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More than run of the mill R-Ranch of the Sequoias was once a company logging town north of the Kern Valley will be the site of a reunion for those who lived, worked and grew up as children there.
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Millions of Californians believe our state and country are moving seriously in the wrong direction. Howard Jarvis used to say if we are being badly served by politicians, it is our fault. We voted them in and we can vote them out, he would remind voters.
Michael Batelaan Courier Memories This weekend 250 invited guests, old-timers and extended family will converge on the old logging town of Johnsondale for a private reunion. They are the ones that worked, lived and the children who went to school in what was once a thriving logging community. R-Ranch owners will also attend. They will be joining together for a pancake breakfast, story-telling, games, afternoon meal, music and evening dance and more story-telling. It is all designed "so people can visit" said event coordinator Al Mitchell who now lives over the hill in Inyokern. The sawmill was erected in 1935. In addition to building a mill, homes, dormitories, a commis-
Election Day Tuesday June 3 Some may not believe their individual vote is important, but by working in concert with other voters, we will make the difference between a future of debt and desperation and one of prosperity and opportunity. Be ready. Important elections are coming up in June and November and it is important to be ready. The first step is to make sure your family members, friends, neighbors and colleagues are registered to vote. Registration information can be obtained from your county registrar of voters or you may register online at the California Secretary of State’s website. Remember, voting by mail begins nearly a month before Election Day. The time to get started is now. “Only the knowledge that the people care will keep the politicians honest.” Howard Jarvis people
sary and a cook house for the employees of Mt. Whitney Lumber Co. and a school for their children were built. The private company town was named after the chief planner, Walter S. Johnson. John McNally, whom most of us know as the founder of McNally's Restaurant in Fairview, was a logging truck driver for the Mt. Whitney Lumber Co. Wages were $1.60 per hour, and when the mill closed in 1979 they were around $11 an hour. Not only did the mill change through the years, but Johnsondale itself changed from being a "tent city" to a town where over 100 houses were maintained. In 1960, there were 467 people living there, and in its peak in the early 70s, the population rose to between 600 and 700 people when about
125 people were employed on two shifts. The cabins in which owners now stay at RRanch were the homes for the employees of the saw mill who rented them from the Company. Each house had front and back yards with lawns, flowers and white picket fences. Single loggers lived in small bunkhouses. The Ranch Museum building was once part of a bunkhouse. There were no cooking facilities so they ate in the dining room. The current store is housed in the same building as the original store. Dances were held with local residents playing Western music for dancing. Other activities included Boy Scouts, card parties, loggers' union meetings, business meetings, roller skating and ping pong. The Dance Hall also
housed the town library and served as a theater. Box socials were a popular activity at one time. John McNally would put on a rodeo each year in the current horse arena. The saw mill operated continuously for 41 years, but at 4 p.m. on March 23, 1979 the mill shut down. It was determined that there was no longer enoughlumber in the surrounding area in enough quantity to justify the mill. Mitchell lived and worked at R-Ranch. He started working there at 16 years old, working the night shift while attending school during the day. He operated yard equipment, moving materials and lumber. "We are always meeting people along the way that are from our Johnsondale past, but are still new to us," he said.
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‘Community Engagement Day’ planned Heidi Carter-Escudero Courier This week Kern County 1st District Supervisor Mick Gleason is partnering with Kern Stop Meth Now and the Kern River Valley Collaborative on Monday, June 2 for a “ C o m m u n i t y Engagement Day.” Community volunteers and representatives from Kern Stop Meth Now will gather at 10 a.m. at Kissack Ball Park (intersection of Lake Isabella Blvd. and Elizabeth Norris Road) in Lake Isabella before breaking into smaller groups that will canvass businesses in Lake Isabella, Mountain Mesa, Wofford Heights
and Kernville. The primary message to business owners will be to
encourage drug free workplace policies, including pre-employment and randomtesting. Kern Stop Meth Now will work to connect businesses with the tools they need to maintain a drug free workplace. The community is also invited to join in the formation of the Kern River Valley strategic plan to address the impacts of Meth in an upcoming
meeting being held on Thursday, June 26 at 6 p.m. at the Lake Isabella Senior Center. If you are interested in learning more about this effort, contact Lisa Smith at 760-3792556. Kern Stop Meth Now was created after a report presented to the Board of Supervisors in the fall of 2009 detailed the impact of methamphetamine in Kern County. Among the findings of the 18-month study: “Up to 39 percent of all felony prosecutions in Kern County include methamphetamine offenses; nature
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“Well over 50 percent of substance abuse treatment admissions in Kern County are for methamphetamine-related disorders; "Approximately onethird of adult probation cases involve methamphetamine, as do nearly one in five juvenile probation cases and “The Kern County Department of Human Services estimates that about 40 percent of cases where children are removed from the home involve methamphetamine.” For more information about this event, contact Heidi Carter-Escudero at 661-633-7104 or by cell at 661-203-2653.
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■ Community appreciation barbecue May 30 You are cordially invited to Optimal Health Service’s Community Appreciation Barbecue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 30in the Optimal Hospice parking lot across from the Lake Isabella post office. Optimal Health Services would like to thank the Kern Valley for their continued support over the last 16 years. There will be a free lunch and an hourly raffle drawing. Call 760-379-5038.
Regular activities Fridays
■ 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5831. ■ 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.,TOPS #2293 weight loss group, Veterans Hall, Lake Isabella. 760-417-2272. ■ 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Alzheimers Respite Group, Veterans Hall, Lake Isabella. 661-393-8871. ■ 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., TOPS weight loss group, Mt.View Church, Lake Isabella. 760-378-3935. ■ 12 - 1 p.m., AA, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-4112. ■ 1 p.m., Happy Hookers crochet club, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-6335. ■ 6 p.m. (2nd Fri.), Kernville Baptist Church game night. Next to Pizza Barn. 760-223-1036. ■ 7 p.m. Alano Club, AA 12x12 study, 4030 Perdue, Lake Isabella. ■ 7 - 8 p.m., AA, Kernville Chamber of Commerce, 11447 Kernville Rd.,760-379-4112 or 760-417-9701
■ 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Farmer’s Market, Nuui Cunni Center, French Gulch. 760-549-0800 ■ 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Farmer’s Market, Lakeshore Lodge, Wofford Heights. ■ 3 p.m. (1st Sat.), Havilah Historical Society, Havilah Schoolhouse. 760-379-2636. ■ 5-7 p.m. Dinner. (2nd & 4th Sat. - Karaoke @ 7 p.m.) Eagles Lodge, open to public, Mt. Mesa. 760-379-3394 ■ 7 - 10 p.m. (1st Sat.), Dam Dancers square dancing, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. ■ 9:30 a.m. (1st Sat.), Aglow Int’l, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. Barbara,760-378-3672 or Geraldine, 559-359-8953. ■ 2 p.m., Discussion. 7:30 - 9 p.m., 6 p.m. Pot Luck, 7 p.m. Speaker (3rd Sat.), AA - KR Health Center, 67 Evans Rd., Wofford Hts. 760-379-4112 or 760417-9701 ■ 2 p.m. Alano Club, AA discussion, 4030 Perdue, Lake Isabella. ■ 6 p.m. (3rd Sat.) Alano Club, AA speaker, 4030 Perdue, Lake Isabella.
■ 9 a.m. to noon - VFW Breakfast, public welcome. 2811 Nugget, Lake Isabella. 760-379-3877. ■ 9 a.m. to noon, Breakfast at Eagles, public. welcome. Highway 178, Mt. Mesa. 760-379-3394. ■ 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (2nd Sun.), AA, Paradise Cove Restaurant, Hwy 178, Lake Isabella. Breakfast 10 a.m. / Speaker 11 a.m. 760-379-4112. ■ 2 - 3:30 p.m., AA - KR Health Center, 67 Evans Rd., Wofford Hts. 760-379-4112 or 760-417-9701
■ 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5831. ■ 10 a.m., Exercise Class, Lakeridge Mobile Home Pk. Clubhouse, Lake Isabella. 760-379-3206. ■ 2 - 3 p.m., Grief Support Group, Hoffmann Hospice 040-D Lake Isabella Blvd. 661-410-1010. ■ 12 - 1 p.m., AA, Senior Center,Lake Isabella. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312. ■ 1 p.m. (3rd Mon.), Kern Valley Democratic Club, Lakeridge Mobile Home Pk. Clubhouse, Lake Isabella. ■ 1 p.m., Line dance classes, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-0043. ■ 3 p.m. (2nd Mon.-Board/4th Mon.-Member ship), Kernville Chamber. 760-376-2629. ■ 6 - 9 p.m., KRV Comm. Orchestra, Cerro Coso College, Lake Isabella. 760-376-4461. ■ 6:30 - 8 p.m., Boy Scout Troup 690, 1st Baptist Church, Lake Isabella. 760-812-7082. ■ 6 p.m. (3rd Mon.), KRV Art Assoc., Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-2844. ■ 6 - 7 p.m., AA, Mtn. View Baptish Church, 2959 Erskine Creek Rd., Lake Isabella. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312. ■ 7:30 - 9 p.m., AA, Grace Chapel, 12308 Mtn. Mesa Rd., Mtn. Mesa. 760-379-7318 or 760-3797312. ■ 7:30 p.m., Al-Anon, KRV Hospital cafeteria, Mt. Mesa. 760-417-0199 or 760-379-7312
■ 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5831. ■ 9 a.m., Yoga Practice Group, Kernville Methodist Church. 909-753-9043. ■ 9:30 - 11:30a.m., Me & My Friends children’s playgroup, 1st Baptist Church, Lake Isabella. 760379-2556. ■ 10 a.m. (2nd Tue.), Kern Valley Garden Group. 760-379-1129. ■ 10 a.m. - noon Kern County Department of Public Health Immunization Clinic 7050 Lake Isabella Blvd, Lake Isabella. 877-818-4787 ■ 10:30a.m., Armour of God Narcotics Anonymous, College Community Services, 2731 Nuggett Ave., Lake Isabella. ■ 2 p.m. (2nd Tue.), KRV Cemetery District. Public invited. 760-376-2189.
■ Lakeshore Farmers Market May 30 This market is hosted by the Kern Valley Growers Association from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday. The market is at the Lakeshore Lodge, 7466 Wofford Blvd, Wofford Heights.
annual Ladies of the Elks Dog Show on Saturday, May 31 in the Elks’ picnic area behind the Elks’ Lodge, 6708 Wofford Blvd. in Wofford Heights from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The prizes are dog-gone great! All proceeds go to the Elks’ scholarship fund. Call 760-376-2762 for more information.
■ Ladies of the Elks dog show May 31 Win a ribbon or maybe a trophy at the 7th
■ Fifth Anniversary Scavenger Run May 31 Cyclesmiths present the 5th Anniversary Scavenger Run on Saturday, May 31 starting at 9 a.m. with dinner and prizes at 3 p.m. Call 760-350-9700 for more information.
■ 6 p.m. (2nd Tue.), Lake Isabella-Bodfish Property Owners, Senior Center, Lake Isabella (760) 760-379-5552. ■ 6:30 p.m., (2nd Tue.) Epilepsy Support Group, Bakersfield. 760-376-1606 or 760-258-5272. ■ 7 p.m. (3rd Tue.), Fish & Game Habitat Club, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-376-3178 ■ 7 p.m., (4th Tue.), KRV Historical Society, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. ■ 7 - 8:30 p.m., AA, KR Health Center, 67 Evans Rd., Wofford Hts. 760-379-4112 or 760-417-9701 ■ 7 - 8:30 p.m., AA - Weldon Methodist Church, 20021 Hwy. 178, Weldon. 760-379-4112
■ 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5831. ■ 9 -11:30 a.m. (1st & 3rd Wed.), Dam Quilters, senior apts. behind Vons, Lake Isabella. 760-3799921. ■ 9:30 a.m., TOPS weight loss group, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 661-867-2579. ■ 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., Me & My Friends children’s playgroup, Kernville Methodist, 760-379-2556. ■ 10:30a.m., Armour of God Narcotics Anonymous, College Community Services, 2731 Nuggett Ave., Lake Isabella. ■ Noon (2nd Wed.) KRV Chamber of Commerce meeting, Moose Lodge, Lake Isabella. 760-3795236. ■ 12 - 1:30 p.m., AA - Women’s Serenity Circle, Mtn. View Baptist Church, 2959 Erskine Creek Rd., Lake Isabella. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312. ■ 12:30 p.m., Bridge Club, Eagles Lodge, Mt. Mesa. 760-376-3138. ■ 1:30 - 3 p.m., Grief Support Group, Optimal Hospice, 6504-E Lake Isabella Blvd. ■ 6 p.m. (1st Wed.), American Legion Riders VFW, 2811 Nugget, Lake Isabella. ■ 6 p.m. (3rd Wed.), American Legion, Senior Center Veterans Rm. Lake Isabella. 760-379-5086. ■ 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Senior Dance, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. Live band. ■ 7 p.m. Alano Club, AA, 4030 Perdue, Lake Isabella. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312. ■ 7 - 8:30 p.m., AA, KR Health Center, 67 Evans Rd. Wofford Hts., 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312. ■ 7 p.m., Elks Lodge, Wofford Blvd., Wofford Hts. ■ 7 p.m., Al-Anon, Christ's Fellowship Church, Wofford Hts.. 760-417-0199 or 760-379-7312
■ 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5831. ■ 9 a.m., Yoga Practice Group, Kernville Methodist Church. 909-753-9043. ■ 9 a.m. - noon, Thursday Painters, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5329. ■ 9:30 a.m., (3rd Thu.), Fire Safe Council, Supervisor’s office, County Bldg., Lake Isabella. ■ 10:30a.m., Armour of God Narcotics Anonymous, College Community Services, 2731 Nuggett Ave., Lake Isabella. ■ 11:45 a.m. (4th Thu.), KRV Women’s Club meeting, Elks Lodge. ■ Noon, Exchange Club, Paradise Cove. ■ 5 - 7 p.m., TANF Cultural Night, French Gulch Campground. ■ 3:30 - 5 p.m. (4th Thu.), Kern River Valley Collaborative, Veterans Hall, Rm. 1., Lake Isabella. 760-379-2556, ext. 601. ■ 5 - 7 p.m., VFW Taco Thursday, open to public. 760-379-3877. ■ 4-6 p.m. (3rd Thu.), Republican Assembly of the Kern River Valley, Moose Lodge, Lake Isabella. 760-378-3695 or 760-376-1462. ■ 6 p.m., Rotary Club, KRV Elks Lodge, Wofford Heights. 760-376-2844. ■ 6 p.m., Weight Watchers, Lake Ridge Mobile Home Park Club House, Lake Isabella. Weigh-in 5:30 p.m. ■ 7 p.m. Alano Club, NA book study, 4030 Perdue, Lake Isabella. ■ 7 p.m. (45h Thurs.) KRV Gun Assc. Jan - Oct. Kernville Chamber, KRVGAnews@gmail.com ■ 6:30 p.m., Sweet Adelines, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. New members welcome. ■ 7 p.m., (3rd Thu.), Kern Valley Astronomy Club, Museum, Kernville. 760-376-1291. ■ 7 - 8:30 p.m., AA, Senior Center, 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. 760-379-4112.
■ Saturday, noon, South Fork Women’s Club, Fay Ranch Road., Weldon ■ Sunday, 11 a.m., Moose Lodge, Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. ■ Wednesday, 1 p.m., Senior Center, Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. ■ Thursday, Early Bird 12:15 p.m., Regular 1 p.m., St. Jude Catholic Church, Hwy. 155 & Nellie Dent Dr., Wofford Hts. This information is submitted to the Courier by the groups listed. Please call the phone numbers provided to check meeting times and location.
■ Dinner at the Eagles May 31 Enjoy a lasagna dinner at the Eagles, 12251 Highway 178, Mountain Mesa from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 31 with karaoke. Call 760-379-3394 for information. ■ Lantern Light tour and ghost hunt May 31 Come seek out the ghosts at Silver City from 8 to 10:30 p.m. at 3829 Lake Isabella Blvd. Bodfish on Saturday, May 31. $12 per person, cash only, at the gate, or in advance by credit card. Call 760-379-5146 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. ■ KRV Astronomy Club Star Party May 31 Kern River Valley Astronomy Club holds a Star Party starting at Sunset at the Fairview Helispot, 12 miles north of Kernville (look for the orange cones about 1 mile south of McNally’s), on Saturday, May 31. Bundle up; bring some hot chocolate or coffee, and a lounge chair. For more info, contact Rich Burdge at 760-376-1291 or 760-376-6290 or email him at email@example.com. Call to check if haze, smoke or cloud cover might cancel event. ■ Veterans of Foreign Wars breakfast June 1 Have breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, June 1 at the Kern River Valley VFW Post 7665 Hall, 2811 Nugget Ave. (behind McDonald’s), Lake Isabella. For information call 760-379-3877. ■ Free movie matinee June 1 Come see the movie, “Love’s Enduring Promise,” based on Janette Oke’s best-selling novel. This poignant sequel to “Love Comes Softly” will draw you in from its beginning to its end. See it on Sunday, June 1 at 3 p.m. at the Kernville United Methodist Church (corner of Big Blue and Sirretta). ■ Wofford Heights Community Group June 3 The Wofford Heights Community Group will meet on Tuesday, June 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the New Life Church, 25 Arden Ave. in Wofford Heights. All Wofford Heights businesses and residents are invited to attend. ■ Prayer Breakfast June 5 Each month The Salvation Army, Lake Isabella Service Extension Unit invites the community to join them in prayer for our community, the State and our Nation. The Prayer Breakfast is held at Nelda’s Diner in Lake Isabella at 7 a.m. on Thursday, June 5. Arrive early to not interrupt prayer in progress. Breakfast is optional. For more information call 760-379-4600. ■ Kids fishing derby June 7 The Fish and Game Habitat Club presents the 27th annual Kids’ Fishing Derby at Wofford Heights Park from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 7. Registration is a must. Register at Wofford Heights Park on Friday, June 6 from 3 to 6 p.m. or Saturday from 6 to 9 a.m. Free lunch for all kids, prizes and trophies. Call Elaine Johnson at 760-417-0950 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. ■ Havilah Days 48th celebration June 7 The Havilah Historical Society is celebrating the 48th Havilah Days frontier event on Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be old west entertainment, vendors, raffle prizes, food and a sarsaparilla bar. The courthouse museum will be open for viewing and admission is free. It is located at 6789 Caliente-Bodfish Road, Havilah. Call 760379-2636 for more information.
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Traffic & Safety STOP April in review Kern Valley traffic statistics Benjamin Starkey, California Highway Patrol Traffic Collisions - 15 DUI Arrests - 3 DUI Collisions - 1 Suspended/Unlicensed Drivers Arrested - 24 Safety Tip: Seatbelts save lives. Almost every person has an experience where seatbelts have saved them or someone close to them. Law enforcement officers in the Kern River Valley are trying to promote safe driving. The only safe way to drive is with a seatbelt. Help keep yourselves and your loved ones safe by always wearing your seatbelt and help others do the same. Summertime has arrived in the Kern River Valley and we will be seeing an influx of visitors to our valley. Law enforcement will be watching for vehicles that do not use the turnouts in the canyon and on other two lane highways and is asking all drivers in the Kern Valley area to be attentive to those who are driving on the roads with us. Visitors do not know their way around our area and will more than likely be driving at slower speeds. Please be patient with other drivers and obey the traffic laws.
■ In the May 23 story on page 1 about the South Fork Woman’s Club, Lynne McGarrity received the award on behalf of Penny Pines’ program chairperson Susan Marches. The gentleman pictured is Louis Waller, Jr., voluntary service specialist at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center. The Courier regrets the error.
Upper Kern improvement recieves ‘B’ grade We just want you to know that with the changes the Forest Service has made on the Upper River, the extra facilities provided, the help of our great volunteers and supporters, and the word getting out -- it is working! We were thrilled with the assessment and clean up we held today. So much less “stuff” being left and those using the river were actually taking their “stuff” to the dumpsters, using the portables more and taking some responsibility and showing respect. Yes, this is only the first weekend of the big test, but we feel it receives a “B.” Thank you for helping to get the word out. There is still much to do, but with support from folks like you, it will get done and continue to be done. One person can make a difference, together we can make it right. Thanks so much, Rex and Barb Hinkey Keepers of the Kern
Lost keys Rod Middleworth Courier Columnist
I don’t know about the rest of you out there in Kern Valley-Land, but I have a major problem with keys. I forget where I put them and it Middleworth causes no small amount of consternation trying to figure out where they are. It isn’t just because I am getting older and am touched by old timer’s disease. It’s something that’s followed me all my life. I was able, I thought, to keep these lapses of “keys” memory from my family. But when my son in the 5th grade made me a board to hang my keys, and the logo on the board (shaped like a key) read, “A place to hang keys I haven’t lost yet,” it was apparent that the whole family was aware of my shortcoming. The keys that get lost the most seem to be the car keys. We have three vehicles and each one has four keys. Two for me and two for my wife. That’s 12 keys, plus we have an extra set that we keep on the keyboard just in case. So you would think that when I lose my keys (always around home) that I could easily grab another set. And that would work if I didn’t have other keys on the ring besides the car keys. So, in essence, when I lose the car keys, I also lose the house key, the garage key, the shop key and others. So my search isn’t just for the car, it’s for other keyed places too. The keys should be on the key board, if I’ve
done it right, or on the hall hangers, which I use a lot. Or the keys could be in a pocket of my pants I threw in the hamper. Or maybe they’re behind the cushion of the couch where they fell out of my pocket while I was watching TV. Or they might be in my workshop where I put them while I was unloading tools and stuff. The search starts slowly, but as time passes, and the search becomes more critical, I have to call my wife in on the quest. This is a last resort, but should be the first, because she usually finds them and it’s usually in some place I’ve already looked. This goes on all the time and by now she can tell by the panicked look on my face that my keys are missing and she will say: “Whassa matter, did you lose your keys again?" And of course, I have. I really try to use my key board and I am getting better. But I realized my affliction has manifested itself in other things. For instance, when we were packing to go on a recent fishing trip, I couldn’t find my fishing license. I looked everywhere and so did my wife. No license. So I figured no fishing on the trip. About 3 a.m. my wife woke me and said, “I know where your license is.” “Where?” I asked. “In your float tube,” she replied. “I dreamt it was there.” Well it was. The fishing trip was saved. Now that my affliction is spreading, what other things will I start to lose? And what time in the morning can I expect to be awakened with their location? This is not good. Wofford Heights resident Rod Middleworth is a retired security manager for Pacific Bell.
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Gallop, crawl, slither, or fly to the library The Kern County Library launches its PAWS to Read! Summer Reading Program on Monday, June 2. During the next two months, your local libraries will host a range of free activities for children, teens and adults that encourage and support a love of reading. Participants also can win prizes for reaching their reading goals. The Kern River Valley Branch in Lake Isabella will kick things off with a carnival on Saturday, June 7 beginning at 2 p.m. This event will include themed games, crafts and face painting. It will be lots of fun for the entire family. The summer will also include magician Christopher Lopez on Thursday, June 12 and E&M Reptiles on Saturday, July 19. With lots of great events this summer, the library is the place to go to beat the summer heat. A full schedule of program events for each local branch can be found on the website at kerncountylibrary.org, visiting us on our Facebook page at KRVLibraries or stopping in at any local branch. While the libraries plan to have loads of fun this summer, there is also a serious side to summer reading. Research has shown that reading over the summer prevents reading loss. Studies also indicate students who read recreationally outperformed those who didn’t. Students read more when they can choose materials based on their own interests.
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2014/2015 Hunting License and Tags on Sale Items can be purchased at CDFW license sales offices or license agents, online at dfg.ca.gov/licensing/ols or by phone at 800-565-1458. Hunters can purchase hunting licenses, validations, tags and apply for CDFW's Big Game Drawing. All applications for the Big Game Drawing must be submitted and the sales transaction completed before midnight on June 2. Customers can also contact their closest CDFW license sales office for more information.
Museum Focuses on Local Photographer The Kern Valley Historical Society has announced that valley resident Gene Verbeet will be the featured artist for the month of June. Following retirement as an elementary school teacher, Gene renewed his love for landscape photography. He captures the vibrant colors of the Sierra Nevada and the Kern River Valley. Gene’s work will be on display the entire month in the Art Room at the Kern Valley Museum. The museum is located next to the post office in Kernville and is open Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission is always free.
is back again!!! Mondays/Wednesdays 2:30pm Across from Vitaliia’s - First left off Lakeshore Dr., House #9
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Vitaliia's Dance and Fitness 6501 Wofford Blvd. Suite C Wofford Hts 661-496-3696
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■ 13th annual Squirrel Valley yard sale June 7 Valley-wide yard sale starts at 8 a.m. Pick up a map at Mountain Mesa Market after 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Call Judith Hallgren at 760379-5542 for more information.
■ Trail preservation barbecue June 7 Mike Loomer of Cyclesmiths will cook his famous slow-smoked barbecue to celebrate preserving trails in the Sequoia for everyone at the KOA Campground, 15627 Highway 178, Weldon on Saturday, June 7 at 5 p.m. Stewards of the Sequoia is hosting this event to help raise the money needed to keep your trails open. There will be $4,000 in raffle prizes. Get more information at stewardsofthesequoia.org.
■ Reading kick-off carnival June 7 Fun, games and crafts to kick off the Paws to Read! Summer program and the Kern River Valley Branch library at 2 p.m. Call 760-549-
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By Wilson Casey 1. Is the book of Shiprah in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Jonah 3, what “people of” showed they were repenting by proclaiming a fast and wearing sackcloth? Carchemish, Nineveh, Larsa, Harran 3. Which book may be summarized as, “God will hold us accountable for all our actions?” Obadiah, Micah, Zephaniah, Zechariah 4. In 2 Chronicles, from what type tree did Solomon make harps and stringed instruments? Fig, Cypress, Cedar, Algum 5. From Ecclesiastes 3, there is a time to be born, and a time to ...? Live, Eat, Die, Praise 6. Belteshazzar is better known as? Satan, Daniel, James, Goliath ANSWERS: 1) Neither; 2) Nineveh; 3) Zephaniah; 4) Algum; 5) Die; 6) Daniel © 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.
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Message of faith
Normal Dan Schlensker, Courier Columnist Most folks like to be considered normal. Not too many people like to be thought of as some sort of freak or in any way weird. Plenty of people Schlensker want to be viewed as outstanding in some way or well above average on some scale - to be recognized as extraordinary through their accomplishments, looks, skills or intellect. In that sense, abnormal is OK, even desirable. However, if the difference is in some way considered to be negative, abnormal is seen to be bad. Such is the case with people with disabilities. Consequently, when seen by the general public to be abnormal in some negative sense they are often looked down upon, shunned or ostracized. A common reaction to people with disabilities, then, is that they are pitied, judged, or categorized as sub-human. But how does the person with a disability feel about normal? If that person has acquired his or her disability after having lived on earth for some years, they might think of themselves as no longer normal. However, a person, who was born with a condition like Down’s Syndrome or Autism or some other so-called “defect” has never experi-
enced anything else. Thus, as far as they are concerned, their situation is normal, and they are perfectly happy and content with their lot in life as long as their common human needs are met. There are many such individuals at places like Bethesda Lutheran Homes and other Christian special care facilities, where their common human needs are met and they enjoy relationships with other people, various kinds of vocational productivity, giving praise to God in a worshiping community and being valued as a person and as a child of God. And those disabled folks are viewed as people not so much to be ministered to, but rather people, who are to be in ministry with. When we look closely at ourselves, we each can notice ways in which we are different, abnormal. There is one condition, however, which is normal to every human being on earth and unites us all, and that is our fallen, sinful nature as descendants of Adam and Eve, who rebelled and disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden. That common problem, in which we all share, is remedied only by Jesus’ death on the cross and His glorious resurrection from the dead, so faith in Him brings to all of us humans, who are disabled in some way, forgiveness of our sin, new life and hope. Dan Schlensker is pastor of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Lake Isabella.
Valley places of worship Kernville
■ Father’s Heart Foursquare Church 11000 Kernville Rd., (Old Centry 21 building) Kernville. Sunday 9:30 a.m. 760-223-6704 ■ First Baptist Church of Kernville 46 Valley View Drive, Kernville. Sunday 10:00 a.m. 760-376-6403 ■ Kernville United Methodist Church 251 Big Blue Rd., Kernville. Sunday’s 9:30 a.m. 760-376-2751 ■ Prince of Peace Lutheran Fellowship 44 Big Blue Road, Kernville. Sunday School 9 a.m., Service 10:30 a.m. 760-417-2014 ■ St. Peter’s Anglican Church 11876 Sierra Way, Kernville. Sunday 10:00 a.m. 760-376-6362 ■ St. Sherrian’s Episcopal Church At Kernville United Methodist Church. Sunday 11 a.m
■ Faith Community Foursquare Church 20 W. Panorama, Wofford Hts. Sunday Service 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. 760-376-6719 ■ New Life Assembly of God 25 Arden Av., Wofford Hts. Sunday 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.760-376-6402 ■ St. Jude Catholic Church 86 Nellie Dent Dr., Wofford Heights. Sun, 8 a.m. & 10 a.m., Sat. 4 p.m. 760-376-2416 ■ Calvary Chapel 125 Sycamore Drive, Wofford Hts. Sunday 10 a.m. and Wed. 6:30 p.m.760-376-8789 ■ Christ Fellowship 80 Evans Road, Wofford Hts. Sun. 10:30 a.m. Lake Isabella/Bodfish
■ First Baptist Church of Lake Isabella 3701 Suhre, Lake Isabella. Sunday 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. School 9:45 a.m. 760-379-5615 ■ Fountain of Christ Church 5101 #A Lake Isabella Blvd, Lake Isabella. Sunday 9:45 a.m. Wed. and Thur. 5:30 p.m. 760-417-0793 ■ Landmark Missionary Baptist Church 2741 Mountain View Rd, Lake Isabella. Sunday 9:45 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. 760-379-5640 ■ Mt. View Southern Baptist Church 2959 Erskine Creek Rd, Lake Isabella. Sun. 9:00, 11:15 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. 760-379-4296 ■ Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall 1911 Edith Ave., Lake Isabella. 760-379-8672 ■ Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (LCMS) 377 Highway 155, Lake Isabella. Services 11 a.m. 760-379-2343
■ Kern Valley Bible Church 3920 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella. Sunday 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. 760-379-5482 ■ Church of the Nazarene 2931 Erskine Creek Rd., Lake Isabella. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. 760-379-2062 ■ Highland Chapel United Methodist 5301 Lake Isabella Bl., Lake Isabella. Sunday School & Worship 10:30 a.m. 760-379-2120 ■ Lake Isabella Church of Christ 3711 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella. Services 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., Wed. 6 p.m. Bible study Sun. 10 a.m. ■ Kern River Valley Seventh Day Adventist 3801 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella. Saturday Service 9:30 a.m. 760-379-3206 ■ Kern Valley Pentecostal LightHouse 3730 Wagon Wheel Dr., Lake Isabella. Sunday School 9:45 Services 10:45 a.m., and 5 p.m. Wednesday 6 p.m. 760-379-5819 ■ Salvation Army The local national affiliate Mon. 9 am - 1 pm. 6105 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. 760379-5100. ■ SGI - USA Buddhist Lotus Sutra based discussion and meetings Call 379-6162 for dates and times. Mountain Mesa ■ Church of Christ Mt. Mesa 6400 Dogwood Av., Mt. Mesa. Sunday 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. 760-379-4792 ■ Church of Jesus Christ/Latter Day Saints 6400 Park Av., Mt. Mesa. Sunday 10:00 a.m. 760-379-2904 ■ Grace Chapel 12312 Mt. Mesa Rd., Mt. Mesa. Sunday 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. 760-379-4093 ■ Christian Assembly 12424 Mountain Mesa Rd., Mt. Mesa. Sunday 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. 760-379-6377 ■ Victory Tabernacle (United Pentecostal) 4324 Birch, Mt. Mesa. Sunday 2 and 3 p.m. 760-549-3186
■ Kern Christian Church “The River” 14900 Hwy 178, Southlake. Sunday 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. 760-378-3780 ■ He Cares Fellowship 16475 Hwy 178, Southlake. Sunday 9:30 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. 760-379-6935 ■ Weldon United Methodist Church 20021 Hwy. 178, Weldon. Sunday 8:30 a.m. 760-378-2321 ■ Weldon Baptist Church 20674 Highway 178, Weldon. Sunday 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. 760-378-4964
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Antler, Fin & Feather Report
Scales rubbed the wrong way fect. Then the bass: Let’s not forget a couple of years ago the bass with the tagged trout in his mouth. And then there are the pelicans and other I am not penfish eating birds. ning this week’s I only hear and read about how column to prosenobody caught the big money fish, cute or defend the no one ever writes about just having Derby or the Kern a good time with the family trying River Valley out their luck. I am beginning to Chamber. I recently think that some of you may need to Mencarini came across a go to G. A. (Gamblers Anonymous) Bakersfield column meetings. that rubbed me a little rough. Try and not take In case no one the Derby so serifigured it out, the ous and try fishing Derby is at best a I only hear and read about it for fun. I am fully crap shoot, a game how nobody caught the big aware of how of chance, a gammoney fish, no one ever things were done in ble. You are not writes about just having a the past but let’s not supposed to win. good time... lose sight that anyThe odds favor the - Mencarini thing can happen to house, the lake, the these fish even Chamber. So if you when the best possible care is taken. come and fish the Derby and you The lake level is coming up but can’t afford to lose or break even, the bass, crappie, and catfish bite is then stay home. There is always still good-to-great. The other day some one who will complain or yell someone asked me if I thought the foul even when hung with a new 25 fish limit for crappie with no posrope. session limit was too many. I did not The lake at the time of the Derby had about 50,000 acre feet of water (1 have an answer at the time. I do, however, think it is something to acre foot=1 acre of water 1 foot consider. deep). So with 500 tagged fish, that gives each tagger 100 acres of water Mike Mencarini is a Wofford Heights one foot deep to call home. Then you resident and avid fisherman. For quesfigure in accidental death by stress or tions or comments you can reach him possible mishandling, no one is perthrough the Kern River Courier.
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■ Ambulance ■ Fire ■ Law Enforcement ■ Search & Rescue ■ Lake Patrol ■ Forest Service
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Kern County Fire Stations
■ Kernville Station 76 11018 Kernville Road Kernville business calls only, 760-376-2219 ■ Lake Isabella Station 72 4500 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella business calls only, 760-379-2626 ■ Southlake Station 71 9000 Navajo Ave. Weldon business calls only, 760-378-3055
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2014 free fishing days are July 5, Sept. 6 CDFW Courier Outdoors Have you ever felt the excitement of watching your bobber suddenly jiggle, then dive out of sight? Or feeling the tap-tap-tap of a bass as it tastes the worm on the end of your line? Or having a salmon practically tear the rod out of your hands as it smashes your lure? What’s that? You say you never learned to fish? If you are new to the sport of fishing, and not sure if you will enjoy it, a great opportunity awaits you. The California Department of Fish & Wildlife offers two free fishing days each year. On these days, you can fish without a sport fishing license. Free fishing days provide a great, low-cost way to give fishing a try. Free fishing day clinics are designed to educate novice anglers about fishing ethics, fish habits, effective methods for catching fish, and fishing tackle. You can even learn how to clean and prepare your catch so you can enjoy it for dinner that night. All fishing regulations, such as bag and size limits, gear restrictions, report card requirements, fishing hours and stream closures remain in effect, however.
Kern River Valley information Emergencies call
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Recreation information ■ U.S. Forest Service Isabella Lake office: 4875 Ponderosa Drive. 760-379-5646
■ Kernville office: 105 Whitney Rd. 760-376-3781 (around the corner from the museum) Closed weekends.
General infomation ■ Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce 6404 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella Local: 760-379-5236 Toll Free: 866-KRV4FUN
■ Kernville Chamber of Commerce 11447 Kernville Rd. Kernville (corner Sierra Way & Kernville Roads) Local: 760-376-2629 Toll Free: 866-KERNVILLE
10am to 3pm The Havilah Historical Society presents
48th Annual Frontier Celebration at the Historical Havilah Courthouse Museum 6789 Caliente-Bodfish Road, Havilah, CA
Old West family The entertainment Catholic Diocese featuring: will reconsecrate the nearby • Buffalo Bill's Cowboys & Indians Exhibition • The Tombstone Lawdawgs Shoot Out St. Joseph's with "Roy Rogers" Catholic Cemetery • Historical Book Silent Auction (Kern County's first cemetery) • Grand and Sublime Scenery At 1:00p.m. • Sarsaparilla Bar & Old Time Treats in conjunction with the presentation of a • Live entertainment by "out of the Blue" historical plaque • Smokey Bear • Tortilla Toss • Vendors by E Clampus Vitus Historical Group • One Cylinder Engine Display • Raffle Prizes & Havilah Historical • Buffalo Lecture • Flint Knapping Display Society • Pockets, the friendly donkey
Courthouse Museum Open • Admission Free For information call
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Author Jer’Ell Hartsig announced the nationwide release of her autobiography, “The Wind that Ruffled the Field.” With this land- Hartsig mark autobiography comes a story that Hollywood did not want people to know -- a powerful look inside Hartsig’s identity conflict. This is a story of strength, persistence and survival while riding on “the wind that ruffled the field.” The discovery of her past sheds light on who she became. Misunderstood most of her life, Hartsig will personally take readers through her sexual identity crisis as she lived it; each heart w r e n c h i n g moment comes to life. The confusion as to who she was had plagued her since her early childhood as she struggled with a body that did not match her mind.
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Bodfish author releases autobiography Kirby Borreros Courier Release
This book shows readers how difficult life can become in the desperate search for the answers. Hartsig lived in foster care for the first year of her life. When she was finally adopted, she moved into a middle class family in a small Michigan town. Her creative abilities were seen at a young age, and she showed a passion for art. This passion led her into a career in advertising. Success followed her as she became a photo stylist, product designer and interior decorator. In middle age, she began experiencing difficult struggles as she started the search for her true identity. It is this struggle for self-identity and the discovery that who she would become in “The Wind That Ruffled the Field.” For more information about “The Wind that Ruffled the Field,” visit becoming Jerell. com or contact becomingjerell@ gmail.com. Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore, or by visiting barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com.
Up-close look at bitter conflict Sam Struckhoff Leem Lubany, Adam Bakri in “Omar”
Pick of the Week “Omar” (NR) — A young baker named Omar (Adam Bakri) lives in an impoverished Palistinian village, where he’s in contact with people plotting to kill Israeli soldiers. Whenever Omar climbs the security wall to the other side, he’s doing it to visit his pals and his gorgeous girlfriend (Leem Lubany). One night, however, Omar is taken into custody, tortured and turned out as a double-agent against the militants from his village. The movie follows Omar’s ambiguous arc -- is he really going to turn on the people he once supported, or is he realizing something else about the conflict? The film gives no answers, but offers an up-close human look at a bitter conflict that stretches across generations. “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” (PG-13) — When Russian corporate overlords threaten the world’s economy, it’s up to one untrained CIA desk worker to stop them (for some reason, maybe the rest of the CIA is busy.) Our hero is Jack Ryan (Chris Pines), protagonist of many a spy novel by Tom Clancy. Ryan starts working for the less-dangerous wing of the CIA, but somehow gets shifted into fieldwork, starting his clandestine adventure dodging assassins in Moscow. While the plot has more holes than the back wall of a shooting
range, “Shadow Recruit” keeps things moving so fast that you can’t admire its true flimsiness. Director Kenneth Branagh -- also starring as the villain -- doesn’t try to reinvent the global espionage thriller, but he doesn’t take many risks with it, either. “Non-Stop” (PG-13) — On a crowded flight from New York to London, Air Marshall Bill Marks (Liam Neeson) receives text messages threatening that a passenger will be killed every 20 minutes until ransom money is wired into an offshore account. Don’t fret too much about the logistics of telecommunication on a plane, or how people can disappear in such close quarters -- it all just adds to the tension. Much of the vehicle is pieced together from pieces of other airplane disaster flicks. The real engine pushing this ride is Neeson’s tightfisted commitment to his troubled action-hero role. This isn’t just “Taken” set in the sky, however. “Non-Stop” is worth standing in line for. © 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.
Recipes for Dummies by Bodfish Bob 1 T chopped celery 1 T minced onion 1/2 c chopped celery 4 hard-cooked eggs, chopped 1 T French dressing 1/2 cup mayonnaise salt and pepper to taste Combine all ingredients. Mix lightly, but well. Yields 8 sandwiches. Bodfish Bob’s Salmon Loaf
Bodfish Bob’s Baked Salmon 4 lb. fresh Alaskan salmon in one piece 2 cups fresh bread crumbs 2 T finely chopped onion 1 T chopped parsley 2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1 tsp sage 4 T melted butter 1 cup chicken broth 6 strips bacon Wash and dry salmon. Split the fish open. Leave skin intact. In a bowl, combine bread, onion, parsley, salt, pepper and sage. Mix well. Add the butter and broth and mix. Stuff the fish with the mixture carefully. Do not pack down or filling will become heavy; fasten the edges with skewers or thread. Place on buttered baking dish; arrange bacon across the top. Bake at 350° for 1 hour. Makes 6-8 servings. Bodfish Bob’s Salmon-Egg Salad for Sandwiches 1 (1 lb.) can salmon, drained and flaked
1 large can sockeye salmon 2 cups fresh bread crumbs 2 beaten eggs 3/4 cup milk 1 T minced onion 1 tsp lemon juice 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper Remove skin and bones from salmon. Add 2 cups bread crumbs, eggs, milk, onion, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Mix well. Pour into buttered casserole and bake at 325° for 45 min. Bodfish Bob’s Salmon Patties 1 pound can pink salmon 1 egg, beaten 1 small onion, chopped fine 15 soda crackers, crushed salt and pepper to taste Remove bones from salmon. Mix together and shape in four patties. Fry in a little oil in skillet until browned on both sides and is cooked through. Makes 4 servings. Visit Bodfish Bob on the Internet at www.bodfishbob.com or email him at email@example.com.
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Property clearance for fuels reduction work must be completed by June 15th.
Wildfires can be damaging.
It's a clear choice, "Be Fire Wise!!!" State law requires property owners to clear a minimum of 100 feet from any structure.
Firewise checklist Michael Batelaan Kern River Courier
Days until Fire Hazard Abatement must be complete:
Be fully prepared for a possible wildfire this year. For more tips, visit firesafecouncil.org. The main categories you have to worry about are listed here. ■ Construction: For tips on building a fire-resistant home, visit the web site. You can also retrofit your home. Enclose or box in the underside of eaves, balconies and above-ground decks with fire resistant materials. ■ Access: Make sure your house number is clear and visible. Make sure dead-end roads and long driveways have turn-around areas wide enough to accommodate emergency vehicles. ■ Roof: Remove dead branches overhanging your roof. ■ Landscape: Create defensible space, landscape with fire-resistant plants. ■ Emergency water supply: If your water comes from a well, consider an emergency generator to
17 operate the pump during a power failure. ■ Yard: Stack woodpiles at least 30 feet from all structures and remove vegetation within 10 feet of piles.
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The Fish and Game Habitat Club presents the 27th Annual Free Kid's Fishing Derby Ages 4 to 15 Saturday June 7th Wofford Heights Park (E. Evans Road) Sign up at Wofford Heights Park Friday June 6 from 3 to 6 p.m. or Saturday June 7 from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Registration is a must! Activities, prizes, free lunch for all registered kids. First and Second place trophy winners 4 age groups 2 categories Elaine Johnson 760-417-0950 or email email@example.com Presented by
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Courier chuckle of the week:
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. -Warren Buffet
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Trivia Test By Fifi Rodriguez 1. MOVIES: What animated movie was promoted as “the greatest fairy tale never told?” 2. BIBLE: What is the fifth book of the Pentateuch in the Old Testament? 3. ART: Where is Leonardo Da Vinci’s masterpiece “The Last Supper” displayed? 4. ANATOMY: What causes a hiccup? 5. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Who was the shortest U.S. president? 6. LITERATURE: Who wrote the novel “The Russia House?” 7. MUSIC: What 1960s rock star lit his guitar on fire while performing? 8. GEOGRAPHY: Where is Stonehenge located? 9. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: When was the Lincoln Memorial dedicated? 10. SCIENCE: What is kinetic energy? Answers:
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LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct.22) Trying to cheer up a depressed friend or downcast family member can be difficult. But keep at it, and your efforts should soon pay off in ways you might have never expected. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Taking a new look at an old and frequently recurring problem might lead you to consider making some surprising changes in the way you had been handling it up till now. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Despite what the naysayers might say, setting your sights on a new goal could be one of the smartest things the typically sagacious Sagittarian has done in a long time. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Rebuilding an unraveling relationship won’t be easy. But you can do it, if you really want to. Just remember to keep the lines of communication open between the two of you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A new friendship could develop into a close relationship. Meanwhile, reassure an old friend who might be feeling neglected that he or she is still an important part of your life. PISCES (Feb. 19 to Mar. 20) You might be feeling that you’re still in over your head as you continue trying to adjust to your new situation. But the pressures ease by week’s end, giving you time to come up for air.
1. "Shrek"; 2. Deuteronomy; 3. The Santa Maria delle Grazi convent in Milan; 4. Involuntary contraction of the diaphragm 5. James Madison at 5 feet, 4 inches; 6. John Le Carr 7. Jimi Hendrix; 8. England; 9. 1922;10. Energy of movement
ARIES (Mar. 21 to Apr. 19) Try using that Aries charm to warm up the usual set of workplace naysayers, and then back it up with a solid block of facts and figures to sell your idea to your colleagues. TAURUS (Apr. 20 to May 20) While nothing can deter a determined Bovine from following a course you believe in, it helps to have some supporting data and statements by trusted colleagues to make your case. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Take advantage of new information that could help make your career transition easier. The weekend is a good time to re-establish relationships with people you haven’t seen in a while. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Personal matters demand your attention as once-stable situations begin to shift. Quick action to shore things up is called for in order to avoid more problems down the line. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Although your financial picture begins to brighten, “thrift” and “caution” are still the watchwords for fiscally astute Leos to live by. Expect news about a family matter. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Before you try to blame a colleague for a workplace problem, make sure you have the proof to back you up. Make some quiet inquiries on your own to try to solicit more information.
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Kern River Courier Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: AMIKINS (2014 - B2446) Street address of principal place of business: 083-252-17-00-2 (Near Edison & Sierra Vista), Wofford Heights, CA 93285. Mailing address of business: 435 Anacapa Circle, Newbury Park, CA 91320. REGISTRANT: Donald T. Brown, 435 Anacapa Circle, Newbury Park, CA 91320. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Business is being conducted as an Individual. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: Donald T. Brown. This statement filed on 05/02/2014. Expires 05/02/2019. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By: J. Garcia. Published by the Kern River Courier May 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2014. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF TROY LEE WARD aka TROY L. WARD aka TROY WARD S-1501-PB-63767 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of TROY LEE WARD aka TROY L. WARD aka TROY WARD. A PETITION for Probate has been filed by: SHARON L. CRNOGORAC in the Superior Court of California, County of KERN. THE PETITION for Probate requests that SHARON L. CRNOGORAC be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on: June 26, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. in Dept. P, located at 1215 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representa-
tive appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in section 9100 of the California Probate Code. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in section 1250 of the California Probate Code. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for the Petitioner: Jamie P. Gelber, Esq. Law Offices of Gelber & Anderson P.O. Box 2810 5104 Lake Isabella Boulevard, Suite C Lake Isabella, CA 9324. (760) 379-2604. (Published: Kern River Courier: May 16, 23 and 30, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: BPW LIMITED (2014 - B2540), DBA #2: CLASSIC CAMERAS (2014 - B2541) Street address of principal place of business: 20280 West Valley Boulevard, Tehachapi, CA 93561. Mailing address of business: 20280 West Valley Boulevard, Tehachapi, CA 93561. REGISTRANT: Brian P. Wolfe, 21120 Sierra Vista Drive, Tehachapi, CA 93561. Date the business commenced: 01/01/2014. Business is being conducted as an Individual. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: Brian P. Wolfe. This statement filed on 05/08/2014. Expires 05/08/2019. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By: J. Bojorquez. Published by the Kern River Courier May 16, 23, 30 and June 6, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: HIGHER GROUNDS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT LLC (2014 - B2220) Street address of principal place of business: 8025 Peanut Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93308. Mailing address of business: 8025 Peanut Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93308. REGISTRANT: J & M Real Estate Investments, LLC, 8025 Peanut Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93308. Date the business commenced: 07/25/2012. Business is being conducted as a Limited Liability Company. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to
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Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: James McKay, Member. This statement filed on 04/22/2014. Expires 04/22/2019. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By: J. Garcia. Published by the Kern River Courier May 16, 23, 30 and June 6, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: VUJAHDAY (2014 - B2423), DBA #2: VUJA DE (2014 - B2424) Street address of principal place of business: 7408 Stone Breakers Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93313. Mailing address of business: 7408 Stone Breakers Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93313. REGISTRANT: John William Carini, 7408 Stone Breakers Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93313. Date the business commenced: 01/01/2014. Business is being conducted as an Individual. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: John William Carini. This statement filed on 05/01/2014. Expires 05/01/2019. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: J. Bojorquez. Published by the Kern River Courier May 16, 23, 30 and June 6, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: NEWBERN ENTERPRISES (2014 - B2637) DBA #2: CUSTOM FABRICATIONS (2014 - B2638) Street address of principal place of business: 2201 Bodfish Canyon Road, Bodfish, CA 93205. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 1068, Weldon, CA 93283. REGISTRANTS: Scott Thomas Newbern, 5667 Quail Road, Weldon, CA 93283 and Mallory Christine Newbern, 5667 Quail Road, Weldon, CA 93283. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Business is being conducted as a Married Couple. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of
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this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: Scott Newbern. This statement filed on 05/13/2014. Expires 05/13/2019. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By: J. Bojorquez. Published by the Kern River Courier May 23, 30, June 6 and 13, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: SEQUENTICS (2014 - B2257) Street address of principal place of business: 11514 San Miniato Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93312. Mailing address of business: 11514 San Miniato Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93312. REGISTRANT: Todd Martin McEwen, 11514 San Miniato Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93312. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Business is being conducted as an Individual. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: Todd Martin
McEwen. This statement filed on 04/24/2014. Expires 04/24/2019. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, AuditorController-County Clerk. By: J. Garcia. Published by the Kern River Courier May 23, 30, June 6 and 13, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: JENNY'S WINDOW WORLD (2014 - B3030) DBA #2: JENNY'S WINDOW FASHIONS (2014 - B3031) Street address of principal place of business: 4890 Larsen Road, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. Mailing address of business: 4890 Larsen Road, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. REGISTRANT: Jennifer Sullivan, 4890 Larsen Road, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. Date the business commenced: 09/24/2004. Business is being conducted as an Individual. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: Jennifer Sullivan. This statement filed on 05/27/2014. Expires 05/27/2019. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: J. Bojorquez. Published by the Kern River Courier May 30, June 6, 13 and 20, 2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: PAW PRINTS DIGITAL GARMENT PRINTING (2014 B2442) Street address of principal place of business: 3401 Garnet Avenue, Rosamond, CA 93560. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 1879, Rosamond, CA 93560. REGISTRANT: Ryan Tipton, 3401 Garnet Avenue, Rosamond, CA 93560. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Business is being conducted as an Individual. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: Ryan Tipton. This statement filed on 05/02/2014. Expires 05/02/2019. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, AuditorController-County Clerk. By: J. Garcia. Published by the Kern River Courier May 30, June 6, 13 and 20, 2014.
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