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Kern County Fire Courier Just in The Kern County Fire Department received a call for a structure fire at 2925 McCray Rd. in Lake Isabella at approximately 3:02 p.m. January 29. A reinforced alarm was started for more equipment to assist in the fire. When fire-

fighters arrived on scene they reported a 2,000 sq. ft. single-family dwelling with heavy smoke coming from the rear of the structure. Firefighters made an aggressive attack utilizing multiple hose lines. They also used a power fan to horizontally ventilate the structure. Winds of 15 to 20 mph caused flying embers to ignite a small grass fire

near the structure. One fire engine was assigned to handle the fire and it was extinguished within minutes. The structure fire was extinguished within 20 minutes and although approximately $100,000 worth of property was destroyed, approximately $200,000 worth of property and contents were saved. No

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Hometowns and Heroes Courier Release Hometowns and Heroes TV show will be airing its upcoming half hour edition on KERO Channel 23, at 5:30 a.m. on February 15 and again on February 22, throughout Bakersfield and the Kern River Valley, featuring Hometown Heroes, George and Darlene Randall, on location at their home in Kernville, CA. Following the show airing dates, the full show will be uploaded to Youtube at youtube.com/user/ho metownsandheroes (or you can email heroes@hometownsandheroes.com. Featured on this upcoming show are Jon McQuiston, the former County Supervisor for Kern County, District 1, who presented George and Darlene with a plaque from the lodging

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A presentation of a plaque on January 6, on the patio of the Randall's home in Kernville. Left to Right: Mark Stewart, Rebecca Blackwell (Producers of Hometowns and Heroes TV Show), Darlene Randall, George Randall, of Kernville.

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Happy Birthday to us! In 2004, then Kern Valley residents Dolly Ogawa and Allyn Amsk started the Kern River Courier and founded KRV Publishing. The very first paper produced was the Whiskey Flat Claim Jumper. The Claim Jumper was followed by the very first Kern River Courier, which staff and volunteers handed out in the 2004 Whiskey Flat Days parade. Back in 2004, today's publisher, Michael Batelaan, was the Production Manager for the newly formed publication. Other papers had come and gone in the Kern River Valley, so they said that this one would not last either. But here it is, ten years later. In 2009, Michael Batelaan and Mike Devich purchased KRV publications and all its specialty publication from Ogawa and Amsk, who had decided to leave the Kern Valley for other pursuits. Kern River Courier publications have included Whiskey Flat Claim Jumper, Green Living and the Kern Angler. Both Batelaan and Devich were experienced newspaper people and they relished the idea of promoting the Kern River Valley and all of its virtues. Then in 2011, Devich decided to retire, leaving Batelaan as owner publisher to keep the dream alive. Batelaan's goal is to continue to highlight the advantages of living in and visiting the Kern River Valley.

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■ 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5831. ■ 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.,TOPS #2293 weight loss group, Veterans Hall, Lake Isabella. 760-417-2272. ■ 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Alzheimers Respite Group, Veterans Hall, Lake Isabella. 661-393-8871. ■ 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., TOPS weight loss group, Mt.View Church, Lake Isabella. 760-378-3935. ■ 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., Bingo and lunch at Eagles, open to public, Mt. Mesa. 760-379-3394 ■ 12 - 1 p.m., AA, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-4112. ■ 1 p.m., Happy Hookers crochet club, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-6335. ■ 5 p.m. (1st Fri.) Kern Valley Cruisers and Hot Rods, Sierra Vista Restaurant, Weldon. ■ 6 p.m. (2nd Fri.), Kernville Baptist Church game night. Next to Pizza Barn. 760-223-1036. ■ 7 p.m. Alano Club, AA 12x12 study, 4030 Perdue, Lake Isabella. ■ 7 - 8 p.m., AA, Kernville Chamber of Commerce, 11447 Kernville Rd.,760-379-4112 or 760-417-9701

to 1 p.m. for breakfast and lunch. Everyone buying a full meal will be given a free bribe. @ Kernville Saloon February 7 See Nickel and Dime play in her band, White Lightening. Join the 50/50 raffle. ■ 6 p.m. (2nd Tue.), Lake Isabella-Bodfish Property Owners, Senior Center, Lake Isabella (760) 760-379-5552. ■ 6:30 p.m., (2nd Tue.) Epilepsy Support Group, Bakersfield. 760-376-1606 or 760-258-5272. ■ 7 p.m. (3rd Tue.), Fish & Game Habitat Club, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-376-3178 ■ 7 p.m., (4th Tue.), KRV Historical Society, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. ■ 7 - 8:30 p.m., AA, KR Health Center, 67 Evans Rd., Wofford Hts. 760-379-4112 or 760-417-9701 ■ 7 - 8:30 p.m., AA - Weldon Methodist Church, 20021 Hwy. 178, Weldon. 760-379-4112

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■ 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Farmer’s Market, Nuui Cunni Center, French Gulch. 760-549-0800 ■ 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Farmer’s Market, Lakeshore Lodge, Wofford Heights. ■ 9 a.m., Yoga Practice Group, Kernville Methodist Church. 909-753-9043. ■ 3 p.m. (1st Sat.), Havilah Historical Society, Havilah Schoolhouse. 760-379-2636. ■ 1 p.m. Darts, 3 p.m. Poker Pool 3p.m., Dinner 5-7 p.m. Eagles Lodge, open to public, Mt. Mesa. 760379-3394 ■ 7 - 10 p.m. (1st Sat.), Dam Dancers square dancing, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. ■ 9:30 a.m. (1st Sat.), Aglow Int’l, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. Barbara,760-378-3672 or Geraldine, 559-359-8953. ■ 2 p.m., Discussion. 7:30 - 9 p.m., 6 p.m. Pot Luck, 7 p.m. Speaker (3rd Sat.), AA - KR Health Center, 67 Evans Rd., Wofford Hts. 760-379-4112 or 760-417-9701 ■ 2 p.m. Alano Club, AA discussion, 4030 Perdue, Lake Isabella. ■ 6 p.m. (3rd Sat.) Alano Club, AA speaker, 4030 Perdue, Lake Isabella.

■ 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5831. ■ 9 -11:30 a.m. (1st & 3rd Wed.), Dam Quilters, senior apts. behind Vons, Lake Isabella. 760-3799921. ■ 9:30 a.m., TOPS weight loss group, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 661-867-2579. ■ 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., Me & My Friends children’s playgroup, Kernville Methodist, 760-379-2556. ■ 10:30a.m., Armour of God Narcotics Anonymous, College Community Services, 2731 Nuggett Ave., Lake Isabella. ■ Noon (2nd Wed.) KRV Chamber of Commerce meeting, Moose Lodge, Lake Isabella. 760-3795236. ■ Noon, Eagles Lunch/Shuffleboard, open to public, Mt. Mesa. 760-379-3394. ■ 12 - 1:30 p.m., AA - Women’s Serenity Circle, Mtn. View Baptist Church, 2959 Erskine Creek Rd., Lake Isabella. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312. ■ 12:30 p.m., Bridge Club, Eagles Lodge, Mt. Mesa. 760-376-3138. ■ 1:30 - 3 p.m., Grief Support Group, Optimal Hospice, 6504-E Lake Isabella Blvd. ■ 6 p.m. (1st Wed.), American Legion Riders VFW, 2811 Nugget, Lake Isabella. ■ 6 p.m. (3rd Wed.), American Legion, Senior Center Veterans Rm. Lake Isabella. 760-379-5086. ■ 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Senior Dance, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. Live band. ■ 7 p.m. Alano Club, AA, 4030 Perdue, Lake Isabella. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312. ■ 7 - 8:30 p.m., AA, KR Health Center, 67 Evans Rd. Wofford Hts., 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312. ■ 7 p.m., Elks Lodge, Wofford Blvd., Wofford Hts. ■ 7 p.m., Al-Anon, Christ's Fellowship Church, Wofford Hts.. 760-417-0199 or 760-379-7312

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

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■ 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5831. ■ 10 a.m., Exercise Class, Lakeridge Mobile Home Pk. Clubhouse, Lake Isabella. 760-379-3206. ■ 2 - 3 p.m., Grief Support Group, Hoffmann Hospice 040-D Lake Isabella Blvd. 661-410-1010. ■ 12 - 1 p.m., AA, Senior Center,Lake Isabella. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312. ■ 1 p.m. (3rd Mon.), Kern Valley Democratic Club, Lakeridge Mobile Home Pk. Clubhouse, Lake Isabella. ■ 1 p.m., Line dance classes, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-0043. ■ 3 p.m. (2nd Mon.-Board/4th Mon.-Member ship), Kernville Chamber. 760-376-2629. ■ 6 - 9 p.m., KRV Comm. Orchestra, Cerro Coso College, Lake Isabella. 760-376-4461. ■ 6:30 - 8 p.m., Boy Scout Troup 690, 1st Baptist Church, Lake Isabella. 760-812-7082. ■ 6 p.m. (3rd Mon.), KRV Art Assoc., Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-2844. ■ 6 - 7 p.m., AA, Mtn. View Baptish Church, 2959 Erskine Creek Rd., Lake Isabella. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312. ■ 7:30 - 9 p.m., AA, Grace Chapel, 12308 Mtn. Mesa Rd., Mtn. Mesa. 760-379-7318 or 760-3797312. ■ 7:30 a.m., Al-Anon, KRV Hospital cafeteria, Mt. Mesa. 760-417-0199 or 760-379-7312

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■ 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5831. ■ 9 a.m., Yoga Practice Group, Kernville Methodist Church. 909-753-9043. ■ 9:30 - 11:30a.m., Me & My Friends children’s playgroup, 1st Baptist Church, Lake Isabella. 760379-2556. ■ 10 a.m. (2nd Tue.), Kern Valley Garden Group. 760-379-1129. ■ 10 a.m. - noon Kern County Department of Public Health Immunization Clinic 7050 Lake Isabella Blvd, Lake Isabella. 877-818-4787 ■ 10:30a.m., Armour of God Narcotics Anonymous, College Community Services, 2731 Nuggett Ave., Lake Isabella. ■ 2 p.m. (2nd Tue.), KRV Cemetery District. Public invited. 760-376-2189.

■ 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5831. ■ 9 a.m., Yoga Practice Group, Kernville Methodist Church. 909-753-9043. ■ 9 a.m. - noon, Thursday Painters, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5329. ■ 9:30 a.m., (3rd Thu.), Fire Safe Council, Supervisor’s office, County Bldg., Lake Isabella. ■ 10:30a.m., Armour of God Narcotics Anonymous, College Community Services, 2731 Nuggett Ave., Lake Isabella. ■ 11:45 a.m. (4th Thu.), KRV Women’s Club meeting, Elks Lodge. ■ Noon, Exchange Club, Paradise Cove. ■ 1 p.m., (2nd Thu.), Clan Diggers, Lake Isabella Library. 760-379-2303. ■ 5 - 7 p.m., TANF Cultural Night, French Gulch Campground. ■ 3:30 - 5 p.m. (4th Thu.), Kern River Valley Collaborative, Veterans Hall, Rm. 1., Lake Isabella. 760-379-2556, ext. 601. ■ 5 - 7 p.m., VFW Taco Thursday, open to public. 760-379-3877. ■ 4-6 p.m. (3rd Thu.), Republican Assembly of the Kern River Valley, Moose Lodge, Lake Isabella. 760-376-1462 or 760-379-0673.. ■ 6 p.m., Rotary Club, KRV Elks Lodge, Wofford Heights. 760-376-2844. ■ 6 p.m., Weight Watchers, Lake Ridge Mobile Home Park Club House, Lake Isabella. Weigh-in 5:30 p.m. ■ 7 p.m. Alano Club, NA book study, 4030 Perdue, Lake Isabella. ■ 7 p.m. (45h Thurs.) KRV Gun Assc. Jan - Oct. Kernville Chamber, KRVGAnews@gmail.com ■ 6:30 p.m., Sweet Adelines, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. New members welcome. ■ 7 p.m., (3rd Thu.), Kern Valley Astronomy Club, Museum, Kernville. 760-376-1291. ■ 7 - 8:30 p.m., AA, Senior Center, 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. 760-379-4112.

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

@ Pizza Barn February 8 All you can Eat Pancake Breakfast, 8 a.m. till pancakes run out to support Nickel and Dime Nicole. 100 percent proceeds go to charities. $5 per person, all you can eat. Plus raffles and much more. 5 free bribes with donation. @Harry's February 8 Money Bags Monica's Birthday Bash. Men can buy a $1 dance card to dance with a lady. Plus a 50/50 raffle, and live band, 72 Virgins. “Rango Rocky Stone” Aka: Rocky Stone @ Southfork Roping Arena February 1 Come on down to the Rango benefit roping/cow plop bingo event. For more information, call 760-379-4590. @South Fork Roping Arena February 1 Roping for Rango. Get bribes and raffle tickets. Cow Plop Bingo will take place at 2 p.m. Tickets are $100 but you could win $2,000 for the first plop or $1,000 for the second plop.

Community ■ Broncs basketball @ Kern Valley January 31 Kern Valley High School girls play Frazier Mountain at 4 p.m.. The boys play at 4 p.m., at home. ■ Nuui Cunni Farmers Market February 1 The Kern River Paiute Council Nuui Cunni Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for your produce needs. The market is located at 2600 Highway 155 in Lake Isabella between Lake Isabella and Wofford Heights at the French Gulch Forest Service Recreation Area. Contact 760549-0800. ■ Lakeshore Farmers Market February 1 This market is hosted by the Kern Valley Growers Association from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. The market is at the Lakeshore Lodge, 7466 Wofford Blvd., Wofford Heights. ■ Kern River Preserve hike, February 1 The Audubon Kern River Peserve hike is about five miles round trip with an elevation gain of approximately 1,200 feet. It is broken up into a series of explorations all over the Preserve. We will hike to a peak, picnic, see the visitor’s center, the headquarters trail, hike an interpretive trail and geocache all six of the bird landseries caches which are strategically placed around the preserve. Meet at the Sierra Gateway Spirit Gas Station, 14602 Highway 178, Southlake at 8:15 a.m. It should be done by about 3 or 3:30 p.m. For information, go to: m e e t u p . c o m / K e r n - Va l l e y - H i k i n g Club/events/156163722/. ■ KV Indian Community Meeting February 1 The Kern Valley Indian Community quarterly meeting and Community Dinner will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 11 a.m. at the Senior Center Hall, 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd. in Lake Isabella. The guest speaker will be Rusty Stone, Tribal Cultural Resources manager. The Tribal enrollment oficer, Tracy Strickland, is updating the Tribal roll and requests that anyone who is missing information bring copies to the meeting. Dinner will be provided by the Council. Bring salad or dessert and a raffle item. Bring any gently used household items and clothing to share. ■ Lady Broncs basketball @ Cal City February 1 Kern Valley High girls play California City at 3 p.m., at Cal City. ■ Star party February 1 Kern River Valley Astronomy Club is holding a star party starting at sunset the Saturday night that is closest to the new

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Available internet dosen’t work worth a darn I agree with the article stating that high speed internet is not available in the Valley. I’ve had both AT&T wireless 3G and now have Verizon LTE and neither works worth a darn. The LTE is constantly going ‘dormant” and Verizon tells me that’s because the signal is poor. Yes, we DON’T have good high speed and YES, we NEED it! Mark Nelson Wofford Heights

Everyone should have unfettered high speed access I read the letter from Diane Wilson, All Valley Satellites, with some amusement. I am a new customer of Ms. Wilson’s, and have been forced to use her Exede satellite service for internet connection. Ms Wilson is correct, that there is fast internet access available through her business. But she fails to tell you that her service is at a higher cost than Mediacom’s, and worst of all, has data caps. I hope the important points that the reader will take away from this discussion is that everyone should have complete and unfettered high speed access to the internet, that right now literally thousands in the KRV do not, and to help right that wrong, everyone not serviced by Kern River Wireless should take the CPUC survey. David Dills Onyx

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

a bad guy’s car, where will I take it? Another thought that clouds my The other day, mind is Lois Lane. My wife won’t while watching want me to pal around with Lois televisio n, I even if she does work for the noticed and Courier (a local newspaper, much watched the story like the Daily Planet of Gotham of Superman and City, which once was the home of I started to wonBatman, who is now in an old folks der what it would home. be like to be a Another thing that gives me “Super Man” pause is flying. Which leg do I with all kinds of push off on, my left or right? And Middleworth powers. when I get into the air, what do I Since then I do to head north? Do I kick like I have been looking for some would if I were swimming? Also Kryptonite which, if used properhow do I land? If I land too hard I ly, allows the user to do all kinds will go through most roofs or get of manly things (like saving the stuck in the sand or dirt. world or taking Also, what kind out the garbage). of shoes will I I haven’t need? Ones with Here are a couple of found any steel toes? problems that I foresee if I Kryptonite yet A real problem I take on the role of a ‘Super and our in-house Man,’ ( Champion of foresee is where to museum geolochange from street Wofford Heights... gist says for me clothes to my not to hold my “Super Man” out- Middleworth breath. But still I fit. There aren’t look and expect many phone to find some any day. Here are a booths left, and those that are left couple of problems that I foresee are usually made of glass! It's hard if I take on the role of a “Super to be” Super” when your skivvies Man,” ( Champion of Wofford are dangling in the breeze. Heights, etc.). My hair is also going to be a The “Super Man” suit is my problem. Try as I might I can’t get first worry. Where am I going to into a “Super Man” suit without find one that will withstand the mussing up my hair. And I don’t rigors of leaping tall buildings, even have enough hair to have that knocking over walls and stopping little Superman hair ringlet over bullets with my Super Man chest my forehead. logo. Every fabric I have looked at So you see there are a few items will rip, tear or wear holes in the to be ironed out before I can save knees. the citizens of Wofford Heights! Another problem I foresee is my x-ray vision. Will I be tempted Wofford Heights resident Rod to use it to look at forbidden Middleworth, a retired security manthings? Also when I fly away with ager for Pacific Bell.

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The public is invited to a Forum to learn more about the Volunteer Senior Outreach Program, a program serving the senior citizens of the Kern River Valley, on Monday, March 17, at 10 a.m., in Community Room 1, Kern River Valley Veterans/Senior Hall, 6504 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. If you are a provider of services to seniors, we want to see you there. The VSOP is funded by the Mental Health Services Act, and is at no cost to the receivers of the services. It is sponsored by partners, Kern County Mental Health, Kern County Aging and Adult Services and College Community Services, Inc. For more information, contact Cindy Brown, program coordinator, at 760-379-3412 Kern County is a community that depends upon water. In these times of drought we need to do our part to help conserve water. Did you know that you could easily save up to 30 gallons of water per day by following a few simple steps? Turn off the water while brushing your teeth or shaving. Limit your shower to five minutes. Fix that leaky faucet or replace that older inefficient toilet. Reduce your garden water schedule during the cooler months. If everyone in Kern County gets involved we could save more than 25 million gallons of water per day just by making a few simple changes in our daily routines. Do your part to conserve water in this water-challenged region? Kern County needs your support. For other ways to conserve water go to kerngreen.org or give them a call at 661-412-3780. Kern Green is a non-profit program working to create a more sustainable future in Kern County.

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Candidate, "Rango" Rocky Stone, was about ready to "Blow the Lid Off "an Evil Conspiracy to drain Isabella Lake and expose those responsible. A hush fell over the crowd as "Rango" Rocky Stone continued, "Whiskey is for dr inkin' and water is for fightin' over. Control the water and you control ever ything." "Rango" Rocky Stone went on, "The conspirators include, High Ranking Gover nment Officials, an Evil Banking Empire, and my opponent, 'Nickel and Dime Nicole'." Stay tuned for the fur ther adventures of "Rango" Rocky Stone and his tr usted sidekick Woodsy Wally, because "Ever y town needs a hero and ever y stor y deser ves a happy ending." Paid for by committee to bribe “Rango Rocky Stone” as Whiskey Flat Mayor

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April 2, 1921 - January 28, 2014 Frances was born in St. Louis, MO on April 2, 1921. She passed into Eternal Rest on January 28, 2014. In 1925, Fran and her parents moved to Hammond, Indiana. She received her schooling there and graduated from Hammond High in 1938. After that she worked in Indiana, Colorado, Illinois, California, Texas and Arizona then in 1949 she moved to Bakersfield, CA. She flipped a coin: Bakersfield or Brownsville, TX. Bakersfield won. In 1952 she met and married Floyd Manbeck. When Floyd retired in 1980, they moved to Lake Isabella. Floyd died in 2003. She belonged to and was active in the Women of the Moose, VFW 7665 Auxiliary, Eagles 3156 Auxiliary, Beamers, Grandmothers #94 and Kern Valley Hospital Pink Ladies. Although not a member, she was a long time attendee at Highland Chapel. Fran’s other activities included supporting the local animal shelter on a regular basis, making candy for the Skilled Nursing patients at the local hospital, her church and her other friends. She was also the No. 1 fan of the Rubber Ducky Races which she attended every year she was able. Her constant companion in her final years was a doggie she retrieved from the animal shelter which she named Miller (MGD for My Good Dog). Viewing will be at Sierra Valley Mortuary on Friday, Jan. 31 from 1 to 4 p.m. Funeral services will be at Highland Chapel on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 10 a.m. followed by internment at the Kern Valley Cemetery. There will be a spaghetti lunch, courtesy of Grouch at the Moose Lodge immediately after the family returns from the cemetery.

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Jack Duitsman Courier Columnist “He disciplines us for our good, that we may share His holiness.” - Hebrews 12:10 What a tedious work discipline is. Duitsman Bit by bit, day by day, the process can seem both arduous and pointless all at the same time. Certainly those in the Philippines who watched super typhoon Haiyan devastate a lifetime of effort in but a few short hours would understand the overwhelming task of sifting as they continue to work their way back to a sense of normalcy that may be as elusive as it is difficult. As in any disaster, the upheaval to ordered life is shocking to the point where a place to begin can be difficult to find, and noticeable progress can be slow to the point where discouragement is a constant companion. The sifting process may indeed be greater than any has the power to move through, but there is One Who is able to strengthen hearts and hands for all that is ahead. A bit closer to heart, yet using the same train of thought, I wonder if you and I ever tire of the sifting processes worked in us by the Holy Spirit? Perhaps the duration of process for those who have walked with the Lord for any length of time

becomes seemingly never ending and as a result can grow wearisome. How many times is the Lord going to work on bringing attitudes into more perfect alignment with what is described in the Word as the way a believer ought to think? Or perhaps the sense of enough being enough, or this is as good as it's ever going to get has brought us to a point where we have stopped the continued sifting by the Holy Spirit through the Word, in worship, or by the gathering together with other believers. While veritable mountains of sin induced rubble may still lay around the landscape of our hearts just waiting for the focus of the Father’s attention, perhaps you and I have grown accustomed to living with such unsightly personal shortcomings so as to resist any effort at bringing more order or sifting. After all, the process is tiring, and if grace is really grace, then what does it matter anyway? As we pick up a few pieces of broken lives there in an effort to bring encouragement and hope, may we believe anew for similar work to take place in our hearts and lives. The good work of the Lord continues, and the beauty of holiness can shine brighter and brighter in our lives. Jesus bless the work . . . in the Philippines and in us! Jack Duitsman pastors Father’s Heart Foursquare Church in Kernville.

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

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■ Family Life Center Foursquare Church 20 W. Panorama, Wofford Hts. Sunday Service 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. 760-376-6719 ■ New Life Assembly of God 25 Arden Av., Wofford Hts. Sunday 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.760-376-6402 ■ St. Jude Catholic Church 86 Nellie Dent Dr., Wofford Heights. Sun, 8 a.m. & 10 a.m., Sat. 4 p.m. 760-376-2416 ■ Calvary Chapel 125 Sycamore Drive, Wofford Hts. Sunday 10 a.m. and Wed. 6:30 p.m.760-376-8789 ■ Christ Fellowship 80 Evans Road, Wofford Hts. Sun. 10:30 a.m. Lake Isabella/Bodfish

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Bible Trivia By Wilson Casey 1. Is the Song of Solomon in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. What Canaanite commander did Jael kill by driving a tent peg through his head? Sisera, Joash, Ishmael, Pekah 3. In 1 Kings 3, who solved a custody dispute by proposing a child to be cut in half? Samuel, David, Solomon, Iddo 4. What Persian queen refused to display her beauty at the court of King Ahasuerus? Esther, Abigail, Deborah, Vashti 5. The daughters of Jerusalem said they will make borders of gold with studs of “wha?” Salt, Silver, Souls, Sins 6. How many suicides are recorded in the Bible (KJV)? Zero, 1, 7, 19 ANSWERS: 1) Old; 2) Sisera; 3) Solomon; 4) Vashti; 5) Silver; 6) 7 © 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

■ First Baptist Church of Lake Isabella 3701 Suhre, Lake Isabella. Sunday 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. School 9:45 a.m. 760-379-5615 ■ Fountain of Christ Church 5101 #A Lake Isabella Blvd, Lake Isabella. Sunday 9:45 a.m. Wed. and Thur. 5:30 p.m. 760-417-0793 ■ Landmark Missionary Baptist Church 2741 Mountain View Rd, Lake Isabella. Sunday 9:45 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. 760-379-5640 ■ Mt. View Southern Baptist Church 2959 Erskine Creek Rd, Lake Isabella. Sun. 9:00, 11:15 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. 760-379-4296 ■ Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall 1911 Edith Ave., Lake Isabella. 760-379-8672 ■ Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (LCMS) 377 Highway 155, Lake Isabella. Services 11 a.m. 760-379-2343

■ Kern Valley Bible Church 3920 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella. Sunday 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. 760-379-5482 ■ Church of the Nazarene 2931 Erskine Creek Rd., Lake Isabella. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. 760-379-2062 ■ Highland Chapel United Methodist 5301 Lake Isabella Bl., Lake Isabella. Sunday School & Worship 10:30 a.m. 760-379-2120 ■ Lake Isabella Church of Christ 3711 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella. Services 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., Wed. 6 p.m. Bible study Sun. 10 a.m. ■ Kern River Valley Seventh Day Adventist 3801 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella. Saturday Service 9:30 a.m. 760-379-3206 ■ Kern Valley Pentecostal LightHouse 3730 Wagon Wheel Dr., Lake Isabella. Sunday School 9:45 Services 10:45 a.m., and 5 p.m. Wednesday 6 p.m. 760-379-5819 ■ Salvation Army The local national affiliate Mon. 9 am - 1 pm. 6105 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. 760379-5100. ■ SGI - USA Buddhist Lotus Sutra based discussion and meetings Call 379-6162 for dates and times. Mountain Mesa ■ Church of Christ Mt. Mesa 6400 Dogwood Av., Mt. Mesa. Sunday 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. 760-379-4792 ■ Church of Jesus Christ/Latter Day Saints 6400 Park Av., Mt. Mesa. Sunday 10:00 a.m. 760-379-2904 ■ Grace Chapel 12312 Mt. Mesa Rd., Mt. Mesa. Sunday 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. 760-379-4093 ■ Christian Assembly 12424 Mountain Mesa Rd., Mt. Mesa. Sunday 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. 760-379-6377 ■ Victory Tabernacle (United Pentecostal) 4324 Birch, Mt. Mesa. Sunday 2 and 3 p.m. 760-549-3186

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


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

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

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Restoration workdays scheduled Sean Rowe, Kern River Preserve Land Steward Courier Outdoors Join Audubon Kern River Preserve staff and volunteers on many Saturdays at 8 a.m. for their Habitat Restoration Workdays. Kern River Preserve will be implementing the first phase of a three year restoration project funded by the NRCS Wetland Reserve Program and USFWS Partners for Wildlife Program. They will be planting native shrubs, grasses and trees on 24 acres of formerly cultivated floodplain along the South Fork Kern River. The goal is to enhance habitat for a variety of wildlife species including San Emigdio Blue butterfly, Loggerhead Shrike, Summer Tanager and Southwestern Pond Turtle. Volunteer Workday Calendar: ■ February 8 and 15 Site maintenance and planting ■ March 8 and 15 Site care and maintenance ■ April 12 and 19 Site care and maintenance ■ May 17 Site care and maintenance ■ June 21 Site care and maintenance ■ July 19 Site care and maintenance ■ August 16 Site care and maintenance ■ September 20 Site care and maintenance ■ October 18 Site care and maintenance ■ November 15 Site care and maintenance ■ December 13 Site care and maintenance Volunteers of all levels of ability and time commitment are welcome. Volunteers are needed that can take on responsibility for various portions of the project. Bring food and water, gloves; wear long sleeves and pants, work shoes or boots. The preserve will supply the tools. Meet at 8 a.m. at the Alexander Restoration Site on Fay Ranch Road, 1/3 mi. north of Hwy 178 in Weldon. Contact the Kern River Preserve Land Steward, Sean Rowe at email: srowe@audubon.org or 760-378-2531)) to RSVP.

Preserve exploration hike planned Saturday This KV Hiking Club hike is about 5 miles round trip with an elevation gain of approximately 1,200 feet. It is broken up into a series of explorations all over the Kern River Preserve. We will hike to a peak, have a picnic, see the visitor's center, hike on the Headquarters Trail, hike on an interpretive trail & geocache all 6 of the bird land series caches which are strategically placed around the preserve. Meet the Kern Valley Hiking Club Saturday Feb. 1 at the Sierra Gateway Spirit Gas Station, 14602 California 178, South Lake at 8:15 a.m. It should be done by about 3 or 3:30 p.m. For information, go to: meetup.com/Kern-Valley-HikingClub/events/156163722/.

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Calendar, Continued from page 2 moon at the Fairview Helispot, 12 miles north of Kernville (look for the orange cones about one mile south of McNally’s). Bundle up; bring some hot chocolate or coffee and a lounge chair. For more info, contact Rich Burdge at 760-376-1291 or 760-376-6290. ■ VFW breakfast February 2 Have breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Kern River Valley Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 7665 Hall, 2811 Nugget Ave. (behind McDonald’s), Lake Isabella. Call 760-379-3877. ■ Lady Broncs basketball @ Rosamond February 4 Kern Valley High girls play Rosamond at 4 p.m. at Rosamond. ■ Broncs soccer @ Kern Valley February 4 Kern Valley High girls play Rosamond at 3 p.m. and boys at 5 p.m., at home. ■ Broncs basketball @ Kern Valley February 5 Kern Valley High girls play Bishop (Senior Night) at 3 p.m., at home. ■ Broncs soccer @ Kern Valley February 6 Kern Valley High girls play California City at 3 p.m. and boys at 5 p.m., at home. ■ Broncs wrestling @ Kern Valley February 6 Kern Valley High wrestles Rosamond (Senior Night) at home, at 5 p.m. ■ Community Prayer Breakfast February 6 New location: Chef Sarape Mexican Restaurant, next to West America Bank in Lake Isabella. The community is invited to join in prayer with other members of our community at 7 a.m. The Community Christian Service Center, The Salvation Army and A Helping Hands Ministries invite everyone to join in. “You do not

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Cast reunited for comedy By Sam Struckhoff Pick of the Week “The Best Man Holiday” (R) — This sequel to the late’90s comedy hit “The Best Man” reunites the original cast for a feel (mostly) good romantic-comedy/drama/ holiday movie. In the prequel, struggling writer Harper (Taye Diggs) dropped quite a bomb by publishing some private stories about his friends around the time of Lance and Mia’s (Morris Chestnut and Monica Calhoun) wedding. Nine years later, the whole group of college friends come together to celebrate the holidays at Lance and Mia’s mansion. The whole story goes down much easier thanks to the more comic Quentin (Terrence Howard) and Shelby (Melissa Desouza). The chemistry between the cast works quite well, even when the script gets sappy. Director Malcolm D. Lee perhaps overstuffs the story -trying in the end to wrap up with birth, death, sex, friendship, Jesus and football all at once. “Ender's Game” (PG-13) — Mankind’s only hope against extinction lies with one boy who must grow into the greatest military leader Earth has ever pro-

Morris Chestnut and Monica Calhoun in “The Best Man Holiday”

duced. Humans were almost wiped out by the ant-like Formics, so humanity has poured a lot of resources into finding the next brilliant commander who will save us. Ender Wiggins (Asa Butterfield) is enrolled in an elite academy located on a space station. Here, he has to prove he has the strategic mind and the leadership skills to finish off the Formic threat for good. The movie is based off of the science-fiction series by Orson Scott Card. Before there was Harry Potter, Ender Wiggins was the boy-savior enrolled in a special school who captured young readers. In both movie and book, however, “Ender's Game” is a darker story that takes a closer look at the hero’s morality. © 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

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3 cups cold, cooked potatoes 1 cup chopped celery 4 hard cooked eggs, diced 3 small onions, diced 1 green pepper, diced 1 tsp salt 1/2 cup fried bacon, crumbled (8 slices) 1 cup mayonnaise parsley

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Calendar, Continued from page 6 p.m. and boys at 5 p.m., at Bishop. ■ Suicide Survivor support group February 12 Peer support group for people who have lost someone to suicide. A safe place to share your grief, find hope and achieve healing. Meets in the Library Room of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 377 Highway 155, Lake Isabella, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Call 760-223-0845. ■ Broncs soccer @ Kern Valley February 13 Kern Valley High girls play Mojave (Senior Night) at 3 p.m. and boys at 5 p.m., at home. ■ Fashion show and luncheon February 14 The Kern River Valley Woman’s Club Whiskey Flat fashion show and luncheon is open to the public. Doors open at 10 a.m., lunch at noon. It’s at the Kern River Valley Elks Lodge, 6708 Wofford Heights Blvd., Wofford Heights Call 760-376-1769. ■ First Baptist Game Night February 14 Come join the fun and play board games, be in competitions, and win prizes at the First Baptist Church of Kernville Game Night, starting at 6 p.m. Bring a snack to share and an appetite for play. Call John Cole at 760-223-1036. ■ Whiskey Flat Days February 14-17 Official webpage: gotokernville.com/#! whiskey-flat-days-2014/c10eo. ■ Habitat restoration workdays February 15 Join Audubon Kern River Preserve staff and volunteers for our Habitat Restoration Workdays. Bring food and water, gloves; wear long sleeves and pants, work shoes or boots. The preserve

will supply the tools. Meet at 8 a.m. at the Alexander Restoration Site on Fay Ranch Road, 1/3 mi. north of Hwy 178 in Weldon. Contact Sean Rowe by email: srowe@audubon.org or call 760-378-2531 to RSVP. ■ Broncs basketball @McFarland Rec. Center, February 19 Kern Valley High boys play Paramount Academy at 3:30 p.m. ■ KRVFSC Meeting February 20 On Thursday, Feb. 20, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. the Kern River Valley Fire Safe Council meets in the Supervisor's conference room, at 7050 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. Minutes of meeting will be posted to krvfiresafecouncil.org. ■ Antelope Valley Business Outlook Conference, February 21 The Antelope Valley Business Outlook Conference will be held Friday, Feb. 21 from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The Events Center of Mojave Air and Space Port, Mojave. For tickets and information call the Antelope Valley Board of Trade at 661-947-9033 or email vicki@avbot.org. ■ Commodities distribution February 25 Government food commodities will be distributed to those who qualify on Tuesday Jan. 28 at the New Life Church in Wofford Heights, Grace Chapel in Mt Mesa and at the Senior Center in Lake Isabella. Distribution starts at 8 a.m. To include your event in our free Courier Calendar, submissions must be received on Tuesday by 1 p.m. in order to make each Friday’s issue. Events must be open to the public and if there is any cost, it must be listed. Items submitted for our free Calendar listings may be shortened. Listings are printed in chronological order by event date and space available. Some event information gathered from the chambers of commerce, KRVR or www.kernvalley.com.

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In the hospital? Harry P. Thal Courier Columnist There are two levels of care when a person is in the hospital under Medicare. You are either an “Inpatient” or an Thal “Outpatient” under observation. To the consumer (patient), there is no notable difference. You are in a hospital bed and receiving medical and nursing care, diagnostic tests, treatments, medication and food. Medicare pays benefits for an “inpatient stay” under Part A of Medicare and “Outpatient (Observation)” under Part B. For the hospital, the difference is that under “Inpatient,” the patient has a Part A deductible to satisfy -- $1,216 in 2014 -- then costs are covered by Part A for the next 60 days. Part A pays a specific flat amount to the hospital for the diagnosis. Part B, on the other hand, pays for each individual service, so there would be a charge for each laboratory test (or group) and each radiology procedure, as an example. Frequently, the hospital may benefit for the Part B billing. For most patients, the difference is undetected and does not pose any problems. However, under Medicare rules, a person

entering a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) must have had a three-day stay in a hospital as an “inpatient.” Under Medicare, the first 20 days in a skilled nursing facility are at no cost. However, if the hospital stay is “outpatient,” then the burden of the skilled nursing facility is significant. Medicare Supplement policies do not pay if Medicare hasn’t paid. They are a supplement to Medicare, and as a “secondary” payer, can’t pay. Many HMO plans will cover a stay in a Skilled Nursing Facility without a prior three-day inpatient stay. The issue is with Medicare being the primary. Legislation has been written, H.R. 1179 by Joe Courtney [D-CT] Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2013 and SB 569 by Sherrod Brown [D-OH] to amend the law. This law, was introduced in March, 2013 and apparently has been stalled in Committee. It would count a period of time of outpatient observation services in a hospital toward satisfying the three-day inpatient hospital requirement for coverage of skilled nursing facility services under Medicare. Harry P. Thal, MA, is a licensed insurance broker in California (0621106) Thal is on the National Association of Health Underwriters Medicare Advisory Board. He may be reached at 760-376-2100, harrythal@aol. com or www.harrythal.com.

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Pay the IRS first! Dave Ramsey Courier Columnist Dear Dave, My husband has his own business installing windows. As a result, we now have IRS and state tax debt. We’re managing the payments, but where should Ramsey these debts be placed in the debt snowball plan? Olivia Dear Olivia, I don’t usually cheat on the smallest to largest progression of the debt snowball, but I’d recommend moving these debts to the top of the list. Both state and federal taxes come with ridiculous penalties and interest rates, and the authorities at either level have virtually unlimited power at their disposal to screw with your life if something bad happens. The IRS can actually take your money without suing you. So, you don’t want to become a blip on their radar screen by being late with payments. Get it cleaned up as quickly as possible, Olivia. You don’t want to mess around with these guys! -Dave Dear Dave, My wife and I just bought a business with cash. We had

been living with my brother and sister-in-law while we saved up, and things are starting to get a bit cramped. My brother has offered to co-sign on a house for us, but rent is pretty cheap in this area. What do you think we should do? Peter Dear Peter, You need to forget about a house and plan on renting for a while. You just bought a business, and at this point you don’t even know if it’s going to be successful. Plus, if you need a co-signer to buy a house, car or anything else, it means you’re not financially ready for that purchase. Take some time, maybe two or three years, to get your business up and running. Go find a decent, inexpensive place to rent then pay off any debt you have while saving up as much money as possible. I want you to have a nice house one day, Peter. But you’re just not ready now. A house should be a blessing, not a burden. -Dave Dave Ramsey is a personal money management expert, national radio personality and the author of three New York Times bestselling books. He offers financial advice as host of a nationally syndicated radio program, “The Dave Ramsey Show.” For more financial help visit daveramsey.com.

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7:30 to 8:30 a.m. (Team Managers only)

Heart Walk:

9 to 10:30 a.m. Kern Valley High School Gym Track $50 entry fee for the team of 4 walkers and 1 manager or $10 per person for individual walkers (fee not shared) Please No Pets

Lots of Prizes & Surprises! A free lunch is available to all walkers and managers (additional meals $5 each)

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Tuesday February 18 All donation money collected will be split between the Hospital Foundation and the charity of your choice.

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Please contact Anna Leon 760-379-5257 ext. 24 or cell 661-978-8712 *Our mission is to provide financial support to the Kern Valley Hospital by funding programs that will have a positive impact on patients and employees of the Kern Valley Healthcare District, and therefore to the community. The Foundation does this by identifying and developing projects, raising money to support those projects, and by carefully managing the endowed funds entrusted to the Foundation.


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Kern River Courier Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: COOMBS SPORT & FITNESS (2013 - B7147), DBA#2: CSF (2013 - B7148). Street address of principal place of business: 6610 Downing Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93308. Mailing address of business: 6610 Downing Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93308. REGISTRANT: Andrew Scott Coombs, 10205 Polo Saddle Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93312. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Business is being conducted as an Individual. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: Andrew Coombs. This statement filed on 12/18/2013. Expires 12/18/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: E. DelVillar. Published by the Kern River Courier January 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: JEFF FENWICK WELDING (2014 - B0087). Street address of principal place of business: 11002 Southwales Court, Bakersfield, CA 93312. Mailing address of business: 11002 Southwales Court, Bakersfield, CA 93312. REGISTRANT: Jeffrey Fenwick, 11002 Southwales Court, Bakersfield, CA 93312. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Business is being conducted as an Individual. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: Jeffrey Fenwick. This statement filed on 01/06/2014. Expires 01/06/2019. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By: J. Garcia. Published by the Kern River Courier January 17, 24, 31 and February 7, 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: CARCO FAMILY PARTNERSHIP (2013 - B7109). Street address of principal place of business: 5555 Business Park South, Suite 200, Bakersfield, CA 93309. Mailing address of business: 5555 Business Park South, Suite 200, Bakersfield, CA 93309. REGISTRANTS: Douglas F. Carter, 5555 Business Park South, Suite 200, Bakersfield, CA 93309, Kenneth P. Carter, 9101 Camino Media, Bakersfield, CA 93311 and Karen D. Campbell, 5013 Fruitvale Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93308. Date the business commenced: 07/21/2011. Business is being conducted as a General Partnership. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: Douglas F. Carter. This statement filed on 12/18/2013. Expires 12/18/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: E. DelVillar. Published by the Kern River Courier January 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: MY AV YELLOW CAB (2014 B0183). Street address of principal place of business: 1365 Richfield Avenue, Rosamond, CA 93560. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 1205, Rosamond, CA 93560. REGISTRANTS: John Alan Greene, 1365 Richfield Avenue, Rosamond, CA 93560 and Lorie Louise Greene, 1365 Richfield Avenue, Rosamond, CA 93560. Date the business commenced: 01/07/2014. Business is being conducted as a Married Couple. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: John A. Greene. This statement filed on 01/10/2014. Expires 01/10/2019. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: E. Del Villar. Published by the Kern River Courier January 17, 24, 31 and February 7, 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: DAVE'S FLEET MAINTENANCE & TOWING (2014 B0073). Street address of principal place of business: 1401 Washington Street, Bakersfield, CA 93305. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 70548, Bakersfield, CA 93387. REGISTRANT: KAR's Towing & Transport, Inc., 1401 Washington Street, Bakersfield, CA 93305. Date the business commenced: 05/20/1992. Business is being conducted as a Corporation. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: David McDanell, President. This statement filed on 01/06/2014. Expires 01/06/2019. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, AuditorController-County Clerk. By: M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier January 17, 24, 31 and February 7, 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: SOL'AR BODY SHOP (2014 B0091), DBA#2: SOL'AR MEDICAL (2014 - B0092). Street address of principal place of business: 130 Balsam, Ridgecrest, CA 93555. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 777, Ridgecrest, CA 93556. REGISTRANT: NPASS, Inc., 841 North Downs. Suite C, Ridgecrest, CA 93555. Date the business commenced: 08/01/2013. Business is being conducted as a Corporation. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: Elizabeth W. Pate. This statement filed on 01/07/2014. Expires 01/07/2019. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier January 17, 24, 31 and February 7, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: NATURAL HEALTH (2014 B0381). Street address of principal place of business: 121 Piute Drive,

Kernville, CA 93238. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 2037, Kernville, CA 93238. REGISTRANT: Catherine Crawford, 11091 Sierra Way, Kernville, CA 93238. Date the business commenced: 08/01/1995. Business is being conducted as an individual. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: Catherine Crawford. This statement filed on 01/23/2014. Expires 01/23/2019. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, AuditorController-County Clerk. By: M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier January 31, February 7, 14 and 21, 2014.

contractors that try to save money by not disposing of post-job refuse in the proper manner. Despite the simplicity of this policy, cases of household and industrial trash being repeatedly left at recreation site dumpsters are increasing. Forest Service Law Enforcement has already issued tickets to several individuals who have been caught repeatedly transporting and depositing their household trash into Forest Service dumpsters. Dumping of any refuse, debris, trash or litter brought as such from private property is a violation of 36 Code of Federal Regulations 261.11(e). Law enforcement will continue to enforce this policy, and violators will be fined $325 each time caught. The Kern County Waste Management’s Kern Valley Transfer Station is located six miles southeast of Kernville on Sierra Way.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: ABUNDANT BLESSINGS (2014 - B0382). Street address of principal place of business: 11901 Handel Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93312. Mailing address of business: 11901 Handel Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93312. REGISTRANTS: Robert Smith, 11901 Handel Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93312 and Alison Smith, 11901 Handel Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93312. Date the business commenced: 01/01/2014. Business is being conducted as a married couple. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: Robert Smith. This statement filed on 01/24/2014. Expires 01/24/2019. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, AuditorController-County Clerk. By: V. Zuniga. Published by the Kern River Courier January 31, February 7, 14 and 21, 2014.

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Kernville - 2+bd/1ba singlewide, w/enclosed porch in No. Fork TP, 11825 Sierra Way, #3. New: carpet linoleum, roof coating, evap cooler, front porch, exterior paint. Was $12,999 - now $11,999. Call Russ 661-301-6209 __________________________________ YOU WIN! YOUR CHOICE! 2 Mobile Homes to choose from •Single wide 1/bd w/expando room. NICE! $6,500 cash. •Dbl wide w/patio & deck, 2bd 2ba, new carpet & blinds, $10,500 cash, NICE! 55+ Community - 760-379-2092 __________________________________ I buy Mobile Homes Cash - 24 Hours Call Bert - (760) 964-2514

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Show and sell - District Ranger Al Watson presents the issues regarding the upper Kern River trash problem.

The Kern River Ranger District presented a plan last Thursday night to a little over 50 concerned residents. The Forest Service presented slides that showed the conditions of piles of trash bags and human waste in heavily used areas of the Upper Kern River. “The Kern River is being loved to death,” said District Ranger Al Watson, addressing the audience. Tricia Maki, District Recreation Officer, then outlined the proposed plan which consists of three components of partnerships, management changes and information and enforcement. The Forest Service hopes to create community partnerships, to change the types of camping allowed in the area. Right now they are designated, designated disbursed and disbursed of which the disbursed would be eliminated. An information kiosk and additional signs are planned to be enforced with additional personnel with law enforcement authority. The hope is to eliminate those that camp just anywhere, to a more controlled sector. “We don’t want to be heavy handed but we want to have a presence on the river,” Watson said. The Forest Service hopes to have a new plan in effect by the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

the fire’s behavior and movement from a helicopter. With steep terrain, no road access, no structures with immediate threat from the fire and anticipated growth there is not a need to insert ground resources and risk injuries to firefighters at this time. Wet pockets of fuel on the ground will continue to smolder and emit smoke which will likely drift down into the canyons at night. Nearby communities should expect to smell smoke from the Soda Fire. Smoke from wildfires can pose health concerns for the public. Residents are encouraged to visit the “Protect Yourself from Smoke” website for smoke protection information at cdc.gov/Features/ Wildfires/ Fire Information will be posted on Inciweb, along with maps and photos. Refer to inciweb.nwcg.gov/in cident/3765/ for future fire updates.

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Kern River Courier January 31, 2014