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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 14

IN THE August 28 ISSUE

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When I caught up with him, Stephen was on the other end of the park at the Baptist Women’s pie booth paying for a chocolate cream pie.

Deadly Discrimination: Chapter 13

IN THE August 21 ISSUE

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Stephen was already at a table perusing a menu when I arrived at Main Street. “Find anything that suites your picky palate?” He looked up and frowned. “I think I’ll try the spaghetti. I’m sure it’s just as good as Mama’s,” he said sarcastically.

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As I stood in the back, my congregation filed out without so much as a word to me. The normal handshaking joviality was missing. A few nodded and smiled as they went past, but it was the quietest I ever remembered the church being.

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Lola dropped me off at my apartment. Even though it was late, I opened the window that faced the Kings River. I was lucky to live at the Riverside Apartments. It wasn’t a new complex but the view made up for its age.

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I asked Kevin when Jim would be working again. He said Jim wouldn’t be back until tomorrow night’s graveyard shift. I intended to come back and talk with him, though I didn’t seriously consider him a suspect…

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By the time we finished lunch, it was nearly dinnertime and the park was beginning to hum with activity. Ready to take on the task of the food booths, it hit me that I hadn’t told anyone about the arguments I’d overheard.

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Paul took the Martinez’s home while I returned to the park. It took some time to convince them to leave. They insisted that they would be back this evening when the booths were reopened. By now, the park was nearly deserted.

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Police and reserve officers cleared the scene and enclosed the area with police tape. Detective Reagan knelt beside the body, his large frame shadowing Toews. The parade, to my surprise, seemed to be continuing.

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The bikers were gathering at the far side of the park, so I pushed my bike over to join them. The ages of the bikers appeared to range from teenagers to senior citizens. It was good to see young people involved in something positive…

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Lola had called to let me know she’d managed to work it out so she didn’t have to watch the quilt booth until after the parade. I was glad; this meant we could see to the parade together. It sounded like quite the small-town experience.

A Review of E-mealz

IN THE June 19 ISSUE

FROM THE 2010 Articles,
andBooks & Tales,
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by Tara Wilson



I was recently introduced to a fabulous service that is both a time and money saver. I have often struggled with the “What’s for dinner?” question. E-mealz more than answers that question. Found at e-mealz.com, it has dramatically changed the way we shop and eat.

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Deadly Discrimination: Chapter 4

IN THE June 19 ISSUE

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andLorie Lewis Ham,
andTerrific Tales
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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Lola detoured me to the food with very little effort. We took our tacos back to her booth and she continued to work in between bites. My mind kept wandering back to the Martinez family and their problems…

Deadly Discrimination: Chapter 3

IN THE June 12 ISSUE

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andLorie Lewis Ham,
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by Lorie Lewis Ham



I stopped by the Happy Mouth to see Eddie on my way to the park later that afternoon. Anytime school was out, the Happy Mouth was filled with teenagers. It had quickly become the most popular hangout.

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