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Strolling the Town: Toastmasters

IN THE January 24 ISSUE

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by Tom Sims


If strolling is your thing and if you like meeting new people, there will be no excuses for being sedentary or lonely after you read this article. If you live in or around Fresno, pick a day of the week and there is a place to gather with friendly people, exchange ideas, and be supported in your own growth.
I am not referring to a self-help group like A.A.
I am referring to Toastmasters!

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by Tom Sims


Recently, local religious congregations were treated to the following announcement from a local group of religious communities called “Faith in Community:”
“Do you believe that every life in our beloved city of Fresno matters? As people of faith, we know that all people are created in the image of God and that every life has inherent worth and dignity. We are facing some immense challenges – we have the nation’s highest concentration of poverty, second-highest metropolitan poverty level overall in the country, a 20 year difference in the life expectancy between Southwest and Northeast Fresno, and 8 of California’s 10 riskiest, most toxic neighborhoods.”

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Countdown To The 2012 Emmys!

IN THE September 18 ISSUE

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by KRL Staff



It’s that time again–time for the Emmy Awards! This year’s award show will be this Sunday, September 23 at 7e/4p on ABC. So in honor of the Emmys we are having another Emmy Award countdown where we review and talk about some of the shows that are nominated. We are starting off with a look at some of the best actress and supporting actress nominees, Downton Abbey, Breaking Bad and Boardwalk Empire, and we will add a review each day until the Emmys on Sunday!

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by Cheryl Senn


According to Pastor William D. Sanchez of the Faith Family Worship Center Apostolic Church (FFWCAC) in Sanger, more than 650 people were served a free meal, were registered and given free school supplies, and had their name put in a prize drawing for free bicycles, during their second annual Back to School Community Outreach event.

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by Tom Sims & Lorie Lewis Ham



Anthony “Ap” Armour, Bryan Feil, and Garth Richards cannot tell you who “runs” Neighborhood Thrift. What runs the organization is a sense of mission and a vision for what the ministry can and does accomplish in people’s lives. They describe themselves as a “triumvirate,” formed around a common purpose to launch a bold venture in the heart of the Tower District of Fresno.

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Thoughts on the Reedley Fiesta

IN THE October 1 ISSUE

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by Jim Bulls



I would like to think that Art Tabler would have thrown Reedley’s first Fiesta in my honor since I moved to Reedley and he came up with the Fiesta idea the same year: 1947. He did feel our tight-knit little community had reason to celebrate, but because our diverse ethnic population had given their lives and support to protecting our country during World War II and local young men who had fought in Europe, North Africa, and Asia were just beginning to return home, also the local farmers who grew crops for the war effort had completed harvest – what better time for a community celebration?

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Hello, Dolly! opened at CenterStage Clovis Community Theatre this past weekend to large, enthusiastic crowds after a tremendous race against time the last week before opening, caused by the loss of their original Dolly. Clytee Ramsey came out of retirement to step in and fill the void as Dolly.

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by James Garcia Jr.



When one thinks of the kind of Chief of Police their town should have, characteristics such as competence, trust, dedication and honor come to mind. In Kingsburg, some may be surprised to realize that we are represented by those traits and more.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Last weekend Skin Deep opened at Good Company Players Second Space in Fresno. Skin Deep is a romantic comedy by Jon Lonoff, and this production stars Kristin Crase, David Chavarria, David Marinovich and Ashley Taylor.

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by James Garcia Jr.



In January of 2010, Artistic Director and driving force, Lissa Engstrom, founded The E & e Performing Arts Center in Kingsburg. One of its intents was to bring theater and instill a love of performing into the community, which was home to her and her husband, Corey.

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by Jim Bulls



In the last century they were known as traffic circles, and the most well-known in our area was Bakersfield’s gateway to Highway 99. Thousands of mid-westerners fleeing the dustbowl entered the San Joaquin Valley via this traffic circle. Built in 1932, it has gone unchanged and was bypassed when the new Freeway 99 was built.

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by Irene Morse




The Visalia Players proudly present The Taffetas, those singing sisters from Muncie, Indiana in an encore appearance on the Ice House stage. This time they’ve brought their fiancées, those swingin’ singin’ guys from Alpha Mu Phi Pi, The Cardigans. Together, they are planning A Taffeta Wedding.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



With summer weather finally approaching everyone will be trying to find ways to stay cool and to have some fun. For those of us who don’t have our own pools the City pool has always been a great, inexpensive option for both staying cool and having fun. Unfortunately, due to the current economy some of those pools will either not be open this summer or will be cutting back on hours.

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by Tom Sims



When someone spends the night at the Visalia Rescue Mission, that person is not a client or a consumer of services, but an overnight guest. Overnight guests are treated with dignity, respect, and love. That is the mood and attitude of this organization, founded in 1981, to represent the church to the homeless, formerly incarcerated, and people with addictions in Tulare and Kings Counties.

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