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“Nickel and Dime Nicole” (Nicole Kent) vs “Rango Rocky Stone” (Rocky Stone) .

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Flat Mayor’s race has begun. Each year the Kernville Chamber of Commerce holds Whiskey Flat Days and the pretend mayor’s race to raise the opperating funds needed for the year. Rocky Stone, a Native American Tubatulabal

Indian, was born in Onyx in 1953 and raised in the Kern River Valley and attended Southfork Elementary school in Weldon and graduated from Kern Valley High School. Rocky and his wife Judi have a very large extended family of children and grandchildren

CA Dept. Water Resources Courier Just in

snowpack’s statewide water content at about 20 percent of average for this time of year. That is a mere seven percent of the average April 1 measurement, when the snowpack normally is at its peak before melting into streams and reservoirs to provide a third of the water used by California’s cities and

As California’s dry weather pushes into the new year, the Department of Water Resources announced that its first snow survey of the winter found more bare ground than snow. Manual and electronic readings record the

in the Kern Valley. He is employed by Next Era Energy Solar Plant at Kramer Junction and spends his leisure time working at the White Blanket property. He is also an active team roper. "Rango Rocky Stone" is campaigning for See Mayor, page 6

farms. “While we hope conditions improve, we are fully mobilized to streamline water transfers and take every action possible to ease the effects of dry weather on farms, homes and businesses as we face a possible third consecutive dry year,” See Survey, page 12

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Man, woman to be honored Kern River Valley Chamber Courier Release They were the first to know. Long time Kernville residents, Robert “Bob” Burkhart, and Patricia “Patsy” Henry were each individually told of their selection by the Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce as this year’s man and woman of the year. Henry, 79, is being honored for her volunteer work at the Nuui Cunni Native American Cultural Center where she serves as Director

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kern river water data: Wednesday 6 p.m. Storage, Isabella Reservoir 59,717 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 139 cfs* Lower Kern Outflow 195 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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Mayor Events

White Lighting, dancing and an auction of both men and women. Music starts at 9 p.m., and the auction will be held at 10 with raffles throughout the night.

“Nickel & Dime Nicole” (Nicole Kent) @Kerville Saloon January 17 For a Nickel and Dime Auction, music by

@Dave’s Sports Bar January 18 Come and join Nickel and Dime Nicole for

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Editors, Writers Michael Batelaan

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Columnists Bodfish Bob Matt Freeman Rod Middleworth Dan Schlensker

Jack Duitsman Mike Mencarini Dave Ramsey Harry Thal

Photographers Michael Batelaan Ad Production Michael Batelaan Advertising Sales Robert Bowman Valerie Minoux Sara Wakeman Business Office Sara Wakeman Distribution Ron Benson Webmaster Mike Ludiker Advertising policies Publisher reserves the right to reject or cancel any advertising at any time without cause. Cancellations or rejection shall not preclude payment on similar advertising previously run. The Kern River Courier is not liable for errors or omissions in copy or an advertisement beyond the cost of the actual space occupied by the error. Publisher reserves the right to place the words “advertisement” or “paid content” on any advertisement or copy that appears to resemble editorial matter. Submission policies Editorial and photo submissions are welcome and will run at the discretion of the editors. Submissions will only be returned when accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. The editors reserve the right to edit and publish all submissions both in print and Internet online publications. The entire contents of the Kern River Courier are copyright © 2013. Reproduction in whole or in part of print and Internet online publications is prohibited without prior written consent. All rights reserved. Letters policies Letters to the Editor are run when space permits. They are meant as an open forum for expression. Letters to the editor that are original, not previously published, pertaining to local issues and events or those that affect our area are encouraged. Please include your real name, address and phone number for verification. Pen names or incomplete names are not allowed. The views expressed in the letters to the editor within this paper and Internet online publications are not necessarily the views of this paper, nor those of the staff. The Kern River Courier reserves the right to exclude any letter to the editor, or edit its contents for length and prevention of libel, or for other reasons as seen fit by the publisher. Letters should not exceed 250 words. All submissions Advertising, editorial, letters, photography and the entire content of Kern River Courier publications are subject to publish both in print and Internet online publications. Subscriptions The Kern River Courier is published and mailed weekly for $65 per year (52 issues) or 2 years (104 issues) for $120. Mail is only received at the P.O. Box address.

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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.

Bingo Guide

■ 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 .

chicken poop bingo: $6 per square includes 1 bribe. The square with the most poop wins half the money. There will also be drink specials and 50/50 raffles, beer pong and tons of fun.. Sponsored by Sierra Gateway in Kernville. @Harry’s Bar January 19 Join Nickel and Dime Nicole for a chili dog barbecue, raffle, football pool and more. The barbecue is sponsored by Isabella Market. “Rocky ‘Rango” (Rocky Stone) No events submitted as of press time.

Community ■ Library book sale January 8 - 11 Friends of the Library used book sale is being held in the conference room at the Kern River Valley Branch in Lake Isabella. Open to the public on Friday, Jan. 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ■ First Baptist Church of Kernville Game Night, January 10 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. ■ KV Broncs wrestling @ Centennial January 10 and 11 Varsity tournament time to be announced. ■ Lakeshore Farmers Market January 11 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. ■ Nuui Cunni Farmers Market January 11 The Kern River Paiute Council Nuui Cunni Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2600 Highway 155 in Lake Isabella. For more information contact 760-549-0800. ■ Veterans of Foreign Wars breakfast January 12 Have breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan 12 at the Kern River Valley VFW Post 7665 Hall, 2811 Nugget Ave., Lake Isabella. For information call 760-3793877. ■ Free movie matinee January 12 See “Seabiscui,” a story of three men: a jockey, a trainer and a businessman, and the undersized racehorse who took the nation for the ride of a lifetime on Sunday, Jan. 12 at 3 p.m. at Kernville United Methodist Church, corner of Big Blue and Sirretta. ■ Friends of the Library installation January 13 The Friends of the Library will hold its annual officers installation luncheon at the main library on Monday, Jan. 13 at noon. The Library is located at 7054 Lake Isabella Blvd. Members and people who wish to become members are invited to attend. For further information call 760-223-3449. ■ Man and Woman of the Year dinner January 13 The Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce celebrates new officers and board members and honors Robert Burkhart and Patsy Malone Henry as 2014 Man and Woman of the Year at a dinner at The Lodge at Painted Rock. For more information, call 760-379-5236 ■ Houchin Blood Drive January 14 The Kern River Valley blood drive is at the First Baptist Church in Lake Isabella, from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14. When donating, bring picture ID with date of birth, be free from all cold, flu, cold sores or symptoms of infection and eat a meal at least three hours prior to donating. Remember to wait one year after tattoos

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Only big dogs need apply Basic Needs Foundation, Inc. is sponsoring 40 big dogs (must be at least 40 lbs.) to get neutered at Critters Without Litters, 661-472-6191 in Bakersfield for 2014. Pet owners must live in Lake Isabella, Onyx, Ridgecrest, Weldon, Wofford Heights or Mountain Mesa (the Kern River Valley area). Limit two dogs per family because funding is limited. Email info@basicneedsfoundation.org . No phone calls.

County Grand Jury seeks volunteer applicants Applications for the Kern County Grand Jury will be accepted from now through April 4. The Kern County Grand Jury is made up of a group of 19 citizens, randomly selected from a pool of citizens who have made their interest known. Applicants are interviewed and then nominated by the Superior Court Judges of our County. Judges are very interested in obtaining a volunteer pool representative of the ethnic and cultural diversity of all communities in our County. The final selection process will be conducted in open session of court during the month of June. Once selected, Grand Jurors act as an investigative body to ensure that county and city governments are efficiently operated and that public funds are effectively spent. The Grand Jury also hears evidence of public offences presented by the Kern County District Attorney's Office and, where appropriate, may issue criminal indictments. Applicants must be willing to spend approximately 20 hours a week in performing these tasks. Candidates for the Grand Jury must be Unites States citizens, at least 18 years of age, have a working knowledge of the English language and have resided in the County for at least one year. Grand Jurors serve for a one year period. If Grand Jury service is for you, you may contact Penny Petris-Hall at the Kern County Grand Jury, 1415 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301, or telephone 661-868-4797 to obtain your application for nomination. You may also download an application from the Grand Jury website at co.kern.ca.us/grandjury.

Friends of the Library installation luncheon The Friends of the Library will hold its annual Officers Installation Luncheon at the main library on Monday, Jan. 13 at noon. The Library is located at 7054 Lake Isabella Blvd. Members and people who wish to become members are cordially invited to attend. For further information, call 760-223-3449.

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Model train collection display at musem If you have an interest in model train collections, stop by the Kern Valley Museum in Kernville during the month of January to see the Lionel train collection of Bill Salyer. It is displayed in the large cabinet in the Big Room.

Judy Wolford Deems featured Artist of the Month Each month, at the Kern River Valley Museum, there is a new showing in the museum’s Art Room from talented artists from the Kern River Valley. This month’s exhibit is the artwork of Judy Wolford Deems. Deems has lived in the Kern Valley since 1984. She has contributed to the beauty of our valley by painting several murals on the outside of buildings. She has received numerous awards and commendations for her artwork at shows and fairs, but her real joy, she says, is seeing the smiles on people’s faces when they view her work.

Whiskey Flat parade applications being accepted Fill out your 2014 Whiskey Flat Days parade application and get it in before Friday, Jan. 31 to avoid a $25 application fee.

Volunteers make a difference Optimal Hospice Care is actively recruiting for new volunteers in the Kern County area interested in making a difference in 2014. January and February classes are now forming now for our new volunteer orientation trainings. We are looking for home and facility visitors; certified pet therapy teams for our CarePals program; veterans for our Vet-to-Vet Volunteer program and any other compassionate individuals willing to help us make the lives of hospice patients and families a little brighter. For more information, call the volunteer department today at 661-716-4000 or email rfrankhouser@optimalcares.com.

EAF Program available through Salvation Army 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. See Annoucements, page 11

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

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Bible Trivia By Wilson Casey 1. Is the book of Delilah in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. In Acts 8, the Ethiopian eunuch that Philip met was under what queen? Hephzibah, Esther, Azubah, Candace 3. From Psalm 23, what did the psalmist say would follow him, goodness and ... ? Love, Mercy, Despair, Vanity 4. Who, along with his men, hid in caves to avoid the wrath of Saul? Solomon, Ezekiel, David, Job 5. In John 8, “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at ... “? Evil, Him, Priest, Her 6. From Genesis 20, who was king of Gerar? Abimelech, Ahab, Zedekiah, Josiah

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A whole New Year Jack Duitsman Courier Columnist Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies Duitsman ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 3:13-14 January 1 was just another day on the page of each New Year, but it does represent opportunity that can be engaged for a fresh approach to life and the possibility of different outcomes. Taking the above verse apart as a model by which we might approach this New Year, here are a few principles to ponder: Room for improvement - I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet since perfection continually eludes our grasp, there is the continued need to be nudged toward desire for the same. Whatever we have experienced is not as good as it gets, and you and I can be encouraged by the call to experience the ever increasing work of the Holy Spirit in us. Grace and forgiveness - forgetting what lies behind, no matter how badly the mark might have been missed this past year, we can begin again as a result of the Lord’s

grace extended to us, and forgiveness offered to the penitent heart. Faith and expectancy - reaching forward to what lies ahead. Today is the day, and this year is the year. How so? It is what is upon us, and the moment in which the Father’s heart desires to us to teach us faith. While yesterday has been lived and tomorrow is but an unreachable shadow, today can be taken as a gift from God. Disciplined persistence - I press on. Life is not for the faint of heart, and discipline wears thin pretty fast. Be encouraged however to sense the Father’s heart of love in a relentless way through each day in the year ahead. Finding a bar of measure toward the goal for the prize. Better than resolutions set by our finite minds, we can be embraced by the plan of love set in motion for us. You and I have been laid hold of by the power of the indwelling Spirit of God, and this includes the power to break ancient bonds and experience freedom beyond what we think. The New Year is filled with such promise! Inspired by the Word - the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. It is the Word that works faith in us, and faith is the catalyst that allows the Word to come to life in us. May our hearts be encouraged to be increasingly in the Word of God this New Year. Allow 2014 to be a year in the Word like never before! Jack Duitsman pastors Father’s Heart Foursquare Church in Kernville.

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

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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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USFS moves forward with Forest Plan Revisions The U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Region has released the final assessments for the Sierra, Sequoia and Inyo National Forests, the Bio-regional assessment, and a preliminary Need to Change document. The public is invited to provide feedback on the Need to Change document. The Sequoia plan revisions will be completed through developing one environmental impact statement. This single EIS will be an efficient and cost-effective way to pool staff expertise. The final EIS will result in separate Record of Decisions and Forest Plans. Forest Supervisors will remain the responsible official for making decisions on their specific forest plan. The Forest Service is hosting public workshops to offer information about the forest plan revision process, explain the key themes of each forest plan to be revised and gather public feedback on the preliminary Need to Change. The public is welcome.

Sequoia National Forest workshop The Sequoia National Forest workshop is Tuesday, Jan. 28 at the Double Tree Hotel, 3100 Camino del Rio Court, Bakersfield from 5 to 9 p.m. with presentations by Forest Service staff. There will be time for small group sessions to learn about specific topics addressed in the preliminary need to change, and time to offer feedback. Public feedback received by Friday, Jan. 24, will be incorporated into the public workshop discussions. Feedback on the Need to Change document is most useful if received by Friday, Jan. 31, and may be submitted via e-mail or by hard copy. Written feedback should be addressed to: Land Management Plan Revision, U.S. Forest Service, Ecosystem Planning Staff, 1323 Club Drive, Vallejo, CA 94592. E-mail feedback may be submitted to: FS-R5planrevision@fs.fed.us or for the Sequoia National Forest, contact Cody Norris at 760-376-3781 or cnorris@fs.fed.us.

Kern River Valley information Emergencies call ■ Ambulance ■ Fire ■ Law Enforcement ■ Search & Rescue ■ Lake Patrol ■ Forest Service

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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

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

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

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

General infomation ■ Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce 6404 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella Local: 760-379-5236 Toll Free: 866-KRV4FUN

■ Kernville Chamber of Commerce 11447 Kernville Rd. Kernville (corner Sierra Way & Kernville Roads) Local: 760-376-2629 Toll Free: 866-KERNVILLE

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‘Snow’ relief in sight Mike Mencarini Courier Columnist I’m glad that 2013 is history. It was a terribly dry year, one of the driest in a long time. Unless we get some relief in the form of snow and rain in Mencarini the very near future, we are heading for a very challenging 2014. No, I’m not trying to be negative, just realistic. If we were to have a “normal” wet year this year, it wouldn’t dent the water inflow needed to start the lake on the road to refilling. It may or may not cover the amount of water that has already been allocated for downstream purposes in 2014. This is the point where things are a bit cloudy for me. When the idea of building this lake was still on the drawing board, what group or agency dropped the ball on the minimum storage pool? We had smart people who understood that most of Central and Southern California was semi-arid. They also should have been aware that we were susceptible to continuous years of low rainfall and snow melt. Those in charge, in my humble opinion, also did not figure in the vast amount of sediment that over

a half a century would and has decreased the amount of storage the lake can handle. Mulholland had the right idea. Let’s put fishing and recreation aside, we really don’t figure in the equation anyway so we can see that with just snow melt and rainfall the amount of water delivered down stream at some point was going to be more than what would be available at a given time. It is going to take several, if not many, years to bring our lake back up to the point when we will have excess water. If we look at it strictly as the “cash cow” that it has become, those that own the water rights aren’t getting their full potential from the lake. In the back of my mind somewhere there are a couple of ideas floating around. How about let’s dredge the North and South Forks and sell all of that high-grade sand which will increase the storage of the lake without additional pressure on the dam. Also build a fore bay (a smaller lake before the main lake that is used to control the flow to the main lake). Behind the air port would be a great location. This fore bay would fill and hold water during heavy flow years. Mike Mencarini is a Wofford Heights resident and avid fisherman.

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Whiskey Flat Mayor selling bribes to support two organizations that represent the rich heritage of the Kern Valley. The first is the Tubatulabal tribe. The Tubatulabal Indians are the original inhabitants of this beautiful valley and have been working diligently for years to preserve their language and culture, along with obtaining national recognition for their tribe. The second is the Kern Valley 4H Club which is lead by many hardworking volunteers including retired Kern Valley High School agricultural teacher Gerald Wenstrand. The dedication of 4H insures that our storied agricultural past is alive and well in the hearts and minds of our Valley youth. Rango Rocky Stone says that "Every town needs a hero, and every story deserves a happy ending." Nicole "Nickel and Dime Nicole" Kent's family moved here when she was seven years old and she attended Southfork Elementary, Wallace Elementary and Junior High. She began playing saxophone at the age of nine and was the youngest member to ever join the Kern Valley Orchestra at age 12. At Kern Valley High School and played

Calendar, Continued from page 2 and body piercings and you must be at least 16 years old and weigh at least 110 lbs. ■ ‘Warm Up to a Good Book’ January 14 The Kernville Branch of the Kern County Library is happy to announce “Warm Up to a Good Book” story time on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 10:30 a.m. ■ KV Broncs basketball @ Frazier Mountain, January 14 JV Lady Broncs, at 3 p.m. and boys at 4 p.m. ■ KV Broncs soccer @ Kern Valley January 14 Lady Broncs vs. Frazier Mountain at 3 p.m. and boys at 5 p.m. ■ Congressman Kevin McCarthy office hours, January 16 A field representative for Congressman Kevin McCarthy is holding office hours Thursday, Jan. 16 at the Kern County Administrative office in Lake Isabella from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. He invites residents to meet with one of his staff members if they are having problems dealing with a federal agency or simply want to share comments on important federal legislative issues. ■ KV Broncs wrestling @ Rosamond January 16 Broncs vs. Rosamond at 5 p.m. ■ KV Broncs soccer @ Rosamond January 16 Lady Broncs at 3 p.m. and boys at 5 p.m. at Rosamond. ■ Interactive astronomy January 16 On Thursday, Jan. 16 at 5:30 p.m., come to

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on the tennis team, took part in Academic Decathlon and was a member of FHA-HERO. In her senior year, the family moved to Oregon and Nicole played in an award winning marching band. Nicole got her first job at age 14 washing dishes at Frank's Diner and soon became a waitress. She worked at Frank's until he took over Nelda's where she followed. After high school Nicole moved back to her "home town," the Kern Valley and worked at the Superior Court in Lake Isabella and Frank's Diner. She now is a banker at Alta One FCU. Nicole is in the band White Lightning that plays at the Kernville Saloon. Playing in the band is her favorite thing to do because she shares her love for music with her two favorite guys, her dad James on the drums and her boyfriend, Peter on the bass. The band is like a big family. Nickel and Dime Nicole is selling bribes to support the gazebo in Circle Park and for the Kern Valley chapter of Small Miracles that helps parents in the struggle when they deal with cancer in their children. Small Miracles Foundation accumulates the resources to assist families meet their daily challenges.

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Hanks is at his stoic best By Sam Struckhoff Pick of the Week “Captain Phillips” (PG-13) — When Somali pirates hijacked an American commercial ship in 2009, a gripping story played out for five days over the worldwide news. In this dramatic retelling of the events, the real-life action becomes a powerful thriller fuelled by bigger ideas. Tom Hanks stars as the titular captain, a hardworking everyman who must face off with the pirate captain (Barkhad Abdi). Even though you know how the story ends, director Paul Greengrass delivers forceful suspense on top of social commentary that doesn’t feel forced. Tom Hanks is at his stoic best, matched only by his foil -- the desperate, emaciated pirate captain who wears a thin mask of thunder and bravado. Out there on the ocean, both men struggle with forces beyond their control.. “Blue Jasmine” (PG-13) — Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) is a shiny member of the Manhattan elite who moves into her sister’s house (and the real world) after the financial collapse. Jasmine’s sister, Ginger (Sally Hawkins), is downto-earth, but suffers from a chronic lack of judgment with men. Still, it’s Jasmine who is truly a mess -in the same breath, she gripes about her first-class flight from New York and then moans about

■ New Yu-gi-oh club January 17 A new Yu-gi-oh club will begin on Friday, Jan. 17 at 3:30 p.m. at the Kern River Valley branch library. The club is open to all skill levels and if needed, cards will be provided. Call 760-549-2083.

■ KV Broncs basketball @ Bishop January 18 Lady Broncs at 3 p.m. ■ KV Broncs basketball @ Kern Valley January 21 Lady Broncs vs. California City at 3 p.m. and boys at 4 p.m. ■ KV Broncs soccer @ California City January 21 Lady Broncs at 3 p.m. and boys at 5 p.m. To include your event in our free Courier Calendar, send the information to us by email or in person. Submissions must be received on Tuesday by 1 p.m. 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 may be shortened. Listings are printed in chronological order by event date and space available. Submitted items deemed as business advertising will not be accepted. Some event information gathered from the chambers of commerce, KRVR or www.kernvalley.com.

how penniless she is. This is easily among the best work Woody Allen has produced in the past decade or so. The movie cuts in flashbacks to Jasmine’s old life while showing the present-day turning point of her moving into her sister’s working-class San Francisco apartment. You’re never entirely sure which way the story is going, who is right and who deserves sympathy.. “In a World ...” (R) — Firsttime writer and director Lake Bell is more than a breath of fresh air, she’s a new set of lungs for the dramatic comedy. Bell plays Carol, a voice coach for voice-over artists. Her ambition is to become a fixture in the world of movietrailer voices -- a tough nut to crack, especially when the field is a boys’ club governed by her father. Bell is backed by an ensemble of comedic actors on their A-games (Nick Offerman, Rob Corddry, Ken Marino and Tig Notaro). © 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

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the Kern River Valley Branch of the Kern County Library for “An Evening With the Stars,” a fun interactive astronomy night for all ages. Call 760-549-2083 for more information.

■ KV Broncs basketball @ Kern Valley January 17 Lady Broncs vs. Rosamond at 3 p.m. and boys at 4 p.m.

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Bodfish Bob’s Cheese Bacon Meatloaf 2 lbs. ground sirloin or ground round 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs 1 large egg plus catsup to equal 1 cup 1/2 cup onion, chopped salt & pepper to taste 1 to 2 T bacon pieces 1/2 to 1 cup sharp cheese In a large bowl, put the ground meat, bread crumbs, onion, salt, pepper, bacon and cheese. Put the egg and measure the catsup to equal one cup. Then beat this mixture together and pour over the other ingredients and mix well. Put this in a large loaf pan and cook at 350 degrees for 6075 minutes. Must do this next step or it will fall apart: Tent foil over pan and rest for 15 minutes. Depending on the thickness of the slices you can get 6 to 10 or more slices per pan. Bodfish Bob’s Meatloaf w/Sweet & Sour Sauce 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed 1/4 cup cider vinegar 1 tsp prepared mustard 1 egg, slightly beaten

1 onion, minced 2 stalks celery, chopped 1/2 green pepper, chopped 1/4 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs or crushed crackers 2 lbs. ground sirloin 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp black pepper In a saucepan, mix tomato sauce, brown sugar, vinegar and mustard. Cook until sugar is dissolved. Set aside. Take onion, celery, green pepper and one tablespoon water; put in bowl. Put Saran Wrap over them and put in microwave to soften. Combine egg with vegetables (celery, onion, green pepper), crackers, salt, black pepper, meat and 1/2 cup tomato sauce mixture. Mix thoroughly. Shape into loaf. Put into baking dish and pour remaining sauce mixture over meatloaf. Bake 350 degrees covered for 1 hour. Baste occasionally. Serve sauce separate. Bodfish Bob’s Crock Pot or Oven Meatloaf 2 lbs. lean ground beef 2 eggs 2/3 cup Quaker Oats 1 pkg. dry onion soup mix 1/2 cup catsup or barbecue sauce Reserve two tablespoons catsup. Combine beef, eggs, oats, soup mix and remaining catsup. Shape into a round loaf for crock pot or oblong for oven. Put into crock pot. Top with remaining catsup. Cover and cook on low 8 to 10 hours or on high 4 to 6 hours or 350 degree oven for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Visit Bodfish Bob on the Internet at www.bodfishbob.com or email him at bodfishbob@hotmail.com.


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Maybe not so affordable Harry P. Thal Courier Columnist Richard is in shock! He just had an increase in his monthly health insurance premium which doubled from what he had been paying. He directed Thal his anger towards the insurance company. I re-directed the anger to the cause of the increase; the White House and Congress. When President Obama told the American people in 2010 they could keep their insurance and doctors, he was referring to the policies that were in force at that time. With the constant rise in cost of health care, and the mirror increase in the cost of health insurance, many people either downgraded their policies to a higher deductible, or purchased a plan with fewer benefits to control the monthly cost. Many of these changes changed the policy enough for it to lose its “grandfathered” status. The new law focused coverage on benefits. While called the “Affordable Care Act,” the plans are very rich in benefits. The bottom line: it costs more. Richard’s insurance company had sent him notice of the fact his plan was ending January 1. The insurance company advised him that if he didn’t make a change on his own, they would issue a new policy trying to match his current plan’s benefits as

close as possible. They were matching benefits, not monthly premiums. So, if the benefits were being matched as closely as possible, why the increase in cost? It was the multitude of benefits mandated in the law. These “free” benefits have a cost, reflected in the monthly premium. Richard’s old plan had a “family rate” which covered his spouse and the four children. Under the new rules, each person is rated separately. Previously, if Richard’s wife was 10 years younger than he, the rates would have been based on the younger spouse’s age. Not so now. What can Richard do about it? He can look into other plans, from his current company as well as the other companies doing business in his community. There are substantial tax credits and other benefits for working people who have individual policies. With all the options, Richard doesn’t have to navigate it alone. There are three health insurance agents in the Kern River Valley certified to assist in the decision and selection process. There is no direct charge for their services, as they are paid by the insurance plans. Your cost remains the same with or without their help. Independent agents work with many of the plans. Personally, I work with them all. Harry P. Thal, MA, is a licensed insurance broker in California (0621106) Thal is on the National Assoc. 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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Keep the emergency fund where? Dave Ramsey Courier Columnist Dear Dave, Is it better to keep your emergency fund in a certificate of deposit or a money market account? Tiffany Ramsey Dear Tiffany, Right now, a short-term certificate of deposit (CD) pays about the same as a money market account. The problem is you're only going to make about 1 percent with either one. The good thing about a money market, though, is that there are no early withdrawal fees attached. In my mind, an emergency fund isn't there for the purpose of making money. It needs to just sit safe and sound until it's needed. It should also be in a program where it's easily accessible and there are no stupid fees or penalties for simply using your own money. So, yeah, savings interest rates right now are aggravating. But you don't have 3- or 4-percent-homemortgage world without a 1-percent CD world. They kind of go together. Just remember that interest rates aren't the end game when it comes to your emergency fund. You want three to six months of expenses just sitting there, waiting for life to happen. Trust me, it will! -Dave

Dear Dave, Do you think I should consider switching from my traditional TSP (Thrift Savings Plan) to a Roth TSP? Jeremy Dear Jeremy, If I've got a choice, I'm going with the Roth TSP. Now, if you're starting out really late with your saving and investing, the math might work out either way. But in most cases, when you've got several years ahead of you, a Roth TSP, or even a Roth IRA or Roth 401(k) where your money grows tax free, is a much better choice. Remember, unless you've waited until you're in your sixties, the vast majority of the money in the account will be growth. Ten percent or less will be the money you actually put into the account. This tax-free growth is what makes the Roth TSP an excellent choice. In other words, if you've got $1 million in your current investment, and $900,000 is growth, you'll get taxed on that portion. That would amount to around $300,000. If your money is in a Roth, there are no taxes. You just saved $300,000 out of every $1 million. Not a bad deal, is it? -Dave Dave Ramsey is a personal money management expert, national radio personality and the author of three New York Times bestsellers. He offers financial advice as host of a nationally syndicated radio program, “The Dave Ramsey Show.” For more financial help visit daveramsey.com.

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Club House The KRV Republican club president Carl Mandernacht's home was the address for the Republican meet and greet. Pictured is Carl Mandernacht, Mick Gleason, Kern County First District Supervisor, State Assembly Representative Connie Conway and Ken Mettler past president of the California Republican Assoc.

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…for your pets American Veterinary Medical Association Courier Extra The American Veterinary Medical Association reminds pet owners that if you’re planning to make a New Year’s resolution for 2014 to lose weight that you should include your pet in your plans for a healthier life. It’s estimated that between 25 and 40 percent of dogs and cats and 31 percent of people in this country are overweight. Studies have found that other domesticated animals, including horses, are also prone to obesity. “Taking a dog for a walk is healthy for both the dog and the dog’s owner. The companionship of a pet provides us with an extra incentive, and inspiration, to get out and work out,” said Dr. Clark K. Fobian, president of the AVMA. “Just like humans, overweight dogs and cats are more likely to get a number of diseases and health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, skin conditions, liver disease and joint problems. So putting yourself and your pet on a diet and exercise regimen will result in improved health for 2014 and perhaps a longer life for both you and your pet. AVMA’s pet weight-loss tips: ■ A visit to your veterinarian is the best way to determine if your pet is overweight, but there are things to look for to determine if you should make an immediate appointment for a puppy or kitty

weigh in. A dog should have a discernible waist without fat deposits, and ribs should be easy to feel while stroking a dog. In cats, if there is any rounding of the abdomen or bulging in the back, limbs, neck or face, you’ve got a fat cat. ■ Feed your pets at least twice a day, and keep track of how much they eat (your veterinarian may ask). If the pet hasn’t finished their food after about 20 minutes, take the bowl away to discourage overeating. ■ Monitor the number and size of the treats you give. A large dog treat can be more than 100 calories, while a small treat has as little as 10 calories. If you can’t help but repeatedly treat your beloved pet break the snacks in half to cut the calories. ■ Talk to your veterinarian about the best weight reduction plan for your overweight pet. ■ To exercise a cat, engage them with a feather, string or laser pointer, and try to get them running after a toy as they swat at it. To exercise a dog, consider agility training, play time with other dogs, and chasing a ball or Frisbee. There is no better exercise for dogs, horses and humans than a brisk walk. ■ Finally, if your pet is a little on the pudgy side, and you think it might benefit from an increased exercise regimen, see a veterinarian first. No exercise program should begin without a checkup. For more information on pet health, visit avma.org.

Pets: A Perfect Companion for seniors The power of pet therapy is thought to be stronger than any medication, not only for people going through tough times or in poor health, but also for the elderly as well. Proven to increase mental alertness, build self-esteem, and decrease loneliness, pets can provide a warm and fulfilling relationships. “Pet ownership for older people can be very beneficial by giving them something to love and care for, as well as a companion in the home, especially if they live alone,” said Dr. Sonny Presnal, director of the Stevenson Companion Animal Life-Care Center at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. “I don't believe there are any appreciable risks, providing that good decisions are made in the choice of a pet for older people.” Having the responsibility of caring for a pet can be a healthy situation for most elderly people. Sometimes, a pet can be the only reason that he or she feels a need to get up in the morning; it provides them with a sense of purpose. In addition, there are many studies that attribute pet ownership to relieving stress, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and bet-

tering mental health. Not only do pets help the elderly overcome various health ailments, but also they can significantly decrease their owners’ sense of loneliness. Pets can often lead to new friendships and can provide beneficial social interactions that elderly may not have otherwise had the chance to experience. When choosing a pet, you must take into consideration the limitations of the elderly person’s physical and mental health. A large, active dog may not be suitable for older people. A young puppy or kitten may not be a suitable choice either, due to their high maintenance requirements. An older dog or cat that has matured past their ball of energy phase can be a perfect companion. Not only does adopting an older pet benefit their owner, but may save the pet from euthanasia. It is proven that animals can help enrich the lives of their owners both physically and emotionally, and this can be especially true for the elderly. The right pet can provide them with a sense of purpose, nonjudgmental acceptance and companionship that both animals and humans need to stay happy.


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Kern River Courier Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: WHISKEY FLAT ANTIQUES, (2013 - B7053). Street address of principal place of business: 13 Big Blue Road, Kernville, CA 93238. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 3028, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. REGISTRANT: ALL VALLEY SATELLITES, LLC, 6424 A Lake Isabella Boulevard, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. Date the business commenced: 12/01/2013. Business is being conducted as a Limited Liability Company. 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: Diane Wilson, CEO. This statement filed on 12/11/2013. Expires 12/11/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By: E. Del Villar. Published by the Kern River Courier December 20 and 27, 2013, January 3 and 10, 2014. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 13-2275 - APN: 252-320-21, 252-320-31 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10-112007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On January 22, 2014 at 12:00 pm, Advanced Reconveyance, Inc., a California Corporation as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust recorded 11/14/2007, as Inst. No. 0207228477 of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Kern County, State of California, Executed by Nelson J. Brazeau, a married man as his sole and separate property, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) at: Outside the main entrance to the Wanda Kirk Library, 3611 Rosamond Blvd., Rosamond, CA 93560. All CASHIER'S CHECKS MUST BE MADE PAYABLE TO ADVANCED RECONVEYANCE, INC. All rights, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4687 Stetson Avenue, Rosamond, CA 93560 and 4699 Stetson Avenue, Rosamond, CA 93560. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said Sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated cost, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $167,578.46. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Date: December 20, 2013. Advanced Reconveyance, Inc., As Trustee, 43545 17th Street W., Ste 503, Lancaster, CA 93534, 661-945-5525, Vickie Durham, Trustee Sale Officer NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a jun-

ior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on the notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgages, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 661-945-5525 using the file number 13-2275. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the internet web site. The best way to verify the postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. (Published by the Kern River Courier December 27, 2013, January 3 and 10, 2014)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: M & D RANCH (2013 - B7208), DBA#2: M & D FARMS (2013 B7209). Street address of principal place of business: 14287 Caliente Bodfish Road, Caliente, CA 93518. Mailing address of business: 14287 Caliente Bodfish Road, Caliente, CA 93518. REGISTRANTS: Mark Mutz, 300 Breckinridge Avenue, Caliente, CA 93518-4838 and Dorothy Mutz, 300 Breckinridge Avenue, Caliente, CA 93518-4838. 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: Mark T. Mutz. This statement filed on 12/23/2013. Expires 12/23/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, AuditorController-County Clerk. By: J. Garcia. Published by the Kern River Courier January 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: BODFISH CREEK GOURD & GLASS DESIGNS, (2013 - B7121). Street address of principal place of business: 5 Jordan Road, Bodfish, CA 93205. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 162, Bodfish, CA 93205. REGISTRANT: Michael Noel Yancey, 5 Jordan Road, Bodfish, CA 93205. 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: Michael N. Yancey. This statement filed on 12/17/2013. Expires 12/17/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By: E. Del Villar. Published by the Kern River Courier January 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: A & J WHOLESALE (2013 B7071). Street address of principal place of business: 6500 White Lane, Suite 47, Bakersfield, CA 93309. Mailing address of business: 6500 White Lane, Suite 47, Bakersfield, CA 93309. REGISTRANT: Bassam Massoudi, 6500 White Lane, Suite 47, Bakersfield, CA 93309. Date the business commenced: 11/21/2005. 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: Bassam Massoudi. This statement filed on 12/12/2013. Expires 12/12/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, AuditorController-County Clerk. By: J. Bojorquez. Published by the Kern River Courier January 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: THE FENCE POST (2013 B7210), DBA#2: THE FENCE POST COUNTRY READER (2013 B7211). Street address of principal place of business: 14287 Caliente Bodfish Road, Caliente, CA 93518. Mailing address of business: 14287 Caliente Bodfish Road, Caliente, CA 93518. REGISTRANTS: Mark Mutz, 300 Breckinridge Avenue, Caliente, CA 93518-4838 and Dorothy Mutz, 300 Breckinridge Avenue, Caliente, CA 93518-4838. 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: Mark T. Mutz. This statement filed on 12/23/2013. Expires 12/23/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By: J. Garcia. Published by the Kern River Courier January 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: COOMBS SPORT & FITNESS (2013 - B7147), DBA#2: CSF (2013 - B7148). Street address of principal place of business: 6610 Downing Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93308. Mailing address of business: 6610 Downing Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93308. REGISTRANT: Andrew Scott Coombs, 10205 Polo Saddle Drive, 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: Andrew Coombs. This statement filed on 12/18/2013. Expires 12/18/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By: E. DelVillar. Published by the Kern River Courier January 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: CARCO FAMILY PARTNERSHIP (2013 - B7109). Street address of principal place of business: 5555 Business Park South, Suite 200, Bakersfield, CA 93309. Mailing address of business: 5555 Business Park South, Suite 200, Bakersfield, CA 93309. REGISTRANTS: Douglas F. Carter, 5555 Business Park South, Suite 200, Bakersfield, CA 93309, Kenneth P. Carter, 9101 Camino Media, Bakersfield, CA 93311 and Karen D. Campbell, 5013 Fruitvale Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93308.

Date the business commenced: 07/21/2011. 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: Douglas F. Carter. This statement filed on 12/18/2013. Expires 12/18/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, AuditorController-County Clerk. By: E. DelVillar. Published by the Kern River Courier January 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2014.

Announcements, Continued from page 3 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 760-379-4600 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 at 6105 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Subject to funds available.

Tubatulabal tribe scrapbooking and cultural art Come to the Tubatulabal tribe office at 12600 Mountain Mesa Road 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 760-379-4590 for more information.

Mojave Air and Space Port to host conference Mojave Air and Space Port, birthplace of private sector leaps in aerospace technology, will be the site for the Southern California high desert and mountain region’s largest economic conference on Friday, Feb. 21 at the fairgrounds in nearby Lancaster. Mojave Air and Space Port rose to worldwide attention with the non-stop, un-refueled around-the-world flight of Voyager, designed, built and flown by now legendary Mojave-based Scaled Composites. The company, one of more than 45 Air and Space Port tenants, went on to achieve the first private sector manned space flight with SpaceShip I, and airport neighbor Virgin Galactic, continues to expand civilian space flight with SpaceShip II. The day-long Antelope Valley Business Outlook Conference will include a regional economic forecast and presentations by leaders in business, industry, military, technology, education and government,. For additional details and ticket information call the Antelope Valley Board of Trade’s Palmdale office at 661-947-9033, or visit the website at avbot.org.


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Honored, Continued from page 1 Man of the Year, Bob Burkhart, has family roots in the Kern Valley going back 100 years. Born in Palmdale, he and his family started the Kennedy Meadows Pack Station, which they operated from 1954 to 1989. Kern Valley became the family’s permanent home in 1963, the same year Burkhart joined the Navy. During his 27 years in the Navy, he was in 89 countries and served three tours of duty in Vietnam, and was injured during his last tour of duty. In her letter of nomination to the KRV Chamber, Jeanette Rogers-Erickson wrote that as membership in the Odd Fellows started to decline, ”Bob, with the help of one or two others, kept the Lodge open to many,many smaller charitable groups and organizations. For many of these events, Bob has stepped in to help acting as chief cook and bottle washer and a one-man clean-up crew. He is an everyday ordinary man who goes about his day still trying to serve others.” The Man and Woman of the Year dinner is Monday, Jan. 13 starting at 5:30 p.m. at The Lodge at Painted Rock. A $40 ticket gives you your choice of prime rib, chicken or salmon. Tickets were still available at press time with Friday, Jan. 10 being the last day to aquire them. You may call the Chamber at 760-379-5236.

Corps, Continued from page 1 and the Bureau of Land Management provided comments on the preliminary draft Recreation Report (formerly known as the Recreation Plan). The report has been revised to incorporate agency comments and an internal (Corps) quality control review is underway. The draft Recreation Report is expected to be posted on the Corps’ Isabella website in February. ■ Following completion of the draft Recreation Report, the Corps will begin evaluation of recreation measures and alternatives, and produce a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for public review and comment which is anticipated near the end of summer 2014. ■ The Corps will brief the water districts this month regarding the status of the project. As of Jan. 6,the pool resides at 59,949 acre-ft, an elevation of 2535.30 feet (IPD) or 2539.06 (NAVD 88) which is 17 percent of the restricted pool. As part of our interim risk reduction measures, Isabella Lake has a restricted elevation of 2585.5 feet (361,250 acre feet). Current Lake Status can be viewed at 130.165.21.224/fcgi-bin/hourly. py? report=isb

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said DWR director Mark Cowin. “And every Californian can help by making water conservation a daily habit.” The readings now and in 2012 are the driest on record. Electronic readings in the central Sierra show 21 percent of normal for the date and eight percent of the April 1 average. The numbers for the southern Sierra are 30 percent of average for the date and 10 percent of the April 1 average. In addition to the sparse snowpack, many areas of California ended calendar year 2013 with the lowest rainfall amounts on record. Normally one of California’s wettest spots with an average annual rainfall of nearly 100 inches, Gasquet Ranger Station in Del Norte County ended the year with only 43.46 inches. Sacramento, which normally gets about 18 inches, ended up with 5.74 inches of precipitation. And downtown Los Angeles, which since 1906 has averaged 14.74 inches of rain, ended the year with 3.4 inches, beating the previous low of 4.08 inches recorded in 1953. DWR and cooperating agencies conduct manual snow surveys around the first of the month from January to May. DWR currently estimates it will be able to deliver only five percent of the slightly more than four million acre-feet of State Water Project water requested for calendar year 2014 by the 29 public agencies that collectively supply more than 25 million Californians and nearly a million acres of irrigated farmland. It is hoped the initial five percent delivery estimate - tied with calendar year 2010 for the lowest initial allocation ever --

will increase as winter storms develop. The initial 2010 delivery estimate, made on the heels of the 2007-2009 drought, was eventually increased to 50 percent as winter storms developed. The final SWP allocation for calendar year 2013 was 35 percent of the slightly more than four million acrefeet requested. In 2012, the final allocation was 65 percent. It was 80 percent in 2011. The final allocation was 50 percent in 2010, 40 percent in 2009, 35 percent in 2008 and 60 percent in 2007. The last 100 percent allocation - difficult to achieve even in wet years because of Delta pumping restrictions to protect threatened and endangered fish. DWR weather watchers note that it’s early in the season and this winter could still turn out wet. The concern, however, is that irrigation-dependent San Joaquin Valley farms and some other areas will be hard hit if we have another dry year without the cushion of reservoir storage that we had in calendar year 2013 due to the storms in late 2012 before California began sliding toward drought. The continuing dry weather prompted Cowin, on Dec. 13, to mobilize DWR’s drought management team “to offset potentially devastating impacts to citizen health, well-being and our economy.” Governor Jerry Brown has united DWR and other agencies in an Interagency Drought Task Force. DWR and other agencies will streamline transfers of water from areas of relative abundance to areas of critical need, monitor water supply impacts in small rural communities whose groundwater sources are stressed by prolonged dry conditions, and take other steps to mitigate the effects of dry weather.

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