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A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play Show & Syrian Refuge Fundraiser!

FROM THE December 4 ISSUE

IN THE Helping Hands SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play is being presented in Clovis this month by a new theatre company in the Valley, Action Community Theater. We took a moment to chat with the show’s director Maxwell Debbas about the company and the show. This will also be a fundraiser to help with the Syrian Refugee crisis.

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CenterStage Clovis Presents Holiday Cabaret!

FROM THE December 4 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


CenterStage Clovis is presenting a fun holiday cabaret on December 12! We took a moment to chat with the new Board President/Artistic Director for CenterStage Darren Tharp about this event and some others coming up in 2020.

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What to do With Your Stuff While Planning for a Move

FROM THE December 3 ISSUE

IN THE Community SECTION

by Staff



Planning a house move or relocation can be a stressful and trying experience. The best thing you can do is to look for ways of making it as stress-free as possible. Most of us will be moving at some point in our lives, and the better we prepare for it now, the better things will work out during the actual moving process. It can be a big undertaking, and you have to make sure you have covered all your bases.

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KRL is on Thanksgiving Vacation!

FROM THE November 30 ISSUE

IN THE Community SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


We are taking this weekend off for Thanksgiving vacation! Hope you all had a great turkey day and if you are looking for something to do, take advantage of the quiet to browse around KRL and check out some articles you may have missed!

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As You Like It On Stage at Fresno State

FROM THE November 27 ISSUE

IN THE Education SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Fresno State University Theatre presents Shakespeare’s As You Like It next week. KRL took a moment to chat with the show’s director Kathleen McKinley about the show.

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Stamped Out By Tonya Kappes: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE November 23 ISSUE

IN THE Kathleen Costa SECTION

by Kathleen Costa


Gossip, of course, is a perk of the job delivering mail to the residents of Sugar Creek Gap, Kentucky, so when Vince Caldwell, resident of the local nursing home, speaks of a heated commissioners’ meeting and an emergency city council meeting, Bernadette takes a little extra time to listen.

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Tales From the Border: The Last Greatest Hope

FROM THE November 23 ISSUE

IN THE Tales of Diversity SECTION

by Mark Redwine


Almost everything has changed for asylum seekers since I last posted to KRL… and not for the better. The largest change has been the implementation of MPP (Migrant Protection Protocols), AKA the “Return to Mexico” policy, which made its way to Brownsville in July of this year.

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“Anyone Can Cook!” Cozy Cookbooks To Love

FROM THE November 23 ISSUE

IN THE Food Fun SECTION

by Kathleen Costa


I love cookbooks! I have a collection of 50 books and 360 eBooks, and although I’m not a chef, not even a real fanatic in the kitchen, I am experienced in better-than-basic techniques, competent in following directions, and greatly enjoy putting together everyday meals, sweet desserts, and holiday feasts. I also love cozy mysteries! So, I’m thrilled many favorite cozy mystery authors have published cookbooks compiling recipes from their series, and often family favorites, too. Check out these eight cookbooks, explore links to author websites, view Amazon & Goodreads, and enjoy fun insights on their influences, culinary experiences, and best thoughts on Thanksgiving!

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Mr. Perfect

FROM THE November 23 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Lee Juslin



Louis is a Westie/Terrier mix surrendered to Westie & Scottie Rescue of Houston by an owner who was no longer able to care for him. He had thin hair and scaly, red spots on his skin when he arrived at the rescue. Linda, his foster mom, gave him a medicated bath immediately and then took him to the vet. The vet diagnosed him with dry eye and ear problems. Louis was put on antibiotics and eye drops.

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Elf The Musical Brings the Christmas Spirit to Roger Rocka’s

FROM THE November 23 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


If you are looking for holiday fun that is perfect for the entire family, look no further than Good Company Player’s production of Elf the Musical at Roger Rocka’s!

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Cat House on the Kings: Kittens, Transports, & Holidays

FROM THE November 23 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Harvie Schreiber



“Where do you get your cats from?” is probably one of the questions that gets asked the most often at The Cat House on the Kings. Truth be told, for the hundreds of cats that we rescue each month at our 12-acre sanctuary, there are a hundred different stories. The vast majority of the cats and kittens that we rescue come from the local area around Fresno County, and most of those from ordinary people who find abandoned, scared, hungry (and sometimes ill or injured) animals in their yard, on their doorsteps, in their garages, under their cars, along the side of the road, or at their workplaces.

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Flour in the Attic: By Winnie Archer: Review/Giveaway/Thanksgiving Food Post

FROM THE November 23 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow
& Melissa Bourbon/Winnie Archer


Baker Ivy Culpepper and her best friend Emmaline Davis are used to long hours that frequently intrude on their personal lives. But it is a double tragedy when the latter’s duties as Santa Sofia’s Sheriff not only interrupts her marriage proposal to boyfriend Billy Davis, it calls her to the body recovery scene of Marisol Ruiz.

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Food Mysteries For Your Thanksgiving Feast!

FROM THE November 23 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


This week we have a big group of food and drink mysteries for your Thanksgiving feast-The Chocolate Shark Shenanigans: A Chocoholic Mystery by JoAnna Carl, Apple Cider Slaying: A Cider Shop Mystery by Julie Anne Lindsey, Clarets of Fire: Rose Avenue Wine Club Mystery by Christine E. Blum, Fatal Cajun Festival: A Cajun Country Mystery by Ellen Byron, Jealousy Filled Donuts: A Deputy Donut Mystery by Ginger Bolton, and Mumbo Gumbo Murder: A Scrapbooking Mystery by Laura Childs with Terrie Farley Moran.

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Riverland Farms Grass Fed Beef

FROM THE November 23 ISSUE

IN THE Food Fun SECTION

by Mallory Moad



Let’s assume you are someone who includes meat in your diet, whether it’s because you have certain nutritional goals or you just enjoy a steak or burger now and then. Got that? Now, what if you are concerned about the quality of that meat, the way in which it is produced, and how the livestock is raised. You could spend a ridiculous amount of time searching online and end up with not much more than eye strain.

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