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Helping Hands

by Lorie Lewis Ham


This week we are profiling local artist Carrie Taves, who was born and raised in Reedley. She is also involved in the local charity When I Grow Up.

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Tales From the Border: The Camp

IN THE July 20 ISSUE

FROM THE 2019 Articles,
andHelping Hands,
andTales of Diversity
SECTIONS

by Mark Redwine


I took today off. This part of the border has drawn international attention since the picture of the young father and his toddler daughter with her arm wrapped around his neck, who drowned together while attempting to cross the Rio Grande river, hit the news feed. Frankly, I don’t want to see any more pictures of dead children.

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by Steven Sanchez



Oakland Raider’s quarterback and Fresno State alum, Derek Carr, returned back home for his Altar Conference, an event that the official website states “is a weekend of dynamic worship and powerful teaching, provoking believers of all backgrounds into a lifestyle of radical pursuit and relentless devotion to Christ.”

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by Kathleen Costa
& H.Y. Hanna


What would make one quit their job? Demanding boss. Personal rebukes. Docking pay. Poppy Lancaster acquiesces desperately needing her paycheck, but when the last straw comes, quitting is the only solution. A prophetic chance meeting and gift of a papier-mâché, sprig-of-heather pin (Heather symbolizes transformative change—from the mundane to the extraordinary) heralds changes.

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by Sarah Peterson-Camacho



As spring takes flight in a dazzling display of blossoms and greenery, the Fresno Audubon Society is gearing up with binoculars and cameras for spring birding season. And as Earth Day approaches, preparations are underway for the Society’s participation in this year’s Earth Day Fresno event.

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by Doward Wilson
& Catherine Dilts


It was a wild and crazy ride, reading this cozy adventure thriller. On the abandoned set of an old reality show, Survive Or Die, the employees of a company are put to the test by their conniving owner who promises a raise for the winner and a firing for the loser.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


In honor of Earth Day the Chaffee Zoo is having a Party for the Planet. We chatted with their marketing manager Brandy Gamoning about the event!

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by Kim Hornsby


We are ten bestselling authors with Christmas-themed stories who have come together to create a gigantic e-book set to support a cause. This year we decided to donate our proceeds to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We’ve seen the ads on TV, the heart-tugging photos of children undergoing chemotherapy. St. Jude has an amazing success rate, and part of the reason is the donations they receive to develop cures.

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Love Is Stronger than Hate

IN THE December 15 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andHelping Hands,
andTom Sims
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by Tom Sims



An act of terror that was very evil, hateful, and tragic recently produced the opposite response to what was intended by its perpetrator. An expression of hate evoked renewed affirmations of and commitments to love. It was true across America and especially true in the Fresno area.

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by Tom Sims



One out of every three people in the Central Valley was born somewhere outside of the United States. Four hundred forty-three were born in Syria. For a little over a year, Kings River Life has been tracking some of their stories and the work of Fresno Interdenominational Refuge Ministries (FIRM) walking with them in those stories. This is an update.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


During this time of year we like to feature groups who are making a difference in their community. While looking for such a group this year I found The Community Life Garden, just outside of Reedley. Interested in what exactly they do, I chatted with the Executive Director of Community Life Garden, David Gonzalez.

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Sunnyside Bicycles: Beautiful Fall Bike Rides

IN THE September 29 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andCommunity,
andGoing Green
SECTIONS

by Vanessa McCracken



After a brutally hot and smoky summer, I am very much looking forward to beautiful fall bike rides!
Here are some of my suggestions for staying safe and comfortable out there:

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by Kathleen Costa
& Avery Daniels


Julienne is taking her job seriously, so when circumstances change and instead of her boss she is sent to a resort management conference in Vail, Colorado, she is very eager to sharpen her managerial skills, network with like-minded people, and take lots of notes on how a posh premier resort operates, but investigating a murder was not on the conference schedule.

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Inspiration for Humanity

IN THE April 21 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andHelping Hands,
andTom Sims
SECTIONS

by Tom Sims



What happens when you cross a park built to welcome and inspire all with an organization and movement designed to empower people with home ownership? When you combine a place called Inspiration Park with a group called Habitat for Humanity, you come up with Inspiration for Humanity!

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