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Reedley

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

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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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by Asami Nelson



Among the social science teachers at Reedley High, Alexander Busch originates from Reedley and was a former student at the high school. He utilizes this feature to connect with students and understand their high school lives. After graduating from Reedley High and attending UC Santa Cruz, he taught English in the Czech Republic, primarily in the capital city of Prague located in the midst of the European country. Being articulate in both English and Czech, he visits and lives in the country each summer in order for his family to experience both cultures.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This past weekend the latest Legends show opened at the Reedley Opera House presented by the River City Theatre Co. Legends is a series of cabaret type shows that have a different running theme in each one. This year’s theme is Hollywood!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This week we are profiling local artist Carrie Taves, who was born and raised in Reedley. She is also involved in the local charity When I Grow Up.

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by Jackie Dale




The only the thing in July that was more unrelenting than the heat, was the flow of cats and kittens needing help. You have to learn to say “no” if you want to retain any semblance of your sanity. You also have to learn that you just can’t save them all. There just isn’t enough time, money, and room to do that. Well, technically, if more people stepped up we would have enough of all those things. But most of the time, it’s the same old song and dance.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Have you ever been involved with Neighborhood Watch? If not, ever wonder what they are all about? As part of our series on Reedley, we took a moment to speak with the Reedley PD about Neighborhood watch. We chatted with Cyndee Friesen, Police Liaison Officer.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


If someone comes off as a really nice person, but suddenly turns mean and nasty, we call him a “Jekyll and Hyde,” all because of Robert Louis Stevenson and a bad dream. That dream, of a man physically turning from good to evil, became the 1886 novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Over the last 133 years, the story has appeared on stage, on movie screens, and on television countless times (I actually wrote script and lyrics for a musical comedy version presented when I was in high school in 1969), and in varying degrees of adaptation (Remember Dr. Jekyll & Sister Hyde (1971)?).

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


KRL has been doing a series of articles looking at various aspects of the City of Reedley. We have looked at the Chamber of Commerce, the City Council, chatted with the City Manager, and the Chief of Police, and this week we are taking a look at the Reedley Community Services Department. We sat down with Sarah Reid who is the current Director. Sarah has worked for the City for 16 years, and has been the Director of Community Services for a year.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Wakehouse in Reedley is the place to be these days with a lot of great concerts and food. A special event, Country on the Kings River, is coming to the Wakehouse on Friday, July 12.

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by Jackie Dale



This is an incredibly frenzied time of the year for those of us involved in freelance rescue. That is because it is full-blown kitten season, and it’s really bad this year. I spend a good portion of my day answering emails, texts, and phone calls as well as responding to Facebook tags. The shelter is hovering at around 70 kittens and a handful of adults, mainly mothers of kittens.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Reedley has a new place to take the family for some summer fun, Trimble Park splash pad. The ribbon cutting was on May 22. We took a moment to chat with Reedley’s Community Services Director Sarah Reid to learn more.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



A few months ago a new coffee shop opened in downtown Reedley called Mama’s Café. My daughter and I now visit there on a regular basis. This is something that has been missing from downtown for awhile now-it is nice to have somewhere other than Starbucks to go to for good coffee and a nice place to hang out. But Mama’s offers a lot more than that. Recently we sat down to chat with owners Jose and Jacqueline Escoto to learn a bit more about this unique shop.

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