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Santa Sightings

Laughing all the way Santa arrived at the Lake Isabella Christmas parade last Saturday with elves Austin Bowman and Kyliee TerBeest in tow.

Courier Extra Nobody knows how he does it, but Santa will still be making appearances in the Kern Valley up until Christmas Eve. ■ Santa's debut will be at 3 p.m. at Circle Park atop the "Santallac." Saturday, December 7th, with a gift run throughout Kernville. ■ He will be at "Santa's Village" in Circle Park on Wednesdays and Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 3 to 7 p.m. With more demand we may even see him more!

For more opportunities to see Santa, see Santa Sightings on the left. Robert Bowman Kern River Courier

Season brings out area needs nearly 200 families with their Christmas dinner basket program consisting of all the fixings for a splendid Christmas dinner plus five to seven more meals. To help God's Storehouse, drop off your canned food donations at God's Storehouse 14432 Hwy 178, South Lake or next door at Frank's Tires. There is also a drop off location at The Furniture Store in Lake Isabella. To get a list of the food items they are in most need of, contact them at 760-3782725 or 760-378-2880. ■ Be an Angel The Angel Gift Program is for children 11 to 18 years old, who are no longer eligible for "Toys for Tots" due to their age. "Angels" are placed on the KRV

Michael Batelaan Courier Community Tis the season to be jolly, but for many in the Kern River Valley it is a time of great need. If the season puts you in a giving mood this season, the Valley has plenty of opportunities. ■ God's Storehouse For over 25 years God's Storehouse has been blessing families with Christmas dinner baskets as well as supplemental food through our various programs for families, individuals and seniors. This year they anticipate serving

Family Resource Center lobby Christmas tree at 5109 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella with the child's age, gender and three wishes for "something special." Agencies, organizations or individuals can visit and "adopt" a child or a set of siblings until today, December 6th. Donations are also accepted. Distribution will be to the parent or guardian of the child. All donations will remain anonymous. Come by and visit the Kern River Family Resource Center or contact them at 760379-2556. ■ Food Pantry Your local Food Pantry is having a bake sale to raise the needed money to buy toys for their Christmas give-

aways from now until Christmas. They need around 200 toys. If you could please bring in a new toy or some baked goods or if you would rather a monetary donation, that is OK too. Please bring toys, baked goods or money to 4621 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella. They are there seven days a week. Call 760-379-4825 for more information. ■ Salvation Army The Stuff A Truck is the Salvation Army food assistance program providing much needed food assistance to 150 local families during the Holiday Season. The Stuff A truck program will provide at least two boxes of basic foods for families during the week between the two holi-

Water rate settlement reached Michael Batelaan Courier FYI

approved, Cal Water will be able to increase rates in January, 2014 with small inflationtype increases in 2015 and 2016. Now that this part of the settlement has been reached, the Administrative Law Judge will issue a proposed decision to the Commissioners who will either adopt the

California Water Service Company, known as Cal Water, the California Public Utilities Commission's Office of Ratepayer Advocates and other involved parties have reached a tentative settlement agreement on the company's 2012 General Rate Case. The Public Utilities Commission must approve the settlement agreement as part of the eighteen-month review process. If people

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days. Stuff A Truck food donations may be delivered to WEB Recycling daily Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or at any participating business. Several local businesses and bars are participating with collection containers. You may also call The Salvation Army at 760379-4600, Monday to Wednesday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ■ Toys for Tots December 6 is the last day to submit an application for toys. There will be no opportunities to apply after this date. December 13 is the last day to donate for 2013. Any donations received after this day will count toward 2014. You may reach them at 661-3458359

Cal Water contributes to KRVR Courier Release As part of its continuing effort to improve the quality of life in the communities it serves, local water provider California Water Service Company will be presenting a $20,000 contribution to Kern River V a l l e y Revitalization on December 3, 2013. See KRVR, page 12

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kern river water data: Wednesday 6 p.m. Storage, Isabella Reservoir 54,142 acre-feet 2013 Reservoir peak 106,783 acre-feet Pool maximum 568,075 acre-feet Pool safety limit 360,000 acre-feet Upper Kern Inflow 163 cfs* Lower Kern Outflow 194 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. *(5-hr average Kernville)

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■ Onyx Family Farms Weekends The Onyx Family Farms will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. all winter. They are located on Doyle Ranch Road off of Highway 178. Look for the sign.

■ Toys for Tots December 6 Last day to submit an application for toys is Friday, Dec. 6. There will be no opportunities to apply after this date.

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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, Lake Isabella. 760-417-2272. ■ 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, 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, Sierra Vista Restaurant, 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.,760-379-4112 or 760-417-9701

■ 6 p.m. (2nd Tue.), Lake Isabella-Bodfish Property Owners, Senior Center, Lake Isabella (760) 760-379-5552. ■ 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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■ 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. ■ 9 a.m., Yoga Practice Group, Kernville Methodist Church. 909-753-9043. ■ 3 p.m. (1st Sat.), Havilah Historical Society, 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, 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.

■ 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 Methodist, 760-379-2556. ■ 10:30a.m., Armour of God Narcotics Anonymous, College Community Services, 2731 Nuggett Ave., Lake Isabella. ■ 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. 760-376-3138. ■ 1:30 - 3 p.m., Grief Support Group, Optimal Hospice, 6504-E Lake Isabella Blvd. ■ 6 p.m. (1st Wed.), American Legion Riders VFW, 2811 Nugget, Lake Isabella. ■ 6 p.m. (3rd Wed.), American Legion, Senior Center Veterans Rm. Lake Isabella. 760-379-5086. ■ 7 p.m. (3rd Wed.), Fish & Game Habitat Club, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-376-3178 ■ 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Senior Dance, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. Live band. ■ 7 p.m. Alano Club, AA, 4030 Perdue, Lake Isabella. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312. ■ 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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■ 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. welcome. 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 Mobile Home Pk. Clubhouse, Lake Isabella. 760-379-3206. ■ 2 - 3 p.m., Grief Support Group, Hoffmann Hospice 040-D Lake Isabella Blvd. 661-410-1010. ■ 12 - 1 p.m., AA, Senior Center,Lake Isabella. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312. ■ 1 p.m. (3rd Mon.), Kern Valley Democratic Club, Lakeridge Mobile Home Pk. Clubhouse, 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. ■ 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. ■ 6 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. ■ 9 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 ■ 10:30a.m., Armour of God Narcotics Anonymous, College Community Services, 2731 Nuggett Ave., Lake Isabella. ■ 2 p.m. (2nd Tue.), KRV Cemetery District. Public invited. 760-376-2189.

■ 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5831. ■ 9 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. ■ 10:30a.m., Armour of God Narcotics Anonymous, College Community Services, 2731 Nuggett Ave., 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. ■ 7 p.m. (45h Thurs.) KRV Gun Assc. Jan - Oct. Kernville Chamber, KRVGAnews@gmail.com ■ 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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■ 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 .

■ Lakeshore Farmers Market December 7 This market is hosted by the Kern Valley Growers Association from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays at the Lakeshore Lodge, 7466 Wofford Blvd, Wofford Heights. ■ Nuui Cunni Farmers Market December 7 The Kern River Paiute Council Nuui Cunni Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2600 Hwy 155 in Lake Isabella. For more information contact 760-549-0800. ■ Candlelight Stroll in Kernville December 6 Meet at Circle Park at 6 p.m. and stroll through Kernville by candlelight with the Sweet Adelines. ■ Aglow December 7 Aglow meets at the Lake Isabella Senior Center from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Come and be blessed. Call Barbara Pechy at 760-378-3672 or Geraldine Smith at 559-359-8953 for more information. ■ River clean up December 7 On Saturday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 14, Keepers of the Kern will hold river clean up days. Meet the Trash Warriors at the Halfway area north of Headquarters Campground at 11 a.m. Bring gloves, water and a smile. For further information, call 760-376-2963. ■ Service for Chuck White December 7 A Memorial Service is planned for Dec. 7, at the Kernville United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. This service will reflect his passion for interfaith cooperation, participative worship and his love of music. Please come celebrate his life. ■ Optimal Light up a Life December 7 During the holiday season, Optimal Hospice Foundation will host the Annual "Light Up A Life Celebration" that includes a personal reflection by a hospice family member, the reading of the memorial names by hospice nurses and volunteers, candle lighting, inspirational music, and the lighting of the Tree of Life on Saturday December 7th at the Lodge at Painted Rock, Keysville at 11a.m. Call 661-716-8000 for more information. ■ Toy run for Salvation Army December 7 2nd annual Kernville Rides and Rods toy run for Salvation Army. Entry fee $15 plus one unwrapped toy ($10 minimum value). Extra poker hand $5. All toys stay local! Classic rock live band "Reign". Raffle Prizes! 11 a.m. at the Kernville Saloon. Host: Nikki Stuart 760-549-3365. ■ 14th annual Christmas in Kernville and parade of giving December 7 Santa is coming and you're invited to the annual Christmas Parade of Giving. Parade will start in Kernville about 4 p.m. Classic car owners are asked to have their cars at Circle Park (parade start) by 3:30 p.m. to arrange lineup. Cars are requested to be decorated for the season but it is not a requirement. Motorcycles will assemble at AltaOne parking lot. Listen to KCNQ and KVLI that evening for any last minute parade details. Drivers and parade watchers are also requested to bring new and unwrapped toys for our less fortunate Kern Valley children. Santa will visit with children at Santa's Village in Circle Park immediately after the parade. For more information call Darlene Randall 760-376-3998. ■ Kernville Chamber Shop Hop December 7 Raffles and discounts at participating businesses from 5 to 8 p.m. Free refreshments throughout Kernville. Come visit with Santa at Circle Park. Alta One in Kernville will feature local artist and businesses with great deals. Just in time for Christmas! Music by Sierra Sound. Circle Park and Alta One in Kernville. Call the Kernville Chamber of Commerce at 760-376-2629 for more information.

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Paying more for less? Rod Middleworth Courier Columnist

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Cerro Coso Community College Saddened by Loss Cerro Coso Community College is deeply saddened by the loss of Rev. Dr. Charles White. Known as Chuck to family and friends, he was the founding father of the Kern River Valley Education and Cultural Foundation in partnership with the late former Cerro Coso Dean, Clayton Witherow. A visionary leader with a compassionate heart, Chuck cared deeply about the people of the Kern River Valley. "It has been a great privilege to have worked with Chuck in recent years," stated Cerro Coso President Jill Board. "Chuck was one of the most prominent and respected voices in support of education in the Kern River Valley. He strongly believed that higher education opens doors and opportunities to a better future. His leadership and support helped shape the KRVEC Foundation into what it is today. I will miss his tremendous contribution to the community, exemplary leadership, and dedication to the college." The KRVEC Foundation is a vital support system for Cerro Coso's KRV students, providing valuable resources to help students complete their programs and succeed in their particular areas of study. Dr. White led with integrity and a strong commitment to academic excellence and student success. He was a trusted advisor and has been in the forefront as an advocate for the college. We have lost not only one of the Foundation's founders and most faithful benefactors, but we have lost a most gifted leader whose success, generosity, service, integrity, and zest for life well lived should be an example for us all. Our hearts go out to his wife, Liz, and to the extended community of family and friends who held him dear. Natalie Dorrell, Public Relation, Marketing, and Development Manager Cerro Coso Community College Editors note: A Memorial Service is planned for Dec. 7, at the Kernville United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. This service will reflect his passion for interfaith cooperation, participative worship and his love of music. Please come celebrate his life.

I have noticed that as I get older, things are getting smaller. I don't think it has anything to do with my size or perception. I don't think Middleworth it has any think to do with my age. I am almost certain that there is a movement afoot to keep the price of things the same, but to make the product smaller. The result is that you get less for the same. Some examples come to mind. Kleenex, for instance. I don't have any old ...things are Kleenex to meassmaller... ure it by, but I am certain that there is less paper in each tissue that comes out of the box. I know that I am not blowing my nose any harder than I did as a younger person, but a good snort, usually blows a hole in the paper and makes containment of nose droppings difficult. I usually take two Kleenex sheets to do the job that one used to do. Coffee is next on my list of things getting smaller. Do you remember when you went to the store to buy a pound of coffee?? Try it today. The price is the same, but there are several ounces less inside the can. Oh yes the can looks the same but they have sliced the coffee grounds up to give the

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Suicide survivor support group A peer support group for anyone who has lost someone to suicide. This is a safe place to share your grief, find hope and achieve healing. This group meets on the second Wednesday of every month at the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Library Room, 377 Highway 178, Lake Isabella from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 760-223-0845. If you are in crisis, call the Kern County Mental Health hotline at 800-991-5272.

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contents more bulk thusly using the same can but less coffee. And.... most of us are not supposed to know the difference...Hah! Another downsizing that is most apparent is candy bars. A Big Hunk is a fine example. It is no longer big, and can hardly be considered a "Hunk"! And I notice we still pay the same but we get less. Jell-O is another product that has changed the content, and the amount of product, and even raised the price, I am sure that they think we didn't notice!. In many boxed product there are large signs on the boxes that say it is new and improved. Does that mean we have been eating inferior stuff until now? And who says it is getting new and what panel says it is - Middleworth improved. No one has asked me and I have some really strong opinions. That sends me off on another tangent on all kinds of things that have happened or are happening we are told that the public is either enraged or want justice. I'm the public and no one asks me or has ever asked me what I think or anyone else I know. Who are the knowledgeable folks that always know what to do and what we're mad about and that remains a mystery! Go figure! Wofford Heights resident Rod Middleworth, a retired security manager for Pacific Bell, is an instructor for the local AARP Driver Safety Program.

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FFA fundraisers FFA booster Christmas tree lot grand opening was Nov 30. They are located by the Crossroads Shell Lake Isabella Blvd at Kernville Rd. Open weekends 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekdays 4 to 8 p.m. The club is also selling poinsettias. Large are $10 and jumbo are $25. They are available beginning Dec. 3. To order, call Kern Valley High School 760-379-2611.

Kern Valley Museum Artist of the Month Each month, in the Art Room at the Kern Valley Museum, the work of an outstanding artist from this area is displayed. This month's display is the work of Margaret Smith. Margaret has worked with oils and water colors and is now concentrating on painting using gourds. Her work has been influenced by the "Nuui Cunni" cultural center. Come by and see her work using gourds, along with dream catchers and pine needle work. It is a fabulous display. The museum is open Thursday thru Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See Announcements, page 11

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Kernville First Baptist Church presents Children's Christmas musical The musical performance, Christmas Hangups, will take place at the Kernville First Baptist Church located at 46 Valley View Drive in Kernville; next door to the Pizza Barn, December 8 at 4 p.m. 21 children ranging from as young as six years old, all from the Kern River Valley, will be participating. The musical deals with "souvenir" ornaments that are not accepted as real "traditional" Christmas ornaments. Come join us for a fun evening of musical entertainment. For more information contact Grant Bennett, pastor at 760-376-6403, or Marsha Lassen at 760417-0715.

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Given For An Appointed Purpose ster faith that at times grows weary and weak in a journey that often seems arduous and long. God is working! So will My word From us to God then ought also be which goes forth come a response that paves a way from My mouth; it for this Word to have inroads into will not return to our hearts and minds. The above is Me empty, without the Father's commitment to us to be accomplishing what a present and active force in all that I desire, and withwe experience, and the best way for out succeeding in Duitsman this to happen is in a willing heart the matter for which I sent it. - Isaiah 55:11 partnering with all that He desires. Praise God that in spite of our stubbornness and pride the Spirit of A read through the entire 55th God continues to draw us toward chapter of Isaiah is a rewarding His purposes, but why not rather expenditure of time, but even in this present Him with a soft heart that is one verse the powerful nature of the willing to hear the Word at every eternal Word at work within us can turn of life's circlearly be seen. cumstances as that From God to us which we will yield comes a promise ...the Word of God becomes our will to obey? that is long in its an irresistible force... Rather than placcommitment, - Duitsman ing the onus on the powerful in its Father to overapplication, and whelm our will determined in its with the unstopapproach to all that you and I may pable force of His spoken Word that face in a lifetime pilgrimage with will not return void, let us you and I Jesus. It is as though the Word of bend our knees and hearts at every God becomes an irresistible force turn with the willingness to say "not against which human pride, devilish my will but Yours be done." As we determination to resist, or life's experience cannot stop. When once read, let us seek to hear the Father's heart of revelation and love. As we the Father has spoken, that which hear His heart and voice, let us ever goes forth in proclamation will also desire to embrace and be embraced have its fulfillment in human experiby His desires. Let us seek to be His ence. This ought to bring handWord lived out in all we are and do. springs to our inner being that longs for the working of the Father Jack Duitsman pastors Father’s Heart in every aspect of our lives, and bolFoursquare Church in Kernville. Jack Duitsman Courier Columnist

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Bible Trivia By Wilson Casey

1. Is the book of Matthew in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Who was Herod's information source as to where the Christ Child was to be born? Joseph, Reuben, Micah, Matthew 3. From Luke 2:13, what term describes an army of angels praising God? Heavenly host, Covenant, Spirit multitude, Manoah 4. What group received the angels' announcement of the birth of Jesus? Carpenters, Shepherds, Tentmakers, Masons 5. Where was the young child when the Magi came to visit Him to present gifts? Manger, Under the stars, House, Temple 6. From Matthew 2, to what country did Mary, Joseph and the Baby Jesus flee? Jordan, Syria, Oman, Egypt

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■ Father’s Heart Foursquare Church Kernville Elementary School, Kernville. Sunday 9:30 a.m. 760-223-6704 ■ First Baptist Church of Kernville 46 Valley View Drive, Kernville. Sunday 10:00 a.m. 760-376-6403 ■ Kernville United Methodist Church 251 Big Blue Rd., Kernville. Sunday’s 9:30 a.m. 760-376-2751 ■ Prince of Peace Lutheran Fellowship 44 Big Blue Road, Kernville. Sunday School 9 a.m., Service 10:30 a.m. 760-417-2014 ■ St. Peter’s Anglican Church 11876 Sierra Way, Kernville. Sunday 10:00 a.m. 760-376-6362 ■ St. Sherrian’s Episcopal Church At Kernville United Methodist Church. Sunday 11 a.m

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■ Family Life Center Foursquare Church 20 W. Panorama, Wofford Hts. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. 760-376-6719 ■ New Life Assembly of God 25 Arden Av., Wofford Hts. Sunday 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.760-376-6402 ■ St. Jude Catholic Church 86 Nellie Dent Dr., Wofford Heights. Sun, 8 a.m. & 10 a.m., Sat. 4 p.m. 760-376-2416 ■ Calvary Chapel 125 Sycamore Drive, Wofford Hts. Sunday 10 a.m. and Wed. 6:30 p.m.760-376-8789 ■ Christ Fellowship 80 Evans Road, Wofford Hts. Sun. 10:30 a.m. Lake Isabella/Bodfish

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■ First Baptist Church of Lake Isabella 3701 Suhre, Lake Isabella. Sunday 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. School 9:45 a.m. 760-379-5615 ■ Fountain of Christ Church 5101 #A Lake Isabella Blvd, Lake Isabella. Sunday 9:45 a.m. Wed. and Thur. 5:30 p.m. 760-417-0793 ■ Landmark Missionary Baptist Church 2741 Mountain View Rd, Lake Isabella. Sunday 9:45 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. 760-379-5640 ■ Mt. View Southern Baptist Church 2959 Erskine Creek Rd, Lake Isabella. Sun. 9:00, 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. Services 11 a.m. 760-379-2343

■ Kern Valley Bible Church 3920 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella. Sunday 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. Services 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 3730 Wagon Wheel Dr., Lake Isabella. Sunday School 9:45 Services 10:45 a.m., and 5 p.m. Wednesday 6 p.m. 760-379-5819 ■ Salvation Army The local national affiliate Mon. 9 am - 1 pm. 6105 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. 760379-5100. ■ SGI - USA Buddhist Lotus Sutra based discussion and meetings Call 379-6162 for dates and times. Mountain Mesa ■ Church of Christ Mt. Mesa 6400 Dogwood Av., Mt. Mesa. Sunday 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. 760-379-4792 ■ Church of Jesus Christ/Latter Day Saints 6400 Park Av., Mt. Mesa. Sunday 10:00 a.m. 760-379-2904 ■ Grace Chapel 12312 Mt. Mesa Rd., Mt. Mesa. Sunday 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. 760-379-4093 ■ Christian Assembly 12424 Mountain Mesa Rd., Mt. Mesa. Sunday 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. 760-379-6377 ■ Victory Tabernacle (United Pentecostal) 4324 Birch, Mt. Mesa. Sunday 2 and 3 p.m. 760-549-3186

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■ Kern Christian Church “The River” 14900 Hwy 178, Southlake. Sunday 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. 760-378-3780 ■ He Cares Fellowship 16475 Hwy 178, Southlake. Sunday 9:30 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. 760-379-6935 ■ Weldon United Methodist Church 20021 Hwy. 178, Weldon. Sunday 8:30 a.m. 760-378-2321 ■ Weldon Baptist Church 20674 Highway 178, Weldon. Sunday 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. 760-378-4964


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CDFW director releases statement on legal victory appeal that could jeopardize our legacy statewide fish stocking program, it's a big win for California Department of Fish today." The court found that CDFW's and Wildlife Director Charlton H. Bonham made the following practice of stocking fish into statement after Judge William lakes in California does not amount to Orrick of the U.S adding a polluDistrict Court, tant to the water N o r t h e r n "In an era in which some in violation of District disthe Clean Water missed a case prefer to litigate instead of Act, as alleged r e g a r d i n g pursue decision-making by two nonCDFW's fish through the public process, stocking pro- I'm encouraged by this legal g o v e r n m e n t a l victory. organizations, gram: - Bonham one from "In an era in Montana and which some preone from Oregon. fer to litigate The dismissal order can be instead of pursue decision-makat ing through the public process, found I'm encouraged by this legal vic- courthousenews.com/2013/11/08/f tory. Though we expect an ish.pdf. Jordan Traverso, CDFW Courier Release

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A little sliver of reality Mike Mencarini Courier Columnist

met two wonderful men who have been best of friends for 20 years. Let me introduce you to John and Sometimes in Brian (see photo). I can't remember the hustle and buswhen two people made such an tle of the daily impact on me in such a short time. grind we call life, a John and Brian were absolutely little sliver of realigiddy about fishing and catching, ty slips in and for too. These guys showed me what that short duration life can be like when stripped of the of time our eyes unnecessary bling. Mencarini are wide open. I Here were two darn good examrecently had such a bright moment. ples of what people can do when It lasted longer than a moment but other people care enough to share this was a good thing. their time supporting others. Yes Last weekend I slipped away to my new friends have Down's synmy favorite drome but they also crappie fishing have a very dear hole for a few friend who mentors ...what I call "therapy" it minutes of what could also be called fishing,... and protects them. In I call "therapy" the few short hours I it could also be - Mencarini spent with them, they called fishing, opened up worlds for "Potato Potato." me. Most times it is an alone experience. Hi John, Brian and John, I hope That day it was not. this column leaves you with a smile. I had the good fortune to add a It did me. couple of new friends to my life. I The bass bite is still simmering with some fish being caught and released. Steve Pool shows a nice five pound eight ounce bass caught in 25 feet of water in the French Gulch Marina area. Nice fish Steve.

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.

Mike Mencarini is a Wofford Heights resident and avid fisherman.

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■ 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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Calendar, Continued from page 2 ■ Star Party December 7 Kern River Valley Astronomy Club holds a Star Party starting at Sunset the Saturday night that is closest to the New Moon at the Fairview Helispot 12 miles north of Kernville (look for the orange cones about 1 mile S of McNally's). Bundle up; bring some hot chocolate or coffee, and a lounge chair. For more info, contact Rich Burdge at 760376-1291 or 760-376-6290 or email him at richburdge@aol.com. It is best to call to check if haze, smoke or cloud cover might prevent this event from happening. ■ Veterans of Foreign Wars breakfast December 8 Have breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Kern River Valley VFW Post 7665 Hall, 2811 Nugget Ave. (behind McDonald's), Lake Isabella. For information call 760-379-3877. ■ Children's Christmas musical December 8 The musical performance, Christmas Hangups, will take place at the Kernville First Baptist Church located at 46 Valley View Drive in Kernville; next door to the Pizza Barn, December 8th at 4 p.m. 21 children from the Kern River Valley, will be participating. For more information contact Grant Bennett, pastor at 760-376-6403, or Marsha Lassen at 760-417-0715. ■ Suicide Survivor support group December 11 Peer support group for people who have lost someone to suicide. A safe place to share your grief, find hope and achieve healing. Meets in the Library Room of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 377 Hwy. 155, Lake Isabella, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 760-223-0845. ■ Toddler story time December 12 The Kern River Valley branch library will have Toddler story time every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. The branch is at 7054 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella. Call 760-5492083 for more information. ■ Toys for Tots December 13 Last day to donate for 2013. Any donations received after this day will count toward 2014. ■ First Baptist Church of Kernville Game Night December 13 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 6 p.m. Bring a snack to share and an appetite for play. Call John Cole for more information at 760-223-1036. ■ River clean up December 14 On Saturday, Dec. 14, Keepers of the Kern will hold river clean up days. Meet the Trash Warriors at the Halfway area north of Headquarters Campground at 11 a.m. Bring gloves, water and a smile. For further information, call 760-376-2963 or keepersofthekern@gmail.com.

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■ Bountiful Harvest Christmas gift fair, December 14 Kern River Valley Christian Church, 14900 Hwy 178, Weldon. Come and do your Christmas gift shopping with a variety of handmade items like jewelry, beaded car charms, sun catchers, baked goods , Christmas gift baskets raffles, and so much more. For more information call 760-3783780. ■ KV Community Orchestra concert December 15 "Christmas holiday and winter music" at the Kernville Elementary School, 13350 Sierra Way, Kernville at 4 p.m. Donations accepted at the door. Children no charge. Light refreshments served. For more information, call Bill O'Hara 760-379-7879. ■ Holiday concert December 15 The Kern Valley Community Orchestra will perform "Christmas, holiday and winter music" on Sunday Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. at the Kernville School in Kernville. Donation is $5. For more information call Bill at 760376-4461. ■ Toys for Tots December 16 through 20 Toys will be hand delivered to individual households. There will not be a centralized distribution site this year. ■ Commodities distribution December 17 Government food commodities will be distributed to those who qualify on Tuesday Dec. 17 at the New Life Church in Wofford Heights, Grace Chapel in Mt Mesa and at the Senior Center in Lake Isabella. Distribution starts at 8 a.m. ■ Fish and Game Habitat Club December 18 The Fish and Game Habitat Club meets the third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Lake Isabella Senior Center, Room 2, 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella. For questions, call 760-376-3178. ■ Toddler story time December 19 The Kern River Valley branch library will have Toddler story time every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. The branch is at 7054 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella. Call 760-5492083 for more information.

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Magic, saints and the future By Sam Struckhoff Pick of the Week “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” (PG-13) — Percy Jackson is the heroic son of Poseidon, the Greek sea god -and his human parent must be related to Harry Potter. In this sequel, Percy attends a magic training camp, where he drills alongside other magic teenagers. (If that sounds too much like Potter, then just replace "magic" with "mythical," and you'll get the Percy Jackson flavor.) They need the same Magic Macguffin that the bad guys are after. Eventually, Percy and his pals must brave a large body of water teeming with terrifying creatures. Much like its predecessor, the movie serves as a flashy adventure that will thrill the kids without leaving much to remember. It has plenty of smash-boom action -- Percy carries a sword instead of a magic wand, after all. “"Ain't Them Bodies Saints” (R) — Ruth (Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara), are pinned in a shootout with the law. Ruth shoots a sheriff (Ben Foster, and no word on the deputy), but Bob takes the heat and the 25-year sentence. After some time, Bob busts out of a chain gang, just as the young sheriff starts to take a keen interest in Ruth and the young daughter she's been raising on her own.

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Dramatic and focused, the film is at its best when the lonesome wide-open country setting underlines the doomed love story. Mara's performance is especially drawing -- she plays her cards close while living in the most complicated position of all. “Elysium” (R) — In the future, earth has become a grimy, overpopulated mess. Hovering over the giant slum is Elysium, an ideal space world inhabited by rich people -- a place full of luxury and super-advanced health care. Max DaCosta (Matt Damon) is a wisemouth ex-con working in future L.A. When he gets a deadly dose of radiation, Max becomes part of a plan to break through Elysium's security and grab some of that healing technology. The big idea: criminal technicians outfit Max with a cutting-edge exoskeleton system. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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■ The Republican Assembly December 19 The Republican Assembly of the Kern River Valley meets on Thursday Dec. 19 at 4:30 p.m. at the Moose Lodge in Lake Isabella. The group believes in "free enterprise, not government." To include your event in our free Courier Calendar, send the information to us by email or on paper, either in person or by mail (our address is on page 2). Submissions must be received on Tuesday by 1 p.m. in order to make each Friday's issue. Events must be open to the public and if there is any cost, it must be listed. Items submitted for our free Calendar listings may be shortened. Listings are printed in chronological order by event date and space available.

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Beat milk and eggs together, then mix in onion, bread and salt. Add cheese, catsup, brown sugar and mustard. Line loaf pan with wax paper. Put meat loaf mixture in pan and bake 1 hour at 350 degrees. Bodfish Bob’s Turkey Hash 1 tbsp. canola oil, divided 1 lg. onion, chopped fine 2 c. cooked potatoes, cubed 2 to 2 1/2 c. cooked turkey, cubed 1/4 c. finely minced fresh parsley 2/3 c. chicken or turkey broth or leftover gravy Salt to taste Ground black pepper 1 1/2 tbsp. dry unseasoned bread crumbs 2 tbsp ketchup In non-stick skillet, heat 2 teaspoons of oil. Add onion, sauté over medium or low heat until onion begins to brown. Stir in potatoes, turkey and parsley. Season to taste. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Brush 9 to 10 inch round baking dish with oil and spoon in turkey mixture. Sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake 30 to 40 minutes until top is brown. Serve with ketchup. Visit Bodfish Bob on the Internet at www.bodfishbob.com or email him at bodfishbob@hotmail.com.


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How to hire a good real estate agent Matt Freeman Courier Columnist Sometimes it is just hard to get good service. It seems like no matter where you go, how much you pay, or how much thought or research Freeman you put into the process, there are just some folks that do things more effectively than others. The real estate industry is no exception. The fact is, some real estate agents are real go getters, who work hard for each of their clients and do their very best to provide the best customer service experience they possibly can. Other agents seem to struggle, just like any other profession. Some agents are only part-time, and often a real estate agent in a slow market will work another job to help bring in some steady money giving them limited time to spend with clients. Others are new to the area or new to the industry and will struggle for a while with the nuances of their local market until they have a few transactions under their belt. Others, unfortunately, are just not motivated. So how do you navigate the market to find yourself a good agent? Here are simple tips and suggestions to help you find a great real estate agent that will work hard for you. First, look for someone with local knowledge, who has lived in the area for a while. It is hard to sell something you know nothing about. Find

somebody that knows the local neighborhoods, the type of housing, the availability of land, the local customs and traditions of the area. Second, look for an agent that has a good solid track record, who has solid experience and good sales numbers over time not just recently. Better yet, look for an agent that sells a lot but is still able to take the time to address all of their clients’ concerns and needs without getting overwhelmed. I have seen good agents decline business before, or refer that business to another agent because they just don't have the time to effectively help their existing clients if they take more on.So look for thst type of person, someone who truly cares for you and wants to work hard for you. Third and I believe most importantly, look for a real estate agent that has a good reputation in the community. Reputation, honesty, integrity and work ethic mean a whole lot in an agent. After all, you are hiring someone who is basically a stranger to be intimately involved with some of the most important monetary transactions in your life. Hire someone you are comfortable with, hire a company you are comfortable with, hire someone ready to work hard for you and not just see you as a paycheck, a very important distinction there. Matt Freeman is a Realtor with Freeman’s Lakeside Realty 760-379-5915 or 760-223-0880. His column is not intended to replace legal advice.

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Tips for Surviving Christmas Financially Dave Ramsey Courier Columnist 1. It's not an emergency. Christmas is not an emergency, it happens every year. Don't use this as an excuse to overspend and buy Ramsey things you can't afford. 2. Make a Holiday Budget. Make a list of everyone you are buying a gift for, and put a dollar amount by every name. Total it at the bottom. This is your Christmas budget. You can also check out mychristmasbudget.com, a free online budgeting tool to help you easily keep the holidays from wrecking your finances. 3. Pay cash. Put the total from your budget in an envelope, and when the cash is gone stop spending. This will help keep you on budget because if you overspend on Aunt Sue, Uncle Harry won't get a gift! 4. Avoid debt. If you're running a little short on cash, talk to your family about spending expectations. Draw names, set price limits or get creative. Whatever you do, don't go into debt. It's not worth it! Dear Dave, I'm getting married soon, and we plan to open a joint checking account. Keeping a register accurately will be difficult because I travel two weeks out of every

month. Do you have any suggestions for keeping track of things, or should we just rely on online access to the account? Ed Dear Ed, I would set up a second checking account, one to which you both have access, that's only for travel. Giving you both access allows you to track what you do and her to see what's going on and act as your backup when it comes time to balance the register. Here's an example. A few years ago we were remodeling our home. My wife and I opened a separate checking account and put all of our remodeling money in there. It was easier to keep the money separate, but we both had access and were involved in the account. Understand, this wasn't a "his" and "hers" arrangement. It was merely for the purposes of keeping our everyday activities separate from the remodeling budget. When you get married the preacher proclaims you as one. That means throughout life and everything involved, including your finances! -Dave

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1. Who was the last Braves player before Justin Upton in 2013 to have seven home runs in his first 12 games of the season? 2. Name the pitcher who holds the major-league record for most games in a season. 3. When was the last time before 2012 that Stanford's football team won a conference title in the Pac-12? 4. How many times did Wilt Chamberlain average at least 30 points and 20 rebounds per game for a season? 5. Name the number of times since 1994 that a No. 8 seed beat a No. 1 seed in a playoff series in the NHL. 6. When was the last time Argentina's men's soccer team reached the semifinals of the World Cup? Answers:

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ARIES (Mar. 21 to Apr. 19) Careful, Lamb. Don't let your generous nature lead to some serious overspending as you contemplate your holiday gift-giving. Your social life kicks off into high gear by week's end. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A positive attitude helps you weather annoying but unavoidable changes in holiday plans. Aspects favor new friendships and reinforcement of existing relationships. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Demands on your energy level could be much higher than usual as you prepare for the upcoming holidays. Be sure to pace yourself. Friends and family will be happy to help. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Don't allow a suddenly icy reaction from a friend or family member to continue without learning what caused it -- and what can be done to restore that once warm and caring relationship. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) A relationship seems to be unraveling, mostly from a lack of attention. It might be a good idea to ease up on whatever else you're doing so you can spend more time working to mend it. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) New facts emerge that not only help explain the recent rift with a trusted colleague, but also might provide a chance to wipe the slate clean and make a fresh start in your friendship. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A family member's

personal situation is, fortunately, resolved in time for you to get back into your hectic round of holiday preparations. An old friend might bring a new friend into your life. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Pace yourself in meeting holiday pressures and workplace demands to avoid winding up with a frayed temper and a Scorpian stinger that lashes out at puzzled kith, kin and colleagues. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A financial matter requires close attention. Also, news from a trusted source provides the means to help sort out a long-standing state of confusion and put it into perspective. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) This is a good time to reinforce family ties. Make it a priority to assess and resolve all outstanding problems. Start the upcoming holiday season with a full measure of love. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Don't be pressured into a so-called solid-gold investment. Wait until the holiday distractions are over. Then take a harder look at it. You might find that the "gold" is starting to flake off. PISCES (Feb. 19 to Mar. 20) A former friend might be trying to heal the breach between you by using a mutual friend as an intermediary. Best advice: Keep an open mind despite any lingering bad feelings. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Camp Kernville - MH’s for sale Space #18-now reduced to $4,000 obo. Space #9-$5,000 obo. 12th month rent is free with purchase! 24 Sirretta St., Kernville (760) 376-2345 ___________________________ YOU WIN! YOUR CHOICE! 2 Mobile Homes to choose from •Single wide 1/bd w/expando room. NICE! $6,500 cash. •Dbl wide w/patio & deck, 2bd 2ba, new carpet & blinds, $10,500 cash, NICE! 55+ Community - 760-379-2092 ___________________________ Kernville - 2+bd/1ba singlewide, w/enclosed porch in No. Fork TP, 11825 Sierra Way, #3. New: carpet linoleum, roof coating, evap cooler, front porch, exterior paint. Was $12,999 - now $11,999. Call Russ 661-301-6209 ___________________________ Wofford Heights - very nice remodeled 2bd/1ba MH in Sportsman TP, Space #24, with enclosed porch. Inculdes water, trash, laundry room & fish house, $7,500. (760) 376-2722 ___________________________ I buy Mobile Homes Cash - 24 Hours Call Bert - (760) 964-2514

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Estate Sales 64 Lakeair Drive Off Old State Rd, Wofford Hgts Sat & Sun, December 7th & 8th 8am to 4pm. Tools, furniture, household goods, electronics, too much to list - ALL MUST GO! ___________________________ 1710 Silicz, Bodfish Dec. 14th & 15th, 8am-5pm Furniture, collectibles, tools, etc. Everything PRICED TO SELL!

Misc. for Sale Entertainment center, side tables pool table, bicycle, HHP Troy roto-tiller, mower. Antique armoire & bedroom set. Serious buyers only. (760) 379-4675 ___________________________ Christmas ornaments-on sale at

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Wofford Heights Sites available in quiet Senior Park, with laundry facilities & fish house. Walk to lake. $250/mo includes water/trash. Call Jody-760-376-2722 ___________________________ RV spaces in Camp Kernville @ 24 Sirretta St. Walking distance to downtown. Private Beach! 760-376-2345

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Kern River Courier Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: J S RANCH, (2013 - B6399). Street address of principal place of business: 1836 Terrace Place, Delano, CA 93215. Mailing address of business: 1836 Terrace Place, Delano, CA 93215. REGISTRANT: A. Sterling Cole, Jr., 1836 Terrace Place, Delano, CA 93215. Date the business commenced: 12/14/2012. Business is being conducted as an Individual. 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: A. Sterling Cole, Jr. This statement filed on 11/05/2013. Expires 11/05/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By: J. Garcia. Published by the Kern River Courier November 15, 22, 29 and December 6, 2013. ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME: Fictitious Business Name being abandoned: SUSIE'S TRUCKING SERVICES (2013- B5737) Street address of business: 317 Kentucky Street, Bakersfield, CA 93305. Mailing address of Business: 317 Kentucky Street, Bakersfield, CA 93305. REGISTRANT WHO WISHES TO ABANDON THE BUSINESS NAME: Susie Jones, 317 Kentucky Street, Bakersfield, CA 93305. Original FBN Statement Filed on: 09/27/2013. This Statement of Abandonment filed on: 10/28/2013. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk by M. Dominguez, Deputy Clerk (34993). Published by the Kern River Courier: November 22, 29, December 6 and 13, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: SUSIE'S TRUCKING SERVICES, (2013 - B6274). Street address of principal place of business: 317 Kentucky Street, Bakersfield, CA 93305. Mailing address of business: 317 Kentucky Street, Bakersfield, CA 93305. REGISTRANT: Josco Construction, Inc., P.O. Box 3250, Bakersfield, CA 93385. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Business is being conducted as a Corporation. 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: Susie Jones, Secretary. This statement filed on 10/28/2013. Expires 10/28/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, AuditorController-County Clerk. By: M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier November 22, 29, December 6 and 13, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: OLIVE DRIVE SMOG AND REPAIR, (2013 - B6580). Street address of principal place of business: 4525 State Road, Bakersfield, CA 93308. Mailing address of business: 4525 State Road, Bakersfield, CA 93308. REGISTRANTS: John Loucks, 10400 Rose River Falls Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93312 and Karen Loucks, 10400 Rose River Falls Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93312. Date the business commenced: 06/27/2003. Business is being conducted as a Married Couple. 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 Loucks. This statement filed on 11/15/2013. Expires 11/15/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: J. Garcia. Published by the Kern River Courier November 22, 29, December 6 and 13, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: KERN VALLEY 420 DELIVERY, (2013 - B6475). Street address of principal place of business: 4027 Holt Avenue, Montclair, CA 91763. Mailing address of business: 4180 North sierra Way, Suite #479, San Bernardino, CA 92407. REGISTRANT: Green Garden Caregiver's Collective, Inc., 4180 North sierra Way, #479, San Bernardino, CA 92407. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Business is being conducted as a Corporation. 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 M. Copeland, CEO. This statement filed on 11/12/2013. Expires 11/12/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: J. Rodriguez. Published by the Kern River Courier November 22, 29, December 6 and 13, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: HUMBERTOS REAL ESTATE REFERRALS, (2013 - B6794). Street address of principal place of business: 1305 Royal Way, Bakersfield, CA 93306. Mailing address of business: 1305 Royal Way, Bakersfield, CA 93306. REGISTRANT: Humberto Perez, Jr., 1305 Royal Way, Bakersfield, CA 93306. Date the business commenced: 11/19/2013. Business is being conducted as an Individual. 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: Humberto Perez, Jr. This statement filed on 11/27/2013. Expires 11/27/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, AuditorController-County Clerk. By: J. Garcia. Published by the Kern River Courier December 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: LIGHTHOUSE PILOT CAR SERVICE, (2013 - B6599). Street address of principal place of business: 10406 Meacham Road, Bakersfield, CA 93312. Mailing address of business: 10406 Meacham Road, Bakersfield, CA 93312. REGISTRANTS: Russell A. Wells, 10406 Meacham Road, Bakersfield, CA 93312 and Maria Yolanda Wells, 10406 Meacham Road, Bakersfield, CA 93312. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Business is being conducted as a Married Couple. 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: Russell Wells. This statement filed on 11/15/2013. Expires 11/15/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier December 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: VRICIA REAL ESTATE REFERRALS, (2013 - B6793). Street address of principal place of business: 1305 Royal Way, Bakersfield, CA 93306. Mailing address of business: 1305 Royal Way, Bakersfield, CA 93306. REGISTRANT: Vricia Sanchez, 1305 Royal Way, Bakersfield, CA 93306. Date the business commenced: 11/19/2013. Business is being conducted as an Individual. 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: Vricia Sanchez. This statement filed on 11/27/2013. Expires 11/27/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By: J. Garcia. Published by the Kern River Courier December 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2013.

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EAF Program Southern California Edison Energy Assistance Program known as EAF is available through The Salvation Army in Lake Isabella. EAF will pay up to $100 toward your current unpaid Edison bill to all qualified applicants. If you are an all electric household the program will pay up to $200 toward a current bill. The EAF program is available to all qualified persons every 12 months and one day. If you need assistance you are encouraged to call The Salvation Army at 760379-4600 for additional information. You will need to bring with you an unpaid Edison bill in your name and 30 day current proof of all household income. Applicants may apply any Tuesday or Wednesday at The Salvation Army office 6105 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Subject to funds available.

Crafting for a Cure The Kern County Probation Department's Relay for Life team invites you to its 5th annual "Crafting For A Cure" craft fair fundraiser benefiting the American Cancer Society signature event, Relay for Life 2014. It will be held on Sunday, December 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the East Bakersfield Veterans Hall, located on the corner of Mt. Vernon Avenue and Ridge Road. The craft fair will offer over 40 different vendors with a variety items to help you with all your holiday shopping needs. Admission is free. For more information, contact Shea Wright at 661-8684492.

Woman's Club Christmas The date has been set and the plans are progressing for the popular Holiday Spectacular offered each year by the members of the Kern River Valley Woman's Club. Many Valley citizens will gather at the Mountain View Baptist Church in Lake Isabella on Saturday December 14 at 4:30 p.m. for a delicious dinner prepared by Hodel's of Bakersfield and the opportunity to win decorated trees. Tickets at $30 each are available from any member of the Club or by calling President Jennifer Sullivan at 760-378- 2325 or Chairman Judi Dodd at 760-379-7220.

Scrapbooking and cultural art Come to the Tubatulabal tribe office at 12600 Mt. Mesa Rd. every Tuesday and Friday for scrapbooking and cultural art. You can join the workshop or just bring what you want to work on. There are supplies available from the fully supplied craft room. The cost is $5 per event and a small fee for some of materials. Call 760-3794590 for more information.

Cost-of-Living adjustment information for 2014 Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits for nearly 63 million Americans will increase 1.5 percent in 2014. The 1.5 percent cost-of-living adjustment will begin with benefits that more than 57 million Social Security beneficiaries receive in January 2014. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 31.


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the proposed settlement allows KRV residents the increased average CCF usage from seven CCFs to ten CCFs, which will allow residents to use more water for less money since the greater CCF allowance will offset the WRAM charges. Studdard believes that the Kern Valley will be able to enjoy three extra CCFs of water usage for half price. But Studdard warns KRV residents using over ten CCF water use per month will pay full price for excess water usage over the allowed ten CCF. Studdard also noted that service charges were also addressed in negotiations and will go down slowly over the next four General Rate Cases unless the ALJ Judge rules otherwise. R.A.W. is also pleased with the increase in the Low-Income Rate Assistance to $30 and recommends that anyone who qualifies for the SCE CARE credit be sure to sign

KRVR, Continued from page 1 According to Local Manager Chris Whitley, charitable contributions do not come from water rates, but from the company's shareholders. "It is important to us to be a good corporate citizen and support organizations that make this a better place to live. Our shareholders know that this means investing in worthwhile organizations like these,"

up for the Cal Water LIRA right away. Studdard reminds KRV residents that the 20/20 Water Conservation California state mandate demands water conservation on the part of all Californians, and she believes that to conserve water and save money is the true balance we should all be after. She recommends drought resistant plants as an option, since we live in the high desert and reminds Valley residents that Cal Water offers a free water conservation kit for use in showers and toilets. The final ruling on the settlement is expected by January 6. Studdard pointed out that many parties with their own objectives were involved in the negotiations, each representing their own districts with different perspectives on what the settlement outcome should be. "Every advocate fought for their own district as hard as R.A.W. fought for the KRV District. Nobody got everything they wanted. But we all got something," Studdard said.

Whitley said. Kern River Valley Revitalization works to revitalize the economic base and create sustainable economic growth consistent with the rural character of the Kern River Valley. Cal Water serves about 5,800 people through 4,200 service connections in the Kern River Valley area. The company has provided water service in the area since 2000. Additional information may be obtained online at calwater.com.

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Includes Mojo Potatoes with a choice of Macaroni Salad, Potato Salad, or Coleslaw Daily Sandwich Special 5" Roll or Flat Bread Choice of Meat and Veggies Side of Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad, or Coleslaw 22oz Fountain Drink $5.99

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