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Feel ‘chipper’ and fire safe Mike Devich Kern River Courier

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Kern River Courier fishing columnist Mike Mencarini, right, helps a Fish and Game Habitat Club volunteer tag a trout before the start of the Isabella Lake Fishing Derby last weekend. The derby is reportedly the largest amateur trout derby in the country. This year over $250,000 was up for grabs. For a list of winners, see the story below.

Fish derby delights some, irks some, but all had fun Mike Devich Kern River Courier

Last weekend’s Isabella Lake Fishing Derby netted a lucky winner $10,000 for a tagged trout. Derby chairman Fred Roach said on Wednesday that the winner asked to remain anonymous, so he couldn’t release a name. But there were many other lucky winners who were happy to share their names, Roach said. Paul Weeks of Ridgecrest won the drawing for the bass boat, and the $1000 prize for the longest trout caught went to Lauralee Dominicak of Wofford Heights at 20-7/8 inches. There were two runners-up for the longest trout, both at 20 inches, said Jennie Cox, spokesperson for the derby. Ignacio Anzaldo of Weldon and Scott Rupert of Redondo Beach

Kernville F.S. office to close on weekends The U.S. Forest Service office in Kernville will be closed on weekends this summer, meaning a 20minute drive for Kernville visitors to visit the Lake Isabella office. The decision to step back from seven days per week coverage at the Kernville Ranger Station was not made lightly, said the agency. Local district ranger Rick Larson said, “Internal review questioned the necessity of two offices in such close proximity to one another being open on weekends; it is time to tighten our belts.” He added, “With budget

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each took home $350. There were 191 tagged fish caught for a total of $26,590 paid out over the weekend. This is down quite a bit from last year, when there were six $10,000 trout caught and over $75,000 paid out. Fishing was reportedly poor over the windy weekend, with many people feeling a bit disgruntled (there were over 6,700 anglers registered) that they hadn’t caught a tagged fish. But the derby technically isn’t over yet. A number of tagged fish are still worth money to a lucky angler who can show their derby registration card. Until May 19, several fish are still worth $100 (with tag numbers

‘Ember storms’ the worst fire problem Mike Devich Kern River Courier

When that wall of fire is rushing towards your home, remember – it’s not necessarily the flames you need to worry about. It’s the embers. Recently there was a full-scale fire demonstration done, the first of its kind. And it revealed a wealth of information about something called “ember storms.” The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) conducted the first-ever fullscale wildfire demonstration at the IBHS Research Center in South Carolina on March 24. The demonstration was part of a building science initiative designed to illustrate how easily some commonly

See EMBERS, Page 13

Nature fest held Saturday, April 23 Alison Sheehey Special to the Courier

The Earth turns 4.56217 billion years old today... OK, we don't really know the exact date, but since everyone loves to celebrate a birthday, why not declare Earth Day as the official day of the Earth's birth? Join us tomorrow, Saturday April 23rd from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the 17th Annual Kern Valley Spring Nature (and this year Earth's Birthday) Festival. Volunteers from around the community will gather to celebrate the diversity of life in the Kern River Valley at the Sprague House. The festival has always been held at the Kern River Preserve, yet due to Mother Nature’s extreme mood swings of 2011, the preserve is currently flooded and an alternate location was identified. The Sprague House, a private residence

Lake Isabella’s weekend weather Fri: Sunny, high 68. Fri. night: Mostly cloudy, low 48. Sat.: Partly sunny, high 68. Sat. night: Mostly cloudy, low 50.

We’ve had a breath of spring lately, and it feels good. But, the damp green growth we see will quickly turn to crispy brown before we know it. Remember that we have only 6 weeks until the first part of June, when the Kern County Fire Department will be issuing citations for overgrown weeds. Now is the time to start getting rid of your weeds. And if you’re thinking about delaying until the rains are officially “over” – bad idea. Better to do them twice quickly than once too late. But it’s not just your weeds you should be worrying about. It’s all the overgrowth of your plants and trees. In order to make your home and property Fire Safe, you need to trim up all your plants and trees. But what to do with all those branches? That’s why the Kern River Valley Fire Safe Council is offering Chipper Days. On Chipper Days, a chipping machine visits a neighborhood with the brush already cut and piled by the road. The branches are then turned into wood chips, which are left in place and may be used however the homeowner wishes. Whole neighborhoods can schedule a “Chipper Day” with the Fire Safe Council and coordinate their clearing activities so they are ready when the day arrives. To learn more about Chipper Days or to schedule one, call Don Davis at (760) 376-4116.

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within the Kern River Preserve, is located at 7901 Fay Ranch Road, 1.6 miles north from Highway 178 in Weldon. There will be signs directing visitors to the location, which will be open to the public this one day only for the festival. Visitors are asked to please not disturb the residents of the Sprague Ranch at any other time. All events are free. To celebrate Easter weekend, we will hold a special native bird Easter egg hunt. Volunteers have been busy making special replicas of native bird eggs for children to find during this fun noontime activity. The children will then identify the proper nest (a poster will be nearby to help them) and then the egg replicas will be traded for special bird trading cards. There will be other interactive children's activities, bird walks, restoration walks, and wildlife calling

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Sun.: Mostly sunny, high 69. Sun. night: Partly cloudy, low 48. National Weather Service

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Kern River Water Data: Wed. 6 a.m. Storage, Isabella Reservoir 298, 207 acre-feet. (Low point was 155,858 ac-ft. Nov. 26. Pool capacity is 568,075 ac.-ft. at the spillway. Current limit is 360,000 ac.-ft.) Inflow, North Fork of Kern at Kernville 4724 cfs (5-hr avg.) Outflow, Lower Kern 2907 cfs Borel Canal flow 582 cfs 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.


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On April 6 we attended the monthly board meeting of the Kern Valley Healthcare District. A number of community members were there, including the ambulance company. During public comment time there was dissatisfaction regarding contract issues of Dr. Kent Skogersen, Surgical Doctor on staff. Positive things were said regarding his expertise and patient care. CEO Tim McGlew advised he was in touch with Dr. Skogersen regarding his contract. Mr. McGlew also said the administration is budgeting carefully to have enough funds to run the hospital. (David Derr has written a statement.) Mr. Derr has no experience at our hospital, which was brought to the attention of the full board. His statement regarding the hospital contracts: "These contracts continue on, year after year. The only way to end these contracts is for the full Board to vote to cancel them." And "The Surgical Director was simply the first one to come under my scrutiny as Finance Chair." The most telling words from Mr. Derr: "I will state now that I fully intend to eliminate ALL ‘evergreen’ contracts the District has with providers. The contracts continue in perpetuity unless the Board terminates them." It is quite an assumption on the part of Mr. Derr to make a decision of this magnitude. How many contracts are "evergreen" and how many employees will be affected? Kay Knight (has written) an article (in which) she expressed her concerns with the hospital budget and negotiations with Cal Mortgage. Immediately following the discussion regarding lack of funds (at the meeting), Kay disclosed the California Healthcare Districts Seminar in Tahoe, May 11-13, costing $1,500 per person. The Board voted that all 5 members could attend, totaling $7,500. The community attendees responded that only one or two board members should attend or none at all this year. The public was ignored, as Kay Knight voted to go. Members Bob Jamison and Victoria Alwin indicated they will not attend. Thanks to board member Bob Jamison for bringing some much needed common sense to the meeting regarding the errors of their ways, and stressing the interest of the community, and telling the truth.

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The Courier Calendar Burlington to hold Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, April 22 The Burlington Assisted Living at 13 Sycamore in Wofford Heights will be hosting their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, April 22 at 10:30 a.m. Children up to 7 years old are invited. The Easter Bunny will be there. Kern River Preserve to hold Spring Festival April 23 The Kern River Preserve in Weldon will hold their annual Spring Nature Festival on Saturday, April 23, with lots of exhibits and fun, all celebrating the wonderful season of spring. 760-378-2029 or 760-382-1260. See the story on page 1. My Place to offer free Easter meal to public on April 23 My Place restaurant in Lake Isabella will again be offering a free Easter meal to anyone who shows up from 11 to 3 on Saturday, April 23. My Place is near Isabella Supermarket. Compliments of My Place and guitarelements.com. Bake sale April 23 benefits Wild Horse Gentling Center A bake sale will be held to benefit the High Sierra Wild Horse Sanctuary and Gentling Center at the Lakeshore Farmers’ Market on Saturday, April 23. Proceeds will go towards the care of wild horses and the ongoing process of finding good homes for them. Also, local singer and entertainer, Warren White, will again provide the Market with lively music for everyone's enjoyment. Lakeshore Farmers Market is located at 7466 Wofford Blvd., Wofford Heights, across from St. Jude's Church, from 9am to 1pm. Peter Lebec Rendezvous to take place until April 24 The Bakersfield Muzzleloaders will present the 41st Peter Lebec Rendezvous April 20-24. This is a long-standing tradition of an annual meeting of mountain men. There will be shooting events, food, music, contests and more. All are welcome. For more information and the location of the event, visit www.bakersfieldmuzzleloaders.net or contact Don Mills at (760) 382-8887. Food commodities distribution date to be April 26 Government food commodities will be distributed to those qualified on Tuesday, April 26 at the Elks Lodge in Wofford Heights, Grace Chapel on Highway 178 in Mt. Mesa, and the Senior Center in Lake Isabella. Distribution starts at 8 a.m. Trout Fest at Hatchery coming April 30 is all free The Friends of the Hatchery, the Kernville Hatchery and the Dept of Fish and Game are holding the 2011 Trout Festival on April 30, from 10 am to 2pm. Events include Fly Casting, a Trout fishing Clinic, fish printing, Face Painting by Denise, greased fish catching, fly trying as well as Trout Tasting. A hot dog lunch will be served. A contest for the three largest trout caught that day in the lake or river brought to the hatchery by 1pm will be awarded prizes. There is no fishing allowed

on hatchery property. This is a free event and donations are greatly appreciated. The Hatchery is located at 14591 Sierra Way. For more info, call Saul at 760-5493017. Pregnancy Resource Center’s Baked Potato Bar April 30 The Pregnancy Resource Center will be holding a Baked Potato Bar on Saturday, April 30 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Senior Center in Lake Isabella. Advance tickets are $5, tickets at the door are $6. There will be a raffle with prizes given hourly. Call 379-6492 or 417-2209 for tickets. Denny Knight Memorial Roping April 30 The Denny Knight Memorial Roping is April 30. 9am sign ups, 10am roping at John E McNally Rrodeo Grounds in Kernville.

Regular activities Fridays

• 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 379-5831. • 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.- TOPS #2293 weight loss group, Veterans Hall #2, 417-2272. • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Alzheimers respite group meets at Vets Hall, Lake Isabella. 379-0848. • 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.- TOPS weight loss group, Mt.View Church, Lake Isabella. 378-3935. •10-11 a.m.- Grief Support Group, 6048 L.I.Blvd. 1st and 3rd Fridays. (661) 410-1010. • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - AA, 6407 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. • 11 a.m.-3p.m.- Lunch at Eagles, open to public, Mt. Mesa. 379-3394 • 1 p.m.- Happy Hookers crochet club, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 379-6335 • 4 p.m. - KV Cruisers Cruise Night, El Portal II Lake Isabella, 1st Fri. 549-3855 • 6 p.m. - Kernville Baptist Church game night, 2nd Fri. Next to Pizza Barn. 223-1036. • 7:30 p.m.- Al-Anon, 80 Evans Rd, Wofford Hts. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-8985.

Saturdays

• 9 a.m.- 2 p.m - Farmer’s Market, Nuui Cunni Ctr, French Gulch. 549-0800 • 9 a.m.- 1 p.m - Farmer’s Market, Lakeshore Lodge, Wofford Heights. • 5 p.m., Havilah Centennial Group , 1st Saturday, schoolhouse. 379-2636. • 5-7 p.m. Dinner at Eagles open to public, Mt. Mesa. 379-3394 • 7-10 p.m.- Dam Dancers square dancing, 1st Saturday, Senior Center, Lake Isabella.

Sundays

• 9 a.m. to noon - VFW Breakfast, open to the public. 2811 Nugget, Lake Isabella. 379-3877. • 9 a.m. to noon - Eagles Breakfast, open to the public. Highway 178, Mt. Mesa. 379-3394. *10 a.m. - Al Anon meeting for adult children, 113 Dawson Dr., WH. 376-6136.

Mondays

• 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 379-5831. • 10 a.m. - Exercise Class, Lakeridge Clubhouse, Lake Isabella. 379-3206. • 1 p.m. - Kern Valley Democratic Club, Senior Center, 3rd Monday. • 1 p.m., Line dance classes, Senior Center. 379-0043. • 3 p.m. - Kernville Chamber, board 2nd Mon., membership 4th Mon. 376-2629. • 5-7 p.m. Eagles spaghetti dinner, Mt. Mesa, open to public, 1st. Mon. 379-3394. • 6-9 p.m. KRV Community Orchestra meets at Cerro Coso Lake Isabella. 376-4461. • 7 p.m. KRV Art Association meets, 3rd Mon., Senior Center. 379-2844. • 7 p.m. - AA meeting, 113 Dawson Dr., WH. 376-6136. • 7:30 p.m. Al-Anon, KV Hosp Cafe. 760379-7318 or 760-379-8985.

Tuesdays

• 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 379-5831. • 8:30 a.m. - Yoga Practice Group, Kernville Methodist Church. (909) 753-9043. • 9:30-11a.m.- Me & My Friends children’s playgroup, 1st Baptist Church, LI. 379-2556. • 10 a.m. Kern Valley Garden Group, 2nd Tues. 379-1129. • 12:30 p.m. Bridge Club, Rod & Gun Club, E. Evans Rd., Wofford Heights. 376-4249. • 2 p.m. - KRV Cemetery District. 2nd Tuesday. Public invited. 376-2189. • 6 p.m. - LI-Bodfish Prop. Owners meet at Senior Center. 2nd Tues. (760) 379-1830. • 6:30 p.m. Epilepsy Support Group,

Free admission. Contact Tony 760.378.3408 or 661.979.8124 or Skylar 760.384.8550. Certified Growers seminar at Lakeshore Market April 30 There will be a free seminar at the Lakeshore Farmers Market on Saturday April 30 at 1:30 pm, sponsored by the Kern Valley Grower's Association, on how to become a certified fruit and produce seller. The seminar will discuss the advantages of being certified by the county, and how to process an application to become certified. For more information, please contact David at 760/7937401. Public meeting for KRV Specific Plan May 2 The next meeting for the KRV

See EVENTS, Page 14 Bakersfield, 2nd Tues. 376-1606. • 7 p.m. - KRV Historical Society meets, Senior Center, Lake Isabella, 4th Tues.

Wednesdays

• 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Sen. Ctr., 6407 Lk. Isabella Blvd., 379-5831. •9 -11:30 a.m., Dam Quilters, senior apts behind Vons, 1st & 3rd Wed. 661-867-1603. • 9:30 a.m. - TOPS weight loss group, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. (661) 867-2579. • 9:30-11 a.m.- Me & My Friends children’s playgroup, Kernville Methodist, 379-2556. • Noon- KRV Chamber of Commerce meeting, El Portal II. 2nd Wed, 379-5236. • Noon - Eagles Lunch/Shuffleboard, open to public, Mt. Mesa, 379-3394. • 12:30 p.m. - Bridge Club, Eagles Lodge Mt. Mesa, 376-4249. • 1- 2:30 p.m. - Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group, Vets Hall, Lake Isabella, 1st Wed. 379-0848. • 1:30 - 3 p.m. Grief Support Group, Optimal Hospice, 6504E L.I. Blvd. • 5:30 p.m. Weight Watchers, Weldon Methodist Church, (760) 267-4693. • 5:30 p.m. LapBand Support Group, hospical cafeteria, (760) 379-2681 2nd Wed. • 6:00 p.m. American Legion, Lake Isabella Sr. Ctr. Veterans Rm., 3rd Wed. 379-5086. • 7 p.m. - Fish & Game Habitat Club, 631 E. Evans Rd, Wofford Hts, third Wed. • 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.- Senior Dance, Senior Center, Lake Isabella dining rm., live band. • 7 p.m. Al-Anon, 80 Evans Rd. Wofford Hts, 760-379-7318 or 760-379-8985. • 7 p.m. - Elks meet, Wofford Heights Blvd.

Thursdays

• 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 379-5831. • 8:30 a.m. - Yoga Practice Group, Kernville Methodist Church. (909) 753-9043. • 9 a.m. to noon - Thursday Painters, Community Room, Senior Center, 379-5329. • 9:30 a.m. - Fire Safe Council, Supervisor McQuiston’s office, Lake Isabella. 3rd Thurs. • 9:30 a.m. - Aglow Int’l, Senior Center, Room 1. 2nd Thurs. For women. • 11:45 a.m. - KRV Woman’s Club meets, Elks Lodge 4th Thurs. (some exceptions). • Noon, Exchange Club, Paradise Cove. • 1 p.m.- Clan Diggers meet at the Lake Isabella Library. 2nd Thurs. 379-2303. • 2 p.m.- 8-ball Tournament at Eagles in Mt, Mesa. Open to public. 379-3374. • 5 -7 p.m. - TANF Cultural Night - French Gulch Campground. • 5-7 p.m. VFW Taco Thursday, open to public. 379-3877. • 5 p.m.- Republicans of Kern Valley meet 3rd Thurs. at Moose Lodge. 378-3602. • 6 p.m. - Rotary Club meets, golf course, Kernville. (760) 376-1421. • 7 p.m.-Sweet Adelines meet, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. Prospective members welcome. • 7 p.m.- Kern Valley Astronomy Club, museum, Kernville. 3rd Thurs. 376-1291. • 7:30 p.m. Al-Anon KV Hospital, Mt. Mesa. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-8985.

Bingo Guide

Friday, noon, Eagles Bingo, Eagles Lodge, Mt. Mesa Saturday, noon, South Fork Woman’s Club Bingo, Fay Ranch Rd., Weldon Sunday, 1 p.m.. Moose Bingo, Moose lodge, Lake Isabella Blvd. Wednesday, 1 p.m - Senior Center Bingo, Lake Isabella. Thursday, Early Bird 12:15-Regular 1 p.m. St. Jude Bingo, Hwy 155 & Nellie Dent Dr., Wofford Hts. This information is sent to the Courier by the groups listed. It is suggested that groups provide a phone number in case interested individuals need more information, or meeting times have changed. All area codes are 760 unless otherwise noted.

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Previews of new DVDs by DNA Smith

"Once Upon a Time in the West" (PG-13) -- Sergio Leone's New DVDs reviewed in this col- epic 1968 masterpiece is without a umn will be available in stores the doubt the "Citizen Kane" of week of May 2. Spaghetti Westerns. The film stars the ravishing, almost supernatuPICKS OF THE WEEK rally beautiful Claudia Cardinale "The Green Hornet" (PG-13) -as a widow trying to save her For nearly a decade, "The Green homestead against the evil machiHornet" languished in nations of a railroad tycoon who Hollywood's Development Hell, sends a steel-eyed, child-murderwith virtually every leading man ing desperado (Henry Fonda) to and director seemingly kill her. Thankfully, attached to the project there are two men to at one time or another. help her: Cheyenne It was beginning to look (Jason Robards), the like this picture was outlaw framed for never going to be made. the murder of her Then someone had family, and the enigthe bright idea to attach matic Harmonica Seth Rogen to the proj(Charles Bronson), a ect, and any hopes for a man with a troubled gritty, "Dark Knight"past who also is the style action/adventure fastest gun in the version of "The Green West. Seth Rogen Hornet" went out the window in favor of a TV SHOWS Judd Apatowesque slacker doofus "Being Human" Season 3 farce. Great. Another bromance "Drop Dead Diva" The comedy. But hey, it's in 3-D! Complete Second Season But somehow, in the midst of "Boy Meets World" The this ridiculous, convoluted mess Complete Fifth Season of a movie, there are a few shin"According to Jim" Complete ing bits. Jay Chou's Kato is a perThird Season formance that even Bruce Lee "PJ's" Season 1 would be proud of. The fight cho"Penn & Teller" Eighth Season reography is pretty good. And the "Melrose Place" Sixth Season gadget-packed Black Beauty is V.1 still one bad supercar. "Make It or Break It" Season It's a shame that Columbia Two, Volume Three couldn't have found a better lead "Dirty Jobs" Collection 7 actor and script, because "The "Murdoch Mysteries" Season 3 Green Hornet" had the potential "Dora the Explorer: It's Haircut to be a great franchise. Instead, it Day" wound up being yet another "Pokemon: Destiny Deoxys" superhero misfire relegated to the "Little Rascals" Classic & midwinter-release junk pile along Hidden Episodes with the other films that weren't good enough for the summer or c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. holiday-season slots.

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spread kale onto baking sheet. Pour the apple cider vinegar, oil and seasoning onto kale. Mix to coat all pieces. Bake for 10 minutes or until crispy. Serve immediately! Makes: 3-4 servings, Preparation Time: 3 minutes, Cooking Time: 10 minutes. Bodfish Bob's Tonkatsu Sauce 1/2 cup catsup 1-1/2 to 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard mixed with a little water

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Whiskey Flat Days 2012 Theme Contest

Yes, you heard right!

We are getting a jump start on next year's Whiskey Flat Day's Theme. Write down your theme idea and include your name, phone number, and address, and mail to PO Box 397, Kernville, Ca 93238 or bring in your written idea to the Kernville Chamber office. The Kernville Chamber Members will vote for the top three theme ideas at our Annual Chamber Meeting in May. Then it will go to the Kernville Chamber Board of Directors for a final pick. What do you win? A sweatshirt with your theme on it and a Whiskey Flat Days Kickoff event ticket worth $30. The deadline is April 30, 2011.

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Courier Fishing Report

Derby exhilarating experience Mike Mencarini Kern River Courier columnist

I would lke to thank Virginia and Bruce Hibberd, the owners of Royal Oaks Mobilehome Park, which I have had the pleasure of managing, for their sponsorship of a $100 trout which was caught Mike Mencarini in the derby. Some folks have all the luck. A gentleman caught a 13-1/2 pound bass during the derby. But wait, there’s more! The bass had a trout in its belly, and the trout had a $20 tag!

I was fortunate to be part of the Derby process by working a tag boat, which was quite an experience. (See the page 1 photo.) Mike Mencarini is a Wofford Heights resident and a volunteer at the Kern River Fish Hatchery. For questions or comments you can reach him through the Kern River Courier, office@kernrivercourier.com. Below is a picture of the $100 bobber sponsors in the Isabella Lake Fishing Derby. Michael Batelaan should be in this picture but he isn’t – because he’s taking it! Michael Batelaan/Kern River Courier

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DFG recommends not ‘rescuing’ wild animals Young fawns should be left alone California DFG Special to the Courier

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) recommends that people not handle any young wild animals they see in the outdoors. The improper handling of young wildlife is a problem in California and across the nation, most commonly in the spring, when many species are caring for their offspring. People frequently encounter young wild animals they think need assistance or have been orphaned. However, in most cases neither assumption is true and the animals should be left alone. In 2009, 537 fawns were turned into California rehabilitation facilities by well-meaning members of the public. Many of these fawns were healthy and should not have been disturbed. “Don’t pick up a healthy fawn and become what wildlife experts refer to as a “fawn-napper,” said Nicole Carion, DFG’s statewide coordinator for wildlife rehabilitation and restricted species. “If you see a fawn by itself, leave the area and do not attract attention to it. Its mother will not return if you are

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Wellness

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Health Insurance Matters

Turning 65 Part 5 Harry P. Thal Kern River Courier Columnist

In recent weeks I have discussed my turning age 65 and going on Medicare. For the majority of people turning 65, my overview could have stopped last week. However, there is another component which people need to be aware Harry Thal of. Part B I disclosed is $115.30 this year for those either new to Medicare or paying cash (versus having it covered by Social Security withholding). That is only a partial truth if, as an individual, you are earning less than $85,000 a year ($170,000 married filing jointly). With incomes greater than this, there is an adjustment. There are three other brackets, and your cost could have the added adjustment of up to an additional $253.70 on top of the $115.30. The earnings is not only your salary, but can also count one-time income adjustments such as capital gains, sale of property, withdrawals from IRA accounts. If you do have an income spike due to these one-time incidents, the Medicare premium adjustment will also be for the one year following that event. Hand in hand with the Part B adjustment is a Part D adjustment. Those people receiving a prescription benefit, either as an independ-

ent policy like mine, or included with a Medicare Advantage HMO or PPO, is also subject to an adjustment in the rates. ($12 to $69.10 per month, depending on your income.) The adjustment is in addition to the monthly premium you are paying for the insurance. For readers concerned with what this additional "adjustment" will cost them, please e-mail me and I'll send you a copy of the 2011 adjustment schedule. One question I frequently am asked is, do I need a supplement or a drug plan if I am still working? The answer is …maybe. If you work for an employer with fewer than 20 employees on a group medical plan, then you probably will be required to sign up for Medicare, as small group plans make the assumption you are on Medicare, and pay the claims AFTER Medicare. In larger groups typically the plan pays first, and only assumes you have Medicare Part A. However, you may be assessed the "adjustment" discussed earlier. Also, if you leave your employment and are over 65, DO NOT continue your plan under COBRA. It is unlawful, and you will pay dearly when the COBRA benefit runs out. Harry P. Thal, MA, is a licensed insurance broker. He is President of the Kern Association of Health Underwriters and on the National Association of Health Underwriters Medicare Advisory Board. He may be reached at 760-376-2100, e-mail harrythal@aol.com or visit him on the web at www.harrythal.com

Friday, April 22, 2011

New e-mail scam surfacing Mike Devich Kern River Courier

Some of you may have received alerts from your credit card companies recently stating that your e-mail addresses have been stolen. Thousands were recently in the socalled “Epsilon” case. Well, the first reported cases of these addresses being used in “phishing” scams have surfaced. ”Phishing” means that someone is trying to get you to reveal personal information in an e-mail. That way they can use that personal information to build a dossier about you and pose as you to submit a credit application in your name, but one that they can use for themselves. In this new case, the Better Business Bureau is now seeing emails being sent from a fake “Chase Bank,” one of the companies whose data was compromised. Following suit, the email warns that “your account” will be deactivated or deleted if you do not update your profile immediately. The email instructs you to update your account by clicking on the link provided. “These hackers are looking for you to respond with vital information that can ultimately lead to identity theft,” said Stephen A. Cox, President and CEO of the Council of Better Business Bureaus.

“Consumers need to know the red flags in order to keep their identity protected.” BBB advises consumers that there could be other phishing emails shooting through cyberspace and to do the following if they suspect they have fallen victim to a phishing scam. Never reply to an email from a bank that asks you to provide personal information. Even if they claim they are from your bank, the IRS or a law enforcement agency, these businesses will not contact you via email; they will send you a letter. If the message includes a link within it, never click it. Many schemers use this as way to spread a viral attack on your computer. Spread the word. Discuss phishing scams with all the members of your family who have email addresses. Young people are very computer savvy, but may not be scam savvy, and older adults are specifically targeted by scammers because they are often very trusting. One way in which scammers target victims is via their emotions. One such way they do it is pose as someone you know, someone who wants you to wire them money to get them out of a jam. Usually later you find out the friend in question never sent such an e-mail.

To Your Good Health

Stop muscle loss due to aging Paul G. Donohue, M.D. Courier Syndicated Columnist

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Can I reverse sarcopenia, or just slow it down? What I would like to know is what can I do for my thighs? How often should I do it? And I'd like something for my stomach. -J.H. ANSWER: For readers: Sarcopenia is muscle shrinkage that comes with age. Weightlifting stops the wasting away of muscles and builds them up. Older people are not going to develop the same muscle size that a 20-year-old can, but they can see a marked improvement in their strength and an increase in muscle size through weightlifting. For your specific thigh problem, the squat is a good exercise. From the standing position, you bend your knees until your thighs are parallel to the ground. You don't have to touch your heels with your buttocks. Lower yourself only to the position I mentioned. Farther than that can hurt the knees. Start out doing the exercise with no additional weight. Your body weight is enough at first. As you gain experience and strength, you can use additional weight, either a barbell supported behind your neck and on your shoulders, or you can hold on to weights. When you start using weights, exercise three times a week with a full day's rest between exercise sessions. For your abdomen, the bicycle maneuver is one of the best exer-

cises. Lie on the floor and raise your legs straight up. Then bend the knees to a right angle so your lower legs are parallel to the floor. Now start pedaling as though you were riding a bike. Readers interested in starting an exercise program can obtain the booklet on exercise by writing to: Dr. Donohue -- No. 1301W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient's printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: When you and others tell people to walk for exercise, exactly what does that mean in terms of speed? -- L.M. ANSWER: The ideal walking speed is 3 to 3.5 miles an hour or 1 mile in 17 to 20 minutes. If that's too fast a pace for you, walk at a speed you can maintain for at least 10 minutes. Every week try to increase the tempo and the time spent walking. The ultimate goal is to walk for 30 minutes every day of the week -- if possible. *** Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. (c) 2011 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved.


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Friday, April 22, 2011

Faith

Jesus is always universal Clarence Semonious, pastor Prince of Peace Lutheran Fellowship, Kernville

Answer a “Jeopardy”-type question – "Quotation ____ used to illustrate the concept: Universal." Three possible answers; "Who wrote ‘Things as certain as death and taxes, can be more firmly believed.’ (Daniel Defoe's, in The Political History of the Semonious Devil, in 1726.) or "Who wrote ‘In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.’ (Which Benjamin Franklin wrote in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy, in 1789, and re-printed in “The Works of Benjamin Franklin,” in 1817.) Still another could be "Who wrote ‘Death, taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them.’ (From a line from “Gone With The Wind,” a book by Margaret Mitchell in 1936.) None of these are "applicable everywhere or in all cases," "asserted of every member of a class," or "existent or operative everywhere or under all conditions." Other

dictionary definitions qualify their entry by limiting conditions. Only God, therefore, is universal. Hebrews 13:8 says, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." Jesus is universal. When God made mankind, Adam was made in God's image. God's Son, Jesus, already had as part of His being, human form. Search, as did the Bereans, of whom Paul wrote, "The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.” Acts 17:10-11. Based on Hebrews 13, understand the person, Melchizedek of Genesis 14 and Psalm 110, as any created being. As do the dictionaries, one must qualify definitions. In this case it is to increase God's creation to be equal to God. It is Jesus who we celebrate as Risen.

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Churches of the Valley Kernville Father’s Heart Foursquare Church Kernville Elementary School, Kernville Service Sunday 9:30 a.m. (760) 223-6704 First Baptist Church of Kernville 46 Valley View Drive, Kernville Sunday Services — 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. (760) 376-6403 Kernville United Methodist Church 251 Big Blue Rd., Kernville Worship Celebration, 9:30 a.m. (760) 376-2751 Prince of Peace Lutheran Fellowship Center 44 Big Blue Road, Kernville Sunday School 9 a.m., Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. (760) 417-2014 St. Peter’s Anglican Church 11900 Sierra Way, Kernville Sunday Service 10:00 a.m. (760) 376-6362 St. Sherrian’s Episcopal Church Services held at Kernville United Methodist Church Sundays 11 a.m. Wofford Heights Family Life Center Foursquare Church 20 W. Panorama, Wofford Heights Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. (760) 376-6719 New Life Assembly of God 25 Arden Av., Wofford Heights Sunday Services 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. (760) 376-6402 St. Jude Catholic Church 86 Nellie Dent Dr., Wofford Heights Sunday Mass 8 a.m. & 10 a.m., Sat. 4 p.m. (760) 376-2416 Calvary Chapel 125 Sycamore Drive, Wofford Heights Sunday Service 10 a.m. (760) 376-8789 Christ Fellowship 80 Evans Road, Wofford Heights Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Lake Isabella First Baptist Church of Lake Isabella 3701 Suhre, Lake Isabella Sunday Services 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. (760) 379-5615 Fountain of Christ Church 5101 #A Lake Isabella Blvd, Lake Isabella Sunday Service: 9:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Wed. 6 p.m. (760) 417-0793 Landmark Missionary Baptist Church 2741 Mountain View Rd, Lake Isabella Sunday Services 9:45 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. (760) 379-5640 Mt. View Southern Baptist Church 2959 Erskine Creek Rd, Lake Isabella Sunday Services 8:30, 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

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Sunday Services 11 a.m. (760) 379-2343 Kern Valley Bible Church 3920 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella Sunday Services 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 9:30 a.m. (760) 379-2120 Lake Isabella Church of Christ 3711 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella Worship Sunday 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 Church 3730 Wagon Wheel Dr., Lake Isabella Sunday School 9:45 Services 10:45 a.m., 5 p.m. Wed. Service 6 p.m. (760) 379-5819 Mt. Mesa Church of Christ Mt. Mesa 6400 Dogwood Av., Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. (760) 379-4792 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 6400 Park Av., Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 10:00 a.m. (760) 379-2904 Grace Chapel 12312 Mt. Mesa Rd., Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 9:45 a.m. (760) 379-4093 Christian Assembly 12424 Mountain Mesa Rd., Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. (760) 379-6377 Victory Tabernacle (United Pentecostal Church) 4324 Birch, Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 4 p.m. (760) 379-6360 Southlake/Weldon Kern Christian Church “The River” 14900 Hwy 178, Southlake Sunday Services 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. (760) 378-3780 He Cares Fellowship 16475 Hwy 178, Southlake Services Sunday 9:30 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. (760) 379-6935 Weldon United Methodist Church 20021 Hwy. 178, Weldon Sunday Services 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (760) 378-2321 Weldon Baptist Church 20674 Highway 178 Sunday Services 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. (760) 378-4964 Church listings are free. Please contact our office.

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Good Friday and Easter bring many celebrations Mike Devich Kern River Courier

Good Friday: • On Friday, April 22 at 7 pm at Kernville United Methodist Church, a Good Friday Tenebrae Cantata will be sung by the Kernville UMC Chancel Choir, conducted by Gary Geivet and accompanied by Helen Smoot, with St. Sherrian Episcopal Church. • The Kern Valley Pastors Association’s annual Good Friday service will be held at the First Baptist Church in Lake Isabella at 6 p.m. on April 22. This year the KRVPA is presenting a dramatic Easter reading entitled “Risen,” written by Kay W. Camenisch. • Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Lake Isabella will be celebrating Good Friday at 5:30 p.m. on April 22. Saturday, April 23 • My Place restaurant in Lake Isabella will again be offering a free Easter meal to anyone who shows up from 11 to 3 on Saturday, April 23. My Place is near Isabella Supermarket. Compliments of My Place and guitarelements.com. • On April 23 at 6:30 pm will be a Kernville UMC Easter Vigil service hosted by St. Sherrian

Episcopal Church. Easter Sunday • Easter Sunday is April 24, and the Kern Valley Pastors Association will present its annual Sunrise Service at the Tillie Creek Group Camping Area in Wofford Heights at 6:30 a.m. Turn into the Tillie Creek Campground area from Wofford Heights Blvd. • Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Lake Isabella is celebrating Easter on April 24 at 11:00 a.m. • At Kernville UMC, Easter will be celebrated on Sunday, April 24 at 9:30 am with a Holy Easter Worship Celebration with children’s program running concurrently and fellowship time following. • Mt. View Baptist Church invites you to celebrate Easter as our choir will be singing "Majesty," a beautiful presentation of our resurrected LORD on the first Easter morning. You will enjoy this musical under the direction of Cheryl Borthick and with narration by Tom Elkins. Takes place at 10:00 on April 24th at Mt. View Baptist Church on Erskine Creek Rd in Lake Isabella. Fellowship will follow as we celebrate our Savior, Jesus' resurrection.

The cross symbol of His love Janet Kutzner, Lay Eucharistic Minister St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Kernville

Can you turn any direction without seeing one? Perched atop a chapel. Carved into a graveyard headstone. Engraved in a ring or suspended on a chain. The cross is the universal symbol of Christianity. This seems like an odd choice and strange that a tool of torture would embody a movement of hope. Would one wear a tiny electric chair around their neck or suspend a gold-plated hangman's noose on the wall? Yet we do so with the cross. Why is the cross the symbol of our faith? To find the answer look no farther than the cross itself. Its design is simple - one beam is horizontal - the other vertical. One reaches out, like God's love. The other reaches up, as does God's holiness. One represents the width of His love; the other reflects the height of His holiness. The cross is the intersection. The cross is where God forgave His children without lowering His standards. How could He do this? In a sentence: God put our sin on His Son and punished it there. "God put on him the wrong who never did anything wrong, so we could be put right with God" (2 Corinthians 5:21). Also, Christ never sinned! But God treated him as a sinner so that Christ could make us acceptable to God. Envision the moment: God is on His throne, you are on the earth, and between you and God, suspended between you and heaven, is Christ

on His cross. Your sins have been placed on Jesus. God, who punishes sin, released His rightful wrath on your mistakes. Jesus receives the blow. Since Christ is between you and God, you don't. The sin is punished, but you are safe - safe in the shadow of the cross. This is what God did, but why? Why would He do it? Moral duty, Heavenly obligation, paternal requirement? No. God is required to do nothing. Besides, consider what He did. Just for you He gave His Son. Would you do that? Would you offer the life of your child for someone else? I wouldn't. But God has a list containing the name of every person who ever lived. This is the scope of His love. And this is the reason for the cross. He loves the world. "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son" (John 3:16). Aren't you glad the verse does not read: "For God so loved the rich…"? Or, "For God so loved the famous…"? Or, For God so loved the thin…"? It doesn't. Nor does it state, "For God so loved the Europeans or Africans…" "The sober or successful…" How wide is God's love? Wide enough for the whole world. Are you included in the world? Then you are included in God's love. God's love is just for you. When asked to describe the width of His love, He stretched one hand to the right and the other to the left and had them nailed in that position so we would know He died loving us.


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Talking About Real Estate

Now is the time to buy made out of necessity and not out of a desire to turn your property into a cash cow. You get the Thinking of buying a home, greatest value out of your home but feel bewildered by the conby simply living with it, and as flicting reports about the state of long as you can continue to make real estate? Well, you're certainly mortgage payments, you run litnot alone, but in tle risk of losing on your investa word, relax! ment. Whether or not Speaking with a local real real estate is up, estate agent is a great place to down or sideget the ball rolling, so that you ways, most peocan learn about local market conple don't make ditions and prices. Armed with their purchase knowledge, you can move fordecisions based ward and move in! Especially on market condi- Matt Freeman since here in the Kern River tions. Rather, it Valley prices are so good, some has more to do of the best in the state. This really with lifestyle. is a great time to buy right now, For most folks, a home is very and has been for the last couple much like a "durable good" simiof years. It is one of the best lar to a buyer's marwashing kets in the hismachine. tory of our “Most people don’t make Sounds nation; don't their purchase decisions based miss the silly, but think of it on market conditions. Rather, it opportunity. this way: Just like my has more to do with lifestyle.” When you dad says, need a new --Matt Freeman "Son, God washer, only made so your decimuch land!" sion is So, as soon as based upon that requirement, you get your income tax refund and you search for a machine put that money to good use, on that offers good value and servreal estate! ice. You don't think about whether the price of washers will Matt Freeman is a Realtor with be going up or down in the com- Freeman’s Lakeside Realty (760) ing months or years. 379-5915 or cell 223-0880. His You can have greater peace of column is not intended to replace mind when your purchase is legal advice. Matt Freeman Kern River Courier Columnist

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CALL NOW... TO L IST O R B UY! #2211414 Priced to please! This is a 1 bed 1 bath cottage style home that is in need of a little TLC but is in move in condition. MAKE OFFER. ONLY $44,900 #2211024 4 +1.75, Attractive exterior Bank Owned property in downtown Lake Isabella awaiting a new owner. Only $69,900 #2211402 Like Horses? Frustrated with having to board them out of town or having to live out of town because of a lack of space? This may be the place for you! ONLY $79,000 #2210584 Looking for a good deal on a fixer up in Alta Sierra? This is it! ONLY $100,000 #2210790 Seller will Finance!! Looking to get away from it all? Way up Old State Road, this property is very secluded yet is within minutes of town. ONLY $115,000 #2211352 It is not often that you will find a place that has 2 separate residences on one lot. This one is it! ONLY $119,000 #2211273 This original 1960's cabin has been extensively upgraded, yet still has it's rustic feel. Original Tongue and Groove cedar ceilings, new carpet, paint, doors. PLUS MORE! ONLY $129,500



#2211468 The home is 2002 sq feet, 3 bed 2 bath with a large detached garage, the property is on 2 lots and fully fenced. Located in a great neighborhood in Bodfish Oaks. ONLY $139,500 #2210106 This home has one of the most incredible views of the Lake & Mountains in the Valley! Quiet, serene, & secure, it has privacy, yet is still close to town with all of it's amenities. ONLY $164,900

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Letter to the Courier Dear Kern River Courier, Thank you for posting my last email. It shows that you care about what the local people think and feel. But to business. As I posted before to prices and all this extra charging for the fishing debry was a issue. And it was proven to me how much of an issue it is here. Many locals and outsiders that I talked to at the derby this year were very upset about the prices and having to pay to fish at sites when the rest of the year its free. With these extra day fees it made it very hard for not only me but many other locals and outsiders to fish. Even to the point where I saw fighting and some getting run off by big families when they were the first to get there. Yeah, first come first served, my butt. Not only the lack of free places to fish being a problem for many, many more locals and many outsiders were upset saying this was the worse derby ever for the lack of fish biting. I seen this first hand out there myself at people saying they could care less if they caught a money fish, they just wanted to catch something. An no matter what they or I tried they would not bite. Many saying that they waited too long to dump the fish in the lake and should have done it earlier. Sad to say I think they are right and like many others might not go back next year just to waste money and supplies to not be able to fish or catch anything. And that’s saying many things. Like the loss of business, which many rely on here. Many and myself included feel these are issues that need to be fixed. Before we lose more then business, but the respect of the people who come here to enjoy what we have to offer. Thanks again for the time and hope to hear back as always. Ed Moore via e-mail

SERVICE continued from page 1 restraints affecting all aspects of the Forest Service mission, we need to do more with less.” The Lake Isabella Visitor Center will remain open during the weekend and will provide all the services offered at the Kernville visitor center, including informational handouts, campfire permits, wood-cutting permits, rafting permits, and Southern Sierra and interagency passes. See page 2 for directions to the Lake Isabella office.

FEST continued from page 1 and plant identification contests. Bird walks will be led by Kerncrest Audubon Society volunteers. Information booths, exhibits and local craftspeople will gather in the shaded yard at the Sprague Ranch, set to the backdrop of live music throughout the day. The Sprague Ranch is a pack in/pack out facility. There are no potable water or garbage facilities available.

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Fresh produce available to seniors and WIC through federal program The Farmers Market Nutrition Program is a federal program funded by the US Dept of Agriculture to provide fresh fruit and vegetables to Seniors and low income families, and to support small farmers. Locally the Dept of Food and Agriculture provides funds to Seniors in May through the Senior Center, and the Dept of Public Health provides funds to low income families through the WIC program. Seniors and WIC recipients

may apply in May for funds that can be used for fresh fruits and vegetables at an approved Farmers Market from approved local growers. The funds may be used between May and November. In the Kern River Valley, the approved Farmers Market is the Lakeshore Farmers Market in Wofford Heights, which is open each Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Contact the Senior Center or the Public Health Office for more information.

DERBY continued from page 1 #0036, #0099, #0212, #0364, #0401, #0455, #0595, #0659, #0797, #0901, #0955) and one is still worth $2,000 (tag #0540). For verification, please present the fish with the tag still attached at Isabella Supermarket at 6120 Lake Isabella Blvd. Perhaps the strangest fish story from this year’s derby was related by Roach. Apparently an angler brought in a 13-1/2 pound bass to derby headquarters. When he was reminded that it was a trout derby, the man said, “Look inside.” Roach said, “Inside there was a mangled piece of meat.” It was the remains of a tagged trout, still bearing a $20 tag. Roach said they paid the money. But, he added, “I was thinking, ‘Oh my God, what would the insurance company have said if it was a big money winner?’”

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Our Valley, Our Earth

Facies show stress of years Ron Bolyard Kern River Courier Columnist

The diagram below nicely summarizes the percentages of the rock types that are present on the surface of the earth. As shown, the surface area of our planet is covered by 75% of the sedimenta- Ron Bolyard ry facies, while the total volume of sediments is only 5%! So it can be concluded that the Sedimentary Facies is a surface phenomenon while the Volcanic and Metamorphic Facies are subsurface and/or surface. Thus our Roof Pendants in the Kern River Valley are surface and exposed metamorphics, not sub-surface as when they were formed.

I have used the term "Facies" in the past two columns. The definition of Facies is: the aspects, appearance, and characteristics of a rock unit, usually reflecting the conditions of its origin, especially as differentiating the unit from adjacent or associated units." Fancy, huh? Just keep in mind that Facies means Rock Types. We will be talking about sedimentary layers in next week’s column. UNTIL NEXT WEEK ….. Ron Bolyard is a retired geologist and has developed an “acute interest” in the geology of the southern Sierra Nevada since he moved here in 1999.

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Written by Kay W. Camenisch This unique presentation involves both the presenters and the congregation Join us for a time of worship and this inspirational presentation at the

First Baptist Church 3701 Suhre St. Lake Isabella

ValleyEasterSunriseService Sunday, April 24, 2011 at 6:30 a.m.

You are invited to celebrate with others our risen Christ. The location in the Tilley Creek group camping area presents a beautiful service about the Son of God as we watch the sun rise over our beautiful valley. This annual event draws many of the faithful. You are encouraged to come in remembrance of what our risen Christ did for you. Location: Driving from the Lake Isabella area take Kernville Road toward Wofford Heights. As you enter Wofford Heights look for the Tilley Creek Campground entrance and the Easter Sunrise Service sign. Take a right hand turn into Tillie Creek Campground and stay to the right to the group camp area. Driving from the Kernville area drive through Wofford Heights. As you approach the Post Office look on your left for the Tilley Creek Campground entrance and Easter Sunrise Service sign. Make a left turn into the Tilley Creek Campground entrance, stay right and follow the signs to the group camping area.

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Courier chuckle of the week: “If you're cross-eyed and have dyslexia, does that mean can you see okay?” -- John Mendoza

See Page 14 for answers to puzzles


Salomeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Stars ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Temper your typical Aries urge to charge into a situation and demand answers. Instead, let the Lamb's gentler self emerge to deal with a problem that requires delicacy. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You are aware of what's going on, so continue to stand by your earlier decision, no matter how persuasive the counterarguments might be. Money pressures will soon ease. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) By all means, have fun and enjoy your newly expanded social life. But don't forget that some people are depending on you to keep promises that are very important to them. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You need to wait patiently for an answer to a workplace problem and not push for a decision. Remember: Time is on your side. A financial matter needs closer attention. LEO (July 23 to August 22) You now have information that can influence that decision you planned to make. But the clever Cat will consult a trusted friend or family member before making a move. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Good news: You're finding that more doors are opening for you to show what you can do, and you don't even have to knock very hard to get the attention you're seeking. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your gift for

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creating order out of chaos will help you deal with a sudden rush of responsibilities that would threaten someone less able to balance his or her priorities. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Congratulations. Your energy levels are coming right back up to normal -- just in time to help you tackle some worthwhile challenges and make some important choices. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) The sage Sagittarian should demand a full explanation of inconsistencies that might be cropping up in what had seemed to be a straightforward deal. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A conflict between obligations to family and to the job can create stressful problems. Best advice: Balance your dual priorities so that one doesn't outweigh the other. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Don't guess, speculate or gossip about that so-called "mystery" situation at the workplace. Bide your time. An explanation will be forthcoming very soon. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Boredom might be creeping in and causing you to lose interest in a repeat project. Deal with it by flipping over your usual routine and finding a new way to do an old task. BORN THIS WEEK: You can warm the coldest heart with your lyrical voice and bright smile. You find yourself at home, wherever you are. c) 2011King Features Synd., Inc.

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Trivia Test By Fifi Rodriguez 1. ASTRONOMY: The star called Rigel is part of which constellation? 2. MYTHOLOGY: What did the god Frey represent in Norse mythology? 3. CHEMISTRY: What gas has the chemical symbol of CH4? 4. MOVIES: Who directed "The Magnificent Ambersons" and "Touch of Evil"? 5. HISTORY: Who was the first English king to hold the title "Prince of Wales"? Answers:

1. Orion 2. Frey is the Norse god of fertility 3. Methane 4. Orson Welles 5. Edward II

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Mobile Homes REDUCED! Lake Isabella Nice 2/bd/2ba dbl wide mobile home w/carport, patio & deck. Was $25,000 - now $14,995. Quiet 55+ park. 760-379-2092 _________________________ MOVING? Across Town or The Nation Kernville Moving & Storage 760-379-2714 or 760-417-0465 CAL.PU.CT 189998 _________________________ 55+ PARK / LAKE ISABELLA Single wide mobile home 2 bd 1_________________________ ba, $6,500 as is. 760-964-2514 Lake Isabella - 2bd/2ba mobile home in 55+ Park. Asking $12,000 obo. Call (760) 376-4165. Leave message if no answer. _________________________ Lake Isabella (So Lake Area) 2 bd, 1¾ ba dbl wide/MH on 70x180 lot. Den+ 10s18 bonus rm. Dbl garage w/9x20 hobby room attached. RV pkng, 2 car carport fully fenced, 3 dble gates. Backs up to BLM land. $77,000. Call 760-378-3987

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Cabin for Sale BODFISH CABIN 102 Hoebeck Road Beautifully remodeled 1680 sq ft cabin w/great view! $129,000 661-428-1108

Lots for Sale ****2 LOTS FOR SALE**** Balboa South of Beechwood Scovern South of Crestview $17,500 each. (760) 223-2222 OWNER WILL CARRY

Motels BAREWOOD INN LAKESHORE LODGE 5 VACATION HOMES 7013 Wofford Boulevard Wofford Heights, CA 93285 (760) 376-1910 GREAT Rooms, Views & Rates

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REDUCED! Lake Isabella 2bd/2ba dbl wide mobile home w/carport, patio & deck. Was $640/mo - now $540/mo (inclds space rent) quiet 55+ park. Rent to Own + sec dep & good credit. (760) 379-2092 _________________________ Kernville - Hi-Ho 50+ Mobile Home Park. 2 bd / 2 ba Apts. $450/mo + deposit and utilities. 760-376-2671 _________________________ Studio Apt. New paint, carpet, etc. Walk to our beach on the river - utilities included. Only $400 per month. Call for details. (760) 376-2345 _________________________ Wofford Hts - Remodeled 3/bd, 2/ba home in Pala Ranches, w/xtra room under house. Mt. view, stove, refrig + w/d hookup. Sec 8 ok. $900/mo + deposit. Call 323-447-9140 or 323-969-8061 _________________________ Lake Isabella - 2 bedroom, 1 bath single wide mobile home on it's own lot. 1819 Curran Ave. $500 / mo. 1st, last + dep. 760-379-8670 _________________________ Southlake - 2 bd/2ba apt w/2 car garage, fireplace, dish washer. See to appreciate. $650/mo + $600 sec. deposit. (760) 378-3374 _________________________ Lake Isabella - Room for rent $600/mo + $600 sec. dep. Utilities (water, trsh & elect) pd in 1st mo. then 1/3 share. Garage storage, laundry room, credit checked 760-379-5481 _________________________ Kernville - 3 bd, 2 ba cottage in Grovepark. Fenced yard, pets ok, 2 car garage + garden shed, nice carpet & fresh paint, washer/ dryer, refrigerator & central cooling & heating. $1,000/mo, $600 deposit. (760) 376-1937 _________________________ Wof Hts-Back on Market Please call again. 1 bd apt. walk to p.o. - stores-park-movie, parking for 1 veh, wtr/trash pd. $410/mo for 1 person. $450/mo for 2, 760-376-3358 mesg / 760350-5010 call back.

For Sale New GE Fridge 66 Hi 20 Wide 130 obo. Freezer on top. 5 light chandelier $25. Magic Chef Stove, harvest gold 30x26 deep $100. 760-379-6162

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Pets

TAI CHI QUAN Easy to learn Yang Style. Mt. Mesa Park, Sat and Sun ~ Nine am. Weather permitting. Your teacher is Tony Pino.

Spaces for Rent

Wofford Heights - Sites available in quiet park with lake views, laundry facilities & fish house. $250/mo inclds water & trash. Call Jody @ 760-376-3228 _________________________ RV Spaces Available On the River! Downtown Kernville. Use vacation or permanent. Sign a lease for 1 yr & get a discount on your monthly rate! Call for details. 760- 376-2345

Wanted WE’RE ALWAYS BUYING Antiques & Collectibles 22ND year in the Kern River Valley. Highest prices paid, one piece or a housefull. Don’t give it away at a yardsale! GHOST TOWN RELICS @ Silver City, (760) 379-5146

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Misc. for Sale VALLEY coin-op pool tables $650 each; TROYBILT heavy duty 8 hp Rototiller-$700. Make Offers! (760) 379-4675

Home for Sale Wofford Heights - Lake front property, 3+2, large sunroom, great views. $189,995. MLS# F1120871, realtor.com. Bring all offers (661) 317-0443

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EMBERS continued from page 1 used materials and items near or on houses can ignite from embers, and what homeowners can do to better protect their homes. “Most people believe that it is the advancing line of flames during a wildfire that destroys homes,” said Julie Rochman, IBHS president and CEO. “Rather, it is embers or firebrands that create spot fires by igniting vegetation, debris and flammable materials that lead to ignition of the exterior of a house, as well as embers blown or drawn into buildings through gable vents, soffit vents and other openings that can ignite a house from the inside. And our laboratory test vividly demonstrated just that.” The testing is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Wildfire Ignition Resistant Home Design Program, a science-based program led by the Savannah River National Laboratory to provide community developers and homeowners the ability to assess and understand fire risks due to a nearby wildfire. Through this program, IBHS scientists and engineers have been working with U.S. Forest Service experts and SRNL scientists and engineers to develop beneficial wildfire research programs. “In addition to working with scientists and researchers with expertise in the area of wildfire, IBHS also has been working very closely with the fire services community who are on the front lines of fighting these ravaging wildfires. It is critical that the work we do in the controlled environment of the IBHS Research Center test chamber is exactly what firefighters see and experience in the field,” Rochman said. “IBHS’s wind-driven ember system replicates the wildfire ember shower environment observed during an actual wildland fire, both visually and the ember impact on the various components of structures and landscapes,” said Chief Will May, ret., Vice Chair - Wildland Fire Policy Committee, International Association of Fire Chiefs. Research data collected from the wildfire testing will be used in the development of a computer-based tool that will allow the homeowner, working with first responders, an opportunity to create a virtual version of their own home and subject it to wildfire conditions. The results will provide recommendations the homeowner can act on to decrease their likelihood of wildfire ignitions. “Taking steps to make your home more resistant to an ember attack is the most important thing you can do to reduce damage. Making a plan will allow you to leave when an evacuation is ordered and return home to little, if any, damage. A wildfire will pass by your property within a few minutes, but its exposure to embers can linger for an hour or more. Many times, firefighters have already left the area when ember-related fires ignite, leaving your home unprotected,” explained Rochman. Many things you can do to protect your home, such as clearing gutters, sealing around doors and covering vents, cost less than $20. Bigger ticket items include replacing the roof and installing new windows. Use the guidelines below to help you make the best choices for wildfire protection when making renovations or performing maintenance on your home. Ensuring that you have a Class A rated roof is the most important aspect in making your home resistant to embers. If you have a combustible wood shake roof, replacing it with a Class A roof is the most important change you can make. When a wildfire is threatening, make sure your windows are closed. Vegetative debris in your gutter can be ignited by embers so clean your gutters regularly to keep debris out. The resulting fire will impinge at the roof edge, a potentially vulnerable area even for a Class A roof. Use metal angle flashing at the roof edge to protect the roof sheathing and fascia board. Make sure end-stops (bird-stops) are installed at the edge of your roof if your roof covering has a gap between it and the roof sheathing (for example, with a clay barrel tile roof). End- or bird-stops will limit entrance of birds and rodents that may make a nest, and prevent ember intrusion that could ignite the nesting material and wind-blown debris. Do not store combustible items, such as firewood and lumber, under your deck. Enclosing your deck is an effective means of reducing wildfire risk of ember penetration below the deck. However, if you do enclose your deck, make sure you allow for sufficient ventilation to avoid moisture-related fungal damage. Debris (and embers) can accumulate at the intersections between horizontal and vertical surfaces, such as at deck-to-siding and roof-to-siding (at a dormer). Keep these areas clear of vegetative debris as often as you clean your gutters. Use of metal angle flashing at these intersections can reduce wildfire risks. The use of non-combustible siding material is also recommended. Your garage door can be very “leaky” to embers. Since most people store combustibles in their garage, make sure your garage door is well sealed at the edges.

California Joe’s Storytelling Corner

Calamity Jane was tough California Joe Kern River Courier Columnist

Martha Jane Cannary was her real name. She had been a nurse, dishwasher, muleskinner, bullwhacker, California Joe waitress and cook. She was born in 1852 and by age 18 could handle most men. Then she met Wild Bill Hickok. Bill had heard of her and said, “You’re sure the Jane that’s always on hand when somebody’s sick or wounded. I figure you’re always there for a calamity! I’m going to call you Calamity Jane." Later their union was blessed underneath the Kansas stars by two roving ministers but Bill insisted the union remain a secret, which was the first strain on the relationship. Three years later in a cave somewhere outside Abilene, Kansas she gave birth to little Janey – to the throbbing of Wild Bill’s departing hoofbeats. Unable to support her new daughter, Calamity Jane arranged for Janey to be taken in by a trusted friend, wealthy mariner James O’Neil, and his wife. Back in Deadwood once again in 1876 she found herself in the arms of a remarried Bill

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EVENTS continued from page 3 Specific Plan, which will guide future commercial and residential construction for the next 20 years, will be on Monday May 2nd at 6:30 p.m.at the Senior Center in Lake Isabella. Please note that attendance at this workshop is not a requirement to participate in the Kern County Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors public hearing process. Public hearings to consider the Specific Plan and EIR are tentatively scheduled for May 12. Should you have any questions regarding the Kern River Valley Specific Plan, this workshop or the specific plan development process, please contact Paul J. Johnson of the Kern County Planning and Community Development Department at (661) 862-5022 or email at JohnsonPa@co.kern.ca.us Sirretta Street Sale to be held in Kernville May 7 Usually the Courier doesn’t permit business advertising in the Courier Calendar, but this not really a business. It’s an event. It’s the Sirretta Street Sale, a street-long yard sale event held for many years along picturesque Sirretta Street in Kernville. Many homes participate. For more information, call (760) 376-2629. Car Show May 7 will also feature a pet parade The Rotary Club’s Annual Car Show will be held Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Riverside Park in Kernville. There will be a lake cruise, vendors, music and more. For more information, call (760) 378-3888. There will also be a Rotary Pet Parade from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information on the pet parade call Elaine at (909) 964-1395. History Days back on calendar, to be held Saturday, May 14 The Kern River Valley Historical Society has decided to hold History Days after all this year. Previously they had canceled the popular attraction. It will be held at the Kern Valley Museum in Kernville Saturday, May 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. More details will be released later. To include your event in our free Courier Calendar, just send the information to us by e-mail, or on paper either in person or by mail (our addresses are on page 2), by Tuesday for each Friday’s issue. Events must be open to the public and if there is an admission price, it must be listed. Items submitted for our free Calendar listings may be shortened and will be printed in chronological order according to space available. Submitted items deemed entirely or mostly business advertising will not be accepted. Other information courtesy www.kernvalley.com

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Things I Have Noticed...

The skipper and pelican Rod Middleworth Kern River Courier Columnist

A few years back my wife Vicki and I did a lot of sailing, especially around the Anacapa/Santa Cruz Islands. Our sailboat was a West Wight Potter called a pocket cruiser because it was only 18 feet long. A boat just like it Middleworth had navigated around the world, and although this was not what we wanted to do, at least we knew the boat was safe if it could do that. Many times we would sail to Santa Cruz Island and anchor in one of its bays where we relaxed and lazed about. Often when sailing, we would have our saltwater fishing gear out and in the water, hoping to catch one or two of the many fish that swim around the islands. My best fishing lure was a Red Popper. It was eight inches long, painted red with dangling hooks. It was called a popper because it popped along the surface looking like a small wounded fish. We were sailing one balmy day, the breeze 7 to 10 knots. Vicki was napping and I was at the helm keeping an eye on my pole and line. I could see the popper skipping along the water about 30 yards behind us. Suddenly out of the sky I noticed a pelican swooping in

and heading straight for my trolling lure. Sensing disaster I started reeling in the line, but I was too late and the pelican grabbed the lure, was hooked, and tried to fly away. But of course it couldn't. I was using 50-pound test Dacron line and that pelican was not going anywhere! My yelling woke Vicki and seeing the situation, she quickly lowered the sails so we wouldn't drag the bird. We'd heard that the thing to do was get as close to the pelican as possible and cut the line. Seasoned fishermen say the lure eventually drops off and the bird doesn't die. So we reeled him in and when we were reasonably close (pelicans are very big!) we cut the line. The bird took off over our heads, dangling the popper, while he gave me a dirty look and left a big deposit on the deck (which I guess was only fair). I'm not sure why, but on reflection, the whole adventure reminds me of old limerick: “A wondrous bird is the pelican. His mouth can hold more than his belly can. He holds more in his beak Than he can eat in a week. But I don't see how the hell he can!” Wofford Heights resident Rod Middleworth, a retired security manager for Pacific Bell, is an instructor for the local AARP Driver Safety Program.

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Kern River Courier Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: CANYON PERFORMANCE HORSES (2011 - B1960). Street address of principal place of business: 8530 Thoroughbred Street, Onyx, CA 93255. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 181, Onyx, CA 93255. REGISTRANTS: James Rooffener, 8530 Thoroughbred Street, Onyx, CA 93255 and Briteney Rooffener, 8530 Thoroughbred Street, Onyx, CA 93255. B - General Partnership. Date the business commenced: 01/01/2009. 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: Briteney Rooffener and James Rooffener. This statement filed on 03/24/2011. Expires 03/24/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By G. DiPrima. Published by the Kern River Courier April 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: FAY CREEK WELL WATER SYSTEM (2011 - B1963). Street address of principal place of business: 143 South Webber Street, Weldon, CA 93283. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 1005, Weldon, CA 93283. REGISTRANTS: Robert Lowe, 9617 South Fay Creek Ford, Weldon, CA 93283; Todd Bastian, 121 North W Street, Lompoc, CA 93436; Lora Storm, 4831 East Road, Lake Isabella, CA 93240; Dorothy Ray, 9613 South Fay Creek Ford, Weldon, CA 93283; Carina Walker, 9727 Fay Creek Ford, Weldon, CA 93283; Beth Mramor, 9621 South Fay Creek Ford, Weldon, CA 93283; Jeff Myers, 9557 South Fay Creek Ford, Weldon, CA 93283 and J.B. Tanner, 5118 Willow Estate, San Jose, CA 95135. E - Unincorporated Association. Date the business commenced: 02/19/2010. 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: Robert Lowe. This statement filed on 03/24/2011. Expires 03/24/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By N. Hawley. Published by the Kern River Courier April 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: NILSON RANCHING SERVICES (2011 - B1931). Street address of principal place of business: 9708 Green Oak Place, Bakersfield, CA 93311. Mailing address of business: 9708 Green Oak Place, Bakersfield, CA 93311. REGISTRANTS: Frederick Nilson, 9708 Green Oak Place, Bakersfield, CA 93311 and Sara Nilson, 9708 Green Oak Place, Bakersfield, CA 93311. I - Husband and Wife. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. 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: Frederick L. Nilson. This state-

ment filed on 03/22/2011. Expires 03/22/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By V. Zuniga. Published by the Kern River Courier April 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: 2 I CEE (2011 - B2151), DBA #2: MEDAIDE MEDICAL ( 2011 B2152). Street address of principal place of business: 8443 California City Boulevard, California City, CA 93505. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 2005, California City, CA 93504. REGISTRANT: Vetmobile Services, Inc., 8443 California City Boulevard, California City, CA 93505. F Corporation. Date the business commenced: 06/01/2007. 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: Michael Trimnell, CEO. This statement filed on 03/30/2011. Expires 03/30/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By G. Meza. Published by the Kern River Courier April 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: 4EVER SHIELD SECURITY SERVICES (2011 - B2170). Street address of principal place of business: 840 East Ridgecrest Boulevard, Apt. #10, Ridgecrest, CA 93555. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 1732, Ridgecrest, CA 93556. REGISTRANT: Antonio E. Solomon, Jr., 840 East Ridgecrest Boulevard, Apt. #10, Ridgecrest, CA 93555. A - Individual. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. 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: Antonio E. Solomon, Jr. This statement filed on 03/30/2011. Expires 03/30/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By N. Hawley. Published by the Kern River Courier April 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: BARNES & SONS EQUIPMENT SALES (2011 - B2201). Street address of principal place of business: 9319 Gig Harbor Court, Bakersfield, CA 93312. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 21796, Bakersfield, CA 93390-1796. REGISTRANT: Brett Barnes, 9319 Gig Harbor Court, Bakersfield, CA 93312. A - Individual. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. 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: Brett Barnes. This statement filed on 03/31/2011. Expires 03/31/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By N. Hawley. Published by the Kern River Courier April 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2011.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: CARACOLE SOARING (2011 B2062), DBA #2: CARACOLE AVIATION ( 2011 - B2063). Street address of principal place of business: 22560 Airport Way, California City, CA 93505. Mailing address of business: 6600 Xavier Avenue, #A, California City, CA 93505. REGISTRANT: Cynthia Brickner, 6600 Xavier Avenue, #A, California City, CA 93505. A - Individual. Date the business commenced: 07/01/1990. 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: Cynthia Brickner. This statement filed on 03/28/2011. Expires 03/28/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By G. Meza. Published by the Kern River Courier April 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: MANNA HOUSE PAYEE SERVICE (2011 - B1989). Street address of principal place of business: 6433 Lake Isabella Boulevard, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box K, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. REGISTRANTS: Verna Riley, 102 Starlite Lane, Wofford Heights, CA 93285 and Penny Clawson, 91 Starlite Lane, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. H - Co-Partners. Date the business commenced: 06/07/2006. 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: Penny Clawson. This statement filed on 03/25/2011. Expires 03/25/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By G. Meza. Published by the Kern River Courier April 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: RIM ROAD RANCH (2011 - B2171), DBA #2: NEVER-B-DONE RANCH ( 2011 - B2172). Street address of principal place of business: 554 Rim Road, Bodfish, CA 93205. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 763, Bodfish, CA 93205. REGISTRANTS: Kerry Sheffer, 554 Rim Road, Bodfish, CA 93205 and William Sheffer, 554 Rim Road, Bodfish, CA 93205. I - Husband and Wife. Date the business commenced: 01/01/2011. 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: Kerry L. Sheffer. This statement filed on 03/30/2011. Expires 03/30/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By G. DiPrima. Published by the Kern River Courier April 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: BAKERSFIELD ELECTRIC COMPANY (2011 - B2184). Street address of principal place of business: 9601

Marseilles Court, Bakersfield, CA 93314. Mailing address of business: 9601 Marseilles Court, Bakersfield, CA 93314. REGISTRANT: Jack D. Bellows, 9601 Marseilles Court, Bakersfield, CA 93314. A-Individual. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. 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: Jack D. Bellows. This statement filed on 03/30/2011. Expires 03/30/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By G. Meza. Published by the Kern River Courier April 15, 22, 29 and May 6, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: BOXES, BAGS AND LABELS (2011 - B2212). Street address of principal place of business: 2601 Union Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93305. Mailing address of business: 2601 Union Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93305. REGISTRANTS: Michael Mackenzie, 19961 Sunny Lane, Tehachapi, CA 93561 and Stuart Mackenzie, 21808 Golden Star, Tehachapi, CA 93561. H - Co-Partners. Date the business commenced: 05/02/2001. 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: Michael Mackenzie. This statement filed on 03/31/2011. Expires 03/31/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By G. Meza. Published by the Kern River Courier April 15, 22, 29 and May 6, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: JUJU BEE'S BABY CASES (2011 B1897). Street address of principal place of business: 5217 Milagro Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93307. Mailing address of business: 5217 Milagro Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93307. REGISTRANT: Julie Henthorn, 5217 Milagro Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93307. A-Individual. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. 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: Julie Henthorn. This statement filed on 03/22/2011. Expires 03/22/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By M. Rodriguez. Published by the Kern River Courier April 15, 22, 29 and May 6, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: ROCK HOUSE CACTUS (2011 B2073). Street address of principal place of business: 4120 Huth Street, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 677, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. REGISTRANTS: Gary Tuggle, 4120 Huth Street, Lake Isabella, CA 93240 and Patty Sorensen/Tuggle, 4120 Huth Street, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. IHusband and Wife. Date the business

commenced: 11/01/2010. 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: Gary Tuggle. This statement filed on 03/28/2011. Expires 03/28/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By G. Meza. Published by the Kern River Courier April 15, 22, 29 and May 6, 2011. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME Fictitious Business Name being abandoned: BAKERSFIELD ELECTRIC COMPANY, (2006-B5192) Street address of business: 9713 Manhattan Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93312. Mailing address of Business: 9713 Manhattan Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93312. REGISTRANT WHO WISHES TO ABANDON THE BUSINESS NAME: Rodger Chambers, 9713 Manhattan Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93312. Original FBN Statement Filed on: 06/23/2006. This Statement of Abandonment filed on: 03/30/2011. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk by G. Meza, Deputy Clerk (34993). Published by the Kern River Courier April 15, 22, 29 and May 6, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: ANAVERDE WELL PET (2011 B2507), DBA #2: VETALU ( 2011 B2508). Street address of principal place of business: 8201 California City Boulevard, #A119, California City, CA 93505. Mailing address of business: PO Box 2005, California city, CA 93504. REGISTRANT: Valerie Talleyrand, 9200 Oleander Boulevard, California City, CA 93505. A Individual. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. 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: Valerie Talleyrand. This statement filed on 04/13/2011. Expires 04/13/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By G. Meza. Published by the Kern River Courier April 22, 29, May 6 and 13, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: JBS BARRELS (2011 - B2215). Street address of principal place of business: 7648 Simmons Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93313. Mailing address of business: 7648 Simmons Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93313. REGISTRANT: Michelle Sullivan, 7648 Simmons Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93313. A-Individual. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. 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: Michelle Sullivan. This statement filed on 04/01/2011. Expires 04/01/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By G. Meza. Published by the Kern River Courier April 22, 29, May 6 and 13, 2011.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: SUNNIE'S SNACKS (2011 - B2576). Street address of principal place of business: 6010 East Lerdo Highway, Shafter, CA 93263. Mailing address of business: 222 Mannel Avenue, Shafter, CA 93263. REGISTRANT: Jennifer Wright, 222 Mannel Avenue, Shafter, CA 93263. A-Individual. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. 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 Wright. This statement filed on 04/15/2011. Expires 04/15/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By G. Meza. Published by the Kern River Courier April 22, 29, May 6 and 13, 2011. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 28-1937 - APN: 316351-02 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 05-162007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On May 18, 2011 at 11:00 am, Antelope Valley Real Estate Services, a California Corporation as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust recorded 06-192007, as Inst. No. 0207128714 of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Kern County, State of California, Executed by Louis F. Romero and Gina M. Romero, Husband and Wife as joint tenants, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) at: The main entrance to the Wanda Kirk Library, 3611 Rosamond Blvd., Rosamond, CA 93560. All CASHIER'S CHECKS MUST BE MADE PAYABLE TO ADVANCED RECONVEYANCE, INC. All rights, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Lot 142 of Tract No. 3508, in the unincorporated area of the County of Kern, State of California, as per map recorded February 2, 1972 in Book 22, Pages 195 through 200, inclusive and in Book 23, Pages 1 through 12 inclusive of Maps, in the Office of the County Recorder of said County. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: Vacant Land - directions may be obtained by written request within 10 days of the first publication of this notice from: ARI, 43545 17th Street West, Suite 503, Lancaster, CA 93534. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said Sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated cost, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $103,737.00. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Date: April 20, 2011. Antelope Valley Real Estate Services, As Trustee Advanced Reconveyance, Inc., As Agent, 43545 17th Street W., Ste 503, Lancaster, CA 93534, 661-945-5525, Vickie Durham, Trustee Sale Officer (Published by the Kern River Courier April 22, 29 and May 6, 2011)


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Registering shock Isabella Lake Fishing Derby headquarters was a madhouse Friday morning as hundreds of people registered, despite the fact that the Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce was offering a cash prize for registering early. The derby offered $250,000 in prizes, and over 6,700 anglers competed to see if they could get a fish worth money. Many did, as almost 200 money fish were landed, including one of the $10,000 fish. A dozen of the money fish are still worth money, and will be until May 19. See the story on the front page.

Library presents May programs Adriane Holguin Special to the Courier

The Kern River Valley Libraries have announced their programs for May. All three of the local libraries are having story times next month. The Kern River Valley Branch in Lake Isabella presents a "Berry Good" Story Time and craft on Thursday, May 12 at 3:30. The Kernville Branch will have a story time the following day, Friday, May 13 at 10:30 in either the

OddFellows Hall or Circle Park, depending on the weather. Wofford Heights' story time is at 1:30 with Miss Adriane. The final meeting of the Mystery Book Discussion Group will be Friday, May 13 at 6pm in the KRV Library conference room. For questions or information call KRV Branch at 760-549-2083, Kernville 760-376-6180 on Fridays only, or Wofford Heights at 760376-6160 or look up or Facebook page www.facebook.com/krvlibraries.

Digging in your yard can kill you Mike Devich Kern River Courier

If you are thinking of digging around in your back yard looking for a good place to plant your spring flowers, think again. April is "Safe Digging Month," and Southern California Edison wants to remind its customers and the public to call 811 before starting any construction, home improvement or gardening projects that involve digging. Striking an underground electric line can be dangerous - even fatal - so it's important to know where the lines are buried. Customers and the public are encouraged to call 811 at least two working days before doing any excavation work or building projects, such as installing decks, digging trenches, even planting trees or shrubs. A call to 811 before digging helps protect against unintentionally hitting underground cables. SCE will send a technician to locate and mark for the company's customers where all the electric lines are buried at the work site or home. This service is free. "SCE wants people to be safe, especially around electric wires. Digging without knowing the loca-

tion of underground utility lines can result in electric service disruptions and repair costs, and even cause serious injuries. We want to help the public take every precaution to avoid a potentially dangerous situation," said William Messner, SCE acting director of Corporate Environment, Health and Safety. Digging where critical SCE underground electric lines are can damage utility components, result in power outages and injure individuals. The rate of such dig-ins decreased by more than half in 2009 and 2010 from previous years. "Our hope is to see these dig-in occurrences continue to decrease through simple safety measures, such as calling 811 before you start a digging project," Messner said. The depth of underground utility lines varies, and there may be several lines buried in one area. Even a simple backyard project can pose a potential hazard. Whether doing it yourself or hiring a professional, SCE urges the use of the free 811 service to get the information needed to complete building projects safely. For more on the 811 service and for more safety tips, visit www.sce.com/Safety/worker.

Optimal Hospice medical director Dr. Jack Nadler along with the entire Optimal Hospice team congratulate hospice nurse Cory Garoutte, RN for being nominated for the Kern RN Society’s 2011 Nurse of the Year Award for patient care. Not all nurses make good hospice nurses. Cory truly exemplifies what it means to be an exceptional hospice nurse. She not only cares for the physical needs of the patient and family but more importantly the needs of the “whole” patient and family - body, mind and soul.

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