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Mell’s Mutts: Atticus

IN THE February 27 ISSUE

FROM THE 2021 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures
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by Mell Garcia


Meet Atticus. This boy is so popular that he won first place in a local calendar contest, he has his own Instagram page, and he has a huge fan following! What makes the amazing boy stand out is not just his handsome smile, but Atticus had to have one of his legs amputated when he was only three weeks old.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


This week we continue to catch up on our reviews with some more fun mysteries featuring book clubs, wine tastings, house flipping, and a historical-A Catered Book Club Murder: A Mystery with Recipes by Isis Crawford, A Lady Compromised: A Rosalind Thorne Mystery by Darcie Wilde, Wine Tastings Are Murder: A Poppy McAllister Mystery by Libby Klein, and Murder With a View: A House-Flipper Mystery by Diane Kelly.

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by Marc Gonzalez,
Jonathon Hogan, Ricardo Temores Jr., & Karina Balfour


UR Here Theater is thrilled to be officially opening as Fresno’s newest theater company at the 2021 Rogue Festival with Beyond the Backyard: UR Here for One-Acts. We are featuring three ten-minute one-act plays: 2B or Nah: Sexting Hamlet written by Donna Latham; Byzantine written by Tlaloc Rivas; and Every Creeping Thing written by David Beardsley.

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by Terrance McArthur


Look, this has been a strange month. I will be retiring in March (from my real-world job, not from Kings River Life), and there is a lot of paperwork and running back and forth involved in it. I went to six different restaurant locations in the last month, intending to review each one for The Great Food Search…but I’m only going to do one of them. Therefore, I wish to temporarily apologize to…

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by Jackie Dale



This past month, the cat business has been brisk. At the top of the list of things to do is the installation of security cameras. Two large male cats showed up in my yard about a month ago. I believe them to be male because they have those typical softball-sized heads. I’m not sure they arrived together because they don’t seem to like each other. So far efforts to trap them have proved futile.

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by Sunny Frazier


While the snow melts in parts of the country and St. Patrick’s Day, Daylight Savings Time, and the first day of spring are around the corner, don’t even think about giving up books for Lent! Here’s the start of a new series by a new author. There are also farms, food, and the luck of the Irish in the books coming out this month. Enjoy!

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Mystery Short Story Body of Evidence

IN THE February 27 ISSUE

FROM THE 2021 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andTerrific Tales
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by Guy Belleranti


Ross Clark took care to park near Alice Morton’s front door, out of sight of the bedroom window through which he had entered earlier.
Clark’s fiancée, Brittany, pressed the doorbell, but of course, no one came.

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Jay’s February 2021 Video Game News

IN THE February 27 ISSUE

FROM THE 2021 Articles,
andArts & Entertainment,
andJayce Ham
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by Jayce Ham


Video game news is dying down a bit as video game developers prepare for the summer game releases. Still, there are some exciting things to discuss such as TV adaptations of video games and a Persona 5 sequel.

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Why You Should Regularly See A Doctor

IN THE February 25 ISSUE

FROM THE 2021 Articles SECTIONS

by staff


Going to see a doctor regularly should be seen as an investment in your health – an important investment at that. This is because regular check ups can help to catch diseases, ailments, and any other medical problems that you may be suffering from early, thus making them more treatable. This is more true for older people who become more susceptible to problems as they grow older and to men, who tend to not look after themselves as much as women do.

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Friends and Sidekicks

IN THE February 24 ISSUE

FROM THE 2021 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze
SECTIONS

by Kaye George


What exactly IS a sidekick? He’s not a partner. The main character is the obvious number one star. The sidekick is…less so. They exist across lots of genres, as seen by the examples that popped up for me right away when I started thinking about them.

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A Jewel of a Rainbow

IN THE February 24 ISSUE

FROM THE 2021 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze
SECTIONS

by Ellen Byron


I’m a relatively simple gal. Most of my wardrobe comes from Target and a local shop where nothing seems to cost over forty dollars. I’ve never coveted fancy stuff. Then one day I walked into a local jewelry store to ask if they’d donate to my kid’s elementary school silent auction and I saw… it. A slim bracelet made of sapphires in a variety of colors arranged by shade like a rainbow. I. Fell. In. Love.

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How to Help Someone With a Loss of a Pet

IN THE February 22 ISSUE

FROM THE 2021 Articles,
andPets
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by staff


Losing a pet can be a harrowing experience for pet parents. Almost every parent has detested the idea of keeping a pet. But, once a cat or a dog enters their life, they get attached to the little fur ball. Every major event can indeed bring grief into your life, especially the loss of a pet. For a pet parent, this grief is colossal.

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Cat By the Tracks: Smudge & Kittens

IN THE February 20 ISSUE

FROM THE 2021 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures
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by Jeremy Goodrich


Meet Smudge! This sweet adult cat was unfortunately surrendered to our veterinarian in Santa Cruz. Of course, we said yes to putting her in our foster system and finding her a loving home. Her official owner had passed away, and the husband surrendered Smudge because it made him think of his wife who had passed away. Smudge has been in our foster system for about a month, and has been doing great.

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by Cynthia Chow


After inadvertently burning her life down in a moment of rage and fury, Nora Pennington found healing and her purpose in the town of Miracle Springs, North Carolina. Renowned for their healing springs, Nora does her own bibliotheraphy there for those needing help in her Miracle Books bookstore. Though her many customers find bliss through the messages they learn through the books Nora selects for them, there is a very loud contingency less than pleased by her new autumn window display.

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