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All articles published in 2012.

Looking Back At Theatre in 2012

IN THE December 26 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



2012 has been an exciting year for Valley theatre. We have seen Valley premiere’s of shows like Next To Normal, Ave. Q, Spring Awakening and Ordinary Days. Fun classic shows like Fiddler On The Roof and Singing In The Rain. Fun newer shows like The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Thought provoking shows like Assassins and Baptized To The Bone, and family friendly shows like Beauty and the Beast and A Year With Frog and Toad.

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by E. B. Davis



Unlike most men, I knew what to get my wife, Janet, for Christmas: a new husband. The gift wouldn’t have made her a bigamist since I died two years ago. Janet deserved a great life and a reliable companion to share her years. None of my shopping has resulted in a gift to wrap, though that may have been due to my mixed feelings.

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She was Thrown Away Like Yesterday’s Garbage

IN THE December 22 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
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by Lee Juslin



Sophia Rose spent the first three years of her life in misery. Abused and neglected by her family, she was finally discarded with the trash. And, that may have been the only bright spot in her short life.

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Silver Bells: A Christmas Mystery Short Story

IN THE December 22 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze
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by Gail Farrelly


Silver bells at Christmas no longer have that same old ring to them, at least not for me. Especially a set of bells packed with a Derringer. Yep, that’s right–a Derringer!

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by Tom Sims


Nestled between Café Corazon and The Hashtag in Fresno’s Tower District is The Succulent Shack. It sounds like a nice place to eat or drink. In fact, as you enter the door, it looks and feels like a nice place to eat or drink. It has all the rustic charm and simple elegance of a corner café.

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by Christina Morgan Cree


Agatha Christie spent her Christmases as a Child at Abney Hall, a picturesque, grand estate in the North of England. The entire family would come together to celebrate. She recalls it as a very happy time. The cousins would have a contest to see who could eat the most at Christmas dinner and they could have their fill of candied fruits and chocolates. The grounds of Abney Hall were a wonderland with gardens, a stream and waterfall, and all kinds of places to explore.

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Rent On Stage In Fresno

IN THE December 22 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
andArts & Entertainment,
andLorie Lewis Ham
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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Rent is once again on stage in the Valley–this time in Fresno on December 28 and 29. KRL sat down to chat with the show’s director S. Eric Day.

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by Gloria Feit


As I am among those looking forward to the upcoming film simply called Jack Reacher [or not, in view of the controversy surrounding the fact that Tom Cruise will play the lead], I thought I’d go back to the book, initially published in 2005 and now with a new “Movie Tie-In Edition,” before seeing the film. I tried to put everything that’s transpired in Jack Reacher’s life in the years since 2005 in the recesses of my mind to come at this book fresh [so to speak].

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by Summer Lane


Love INC stands for Love In the Name of Christ and we serve Reedley, Orange Cove, and the mountain communities–the reach of Kings Canyon Unified School District. We were closed for about six months and reopened in June of this year. The Clearinghouse is the core of all we do–people with difficult life circumstances can call and our volunteers gather their stories and information. We then decide how we can best serve them and assist them in getting out of those circumstances with the use of local churches, agencies, our own services (GAP ministries), and/or volunteers.

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Rat Tales: Cage Side Story

IN THE December 22 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
andRebecca McLeod,
andRodent Ramblings
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by Rebecca McLeod



The two groups of does faced each other across the kitchen floor. Their beady little eyes narrowed as they squinted at each other nearsightedly. On one side, this was merely curiosity. On the other side, rage was building.

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Sanger Rotary Club Senior Christmas Lunch

IN THE December 22 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
andCheryl Senn,
andHelping Hands
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by Cheryl Senn


The Sanger Rotary Club’s 34th Annual Jim Craig Memorial Christmas Luncheon to honor the area’s senior citizens recently took place at the Sanger Community Center. In addition to the traditional free holiday lunch, seniors were entertained by Latin pop star Marilyn Fernandez. Santa visited with seniors while assisting with handing out Christmas gifts to winning ticket holders.

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by Cynthia Chow
& The authors of 4 Of A Kind



Poker is a game that revolves around skill, guile, and perhaps most of all, luck. In these four novella-length stories all play a factor in influencing the fate of their main characters, many of whom are often as deceptive as their opponents. While the successfulness of their heroes may vary, all the stories share a noir tone and enough twists and turns to surprise the canniest of mystery readers.

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by Brenda Williamson



Brenda shares with us in her first article in KRL, some perfect reading & movie watching suggestions for the cold winter nights–some are mystery, some are not! If you’re looking for things to do over your holiday vacation, or while you are stuck indoors because it’s too cold outside–check these out! There is quite the variety.

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by Jim Cort



“Jolly old Saint Nicholas, lean your ear this way. Don’t you tell a single soul what I’m going to say.”
“So my kid says, ‘I don’t think there is any Santa Claus.’” Detective Sergeant Stan Gawecki ate the last of his cruller and took another sip of coffee from the paper cup.

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