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by Tom Sims


It started on a Friday afternoon. I was in charge of our grandson, Kaibian until time for Vacation Bible School.
I had an hour to use up and I happened to pass Aerosports Fresno.

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Despicable Me 2: Movie Review

IN THE July 8 ISSUE

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by Sheryl Wall


Despicable Me 2 is a computer animated sequel to Despicable Me starring Gru (voice by Steve Carrel) who is an ex-evil villain and now a parent to three small girls, Margo, Agnes, and Edith.

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Ghostly Encounter: A Christmas Short Story

IN THE December 17 ISSUE

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by Herschel Cozine


I was ten years old. That was a long time ago, before television and all of the electronic gimmickry that permeate today’s world. We, my younger brother, Timmy and I, got our entertainment by listening to the radio, usually with the lights out as Inner Sanctum and some of the old, classic radio programs scared us out of our wits. Cool! There was nothing like a good scary radio program in the dark to get one’s creative juices flowing. Some of the best, deliciously awful pranks I pulled on Timmy were inspired while listening to the radio.

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by Sheryl Wall



The Odd Life of Timothy Green is about a couple named Jim and Cindy Green, played by Joel Edgerton and Jennifer Garner, that have tried to have a baby and are disappointed yet again after their last doctor visit. They go home and try to go on with life realizing they will never be parents. To cope they end up writing down what they envision their child to be like, and their hopes and dreams for their child. They put those in a box and bury it in the garden. In the night there is a thunderstorm and they awake to find a boy in their home that calls them Mom and Dad.

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by Diana Bulls



Sophy is 13 years old. She lives in the dangerous and oppressive slum of Huruma in Nairobi, Kenya. Sophy’s future would have been a bleak one except for one thing, she had the opportunity to attend school. Today she is attending the Furaha High School and is in the top 1% of success in the nation. This was made possible by the Furaha Community Foundation who runs a school in the slum, and the Foundation is just one of the organizations partnered with When I Grow Up, a ministry of Redeemer’s Church in Reedley.

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The Wimpy Kid: Dog Days: Movie Review

IN THE August 6 ISSUE

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by Sheryl Wall



The Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is the third movie in the series which is based on the Wimpy Kid books written by Jeff Kinney. This movie is based on two of his books, The Last Straw and Dog Days.

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by Diana Hockley


Who couldn’t love a mouse, especially elegantly attired in smart red knickerbockers, with a nut shell helmet, wielding a tiny wooden sword? Not only that, we get to see him in gorgeous red-striped PJs, a blue sweat shirt and green trousers! A very handsome little person indeed.

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Ice Age: Continental Drift Movie Review

IN THE July 16 ISSUE

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by Summer Lane


It’s tough keeping your herd together. Just ask Manny, the 11-ton woolly mammoth who we all know and love. When the world starts breaking into pieces as the result of a continental drift, Manny gets separated from his family, Ellie and Peaches, and it’s up to him and his loyal friends, Diego and Sid, to get home safely. There’s just one problem: pirates.

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Brave: Movie Review

IN THE July 2 ISSUE

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by Jesus Ibarra


Pixar’s latest animated film stars hopefully a new Disney princess, Merida. Set in Scotland during the 10th century, the princess defies the old age custom of marrying the first-born son of the clan chiefs under her father’s rule by competing for her own hand to avoid getting married. All this much to the chagrin of her mother, the Queen Elinor, who has been preparing her, her entire life as a princess.

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by Sandra Murphy




Is it possible for kids, the dog, the cat, grass, flowers, the veggie patch and parents all to survive and thrive this summer? With a little planning, not only is it possible but it can be done green too.

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by Sheryl Wall




Chipwrecked is the third Chipmunks movie. In this movie, Dave takes the Chipmunks and Chipettes on a family cruise and as is typical for Alvin he finds trouble wherever he goes because he always wants to have fun and doesn’t like following the rules

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The Muppets: Movie Review

IN THE November 28 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



I remember as a teen loving the Muppet Show on TV and through the years watching the various Muppet movies, so it sounded like fun when I heard that after all these years there was going to be a new Muppet movie. My daughter was excited as well, not only because she remembers loving the TV show from old videos and reruns, but because a favorite of hers, Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother), was not only in it but helped write it.

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Arthur Christmas: Movie Review

IN THE November 28 ISSUE

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by Sheryl Wall



Arthur Christmas is about how Santa’s son Arthur and his Grandpa set out to deliver a missed present to a little girl in England before Christmas dawn. Santa’s operation has become very high tech with the latest Santa Claus, with the elves doing most of the deliveries and Santa’s son Steve running the operation. Christmas had become more about the success and less about the spirit of the holiday.

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Happy Feet Two: Movie Review

IN THE November 21 ISSUE

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by Sheryl Wall



Happy Feet Two is the sequel to the original Happy Feet movie. It is about the emperor penguins Julia and Mumble who have become a family. Their son Erik is unsure about dancing so he and his friends run away.

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