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Spotlighting the best of the Kern River Valley

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Meals on Wheels to get $2K grant

Vol. 6 No. 30 Lake Isabella’s weekend weather Fri.: Sunny, high 101. Calm winds. Fri. night: Low 69. Calm winds. Sat.: Sunny and hot.

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Pauline Best enjoys a double scoop of ice cream on Tuesday while Clara Spradlin watches and Jamie the dog waits in the shade below.

Rubber Duckies race, Hawaiian dancers dance Kern River Courier

There will be two major fundraisers held in Kernville this Saturday, Aug. 29. Both of the events are being held by service clubs here in the valley to raise money to do their philanthropic work. The Kern Valley Exchange Club will be holding their annual Rubber Ducky Races fundraiser down the Kern River in Riverside Park in Kernville. In this event, rubber duckies float (or are pushed) down the Kern River towards a finish line. Lucky folks who sponsor the winning ducks can get all sorts of prizes. There will be food available and a whole lot of fun. Things start to happen around 10 a.m. The Kern Valley Rotary Club will be holding a Hawaiian Luau fundraiser at the Kern Valley Golf Course from 6 to 9:30 p.m. The price of $25 includes dinner, dessert and a no-host bar. Hawaiian music and entertainment will be the order of the evening at this fundraiser, including the Kupuna Wahine O Dancers. For tickets call (760) 376-1421.

The local Meals on Wheels (KRV Senior Citizens Inc.) has been awarded a $2,000 grant by the Kern Community Foundation. They were one of nine recipients receiving grants from its Kern Community Response Grant Program. The others were the Golden Empire Gleaners, Kern County Teen Challenge, Bakersfield Homeless Shelter, Alliance against Family Violence and Sexual Assault, NEEDS Center, Flood Bakersfield Ministries, Assistance League and the Salvation Army Golden State Division. Since the Kern Community Foundation was founded in 1999, it has been known for project and program-directed grant-making. Prominent citizens of the KRV have been members, including Jeanette Rogers and Bob Barnes. In recent years, KCF says that it came to realize the valuable work accomplished by nonprofit organizations rooted in the

ability to meet basic organizational needs, especially now during this time of economic crisis. To have been eligible for consideration for funding from The Kern Community Response Grant Program, applicants certified that they were an alreadyexisting nonprofit, 501(c) (3) organization. Funds were intended for local (Kern County) nonprofit organizations that provide “safety net” and/or “basic needs” support/services to residents of Kern County. This includes organizations that have a primary mission to do so, or a program within their organization which provides safety net services. Letters of intent to apply for the grants were gathered in April from organizations providing relief to Kern County residents experiencing the effects of the economic crisis in our country. Organizations meeting the eligibility requirements in this application were encouraged to apply. The maximum amount of the requests was $20,000.

Old fashioned barn raising bolts together relationships Michael Batelaan Kern River Courier

In this day and time of fast-paced society, it is wonderful to step back in time to a slower-paced society and get back to the basics of neighbors helping neighbors. Recently there was an old fashioned barn-raising party in Kelso Valley, erecting a barn for a neighbor. The event was complete with a barbecue and all the trimmings. The property that the barn was raised on is that of Rod Blankenship. It is next to the Muzzleloaders Gun Club located on Snow Street in Kelso Valley. "Wouldn't it be wonderful if all of the communities in the valley would practice neighbors helping neighbors?" said Blankenship. About 20 friends and neighbors of Blankenship came from Bakersfield, Weldon, Wofford Heights and as far away as Riverside to help with the barn’s construction. The completed steel barn will be 30' x 40' and 15' high, built on a foundation of solid friendship and 27 yards of concrete. The men, mostly from the Bakersfield Muzzleloaders Gun Club, worked in shifts erecting the barn while the ladies prepared wonderful side dishes, homemade pies and a lemon sheet cake for a barbecue steak dinner they all would have together later that evening. The man doing the barbecuing was the chef

of the gun club. The barn construction began early on Saturday morning, Aug. 15 and continued into the night and well into the next day.

Sat. night: Mostly clear. Low 69. Sun.: Sunny and hot. High 98. Sun. night: Mostly clear. Low 68. National Weather Service


Terry Sweet caught a nice stringer of trout.


The world today in cartoons, highlighting what’s going on now.


Our Comics and Puzzles pages remain a big favorite with readers.

Kern River Water Data: Wed. 6 a.m. Storage, Isabella Reservoir 138,117 acre-ft. (Pool capacity is 568,075 ac.-ft. at the spillway. Current limit 360,000 ac.-ft.) High point was 250,461 ac-ft. June 3. Inflow, North Fork of Kern at Kernville 719cfs (5-hr avg.) Outflow, Lower Kern 734 cfs Borel Canal flow 555 cfs Michael Batelaan/Kern River Courier

Thomas Priest (in the hat) and Tim Behm bolt together one of the many steel panels that will make up the completed barn structure.

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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Kern River Courier

Friday, August 28, 2009

The Courier Calendar Published Fridays by KRV Publishing

Spotlighting the best of the Kern River Valley Owners/Editors/Publishers Michael Batelaan Mike Devich Contributing Editor Mike Ludiker Contributors/Columnists Jack Bustamante Rod Middleworth Matt Freeman Bodfish Bob Ron Bolyard Donna Fitch California Joe Richard Rowe Clarence Semonious Harry Thal Photographers Michael Batelaan, Mike Devich, Mike Ludiker Contributing Photographer Murdoc Douglas Ad Production Michael Batelaan, Mike Ludiker Advertising Sales Valerie Minoux, Kelley Scarborough Business Office Sara Wakeman Subscription Information The Kern River Courier is published and mailed weekly for $35 per year. Send payment to: Kern River Courier P.O. Box 1145 Wofford Heights, CA 93285 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. KRV Publishing and the Kern River Courier are 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 all submissions. The entire contents of the Kern River Courier are copyright ©2008 KRV Publishing. Reproduction in whole or in part 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. The views expressed in the letters to the editor within this paper are not necessarily the views of this paper, nor those of the staff. 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 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.

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Rubber Ducky Races held by KV Exchange Club Aug. 29 The Kern Valley Exchange Club will be holding their annual Rubber Ducky Races fundraiser down the Kern River on Saturday, Aug. 29 at Riverside Park in Kernville. Participants can “adopt” one ducky or a whole family. There are many ways to win money and prizes. Call (760) 376-4790 for more information.

Participants in Pride Day on Sept. 19 will be treated to a great barbecue afterward. Today, Aug. 28, is the deadline to sign up. Murdoc Douglas/Kern River Courier

Annual Pride Day signup deadline is Aug. 28 Volunteers will be cleaning up trash along lake shore, upper and lower river, campgrounds and roadsides, residential and business areas on Sept. 19. Groups meet at your chosen area to clean up the litter and trash. Bring your collected trash to French Gulch

Regular meetings & activities Fridays

• 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.- TOPS weight loss group, Mt.View Baptist Church, 2959 Erskine Creek Rd., Lake Isabella. 378-3935. •10-11 a.m.- Grief Support Group, Hoffman Hospice, 6048 Lake Isabella 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., Wed. & Fri. 379-3394 • 5 p.m. - KR Hot Rodders Cruise Night, El Portal II Lake Isabella, 1st Fri. 549-3855 • 8 p.m.- Al-Anon, 80 Evans Rd, Wofford Hts. For families of alcoholics. 376-2410 or 3762066.


• 7 a.m.- 1 p.m - Farmer’s Market, Nuui Cunni Ctr, French Gulch. 661-978-8712 • 9:30 a.m. Sequoia Amateur Radio Group, Youth Center, Lake Isabella. Second Sat. • 9-11 a.m.- Otaku-Kai Japanese anime club, Reel Cinema, Wofford Heights. 223-6765. • 3 p.m., KRV CB’ers dinner, Sr Ctr., Lake Isabella, 2nd and 4th Saturdays. • 5-7 p.m. Dinner at Eagles open to public, Mt. Mesa. Take out orders at 4 p.m. 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. 379-3877.


• 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, 6407 Lake Isabella Blvd., 3795831. • 1 p.m. - Kern Valley Democratic Club, Senior Center, third Monday. • 1 p.m.-2 p.m., Line dance beginner classes, intermediate and advanced follow at the Senior Center. 379-0043. • 3 p.m. - Kernville Chamber of Commerce meets, board 2nd Mon., general membership 4th Mon. 376-2629. • 6-9 p.m. KRV Community Orchestra meets at Cerro Coso College, Lake Isabella, Rm G. 376-4461. • 7 p.m. KRV Art Association meets, 3rd Mon., Senior Center. 379-2844. • 7 p.m. Havilah Centennial Group meets 1st Mon. at schoolhouse. 379-2636. • 7:30 p.m.Al-Anon, KRV Hosp Cafe. Help for families & friends of alcoholics. 376-2410 or 376-2066.


• KRV Garden Group, 2nd Tues. 379-6162. • 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, 6407 Lake Isabella Blvd., 3795831. • 9:30-11a.m.- Me & My Friends children’s playgroup, First Baptist Church, Lake Isabella. 379-2556. • 12:30 p.m. Bridge Club, Rod & Gun Club, E. Evans Rd., Wofford Heights. 376-4249. • 2 p.m. - KRV Cemetery District meeting at cemetery. 2nd Tuesday. Public invited. 3762189. • 6 p.m. - LI-Bodfish Prop. Owners meet at Senior Center. 2nd Tues. (760) 379-1830.

Group Campground to be counted and then enjoy a barbecue deep pit lunch and awards for most trash collected and largest groups. Sign up by Aug. 28 to receive a free t-shirt. Join your friends out there helping to clean up the Kern River Valley! For more information, call Joyce Norris at (760) 3792618, extension 108.

• 7 p.m. - KRV Historical Society meets, Senior Center, Lake Isabella, 4th Tues.


• 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, 6407 Lake Isabella Blvd., 3795831. • 9:30-11 a.m.- Me & My Friends children’s playgroup, Kernville Methodist Church, 3792556. • 11 a.m.-3p.m.- Lunch at Eagles open to public, Mt. Mesa., Wed. & Fri. 379-3394 • Noon- KRV Chamber of Commerce meeting, Paradise Cove, quarterly. 379-5236. • 12:30 p.m. - Bridge Club, Eagles Lodge Mt. Mesa, 376-4249. • 1:30 p.m.- Clan Diggers meeting dark for summer. Resumes Sept. 379-2303. • 3 p.m. - Crystal Meth Anonymous meets at Fountain of Christ Church. 223-0074. • 3 - 4:30 p.m. Grief Support Group, Optimal Hospice, 6504E L.I. Blvd., 2nd & 4th Wed. • 6 p.m. - Fish & Game Habitat Club meets, 631 E. Evans Rd, Wofford Hts, third Wed. • 6:00 p.m. American Legion, Lake Isabella Sr. Ctr. Veterans Rm., third Wed. 379-5488. • 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, 376-2410. For families of alcoholics. 376-2410 or 376-2066. • 7 p.m. - Elks meet, Wofford Heights Blvd.


• 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. Third 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 meets, Paradise Cove. • 5 -7 p.m. - TANF Cultural Night - Native Youth & Community Cultural Ctr French Gulch Campground. • 5-7 p.m. VFW Taco Thursday, open to public. 379-3877. • 6 p.m.- Republicans of Kern Valley meet 3rd Thurs. at Odd Fellows Hall. 549-3033. • 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.

Bingo Guide Friday, noon. - Eagles Bingo, Eagles Hall, Mt. Mesa Saturday, noon, South Fork Woman’s Club Bingo, 6488 Fay Ranch Road. Sunday, 1 p.m. Moose Lodge Bingo, 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 dates have changed.

Hawaiian Luau held by KV Rotary Club Aug. 29 The Kern Valley Rotary Club will be holding a Hawaiian Luau fundraiser at the Kern Valley Golf Course on Saturday, Aug. 29 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Price of $25 includes dinner, dessert and no-host bar. Hawaiian music and entertainment, including the Kupuna Wahine O Dancers. For tickets call (760) 376-1421. Volunteer orientation for Optimal Hospice Care Sept. 2 New volunteers are urgently needed for Optimal Hospice Care. Needed are massage therapists, hair stylists, life coaches and others. An orientation meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 4700 Stockdale Highway in Bakersfield, Ste. 120. Lunch will be provided. Call (661) 716-4000 to reserve your seat. Sierra Arts & Crafts Festival on weekend of Sept. 4-7 The annual Sierra Arts and Crafts Labor Day Weekend Festival will be held again this year in Kernville by the Kern River Valley Art Association. The group is expanding the festival this year to include a showing of fine art in the Odd Fellows Hall adjacent to Circle Park. Call Jim Davis at 3792844 for more information. Rummage sale at Elks Lodge Saturday, Sept. 5 The Ladies of the Elks will hold a Labor Day rummage sale at the Elks Lodge in Wofford Heights, next to Reel Cinema, on Saturday, Sept. 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kern River Preserve nature event coming Sept. 5 The Kern River Preserve on Highway 178 in Weldon will continue its monthly nature events, open to the public and free, with a special program Saturday, Sept. 5 from 9 to 11 a.m. Photographer Jim Steel will offer casual camera users information on the basics of using a camera and tips and tricks on capturing better images. Bring your camera. For more information, call Chana at (661) 428-2360 or visit Parenting classes begin in Lake Isabella Sept. 10 Parenting classes begin on Thursday, Sept. 10 at the KRV Family Resource Center in Lake Isabella. Classes will be 10 a.m. to noon, weekly for 10 weeks. Participants will learn about controlling anger and more. Charge is $60. Class size is limited to first seven people to enroll. For more information call 379-2556. Veterans River Run 4 to take place Sept. 11-12 The Veterans River Run 4 poker run will take place Sept. 11-12

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Kern River Courier

Things I Have Noticed...

Stuck in Toadsuck again Rod Middleworth Kern River Courier Columnist

In the KRV Historical Society’s Country Store is a book about towns throughout the United States which have strange names. Toadsuck, Middleworth Arkansas was in chapter one. For some reason most of the oddly-named towns in this book were from other states, very few from California. Not wishing this slight to continue, I turned on my computer, and with the help of Google, found that California does indeed have its own weirdly labeled towns. I found names like Bummerville, Fickle Hill, Dogtown, Confidence, Honeydew, Skidoo, and Shingle Springs. There is no doubt that each town had a reason for its name, so let’s guess why they named some of them what they did. The town fathers in a remote California desert town decided to call it Little Siberia. A group of lawyers in a remote bar (and in their cups) decided to call their town Lawyers Bar. Still another group of dirt poor cowboys decided to call their shabby town Poverty Hill, while a group of shy settlers called their crossroads town Wimp. Another hamlet known for its redlight district named their town Squeaky Springs. While a group of town

fathers, after seeing a palm tree fall over and crush a wall, named their place Pushawalla Palms. Incidentally, the names of these towns are real. The reasons for the names might be slightly questionable. Additional reasons for town names might have gone something like this: After planting a banana tree in his front yard the mayor named his town Chiquita. Somewhere else a man was tarred, feathered and run out of his town on a rail. As he passed the Town Hall he yelled “Igo” and the name (like his tar) stuck! Another town name came about as a hobo, sleeping with a group of other hobos, snored so loud that they named their camp after his snore – “Sczyk.” A group of settlers tired of heading west stopped at a desert oasis and named it Dunmovin'. Finally, one California town had so much infighting while naming their hamlet, they eventually called it Squabbletown. So I can safely say that California doesn't have to take a back seat to anyone for odd names. We are just as weird as any other place in the U.S. In fact I live in one of California’s garden spots, Wofford Heights, affectionately referred to by many as “Woofy Harts.”

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Gallery Wide Closing Sale! Everything in the gallery is on

Museum gets new American flag The Kern River Valley Museum in Kernville, on the corner of Big Blue and Whitney, has a brand new American flag. This new acquisition was donated to the museum by Gene LaFond of Kernville. The Kern River Valley Historical Society is very appreciative of this gift, the ultimate patriotic symbol of our American history. Visit the museum Thursday through Sunday from 10am to 4pm. It’s located at 49 Big Blue, Kernville. The phone number is (760) 376-6883.

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The Rich Pelletreau WildlifeGallery& Studio 6700 Wofford Heights Blvd. Wofford Heights ph:760-376-1403 e-mail:

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For your family of Animals,from hounds to horses,pigs to poultry and lots in between Large selection of Tack & Feed Supplies

If what you need is not already in stock we will gladly order it for you.

4571 Lake Isabella Blvd.Lake Isabella In the Commercial Center across from the Fire Station Store:760-379-2041 Cell:760-379-6963 Owner Roger McLaughlin

Store Hours: Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday & Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm Saturday 9:00am to 3:00pm Closed Thursday & Sunday

Wofford Heights resident Rod Middleworth, a retired security manager for Pacific Bell, is an instructor for the local AARP Driver Safety Program and coordinator for the Isabella Lake Patrol volunteers.

COURIER CALENDAR continued from page 2 starting at the VFW Post in Lake Isabella, on Nugget St. behind McDonald’s. This event benefits the National Cemetery just outside of Bakersfield. The poker run is a 128 mile scenic trip. The pre check-in party will be Friday night, Sept. 11, at 5 p.m., with signups starting Saturday, Sept. 12 at 8 a.m. Music and food will be offered. For more information call the VFW Post at (760) 379-3877. Camp KEEP fundraiser to be held at El Rio Mexican Restaurant Saturday, Sept. 12 There will be a fundraiser for Camp KEEP at the El Rio Mexican Restaurant in Kernville on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 11 a.m. to 9 .m. There will be pinatas for the kids at 1:30 pm and 6:30 pm. You can even get your car windows washed while you are dining. Camp KEEP was established to bring the nature of the Central Coast to local 5th grade students. They get an experience of a lifetime. The program has been threatened by budget cuts, so local people have taken it upon themselves to hold fundraisers so that students can continue to go to Camp KEEP. Patriotic Barbecue to be held Sunday, Sept. 13 A special Patriotic Barbecue will be held in Squirrel Valley on Sunday, Sept. 13. It is being put on by Kawaiisu Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, and it will be open to the public. Tickets are $15. Dinner will be cooked by Jim Wyly of Mt. Mesa Market. The event will start at 4 p.m. and will be held at the Squirrel Valley ranch of Steve and Maryellen Spradlin. For directions, tickets or more information, call Regent Dona Anderson at 379-2828. Annual Peddler’s Faire to be put on Sept. 18 and 19 The Kern Valley Peddler’s Faire, a big event put on every year to benefit the Kern Valley Hospital Foundation, will take place this year on Friday, Sept. 18 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 19 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Family Life Center in Wofford Heights. There will be dozens of booths featuring merchandise, health services, crafts, antiques, representatives from businesses, and much more. The Whitman Dance Team will perform Saturday at 11:30, followed by a fashion show. No charge to come and browse and have a good time. Food will be available for a small price. Call 376-4419 for more. Pride Day across the Kern River Valley Sept. 19 Volunteers in the Kern Valley, maybe even including you, will be cleaning up the Kern River Valley in an annual tribute to the beauty of this place, Pride Day, on Saturday morning, Sept. 19, followed by a barbecue to treat the participants for a job well done. Call Thomas Refuse for information on how to get your group or your business’s employees involved (the more hands, the easier the work!), (760) 379-2619, ext. 108.


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Inviting You and All Your Friends to our Open House.

This FRIDAY ~ from 10am till 8pm The KRV Community Learning Center offers an easy way to learn your computer and many other subjects. Please Stop by...look us over...pick up a brochure and take advantage of our open house special discounts.

You’ll be glad you did! We’re located at 6101 Lake Isabella Blvd. Between Valley Office Supply and the Salvation Army.

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Golf Course

M.L. Ludiker Artwork & Design


Sierra Way

Wofford Heights


Wofford Heights Park


General Drainage Area 2,093 Square Miles Capacity, Gross Pool 570,000 Acre-Ft. Surface Area, Gross Pool 11,400 Shoreline, Gross Pool 38 miles Length, Gross Pool 9 miles Main Dam Maximum Height 185 Feet Length at Crest 1695 Feet Auxiliary Dam Maximum Height 100 Feet Maximum Length 3,257 Feet Lake Construction Started March 1948 Finished April 1953

North Fork Marina Camp 9 Boulder Gulch Hungry Gulch Rich Gulch West Side

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Kern River Valley information Recreation Info U.S. Forest Service Lake Isabella office: 4875 Ponderosa Dr. (enter from Hwy. 155 just over the hill from Hwy. 178) (760) 379-5646

General KRV Info

Lake Isabella Wildlife Area

South Fork Recreation Area

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Old Isabella Rd Auxiliary Dam Engineer Point Paradise Cove LI Visitor Center Kissack Bay Main Dam Hospital

South Fork Wildlife Parking Area

Kernville Chamber of Commerce 11447 Kernville Rd. Kernville Corner Sierra Way & Kernville Road Toll Free: 866-KERNVILLE Local: (760) 376-2629


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Kernville Office: 105 Whitney Rd. (around the corner from the museum) (760) 376-3781 (760) 379-5236

County Dump Cyrus Canyon OHV Area Target Range ModelAircraft Controllers Stine Cove Robinson Cove Hanning Flat

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Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce 6404 Lake Isabella Blvd. Across from Senior Center

Emergencies - call 911 Kern Valley Hospital McCray and Laurel, Mt. Mesa (760) 379-2681 Kern Valley Substation Sheriff’s Department and CHP 7050 Lake Isabella Blvd. (760) 549-2100 Weekdays only, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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That’s Francine Stirling in the foreground playing the part of a man, with the Sweet Adelines behind her, at the group’s recent function held at the Lakeshore Lodge in Wofford Heights. It was an ice cream social, and along with the all-you-can-eat ice cream you got a performance of “Wedding Bell Blues.” It’s the Sweet Adelines’ 37th anniversary in the valley. They’re always looking for new members for their women’s barbershop-style singing group. They meet Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center.

Jack Bustamante Kern River Courier Columnist

Thought I would give Boulder Gulch a try last week and see if there was any trout action. Not! But I ran into some nice cats. Catfish action is still going strong. In fact, now is a good time to fish for cats all along the area by the “They are North Fork still going Marina. after trout.” When the lake level gets low, --Jack ponds start Bustamante developing along the flume there and lots of catfish get trapped. Throw out some weenies and try your luck. Terry Sweet had a great day of trout fishing. Terry caught a nice limit of two to three pounders in the flume on rainbow Powerbait. I’m still seeing some familiar vehicles parked on the road between the cemetery and Kernville. That only means one thing – they are still going after trout. We’ve been getting some reports of nice pan size trout

Terry Sweet caught some nice ones in the flume. being caught all along Icy Bend up to Limestone. I guess I had better get upriver to check out a few of my favorite spots. Grab your fishing rod and let’s go fishing. Photos courtesy E&J’s Tackle and General Store. For bragging rights, bring your catch to E&J’s, 6498 Wofford Blvd, Wofford Heights.

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21 historic buildings featured on The History Channel & The National Directory of Haunted Places. Antiques shops, museum displays, self & docent guided tours. 20 minutes from Kernville... 100 years back in time! Open Daily – 10 am to 4 pm or by appointment anytime. 3829 Lake Isabella Blvd., Bodfish, Ca. 93205 Ph: 760-379-5146



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Couch Theater

Celebrity Extra

Statham’s flicks are macho stuff

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Previews of new DVDs by DNA Smith Released the week of Sept. 7: PICK OF THE WEEK "Crank 2: High Voltage" -- When it comes to choosing the greatest action star of this decade, some may argue in favor of Muay Thai expert Tony "Ong Bak" Jaa ("I can knock out an elephant with one kick"), but for my money, pound-forpound, the undisputed champ of action flicks is Jason Statham. Statham's movies are so vulgar, the Jason Statham violence so ridiculously over-the-top, that I just sit there, mouth agape, wondering what combination of alcohol, crystal meth and presumably some form of fish paralyzer the writers were on when they came up with some of this stuff. Which brings us to "Crank 2: High Voltage," the super-charged sequel to 2006's "Crank." The film begins where the previous movie ended, with Chev Chelios (Statham) falling out of a helicopter to his death. Or so we were led to believe. Chelios wakes up to find himself surrounded by Chinese doctors, and they're performing open-heart surgery on him -- while he watches! The Chinese surgeon puts out a cigarette on Chev's heart and then installs an artificial heart runs on power supplied by a battery belt.

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He also is known to TV audiences for his roles in "Good Morning, Q: Is John Francis Daley Miami" and "3 Lbs." Paulo is most from "Bones" any relation to recognized for his role of Joey Tyne of "Cagney and Lacey" Tribbiani's nephew in the shortfame? -- A reader, via e-mail lived "Friends" spinoff called "Joey." A: Tyne Daly (note there is no "e" *** in her last name) is of no relation to Q: Back in the late '80s and John. Tyne does have relatives in early '90s, there was a TV show showbiz: Brother Tim is best known on called "Rescue 911." It was for his roles in "Wings" and "The about actual cases from fire Sopranos," and one of Tyne's and police departments and the daughters, Kathryne Dora Brown, men and women who worked had a recurring role on "Judging there. Do you know if it is availAmy." able on DVD? -- J.C., Stanton, Aside from playing Dr. Lance Mich. Sweets on "Bones," John is wellA: "Rescue 911" was a docudraknown and -loved for his ma that aired on CBS role as Sam Weir on the and was hosted by short-lived but critically William Shatner. acclaimed series "Freaks Each episode conand Geeks," which ran on tained re-enactments NBC from 1999 to 2000. of actual 911 calls, "Freaks and Geeks," along with their herowhich was produced by ic -- and sometimes feature-film phenom Judd tragic -- conclusions. Apatow, jump-started the The show ran from careers of such actors as 1989 to 1996 and has Seth Rogen, James been aired in syndicaFranco, Busy Phillips and tion on quite a few Jason Segel. networks throughout *** the years. Currently, it John Francis Daley Q: Congratulations is not airing in syndito the creators of "Royal cation and is not on DVD. The Pains." The premise is quite Hallmark Channel and the unique and has a lot of potenDiscovery Health Channel are two tial. My question is about the networks that used to run syndicattwo male leads, Mark ed episodes of the show. It couldn't Feuerstein and Paulo Costanzo. hurt to let the powers-that-be know Can you tell me what else I may you'd like to see "Rescue 911" on have seen them in? -- Ernest B., one of their networks again. via e-mail A: You'll be happy to know that *** "Royal Pains," which has become Have a question for Cindy? E-mail one of the highest-rated shows on her at letters@cindy elavsky. com, or cable, has been picked up for a secwrite to her in care of King Features ond season by the USA network. Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Mark Feuerstein has previously coOrlando, FL 32853-6475. starred in the feature films "Practical (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc. Magic" and "What Women Want."

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Voices of Faith

Balance your worldview Clarence Semonious, pastor Prince of Peace Lutheran Fellowship, Kernville

Attributes of wisdom incorporate when and how one utilizes knowledge. It can be observed that people often claim that they do not like rules. Those same people frequently use expressions such as “I always” and “I never.” By the nature of such statements, rules are formed. One finds passages such as “Whoever goes around as Semonious a gossip tells secrets. Do not associate with a person whose mouth is always open.” Proverbs 20:19; God's Word. Then another, “Whoever gossips gives away secrets, but whoever is trustworthy in spirit can keep a secret.” Proverbs 11:13, God's Word. He agrees and memorizes the passages. Another passage is found, “It is the glory of God to hide things but the glory of kings to investigate them.” Proverbs 25:2, God's Word. Since time passes between attaining first and third passages, context fades. Without context there are many and conflicting possibilities of meaning. Understanding context involves comprehension of the background, circumstance, framework and perspective of the speaker’s worldview. Part of Jesus’ worldview is that “God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” John 3:17. Ezra’s worldview includes that “The hand of our God is for good on all who seek him, and the power of his wrath is against all who forsake him.” Ezra 8:22. Part of

St. Paul’s world view includes, “…everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer. 1 Timothy 4:4-5. Add to those, “The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.” Lamentations 3:25. (There are more than 29 verses about those who seek the Lord.) And, “…we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28. If one would include in his worldview that God created all that is; the creation by God is good; and God blesses mankind, wisdom requires that one also balance his worldview by waiting on the Lord; investigating the thing of God; choosing associates carefully, and seeking to be thankful. “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” James 1:5. “But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.” James 1:6. Now you try it, “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locust to devour the land, or send pestilence among my people, if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:13-14.

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Churches of the Valley Kernville First Baptist Church of Kernville 46 Valley View Drive, Kernville Sunday Services — 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. 376-6403 Prince of Peace Lutheran Fellowship Center 44 Big Blue Road, Kernville Sunday School 9 a.m. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. 417-2014 Kernville Foursquare Church Kernville Chamber of Commerce 11447 Kernville Road Sunday Services 9:30 a.m. 223-6704 Kernville United Methodist Church 251 Big Blue Rd., Kernville Sunday Services 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. 376-2751 St. Peter’s Anglican Church 11900 Sierra Way, Kernville Sunday Service 10:00 a.m. 376-6362 St. Sherrian Episcopal Church Odd Fellows Hall, Kernville Sundays 10 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. 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. 417-0793 Landmark Missionary Baptist Church 2741 Mountain View Rd, Lake Isabella Sunday Services 9:45 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. 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. 379-4296 Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (LCMS) 377 Highway 155, Lake Isabella Sunday Services 12:00 p.m. 379-2343 Kern Valley Bible Church 3920 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella Sunday Services 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. 379-5482 Church of the Nazarene 2931 Erskine Creek Rd., Lake Isabella Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. 379-2062 Highland Chapel United Methodist 5301 Lake Isabella Bl., Lake Isabella Sunday School & Worship 9:30 a.m. 379-2120 Lake Isabella Church of Christ 3711 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella Sunday worship 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Bible study Sun. 10 a.m., Thurs. 6 p.m. Kern River Valley Seventh Day Adventist 3801 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella Saturday Service 9:30 a.m. 379-3206 Kern Valley Pentecostal LightHouse Church 3730 Wagon Wheel Dr., Lake Isabella Sunday School 9:45 Services 10:45 a.m. Eve. 5 p.m. Wed. Service 6 p.m. 379-5819

Mt. Mesa Church of Christ Mt. Mesa 6400 Dogwood Av., Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. 379-4792 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 6400 Park Av., Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 10:00 a.m. 379-2904 Grace Chapel 12312 Mt. Mesa Rd., Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 9:45 a.m. 379-4093 Christian Assembly 12424 Mountain Mesa Rd., Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. 379-6377 Victory Tabernacle (United Pentecostal Church) 4324 Birch, Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 4 p.m. 379-6360 Southlake/Weldon Kern Christian Church “The River” 14900 Hwy 178, Southlake Sunday Services 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. 378-3780 Weldon Baptist Church 20674 Highway 178 Sunday Services 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. 378-4964 Weldon United Methodist Church 20021 Hwy. 178, Weldon Sunday Services 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. 378-2321 Wofford Heights Family Life Center Foursquare Church Panorama, Wofford Heights Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. 376-6719 New Life Assembly of God 25 Arden Av., Wofford Heights Sunday Services 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. 376-6402 St. Jude Catholic Church 86 Nellie Dent Dr., Wofford Heights Sunday Mass 7:00 a.m. & 9:00 a.m 376-2416 Calvary Chapel 125 Sycamore Drive, Wofford Heights Sunday Services 9 & 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. 376-8789 Christ Fellowship 80 Evans Road, Wofford Heights Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.

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Bible verse of the week "Whosoever trusteth in the Lord, happy is he." Proverbs 16:20

Prayer Breakfast Tuesday You are invited to join others from around the valley intercessing in prayer for the needs of the Kern River Valley. There is a meeting each month at Los Palomos restaurant in Bodfish on the first Wednesday at 6:45 a.m. for an hour of prayer. Our valley needs Christians coming forward and praying for the needs in our local community. There are so many in need, lost jobs, low income, financial problems, loss of housing, sickness, homeless and more. They need our prayer. Many are lost and need Jesus. Our joining together in oneness in prayer can make a difference the lives of many. Los Palomos restaurant has made available specially priced breakfast meals for this occasion. Order breakfast or not, but come and let the strength of many joining together in oneness in prayer move God in our community. The next prayer breakfast is Sept. 2 at Los Palomos.

Bible Trivia by Wilson Casey 1. Is the book of 2 Timothy in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Luke 6, what did Jesus tell His disciples to do to those who cursed them? Smile, Walk away from, Laugh, Bless them 3. What instrument did David play for Saul that caused the evil spirit to depart? Drum, Harp, Tambourine, Flute 4. From John 3, who lifted up the serpent

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Health Insurance Matters

Trepidations about national health care Harry P. Thal Kern River Courier Columnist I am still plodding my way through the 1,017 pages of legal jargon and pie-inthe-sky ideas of the legislation known as ObamaCare, or Harry Thal H.R. 3200. Some vacation. Every time I pick up a sheaf of the printout, my heart races a little faster than normal. I think this legislation is just so wrong for America. However, if there was a completely blank slate, if we were an emerging third world nation with nothing, only then would this plan have some merit. If there were doctors available, it would give health care to the

natives in the jungle who never have seen a doctor. It would provide health care to children with preventative services as well as critical care. There is a "sameness" to this plan which would treat everybody with the same level of care. If you couldn't afford health insurance, it would be provided by the government. If you were a visitor to this country, either legally or otherwise, you would be provided health care. However, we are not a third world nation, and we already have a working system. It is not broken, yet does require some repair and tweaking so that all people have the financial access to care. Health insurance is not a ticket to health care. It is just the financial vehicle. For those without health insurance a system needs to be established – perhaps a program like food stamps. Just as nobody wants to

see a child go hungry, nobody wants to see a person in need of health care go untreated. While the plan currently proposed by the House of Representatives (HR3200) provides national standards, it does permit variations based on current state mandates, so in effect everybody will not have the same coverage, as state law can add a local flair. Therefore, the people in Massachusetts can still have mandatory coverage to cover hair transplants! Today, there are hundreds of plans to choose from. Thus, the person with a healthy lifestyle that doesn't smoke nor drink and exercises regularly is rewarded by good health. This person may take the opportunity to purchase a high deductible health plan (HDHP). Some people may even choose to set aside money towards that deductible

into a tax favored (federal) savings account known as an HSA account. This type of coverage would be outlawed under ObamaCare. Everybody would be an equal. So, we could all eat the Big Macs and Super Scoops of fries, as America would have a one-size-fits-all health plan. Oh, I forgot to mention, that the federal employees – yes the Congress and the White House – get a different plan. Their plan doesn't have the restrictions and lack of privacy that we will all face. Harry P. Thal, MA, is a licensed insurance broker. He is Past President and President Elect of the Kern Association of Health Underwriters. He may be reached at 760-376-2100, e-mail or visit him on the web at

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California Joe’s Country Living

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Spark plugs run the world California Joe Kern River Courier Columnist

I went to two meetings lately and both were instructive – and fun. The first was at the Odd Fellows Hall last Wednesday and was conducted by Luz E. Polcik,financial advisor for Edward Jones Investments. (On Sept. 11 Edward Jones will celebrate the opening of their new office at 5520 Lake Isabella Blvd.,Suite G6A,from 3-7 p.m.) California Joe Polcik talked about long-term care for us old guys. It was welldone. A panel of six experts answered questions and I even recognized one of them. Sheryl Parmelee owns and runs the Kern Village in Kernville and the Burlington in Wofford Heights. Both are assisted living facilities. Miz Sue and I had discussed Kern Village. Someday we might want to go live there. We can’t stay on this mountaintop forever. Miz Sue and I have had longterm care insurance for eight years or longer now. And it’s a good thing becaus both she and I have needed hospital care and surgery and who knows when we will need home or skilled nursing care. So we listened very carefully to what the six on the panel had to say.

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They also discussed hospice and homecare. We really appreciated Polcik for having this panel. Then on Monday afternoon we journeyed over to the Kernville chamber mixer. The regular meeting was just about over and Jeanette Rogers was introducing new business members. Sitting across from me was my new friend and now a new member of the Kernville Chamber, Luz Polcik! It was a good fun occasion. We ate various appetizers and chatted up a storm and I realized once again there's something special about living in Kernville. The chamber of commerce in this town is warm and friendly and committed to helping people starting off in business, whether it’s their first time or not, Cheryl Borthick and Jeanette Rogers are sparkplugs, and that's what you need at any chamber meeting. People who are willing and ready to stand up and speak their mind and pitch in afterward to help do the work too. There's a new guy I mean to keep my eye on. His name is Tim Beall and he's the president of the RO Engine Co. They're down where Tammy's Landing used to be. One of these days he's going to hire a bunch of new people. There's another future sparkplug just waiting for someone to turn the key! 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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Co-Publisher’s Corner

Creative Connection

No, it’s not true

Color has its own essence

Mike Devich Kern River Courier Co-Publisher

We’ve been hearing rumors on the street that the Courier is closing. I just had to laugh when I first heard that, because it is like deja vu all over again. My family used to own a shoe store called The Shoe Box in Lake Isabella. I’m still meeting customers and children of cusMike Devich tomers who remember me, but that’s another story. Anyway, throughout the entire 25 years we were in business, 1974 to 1999, there were rumors spreading around the valley we were closing. We would hear them every year or two. Let me stop the rumors right here and now -- the Courier is not closing. This paper is in it for the long haul. Our advertising has been increasing quite a bit lately. Valerie, our ad advisor, has been very enthused by the feeling she’s been getting when she’s been out seeing our advertisers. Also, our classified ads are getting good results. We’ve been hearing it from our customers. They’re pleased (and a bit surprised when we tell them the ads are only $5.50). I guess word is spreading, because the “jump” (the overflow from the Marketplace classified page) has

been increasing. It’s almost a half page this issue. We’d love to increase the Marketplace to two pages. Maybe we’ll have to soon. I guess everyone reads the Courier, because I have gotten so many congratulations about my wedding to Derith from people on the street that it’s been overwhelming. They all saw the picture that was in the paper that was with our wedding announcement. My marriage is going to change my life in many ways, but it won’t change the Courier. The valley needs a paper like ours, and the Courier plans to continue to be here. Apparently the physical size of the Courier is the right way to go, because we have consistently been making a profit since Michael and I bought the paper from Dolly and Allyn in 2007. We get compliments daily, something that did not always happen when Michael and I worked at another paper in the valley. In fact, that’s where I met my new bride Derith. She was working there too. We’re all very glad to be associated with the Courier now. We’re all very pleased with the Courier. It continues to be a success even in one of the worst economic times we’ve ever experienced. Potential advertisers should remember that we get read! Not every paper can say that any more. Mike Devich is one of the Courier’s co-publishers. He can be reached at

Donna Fitch Kern River Courier Columnist

In reading the book “Color Your World” by Frank Don, I learned that our scientific understanding of color was due to Isaac Newton’s experiments. While investigating means to improve the telescope, Newton made a discovery that would change our thinking about color. The prevailing thought of the Donna Fitch time was that color was contained within each material object, but Isaac found this was not so. When Newton put a triangular glass prism in a slit of light, beneath a shade in a darkroom where the light would flow through it, a new concept was born. No longer was the sunlight a single beam of white light. Like a rainbow, the ray of light burst into colors - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet, eventually leading to classification of the color spectrum. Newton stated that “there were as many degrees of color, as there were sorts of rays”. He also believed that color linked to music and that the seven-color spectrum may be related to the notes of the diatonic scale, which his contemporaries dismissed at the time. A second experiment brought shocking effects. Newton considered, as the thinking of that time,

that it was the prism which gave the color. If this were true then placing a second identical glass prism in the path of the light, which passed through the first prism, breaking into color, and then passing into a second prism, the consequence of more color would prove true. Yet, when sunlight passed the first prism, then color passed through the second prism, the colors reconstructed into a beam of sunlight, once again. Hence, Newton discovered that light was the source of color. Refraction (bending of waves) of light causes different sensations upon the retina of the eyes, causing us to see different colors. The varying wavelength results in different colors. Red comes from the longest waves and violet from the shortest. Our eyes function to translate the energy and forces of life into shapes and forms, which appear in a myriad of colors, and through variance in wavelength of rays, affect our vision and create the sensation of color. Newton further proved that white light contains all color; black is the absence of light. So, what colors an object? It is the effect of absorption and reflection. The only colors visible to us are those reflected back. The color of the object we see is the color reflected by the object, all other color rays having been absorbed by the object itself. Donna Fitch is a local artist. For questions or comments you can reach her through the Courier,

Our Valley, Our Earth

Living Green

Here is the world a long time ago

Your roof should be green too

Ron Bolyard Kern River Courier Columnist

Last week I presented the detail of the surface plate movements and their relative movements through time. This diagram shows the present day thinking of how the edge of the North American continent was situated almost 2 BYA. This is BEFORE Plate Tectonics began to jumble the surface land masses into what we see today. In other words, there is no

North America, just basement rock and ocean! II will continue next week.

Ron Bolyard

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.

Richard Cayia Rowe Kern River Courier Columnist

a waterproof undercoat made of recycled rubber in water-based, non-toxic, non-carcinogenic, In the 7-15-09 acrylic paint. It is a "green” prodL.A. Times, there uct. Unlike solvent paints; it is nonwas an interesting toxic and can be cleaned up with article called soap and water. “Reflective roof Obama's new Energy Secretary, paint repels the Steven Chu, a Nobel Prize winner heat.” It said that in physics, recently called for all white roofs may roofs to be painted white to probe the new green. mote saving energy. Mass impleThe Anaheim mentation of cool roofs in the 100 Richard Rowe Hilton had paintlargest cities would offset 44 billion ed its roof white, reflecting nearly tons of carbon dioxide emissions, 85% of the heat that hit it, reducor the equivalent of taking 600 miling the surface temperature by as lion cars off the road for 18 years. much as 50ºF. Some cities, including Chicago, That was no ordinary coat of already have ordinances that paint! It was Hyperglass! require light-colored roofs. Frustrated by his high air condiWhat does it cost? The tioning bills in Rancho Mirage, 82Hyperflex Primer retails for $34.44 year-old a gallon (90¢ retired Air a square Force Colonel foot); That was no ordinary Ronald Savin Hyperglass saw a procoat of paint. Cool Top gram on the Coat is also History –Richard Rowe $34.44 a galChannel lon (20¢ about recycents a cled rubber three years ago. square foot as it covers a larger Inspired, he returned to his lab and area). spent six months experimenting Check out Hyperseal Inc. before making a breakthrough., headquarCol. Savin's Hyperseal paints tered in Palm Desert. reduce the costs and energy needed for cooling by lowering the amount of heat a building absorbs Richard Rowe is a retired City from the sun. Planner, living in Wofford Heights. His tinted Hyperglass Cool Top He is website administrator of Coat is filled with tiny hollow glass for Kern River Valley balls that deflect heat, layered over Revitalization.

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Friday, August 28, 2009 Make sure you advertise in the


The Kern River Courier Marketplace ~ Since 2004 ~ Services Jerry’s APPLIANCE SERVICE Washers • Dryers • Refrigerators Stoves • Dishwashers 379-2199

*bounce houses *water slides *sno cones & cotton candy machines *party supplies & more



POOL/SPA REPAIR SPECIALIST 20+ Years Experience CA. License #647258 (760) 376-4384 / (909) 210-3971 __________________________ LARRY SCHUPPAN'S Garage Doors & Openers. New Sales & Repairs. Handyman Service. Decks, Covers, Masonry, Electrical, Plumbing. (760) 3791430 License #CL492150 __________________________ MERCER BOOKKEEPING AND TAX SERVICE Open all Year Turbo Tax, Etc. Consulting (760) 549-0270 / (760) 417-0392

DWAYNE’S F ENCING Chain Link - Barbed Wire - Vinyl Wood - Custom Gates - Repairs Free Estimates 760-223-1730 Serving the KRV since 1995

For Rent

Ray's Painting & Decorating Interior & Exterior Painting Wall Covering Installed and Removed Lic. # C705814 - 760-417-9797 ARCHIE LOGSDON CARPENTRY Decks & Remodeling. "Craftsmanship and Attention to Detail" (760) 223-6624 __________________________ LIGHTHOUSE ELECTRIC Quality Work Fair Prices Call Ross (760) 981-3361 License #708148 __________________________ GLAS CO. Mfg. - Serving the KRV Custom Table Tops & Mirrors Window Glass / Dual Pane /Retrofit Windows / Aluminum Encls & Doors / Screens / Shower Encls (760) 223-3645 __________________________


Interior / Exterior Free Estimates Dan Beltz (760) 376-4890 __________________________ COMPUTER REPAIR Software Upgrades and Tutoring

Carry-in or On-site KRV Community Learning Center

(760) 350-3205 Chuck Barbee - Still & Video PHOTOGRAPHY Portraits - Family Events Equestrian - Historical Photo Scanning & Restoration Transfers to DVD & CD 760-376-8784

MARK'S Caregiving/Companion Care

Mobile Computer Repair

Local References and Resume Over 20 Years of Experience The Very Best in Care Virginia 760-376-8616 __________________________ Don't wait until it's too Late! GOOD'S TREE SERVICE Trimming, Thinning, Shaping, Tree Removal Chipping Call today for free Estimate Insured - non-licensed 760-379-5481

We travel to your location Repairs - Upgrades - Tune-ups Call Mark @ 760-376-1214

Wanted to Buy ALWAYS BUYING ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES, 20th year in the

Kern River Valley. Highest prices paid, one piece or a house full. Don't give it away at a yard sale! GHOST TOWN RELICS @ SILVER CITY. (760) 379-5146

$495/mo Introductory Offer in quiet 55+ park. 2 bd, 1 ba completely refurbished. Rent to Own + security deposit & good credit. Call Joel (760) 379-2092 _________________________ Kernville - Studio Apt. $300/mo plus utilities. Suitable for one person @ Riverview RV Park, Kernville. Call 376-2345 for info. _________________________ Kernville - Hi-Ho Mobile Home Park. 2 bd / 2 ba Apts. $595/mo + deposit and utilities. 760-376-2671 _________________________ KVHS grad seeking quiet & clean roommate to share 3bdrm., 2 bath house in good neighborhood near BC. $350 per month, split utilities. Furnished or unfurnished. Call or text Aaron at 760-549-3341 or e-mail _________________________ Wofford Heights - 2bd. 2ba duplex, lake view, 1600 sq ft. Fenced yard, pets ok. Handicap accessible, air conditioning. Free Internet, water/trash pd. $1,080 mo+dep. Call Dov 818-915-0605 _________________________ PRIVATE - 2 bd double wide mobile home IN W.Hts on 1 acre with panoramic view of the lake. $700/mo + deposit. Call 760-376-1944 weekends or 805-375-0047 weel days. _________________________ Lake Isabella - Female sought to share 3 bd, 2 ba house. $300/mo + deposit & share utilities. Credit check & references. (760) 793-9323 _________________________ Southlake - 2 bd/2ba, 2 car garage, fireplace & other extras. See to appreciate. $650/mo + $600 security deposit. (760) 378-3374 _________________________ Lake Isabella - 2908 Clair Street 2 Bd, 1 Ba house with fenced yard. $700/mo + deposit. Credit check required. (562) 417-7129 Lake Isabella - Clean 2 bd, 1½ ba, 2 car garage, fenced yard, A/C & heating. Washer/dryer hookups. 4012 Canal St. (Lakeland Estates) $600/mo. Call Terri (property manager) @ (888) 994-7664. Option 3, Ext. 682 or Ross (owner) @ (916) 296-1082

Ads - 5 Lines - $5.50

Explore the Kern Valley ––S h o p p i n g , D i n i n g , L o d g i n g ––

COCKTAILS AND DANCING 5430 Lake Isabella Blvd. 379-8144 Largest pool table in town!


Natural Health - Bring in this ad for 5% discount. Add’l 10% discount to Seniors on selected items. Shaved Ice. 121 A Piute Drive, Kernville 376-3777

Featuring Log Furniture (below wholesale prices) Antiques, Collectibles & Country Store. 117 Piute Dr. Kernville. 376-1223

For Rent

Spaces for Rent

South Lake - 3 bd/2ba mobile home, fenced yard, large kitchen & lv. Washer/dryer hookup. Close to lake $750/mo + deposit. Section 8 OK. (760) 378-2344

Wofford Heights Mobile / RV Park Great Location! Quiet, mature trees, walk to lake, market, medical, park & theater. Call Jim @ (760) 376-6316 _________________________ RV Sites Available @ Riverview RV Park, Kernville. $419 to $459 mo + utilities, month to month. Call 376-2345 for info.

For Sale NEW BOOK SERIES!! Tommy and the Magic Dictionary Series The Title of the First Book Tommy and the Butterflies only $9.99 + tax + shipping Juvenile Fiction - 95 Pages Email _________________________ 2 Cemetery Plots - Hillcrest Memorial Park in Bakersfield. Spaces 5 & 6. Lot 5601, Parkview Lawn. $5,000 ea. Call Taresa @ (760) 928-2582

Courier Marketplace Cont’d on Page 13

Place your Marketplace ad in 3 easy steps: 5 lines = $5.50

Each line equals 27 spaces or characters approx)

Add a line $1.00 ea. Photos add $5.00 ea. Frame add $1.00

Name_________________________________________________ Mailing Address_________________________________________ Daytime Phone Number___________________________________


Master Card

‰ Visa ‰ Check or Money Order

Credit Card Number______________________________________ Name as it appears on card________________________________ Expiration Date_______Signature___________________________

Lah-De-Dah-Gifts, Collectables, Antiques. “If it’s not here, we don’t have it.” Sewing Center for Sewing Needs. 41 Big Blue Rd. Kernville. Call 376-6704.

Number of weeks ad is to run______ X your ad total = $__________ Amount due.

Commercial Lake Isabella- 3,600 sq. ft. building for lease located @ 3615 Suhre Street (corner of Suhre & Hwy 155.) Excellent office space for medical, dental, school, church, or? Terms negotiable. Call (760) 417-0876 _________________________ KERNVILLE - 210 square foot attractive office space for rent. $300.00 a month. All utilities paid. First month, last month and cleaning deposit. 11447 Kernville Rd. or call 760-376-2629

1. Write your message on the form. Please be neat. Ads start at 5 lines for $5.50 and only $1.00 for each additional line. 2. Total first five lines and $1.00 for each additional line. Multiply the total by the number of weeks you wish your ad to run. Fill in the blanks below. Payment must be with order. 3. Enter credit card #, or make check, money order payable to: Kern River Courier P.O. Box 1145 Wofford Heights, Ca 93285-1145 6392 B Wofford Blvd. Wofford Heights, Ca 93285 Mail or deliver to above address. Ad must reach us by Tuesday 12 noon of the week it is to run.

Each line equals 27 spaces or characters. Actual length of published ad may vary depending on combination of letters, spaces and words. Please read your ad as soon as it is published. If you do find an error, notify us immediately. The Kern River Courier will take responsibility for only one incorrect insertion and will not be responsible for more than the cost of one insertion. No further liability shall apply. The Kern River Courier reserves the right to reject any ad and may edit ads as needed. Payment is required prior to run. Phone orders are accepted with credit card only.

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NOW OPEN The Book Corral 12232 Hwy 178 (Former Century 21 building) An all-volunteer used bookshop. All profits benefit our libraries. Same low book sale prices! Open every Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Marketplace Continued from page 12 Pets

Homes for Sale


Must See! - Freshly remodeled cabin w/permits to expand on 1/3 acre lot. 102 Hoebeck Bodfish. Cross street of Columbus. $75,000 obo. 661-428-1108 _________________________ Lake Isabella - Nice 2bd/2ba dbl wide Mobile Home w/patio & deck + 2 car carport in quiet 55+ park, $25,000 or financing available. 760-379-2092 _________________________ Lake Isabella - Rent to Own, Lease or Buy. OWC w/small down. Looking for quality tenants. Terms negotiable. 3 bd, 2 ba home. Large double garage. Close to shopping. $159,000. (760) 417-0876

(818) 268-1608


PICK A POCKET PUP CKC-registered Chihuahua pups. Female, 16 wks., white w/black markings, $300. Female, 12 wks., red w/white markings, $275. Male, 5 mo., white w/cream spot on back. Price reduced $200. Raised in home. Parents on premises. All shots, wormed. Crate, pad trained. 760-379-1403

Cute, cuddly & curly Cockapoo pups. 1 male, 1 female remaining. Available 8/22. Will grow to 15-18 lbs. $800. Registered. Shots. Wormed. Allergy friendly, non-shedding. Stew's Poos, 760376-7772 or

Specialty Stores

40Ft RV Access w/hookups. Large 2bd. 2ba, Den+Formal lvg, 2-car garage+workshop. Corner lot+cul-de-sac. New roof, Lake view, fireplace + many upgrades. 8331 So. Lake Dr., Southlake. $139,000 (760) 379-7094 _________________________ Kernville - Mobile home in Riverview RV Park, w/covered patio that could be converted into enclosed living space. 12x52 1bd, 1ba - $6,500 obo. Space rent is $419/mo + util. Discount available. Call Kim @ 760-376-2345 for more info.

DRESS ME UP 6437 Lake Isabella Blvd. in the Post Office Shopping Center. Mon-Fri 10-5, Sat 9-12. 379-8927 Children's Clothing and More

Garage Sales FUND RAISER - Oddfellows Hall, Tobias at Scodie downtown Kernville Calling all garage sale shoppers! Ducky Sat. Aug.29, 9-2pm

Land For Sale 4 Acre Lot For Sale in Weldon w/water meter installed. $75,000 OBO 661-428-0814 _________________________ Residential Lot on Aspen Drive in Bodfish. $25,000. OBO Call (661) 428-1108 _________________________ Southlake - Lot ready to build. 8525 Sugar Pine Ct. 8,712 sq ft. Quiet cul-de-sac. Quality home in area, mt views in all directions, underground utilities. Curb & gutters already in. $390,900. Call 818-269-0507 or 818-299-1863 _________________________ 40 ACRES, Buena Vista Valley, NV. NE of Reno. Excellent views! $14,900. $900 Down, $280/mo. NO QUALIFYING! Owner Financing 1-530-249-4872

Computer Classes NOW REGISTERING For Beginner Computer Classes @ KRV Community Learning Center - Lake Isabella. Call 760-350-3205

Prime Horse Property - 101 Perfect Ct. (MLS#2210431) 1.28 Acres with Spectacular Views. 1,531 sq ft. 2B/1.75B, 1979 Doublewide MH. Cul-de-sac, Quiet neighborhood, Detached 2-car garage. Central Heating, Evap Cooler, Lennox Heating Stove, Newer Appliances & Carpet. Large Covered Deck & Patio. Horse Corral. $115,000 call Denise @ Kern River Valley Realty. (760) 207-3129 _________________________ Lake Isabella - Saved the Best for Last! - Brand new 3bd/2ba home. 2832 Erskine Creek. 2 car garage. RV access & hook up. Last one-Call now 818-324-0869

Vehicles for Sale 1992 JEEP WRANGLER 4x4 Runs great. Good condition. New tires and wheels. New starter. $3700.00 OBO. Call 760-223-3966

Replacement Need replacement for my position on U.S. Death Panel. Just turned 63 and saw my name on the ‘to be interviewed list.’ Refuse to discuss this with myself due to conflict of interest. My replacement must have knowledge of Gov.“Time to Go” and “RIP” programs. Should also be young & healthy enough to stay off the list for awhile.

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Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Goods Tree Service (2009-B4792) Street address of principal place of business: 2821 Audrey Avenue, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. Mailing address of business: 2821 Audrey Avenue, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. REGISTRANT(S): Patricia Good, 2821 Audrey Avenue, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. 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: Patricia Good. This statement filed on 07/23/2009. Expires 07/23/2014. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By M. Rodriguez. Published by the Kern River Courier August 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2009. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF JULIETTA RENE HASSETT S-1500-PB-59197 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of JULIETTA RENE HASSETT. A PETITION for Probate has been filed by: JULIE MEADOWS in the Superior Court of California, County of KERN. THE PETITION for Probate requests that JULIE MEADOWS be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on: September 17, 2009 at 9:00 A.M. in Dept. P, located at 1215 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters

as provided in section 9100 of the California Probate Code. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in section 1250 of the California Probate Code. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: JAMIE P. GELBER Law Offices of Gelber & Anderson 6435 Lake Isabella Blvd., P.O. Box 2810 Lake Isabella, CA 93240 (760) 379-2604 (Published: Kern River Courier: August 14, 21 and 28, 2009) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME Fictitious Business Name being abandoned: SOUTH FORK TRANSMISSION (2007B6863); Street address of business: 5300 Lake Isabella Boulevard, Lake Isabella, CA 93240; Mailing address of Business; 5300 Lake Isabella Boulevard, Lake Isabella, CA 93240; REGISTRANTS WHO WISH TO ABANDON THE BUSINESS NAME: Bernadette Elson, 5300 Lake Isabella Boulevard, Lake Isabella, CA 93240 and James Elson, 5300 Lake Isabella Boulevard, Lake Isabella, CA 93240; Original FBN Statement Filed on: 09/07/2007. This Statement of Abandonment filed on: 08/13/2009. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk by G. Durward, Deputy Clerk (34993). Published by the Kern River Courier August 21, 28, September 4 and 11, 2009. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: SOUTH FORK TRANSMISSION (2009B5223) Street address of principal place of business: 5300 Lake Isabella Boulevard, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. Mailing address of business: 5300 Lake Isabella Boulevard, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. REGISTRANT: Kenneth Hewitt, 501 Evans Road, 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: Kenneth Hewitt. This statement filed on 08/13/2009. Expires 08/13/2014. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By G. Durward. Published by the Kern River Courier August 21, 28, September 4 and 11, 2009.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: ARLIE'S CLUB (2009-B5314) Street address of principal place of business: 5430 Lake Isabella Boulevard, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 527, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. REGISTRANT: Kernvale Club, Inc., 2905 Scovern Street, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. F, Corporation. Date the business commenced: 05/15/1980. 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: Arlene M. Tibbetts, President. This statement filed on 08/18/2009. Expires 08/18/2014. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By G. Meza. Published by the Kern River Courier August 28, September 4, 11 and 18, 2009. NOTICE OF LIEN SALE This notice is given concerning property detained by Kernville Mini Storage, 12001 Sierra Way, Kernville, for rent and other charges owed by the individual listed below: Carol Meadows, Unit # 340 and Unit #341 This property will be sold unless reclaimed by the above or any person having a perfected security interest in the property by paying the amount of the lien prior to September 7, 2009. (Published by the Kern River Courier August 28 and September 4, 2009)

Place your legal notice with us. Just file it with the County Clerk and bring us the “Publish” copy and $40, or we will go to the County Clerk’s office for you for an additional fee.

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Courier chuckle of the week: “Men have become the tools of their tools." –Henry David Thoreau

See Page 16 for answers to puzzles

Salome’s Stars ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Changing your mind doesn't come easily for Lambs, who place a high value on commitment. But new facts could emerge that might persuade you to rethink your situation. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This is a good time to put that fine Bovine's eye for beauty to work in redecorating your home or workplace. And don't forget to indulge yourself in some personal time as well. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your sense of loyalty to someone who asks for your help is commendable. But make sure there are no information gaps that should be filled in before you move too quickly. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Don't let difficult people raise the Crab's ire levels this week. Avoid them if you can. If not, resist telling them off, even if you think they deserve it. Things improve by week's end. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your suspicions about a colleague might be on the mark. But you also could be misreading the signals you believe you're getting. Do some checking before jumping to conclusions. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Take some time out and see if someone might be trying to reach you. You could be surprised to learn who it is and why you might want to reciprocate. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You still might want to do more investigating before taking on

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a new commitment. Later would not be the time to try to fill in any crucial gaps in what you need to know about it. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A new opportunity should be carefully studied. It might offer some of the things you've been looking for. Or it could contain possibilities you never considered. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You might have to work harder this week to get people to listen to what you have to say. But if you stay with it, you could start to get your message out to many by the week's end. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Although family matters again take up a big chunk of the Goat's time, the week also offers a chance to explore a new career move you'd been contemplating for a while. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Applying your practicality (what does it offer me?) and your creativity (how can I improve on it?) could provide sound reasons for seriously considering that new offer. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) The single set will find that keeping their romantic aspirations on high gives Cupid a better target. Paired Pisces will find that this week helps reinforce their relationships. BORN THIS WEEK: You believe in encouraging others to demand the best from themselves. You would be a fine sports coach, as well as an enlightened teacher. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Trivia Test By Fifi Rodriguez 1. LITERATURE: What is an onomatopoeia? 2. MOVIES: What is the only animal that Jim Carrey's "Ace Ventura" character is afraid of? 3. MYTHOLOGY: In Greek mythology, who slew the Minotaur? 4. TOYS: What was the name of the British version of America's "G.I. Joe"? 2. RELIGION: Who is the patron saint for mountain climbers? Answers:

1. The imitation of natural sounds by words, like "meow" or "roar." 2. Bats 3. Theseus 4. Action Man 5. St. Bernard

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HAPPENINGS continued from page 3 KVHS reunion of class of 1969 to take place Sept. 26 A reunion of the Kern Valley High School Class of 1969 (40th reunion) will take place on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Ewing’s On the Kern restaurant in Kernville. For more information or to RSVP, contact Louanna Coker Banducci at (661) 343-0329 or Linda Lambert Thomas at (760) 371-5436. Senior Summer Health Faire to be held Monday, Sept. 28 The annual Senior Summer Health Faire will take place Monday, Sept. 28 from 9 to 11:30 a.m at the Senior Center in Lake Isabella, an outreach of the Kern Valley Hospital Foundation. Many free services will be available, as well as a cardiac assessment blood draw for the bargain price of $10. (Remember to fast 12 hours.) Lives have been saved as a result of the fairs. For information about booths and providers, call 376-4419. Government commodities distributed Tuesday, Sept. 29 The monthly food commodities will be distributed on Tuesday, Sept. 29 to those who fit certain economic guidelines. Begins at 7 a.m. at Grace Chapel, Mt. Mesa; Elks Lodge, Wofford Heights; Senior Center, Lake Isabella. To include your event in the Kern River Courier Calendar, just submit the information to the Courier (our addresses is on this page) by Tuesday for each Friday’s issue. Events must be open to the public and admission price, if any, must be listed.

Answers to puzzles on pages 14-15:

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Death notices John Paul Hamon John Paul Hamon, 58, of Weldon, passed away in Lake Isabella on July 30, 2009. Services are pending. Arrangements by Lake Isabella Funeral Home, 6048-A Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella, CA 93240. (760) 3795006.

James H. Hetz James H. Hetz, 64, of Mt. Mesa, passed away Aug. 2, 2009 at Kern Valley Hospital in Mt. Mesa. Services are pending. Burial will take place at Bakersfield National Cemetery. Arrangements by Lake Isabella Funeral Home, 6048-A Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella, CA 93240. (760) 379-5006.

Frank David Burleson Frank David Burleson, 74, of Weldon, passed away on Aug. 23, 2009 at his residence. Services are pending. Arrangements by Lake Isabella Funeral Home, 6048-A Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella, CA 93240. (760) 379-5006.

Edward John Ramos, Jr. Edward John Ramos, Jr., 27, passed away on Aug. 21, 2009. Funeral services will be on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. at Lake Isabella Funeral Home. Arrangements by Lake Isabella Funeral Home, 6048-A Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella, CA 93240. (760) 379-5006.

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