. When I arrived, there was a nurse who took very good care of me. Her name was Crystal and she stayed with me the whole time I was in recovery. She checked to make sure I was comfortable. I was there until I was sent home about an hour later. She called for a person to take me downstairs in a wheelchair.

Thank you very much Sierra View for a great visit.

Victor Young



First United Methodist gives back


The First United Methodist Church has been having a free clothing ministry each month for several years, but never has it been so rewarding as during the Project Homeless Connect when people left the room with sack after sack of much-needed clothing. We had collected a lot of clothing in preparation for having the project at our church and we enjoyed giving cold weather coats and sweaters, pants, shirts and even some shoes to those who obviously needed them.

Also, we have been involved for several years with the Community Food Bank that was on the front page of The Recorder Saturday. That truck comes to our church on the third Thursday each month. We usually disperse thousands of pounds of food to about 150 people.

For more information about these services, call the First United Methodist Church at 784-4232. The church is located at 344 E. Morton Ave. in Porterville.

Wayne White



Agree with Kelly


I am an American veteran of the Korean Conflict. I did not get shot at nor did I shoot at anyone. I arrived in Korea six months after the so-called handshake that was supposed to end all hostilities there, but North Korea has never once honored that handshake. 

I personally feel that if the world has a rear end then North Korea is it. I support the U.S. no matter who the elected president is. 

My wife showed me something on Facebook that completely and totally disgusts me. Jane Fonda was to appear on the Megyn Kelly show. I don’t know exactly what miss Kelly said about her that so many people are upset with, but I understand it was something about Fonda’s nickname over the incident in Vietnam.

Every American veteran, past and present, (me included) feels that Jane Fonda is nothing short of being a traitor, and that she should have been tried, convicted and sentenced to life in prison without parole for what she did. Whatever miss Kelly said about her I agree with and those Americans who are upset about it can take their disgusting protest and “shove it.”

Lem Hair


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