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Reedley

Reedley PD K9 Program

IN THE December 16 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


When the Reedley Police Department’s K9 officer Baxter passed away in January of 2013 due to a terminal illness, it spurred the beginnings of an even larger K9 unit in Reedley, thanks to the great response of the community.

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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 Terrance McArthur


Reedley’s River City Theatre Company has the perfect Christmas present for you. You don’t have to wrap it, and you can order it with dinner. Get yourself to Reedley to see a stage version of Miracle on 34th Street, based on the novelization of the 1947 screenplay.

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by Brissa Reyes



As caroling, hot chocolate, and cold weather begin to emerge, we begin to look forward to holiday joy that is soon to come. Recognizing the hard work students have put in, especially through music during this spirited season, it is exciting to see the RHS Choir program working hard to bring spectacular performances to their audiences.

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Reedley History: Autorama

IN THE November 18 ISSUE

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by Jim Bulls


Since I was born just after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, my first exposure to “gear-head-itis” was to the cars of the 1930s. At that time, all the car makers were vying for what few dollars there were available for new cars. During the Great Depression, many of America’s finest auto makers would perish from bankruptcy.

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by Brissa Reyes



Every year the Reedley High School drama department never ceases to bring energy and enthusiasm in the form of arts. Each year hard-working students and staff come together to bring delightful performances to the public and local community. From their fall show to their musical in the spring, many great things are in store for the program. Here are some of the things that are underway, be sure to attend a show!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Jon Koobatian is best known as the owner and head chef of Jon’s Bear Club in Reedley, California. His history with the Bear Club (he added Jon’s to the name when he became the owner) started many years before that. Jon was born in Dinuba, California and has had a love for food for most of his life.

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What is Kings Canyon High School?

IN THE November 4 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Even as a life long resident of Reedley, CA and a member of the media, there are things in Reedley that I am not aware of. Earlier this year I was approached by someone about doing an article about Kings Canyon High School (KCHS) and set out to find out exactly what KCHS was because I honestly had no idea. This led me to my interview with Randy Bessey, Ed.D., Program Administrator at KCHS which I am sharing with you today! I am glad I went on this journey to learn more and hope you will go on it with me now–you won’t regret it!

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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 Terrance McArthur


Long, long ago, in a gas station far, far away, you drove up to the pump and a bell rang. A squad of smartly uniformed young men scurried out, and the work commenced. They pumped your gas, checked your water and oil, washed and squeegeed your windshield, and checked the air in your tires, while you relaxed in your car. You didn’t have to lift a finger.

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by Brissa Reyes



Teachers are much more than just educators. They inspire, create, and encourage greatness from the people around them. Whether it’s investing in their students to strive for success or simply by instructing complex ideas that help them grow intellectually. They shape the lives of our community in grand ways and are deserving of an immense amount of recognition, more than what they usually receive. We would like to recognize one of those teachers who has positively influenced the lives of many, and has changed the community for the better: RHS Calculus teacher Don Friesen.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I remember attending the Halloween Carnival in Reedley all the way back when I was a kid–it was a highlight of the season. It is still going strong and now combined with Red Ribbon Week, and I took some time to chat with one of those in charge of the event, Sarah Reid, the Community Services Superintendent. One of the Red Ribbon events already took place on October 5-a newspaper sale which is their annual fundraiser. This year’s Red Ribbon theme is “Your Future is the Key; So Stay Drug Free!.” The Halloween Carnival is scheduled for October 27 from 6-8 p.m. at the Reedley Armory Building.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


What do you want in a restaurant?
Good food? Of course.
Wood-fired cooking? Tell me more.
Decent price? That would be nice.
Inviting atmosphere? That helps.
Top-drawer entertainment? Ooh.
A great view. Yeah, I’d like that.

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Immanuel High School Teacher Profile: Ryan Alcoser

IN THE September 16 ISSUE

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by Camryn Orosco



The first week of this school year Mr. Ryan Alcoser had all of his students participate in a competition to see who could build the highest tower out of spaghetti, tape, and string. At the time, it was an exciting, albeit frustrating, activity, but students had difficulty understanding its purpose or application to school. It was only in hindsight that students realized they had been “tricked” into learning.

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