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Window wonderland Judy Wolford Deems in the company of son- in-law Jack and daughter Kelly Johnson decorate the windows at Sierra Gateway Market in Kernville Friday. Michael Batelaan Kern River Courier

weekend weather Friday high 48° Mostly sunny Friday low 36° Partly cloudy Saturday high 51° Partly sunny Saturday low 35° 30% chce showers Sunday high 55° 30% chce showers Sunday low 36° 20% chce showers National Weather Service

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Many help fill Valley’s greatest needs Michael Batelaan Courier Special

Santa Sightings Courier Extra Santa will be making appearances all around the Kern Valley this year. You can see Santa at the Eagles Lodge in Mtn. Mesa on Sunday December 16 between 1 and 3 p.m. by registering at 760-379-3394. He will be at Circle Park in Kernville between the hours of 5 and 9 p.m. on Saturday December 15 and Saturday December 22. He plans to be at the "Bright Lights & Santa" event on Scovern Street in Lake Isabella on December 15, 21 and 22 between 5 and 8 p.m. On Christmas Eve December 24 Santa will be handing out presents to children at the annual Valley Thrift Christmas party 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 760-379-4825 for more information. people

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The spirit of Christmas is about giving and there are plenty of opportunities to help meet those needs around the Valley by supporting our local organizations. The United States Marine Corps KRV Toys for Tots 2012 campaign always needs new, unwrapped toys. All local donations are used locally. The goal is to enhance the Christmas experience of the children of

the KRV, not to take away from any other toy giveaway. The quest is to bring the community together to bring hope, joy, and love to children. To find out how to be involved, or if you need to find Toys for Tots drop box locations, call Yvonne at 661-345-8359 or Chris at 760-223-1799, or check out the local website, lake-isabellaca.toysfortots.org. Gary Charlon State Farm is collecting gently used or new coats and sweaters for those in need for the KRV. There

is a drop off box at the Lake Isabella State Farm office at 6047 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella. Drop off from now until end of year. Distribution will take place weekly or whenever the box is full. For more information, call 760-379-2500. Optimal Hospice has an annual holiday food drive. Each year they identify families under their care who can use a little extra support to provide holiday meals for their loved ones. Food bags are donated at the

holidays and Optimal needs your help. From now until the end of the year, they are accepting donations of non-perishable food items, and grocery store gift cards. There will be a donation box in the Lake Isabella Hospice Office located at 6504 Lake Isabella Blvd. Ste. E Lake Isabella. Call 760-379-5038 for more information. My Place Restaurant will be having a free Christmas meal. They can always use financial

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Chamber samples size of meth problem Michael Batelaan Courier Extra Ray Pruitt, Kern County Sheriff Public Information Officer and Prevention Services Coordinator and Adrienne Buckle from Kern County Mental Health, educators for the Kern Stop Meth Now Task Force, gave a short training to local businesses at the December general meeting. The mission of the Task Force is to create a road map to reduce and prevent methamphetamine use and its impact in Kern County. Business is impacted because meth and other substance use increases injuries, business liabili-

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public and the user from accidents and injuries that drug users may cause, and creating cost savings. Substance abusing workers are 306 times more likely to be involved in a workplace accident and five times more likely to file a worker's comp claim. Everyone in attendance agreed that the Task Force should return at another meeting to give their training on setting up a drug-free workplace program. Information for businesses, youth prevention, public safety and families can be found at kernstopmethnow.com or by calling 1-855-No2Meth (6226384).

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kern river water data: Wednesday 6 a.m. Storage, Isabella Reservoir 83,550 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 214 cfs (5-hr avg.) Lower Kern Outflow 347 cfs Borel Canal Outflow 0 cfs (stopped) Data from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cfs=cubic feet per second 1 cu.ft. = 7.48 U.S. gallons 1 ac.ft.= 325,851 U.S. gal.

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■ 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5831. ■ 8:30 - 11:30 a.m., TOPS #2293 weight loss group, Veterans Hall #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

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■ 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Farmer’s Market, Nuui Cunni Center, French Gulch. 760-549-0800 ■ 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Farmer’s Market, Lakeshore Lodge, Wofford Heights. ■ 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. ■ 9:30 a.m. (1st Sat.), Aglow Int’l, Senior Center, Rm. 1, Lake Isabella. Barbara,760-378-3672 or Geraldine, 559-359-8953. ■ 2 p.m., Discussion. 7:30 - 9 p.m., 6 p.m. Pot Luck, 7 p.m. Speaker (3rd Sat.), AA - KR Health Center, 67 Evans Rd., Wofford Hts. 760-379-4112 or 760-417-9701 ■ 2 p.m. Alano Club, AA discusion, 4030 Perdue, Lake Isabella. ■ 6 p.m. (3rd Sat.) Alano Club, AA speaker, 4030 Perdue, Lake Isabella.

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■ 9 a.m. to noon - VFW Breakfast, public welcome. 2811 Nugget, Lake Isabella. 760-379-3877. ■ 9 a.m. to noon, Breakfast at Eagles, public. 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

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■ 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5831. ■ 10 a.m., Exercise Class, Lakeridge 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. ■ 7:30 a.m., Al-Anon, KRV Hospital cafeteria, Mt. Mesa. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312

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■ 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5831. ■ 8:30 a.m., Yoga Practice Group, Kernville Methodist Church. 909-753-9043. ■ 9:30 - 11:30a.m., Me & My Friends children’s playgroup, 1st Baptist Church, Lake Isabella. 760379-2556. ■ 10 a.m. (2nd Tue.), Kern Valley Garden Group. 760-379-1129. ■ 10 a.m. - noon Kern County Department of Public Health Immunization Clinic 7050 Lake Isabella Blvd, Lake Isabella. 877-818-4787

Christmas story time December 14 Come to the Kernville branch library for the Christmas story time at 10:30 a.m. at 48 Tobias St. next to the Odd Fellows. Call 760376-6180 for more information.

■ 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. 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 or 760-258-5272. ■ 7 p.m., (4th Tue.), KRV Historical Society, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. ■ 7 - 8:30 p.m., AA, KR Health Center, 67 Evans Rd., Wofford Hts. 760-379-4112 or 760-417-9701 ■ 7 - 8:30 p.m., AA - Weldon Methodist Church, 20021 Hwy. 178, Weldon. 760-379-4112

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■ 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5831. ■ 9 -11:30 a.m. (1st & 3rd Wed.), Dam Quilters, senior apts. behind Vons, Lake Isabella. 760-3799921. ■ 9:30 a.m., TOPS weight loss group, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 661-867-2579. ■ 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., Me & My Friends children’s playgroup, Kernville United Methodist , room 4 760-379-2556. ■ 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. ■ 7 a.m., Al-Anon, Christ's Fellowship Church, Wofford Hts.. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312

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■ 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5831. ■ 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. ■ 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. ■ 4-6 p.m. (3rd Thu.), Republican Assembly of the Kern River Valley, Moose Lodge, Lake Isabella. 760-376-1462 or 760-379-0673.. ■ 6 p.m., Rotary Club, KRV Elks Lodge, Wofford Heights. 760-376-2844. ■ 6 p.m., Weight Watchers, Lake Ridge Mobile Home Park Club House, Lake Isabella. Weigh-in 5:30 p.m. ■ 7 p.m. Alano Club, NA book study, 4030 Perdue, Lake Isabella. ■ 6:30 p.m., Sweet Adelines, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. New members welcome. ■ 7 p.m., (3rd Thu.), Kern Valley Astronomy Club, Museum, Kernville. 760-376-1291. ■ 7 - 8:30 p.m., AA, Senior Center, 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. 760-379-4112.

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■ 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 submitted to the Courier by the groups listed. Please call the phone numbers provided to check meeting times and location .

First Baptist of Kernville Game Night December 14 Come join the fun and play board games, be in competitions, and win prizes at the First Baptist Church of Kernville Game Night, starting at 4 p.m. Bring a snack to share and an appetite for play. Call John Cole, for more information at 760-223-1036. Nuui Cunni Farmers Market December 15 The Kern River Paiute Council invites you to visit the Nuui Cunni Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for your produce needs. Now accepting WIC. Local honey, fresh eggs, healing native plant salves and teas, plus locally grown produce. The market is located at 2600 Hwy 155 in Lake Isabella between Lake Isabella and Wofford Heights at the French Gulch Forest Service Recreation Area. For more information please contact the Nuui Cunni Cultural Center 760-5490800. Lakeshore Farmers Market December 15 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., Wofford Heights and accepts EBT/SNAP/CalFresh cards. For information call David Dills 760-812-7833. Interactive Christmas story time December 15 On Saturday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. at the Kern River Valley Branch in Lake Isabella the Omnipresent Puppet Theater presents "Dude, Where's My Sleigh? Children of all ages will enjoy this professional presentation filled with fun sing-alongs as Comet works to solve the mystery of Santa's missing sleigh. For more information contact the branch at 760-549-2083. DAR holiday boutique December 15 Baked goods, jams and jellies, handcrafted gifts, decorations and hot cider will be offered at the Holiday Boutique at Country Cottage, 12516 Mountain Mesa Road in Mountain Mesa beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday Dec. 15. Profits will go toward the high school scholarships and other school awards presented by Kawiiasu Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. Free holiday turkey dinner December 15 Weldon United Methodist Church, 20021 Hwy 178 invites you to enjoy a free holiday turkey dinner on Saturday Dec. 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Call 760-3782321 for more information. Santa in Circle Park December 15 See Santa in the park from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. where refreshments will be served. For info, call Darlene Randall at 760-376-3998. Star party December 15 Kern River Valley Astronomy Club is holding a star party starting at Sunset (4:42 p.m.) at the Fairview Helispot, 12 miles north of Kernville. For more info, contact Rich Burdge at 760-376-1291; evening/weekend at 760-376-6290 or email him at richburdge@aol.com. Best to call to check if haze, or cloud cover might prevent this event. Bright Lights & Santa fundraiser December 15 The CSF from Kern Valley High School is presenting Bright Lights & Santa to help a local family in need for the holiday season. This event will take place on Scovern St., located between Crestview and Webb St. in Lake Isabella Saturday night Dec. 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. Come by and see the amazing light displays, say hello to Santa and purchase some hot chocolate and cookies. Veterans of Foreign Wars breakfast December 16 Have breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday

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Who determines releases from lake? Can you provide us with a release schedule so we know how much flow to expect on the river?? We cannot predict with certainty the downstream irrigation demands, weather, rainfall, river flows, or the rate of snowmelt, so a guaranteed release schedule is impossible to provide. The Corps is maintaining the restricted pool for dam safety purposes, and we have been doing this since 2007. This interim pool restriction will not change until the project is completed. Outside of the dam safety operation restrictions, the Watermaster determines releases from the lake, based on the needs of the users downstream. Rain and snowmelt will determine the releases needed to maintain the restricted pool.

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VFW Post donates holiday dinners The Lake Isabella VFW Post and its members would like to donate ten holiday dinners to Veterans with children who need help in these hard times. Please call the Post for more information or to register at 760-379-3877 or stop in at 2811 Nugget Avenue, Lake Isabella (behind McDonald's).

The Drug Store collecting food for Food Pantry The Lake Isabella Food Pantry really needs help, they have 130 families that are really depending on them for Christmas dinner and presents and donations are down this year. The Drugstore Girls are having their 2nd Annual Food Drive benefiting The Food Pantry in Lake Isabella. Please help them help families in the Kern River Valley have a good Christmas dinner. They will be collecting food donations until 6 p.m. on December 21st.

Win a Valley Thrift shopping spree Bring some holiday food for the Food Pantry, an unwrapped toy or a monetary donation to Valley Thrift at 4621 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella and get a ticket to be entered in a drawing to win one of three prizes, a $25, $10 or $5 gift certificate at Valley Thrift. You can buy a lot at Valley Thrift for $25. Come in as often as you want with these items and enter as many times as you want. The drawing will take place at the annual Christmas program on December 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. where 130 families will receive a box of food and all the children attending will receive 2 or 3 toys from Santa's helpers and have the chance to get a photo with Santa. Call 760379-4825 for more information.

REVA pet calendars available at Farmer’s Market REVA, Inc.'s 2013 Pets of the Kern River Valley calendars go on sale starting Saturday, Dec. 15 at Lake Shore Farmers' Market in Wofford Hts., and will be available at local valley business locations. $10 each, or $18 for 2, this is a great gift for out-of-town family and friends, plus a year-end tax write off. The calendar includes beautiful KRV landscapes, unique pet pictures and their stories. For more information, call Jesse at 760-378-3101, or cell 760-299-3222. Responsible Ethical Volunteers for Animals, Inc. is a tax deductible [501(c)(3) public charity] raising funds to equip a non-profit, low-cost spay/neuter mobile veterinary mobile clinic for KRV. You can learn more at revapets.org or Facebook.com/revacares.

Living in Delano Rod Middleworth Kern River Courier Columnist For the past 20 years I've lived in Wofford Heights, one in a series of small unincorporated townships around Lake Isabella. It's been easy and rewarding. But I was Middleworth ready for this kind of atmosphere long before I arrived here because in my corporate life I spent many years as telephone manager of several small towns (Delano, Wasco, Shafter, Earlimart). Yesterday I was ruminating about what it was like when I lived there in the 60's and 70's. Here are some of the things I did, was a part of, or party to, over those years. In my office I got a call one day from the fire chief that my house was on fire, but not to worry they were putting it out. It was a minor blaze but where else would you get a call from the fire chief about your house on fire! At lunch one day I was walking back from the local taco stand and someone grabbed my arm (the judge of the municipal court). He said that he needed an extra juror and I was it! As I was hustled into the Jury room I asked the court reporter to call my office and tell them where I was (they didn't believe her!)

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One day I was playing golf with the Delano City Manager. It was very hot so we decided to wade into one of the water hazards and see how many golf balls we could collect in 5 minutes. We snagged 18 and gave them to the golf shop. Unfortunately (for us) the editor of the local paper saw us and wrote a story about our hazard dip. At our Rotary club meeting the next week we each got fined 20 bucks for conduct unbecoming a city official and telephone manager. We paid! One afternoon I accompanied our cashier, to the bank. We rode there on a motorcycle, thru the bank doors and up to one of the teller's cages. It was costume day for Delano's Harvest Holiday celebration and we were dressed as the Hells Angels complete with vests, gang helmets, boots and dark glasses. I sat there revving the engine while my cashier made the Telephone Co. deposit. She finished, got back on our Honda and we roared out of the bank. I got a call from my corporate headquarters not to do that again. How they found out I don't know! Here's one last item. I learned to cook Chicken Cacciatore for 200 members at a Delano Chamber of Commerce dinner. My wife has since asked me several times to cook Cacciatore for us at home, but all I know is how to cook it for 200 people, and I think that's way too much food for two people no matter how hungry they are!

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Continued from page 1 support for this endeavor and they also give away any warm coats or blankets donated to them. My Place is at 6208 Lake Isabella Blvd. or call them at 760379-2563. God's Storehouse is in need of food and monetary donations to help hungry families. If you would like to help God's Storehouse provide blessings for local families please contact them at 760-3782725 or 760-378-2880. Their address is 14432 Hwy 178, South Lake, next door to Frank's Tires. Monetary donations may be mailed to P.O. Box 1875 Lake Isabella. Bring in some holiday food for the Food Pantry, an unwrapped toy or a monetary donation to Valley Thrift at 4621 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella and get a ticket to be entered in a drawing to win one of three prizes, a $25, $10 or $5 gift certificate at Valley Thrift. Enter/donate as many times as you want. The drawing will take place at the annual Christmas program on December 24 where 130 families will receive a box of food and all the children attending will receive two or three toys from Santa's helpers. Call 760-379-4825 for more information.

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And because the Lake Isabella Food Pantry really needs help and donations are down this year, the girls from the Drugstore in Kernville are having their 2nd annual food drive benefiting The Food Pantry to help them provide families in the Kern River Valley with a good Christmas dinner. They will be collecting food donations until 6 p.m. on December 21st. The Salvation Army's, "Stuff A Truck", Christmas food drive kicked off in September and is collecting food because during the Christmas season many families do not have enough food, especially during the week between Christmas and New Years Day. They are collecting food to feed at least one hundred families with up to four individuals per family, during this lean week. If you missed the truck, food donations may be taken to WEB Recycling Monday through Saturday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. All donations are tax deductable and will be distributed to needy families here in our valley. Call 760-379-4600 for additional information on how you can help. And Gordon Hancock and the rest of the bell ringers thank you in advance for dropping your spare change into the Salvation Army's red donation kettle when you go to the grocery store.

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Call him Jesus Jack Duitsman, Pastor Father’s Heart Foursquare Church, Kernville She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins. Matthew 1:21 That Jesus is Duitsman the Savior of the world is without dispute. It has and always will be argued, but the truth of His being the Savior come from heaven for all humanity (past, present, and future) has nothing to with human assent, and everything to do with Divine proclamation. Whether you or I or anyone else from any time receives His salvation would not influence the angelic declaration of the Father's heart contained in the above verse: ". . . He will save His people . . . " No doubt such fact cuts deeply across our human pride and desperate need to be counted as important in salvation's process, but as the universal laws exist just the same with or without our agreement, so too the eternal principles set deeply within the very being of the Eternal God continue true in spite of human consent. All of the above being so and

being said, the Father is always looking for partnering hearts in whom and through whom He can work. This pronouncement to Joseph regarding the spiritual reality of the circumstance surrounding the and his soon-to-be bride Mary was assuredly a proclamation of an eternal truth, but it was also a grand invitation to personally embrace this truth and partner with the Father in sending His Savior into the world. We often hear the Father's heart as though a command or edict has come forth that must be followed or else, when in reality He actually is inviting us to embrace truth that will be both personally transforming, and powerful in the living out what is truth for all to see and experience. It can be no other way, for in bringing salvation to humanity one heart at a time, the Spirit of God will never violate the freedom of choice given to us as the highest of His creation. Coercion, trickery, guilt, force of will as the stronger upon the weaker - there will be none who find entrance into heaven who have been so manipulated, and the Lover of our souls has given His pledge as such. In giving Joseph instruction as to the Savior's name and the reason for this name to be given, Joseph was being invited to participate in the fulfillment of a plan that had been wrought before the world ever existed . . . yet Joseph still had a choice as certainly as you and I have choice in embracing the promise of God as our own today.

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Kernville Father’s Heart Foursquare Church Kernville Elementary School, Kernville. Sunday Service 9:30 a.m. 760-223-6704 First Baptist Church of Kernville 46 Valley View Drive, Kernville. Sunday Services 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. 760-376-6403 Kernville United Methodist Church 251 Big Blue Rd., Kernville. Worship Celebration, Sunday’s 9:30 a.m. 760-376-2751 Prince of Peace Lutheran Fellowship Center 44 Big Blue Road, Kernville. Sunday School 9 a.m., 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. Sunday Service 11 a.m.

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Please support our local Bell Ringers! Your donation or volunteer service can make this holiday season a wonderful ® experience for those in need in the Kern River Valley. To donate: Make checks payable to the Salvation Army P.O. Box 2786 Lake Isabella, CA 93240 To volunteer: For help with Bell Ringing or Stuff-ATruck collection or distribution call 760-379-5100 or drop into The Salvation Army /Christian Service Center

The Salvation Army located at the Community Christian Service Center 6105 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. All donations are tax deductable and stay for use right here in the Kern River Valley.

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 Enform the Church 3615 Suhre, Lake Isabella. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. 760-812-7020 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 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. 6 p.m. 760-379-5819

Mountain 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 8:30 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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Proposed Hunter Education Instructor Incentive Program

DFG seeks public comment Department of Fish and Game Courier Special The Department of Fish and Game is proposing new regulations to support an increase in the number of hunter education instructors in the state. Currently, there are not enough instructors to keep up with the public's demand for mandatory hunter education classes. The regulations would create an incentive program to help recruit new instructors and to retain current ones. The proposed regulations establish specific criteria to participate in the hunter education instructor incentive program. The proposal rewards long-term

service as a hunter educator. The proposed regulations are available for comment from Dec. 10, until Dec. 26 and regulations are available on the DFG website at www.dfg.ca.gov/HunterEd/Instructor_I ncentive and all comments must be received by DFG no later than 5 p.m. on Dec. 26. Comments can be emailed to rgriffith@dfg.ca.gov, mailed or handdelivered to: Roy Griffith, Hunter Education Program, Department of Fish and Game, 1416 Ninth Street / Room 1342-6A, Sacramento, CA 95814 Comments received by the due date will be considered before the regulations are adopted. Questions can be directed to Capt. Roy Griffith, at (916) 653-9727 or rgriffith@dfg.ca.gov.

Got Used Oil? Cranes Waste Oil Inc. is accepting closed top containers up to 5 gallons and a drained used oil filter. At 15412 Highway 178, Southlake, between the hours of 10am & 2pm or by appointment Monday to Friday. Closed Holidays " We are located 2 blks east of the Fire Station. (Maximum 20 gallons at one time).

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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

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

Recreation information U.S. Forest Service Isabella Lake office: 4875 Ponderosa Drive. 760-379-5646 Kernville office: 105 Whitney Rd. 760-376-3781 (around the corner from the museum) Closed weekends.

General infomation Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce 6404 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella (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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Antler, Fin & Feather Report

Dear Santa Mike Mencarini Kern River Courier Columnist

blood: ad revenues. ■ Also, health and happiness for all that want it. Dear Santa, Santa, I have a special needs wish I have been a for those who are wheel chair bound. very good boy this That would be some way for those year and here is my that are bound to a chair be able to wish list. Santa, access the lake. And for me, all I want these wishes are is my two front teeth and a donated very important to bass boat so I can write a better and me, and my commore balanced column for my readmunity and this is ers. what I wish for. Santa, I am writing to you early so ■ Plenty of snow- Mencarini I can be sure you have time to read pack on this side my letter. I still of the Sierras, believe in you, I have been a very good boy when melted Santa, and in the this year and here is my wish list. will fill the lake. Spirit of ■ More donaChristmas. - Mencarini tions and volunteers for the P.S. Santa, I have a local clubs, espevery good friend cially those clubs who do so much for who is bound to a chair. He is very our community, the Habitat Club and tough and never complains. He fishes Friends of the Hatchery are two of my from the window of his truck. He also favorites. has the patience of Job and against ■ The Habitat Club could use a donat- most odds, catches fish. This is the ed pontoon boat, in good condition season for miracles, so maybe you can would be great, but not critical. ask one of our community clubs or *All the pieces that will finally bring anyone who might be interested in the Hatchery in line to raise the procuring a handicap access point to Oncorhynchus Mykiss Gilberti, better the lake. I am sure he is not the only known as the Kern River Rainbow one who would make good use of a Trout. handicap access point. ■ A final dam plan that will make almost everybody happy. Mike Mencarini is a Wofford Heights *More advertising revenues for the resident and a avid fisherman. For Courier in the coming year. Santa, this questions or comments you can reach great little paper works very hard and him through the Kern River Courier, office@kern rivercourier.com. depends on the community for its life


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Author D. G. Flamand announces the release of his new book "The Old Druid and Pursuit of Happiness." In the story, the troubled Old Druid living in the Land of Peace embarks on a journey to find Malon, the big mammal, and all the animals decide to follow. Little do they know, the Old Druid's noble pursuit will take him to a magical land, the Garden of Happiness. But when he gets there, he realizes things are not what they used to be. Published by Tate Publishing and

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Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, or at www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore, or by visiting barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com. Flamand is a writer of violence-free books and has authored over sixteen books that range from children's books to novels. He also hosts a violence-free writing contest twice a year. He is fluent in French and English, and he is currently studying other languages. For more information, please contact Terry Cordingley, Marketing Representative, at (888) 361-9473 or send an email to terry@tatepublishing.com.

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Short, subtle and satisfying By Sam Struckhoff PICKS OF THE WEEK "Looper" (R) -- Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) has a good job as one of the hit men who hang out in the year 2044, waiting for the future-mob to send victims back in time for execution. It all changes the day his future-self (Bruce Willis) is sent back. Young Joe hesitates on the trigger, and old Joe escapes. Now the young Joe has to murder himself from 30 years in the future, or be murdered as a young man by his angry boss. This is an action thriller with enough sense to keep things moving at a brisk and tense pace. Although super-nerds may be let down by the lack of meticulous exposition about time travel, "Looper" keeps the rest of us reeled in and skillfully plays on the deeper themes in the story. "Something Better Somewhere Else" (R) -- This collection of four short films shows just how much storytelling can be done in a small amount of time with relatively little said aloud. The four shorts have a similar theme of "things about to change." One follows a man leaving a job he hates, and the subtle developments that turn up during a farewell round of drinks. Each one has great strength in the details. The stories

Bruce Willis in "Looper are short, subtle and satisfying. It's a refreshing change of pace from bloated Hollywood productions and hyperactive attention-grabbing media. "The Well Digger's Daughter" (NR) -- This remake of a French melodrama has the look and feel of a dear family antique -- pretty, old-fashioned and a bit stuffy. The titular daughter, Patricia (Astrid Berges-Frisbey, looking like an idyllic painting come to life), is gorgeous and cultured, despite her working-class background. She apparently does a lot of strolling through fields of flowers near dusty country roads. She falls in love with the handsome son of a local rich man. He flies a biplane and takes her on his motorcycle. Their love has to struggle against class barriers and World War I. © 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

Recipes for Dummies by Bodfish Bob 2 c. sugar 1/2 c. water 2 egg whites Pinch of salt 1 tsp. vanilla 1/2 c. chopped nuts Boil syrup, sugar and water, to hard boil stage. Beat egg whites until stiff. Pour sugar mixture over beaten egg whites slowly while continuing to beat mixture. Beat until it begins to look dull and gets stiff. Add salt, vanilla and nuts, stir well. Drop by teaspoonful onto wax paper. Bodfish Bob’s Raspberry Divinity Bodfish Bob’s Three Minute Fudge 2/3 cup evaporated milk 1-2/3 cups sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups miniature marshmallows 1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup chopped nuts Mix milk, sugar and salt in a saucepan. Heat to boiling over low heat. Boil and stir for 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Add chocolate chips and marshmallows. Stir until both are melted. Pour into a buttered square pan 9x9x2". Chill until firm. Cut into squares. Bodfish Bob’s Divinity Fudge 1/2 c. white corn syrup or honey

3 c. sugar 3 oz. pkg. raspberry gelatin 1/2 c. flaked coconut 2 egg whites, stiffly beaten 3/4 c. light corn syrup 1 c. chopped nuts 3/4 c. water Combine sugar, corn syrup, and water. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and cook to hard ball stage. Combine beaten egg whites and gelatin - beat until mixture forms stiff peaks. Pour hot syrup slowly into egg whites, beating until candy loses gloss and holds shape. Fold in coconut and nuts (optional). Pour into greased 9 inch square pan. Top with rows of chopped nuts and coconut.

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Continued from page 2 Dec. 16 at the Kern River Valley VFW Post 7665 Hall, 2811 Nugget Ave. (behind McDonald's), Lake Isabella. For information call 760-379-3877. Santa Claus December 16 The Eagles in Mtn. Mesa will be hosting Santa Claus on Sunday Dec. 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. Call 760-379-3394 to register for this event. Community Orchestra Christmas December 16 The Kern Valley Community Orchestra will hold their Christmas concert at the Kernville Elementary School, Sunday Dec. 16 at 4 p.m. Donations $5, children are free. Refreshments will be served. For information, contact Bill at 760-379-7879. Art Association Christmas party December 17 The KRVAA Membership Christmas meeting will be on Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Senior Center with desserts, juice and coffee. There will be a White Elephant auction. Everyone bring a wrapped White Elephant gift, your favorite dessert and a canned or non-perishable food item for the needy. Commodities distribution December 18 Government food commodities will be distributed to those who qualify on Tuesday Dec. 18 at 8 a.m. at the New Life Church in Wofford Heights, Grace Chapel in Mt Mesa and at the Senior Center in Lake Isabella. Houchin Blood Drive December 18 The KRV blood drive will take place at the First Baptist Church in Lake Isabella, from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday Dec. 18. When donating, please bring picture ID with date of birth, be free from all cold, flu, cold sores

or symptoms of infection and eat a meal at least 3 hours prior to donating. Remember to wait one year after tattoos and body piercings and you must be at least 16 years old and weigh at least 110 lbs. There will be holiday T-Shirts! Call Peggy at 661-323-4222 to sign up. Toddler story time December 20 The Kern River Valley branch library will have Toddler story time the first and third Thursdays of each month at 11:15 a.m. The branch is at 7054 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella. Call 760-549-2083 for more information. The Republican Assembly December 20 The Republican Assembly of the Kern River Valley meets on the third Thursday, December 20 at 4:30 p.m. at the Moose Lodge in Lake Isabella. Destination Donation December 21 On Friday, Dec. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon families can come and avail themselves of new Kern River Valley clothes/shoes/toy drive items, donated and organized by Kathy Kaehler and Dr. Holly Spohn-Gross. Items are given with love from a neighborhood nearby. It is at the Food Pantry, 4621 Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella. For information, email Dr. Holly Spohn-Gross at dpmspooner@hotmail.com. To include your event in the Courier Calendar, send the information to us by email or on paper, either in person or by mail (our address listed on page 2). Submissions must be received by Tuesday at 1 p.m. in order to make each Friday's issue. Events must be open to the public and the cost if any, must be listed. Listings are printed in chronological order by event date and may be shortened for content and space available. Submitted items deemed mostly or entirely business advertising will not be accepted.

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Premiums on the rise Harry P. Thal Kern River Courier Columnist I received a voice mail from a client in Newport Beach. The essence of the message is that he is disturbed that his health insurance premiums are going up. He expected it to go down because he Thal was turning 75. Why would anybody think their costs would go down, when the risk of a heart attack, stroke, cancer, or most other dreaded possibilities increase with age. I understood his thinking, as for people on Medicare with a Medicare supplement, California law allows a person to change plans without medical questions each year for 30 days following a birthday. The larger issue, which affects all people, is that the cost of health insurance is on the rise. The President's "Affordable Health Act" has, and will continue to drive costs up. I do believe it will ultimately stabilize costs to some extent, but this will be off in the future, probably 5 years or more. I don't believe there will ever be a major reduction in costs, until there is less need to utilize the system. As

Americans continue to have greater incidents of obesity, continue to smoke and drink in excess, and all the other societal no-no's, I don't see that day coming soon. In my e-mail response to Mr. Newport Beach, I said to him, "If you would like to see the cost of insurance decrease, tell your doctor to hire cheaper, less qualified help. Tell him to sell off his high tech equipment and move to a lower rent area of town. Tell your radiologist you are willing to drive to Santa Ana for an x-ray, and therefore the convenience of high tech equipment isn't needed in your community. Insurance is a financial vehicle and is designed to reflect and keep pace with the rising costs of technology. Oh, and while you are at it, tell your representatives in Washington and Sacramento, that you don't need preventative health care, which is now required on health plans, with no additional deductible or co-pay. Personally, I don't mind paying more for my insurance, so I can remain healthy. Harry P. Thal, MA, is a licensed insurance broker (0621106) and a member of the Society of Certified Senior Advisors. He is on the Nat. Assoc. of Health Underwriters Medicare Advisory Board and may be reached at 760-376-2100, thal@ aol.com or at www.harrythal.com.

Talking About Real Estate

Sellers in a buyers market Matt Freeman Kern River Courier Columnist

property is worth not what you think it is worth. Unless your home has something absolutely exceptional Often I write and unique about it, a large pool or about the fact that maybe a huge four-car garage for it is such a buyer's example that sets it apart from the market right now, comparable sales, the comparables but in order for are how to value the property. there to be buyers, ■ Location. The old real estate there have to be motto: location, location, location! sellers! What is the Well, it is true. The location of a best way for a sellproperty does play into what it is er to get their worth. A 1000 sq foot house in property noticed in Freeman Kernville is worth more than in this market? Here Weldon, or Bodfish. A large piece of are two of the biggest reasons propland is worth more in Squirrel Valley erties either sell or do not sell when than in Lake Isabella. they are listed. These are huge, When trying to sell in a buyer's everything else is relative. market get these two factors proper■ Price! This is the biggest factor, ly balanced and your listing will be especially in a able to compete buyer's market. I with the bank...get these two factors propknow, a lot of owned forecloerly balanced and your listing will sellers think that sures, short sales, be able to compete... real estate probates, and - Freeman agents want everything else them to price a on the market. property so low that the agent can You will actually make more if you sell it quick and get a paycheck. Well, do this instead of price too high. unfortunately that situation does Quick example: a friend of mine got happen that is why a price for a an offer on their house for $303K in piece of property must not be based Bakersfield five years ago. Decided on what anyone else says but rather not to sell, did not feel it was enough on what has sold in the area recently. money so they sat on the house. A seller must think like a bank. A Guess what the house is worth now? property is not worth more because See what I mean, price stuff right, of personal reasons it is worth what price stuff to sell not just to have it it is or is not worth based on market for sale. conditions. That means appraised value and ultimately what a home is Matt Freeman is a Realtor with worth is what a buyer is willing to Freeman’s Lakeside Realty (760) 379pay for it. Sellers make sure that you 5915 or cell 223-0880. His column is are priced accordingly; get what the not intended to replace legal advice.

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I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, toys not included. - Bernard Manning

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Salome’s Stars ARIES (March 21 to April 19) An old adversary wants to make amends over the holidays. The decision is yours. But wouldn't it be nice to share the upcoming new year with another friend? TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) As news of your work gets around, expect to receive a special holiday "gift" from influential contacts who could help you launch your new projects in the new year. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Instead of fussing over what you didn't do to prepare for the holidays, relax and enjoy the kudos for a job truly well done. A happy surprise awaits you early next year. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The best way to shake off lingering holiday blues is to join loved ones in the fun and festivities of this special time. A confusing situation starts to make sense in upcoming weeks. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Special emotional rewards mark this holiday time for Leos and Leonas who are able to open up to new relationships and the possibilities they offer in the upcoming year. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your efforts to make the holidays especially memorable for some people will be rewarded in some unexpected (but very welcome) ways in the upcoming year.

LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Be assured that your efforts to make this holiday special for everyone won't go unnoticed by those who could make some important changes in your life. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Lots of folks want you to light up their holiday parties. But try to take some quiet time 'twixt those glittering galas to spend with some very special people. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) While the current round of holiday revels has your social life on the fast track, someone special might want to keep pace with you next year, as well. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Enjoy all the fun you deserve at this holiday time. However, don't lose sight of the need to check out some of the changes the new year is expected to bring. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) What happens during this holiday time can help clear up some of the confusion jeopardizing a once-stable relationship. Follow your instincts on what to do next. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your holidays are brightened by new friends eager to become part of your life. But don't forget to spend time with that one special person. (You know who!)

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Kern River Courier Legal Notices NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF THELMA LORYN WHITE S-1501-PB-62277 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of THELMA LORYN WHITE. A PETITION for Probate has been filed by: STEPHEN L. WHITE in the Superior Court of California, County of KERN. THE PETITION for Probate requests that STEPHEN L. WHITE 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: December 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 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. Petitioner: Stephen L. White P.O. Box 635 Weaverville, CA 96093 (530) 623-1987 (Published: Kern River Courier: November 30, December 7 and 14, 2012) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME: Fictitious Business Name being abandoned: THE MOTHER LODE (2009B1016) Street address of business: 16 Tobias, Kernville, CA 93238; Mailing address of Business: P.O. Box 355, Kernville, CA 93238. REGISTRANT WHO WISHES TO ABANDON THE BUSINESS NAME: Juanita Darlene Young, 2450 Sweetwater Drive, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. Original FBN Statement Filed on: 02/10/2009. This Statement of Abandonment filed on: 11/15/2012. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk by E. Del Villar, Deputy Clerk (34993). Published by the Kern River Courier November 23, 30, December 7 and 14, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: The Mother Lode (2012 - B6581) Street address of principal place of business: 16 Tobias, Kernville. CA 93238. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 1215, Kernville, CA 93238. REGISTRANTS: Judith Dodd, 325 Sirretta, Kernville, CA 93238 and

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John Dodd, 325 Sirretta, Kernville, CA 93238. Husband and Wife. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: Judith Dodd. This statement filed on 11/15/2012. Expires 11/15/2017. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By: E. Del Villar. Published by the Kern River Courier November 23, 30, December 7 and 14, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: SCS Logistics (2012 - B6386) Street address of principal place of business: 1900 East Brundage Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93307. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 81205, Bakersfield, CA 93380. REGISTRANT: David Zachary, 3013 Granlee Court, Bakersfield, CA 93312. Individual. Date the business commenced: 08/23/2007. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: David Zachary. This statement filed on 11/06/2012. Expires 11/06/2017. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By: J. Garcia. Published by the Kern River Courier November 30, December 7, 14 and 21, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Dynamic Consulting (2012 - B6653) Street address of principal place of business: 7236 Bandolero Way, Bakersfield, CA 93308. Mailing address of business: 7236 Bandolero Way, Bakersfield, CA 93308. REGISTRANT: GF Smith Consulting, Inc., 7236 Bandolero Way, Bakersfield, CA 93308. Corporation. Date the business commenced: 11/15/2012. 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: George F. Smith, President. This statement filed on 11/20/2012. Expires 11/20/2017. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By: E. Del Villar. Published by the Kern River Courier November 30, December 7, 14 and 21, 2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Town & Country Roofing (2012 B6619) Street address of principal place of business: 15044 Tumbleweed Road, Weldon, CA 93283. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 744, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. REGISTRANT: TCR Enterprises, Inc., 15044 Tumbleweed Road, Weldon, CA 93283. Corporation. Date the business commenced: 09/12/2007. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: Jeannette M. Verdugo, Secretary. This statement filed on 11/19/2012. Expires 11/19/2017. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier November 30, December 7, 14 and 21, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Crazy Crafty Creations (2012 - B6700) Street address of principal place of business: 10113 Pinnacle Ridge Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93311. Mailing address of business: 10113 Pinnacle Ridge Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93311. REGISTRANT: Sharon K. Trent, 10113 Pinnacle Ridge Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93311. 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: Sharon K. Trent. This statement filed on 11/26/2012. Expires 11/26/2017. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: J. Garcia. Published by the Kern River Courier December 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Patino's Food Service (2012 - B6705) Street address of principal place of business: 4011 Jewett Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301. Mailing address of business: 4011 Jewett Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301. REGISTRANT: Bueno Bonito Barrato, Inc., 4011 Jewett Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301. Corporation. Date the business commenced: 11/26/2012. 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: John Ghazale, Secretary. This statement filed on 11/27/2012. Expires 11/27/2017. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: J. Garcia. Published by the Kern River Courier December 14, 21, 28, 2012 and January 4, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Pit Stop Vending (2012 - B6941) Street address of principal place of business: Tejon Pass Safety Roadside Rest Area on Interstate 5, between Frazier Mtn. Park Road and Lebec Road. Mailing address of business: 6820 North Chance Avenue, Fresno, CA 93710. REGISTRANT: Lawrence Shoemaker, 6820 North Chance Avenue, Fresno, CA 93710. 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: Lawrence Shoemaker, Owner. This statement filed on 12/06/2012. Expires 12/06/2017. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: J. Garcia. Published by the Kern River Courier December 14, 21, 28, 2012 and January 4, 2013.

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State Farm coat drive continues through December Gary Charlon, Agent for State Farm here in Lake Isabella, will be collecting gently used or new coats/sweaters for those in need for the KRV. There is a drop off box at the Lake Isabella State Farm office at 6047 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella. Drop off from now until end of year. Distribution will take place weekly or whenever the box is full. For more information, call 760-379-2500.

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Whiskey Flat Kickoff dinner announced The Whiskey Flat Days "Music on Movie Street" Kick-Off Dinner will be held at the Elks Lodge in Wofford Heights on Friday Jan. 4. Social hour is at 5 p.m., BBQ dinner at 6 p.m., and square dancing, raffle and more at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 each and available in the Chamber office. Call 760-376-2629.

Opportunity raffle to raise funds for REVA REVA, Inc. (Responsible Ethical Volunteers for Animals), a 501(c)(3) public charity is selling opportunity raffle tickets to raise funds to equip a non-profit, low-cost spay/neuter mobile clinic for the KRV. The tickets are on sale now! The drawing will be held on Saturday, Dec. 22 at 3 p.m. at information corner of Kernville's Circle Park--no need to be present to win. For ticket information, call Jesse at 760-3783101, or the REVA cell: 760-299-3222. The prizes are two hand-made multicolored afghans, one 5 x 4, valued at $80, one 6 x 5, valued at $90 and a man's tan suede zipper jacket, size medium, by A & E Emporio Collezioni, valued at $150.

Food drive to benefit Optimal Hospice Care patients It's time once again for the Optimal Hospice Care Holiday Food Drive. Each year they identify families under their care who can use a little extra support to provide holiday meals for their loved ones. They donate food bags at the holidays and they need your help. From now until the end of the year, they are accepting donations of non-perishable food items, and grocery store gift cards. Please help us to provide a better holiday season for those who are going through a difficult time. There will be a donation box in the Lake Isabella Hospice Office located at 6504 Lake Isabella Blvd. Ste. E Lake Isabella. Call 760-379-5038 for more information.

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Craftsman® 5 Drawer Tool Center

Standard steel drawer slides, keyed locks with external lock bars, 14" deep bottom cabinet, bulk storage panel. 22963172

Lake Isabella Blvd. L&M LUMBER INC. 4700 Lake Isabella 760-379-4631 Monday through Friday 7:00 to 6:00 Saturday & Sunday 8:00 to 5:00 Ace Rental - Ace Contractor Center Satisfaction Guarantee: Your Satisfaction is our goal... We Guarantee! Note: L&M Lumber is not responsible for printing errors. Some merchandise may be subject to stock on hand. L&M Lumber however will make every effort to honor most out of stock items with a rain-check.

Grand Opening Saturday December 15th

Live Music & Soft Drinks

J&J Isbell’s Jewelry& Gifts

High Quality Gold, Silver & Costume Jewelry, Gifts, Scarfs, Purses, Etc., at affordable Prices! Winter hours: 10am to 4pm Wednesday thru Sunday Closed Monday & Tuesday

3833 Lake Isabella Blvd. Bodfish The first building in Silver City Ghost Town Jackie- (760)499-4891 (760)223-2018 -James

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Kern River Courier December 14, 2012  

Kern River Courier December 14, 2012

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