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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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by staff

Your grandma is special. No one else can recreate her delicious dishes quite like she does. She is always ready with a warm hug when you’re feeling blue. Whether it’s giving you sage advice when you need it most or spoiling you silly, she is there for you.


9 Valentine’s Gifts Your Partner Won’t Expect

IN THE February 8 ISSUE

FROM THE 2020 Articles,

by Dylan Bartlett

Flowers and chocolate are nice, but they’re expected. They’re a staple of Valentine’s Day, more likely to earn a polite “Thank you” and a smile than any real gratitude. So why not get your sweetheart a gift they’ll never expect?


9 Fun Gift Ideas for the Foodie in Your Life

IN THE December 14 ISSUE

FROM THE 2019 Articles,
andFood Fun

by Dylan Bartlett

‘Tis the season to give. If you have a foodie in your life who you hope to delight, you’re likely trying to find the perfect gift. It may seem like an overwhelming challenge with all the options available today.


The Mercantile in Downtown Kingsburg


FROM THE 2019 Articles,
andLorie Lewis Ham

by Lorie Lewis Ham

This week we interviewed Jill O’Bannon, the owner of a charming shop in Downtown Kingsburg called The Mercantile.


by Sarah Peterson

The holiday spirit is alive and well at Clovis’s Woods Elementary School, which has been sponsoring a Giving Tree charity drive every December for over a decade. Woods parent Heather Devany gave Kings River Life the scoop on what the program is all about, and the Giving Tree’s impact on Woods Elementary and its surrounding community.


by Suzanne Berube Rorhus

“Just buy something. Do you have to make everything such a drama?” His wife’s voice, after ten minutes, no, make that twenty-three solid years of lecturing, grated on Timothy’s nerves. He held his head and leaned against the Dillard’s necktie counter in Cordova, Tennessee. It was the Friday after Thanksgiving and the store was packed with bargain-hunting shoppers.


by Rodney Cisneros

Recently the Reedley Downtown Association (RDA) asked their membership, as well as individuals, to consider sponsoring a teen parent and their family through Community Youth Ministry’s (CYM) teen parent program this Christmas.


Seasonal Gifts of the Arts

IN THE December 18 ISSUE

FROM THE 2010 Articles,
andArts & Entertainment,

by Nancy Holley

With the shopping days until Christmas dwindling down to a precious few, the Visalia Arts Consortium members have ideas that may help. You can never go wrong with gifts of theatre tickets, museum memberships, or handiwork of local artists. The following include possibilities for all ages and interests, and unless otherwise stated, are located in Visalia.


by Christopher Lewis

“I wonder what kind of presents will be under the tree this Christmas!” As a little boy, this was a question that energized me during this season as the big day approached. There were many things I enjoyed about Christmas, including the story of the Baby whose birthday was to be remembered on that day, but I have to admit the thing that excited me most about the holiday when I was a child was the prospect of receiving presents.


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