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The U.S. Forest Service and other land management agencies have a new fire safety campaign in California. The One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire campaign is designed to provide constant reminders during this fire season to reduce the numbers of humancaused vehicle and equipment wildfires throughout the state. "All the stories we hear about sparks starting wildland fires are true, especially during this hot, dry summer," said Joe Aragon, U.S. Forest Service Region 5 Interagency Fire Prevention Action Team coordinator. "With the low precipitation winter drought, conditions are ideal for fire starts." The campaign features posters, bumper stickers, informational cards and public service announcements which give safety messages about equipment such as lawn mowers igniting fires, tow chains sparking fires along roadways, and safe handling of campfires. Partner agencies include: The National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, C a l i f o r n i a Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Reclamation, Caltrans, CAL FIRE, and many others. Fire season in California has technically just begun, and already campfires have been blamed for 45 fires on national forest land. Thirteen fires have been sparked by equipment such as string trimmers, chain saws and mowers. Human-caused fires are avoidable. For more information about fire prevention, go to fire.ca.gov. dining

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The Sequoia National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan was completed in 1988. While parts of the plan remain relevant, some elements need to be updated to meet changing demands and to incorporate new information. One of the plan revision meetings was held on July 11 at the Kernville School. The purpose of the meeting was to allow participants to discuss Forest assessment topics in greater detail with members of the Sequoia Forest Plan Revision team. During this assessment phase of the Forest Plan Revision process, the public was able share key information they have about the forest and raise specific interests and concerns. The Plan will encompass the Sequoia National Forest and the Visitor walks among the trees at the Giant Sequoia Monument. Michael Batelaan Kern River Courier

Giant Sequoia National Monument. Opening the meeting was Forest Supervisor Kevin Elliot, who said, "Quite simply, we need your help." Then he went on to familiarize the participants about the Forest Plan Revision process and introduced the other Forest Service personnel that were in attendance. There were about 30 people in attendance of which 10 were Forest Service employees. Elliot presented a snapshot of summaries of the 15 assessment topics to be addressed in the Sequoia National Forest assessment that evening. The topics were ecosystems; air, soil and water; drivers and stressors; carbon; at risk species; social, cultural and economic; benefits to people; multiple uses; recreation; energy and minerals; infrastructure; tribal importance; cultural; lands oversight and designated areas requiring special treatment. The question, "How are we doing?" in the 15 areas of the Forest assessment was used as the basis of discussion. Forest Service staff hopes to

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SCE urges customers to conserve Bonnie Link, SCE Courier Special With high temperatures forecast throughout the weekend, Southern California Edison is urging customers to conserve energy to reduce strain on the electrical system. As of midday June 28, there were no major heat-related outages. But with very hot weather forecast for the next several days, outages are possible, and SCE has taken steps to prepare for them. Crews are ready to be lodging

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kern river water data: Wednesday 6 p.m. Storage, Isabella Reservoir 73,782 acre-feet 2013 Reservoir peak 106,783 acre-feet Pool maximum 568,075 acre-feet Pool safety limit 360,000 acre-feet Upper Kern Inflow 132 cfs* Lower Kern Outflow 370 cfs Borel Canal Outflow 0 cfs (stopped) Data from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cfs=cubic feet per second 1 cu.ft. = 7.48 U.S. gallons 1 ac.ft.= 325,851 U.S. gal. *(5-hr average Kernville)

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Onyx Farmers Market Daily The Onyx Certified Farmers Market, hosted by the Kern Valley Growers Association, is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, through November at 300 Doyle Ranch Road (near the old Onyx Store) in Onyx.

First Baptist Kernville Game Night July 19 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 760-223-1036.

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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

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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 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. 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

■ 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., (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 Methodist, 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. 760-376-3138. ■ 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. (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. (3rd Wed.), Fish & Game Habitat Club, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-376-3178 ■ 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. ■ 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. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312

■ 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. ■ 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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■ 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 ■ 2 p.m. (2nd Tue.), KRV Cemetery District. Public invited. 760-376-2189.

■ 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 .

Lakeshore Farmers Market July 20 This market is hosted by the Kern Valley Growers Association from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. The market is at the Lakeshore Lodge, 7466 Wofford Blvd. Wofford Heights. Nuui Cunni Farmers Market July 20 The Kern River Paiute Council Nuui Cunni Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for produce needs. The market is located at 2600 Highway 155 at the French Gulch Forest Service Recreation Area. Contact 760-549-0800. Habitat restoration workdays July 20 Join Audubon Kern River Preserve staff and volunteers for Habitat Restoration Workdays. Volunteers of all levels of ability and time commitment are welcome. 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 760-378-2531 or email srowe@audubon.org to RSVP. Teddy bear Picnic July 20 Come to the Teddy Bear Picnic on Saturday, July 20 at 2 p.m. at the Kern Valley Branch library. Call 760-549-2083 for information. Toxic Roundup July 20 Kern County Waste Management Department sponsors several one-day Residential Hazardous Waste Collection Events, in outlying areas, each year 9 a.m. to noon. Residents have the chance to bring left-over residential hazardous waste for safe and easy disposal/recycling. Kern Valley Transfer Station, 6092 Wulstein Ave. (near the airport), Kernville Call 661-862-8900 or go to kerncountywaste.com. Down By the Riverside fund raiser for Terri Gallion, July 20 A kick off fund raiser featuring fun, food, friends and music at a private home in Kernville at 6 p.m. Door prizes, silent auction and raffle. $15 tickets are limited. Rotary Club of Kern River Valley members are selling tickets or get them at Kern River Radio offices, or at Edward Jones in Lake Isabella. Checks payable to Rotary Club of KRVService Dog Project, PO Box 2844, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. For more information, call Kathleen Creighton-Fuchs at 864-3539836 or Merry Shaimes at 818-601-2776. Independent Living Center's first "Celebrating Independence!", July 20 At the Kern Law Enforcement Union Event Facilities at 6:30 p.m. Speaker Wesley LeonBarrientos - Three-time Purple Heart recipient, local war hero, double amputee, and an inspiration, music and dancing, live auction, delicious food and beverages; and many reasons to celebrate. The event benefits the Transition Program - moving people out of institutions into their own independent apartments or homes. Tickets must be purchased in advance. 661-325-1063 X 26, or 800-529-9541, toll free. KRV VFW breakfast July 21 Have breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 21 at the VFW Post 7665 Hall, 2811 Nugget Ave. (behind McDonald's), Lake Isabella. For information call 760-379-3877. Commodities distribution July 23 Government food commodities will be distributed to those who qualify on Tuesday July 23 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. Expedia workshop July 23 The Kernville Chamber of Commerce will be holding a free workshop for those in the

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New proposed expanded fee areas troubling Peter Wiechers Kernville At the end of last week, the US Forest Service posted a press release regarding their decision to convert the Lake Isabella HIRA (Standard Amenity Fee Area) to three separate campgrounds (Expanded Amenity Fee Areas). I'm encouraged to see that after eight years (and the initiation of several lawsuits against their illegal "HIRAs") officials of the Federal Government are at least making an attempt to comply with the law. However, there are several troubling aspects -with national implicationsto what is now about to transpire locally: ■ 1. The final decision on this is going to be made in just over two weeks (July 30, 2013) by the Forest Service Recreation Resource Advisory Committee (R-RAC) . As of last Friday Forest Service officials could not disclose where in California this meeting will be held. ■ 2. Federal law allows for the use of passes for day use visitation (Standard Amenity Fee) but does not allow waived entry fees (pass holders or otherwise) for use of campgrounds (Expanded Amenity Fee). Under current law, there is no such thing as a federal campground pass. A question that needs to be answered is "Under what provision of federal law can the Sequoia National Forest unilaterally begin to issue an annual campground pass?" How will the prospect of invalid "Southern Sierra Passes" be handled? ■ 3. The boundaries of the three individual campgrounds have been set; the Forest Service press release states that

they have not been enforcing fee requirements outside of these new boundaries. However, signage at Auxiliary Dam, Old Isabella, and South Fork does not reflect this. In fact, at the entrance Wiechers to the Old Isabella recreation site where the Forest Service map states there is no fee, "Recreation Fee Required" signs remain as they have for more than ten years. ■ 4. Will people in self-contained motor homes, parked near the lake's edge still be required to pay the amenity fee (especially so during the eight months of the year when there is neither trash nor toilet service there?) ■ 5. There are no stated provisions for the refund of illegally collected "HIRA" fees that have not just been collected in the past, but continue to be collected today. According to the Forest Service press release, these changes are coming about as the result of an internal review of the Lake Isabella HIRA done in June of 2011. At the very least it would seem that local Chambers of Commerce, Kern River Valley Revitalization Committee, the two local newspapers and a couple others could have received some notice about this? Could there have been at least one local meeting for members of the general public to comment and ask questions? This process has been going on for more than two years. Now, two weeks before its finalization, its existence is being announced. Editors note: The Forest Service press release Wiechers is responding to was recieved by the Courier Friday July 11 and Wiechers’ response Saturday July 12 after press time. The Forest Service press release, edited for space, appears on page 5.

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Cemetery District collecting pennies from heaven The Kern River Valley Cemetery District would like to thank the community for their continued support in these trying times. The Solar Pledge drive has risen to $8,400 to date, but there is a long way to go to raise the $58,000 needed. The Cemetery District believes that the generosity of the community will provide. For the past several years the Kern River Valley Public Cemetery District has been actively engaged in research regarding the use of alternative energy. The primary reason for installing an alternative energy system, solar paneling, is to reduce the cost of electricity needed for the District structures and to run the water delivery system for the irrigation of the cemetery. With the use of alternative energy, the District will be able to redirect the monies spent for the energy needs of the District to the operations of the cemetery, such as hiring a part-time groundskeeper, general improvements, and beautification of the cemetery grounds. Manager Randy Kyt invites anyone with questions to call him at 760-376-2189.

H2O, the Kids and Me Rod Middleworth Courier Columnist

stole a hose and squirted them back. We finally got through with the We are lucky washing of the truck disaster and that our grandI asked if they wanted to take children and turns driving the truck around our great grandchilcircular driveway. They screamed dren all live in "yes!" I had them take turns sitKern County and ting on the center console on a we're able to get pillow. They could steer and honk together and the horn from there (I was on the Middleworth spend birthdays gas pedal and I held on to the botan holidays with tom of the wheel with a death grip them. making sure the truck stayed on Last weekend our grandson, the driveway). Jason his wife NiCole and the two We went round and round the great-grandkids, Madison, age 7 house one driving the truck and and Landon, the other honkage 4 had an ing the horn. Suddenly I had it; I would have Then I had afternoon free them help me wash my truck. and decided to them change come up from places. Every - Middleworth time we came Bakersfield, have lunch and around to the do whatever front of the there was time house, one of for. And they did. We had lunch the kids would honk and scream. and while eating, I pondered on We had a ball, and after we got how to entertain the kids. out of the truck had another water Suddenly I had it; I would have fight, but soon it was time for them help me wash my truck. I them to go home. Out came the would give each a hose, a nozzle towels and dry clothes. and instructions on how to help. One thing we found out: The Now I've been a great grandpa red pillows we used to keep the long enough to know that I was seats dry got wet and left red dye playing with dynamite giving on everything and I noticed that them control of the hoses. It startthe red rubbed off on the seat of ed out OK as I had them wet the my pants. Now my white shorts truck down. Then I soaped it good are pink and it won't wash out. and told the kids to rinse. I didn't But it doesn't matter! We had fun step back soon enough and both and now I'm getting ready for of them got me, full force. One their next visit. I bought a bunch nozzle wouldn't shut off and of water balloons and a launchLandon handed it to me full in my er...Look out kids! Great grandpa face! They were laughing while I is ready for you!

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KRV Art Association dark for summer There will be no General Meeting of the Kern River Valley Art Association in July and August. The next General Public Meeting for the KRVAA will be September 16th at 6pm at the Senior Center in Lake Isabella. Various artists will be displaying some of their work and if they want, we will be taking pictures of them and their art that will be used later on their web site, krvaa.org. Call Emily Diggles, 760-379-6162 for information.

Save for Christmas in July Operation Christmas Child recommends with the back to school and midsummer sales, we can save money as we help children around the globe. Get those bargains so you will be ready to fill shoeboxes. Plan to attend the annual Countdown event on October 6 from 2 to

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gence requires demonstrating and instilling godly convictions in our children that their character counts. They should be the same whether they are alone or with Today we conothers. This is the same advice tinue our examinaand example that St. Paul set for tion of the Seven his apprentice, Timothy, when he Godly Virtues with wrote: "Be diligent in these mata look at the virtue ters; give yourself wholly to them, of Diligence. so that everyone may see your Diligence is that Kutzner progress. Watch your life and virtue that coundoctrine closely. Persevere in ters the vice of them, because if you do, you will Sloth. save both yourself and your hearIt has often been argued that ers." (Timothy 4:15-16). Love is the most important gift To cultivate the virtue of dilithat a parent can bestow upon a gence in our spiritual lives child - and I would not argue with requires developing a routine of that in the least. However, I would daily prayer and scripture reading, argue that a close second to the both as individugift of love is als and as a famthe gift of inter...a close second to the gift of ily. If we want nal discipline, or love is the gift of internal disciour children to diligence. pline, or diligence. be diligent in Children - Kutzner prayer parents who learn the need to demonvirtue of strate that same steadfastness for Diligence are ones who will have a the importance of prayer and lifetime of dedicating themselves scripture reading, understanding to hard work and not expecting that the reward may not be immeimmediate gratification. diate, but in time the prayers and In my (Bishop Menees) ministry scriptures will seep into our minds over the years God has blessed me and hearts and souls and shape by allowing me to work off and on our very being. in prison ministry. In that capacity To nurture the virtue of dilitwice a year I visited inmates gence requires demonstrating a either short term or long term at strong work ethic that promotes Terminal Island Federal not only completing a job for the Penitentiary, San Diego Federal pay, but for the pride of doing a Jail, Fred C. Nelles California job well done. Of course there is a Youth Authority or at R J Donovan reward for the diligent as State Prison. These are strikingly Proverbs tells us: "The soul of the different facilities, and the inmates sluggard craves and gets nothing, all very different, serving senwhile the soul of the diligent is tences or awaiting trial for everyrichly supplied." (Proverbs 13:4). thing from multiple murders to My prayer for you and for me drug smuggling to white collar is that we will seek by God's grace crimes. However, one thing was to develop the virtue of Diligence! consistent with every one of the prisoners I met with…their desire Reprinted in part, from Bishop Eric for, and the pursuit of immediate Menees, of the San Joaquin Diocese. gratification, which is the root to Janet Kutzner, is a Lay Eucharistic the vice of sloth. Minister at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, To develop the virtue of diliKernville

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Blessed by truth

Seven Godly virtues, No. 4 Janet Kutzner Courier Columnist

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Jack Duitsman Courier Columnist Love . . . does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth - 1 Corinthians 13:6 As a principle, Duitsman truth has few equals, and is embraced rather easily. When asked in a random polling question whether truth was to be preferred over untruth, who among us would not without question embrace truth? Yet as a reality to be chosen in the midst of life's intricacies, truth can be downright frightening. Who among us does not shrink from questioning along the lines of motivations, attitudes, or actions that may not be as forthright as they should be, and how often do we sidestep issues of relationship that could turn dicey if the truth were to come out? That squeamish feeling in the pit of the stomach belies our real attitude toward truth, especially when it comes to truth that may have uncomfortable application to how we act or think, or have retribution in what may happen to us as a result. We cannot overlook then the desire of the Father's heart for each of His children to be walking more and more toward the light of truth. How often have we as parents desired truthfulness when dealing with our children, only to be met with something less than

transparency. From our angle, a simple confession would lead to such a different path where discipline and restoration are concerned, but having been young once ourselves, we know that through their youthful eyes, truthful exposure poses a terror too great for words. "Just be honest" we have implored, yet with every twist and turn of the confrontation, said honesty seemed more and more elusive. Of course this above quoted Scripture has external application in the affairs of the world in which we live, but leaving that go for a moment, it's first and foremost application is within our own hearts. As those living in the light of the love of God, there of necessity will be a continual rise in distaste for anything within us that smacks of evil: "does not rejoice in unrighteousness." Whatever we find within us of jealousy, anger, bitterness, worry . . . the list here is long, and the applications easily made as we are fraught with weakness that is dizzying in its array. As truth becomes a standard by which we desire to live, the unfolding of our embrace for discovery under the scrutiny of the Holy Spirit will be a continued fulfillment of the Words: "rejoices in the truth." How this shift in perspective and practice would revolutionize the very essence of who we are as people. Jack Duitsman pastors Father’s Heart Foursquare in Kernville.

Valley places of worship Kernville 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 11876 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. Sun, 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. Sun. 10:30 a.m.

Lake Isabella 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. Sun. 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 Services 9:45 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. 760-379-5640 Mt. View Southern Baptist Church 2959 Erskine Creek Rd, Lake Isabella Sunday 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. 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. 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 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 10:30 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 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. 760-378-4964


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Why so low? Mike Mencarini Courier Columnist As you may or may not have noticed, the lake is decreasing in water storage at a quick pace. In other words Isabella Lake will soon be Lake Is- Mencarini a-Puddle. The question most asked these days is how they (they being the Corp of Engineers) can let the lake get so low. I am no expert on this subject, but after asking a few special folks, this is how it was explained to me. Again let me state that this is a nutshell explanation. The original landowners had the water and mineral rights. As time moved along parcels of land were sold, some for wealth some to pay taxes etc. The original owners would retain the water and mineral rights. Over the years these rights were sold or passed along to family. The long and short of it is that except for the minimum pool of 38,000 acre feet (an acre foot is one acre of water one foot deep) all the water that accumulates in Isabella Lake is con-

tracted to the holders of the water rights. These contracts have not been renegotiated since the original deals were struck. Fair or not fair, that's the way it stands today. Ok, so the lake is going to be extremely low this summer and probably next summer. It's going to take several wet years to get us caught up to normal. This will be a great time to explore the newly exposed lake bottom. This new territory hasn't been exposed since the 70's. I think this would be a great time to take some pictures and to do some hiking. It might be quite a while before it will be this low again. It is my understanding that the taking of any artifacts is prohibited so if you should find something while hiking around the lake, take a picture and leave it where you found it. Fishing in the lake is still very good. Bass, crappie and catfish are still being caught from the shore. The night time bite is good for crappie and catfish. If you want to have some fun try mixing some cornflakes and strawberry preserves into a ping pong size bait ball, add some weight and toss it out anywhere in Boulder Gulch. This is an excellent way to catch carp.

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Forest Service seeks public comment Cody Norris, USFS Courier Release Sequoia National Forest officials are seeking public comments on proposed changes to the Lake Isabella Recreation Fee Area. The Sequoia National Forest is proposing to reduce the size of the Lake Isabella recreation fee area and split it into three fee sites, at Auxiliary Dam, Old Isabella, and South Fork. Recreation. In June 2011, the Forest Service conducted a national review of the 97 fee areas on National Forest System lands, which resulted with the Forest Service plan to remove the fee area designations for 73 fee areas and reduce the boundaries for the remaining 24 fee areas across the nation. This proposal for the Lake Isabella recreation fee area is consistent with the results of the national review. This proposed change to the Lake Isabella recreation fee area will be presented to a citizen's advisory committee, called the California Recreation Resource Advisory Committee. Committee members represent a broad array of recreation interest groups. The public is welcome to attend and comment at all R-RAC meetings. The next R-RAC meeting is expected to be held in July. More information about the R-RAC, including meeting dates

and locations can be found at: California R-RAC. If adopted, it is anticipated that the proposal for the Lake Isabella recreation fee area would be implemented in the summer of 2013. In the interim, consistent with direction on implementation of the national review within the Lake Isabella recreation fee area, the Sequoia National Forest has not been issuing notices of required fees or enforcing recreation fees outside of the Auxiliary Dam, Old Isabella, and South Fork recreation sites. Fee revenue collected at Auxiliary Dam, Old Isabella, and South Fork is used for operations and maintenance and future enhancements of these recreation sites. More information about the recreation fees and the Sequoia National Forest Recreation Program can be found in the Forest's Annual Fee Program Accomplishment Reports at: CA REA Accomplishments. For more information about this fee proposal, please contact Mary Cole at 559-784-1500 x 1133. Comments may be submitted to: Sequoia National Forest, 1839 S. Newcomb, Porterville, CA 93257 Attn: Mary Cole or by email at marycole@fs.fed.us. Please submit comments by July 28 so comments can be compiled, analyzed, and shared with the R-RAC at their next meeting.

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

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Continued from page 2 hospitality industry on how to increase your visibility in bigger/international markets and increase bookings and local revenue on Tuesday July 23 at 10 a.m. in the Kernville Community Room. RSVP to 760-376-2629 or email office@kernriverchamber.org. Idea Exchange Place July 23 The film, "Winged Migration," will be shown at 4:30 in the Kern Valley Branch Library conference room as part of the Idea Exchange Place. This documentary follows several species of migratory birds over a four year filming period. These birds travel several hundreds if not thousands of miles toward the equator in the autumn, and make the return journey to their higher latitude summer homes in the spring. Call Ellen Schafhauser, 760-608-9143 for information. Family Mystery Night July 23 Tuesday, July 23 at 5 p.m. it's Family Mystery Night at the Kern Valley Branch library. Call 760-549-2083 for information. Alaska, America's last frontier July 23 Join the KRV Historical Society general meeting and learn about Alaska at 7 p.m. at the Lake Isabella Senior Center. JoAnne and Erie Johnson, who have lived, traveled and worked there for many years, will tell their

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Family story time July 24 On Wednesday, July 24 at 10:30 a.m. its Family Story time at the Wofford Heights Branch library. Call 760-376-6160.

‘G.I. Joe’ not to be taken seriously

KRV Collaborative July 25 There will not be a Kern River Valley Collaborative meeting this month. It will resume in August. Call 760-379-2556 .

PICKS OF THE WEEK “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” (PG-13) — The evil Cobra Commandos have a big evil plan, and only the actionfigure-inspired personnel of the G.I. Joe unit can stop them, again! This time, the Cobras have one of their operatives in the White House, so the Joes have a tiny nugget of plot to talk about between explosive action sequences. This time, Bruce Willis joins the crew to add his muscle mass to bulk already provided by Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson) and Duke (Channing Tatum). Do not, under any circumstances, attempt to take this movie seriously -- even for a moment. This is a sequel to a movie based on a cartoon show that was produced to sell toys. It's like a big bowl of sugary cereal -- kids will love it and go nuts for hours after finishing; we grownups have a narrow chance of enjoying it, and we'll probably just get a headache. “Filly Brown” (R) — "Majo" Tonoro (Gina Rodriguez) has a gift for hip hop. She also has a manipulative mother trying to reach out from prison (Jenni Rivera), an impressionable younger sister, a worn-out father (Lou DiamondPhillips) and bills to pay. While Majo's lyrics are personal and political, some local record producers notice that she could be a real moneymaker if she sold out and sexedup her act. With all that talent and

Silver City Ghost Town July 26 Brian Clune of Planet Paranormal will be offering a first person account of his experiences on board the famous haunted ship along with tips and advice for experienced and novice ghost hunters. 760-379-5146 or see lakeisabella.net/silvercity.

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all that responsibility, Majo's path is a difficult one. The story, as you may have figured by now, feels put together from a formula set for a new genre - the underdog hip-hop artist. Instead of doing any plotlines that are too original, the film chooses to use as many cliched subplots as possible. The performances by Rodriguez and Phillips manage to shine despite the script. “Cloudburst” (NR) — Stella (Olympia Dukakis) and Dot (Brenda Frick) are an elderly couple living in a little cottage in Maine. Dot has lost her sight, and her clueless but wellintentioned granddaughter commits her to a nursing home. Stella breaks her out, and the two head to Nova Scotia to be legally married. Along the way, they pick up a young hitchhiker who wants to see his dying mother. This is not your average road-trip romp. With touching performances, a good script and the right visuals, this bit of drama is certainly worth checking out. © 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Bodfish Bob’s Jerk Chicken 2 teaspoons allspice 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 onion 8 cloves garlic or 1 whole head 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, sliced 3 scallions, sliced 3 limes, juiced Splash low-sodium soy sauce 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper 6 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves picked 1 Scotch bonnet pepper, halved, plus to taste 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar 1 whole free-range chicken (about 5 pounds), cut into 10 pieces Limes, for garnish Parsley, for garnish Smoking chips, soaked in water for 15 min. Begin by making the jerk marinade. Combine all the marinade ingredients in a blender and process until you have a smooth puree. Add chicken pieces into a large resealable plastic bag and pour in the marinade. Put the bag into a baking dish and let marinate in the refriger-

ator overnight. Preheat grill to high. Prepare a table-top smoker or take a roasting tray, line it with foil and add some soaked wood chips to the bottom. Place a wire rack over the top, upside down, and lay chicken pieces over the chips on the rack. Cover with foil and grill over high heat. Smoke for 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Transfer the chicken pieces to a baking sheet and drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil. Bake in the oven "low and slow" until chicken is tender, about 1 hour. Remove the chicken from the baking sheet to a serving platter and garnish with limes and parsley before serving. Bodfish Bob’s Zucchini Chips 1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs 1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons fat-free milk 2 1/2 cups (1/4-inch-thick) slices zucchini Cooking spray Preheat oven to 425°. Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Place milk in a shallow bowl. Dip zucchini slices in milk, and dredge in breadcrumb mixture. Place coated slices on an ovenproof wire rack coated with cooking spray; place rack on a baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 30 minutes or until browned and crisp. Serve immediately. Visit Bodfish Bob on the Internet at www.bodfishbob.com or email him at bodfishbob@hotmail.com.


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Essential Benefits, part 1

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cies will all expire. With essential health benefits, people who buy health insurance Have you ever are assured they'll have coverage had the experiof a full range of services. Since ence of going to September, 2010 all policies writthe doctor for ten had no maximum benefit, either a check-up, providing more financial protecor something tion from serious illness or more serious, and injury. For HMO and PPO plans, a few weeks later Thal to receive the "essential benefits" get a letter from you MUST use a network your health insurance company provider. If a specialist needed, telling you that a particular test in most HMO cases a referral is or procedure was not covered? required. Here is the bill, Pay It! Next week I shall review the 10 In the drafting Essential Health of the Benefits that ...they'll have coverage of a Affordable was developed Care Act (ACA) full range of services. by independent - Thal medical authori(ObamaCare) the legislation ties. The beneprovided for fits will be certain key elements to be includrequired for all individual and ed in all health plans written after small businesses (under 50 the law's effective date of employees). Please keep in mind January 1, 2014. This will affect that the law requires all individumost people who have an indials to have health insurance vidual policy or one provided by beginning January 1, 2014 or their employer or Union. If there they will be fined… payable have been no changes in benefits when you file your 2013 tax since March 23, 2010, your plan return. may be grandfathered and Harry P. Thal, MA, is a licensed exempt from these benefits. If insurance broker in California (0621106) and other states. He is a there has been substantial member of the Society of Certified change to your plan since then, Senior Advisors and Past-President of including your electing a higher the Kern Association of Health deductible to save monthly preUnderwriters. Harry is on the National Assoc. of Health Underwriters mium, you will be required to Medicare Advisory Board. He may be change to an ACA policy beginreached at 760-376-2100, e-mail harryning October 1 for a January 1 thal@aol.com or visit him on the web at effective date. The current poliwww.harrythal.com.

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Talking About Real Estate

The importance of staging Matt Freeman Courier Columnist

a property that is vacant but there are two reasons to do so. First, it is actually required in the listing conOften when a tract in the fine print, ask you real seller prepares to estate agent about it. Secondly and put a property on most importantly, walking into a the market they sweltering hot house in the sumforget one thing, mer can turn a buyer off immedistaging. Land is ately, and the hot temps can make land, nothing to the home smell as well. Keep the stage just keep the Freeman temp at no more than 80 or so if weeds cut, but a you want more success in selling house is a different matter. your home. Especially a home in an area known ■ Trash: Keep the trash out every for nice homes, interior staging mat- day, keep stuff off the floor. For an ters. If a property is occupied, stagoccupied home, if it looks a bit lived ing can be a hasin that is fine sle because let's but debris face it, for every...interior staging matters. everywhere is one life gets in not an option. If the way some- Freeman you want peotimes and there ple to like your is just no way to keep a perfect home, don't camouflage it with perhome all of the time. Plus the fact sonal stuff, let the house sell itself. that usually fate seems to require a ■ Be friendly: Friendy is good but showing of your home at the worst stay out of the way. This is huge; time in your schedule! sometimes I have had sellers who In a market where buyers are few actually talk buyers out of a sale. and far between, staging is an The buyer needs to see the home in important factor to consider to a timely manner, and feel comfortmake your listing stand out from the able about it. Talking is fine, rest. So here are some simple comanswering a few questions is great mon sense tips to get the best out of but turning a 10 minute showing your home. into a 2 hour affair, that can shoot ■ Smell: If the house smells bad, no you in the foot. Let the home sell amount of staging is gonna help! itself, let the real estate agent do Trust me, smell is huge. If a property their job, and sit back and relax a is vacant, get the carpets scrubbed, bit, that is the key. put some air fresheners and crack a Matt Freeman is a Realtor with window or two for airflow. Freeman’s Lakeside Realty 760-379-5915 ■ Temperature: I know it is a bur- or 760-223-0880. His column is not den for a seller to leave utilities on at intended to replace legal advice.

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were wondering where home improvements fall in the Baby Steps. Emily

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4 p.m. at the Family Life Center and get free materials. Then be ready for the Collection Week November 18 to 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day that week to deliver filled boxes. Call Irene Martinson at 760-417-2279 to volunteer for any of these events, for the fundraisers, to host a packing party.

River Rhythms 2013 free concert series The KRV Education and Cultural Foundation is proud to announce the line-up for the 2013 River Rhythms free concert series at Kernville's Riverside Park. All shows will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. each Friday in August. All shows are free of charge and will feature local and regional artists. There will also be light food and beverage products available for purchase. For sponsorships, donations, and information, contact River Rhythms Chairperson Charlie Busch at Kern River Radio, 760-376-4500 or KRVECF President Chuck White at 760-3790764.

Idea Exchange Space to start Ideas toward a resilient and sustainable future will provide free movies, free magazine exchange, free book exchange and an exchange of ideas. They will meet monthly in the conference room of the Kern River Valley branch of the library, 7054 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella. The Idea Exchange Space is designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas via multimedia, guest speakers, the exchange of books and magazines, theater and a place to converse about topics that promote a resilient and sustainable future. Your donations go to a matching scholarship fund set up to provide the persons manning the Idea Exchange Space to attend the October Bioneer's Conference, (bioneers.org) October 18 20, 2013. If interested in manning the space please contact, Ellen Schafhauser, 760-608-9143.

Energy Assistance funds available The Salvation Army has just received the 2013/2014 Energy Assistance Funds, from Southern California Edison. Qualified individuals are encouraged to call for an appointment. If you are qualified you may receive up to $100 toward your unpaid SCE bill. For those who are listed with SCE as "all electric households", you may receive up to $200. Sorry only residential customers may apply. The EAF funds are available to moderate to low income individuals every twelve months. You must have a current unpaid Edison Bill (in your name), proof of all household income, a picture ID and some additional information which is available when making your appointment. Please, no walk ins, by appointment only. The new system is completely computerized and you must have all required information or we cannot enter it into the EAF Program. Appointments are available Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 760-379-4600 for your appointment. Funds are limited. If you would like this assistance, call any Monday through Wednesday for an appointment.


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1. Name the only switch-hitter to compile at least 300 home runs and 300 stolen bases in his career. 2. Which was the last major-league team to use six different starting pitchers in a World Series? 3. Name the two schools that played in the first college football game, in 1869. 4. When was the last time in franchise history before the 2012-13 season that the Los Angeles Clippers had at least an 11-game winning streak?

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MT. MESA Commercial & Residential Contractor’s Lic. #587951 310-347-5208 •• 310-533-0584 __________________________ Ray’s Painting & Decorating Interior/Exterior Painting Wall Coverings License #C705814 “Lowest Rates in the KRV” (760) 417-9797 or (760) 378-2097 TAXI SERVICE SERVICE Now Available Kern River Valley 1-760-376-2227 Local & Out of Town Service Please don’t drink & drive! KYT & FAMILY Painting, weed abatement, tree triming, small engine & concrete repair, hauling, prof. carpet cleaning, 25yrs in the KRV, Licensed 760-549-3468 • 760-376-2031

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Young Floor Company Lic. & Bonded, Over 20 yrs exp. Wood & tile floors, painting, water sprinklers, moving, excel. references. Call Ed 760-417-2605 ___________________________ Pine & Oak Firewood Tree Triming - Trash Hauling Building Demolitions Weedeating Call Chris - (760) 379-4326 ___________________________

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For Rent/Lease Lake Isabella - 55+ Community, 2bd/2ba dble wide w/patio, completely refurbished. $597 mo + security deposit. (760) 964-2514 ___________________________ Wofford Hts - 2bd/1ba, w/deck, detached garage with shop equipped for cottage business. $750/mo. 760-376-2436 __________________________ Wofford Hts - 3/bd, 2/ba house with lake view, 1,600 sq ft, fenced yard, pets ok, air conditioning, includes internet, $1,450/month +security deposit (818) 915-0605 ___________________________ Lake Isabella - Large 2bd/1ba apt @2916 Fulop, #A. Very clean, water/trash pd. Near stores & school. Call 760-223-3476 or 760379-1195

Commercial Kernville - Office or retail space available on Kernville Road. Excellent exposure. 760-376-3059 or 818-642-7588

Wofford Heights - 1bd/1ba MH in Sportsman TP, #15, completely remodeled, inclds water, trash, laundry & fish house, $13,000, (760) 376-2722 ___________________________ Canned Ham Style 15 ft trailer, interior is in good condition, 75% complete, $950, (760) 379-4546 or (760) 417-973

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Misc. for Sale 13’ Fishing Boat w/light new trailer w/wench, trolling motor, fish finder, life jackets, etc., $950 (702) 427-8889 ___________________________ Klipsch 12” home subwoofer $300 and over 200 National Geographics, like new for $100 760-379-2361 ____________________________ KRV Cemetery Dist. Surplus Sale

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Wofford Heights Sites available in quiet Senior Park, with laundry facilities & fish house. Walk to lake. $250/mo inclds water/trash. Call Jody-760-376-2722 ____________________________ Fisherman’s Paradise RV spaces in Camp Kernville. @ 24 Sirretta St. located within walking distance to downtown. Private Beach! Call for details (760) 376-2345 ____________________________ Shady Space available, partial fenced area, $216.75/mo + utilities. (760) 223-0178

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Kern River Courier Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: JDH TECH, (2013 - B3453) Street address of principal place of business: 14425 Kathleen Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93314. Mailing address of business: 14425 Kathleen Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93314. REGISTRANT: Jason Hester, 14425 Kathleen Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93314. Business is being conducted as an 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: Jason Hester. This statement filed on 06/10/2013. Expires 06/10/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, AuditorController-County Clerk. By: E. Del Villar. Published by the Kern River Courier June 28, July 5, 12 and 19, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: MAINTENANCE UNLIMITED, (2013 - B3757) Street address of principal place of business: 88 East Evans Road, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 1273, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. REGISTRANT: Kyle Lortz, 88 East Evans Road, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. Business is being conducted as an 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: Kyle Lortz. This statement filed on 06/21/2013. Expires 06/21/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: A. Guerrero. Published by the Kern River Courier June 28, July 5, 12 and 19, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: INCOME PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, (2013 - B3754), DBA #2: IPM, (2013 - B3755). Street address of principal place of business: 6505 Wofford Boulevard, Suite 3, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 1273, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. REGISTRANTS: Kaycee Lortz, 88 East Evans Road, Wofford Heights, CA 93285 and Paul Saling, 208 Lakeview Terrace, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. Business is being conducted as a General Partnership. 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: Kaycee Lortz. This statement filed on 06/21/2013. Expires 06/21/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: A. Guerrero. Published by the Kern River Courier June 28, July 5, 12 and 19, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: DENISE HADDOCK INTERIOR DESIGNS, (2013 - B3792) Street address of principal place of business: 4630 Easton Drive, Suite 1, Bakersfield, CA 93309. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 82096, Bakersfield, CA93380. REGISTRANT: Dean Haddock, Licensed Marriage, Family & Child Counselor, A Professional Corporation, 4900 California Avenue, Suite B330, Bakersfield, CA93309. Business is being conducted as a Corporation. Date the business commenced: 01/01/1979. 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: Denise Haddock, Secretary. This statement filed on 06/24/2013. Expires 06/24/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, AuditorController-County Clerk. By: M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier June 28, July 5, 12 and 19, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: COMMUNITY COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES, (2013 - B3793) Street address of principal place of business: 4900 California Avenue, Suite B330, Bakersfield, CA93309. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 82096, Bakersfield, CA93380. REGISTRANT: Dean Haddock, Licensed Marriage, Family & Child Counselor, A Professional Corporation, 4900 California Avenue, Suite B330, Bakersfield, CA93309. Business is being conducted as a Corporation. Date the business commenced: 01/01/1979. 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: Denise Haddock, Secretary. This statement filed on 06/24/2013. Expires 06/24/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier June 28, July 5, 12 and 19, 2013.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 13-2261 - APN: 237-314-01-00-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 01-292010. 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 August 7, 2013 at 12:00 pm, Advanced Reconveyance, Inc., a California Corporation as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust recorded 03-29-2010, as Inst. No. 0210040510 of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Kern County, State of California, Executed by Charles Hugh Maddin, an unmarried 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 Northwet Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 23, Township 11 North, Range 13 West, San Bernardino Meridian, in the unincorporated area, County of Kern, State of California, according to the official Plat thereof, on file in the Office of the Surveyor General. 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: Advanced Reconveyance, Inc., 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 $141,431.28. 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: July 3, 2013. Advanced Reconveyance, Inc., As Trustee, 43545 17th Street W., Ste 503, Lancaster, CA 93534, 661-9455525, Vickie Durham, Trustee Sale Officer NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a 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

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recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on the notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgages, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 661-945-5525 using the file number 13-2261. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the internet web site. The best way to verify the postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. (Published by the Kern River Courier July 12, 19 and 26, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: CLASSY THOUGHTS BASKETS BY DESIGN, (2013 - B4003) Street address of principal place of business: 16209 Sierra Way, Kernville, CA 93238. Mailing address of business: 16209 Sierra Way, Kernville, CA 93238. REGISTRANTS: Sherrie Montes, 16209 Sierra Way, Kernville, CA 93238 and Carlos Montes, 16209 Sierra Way, Kernville, CA 93238. Business is being conducted as a Married Couple. 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: Sherrie Montes. This statement filed on 07/03/2013. Expires 07/03/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, AuditorController-County Clerk. By: E. Del Villar. Published by the Kern River Courier July 12, 19, 26 and August 2, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: CLEAR SIGHTS WINDOWS & SOLAR SERVICES, (2013 - B4159) Street address of principal place of business: 14625 Tingle Avenue, Weldon, CA 93283. Mailing address of business: 14625 Tingle Avenue, Weldon, CA 93283. REGISTRANT: Cheyenne Mota, 14625 Tingle Avenue, Weldon, CA 93283 . Business is being conducted as an 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: Sherrie Montes. This statement filed on 07/15/2013. Expires 07/15/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By: M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier July 19, 26, August 2 and 9, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: HARRY'S, (2013 - B3989) Street address of principal place of

business: 6540 Wofford Boulevard, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 3831, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. REGISTRANTS: Harry Turnham, 58 Loma Drive Wofford Heights, CA 93285 and Patricia Turnham, 58 Loma Drive, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. Business is being conducted as a Married Couple. 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: Sherrie Montes. This statement filed on 07/03/2013. Expires 07/03/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, AuditorController-County Clerk. By: A. Guerrero. Published by the Kern River Courier July 19, 26, August 2 and 9, 2013.

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Whatzit?of the month Kern River Valley Historical Society Courier Release In order to promote the Kern Valley Museum and its raffle fundraiser, the Historical Society is partnering with the Courier to sponsor the "Whatzit of the Month." Each month, an object at the Kern Valley Museum will be pictured in the paper. Take a close look at each month's object. Your task is to identify it and send a Whatzit? 3x5 index card to the Kern Valley Museum, P.O. Box 651, Kernville CA 93238 with your name, address, telephone number, and the correct answer on the card. At the end of the month, they will put all the cards with the correct answer in a hat and draw one out. The winner will receive 5 raffle tickets to be placed in the hopper for their Morro Bay Get Away for Two Adventure. Your tickets will be put in a hopper with a lot of other tickets purchased for the drawing. To be fair, the Museum docents cannot participate in the Whatzit Contest. You must be an adult to participate. Only one entry per name per month and your entry must be at the museum by the end of the month. Last month, there were no winners. The Whatzit was

the wheel to the tram system that brought ore down from the Harley Mine. So what is the Morro Bay Get Away for Two raffle all about? It is this year's main fundraiser to support the museum. You can win the Morro Bay Get Away for Two Adventure by purchasing raffle tickets at the Kern Valley Museum. You do not need to participate in the Whatzit Contest to win. If you win, you get two nights stay for two at the lovely Marina Street Inn Bed and Breakfast in Morro Bay. You get to enjoy dinner for two at Dorn's Original Breaker Café in Morro Bay. You also will delight in a tour of Hearst Castle. The entire package will be arranged so you can go when you want to, not just during the off season. The winning ticket for the Morro Bay trip will be drawn on December 1. So take a chance, tickets are only $1 each or 6 for $5. You can improve your chance of winning by purchasing as many as you like. Stop by the museum and get your tickets before they are all gone. This is their main fund raiser for the year and they appreciate your support. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Sunday.

Plan,

Continued from page 2 understand the existing and anticipate future conditions of the Forest. The focus was attention to resources that may be affected by Forest management decisions. Public input was requested through July 31. Maria Ulloa, Forest Planner, gave a presentation on where the Forest assessment plan revision currently is, and advised that meetings have been held since February. She explained that an assessment report synthesizes the existing situation relating to the social, economic, and ecological conditions and trends of the Forest using the already available information and existing data and identifying knowledge and information gaps that are still needed to fill. Revising the Plan is a multi-year process. Next year the Need for Change document will be created and Draft Plan

Conserve,

Continued from page 2 tips include: ■ Give appliances the afternoon off; peak power usage on weekdays is usually between noon-6 p.m. ■ When practical at night, use electric fans and open windows instead of using air conditioning. ■ Set thermostats no lower than 78 degrees. ■ Close drapes and blinds to keep out direct sunlight during hot periods. ■ Avoid using evaporative coolers or humidifiers at the same time an air conditioner is running. ■ Operate swimming pool equipment and energy-intensive appliances, such as dishwashers, washing machines and dryers, during early

and EIS will be developed. In 2015 they will hold a public review of the Draft Plan and EIS. In 2016, the final Plan and EIS will be approved and the objection and decision process will begin. The meeting concluded with a question and answer period and then there were informal "open house" stations so the attendees could speak directly to Forest Service staff. The Forest Service requests that as many as possible go to ourforestplace.ning.com and participate in the forest living assessment. The public is encouraged to join in at the wiki, the web application, which allows people to add, modify, or delete content in collaboration with others, at livingassessment.wikispaces.com. More information on Forest Plan Revision is available on the Sequoia National Forest website at fs.usda.gov/goto/sequoia/ForestPlanRevi sion.

morning and evening hours. ■ Limit the opening and reopening of refrigerators. ■ When possible, businesses should shift power-intensive work processes to morning or evening hours. ■ Consider grilling outside or cooking with the microwave to keep your home cooler so your air conditioning doesn't have to work as hard. ■ If traffic lights are out, treat each intersection like a four-way stop. ■ Sign up for Save Power Day Incentive Alerts. Customers can earn up to $100 a year in bill credits when they reduce energy usage between 26 p.m. when a save Power Day is called. Customers are urged to sign up for alerts, so we can notify them via email, phone, or text so they'll know when to reduce, and maximize the credits they can earn.

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