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All articles published in 2010

An MVP In The Game of Life

IN THE December 4 ISSUE

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by Larry Ham



The Reedley College Football team’s post-season banquet was held on November 23rd. I wasn’t much looking forward to it, to be honest. I mean, what was there really to celebrate about a team with a 3-7 record, including a season-ending four-game losing streak? Shows you what I know. The banquet was one of the most uplifting and inspiring experiences of my 54 years on this earth, all because of one person: Jesse Lownsbury.

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by Marilyn Meredith



During this Christmas season we at KRL decided it would be fun to review some Christmas mysteries! These books by Judith K. Ivie & Carola Dunn are the first two! At the end of these reviews you will find instructions on how to enter to win a copy of both books for your Christmas reading!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Chief Harmon didn’t waste any time in taking down Chuck’s statement after we arrived. He wasn’t sure what could be done with the information, but he could at least use it to start building some sort of case. I suggested he call Paul Unruh to see if he could help them figure out how they could get a group together to sue the Club leaders for discrimination if nothing else.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham




Reedley brother and sister duo, The Autumn Lo, have just released their debut CD, a Christmas CD called Fa La La La… The duo is made up of Nick and Kara McIntyre and the Christmas music on this CD is a bit different from the typical pop or country singer Christmas recordings that abound.

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Speak Now, Taylor Swift: CD Review

IN THE December 4 ISSUE

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by Billiann Robertson



No matter what age you are, it is safe to say that you have heard a song written by Taylor Swift. Through the release of her three albums, the world has been part of Taylor Swift’s growing from a timid 16-year-old who wrote about her admiration of Tim McGraw, into a 20-year-old writing songs about battling the challenges most young adults have.

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Alternative Gift Giving This Holiday Season

IN THE December 4 ISSUE

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by Brandi Nuse-Villegas



As we go about our Christmas shopping this year, why not do something different? Instead of just shopping for the best deal, spend your money on items that will not only delight the recipient, but also help those in need in our world.

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by Jim Bulls




In case you didn’t know, the definition of Trans-Jammers is (1) 1950s car club in Parlier, California that set a drag racing record and was featured in Hot Rod magazine, and (2) a dilemma between a school superintendent and some eighth grade boys. The story goes something like this…

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Skyline: Movie Review

IN THE December 4 ISSUE

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by Allison Mackie



If you’re looking for an interesting, yet far-fetched movie to watch, Skyline might be the one for you. I’ve never been one for science fiction, and this movie did nothing to change my feelings about that. However, if you like Sci-Fi this may be for you.

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Fresno Monsters Weekly Recap & News

IN THE December 1 ISSUE

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by Fresno Monsters


Find out the latest news on Fresno’s own hockey team, The Fresno Monsters in the Monsters Weekly right here at Kings River Life every Wednesday when the team is playing.

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Santa Lucia Day in Kingsburg

IN THE December 1 ISSUE

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by James Garcia Jr.


Most residents of Kingsburg know there are a handful of events that are important to the City of Kingsburg, and more specifically to the downtown. If the Swedish Festival is number one, then the Santa Lucia Day celebration might be next.

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Love and Other Drugs: Movie Review

IN THE November 29 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Love and Other Drugs is rated R for nudity and sexual content and I’d have to say I’ve never seen a movie that lived up to that rating more fully. And yet, hidden amidst all of that was the surprise of one of the best love stories I have ever seen.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Human Anatomy, Physiology and Sports Medicine teacher Kirby Kauk has been teaching at Reedley High School for 23 years. He also served as an Athletic Trainer at RHS until 2005. Montana born, Kirby attended Fresno State where he received his Masters, graduating in 1989.

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by Jim Bulls



One of the most successful events held by the Reedley Downtown Association, the Electric Farm Equipment Parade, was the brain child of local auctioneer Ed Croissant. Sometime in the fall of 2000, Ed was talking with daughter Daniele, owner of the former Coffee and Candy Shop, about ways to promote Reedley’s downtown for the upcoming holidays.

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by Marilyn Meredith



Linda Watanabe McFerrin, author of Dead Love, was kind enough to grant me an interview. Dead Love is in the Fantasy/Horror Genre and was published by Stone Bridge Press .It can be found in bookstores everywhere, including Fresno’s Barnes & Noble and, of course, Amazon.

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by Kristalyn Patzkowski



Just like at other high schools, fall is the busiest time of the year at Reedley High School, with football games, rallies, and band performances. And at all of these gathering, there is one thing you are sure to find — school spirit! In fact, our Pirate pride is what gives so many students the motivation to be involved with school activities.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



With a determined look on his face, Miguel set out to find Eddie. He didn’t have to go far because Eddie strolled through the door as we entered the front of the shop.
“Sit,” barked Miguel as he pointed to a table near us. He hadn’t asked me to leave, so I took a seat, too. Eddie looked confused.

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