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Reedley

by Jackie Dale



The big news this month is…drumroll please…I received a $500 donation from a very generous woman! I have to say I was very shocked. I am so unbelievably grateful for this donation. This will pay for the Trap, Neuter, and Release (TNR) of a lot of cats. I am humbled by her generosity and her trust that I will use this money to reduce the over-population of cats in the Valley.

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by Asami Nelson



Learning the history of the entire world and its many nations is a complex task, but Bladmir Pizano has been assisting students at Reedley High to understand the timelines and events of human civilization for 24 years. Not only does he teach World History, he also teaches AP (Advanced Placement) World History—a college-level class directed towards students who are willing to challenge themselves—and Mexican American/Latin American History. In addition, Pizano is an instructor for the AVID classes, which help students prepare for college and develop positive study habits that will assist them to become academically independent.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Selma Arts Center will be presenting Cabaret starting on November 8 and local actor Meg Clark will be playing the role of Sally Bowles. Meg was born in Fresno but grew up in Reedley and Dinuba. We took a moment to chat with her about her life, acting, and about taking on this role.

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Ukrainian Air Force “Lands” in Reedley

IN THE November 2 ISSUE

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by Jim Mulligan


It’s not very often that a contingent of Ukrainian Air Force officers, or any foreign air force officers for that matter, land in Reedley for a little R and R. But, on a hot August evening this year, that’s exactly what happened. No, they didn’t literally land their fighter jets in Reedley.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


Clue—the board game was developed in 1943 by Anthony E. Pratt in England, where it was known as Cluedo, and first marketed in 1949. The murder mystery game challenged the players to deduce the weapon, location, and killer.

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by Jackie Dale



The past month has been very stressful. Adoptions have been slow, and the rescues have not been accepting cats because, big surprise, they are full to the rafters. My son’s medical condition has been in serious decline, and I have had to focus most of my attention on him and his needs. That means I have often been forced to say “no” when I would normally say “yes.” I’m trying to focus on clearing out my foster ladies before the cats get too much older. I’m still accepting the occasional bottle baby or two, but that’s about all I can handle at present.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


We have been doing a series of articles this year taking a look at some of the people who serve Reedley in various ways. This week we sat down to have a chat with Reedley Animal Control Officer John Urbano about what he does.

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by Asami Nelson



A new band director is welcomed into the Big Green Marching Machine as Lee Schneider makes her way into Reedley High School from Rock Valley, Iowa. She previously taught middle school bands in the Rock Valley Community School District where she spent most of her time teaching small group lessons or even individual ones. Schneider earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and her Master’s in Clarinet Performance from the University of South Dakota.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


It’s that time of year again, time for Reedley’s biggest event of the year-the Reedley Fiesta! Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce Erik Valencia took a moment out of his preparations to chat with us about this year’s event, which takes place on October 10-12.

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by Jim Mulligan


It’s full steam ahead for the Hillcrest & Wahtoke Railroad in Reedley, opened to the public along with the Hillcrest Pumpkin Patch on September 28 for the 2019 fall season. Most people don’t realize how much work goes into keeping the railroad in tip-top shape, ready to welcome passengers. While the locomotives, train cars, and track are all just a fraction of the size of a standard railroad, it is a real railroad.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Wakehouse in Reedley is providing a unique and fun opportunity for anyone who is passionate about food. They are having a 15 week competition called Foodie Versus Chef, which started a few weeks ago. “We try to create a relaxed, fun environment for customers and competitors by inviting them to spend their Mondays and start their week in a family environment, dining, and most importantly enjoying each others company,” shared Justin Simmons, General Manager at The Wakehouse. We took a moment to chat with Justin about this fun event!

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by Jackie Dale



August proved to be a long, difficult month. It was like moving heaven and earth to get cats and kittens either adopted or into rescue. People are either still vacationing or getting ready to return to school. The unrelenting heat certainly did not help. Throw in a few medical issues and sometimes you just want to throw up your hands and give up. But the cats are depending on us and in reality, if I give up, then I’m stuck with a lot of cats.

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Kings River Quilt Show

IN THE September 14 ISSUE

FROM THE 2019 Articles,
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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Reedley is unique in that it has a quilt center, specifically the Mennonite Quilt Center. This month they are having the Kings River Quilt Show. KRL sat down with Marci VanderGriend, manager of the Mennonite Quilt Center, and Sherri Cates, President Kings River Quilt Guild, co-sponsors of the show, to learn more about it.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The entire issue of Kings River Life is over on KRL News and Reviews this week due to some more much needed maintenance over here on KRL. So please hop on over there and check out all the fun articles up this week. We have a review of the latest season of Grantchester, reviews and giveaways of several mysteries, local arts articles, a local restaurant article, and two animal rescue articles!

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