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A Locally-Owned Community Partner Vol. 8 No. 29

River Improvement Project Riverside Park Kernville A

A. Pier Stabilization


1. Burlando Drive Bridge

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2. Concrete pad 10'x12', for ADA access


Left to right, Terry Valley, Randy Zurn, Debbie Hess, Tom Moore and Eric Giddens receive a $50,000 donation from Southern California Edison.

Money flows to it Michael Batelaan Kern River Courier Riverside Park in Kernville is the site of planned renovation and improvements. The main goal of this project is to improve visitor experience while protecting Riverside Park by stabilizing the riverbed and banks from future erosion. Construction will include in-stream and bank modifications. This will increase whitewater recreational opportunities, increase fishing opportunities and improve river safety. It is also expected that problems associated with flooding will be reduced. KVRC, (Kern Valley River Council) is the 501(c)3 non profit parent organ-

ization for this project. This is the group that puts on the annual Kern River Festival in April as well as the organizer that ran the highly successful World Cup Wildwater Races in 2003. Riverside Park is one of the Kern River Valley's greatest assets, and has been degrading over the past few years. KVRC hopes to have the opportunity right now to make it a safer, more enjoyable and aesthetically more pleasing place to visit, and to do this without raising taxes on anyone. Their goal is to make park enhancements that will have something for everyone and not just fit the needs of a select few.



12. Feature Boulders


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15. Structure #1


10. Split-rail wood fence

13. Concrete pad 10'x12' for ADA access 14. Flat top boulders 2' diameter, placed to facilitate wade fishing opportunities & enhance habitat diversity.


8. Replace existing dirt path w/10' wide concrete trail



17. Structure #3 18. Structure #4 19. Structure #5

Bobby Baker of Kernville points out damage left behind at residence he is caretaker for. Michael Batelaan Kern River Courier

Unwelcome visitor It was 10:10 p.m. Sunday night and what sounded like a freight train coming through the wall was that of a California Black Bear. Thats when Bobby Baker of Kernville called 9-1-1. “We see bears here in the area at least once a week, but nothing like this” said Baker. Baker is the caretaker for a property in the area of Burlando


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This week cook up some Bodfish Bob’s Cheater’s Chicken Cacciatore.


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20. Structure #6

Unauthorized entry

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16. Structure #2

11. Enhance & stabilize Riparian vegetation

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7. Enhance & stabilize Riparian vegetation

Motorists and students to return to school

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6. Split-rail wood fence

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Motorists should be aware that Monday is the first day of school here in the valley, and kids may be suddenly crossing the road in front of you. You need to be extra vigilant. In addition, drivers who have not brushed up on their handbooks lately need to know the law about those flip-out stop signs they put on buses these days. If you see a school bus stop and flip out its stop signs, it means you have to stop -- no matter which way you're going. If the bus is going down the other side of the street, you still have to stop. Penalties for breaking this law can be financially somewhat severe. There is a basic fine for this offense, but the total can double or even triple with California's penalty assessments and traffic school costs on top of that. The exception is that if the school bus is on the other side of a divided or multi-lane (two or more lanes in each direction) highway, you do not need to stop.

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5. Preserve & stabilize Existing gauging station

9. Boulder terracing w/planting pockets

Sunday low Clear 55


4. Boulder terracing With planting pockets

Friday high Sunny 92 Friday low Clear 56 Saturday high Sunny 90 Saturday low Clear 55 Sunday high Sunny 90


3. Trail link & Loading zone Parking area designated loading & unloading zone

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B. Pier Stabilization

weekend weather

and Chaparral Roads. The bear was after the scent of cat food that was stored on the other side of a basement wall. The bear was quite distructive said Baker and should be taken as a warning to others that they need to keep all food put away. The bear was able to tear two openings through the one inch wood siding damaging TV cable and bending the gas line before leaving. Fish and Game is investigating the incident.


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kern river water data: Wednesday 6 a.m. Storage, Isabella Reservoir Acre-feet 308,203 Reservor peak 361,709 ac-ft. Pool maximum 568,075 ac.-ft. Pool safety limit 360,000 ac.-ft. Upper Kern Kern Inflow at Kernville 1,235 cfs (5-hr avg.) Lower Kern Outflow 2,251 cfs Borel Canal Outflow 526 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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The Courier Calendar Published Fridays Spotlighting the best of the Kern River Valley Publisher Michael Batelaan Editors, Writers Michael Batelaan, Mike Ludiker, Mike Devich Columnists Mike Mencarini Rod Middleworth Matt Freeman Bodfish Bob Ron Bolyard Jack Duitsman California Joe Richard Rowe Clarence Semonious Harry Thal Photographers Michael Batelaan, Mike Ludiker Contributing Photographers Murdoc Douglas, Jack Robson, Mike Devich, Frances Bowman Ad Production Michael Batelaan, Mike Ludiker Advertising Sales Valerie Minoux, Sara Wakeman Business Office Sara Wakeman Advertising policies Publisher reserves the right to reject or cancel any advertising at any time. Cancellations or rejection shall not preclude payment on similar advertising previously run. The Kern River Courier is not liable for errors in copy or an advertisement beyond the cost of the actual space occupied by the error. Publisher reserves the right to place the word “advertisement” on any ad copy that appears to resemble editorial matter. Submission policies Editorial and photo submissions are welcome and will run at the discretion of the editors. Submissions will only be returned when accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. The editors reserve the right to edit and publish all submissions both in print and internet oline publications. The entire contents of the Kern River Courier are copyright ©2011. Reproduction in whole or in part of print and internet online publications is prohibited without prior written consent. All rights reserved. Letters policies Letters to the Editor are run when space permits. They are meant as an open forum for expression. Letters to the editor pertaining to local issues and events or those that affect our area are encouraged. Please include your real name, address and phone number for verification. Pen names or incomplete names are not allowed. The views expressed in the letters to the editor within this paper and internet oline publications are not necessarily the views of this paper, nor those of the staff. The Kern River Courier reserves the right to exclude any letter to the editor, or edit its contents for length and prevention of libel, or for other reasons as seen fit by the editors. Letters should not exceed 200 words. All submissions Advertising, editorial, letters, photography and the entire content of Kern River Courier publications are subject to publish both in print and internet oline publications.

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New summer hours for friends Book Corral the month of August Friends of the Kern Valley Libraries announce new Summer Hours for the Book Corral, located at 12232 Hwy. 178, Mt Mesa (across from Builders Mart). Now open Wednesday, and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Friday 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please come out to help support your local Libraries. REVA to show family movie August 20 REVA CO-Operative will show the family movie "Ugly Dachshund", starring: Dean Jones at the Reel Cinema, Wofford Heights (next to Elks'Lodge), Saturday, August 20, at 1 p.m. Tickets: $5 donation. REVA CO-Operative is a tax-deductible, 501(c)(3) public charity for The Kern River Valley communities. This fund

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. 3783935. •10-11 a.m.- Hospice Grief Support Group, 6040-D L.I.Blvd. Fridays. Open to all (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. • 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.


• 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.


• 9 a.m. to noon - VFW Breakfast, open to the public. 2811 Nugget, Lake Isabella. 3793877. • 9 a.m. to noon - Eagles Breakfast, open to the public. Highway 178, Mt. Mesa. 3793394. *10 a.m. - Al Anon meeting for adult children, 113 Dawson Dr., WH. 376-6136.


• 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. 3764461. • 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.


• 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.

raising event is to raise funds towards the purchase of non-profit mobile veterinary clinic's medical equipment. Most credit cards are accepted at all events. For information on this event, to donate or volunteer call: Jesse Martinez at 760-378-3101; or for advance tickets Laura at: 760-2993222. Advance tickets also available at Reel Cinema box office. Spayday Lake Isabella August 20 Basic Needs Foundation, Inc. will host a free spay/neuter mobile clinic event available to very low income pet owners and feral cats. 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, August 20. Clinics provide pet owners with spay & neuter certificate, rabies shot, vaccination record & microchip. All dogs must be on leash. Each cat must be in its own carrier. Please call ahead if bringing feral cats. Gift Bags are given to participating pet owners.

• 6:30 p.m. Epilepsy Support Group, Bakersfield, 2nd Tues. 376-1606. • 7 p.m. - KRV Historical Society meets, Senior Center, Lake Isabella, 4th Tues.


• 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. • 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. • 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, Ewing’s restaurant, Kernville. • 6:30 p.m.-Sweet Adelines, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. New 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.

Also low-cost vaccination & microchip clinics are available at these events to all pet owners with no income qualification. No appointment required. Vaccination clinic is from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon each day. $10. FVRCP, $10. Rattlesnake, $10 Rabies, $10 DHPP. A 30-foot self-contained mobile clinic, will be located in the parking lot at Vons Supermarket, 5610 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. For more information call: Ha Adolfo, Basic Needs Foundation Note: All 90 appointment times are reserved at this time. Hank Cannon Golf Tournament for Youth Golf Foundation August 20 Let's continue Hank's dream of offering young people an opportunity to learn the game of golf, and have a lot of fun. There will be a 4-person scramble, closest to the pin at hole #7, or win a car from Isabella Motors with a "hole in one" at hole #7. The longest drive, for both men and women at hole #6, Hank's favorite. There will be a 50/50 drawing and prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams. $40 for non-members and $20 for members, lunch included. Sponsorships are available at reasonable prices. 8 a.m., with tee time at 9 a.m. Contact (760) 417-1008 for more information. South Fork Woman's Club BBQ August 21 South Fork Woman's Club to hold Annual BBQ by Jim Wyly Sunday, August 21, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tickets $10 each. Served with your choice of tri-tip beef or chicken hind quarter; and potato salad, beans, rolls, beverage and cake. 6488 Fay Ranch Road (across from South Fork Elementary School), Call: Andrea Babb (760) 379-1927 or (760) 223-1739 Cerro Coso College Classes begin August 22 Cerro Coso Community College Fall 2011 classes are scheduled to begin Monday August 22, 2011. It is not too late to visit CC Online to view the class schedule and register for classes. New Students must take a placement exam and see a counselor prior to registering. For more information call (760) 379-5501. Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce Mixer August 22 Good food, delicious drinks, good friends, and a $50 cash door prize are what is in store at this month's mixer at Pat Turnham Realty, 6925 Wofford Blvd. Wofford Heights on Monday August 22, at 6 p.m. You must have a business card to enter for the door prize! Please RSVP to the Kern River Valley Chamber office at (760) 3795236. Putting the Unity in Community. Wofford Heights teen center to begin cooking Classes August 25 Family Preservation Community Services is proud to present ETC! (Every Teen Counts!), a place for teens to come, have fun and learn independent living skills. The center will begin fundamentals of cooking classes on Thursday, August 25 at 3:30 p.m. ETC! is located at 6930 Wofford Blvd, adjacent Rogers Rentals. The phone is (760)-376-4100. The center's hours are Monday through Friday noon to 6 p.m. They take kids in 6th12th grades. They do art projects/crafts, games, cooking classes, life skills. They have computers,

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Things I Have Noticed...

Kids have most fun outside Rod Middleworth Kern River Courier Columnist

Kids have most fun outside Just the other day while taking a walk past the group camping area at Tilly Creek, my wife and I noticed kids and all the fun they were having. It was hot, Middleworth there were no swings, no climbing bars, yet the kids were laughing, playing and having fun camping in a place completely unlike where they probably lived. They were jumping rope, playing hide and seek, and in general, having fun. Nobody was texting, no one was talking on a cell phone. They were playing with each other and talking face to face. It got me to thinking of my kid days and things my brother and I did for fun. Each year mom rented a cabin in SkyForest, in the San Bernardino mountains. The year I remember best was the time we drove there in an old Studebaker that had a rumble seat we got to ride in. (The trunk of the car opens up and has a seat which is open to the world). If you have never ridden in a rumble seat you haven't lived. The wind rushes past, the world is a different place and every-

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body waves as you go by. That same year my brother and I got two wagons and raced each other down the hill next to our cabin. The last time we raced we collided and my brother got skinned up and was yelling for Mom. While he was yelling a caterpillar fell out of a tree and into his mouth and he swallowed it. Then he really started yelling. Mom made him swallow Milk of Magnesia. She said it was good for everything, why not a caterpillar? My brother lived, so I guess she was right. Later my brother and I decided to sleep outside under the stars. We were wakened by our garbage can being knocked over by a bear. The porch light was on and we could see him plain as day. We both went screaming into the cabin, waking Mom and Grandma. The bear ran away, but we never slept outside again. Still, it was the best vacation ever and we never forgot it. That was the year we took a long hike from home and got lost. We couldn't find our house. We were both scared and crying and some neighbor found us and took us home. We were only a block away.

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Letters to the Courier Picture brings back many happy memories Dear Kern River Courier, I saw the picture on page 14 in the July 29th Courier of the Weldon Store asking if anyone knew the location and also saying the date was unknown. It looks like it did to me during 1956 through 1958, for the two and a half years my parents raised potato crops for Mr. Metler of Bakersfield in the Onyx and Weldon areas. My family traded there regularly and it was also the Weldon Post Office and we had a P.O. box there. It was located on the corner of Faye Canyon Road across from South Fork School, and the South Fork Woman's Club was on the same side of the road, behind the store. It was in the

sixties when the P.O. was moved out on its own. During 1958 it was a special stop for our school bus once every couple weeks if we kids had been on our best behavior. All of us kids worked at getting that stop, so we policed each other and ourselves. That bus driver won an award three years in a row I know of for the bestbehaved loads in the a.m. and p.m. The picture brought back so many happy memories. So many I kept wandering away from the question of its location, it took five tries to keep it down to this short. Most were one to one and a half long pages long in a school notebook. Thanks Arthur for the memories and I'll be keeping the picture to tell stories to my grand and great grandkids. Jane Hixon, Onyx

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Eighth season to be shows last By Cindy Elavsky Q: I have been hearing rumors that Desperate Housewives has been canceled. Is that true? I hope not, as its my favorite show! -Emmy R., via e-mail

A: Max Irons, 25, is the son of Academy Award-winning English actor Jeremy Irons. Next up, Max is set to star as the title character in the feature film Vivaldi, along with Alfred Molina, Elle Fanning and Tom Wilkinson. It is due for release in 2013.

A: Desperate Housewives Q: With all the talk of has not been canceled; howAmy Winehouse’s recent ever, creator Marc Cherry death, the death of footrecently announced that this ball great Bubba Smith upcoming eighth season will was overlooked. Can you be the shows last. While the give me any information news was bittersweet for on him? Harold T. in everyone involved, cast and Florida crew agree that the time has come to wrap things up on A: Charles Aaron ‘Bubba’ Max Irons Wisteria Lane. Marc teased at Smith passed away on Aug. 3 ABC’s Television Critics of apparent natural causes (as Association party last month that this of this writing, the final coroner’s final season will return to the basics report had not been released). The forand revisit the mystery that launched mer defensive end for the Baltimore the show: Mary Alice’s death. Teri Colts, Oakland Raiders and Houston Hatcher and company will return on Oilers -- who some consider even more Sunday, Sept. 25, at 9 p.m. EDT. famous for his work as Moses Hightower in the Police Academy films -- was 66 at the time of his passing. Q: Last night I rented Red Write to Cindy at King Features Riding Hood and noticed one of the stars is Max Irons. Any relaWeekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, tion to Jeremy Irons? -- Hillary G., Orlando, FL 32853-6475; or e-mail her via e-mail at © 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

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urbane gentleman, who is preparing for his big dinner party. A game of predator and prey ensues, in which few things are what they seem. It’s dark comedy with notes of Hitchcock and a heaping pile of role reversals, twists and mind games. While plenty of laughs and chills are contained within, some audience members may suffer from crippling plot-twist fatigue by the end of the film.

Rio (PG) -- Blu (voiced by Jesse Eisenberg) is a rare macaw -- thought to be the last of his kind -- living the good life as a pet in Minnesota. When its discovered that there is another member of his species in Brazil, Blu is taken on a trip to meet his female counterpart (voiced by Anne Hathaway.) What In a Better World (R) -follows is a formulaic This Danish foreign-lananimated adventure of guage drama explores madcap talking critters gripping issues in justice, fleeing bumbling aniDavid Hyde Pierce civility, grief and parmal smugglers. enthood. Anton is a The vibrant colors, wild (yet doctor torn between two forgettable) music and sheer vol- worlds: his family life in the subume give Rio something to urbs of Denmark, and his work appreciate. While it falls short of as a doctor in a war-torn corner charming, theres something to of Africa. The characters must be said for Rio as a spectacle -navigate unclear moral landa sort of dazzling Carniv‡l for scapes in the parallel worlds of the rugrats. schoolyard bullies and brutal warlords. The story is well-craftThe Perfect Host (R) -- David ed, perhaps too tidy at times, Hyde Pierce (Niles from Frasier) but the conflicts faced by the stars in this confusing-yetcharacters are not so tidy, and admirable jumble of neuroses, the story has enough gravitas to thrills and unsettling humor. A turn down easy answers. criminal on the run (Clayne Crawford) lies his way into the © 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. home of Pierces unsuspecting

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Courier Fishing Report

Wishing summer will soon be over Mike Mencarini Kern River Courier columnist

middle of september. Seriously the fishing in the lake is slow at this time of year, I’m not the and the catching even slower. only one wishAs always there is a silver lining that suming to be had and we are fortumer will soon nate to have the Hatchery in our be over. It little town, and the guys have seems that most been stocking the Upper and everyone Lower Kern River each week whom, I talked with regular rainbows and givto that fishes ing us a bonus of those home the lake, have grown trophy trout. two things to Jack Bonham of Wofford Mencarini ask me; were Heights helped the hatchery are the fish bitcrew stock some nice trout up ing and when are they biting? river earlier this week and later Honestly I couldn’t answer went back and caught several either these days. I’m not sure nice fish and was able to release the fish could answer those them back for someone else to questions if asked. With the lake catch. If you have some honeyin perpetual motion, keeping the do’s now is a good time to getwater level m-done. at a steady This might up and “we might as well take a nap and have even make down or in your signifisomeone wake us up in the middle other words cant other let it come of September ” happy. Use in and the our lake Corp will let --Mike Mencarini and river it out, with cautiously the latter in but have a control these days. good time Todays hot spot will be nearly dried up tomorrow. personaly I Mike Mencarini is a Wofford can’t wait for the lake to get to Heights resident and a volunteer the winter time level. If it wasn’t at the Kern River Fish Hatchery. for the catfish bite being good For questions or comments you and the swiming being better we can reach him through the Kern might as well take a nap and River Courier, office@kernriverhave someone wake us up in the

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) The typically tidy Ram or Ewe might want to butt out until things are settled on the home front. But get involved and let your Ovine sense of order help restore domestic tranquility. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Your flair for finetuning complicated fiscal dealings comes in handy when an unexpected financial problem arises. Stay with it until it's resolved. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Family aspects remain strong. There might be some unresolved difficulties, but continued attempts to smooth things over eventually prove to be successful. A major purchase looms. CANCER (June 21-July 22) A promise made but never kept suddenly re-emerges in your life. You now have to decide if you're still interested in what it offers or if you've moved past it. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Romance comes to unattached Leos and Leonas who have been waiting for Cupid to target them for far too long. Domestic purr-fection is also enhanced for paired Felines. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You need to take a much-needed break from that demanding project before too much energy-draining tension sets

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Sports Trivia By Chris Richcreek

1. In 2009, Michael Wuertz became the third A's reliever to have 100 strikeouts in a season. Name either of the first two to do it. 2. Two pitchers in the 1990s had seasons with at least 200 innings pitched and 20 or fewer walks. Name either one. 3. Who was the last college football coach to win back-to-back consensus national titles? 4. True or false: LeBron James has had more seasons of tallying at least 2,000 points, 500 rebounds and 500 assists than Oscar Robertson? 5. In 2007, Colorado's Karlis Skrastins set an NHL record for most consecutive regular-season games played by a defenseman (495). Who broke the mark in 2011. Answers:

1. Rollie Fingers (1972-73, 1975-76) and Dennis Eckersley (1987). 2. Atlanta's Greg Maddux (1997) and St. Louis' Bob Tewksbury (1992, '93). 3. Nebraska's Tom Osborne (1994, 95). 4. False. Each player has done it in six seasons. 5. Calgary's Jay Bouwmeester.

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Kern River Courier Legal Notices SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA County of Los Angeles SUMMONS Case Number: BC456517 NOTICE TO DEFENDANT (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): YOHANNES TESFAYE, an individual, YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): DCFS TRUST, A Delaware Business Trust. NOTICE: You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (, your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (, the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (, or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court's lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. ¡AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su versión. Lea la información a continuación. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO después de que le entreguen esta citación y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una liamada telefónica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y más información en el Centro de Ayude de las Cortes de California (, en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que

le quede más cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario de la corte que le dé un formulario de exención de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podrá quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin más advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisión a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (, en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, ( o poniéndose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperación de $10,000 ó más de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesión de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direción de la corte es):Los Angeles County Superior Court, 111 North Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. The name, address and telephone number of plaintiff's attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la direción y el número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): Rebecca A. Caley, SBN 131997; Tina M. Starr, SBN 231309, (714) 529-1400, (714) 529-1515, CALEY & ASSOCIATES, 265 South Randolph Avenue, Suite 270 Brea, CA 92821 DATE (Fecha): March 3, 2011, John A. Clarke, Clerk (Secretano), Mary Flores, Deputy (Adjunto) (Published Kern River Courier, July 29, August 5, 12 and 19, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: All Pilot Car Service (2011 - B4259) Street address of principal place of business: 2901 Worthington Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93308. Mailing address of business: 2901 Worthington Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93308. REGISTRANTS: Jamie Gonzalez, 2901 Worthington Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93308 and Ruben Gonzalez, 2901 Worthington Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93308. B - General Partnership. Date the business commenced: 10/26/2006. 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

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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: Jamie Gonzalez. This statement filed on 07/12/2011. Expires 07/12/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By M. Rodriguez. Published by the Kern River Courier July 29, August 5, 12 and 19, 2011. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 11-2171 APN: 354-152-26 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11-05-2008. 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 September 7, 2011 at 11:00 am, Advanced Reconveyance, Inc., a California Corporation as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust recorded 11-25-2008, as Inst. No. 0208182573 of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Kern County, State of California, Executed by Michael A. Fowler, an Unmarried Man, 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: Parcel 4 in the unincorporated area of the County of Kern, State of California, as per parcel map No. 756, filed August 17, 1973 in Book 6 Page 159 of Parcel Maps, in the Office of the County Recorder of said County. Except all coal, oil, gas and other mineral deposits, in said land together with the right to prospect for, mine, and remove the same according to the provisions of said act of June 1, 1938, as reserved in U.S. Patent recorded March 10, 1958 in Book 2921 Page 79 of Official Records.. 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

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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 $39,372.02. 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: August 4, 2011. Advanced Reconveyance, Inc., As Trustee. 43545 17th Street W., Ste 503, Lancaster, CA 93534, 661-945-5525, Vickie Durham, Trustee Sale Officer (Published by the Kern River Courier August 12, 19 and 26, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: A J Knowledge Treasure (2011 - B4615) Street address of principal place of business: 4513 Isla Verde, #19, Bakersfield, CA 93301. Mailing address of business: 4513 Isla Verde, #19, Bakersfield, CA 93301. REGISTRANT: Ajay Vejendla, 4513 Isla Verde, #19, Bakersfield, CA 93301. 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: Ajay Vejendla. This statement filed on 07/29/2011. Expires 07/29/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By M. Medina. Published by the Kern River Courier August 12, 19, 26 and September 2, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Roots Yard & Garden Service (2011 B4362) Street address of principal place of business: 10 Pine View Court, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. Mailing

address of business: P.O. Box 741, Kernville, CA 93238. REGISTRANT: Matthew Angel, 10 Pine View Court, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. 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: Matthew Angel. This statement filed on 07/15/2011. Expires 07/15/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By G. DiPrima. Published by the Kern River Courier August 12, 19, 26 and September 2, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Contractors State License Services (2011 - B4571) Street address of principal place of business: 2408 Brundage Lane, #A2, Bakersfield, CA 93304. Mailing address of business: 14664 Victory Boulevard, Van Nuys, CA 91411. REGISTRANT: Contractors Career Centers, Inc., 14664 Victory Boulevard, Van Nuys, CA 91411. F Corporation. Date the business commenced: 11/01/1999. 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: David Mizener, CEO. This statement filed on 07/27/2011. Expires 07/27/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By M. Rodriguez. Published by the Kern River Courier August 12, 19, 26 and September 2, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Split Mountain Woodworks (2011 -


B4648), DBA#2: Split Mountain Cabin Décor (2011 - B4649) Street address of principal place of business: 10 Grove Park Way, Kernville, CA 93238. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 304, Kernville, CA 93238. REGISTRANTS: Mark S. Roberts, 10 Grove Park Way, Kernville, CA 93238 and Shellie A. Roberts, 10 Grove Park Way, Kernville, CA 93238. I - Husband and Wife. Date the business commenced: 07/25/2011. 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: Shellie A. Roberts, Owner. This statement filed on 08/02/2011. Expires 08/02/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By M. Rodriguez. Published by the Kern River Courier August 12, 19, 26 and September 2, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Bakersfield Dental Laboratory (2011 B4457) Street address of principal place of business: 9209 Tropicana Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93811. Mailing address of business: 9209 Tropicana Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93811. REGISTRANT: Raul Sepulveda, 9209 Tropicana Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93311. 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: Raul Sepulveda. This statement filed on 07/20/2011. Expires 07/20/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By M. Rodriguez. Published by the Kern River Courier August 19, 26, September 2 and 9, 2011.

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School Continued from page 1 For those buses not equipped with the stop signs, it would be good to remember that school buses flash their yellow lights when they are preparing to stop, and then their red lights when they come to a stop. You should prepare to stop when the yellow flashes, and then stop when the red lights come on. You must stop from either direction until the children are safely across the street and the lights stop flashing. The law requires you remain stopped as long as the red lights are flashing (CVC §22454). Remember, the start of school means extra vigilance for drivers. The kids may be excited and they may forget to look both ways before they dart out in front of you, so be prepared.

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Riverside Park Continued from page 1 The permit process is expected to take some time; however, if all goes well, KVRC projects to begin construction in the fall of 2012. If construction starts on schedule, the first phase of construction will be finished in the early spring of 2013. How much is done in the first phase mainly depends on how much money is raised, but the permit will be valid for an extended period of time, allowing the phasing in of additional parts of the projects in the future. The river right (west) side of the river is owned by the county and operated as a county park. The river left (east) side is privately owned Frandy Campground. Both parties are aware of the project and excited about the possibilities. It is the hope of KVRC that the ren-

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ovation will increase tourism dollars, and give people who live here an opportunity to watch fun events and experience a variety of cultural phenomena that we might have missed before. The extent of the current plans are from the bridge to Jakes pond (just below the park). Right now there are no plans to extend the project area farther downstream. Kern County will manage all activities and maintenance. So as far as any events scheduled in the Park, a user would continue the park permiting process through the Kern County Parks and Recreation Department. The main focus of the project will be on the park side of the river. A "dream" design would include features on the Frandy side, however, it will depend on fund raising success before work on that side of the river is considered.

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Our Valley, Our Earth

California Joe’s Storytelling Corner

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This picture is of the Atlantic, Asian and Pacific Basins. Superimposed upon the basins are the known tec- Ron Bolyard tonic features that have shaped them. The six main plate names are: South American, Pacific, African, Eurasian, Antarctic and IndianAustralian Numerous smaller sub-plates are shown, such as: Anatolian, Arabian,

and Philippine. All of them meshing together and separated by spreading centers, subduction zones and transform faults and their associated features. Within the individual plates are the islands, archipelagos, island chains, volcanoes, hot spots, guyots, atolls, etc. that are NOT necessarily associated with the boundary sutures. I will continue 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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When you're talking about real Wild West characters, another was Charlie Goodnight. Leathertough Charles Goodnight (18361920) was born into a German family in Illinois. His father died of pneumonia when he was five, his mother remarried and the family relocated to the Brazos River in Texas when little Charley was nine. At 12, he was breaking mustangs. At 15, he was a jockey who California Joe won many horse races for his overjoyed stepfather. In 1856, Charles partnered with his stepbrother J. Wes Sheek, tending 430 cows belonging to neighbor Claiborn Varner. In return, they could keep every fourth newborn calf. By 1860 the pair had 180 head. The Civil War suspended their burgeoning bovine business. Goodnight served as a Texas Ranger Confederate scout. In 1864, he returned to find his portion of the herd had grown to 5,000 head. He and Sheek negotiated to buy the entire Varner herd, and by 1865, they had 8,000 head. In 1866, Goodnight met 54-yearold Oliver Loving and changed business partners. The great cattle

drives were starting, and Goodnight wanted to do it his way. He wanted to drive his cattle to the Colorado frontier by way of New Mexico. That summer, he, Loving, and 18 cowboys set out with 2,000 longhorns across what would come to be known as the "Goodnight-Loving Trail" to Fort Sumner, New Mexico. Goodnight made rawhide history as he drove those cattle. As an example of the hardships they faced, the Concho River represented the last water for 92 miles. From there, he pushed the herd 72 hours without a break. At 2 a.m. on the third night, the cows smelled the waters of the Pecos 12 miles away, and stampeded the rest of the way. Though 300 head dropped during the forced march and another 100 drowned in the final confusion, the trip was a financial success. Most were sold to the government. Loving drove the remaining cattle on to Denver. Goodnight went back to Texas with $12,000 in his saddlebags. If you want to see a good movie about the cattle drives, John Wayne made "Red River" and you should see it. It's a classic. California Joe is the storyteller persona of Stevenson Phillips, an actor and singer living in Kernville. You may reach him at

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Events Continued from page 2 video games and pool tables. For more information call Maria or Melissa at (760) 549-3650 or (760) 3764100. 24th Annual Rubber Ducky Races August 27 Exchange Club of Kern Valley sponsors this day-long festivities featuring of series of rubber duck races down the Kern River at Riverside Park, Kernville to benefit local schools & abused children. Ducks for each heat are dumped off the Kernville bridge in 10 heats of 100 ducks. T-shirts, souvenirs, BBQ lunch. Drawing for a grill, $500 gas card or 3 3day/2night Vegas vacations. Get your race tickets now. For information call: (760) 3793667 or (760) 376-4790 or ask any Exchange Club member.

Astronomy Club Star Party August 27 Kern River Valley Astronomy Club Star Party will start at sunset (7:30 p.m.) Saturday night August 27 at the Fairview Heliport 12 miles north of Kernville (look for the orange cones about 1 mile south of McNally's) For more info, contact Rich Burdge Daytime (760) 376-1291; Evening/weekend (760) 376-6290 Its best to call and check if haze, smoke or cloud cover will prevent this event from happening. Luau in Wofford Heights benefits Rotary Club August 29 The Rotary Club of the Kern Valley will host another of its popular luaus at the Lakeshore Lodge in Wofford

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Heights on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. Tickets are $25. Proceeds benefit educational and vocational scholarships, local youth organizations and community service projects, worldwide polio immunizations, and international service projects. Food includes Teriyaki Chicken, wild salmon flown in from Alaska as well as salads and sides. Dessert includes fruit, coconut cake, sorbets and a chocolate fountain. There will be a cash bar for those who would like to enjoy a festive drink. There will be Door Prizes & a Silent Auction. Ticket info: Elaine Forge (909) 964-1395 .REVA low-cost shot day August 29 REVA low-cost pet shot day, with rattlesnake shots, nail clipping and micro chipping also available. Monday, August 29, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. All healthy dogs and cats welcome on leash or in carrier. At former Western Wholesale Carpet parking lot location in Wofford Heights (next to Texaco station). REVA COOperative is a tax-deductible, 501(c)(3) public charity for The Kern River Valley communities. This fund raising event is to raise funds towards the

purchase of non-profit mobile veterinary clinic's medical equipment. Most credit cards are accepted at all events. For information on this event, to donate or volunteer call: Jesse Martinez at 760-378-3101; or Laura at: 760-299-3222 Senior Summer Health Faire August 29 Presented by the Kern Valley Hospital Foundation, Monday, August 29, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. Open to the public featuring health screening and 35 health services booths. Kern River Valley Senior Center, 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella Contact: Sonia Penny (760) 371-5236 or

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