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Reedley

by Lorie Lewis Ham


The first time I went inside the Reedley Museum was with my daughter’s class in elementary school many years ago. When I worked for the Reedley Exponent I was there often as they are a fountain of information about Reedley’s interesting past. Recently I sat down for a chat with their current Curator, Karey Olson, to touch base with all they have to offer. Karey has been a volunteer with the museum for six year.

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by Jackie Dale



My February started out with a gentleman from Fresno calling me about four newborn kittens. The mother had died after giving birth. I’m not sure how long he waited to ask for help, but by the time I got them, they were weak and cold.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Have you ever wondered what a police chief does? We are doing a series of articles that is taking a look at many different parts of the City of Reedley and leaders in Reedley, to learn not only more about what they do, but also about who they are. This week we are chatting with Reedley’s Chief of Police Jose Luis Garza. He assumed leadership of the Reedley Police Department on March 13, 2012, after serving as Acting Chief of Police since April of 2011.

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by Larry Ham


I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is one of the most honored musicals to ever run Off Broadway. In fact, it is the second longest running musical Off Broadway, and has garnered several prestigious awards. The book and lyrics were written by Joe DiPietra, and the music was written by Jimmy Roberts. The show is currently being performed by the River City Theater Company at the Reedley Opera House.

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Shop Local This Valentine’s Day

IN THE February 9 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Valentine’s Day is almost here, and there are a lot of wonderful local places where you can shop for that special Valentine’s Day gift. We chatted with some of the local shops to see what they had to offer. Some of the items needed to be ordered way ahead of time so for those make a note for next year, but there are many other wonderful things you still have time to go purchase for that special Valentine!

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by Jackie Dale



In the winter, the kitten season is generally over. Not completely, of course, because of California’s temperate climate, mating can continue all year long. Areas with much snow, for example, have an extremely low kitten rate in the winter.

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It’s Blossom Trail Time!

IN THE February 2 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


It is Blossom Trail time once again-a time filled with events that center around the beautiful blossoms that cover our fruit trees in this area. We sat down to chat with Tammy Wolfe, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Sanger District Chamber of Commerce, about one of those events, the Blossom Trail Bus Tour put on by the Sanger Chamber of Commerce.

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by Terrance McArthur


The basement of a hospital, Kingsburg, Sanger, Fresno, Reedley, Hanford. In 2018, The Great Food Search proved it will go anywhere to find great eats in the Valley. Here’s a roundup of the best munchies and crunchies.

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Big Green Marching Band At Reedley High School

IN THE January 19 ISSUE

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by Asami Nelson



Marching down the streets of Reedley, California, is the Big Green Marching Band. It is one of the largest on the West Coast, consisting of over 300 students from Reedley High School, under the direction of Daniel Paulsen, Samuel Gipson, Lisa Dewhirst, Jason Aubrey, and Michael McGraw. This year, the Band built on the efforts of last year to fundraise for their trip to Disneyland.

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Look Back at Valley Theatre in 2018

IN THE January 12 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


It is that time of year again when we look back at the year of theatre that just ended–and 2018 was another amazing year in the Valley. As usual, there were far too many shows to mention them all, but here are several of the highlights!

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by Jackie Dale



This past summer was perhaps the busiest one I’ve ever had. Most of my kittens, and a few cats, came from a local (kill) shelter that doesn’t even accept cats. They are only supposed to take injured cats or kittens unable to eat on their own. So that is where I come in because someone needs to be their hope for life.

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by Terrance McArthur


It started as a Christmas card for friends. It found its way to Hollywood, where Frank Capra turned it into a movie that didn’t make much money. Years later, it was picked up by television stations, and it suddenly became a Christmas classic, one of America’s most-beloved films…..It’s a Wonderful Life. Reedley’s River City Theatre Company has mounted an adaptation on the Reedley Opera House stage through December 16. It’s light fun and some great moments.

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