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All articles published in 2011

by Diana Bulls




For millions of children, the night of December 24 is the longest night of the year. While tucked in their beds, they anxiously await the arrival of Santa Claus, the gift-toting, jolly visitor from the North Pole. But who is Santa Claus anyway?

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by Katherine Fast



For your Christmas pleasure here is another Christmas mystery short story. The Holiday Bonus was first published in 2007 by NEWN (New England Writers Network) where it won a Flash Fiction award.

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New Bakery Opens in Porterville

IN THE December 17 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andCommunity,
andFood Fun
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by Sarah Herrera



The artist’s hands move quickly but accurately as she molds together dozens of bright blue, pink and yellow miniature sculptures, adding details into each figure. Today’s masterpiece: a topsy-turvy Tinker Bell cake for a 13-year-old’s birthday party.

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Holiday Mystery Book Reviews

IN THE December 17 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andSandra Murphy
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by Sandra Murphy



This is one of the most convoluted plots around, with rotating Virgin Marys, Josephs, and a cast of unknown numbers singing and dancing the “Twelve Days of Christmas” with multiple stage lefts, rights, exits and entrances. They’re all suspects! Three dead bodies, multiple puzzles to solve–full of clues—and you’ll never see the solution until the very last pages.

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White Christmas In Reedley

IN THE December 14 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andArts & Entertainment,
andLorie Lewis Ham,
andTheatre
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by Lorie Lewis Ham



No we didn’t have snow in Reedley, but White Christmas is on stage at the Reedley Opera House, presented by the Reedley River City Theatre Company and I had the pleasure of seeing it this past weekend.

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by Gary R. Hoffman



Gary R. Hoffman shares with KRL a fun Christmas mystery short story that was first published in Minute Mysterys in December, 2008.

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New Year’s Eve: Movie Review

IN THE December 12 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andBooks & Tales,
andLorie Lewis Ham,
andMovies
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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Even though I love Christmas and Thanksgiving, I think besides Halloween, New Year’s Eve is my favorite holiday! It’s the perfect time to reflect and look forward with hope to a new beginning! So a movie about New Year’s Eve sounded like fun, and it was just that.

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Students Remember Erin Bray

IN THE December 10 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andEducation,
andTeens
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by Aimee Lewis
& Stephanie Barnett



As we approach the one month anniversary since the tragic loss of former Reedley High School teacher Erin Bray, two of her former students share some memories of their teacher and friend.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



If you’re looking for a great Christmas tree, or some unique holiday fun, you may want to check out Hillcrest Farm and Shops just outside of Reedley. Opened in 1960, it is one of the oldest Christmas Tree farms in the Valley.

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by Terell Byrd




My mother would have loved the painting on the cover of this book. A Christmas card scene of snow, greenery, a horse and sleigh in front of a lovely building in the countryside; the drawing would have been a centerpiece on our mantle. My father did not care for snow scenes. He said that he had shoveled too much of it to enjoy looking at it.

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by Sandra Murphy



This week we have an interview with Natalee Rosenstein, Vice President/Sr. Executive Editor of the Berkley Publishing Group, about what’s going on in the mystery market now and in the future. Information of interest to both mystery readers and writers.

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by Tom Sims



If you are looking to make a difference in the lives of the hungry in the Central Valley this holiday season and beyond–this article highlights many opportunities!
In the richest agricultural county in America, families go hungry every day.

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by Terrance V. Mc Arthur



Book covers are interesting things. They have to entice you into wanting to buy that book with promises of what lies within, yet they shouldn’t give away the plot. Satisfying both requirements is a delicate task, like giving a massage to a porcupine.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham, Nancy Holder
& Debbie Viguie



This week KRL has the pleasure of a guest article written by the writers of the new young adult fantasy novel Unleashed. Nancy & Debbie share about writing as a team & much more! After their article, Lorie Lewis Ham reviews Unleashed & there are details on how to enter to win a copy of the book!

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