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Jackie Dale-TheCatMother/Cat Trapper: Lots of Kittens/TNR/Look Back at 2023

by Jackie Dale



It has been a few months since my last column. There has been so much going on that finding the time to sit and write has proved quite elusive. I left off in mid-September as the vet was returning from an extended vacation. “Popeye” had just had successful eye surgery. He was subsequently adopted by my son as a companion for his other cat.

Q & A With River City Theatre Company Board Member Chrystal Laita

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Reedley’s very own theatre company, River City Theatre Co.(RCTC), has seen a lot of changes over the last few years. We thought it would be fun to get to know some of their current board members—many of whom are also local actors themselves who have been on the RCTC stage many times over the years. This time we are chatting with Co-Treasurer Chrystal Laita.

Winter Harmony: KCUSD’s Visual & Performing Arts Programs Illuminate the Season

by Jim Mulligan


As winter approaches and temperatures drop in the Valley, Kings Canyon Unified School District (KCUSD) is bringing warmth and vibrancy to the community through its Visual & Performing Arts (VAPA) programs. From elementary schools to high schools, the district's commitment to fostering creativity and artistic expression is evident in the diverse offerings that make up the VAPA umbrella.

Reedley College Agriculture Business Students Thrive in Olive Oil Enterprise

by Jim Mulligan


Nestled in the picturesque landscapes of the eastern Central Valley of California, Reedley College is home to a unique and thriving agricultural endeavor that is allowing students to gain hands-on experience in the world of business and marketing. Agriculture Business students at the college are taking the olives grown on campus and turning them into bottled, marketable olive oil, offering a taste of entrepreneurship and marketing prowess.

Q & A With River City Theatre Company Board Member Stevie Barnett

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Reedley’s very own theatre company, River City Theatre Co.(RCTC), has seen a lot of changes over the last few years. Recently, they hired local actor Peter Allwine as their new General Manager. KRL thought it would be interesting to get to know some of the current RCTC board members a little better—many are also local actors themselves who had been on the RCTC stage many times over the years. We are starting off with Stevie Barnett, who is their current board secretary.

Jackie Dale-TheCatMother/Cat Trapper: Still Lots of Kittens, Some Finally Left, Working on a Deadline

by Jackie Dale



Although I kept saying I wasn’t going to take in any cats/kittens during our home improvements, I apparently have a hard time saying “No.” I got a call from one of my feeders about an injured kitten at a local strip mall. I went to check it out and as I pulled up, I immediately saw the kitten. It was just sitting there with another cat that I assumed to be the mother cat. As I approached, it continued to sit there until I got very close.

Jackie Dale-The Cat Mother/Cat Trapper: Transports, Trapping, and a Steady Trickle of Cats

by Jackie Dale



The past two months have been busy. I took in a white kitten from a local woman. She called two days later saying there were two more. Then, they asked if I could take the mom cat as well, and I said yes because then I would not have to bottle feed. Then, she said the cat got out. Oh, I just love that. She finally got the mom cat, and I made a third trip to town to pick her up. I was so annoyed by this I forgot to bring a carrier, so the cat had to ride on the dashboard on the way back. Not a problem for the now named Olive. Her three kittens are adorable.

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