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October 30-5, 2009 • Volume 4 Issue 18

“Serving the West Kern County Communities of Taft, South Taft, Ford City, Maricopa, Fellows, McKittrick, Derby Acres, Dustin Acres, and the Cuyama Valley”

Soroptimist get ready for halloween

Opal Flys to Santa Barbara for Her 100th Birthday

Have A Happy and Safe Halloween! Chamber Director Randy Miller to Resign

School Resource Officer Casey Ray with the Scariest of the Roosevelt Rough Riders Wish You a Safe Halloween!

Community Gardens Visit ourTaft Website See The Independent Plant’s for the Future On-line Exactly as you see it in Print www.taftindependent.com

visit our Faster, Easy to Navigate website and Videos At www.taftindependent.com 16,000 Visits This Month and Growing!!!

Passion For Nails Men Welcome! Monday to Friday 10am-7pm and Saturday 9am-6pm 1014 6th Street • Taft In the Save A Lot Shopping Center

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Monday to Friday 10am-7pm and Saturday 9am-6pm 1014 6th Street • Taft In the Save A Lot Shopping Center

(661)745-4913

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Children’s apparel and accessories 419 Center Street Monday- Friday 10am-5pm Saturday 10am-2pm

$5.00 OFF

On any purchase of $25.00 or more with coupon.

Now Open 24 Hours!

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Fairy Tales Hair Care Now Available!

(661) 205-5579

Randy’s Trucking, Inc. Now Renting U-Cart Away Concrete Mixer Starting at $44

• Hydraulic Rotation and Tilt for Mixing and Dumping • Mixes Concrete While Traveling

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• Large Internal Blades

Cement Available 7 Days A Week

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• Cart-Away Concrete Mix Trailer

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October 30-5, 2009

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Community Events Community Voices

Community Events.........3 Community Voices.........3

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Taft California “Gateway to the Carrizo Plain National Monument” Friends of Taft College Library Book Sale Saturday October 31st Friends of Taft College Library is holding a Halloween book sale on Saturday, October 31st at the college library located at 29 Emmons Park Drive beginning at 8 a.m.

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Have A Safe Halloween On this Halloween, The Independent wants your children to have a safe holiday.

Elk Hills School Fall Harvest Festival Friday, October 30th

Children should go out during daylight hours only unless accompanied by a responsible adult.

Westsdie News................5

Elk Hills School, Tupman, CA. Friday, October 30th. 5pm7:30pm. Games, food, haunted house, hay rides, costume contest, lots of fun!!

Plan a safe route so parents know where their older kids will be at all times. Set a time for their return home. Make sure that your child is old enough and responsible enough to go out by themselves.

Westside News................6

BBQ Lunch and Movie Monday, November 2

My Little World..............8

12:00-2:00 p.m. Community Center Assembly Room, 500 Cascade Place, Taft. Grades 1-8 $3 per person There is no school today, so come and have some lunch fun with us! We will serve barbecued hot dogs, chips, drinks and watch the movie “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.”

Let your children know not to cut through back alleys and fields. Make sure they know to stay in populated places and don’t go off the beaten track. Stay in well lighted areas. Stop only at familiar houses in your own neighborhood unless they are accompanied by an adult.

Westside Horoscopes.....9

Heritage Park Fall Sale November 4th and 5th

Classified Ads................10

Come in and take a look! November 4th and 5th from 10am to 7pm at Heritage Park. Bakery goods, candy, art work, knit work, flower arrangments, paper backs, and more. A wide variety of goodies. Set up in the rec. room at 201 8th Street between Kern and Center.

Westside Watcher...........4

The Taft Independent 210 6th Street P.O. Box 268 Taft, California 93268 (661) 765-6550 Fax (661) 765-6556 Email: Taftindypublisher@bak.rr.com Website: www.TaftIndependent.com Locally and Independently owned since 2006 The Taft Independent is a locally owned community newspaper published weekly on Fridays for your enjoyment and reading pleasure. We publish 3,250 issues and distribute to over 225 locations in the city of Taft and the neighboring communities of Cuyama Valley, McKittrick, Maricopa, Fellows and Western Kern County, California. The Independent is available free of charge, limited to one copy per reader. Additional copies are $1 each. The contents of the Taft Independent are copyrighted by the Taft Independent, and may not reproduced without specific written permission from the publisher. We welcome contributions and suggestions. Our purpose is to present news and issues of importance to our readers. Subscriptions. Subscription home or mail delivery of the Taft Independent is available for $8.00 per month or $97.00 per year. To subscribe to please call 765-6550. LETTERS-TO-THE-EDITOR. Send us your letter to Taft Independent at the above address. Limit it to 300 words and include your name, address, and phone number. Fax: (661) 765-6556. Email your letter to: Taftindypublisher@bak.rr.com. ADVERTISING. Display Ads: Rates and special discounts are available. Contact our advertising representative at (661) 765-6550. Classifieds: Call 765-6550 or fax us at (661) 765-6556. Phone order are taken. Visa and Master Card accepted. Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Michael J. Long taftindypublisher@bak.rr.com Layout & Design Independent Graphics Printing Castle Print and Publication

Instruct your children not to eat any treats until they bring them home to be examined by you.

Cowboy Country Hoedown at The Fort November 7th

Instruct your child to never go into the home of a stranger or get into their car.

Enjoy a Great Evenin’ at The Historic Fort with Music, Barbecue, Dancin’ Raffle and Silent Auction. Saturday, November 7th. Happy Hour at 5pm, Western BBQ at 6pm, Country music and dancin’ 7pm. Featuring Jerry Hall and Trick Shot. Advance tickets recommended $20, Tickets at the door $25. RSVP at 765-7371

Make sure your child carries a flashlight, glow stick or has reflective tape on their costume to make them more visible to cars.

St. Mary’s Community Yard Sale Saturday, November 7th

Let them know that they should stay together as a group if going out to Trick or Treat without an adult.

New and old items. Saturday, November 7th from 7am-2pm at St. Mary’s Church Hall. 110 E. Woodrow St. $10 a table. Contact Sandy at 763-4696 or church office at 765-4292 Yule Tea & Bazaar at St. Andrews November 14th

CITY OF TAFT COUNCIL MEETINGS

The community is invited to join women of St. Andrews Episcopal Church for their annual Yule Tea and Bazaar on Saturday, November 14, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. A donation of $4.00 includes refreshments and door prize. A variety of handcrafted items, baked goods and fleece blankets will be available for sale. St. Andrews is located at the corner of 5th and Woodrow. Call 765-2378 for further information.

Tuesday NOVEMBER 3, 2009 – 7:00 p.m. CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBER 209 EAST KERN STREET, TAFT, CA (661) 763-1222

WSRPD Holiday Craft Show November 20th and 21st Friday, November 20 and Saturday, November 21. The District’s 31st Annual Holiday Craft Show will be held at the Community Center this November. Vendor registration is taking place now in the District Office, 500 Cascade Place in Taft. The fee is $40 per space. For more information, please contact Stephanie at 763-4246 or steph@wsrpd. com

AGENDA POSTED ON BULLETIN BOARD OUTSIDE CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS AND POSTED AT THE CITY OF TAFT WEB SITE www.cityoftaft.org TELEVISED ON BRIGHT HOUSE CABLE CHANNEL 11: Wednesday 8 p.m. Thursday 10 a.m.         8 p.m. Friday          10 a.m.

Christmas at The Fort Holiday Gift Show and Dinner, December 3rd Thursday evening, December 3rd from 5pm-9pm. Free admission to gift show. Dinner is $7 per person and served from 5pm-8pm. Dinner includes tri-tip sandwich, potato salad, tea or coffee. For dinner RSVP by December 1st at 765-7371. Reserve a booth in advance for $20 to sell your items.

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Small children should never be allowed to go out alone on Halloween. Make sure an older sibling or adult is with them.

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Country Hoedown Enjoy a Great Evenin’ at The Historic Fort with Music, Barbecue, Dancin’, Raffle & Silent Auction Saturday, November 7th Happy Hour at 5pm Western Barbecue at 6pm Country Music and Dancin’ at 7pm Featuring: Jerry Hall & Trick Shot

Advance Tickets Recommended- $20.00 Tickets at the Door- $25.00 RSVP at 765-7371 Proceeds Benefit The Preservation of The Historic Fort


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Restaurant and Entertainment Guide Your Guide To The Best Restaurants and Entertainment on the Westside Asian Experience Tumbleweed Café Asian Food and Pizza and Steakhouse

Lunch and Dinner Tuesday - Friday 11 am - 2 pm 4 pm - 9 pm Saturday 4 pm - 9 pm 215 Center Street, Taft 763- 1815

Steak, Seafood, Wild Game, Full Bar Monday – Friday 6 am to 2 pm Saturday – Sunday 7 am – 2 pm Dinner Hours Friday and Saturday 6 pm to 9 pm 24870 Highway 33, Derby Acres 768-4655

Sagebrush Annie’s Restaurant and Wine Tasting Tasting Sat. & Sun. 11:30-5 pm Dinner by Reservation 4211 Highway 33, Ventucopa (661) 766-2319

Paik’s Ranch House Where Everybody Meets Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Open 7 Days Mon. Tues. Thur. Sat. 6 am-9pm Sun. Wed. Fri. 6 am - 10pm 765-6915 200 Kern St. Taft

Taft Crude Coffee House Coffee House and Deli Monday – Friday 6:30 am to 5pm. Saturday 7 am to 2 pm Sundays 7:30 am to 1 pm 1010 6th Street, Taft 763-5156

Hot Stone Pizza Pizza, Subs, Ice Cream Family Arcade Sunday-Thursday 11am-10pm Friday and Saturday 11am-11pm Lunch Buffet Monday-Friday 11am-2pm 407 Finley Dr. 765-6424

Westside Entertainment Reyes Creek Chilled & Grilled Every Wednesday Night Bike Night! Drink and Appetizer Specials from 7-9pm. $1 Drafts!!!

Bar and Grill at Camp Scheideck

• October 31st Toni Dodd and the Southbound Blues 8PM-12AM

Costume Contest Cash Prize! Everyone dressed up receives 2nd drink Asian Food FREE! and Pizza

765-2000 621 Center Street

Asian Experience Lunch and Dinner Sagebrush Annie’s

4 Miles EastTuesday of Lockwood - FridayValley Rd. Off Highway 33 661-766-2521

Wine Tasting Dinner by Reservation

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday p.m. - 9 p.m. The4Place Live Music Saturday Nights “The Place to Go in

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Ventucopa” OPEN 7 Days Friday and Saturday Nights Ribeye Oak BBQ and Center Street 763-1815 Sweetbreads Taft 215 Crude Coffe House Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Everything Homemade Full Service 766-2660 Coffee House 4414 Highway 33 Fresh Sandwiches Ventucopa 763-5156 Asian Experience 1010 6th Street 766-2319 4211 Highway 33, Ventucopa

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Restaurant Asian Food Live Music Friday Nights

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Editorial

Westside Watcher Mad Max Information Item Well, it seems like the Independent really ticked off the folks down at the Not-TheDaily-Midway-Driller. Last week, the Watcher discovered that a complaint had been filed with the Taft Police Department by City Manager Bob Gorson and his wife Myglo alleging that wannabe NASCAR race driver and Taft City Councilman Cliff Thompson - aka Mad Max - had driven his Chevrolet Spifmobile in a threatening manner towards the couple as they were enjoying their evening walk down to the Rails-to-Trails. It was so bad, we’re told, that the Gorson and his wife had to run from the sidewalk to avoid being hit. The Taft Police Department took the complaint and turned it into an “Information Report”. This means that Gorson, the nice guy that he is, did not want to file a formal complaint but just wanted to put on the record that Cliffy had tried to run him and his wife down. How nice. Well, the Not-The -DailyMidway Driller, On-The-Spot Reporting missed the story and found out about it on our website and, well, read on. The Driller, you’ll remember, has never really gotten over the fact that there’s a second newspaper in town, giving you information you might not otherwise get and forcing the Driller to go out and buy spell-check. Not only did the Driller decide to write a story about the incident two days after we reported it, the first paragraph in the story took a swipe at the Independent’s news coverage of the incident writing in their opening paragraph, “Contrary to published reports in another newspaper, the Taft Police Department did not conduct a criminal investigation into an alleged incident involving Taft City Councilman Cliff Thompson and City Manager Bob Gorson and Gorson’s wife, Maria. “Criminal investigation”? We never wrote that. Well, we know the Driller is mad that we broke the story on Wednesday and found out about it on our website. But now that the cat was out of the bag, they were forced to cover the story 2 days later.

Yes forced. You see, no one really wanted the bad news story about Cliff to get into the Independent. The City didn’t want it printed - we were discretely asked not to run it because Taft is really beginning to look bad because of Cliffy’s stupid council tricks. And the Driller, because they are trying to help Cliff keep his job on the city council, and hopes that Cliff will be able to get two other council votes to fire Gorson for having the bad luck of lending the Con Man $200,000 and then telling the other council members about the loan. Looks like Cliff has one other vote so far, and he has raised all kinds of hell about employee raises that has everyone thinking Gorson is the problem, and not Cliffy. Cliffy is very cleaver. So is the Driller. We never used the words “Criminal Investigation” anywhere in our news story, and the Driller would like you to think that we did. Here’s what we did write: Taft Police Department Investigating Alleged Traffic Incident Involving Councilman, City Manager and Wife Complaint Filed Following Alleged Traffic Incident “The Taft City Police Department is investigating a complaint that alleges City Councilman Cliff Thompson drove his vehicle in a threatening manner towards City Manager Bob and Myglo Gorson as they were walking along Hillard Street in Taft more than a week ago. “According to a source close to the Gorson’s who wished to remain unidentified, the Gorson’s were walking on the sidewalk along Hillard Street near the city’s Rails-to-Trail path on Tuesday evening, October 12 at about 8 p.m. when Thompson alledgedly drove his late model Chevrolet truck from the alley towards the couple in a threatening manner forcing the Gorson’s to move from the sidewalk to avoid the vehicle. “Thompson, the source said, then drove away without further incident. “The report was filed with the Taft Police Department the next day by the Gorson’s. “The Taft Police Department provided the Independent with an Incident Report that showed that an information incident was reported at 400 Hillard Street. “Taft Police Chief Ken McMinn told the Independent that he could not comment because of the ongoing investigation. “City Manager Bob Gorson also declined comment. No one wanted to comment,

October 30-5, 2009

Meet The Taft Independent’s Bull Riding Delivery Man

Our Taft Independent Delivery Manager Jobe Edgar spends his off time, when he is not studying at Taft College, riding bulls around the Western US. Of course, he leaves the bull behind and delivers our straight talking newspaper in his F-150 truck. Here’s Jobe in Ada, Oaklahoma at a PBR Tour Event in June riding Hubstomper. but we got the story and the facts right and we published it. Nothing criminal here! Just a short news story about a complaint that no one would have learned about unless we reported the public information provided by the Taft Police Department. And talking about getting it wrong, maybe the Driller is worried that we’ll point out that they posted a story on their website last Monday that Reported that “Taft College political science professor Harold Pease announced his candidacy at a press conference held Monday at the Liberty Bell in Bakersfield”. Well, not quite. If the Driller would have looked at our website again on Monday, they would have read that Dr. Pease had in fact cancelled his news conference and that he was at home in bed with the flu. And, let us just say that Dr. Pease was not happy with the Driller who apologized to Dr. Pease about the incorrect news story. Driller take note: Dr. Pease will actually hold the news conference and announce his candidacy on Monday, November 2nd.

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And there won’t be a criminal investigation. And for the record, Bob Gorson will be the third City Manager that Thomspon has run out of town, costing the city hundreds of thousands of dollars in settlement payouts, extended health care benefits, and about $200,000 for the last city manager’s home which the city council bought for cash with the intention of selling it to Mr. Gorson - except Cliffy got the down payment instead of the city. If Thompson is successful in forcing Gorson out, we hope Thompson has a plan for the $200,000 home that the city now owns, and we feel sorry for the next unsuspecting City Manager that comes along and runs into - oops, meets - Cliff.

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October 30-5, 2009

Opal Smith Celebrates 100th Birthday Flight to Santa Barbara

Taft resident Opal Smith turned 100 years old this week and local businessman and pilot Mike Evans took Opal on a flight to her favorite restaurant in Santa Barbara for her big day. The Taft City Council (bottom) presented Opal with a resolution honoring her at their last meeting.

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Taft Chamber Director Randy Miller To Resign

Taft Rotary Donate $3,000 to Taft Community Gardens

Taft District Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Randy Miller will leave the Chamber effective January 1, 2010 Taft Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Randy Miller told the Board of Directors at their monthly meeting this morning that he will resign effective January 1, 2010. Miller, who has worked for the Chamber for more than a year told the board that he took the part-time director position after retiring from Kern County, but found that it was evolving into a full-time position and required more time than he could give. “I did not intend to get into a near full time-job,” Miller wrote in a letter to the board. “I have enjoyed my time here and appreciate the support that you, the membership, and the general public have afforded me.” Miller, who is also a Taft City Councilman and President of the Historic Fort Board of Directors, said that he enjoyed working for the Chamber, but with all the other commitments he has, he wanted to scale back and have more free time. “I have really enjoyed my time at the Chamber,” Miller said. “I just find it is time for me to really retire and re-energize myself. “I wish to thank all those that have supported me these past 14 months. My decision is not based on people or money, it is about taking a break. I will continue to support the Chamber, I just won’t be in charge.” Chamber Board President Orchel Krier appointed Treasurer Ray Hatch to head up a search committee to find a new Chamber Director. “The Chamber grew and increased its visibility during Randy’s tenure,” said Krier. “Randy was a real asset to the Chamber and our efforts to represent business in Taft.” In an email to the Chamber membership, Miller wrote, “I want to thank everyone for the support they have shown me for the time I have been here. The Chamber does important work and deserves your best efforts no matter who sits in the chair here. Thanks for all that you do to make “Taft the Best of Places --- to work, live, learn, and play”.

Rotary District Governor Luz Maria Ortiz-Smith of the Santa Barbara Sunrise Rotary affixes a Taft Rotary donor plaque to one of the 14 raised bed gardens donated to the community garden.

That Lasts Forever

Taft Petroleum Club Industries Night Wednesday November 4th, 2009 Open at 3:30 pm Dinner at 7:30pm

Buy A Brick - Buy A Plaque Be a part of the history-making Oilworker Monument Call the Taft Chamber of Commerce to purchase your part of history in the making. (661)765-2165

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A Special Thank You from the Petroleum Club to

Chevron Valley Credit Union

Sponsored by

Taft Petroleum Club

The Taft Rotary has donated $3,000 to the Taft Community Gardens for 14 new raised garden beds at the 9th Street public garden. Luz Maria Ortiz-Smith, Rotary District Governor, visited Taft this week and affixed one of several donor plaques made by the Taft High School ROP recognizing those individuals and business who donated $300 to build a raised garden bed. The community garden, located on 9th Street across from Copper’s True Value Hardware plans to build up to 50 of the raised bed garden boxes and make them available to the public for growing their own vegetable garden. The boxes rent for $40 for six months.

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Tuesday -Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Happy Halloween from Kathy Herm and Julie Franks

Have A Happy and Safe Halloween from Reyes Creek Bar and Grill Halloween Night Saturday, October 31st Toni Dodd and the Southbound Blues 8PM-12AM Costume Contest Cash Prize! Everyone dressed up receives 2nd drink FREE!

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Happy Halloween from Qik Smog

Happy Halloween from The Taft Independent!


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October 30-5, 2009

News and Business Briefs Soroptimist Gets Ready for Halloween

Ben’s Books Buys, Sales, and Trades Ben and Jennifer Magnum, long time retired Taft residents, are the new owners of Ben’s Books, which used to be The Twin Palms Gallery. Ben’s Books carries a variety of used paperbacks as well as rare and collectible books. “ We have seen an increase in requests for Westerns and Romances,” says Ben. Ben’s Books is located at 810 Center Street right next door to Westside Office Supply and is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10am-5pm and Friday and Saturday from 10am3pm and offers buy, sale, and trading options. Stop by today or call for more information, (661)805-9813.

The women of Soroptimist showed their Halloween spirit by putting on their craziest Halloween hats for their Halloween themed lunch meeting on Tuesday at Jo’s Restaurant.

McCarthy: New Health Care Bill Worse than H.R. 3200 Photo Contest Deadline Near WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, after weeks of closed door meetings, House Democratic leaders introduced a new 1,990 page bill (H.R. 3962), to replace H.R. 3200. The new Pelosi health care bill is the longest of all the health care bills that have been introduced in Congress. “We all can agree that we need to fix America’s health care system to bring down burdening costs that are hurting our economy, families, and businesses. But this bill - version 2.0 of H.R. 3200 - is not it. The Pelosi health care bill makes worse the same stale approach that Americans stood up against all summer, including at two town halls in our communities. I heard from 5,000 residents during those two town halls, and communicated with thousands more during tele-town halls, and a vast majority agree that a government takeover of our health care is not the answer. We can do a better job and should start over with better ideas that work and protect small businesses, the job-creating driver in our economy. We can pursue solutions that ensure that the government does not hinder the doctor/ patient relationship and does not continue to run up record spending at a time of record debt that is a drag on our children and their children’s future. I believe that we should pass solutions that support access to affordable health coverage even if someone loses their job, does not deny access to coverage based on preexisting conditions, allow Americans to purchase health insurance across state lines, and support real medical liability reform, which some predict could save over $200 billion per year in defensive medical costs.” Some of the provisions within H.R. 3962: · Raises taxes on middle class families · Makes significant cuts to Medicare · Taxes small businesses that have 17 or more employees · Taxes current insurance policies that will be passed on to patients in higher premiums · Penalizes states like California for having medical malpractice reform laws on the books · States may have to be left paying for unfunded mandates as more Americans go on the government plan by expanding Medicaid eligibility (a federal-state partnership)

CENTER STREET CAFE “THE BEST KEPT SECRET IN TOWN”

OPEN TUES- FRI 6AM-2PM SAT & SUN 7AM-2PM 319 Center Street • Taft • (661)765-7789 DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS $6.49 Tuesday Friday Wednesday Thursday

Lasagna with Shredded Beef Blackened Chicken Country Fried Pork Chops with Italian Salad and Burrito with Breast with Red Macaroni & Cheese Garlic Bread Rice & Beans Beans & Rice and Soup: Chicken N Small Dorito Green Beans Southern Style Dumplin’ Apple Sauce Cole Slaw Salad Soup: Split Pea Soup: Soup: Baked Chef’s Choice Potato

“Thank You to the Best Staff and the Best Customers for All the Support!”

Lake Leigh by Esther Livingstone

With just one week left in the Wide World of Photography photo contest, West Kern entrants are reminded that their contest entries must be postmarked by Saturday, October 31st. The Taft club is encouraging anyone who has any interest in fun pictures, interesting pictures, different pictures, perhaps even great pictures, to enter their digital images in any of these five categories – People and Critters – Going Places – Doing Things – Other Stuff – Oil Patch. Contestants may enter images in one or more or all of these categories but may not enter more than an overall total of tem images in the contest. There is a one-time entry fee of $9 for all contestants that entitles them to enter up to ten images. Many contestants will generate their entries on their own CD disk, others may wish to take their winning images to their favorite photo processor and have that vendor copy the picture files onto the CD for them. Then all that is required is to mail the CD, the entry form and fee to the Taft Camera Club at P.O. Box 682, Taft. It’s as simple as one, two, three. The Taft Club meets at 7:00 pm on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Chevron Valley Community meeting room on West Kern St. Currently, many prints of Taft Club members are on display at the Taft College Library.

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October 30-5, 2009

TAFT INDEPENDENT

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Taft City Manager Seeking $1.5 Million For 27 Acre Taft Economic Development Industrial Park

Taft City Manager Bob Gorson and City Grant Administrator Lucille Holt were in Seattle, Washington this week seeking a $1.5 Million Economic Development Administration grant for a 27 acre industrial park that would be built on city owned land. The park has already attracted 2 interested tenants, Champion Products and Nature’s Energy, who would bring new jobs to the city. Gorson said that chances are good that the city will get the grant, which would be matched with state funds and $600,000 from the city, which be the land provided by the city. Gorson will report back to the city council next Tuesday evening on the prospects for the grant approval. The project would be located near the Taft airport on Ash Street and Airport Road.

BLM Plans December Oil and Gas Lease Auction The Bureau of Land Management will hold an auction of oil and gas leases on federal land on Dec. 9 at the Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center, 801 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield. The room opens at 8 a.m. to allow bidders to register and obtain a bid number. The competitive oral auction begins at 9 a.m. The competitive lease auction involves nine parcels for a total of 8,587.42 acres of public lands in Kern and Kings counties. A detailed notice of the lease auction with parcel descriptions, acreage, lease terms and conditions, oral bidding procedures and requirements, and other sale information is available on the Internet at http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/ en/prog/energy/og/instructions/leasesale.html. The posted list initiates a 30-day public review and protest period, which ends Nov. 24. If you are not able to access the website, copies of the lease sale notice are available at the California BLM State Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento and the BLM Bakersfield Field Office, 3801 Pegasus Drive, for $5. BLM is required by law to periodically offer federal land for lease for oil and gas exploration and development. The oil and gas industry is encouraged to submit an "expression of interest" for federal land parcels in California that have potential for development. An “expression of interest” is a letter or a form listing the legal description of lands an individual or company is interested in seeing offered for lease. Expressions of interest for the September 2010 lease auction should be sent to the BLM, Attention: Laurie Moore, 2800 Cottage Way Suite W-1618, Sacramento, Calif. 95825 no later than Jan. 8, 2010. For questions regarding the Dec. 9 auction or to obtain a form to submit an expression of interest, contact Laurie Moore at (916) 978-4377 or Nora DeDios at the BLM Bakersfield Field Office, (661) 391-6129.

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October 30-5, 2009

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by Leslie Bauer

Pig Season is in full swing at Taft College, however, the campus is not open to hunters. Pig Season, or more correctly the “Piggie Pageant” is an annual mega-event to help raise money for the Psych Club to go to a professional psychological convention. This year students plan to go to the Rocky Mountain Psychological Convention in Denver, Colorado to present original research. Things are a little crazy, and, as advisor for the Taft College Psych. Club, I am up to my eyeballs in pig issues. "What are you talking about?" you may well ask, ergo, the following explanation, taken from an actual recording of the meeting at which it all began: Danielle Hutchison, last year's Psych Club secretary: "We could get piggy banks and put them all over campus and people could decorate them and fill them with money." Me: "No! It will never work!" Everyone, angry-mob-style: "Oh yes it will!" Me: "No it won't!" Unidentified voice: "We say differently! Get her, boys!" I acquiesced. However, being partial to a unidirectional flow of money (into savings only), I suggested that we buy cute little (code for "cheap") piggies. The rabble would have none of it. "We'll buy the really big ones for those who want to participate. The staff will love them!" (Ka-ching! Kiss our money goodbye.) Obviously, the students would have to learn the hard way that people will not want just throw money at what the rest of the campus refers to as the “Psycho Club." Long story short: the pigs were an undeniable success, we cleared an amazing amount of money, those that participated had an obscene amount of fun, and everyone asked how I thought up such a cute fund raiser. “Piece o’ cake. I just keep an open mind and let the ideas flow.” We placed 11 pigs last year. This year we placed 14 and got complaints that we didn’t have more. Some off-campus establishments even griped because they didn’t get to play. People are also objecting that Halloween (judgment day) is too close and the judging needs to be postponed for two more weeks. Yeah, whatev. What do I know anyway?

Spooktactular Halloween Party at the Tumbleweed

Saturday, October 31st at 7pm Costume Contest Karaoke • Prizes • FOOD DRINK SPECIALS Free Shuttle Service! Call for FREE Shuttle Service

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Comes with your choice of macaroni or potatoe salad

(661)765-7626 Open Mon- Fri 10am-6pm

Ice Blended Mocha When its Hot or Not....

Lighthouse Foursquare Church 210 Harrison Street 763-1518

Espresso Yourself Today Open 7 Days - 763-5156 1010 6th Street • Taft

Home Of The Good News Bears Hugs On Wheels Food In The Park Code Blue Youth Sunday Service 10 AM Pastors Mark and Kathy Fitzsimmons For More Information on Service Times Go To WWW.TAFTLIGHTHOUSE.ORG

Open House? House for Sale? House For Rent?

First Congregational Church of Maricopa

Place Your Classified Ad in the Taft Independent for $2 per line (20 characters per line)

Sunday 10 a.m. Bible Study Thursday Nights 7 p.m. 395 California Street, Pastor Maricopa, CA 93252 Bill LeBarron (661) 619-5372

Box your ad for $3 and\or Ad a photo or company logo for $5 more

661-765-6066

Building Stones Ministry Training Center 401 Finley Drive

Trinity Southern Baptist Church  400 Finley Drive We invite you to join us each week as we worshi

Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study 6:00 pm

Your Church Ad Here Call 765-6550

Pastors Dale & Kay Sullivan Kids Klub & Family Meeting Wednesday @ 6:30 p.m. School of Ministry Sunday @ 6:00 p.m.

Your Ad appears on Our Website FREE! 3,000 Visits per Week

New Hope Temple

The Taft Independent is a FREE publication 3,300 printed issues available at 150 locations Your Best Classified Value on the Westside

Sunday Morning Worship Service 10 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship Service 6 p.m Bible Classes All Ages Wednesday 7 p.m.

Call 765-6550 or email taftindypublisher@ bak.rr.com

Sunday Service at 10:00AM

“Connecting Lives” 308 Harrison Street 765-4572

TAFT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 630 North St. 765-5557

“Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors”

Pastor Cindy Brettschneider Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 AM Adult Bible Study and Sunday School 11 AM Adult Bible Study Monday 6:00 PM Wednesday Night Service 6:00 PM Praise Team meets on Thursday at 6:00 PM

New Life Community Church Pastor Floyd and Carol Jordan 1000 6th Street

UTURN Youth Group Wednesdays 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. At The Spot, 201 Harrison Street

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HOT MEALS & FREE CLOTHING Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. at The Spot - 201 Harrison Street

Veterans Burial Service Including American Made Military Gray or Brown SteelCasket, Burial with Honors, Bakersfield National Veterans Cemetery

$2,295.00

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Immaculate Conception Parish Mass Saturday 7pm Sunday 9am Everyone Welcome

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October 30-5, 2009

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Aries (March 21-April 19): Think very carefully about what you want to do this week, as you may be choosing the wrong path. Don’t be afraid to ask for advice. Taurus (April 20-May 20): Don’t be so stubborn about doing things your way that you neglect to do them the right way. Gemini (May 21-June 20): Try to pace yourself this week. You may have the tendency to overwork yourself with no regard for your health and you need to stay healthy right now.

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Cancer ( June 21-July 22): Try not to worry too much about your reservations regarding a huge project you’ve just completed. You did your best and that will shine through.

Libra (September 23-October 22): You are not normally impulsive but this week it could really pay off for you to take some spontaneous action. Scorpio (October 23-November 22): Someone from your past may reach out to you this week and something about it feels a little off. Don’t be too quick to trust on this one. Sagittarius (November 23-December 21): As good of a grasp as you have of what’s going on around you, there are still a few surprises in store. Just keep on your toes this week. Capricorn (December 22-January 19): Don’t be afraid to ask for favors this week. You need to do what’s necessary to get people on your side, so be persuasive.

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If your birthday is this week: It’s no good holding a grudge, but neither is it any good pretending to be fine when you’re upset. You have every right to be angry; someone close to you just gave you a considerable let-down. Let them know how you feel and then let it go. Maybe then it will stop eating a hole in your gut as well.

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Classifieds

Classified Ads areare $3.00 per issue for upPhone, to threefax, lines, $5 per Classified Ads $2.00 per line. mail or issue off for up to 5 andTaft $7 per issue for up to 10 lines. Yard drop your adlines, to the Independent.

TAFT INDEPENDENT

Business Services

RENT TO OWN OWNER FINANCING REHAB PROJECTS AVAILABLE 2 AND 3 BEDROOM HOMES

Sale ads are free. Phone, fax, mail or drop off your ad to the Taft your Independent. Ad photograph for $5. Ad your company logo for

$5. Boxed ads are $3 additional. E-mail us (or bring to Boxed\outlined\bolded classified ads start at $12.00 for 8 our office) a photo of$20 your car,$25 truck lines, $16 for 12 lines, forhome, 15 lines, for or 20 motorcycle lines. and we’ll do the rest. Photo Ads. Car, truck or house for sale ads are $5 per week, your home, car, truck or motorcycle and we’ll do the rest.

Classified ad deadline is Thursday at 2 p.m.

Classified ads deadline is now Wednesdays at 2 p.m.

Phone: 765-6550

Phone: 765-6550

Fax: 765-6556 765-6556 Fax: Payment can byby cash, check, or credit card. card. Payment canbebemade made cash, check, or credit Taft Independent 6th6th St.,St., Taft, CA 93268. Taft Independent210 210 Taft, CA 93268, 765-6550. FOR SALE

YARD SALES Advertise your FREE yard sale ad. Up to 3 lines free. Fax your ad to 765-6556 or call and leave message at 765-6550 by 2 p.m. Thursday.

Desktop and Laptop Repair. Upgrades. Home Theater Installation. See price list at TaftPCServices. com. 623-5188.

HELP WANTED AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN Yard Sale. Saturday October 31st. 207 GP Ave. Community Yard Sale in Dustin Acres. Sat. 1031. Many homes, lots of stuff. Yard Sale Saturday, October 31st. 115 Lucard St. 7am-noon. Great deals! MOVING SALE-315 ‘B’ Street 10/30-11/2.opens at 8am till everything is gone. washer, dryer, upright freezer, stove, beds, lots of clothes, collectables,antiques. Saturday November 7th. Garage Sale. In alley. 900 3rd St. tools, misc. 8:30am-2pm Saturday, November 7th. 312 Eastern, in alley. lots of misc.

ANNOUNCEMENTS Grief Support Group, offered as a community service by Optimal Hospice Care. Meetings held 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. 10:00a.m. At Chevron Valley Credit Union, Community Room, 1092 W. Kern St., Taft. Enter by outside entrance – Albertson’s Shopping Center. And 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at First Baptist Church. 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 220 N. First St. Free and open to the public. Info call 716-4000. For problems with Alcohol, Alcoholics Anonymous. 765-4016 or 763-3856.

COMPUTER – 763-3856. SERVICES

Experienced automotive technician; part time could become full, pay negotiable, and please apply in person to San Joaquin Automotive Center 531 Center St. (661)763-1123. Phone: 661-203-3247 Email: williams.jt@ hotmail.com Want to change your circumstances for the better? Or would you just like to have legal representation for a dollar a day? Identity theft protection and restoration? I know what you need. Pre-paid Legal. Please call me. 661.203-3247.

WORK WANTED Exp. caretaker/provider for adults, kids, lg. & sm. animals, horses. Wknds, live-in, wkly, mnthly. Great Ref.(661)9129133

DAY CARE Need A BABYSITTER? Maricopa mom w/ a nice home and car looking to babysit.If interested call 661-769-8598 ask for Brandi Daycare licensed by state CPR. Meals, take CCCC Calworks. 7631607.

LIVESTOCK 2 horse trailer good tires floor electric, $1000 766-2343

WANTED Junk Cars! Cash Paid (661) 805-0552

Refrigerator for sale. Clean, runs great. 200.00. 16 foot ladder, 30.00. Small microwave, 40.00 Portable Dishwasher, have 2 @ 50.00 each Gas Stove, 100.00 See these items at 716 North Street, Taft Undercover tonneau cover. Fits Ford F-150 2002 thru 2008. Asking $400. 661.765-4109. Must see and hear! Home Stereo. 2 15in speakers, receiver, 5 disc CD changer, eq & amp. $200 OBO 9129133 8 x 35’ trailer w/pop-out. $1,200 obo. 763-5290. New or excellent cond. Breadmaker $20. Dr. Ho’s muscle massage new $25. Black velvet jacket w/hood-new $20. Wedding dress new $20. Black/gold formal $20. Kincade light $15. H.D. leather cap $20. 11 collectable comics $25. Burke and Gay china cabinet $750. 763-5290. Beautiful king size burgundy and gold. Bedspread, pillows, the whole works. $250 OBO 745-4378 Welding or fabricating. We sell used angle channel plate and pipe. EME Recycling in Maricopa. 747-9345.

LOST PETS Black and white female cat, white paws,1 yr old, answers to DB. Lost on 10/25 in the 700 block of Kern St. She is dearly missed. 293-0454 Black and White Basset Hound. Lost near E. Calvin area. Reward. 623-6027

PETS Chihuahua puppies. SO CUTE! Pure bred Tiny Toy. Shots and papers. Parents on site. $150-$200. Will deliver. 661.903-0724 Free kittens. 8 weeks old. (661) 623-0694. AKC BEAGLE PUPPIES! EXCELLENT PEDIGREE, SHOW QUALITY GREAT WITH

Cleaning Services

INVESTORS DREAM! 3 Houses For Sale Long Term Renters

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2 Bed, 2 Bath, Living room, dining room, kitchen , service porch. Covered patio with W&D hookups. Fenced yard. Renter has been there for 3 years. $425.00 per month with aluminum siding.

Rite Away Carpet Cleaning Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning\General Cleaning Owner Operated Visa\Master Card 765-4191

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October 30-5, 2009

KIDS. SMALL, GREAT PERSONALITIES! BOTH PARENTS ON PREMISES.REDUCED PRICE $400.00 FEMALES AND $350.00 FOR MALES. CALL 661-331-1058 2 Rat Terrier puppies. Free to a good home. 858-2542. Shih-Poo (Free to good home) Female 13wks 2.4 pounds has had shots and wormed 661-304-8009

MOTORCYCLES SERVICES AUTOMOBILES 96 Landrover. A\c. elec. win., runs great. Good cond. 623-6458. 1983 BMW 2dr. 4 cyl. 204,290K was running when stopped using. Needs battery and buglery alarm released from valet mode. $500 (661) 805-8613. 2000 Kia Sephia. $3,000 OBO 763-1711

ba. Very nice newer and private garden apartment in duplex. Fenced private front yard in quiet neighbor with sm. fenced back patio. Central a\c. laundry room, dishwasher, carport. Must have good ref. xlnxt credit. $675 Plus Dep. Renter pays all util. Michael 765-6550 or 623-4296. 3 bed/1.5 baths $875 a month 620 E St. (plus deposit) wood floors, granite, new paint, water credit, partial furnished optional. 805.676.9383 Lacey Small house for one person. Includes stove & Refrig. $300 per mo. plus $300 sec. dep. Call NOW’S THE TO 763-1260.

Stove and Frig. incl. Renovated. $550 mo. $550 dep. Call 661.6235188. October Move-In SPECIAL ~ $100 off deposit & 1st months rent - 615 Woodrow 2/1/ 1 car garage $800/$800 dep. - 115 Adams 3/1 + Bonus Room $1150/$1100 dep. Both incl: gardener, gbg, pest control 549-0154 2 bd. 1 ba. 531 D Street. $700 mo. and 1 bd. 1 ba. Apt. 400 Woodrow. Cable TV paid. Very nice unit. $626. Must have excellent Ref. (805) 237-0741 or 7454650. 101 Jackson 3bd/1ba fenced yd, w/d hookups $750 mo + dep. 7634373

SAVE MONEY... 3bd rm 2 ba. house WE HAVE QUALIFIED 3 bd 2 ba Apt. 529 D. for rent. Big garage on Street. 1000 + dep. EMPLOYEES 2/3 rds acre. 27558 READY 765-5421 Highway 119. Valley FOR YOU. TO WORK Acres. (661) 339-0463 US ABOUT 1019 Wood St 2bd/1ba orCALL (661) 496-4566. 2BR/1BA with newly remodeled kitchen $700 mo/$700 dep. call 805550-0565

fruit trees, nice cute home 750/mo 765-7029

HOMES FOR SALE

TRUCKS

3BR/1BA $800mo/$800 dep. call 805-550-0565

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RV’S

Downtown Taft Cottage. 319 1/2 North St. 1bd. 1 ba. Fenced yard.

MISCELLANEOUS

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Taft Property Management 1,2,3 and 4 Bedrooms now available in good areas. CRIME FREE HOUSING Brokers Licence 04417057 661-745-4892 OPEN HOUSE HOUSE FOR RENT

HOMES FOR RENT

West Valley Real Estate

RENT: Cute 2 bedroom 1 bath $750. 3bd. 1.5 bath. Three, 2 bd. 1 ba. $650. FOR SALE: 4/2.5 w/ pool, 2 car garage, granite, like new! PRICE REDUCTION! 2/1 Condo, 2 car garage, super clean $95,000 (661) 763-1500. www. BuySellManage.com. For Rent. 2 bd. 1

2 Story Apt. Bottom floor has large bedroom with full bathroom, living room with room for table and chairs, and kitchen. Deck across top story. New tenants are very reliable. $350.00 per month with aluminum siding. 3 Bed, 1 Bath, Large kitchen, dining room, living room, large enclosed playroom/ patio. Detached Large Garage at rear of property. Garden area in back. Small back patio. Tenant has been there 4 years. $500.00 per month with a stucco finish. Renter pays water, PG&E, so there is no loss of income there.Combined houses rent is $1,275.00 per month X 12 months = $15,290.00 per year. There are taxes and insurance, which is a 100% write-off. Over a course of 5 years that would be $36,450.00 if my calculations are correct. Bottom line why i’m getting rid of the properties are due to health reasons, also some bills that have been incurred. DO NOT BOTHER TENANTS. IF INTERESTED CALL JIM AT (661)763-3494 $160,000.00 OBO. WILL NOT CARRY ANY PAPERS.

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PERSONALS

CAN’T MAKE IT TO OUR OFFICE? NO WORRIES, WE ARE COMING TO YOU! The Job Search Assistance class is being offered at your local library branch to assist those in need of career counseling. Join us and give your job search a kick start!

Tuesday November 3, 2009 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Taft Branch 27 Emmons Park Dr. For More Information Call Valerie Toliver at 661-635-2617 Peter Beadle at 661-635-2736 800-203-2623 PLEASE BRING -Legal right to work documents (CA ID/CDL/SS) -Mail/ID Card (Proof of Physical Address)


October 30-5, 2009

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