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2021 Articles

The Home Front: A Short Story

IN THE December 29 ISSUE

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by John M. Floyd


Dear Margaret,
Arrived at Elmendorf on Friday. Barracks are okay, but it’s sure not as good as home. Miss you already.
Enjoying the scenery. When the weather’s clear you can see Mt. McKinley (Denali), and it’s 150 miles away. Drove around some yesterday, saw a real moose. Will send pictures.

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4 Ways To Protect Yourself From Carcinogens

IN THE December 29 ISSUE

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by Staff


Undoubtedly, humanity has come a long way in treating several different cancers. There have been many medical advancements. However, the truth is we are still far away from finding a cure for this disease. More importantly, even if a cure is possible, cancer treatment costs are too high for people with limited financial resources. In such a situation, the best way to live a healthy and happy life is to prevent your body from interacting with carcinogens. There are several known causative agents of cancer.

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Happy Holidays from KRL!

IN THE December 25 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


We are on vacation this week for the holidays since our issue would have fallen on December 25. But don’t worry we will be back January 1 for a small issue, and then back to normal on January 8. We will still be posting some midweek articles next week.

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by Staff


Your body makes you capable of performing all the essential daily activities without pause. In return, you should take care of it.
It must be your foremost duty to prioritize your health and well-being over everything else.

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Mell’s Mutts: Biggie and Smalls

IN THE December 18 ISSUE

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by Elayne Gonzalez


Mell’s Mutts helps dogs that are in danger at shelters and sometimes dogs cross our paths and we work day and night to ensure their safety and get them to safety. This is the story of two dogs that were living alongside a train track for weeks and possibly even months.

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by Kathleen Costa
& Kim Davis


Mystery client. Private yacht. Annual Christmas boat parade. It’s a great opportunity for Emory and her unique cupcakes and cocktails to be noticed, but first impressions are blemished by messages not relayed resulting in a tight schedule for set-up. The relationship between the chief steward and her assistant are strained along with some unfriendly attitudes among the rest of the crew.

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by Kathleen Costa


It’s August, and the heat of the summer exacerbates the heat of emotions, so Crispin is confidant a new tracking job will soon find him. Enjoying an ale with his apprentice, his prediction comes true with the appearance of a young boy, “You’re that Tracker they talk of, aren’t you?” Saint Frideswide Priory’s Lady Prioress is distressed by the recent deaths by “misadventure” at the priory. First, their apothecary died suddenly of fever, then, days later, two nuns died under suspicious and gruesome circumstances.

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by Kathleen Costa


Set out the tea and mince pies and have yourself a Happy Christmas courtesy of AcornTV! Many new productions are being aired since they have been diligent in following set Covid protocols, so it has been exciting to have favorites and new programs popping up from the new seasons of Vera and Midsomer Murders to brand new treats like The Long Call and Dalgliesh.

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by Terrance McArthur


Jingle Bells, Silver Bells, Carol of the Bells…Ring a Bell? Yep, it’s Christmas/Hannukah/Kwanzaa/Holiday time in the Valley. It’s gift-giving time, forget-your-diet time, get-something-for-yourself time. At The Great Food Search, that means—Good Stuff! Let’s dig in!

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by Bobbi A. Chukran


Right after Thanksgiving, Jewel Moore, my aunt, proclaimed: “What we need is some good old-fashioned Christmas spirit, with lots of peace and quiet, no drama, no chaos, or I’ll have a hissy fit!”

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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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by Sunny Frazier


Baby, it’s cold outside! Time to stay warm and catch up on your favorite series. Check out these delicious and savory mysteries.
Tweet Revenge in Ellen Riggs’ eleventh Bought-the-Farm mystery. Hobby farmer Ivy Galloway and sheepdog, Keats, welcome a songbird to the animal rescue Runaway Farm and Inn. An antique birdcage attracted the bird who has a sad song to sing.

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by Sandra Murphy


Nelson Penzell is co-owner of the former This and That Shop, now renamed. His merchandise is high end while his partner deals in souvenirs for tourists. Or so Nelson says. He’s got a reputation as a womanizer, too. It’s no surprise when he’s found murdered. The shocker is Coreen, the manicurist at the beauty shop Jessica goes to, is the main and only suspect just because she was on the scene, covered in blood and holding the murder weapon.

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by Sarah Peterson-Camacho


December 1941: as Pearl Harbor burned and the United States marched headlong into its second World War, the Sisters of the Holy Cross took up residence at 1050 S. Street in downtown Fresno, a grand Colonial Revival home crowned by a widow’s walk.

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