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Be fire aware Brandon Hill, KCFD Courier Weekend

More Dam changes announced Tyler Stalker, USACE Courier Release The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District received approval to use Isabella Dam Safety Modification Project funds to relocate the U.S. Forest Service facilities impacted by the project’s construction. The Corps recognizes the importance of making every effort possible to offset these impacts, including permanent replacement of the USFS buildings on Ponderosa Drive (the visitor center, fire station and outbuildings) which require demolition because they are located in the area of the new emergency spillway. The location of these replacement buildings is currently undergoing engineering and environmental analyses by the USFS and Corps. The possible new USFS building locations (and also Corps buildings) will be presented to the general public for review and comment as part of the environmental assessment process by December. Construction of new, and/or modification of existing, recreation facilities to offset the effects of the temporary closure of Boat Launch 19, Engineer’s Point, the Auxiliary Dam Recreation Area and the Main Dam Campground. The strategy for offsetting these tempo-

Michael Batelaan/ Kern River Couier Little squirt - A young, future wildland firefighter gets his feet wet at last year’s Wildfire Awareness Expo.

Cpt. Sean Collins, KCFD Courier Weekend The threat of major wildfires is right around the corner. This year we are experiencing a pretty significant drought. This summer contains all of the ingredients for a devastating fire season. However, there is hope, but it will take a cooperative effort between property owners and the Kern County Fire Department. Here’s what you can do as a property owner to help increase the survivability of your home and property in the event of a wildfire: ■ First, and foremost, provide adequate defensible space around your

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leave, leave! You’re a lot safer when you are not in harm’s way of a fire. Fire crews are hard at work every day behind the scenes removing overgrown hazardous vegetation from along roadsides, around houses and assisting property owners with defensible space by providing community chipping events. We all know that wildfire is a reality and it happens every summer in Kern County. The more prepared we are and the more we understand the potential of wildfires, the safer we will all be. The partnership between property owners and the Fire Department is the most valuable partnership there is.

The Kern County Fire Department will be holding a Wildfire Awareness Expo in Lake Isabella to provide the community with valuable information on wildfire awareness, hazard reduction and emergency preparedness. On display will be wild land firefighting equipment and the opportunity to meet local wild land firefighters. There will be free hot dogs, chips, drinks and educational materials for children. The Kern County Fire Explorers, Helicopter 408, Los Padres National Forest, the local CERT Team, Fire Safe Council and the Kern County Fire Hand Crew will be in attendance. Smokey Bear will be available for pictures. The Expo will take place at Tank Park in Lake Isabella from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information contact KPIO at 661330-0133 or email fireinfo@co.kern.ca.us.

Teens in the driver’s seat for a second time Michael Batelaan Courier Newsmakers Kern Valley High School students drove home with recognition from Teens in the Driver Seat® for their efforts to prevent teen driver crashes at the TDS program on May 6 at school. KVHS won the TDS Cup and $1,000. This is the second year KVHS took first place. Junior Kandee Alexander was appointed for her second term to the 2014-15 TDS Teen Advisory Board and Krystal Bosmans and Destinea Jefferson were appointed to the TDS Teen Advisory Board. Teacher Michelle Baker, was the 2014 SponStar award recipient. The TDS Cup is the award given to the top

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home. A minimum of 100 feet is required by law. ■ Second, make sure your house is clearly marked with an address and that it is easily accessible to emergency responders. ■ Third, fireproof your house. Move wood piles and other combustibles away from the outside of your house, clean out the debris from your rain gutters, cover up vent holes in your house with wire screens to prevent embers from entering and plant fire resistant landscaping. ■ Fourth, be prepared. There are risks with living in the mountains. The more prepared we are for a wildfire, the better off and safer we will all be. ■ Fifth, when it’s time to

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ner. The Teen Advisory Board consists of students who are selected to be representatives for the TDS Program, offering guidance and leadership relative to the content and direction of the program. Some duties of TAB members include providing insight on how to engage their peers and sustain their interest in TDS, assisting in organizing program-oriented events and activities. The SponStar award recognizes the teachers or sponsors who make a difference to teens through their work with the TDS program. Teens in the Driver Seat® is committed to fighting the No. 1 killer of

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weekend weather Friday high 64° Breezy Friday low 53° Breezy Saturday high 75° Sunny Saturday low 54° Mostly clear Sunday high 78° Sunny Sunday low 55° Mostly clear National Weather Service

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Plan for the week ahead using the Courier Calendar. This week Bodfish Bob is sweet and sour on recipes. Mike Mencarini asks “What’s up, docks?”

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kern river water data: Wednesday noon Storage, Isabella Reservoir 69,542 acre-feet 2013 Reservoir peak 106,783 acre-feet Pool maximum 568,075 acre-feet Pool safety limit 360,000 acre-feet Upper Kern Inflow 736 cfs Lower Kern Outflow 378 cfs Borel Canal Outflow 0 cfs (stopped) Data from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cfs=cubic feet per second 1 cu.ft. = 7.48 U.S. gallons 1 ac.ft.= 325,851 U.S. gal. *(5-hr average Kernville)

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■ FFA Mud volleyball May 9 Kern Valley FFA will be hosting a mud volleyball tournament at 1 p.m. at Kern Valley High School farm on Saturday, May 9.

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■ 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

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■ 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 760-417-9701 ■ 2 p.m. Alano Club, AA discussion, 4030 Perdue, Lake Isabella. ■ 6 p.m. (3rd Sat.) Alano Club, AA speaker, 4030 Perdue, Lake Isabella.

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■ 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

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■ 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

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■ 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.

Registration for teams of five is $15. Tailgate parking is $5 and shade ringside seating is $1. Entry forms are available at the KVHS administration office and need to be turned in by Wednesday, May 7.

■ First Baptist Church of Kernville Game Night, May 9 Come join the fun and play board games, be in competitions, and win prizes at the First ■ 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

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■ 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

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■ 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.

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■ 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 .

Baptist Church of Kernville Game Night, starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 9. Bring a snack to share and an appetite formation at 760-223-1036. ■ Aglow Friendship Tea May 10 The Aglow Friendship Tea is Saturday, May 10 at 10 a.m. at the Senior Center, 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd. in Lake Isabella. Lunch is $7. Sonrise Espresso will be catering the sandwiches. There will be a hat contest, too. Call Martha Kyt for more information at 760549-3754. ■ Nuui Cunni Spring Gathering May 10 The Kern River Paiute Council is holding a fund raiser at the Nuui Cunni Cultural Center on Saturday, May 10. The Center is located at 2600 Highway 155 between Lake Isabella and Wofford Heights at the French Gulch Forest Service Recreation Area. There will be raffles, Indian tacos, a silent auction and Indian demonstrations. For more information, contact 760-549-0800. ■ KRV Fire Expo May 10 The Lake Isabella Fire Expo will provide the community with valuable information on wildfire awareness, hazard reduction, and emergency preparedness. Come see Kern County Fire Explorers, Helicopter 408, Los Padres National Forest, the local CERT Team, Fire Safe Council, and the Kern County Fire Hand Crew and have a free hot dog, chips and drinks, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tank Park in Lake Isabella. ■ Lakeshore Farmers Market May 10 This market is hosted by the Kern Valley Growers Association from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. The market is at the Lakeshore Lodge, 7466 Wofford Blvd, Wofford Heights. ■ Dinner at the Eagles May 10 Enjoy a chicken fried steak dinner at the Eagles, 12251 Highway 178, Mountain Mesa from 5 to 7 p.m. with karaoke. Call 760-3793394 for more information. ■ South Fork Preschool Spaghetti Dinner, May 10 Come enjoy spaghetti and help the South Fork Preschool from 4 to 7 p.m. in the South Fork Elementary Cafeteria located at 6401 Fay Ranch Roadin Weldon. Dinner includes spaghetti, salad and bread. There will also be a bake sale and raffle. For information, call the Preschool at 760-378-2570 ext. 7. ■ KRV VFW breakfast May 11 Have breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Kern River Valley VFW Post 7665 Hall, 2811 Nugget Ave. (behind McDonald’s), Lake Isabella. For information call 760-3793877. ■ Breakfast at the Eagles May 11 Enjoy breakfast at the Eagles, 12251 Highway 178, Mountain Mesa from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 760-379-3394 for more information. ■ Chamber Member Spotlight mixer May 12 Come enjoy the Member Spotlight Mixer on May 12 at 5 p.m. immediately after the Kernville Chamber annual meeting at Riverside One Stop Shop for a Grand ReOpening and Ribbon Cutting Party. ■ Senator Fuller mobile office May 15 Discuss your concerns with Senator Fuller’s office at the Kern River Valley County Administration Building from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Call the District Office at 661-323-0443 for more information. ■ Mountain Mesa Neighborhood Watch May 15 Mountain Mesa Neighborhood Watch will hold its first interest and informational meeting on Thursday, May 15 at 6 p.m. at the Eagles Hall located at 12251 Highway 178 in Mountain Mesa. There will be a representative from Kern County Sheriffs’ crime prevention and a deputy to answer

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Thin walls and snoring room after we explained that our neighbor snored too loud? I think not. It was decision time. I got out of Motels can be a bed, went out my front door and got real adventure, the room number of the next-door especially when snorer. Then, I went back inside and you get a snorer dialed my neighbor’s room. The next door. snoring stopped. After a pause, A few years someone sleepily answered. I said, ago we stopped at “This is Fire Control. It appears that a motel in Middleworth a forest fire is heading toward town. Williams, AZ. As Do not be alarmed. This is only a usual, we opted for a second floor warning. Thank you for your cooproom. We do this because of a preeration.” Then I hung up. vious encounter with a practicing My wife said, “I can’t believe you dance group directly above us when did that!” we stayed in a My idea was to bottom floor room get to sleep before for a week one my neighbor went ‘Do not be alarmed. This is night. Never from being really only a warning.’ again! We aren’t so - Middleworth wide awake to his sleep mode and old that climbing hence into his snorup the steps with ing cycle. a couple of suitIt worked. I’m cases will wear us sure we were out. And I’ve noticed that the quiet asleep long before my neighbor hit is worth the effort. the pillow (if ever). That night we retired early (about The next morning, as we were 10 p.m.). As we were trying to carrying our suitcases down to the sleep, there came a sound, a rattling car, the neighbor from the adjoining from the wall on my side of the bed. room stopped me and asked if I It finally dawned on us that it was heard about a fire headed our way? coming from the room next door. It “Yep,” I said, “We got a call last was the loudest snoring we had night, but I guess it passed us by ever heard! It actually physically without any evacuation. We sure vibrated the wall. were lucky!" We waited a bit while it kept on. We walked down the stairs with Finally I banged on the wall. The straight faces and quickly drove snoring stopped and then restarted. away, leaving thin walls and a chamI banged again. It stopped and then pion snorer far behind! came back even louder. What could I do? Complain to Wofford Heights resident Rod the management? Sure, but what Middleworth is a retired security manager for Pacific Bell. could they do? Give us another

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Correct information ‘let out of the bag” With the publication of a photo in the Kern Valley Sun on April 30, the “cat"”as “let out of the bag” just a little earlier than we had intended. So now I would like to be sure that the community has the correct information. Sometime between now and the end of September, I will be stepping down as the Director of the Pregnancy Resource Center of the Kern River Valley. This did not occur suddenly, nor has it been lightly considered. The PRC is at a point in time when more attention is needed than I am able to provide; I hold two part-time jobs that each require full-time attention. For quite some time I have been watching to see if there was someone who could step into my position and could be trained to do so before I actually leave the position. In February of this year Cathi Stoy moved up to the valley; she has been deeply involved in all of our events since we first opened more than 5 years ago, and she expressed an interest in being more involved in the PRC. The Center has been on solid footing in purpose and direction for a long time, and it is time for new leadership to take over to move us forward even stronger. I will be stepping down, but after a month or two of being “absent” I will return on a volunteer basis to fill in wherever I am needed. I remain as strongly committed to the ministry of the PRC as ever, and I am hoping that the community will give Cathi the same support and encouragement that has been given to me. In His service joyfully, Myrtle Pierce, Pregnancy Resource Center Lake Isabella

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You probably could not have picked a better time to fall back in love with your community. The changes to business-as-usual that are being discussed now are monumental in magnitude and universal in scope. Hang on to your hat because the winds of change in the neighborhood are blowing at gale force. The number of community-service organizations is being ramped up to legendary levels, and volunteerism is spontaneously abounding! Although our government entities can’t seem to find solutions, they are still looking in all the wrong places. Meanwhile our communities, themselves, are performing self-adjustments that are rapidly permitting stability to return to our economy. These are exciting times. Our awareness and understanding of technological culture are quickly becoming part of everyday conversations even by non-technical people. This will eventually create a knowledgeable class of operators and stakeholders who will be willing and able to participate in the building, maintenance and management of a wholly new type of society, a democracy where the rule of law and spirit of love are honored by all segments of the community … citizenry and officialdom alike. Alert Connex is laying the groundwork for the application of diverse designs of communications technology, low-, middle- and high-tech modernizations, in service to the people. These innovations will be providing enhanced safety, security, connectivity, fellowship opportunities and political representation. Our vision is the local mobilization of resources and community consensus into a system that can eventually be duplicated worldwide. We completed our first community beautification project on April 23 at the corner of Erskine Creek and Lake Isabella Blvd. immediately south of the traffic-control signal. We delighted in the participation of three AC members and a stranded motorist who helped out while he was waiting for auto parts to be delivered. The motorist was from Colorado, and the AC members were Lori Davis, D.G. Maki and myself. We have 140 members on Facebook and more in the offline community! Connect with our Alert Connex Village Team, and join in the fun! John-Henry Strathmann Lake Isabella

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By Wilson Casey 1. Is the book of Lystra in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Acts 11, Barnabas was sent to Tarsus to bring back whom? Mark, Peter, John the Baptist, Saul 3. According to Proverbs, the wicked have to do “what” to sleep well? Lie, Mischief, Sin, Frown 4. In Romans 12:1, what of ours should be a living sacrifice? Demons, Elders, Bodies, Children 5. Who was the father of Joshua? Nun, Abraham, Aaron, Noah 6. Moses died in the land of? Havilah, Moab, Shinar, Nod

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Prayer needs answered by phone The Kern River Valley Prayer Rooms are pleased to offer a new Prayer Request Phone Service. On March 1, the KRVPR opened a twenty-four hour, seven day a week prayer request phone line to the Kern River Valley, residents. The Prayer Rooms of the Kern River Valley have been serving the KRV for more than nine years, providing a weekly in person location where anyone needing prayer could come and have elders from several churches pray for them as per James 5:14-15. Many testimonies of jobs being obtained to healings and other answers to prayer have occurred. If you have a prayer need, call any time: 760-417-6161. Your prayer request message will be prayed over by the prayer teams. If you desired personal prayer, consider visiting The Prayer Rooms of the Kern River Valley, any Thursday, from 9 a.m. to noon, located at 5105 Lake Isabella Blvd. in Lake Isabella at The Community Christian Service Center. Church elders from churches in the Kern River Valley will be pleased to bless you in prayer. For information, call 760379-5100, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon.

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The helmet of salvation Jack Duitsman Courier Columnist And take the helmet of salvation . . . - Ephesians 6:17 The nature of the spiritual realm is such that whether or not we choose to Duitsman acknowledge its existence or endeavor to participate in the reality of the struggle present therein, our choice does nothing to affirm or deny said existence or said struggle. The realm of the spirit in which “God dwells in inapproachable light,” and the adversary of our souls “prowls around as a roaring lion” is equally as real as this world in which we have learned to function by our five senses. The beauty of salvation therefore to every believer in Jesus has much to do then with our increased function and usefulness in the spiritual battle raging all around. Whether the conflict is personal within our hearts and minds as the Lordship of Jesus continues to gain strength and mastery in our lives; worked out in our families as the love of God is established to work peace within our experience; identified within the expression of the church where we gather in worship and community; or seen within the larger scope of the culture where history has placed us as participants in God’s redemptive work

on earth, the call to each and every believer is to participate at the level in which we are enabled by the work of spiritual maturity within us. Hear the injunction addressed to us as believers to: “Take the helmet of salvation.” Since the reality of spiritual conflict is real at every level, the believer is to enjoin the present struggle equipped with all that the Lord has deemed appropriate. How critical that the piece of protection that covers the head be taken, for while the issues of life may emanate from the heart, it is the human mind where the power to choose finds it home. Free will remains fundamental to the Lord’s saving work within us, and the battle for control of thought process and choice will determine the amount of abundance we experience as a result of our saving faith in Jesus Christ. If ever we find a believer who appears to be experiencing an abundance of peace, joy, faith, hope etc, it would not take a long conversation with that individual to unfold the power of choice taking place in their experience. External circumstance may or may not always be in agreement with what is being experienced within such a person, but choice and a thought process reflective of principles found within the heart of God’s Word will most assuredly be part of the bedrock of such a blessed life. Jack Duitsman pastors Father’s Heart Foursquare Church in Kernville.

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■ 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

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■ 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

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■ 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

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■ 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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What’s up “docks?” licenses and checked our coolers, reminding my friends about not lumping fish together. He also did a light surface check of Here we go backpacks and items that might again, just when hide fish. the fish were Here is some good informabiting really tion: if you intend on breaking well, Mother the regulations on fishing or Nature has to hunting, you might get away stick her nose with it a time or two but underinto the equaMencarini stand Terry Mullins the Fish tion. and Wildlife officer is smart and In the past 3 or 4 days it has very cagy. He will catch you. been a challenge if you are a It seems as though there is a light tackle fisherman. The wind certain group that has upset a has been blowing non stop, the lot of fishermen with their mugwater and air temps have been ging of the fish going in the limit regulation. wrong direction, In turn they and the baromeI have no doubt he will have made ter thinks it’s take care of that problem. It Mullins aware of lost. To add a litprobably won’t be pretty the situation. I tle salt to the and it won’t be cheap. have no doubt wound, the river he will take care has been dump- Mencarini of that problem. ing cold water It probably into the lake. won’t be pretty This is not a and it won’t be major setback, cheap. just a bump in the road. By the Here is some good news for time you read my column we those of you that have boats will be back on track. The and use them on Isabella Lake. weather will have changed, the All the designated boat launchspawn will continue and we all will be happy and back to catch- es have been upgraded with new cables and pulls. My ing fish. understanding is there will be The crappie and bass have additional equipment when been biting in spite of the there is water to float it. This weather. The winds just made work is being done under the casting to the strike zone a lot auspices of a $400,000 Boats harder if not impossible. and Waterways grant. It was great to see that our Fish and Wildlife officer is out Mike Mencarini is a Wofford and about around the lake. As Heights resident and avid fisherman. my friends and I were leaving For questions or comments you can our fishing hole, Mr. Mullins reach him through the Kern River Courier. stopped us and checked our

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■ 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

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■ Southlake Station 71 9000 Navajo Ave. Weldon business calls only, 760-378-3055

Kern Valley Hospital Emergency Department McCray & Laurel Mountain Mesa 760-379-2681

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


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questions and give insight as to what the KCSO is doing, not only in our neighborhood, but throughout Kern County as well. Let your neighbors know. ■ FFA awards banquet May 16 The annual FFA awards banquet will start at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 16 in the Fine Arts Building at Kern Valley High School. This event acknowledges the hard work and achievements of students for the 2013-14 academic year. It is open to the public. Contact Emily Keverline at KVHS for tickets. ■ Car show fundraiser May 17 There will be a car show fundraiser Saturday, May 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 3701 Suhre, Lake Isabella. Music, raffle, prizes, food, children’s activities will help pay for “AnnaBanana’s” leukemia treatments. To donate raffle prizes, or to register, call Buddy Teafatiller at 760-549-3855 or Tasha McIrvin at 760-549-3548. ■ Habitat restoration workdays May 17 Join Audubon Kern River Preserve staff and volunteers for Habitat Restoration Workdays. Bring food and water, gloves; wear long sleeves and pants, work shoes or boots. The preserve will supply the tools. Meet at 8 a.m. at the Alexander Restoration

Site on Fay Ranch Road, 1/3 mile north of Highway 178 in Weldon. To RSVP, contact Sean Rowe by email: srowe@audubon.org or call 760-378-2531. ■ Powerhouse ride May 17 The 6th annual Powerhouse ride sponsored by the Society of Riders is a beautiful fund-raising ride through the Kern River Canyon for some twisty and sweeping curves through the Sequoia National Park then to the Kern River Hatchery for some lunch and prizes. Then to the Trail of 100 Giants. Help send children to Camp KEEP. Register on line at powerhouseride.com. Call 661-321-9882 for more information. ■ Keysville meeting May 17 Join the continued discussion about Wallow Rock (which is most of Keyesville South) on Saturday, May 17th at 9 a.m. in the Kern River Valley Veterans/Senior Center at 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd, Lake Isabella. To include your event in our free Courier Calendar, submissions must be received on Tuesday by 1 p.m.. Events must be open to the public and if there is any cost, it must be listed. Items submitted for our free Calendar listings may be shortened. Listings are printed in chronological order by event date and space available. Some event information gathered from KRVR, the chambers of commerce, or www.kernvalley.com.

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The IRS and your health insurance Harry P. Thal Courier Columnist The Open Enrollment Period is over, and millions of Americans now have health insurance. Many of these people purchased their indiThal vidual health plans through an “Exchange” like Covered California. My office stayed very busy providing people with explanations of the different plans and assisted them in enrollment. To date, we are still helping people understand their plans; especially those who enrolled by themselves online and are now having difficulty understanding what they bought, and how to access benefits. We have recently sent out letters to those people who enrolled though our office to make sure that the income they stated on their Covered California application remains truthful. Earnings can go up or down during the course of the year, and the total sum earned, as will be reported on the 2014 tax return will be the actual earnings. As an example, Joe and Sylvia have stated and estimated that their annual household income projections for 2014 will be $25,000 when they applied for a plan in November, 2014. (Sylvia was unemployed and looking for work). The monthly health insurance premium for both of them (ages 45 and 49) is $689. Based on their income, they receive a tax credit of $605 per month

which is sent to the insurance company by the IRS making their monthly outof-pocket expense for their health insurance $84, which covers them both. In late December, Sylvia found a good job. The household income is now projected to be $45,000 for the year. Their monthly premium remains the same $689 per month, but with a greater household income, the tax credit is now $353 per month, and the health insurance premium they have to pay is $335 monthly. If Joe and Sylvia do not report the change of their income to Covered CA, they will receive the incorrect tax credit. Since they are receiving $605 and they should only have received $353 in tax credits, the difference is $252 per month. As they were on the plan the full year, they received $3,024 too much. This will be either deducted from their tax refund when they file their 2015 tax return, or if there is no refund due them, they will owe this amount, plus any penalties. Forty-nine percent of all Americans enrolled into either Covered CA or their state’s local exchange. Many will be unaware of the consequences until it is too late to make adjustments. For Kern River Valley residents, my office will gladly assist any local household to review their plans and coverage at no charge. Harry P. Thal, MA, is a licensed insurance broker in California (0621106) Thal is on the National Association of Health Underwriters Medicare Advisory Board. He may be reached at 760-376-2100, harrythal@aol. com or www.harrythal. com.

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Preserve needs bird feeders Audubon’s Kern River Preserve, located in Weldon, is looking for a yearround volunteer bird feeder and two substitute bird feeders. You’ll be helping native birds while enjoying the serenity of the Preserve. Duties included a once-a-week cleaning and filling of seed feeders all year and the cleaning and refilling of hummingbird feeders part of the year (April to August). The process takes from 30 to 60 minutes and requires some walking on uneven ground. For information, call Birdie Foster at 760-378-1902.

CALM announces two upcoming celebrations Mothers and grandmothers will receive a 50 percent discount on admission and will be eligible to win a CALM family membership this Sunday, May 11 at the zoo in celebration of Mother’s Day. CALM will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Then, on Saturday, May 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., CALM will celebrate its 31st Birthday Bash. Kids 12 and under will be admitted free with a paying adult. As always, CALM members are admitted free. Throughout the day, CALM’s animal keepers will provide wildlife presentations and docents will stroll the grounds with the zoo’s ambassador animals. A variety of nature-related and civic organizations will be on hand to provide party guests with information and give-a-ways. Back by popular demand will be Steve Martin’s Working Wildlife bringing animals from around the world to CALM. No birthday would be complete without a bounce house, train rides, food and beverage booths. And, make sure to visit Laurel and Acacia, CALM’s new mountain lion cubs. For information, call 661-872-2256, or visit the website calmzoo.org. CALM is located at 10500 Alfred Harrell Highway (between Lake Ming and Hart Park).

Dam, Continued from page 1 rary impacts to recreation will be presented to the general public for review and comment in 2014 as part of the environmental assessment process, which will result in the determination of preferred locations and facilities by December. In the near future, site visits and meetings with property owners will be conducted by Corps personnel, and the establishment of a site office at the Lakeside Village Trailer Park for relocation assistance to trailer park owners. There will also be detailed planning and design collaboration between the Corps and Caltrans, to determine the final configurations and layouts for the relocation of Highway 178 and modifications to that section of Highway 155 adjacent to the raised Main Dam.


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ARIES (Mar. 21 to Apr. 19) Untangling personal problems might take more time than you expected. But it’s important to hang in there until all those knotty situations are straightened out. TAURUS (Apr. 20 to May 20) You still need to work out last-minute snags in your dealings with a rival. Hold your ground despite a perceived lack of support. Things should turn around before you know it. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Best not to delay preparing for that upcoming family event. The sooner you get things started, the better chance you have of finding potential problems and making needed changes. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The romantic Moon Child might be reluctant to see the reality behind that “ideal” situation. But by midweek, the practical Crab emerges to help clear away the moonbeams. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Although you might be receptive to more persuasion to get you to agree to a workplace change, make sure you can distinguish the fine line between facts and flattery. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your positive attitude in the workplace helps to get you noticed by the right people. Now go ahead and use some of that new selfconfidence to help shore up a personal relationship.

LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct.22) Although you might still have to work out some problems with a business partner, things go more smoothly on the home front. An investment opportunity might need more study. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Don’t be reluctant to act on your suspicion. Even if others see nothing wrong, the astute Scorpio could sense an underlying problem that isn’t always obvious on the surface. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A new opportunity presents some obstacles that need to be dealt with as soon as possible. Delaying action in hopes that the problems will go away could be counterproductive. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) A friend or family member’s request might carry some hidden factors that could later create problems. Be sure you know all the facts before you make your decision. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A setback in implementing a plan could turn out to be a blessing in disguise. Use the downtime to rework your original concepts and see where changes could be made. PISCES (Feb. 19 to Mar. 20) You might not be consciously fishing for compliments, but admit it -- won’t you feel great when your efforts are noticed? So accept the praise gracefully. You earned it. © 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

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1. Name the last St. Louis Cardinals pitcher 22 or younger before Shelby Miller in 2013 to win 10-plus games in his first 20 starts of a season. 2. In 2013, Chris Davis became the fifth Baltimore Oriole to hit 40 or more home runs in a season. Name two of the first four to do it. 3. When was the last time before 2013 that the University of Wisconsin football team opened the season with back-to-back shutouts of opponents? 4. In 2013, Miami’s LeBron James became the third NBA player to be named The Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year. Who were the first two? 5. Between 2000 and 2009, five goaltenders tallied a goal during an NHL game. Name three of them. Answers: 1. Steve Carlton, in 1967. 2. Brady Anderson, Jim Gentile, Rafael Palmeiro and Frank Robinson. 3. It was 1958. 4. Larry Bird (1986) and Michael Jordan (1991-93). 5. Martin Brodeur (2000), Jose Theodore (2001), Evgeni Nabokov (2002), Mika Noronen (2004) and Chris Mason (2006).

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Kern River Courier Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: AVOID-A-DUI (2014 - B1886), DBA #2: BLOW ME (2014 - B1887), DBA #3: MAKE IT HOME (2014 - B1888), DBA #4: BLO & GO (2014 - B1889), DBA #5: DRINK SMART (2014 B1890), DBA #6: HELP ME HOME (2014 - B1891), DBA #7: WINE-OMETER (2014 - B1892), DBA #8: WINE-ME-UP (2014 - B1893) Street address of principal place of business: 4900 California Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93309. Mailing address of business: 4900 California Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93309. REGISTRANT: BKC ENTERPRISES, LLC, 4900 California Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93309. Date the business commenced: 01/06/2014. 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 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: Timothy McGrath, CEO. This statement filed on 04/04/2014. Expires 04/04/2019. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, AuditorController-County Clerk. By: J. Garcia. Published by the Kern River Courier April 18, 25, May 2 and 9, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: MARX PHOTOGRAPHY (2014 B1923), Street address of principal place of business: 1661 Brown Road, #39, Inyokern CA 93527. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 1051, Injokern, CA 93527. REGISTRANT: Mark W. Pirtle, 1661 Brown Road, #39, Inyokern CA 93527. 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: Mark Pirtle. This statement filed on 04/07/2014. Expires 04/07/2019. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, AuditorController-County Clerk. By: M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier April 18, 25, May 2 and 9, 2014. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF EFFIE JANE COOPER aka EFFIE J. COOPER S-1501-PB-63559 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of EFFIE JANE COOPER aka EFFIE J. COOPER. A PETITION for Probate has been filed by: DARILYN EFFIE KAPPEL in the Superior Court of California, County of KERN. THE PETITION for Probate requests that DARILYN EFFIE KAPPEL be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent's will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the Court. 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: May 29, 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 representative 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: Roger I. Stein 1525 No. Norma St., Suite C Ridgecrest, CA 93555 (760) 446-4667 (Published: Kern River Courier: April 25, May 2 and 9, 2014) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: 1-800-BOARDUP OF KERN COUNTY (2014 - B2081), Street address of principal place of business: 4415 Yeager Way, Suite 200, Bakersfield, CA 93313. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 20729, Bakersfield, CA 93390-0729. REGISTRANT: Asela Environmental, Inc., 4415 Yeager Way, Suite 800, Bakersfield, CA 93313. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Business is being conducted as a Corporation. 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: Debra M. Watkins, President. This statement filed on 04/15/2014. Expires 04/15/2019. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: E. Del Villar. Published by the Kern River Courier April 25, May 2, 9 and 16, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: SWIFT SIGN (2014 - B2140), Street address of principal place of business: 306 West Upjohn, Ridgecrest, CA 93555. Mailing address of business: 306 West Upjohn, Ridgecrest, CA 93555. REGISTRANT: Charles Wayne Savage, 306 West Upjohn, Ridgecrest, CA 93555. Date the business commenced: 08/23/2005. 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: Charles Savage. This statement filed on 04/17/2014. Expires 04/17/2019. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By: M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier April 25, May 2, 9 and 16, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: PIUTE PUMP COMPANY, INC. (2014 - B2197), Street address of principal place of business: 4571 Lake Isabella Boulevard, Unit 17, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 2359, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. REGISTRANT: PIUTE PUMP COMPANY, INC., 4571 Lake Isabella Boulevard, Unit 17, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. Date the business commenced: 12/17/2009. Business is being conducted as a Corporation. 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: Rosky Gonzales, Secretary. This statement filed on 04/21/2014. Expires 04/21/2019. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, AuditorController-County Clerk. By: J. Garcia. Published by the Kern River Courier April 25, May 2, 9 and 16, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: WOFFORD HEIGHTS FOURSQUARE CHURCH (2014 B2076), DBA #2: FAITH COMMUNITY (2014 - B2077) Street address of principal place of business: 20 West Panorama Drive, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 277, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. REGISTRANT: International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, 1910 West Sunset Boulevard, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90026. Date the business commenced: 06/01/1968. Business is being conducted as a Corporation. 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: Sterling Brackett, VP Chief Operating Officer, Secretary. This statement filed on 04/15/2014. Expires 04/15/2019. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, AuditorController-County Clerk. By: M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier May 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2014. ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Fictitious Business Name being abandoned: RIGHT AT HOME (2012- B3840) Street address of business: 5301 Office Park Drive, Suite 410, Bakersfield, CA 93309. Mailing address of Business: 5301 Office Park Drive, Suite 410, Bakersfield, CA 93309. REGISTRANT WHO WISHES TO ABANDON THE BUSINESS NAME: Independence at Home, Inc., 5301 Office Park Drive, Suite 410, Bakersfield, CA 93309. Original FBN Statement Filed on: 06/22/2012. This Statement of Abandonment filed on: 04/28/2014. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk by J. Bojorquez, Deputy Clerk (34993). Published by the Kern River Courier: May 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: FRATORITY GREEK WEAR (2014 B2243), DBA #2: FRATORITY.BIZ (2014 - B2244) Street address of principal place of business: 3120 Patti Rose Avenue, Rosamond, CA 93560. Mailing address of business: 3120 Patti Rose Avenue, Rosamond, CA 93560. REGISTRANT: Kenneth Fitzgerald Green, 3120 Patti Rose Avenue, Rosamond, CA 93560. Date the business commenced: 08/01/2011. 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: Kenneth F. Green. This statement filed on 04/23/2014. Expires 04/23/2019. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By: M. Dominguez.

Published by the Kern River Courier May 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2014. 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.

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