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All articles published in 2011

White Christmas In Reedley

IN THE December 14 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
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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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Pet Adoption–Making Those Decisions

IN THE December 10 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andHelping Hands,
andPets
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by Linda O. Johnston



Are you thinking about adopting a new pet from a rescue organization or shelter? That’s wonderful! The process of finding the right pet can be a lot of fun—and you can soon have a new family member. But you’re not the only one involved in that decision. How do rescue organizations try to make sure that a pet adoption will work out for both the new pet and the family?

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Substance Abuse During the Holidays & Beyond

IN THE December 10 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andMental Health
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by Emily Durbin
& Sherry Walling




In low doses, these substances can elicit positive effects like euphoria, mild stimulation, relaxation, and a lowered sense of inhibition and anxiety. However, prolonged use can garner an array of negative consequences. In the wake of continued worldwide financial woes, use and abuse rates of drugs and alcohol are up in the United States.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



The classic Christmas story Miracle on 34th Street opened this past weekend at the Enchanted Playhouse in Visalia’s Main Street Theater and my son and I had the pleasure of being there.

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by Gail Farrelly



Two big eyes peered out from a little face framed by floppy, brown-and-white speckled ears. The little Cocker Spaniel rested in the grass beneath the bench on which his master, an old man with a cane, was sitting.

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A White Christmas In Hanford

IN THE December 5 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andCommunity,
andPat Browning
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by Pat Browning


One of our editors, Pat Browning, wanted to share with KRL readers a story she wrote in 2004 about a Christmas in Hanford. Since we have no movie reviews this week, seemed like the perfect time to share a bit more Christmas!

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by Brandi Nuse- Villegas



With every cup of coffee, there is a story. There is the story of the people and situations in which the coffee beans were planted, cultivated, sold, shipped (usually thousands of miles away), roasted, and eventually bought, brewed, and placed in the hands of the coffee drinker. When it comes to Lanna Cafe coffee, that story is one of a transformative partnership that spans an ocean, including tribal villages in Thailand, and Fresno’s Brian Acosta and Kyle Kennington.

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