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Arson arrest made On Friday, January 4, an arrest was made in connection with the investigation of a structure fire at the Riverside One Stop convenience store and gas station in Kernville, according to Sean Collins, Kern County Fire Department spokesman. The fire occurred on New Years Day. Kevin Cheatham, 29, was arrested in Arizona and is in the process of being extradited to Kern County. Cheatham faces one felony count of California penal code 451-C, arson of a structure and four felony counts of 451-D arson of property. As of press time, the suspect Kevin Cheatham has not been extradited from Arizona or been arraigned in Kern County. The law reads: 451. A person is guilty of arson when he or she willfully and maliciously sets fire to or burns or causes to be burned or who aids, counsels, or procures the burning of, any structure, forest land, or property. (c) Arson of a structure or forest land is a felony punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for two, four, or six years. (d) Arson of property is a felony punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for 16 months, two, or three years. For purposes of this paragraph, arson of property does not include one burning or causing to be burned his or her own personal property unless there is an intent to defraud or there is injury to another person or

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Sharp Shootin’ Jami Michael Batelaan Courier Sightings Whiskey Flat Days are here again. The annual Kick-Off Dinner for the 56th annual Whiskey Flat Days was held on January 4 at the Elks Lodge in Wofford Heights and was attended by over 100 people, including many past Whiskey Flat Mayors. This year's candidates used the opportunity to let everyone know that they plan to "Make Whiskey Flat the most fun you have ever seen." The candidates this year are "Sharp Shootin' Jami," supporting Kern Valley

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Whiskey Flat Days February 15 through 18 Youth Cheer and "Tee Totaling Tony," supporting Small Miracles a cancer assistance program and local Boy Scout Troop #690. Jami introduced her sidekick, "Sure Shot Heather" and raffled off some 50/50 cash and a "red

Tee Totaling Tony neck wine basket." Jami was sure that she smelled whiskey on her opponent's breath. Tony introduced his lovely sidekick, Amorous Annette, was there to make sure everyone bought some bribes and confessed that he has run for Whiskey Flat Mayor before, but "always looses to a woman," and acknowledged that he is much older than Jami. He was glad to have her as an opponent, since fun is the goal, because, as he said, "Us old folks are fun, but we wear out quick." The evening was MC'd by Flower Filly Sue, the outgoing Mayor

and Kern River Radio's Charlie Busch, who leaked that you can get his goat by calling him "Chuck Shrub." The Kern Valley Dam Dancers entertained during the delicious dinner. Afterward, Vitalia from Vitalia's Dance Studio led all who were willing in line dancing. Whiskey Flat Days is February 15 through 18, and the Mayor election results will be announced on Sunday February 17 at 3 p.m. in Circle Park in Kernville. Rodeo Presale and Carnival Presale tickets are available at the Kernville Chamber Office. Call 760-376-2629 for more information.

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kern river Nurse gets three years for "Convenience Drugging" water data: California Attorney General Courier Just In Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced the sentencing of the former Director of Nursing of a Kern Valley Healthcare District hospital with a skilled nursing facility, a rare case in which a medical professional has been criminally charged and sentenced under elder abuse laws for the illegal chemical restraint of patients. Gwen D. Hughes, 59, the former Director of Nursing, was sentenced to three years in state prison Wednesday in

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skilled nursing facility not for therapeutic reasons, but instead to control and quiet them for the convenience of staff. The drugs were given to patients who were noisy, prone to wandering, who complained about conditions or were argumentative. The drugs hastened three patients' deaths, according to the investigation, and all 23 suffered some form of adverse physical reaction as a result. Many of the patients were under care for Alzheimer's or dementia. "Elder abuse in skilled

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Yard Sale, January 13 400 Burlando Road, Kernville

Sharp Shootin’ Jami aka: Jami Ward Scentsy catalog party January 12 3 p.m. at the Kernville Saloon

TeeTotaling Tony aka: Tony Julio Yard Sale, January 12 Yard Sale in front of D. Harrison, 21 Sierra Drive, Kernville, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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■ 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5831. ■ 8:30 - 11:30 a.m., TOPS #2293 weight loss group, Veterans Hall #2, Lake Isabella. 760-4172272. ■ 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Alzheimers Respite Group, Veterans Hall, Lake Isabella. 661-393-8871. ■ 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., TOPS weight loss group, Mt.View Church, Lake Isabella. 760-378-3935. ■ 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., Bingo and lunch at Eagles, open to public, Mt. Mesa. 760-379-3394 ■ 12 - 1 p.m., AA, Senior Center, 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. 760-379-4112. ■ 1 p.m., Happy Hookers crochet club, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-6335. ■ 5 p.m. (1st Fri.) Kern Valley Cruisers and Hot Rods, Senior Center, Sierra Vista Restaurant, 16575 Hwy 178, Weldon. ■ 6 p.m. (2nd Fri.), Kernville Baptist Church game night. Next to Pizza Barn. 760-223-1036. ■ 7 p.m. Alano Club, AA 12x12 study, 4030 Perdue, Lake Isabella. ■ 7 - 8 p.m., AA, Kernville Chamber of Commerce, 11447 Kernville Rd., Kernville 760-379-4112 or 760-417-9701

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■ 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Farmer’s Market, Nuui Cunni Center, French Gulch. 760-549-0800 ■ 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Farmer’s Market, Lakeshore Lodge, Wofford Heights. ■ 5 p.m. (1st Sat.), Havilah Centennial Group, Havilah Schoolhouse. 760-379-2636. ■ 1 p.m. Darts, 3 p.m. Poker Pool 3p.m., Dinner 5-7 p.m. Eagles Lodge, open to public, Mt. Mesa. 760379-3394 ■ 7 - 10 p.m. (1st Sat.), Dam Dancers square dancing, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. ■ 9:30 a.m. (1st Sat.), Aglow Int’l, Senior Center, Rm. 1, Lake Isabella. Barbara,760-378-3672 or Geraldine, 559-359-8953. ■ 2 p.m., Discussion. 7:30 - 9 p.m., 6 p.m. Pot Luck, 7 p.m. Speaker (3rd Sat.), AA - KR Health Center, 67 Evans Rd., Wofford Hts. 760-379-4112 or 760-417-9701 ■ 2 p.m. Alano Club, AA discusion, 4030 Perdue, Lake Isabella. ■ 6 p.m. (3rd Sat.) Alano Club, AA speaker, 4030 Perdue, Lake Isabella.

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■ 9 a.m. to noon - VFW Breakfast, public welcome. 2811 Nugget, Lake Isabella. 760-379-3877. ■ 9 a.m. to noon, Breakfast at Eagles, public. welcom. Highway 178, Mt. Mesa. 760-379-3394. ■ 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (2nd Sun.), AA, Paradise Cove Restaurant, Hwy 178, Lake Isabella. Breakfast 10 a.m. / Speaker 11 a.m. 760-379-4112. ■ 2 - 3:30 p.m., AA - KR Health Center, 67 Evans Rd., Wofford Hts. 760-379-4112 or 760-417-9701

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■ 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5831. ■ 10 a.m., Exercise Class, Lakeridge Clubhouse, Lake Isabella. 760-379-3206. ■ 2 - 3 p.m., Hospice Grief Support Group, 6040-D Lake Isabella Blvd. 661-410-1010. ■ 12 - 1 p.m., AA, Senior Center, 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. 760-379-7318 or 760379-7312. ■ 1 p.m. (3rd Mon.), Kern Valley Democratic Club, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. ■ 1 p.m., Line dance classes, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-0043. ■ 3 p.m. (2nd Mon.-Board/4th Mon.-Member ship), Kernville Chamber. 760-376-2629. ■ 5 - 7 p.m., Eagles spaghetti dinner, Mt. Mesa, open to public, 1st. Mon. 760-379-3394. ■ 6 - 9 p.m., KRV Comm. Orchestra, Cerro Coso College, Lake Isabella. 760-376-4461. ■ 6:30 - 8 p.m., Boy Scout Troup 690, 1st Baptist Church, Lake Isabella. 760-812-7082. ■ 7 p.m. (3rd Mon.), KRV Art Assoc., Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-2844. ■ 6 - 7 p.m., AA, Mtn. View Baptish Church, 2959 Erskine Creek Rd., Lake Isabella. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312. ■ 7:30 - 9 p.m., AA, Grace Chapel, 12308 Mtn. Mesa Rd., Mtn. Mesa. 760-379-7318 or 760-3797312. ■ 7:30 a.m., Al-Anon, KRV Hospital cafeteria, Mt. Mesa. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312

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

■ 12:30 p.m., Bridge Club, Rod & Gun Club, E. Evans Rd., Wofford Hts. 760-376-4249. ■ 2 p.m. (2nd Tue.), KRV Cemetery District. Public invited. 760-376-2189. ■ 6 p.m. (2nd Tue.), Lake Isabella-Bodfish Property Owners, Senior Center, Lake Isabella (760) 760-379-1830. ■ 6:30 p.m., (2nd Tue.) Epilepsy Support Group, Bakersfield. 760-376-1606 or 760-258-5272. ■ 7 p.m., (4th Tue.), KRV Historical Society, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. ■ 7 - 8:30 p.m., AA, KR Health Center, 67 Evans Rd., Wofford Hts. 760-379-4112 or 760-417-9701 ■ 7 - 8:30 p.m., AA - Weldon Methodist Church, 20021 Hwy. 178, Weldon. 760-379-4112

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■ 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5831. ■ 9 -11:30 a.m. (1st & 3rd Wed.), Dam Quilters, senior apts. behind Vons, Lake Isabella. 760-3799921. ■ 9:30 a.m., TOPS weight loss group, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 661-867-2579. ■ 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., Me & My Friends children’s playgroup, Kernville United Methodist , room 4 760-379-2556. ■ Noon (2nd Wed.) KRV Chamber of Commerce meeting, Moose Lodge, Lake Isabella. 760-3795236. ■ Noon, Eagles Lunch/Shuffleboard, open to public, Mt. Mesa. 760-379-3394. ■ 12 - 1:30 p.m., AA - Women’s Serenity Circle, Mtn. View Baptist Church, 2959 Erskine Creek Rd., Lake Isabella. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312. ■ 12:30 p.m., Bridge Club, Eagles Lodge, Mt. Mesa. 760-376-4249. ■ 1:30 - 3 p.m., Grief Support Group, Optimal Hospice, 6504-E Lake Isabella Blvd. ■ 5:30 p.m., Weight Watchers, Weldon Methodist Church. 760-267-4693. ■ 6 p.m. (3rd Wed.), American Legion, Senior Center Veterans Room, Lake Isabella. 760-3795086. ■ 7 p.m. (3rd Wed.), Fish & Game Habitat Club, 631 E. Evans Rd., Wofford Hts. ■ 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Senior Dance, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. Live band. ■ 7 p.m. Alano Club, AA book study, 4030 Perdue, Lake Isabella. 760-379-7318 or 760-3797312. ■ 7 - 8:30 p.m., AA, KR Health Center, 67 Evans Rd. Wofford Hts., 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312. ■ 7 p.m., Elks Lodge, Wofford Blvd., Wofford Hts. ■ 7 a.m., Al-Anon, Christ's Fellowship Church, Wofford Hts.. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312

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■ 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5831. ■ 8:30 a.m., Yoga Practice Group, Kernville Methodist Church. 909-753-9043. ■ 9 a.m. - noon, Thursday Painters, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5329. ■ 9:30 a.m., (3rd Thu.), Fire Safe Council, Supervisor’s office, County Bldg., Lake Isabella. ■ 11:45 a.m. (4th Thu.), KRV Women’s Club meeting, Elks Lodge. ■ Noon, Exchange Club, Paradise Cove. ■ 1 p.m., (2nd Thu.), Clan Diggers, Lake Isabella Library. 760-379-2303. ■ 5 - 7 p.m., TANF Cultural Night, French Gulch Campground. ■ 3:30 - 5 p.m. (4th Thu.), Kern River Valley Collaborative, Veterans Hall, Rm. 1., Lake Isabella. 760-379-2556, ext. 601. ■ 5 - 7 p.m., VFW Taco Thursday, open to public. 760-379-3877. ■ 4-6 p.m. (3rd Thu.), Republican Assembly of the Kern River Valley, Moose Lodge, Lake Isabella. 760-376-1462 or 760-379-0673.. ■ 6 p.m., Rotary Club, KRV Elks Lodge, Wofford Heights. 760-376-2844. ■ 6 p.m., Weight Watchers, Lake Ridge Mobile Home Park Club House, Lake Isabella. Weigh-in 5:30 p.m. ■ 7 p.m. Alano Club, NA book study, 4030 Perdue, Lake Isabella. ■ 6:30 p.m., Sweet Adelines, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. New members welcome. ■ 7 p.m., (3rd Thu.), Kern Valley Astronomy Club, Museum, Kernville. 760-376-1291. ■ 7 - 8:30 p.m., AA, Senior Center, 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. 760-379-4112.

Bingo Guide

■ Friday, noon, Eagles Lodge, Mt. Mesa ■ Saturday, noon, South Fork Women’s Club, Fay Ranch Road., Weldon ■ Sunday, 11 a.m., Moose Lodge, Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. ■ Wednesday, 1 p.m., Senior Center, Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. ■ Thursday, Early Bird 12:15 p.m., Regular 1 p.m., St. Jude Catholic Church, Hwy. 155 & Nellie Dent Dr., Wofford Hts. This information is submitted to the Courier by the groups listed. Please call the phone numbers provided to check meeting times and location .

First Baptist Game Night January 11 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. An Evening of Romantic Music January 12 Well known pianist Helen Smoot will be presenting An Evening of Romantic Music. Suggested contribution, at the door, is $10, $7 for students with ID; children under age 12 are free. The concert is at 7 p.m. at the Kernville United Methodist Church, 251 Big Blue Rd, Kernville. For information, call Pastor Chuck White,at 760-379-0764 or email chuck_white@mchsi.com. Those who previously paid for the concert originally scheduled for November 17, will find their name listed at the door. Nuui Cunni Farmers Market January 12 The Kern River Paiute Council invites you to visit the Nuui Cunni Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for your produce needs and is now accepting WIC. Local honey, fresh eggs, plus locally grown produce. The market is located at 2600 Hwy 155 in Lake Isabella between Lake Isabella and Wofford Heights at the French Gulch Forest Service Recreation Area. For information contact the Cultural Center 760-549-0800. Lakeshore Farmers Market January 12 Hosted by the Kern Valley Growers Association, this Market features eggs and honey, along with certified organic produce from various organizations, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market is at the Lakeshore Lodge, 7466 Wofford Blvd, Wofford Heights and accepts EBT/SNAP/CalFresh cards. For information call David Dills 760-812-7833. KRV VFW breakfast January 13 Have breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday date at the Kern River Valley VFW Post 7665 Hall, 2811 Nugget Ave. (behind McDonald's), Lake Isabella. For information call 760-379-3877. Friends of the Library luncheon January 14 The Friends of the Library will hold its annual Officers Installation Luncheon at the Lake Isabella library on January 14 at noon. Members and those who wish to become members are cordially invited to attend. The Library is located at 7054 Lake Isabella Blvd. KRV Chamber installation Man and Woman of the Year dinner, January 14 The installation of officers and Man and Woman of the Year presentation will take place at Paradise Cove on Monday Jan. 14. Call the Chamber office for ticket information at 760-379-5236. AARP Driver safety course January 16 The AARP Driver Safety Program will be held Wednesday Jan. 16 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene in Lake Isabella at 2931 Erskine Creek Rd. Fees are $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. To enroll, call instructor Gene Verbeet at 760-417-0579. Toddler story time January 17 The Kern River Valley branch library will have Toddler story time the first and third Thursdays of each month at 11:15 a.m. The branch is at 7054 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella. Call 760-549-2083 for information. The Republican Assembly January 17 The Republican Assembly of the Kern River Valley meets on Thursday Jan. 17 at 4:30 p.m. at the Moose Lodge in Lake Isabella. Republican neighbors who believe in "free enterprise, not government."

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Michael Batelaan Kern River Courier Publisher There ought to be a law against creating more laws. You will know what I’m talking about when you hear that our great Golden State representatives wrote, passed and signed Batelaan into law some eight hundred and some, new ones. Eight-hundred and seventy-three to be exact. This number is only to exceed the 760 new state laws handed down to us last year. Whew! Lets make it even more difficult to be a law abidding citizen, why don’t we. That’s 1,633 in just the past two years and you would think that we had everthing covered by now. I think in Sacramento someone has already set at 1,000 the state’s goal for next year. I would not be surprised. In the State of California we have what is called the ‘Golden State Rule’: Those who own the gold make all the rules. With all the time on our lawmakers hands, the more reason for looking at having a parttime legislature. What if all the time it took to develop all these new laws was spent on fixing the states budget problem? Would there be any debt? One idea would be to package and sell our state’s law-making expertise to other states at what it

cost us, or even at a profit. Just think of all the time and money we could save our fellow states. Or let’s have a state law writing contest. We would be sure to win. The prize could be a 55 gallon drum of red ink. Although I don’t think we would have any challengers, we must already be the nation’s leader. Now I have no idea how many laws all-totaled the state already has, but enough I’m sure. Add the new Federal laws effective January, new state laws nationwide. Then add to that what our County calls ordinances: the same word by the way, that our military uses for bombs, most appropriate don’t you think? They are randomly dropped on us from time to time. In all, an estimated 30 to 40 thousand new laws. Now you know why I referred to it as a state of ‘law writing lawlessness.’ I personally would like to see laws about writing new laws, but I’m guessing there is already a long list of them. One of mine would be, ‘keep it simple, stupid.’ Another one of mine might be a lawmaker’s tax on new laws. Another possible debt solution. None the less, there is one more I would like to propose and see signed into law. That is, for every new law, two must be removed. All 80,000 of them. For the new list of new State laws effective January 1, 2013 see www.californiality.com Michael Batelaan can be reached at office@kernrivercourier.com.

Editorial response In reponse to the January 4 front page photo collage of signs used in conjunction with the Kern River Courier story "Sheriff checks second hand dealers:" The artwork used on page one, was used as an photo illustration of like businesses only and was not intended to be representative or to single out any individual business as being in violation or compliance with the County second hand dealer ordinace. The Courier regrets any missrepresentation that the illustration may have caused.

Editorial question answered For my friends Rich Burdge of Kernville and Geri Boyle in Squirrel Valley, the answer to your question about the name for words or phrases that read the same backward and forward is ‘palindrome.’ Example: Palindrome words: ‘Bob’, ‘Madam’ and ‘Radar’, or palindrome phrases: ‘Do geese see god?’, ‘Madame, not one man is selfless; I name not one, Madam.’ ‘Deb smash Sam's bed!’ and ‘Delia was ill! Lisa wailed’.

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Even if the Old Testament Scriptures could have been understood in light of what Jesus Messiah would come to fulfill through His life, His death, and His resurrection, the capacity of the human condition marred by centuries and millennia of fallen-ness simply could not have embraced how the Father would bring about His salvation. No wonder in reading through the Scripture there were so few who seemed to "get it," and so many seemed to oppose the very unfolding of the Father's plan for lost humanity in the Savior Jesus. Yet the plan unfolded nonetheless, and in spite of the few who seemed on track with who Jesus was, Calvary's cross was where the Savior gave His life for our lost race, and the garden tomb is where the Lord of love was laid to rest. It is the resurrection that cuts the

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deepest across the grain of human inspired credibility. There seems to be a resolute determination in the human soul to rigorously and staunchly oppose the possibility of Jesus as Savior on the basis of the incredulity that surrounds His death and resurrection. In the death and subsequent resurrection of Jesus is the power of God displayed to deal with our desperate need of saving. No whimsical religious gamesmanship on display here, no pretending that if we are nice enough and good enough we will all be welcomed back into the fold of a loving and forgiving God who wasn't quite as mad at us as He was letting on. The naked truth of our need for saving was on display for all the world to see in what transpired on Calvary's cross. The Father's heart of love could not be stopped in bringing about His saving plan for humanity. The beauty here is the unimaginable ability of the Father to work His will even in our terrible stubbornness, and the celebration of personal humility that becomes the catalyst for the Father's glory to be shown. As we embrace both our deep desire to see the Father glorify the saving power of His son Jesus through us, and also our never ending inability to see that happen in spite of our personal ability, very real power can happen in our lives. This is when the same power of God that brought Jesus forth from the grave can similarly awaken us to be those whom the power of the Father's love continually sets free.

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Father’s Heart Foursquare Church Kernville Elementary School, Kernville. Sunday Service 9:30 a.m. 760-223-6704 First Baptist Church of Kernville 46 Valley View Drive, Kernville. Sunday Services 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. 760-376-6403 Kernville United Methodist Church 251 Big Blue Rd., Kernville. Worship Celebration, Sunday’s 9:30 a.m. 760-376-2751 Prince of Peace Lutheran Fellowship Center 44 Big Blue Road, Kernville. Sunday School 9 a.m., Service 10:30 a.m. 760-417-2014 St. Peter’s Anglican Church 11900 Sierra Way, Kernville. Sunday Service 10:00 a.m. 760-376-6362 St. Sherrian’s Episcopal Church Services held at Kernville United Methodist Church. Sunday Service 11 a.m.

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

Lake Isabella Enforum the Church 3615 Suhre, Lake Isabella. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. 760-812-7020 First Baptist Church of Lake Isabella 3701 Suhre, Lake Isabella. Sunday Services 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. 760-379-5615 Fountain of Christ Church 5101 #A Lake Isabella Blvd, Lake Isabella. Sunday Service: 9:45 a.m. Wed. 5:30 p.m. Thur. 5:30 p.m. 760-417-0793 Landmark Missionary Baptist Church 2741 Mountain View Rd, Lake Isabella. Sunday Services 9:45 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. 760-379-5640 Mt. View Southern Baptist Church 2959 Erskine Creek Rd, Lake Isabella Sunday Services 8:30, 11:15 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. 760-379-4296 Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall

1911 Edith Ave., Lake Isabella. 760-379-8672 Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (LCMS) 377 Highway 155, Lake Isabella. Sunday Services 11 a.m. 760-379-2343 Kern Valley Bible Church 3920 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella. Sunday Services 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. 760-379-5482 Church of the Nazarene 2931 Erskine Creek Rd., Lake Isabella. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. 760-379-2062 Highland Chapel United Methodist 5301 Lake Isabella Bl., Lake Isabella. Sunday School & Worship 10:30 a.m. 760-379-2120 Lake Isabella Church of Christ 3711 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella. Worship Sunday 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., Wed. 6 p.m. Bible study Sun. 10 a.m. Kern River Valley Seventh Day Adventist 3801 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella. Saturday Service 9:30 a.m. 760-379-3206 Kern Valley Pentecostal LightHouse Church 3730 Wagon Wheel Dr., Lake Isabella. Sunday School 9:45 Services 10:45 a.m., 5 p.m. Wed. 6 p.m. 760-379-5819

Mountain Mesa Church of Christ Mt. Mesa 6400 Dogwood Av., Mt. Mesa. Sunday Services 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. 760-379-4792 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 6400 Park Av., Mt. Mesa. Sunday Services 10:00 a.m. 760-379-2904 Grace Chapel 12312 Mt. Mesa Rd., Mt. Mesa. Sunday Services 9:45 a.m. 760-379-4093 Christian Assembly 12424 Mountain Mesa Rd., Mt. Mesa. Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. 760-379-6377 Victory Tabernacle (United Pentecostal) 4324 Birch, Mt. Mesa. Sunday Services 2 and 3 p.m. 760-549-3186

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


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only be found in remote isolated areas of the Kern River. As the program evolves, CDFW also The California Department of Fish plans to replace the existing non-native and Wildlife is reintroducing native trout plants in the main stem Kern River rainbow trout to the Kern River. and surrounding area with native trout. Four water wells were recently Additional planning is underway to drilled to serve as a back-up water collect the purest native trout from source during adverse river conditions remote locations in Sequoia National in preparation for the reintroduction. Park during the fall of 2013. Collection of "This is an importhese wild fish will tant phase of the provide fertilized The new project well restore project and repreeggs and future native fish, improve fishing and sents a significant brood stock. help local economy. milestone in preFunding for serving the herthe project comes - Mackey itage species in the from both a Kern River," said Southern California CDFW senior fisheries Environmental Edison Company trust fund set-up in the Scientist Brian Beal. "Upgrading our mid-1990s and CDFW. facility to reintroduce native trout will In addition to Southern California offer great fishing opportunities, while Edison Company's financial support, providing economic benefits and the U. S. Forest Service, Kern River Fly encouraging tourism." Fishers, Southern Sierra Fly Fishers, The reintroduction program will Kaweah Fly Fishers, Friends of the focus on Kern River rainbow trout, a (Kern River) Hatchery, the County of strain of rainbow trout endemic to the Kern and the local community have all Kern River. Because of heavy angling made significant contributions to help pressure and non-native introductions make necessary improvements for this over the last century, the native fish can program.

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

General infomation Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce 6404 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella (across from Senior Center) Local: 760-379-5236 Toll Free: 866-KRV4FUN Kernville Chamber of Commerce 11447 Kernville Rd. Kernville (corner Sierra Way & Kernville Roads) Local: 760-376-2629 Toll Free: 866-KERNVILLE

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Fish habitats restored Mike Mencarini Kern River Courier Columnist Thanks to the Fish and Game Habitat Club and its volunteers, the cages located in the area between the end of Wofford Heights Park and the flume has just received a face lift (see photo). Also to Mencarini receive some new structure will be the launch ramp area at Kissack Cove and the flats area just beyond the launch area. Thanks to the Habitat Club, Dick Miller and all the volunteers that helped make our lake a better place to fish. If you have some time and are looking for a good place to use it, I would suggest the Habitat Club. This is a great group of locals who unselfishly volunteer their time to do great projects. Some of their projects are revitalizing the lakes habitat and some are geared toward the youth in our community. All the projects that the Club undertakes are well coordinated and organized. New members are always welcome. Should you be interested you

can contact Dick Miller at: rk2away@verizon.net There is a press release on the left on this page, concerning the raising of the Kern River Rainbow Trout. I have not yet read the release but it will be a welcome read. Finally our Hatchery will be doing what it was designed to do. This was one of the items on my Santa's wish list that has been fulfilled. If you are going fishing on Isabella Lake, keep in mind that we are in the winter pattern. What this means to you is that the fish move less in cold water which requires less food. Try

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Blackwood Legacy Quartet January 18 Weldon United Methodist Church will host the Blackwood Legacy Quartet, direct from

KRV Chamber mixer January 23 This month's mixer is at Shady Lane Bar and Grill. The Kern River Valley Chamber will be mixing it up on January 23. Call the Chamber office at 760-379-5236 for more information.

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Commodities distribution January 29 Government food commodities will be distributed to those who qualify on Tuesday Jan. 29 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.

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Rodriguez in "Sugar Man" The movie feels a little distracted. There's this gimmick where all of the footage is supposedly from small camera worn by the cops themselves, but that goes away when it doesn't work. It has a lot of banter between cops as they drive around, but it doesn't create that same sense of reality or tension that made "Training Day" so forceful. "Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning" (R) -- Jean-Claude Van Damme returns for this fifth and final installment of an action series from the early '90s. It is quite violent, gory and over-the-top, everything you want from a JCVD video rental. The plot involves revenge, genetically modified super-soldiers, lots of kicking and a few little plot twists. If the "Expendables 2" seemed too tame and you need to revisit the kind of action that inspires such tributes, pick up "Day of Reckoning. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Free isn’t realy free Harry P. Thal Kern River Courier Columnist Previously, in recent columns I have discussed the cost of health insurance monthly premiums on the rise; for many, as much as 25% or more. Most seniors on Medicare will see their Medicare Thal Supplements increase only modestly, and people on HMO's will see some of the co-pays which used to be a fixed dollar amount now become a percentage of the bill. Face it, the cost of health care is continuing to escalate. As every coin has two sides, so does the "Affordable Care Act" (AKA ObamaCare). With the rare exception of some grandfathered plans, all plans currently sold, and plans previously bought will contain provisions for preventative medicine. Included in this regulation is all preventative care, including that for children. All generally accepted cancer screenings; including breast, cervical, and prostate cancer. All recommended immunizations for children and adults are now at no charge. There are many services now included for women, including wellwomen visits, breastfeeding support, human papilloma virus (HPV) testing,

HIV screening and counseling, contraceptive counseling and gestational diabetes testing. For the above and many other services to be available without deductible, without a co-pay or costsharing, you must use a network provider in a PPO plan, or your Primary Care Provider in an HMO. Brand name contraceptive will not be covered if there is a generic equivalent available, and male sterilization may still have a cost. There are a few exceptions and cautions that you must heed. The office visit can be charged if billed separately from the preventative service, and if the intent of the visit was not for preventative services. So, don't make an appointment to treat one thing, and then get the preventative service at the same time. Also and here is the kicker: Any treatment for a condition diagnosed by a recommended preventative service. (I read this as if you get a colonoscopy, and a polyp is removed, is the cost no longer preventative?). I'm just not sure, so check with your provider. So, the bottom line is, you are now paying more for health insurance. Harry P. Thal, MA, is a licensed insurance broker (0621106) and a member of the Society of Certified Senior Advisors. He is on the Nat. Assoc. of Health Underwriters Medicare Advisory Board and may be reached at 760-376-2100, thal@ aol.com or at www.harrythal.com.

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A dated offer David Ramsey Kern River Courier Columnist Dear Dave, I have one bill left from an emergency room visit earlier this year, and I'm trying to settle with a collections agency. They're willing to accept half of Ramsey the $930 owed, but they want me to pay online or by phone, and I don't feel safe doing that. What should I do? Allison Dear Allison, If they're willing to lower the bill by half, then you need to get that in writing. If you don't have it in writing, you don't have a deal. And whatever you do, don't give them any form of electronic access to your money. I've seen too many collectors lie to people about "agreements," then go in and raid their accounts. Just tell them to send you, by email or regular letter, a statement saying that $465 will be accepted as payment in full for the debt. Also, tell them you'll turn around the day you receive this letter and send them a cashier's check for that amount. Until then, they can go jump in the lake! -Dave Dear Dave, If someone is following your plan, and they experience a

health crisis, should they stop putting money into their debt snowball? Dave Dear Dave, Absolutely! When you're stuck in the middle of an emergency, you always push the pause button on your Total Money Makeover and save as much as you can. Think of it this way. Cash is your umbrella when it rains, and you never know just how bad the storm will be or how long it will last. Even if you have great health insurance, you're likely to end up paying a chunk out of pocket in situations like this. That's why it's important to have a big pile of cash on hand. Remember, things like this are often just a bump in the road. They can be expensive, but taking care of important issues doesn't have to mean giving up on taking control of your finances. Take care of immediate issues with yourself or your family first. Then come back when things are better and pick up where you left off on your Total Money Makeover! -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,” and created Financial Peace University. For more financial help visit daveramsey. com.

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Library book discussion group to meet The Kern River Valley Branch Library in Lake Isabella is happy to announce Mysterious California, a new book discussion group which will meet for four sessions on the first Monday of each month beginning February 4th, at 6 p.m. at the Lake Isabella branch. This film and discussion program is being conducted in conjunction with the California Center for the Book which is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. Through their gracious provisions, we will present a 40-minute documentary, at the first session, featuring intimate interviews with the authors of four crime novels set within our beautiful state: The Art of Detection by Laurie R. King; Southland by Nina Revoyr; Shell Games by Kirk Russell and Sharpshooter by Nadia Gordon. The film will also take you on a rich visual journey through the distinctive California landscapes mentioned in each of the four crime novels. At the first session, which will be led by Professor Ann Wiederrecht, we will also discuss the book The Art of Detection. Space is limited so contact the Library at 760-549-2083 or email Elisabeth at elisabeth.duvall@kerncountylibrary.org to reserve your seat today.

Driver safety program The Next AARP Driver Safety Program will be held Wednesday Jan. 16 and is an all day class from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene in Lake Isabella at 2931 Erskine Creek Rd. Participants must attend the entire day. The course does not involve driving, but does emphasize safe driving procedures for older drivers. In California, a certificate of course completion usually entitles the participant to a reduction in their auto insurance for three years following the date of the class. All materials and workbooks have been updated and include the latest driving information. Fees are $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Class size is limited and time is short, so call today. To learn more, or to enroll, call instructor Gene Verbeet at 760-417-0579.

The U.S. Postal Service prices increase The U.S. Postal Service prices are going up effective Sunday, January 27 New rate changes: First Class letter rate up to one-ounce will increase from $0.45 to $0.46 Postcards change from $0.32 to $0.33 Certified Mail increases from $2.95 to $3.10 Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box increases from $5.35 to $5.80 For other postal rates see your local Post Office or go to www.usps.com

Alzheimer's Adult Day Services Program The Alzheimer's Disease Association of Kern County hosts the Adult Day Services Program every Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lake Isabella Senior Center. The program was developed as a way to care for the frail elderly and persons with a memory loss who shouldn't be left unattended or who enjoy stimulating activities. ADAKC offers a meaningful and safe situation outside of the home for participants and needed relief time for their caregivers. The program includes limited physical exercise, fellowship, community involvement, arts and crafts, music, reminiscing, guest entertainers, support services, meals, and is by suggested donation of $20 per day, not required. The program is staffed by caring, trained Respite Coordinators, Program Assistants and volunteers. Call 661-393-8871 or 661-3016154 for more information.

College to offer Community Orchestra Tap into your musical talents and good intonation by enrolling in the Cerro Coso Community Orchestra class being offered this spring. Cerro Coso offers innovative, affordable, and sophisticated opportunities for creative expression and performance through the Cerro Coso Kern Valley Orchestra. This class is designed to be a performance class for the community. By the end of the class, participants will know how to perform as an ensemble the music assigned as a gift to the community and to further the music arts in the community. Participants will perform a variety of styles of music, classical and semi-classical music, music from the stage and movies, popular music, music from around the world, and big-band/jazz arrangements (if a member of the Jazz Tones). Participants will perform in two concerts. Bruce Brady will instruct the $46 course on Mondays from 5 to 8:30 p.m. beginning in Room G at the Cerro Coso Kern Valley Campus located in Lake Isabella. A 1985 graduate of Cal State University Northridge, Mr. Brady has a B.A. in Music. He taught 11 years in the public school system as a band/orchestra/choir instructor. He served as Concert Master for the Kern Valley Community Orchestra (KVCO) for ten years and Assistant Conductor for five years. Brady is currently the conductor of the KVCO and has taught the Cerro Coso Community Education Orchestra class for the past nine years. For more information on enrolling in Community Education classes, visit the Cerro Coso Community College website at www.cerrocoso.edu or call the Kern River Valley Campus at 760-379-5501. Spring classes begin Monday, January 14.

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Salome’s Stars ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Guess what, Lamb? You're about to experience a new perspective on a situation you long regarded quite differently. What you learn could open more opportunities later. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Bold Bovine is tempted to charge into a new venture. But it might be best to take things one step at a time, so that you know just where you are at any given point. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) It's a good time to go on that fun getaway you've been planning. You'll return refreshed, ready and, yes, even eager to tackle the new challenge that awaits you. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The Moon Child loves to fantasize about magical happenings in the early part of the week. But the sensible Crab gets down to serious business by week's end. LEO (July 23 to August 22) What goes around comes around for those lucky Leos and Leonas whose acts of generosity could be repaid with opportunities to expand into new and exciting areas of interest. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your concern about your job responsibilities is commendable. But you need to take some quiet time to share with someone who has really missed being with you.

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Kern River Courier Legal Notices NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF THELMA LORYN WHITE S-1501-PB-62277 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of THELMA LORYN WHITE. A PETITION for Probate has been filed by: STEPHEN L. WHITE in the Superior Court of California, County of KERN. THE PETITION for Probate requests that STEPHEN L. WHITE be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on: March 28, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. in Dept. P, located at 1215 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in section 9100 of the California Probate Code. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in section 1250 of the California Probate Code. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Petitioner: Stephen L. White P.O. Box 635 Weaverville, CA 96093 (530) 623-1987 (Published: Kern River Courier: December 28, 2012, January 4 and 11, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Wallys Tailor Shop (2012 - B7058) Street address of principal place of business: 122 East Tehachapi Boulevard, Suite E, Tehachapi, CA 93561. Mailing address of business: 9300 Aspen Avenue, California City, CA 93505. REGISTRANT: Walter Salguero, 9300 Aspen Avenue, California City, CA 93505. Individual. Date the business commenced: 11/30/2012. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: Walter Salguero. This statement filed on 12/13/2012. Expires 12/13/2017. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By: J. Garcia. (Published by the Kern River Courier December 28, 2012, January 4, 11 and 18, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Atomic Dogs (2012 - B7162) Street address of principal place of business: 520 Acacia Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93305.

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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: Doyle J. Troyer, Vice President, SUPERVALU Holdings, Inc. This statement filed on 12/17/2012. Expires 12/17/2017. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier January 11, 18, 25 and February 1, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Save-A-Lot, Ltd. (2012 - B7107) Street address of principal place of business: 521 Finley Drive, Taft, CA 93268. Mailing address of business: c/oCarol L. Wood, P.O. Box 20, Boise, ID 83726. REGISTRANT: Moran Foods, LLC, 100 Corporate Office Drive, Earth City, MO 63045. A Limited Liability Company. Date the business commenced: 06/15/2012. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: Doyle J. Troyer, Vice President, SUPERVALU Holdings, Inc. This statement filed on 12/17/2012. Expires 12/17/2017. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier January 11, 18, 25 and February 1, 2013. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 12-2234 APN: 345-031-04-00 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09-14-2011. 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 February 6, 2013 at 12:00 pm, Advanced Reconveyance, Inc., a California Corporation as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust recorded 10-11-2011, as Inst. No. 000211131891 of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Kern County, State of California, Executed by Oscar Perez, a Single Man, 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 described as: The East half of the West half of Section 27, Township 10 North, Range 13 West, San Bernardino Meridian, in the unincorporated area of the County of Kern, State of California, according to the official plat thereof and shown as Parcel B of Parcel map waiver No. 639, according to the Certificate of Compliance recorded August 4, 1986, in Book 5901, Page 421, of Official Records. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: Vacant Land - directions may be obtained by written request within 10 days of the first publication of this notice from: ARI, 43545 17th Street West, Suite 503, Lancaster, CA 93534. 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 $92,182.52. 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: January 8, 2013. Advanced Reconveyance, Inc., As Trustee, 43545 17th Street W., Ste 503, Lancaster, CA 93534, 661-945-5525, Vickie Durham, Trustee Sale Officer (Published by the Kern River Courier January 11, 18 and 25, 2013) 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 junior 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 12-2234. 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. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Silver Lining 9.25 Jewlery (2013 B0065) Street address of principal place of business: 817 B Street, Taft, CA 92368. Mailing address of business: 817 B Street, Taft, CA 92368. REGISTRANT: Leah Cleveland, 817 B Street, Taft, CA 92368. Individual. Date the

business commenced: 00/00/0000. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: Leah Cleveland. This statement filed on 01/03/2013. Expires 01/03/2018. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: E. Del Villar. Published by the Kern River Courier January 11, 18, 25 and February 1, 2013.

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Kern County First District

Supervisor Mick Gleason sworn in Michael Batelaan Courier Special On January 3 Mick Gleason was sworn into office as Kern County First District Supervisor in Bakersfield, by State Senator Jean Fuller, replacing Jon McQuiston. On January 4, he participated in an additional swearing in ceremony in Ridgecrest, presided by Representative Shannon Grove. Gleason, a former commanding officer at the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, represents a wide expanse of Kern County with areas in Delano, Shafter, McFarland and Bakersfield, as well as the Kern River Valley and Ridgecrest. He has hired four staff members, and plans to keep office hours available for the public in the Ridgecrest and Lake Isabella field offices, along with his main office in Bakersfield. Dave Freeland of Lake Isabella, who ran against Gleason in the primary, and a retired U.S. Forest Service District Ranger, has been hired as a senior advisor on district wide issues. Denny Kline, former Navy, will be the Ridgecrest field representative. Most recently he has worked as a military contractor consultant. The Lake Isabella field office will be headed by Pat Connell, who previously administered contracts at China Lake. She will be available three days per week for Kern River Valley constituents. Connell plans to concentrate on Valley issues like the Lake Isabella dam project, methamphetamine trafficking and high unemployment. Leigh Ann Cook, who most

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Gleason held his granddaughter Teagan Gleason and greeted the many attendees. recently was the Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce government affairs manager, will run Gleason's Bakersfield office at the County administrative building. She has also previously worked for retiring Supervisor Ray Watson. You can contact the Kern County First District Supervisor Mick Gleason at 1115 Truxtun Avenue, Fifth floor, Bakersfield, CA 93301, 661-868-3650, Fax: 661-868-3657, Email: district1@co.kern.ca.us. You can contact Field Representative Pat Connell at the Field office at 7050 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella, CA 93240, 760-5492068.

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Continued from page 1 nursing facilities is a particularly heinous crime because vulnerable victims and their families have placed their trust in the facilities to provide quality care, preserve their dignity and enjoy a better quality of life," Attorney General Harris said. "This defendant maliciously and dangerously drugged patients for her own personal convenience. This is clearly outrageous conduct that justifies a state prison sentence." This case was investigated and charged by the Justice Department's Bureau of Medical Fraud and Elder Abuse. The California Department of Public Health began an initial investigation in 2007, following complaints from an ombudsman that a patient in the skilled nursing facility had been held down and injected with psychotropic medicine by force. They found evidence of patient harm, and issued a Certificate of Immediate Jeopardy against the facility, before turning the case over to the

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Continued from page 1 another person's structure, forest land, or property. "My insurance company's response so far has been very good." Tony Talbott, owner of Riverside One Stop. As for the upcoming Whiskey Flat Days, Riverside One Stop will not be open. "I would rather be closed all of Whiskey Flat, than all summer," said Talbott. Talbott feels that it will be unlikely that he will be able to reopen before Memorial Day weekend. Talbott said his summer is from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and is

Justice Department. Evidence indicated that Hughes directed the hospital's director of pharmacy to write doctor's orders for the unnecessary psychotropic medications. The orders were signed at a later time by the medical director. Pamela Ott, former chief executive officer of the Kern Valley Health District, pled no contest to one felony count of conspiracy to commit an act injurious to the public health based on her failure to adequately supervise the Director of Nursing. Ott was sentenced to three years formal probation, 300 hours of volunteer service, restitution pending conclusion of civil lawsuits. She is required to comply with all orders from the Registered Nursing Board, which is conducting its own investigation into the matter. In July 2012, Dr. Hoshang Pormir, the Medical Director, was also sentenced to 300 hours of volunteer service, restitution pending conclusion of civil lawsuits, and a requirement to comply with all orders from the Medical Board. Pormir failed to conduct examinations of patients or monitor their reactions to medications.

the peak season that sustains his business. El Rio Mexican American Restaurant next to the One Stop will be reopening as planned after the restaurant staff's vacation today Friday January 11. They had no financial losses due the fire since they were closed for the vacation. El Rio will be welcoming you through a new front door, because the Fire Department had to take the original one down to make sure that the fire did not spread. The restaurant did not get smoke damaged, but everything smelled of smoke. The El Rio staff has cleaned everything and everything smells fresh and new.

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Kern River Courier, January 11, 2013  

Kern River Courier, January 11, 2013

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