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Vol. 5 No. 46 Valley weekend weather forecast Fri.: 20% chance rain. High 47. Fri. night: 40% chance rain. Low 34. Sat.: Mostly sunny, high 50. Sat. night: Partly cloudy, low 35. Sun.: Partly sunny, high 48. Sun. night: Mostly cloudy, low 37. National Weather Service

White stuff delights valley Mike Devich Kern River Courier

A rare heavy snowfall in the Kern River Valley Sunday night has brought somet h i n g Photos inside most welcome to snow lovers – the opening of Alta Sierra Ski Resort and Terrain Park at Shirley Meadows, just a few miles west of Wofford Heights. The park will open today, Friday, Dec. 19. On Wednesday, two to four inches of new snow had been received over a base depth of 30 to 42" inches. For full information, go

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A stretched ‘73 Cadillac with Santa’s sleigh on top was provided by Kernville resident George Randall for use in the Christmas Parade of Giving on Saturday.

Cold brings danger in form of fires Tony Diffenbaugh Kern County Fire Department

or other fuel in a BBQ or other device not intended for use as an interior heating appliance. Dangerous levels of carbon monoxide The snow and cold weather we have had can build up and cause illness or death. Be sure brings to mind several ways you can make your all heating devices in your home are approved home and family safer for winter weather. This for interior use and in good working order. is critical for mountain residents. The incidence of home fires increases during Make sure your fireplace and chimney are the winter months. Test smoke alarms and be See SNOW, Page 9 clean and in good order. Do not burn charcoal sure there are enough throughout your home. A smoke alarm should be installed in every bedroom, in hallways serving sleeping areas and at the top of stairs. Courier early advertising deadlines Install at least one carbon monoxide Christmas 12/26 issue: Ad deadline will be today, Friday, Dec. 19 instead of See FIRE, Page 9 Tuesday, Dec. 23. We will then deliver Tues. and Wed. Dec. 23-24, before Christmas weekend starts. Office closed Dec. 25-28. New Year’s 1/2 issue: Ad deadline will be Tuesday, Dec. 23 instead of Tuesday, Dec. 30. We will then deliver Tuesday and Wednesday Dec. 30-31, before Smoke alarm averts the New Year’s weekend starts. Office closed Dec. 31 through Jan. 4.

tragedy in Lake Isabella

A working smoke detector may have saved the life of a Lake Isabella resident on Dec. 11. The Kern County Fire Department responded to a call at 9:45 a.m. for a fire in the 4400 block of Erskine Creek Rd. The unidentified resident was alerted by the smoke detector. The Fire Department was able to save about $75,000 of property, but about $70,000 worth was destroyed. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Spirit of giving alive, well in Kern Valley Mike Devich Kern River Courier

The spirit of giving is in evidence all over the Kern River Valley during the holiday season. Angela and Huan Vuont of Southlake, owners of My Place Restaurant in Lake Isabella, love to give back to their community in the form of free dinners four times a year. Their next one comes up Tuesday, Dec. 23 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at their restaurant at 6206 Lake Isabella Blvd. (the former Dari Delite). “It makes us very good when we do this,” said Angela Vuont. They’ve been doing it for three years now. The cost of the free dinners (everyone is invited) is made possible by donations from the community of food and money, with assistance with serving and cleanup

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Fire takes Onyx mobile

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Angela Vuont, center, is surrounded by volunteers (including Ali Bounds, left) during My Place’s free Thanksgiving dinner.

A mobilehome in the 7800 block of Easy Street in Onyx was the victim of a structure fire on the night of Sunday, Dec. 14. There was more than $80,000 in property loss. A man trying to fight the fire went to the hospital with burns. No other injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Richard Magyar and Scooter hold up some nice trout.

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‘American’ Casino TV series is discussed in ‘Celebrity Extra.’

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Clayton Huckaby is selected for student ambassador to China.

Kern River Water Data: Wed. 6 a.m. Storage, Isabella Reservoir 111, 418 acre-ft. (Pool capacity is 568,075 ac.-ft. at the spillway. Current limit 360,000 ac.-ft.) Peaked at 258,239 ac-ft. June 16. Inflow, North Fork of Kern at Kernville 103 cfs (5-hr avg.) Outflow, Lower Kern 103 cfs Borel Canal flow 67 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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Kern River Valley – the place for fun Courier holiday season deadlines Christmas 12/26 issue: Ad deadline will be today, Friday, Dec. 19 instead of Tuesday, Dec. 23. We will then deliver Tues. and Wed. 12/23-24, before Christmas weekend starts. Office closed 12/25-28. New Year's Day 1/2 issue: Ad deadline would have been Friday, Dec. 26 instead of Tuesday, Dec. 30, but since that is the day after Christmas, we will have to push it back to Tuesday, Dec. 23. We will deliver Tues. and Wed. 12/3031, before the New Year's celebration begins. Office will be closed 1/1-4/09.

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Spotlighting the best of the Kern River Valley Owners/Editors/Publishers Michael Batelaan Mike Devich Contributing Editor Mike Ludiker Contributors/Columnists Jack Bustamante Rod Middleworth Matt Freeman Bodfish Bob Sally Thornburg Debra Rundell Ron Bolyard Donna Fitch California Joe Harry Thal Clarence Semonious Marya Miller Richard Rowe Dona Anderson Photographers Michael Batelaan, Mike Devich, Mike Ludiker Contributing Photographer Murdoc Douglas Ad Production Michael Batelaan, Mike Ludiker Advertising Sales Valerie Minoux Business Office Sara Wakeman Subscription Information The Kern River Courier is published and mailed weekly for $35 per year. Send payment to: Kern River Courier P.O. Box 1145 Wofford Heights, CA 93285 Advertising policies Publisher reserves the right to reject or cancel any advertising at any time. Cancellations or rejection shall not preclude payment on similar advertising previously run. KRV Publishing and the Kern River Courier are not liable for errors in copy or an advertisement beyond the cost of the actual space occupied by the error. Publisher reserves the right to place the word “advertisement” on any ad copy that appears to resemble editorial matter. Submission policies Editorial and photo submissions are welcome and will run at the discretion of the editors. Submissions will only be returned when accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. The editors reserve the right to edit all submissions. The entire contents of the Kern River Courier are copyright ©2008 KRV Publishing. Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited without prior written consent. All rights reserved. Letters policies Letters to the Editor are run when space permits. They are meant as an open forum for expression. The views expressed in the letters to the editor within this paper are not necessarily the views of this paper, nor those of the staff. Letters to the editor pertaining to local issues and events or those that affect our area are encouraged. Please include your real name, address and phone number for verification. Pen names or incomplete names are not allowed. The Kern River Courier reserves the right to exclude any letter to the editor, or edit its contents for length and prevention of libel, or for other reasons as seen fit by the editors. Letters should not exceed 200 words.

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2009 events:

Regular meetings and activities Fridays • 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.- TOPS weight loss group, Mt.View Baptist Church, 2959 Erskine Creek Rd., Lake Isabella. 378-3935. • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - AA, 6407 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. • 5 p.m. - Kern River Hot Rodders Cruise Night, Circle Park, Kernville, 3rd Fri. • 8 p.m.- Al-Anon, Fellowship Bldg, 80 Evans Rd, Wofford Hts. For families of alcoholics. 376-2410 or 376-2066.

Saturdays • 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., KRV CB’ers Breakfast, Sr Ctr., Lake Isabella • 9:30 a.m. Sequoia Amateur Radio Group, Youth Center, Lake Isabella. Second Sat. • 7-10 p.m.- Dam Dancers square dancing, 1st Saturday, Senior Center, Lake Isabella.

Sundays • 9 a.m. to noon - VFW Breakfast, open to the public. 2811 Nugget, Lake Isabella. 379-3877.

Mondays • 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, 6407 Lake Isabella Blvd., 379-5831. • 1 p.m. - Kern Valley Democratic Club, Senior Center, third Monday. • 1 p.m.-2 p.m., Line dance beginner classes, intermediate and advanced follow at the Senior Center. 379-0043. • 3 p.m. - Kernville Chamber of Commerce meets, board 2nd Mon., general membership 4th Mon. 376-2629. • 3:30-5 p.m.- Substance Abuse Family Support & Community Education, College Community Services, 2731 Nugget Ave., Lake Isabella. 379-3412. • 6-9 p.m. KRV Community Orchestra meets at Cerro Coso College, Lake Isabella, Rm G. 3764461. • 7 p.m. KRV Art Association meets, 3rd Mon., Senior Center. 379-2844. • 7 p.m. Havilah Centennial Group meets 1st Mon. at schoolhouse. 379-2636. • 7:30 p.m.Al-Anon, KRV Hosp Cafe. Help for families & friends of alcoholics. 376-2410 or 3762066.

Tuesdays • KRV Garden Group, 2nd Tues. 379-6162. • 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, 6407 Lake Isabella Blvd., 3795831. • 9:30-11a.m.- Me & My Friends children’s playgroup, First Baptist Church, Lake Isabella. 379-2556. • 2 p.m. - KRV Cemetery District meeting at cemtery. 2nd Tuesday. Public invited. 3762189. • 7 p.m. - KRV Historical Society meets, Senior Center, Lake Isabella, 4th Tues.

Wednesdays • 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, 6407 Lake Isabella Blvd., 379-5831. • 9:30-11 a.m.- Me & My Friends children’s playgroup, United Methodist Church, Kernville, 379-2556. • Noon- KRV Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting, Paradise Cove, 2nd Wednesday. • 1:30 p.m.- Clan Diggers meeting 2nd Wed. at Highland Chapel Methodist Church, Lake Isabella. 3rd Wed. - Workshop same location. • 3 p.m.- Republicans of Kern Valley meet 3rd Wed. 549-3033 for location. • 6 p.m. - Fish & Game Habitat Club meets, 631 E. Evans Rd, Wofford Hts, third Wed. • 6:00 p.m. American Legion, Lake Isabella Sr. Ctr. Veterans Rm., third Wed. 379-5488. • 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.- Senior Dance, Senior Center, Lake Isabella dining rm., live band. • 7 p.m. Al-Anon, 80 Evans Rd. Wofford Hts, 376-2410. For families of alcoholics. 3762410 or 376-2066. • 7 p.m. - Elks meet, Wofford Heights Blvd.

Thursdays • 9 a.m. to noon - Thursday Painters, Community Room, Senior Center, 379-5329. • 9:30 a.m. - Fire Safe Council, Supervisor McQuiston’s office, Lake Isabella. Third Thurs. • 9:30 a.m. - Aglow Int’l, Senior Center, Room 1. 2nd Thurs. For women. • 11:45 a.m. - KRV Woman’s Club meets, Elks Lodge 4th Thurs. (some exceptions). • Noon, Exchange Club meets, Paradise Cove. • 5 -7 p.m. - TANF Cultural Night - Native Youth & Community Cultural Ctr French Gulch Campground. • 5-7 p.m. VFW Taco Thursday, open to public. 379-3877. • 6 p.m. - Rotary Club meets - Golf Course, Kernville. • 6 p.m. - Wofford Height Community Assoc. meets at Family Life Center, Wofford Heights. 2nd Thurs. 223-1058. • 7 p.m.-Sweet Adelines meet-Senior Center, Lake Isabella. Prospective members welcome. • 7 p.m.- Kern Valley Astronomy Club, museum, Kernville. 3rd Thurs. 376-1291

Bingo Guide Friday, 12:30 p.m. - Eagles Bingo, Eagles Hall, Mt. Mesa Saturday, 12 p.m., South Fork Woman’s Club Bingo, 6488 Fay Ranch Road. Sunday, 1 p.m. Moose Lodge Bingo, Lake Isabella Blvd. Wednesday, 1 p.m - Senior Center Bingo, Lake Isabella. Thursday, Early Bird 12:15-Regular 1 p.m. St. Jude Bingo, Hwy 155 & Nellie Dent Dr., Wofford Hts. This information is sent to the Courier by the groups listed. It is suggested that groups provide a phone number in case interested individuals need more information.

The Courier has received some of the dates that have been made available for the 2009 annual events shown below. Some are tentative. Call the Kernville Chamber of Commerce, (760) 3762629, or the Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce, (760) 379-5236, for updated information. The Courier will make more dates available as information is received. January: Man and Woman of the Year banquet (Jan. 9), awards (Jan. 26) February: Whiskey Flat Days (Feb. 13-16), Heart Walk March: Keyesville Classic Mt. Bike Races April: Kern River Festival Whitewater Races (April 1819), Trout Festival, Kern Valley Nature Festival May: History Days, Classic Car Show (May 9) June: Kids Fishing Derby (California Free Fishing Day), Whitewater Wednesday July: Fireworks Over The Lake, Personal Watercraft Races August: Rubber Ducky Races, Hummingbird Festival September: Turkey Vulture Festival, California Free Fishing Day October: Kickin’ Back at Kernville Rod Run, Valley Fest, Casino Night November: Lake Isabella Christmas Parade December: Christmas in Kernville, Parade of Giving

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Boyhood Christmas memories Rod Middleworth Kern River Courier Columnist

When I was a tyke, Christmas was always a happy time for me. Even when we didn’t have a lot of money, we made do. I remember one year when I wanted a pair of skis. But we just Rod couldn’t afford Middleworth them. But unknown to me, my grandfather scavenged around town and found some beat-up skis. They were an adult size, and too big, but Gramps cut them down to fit a small boy. He routed the sides of the skis and placed a metal edge on both pair. Then he sanded, stained and varnished the boards. As a final touch he added a new set of breakaway binders. They were beautiful and as good as any store-bought ones could ever be. And Gramps made them. When Christmas morning rolled around, there leaning against the wall beside the tree was the most beautiful pair of skis that any boy could want. I was the happiest kid in all of Big Bear. I don’t know or remember any other gift or gifts that I received that year. That was the “one.” Later in the morning, after breakfast, we waxed the boards, bundled up since it was snowing, and with Gram on her skis and me on mine, we cross-country skied ’til lunch. After lunch, having worn Grams out, I skied ’til dinner time. I herring-boned up hills and skied down. That was a great Christmas. Of

course they’ve all been good, but that one was special. Gramps was a carpenter and could make or re-do anything. One other Christmas he made me a sled. Certainly not a factory-built Flexi Flyer, but one of his own design. The split runners were made from a couple of old skis. The frame and belly board was made of a heavy dense wood. The whole sled was massive, built like a tank and painted red. The front runners were separated from the others and had a crossboard and rope to steer it with. It started slow but would gather speed and go practically anywhere, even on powder snow. Steel runners on other sleds could sink into the snow, but not mine. We used to be able to take sleds and skis to school and use them at recess or lunch. I remember what a ribbing I took the first time I brought my red sled-tank to school and was involved in my first race. Odds were among the other guys that no way could this thing race successfully. Well, they were wrong. We went to the biggest hill on the school grounds and against the fastest kids, there I beat ’em all. Slow start and flash finish. What a rush! Everybody wanted to try my homebuilt sled, and I let them all play with it. I didn’t hesitate to tell them who made it for me either. What great memories for a youngster! And my wish for you is that you all have happy memories and be well throughout 2009. Merry Christmas! Wofford Heights resident Rod Middleworth, a retired security manager for Pacific Bell, is an instructor for the local AARP Driver Safety Program and coordinator for the Lake Patrol volunteers.

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Daisy Roberts (left) and Hali Evans built a snowman on Laurel St. in Wofford Heights Monday, with plenty of snow to work with.

CONGRA TULA TIONS! 2008 E M P L O Y E E S OF THE YEAR!

Mark your calendar Third Caravan For Compassion to be held Dec. 20 Following two successful Caravans for Compassion, another one is needed because of food shortages in our community. Saturday, Dec. 20, cars will be rounding the lake collecting food for our less fortunate. Nonperishable foods are needed, winter clothes, diapers. All donations go to the Food Pantry, God’s Storehouse and the Salvation Army. Join the caravan or just come to the stops and give. Kernville’s Circle Park 10-10:30 a.m., Wofford Heights Post Office 10:45-11:15, Lake Isabella Senior Center 11:30-noon, Mt. Mesa Market 12:15-12:45, Southlake Sierra Gateway Market 1-1:30 p.m.; South Fork Woman’s Club, Weldon, 1:45-2:15 p.m. For information, call 376-1546 or 223-0269. Santa to appear in Circle Park Dec. 20 Santa Claus will appear in Circle Park at his Santa’s Village enchanted light forest on Saturday, Dec. 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. Breakfast with Santa Dec. 21 at Senior Center Santa Claus will be at the Senior Center in Lake Isabella on Dec. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon with gifts for the kids. Children’s Christmas party at Elks Lodge Dec. 21 The Kern River Valley Elks Lodge will hold their annual Children’s

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

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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

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Let’s Go Fishing

Garlic and peach are the favorites Jack Bustamante Kern River Courier Columnist

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Driving down Bodfish Canyon Road Monday morning was a bit of an adventure.

“We wish you Happy Holidays” Highlighting the works of Jill Iverson Painter

With cold weather comes a trout bite. Nice trout are on the move all around Isabella Lake. Those fishermen who are willing to brave the storms are enjoying a great day of Garlic fishing. Power Bait Garlic seems to be Power Bait the hot tickseems to be the hot ticket et along the along the north shore, north shore, while the while the south shore south shore is is bragging bragging about about Salmon Peach. It’s Salmon time to get out Peach. there and give your favorite bait a shot. --Jack Personally, I Bustamante have been inflating a nightcrawler and topping it off with a pinch of rainbow glitter. Richard Magyar and Scooter brought in two nice stringers of trout. Red’s Marina on the south

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Couch Theater ‘Ghost Town,’ ‘Duchess’ weekly picks Previews of new DVDs By DNA Smith PICK OF THE WEEK “Hellbound: Hellraiser II — 20th Anniversary Edition” — For fans of the horror genre, this DVD is definitely one for the video library. “Hellbound” is, in my opinion, Clive Barker’s best work. This sequel to 1987’s “Hellraiser” amps up the Gore Level to 11 — and because this is the unrated, uncensored version, you see it all, baby. The movie picks up where the first film left off: Kirsty Cotton (Ashley Laurence) gets sent to the loony bin, where she meets the creepy Dr. Channard. She tries to convince the doc that there’s a portal to Hell that she’s opened, but he’s not buying it. Then Kirsty begins to get these calls for help from her dead dad, begging her to rescue him from Hell. Oh, then her mom comes back from the dead, and she’s got no skin and she’s brought along the Cenobites, led by the deliciously sadistic Pinhead. In addition, the DVD has the uncensored cut of the movie, a commentary track featuring the cast and crew, and more than 60 minutes of special features, including a never-before-seen interview with Doug Bradley, the actor who plays Pinhead. ALSO “Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget: Uncensored” — I’ve seen all the Comedy Central roasts. Big Fan. I think the two

best are the roasts of Pam Anderson and Flavor Flav. This roast of Bob Saget is my next Bradley favorite. Mr. “Full House” gets skewered by the likes of Sarah Silverman, Jeffrey Ross, Don Rickles, Cloris Leachman, Brian Posehn and others. The language is filthy. Some of the jokes may make you squirm. But if you’re a fan of the Friar’s Club-style roast, you’ll laugh your tuchus off. DOG OF THE WEEK “An American Carol” — One of the stereotypes slapped onto Conservatives is that they don’t have a sense of humor. “An American Carol” proves that some stereotypes may have some merit. The premise of the film is that a Hollywood filmmaker named Michael Malone (a thinly veiled parody of Michael Moore) is championing a campaign to get rid of the Fourth of July, so a bunch of ghosts visit him (a la “A Christmas Carol”) to show him the error of his Liberal Ways. Seeing as this stinker made about 18 bucks at the box office, I’m pretty sure no one will bother to buy or rent it on video. All politics aside, this movie just plain isn’t funny.

Celebrity Extra Parks are not related, despite name By Cindy Elavsky Q: Could you please tell me if Grace Park of “Battlestar Galactica” and Linda Park of “Star Trek: Enterprise” fame are related? — Kevin D., Vernon, B.C., Canada A: While Grace, 34, and Linda, 30, are both stunningly beautiful actresses of Korean descent, they are not relatPark ed. When asked during an interview if they were related, Grace replied: “No. I think there are six Park clans. I’m not sure which one Linda Park is in.” Q: What does a television producer do? — Janice S., Cleburne, Texas A: A producer’s role can vary from production to production, but he or she is pretty much involved with everything, to put it vaguely. More specifically, producers are usually in charge of (again, this varies depending upon the degree of that particu-

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Q: Can you please tell me the name of the TV show about Green Valley Ranch Casino? — Donna S., via email A: Back in 2004, the Discovery Channel featured Green Valley Ranch Casino Resort and Spa in Henderson, Nev., in its highly popular reality show the “American” series, titling this 13episode series “American Casino.” According to producer Craig Piligian: “We wanted to create a show that takes viewers behind the scenes of a casino operation. ‘American Casino’ is a look at the hard work, pressure and day-to-day business decisions the owners and managers must make for their operation to be successful.” (c) 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.

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This week’s top DVD rentals 1.Tropic Thunder (R) Robert Downey Jr. (DreamWorks) 2.Wall-E (G) animated (Walt Disney/Pixar) 3. Kung Fu Panda (G) animated (DreamWorks) 4. Hellboy II:The Golden Army (R) Jeff Kahn (DreamWorks) 5. Get Smart (PG-13) Steve Carell (Warner) 6.The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (PG-13) Amber Tamblyn (Warner)

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Health Insurance Matters

Medicare plan pays you Harry Thal Kern River Courier Columnist

Michael Batelaan/Kern River Courier

Stevie Galariz slides down a slope on Panorama Drive in Wofford Heights Monday.

Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He comes in the form of a Medicare Advantage plan known as an MSA, or Medicare Savings Account. Some Medicare Harry Thal Advantage plans which most readers are familiar with are the Medicare HMO like Aetna’s Golden Select, Blue Cross’ Senior Secure, AARP/United Health’s Secure Horizons, Health Net’s Ruby or GEMCare. Another popular Medicare Advantage plan is the Blue Cross Freedom Blue PPO plan. There are also about a dozen Private Fee for Service plans, and then the Medicare MSA. The Medicare MSA in Kern County puts $1,300 into a bank savings account in your name the beginning of the year. This is your money to spend the way you see fit. It is tax free if used to pay for medical expenses, and the definition of medical expenses is very broad. It includes things like eyeglasses, hearing aids, dental, prescription drugs as well as office visits, hospitalizations, etc. The plan provides a debit card and checkbook to facilitate your paying medical expenses. The $1,300, if left untouched, will grow each year, with additional funds being added annually, as long as you

choose to remain in the program. Now, I’ll admit, $1,300 doesn’t go too far if you are having a major medical issue, but that is where this plan gets really hot! If you exceed the $1,300 in medical expenses, you only have to pay out of your pocket the difference between the $1,300 in Medicare-allowed medical expense (the glasses and hearing aids don’t count here) and when you have spent $3,000 the medical plan kicks in, paying 100 percent of most medical costs. These costs can include hospitalization, lab, emergency room, ambulance and doctor visits (primary and specialist). Now, this plan isn’t for everyone. If you are currently running medical expenses, there may be a better plan. Also, if you can’t afford the potential cost of $1,700 this is not your plan. But, for healthy seniors, the Medicare Advantage MSA may be just the ticket. This plan is only available until Dec. 31 each year, and once enrolled, you are on the plan for the entire year. You may go to any doctor or hospital of your choosing, as there are no networks. A separate prescription drug plan (Medicare Part D) is needed as this plan does not include prescription drugs. Harry P. Thal, MA, Certified Senior Advisor, is a licensed insurance broker. He is a member of the Kern Valley Hospital Advisory Board, and President of the Kern Association of Health Underwriters. He may be reached at 760-376-2100, e-mail harrythal@ aol.com or visit him on the web at www.harrythal.com

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Kern River Courier

Country Living

Snow day stops world California Joe Kern River Courier Columnist

What do you do when it snows? Everything stops: all the things you’ve taken for granted, the way things look and sound and the ways cars drive. All because of a little snow.We California Joe woke up one morning and we had landed on a new planet, “Snowland.” Everything outside was still and white. Inside Spunky the cat and Princess Molly Labrador were up on the window ledges, staring suspiciously at the white carpet of fresh snow. You couldn’t see the cars in the driveway. We knew they were there because you could see the roof rack on top of one of them.They looked like they were huddling together to stay warm. No electricity. Nothing turned on. The lights didn’t light, the TV didn’t play, the kitchen radio didn’t blare out the cheerful morning disasters. I was in a new and unknown civilization. The kitchen stove worked on propane, the wood burned in the woodstove and the propane lantern did its thing after taking off the globe and changing the two mantles.

It seemed just like camping days at the lake in the hot ol’ summmertime! Little victories became sudden miracles. The small red crank radio worked. I cranked up the handle for 50 or so cranks and suddenly we had company in the house. There were people out there. The woodstove was blazing away and soon we were getting warm. Then I dug out some heavy winter boots and shoes and jackets from the closet. It was already getting to be afternoon. Time passes quickly in this new world. And I haven’t read my daily newspaper. What if somehow the rest of the world is going on without me? What if no one’s really out there? I’ve got to go down the hill and get to my service station and see other people and get my daily ration of other people’s mistakes. I dug out the SUV and half-drove, half-toboganned down the hillside. After reaching the miracle of a paved highway, I hung a left and hydroplaned my way into Kernville. No newspaper. They were sold out. Back up the hill I went - almost. The Honda couldn’t make the last turn. I left the Honda in Tony’s driveway. Guess it’ll still be there in the morning. California Joe is the storyteller persona of Stevenson Phillips, an actor and singer living in Kernville. You may reach him at sscaljoe@aol.com.

Recipes for Dummies by Bodfish Bob pared dish. Place the casserole dish in a deep roasting pan, and fill with boiling water until it reaches halfway up the sides. Place in the oven and bake, until set, about for 35 to 40 minutes. Serve immediately, or let set for up to 30 minutes at room temperature. Bodfish Bob’s Chicken Tater Bake

Bodfish Bob’s Corn Pudding 2 eggs 2 cups whole milk 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted Pinch of cayenne 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1 tablespoon chopped parsley 1 teaspoon chopped thyme 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup sugar 2 cups fresh corn kernels, cut from the cob

1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish. In a large bowl using a whisk, beat the eggs. Add the milk, pouring in a steady stream while whisking. Add the melted butter, cayenne, nutmeg, parsley, thyme, salt, sugar and corn. Mix to combine. 2. Pour the mixture into the pre-

Huckaby selected for China Richard Rowe Special to the Courier

Kern Valley High School student Clayton Huckaby has been accepted by People to People International to travel to China as a student ambassador, and there will be a fundraiser Saturday, Jan. 17 to help him go. Someone nominated Clayton to People to People International (neither Clayton or his mom Tish know who that was). Then, People to People International contacted Clayton. He turned in an application with three recommendation forms from two different teachers and one adult not related to him. Clayton had an interview with the leaders from People to

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People International and was accepted. Make the KRV proud by helping to send one of our own students on the opportunity of a lifetime. The enchilada dinner will be Jan. 17 at 5 p.m. at the Kern Valley Moose Lodge 6732 Lake Isabella Blvd, Lake Isabella with door prizes and raffle. Cost is $8. Get tickets at the James Sierra Gateway Store, 14606 Highway 178, South Lake or the Onyx Emporium Chevron, 23822 Highway 178, Onyx or send donations (checks payable to People to People International) c/o Tish Huckaby, PO Box 132, Onyx, CA 93255-0132. For more information contact Tish Huckaby at (760) 378-3733 or e-mail her at m.huckaby@mchsi.com.

2 cans {10-3/4 ounces each} cream of chicken soup, undiluted 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup butter 3 cups cubed cooked chicken 1 pkg. {16 ounces} frozen peas and carrots, thawed 1-1/2 cups {6 ounces}shredded cheddar cheese, divided {medium or strong} 1 pkg. {32 ounces} frozen Tater Tots

In a large saucepan, combine the soup, milk and butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until heated through. Remove from heat; stir in the chicken, peas and carrots, and one cup cheese. Transfer to two greased 8-inch square baking dishes. Top with tater tots. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cover and freeze one casserole for up to 3 months. Cover and bake the remaining casserole at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Uncover; bake 5 to 10 minutes longer or until heated through. Visit Bodfish Bob on the Web at www.bodfishbob.com.

Keyesville recreation workshop scheduled The BLM will hold a public workshop Jan. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Senior Center in Lake Isabella to discuss recreation in the Keyesville area. "We will primarily discuss what recreation opportunities such as hiking and mountain biking members of the public would like to have available in the Keyesville area," said Peter DeWitt, BLM recreation planner. "We will hold another public workshop in late February or early March to specifically discuss off-highway vehicle recreation issues such as travel management and route designation." Members of the public will be asked to express their interests in the area and their vision for the future management. For further information concerning recreation opportunities in the Keyesville area and the public workshop, visit www.ca.blm.gov/bakersfield or contact: Outdoor Recreation Planner Bakersfield Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 3801 Pegasus Drive, Bakersfield CA 93308. For more information, contact Peter De Witt at (661) 391-6000; email: Peter_DeWitt@ca.blm.gov

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It was near blizzard conditions on Highway 178 in Lake Isabella on Monday.

Michael Batelaan/Kern River Courier

Financial Focus

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What can you do to cope with the news of the past few weeks? Consider the following "checklist" for surviving a financial crisis: First focus on things you can control. For example, you can control your emotions so that you aren't panicked into making unwise, short-term decisions. Panic is not an effective investment strategy. Next, review and rebalance your portfolio. During this market decline, some of your holdings have probably fallen more than others. This may mean that you now own a lower percentage of some assets than you had orig-

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Talking About Real Estate

Make it legal when moving Matt Freeman Kern River Courier Columnist

Once you’re a legal resident of your new home state, you can apply for incentives like Millions of people each year homestead exemptions (if availmove from one state to anothable). Also, make sure you’ve er. Reasons for relocating updated the address on your range from a credit report. Investigate how new job to the enforcement of certain legal retiring to documents like wills and powsimply better ers of attorney might change housing. The because of the change in resifinancial and dence. personal Rules are different from state impact of to state, but many experts sugbuying gest trying to make your move and/or sellas early in the year as possible ing a home in order to minimize the can be enorimpact. Tax returns can be conMatt Freeman mous. One fusing when you’re claiming aspect you part-time residency in two difshould fully understand before ferent states during the year making a big move is the tax you move. implications. Trust a real estate agent to Real estate agents are not help with selling, buying and finanmoving, cial and seek adviadvice sors, from a but tax conTrust a real estate agent they sultant to help with selling, buying about the do know financial and moving. a thing implicaor two --Matt Freeman tions. about what Matt to do Freeman before relocating. At the top of is a Realtor with Freeman’s the list is to legally change your Lakeside Realty (760) 379-5915 state of residence and deteror cell 223-0880. His column is mine how that affects taxes on not intended to replace legal income, property and your advice. estate.

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inally intended. Consequently, you may need to make some adjustments. Also, look for quality investments. In a difficult economic environment, you'll want to won stocks of companies with strong balance sheets. Finally, be patient. History has shown that turnarounds can happen quickly and unexpectedly. The most successful investors stay the course and take advantage of opportunities while others are "bailing out" of the financial markets.


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FIRE continued from page 1 Boating was slow at French Gulch Marina Monday with the snow.

alarm if you have none. When the roads are slick, don't drive if you don't have to. Keep snow chains, a few blankets, flashlight, charged cell phone and a full tank of gas in your vehicle. Dress appropriately and when your children resist wearing a warm jacket to school, insist on it.

SNOW continued from page 1 to www.altasierra.com or call 376-4186. The snow was welcome news to water forecasters, anxious about next spring’s runoff picture. The Southern Sierra is now running about 75% of normal for this date as of Wednesday. The snow closed schools and businesses throughout the valley, and the heavy weight of it warped and buckled awnings and split trees. A warming center was opened in the Senior Center, although reportedly it went unused. Amounts were reported from 6 inches to a foot, with the higher elevations in the valley getting more. Power went off for many residents, with some not having power all day Monday. By Tuesday, it was mostly restored, although Internet service was still slow.

Michael Batelaan/ Kern River Courier

GIVING continued from page 1 by a passel of volunteers. Angela says she loves to cook, while her husband Huan is “more of the computer guy” with his guitarelements.com Web site. To volunteer or contribute, call Angela at 379-2563.

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Voices of Faith

Desperate man gets assistance Clarence Semonious Pastor of Prince of Peace Lutheran Fellowship

There is an illustration about a desperate man. He saw a Help Wanted sign on the door of a bank and went in to apply. Not having any banking experience, he was shocked when they offered him the position of comptroller. He said, “I don’t even know what a comptroller is!” But the man behind the desk said, “We will train you, Semonious don’t worry.” Desperate for work he accepted the position and came to work the next day, excited to finally be employed again. The branch president brought him into a very messy office with a desk, lots of files stacked all over the place, and strange machines on the counters, none of which he knew how to use. As he walked out the door, he said the man, “Oh, by the way, the regulators will be here in two days to look at the books.” Suddenly he knew; he was the fall guy, they would blame him when the regulators realized that things were not right. Staring at the files and strange machines all around him, he put his head in his hands and was about to despair. But suddenly a young woman poked her head in the door and said, “Do you need some help?” “Yes,” said the man. “I am totally lost.” She smiled at him and got right to work. Together they began to tackle the files and put the machines where they belonged. The binders were sorted and put in the right places and the

computers were synchronized. For two very long days they labored on the task of getting the comptroller’s office back in shape. After the second day, the night before the regulators were arriving, he went home. The office looked much better, but he really had no idea if all their work was in vain or not. It was a sleepless night as he pondered what would happen. If the bank failed the regulator’s inspection, he wondered if he would be liable for something. Would he be put in jail? Would he be fined? What would happen in the morning? With a great deal of fear and anxiety he walked into his office and took his place behind that now clean desk and surveyed all the work they had done. Would it be enough? The knock came at 9:30. His secretary said the bank regulator was here. “Show them in,” he said, his heart in his throat. But imagine his surprise when the person who walked through the door was the very same young woman who had helped him for the past two days. And imagine his relief when he realized that the work she would be judging would be her own and not really his. When the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. Galatians 4:4-5. He did our righteousness; we wait for His judgment.

The Kern River Courier encourages messages from all churches. E-mail them to office@kernrivercourier.com

Thoughts on religion “ My country is the world,

and my religion is to do good.” – Thomas Paine

“ In the faces of men and women I see God.” – Walt Whitman

Christmas Eve service at St. Peter’s St. Peter’s Anglican Church, located at 11900 Sierra Way in Kernville, will be holding their annual Christmas Eve service on Wednesday, Dec. 24. Carols will be sung at 6:45, followed by Holy Communion.

Weldon Baptist Church Pastor/Teacher: Rick Rayls

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Kernville First Baptist Church of Kernville 46 Valley View Drive, Kernville Sunday Services — 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. 376-6403 Prince of Peace Lutheran Fellowship Center 44 Big Blue Road, Kernville Sunday School 9 a.m. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. 417-2014 Kernville Foursquare Church Kernville Chamber of Commerce 11447 Kernville Road Sunday Services 9:30 a.m. 223-6704 Kernville United Methodist Church 251 Big Blue Rd., Kernville Sunday Services 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. 376-2751 St. Peter’s Anglican Church 11900 Sierra Way, Kernville Sunday Service 10:00 a.m. 376-6362 St. Sherrian Episcopal Church Odd Fellows Hall, Kernville Sundays 10 a.m. Lake Isabella First Baptist Church of Lake Isabella 3701 Suhre, Lake Isabella Sunday Services 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. 379-5615 Fountain of Christ Church 5101 #A Lake Isabella Blvd, Lake Isabella Sunday Service: 9:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Wed. 6 p.m. 417-0793 Landmark Missionary Baptist Church 2741 Mountain View Rd, Lake Isabella Sunday Services 9:45 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. 379-5640 Mt. View Southern Baptist Church 2959 Erskine Creek Rd, Lake Isabella Sunday Services 8:30, 11:15 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. 379-4296 Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (LCMS) 377 Highway 155, Lake Isabella Sunday Services 12:00 p.m. 379-2343 Kern Valley Bible Church 3920 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella Sunday Services 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. 379-5482 Church of the Nazarene 2931 Erskine Creek Rd., Lake Isabella Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. 379-2062 Highland Chapel United Methodist 5301 Lake Isabella Bl., Lake Isabella Sunday School & Worship 9:30 a.m. 379-2120 Lake Isabella Church of Christ 3711 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella Sunday worship 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Bible study Sun. 10 a.m., Thurs. 6 p.m. Kern River Valley Seventh Day Adventist 3801 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella Saturday Service 9:30 a.m. 379-3206 Kern Valley Pentecostal LightHouse Church 3730 Wagon Wheel Dr., Lake Isabella Sunday School 9:45 Services 10:45 a.m. Eve. 5 p.m. Wed. Service 6 p.m. 379-5819

Mt. Mesa Church of Christ Mt. Mesa 6400 Dogwood Av., Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. 379-4792 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 6400 Park Av., Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 10:00 a.m. 379-2904 Grace Chapel 12312 Mt. Mesa Rd., Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 9:45 a.m. 379-4093 Christian Assembly 12424 Mountain Mesa Rd., Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. 379-6377 Victory Tabernacle (United Pentecostal Church) 4324 Birch, Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 4 p.m. 379-6360

by Wilson Casey 1. Is the book of Bartholomew in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Psalm 119, unto what does the entrance of God’s words give light and understanding? Unbelievers, Harlots, Idolaters, Simple 3. God’s law is perfect, while the testimony of the Lord is ...? Sure, Peace, Forgiveness, Eternal 4. From John 6, what substance did Jesus miraculously walk upon? The sea, Fire, Clouds, Broken bones 5. Of these, who wasn’t one of Jesus’ original disciples? Andrew, Thomas, Philip, Isaiah ANSWERS: ANSWERS: 1) Neither; 2) Simple; 3) Sure; 4) The sea; 5) Isaiah

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Southlake/Weldon Kern Christian Church “The River” 14900 Hwy 178, Southlake Sunday Services 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. 378-3780 Weldon Baptist Church 20674 Highway 178 Sunday Services 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. 378-4964 Weldon United Methodist Church 20021 Hwy. 178, Weldon Sunday Services 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. 378-2321 Wofford Heights Family Life Center Foursquare Church Panorama, Wofford Heights Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. 376-6719 New Life Assembly of God 25 Arden Av., Wofford Heights Sunday Services 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. 376-6402 St. Jude Catholic Church 86 Nellie Dent Dr., Wofford Heights Sunday Mass 7:00 a.m. & 9:00 a.m 376-2416 Calvary Chapel 125 Sycamore Drive, Wofford Heights Sunday Services 9 & 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. 376-8789 Christ Fellowship 80 Evans Road, Wofford Heights Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.

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Miscellaneous SGI - USA Buddhist Discussion Meetings - call 379-6162 for dates and times. Based on the Lotus Sutra. Salvation Army Mon. 9 am — 1 pm. Service and applications at 6105 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. TSA feeds the hungry lunch Monday through Friday. Assistance is offered to persons or families who are having difficulties paying utility bills, in need of food, clothing, spiritual and other counseling. 760379-5100.

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Courier chuckle of the week: “By the time you’re eighty years old you've learned everything. You only have to remember it.” George Burns

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Salome’s Stars ARIES (Mar. 21 to Apr.19) You might be busier than you had expected right now. But between the socializing rounds and the workplace tasks, there are opportunities for special moments with that certain someone. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20)Your creative approach leads to a quicker-than-expected solution to a workplace problem. Now you can devote more time to that proposal you hope to introduce by midmonth. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Technological glitches create problems early on.But by midweek, all runs smoothly once again, and you’re well and truly on your way toward meeting all your deadlines. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your energy levels are high, and you feel you can handle everything that comes along.But try to take a break from your hectic pace for some quiet time with someone close to you. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Before you pounce on that shiny new opportunity, take more time to check it out to see how much substance actually lies beneath all that glitter.A family member has important news. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A personal situation you thought was resolved resurfaces, thanks to a possibly well-intentioned move that went awry. Deal with it as soon as possible.Accept the help of a trusted friend.

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LIBRA (Sept.23 to Oct.22) That goal you set way back when is finally in sight. Maintain your focus on achieving it, and don’t allow yourself to be distracted by unimportant demands for your attention. SCORPIO (Oct.23 to Nov.21) A temperamental flareup creates negative feelings that need to be dealt with immediately.But things once again go well after the apologies are made and hurt feelings are soothed. SAGITTARIUS (Nov.22 to Dec.21)An early impulsive act causes confusion.But all is smoothed over once explanations are made.Expect a friend or family me CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19 You might have to do some juggling of your priorities, as a personal matter appears to require more time and attention.Put your pride aside and accept help from those who offer it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)Your creative aspect is strong.Not only does it help you accomplish your goals, but it also inspires others. This could lead to a potentially rewarding collaboration opportunity. PISCES (Feb. 19 to Mar. 20) Be careful about making major decisions when you’re not really committed to them. And resist any pressure to do otherwise. Better to delay action until all doubts are resolved. BORN THIS WEEK: You set goals and are rarely distracted by any attempt to move you off the path you’ve chosen to reach them. (c) 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Trivia Test By Fifi Rodriguez 1. ASTRONOMY: What do the Van Allen belts refer to? 2. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What kind of animal could be described as ursine? 3. LANGUAGE: What does the British slang “arrows” refer to? 4. FAMOUS QUOTES: Who once said, “Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home?”? 5. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What Mexican revolutionary’s real name was Doroteo Arango? Answers:

1. Radiation belts surrounding the Earth 2. Bears 3. The game of darts and the darts themselves 4. Bill Cosby 5. Pancho Villa

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Letters to the Courier

Creative Connection

Dear Kern River Courier, Since first moving here to the Kern River Valley with my maternal grandparents John and Lorene Caldwell in 1948 to live on a mining claim that became Boulder Gulch Campground when the lake went in, you can easily imagine the many changes I have witnessed over the passing years. One of the best of such changes has been the marvelous hospital we have every reason to be very proud of. Having just spent three weeks there in acute care I can testify to the quality of the staff throughout, each one of them evidencing genuine concern for me personally and doing everything they could to facilitate and encourage my recovery. More than just a hospital, we are blessed with something staffed by such wonderful and caring health care professionals that in my opinion none better could be found than those we have right here in our valley. My heartfelt thanks to all of you at the hospital who were so kind to me and encouraged me so much during a very difficult time. Samuel D. G. Heath, Ph. D.

News briefs

Wrap holidays with creativity Donna Fitch Kern River Courier Columnist

student might love small colorful school supplies. Use a scarf instead of ribbon. Wrapping can be as much of a Gloves might be an ideal topper for present as any purchase. It makes a cold weather friends. Have your kids small gift gigantic. Here are a few decorate craft paper or a bag with ideas to inspire stamps, paints, crayons, pictures, fabthat child in you to ric scraps, or make photocopies of piccome out and have tures of family and friends and use to some fun. create a memory or one of a kind A preference of package that grandparents will post in mine is to add cuttheir home. An adult may write tings from everquotes, beautiful thoughts or words. green trees, (keep Foil, comics, sheet music, wallpaper, the flowers or bags or fabric or basket-weaving ribberries) to combon provide alternatives to store Donna Fitch plete a special bought wrap. Metallic cording is an package. A simply wrapped gift impressive addition or explore the idea becomes festive and beautiful and of sewing notions, rick rack, binding, adds fringes, or aroma. beads to Mistletoe eliminate Wrapping can be as much generic ribis a romantic bons. of a present as any purchase. addition. Clever Holly and containers It makes a small gift pine and reuse gigantic. cones add gives new a distinclife when --Donna Fitch tive, you decorate earthy and stuff a touch. boot, a purse, tins, totes or even a suitPersonalize with a theme. For your case. Oatmeal containers are a unique traveling friends use maps as a wraphide-away or consider take out conping paper. They are free through tainers. The ideas and options are AAA. Use a baggage tag for desigunlimited as are you! That’s a wrap! nating the “who to.” Used stamps Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays might be another consideration to to all. cover craft paper or a paper bag. A Donna Fitch is a local artist. For keepsake ornament offers a memory. questions or comments you can reach You could top gardener’s gifts with her through the Courier, office@kernsmall tools for use on their plants. A rivercourier.com.

Art association applies for grants Jim Davis, president of the Kern River Valley Art Association, has announced that the organization has qualified for and received a 501 C-3 tax designation for charitable associations, thereby allowing the opportunity for the group to receive grants to fund special projects. The KRVAA’s first grant application is asking that the construction of a building and kiosks be provided for the Art Lot location on Lake Isabella Boulevard. If the grant is approved, planning and design will egin and the announcement will be made at the Feb. 16 Red and White Valentine Ball and meeting.

Our Valley, Our Earth

Answers to basic questions Ron Bolyard Kern River Courier Columnist

The last questions that are asked are: How far did the glaciers advance southward in the United States during the Ice Ages? Did they come as far as the Sierra Nevada Mountains? The following diagram will answer the first question. The second question will be answered next Ron Bolyard week.

This composite map shows the southerly limits of all the glaciation cycles. The dark line is the point at which the glaciers began to recede after reaching the southern most limit, which was about half-way through Missouri and Kentucky. Note that they did not reach into California. I will discuss that fact next week.

CALENDAR continued from page 3 Christmas Party on Sunday, Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. Open to all children under 16. Visit with Santa and enjoy a hot dog, Christmas cookies and sodas. For more information call the Elks Lodge at 376-6475.

Until Next Week ….. Ron Bolyard is a retired geologist and has developed an “acute interest” in the geology of the southern Sierra Nevada since he moved here in 1999.

Tattooed Santa to give away gifts Dec. 22 Frank from the Tattoo Shop in Wofford Heights will be playing Santa and give away free toys on Monday, Dec. 22 at his shop at 6930 Wofford Blvd. from 5 to 9 p.m.

Commodities giveaway Tuesday, Dec. 23 7 a.m., Eagles Lodge, Mt. Mesa 7 a.m., Elks Lodge, Wofford Heights 8 a.m., Senior Center, Lake Isabella. My Place serving free meal Dec. 23 My Place restaurant and guitarelements.com will once again be serving a free meal in honor of the Christmas season. This event will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 23 at My Place restaurant, 6206 Lake Isabella Blvd. from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. All volunteers and contributions will be greatly appreciated. To volunteer or contribute, call Angela at 379-2563. Whiskey Flat Days organizing meetings Dec. 29 The Kernville Chamber of Commerce’s next Whiskey Flat Days planning meeting will be Dec. 29. It is a potluck. For more information, call the Chamber office at 376-2629. Whiskey Flat Days Kick-off Dinner Jan. 9 The Kernville Chamber’s 2009 Whiskey Flat Days kick-off dinner will be held at the Elk’s Lodge on Friday, January 9. Social hour is at 5 p.m., dinnerat 6 p.m followed by the event at 7 p.m.. Cost for dinner is $20 and includes tax and tip. The menu consists of salad, fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, dinner roll and dessert. Come meet all the mayor candidates. Seating is limited. Call the Kernville Chamber at 376-2629 for reservations.

Death notices John Germain Leslie John Germain Leslie, 68, of Lake Isabella, passed away at his residence on Dec. 14, 2008. Arrangements by Lake Isabella Funeral Home, 6048-A Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella, CA 93240. (760) 379-5006.

Benefit screening of classic “Casablanca” at Reel Cinema Jan. 17 The Wofford Heights Community Association will be benefited by a screening of the classic movie “Casablanca,” in original black and while, on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. $10 donation. Tickets can be purchased at the Rich Pelletreau Art Gallery at 6700 Wofford Blvd., or call 223-1058 for information. All ticket and raffle sales go towards the new Wofford Heights welcome sign.


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Living Green

Spring festival taking off Richard Rowe Special to the Courier

As reported earlier, the 1st Annual “Living Green in the KRV” Festival will be held from Friday, March 27 to Monday, March 30. An organizing committee has been hard at work (their next meeting is Saturday, Jan. 10 Rowe from 1 to 3pm). The purpose of Living Green in the KRV is to help us learn about living responsibly, protecting our environment and conserving our resources. It will have many FREE events at different places around the valley. On Saturday, March 28, we'll have a "Green Expo" of booths and tables of vendors and organizations. On Sunday, March 29 we’ll have tours of solar installations, energy efficient houses and water-wise and native plant gardens. An anonymous benefactor has come forward with $500 to bankroll our Living Green Film Festival, which will be held all four days at The Reel Cinema. Major (over $500) sponsors include Southern California Edison, Thomas Refuse and the Kern River Courier, which will produce a special insert (similar to the "Claim Jumper" for Whiskey Flat Days). Our Film Festival will include eight to 12 award-winning films for kids as well as adults. Confirmed:

BBC's two-hour Planet Earth segment: "The Future, Environment & Conservation” (sponsored by Bodfish Bob); Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth;" Discovery Channel's hour-long "Green: The New Red, White & Blue." Speaking of New Red, one of the Contributing Sponsors (over $100) is the Republicans of the KRV; other $100 sponsors include the Kernville Chamber and the Desert Mountain Resource Conservation & Development Council. The goal is to involve many groups & individuals in creating and putting on this event through Kern River Valley Revitalization, such as the Kern County Library, the KRV Education & Cultural Foundation, KRV Fire Safe Council, KRV Garden Group, KRV Youth Center, Kern Valley Solar, Nuui Cunni Native American Cultural Center, the Sierra Business Council, Sustainable Architect Nancy Shebesta & WEB Recycling, among others. We hope to have a silent auction and raffle (if we can find someone to organize it). For frequently updated info, go to KRVR.org, look for Living Green in the KRV. Richard Rowe is a retired city planner, living in Wofford Heights. He is website administrator of KRVR.org for Kern River Valley Revitalization. He is in charge of a major new event planned for March 27-30, 2009 – "Living Green in the KRV." He can be reached at eworinkrv@mchsi.com.

There were ten arrests made by the Kern County Sheriff's Department between A digest of arrest reports from November 28, 2008 and various public safety agencies in the December 11, 2008; Kern River Valley area three in Bodfish; one in Kernville; two in Wofford Heights; one in Onyx; one in Squirrel Valley; two in Lake Isabella. All arrests were transported and booked at Central Receiving Facility in Bakersfield. November 28, 2008: Two arrests were made in the 3400 block of Lake Isabella Blvd., Bodfish. A 28 year old female for suspicion of spousal battery, and a 21 year old male on suspicion of being in possession of marijuana and in possession of marijuana for sale. November 29, 2008: A 45 year old Lake Isabella male was arrested in the 2800 block of Erskine Creek Road, Lake Isabella on a warrant charging him with failure to appear in court and giving false information to a peace officer. November 30, 2008: A male, 24 years old, from Santa Fe Springs, CA was arrested in the 14000 block of Sierra Way, Kernville on suspicion of public intoxication. December 4, 2008: A 42 year old Onyx male was arrested in the 8000 block of Harmony Lane, Onyx on suspicion of being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm, possession of stolen property, and a parole violation. December 7, 2008: A Lake Isabella male, 47 years of age, was arrested in the 6100 block of Sagebrush, Squirrel Valley on suspicion of being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm and illegal drug paraphernalia. Two arrests were made on suspicion of attempted kidnapping in the 40 block of Mountain View Lane, Wofford Heights. Both males are from Wofford Heights. One, a 39 year old, the other a 50 year old. December 10, 2008; A Caliente 55 year old male was arrested in the 6000 block of Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella on a warrant charging him with violation of court protective order. December 11, 2008: A Wofford Heights female, 46 years of age, was arrested in the 1500 block of Bodfish Canyon Road, Bodfish on a warrant charging her with petty theft with prior convictions and possession of stolen property.

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Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: NATURAL HEALTH THERAPEUTIC (2008-B7871) Street address of principal place of business: 121A Piute Drive, Kernville, CA 93238. REGISTRANT: Catherine Crawford, 121A Piute Drive, Kernville, CA 93238: A, Individual. The date the business commenced: 07/01/1995. 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 (Bus & Prof 14400 et seq. This Fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk's Office. (11/26/2013) A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. NATURAL HEALTH THERAPEUTIC CENTER. This statement filed on 11/26/2008. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk By M. Rodriguez (34993)Published by the Kern River Courier December 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2008. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: BIZZY BEE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT (2008-B7937), DBA #2: TRAILS END REAL ESTATE (2008-B7938), Street address of principal place of business: 5336 Lake Isabella Boulevard, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. REGISTRANT: Anna Mc Alister, 50 Stagecoach Drive, Caliente, CA 93518: A,

Individual. The date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. 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 (Bus & Prof 14400 et seq. This Fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk's Office. (12/03/2013) A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. BIZZY BEE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, TRAILS END REAL ESTATE. This statement filed on 12/03/2008. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk By G. Durward. (34993)-Published by the Kern River Courier December 12, 19, 26, 2008 and January 2, 2009. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: KRV NOVELTY (2008-B7529), DBA #2: KERN RIVER CLOTHING COMPANY (2008-B7530), Street address of principal place of business: 11101 Kernville Road, Kernville, CA 93238. REGISTRANTS: Kern River Corporation: F, Corporation. The date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. 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 (Bus & Prof 14400 et seq. This Fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed

in the County Clerk's Office. (11/11/2013) A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. KRV NOVELTY, KERN RIVER CLOTHING COMPANY. This statement filed on 11/11/2008. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk By G. Meza. (34993)-Published by the Kern River Courier December 12, 19, 26 2008 and Jan. 2, 2009. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: DOUG SHAW HORSESHOEING (2008B7734) Street address of principal place of business: 15138 Kelso Avenue, Weldon, CA 93283. REGISTRANT: Cynthia Shaw, 15138 Kelso Avenue, Weldon, CA 93283: A, Individual. The date the business commenced: 11/29/99. 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 (Bus & Prof 14400 et seq. This Fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk's Office. (11/19/2013) A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. DOUG SHAW HORSESHOEING. This statement filed on 11/19/2008. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk By G. Meza (34993)-Published by the Kern River Courier December 12, 19, 26, 2008 and January 2, 2009.

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Kernville’s Candle Stroll A live Nativity Scene (left) was held in Kernville’s Circle Park on Friday, the same night as the annual Candle Stroll (right).

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