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All articles published in 2018

by Cynthia Chow
& Joanne Fluke


Before Hannah Swensen baked mouthwatering treats out of Lake Eden’s premier bakery The Cookie Jar, before she dated both Norm and Mike, and before she finally married only to discover that her husband… Before all of this, Hannah was a graduate student who returned to her hometown following the death of her beloved father. Hannah and her two sisters were at a loss on how to pull their mother out of her understandable depression, but Grandma Knudson knew exactly how to nudge Delores out of bed and back into her normal domineering role.

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by Sandra Murphy


Agatha is bored with the usual cases for her detective agency, but when she gets involved with bell ringers, a missing woman, a beautiful bishop, and an old folks home, things get interesting.

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Christmas Shopping In Reedley

IN THE December 1 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


It is always nice when you can do at least some of your shopping in your own town and support local businesses, and sometimes if you live in a bigger city it’s nice to check out some of the offerings of local smaller towns as they may offer something unique and different. This week we are taking a look at some of the places to do your Christmas shopping in Reedley.

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by Cynthia Chow


Christmas may come just once a year, but readers are treated to three delightful visits to the town of Serenity as it celebrates the Noel season. In this hilarious collection of Trash ‘n’ Treasures short stories, Brandy Borne and her exuberant mother Vivian manage to find themselves in the middle of murder investigations “assisting” the local Serenity sheriff (despite his repeated declarations to please stop) just as the Christmas holiday rolls in.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


As a perfect way to start off the month of December, Gretchen Archer and Kings River Life are giving away this Christmas mystery short story!

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Christmas Mysteries and More

IN THE December 1 ISSUE

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by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


This week we have reviews and giveaways of a fun group of Christmas mysteries, along with a couple of non holiday mysteries-Death of a Russian Doll: A Vintage Toyshop Mystery by Barbara Early, The Peppermint Mocha Murder: A Chocolate Whisperer Mystery by Colette London, In Peppermint Peril: A Tea and a Read Mystery by Joy Avon, Death in Paris: A Death in Paris Mystery by Emilia Bernhard, and Mardi Gras Murder: A Cajun Country Mystery by Ellen Byron.

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Reedley High School Choir Spreading Holiday Joy

IN THE December 1 ISSUE

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by Asami Nelson



The harmonic, angelic voices of the Reedley High School Choir have sang for as long as the school itself. A certificate for a superior rating from a festival was found dating back to the 1940s. The RHS Choir is currently led by director David dela Concepcion.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


A highlight of Christmas for many people is the Christmas Parade. Downtown Fresno is celebrating 89 years of Christmas parades this year! We sat down to chat about this year’s parade with Tatevik Hovhannisyan, Events Coordinator at Downtown Fresno Partnership, who oversees and plans the Annual Downtown Fresno Christmas Parade and other DFP core events.

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Jessica’s Video Game Gift Ideas

IN THE December 1 ISSUE

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by Jessica Ham


The holiday season for video games is like the summer is for movies, it is a big deal and what the industry spends all of their time preparing for. The holidays are stressful not just for the video game industry, but for those buying gifts for their loved ones. So here is a guide on what games to buy them for Christmas.

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by Gary Hoffman


“In order to wear these socks, I’m gonna have to go buy new shoes that are two sizes larger than the ones I usually wear, or go without shoes at all.”

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Kelly Ventura will be performing a one-man show of A Christmas Carol on December 7 and 8 for only 2 performances in Visalia at the Main Street Theatre. The show is a fundraiser for The Enchanted Playhouse. We sat down to chat with Kelly about the show.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



For those who don’t subscribe to our podcast newsletter, I wanted to share about our new podcast episode that went up last week! This one features mystery short story, What a Little Cinnamon Can Do, written by L.D. Barnes and read by local actor Julia Reimer. This story involves baking, giving it a nice twist for the holiday season.

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Footloose On Stage at Roger Rocka’s

IN THE November 28 ISSUE

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by Terrance McArthur


Come with me, back to the blissful eighties, when Kevin Bacon was cool enough to overturn a theocracy and bring dance back to the children—It’s the stage musical of Footloose, the Good Company Players production on the Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theatre stage until January 13.

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Type of Juice That Can Assist Your Mental Health

IN THE November 26 ISSUE

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by Sarah Miller


Enhanced brain health easily tops the list of the major benefits to be derived from juicing. This is because the body is intrinsically connected to the brain. As such, irrespective of how much people focus on their physical fitness, they can never achieve maximum health until they boost their mental wellbeing.

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by Harvie Schreiber



Whenever I ask people about fostering kittens for The Cat House on the Kings, one of the more common excuses I hear is the fear of making emotional attachments to those furry little fluffballs and then having to give them up. I used to think that way, too, and it kept me from fostering for years until one fateful day ten years ago.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


For Thanksgiving weekend we are taking a “mostly” vacation. We have one article up, the column from the Cat House on the Kings, because we didn’t want to miss out on this popular column! You can also continue to enjoy the November 17 issue-most of the giveaways go through December 1!

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