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Helping Hands

by Brissa Reyes



The Reedley High School Students for Peace Club is much more than your average club on campus. This is a group of young and bright individuals with an array of interests, from all grade levels, who share one common goal: how can peace be achieved?

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Earlier this year I learned about a program at Reedley College called NextUp-it is a program that helps support foster youth at community colleges. So I took some time to chat with Aaren Cobb, Ed.D, NextUp Counselor/Coordinator at Reedley College, to learn more about what this program does.

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by Zachary D. Darrah


Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries (FIRM) continues serving the community in Fresno for almost its twenty-fourth year. Throughout over two decades, people from all over the world have come through their doors seeking support, love, and hope. As FIRM continues to fulfill its mission of “sharing Christ’s love to build communities of hope with New Americans,” it seems that there continues to be more and more needs.

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#Giving Tuesday

IN THE November 18 ISSUE

FROM THE 2017 Articles,
andHelping Hands,
andTom Sims
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by Tom Sims



You have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Those are relatively new. They follow a long tradition from England for the day after Christmas called Boxing Day. These are all about commerce, consumerism, and bargains. What do you do after the pre-Christmas deals and before the after Christmas exchange? Someone asked and answered the question several years ago and created Giving Tuesday.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Sarah Thompson will be leading a Nonviolent Action Workshop this Friday, November 3 from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Reedley Peace Center, 1208 L Street in Reedley, and at Fresno Pacific University on November 4 at North Hall on the campus from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over the last five years Sarah has trained people of faith and moral courage in nonviolent direct action preparation. Most recently she was the Executive Director of Christian Peacemaker Teams.

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by Mallory Moad



It’s a quiet, early morning in October. The approaching fall has brought a chill, and a mist hangs in the air. But something’s afoot in these peaceful surroundings. From the distance comes a groan—a shriek—the sound of shuffling feet—giggles. Wait, what? Giggles?

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I am excited this week to have a chance to chat with Brian Poth, the Founder and Executive Director and Nick Vargas, the Founder and Board Chair, of The Source LGBT+ Center in Visalia. I have been wanting to learn more about them and what they do for awhile after seeing all of their posts on Facebook, and I’m happy to be able to share that chat with you!

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Sunnyside Bicycles: Surviving the Heat

IN THE July 15 ISSUE

FROM THE 2017 Articles,
andCommunity,
andGoing Green
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by Vanessa McCracken


As I write this, it is 101 degrees outside with a forecasted high of 109. Highs are predicted to remain between 102 and 108 for at least the next ten days. After a relatively mild spring, summer is certainly making its presence felt.

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by Steve Wright


I had somewhat of a difficult time deciding what to write about this month. There are so many things going on in our society that are disturbing and worthy of commentary. I am actually pretty tired of all the political discourse, so I have decided to stay away from that subject for the time being. The shooting of the Republican members of Congress at the yearly baseball game practice is a new low for violence associated with this political discourse. I am thankful all those who were shot will recover, and I pray for healing for all involved. I also pray that people can begin to see their way through the muck and the mire and begin to work together for the betterment of our great country.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Habitat For Humanity is working on a project in Reedley. KRL sat down with Matthew Grundy, Executive Director and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Fresno County, to talk about the project.

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by Ann Katlyn


Are you wondering how you can ensure that your asparagus will grow healthily? Did you know that you need to water and fertilize them in the right manner? Get to know the tips on watering and fertilizing asparagus for a healthier grow.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


On Saturday, June 3, an ASL production of Wizard of Oz will be presented at the LJ Williams Theater in Visalia by the Ruby Slipper PAA, The Fourth Wall Theatre Co., and Vizual Voices. It will be an American Sign Language experience for both deaf and hearing audiences.

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by Mallory Moad



“Hey, Amy! Miss Betts! Come here!” At the sound of their names and a familiar voice, Amy and her daughter, Betts, slowly step forward. These two aren’t contestants on a game show. And although they are beautiful, they’re not in the running to be a top model, either.

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Family Healing Center: Prevention is the Key

IN THE April 29 ISSUE

FROM THE 2017 Articles,
andHelping Hands
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by Steve Wright


I took February off from writing an article as it was a busy month all the way around and our fundraising effort in February took a great deal of time. I spent a good deal of time talking about the impact of child abuse of every kind on our children, families and our society. It breaks my heart every time I talk about it because I have a difficult time with the realization that there are actually people out there who would and do victimize our children.

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