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Community

by Lorie Lewis Ham


In 2020, we are profiling members of the Reedley Fire Department. This interview though is a little bit different as he is not only a part of the Reedley Fire Department, but also Selma. Albert Rodriguez is a Captain with the Reedley Fire Department. He worked as an EMT with the Sequoia Safety Council for 20 years while working with Reedley Fire at the same time. Albert left the Sequoia Safety council when he was offered the job with the Selma Fire Department, but continues to work for Reedley Fire during his days off.

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Reedley High At Home

IN THE May 16 ISSUE

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by Asami Nelson



Although Reedley High made the difficult decision to close campus for the rest of the school year amid concerns about student and public health, teachers and staff are still working to continue providing students with quality education. Classes have shifted from the classroom to computers and phones with the use of a variety of apps. Google Classroom provides students with a way to virtually access assignments, notes, and ensure that they are completing tasks.

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Life in the Tim of Covid 19

IN THE May 16 ISSUE

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by Maria Ruiz



I had never heard of it before March, 2020. First, the talk was all about coronavirus. I looked it up on Google and found that most influenzas were coronaviruses. Well, I don’t get any flu easily so I didn’t worry. Then, they found that this is a new virus, one that no one has any immunity for.

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by Jim Mulligan


I’ll be honest; I wasn’t the most fanatical of sports fans when I was a youngster. Don’t get me wrong, my neighborhood friends and I played baseball in the street, football at the local elementary school, and basketball at any number of homes that had a hoop. But not everyone lives and breathes sports. I didn’t. That being said, even I and other non-aficionados of sports would recognize the Wide World of Sports introduction by Jim McKay, or the welcoming tones of Vin Scully. And, please don’t even tell me that if you close your eyes and think about it, you can’t hear the calculated, halting, and sometimes arguably annoying voice of Howard Cosell? Just take a moment and try it.

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Dolls and Mother’s Day

IN THE May 9 ISSUE

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by Margaret Mendel


In the last couple of years, Mother’s Day brings dolls to my mind. It’s not like I was a little girl with lots of dolls. In fact, I remember only a couple of occasions where dolls were part of my life. But as the years passed, and I transitioned from daughter to mother and now to grandmother, dolls have sweetly slipped into my life. Perhaps it’s the fictionalizing of my past as situations sometimes get fuzzy, and I suppose this is when the mind mixes and matches reality with invention. But for whatever reason, lately dolls have become one of my preoccupations.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


KRL did several articles last year profiling different aspects of the City of Reedley, including several articles about the Reedley Police Department. This year we are profiling members of the Reedley Fire Department. This is our third interview, and this one is with Fire Captain Ryan Rodriguez. Ryan was born and raised in Reedley and attended St. La Salle, Lincoln Elementary, Grant Middle School, and Reedley High School. He then went on to attend Reedley College and Fresno City College.

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Reedley High French Teacher Mireille Garza

IN THE April 18 ISSUE

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by Asami Nelson




The French program at Reedley High School presents students with the opportunity to learn a new language that is spoken by over 76.8 million native speakers worldwide. Although it is only Mireille Garza’s second year as a teacher at RHS, she has quickly become an excellent and well-known educator in the community.

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Reedley Elks Promote Community

IN THE April 11 ISSUE

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by Jim Mulligan


If you dig back into your memory bank, you might be able to remember that Fred Flintstone and his friend Barney Rubble were members of the Loyal Order of Water Buffaloes, Lodge No. 26. At the very least, you can probably picture their funny, fuzzy headgear. Can you remember the title of the lodge leader? If you can recollect the hijinks portrayed by the members of that fictional organization in Bedrock, you might have a skewed understanding of what actual fraternal organizations do in the United States.

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7 Ways CBD Can Improve Your Health

IN THE April 8 ISSUE

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by Staff



CBD is a compound that’s extracted from the Cannabis plant and refined for use in oils, capsules, tinctures, topicals, and much more. CBD products are abundant, and the market has seen exponential growth in the last few years, with estimates placing the value of the market at $10-22 billion in the coming years. Is it all hype, or does CBD actually have something great to offer?

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Tips to overcome writer’s block

IN THE April 5 ISSUE

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by Staff



Writer’s block is something that happens to all writers. Is it inevitable? Yes, indeed! Every writer struggles with this phase at some point in time. However, what really helps you outshine others is how you cope up with this block. Now, before we help you with solutions to overcome this problem, we need you to understand this problem in a little detail. Let’s get started.

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Holy Helpers

IN THE April 4 ISSUE

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by Tom Sims



Recently, I became aware of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. I was thinking about the lesson that Fred Rogers would teach children about how to cope with profound crisis. He said to look for the helpers because there were always helpers. Sometimes they we teachers, sometimes police officers or doctors and nurses. Sometimes they were neighbors, but there were always going to be helpers and the helpers would help.

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by Lois Winston


Social distancing. It’s a term most of us had never heard of prior to a few weeks ago. I’m betting the Oxford English Dictionary will name it the Word of the Year for 2020, even if, technically, it’s two words.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


KRL did several articles last year profiling different aspects of the City of Reedley, including several articles about the Reedley Police Department. This year we are profiling members of the Reedley Fire Department. This is our second interview, this one with Fire Battalion Chief Justin Watson. Justin was born and raised in Reedley and attended Reedley High School.

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The Day that Changed my World

IN THE March 21 ISSUE

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by Maria Ruiz



“Help! Help! Someone please.” I heard the screaming right outside my motel room. I had been napping when I heard the woman scream. I jumped up and ran to the door. Flinging it open, I saw the woman in the next door unit running back and forth. In her arms she held a little girl, about a year old.

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