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The California Department of Insurance is hosting a new Web site, seniors. ca.gov, to educate seniors and their advocates and provide helpful information about how to avoid becoming victims of personal or financial abuse. The Web site, called "Senior Gateway," is important because seniors, including older veterans, are disproportionately at risk of being preyed upon financially and subjected to neglect and abuse. "The goal of this collaborative effort is to assemble, in one convenient location, valuable information not only for seniors, but their families and caregivers," said I n s u r a n c e Commissioner Dave Jones. The site offers seniors valuable tips and resources in the following areas, and more: Avoiding and reporting abuse and neglect by in-home caregivers or in facilities; learn about different types of abuse and the warning signs; preventing and reporting financial fraud, abuse and scams targeting seniors; understanding health care, insurance, Medicare and long-term care; know what long-term care includes; locating services and programs available to assist older adults; knowing your rights before buying insurance; what seniors need to know about annuities; investing wisely and understanding the ins and outs of reverse mortgages The Senior Gateway Web site includes information about governmental and nonprofit agency resources.

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Jeffrey Shell, Kennedy Shell and Emil Mason build a snowman in Riverside Park Kernville after the recent show.

Friday high 57° Sunny Friday low 28° Clear Saturday high 54° Sunny Saturday low 31° Clear Sunday high 54° Sunny Sunday low 32° Clear National Weather Service

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The U.S. Department of the Treasury is making changes to the way Social Security and other federal benefits payments are distributed. By March 1, 2013, all recipients must switch to an electronic payment method; options include direct deposit or "Direct Express Debit MasterCard." This new

program is called "Go Direct." According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Financial Management Service, everyone who receives a paper check for Social Security or other federal benefit payments is required by law to switch to an electronic payment by March 1. It's fast, free and easy for federal benefit check recipients to sign up for direct deposit or the

Direct Express® Debit MasterCard® card by calling the U.S. Treasury Electronic Payment Solution Center at 800333-1795 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST. Wait times are usually minimal. Senior citizens, people with disabilities and other federal benefit check recipients are urged to call now to avoid delays near the deadline. For direct deposit, one can

also sign up online at www.GoDirect.org or by visiting their local bank or credit union. The U.S. Department of the Treasury recommends two electronic payments options: ■ Direct deposit: People with checking or savings accounts can sign up to get their money by direct deposit. Their federal benefit payment will go straight into

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Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce

Two men and a woman of the year honored Michael Batelaan Courier Just In Rex Emerson and Gerald Wenstrand shared the title of Kern River Valley Chamber's Man of the Year and CJ Bundy was named Woman of the Year at the Chamber's recent honorary dinner. Bundy is a successful business owner and devoted wife, mother and grandmother and has always made it a priority to be actively involved in her community and to be a comfort to those in need. Bundy has enthusiastically volunteered for numerous Valley events such as the Fishing Derby, Rubber Ducky Races, Valley Fest, Casino Night, and Heart Walk. Emerson is known for

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website. Wenstrand is fondly known to hundreds of Kern Valley High School students and their parents as "G. Dub." He is the retired Agriculture teacher from Kern Valley High School and is still an inspiration to the youth of the Valley. He led by example from the helm of Future Farmers of America, and the Kern Valley chapter became one of the most prestigious chapters statewide. Busy in retirement, Wenstrand serves on an advisory panel for the Kern County Superintendent of Schools, leads within the local 4H group, and will soon be serving on the Kern Valley Cemetery District board.

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kern river water data: Wednesday 6 a.m. Storage, Isabella Reservoir 83,328 acre-feet Reservoir peak 220,365 acre-feet Pool maximum 568,075 acre-feet Pool safety limit 360,000 acre-feet Upper Kern Kern Inflow at Kernville 234 cfs (5-hr avg.) Lower Kern Outflow 373 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.

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Sharp Shootin’ Jami aka: Jami Ward Kernville Saloon January 19 Music on Movie Street with Acoustic and

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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 Mobile Home Pk. 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, 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. ■ 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

local bands DownFinger, Another Roadside Attraction, WonderLand Soup Kitchen and Jest Reason from 3 p.m. to closing.

Sharp Shootin' Jami at Cheryl's Diner January 20

■ 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.

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■ 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 .

Sure Shot Heather at Nelda's Diner January 20 Jami at Ladies Night at Kernville Saloon January 22 Starting at 9 p.m. Sharp Shootin' Jami, Shotgon Shawn & Sure Shot Heather January 23 Shady Lane, KRV Chamber Mixer at 5:30pm TeeTotaling Tony aka: Tony Julio At Chatterbox Café Fish Fry January 18 5:30 p.m. TeeTotaling Tony at Pizza Barn January 22 5:30 p.m. Tee Totaling Tony at KRV Chamber Mixer January 23 Shady Lane, KRV Chamber Mixer at 5:30pm Rotary Dinner at Elk's Lodge January 24 6:00 p.m. Tee Totaling Tony at the Horse Races January 25 Kernville Saloon 7:00 p.m. to closing Tee Totaling Tony Shuffleboard Tournament January 26 Kernville Saloon 7 to 9:00 p.m. Tee Totaling Tony Cajun Night January 31 Chatterbox Café 5:30pm

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Blackwood Legacy Quartet January 18 Weldon United Methodist Church will host the Blackwood Legacy Quartet, direct from Nashville, for a special concert event Friday Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. The church is located at 20021 Hwy 178. Call 760-378-2321. Nuui Cunni Farmers Market January 19 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, healing native plant salves and teas, 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 more information contact the Cultural Center 760-549-0800. Lakeshore Farmers Market January 19 Hosted by the Kern Valley Growers Association, this Market features eggs and honey, along with certified organic produce from various organizations and shade grown, organic coffee, 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. Veterans of Foreign Wars breakfast January 20 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. KRV Historical Society January 22 An old saying declares that "dogs are man's best friend." At the next Kern River Valley Historical Society's general meeting, Terri Gallion and her service dog, Jenna, will give a presentation about their partnership in dealing with Terri's epilepsy. Jenna recognizes imminent seizures and knows how to help. Service dogs are trained to help people in many ways, so how is it possible to

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Forest service to begin Land and Resource Management Plan Kevin B. Elliott U.S.F.S. Forest Supervisor The Sequoia National Forest is one of three national forests in the Pacific Southwest Region of the Forest Service to begin the process of revising its 1988 Land and Resource Management Plan, or Forest Plan, implementing the new 2012 National Forest System Planning Rule. The Planning Rule directs that Forest Plans will be science-based and developed collaboratively with stakeholders who are interested in the management of national forests. Forest Plans will seek to deliver stronger protections for forests, water and wildlife, while supporting the economic vitality of our rural communities. It will provide opportunities for public involvement and collaboration through all stages of the planning process, as well as Tribal consultation and coordination with state and local governments and other federal agencies. Two workshops will be held for anyone interested in learning more about the Forest Plan Revision Process: ■ Thursday, February 7, Forest Supervisor's Office, Porterville, 6 to 8 p.m. ■ Friday, February 8, Oddfellows Hall, Kernville, 6 to 8 p.m.

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Our New Year's resolution Each workshop will consist of presentations and opportunities for questions regarding the Forest Plan revision process. An initial orientation will discuss what a Elliott Forest Plan is and what it is not, and will introduce the Collaboration and Communication Plan. The second part of the workshop will give participants opportunities to interact with members of the planning team. These workshops will be facilitated by Laura Kaplan of the Center for Collaborative Policy. The Sequoia National Forest is committed to open dialogue through collaboration, improving transparency and strenghthening the role of public involvement in the forest planning process. For more information about the workshops or the planning process, visit fs.usda.gov/sequoia or to join an online discussion forum, go to: ourforestplace.com. If you have special needs in order to participate, please contact Mary Chislock, Public Affairs Officer, at 559-784-1500, extension 1112, or email mshislock@fs.fed.us. I look forward to your participation in the revision of the Sequoia National Forest Plan.

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of our past vacations and of our kids as they grew up. If you don't have a video player, you can probably rent one somewhere in your A New Year's town. Resolution for We also like to bring our own 2013 to all of our menu. Rod has a queasy stomach dear friends: and needs to have special foods. Last year was a We will send you a list, well in great year. We advance, of his likes and dislikes have been well in plenty of time for you to shop and enjoyed prior to our arrival. We can tell by spending time the interest generated from last with so many of Middleworth year's visits that you will never you. We decided forget the time we spend together. last year that we We've noticed through the would meet with and visit as grapevine, that many of our 'visimany of our friends and relatives tees' have said as we could: after we leave did we visit We can tell by the interest you? If not, generated from last year's visits "I'll never, ever, forget the this could be that you will never forget the Middleworths." your lucky time we spend together. We have tried year! We usually stay 2 to 3 - Middleworth to schedule our stay, so's not to weeks. By that interfere with your days away and time you will have taken us to all vacations etc. Should you be away the nicer restaurants in your area when we visit, feel free to leave and any special places that need your key under the mat. Do not to be visited. buy extra groceries; we will make To allay any of your fears, we do with canned food from your will pick up the tip on some of the pantry and meats etc. from your meals and if he remembers, Rod freezer. We will be happy to is always willing to give a buck or accompany you to the various two for gas on trips of any size. service club meetings you attend, To save wear on our vehicle, can and will try to keep your friends we use your auto? And if so, will entertained with ribald stories and you allow us to put our car in off color jokes. These always seem your garage? Ours is fairly new to get the biggest reaction. So and we don't like frost, bird poop, we're looking forward to seeing dirt etc to get all over its shiny you all real soon! Be prepared for paint. As we move from town to great 2013, we could knock on town, friend to friend, we will your door any time! bring all our pictures and videos Rod Middleworth Kern River Courier Columnist

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Kern Valley Search and Rescue wants you Kern Valley Search and Rescue is starting the new year of recruiting. If you are interested in the outdoors and helping those in need around the county we might be just what you are looking for. On January 23rd, KVSAR will be holding its meeting at 7 p.m. at its facilities in Lake Isabella. If you are interested in being part of a close knit highly trained team please visit us at kvsar.com and fill out the contact form. We are starting training for the coming water year and are looking to add 5 new positions to the team. All positions are volunteer and non-paid and affiliated with the Kern County Sheriff Department.

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In an effort to get his students accustomed to our work environment, my high school photography teacher (why do I still remember his name!) turned off the light in the darkroom where we would be learning to manipulate the film from our camera into a winding spool for development. With my hand pressing against my nose, I could not see the shape of my fingers, so utter was the darkness in that room! The frustration caused by this necessity in the development of film was immense as I struggled with film that could not be touched (a fingerprint would ruin the picture), and could not touch itself as it wound into the spool as this too would ruin the picture for developing. I recall thinking how much easier the entire process would be if I could just see! We can then imagine the incredi-

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ble difficulty experienced by the above described servant of the prophet Elisha as he was confronted by a group of hostile soldiers bent on the violent capture of Elisha. Terror and helplessness were his first responses, yet Elisha's response was quite different . . . and for good reason. Elisha could see a spiritual solution to the physical circumstance that his servant could not, and as such prayed for his companion to be enlightened and awakened to this spiritual reality. Once able to see, the servant watched the unfolding of the situation with a far greater appreciation for what was happening. The narrative goes on to describe the miraculous intervention of God, the temporary blindness that took the physical sight away from the hostile soldiers, and the capture of the many by the few! What a difference seeing something can make. Having focused our attention at the outset of the calendar year 2013 as a year of awakening, our hearts can be encouraged by what is recorded in 2 Kings 6. The reality of an unseen spiritual realm is an invitation to each of us to live life far different than comes naturally to us. There is not a moment of our lives that is free from the affect of what is taking place invisibly around us, and while perfect vision into this spiritual realm will never be achieved while we are cumbered in this physical body, still we who have believed in Jesus as Savior have been indwelled by the Holy Spirit who invites us to a growing sense of awakening by His power.

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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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Forest Service posts fee-free-days in 2013 US Forest Service Courier Release The U.S. Forest Service joins other federal agencies in offering fee-free days on public lands in 2013, beginning Jan. 21 in conjunction with Martin Luther King Jr. Day. That day marks the first of four feefree days the Forest Service is offering the public in 2013. "Your national forests and grasslands are a bargain any day of the year, but even more so on fee-free days," said U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell. "Whether you stay for a few hours or a few days, your public lands are some of the best travel bargains in the nation." Traditionally, fees are not charged on 98 percent of national forests and grasslands, and approximately two-thirds of developed recreation sites in national forests can be used for free. The Forest Service operates approximately 17,000 developed recreation sites nationwide. Of those, approximately 6,000 require recreation fees, which are used to provide visitor services, repairs and replacements, and facilities maintenance. "Fee-free days are an ideal time to recapture your youth by taking your family to the outdoors," said Robin Morgan, deputy director of the agency's Recreation, Heritage and Volunteer

Resources. "More importantly, it's an ideal time to introduce the young people in your life to an exceptional experience they'll remember forever." The participation in fee-free days supports the efforts of President Obama's America's Great Outdoors initiative that aims to establish a 21st Century conservation and recreation agenda. In discussions across the nation, Americans made it clear that they want to reconnect or connect for the first time with the great outdoors - and they want the government's help. Forest Service lands, which include 155 national forests and 20 national grasslands, offer something for everyone, from the casual hiker to the thrill-seeking recreationist. There also are opportunities and programs for children. The 2013 fee-free days the Forest Service will participate in are: Jan. 21, Martin Luther King Jr. Day June 8, National Get Outdoors Day Sept. 28, National Public Lands Day Nov. 9-11, Veterans Day Weekend Concessionaires who operate campgrounds and other amenities may choose whether to participate in the fee-free days. The mission of the Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.

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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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a huge range of outdoor recreation activities. The trails offer hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. The many developed campgrounds or dispersed areas provide the full range of camping experiences. The rivers, lakes and reservoirs offer boating, fishing, water-skiing, swimming, whitewater rafting, and kayaking. In the winter, the high elevations provide downhill skiing and snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. There are many developed campgrounds, group campgrounds, and dispersed camping areas that provide a full range of camping experiences. The rivers, lakes, and reservoirs offer seemingly endless opportunities for boating, fishing, water-skiing, swimming, whitewater rafting, and kayaking.


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Continued from page 2 train these dogs to do these remarkable tasks? Come and hear Terri's extraordinary story. The public is invited Tuesday, January 22 at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center. Questions? Call the Kern Valley Museum 760-376-6683 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday- Sunday. 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. After all the Holiday food, wouldn't you like a Shady Burger? Call the Chamber office at 760-3795236 for more information. 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.

Toddler story time February 7 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 more information. Forest Management Plan workshop February 7 Presentations and opportunities for questions about the Forest Plan revision process at the Oddfellows Hall in Kernville from 6 to 8 p.m. Get more information at fs.usda.gov/sequoia. First Baptist Church of Kernville Game Night, February 8 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.

Aglow February 2 Aglow meets at the Lake Isabella Senior Center from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Come and be blessed. Call Barbara Pechy at 760-378-3672 or Geraldine Smith at 559-359-8953 for more information.

KRV Chamber mixer February 12 Bring a friend, network and have fun at the State Farm office at 6047 Lake Isabella Blvd, Lake Isabella, on Tuesday Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m. It's a western theme, so get out your cowboy hat and come meet the Whiskey Flat Days Mayor candidates and enjoy food, fun and prizes. Please RSVP to the Chamber office, 760-379-5236.

Prayer Breakfast February 7 All are invited to participate in the monthly prayer breakfast at Nelda's Diner in Lake Isabella on the first Thursday of each month from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Breakfast (optional) is at the conclusion of prayer. All are welcome and join in personal and corporate prayer. Attendee's are encouraged to bring their prayer requests and join in corporate prayer for the needs of our community, county, state and country. Call 760-379-4600.

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Bodfish Bob’s Ham and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts Four 8- to 10-ounce boneless skinless chicken breast halves 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 4 slices deli ham, each slice halved (about 3 ounces) 4 thin slices provolone (about 2 1/2 ounces) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2/3 cup chicken broth 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs, such as pars ley, chives or dill Insert a paring knife into the thickest part of each chicken breast to make a 3-inch-long pocket down the side, cutting in about halfway. Rub the insides of the pockets with 1 tablespoon of the mustard for all 4 breasts. Stuff each breast with 2 half slices of ham and 1 slice of provolone, folding them to fit. Rub both sides of the chicken breasts with the olive oil and sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Heat a nonstick skillet over mediumhigh heat until very hot, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the chicken breasts and cook until

golden brown and just cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes per side depending on the thickness of the chicken; reduce the heat to medium if the chicken becomes too dark. Cover the skillet with a lid or a piece of aluminum foil during the last 3 minutes of cooking time to finish cooking the chicken through to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F. Check the temperature at the thickest part of the breast without stuffing. Transfer the chicken to 4 plates or a cutting board and add the chicken broth and remaining 1 tablespoon mustard to the skillet. Cook, whisking, over medium-high heat until the sauce has reduced by about half, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and swirl in the butter and chopped herbs. Depending on the size of the breasts, either put 1chicken breast on each of 4 plates or slice all the breasts and divide among 6 plates. Spoon the sauce over the chicken. Bodfish Bob’s Pan Seared Chicken Breast 2 plump chicken breasts, skin on 3 tablespoons olive oil, halved Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 6 sprigs fresh thyme 2 sprigs fresh rosemary 6 garlic cloves Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Drizzle the chicken breast with 1/2 of the oil, and then season the breast with a good crust of salt and pepper. Put chicken in the pan skin side down, then add the herbs, and garlic. When the skin has a nice golden color turn it over, and put in a preheated oven for 8 minutes or until juice runs clear.


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Know the coverage you are buying Harry P. Thal Kern River Courier Columnist I was very saddened to have learned of our Shell Station's fire January 1 and to learn that it is suspected arson, makes matters worse. As quoted in the Courier last week, owner Tony Talbot said, "My Thal insurance company's response so far has been very good". This leads me to an attitude the public has about insurance. Personally, I have never had a claims problem, simply because I knew what benefits I purchased, and therefore my expectations where exactly what my benefits should pay. Insurance companies are not about to cut corners nor screw people willingly. Bad public relations can kill them. More than once, I have had people call me and want to buy health insurance. Now, for those who have gone into a new business, lost a job, or retired, I have no problems. They typically had insurance, and due to a change in their situation, need to change. Then there are the calls which I question. The caller hasn't had insurance in many years, and all of a sudden wants to buy a plan. On further discussion, I learn they don't feel well, and

believe there may be a major problem in the near future. They are not looking to buy insurance for a unknown event that may or may not happen in the distant future, but are looking for someone else to foot the bills. This is wrong, and not the purpose of insurance. This is why, when President Obama pushed for a "guaranteed issue to anyone seeking to buy health insurance", the industry pushed for "everyone needs to buy". If health insurance were only for the sickly, the cost of the plans would be equal to the cost of treatment. How would it be if you were able to go out and buy a fire policy after the fire? Lastly, the consumer needs to be aware of what they are buying. People complain that they have a high deductible on their health insurance, or they have a co-pay when they get tests or need to see a physician. Was that healthy person last year willing to pay the higher premiums for a lower deductible? Most people shop for the monthly cost, not the benefits they will get from the plan when it is needed. Where the business could have gone forever without a fire, there isn't a person alive who won't get sick or injured. 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 www.harrythal.com.

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How to sell a home that is in default Matt Freeman Kern River Courier Columnist Unfortunately, this is a situation that more and more Americans are finding themselves in. There really are several reasons; fraudulent loan officers, buyers who constantly re-financed Freeman to get as much money out of their home as they could, adjustable-rate mortgages. Often, just the loss of a job or a family tragedy is the cause. Whatever the reasoning for being in default on your mortgage payments, there is a way out that can save your credit. Consider doing a short-sale. The last time real estate agents were really familiar with short-sales was back in the early 90's, which was the last time that there was a big turn down of real estate prices. A short-sale is when a seller who is in default asks their lender to take less than what is owed on the home in order to sell the home before it goes to the auction. Short Sales have been a great option for seller's the last few years, and recently the government came out with new guidelines making them easier to do. If you are a seller in this situation and are interested in selling your house and saving your credit,

there are a couple of things to remember. First, time is of the essence concerning your bank. You only have so much time before your home goes on the auction block. Find a real estate agent who is familiar with short-sales and get them to negotiate with your lender as soon as possible. You will have to do an application and provide valid reason for missing your payments and written permission for your real estate agent to access your account. Make sure you get a real estate agent that has short sale listing experience. Many have sold short sale properties, but most have not listed them. And remember, price the listing to sell! If you are missing the payments but still price the listing to make a mega profit, that is the same thing as letting the home go to auction. You are wasting everyone's time, most importantly your own. Price the listing at market value or a bit below, if you owe 200K, price it at 175K and advertise it as a short-sale foreclosure. That brings a lot of people in because there is the perception of a good deal. Then upon receipt of an offer, even a low offer, let your real estate agent and your bank slug it out. More often than not, the bank will come to terms that are agreeable and save your credit. Matt Freeman is a Realtor with Freeman’s Lakeside Realty (760) 3795915 or cell 223-0880. His column is not intended to replace legal advice.

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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.

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 661-301-6154 for more information.


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Salome’s Stars ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You're eager to take on that new opportunity opening up as January gives way to February. Now all you need to do is resist quitting too early. Do your best to stay with it. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Doff a bit of that careful, conservative outlook and let your brave Bovine self take a chance on meeting that new challenge. You could be surprised at how well you do. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might not want to return to the more serious tasks facing you. But you know it's what you must do. Cheer up. Something more pleasant soon will occupy your time. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) As you dutifully tidy up your end-of-the-month tasks, your fun self emerges to urge you to do something special: A trip (or a cruise, maybe?) could be just what you need. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your achievements are admirable as you close out the month with a roar. Now you can treat yourself to some wellearned time off for fun with family or friends. (Or both!) VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Be sure you know the facts before you assume someone is holding back on your project. Try to open your mind before you give someone a piece of it.

LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You might feel comfortable in your familiar surroundings, but it might be time to venture into something new. There's a challenge out there that's just right for you. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your love of things that are new gets a big boost as you encounter a situation that opens up new and exciting vistas. How far you go with it depends on you. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) That recent workplace shift might not seem to be paying off as you expected. But be patient. There are changes coming that could make a big difference. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) While few can match the Goat's fiscal wizardry, you still need to be wary in your dealings. There might be a problem you should know about sooner rather than later. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Easy does it when it comes to love and all the other good things in life. Don't try to force them to develop on your schedule. Best to let it happen naturally. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A surprise decision by someone you trust causes some stormy moments. But a frank discussion explains everything, and helps save a cherished relationship. others. But you wouldn't have it any other way. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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1. Name the last pair of A.L. teammates before Boston's Adrian Gonzalez (213) and Jacoby Ellsbury (212) in 2011 to each have more than 210 hits in the same season. 2. Four players who started their majorleague careers in the 1970s played in four decades. Name two of them. 3. Name the only Michigan State player to be taken No. 1 overall in the NFL draft. 4. Between 1956 and 2000, only one player 6 feet 3 inches or shorter won an NBA Most Valuable Player Award. Name him. 5. Name the NHL team that allowed the fewest goals in an 82-game season. Answers:

1. Jimmie Foxx (213) and Al Simmons (216) did it for the 1932 Philadelphia A's. 2. Rickey Henderson, Mike Morgan, Jesse Orosco and Tim Raines. 3. Defensive end Bubba Smith, in 1967. 4. Bob Cousy, in 1957. 5. New Jersey allowed 164 goals in 2003-04.

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Kern River Courier Legal Notices 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. Mailing address of business: 520 Acacia Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93305. REGISTRANTS: Cassie Lueck, 520 Acacia Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93305 and Robert Gallagher, 520 Acacia Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93305. Joint Venture. 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: Robert Gallagher. This statement filed on 12/20/2012. Expires 12/20/2017. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By: E. Del Villar. Published by the Kern River Courier January 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Petal Pusher Plus (2012 - B7188), DBA #2: Lake Isabella Florist (2012 - B7189), DBA #3: Go Green Florist (2012 B7190) Street address of principal place of business: 11019 Kernville Road, Kernville, CA 93238. Mailing address of business: 11019 Kernville Road, Kernville, CA 93238. REGISTRANT: Peter Heil, 7 Laurel Street, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. 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: Peter Heil. This statement filed on 12/26/2012. Expires 12/26/2017. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk.

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By: K. Lopz. Published by the Kern River Courier January 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2013. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME: Fictitious Business Name being abandoned: SAVE-A-LOT, LTD (2010B1821) Street address of business: 6151 East Niles Street, Bakersfield, CA 93306; Mailing address of Business: 11840 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55344. REGISTRANT WHO WISHES TO ABANDON THE BUSINESS NAME: Moran Foods, Inc., 11840 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55344. Original FBN Statement Filed on: 03/16/2010. This Statement of Abandonment filed on: 12/18/2012. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk by M. Dominguez, Deputy Clerk (34993). 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 - B7106) Street address of principal place of business: 1505 White Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93307. 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-ControllerCounty 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-ControllerCounty 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. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 12-2235 APN: 429-141-18-00 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 08/05/2010. 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 13, 2013 at 12:00 pm, Advanced Reconveyance, Inc., a California Corporation as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust recorded 12-16-2010, as Inst. No. 0210174142 of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Kern County, State of California, Executed by Miriam Tovar, a Single Woman, 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: 135 East Longhorn Avenue, Mojave, CA 93501. 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 $44,766.23. 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 11, 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 18, 25 and February 1, 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 12-2235. 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: A List Photobooth (2013 - B0220) Street address of principal place of business: 5820 Tandil Way, Bakersfield, CA 93306. Mailing address of business: 5820 Tandil Way, Bakersfield, CA 93306. REGISTRANTS: Adam Miller, 5820 Tandil Way, Bakersfield, CA 93306 and Amy Adams, 5820 Tandil Way, Bakersfield, CA 93306. Husband and Wife. 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: Adam Miller. This statement filed on 01/11/2013. Expires 01/11/2018. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By: J. Garcia. Published by the Kern River Courier January 18, 25, February 1 and 8, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: AR Fabrication (2013 - B0181) Street address of principal place of business: 505 Monroe Street, Taft, CA 93268. Mailing address of business: 505 Monroe Street, Taft, CA 93268. REGISTRANTS: Allen C. Jones, 505 Monroe Street, Taft, CA 93268, Ronald N. Harvill, 424 Shattuck Avenue, Taft, CA 93268 and Wendi M. Van Muijen, 424 Shattuck Avenue, Taft, CA 93268. General Partnership. Date the business commenced: 12/09/2012. 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: Allen C. Jones. This statement filed on 01/10/2013. Expires 01/10/2018. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By: M. Rodriguez. Published by the Kern River Courier January 18, 25, February 1 and 8, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Prescott's Pig Stye Antiques (2013 B0180) Street address of principal place of business: 13 Big Blue Road, Space 8, Kernville, CA 93238. Mailing address of business: 8701 Entrada Boulevard, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. REGISTRANT: Robbie Prescott, 8701 Entrada Boulevard, Lake Isabella, CA 93240 . Individual. Date the business commenced: 08/04/2006. 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: Robbie Prescott. This statement filed on 01/10/2013. Expires 01/10/2018. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: E. Del Villar. Published by the Kern River Courier January 18, 25, February 1 and 8, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Window Sill Pie Co. (2012 - B7174) Street address of principal place of business: 1302 Chester Avenue, Apt C, Bakersfield, CA 93301. Mailing address of business: 1302 Chester Avenue, Apt C, Bakersfield, CA 93301. REGISTRANTS: Marah-Stelle Jackson, 1302 Chester Avenue, Apt C, Bakersfield, CA 93301 and Shawna Fowler, 2012 19th Street, Apt 12, Bakersfield, CA 93301. General Partnership. Date the business commenced: 10/22/2012. 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: Shawna Fowler. This statement filed on 12/21/2012. Expires 12/21/2017. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: E. Del Villar. Published by the Kern River Courier January 18, 25, February 1 and 8, 2013.

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