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Beehive Presented By Visalia Players

FROM THE January 22 ISSUE

IN THE Theatre SECTION

by Nancy Holley



Join the Visalia Players for Beehive, the musical, a trip down memory lane, or for those who are younger, a peek into a time that was turbulent, jubilant, and by some, considered innocent. The 1960s was a decade that for women encompassed a transition from homemaker of the 1950s, picture June Cleaver (Leave it to Beaver) to the freedom of making their way in the world, envision Janis Joplin (Me and Bobby McGee).

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Something Rotten On Stage at Roger Rocka’s

FROM THE January 22 ISSUE

IN THE Terrance V. Mc Arthur SECTION

by Terrance Mc Arthur


Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theatre overflows with the raucous, bawdy fun of the Good Company Players production of the Karey Kirkpatrick/Wayne Kirkpatrick/John O’Farrell 2015 musical, which runs through March 15.

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Tribute to Gary Benjamin

FROM THE January 22 ISSUE

IN THE Theatre SECTION

by Nancy Holley



Gary Benjamin passed away December 29, 2019, leaving a huge hole in the hearts of all who knew him. Where do I begin to describe the impact of this honorable man on those whose lives he touched?

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Jackie Dale-The CatMother/Cat Trapper: Empty Rooms, Motel Guy, TNR Time

FROM THE January 18 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Jackie Dale



I’m starting out the year with nearly empty kitten rooms. I had several private adoptions including a beautiful fluffy kitten that had been abandoned by the river. My last two adoptables, the polydactyl brother and sister, went to rescue on New Year’s Eve. Peter and Paulette had been previously rejected due to a teensy spot of ringworm. Time and due diligence paid off and the six-month-olds passed the test this time, free and clear.

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Murder She Wrote: A Time for Murder By Jessica Fletcher and Jon Land: Review/Giveaway/Interview

FROM THE January 18 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Sandra Murdphy


Ever wonder what Jessica Fletcher’s first murder case was? A curious high school reporter asks just that question during an interview and doesn’t seem to think Jessica is giving a completely honest answer. It’s a subject Jessica never discusses, and she’s able to dodge the questions.

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The Sports Medicine Club at Reedley High

FROM THE January 18 ISSUE

IN THE Education SECTION

by Asami Nelson



The Sports Medicine Club at Reedley High has been an important part of the school’s athletic programs since 1987. The club not only learns about the different injuries athletes may sustain during play, but also the methods which they undergo in rehabilitation and physical therapy. Students are provided with the opportunity to gain practical experience by assisting after school at the athletic training facility with the certified athletic trainer.

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Sell Low, Sweet Harriet: A Garage Sale Mystery by Sherry Harris: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

FROM THE January 18 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Sandra Murdphy
& Sherry Harris


Sarah Winston has a new policy when dealing with her garage sale clients. She vets her sellers. After learning the hard way, not everyone is honest in their dealings, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

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Book Mystery Catchup Fun!

FROM THE January 18 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


This week we have a group of mysteries set in the world of books-3 bookstores and a library-Bound for Murder: A Blue Ridge Library Mystery by Victoria Gilbert, Verse and Vengeance: A Magical Bookshop Mystery by Amanda Flower, Bookmarked for Murder: Mystery Bookshop series by VM Burns, and There’s a Murder Afoot: A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery by Vicki Delany.

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The Bucket List: A Mystery Short Story

FROM THE January 18 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Ang Pompano


The first time I laid eyes on the well-seasoned lovebirds was in a hotel lounge overlooking the Boston Common. Her lipstick too red and his lapels too wide for 2015, they were having the time of their lives doing the Bossa Nova like it was still in style.

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A Beautiful Place to Die A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

FROM THE January 18 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Doward Wilson


A new series of mystery movies on Hallmark’s Movies and Mysteries Channel premiered on Sunday, January 12. The Martha’s Vineyard Mysteries are based on the novels by the late Philip R. Craig introducing retired detective Jeff W. Jackson and set in the beautiful, yet deadly Martha’s Vineyard.

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New Podcast Ep Featuring A Legacy of Murder by Connie Berry

FROM THE January 18 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Here is your weekly reminder that there are also new articles up on our other website KRL News & Reviews! Every week there will be book reviews and giveaways, plus sometimes pet articles, theatre articles, and more! And listen to our new podcast!

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What Happens When Joseph Comes to Town?

FROM THE January 18 ISSUE

IN THE Books & Tales SECTION

by Tom Sims



Things were as they had been for a long time. Nothing much changed. Relationships were well defined. Alliances were set. Positions were clear. Lines were drawn in indelible ink. It was comfortable.

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Why You Should Pursue a Career as a Contractor

FROM THE January 15 ISSUE

IN THE Community SECTION

by Staff



As the work place continues to evolve, many people are seeking increasingly non-traditional employment options. One of the more popular avenues that aspiring workers are following is the world of self-employment, which can take a variety of forms. From freelancing to contractor work, each career path requires different qualifications.

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Valley Animal Center: Meet Mickey!

FROM THE January 11 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Arianna Padilla


Mickey is a nine-year-old male Doberman mix who has been at Valley Animal Center since September of 2019. Mickey’s New Year’s wish is to find his loving, and true forever home.

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