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2017 Articles

Jarret, A Diamond in the Ruff

IN THE December 16 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin


Jarret is either a Schnauzer mix or, what dog people call, a natural Schnauzer, because his ears have not been docked and are floppy. The tail, however, has been docked. At about three years old, Jarret has been with NY/NJ Scottie rescue for one year. He was pulled from a New York City shelter that determined he was a Scottie so they called NY/NJ Scottie Rescue.

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by Kathleen Costa


It is an intriguing premise that writers of different ages known to write in different genres would live, work, and collaborate together on several cold cases from a few years old to decades past bringing to justice the killers and providing closure to family and friends. Contributing additional facts, perspectives, and maybe a red herring or two, we have a quirky set of support characters: townsfolk from shop owners to law enforcement to a squawking parrot and a ghost (well, that’s what Gertie says).

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by Cynthia Chow
& Kate Carlisle


In the six years since Shannon Hammer took over California’s Hammer Construction from her father, she has not regretted it for a second. She and her sister grew up on construction sites, and there’s nothing Shannon loves more than the challenge of restoring homes to their former glory.

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by Kristine Acopian


It’s that time of year again: hot chocolate, the bright shiny lights, spending time with our loved ones and friends, and of course, the spirit of shopping. With our hustle and bustle lifestyles, we need a one-stop shop for our loved ones.

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Reedley PD K9 Program

IN THE December 16 ISSUE

FROM THE 2017 Articles,
andLorie Lewis Ham,
andPets,
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by Lorie Lewis Ham


When the Reedley Police Department’s K9 officer Baxter passed away in January of 2013 due to a terminal illness, it spurred the beginnings of an even larger K9 unit in Reedley, thanks to the great response of the community.

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by Sylvia Maultash Warsh


Anita loved the two expanses of blue water, the Atlantic on her left, the Gulf of Mexico on her right, as the car headed south down U.S. Route 1 along the archipelago of the Florida Keys. Carol, who was driving, chattered about all the muscle-bound tattooed bikers they’d seen riding their motorcycles along the road.

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by Kathleen Costa
& Kathi Daley


I knew shopping could be dangerous, but Santa and his elves? Zoe has so much on her mind from her soon-to-arrrive little girl to her mother-in-law injured in Paris to Zak out of the country helping said mother-in-law, and preparing for the Christmas holidays that she doesn’t see the elf…crash, boom, and bang on the head.

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by Diana Bulls



Decorating the Christmas tree is a walk down memory lane for me. Each ornament that is unwrapped has a special story. Included in this collected are “ornaments” that have been made with bits and pieces of Christmas. It was looking at these that started me thinking about popcorn.

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by Kathleen Costa
& Tonya Kappes


Tonya Kappes has penned one of my favorite series ‘percolating’ lots of fun. The Killer Coffee Mystery follows Roxanne ‘Roxie’ Bloom who, after a not-so-amicable divorce, has moved back to Honey Springs, Kentucky, to open up The Bean Hive, the town’s first coffeehouse. First published in January 2017, Scene of the Grind has Roxie being adopted by her new Schnauzer Pepper and rekindling her relationship with former summer sweetheart Patrick Cane.

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Rattie Ratz Rescue: The Single Boys of Summer

IN THE December 16 ISSUE

FROM THE 2017 Articles,
andRodent Ramblings
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by Jenny


As I began the two hour trek home that pleasant summer afternoon in August, my two newest bundles of fur were settled beside me in two separate travel carriers. I was excited they would be joining our burgeoning family of rescue rats, guinea pigs, and dogs, but I was also filled with a mild sense of trepidation.

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by Cynthia Chow


Belfast McGrath fled to New York City just after high school in an attempt to escape her interfering family and the ever-present cloud of suspicion. The town of Foster’s Landing always believed that Bel knew something about the disappearance of her best friend Amy Mitchell, and it continues to haunt Bel to this day.

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Cirque Dreams Holidaze Coming to Fresno

IN THE December 13 ISSUE

FROM THE 2017 Articles,
andTheatre
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by submitted



In 2005, at a Broadway industry conference in NYC, Neil Goldberg proposed to many theatre colleagues the concept of producing an affordable, family friendly holiday stage show that would be able to tour and perform virtually in every city throughout the United States. The idea was initially met with reluctance as audiences were deemed to be in the celebratory holiday spirit the months of November and December only, making both the investment and scale of any potential production a challenging business venture.

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by Lupe Gore


When a shelter contacts Feral Paws Rescue, it is usually to pull kittens, or a family, or a stray cat (friendly or feral) brought in by Animal Control, or a cat who was surrendered by their owner and hasn’t been adopted within the allotted time designated by the shelter and is scheduled to be euthanized. Jazzy and Rocky were at different shelters, but now have found friendship with each other and a happy life at Feral Paws Rescue.

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by Sandra Murphy




Melanie Travis tries to live a calm life, but with five standard Poodles, a terrier, a son from a previous marriage, a supportive second husband and a four-year-old boy, it’s about impossible. Add in her Aunt Peg, former Poodle breeder, current dog show judge, and ever a critic, Melanie’s school work, and an impulsive brother, and she’s got her hands full.

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