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Labor Day activities to please a crowd Collection of the artsy craftsy
Weekend brings on the works
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Michael Batelaan Kern River Courier The weather for this Labor Day weekend will be warm, but still good for river and lake recreation and for joining in area events. Silver City Ghost Town in Bodfish will be hosting lantern light tours and ghost hunts on Friday and Saturday nights. The Nuui Cunni on Highway 155 between Lake Isabella and Wofford Heights and the Lakeshore Wofford Heights farmer's markets are the place to go for fun and nutrition. Be sure to visit the Kern Valley History Museum in Kernville Thursday through Sunday, for a look into the area's western heritage, and see the natural history museum at the Kern River Fish Hatchery, just north of Kernville. The museum is open even though the Hatchery grounds are closed for reconstruction. Kern River Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold a breakfast on Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon at the VFW Post 7665, 2881 Nugget Ave., Lake Isabella. Labor Day weekend in the Kern River Valley is an arts and crafts and collectibles weekend. The swap meet in downtown Lake Isabella is on Saturday and Sunday. Plus there are yard sales all over the valley. Bodfish Market is sponsoring a Labor
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Labor Day weekend in the Kern River Valley is an arts and crafts and collectibles weekend. The swap meet in downtown Lake Isabella is on Saturday and Sunday. Plus there are yard sales all over the valley. Bodfish Market is sponsoring a Labor Day old town yard
Labor Day Special Edition Section pages 7 through 10
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Red, White & Blue tubers - Two girls at play on the upper Kern River.
Saving our schools is taxing Michael Batelaan Kern River Courier On Thursday, August 23, the Kernville Union School District hosted a "Save Our Schools" town hall meeting at the Wallace Middle School Gymnasium. The meeting was moderated by Superintendent of the Kernville Union School District Robin Shive, and Superintendent of the Southfork School District Sherry Nichols, and John Meyer, Principal of Kern High School also spoke on behalf of their schools. The educators invited Romeo Agbalog from State Senator Jean Fuller's office to speak. There were only about 40 people in attendance at the meeting, representing the approximately 1200 children of the Kern River Valley. The focus of the meeting was Proposition 30, which will appear on November's ballot. This is an initiative that would raise California's sales tax to 7.5% from 7.25%. It also creates three new high-income tax brackets for taxpayers with taxable incomes exceeding $250,000, $300,000, and $500,000. This increased tax will be in effect for 7 years. The three educators explained to the participants that there have already been major cuts
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Concerned parents and educators meet at Woodrow Wallace Middle school to discuss looming budget crisis. to California education. They believe that if Proposition 30 does not pass, there will be more severe cuts. But they also explained that the sales tax increase is only a band-aid, that stops the bleeding, not a fix for the budget problems. Principal Meyer noted that Kern High School has the advantage of being backed by the Kern High School District, which is responsible for 37,000 students countywide. He explained that Bakersfield High School carries the rest of the district with its large average daily attendance. The High School District has been making cuts for the last three years, with the local number of math teachers decreasing from five to two, English teachers from six to four, three clerical jobs eliminated, and no more field trips.
86% of the high school budget goes to salaries. Nichols explained that Southfork School district has decreased to twelve teachers from the previous 22. Cuts have been due to declining enrollment and to budget cuts. School transportation provided by the District has become "minimal." Nichols also noted that it affects the Kern Valley economy as a whole when teachers and staff members are laid off. Shive presented information about how the governor has a huge debt to the schools due to deferral of payments. The tax initiative would pay down this debt. Right now the schools are planning a budget, without the cash to support it because of the deferred payments. All the educators agreed that less money would mean largnature
er classes, fewer teachers, fewer school days, fewer programs, fewer bus stops or possible elimination of school transportation entirely. Agbalog advised the crowd that Senator Fuller is not in support of Proposition 30. Senator Fuller, who was an educator for over 30 years, and was Superintendent of the Bakersfield City School District prior to her election, believes that increasing taxes is not the right way to go about solving California's problem. She believes that the Governor is "holding education hostage" using threats to California's children to incite their parents to support his Proposition. The Governor has "trigger cuts" that he says will be made if the Proposition does not pass. Agbalog explained that education is 50% of the state budget but has 90% of the trigger cuts. He advised the crowd that the cuts cannot be made automatically, that each cut would have to be approved by the California legislature prior to going into effect. Nichols summed up the educators appeal by reminding the participants that as Margaret Mead said, "Never underestimate the power of a small group of people."
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Friday high 97° Hot Friday low 64° Mostly clear Saturday high 96° Hot Saturday low 61° Clear Sunday high 94° Sunny Sunday low 61° Partly cloudy National Weather Service
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Bodfish Bob is in a pickle over his recipies
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kern river water data: Wednesday 6 a.m. Storage, Isabella Reservoir 97,793 acre-feet Reservoir peak 220,365 acre-feet Pool maximum 568,075 acre-feet Pool safety limit 360,000 acre-feet Upper Kern Kern Inflow at Kernville 173 cfs (5-hr avg.) Lower Kern Outflow 497 cfs Borel Canal Outflow 265 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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Lantern Light tour and ghost hunt August 31 and September 1 On Friday and Saturday August 31 and Sept. 1 a Lantern Light Night Tour and Ghost Hunt will be held at Kern County landmark Silver City Ghost Town in Bodfish. This will be both a lantern history tour and interactive ghost hunt Tickets are
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Regular activities Fridays
■ 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5831. ■ 8:30 - 11:30 a.m., TOPS #2293 weight loss group, Veterans Hall #2, Lake Isabella. 760-4172272. ■ 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Alzheimers Respite Group, Veterans Hall, Lake Isabella. 661-393-8871. ■ 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., TOPS weight loss group, Mt.View Church, Lake Isabella. 760-378-3935. ■ 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., Bingo and lunch at Eagles, open to public, Mt. Mesa. 760-379-3394 ■ 12 - 1 p.m., AA, Senior Center, 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. 760-379-4112. ■ 1 p.m., Happy Hookers crochet club, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-6335. ■ 5 p.m. (1st Fri.) Kern Valley Cruisers and Hot Rods, Senior Center, Sierra Vista Restaurant, 16575 Hwy 178, Weldon. ■ 6 p.m. (2nd Fri.), Kernville Baptist Church game night. Next to Pizza Barn. 760-223-1036. ■ 7 p.m. Alano Club, AA 12x12 study, 4030 Perdue, Lake Isabella. ■ 7 - 8 p.m., AA, Kernville Chamber of Commerce, 11447 Kernville Rd., Kernville 760-379-4112 or 760-417-9701
■ 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Farmer’s Market, Nuui Cunni Center, French Gulch. 760-549-0800 ■ 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Farmer’s Market, Lakeshore Lodge, Wofford Heights. ■ 5 p.m. (1st Sat.), Havilah Centennial Group, Havilah Schoolhouse. 760-379-2636. ■ 1 p.m. Darts, 3 p.m. Poker Pool 3p.m., Dinner 5-7 p.m. Eagles Lodge, open to public, Mt. Mesa. 760379-3394 ■ 7 - 10 p.m. (1st Sat.), Dam Dancers square dancing, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. ■ 2 p.m., Discussion. 7:30 - 9 p.m., 6 p.m. Pot Luck, 7 p.m. Speaker (3rd Sat.), AA - KR Health Center, 67 Evans Rd., Wofford Hts. 760-379-4112 or 760-417-9701 ■ 2 p.m. Alano Club, AA discusion, 4030 Perdue, Lake Isabella. ■ 6 p.m. (3rd Sat.) Alano Club, AA speaker, 4030 Perdue, Lake Isabella.
■ 9 a.m. to noon - VFW Breakfast, public welcome. 2811 Nugget, Lake Isabella. 760-379-3877. ■ 9 a.m. to noon, Breakfast at Eagles, public. welcom. Highway 178, Mt. Mesa. 760-379-3394. ■ 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (2nd Sun.), AA, Paradise Cove Restaurant, Hwy 178, Lake Isabella. Breakfast 10 a.m. / Speaker 11 a.m. 760-379-4112. ■ 2 - 3:30 p.m., AA - KR Health Center, 67 Evans Rd., Wofford Hts. 760-379-4112 or 760-417-9701
■ 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5831. ■ 10 a.m., Exercise Class, Lakeridge Clubhouse, Lake Isabella. 760-379-3206. ■ 2 - 3 p.m., Hospice Grief Support Group, 6040-D Lake Isabella Blvd. 661-410-1010. ■ 12 - 1 p.m., AA, Senior Center, 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. 760-379-7318 or 760379-7312. ■ 1 p.m. (3rd Mon.), Kern Valley Democratic Club, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. ■ 1 p.m., Line dance classes, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-0043. ■ 3 p.m. (2nd Mon.-Board/4th Mon.-Member ship), Kernville Chamber. 760-376-2629. ■ 5 - 7 p.m., Eagles spaghetti dinner, Mt. Mesa, open to public, 1st. Mon. 760-379-3394. ■ 6 - 9 p.m., KRV Comm. Orchestra, Cerro Coso College, Lake Isabella. 760-376-4461. ■ 6:30 - 8 p.m., Boy Scout Troup 690, 1st Baptist Church, Lake Isabella. 760-812-7082. ■ 7 p.m. (3rd Mon.), KRV Art Assoc., Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-2844. ■ 6 - 7 p.m., AA, Mtn. View Baptish Church, 2959 Erskine Creek Rd., Lake Isabella. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312. ■ 7:30 - 9 p.m., AA, Grace Chapel, 12308 Mtn. Mesa Rd., Mtn. Mesa. 760-379-7318 or 760-3797312.
■ 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5831. ■ 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, Lake Isabella. 760-3792556. ■ 10 a.m. (2nd Tue.), Kern Valley Garden Group. 760-379-1129. ■ 10 a.m. - noon Kern County Department of Public Health Immunization Clinic 7050 Lake Isabella Blvd, Lake Isabella. 877-818-4787 ■ 12:30 p.m., Bridge Club, Rod & Gun Club, E. Evans Rd., Wofford Hts. 760-376-4249. ■ 2 p.m. (2nd Tue.), KRV Cemetery District.
available for purchase via email or telephone. They will also be on sale at 8:15 the night of the event (cash only) The tour is from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. The cost is $12 per person (all ages). For information contact J.Paul Corlew 760-379-5146. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Public invited. 760-376-2189. ■ 6 p.m. (2nd Tue.), Lake Isabella-Bodfish Property Owners, Senior Center, Lake Isabella (760) 760-379-1830. ■ 6:30 p.m., (2nd Tue.) Epilepsy Support Group, Bakersfield. 760-376-1606. ■ 7 p.m., (4th Tue.), KRV Historical Society, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. ■ 7 - 8:30 p.m., AA, KR Health Center, 67 Evans Rd., Wofford Hts. 760-379-4112 or 760-417-9701 ■ 7 - 8:30 p.m., AA - Weldon Methodist Church, 20021 Hwy. 178, Weldon. 760-379-4112
■ 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5831. ■ 9 -11:30 a.m. (1st & 3rd Wed.), Dam Quilters, senior apts. behind Vons, Lake Isabella. 760-3799921. ■ 9:30 a.m., TOPS weight loss group, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 661-867-2579. ■ Noon (2nd Wed.) KRV Chamber of Commerce meeting, Moose Lodge, Lake Isabella. 760-3795236. ■ Noon, Eagles Lunch/Shuffleboard, open to public, Mt. Mesa. 760-379-3394. ■ 12 - 1:30 p.m., AA - Women’s Serenity Circle, Mtn. View Baptist Church, 2959 Erskine Creek Rd., Lake Isabella. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312. ■ 12:30 p.m., Bridge Club, Eagles Lodge, Mt. Mesa. 760-376-4249. ■ 1:30 - 3 p.m., Grief Support Group, Optimal Hospice, 6504-E Lake Isabella Blvd. ■ 5:30 p.m., Weight Watchers, Weldon Methodist Church. 760-267-4693. ■ 6 p.m. (3rd Wed.), American Legion, Senior Center Veterans Room, Lake Isabella. 760-3795086. ■ 7 p.m. (3rd Wed.), Fish & Game Habitat Club, 631 E. Evans Rd., Wofford Hts. ■ 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Senior Dance, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. Live band. ■ 7 p.m. Alano Club, AA book study, 4030 Perdue, Lake Isabella. 760-379-7318 or 760-3797312. ■ 7 - 8:30 p.m., AA, KR Health Center, 67 Evans Rd. Wofford Hts., 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312. ■ 7 p.m., Elks Lodge, Wofford Blvd., Wofford Hts.
■ 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5831. ■ 8:30 a.m., Yoga Practice Group, Kernville Methodist Church. 909-753-9043. ■ 9 a.m. - noon, Thursday Painters, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5329. ■ 9:30 a.m., (3rd Thu.), Fire Safe Council, Supervisor’s office, County Bldg., Lake Isabella. ■ 9:30 a.m. (2nd Thu.), Aglow Int’l, Senior Center, Rm. 1, Lake Isabella. ■ 9:30 - 11 a.m., Me & My Friends children’s playgroup, Kernville Elementary School, room 4 760-379-2556. ■ 11:45 a.m. (4th Thu.), KRV Women’s Club meeting, Elks Lodge. ■ Noon, Exchange Club, Paradise Cove. ■ 1 p.m., (2nd Thu.), Clan Diggers, Lake Isabella Library. 760-379-2303. ■ 5 - 7 p.m., TANF Cultural Night, French Gulch Campground. ■ 3:30 - 5 p.m. (4th Thu.), Kern River Valley Collaborative, Veterans Hall, Rm. 1., Lake Isabella. 760-379-2556, ext. 601. ■ 5 - 7 p.m., VFW Taco Thursday, open to public. 760-379-3877. ■ 4:30 p.m. (3rd Thu.), Republicans of Kern Valley, Moose Lodge, Lake Isabella. 760-376-1462. ■ 6 p.m., Rotary Club, KRV Elks Lodge, Wofford Heights. 760-376-2844. ■ 6 p.m., Weight Watchers, Lake Ridge Mobile Home Park Club House, Lake Isabella. Weigh-in 5:30 p.m. ■ 6 p.m. Alano Club, NA book study, 4030 Perdue, Lake Isabella. ■ 6:30 p.m., Sweet Adelines, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. New members welcome. ■ 7 p.m., (3rd Thu.), Kern Valley Astronomy Club, Museum, Kernville. 760-376-1291. ■ 7 - 8:30 p.m., AA, Senior Center, 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. 760-379-4112.
■ Friday, noon, Eagles Lodge, Mt. Mesa ■ Saturday, noon, South Fork Women’s Club, Fay Ranch Road., Weldon ■ Sunday, 11 a.m., Moose Lodge, Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. ■ Wednesday, 1 p.m., Senior Center, Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. ■ Thursday, Early Bird 12:15 p.m., Regular 1 p.m., St. Jude Catholic Church, Hwy. 155 & Nellie Dent Dr., Wofford Hts. This information is 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.
Annual Sierra Arts and Crafts Festival September 1, 2, and 3 The KRV Art Association is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year and 47 years of holding the annual Sierra Arts and Crafts Festival during Labor Day Weekend held at Circle Park, Kernville. This event will be Sept. 1, 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sept. 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 760-223-3468 or 760-379-6162 for more information. You can see the website at www.krvaa.org/. Nuui Cunni Farmers Market September 1 The Kern River Paiute Council invites you to visit the Nuui Cunni Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for your fruit and produce needs. WIC now accepted. Local honey, fresh eggs, healing native plant salves and teas, plus locally grown produce. The market is located at 2600 Hwy 155 on Lake Isabella between Lake Isabella and Wofford Heights at the French Gulch Forest Service Recreation Area. For information contact the Nuui Cunni Center 760-549-0800. Lakeshore Farmers Market September 1 Hosted by the Kern Valley Growers Association, this Market features locally grown certified fruit, produce, eggs and honey, along with certified organic produce from various organizations and shade grown, organic coffee, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market is at the Lakeshore Lodge, 7466 Wofford Blvd (toward the lake, across from St. Jude's), Wofford Heights and accepts EBT/SNAP/CalFresh cards. For information call David Dills 760-812-7833. KRV Rotary rummage sale September 1 Rotary Club of Kern River Valley "Service above Self" is raising money to support many community projects. The rummage sale will take place at Kern River Motors, 3628 Suhre Street/HWY 155/Kernville Road (next to Shell Station), Lake Isabella, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call Lisa Stephens, 760-549-0077 or email her at email@example.com. 30th annual Caliente team penning September 1, 2 The Caliente Educational Foundation presents the 30th annual Caliente team penning on Sept. 1 and 2 at Snow's Arena, 16270 Caliente Creek Road, Caliente. Events include Caliente Team Penning Queen contest, open and junior barrel racing, open and junior team penning, open team branding, open team sorting, children's carnival games, and more. Saturday night features Lou's famous deep pit BBQ followed by country music and dancing with the Big Dawg band. Call 661-867-2459 or 661-8672342 for more information. Veterans of Foreign Wars breakfast September 2 Have breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday Sept. 2 at the Kern River Valley VFW Post 7665 Hall, 2811 Nugget Ave. (behind McDonald's), Lake Isabella. The second Sunday of every month features Eggs Benedict and the third Sunday of every month features crepes. For information call 760-379-3877. McQuiston rep to hold office hours September 4 Lori Acton, Field Representative for First District Supervisor Jon McQuiston, will hold office hours Tuesday Sept. 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is available to meet with walk-in constituents. For more information, call 760549-2068. Prayer Breakfast September 6 All are invited to participate in the monthly prayer breakfast at Los Polomos restaurant in Lake Isabella on the first Thursday of each month from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. KRV Cemetery District (Rescheduled) September 6 The Kern River Valley Cemetery District regular meeting that was originally scheduled for Sept. 11 has been rescheduled for
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Dam question of the week: At the request of our readers, the Kern River Courier is publishing responses to the most frequently asked questions of the Corps of Engineers regarding the Isabella Dam safety Modification Study. For additional information see: www.spk.usace.army.mil/missions/civilworks/isabelladam.aspx
How will recreation be impacted?
Evaluation of all environmental impacts, including recreation, is part of the public involvement process. We encourage the users of the lake to contribute to the conversation on the proposals in the draft EIS. Specific impacts, and proposed solutions, will be captured in the final EIS this fall. Recreation impacts will depend on the plan that is selected. We are working with the Forest Service and the Kern River Valley communities to explore ways we can minimize impacts; for example, by following the typical lake drawdown season whenever possible, by scheduling construction in the winter rather than the peak of the recreation season, and by posting information for visitors on closures. Because of the construction and staging areas, some camping areas and boat ramps near the dam would be affected, but the lake will still be open for recreation.
Despite low levels there’s still plenty of water to play Every year we can expect the beaches around Lake Isabella to become larger as the water levels fall, and this year is no exception. Due to the lack of rain and snowfall this past winter, causing this being a drought year, Lake Isabella is falling sooner and faster than normal. As of Wednesday, August 22nd, the Lake contained about 101,942 acre-feet of water, - over 80,000 acre-feet shy of normal, and nowhere near the 335,000 acre-feet reported around this time last year. Even with the low numbers, jet-skis, paddle-boarding, kayaking and great fishing are all still available to the public on the lake. The normally windy conditions on the lake are still perfect for sailing, and families have been spotted on the beaches flying kites. Fishing boats, pontoon boats, and wave runners are all still available to rent from the local marinas, and rafting companies are renting paddle-boards and kayaks. According to the weekly fishing report by Matt Freeman of the Kern Valley Sun, crappie, very large catfish, and even bass are being caught in the lake from Rocky Point, all the way to Boulder Gulch. Despite the lower-than-desired water levels, there is still plenty of water for fun and still so much to do and see in the Kern River Valley. The temperatures are expected to hit the triple digits again for this weekend and Lake Isabella is still the ideal spot to beat the heat while enjoying the beautiful surroundings. Kernville Chamber of Commerce
Things I have noticed...
They never wear out Rod Middleworth Kern River Courier Columnist
new shovel when the old one though ugly, is perfectly usable? For the 18 years I lived in One of the Bakersfield, I hung all my garden things I've noticed tools on hooks outside the garage in my advancing under the eaves in the side walkyears is my view way. Weather was not kind to them, of garden tools. It but I had a gardener who used his has been my own tools so mine just sat there observation that dusty and rusted. And I didn't care. the darn things Well, now I'm retired (on a fixed never wear out. income) and I do my own yard Case in point, I work. That meant I had to clean off have a hoe that the rust and dust and start using Middleworth we bought in 1955 them again. Frankly I was hoping when we lived in that they were beyond help and I Fresno. By my calculations that hoe could buy new. But after wire is 53 years old. The handle is worn brushing them they were all workand splintery but the blade is in able, so being an old, thrifty, perfect shape. It works well and Scotsman, I use them daily. except for looks I admit that does what it's my hula hoe from intended to do. I Fresno (circa There was sadness, but you put linseed oil 1961) was worn have to be tough and strong if you on the handle are going to keep a healthy stable of so thin that it and used a file could easily seasoned garden tools. on the blade and Middleworth break. So last today it can still week I bought a hoe a mean new one and relweed. So I keep it. I have a newer egated Mr. Old to the trash heap. hoe (only 25 years old) but sentiThere was sadness, but you have to ment favors age over beauty! be tough and strong if you are Along with the hoe is a host going to keep a healthy stable of of other tools which are old but seasoned garden tools. Next year usable. There's a shovel that I've I'll check out the rake. used so much that it's only about half of its original size and requires gloves to ward off splinters. I found Wofford Heights resident Rod it lying alongside the road when we Middleworth, a retired security manlived in Delano 35 years ago. It was ager for Pacific Bell, is an instructor old then but it was free. I use it all for the local AARP Driver Safety the time. My thinking is why buy a Program.
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Republican Assembly Headquarters opens The Republican Assembly of the Kern River Valley will open their Election Headquarters during the Labor Day weekend, September 1, 2, and 3, and then be open weekends through the election on Tuesday, November 6. Election information will be available, including club membership applications and voter registration forms. Please stop by for lively conversation, cold drinks and snacks, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, in Kernville at 1136 Kernville Road, across from Archie's Hardware. For more information call 1-760-376-0673 or cell 1-760-379-0673. Vote your patriotic conscience on Tuesday, November 6.
Acclaimed Scottish-style fiddler returns to Kern Internationally renowned and local favorite, Jamie Laval, will perform three concerts in Kern County this September. The performances, part of the Arts Council of Kern's house concert series, herald the Scottish-style fiddler's third visit to the area. On Monday night, September 10, at 7p.m., Laval will perform in Lake Isabella at the home of Kat Edmonson and Tony Moors. Seats are $15 and can be reserved by calling 760-549-3697. Venue details will be given when the reservation is made. One of the premier Celtic violinists on the international music scene today, Jamie Laval is known for his intensely passionate performances of traditional music of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany and Quebec, rendered with hints of classical refinement and cultural influences from around the world.
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Family strengthening group A family strengthening group is starting on September 10 through November 19, every Monday from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at College Community Services, 2731 Nugget Ave. Lake Isabella. The group will focus on developing life skills, parenting skills and strengths in families dealing with substance abuse issues. The program is designed to work with both parents and their children in a positive, cooperative, non-judgmental group environment. To enroll, RSVP by August 31 at 760-379-3412.
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Auditions for Kern County has Talent Auditions for Kern County has Talent will be held on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 444 Norris Rd, the Veteran's Hall, in Bakersfield. This variety show is seeking acts for the show in Bakersfield on Saturday, Oct.6. There will be $500 in cash prizes. This is a family show open to all ages. For an audition appointment time call Frank or Sheila at 760-223-6316.
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Continued from page 2 Thursday Sept. 6 at 2 p.m. at the at the Cemetery office. For more information call 760-376-2189. Kern Valley Search and Rescue needs your help!, September 7 The all volunteer non-profit organization will be having a fundraiser dinner at El Rio Mexican and American Food in Kernville on Riverside Drive. El Rio will be donating a portion of the proceeds from dinners sold on Sept 7. They are open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Members of Kern Valley Search and Rescue will be on hand to answer questions, take donations, and sign up anyone who wants to join. KVSAR shirts.
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LIBPOA rummage and bake sale September 7 and 8 Lake Isabella-Bodfish Property Owner's Association Rummage and Bake Sale for Mary Ellen's Place which provides homes for women military veterans and is named in memory and honor of Mary Ellen Piotrowski, a US Navy Women Veteran serving our Nation from 1950 to 1952. Mary Ellen worked diligently through her dual membership in the American Legion and Auxiliary since 1953 along with years of community service to bring recognition, appreciation and equal entitlements for our military women past, present and future. The sale will take place Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 130 Columbus Ave, Bodfish. For more information, call Karene Williams at 760-3791434.
This Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 1-3, 2012
Arts & Crafts at Circle Park Saturday & Sunday 9am - 5pm Monday 9am-1pm Sponsored by
Kern River Valley Art Association www.krvaa.org or 760-379-2844
Dan Mancini's Fine Art and Photo Gallery
“Snow White” broods By Sam Struckhoff PICKS OF THE WEEK “Snow White and the Huntsman” (PG-13) — This is the Snow White adaptation that looks like it swallowed a whole piece of “Lord of the Rings” and leftover bits of “Batman Begins.” It’s bleak, stylish and as gritty as PG-13 will allow. The soul-sucking queen, Ravenna (Charlize Theron), sends out a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) to bring back the heart of the recently escaped Snow White (Kristen Stewart). The hunter instead sides with the girl, and they start training for armed rebellion. This broodier, dark Snow White leans heavily on CG spectacles and large-scale battles. This is a shrewd move by the director, since it seems easier to coax a good performance from a flock of animated ravens than it is to get a non-perplexed expression to grace Kristen Stewart’s unemotive face. “Where Do We Go Now?” (PG13) — In a remote village somewhere in Lebanon, the townsfolk are equally divided between Christian and Muslim. People can get along for a time, but violence is quick to erupt. This quirky, confusing, sad comedy has the women of the town secretly collaborating to keep their
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1 lb bologna 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes or 1 tablespoon ground red pepper 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 garlic cloves, peeled (optional) 1 teaspoon sugar 3/4 cup water 1 1/2 cups white vinegar Cut bologna in pieces to fit in jar. Add garlic cloves, pack tight. Heat remaining ingredients until hot. Fill jar with liquid ingredients. Put lid on and refrigerate. Should be ready the next day, the longer you wait, the better it is.
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Bodfish Bob’s Pickled Jalapeno Rings 2 cups sliced jalapeno peppers, sliced into rings
Bodfish Bob’s Pickled Garlic 1/2 pound garlic, peeled 1 large red bell pepper, chopped 2 cups distilled white vinegar 2/3 cup white sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground dry mustard 1/2 teaspoon celery seed Place garlic cloves in a medium bowl, first cutting the large cloves in half. Mix in the red bell pepper. In a large saucepan over medium high heat, place the distilled white vinegar and white sugar. Wrap ground dry mustard and celery seed in a spice bag, and place in the liquid mixture. Bring to a boil. Stir in garlic and pepper. Continue boiling 5 minutes. Remove from heat and discard spice bag. Place garlic and peppers in sterile containers to 1”of the top. Fill with remaining liquid to within 1/4” inch from the top. Seal and store in the refrigerator approximately three weeks before serving.
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M.L. Ludiker Artwork & Design
Airport Sierra Way
Boat Launch Ramps Camp Grounds Towns Hospital Other Features
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
County Dump Cyrus Canyon OHV Area Target Range ModelAircraft Controllers Stine Cove Robinson Cove Hanning Flat
Tillie Creek Live Oak
North Fork Marina Camp 9 Boulder Gulch Hungry Gulch Rich Gulch West Side French Gulch
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Lake Isabella Wildlife Area
South Fork Recreation Area
Old Isabella Rd Auxiliary Dam Engineer Point Paradise Cove LI Visitor Center Kissack Bay Main Dam Hospital
South Fork Wildlife Parking Area
Southlake Map courtesy Mike Ludiker www.kernvalley.com
Kern River Valley information Emergencies
call ■ Ambulance ■ Fire ■ Law Enforcement ■ Search & Rescue ■ Lake Patrol ■ Forest Service
Sheriff/CHP Substation 7046 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella Weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. business calls only, 760-549-2100
Kern County Fire Stations Kernville Station 76 11018 Kernville Road Kernville business calls only, 760-376-2219 Lake Isabella Station 72 4500 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella business calls only, 760-379-2626 Southlake Station 71 9000 Navajo Ave. Weldon business calls only, 760-378-3055
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Business dries up with the lake Mike Mencarini Kern River Courier Columnist I seldom use this space for a soap box, but maybe it's time. We as a community are in a tough time right now with the lake at a critical low level and decreasing further. When does it stop? Over Mencarini 50 years ago it seems that those who had the gold made the rules. Maybe it's time our community leaders and those in "higher places" review these negotiations. Yes, 50 odd years ago we did not recognize the recreational value of Isabella Lake that we now experi-
ence. Yes the lake was originally designed as an agricultural lake, flood control, and a source of electricity. But things have changed; we are now a vibrant community that depends on those who spend their recreational dollars here. In 2012 and in the future we need to use the lake with a dual purpose in mind. That is to keep those who have invested in our community a means of maintaining a profit to continue to provide services that we have become used to and to those the lake was designed for. In these days of high technology word gets around fast and my best info is that Isabella Lake is extremely low and dangerous. Does this mean that there are a lot of recreational dollars that won't be coming to our community? If they continue to drain the lake to these critical low levels, our local businesses could dry up just like the lake. Mike Mencarini is a Wofford Heights resident and a avid fisherman. For questions or comments you can reach him through the Kern River Courier, office@kern rivercourier.com.
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Recreation information U.S. Forest Service Isabella Lake office: 4875 Ponderosa Drive. 760-379-5646 Kernville office: 105 Whitney Rd. 760-376-3781 (around the corner from the museum) Closed weekends.
General infomation Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce 6404 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella (across from Senior Center) Local: 760-379-5236 Toll Free: 866-KRV4FUN Kernville Chamber of Commerce 11447 Kernville Rd. Kernville (corner Sierra Way & Kernville Roads) Local: 760-376-2629 Toll Free: 866-KERNVILLE
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Simple Trust Jack Duitsman, Pastor Father’s Heart Foursquare Church, Kernville Trust in the Lord with all your heart . . . Proverbs 3:5 It is a quiet place of repose where trust calls us to live, not out of the way, but certainly off the beaten track. Duitsman Others have found this place of surrender and rest in the goodness and purpose of the Father which is quite obvious, for the evidence of faith filled living by saints in every age is undeniable. That all is well in this place called trust is remarkably so, but also belies the pressures that have attended the lives of those who have dwelt securely here. All forms of life's maladies have bitterly and urgently coaxed every resident away from these hallowed halls of rest in the goodness of the Lord. Over and again a place is made and peaceful board is set for any and all who would turn and return here to this place where the human soul can sincerely rest. "Come to me all who are weary and heavy laden and you will find rest for your souls" is the inscription above the doorframe, but it could just as easily read "Welcome Home." For upon entering this place of quiet confidence in the Word and welcome of
Jesus who calls our hearts to this place, we find the sense that we have found the place where we were created to live and thrive. Alas, worry and anxiety feel foolish in the confident assurance that He who loves us and has "plans for good and not for evil" has also spoken a myriad of other equally magnificent promises over us. While the awareness of outside influences are ever but a glimpse away, the cold blasts of life's winters and the zephyr winds of summer heat seem to have no affect on us when we find our way to this place called trust. The voices calling to us to abandon this place are loud and boisterous, and some would even say that we have found no place at all, but rather are living in a pretend place of our own making. A thousand circumstances would bid us go from here at once, and were our own lives not fraught enough with difficulty and sinful choices, we could but look in any direction for that which is troubled and decayed, and hereto we would find ample reason to leave our place called trust. How precious is the patience and grace of the Holy Spirit within us to reach to us with reminding promises from the Word of God that we are always loved and ever welcome to enjoy the blessings of life in this most wonderful place. And for a moment, be reminded that what we have found to be a rich place of blessing and welcome, is indeed the place that we will occupy for all of eternity, for this place called trust is none other than the place where our Father lives.
Valley places of worship Kernville Father’s Heart Foursquare Church Kernville Elementary School, Kernville. Service Sunday 9:30 a.m. 760-223-6704 First Baptist Church of Kernville 46 Valley View Drive, Kernville. Sunday Service 11:00 a.m. 760-376-6403 Kernville United Methodist Church 251 Big Blue Rd., Kernville. Worship Celebration, 9:30 a.m. 760-376-2751 Prince of Peace Lutheran Fellowship Center 44 Big Blue Road, Kernville. Sunday School 9 a.m., Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. 760-417-2014 St. Peter’s Anglican Church 11900 Sierra Way, Kernville. Sunday Service 10:00 a.m. 760-376-6362 St. Sherrian’s Episcopal Church Services held at Kernville United Methodist Church. Sundays 11 a.m.
Wofford Heights Family Life Center Foursquare Church 20 W. Panorama, Wofford Heights. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. 760-376-6719 New Life Assembly of God 25 Arden Av., Wofford Heights. Sunday Services 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.760-376-6402 St. Jude Catholic Church 86 Nellie Dent Dr., Wofford Heights Sunday Mass 8 a.m. & 10 a.m., Sat. 4 p.m. (760) 376-2416 Calvary Chapel 125 Sycamore Drive, Wofford Heights. Services: Sun. 10 a.m. and Wed. 6:30 p.m.760-376-8789 Christ Fellowship 80 Evans Road, Wofford Heights. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.
Lake Isabella First Baptist Church of Lake Isabella 3701 Suhre, Lake Isabella. Sunday Services 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. 760-379-5615 Fountain of Christ Church 5101 #A Lake Isabella Blvd, Lake Isabella. Sunday Service: 9:45 a.m. Wed. 5:30 p.m. Thur. 5:30 p.m. 760-417-0793 Landmark Missionary Baptist Church 2741 Mountain View Rd, Lake Isabella. Sunday Services 9:45 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. 760-379-5640 Mt. View Southern Baptist Church 2959 Erskine Creek Rd, Lake Isabella Sunday Services 8:30, 11:15 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. 760-379-4296 Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall 1911 Edith Ave., Lake Isabella. 760-379-8672
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Sharon (Queenie) Gale Joyner July 23, 1937 - August 22, 2012 Sharon (Queenie) Gale Joyner, 75-years-old, died peacefully on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, at her home in Kernville, California. Sharon's battle with Stage 4 Lung Cancer began in Fall 2010. Her strong will to live, and the love and prayers of family, friends, and many supporters carried her through the last 18 months. Sharon was born on July 23, 1937 in Los Angeles, California to Marie and Orville Marsee. The youngest of 3 children, Sharon in her childhood years was known for her spunk, adventurous personality, and adversity to conventional rules. She possessed a contagious smile and an entertaining sense of humor. Her signature gift of friendliness, shown through her constant smiling, laughter, and joking around, will never be forgotten. During her years at Franklin High School, she met her Sweetheart, Larry B. Joyner, Sr., through the church baseball team. The couple was married on June 28, 1954 at Highland Park Church of God in Highland Park, California. Married for 46 years, Sharon and Larry raised their 2 children, Lynne and Larry Jr. over the years in Pasadena, California, and finally in Alta Sierra, California. Sharon and Larry supported their family and assisted their friends through many business ventures - including, raising homing pigeons for competitions, and the establishment of long-standing, family-owned plumbing and portable shower companies. With a real zest for life, Sharon loved to travel, write, play cards - especially with her children and grandchildren, chat with friends and family, and gamble…just to name a few. Never one to be left behind, Sharon would be the first to join the fun, never needing an occasion to get together and enjoy family and friends. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, and husband, Larry B. Joyner Sr. Sharon is survived by her sister Bonnie Trapp; children: Lynne and Tom Sandlin and Larry and Mary Joyner Jr.; grandchildren: Krystal and Cody Plank, Laurel and Keith Parsons, Landon and Dallas Joyner; great-grandchildren: Abigail, Blake, and Kinley; and many beloved family and friends. A Memorial Celebration of Life will be held at the Wofford Heights Elks Lodge at 11:00am on Thursday, August 30, 2012. Sharon always lived by the Golden Rule: Treat others the way you would like to be treated. Do a loving act of kindness, make someone laugh, send a card, give a hug, or say "I love you" to a special friend in her memory. The family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love, prayers, and support in many heart-felt forms from too many people to name individually, including: Dr. Nguyen, Hospice, family, and friends.
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (LCMS) 377 Highway 155, Lake Isabella. Sunday Services 11 a.m. 760-379-2343 Kern Valley Bible Church 3920 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella. Sunday Services 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. 760-379-5482 Church of the Nazarene 2931 Erskine Creek Rd., Lake Isabella. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. 760) 379-2062 Highland Chapel United Methodist 5301 Lake Isabella Bl., Lake Isabella. Sunday School & Worship 10:30 a.m. 760-379-2120 Lake Isabella Church of Christ 3711 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella. Worship Sunday 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., Wed. 6 p.m. Bible study Sun. 10 a.m. Kern River Valley Seventh Day Adventist 3801 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella. Saturday Service 9:30 a.m. 760-379-3206 Kern Valley Pentecostal LightHouse Church 3730 Wagon Wheel Dr., Lake Isabella. Sunday School 9:45 Services 10:45 a.m., 5 p.m. Wed. Service 6 p.m. 760-379-5819
Mt. Mesa Church of Christ Mt. Mesa 6400 Dogwood Av., Mt. Mesa. Sunday Services 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. 760-379-4792 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 6400 Park Av., Mt. Mesa. Sunday Services 10:00 a.m. 760-379-2904 Grace Chapel 12312 Mt. Mesa Rd., Mt. Mesa. Sunday Services 9:45 a.m. 760-379-4093 Christian Assembly 12424 Mountain Mesa Rd., Mt. Mesa. Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. 760-379-6377 Victory Tabernacle (United Pentecostal) 4324 Birch, Mt. Mesa. Sunday Services 4 p.m. 760-379-6360
Southlake/Weldon Kern Christian Church “The River” 14900 Hwy 178, Southlake. Sunday Services 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. 760-378-3780 He Cares Fellowship 16475 Hwy 178, Southlake. Services Sunday 9:30 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. 760-379-6935 Weldon United Methodist Church 20021 Hwy. 178, Weldon. Sunday Services 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. 760-378-2321 Weldon Baptist Church 20674 Highway 178, Weldon. Sunday Services 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. 760-378-4964 Church listings are free. Please contact the Courier office.
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Labor Day is an American federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September (September 3 in 2012) that celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers. Labor Day has come to be celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer. In high society, Labor Day is (or was) considered the last day of the year when it is fashionable to wear white or seersucker. In U.S. sports, Labor Day marks the beginning of the NFL and college football seasons. NCAA teams usually play their first games the week before Labor Day, with the NFL traditionally playing their first game the Thursday following Labor Day. The Southern 500 NASCAR auto race was held that day from 1950 to 1983 in Darlington, South Carolina. At Indianapolis Raceway Park, the National Hot Rod Association holds their finals to the U.S. Nationals drag race. - Wikipedia
Local history chronicled at Kernville museum
Michael Batelaan Kern River Courier
Courtsey of Buck Rock Foundation
At only a short drive away, Buck Rock lookout offers dramatic views.
Kern River Courier Kern River Valley Historical Society is the management, maintenance and supporting force for their crowning achievement, the Kern Valley Museum at 49 Big Blue Road, Kernville. Archives and spectacular displays interpreting the rich and complex social, cultural and economic history of the Kern River Valley are offered to visitors without charge.
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There is much to discover at the Kern River Valley Museum. Through its exhibits, publications, and programs, we may trace who and what we are, how we achieved our distinct identity, and what unique contributions we make to the region and state. Located in Kernville, the museum is home to some of the most fascinating collections and exhibits that history can offer. When visiting the Kern Valley make this exciting treasure house a priority stop. Contact them for docent led special and educational tour arrangements at 760-376-6683.
O N Variety makes for happy campers
Buck Rock celebrates Denise Alonzo US Forest Service The Buck Rock Foundation is hosting a Labor Day Weekend Celebration and Open House at Buck Rock Lookout in the Giant Sequoia National Monument. The event will take place on Sunday, September 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the base of the lookout. Local Wuksachi -Wukchumni elder Eddie Tupishna Sartuche will kick-off the event at 10:30 with a traditional Native American "Blessing of the Rock". A barbeque will be fired up with hotdogs, hot links, BBQ beef sandwiches, coleslaw, along with drinks and other goodies, available for a small donation. Booths featuring local history and wildlife, children's activities, and lookout memorabilia will be on display and a variety of local vendors will be onsite selling their crafts. Smokey Bear is scheduled to appear throughout the day while fire watchers will be on hand to explain the workings of this active and historic fire lookout. This special event is free; though the entrance fee will be charged at park entrance stations. Located in the Big Meadows area of the Hume Lake Ranger District at the cooler elevation of 8,500 feet, Buck Rock Lookout is a popular destination for people from all over the
world. Perched 300 feet above the ground on a granite dome, visitors have grand views of the High Sierra featuring the Great Western Divide, Kings Canyon and surrounding beauty. Eagles, falcons and other magnificent birds of prey are often spotted soaring the skies around the lookout. After many years of being shuttered, Buck Rock reopened in 2000, and this annual celebration marks that event. For more information contact the Buck Rock Foundation, 559-336-9319 or visit their website at www.buckrock.org. Getting there… From Visalia take Highway 198 into Sequoia National Park. Stay on the Generals Highway to Big Meadows turn off (FS Road 14S11). Drive 3 miles to Horse Camp and turn left onto 13S04; follow the signs driving 2 ½ miles to the lookout. From Fresno: Take Highway 180 into Kings Canyon National Park. At the "Y" turn right onto the General's Highway and drive about 8 miles to the Big Meadow turn off (FS Road 14S11). Turn left and drive 3 miles to Horse Camp; turn left onto FS Road 13S04 and drive 2 ½ miles to the lookout. Parking is available, about 300 yards from the lookout. Special needs transportation will be available in the parking lot at Buck Rock.
At Isabella Lake, there are several campsites available on a first-come, first-served basis. Camp 9 Recreation Area, located off Sierra Way along the northeast shoreline of Isabella, offers several individual and group campsites for overnight and day use camping. Camp 9 has potable water in spigots, a dump station, and a fish cleaning station. Hanning Flat and Stine Cove are open for shoreline camping with no fees; these are dispersed campgrounds with no potable water. Lakeshore camping is permitted at Auxiliary Dam, Old Isabella Road and South Fork Recreation Area with the purchase of a Southern Sierra Pass. Visitors can obtain their pass at Golden State Surplus, Red's Kern Valley Marina, Riverside One Stop and both Sierra Gateway Markets. Cost is $10 per vehicle for overnight and day use or visitors can purchase a $50 annual pass. The California Land Management managed campsites can be reserved at www.recreation.gov or by calling 877-444-6777. These sites around Lake Isabella include Tillie Creek, Live Oak North and South, Boulder Gulch, Hungry Gulch, French Gulch, Pioneer Point, and Paradise Cove. Along the Upper Kern River are Headquarters, Camp 3, Hospital Flat, Goldledge, and Fairview. Limestone is a first-come, first served campground, and has no potable water. On the Lower River, Hobo Campground is first, come first served; while Sandy Flat can be reserved through the CLM Reservation system. Several "undeveloped" camping areas along the Upper Kern River are available free of charge. Campsites and campfire rings need to be back at least 25 feet from the river's edge; this maintains the ecology of this congressionally designated Wild and Scenic River's riparian corridor and protects water quality in the Kern River. Visitors need to keep the area free of litter and are encouraged to use existing sanitation facilities. On the Kern Plateau, Kennedy Meadows, Fish Creek, and Troy Meadow are open for the season. These campgrounds are $17 per night. No potable water is available at these campgrounds at this time. Please bring your own water or be prepared to treat water when visiting these campgrounds. On the west side of the Plateau, Horse Meadow Campground is open, but also has no potable water at this time. These campgrounds also operate on a firstcome, first-served basis. Cherry Hill Road and Sherman Pass Road are
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sale. Pick up a map of all the locals in the area with yard sale items. Hot dogs and drinks for the kids on Saturday, Sept 1. There is something for everyone. Come join the fun. Bodfish Market information can be obtained by calling 760-3792941. On Saturday, September 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Ladies of the Elks host a great rummage sale. It is at
Continued from page 1 Day old town yard sale. Pick up a map of all the locals in the area with yard sale items. Hot dogs and drinks for the kids on Saturday, Sept 1. There is something for everyone. Come join the fun. On Saturday, September 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Ladies of the Elks host a great rummage sale. It is at the KRV Elks Lodge, 6708 Wofford Heights Blvd. (next to The Reel Cinema), Wofford Heights. Also from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. is the KRV Rotary rummage sale. Rotary Club of Kern River Valley has the motto "Service above Self" and is raising money to support the club's many community projects. It is at Kern River Motors, 3628 Suhre Street/Hwy 155/Kernville Road (next to the Shell Station), Lake Isabella. The Kern River Valley Art Association is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year and 47 years of holding the annual Sierra Arts and Crafts Festival during Labor Day Weekend held at Circle Park, Kernville. This event will be Sept. 1, 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sept. 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Caliente Educational Foundation presents the 30th annual Caliente team penning on Sept. 1 and 2 at Snow's Arena, 16270 Caliente Creek Road, Caliente. Events include Caliente Team Penning Queen contest, open and junior barrel racing, open and junior team penning, open team branding, open team sorting, children's carnival games, and more. Saturday night features Lou's famous deep pit BBQ followed by country music and dancing with the Big Dawg band. For more information, see the Courier calendar and other related stories featured in this issue.
Darlene is retiring and closing her store everything is
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the KRV Elks Lodge, 6708 Wofford Heights Blvd. (next to The Reel Cinema), Wofford Heights. For information, call Bruce Simpson at 760-549-3266. Also from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. is the KRV Rotary rummage sale. Rotary Club of Kern River Valley has the motto "Service above Self" and is raising money to support the club's many community projects. It is at Kern River Motors, 3628 Suhre Street/Hwy 155/Kernville Road (next to the Shell Station), Lake Isabella. You can call Lisa Stephens at 760-549-0077 for more information. Saturday thru Monday, September 1, 2 and 3, the Kern River Valley Art Association proudly presents its 50th annual Sierra Arts and Crafts Festival showing and selling unique artistic creations throughout the weekend from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Monday in Kernville's Circle Park. For more information, call Judy Wolford Deems at 760-3784109. Saturday, September 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. is the Lakeshore Farmers Market Antiques and Collectables day. Antique vendors are welcome to show off their favorite antiques, $10 per booth. 4H is having a fundraising bake sale, certainly a worthy cause! This farmers market offers locally grown certified organic produce well as raw goat cheese and yogurt and shade grown, fair trade, organic coffee and fresh baked artisan bread. It is at the Lakeshore Lodge, 7466 Wofford Heights Blvd Wofford Heights. Call David Dills at 760-8127833 for more information. Also on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Nuui Cunni Farmers Market, the Kern River Paiute Council invites you to its museum, library, gift shop and Visitors' Center at the Nuui Cunni Native American Inter-Tribal Culture Center at 2600 Hwy 155 on Lake Isabella between Lake Isabella and Wofford Heights at the French Gulch Forest Service Recreation Area. The 5.6 acre grounds features native plant exhibits, artifacts, dance arbor, tule hut, lamada, sweat lodge, prayer garden. Local honey, fresh eggs, healing native plant salves & teas, plus locally grown produce and native plants. Buy $20 of quality produce, eggs, honey, or beans and receive a free T-shirt, hat, Chia, cookbook or small dream catcher. The gift shop has 25% to 50% off a large variety of beautiful handcrafted items. One gallon native plants are $5. Call the Nuui Cunni Cultural Center at 760-5490800 for more information.
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Kern River Courier The Kern River Preserve is managed by Audubon-California for the preservation of California's largest contiguous Great Valley Cottonwood-Willow Riparian Forest and the wildlife it supports. Over 200 species of birds are attracted to the KRP environs each year, some of which are considered rare or endangered. Each season has unique birding experiences. Summer visitors can enjoy the 89 species that nest on the preserve and fall brings one of the largest Turkey Vulture migrations in North America.
Insurance Preferred Collision Shop Quality Collision Repairs & Paint Since 1958 3801 Lake Isabella Blvd. Bodfish
Liquor & Deli Broasted Chicken • Hot/Cold Sandwiches Pizza • Garlic Bread • Breakfast Burritos Dreyers Ice Cream • Camping & Fishing Supplies Gas & Propane Dewayne & Susie Holland 760-376-2555
Signpost marks one of many self guided nature trails on the preserve. Michael Batelaan/Kern River Courier
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Native American museum, library and gift shop are just a few of the features at Nuui Cunni.
Explore your native heritage Kern River Courier The Kern River Paiute Council has entered into a partnership and has been authorized to manage the "Nuui Cunni" Native American Intertribal Culture Center as an established facility to curate and display Native American artifacts, crafts, and art and to promote and restore the culture and history of our local Indian communities as well as respect all wishing to exercise their educational programs and spiritual ceremonies. It operates under a Special Use Permit offered by the U.S. Department of
Agriculture, National Forest Service in the Sequoia National Forest, Greenhorn District, on a non-discriminatory basis. The 3,150 square foot specially designed building houses a museum, library, gift shop, meeting place and operates as a visitor's center. The 5.6 acre grounds feature native plant exhibits, artifacts, dance arbor, tule hut, lamada, sweat lodge, prayer garden and an area for large activities. Saturdays bring visitors for the USDA certified farmer's market and on Wednesdays craft class brings together many wishing to learn Native American crafts.
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Visitors enjoy the natual history exhibits at the Kernville Hatchery Museum. Open Tuesday Thursday & Friday 9am to 5pm 1st and 3rd Saturdays 9am to 2pm Closed Monday & Wednesday
Hot Summer Sale! On Scrubs & Medical Equipment
Hatchery museum open to visitors Cerro Coso CNA Students!
Charles and Lisa Williams
We carry all your class supplies
5416 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella Phone: 760-379-2034 Fax: 760-379-2095
Electrical ® THE LIGHTHART ❤ CORPORATION Plumbing GENERAL ENGINEERING & MECHANICAL CONTRACTING Heating Air Conditioning Serving the Kern River Valley (760) 417-1574 Service / Repair Bill Damron Lic. 593113 New Construction
• Camping on the river • “Fish & Game stock the Kern weekly from our private beach” 24 Sirretta Street Kernville
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Kern River Courier The correct name for the Kernville Fish Hatchery is the Kern River Trout Planting Base, because it no longer hatches trout. However, renovations are in process to enable the Hatchery to once again raise Kern River Rainbow Trout to restore that trout to its natural habitat. Whatever you call it (most people around here still call it the Hatchery), it has been a focal point of the Kern Valley since it was built in 1928. It is run by the California Department of Fish and Game. Originally it was built by the Kern County Fish and Protective Game Association, but in 1929 the DF&G took over the operation. In the 1940s the Wildlife Conservation Board provided funds to expand the hatchery to the third largest in the state. In 1979 the DF&G changed the Kern River Hatchery to a Planting Base. At that time they decided to raise trout in a few central hatcheries in the state and then ship them to the planting bases.
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In 1994 after further budget cuts the base was about to be closed completely. But happily it is still raising and planting trout for the enjoyment of the many anglers that come here to the Kern River Valley to fish. The hatchery grounds include a recently built natural history museum, which features displays of angling artifacts and local wildlife. Included is a display of two stuffed California brown bears perched atop rocks. Low water conditions in the Kern River, high air temperatures and reconstruction occurring at the Hatchery have made conditions not habitable for trout. Therefore, there will be no more stocking of trout this season. It is estimated that the activity on the Hatchery grounds will resume in late September or early October. The hatchery museum is open even though the rest of the hatchery is closed. It is open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fish hatchery is located at 14400 Sierra Way, just opposite Camp Owen, and is free to visit. For more information, call 760-376-2846.
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now open. In the Greenhorn Mountains, Evans Flat, Cedar Creek, and Alder Creek Campgrounds are open, free of charge. These campgrounds offer vault toilets. There is no potable water at these sites, so visitors should bring their own water
and also pack out their trash. All roads in the Greenhorn are open with the exception of Forest Highway 90, which is closed at this time. Breckenridge Campground is open in the Breckenridge Mountains, with one vault toilet and is free of charge. Trash receptacles are not provided at this campground. Visitors must "Pack-it-out!"
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Salome’s Stars ARIES (Mar. 21 to Apr. 19) A change that you’d hoped for is down the line. But you still need to be patient until more explanations are forthcoming. Continue to keep your enthusiasm in check. TAURUS (Apr. 20 to May 20) Your social life expands as new friends come into your life. But while you’re having fun, your practical side also sees some positive business potential within your new circle. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your workplace situation continues to improve. Look for advantages you might have missed while all the changes were going on. That trusted colleague can help. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Resist the urge to hunker down in your bunker until things ease up. Instead, get rid of that woe-is-me attitude by getting up and getting out to meet old friends and make new ones. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Now that you’re back enjoying the spotlight again, you should feel reenergized and ready to bold plans of yours to completion. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A former friend would like to repair a relationship you two once enjoyed. Your positive response could have an equally positive impact on your life. Think about it.
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LARRY SCHUPPAN'S Garage Doors & Openers. New Sales & Repairs. Handyman Service. House Painting, Decks, Covers, Masonry, Electrical, Plumbing. (760) 379-1430 or 760417-2806 __________________________ MERCER BOOKKEEPING AND TAX SERVICE In Bodfish - Will Travel! Personal, Business, Corporate (760) 549-0270 / (760) 417-0392 __________________________ LIGHTHOUSE ELECTRIC Quality Work Fair Prices Call Ross (760) 981-3361 License #708148 __________________________ Stan’s Painting & Renovation Exterior & Interior - 2 2 Years Professioal Exp. - $15 per hour Free hour time estimates
YOU WIN! YOUR CHOICE! 3 Mobile Homes to choose from 1-Single wide 1/bd w/expando room. NICE! $5,500 cash, Spc 37 2-Dbl wide, huge 1bd, 2ba + patio + deck. Nice! $6,500 cash, Spc 28. 3-Dbl wide w/patio & deck, 2bd /2ba, NICE! $7,500 cash, Spc 30 Paradise Mobile Home Estates 2410 Ronita Lane, Lake Isabella 55 & over park. Drive by, call (760) 379-2092 to show ___________________________ MOVING? Across Town or The Nation - Kernville Moving & Storage 760-379-2714 or 760 -417-0465 CAL.PU.CT 189998 __________________________ Wofford Hts. - 1bd/1ba MH in Sportsman TP, Sp #15. Must see to appr. - completely remodel ed. $15,500. Spc inclds laundry facilities, fish house, wtr & trash. (760) 376-3228 ___________________________
Kernville- Hi-Ho 50+ MHP 2 bd / 2 ba Apts. $450/mo + dep & utilities. 760-376-2671 ___________________________ Lake Isabella - 55+ Community, 2bd/2ba dble wide w/patio, completely refurbished. $575 mo + security deposit. (760) 964-2514 ___________________________
Chuck Barbee - Still & Video PHOTOGRAPHY Portraits - Family Events Equestrian - Historical Photo Scanning & Restoration Transfers to DVD & CD 760-376-8784 __________________________ PAUL’S POOL SERVICE
MT. MESA Commercial & Residential Contractor’s Lic. #587951 760-382-7395 •• 310-533-0584 __________________________ KYT & FAMILY Painting, weed abatement, tree triming, small engine & concrete repair, hauling, prof. carpet cleaning, 25yrs in the KRV, Licensed 760-549-3468 • 760-376-2031 ___________________________ “FREE” COMPOST TEA “Indoor and Outdoor Growers” Living microbes, Bacteria, Fungi, Protozoa-making plant food. If you feed your plants, they will feed you. 1-760-812-7384 Ask for Dave __________________________ WEBSITES & SEO
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1989 Skyline 33’MH, $9,950 obo, turn-key 1bd/1ba w/new carpet & private parking space. Located downtown Kernville in 10 acre Park w/1,000ft of private shoreline along river for residents to enjoy! Perfect place for recreational activities. Prime fishing location. MUST SEE! Call (760) 376-2345 1993 Aljo Deluxe 5th Wheel trailer, rear kitchen w/pantry 2 slides, very good condition $8,000 (760) 379-3313
Homes for Sale Kernville-Home for Sale/OWC 3bdrm/2ba, 1900 sq ft, close to river, safe quiet neighborhood, $7,500 dn, $1,300/mo ($300/mo goes to principal) 760-379-1954 ___________________________ Lake Isabella-new home, 2 lots, 2832 Erskine Creek, Lot 1 - 3bd/ 2ba w/garage & many extras. Lot 2 - septic tank, water meter, power, approved plans & prints. 818-324-0869
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Wofford Hts - Remodeled 3/bd, 2/ba home in Pala Ranches, w/hardwood floors, granite countertops, extra room under house, mtn view, stove, refrig + w/d hookup, Sec. 8 ok, $1,100/mo + dep. 323-447-9140 / 323-969-8061 ___________________________ Wofford Heights - 2bd/1ba dbl wide MH on 1 acre, lake view, $675/mo, (805) 660-0033 ___________________________ Wofford Hts - 2bd/1ba dbl wide MH, 2 covered porches, stove, refrig, small shed. Quiet & clean. $550/mo + sec. dep. 760-376-6578 ___________________________ Bodfish - 2bd/1ba house w/covered, closed in patio & attached garage. Large yard w/fenced in garden area & Sep 20x20 finished bldg, great for hobby or storage. Avail 9/1, $750/mo + sec. dep. Call 760-376-6578
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Boat For Sale 1992 Ski Sanger DX11 - $9,500 213 hours, Mercruiser 5.7 L engine. Tandem axle Trail Rite trailer. Immaculate! Always garaged & covered. Includes extras. No trades. 760-379-1123
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Wofford Heights Sites available in quiet Senior Park, with laundry facilities & fish house. Walk to lake. $250/mo inclds water & trash. Call Jody @ 760-376-3228
HUGE!!! Yard Sale 2505 Steensen, Lake Isabella Fri-8/31 thru Mon-9/3, 8am-3 pm Lots of stuff for everyone! __________________________ Elk’s Rummage Sale Elk’s Lodge, Wofford Heights Sat., 9/1, 8:30am-1:00pm __________________________ Moving Sale Sun & Mon - 9/2 & 9/3 126 Sirretta St., Kernville 9am - No earlybirds please
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Bear Mountain Consulting (2012 - B4469) Street address of principal place of business: 27360 Stirrup Way, Tehachapi, CA 93561. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 1, Tehachapi, CA 93561. REGISTRANT: Michael Brian Drake, 27360 Stirrup Way, Tehachapi, CA 93561. Individual. Date the business commenced: 02/01/2001. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at
the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: Michael Brian Drake. This statement filed on 07/25/2012. Expires 07/25/2017. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: J. Trujillo. Published by the Kern River Courier August 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2012. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF SARAH LUE WATSON S-1501-PB-62053 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of SARAH LUE WATSON A PETITION for Probate has been filed by: LYNN WATSON in the Superior Court of California, County of KERN. THE PETITION for Probate requests that LYNN WATSON 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 20, 2012 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 (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: PHYLLIS M. HIX, Atty. 112 Buena Vista Drive P.O. Box 1940 Kernville, CA 93238 (760) 376-3761 (Published: Kern River Courier: August 17, 24 and 31, 2012) NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF ARCHIE PLANTE aka ARCHIE EDWARD PLANTE S-1501-PB-62077 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both,
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of ARCHIE PLANTE aka ARCHIE EDWARD PLANTE. A PETITION for Probate has been filed by: MELINDA WYLY in the Superior Court of California, County of KERN. THE PETITION for Probate requests that MELINDA WYLY be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent's WILL and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on: SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 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 (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: PHYLLIS M. HIX, Atty. 112 Buena Vista Drive P.O. Box 1940 Kernville, CA 93238 (760) 376-3761 (Published: Kern River Courier: August 17, 24 and 31, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Vendit (2012 - B4516) Street address of principal place of business: 14708 Tyler Fran Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93314. Mailing address of business: 14708 Tyler Fran Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93314. REGISTRANT: Dina Esparza, 14708 Tyler Fran Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93314. 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 subdivi-
sion (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: Dina Esparza. This statement filed on 07/27/2012. Expires 07/27/2017. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier August 17, 24, 31 and September 7, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Don's Liquor Mart (2012 - B4833) DBA #2: Don's Liquor Market and Deli (2012 - B4834) Street address of principal place of business: 616 Monterey Trail, Frazier Park, CA 93225. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 2072, Frazier Park, CA 93225. REGISTRANTS: Manhal Khalil, 3313 Brookshire Court, Burbank, CA 91504 and Sameer Khalil, 3610 Viewcrest Drive, Burbank, CA 91504. General Partnership. Date the business commenced: 04/12/1996. 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: Sameer Khalil. This statement filed on 08/14/2012. Expires 08/14/2017. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By: M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier August 17, 24, 31 and September 7, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Westchester TV Service (2012 - B4908) Street address of principal place of business: 3624 Buck Owens Boulevard, Suite #17, Bakersfield, CA 93308. Mailing address of business: 3624 Buck Owens Boulevard, Suite #17, Bakersfield, CA 93308. REGISTRANT: Robert Fowler, 3624 Buck Owens Boulevard, Suite #17, Bakersfield, CA 93308. Individual. Date the business commenced: 07/01/2000. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration.
The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: Robert Fowler. This statement filed on 08/20/2012. Expires 08/20/2017. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By: K. Lopez. Published by the Kern River Courier August 24, 31, September 7 and 14, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Real Estate Depot (2012 - B4955) Street address of principal place of business: 9101 Camino Media, Bakersfield, CA 93311. Mailing address of business: 604 Hawk Springs Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93312. REGISTRANT: Jason Moyer's Real Estate Depot, Inc., 9101 Camino Media, Bakersfield, CA 93311. Corporation. Date the business commenced: 01/01/2012. 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: Jason Moyer. This statement filed on 08/21/2012. Expires 08/21/2017. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By: E. Del Villar. Published by the Kern River Courier August 31, September 7, 14 and 21, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: My Therapy House (2012 - B4740) Street address of principal place of business: 3611 Wagon Wheel Drive, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 484, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. REGISTRANT: Patricia Arellano, 8421 Radiant Way, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. 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 Arellano. This statement filed on 08/08/2012. Expires 08/08/2017. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: K. Lopez. Published by the Kern River Courier August 31, September 7, 14 and 21, 2012.
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This week I would like to touch on the best way to get a real estate loan, and what the lender will need to facilitate that for clients. I have talked before about how the lending enviFreeman ronment has changed in the past few years. I have noticed monumental changes in lending practices and underwriting guidelines with all of the loans that banks and mortgage brokers originate, FHA\VA\Conforming, everything has changed and is changing. More money down is needed, better credit is needed, and typically escrows are taking longer because banks are doing more investigation. However, interest rates are incredibly low! Rates right now for the week came up just a tad from our nation's all time low interest rate of around 3.5% for a fixed rate 30 year mortgage with 20% down. We are way below 4% right now and 15 year mortgage notes are absolutely incredible right now, under 3%! Rates change daily of course and there are many factors that go into what determines the rates, but with good credit and equity or a large
down those great rates are available on either a purchase or a refinance. So here are the basics you need to gather for a lender in order to do a mortgage loan: ■ 3 months checking and savings statements, all pages ■ 2 forms of ID to comply with the Patriot Act ■ Latest retirement account statements, all pages. ■ 2 years W-2's ■ 2 years tax returns. ■ 2 latest paycheck stubs There can be many other forms of documentation required as well depending on the loan and the individual buyer's circumstances. Finalized recorded divorce settlements, proof of residency, recorded well share agreements, well test documentation, DNA, Blood Samples, etc... Just kidding! Trust me though when you are doing a loan the banks really investigate these days, more than ever before because of new government regulations. Even-though it can be frustrating with the extra guidelines and more patience is required, for sure the payoff is a great loan at a great rate in one of the greatest buyer's markets this nation has ever seen. Now, go buy something! Matt Freeman is a Realtor with Freeman’s Lakeside Realty (760) 3795915 or cell 223-0880. His column is not intended to replace legal advice.
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every other Friday. Wow, that was in two days! I needed to call the KVHD clinic office to schedule an When I awoke appointment. Dr. Buxton did after the squeeze us into his schedule. Due to colonoscopy, the the nature of the needed surgery, it physician was decided that the best facility informed my wife would be down in Bakersfield at the and me that I had San Joaquin Community Hospital. I colon cancer. was getting my operation on He also suggestTuesday, just one week following the ed, very emphatidiagnosis. cally, that we This hospital is super well organshould cancel our Thal ized. They had a separate departplanned vacation that was starting ment for people who are coming in the following week, and find a surfor elective procedures. I met with geon. He also ordered a CT scan to the staff in the medial building get an idea of how far the cancer across the street from the hospital. had spread beyond the colon. First I met with a nice woman who The next morning daughter Melanie, took all my needed information in a wife Stephanie and I were back at private office. Then I met with a Kern Valley Health Care District nurse in another private office, and Hospital. The lastly, had a chest doctor ordered x-ray, blood samthe CT scan ple taken and ...the physician informed my "with contrast", EKG right there wife and me that I had colon which meant in the same suite. cancer. drinking some It was very conThal venient and pro"stuff" and waiting two hours fessional. before the scan. My little family; So, we hung around, as I wasn't able wife, daughter and self then checked to eat until after the procedure. I into the Marriott Hotel by the conhad never had a CT scan before. It vention center. They have a special was interesting. I just lay on a table "hospital rate" and we all spent the which passed through a big ring. It night prior to an early morning was easy, and over before I knew it. check-in at the hospital. I needed to The radiology staff were very nice go through another cleansing rouand I would highly recommend their tine. Bummer. Melanie and services if you require such a test. I Stephanie spent the remainder of the couldn't have done any better in week at the hotel, to be close by. Bakersfield, and it was so close and convenient. While I was getting my "picture Harry P. Thal, MA, is a licensed took", Stephanie and Melanie were insurance broker (0621106) and a in the waiting room, and bumped member of the Society of Certified into our good friend and hospital Senior Advisors. He is on the Nat. chief, Dr. Robert Gross. They disAssoc. of Health Underwriters cussed my issue, and Dr. Gross alert- Medicare Advisory Board and may ed us to the fact that there is a very be reached at 760-376-2100, email excellent surgeon, John A Buxton, harrythal@ aol.com or visit him on MD who comes up to the Valley the web at www.harrythal.com.
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