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Wizard of Oz to be Performed in Dinuba

IN THE October 20 ISSUE

FROM THE Arts & Entertainment,
andEducation,
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by Brandi Nuse-Villegas


You know the shoes. The songs. The flying monkeys. However, this fall, the “Wizard Of Oz” is coming to the Dinuba High School stage with a new look and the talent of Dinuba’s brightest actors. The community production is November 6 through 9

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Reedley College Football Game Recap/October 9

IN THE October 11 ISSUE

FROM THE Contributors,
andEducation,
andLarry Ham,
andSports
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by Larry Ham



Poet and Philosopher George Santayana is credited with coining the phrase “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” For the Reedley College Football team, the opposite is true. They’ve forgotten about the past – an 0-3 start – and seem intent on not repeating it after their second dominating win in a row, a 32-14 win over Hartnell College Saturday night at Reedley High School Stadium.

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Win A Kings River Life T-shirt

IN THE October 9 ISSUE

FROM THE Books & Tales,
andLorie Lewis Ham
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by Lorie Lewis Ham



We at Kings River Life Magazine would like to know how you heard about us so we decided to have a contest! Simply comment on this post stating where you heard about us—whether it be Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, internet search, Traffic Magazine, promo postcards/bookmarks (please let us know where you got one if this is how), word of mouth, or any other way.

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Deadly Discrimination: Chapter 20

IN THE October 9 ISSUE

FROM THE Lorie Lewis Ham,
andTerrific Tales
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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Tuesday morning dawned bright and beautiful. The world was no longer on my shoulders and I felt great. I began my day as I had forgotten to do of late, in prayer and devotions. When it came time to head for the church I was ready and whistling an old Nat King Cole tune called Smile.

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by James Garcia Jr.



This Sunday, October 10th, 2010, the Rotary Club of Kingsburg is sponsoring its 8th annual Taste of the Town event. It is being held at the Kingsburg Historical Park at 2321 Sierra Street behind the Kingsburg High School. The proceeds from the event sponsor community projects.

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It’s Reedley Fiesta Time!

IN THE October 2 ISSUE

FROM THE 2010 Articles,
andCommunity,
andHometown History,
andJim Bulls,
andReedley News
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by Jim Bulls



The first half of the 20th century was filled with difficult times—from World War I and the Great Depression, to World War II. Reedley did its part for the war effort by providing produce and sending its young men off to serve. In 1946, when it was time for the servicemen to return home to resume civilian life, the Santa Fe depot supervisor, Art Tabler, suggested it was time to bring the community together to celebrate its diverse ethnicity.

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Deadly Discrimination: Chapter 18

IN THE September 25 ISSUE

FROM THE 2010 Articles,
andLorie Lewis Ham,
andTerrific Tales
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by Lorie Lewis Ham



We crossed the street and went inside the bike shop. Alex was leaning over a bike with a young boy, and I was once again struck by his resemblance to his uncle Henry.

“You see, Manuel, if you keep skidding to a stop with your bike you’re going to go through a lot of tires. I don’t think your mom will be thrilled with that.”

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by James Garcia Jr.



According to The Humane Society of the United States, about every four seconds one of four million cats and dogs are put down in U.S. shelters. One Kingsburg woman has made it her life’s work to see that something is done about this sad fact.

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Camping At “The Indians”

IN THE September 25 ISSUE

FROM THE Brian Wall,
andTravel
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by Brian Wall




No doubt, the first pioneers to crest the Sierra Nevada rushed our great Valley with ground-kissing vows to never brave those hills again. Aside from a few rebel jaunts in search of Big Foot and that whole gold rush thing that saved California from a budget impasse, surely they were content to stick to the Valley floor.

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by Bill Nicolay/em>



My name is Bill Nicolay and I am no different from a lot you reading this column. I live from paycheck to paycheck and I have to consider every dollar spent to assure that I am getting the “Best Bang for My Buck”.

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Deadly Discrimination: Chapter 17

IN THE September 18 ISSUE

FROM THE Lorie Lewis Ham,
andTerrific Tales
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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Josh’s statement left me with a chill. Was Scott Matthews using his own son to do his dirty work, or was this something he had done on his own? I feared for the future of Kingsbury if the parents’ bigotry was being passed on to the youth.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I’d like to introduce KRL readers to Local Live. In this new section, we will be highlighting some local theater, music, and literary events worth considering adding to your own event calendar. A new event will be highlighted each Wednesday evening at 7 p.m., in plenty of time for you to include these events in your weekend plans should you so decide. Some will be events we have had the opportunity to experience ourselves; others will be ones we just wish we could attend.

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Deadly Discrimination: Chapter 15

IN THE September 4 ISSUE

FROM THE Lorie Lewis Ham,
andTerrific Tales
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by Lorie Lewis Ham



The last football game I had been to was in high school, more years ago than I cared to think about. It was the Saints game where my dad bought me the cap. As a teenager, I played baseball and later discovered ice hockey—which was now my personal favorite. But this particular football game was yet another Kingsbury tradition just as important to the town as the Fiesta.

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by Jim Bulls



In the year 1888, with a hiss of steam and a blast of a locomotive whistle, the Southern Pacific Railroad crossed the Kings River on to the vast wheat lands of the T.L. Reed ranch.

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