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Weekly issues every Saturday morning and other special articles throughout the week — there's something for everyone. Check out our sister site KRL News & Reviews for even more articles every week.


From Rescue Dog to Writer – Spreading Laughter When We Need It Most

FROM THE November 28 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Gwen Romack


When I started introducing the world to our rescue Finn, the question I got most was, “What kind of dog is he?” That was often followed by, “A what?” Vizsla (veeeeeshhluh) are a Hungarian breed known for their sensitive and clingy personality. They’re known as “Velcro” dogs because they’re almost always touching their person if they can be. Finn is actually a Veagle, a Vizsla mixed with Beagle and some Pittie sprinkled in for good measure. This combination, it turns out, makes for a hilarious, stubborn, vocal little dictator we like to pretend isn’t the boss of us.

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Candy Slain Murder By Maddie Day: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE November 28 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow


It looks like it’s going to be a rocky Christmas for Pans ‘N Pancakes Country Store and Café owner Robbie Jordan. A fire at the home of Dr. William Geller has uncovered the remains of a body, and it doesn’t take long before they are discovered to be that of his missing wife Kristina. The abrasive anesthesiologist claimed that “Tina” ran out on him over a decade ago, although her twin sister Antonia had her doubts. “Toni” has her own muddled history with a past spouse, and her resentful stepson isn’t shy about making his own accusations about the death that cost him his inheritance.

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A Garland of Bones By Carolyn Haines: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE November 28 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Sandra Murphy


December in the Mississippi Delta is not the snow-covered trees kind of holiday season. However, towns each have special celebrations. Sarah Booth Delaney is happy to travel to nearby Columbus for a few days of alone time with her honey, Coleman, the local lawman. Of course, alone time is a relative term since the trip is funded by Sarah Booth’s PI business partner and pregnant at last best friend, Tinkie.

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Happy Holidays in the Time of Covid

FROM THE November 28 ISSUE

IN THE Community SECTION

by Tom Sims



I know it is a very unusual and challenging year and it has the potential to suck the life out of the holidays. However, it can also be an occasion for making them more special than ever.

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Sanger’s Toyland Parade Gets a New Twist

FROM THE November 28 ISSUE

IN THE Community SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Just like the City of Reedley, Sanger is getting creative with their Christmas parade this year and doing a reverse parade. We chatted with Tammy Wolfe, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Sanger District Chamber of Commerce to learn more.

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Coming Attractions: Covid Christmas Edition

FROM THE November 28 ISSUE

IN THE Coming Attractions! SECTION

by Sunny Frazier


Ho, Ho, hoping the vaccine will reach us soon. In the meantime, tell your friends and family that all you want for Christmas are books. Here’s some titles you can suggest—some are brand new releases and some came out earlier this year.

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Owner of Just My Essentials Overcomes Bigotry to Reopen Store

FROM THE November 28 ISSUE

IN THE Community SECTION

by Steven Sanchez



We’re in the 21st century and still we hear about hate crimes taking place. After all this time, there are even now people out in the world committing acts of racism, discrimination, Islamophobia, homophobia, xenophobia, etc., and it seems like we never progress. It’s like the 50s and the 60s all over again.

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Jay’s Video Game News Holiday Gift Guide

FROM THE November 28 ISSUE

IN THE Arts & Entertainment SECTION

by Jayce Ham


With the holidays around the corner, people are scrambling to find gifts for their loved ones. Video games are the perfect gift. They are fun and something you can do safely at home during the pandemic. The video game industry has not slowed down during this time so there are plenty of games to choose from.

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New Mysteryrat’s Maze Podcast Featuring No More Excuses By Guy Bellertanti

FROM THE November 28 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze 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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How to Build A Successful Modeling Career

FROM THE November 28 ISSUE

IN THE Arts & Entertainment SECTION

by Staff



Being a talented model or actor is one thing, but maintaining your gift needs practice. A career in modeling has become extremely popular with thousands pursuing the dream with the hope of becoming the next top-rated supermodel.
To succeed in the entertainment industry with a modeling career takes lots of discipline, effort, and patience. Every aspirant needs to plan, get ready, and follow a tactic to get noticed.

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Jackie Dale-The Cat Mother/Cat Trapper: Lots of Cats

FROM THE November 21 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Jackie Dale



I’m starting this column with some updates from last month. The starving cat TNR project was completed and the relocation of the cats was successful. F. Scott, who had to have his tail amputated after evil children lit a firecracker on it, went to rescue. I don’t usually ask for updates on the cats I send to rescue but F. Scott was a special cat. He was adopted almost immediately! I had no doubts; he had a stellar personality.

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Another Thanksgiving Feast of Food Mysteries

FROM THE November 21 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Sandra Murpy
& Cynthia Chow


This week we have a group of food mysteries for your mystery Thanksgiving feast-The Key Lime Crime: A Key West Food Critic Mystery by Lucy Burdette, Murder with Honey Ham Biscuits by A. L. Herbert, Three Treats Too Many by Debra H. Goldstein, Dough or Die: A Bread Shop Mystery by Winnie Archer, and Murder Goes to Market by Daisy Bateman.

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Great Food Search: Arsenio’s

FROM THE November 21 ISSUE

IN THE Terrance V. Mc Arthur SECTION

by Terrance McArthur


‘Tis November, and the Great Food Search’s heart (and stomach) turns to Pumpkin Smash Smoothies, but the local Jamba Juice branches are out of them, so I’m out of luck. Where to go? Well, there was one place in Sanger, and I went there…and I went there…and WOW!

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Pair of K-9 Mysteries For Your Winter Reading

FROM THE November 21 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow


This week we have reviews of 2 dog related mysteries perfect for pet loving mystery readers-Hanging Falls: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery By Margaret Mizushima and Bending the Paw: A Paw Enforcement Novel by Diane Kelly.

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