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District Ranger reports on the forest schedules to participate in public meetings to review Reflecting on and comment 2013, District on our proRanger Al Watson posed projwants to share the ects," stated Kern River Ranger Watson. District's accom■ Public plishments this past participation year. "I want to Watson on the Kern thank the commuRiver Ranger District nity for their support of Forest Service projects- flourished in 2013. Public many people have meetings for Forest Plan helped us in our mission Revision's Assessment Phase brought dozens of of 'Caring for the Land' this year, from volun- people to the Kernville Elementary School. At teers helping with trail meeting, they maintenance to mem- the learned more about the bers of the public taking time from their busy process the Sequoia Cody Norris, USFS Courier Outdoors

National Forest is currently undergoing to build a vision of what the Forest should look like to steer the Forest's longterm planning. ■ The KRRD also engaged the community through educational events. With the help of Smokey Bear, District firefighters taught thousands of children in Bakersfield, the Kern Valley, and Ridgecrest the importance of fire safety and how to prevent human-caused wildfire. Fire prevention booths at many local See Forest, page 12

Video impacts Valley economy J. Paul Corlew Courier Buzz Silver City Ghost Town in Bodfish was bustling with actors, film crew members and local extras in January working on a music video for the artist MiaKoda, aka Valentina Mitzkat. Ghost Town management believes that the economic impact and national exposure for the Valley is significant. This shoot was a lot of fun for everyone. The location fee helps improve the Ghost Towns museum displays, keep admission fees for the public low and make repairs to the historic structure. They hope this top notch production lodging

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In the wake of Governor Brown's proclamation of a drought emergency, California Water Service has provided a water supply update indicating that it has adequate water supplies to meet customers' needs through 2014 and encouraging customers to continue using water wisely. "We have planned for dry conditions and are prepared to meet customers' needs for the foreseeable future," said local manager Chris Whitley. "Locally, our customers have done a really good job of conserving, reducing per capita water use 28 percent since 2007. We encourage all customers to keep up the good work, and take advantage of all of the conservation programs we offer." According to Whitley, local water supplies come from groundwater wells and surface water from the Kern River. The district is drilling an additional well to secure more water for our Lakeland system. "We hope for rain and snow, but we plan for drought," said Whitley. "We will continue to monitor supplies closely and keep our customers informed. Conditions could change if lack of precipitation continues." Governor Brown asked Californians to voluntarily reduce usage, and individual cities may implement water use ordinances. Cal Water customers can find information about all of the conservation programs and rebates available to them at calwater.com/conservation. dining

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Soda Fire Extingusher? Denise Alonzo, USFS Courier Update Due to the cloud cover that hasn't lifted since last week on Thursday, we have not been able to fly over the Soda Fire to see what effects the storm had. We expect that the rain and snow that accumulated at Ponderosa, measuring 9 inches, were similar to what occurred over the fire. It's likely that most hot spots were extinguished from the storms, and anything remaining will likely be extinguished from those expected to arrive in the next week. Once the storms are past and we can safely fly over the area where the Soda Fire burned we will do so and see what's left, if anything, that needs to be monitored.

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kern river water data: Wednesday 6 p.m. Storage, Isabella Reservoir 58,679 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 142 cfs* Lower Kern Outflow 116 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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@ Pizza Barn February 8 All you can Eat Pancake Breakfast, 8 a.m. till pancakes run out to support Nickel and Dime Nicole. 100 percent proceeds go to charities. $5 per person, all you can eat.

“Nickel & Dime Nicole” Aka: Nicole Kent @ Kernville Saloon February 7 See Nickel and Dime play in her band,

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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. (3rd Tue.), Fish & Game Habitat Club, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-376-3178 ■ 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 discussion, 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. - 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 p.m., Al-Anon, Christ's Fellowship Church, Wofford Hts.. 760-417-0199 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. 760-417-0199 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 .

Plus raffles and much more. 5 free bribes with donation. @Harry's February 8 Money Bags Monica's Birthday Bash. Men can buy a $1 dance card to dance with a lady. Plus a 50/50 raffle, and live band, 72 Virgins. @ Kernville Saloon February 14 See Nickel and Dime play in her band, White Lightening. Join the 50/50 raffle. “Rango Rocky Stone” Aka: Rocky Stone @ Ewings February 7 Dinner, live auction, and a band! From 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. $25 presale tickets for 21 years and older only. @Kernville Saloon February 8 Fun from 8 p.m. to closing. Live band, The Remodelers, 50/50 drawings, 30/30 Marlin Lever Action rifle tickets and lots of bribes!

Community ■ Broncs basketball @ Cal City February 7 Kern Valley High plays California City at 4 p.m., at Cal City. Lady Broncs will play Paramount Academy at the McFarland Rec. Center at 3:30 p.m. ■ "Freezin' for a Reason" February 7 Be brave and plunge for the water safety of Kern Valley's local kids at 4 p.m. Proceeds Benefit Kern Valley Aquatics Program's Scholarship Programs for our local children. Enter the raffles, costume contests, prizes and more! KVAP South Fork Middle School, 5225 Kelso Valley Rd, Weldon. To register to become a plunger, make a donation, or be a volunteer, contact Lynette Thomas at 760-299-2030 or email info@kvap.org. ■ Nuui Cunni Farmers Market February 8 The Kern River Paiute Council Nuui Cunni Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for your produce needs. The market is located at 2600 Highway 155 in Lake Isabella between Lake Isabella and Wofford Heights at the French Gulch Forest Service Recreation Area. Contact 760-549-0800. ■ Lakeshore Farmers Market February 8 This market is hosted by the Kern Valley Growers Association from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. The market is at the Lakeshore Lodge, 7466 Wofford Blvd., Wofford Heights. ■ Habitat restoration workdays February 8 Join Audubon Kern River Preserve staff and volunteers for our Habitat Restoration Workdays. Bring food and water. Wear gloves, long sleeves, pants, work shoes or boots. The preserve will supply the tools. Meet at 8 a.m. at the Alexander Restoration Site in Weldon. Contact Sean Rowe by email: srowe@audubon.org or call 760-3782531 to RSVP. ■ River clean up February 8 Keepers of the Kern will hold a Clean Up Day at Keyesville South on Saturday, Feb. 8 meeting at 10 a.m. at the large dumpster on site. The location is just south of the Main Dam off Hwy. 155. We are volunteers for the BLM and helping them to bring Keyesville back to a clean area. Bring some water and your gloves. If you have pickers from previous clean ups, please bring them, some are missing. ■ Veterans of Foreign Wars breakfast, February 9 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. ■ Free movie matinee February 9 "Coyote County Loser" A romantic comedy for the loser in all of us. This movie will have

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■ In response to the January 31 front page story about the McCray fire, the homeowner reported to the Courier that the property damage was $200,000 and the property saved value was $100,000. The Courier had received the original damage estimates from the Kern County Fire Department that property damage was $100,000 and the value of property saved was $100,000. The Courier regrets any inconvenience the typographical error may have caused.

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Scholarship opportunities for Cerro Coso students The Rotary Club of Kern River Valley is accepting applications for an Educational Transfer Scholarship to be awarded for the Fall 2014 with student notification occurring in June. The intent is to aid students graduating from Cerro Coso Community College in Lake Isabella who are transferring to a four year college or university. Application materials may be picked up at the campus front office. Applications are due by March 31 and should be submitted to: Cerro Coso Community College Front Office, Attention: Lisa Stephens, 5520 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella, CA 93240

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..

Trains stop at museum cabinet display If you have an interest in model train collections, you must stop by the Kern Valley Museum during the month of February to see the Lionel train collection of Bill Salyer. It is displayed in the large cabinet in the Big Room. It is a fantastic collection.

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In our Museum Country Store we have a book about towns which have strange names. To give a flavor of what the book was about Toadsuck, Middleworth Arkansas was in chapter one. In fact most of the strangely named towns in this book were from states all around the country with very few from California. Not wishing this slight to continue, I got on the computer and with the help of Google, found that California indeed has many towns with strange names. Names like: Bummerville Dun Movin, Fickle Hill, Dogtown, Confidence, Skidoo, and Shingle Springs. There is no doubt that each town and its name had a real significance but the reasons have vanished with time, so I've taken some authentic town names and have come up with possible reasons for those township names. For instance the town fathers in a remote desert town decided to call it Siberia, and at the same time a group of lawyers in a meeting in a bar voted to call their town Lawyers Bar. Still another group of poor cowboys of the early west decided to call their shabby town, Poverty Hill. A group of shy men called their crossroads town Wimp. Still another town known

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Each month, at the KRV Museum there is a new art showing in the museum's Art Room from talented artists from the Kern River Valley. This month's exhibit is the artwork of Gordon Delano. Gordon is the best there is in scroll saw art. Examples of his works are on display in many homes and businesses in the valley. He likes to choose themes from the wild-west, Native American, cowboys, and wildlife. Now is your chance to see his outstanding works. Come by the museum during the month of February and see his art in the Art Room.

The next meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday February 8 at their new location, the Elks Lodge in Wofford Heights. The scheduled program is a presentation on microwave communications. There will be a free door prize drawing for all in attendance and coffee and donuts are available for a small donation. Examinations for amateur radio licenses will be available following the January meeting. For more information on the meeting or exam call Mike Higgins, KA6IYS, at 760-378-1028.

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The tours are timed to begin in the late afternoon when the crane "fly-in" for the evening roost can be observed every weekend. For more information, please visit dfg.ca.gov/delta/cranetour/ or call 209-234-3435. Self-guided tours are also available to view the cranes and other wetland birds.

for its red light district named their place, Squeaky Springs. A group of town fathers after seeing a palm tree fall over and crush a wall, named their place Pushawalla Palms. Honest, the names of these towns in this article are real; however the reasons for the names might be slightly stretched. Here are some of those reasons for town names that might have gone like this. After planting his own banana tree in his front yard the mayor named his town Chiquita. Across the state another citizen who was tarred, feathered and run out of his town on a rail, as he passed the Town Hall yelled Igo, and the name like the tar, stuck! Another town name came about as a hobo slept next to the tracks by a desert watering hole, snoring. The snoring was catchy and thus the town was named Zzyz. Another town in Northern California was named after an alcoholic drink called Red Dog. At the same time a place in Central California had many fights trying to find a name and they finally called it Squabbletown, a fitting name indeed! So you can see that now we can safely say that California doesn't have to take a back seat to anyone. We have just as many weird names as any other place in the U.S. Maybe more! Oh, by the way the reason for name Toadsuck, Arkansas I will leave to your imagination.

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Bible Trivia By Wilson Casey 1. Is the book of Miriam in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. What Moabite widow left her homeland to follow her mother-in-law to Bethlehem? Lydia, Jahab, Ruth, Jezebel 3. In Joshua 7, what Israelite's goods were burned after he had been stoned to death? Zerah, Edom, Kerioth, Achan 4. Where is Maher-shalal-hash-baz, the longest word found in the Bible? Ezra 2:7, Isaiah 8:1, Joel 3:4, Amos 9:15 5. How many times is the word "trinity" mentioned in the Bible (KJV)? Zero, 1, 7, 49 ANSWERS: 1) Neither; 2) Ruth; 3) Achan; 4) Isaiah 8:1; 5) Zero © 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

Dan Schlensker, Courier Columnist As I walk through almost any store (auto parts store notably excepted) I'm seeing that the Christmas products have been Schlensker replaced by the Valentine's Day paraphernalia. And Valentine's Day, of course, focuses on love, especially the warm-fuzzy kind, often the amorous (or even erotic) kind that makes ME feel really good. I remember how good I felt when I was a kid, when I'd get a valentine from someone I wanted to be noticed by. And those little candy hearts … their cute messages were really a perk when received from the right person. I felt warm and fuzzy, indeed. But is it really the season of love? In a lot of ways it is not. How often does something happen to you that makes you feel very special, that gives you a warm fuzzy feeling? Probably not too awfully often. Have you received a love note lately? Well, maybe not in the common contemporary sense of what love is and of what love notes are. However, we recently experienced Christmas; and that was a celebration of the beginning of a love note that exceeds all others. I really enjoy those on-line greeting cards that contain a little movie

of some sort, which may last several minutes. That brief video presentation is usually very effective in communicating a seasonal thought. The greeting that began at Christmas (when the almighty God of the Universe injected Himself into the mainstream of humanity in the person of Jesus, the Christ) was a little longer than a few minutes. It lasted for 33 years, during which Jesus, God in human flesh, spent Himself completely in selfless service to others, endured brutal torture and suffered excruciating pain and gave His very life through His execution as a common criminal. That 3-decade "real life video" communicated undeniably that "God so loved the world ..." (John 3:16). And Jesus' resurrection, which ensured that God accepted Jesus' payment or our behalf-for the sins of the world-was the exclamation mark at the end of the love note. That's how much God thought of us! That means that we truly matter to God. That's how important we are to God. And that goes way beyond giving us a "warm and fuzzy" feeling! That touching, profound, gruesome, grizzly, glorious demonstration of God's love for us brings us sublime peace, saturating joy and lively hope every day of our lives. Happy Valentine's Day! Dan Schlensker is pastor of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Lake Isabella.

Valley places of worship Kernville

■ 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

Wofford Heights

■ Family Life Center Foursquare Church 20 W. Panorama, Wofford Hts. Sunday Service 9:30 and 11:00 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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Club’s unsung heroes of habitat conservation Mike Mencarini Courier Columnist The drying of the standing timber is one of the processes that can occur when a lake's water level reaches drought level. Lake Isabella, our lake, is now expe- Mencarini riencing this natural process. What happens to the exposed stumps, trees, old brush piles, fence posts, and anything made from wood becomes dry and brittle along with decomposing from the elements after being exposed? Normally when underwater, each of these items mentioned is a natural habitat. Under a normally wet year all of the standing timber that you now see in the lake is well hidden underwater only visible to those who have up-to-date electronics designed specifically for mapping underwater structures. This may give a little better under-

tle icing on the cake: Rabbits, standing: Habitat as defined is quail, assorted sparrows, and the natural environment of a coyotes all have taken residence plant or animal. As time goes by in and around existing habitat due to high winds, fast flows areas and are flourishing in the from run-off and snow melt, and dry lake bottom. And as soon as age the lake will lose these prewe get them wet, the fish will call cious pieces of habitat. Yes, we them home. Here is an still will have the rock piles and interesting tidbit; I will be pretty creek beds, but the things made close with this estimate. of wood have a definite life span. Normally Rocky Point at this time Silting also takes its toll on the of year would have 60 to 80 feet trees and limbs that have previof water, and that's with adjusted ously fallen as it covers them as full pool storage. This year 8 to 12 each season clicks away. feet. No genius required here. Fortunately our lake has a guardian. Most people who live, Sherry Van Matre/ Special to the Courier Folks and friends we will get through this dry time. It will take visit, and fish on our lake never line and thinkers - Fish and Game Habitat Club patience and a lot of snow and see this busy group of dedicated Hook, volunteers left to right: George (who delivered them), rain. We will rise above this and volunteers. From Browns Cove Richard Miller, Tom Parken, Keith Ozenbaugh, John again retain our hold on being on the South Fork to Free-ar Kitchen, Elaine Johnson, Les Johnson, Carl Vader, Ed one of the best man made fishPoint (most of us just call it Free Van Matre. eries in California. One of these Air Point) on the North Fork you can see the rewards from the years of Habitat conservation as defined is a land days in the near future we will thank or water management practice that those dedicated men and women for hard work by this group. Established in 1986, the Fish and seeks to conserve, protect, and restore the work they do for our lake. The Habitat Club is involved with Game Habitat Club has been doing a habitat areas for plants and animals and wonderful job of habitat conservation. in Isabella's case fish when water levels many other projects around the lake. apply to prevent their extinction, frag- The club deserves two thumbs up for mentation, and reduction in range. all they do and have done. You can Species quality and survival ability contact the club at: fishandgamehabidramatically increases when there is a tatclub@gmail.com. well managed habitat conservation proMike Mencarini is a Wofford gram. Larger areas of habitat support Heights resident and avid fisherman. greater populations with much lower Kern Valley Hospital For questions or comments you can chances of species loss with a much reach him through the Kern River Emergency Department higher rate of reproduction. Here is a lit- Courier. McCray & Laurel

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■ Kernville Station 76 11018 Kernville Road Kernville business calls only, 760-376-2219 ■ Lake Isabella Station 72 4500 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella business calls only, 760-379-2626 ■ Southlake Station 71 9000 Navajo Ave. Weldon business calls only, 760-378-3055

Mountain Mesa 760-379-2681

Recreation information ■ U.S. Forest Service Isabella Lake office: 4875 Ponderosa Drive. 760-379-5646

■ Kernville office: 105 Whitney Rd. 760-376-3781 (around the corner from the museum) Closed weekends.

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■ Broncs basketball @McFarland Rec. Center, February 19 Kern Valley High boys play Paramount Academy at 3:30 p.m.

your family laughing and crying about the meaning of love. At 3 p.m. at Kernville Methodist Church, corner of Big Blue and Sirretta.

■ KRVFSC Meeting February 20 On Thursday, Feb. 20, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. the Kern River Valley Fire Safe Council meets in the Supervisor's conference room, at 7050 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. Minutes of meeting will be posted to krvfiresafecouncil.org.

■ Valentine story and craft time February 10 Join the fun of Valentine story and craft time at the Wofford Heights Library on Monday Feb. 10 at 2 p.m.

■ Antelope Valley Business Outlook Conference, February 21 The Antelope Valley Business Outlook Conference will be held Friday, Feb. 21 from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The Events Center of Mojave Air and Space Port, Mojave. For tickets and information call the Antelope Valley Board of Trade at 661-947-9033 or email vicki@avbot.org.

■ Broncs basketball @ Kern Valley February 11 Kern Valley High plays Bishop (Senior Night) at 4 p.m., at home. ■ Broncs soccer @ Bishop February 11 Kern Valley high girls play Bishop at 3 p.m. and boys at 5 p.m., at Bishop. ■ Suicide Survivor support group February 12 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 Highway 155, Lake Isabella, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Call 760-223-0845.

■ Commodities distribution February 25 Government food commodities will be distributed to those who qualify on Tuesday Jan. 28 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. ■ KRV Collaborative February 27 Join with the KRV Collaborative and learn about vital services and opportunities in the Kern Valley. It meets from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Senior Center in Lake Isabella. Call 760379-2556 for more information.

■ Broncs soccer @ Kern Valley February 13 Kern Valley High girls play Mojave (Senior Night) at 3 p.m. and boys at 5 p.m., at home. ■ Fashion show and luncheon February 14 The Kern River Valley Woman’s Club Whiskey Flat fashion show and luncheon is open to the public. Doors open at 10 a.m., lunch at noon. It’s at the Kern River Valley Elks Lodge, 6708 Wofford Heights Blvd., Wofford Heights Call 760-376-1769.

■ Prayer Breakfast March 4 Each month The Salvation Army, Lake Isabella Service Extension Unit invites the community to join us in prayer for our community, the State and our Nation. The Prayer Breakfast is held the at Chef Sarape Restaurant, in Lake Isabella at 7 a.m. Families and members of the Kern River Valley community are welcome to come and join us in prayer. Please arrive early so as not interrupt prayer in progress. Breakfast is optional. For more information call 760379-4600.

■ First Baptist Game Night February 14 Come join the fun and play board games, be in competitions, and win prizes at the First Baptist Church of Kernville Game Night, starting at 6 p.m. Bring a snack to share and an appetite for play. Call John Cole at 760223-1036.

■ Habitat restoration workdays March 8 Join Audubon Kern River Preserve staff and volunteers for our Habitat Restoration Workdays. Kern River Preserve will be implementing the first phase of a 3 year restoration project. Bring food and water, gloves; wear long sleeves and pants, work shoes or boots. The preserve will supply the tools. Meet at 8 a.m. at the Alexander Restoration Site on Fay Ranch Road, 1/3 mi. north of Hwy 178 in Weldon. Contact Sean Rowe by email: srowe@audubon.org or call 760-378-2531 to RSVP.

■ Whiskey Flat Days February 14-17 Official webpage: gotokernville.com/#! whiskey-flat-days-2014/c10eo. ■ Whiskey Flat Melodrama February 14 and 15 "The Treasure of Shiver River" There will be two shows February 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. in the Kernville Elementary School Cafeteria. Tickets for adults are $7, children are $5. For more information contact Dawn Jordan at 760-417-2858 ■ Habitat restoration workdays February 15 Join Audubon Kern River Preserve staff and volunteers for our Habitat Restoration Workdays. Bring food and water, gloves; wear long sleeves and pants, work shoes or boots. The preserve will supply the tools. Meet at 8 a.m. at the Alexander Restoration Site on Fay Ranch Road, 1/3 mi. north of Hwy 178 in Weldon. Contact Sean Rowe by email: srowe@audubon.org or call 760-3782531 to RSVP.

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Boy, his only ally By Sam Struckhoff Pick of the Week “Zaytoun” (R) — Yoni (Stephen Dorff) is an Israeli pilot who crashes in Lebanon in the early 1980s -- a time of heightened street violence and international tension. His only ally is Fahed (Abdallah El Akal), a young Palestinian boy who wants to escape the streets of Beirut and return to his dear homeland. While the two are at odds from the start, their mutual interest in returning to Israel -- for vastly different reasons -- unites them and develops a different relationship. “Afternoon Delight” (R) — Rachel (Kathryn Hahn) is an affluent stay-at-home mom who feels she's not living her life correctly. To rekindle the passion in her marriage (the hubby is Josh Radnor of TV's "How I Met Your Mother"), they have a couple's outing to a local strip club, where Rachel encounters McKenna (Juno Temple) -- an earnest and naive 19-year-old exotic dancer. Rachel becomes fixated on the idea of saving the stripper and adopts her as a live-in nanny. While the story limps along at times, every scene is full of sincerity and humor. This is Hahn's first leading role -- she's usually playing bit parts in raunchier comedies -and she shows that her unbridled comedic energy has a warm heart at its core. “Cal” (R) — Cal (John Lynch) is

Abdallah El Akal in "Zaytoun" a sullen young man -- one of only a few Catholics in a Protestant neighborhood in 1980s Ireland. He hates his job working alongside his father at the slaughterhouse, but losing his job is even worse -- he's recruited by his friends in the IRA to be a getaway driver for coldblooded murder. Cal finds himself falling for a demure older woman who works at the library (Helen Mirren). Guilt and love collide when Cal realizes that she is the widow of an IRA victim. While the opening scene may shock you, the majority of the film is a quiet dramatic study. Mirren delivers an A-plus performance as a woman who truly grows through the film, while Lynch pulls you into Cal's struggle with force. TV Releases: "Game of Thrones: The Complete Third Season,” "Nurse Jackie: Season 5," "American Experience: 1964,""The Six Million Dollar Man: Season 5," "Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Epic Series" © 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

Recipes for Dummies by Bodfish Bob Turn salmon and liquid into a medium mixing bowl. Flake with a fork, removing OR mashing any bones (they are edible). Mix in grated onion, parsley and pepper. Mix beaten eggs with salmon. Add enough bread crumbs, about 1/2 to 3/4 cup, to make thick enough to shape into 12 small patties. Roll patties in 1/2 cup bread crumbs. In a large heavy skillet over low heat, melt 2 tablespoons of butter; add patties. Fry patties slowly on one side; add remaining butter, turn patties and fry until brown on the other side. Serves 6. Bodfish Bob’s Salmon Loaf 3/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 tablespoons grated onion 1/2 teaspoon celery salt 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons melted butter 1 large egg, beaten 1/4 cup milk 1 can (14 to 16 ounces) salmon, flaked, liquids strained and reserved Butter a loaf pan; heat the oven to 350°. Combine the crumbs with seasonings, butter, beaten egg, and milk. Add 1/4 cup of liquid from the salmon. Add the salmon and blend well. Bake the loaf for 45 min. to 1 hr. Bodfish Bob’s Salmon Patties 1 can (16 ounces) salmon 1 small onion, finely grated 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley ground black pepper, to taste 2 large eggs, well beaten 1 to 1 1/2 cups fine dry bread crumbs 3 tablespoons butter

Bodfish Bob’s Salmon Quiche Pastry for 9-inch pie, unbaked 1 can (16 ounces) salmon 1 tablespoons lemon juice 1 onion, minced 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 6 egg, beaten 1 1/2 cups milk 1 teaspoon seasoned salt dash pepper, white or black Bake crust in a 450° oven for 5 minutes. Drain salmon liquid into a cup. Put salmon in a bowl and remove bones and skin; flake salmon. Put salmon pastry; sprinkle with lemon juice. Cook onion in the butter; transfer to the pie crust and sprinkle with parsley. Mix the salmon liquid with eggs, milk, and seasoned salt and pepper; pour over salmon. Bake quiche at 350° for 45 to 50 minutes, or until firm. Serves six. Visit Bodfish Bob on the Internet at www.bodfishbob.com or email him at bodfishbob@hotmail.com.


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Nursing home law changes Harry P. Thal Courier Columnist This past December, The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) revised the Medicare Manual in accorThal dance to the settlement agreement of Jimmo vs. Sebelius. For decades, people have been in Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) under Medicare and then discharged while still needing care. Example: Louise had fallen and broke her hip. After having been better than a week in the hospital, she was discharged to a SNF for rehabilitation. Louise got sick while recovering from the hip surgery in the SNF. She was ill enough to not be able to go to therapy. Since she was no longer improving, she was discharged form the nursing facility. In accordance with the settlement agreement, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has agreed to issue revised portions of the program manual used by Medicare contractors, in order to clarify coverage of skilled nursing and skilled therapy services "…does not turn on the presence or absence of a beneficiary's potential for improvement, but rather on the beneficiary's need for skilled care." Skilled care may be necessary to improve a patient's current condition, to maintain the patient's current condition, or to prevent or slow further deterioration and condition.

A very significant change is that a "No Improvement Standard" is to be applied in determining Medicare coverage for claims that require skilled care. Thus, such coverage depends not on the beneficiary's restoration potential, but on whether skilled care is required, along with the underlying reasonableness and necessity of the services themselves. The manual revisions now being issued will serve to reflect and articulate this basic principle more clearly. The settlement agreement itself includes language specifying that "Nothing in this Settlement Agreement modifies, contracts, or expands the existing eligibility requirements for receiving Medicare coverage." Rather, the intent is to clarify Medicare's policy that when skilled services are required the coverage cannot be denied based on the absence of potential for improvement or restoration. By contrast, a patient cannot stay in a SNF because they can't live on their own at home. While this is a problem, it is not the responsibility of Medicare to provide "Custodial Care". There are private facilities such as nursing, board and care homes or even visiting nurses to accommodate people. If they can't afford services, Medi-Cal may provide services in a different setting. Harry P. Thal, MA, is a licensed insurance broker in California (0621106) Thal is on the National Association of Health Underwriters Medicare Advisory Board. He may be reached at 760-376-2100, harrythal@aol. com or www.harrythal.com.

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Do fewer dumb things My wife and I make about $100,000 a year. We have $63,000 in the bank, and we owe $47,000 on our home. The house is worth about $250,000, and it's our only debt. We'd like to go ahead and pay off the house, but we're worried about depleting our savings to that extent. What would you do? - Matt

Dave Ramsey Courier Columnist Dear Dave, My parents cosigned on government loans so I could go to college. Would my forbearance or non-payment affect their credit if I don't pay? - Tiffany Ramsey

Dear Tiffany, Yes, it would. I'm not trying to lay a guilt trip on you, kiddo, but you'll be trashing your mom and dad's credit if you don't pay the bills on time. If they cosigned for you, they'll start getting phone calls, too, if you don't do the right thing and pay back these loans. The truth is, your mom and dad shouldn't have co-signed for you in the first place. There's only one reason lenders want a co-signer, and that's because they're afraid the person taking out the loan won't be able to pay back what's owed. My goal here isn't to beat you up, Tiffany. It's to give you information that you-and your parents-need in order to make different, smarter decisions in the future. We all do dumb things sometimes. In the past, I did some really dumb things with very large numbers attached. The goal is to grow, learn, and try to use what we learn in order to do fewer dumb things in the future. -Dave Dear Dave,

Dear Matt If I were in your situation, I'd cut a check and pay off the house. Keep in mind that by doing this we're not saying you'll keep your savings at that lower point. Once that mortgage payment is off your backs, you'll be able to save more and save faster than ever! That's my advice. Pay off the house and become completely debtfree today. You'll still have $16,000 dollars in the bank and a six-figure income. It won't take you long to rebuild your savings all the way back to what you had before, if that's what you both want. You could do it in just a few months. I'm looking at this as an opportunity to achieve the kind of financial independence everyone wants but few actually have. Go for it, Matt! - Dave Dave Ramsey is a personal money management expert, national radio personality and the author of three New York Times bestselling books. He offers financial advice as host of a nationally syndicated radio pro-

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Kern River Courier Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: DAVE'S FLEET MAINTENANCE & TOWING (2014 - B0073). Street address of principal place of business: 1401 Washington Street, Bakersfield, CA 93305. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 70548, Bakersfield, CA 93387. REGISTRANT: KAR's Towing & Transport, Inc., 1401 Washington Street, Bakersfield, CA 93305. Date the business commenced: 05/20/1992. 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 McDanell, President. This statement filed on 01/06/2014. Expires 01/06/2019. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, AuditorController-County Clerk. By: M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier January 17, 24, 31 and February 7, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: JEFF FENWICK WELDING (2014 B0087). Street address of principal place of business: 11002 Southwales Court, Bakersfield, CA 93312. Mailing address of business: 11002 Southwales Court, Bakersfield, CA 93312. REGISTRANT: Jeffrey Fenwick, 11002 Southwales Court, Bakersfield, CA 93312. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. 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: Jeffrey Fenwick. This statement filed on 01/06/2014. Expires 01/06/2019. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: J. Garcia. Published by the Kern River Courier January 17, 24, 31 and February 7, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: MY AV YELLOW CAB (2014 B0183). Street address of principal place of business: 1365 Richfield Avenue, Rosamond, CA 93560. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 1205, Rosamond, CA 93560. REGISTRANTS: John Alan Greene, 1365 Richfield Avenue, Rosamond, CA 93560 and Lorie Louise Greene, 1365 Richfield Avenue, Rosamond, CA 93560. Date the business commenced: 01/07/2014. 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 A. Greene. This statement filed on 01/10/2014. Expires 01/10/2019. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, AuditorController-County Clerk. By: E. Del Villar. Published by the Kern River Courier January 17, 24, 31 and February 7, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: SOL'AR BODY SHOP (2014 B0091), DBA#2: SOL'AR MEDICAL (2014 - B0092). Street address of principal place of business: 130 Balsam, Ridgecrest, CA 93555. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 777, Ridgecrest, CA 93556. REGISTRANT: NPASS, Inc., 841 North Downs. Suite C, Ridgecrest, CA 93555. Date the business commenced: 08/01/2013. 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: Elizabeth W. Pate. This statement filed on 01/07/2014. Expires 01/07/2019. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier January 17, 24, 31 and February 7, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: NATURAL HEALTH (2014 - B0381). Street address of principal place of business: 121 Piute Drive, Kernville, CA 93238. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 2037, Kernville, CA 93238. REGISTRANT: Catherine Crawford, 11091 Sierra Way, Kernville, CA 93238. Date the business commenced: 08/01/1995. 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: Catherine Crawford. This statement filed on 01/23/2014. Expires 01/23/2019. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier January 31, February 7, 14 and 21, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: ABUNDANT BLESSINGS (2014 B0382). Street address of principal

place of business: 11901 Handel Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93312. Mailing address of business: 11901 Handel Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93312. REGISTRANTS: Robert Smith, 11901 Handel Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93312 and Alison Smith, 11901 Handel Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93312. Date the business commenced: 01/01/2014. 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: Robert Smith. This statement filed on 01/24/2014. Expires 01/24/2019. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: V. Zuniga. Published by the Kern River Courier January 31, February 7, 14 and 21, 2014. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME Fictitious Business Name being abandoned: DANCE XPRESS (2012- B2820) Street address of business: 3000 Mallview Road, #A1025, Bakersfield, CA 93306. Mailing address of Business: 3000 Mallview Road, #A1025, Bakersfield, CA 93306. REGISTRANTS WHO WISH TO ABANDON THE BUSINESS NAME: Nick Bean, 45922 Carlin, Posey, CA 93260 and Rebecca May Bean, 45922 Carlin, Posey, CA 93260. Original FBN Statement Filed on: 05/03/2012. This Statement of Abandonment filed on: 01/08/2014. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, AuditorController-County Clerk by J. Bojorquez, Deputy Clerk (34993). Published by the Kern River Courier: February 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: DANCE XPRESS (2014 - B0118). Street address of principal place of business: 3000 Mallview Road, #A1025, Bakersfield, CA 93306. Mailing address of business: 3000 Mallview Road, #A1025, Bakersfield, CA 93306. REGISTRANTS: Nick Morris Bean, 45922 Carlin Drive, Posey, CA 93260 and Rebecca Lynn Bean, 45922 Carlin Drive, Posey, CA 93260. 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: Rebecca L. Bean. This statement filed on 01/08/2014. Expires 01/08/2019. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, AuditorController-County Clerk. By: J. Bojorquez. Published by the Kern River Courier February 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: BAKERY ROYALE (2014 - B0438). Street address of principal place of business: 324 East Haloid Avenue, Ridgecrest, CA 93555. Mailing address of business: 324 East Haloid Avenue, Ridgecrest, CA 93555. REGISTRANTS: Shellie Antoinette Moore, 324 East Haloid Avenue, Ridgecrest, CA 93555 and Makayla Jean Moore, 324 East Haloid Avenue, Ridgecrest, CA 93555. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Business is being conducted as a General Partnership. 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: Shellie A. Moore. This statement filed on 01/28/2014. Expires 01/28/2019. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By: E. Del Villar. Published by the Kern River Courier February 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: CLOCK MASTERS (2014 - B0487). Street address of principal place of business: 7301 Wofford Boulevard, Wofford Heights, CA 93285.

Mailing address of business: PO Box 644, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. REGISTRANT: Edward Louis Gazo, 258 Lakeview Terrace, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. Date the business commenced: 01/20/2014. 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: Edward Louis Gazo, (760) 376-3913. This statement filed on 01/29/2014. Expires 01/29/2019. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, AuditorController-County Clerk. By: M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier February 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: STOCKDALE PINES APARTMENTS (2014 - B0603). Street address of principal place of business: 5301 Lennox Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93309. Mailing address of business: 5301 Lennox Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93309. REGISTRANT: Yun Schestag, 5301 Lennox Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93309. Date the business commenced: 06/01/1990. 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: Yun Schestag. This statement filed on 02/04/2014. Expires 02/04/2019. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, AuditorController-County Clerk. By: M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier February 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2014.


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Stop! Look! - The view of recent snow near Pauls Place in Weldon.

Video, Continued from page 1 recording over twenty songs under their development, as well as working with some of her biggest influences including No Doubt's Tony Kanal, and hit-makers The Matrix. Considering her recent international adventures her song for the video shot on location at Silver City is appropriately titled "Going Home". Santa Monica based Karl Richter of Wendel LLC was the producer with directors Kylie Eaton and Eric Ulbrich. The video was shot entirely on location at Silver City and additional locations in nearby Havilah. The Kern Valley's Monica Lambert was hired as the film costume consultant and her husband Robert was the extras

talent coordinator and wrangler/livestock consultant. Local extras were also hired for the shoot including Julie Jenkins, Wanda Havens, Louisa Dorman, Manny Nunes, Rockey Russell, Daryl Grant, Joe and Nadia Lane, William Lambert, Richard Lambert Jr., Cherrille Newsom and James Young. Jim Heffel was the livestock provider and wrangler. The production company paid a location fee for Silver City and rented three cabins in Kernville for several days. The crew dined at the local pizza parlor and had catering provided by local restaurants and grocery stores. And they rented equipment and purchased supplies and gas locally. Silver City has been the site of numerous film and video shoots in the past.

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events, including the Kern County Fair and the Sportsmen's Show in Bakersfield, gave an opportunity to pass Forest Service fire-safety messages as well. District Culturist John Springer presented Penny Pines programs to several local groups. These presentations explained how donations to Penny Pines are used to reforest areas destroyed by wildfire and disease. Springer demonstrated the journey a tree takes from cone, to seedling, to plant, and showed how participants in the program gain a connection to their public land. ■ KRRD employees assisted the Kern Valley Fish and Game Habitat Club in teaching youth about responsible use of outdoor resources through the Kid's Fishing Derby and Junior Pheasant Hunt. Children and young adults also learned about forest ethics by lending the FS a helping hand. The Sheriff's Activity League and youth representing local Native American groups planted seedlings from the FS native plant nursery to restore habitat burned by the Gulch Fire and repair habitat in the

Black Gulch area. Boy Scout Troops 690 and 875 also conducted a habitat restoration project at Black Gulch North. ■ One of the key missions of the Forest Service is to restore the nation's forests to a healthy state, while providing a renewable timber supply. Maintaining a successful timber industry is carefully balanced with an evolving knowledge of environmental stewardship. In 2013, the Kern River Ranger District was able to help keep this historic, and still very pertinent, timber industry thriving locally with its projects. Both the Ice and Breckenridge projects ended with logs being delivered to the mill. These selective timber sales implemented vegetation treatments that helped restore the forest to a healthy, diverse, and fire resilient condition. They also reduced the risk of catastrophic fire by removing overabundant fuel loads. ■ Prescribed burning was used to get rid of duff and downed branches scattered thickly on the forest floor. Pileburning of slash (branches leftover from the removed trees) kept the project areas clear of new debris. The KRRD worked on several proj-

ects in 2013 that will continue into 2014 and use a combination of managed fire and thinning of small to intermediate size trees to improve forest health, reduce the risk of standreplacing fires and maintain forest structure important to wildlife. They include: Ice Fuels Reduction and Forest Health, Breckenridge Forest Health, B r e c k e n r i d g e Plantation Thinning, Valley View, Rancheria Forest Health and Fuels Reduction, and Joey Healthy Forest Projects. ■ The FS worked closely with the community via the Resource Advisory Council (RAC). In 2013, the District was able to distribute $49,134 to help build partnerships for special projects to benefit the environment through the national Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act. These funds went to groups such as the Kern River Valley Fire Safe Council, which completed fuels reduction treatment within Breckenridge Subdivision, and to cover expenses of the High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew and Stewards of the Sequoia to complete trail maintenance in the Domeland Wilderness, along the Pacific Crest Trail, in the Piute Mountains, and along the Tobias Creek Trail.

Announcements, Continued from page 3 learn more about the Volunteer Senior Outreach Program, a program serving the senior citizens of the Kern River Valley, on Monday, March 17, at 10 a.m., in Community Room 1, Kern River Valley Veterans/Senior Hall, 6504 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. If you are a provider of services to seniors, we want to see you there. The VSOP is funded by the Mental Health Services Act, and is at no cost to the receivers of the services. It is sponsored by partners, Kern County Mental Health, Kern County Aging and Adult Services and College Community Services, Inc. For more information, contact Cindy Brown, at 760-379-3412

Kern Green advises how to conserve water Kern County is a community that depends upon water. In these times of drought we need to do our part to help conserve water. Did you know that you could easily save up to 30 gallons of water per day by following a few simple steps? Turn off the water while brushing your teeth or shaving. Limit your shower to five minutes. Fix that leaky faucet or replace that older inefficient toilet. Reduce your garden water schedule during the cooler months. If everyone in Kern County gets involved we could save more than 25 million gallons of water per day just by making a few simple changes in our daily routines. Do your part to conserve water in this water-challenged region? Kern County needs your support. For other ways to conserve water go to kerngreen.org or give them a call at 661-412-3780. Kern Green is a non-profit program working to create a stainable future in Kern County.

The Target Program Are you tired of the drug activity in your neighborhood? You can report it to the Target Program at 760-379-1830 or 760-379-8105. We will forward your information to the Sheriff Department, and you will remain anonymous if you wish. We will only report what you give to us, but please give us as many details as you can.

Kern River Courier February 7, 2014  

Kern River Courier February 7, 2014

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