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The annual fireworks show over the lake is on Saturday night, July 3. The bursts are reflected in the water, as seen in this shot from last year. The show starts about 9 p.m. It’s sponsored by the Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce and is funded through donations from the public, so please put money in the canisters you see in local businesses. The fireworks are shot off from Engineers Point and the show can be seen from many areas. Fees at the Auxiliary Dam campground area will be waived from 7 p.m. until the end of the show.
If a nice healthy lake level has any kind of a negative side at all, it may be that the parking and camping areas are reduced. This lake is really a reservoir, so the level goes up and down. Right now it is a little higher than it has been in a while. In order to accommodate anticipated crowds, the Sequoia National Forest has decided to open up a couple of additional camping areas for the big Independence Day weekend. Kern River District Ranger Rick Larson said he has decided to allow overnight camping at the Kissack Cove and Boulder Gulch day use areas Friday, July 2 through Sunday, July 4 (turn to page 4 to see where they are.) According to Larson, this will help to accommo-
Lake Isabella’s weekend weather
Sat.: Sunny, high 92.
4th weekend to bring lots of things to do
Sat. night: Clear, low 65.
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Sun.: Sunny, high 95.
If you’re here for the big Independence Day weekend and you want somewhere to go, there are lots of options. • On Saturday, July 3 (and also on Friday, July 2) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be a fundraising event for Kern Valley Search and Rescue and the Kern County Fire Department at Beyond Personal Juice in Kern Valley Plaza in Lake Isabella. There will be music, kids’ face painting, a fireworks dunk tank and food. Both the Fire Department and Search and Rescue will prohibited have personnel and equipment on hand for questions and for kids to have fun and Bringing firetake pictures. Local author D. G. Flamand works to the will also be present signing and selling his Kern River non-violent children's books, a portion of Valley might get the profits from which also goes towards you into serious the fundraiser. trouble with the • At the Trail of 100 Giants about an law. They are hour north of Kernville in the Giant illegal to possess Sequoias, there will be guided tours of the in the entire interpretive walking trail there. Tours will Kern River begin this weekend and will be conducted Valley area. And every Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and don’t even think 2 p.m. throughout the summer. Additional about shooting guided tours will be held on Monday, July any off. You will 5 and Monday, September 6. Visitors are be caught. asked to meet the tour guide at the trail entrance located across the road from the Trail of 100 Giants parking area. There is a $5 per vehicle day use fee at the trailhead parking area. The tours are free. • If you like customized vintage automobiles, head on over to the First Baptist Church of Lake Isabella near the intersection of Highways 178 and 155. The Kern Valley Cruisers car club will be having a classic car show on Saturday, July 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Sheriff’s Activities League. There will be fun and games, ‘50s music and food. Bob Coslett will be doing custom pinstriping. • For Wild West entertainment, Silver City Ghost Town in Bodfish is the place to go. Wild West shows featuring re-enactor group The Tombstone Law Dawgs are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, July 3 and 4 . Shows are at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. No surcharge is being added to the regular admission for these special Wild West shows, so it is a great opportunity to see the town and enjoy the shows at a bargain rate. All proceeds are utilized for the continued restoration
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date the large number of visitors expected to attend this year’s fireworks show. Forest Service fire units, in conjunction with Kern County Fire Department and BLM, will be on an alert standby during the fireworks show, which will start at about 9 p.m. Saturday. Larson said, “The agencies look forward to helping the public attend a wonderful show while minimizing the risk of wildfires. To aid in this task, fire officials ask residents and visitors to acquire a campfire permit and follow the regulations if they plan to build a fire or barbecue or operate a camp stove. “Ensure cigarettes are completely out before disposing of them and do not bring fireworks of any kind, as they are illegal to discharge or possess in the Kern River Valley.”
Sun. night: Clear, low 67. Mon.: Sunny, high 94. Mon. night: Clear, low 66. National Weather Service
Read about Kernville’s big powerhouse on the river.
A new book about the 1939 World’s Fair is reviewed.
Try the puzzles on our Fun and Games pages – two whole pages of entertainment!
Scour our classfied section, called the Courier Marketplace, for bargains.
Kern River Water Data: Wed. 6 a.m. Storage, Isabella Reservoir 330,829 acre-feet. (Low point was 101,857 ac-ft. Dec. 4. Pool capacity is 568,075 ac.-ft. at the spillway. Current limit is 360,000 ac.-ft.) Inflow, North Fork of Kern at Kernville 2879 cfs (5-hr avg.) Outflow, Lower Kern 2029 Borel Canal flow 300 cfs Michael Batelaan/Kern River Courier
Hollyhocks bloom next to our nation’s flag in Kernville.
Data from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cfs=cubic feet per second 1 cu.ft. = 7.48 U.S. gallons 1 ac.ft.= 325,851 U.S. gal.
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Beyond Juice to benefit local agencies July 2 and 3 There will be a fundraiser on July 2 and 3 from 10 to 2 at Beyond Juice in Lake Isabella to benefit Kern Valley Search and Rescue and the Kern County Fire Department. There will be music, face painting for kids, a dunk tank, and more.
Annual Classic Car Show held July 3 in Lake Isabella The 2nd annual Classic Car Show will be held at the First Baptist Church in Lake Isabella on Saturday, July 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds to benefit the Sheriff’s Activities League. There will be fun and games, ‘50s music and food. If you’d like to register
Regular meetings & activities
Lodge, Lake Isabella. 3rd Tues. 376-1606. • 2 p.m. - KRV Cemetery District meeting at cemetery. 2nd Tuesday. Public invited. 376-2189. • 2 p.m. - LI-Bodfish Prop. Owners meet at Senior Center. 2nd Tues. (760) 379-1830. • 7 p.m. - KRV Historical Society meets, Senior Center, Lake Isabella, 4th Tues.
• 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 379-5831. • 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.- TOPS #2293 weight loss group, Veterans Hall #2, 417-2272. • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Alzheimers respite group meets at Vets Hall, Lake Isabella. 379-0848. • 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.- TOPS weight loss group, Mt.View Baptist Church, 2959 Erskine Creek Rd., Lake Isabella. 378-3935. •10-11 a.m.- Grief Support Group, Hoffman Hospice, 6048 Lake Isabella Blvd. 1st and 3rd Fridays. (661) 410-1010. • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - AA, 6407 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. • 11 a.m.-3p.m.- Lunch at Eagles, open to public, Mt. Mesa. 379-3394 • 1 p.m.- Happy Hookers crochet club, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 379-6335 • 4 p.m. - KV Cruisers Cruise Night, El Portal II Lake Isabella, 1st Fri. 549-3855 • 7:30 p.m.- Al-Anon, 80 Evans Rd, Wofford Hts. 379-7318 or 549-3541.
• 9:30 a.m. Sequoia Amateur Radio Group, Youth Center, Lake Isabella. 2nd Sat. • 9 a.m.- 2 p.m - Farmer’s Market, Nuui Cunni Ctr, French Gulch. 549-0800 • 3 p.m., Havilah Centennial Group meets, 1st Saturday, schoolhouse. 379-2636. • 5-7 p.m. Dinner at Eagles open to public, Mt. Mesa. 379-3394 • 7-10 p.m.- Dam Dancers square dancing, 1st Saturday, Senior Center, Lake Isabella.
• 9 a.m. to noon - VFW Breakfast, open to the public. 2811 Nugget, Lake Isabella. 379-3877. • 9 a.m. to noon - Eagles Breakfast, open to the public. Highway 178, Mt. Mesa. 379-3394.
• 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 379-5831. • 1 p.m. - Kern Valley Democratic Club, Senior Center, 3rd Monday. • 1 p.m.-2 p.m., Line dance beginner classes, intermediate and advanced follow at the Senior Center. 379-0043. • 3 p.m. - Kernville Chamber of Commerce meets, board 2nd Mon., general membership 4th Mon. 376-2629. • 5-7 p.m. Eagles spaghetti dinner, Mt. Mesa, open to public, 1st. Mon. 379-3394. • 6-9 p.m. KRV Community Orchestra meets at Cerro Coso College, Lake Isabella, Rm G. 376-4461. • 7 p.m. KRV Art Association meets, 3rd Mon., Senior Center. 379-2844. • 7 p.m. K.V. Rovers meet at Kern Valley Museum, Kernville. 1st Monday. • 7:30 p.m. Al-Anon, KRV Hosp Cafe. 3797318 or 549-3541.
• 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 379-5831. • 8:30 a.m. - Yoga Practice Group, Kernville Methodist Church. (909) 753-9043. • 9:30-11a.m.- Me & My Friends children’s playgroup, First Baptist Church, Lake Isabella. 379-2556. • 10 a.m. KRV Garden Group, 2nd Tues. 379-1129. • 12:30 p.m. Bridge Club, Rod & Gun Club, E. Evans Rd., Wofford Heights. 376-4249. • 1 p.m. Epilepsy Support Group, Moose
BBQ held at Nuui Cunni Indian Cultural Center July 3 In Honor of our Servicemen & Women, the Nuui Cunni Indian Cultural Center will be holding a special BBQ on July 3 from 4 p.m. to the end of the fireworks display. Come for food, family fun, and a wonderful fireworks show put on by the Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce. Kids Activities include Face Painting, Piñatas, Kids Raffle, & Kids Crafts. Lowcost food will be served at 6 p.m. Please no firearms, fireworks, drugs, alcohol or dogs. Bring a chair. Music performances by Dos Guys and Out of the Blue. For more information please contact Samantha at (760)549-0800.
• 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Sen. Ctr., 6407 Lk. Isabella Blvd., 379-5831. • 9:30 a.m. - TOPS weight loss group, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. (661) 867-2579. • 9:30-11 a.m.- Me & My Friends children’s playgroup, Kernville Methodist Church, 3792556. • Noon- KRV Chamber of Commerce meeting, El Portal II. 2nd Wed, 379-5236. • 12:30 p.m. - Bridge Club, Eagles Lodge Mt. Mesa, 376-4249. • 1- 2:30 p.m. - Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group, Vets Hall, Lake Isabella, 1st Wed. 379-0848. • 1:30 - 3 p.m. Grief Support Group, Optimal Hospice, 6504E L.I. Blvd. • 2- 6 p.m. Dinner at Eagles, Mt. Mesa. Light dinner. Open to public. 379-3394. • 6 p.m. - Fish & Game Habitat Club meets, 631 E. Evans Rd, Wofford Hts, third Wed. • 6:00 p.m. American Legion, Lake Isabella Sr. Ctr. Veterans Rm., 3rd Wed. 379-5488. • 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.- Senior Dance, Senior Center, Lake Isabella dining rm., live band. • 7 p.m. Al-Anon, 80 Evans Rd. Wofford Hts, 376-2410.379-7318 or 549-3541. • 7 p.m. - Elks meet, Wofford Heights Blvd.
• 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 379-5831. • 8:30 a.m. - Yoga Practice Group, Kernville Methodist Church. (909) 753-9043. • 9 a.m. to noon - Thursday Painters, Community Room, Senior Center, 379-5329. • 9:30 a.m. - Fire Safe Council, Supervisor McQuiston’s office, Lake Isabella. 3rd Thurs. • 9:30 a.m. - Aglow Int’l, Senior Center, Room 1. 2nd Thurs. For women. • 11:45 a.m. - KRV Woman’s Club meets, Elks Lodge 4th Thurs. (some exceptions). • Noon, Exchange Club, Paradise Cove. • 1 p.m.- Clan Diggers meet at the Lake Isabella Library. 2nd Thurs. 379-2303. • 2 p.m.- 8-ball Tournament at Eagles in Mt, Mesa. Open to public. 379-3374. • 5 -7 p.m. - TANF Cultural Night - Native Youth & Community Cultural Ctr French Gulch Campground. • 5-7 p.m. VFW Taco Thursday, open to public. 379-3877. • 5 p.m.- Republicans of Kern Valley meet 3rd Thurs. at Moose Lodge. 378-3602. • 6 p.m. - Rotary Club meets, golf course, Kernville. (760) 376-1421. • 7 p.m.-Sweet Adelines meet, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. Prospective members welcome. • 7 p.m.- Kern Valley Astronomy Club, museum, Kernville. 3rd Thurs. 376-1291.
Friday, noon, Eagles Bingo, Eagles Lodge, Mt. Mesa Saturday, noon, South Fork Woman’s Club Bingo, Fay Ranch Rd., Weldon Sunday, 1 p.m.. Moose Bingo, Moose lodge, Lake Isabella Blvd. Wednesday, 1 p.m - Senior Center Bingo, Lake Isabella. Thursday, Early Bird 12:15-Regular 1 p.m. St. Jude Bingo, Hwy 155 & Nellie Dent Dr., Wofford Hts. This information is sent to the Courier by the groups listed. It is suggested that groups provide a phone number in case interested individuals need more information, or meeting times have changed. All area codes are 760 unless otherwise noted.
Fourth of July celebrated at Kernville Methodist Church Come to a July 4th Ice Cream and concert/sing-a-long celebration at Kernville United Methodist Church at 7 pm. Located at the corner of Big Blue and Sirretta St. You can make your own sundaes and enjoy the music of the Jazz Tones and local children who will play and sing for you. Afterward, join in singing some old favorite patriotic songs. Donations will be accepted to support the ministries of the church. Houchin Bloodmobile here to collect blood July 6 The Houchin Bloodmobile will be here behind the Vets Hall/Senior Center in Lake Isabella on Tuesday, July 6 from 1 to 6 p.m. There are restrictions for donating blood. For information, call the Houchin Blood Bank at (661) 3234222. Pool party July 10 to support local swimming program There will be a pool party July 10 at South Fork Middle School to benefit the Kern Valley Aquatics Program. There will be music, food, swimming, a silent auction and a raffle for really great prizes. All proceeds dedicated to Saving Our Swimmers of the Kern River Valley. Tickets are $10 or $25 per family, sold at Mountain River Adventures in Kernville, Valley Fitness Center in Lake Isabella and
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Things I Have Noticed...
Motorcycling was fun Rod Middleworth Kern River Courier Columnist
Some years back, before we moved to the Kern River Valley, we were avid motorcycle enthusiasts. Whenever we could we would ride. There is a certain feeling that comes with biking. The smells of the countryside, the breeze of the ocean, the sensaMiddleworth tion of speed. Our bike was a GL 1000 Honda Goldwing, big and fast. Over the years we visited Yosemite, Mexico, Canada, Death Valley, Yellowstone, Tahoe, and all of the coastal places along California’s Highway 1. In fact we toured 15 western states in a twoyear period. We never had problems, but we did have some great adventures and unusual happenings that we've never forgotten. For instance, we had one trip down the Baja Mexico Transpeninsular Highway (which runs the length of Baja, mostly along beach towns.) We stayed at this one beautiful hotel near Cabo San Lucas and had dinner. While visiting their gift shop, I bought a pullover sweater made of flax. It was unusual, warm and definitely a Mexico souvenir. I was pleased with it and immediately put it on as the evening air was a bit chilly. On our after-dinner walk we
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noticed the store’s trash bins overflowing with empty boxes. On the outside of each it said what had been inside. Many were stenciled “Made in China.” One of the boxes said “Corded Pullover Sweater” and had a picture of the one I was wearing. So much for my Baja Mexico/Chinese pullover. Beware, souvenir hounds! On another trip, this time to Yellowstone, we had planned to stay one night in a small cabin near the lodge. No inside plumbing, just lights, an electric heater, and a bed for our sleeping bags. The bathroom was an outhouse (that was quite an adventure) in an area common to four other cabins and 50 feet from ours. Next morning we opened the door to 24 inches of snow and a blizzard. Motorcycles don't drive well in the snow, so we were stuck there for three days until the roads were cleared. This was August! For those three days we went to movies, read, walked in the snow, watched Old Faithful blow uncounted times, and attended lectures about the valley. It turned out to be a great experience, well worth the delay. Reality finally settled in when we got home and were met with temperatures over 100 degrees. Vacation was over! Wofford Heights resident Rod Middleworth, a retired security manager for Pacific Bell, is an instructor for the local AARP Driver Safety Program.
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Local financial office to have Open House July 15 The local office of Edward Jones Investments invites the community to attend an open house from 2 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 13 at the office located in the Kern Valley Plaza in Lake Isabella. Refreshments will be served. McCarthy to hold office hours in valley Thursday, July 15 Congressman Kevin McCarthy announced that his staff will hold office hours at the Kern County Building, 7050 Lake Isabella Blvd. in Lake Isabella on Thursday, July 15, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment with Congressman McCarthy’s staff, call Vince Fong, District Director for Congressman McCarthy, at (661) 327-3611. Fuller to hold office hours in valley Thursday, July 15 Assemblymember Jean Fuller announced that her staff will hold office hours at the Kern County Building, 7050 Lake Isabella Blvd. in Lake Isabella on Thursday, July 15, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment with Assemblymember Fuller’s staff, call Fuller’s District Office at 661-395-2995. AARP car insurance discount program to be held July 15 The next AARP 55/Alive Program will be held Thursday, July 15 from 8 to 5 p.m. (an all day class) at St Peters Church, 11900 Sierra Way, Kernville, across the street from the Hi Ho Trailer Park. Participants must attend the entire day. The course does not involve driving, but does emphasize safe driving procedures for older drivers. In California, a certificate of course completion usually entitles the student to a reduction in their auto insurance for three years following the date of the class. To learn more, or to enroll, call instructor Rod Middleworth at 760-376-6039. Fees are $12 each for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Food commodities date to be Tuesday, July 27 Government food commodities will be distributed to those qualified on Tuesday, July 27 at the Elks Lodge in Wofford Heights, Grace Chapel on Highway 178 in Mt. Mesa, and the Senior Center in Lake Isabella. Distribution starts at 8 a.m. To include your event in the Courier Calendar, just submit the information to the Courier (our addresses are on page 2) by Tuesday for each Friday’s issue. Events must be open to the public and admission price, if any, must be listed.
4th of July Barbeque
In Honor of our Service Men & Women July3, 2010 4:00pm til End of Fireworks Display
Come and join us for food, family fun, live music and a f ireworks display by the Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce.
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Served from 6pm Hot Dogs, Beans & Potato Salad $4.00 Drinks $1.00 Hot Dog $2.00 Corn on the Cob $1.00 Indian Fry Bread $2.00 Sliced Watermelon $1.00
‘Nuui Cunni’ Native American Center
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General Drainage Area 2,093 Square Miles Capacity, Gross Pool 570,000 Acre-Ft. Surface Area, Gross Pool 11,400 Shoreline, Gross Pool 38 miles Length, Gross Pool 9 miles Main Dam Maximum Height 185 Feet Length at Crest 1695 Feet Auxiliary Dam Maximum Height 100 Feet Maximum Length 3,257 Feet Lake Construction Started March 1948 Finished April 1953
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Sights Of The Valley
Valerie Minoux of the Courier was in Kernville for the Mule and Donkey show last weekend. Pictured is Jim McNeil.
Michael Batelaan of the Courier got this shot of the new Kernville BMX bike track being constructed. The project is being done by a large team of volunteers.
Valley history: Kernville Power Plant The official name for the Southern California Edison power plant in Kernville is KR3, meaning “Kern River No. 3.” KR1 is at the mouth of the lower canyon, and Borel Power Plant is near Bodfish (it was completed before KR1 and is No. 2 in the series, although it has retained its original name). KR1 and Borel were operating to provide electricity for the city of Los Angeles by 1905. Meanwhile, a spot just above Fairview was filed upon to become the intake site for the long pipeline to feed river water down into the KR3 turbines. By 1910, the Edison Company had a rough wagon road upriver as far as what is now known as Road's End (and it was the end of the road at the time). The camp that was set up at this spot later became called Camp 8, and was the uppermost in a series of camps to be used in construction of KR3. The hub of the KR3 job was located just above the town of Riverkern and was known as Headquarters Camp. The U.S. Forest Service later built a recreation campground there, keeping the same name as the original Edison camp. It was not until March of 1919 that construction work finally began on the power plant itself. After the foundation was in, the major construction of the plant – including installation of the generators – centered around a crane rated at 65 tons. The main arm for this crane weighed 20 tons, and it was quite a job to haul it over the rough dirt roads from Caliente and get it installed at the powerhouse. (The Kern River Canyon road was not a reality yet.) As soon as the major portion of the powerhouse was constructed, the forebay and penstocks were constructed. A hoist that pulled cars loaded with materials and supplies, located a half-mile above the plant, played a big part in this phase of construction. It was a tough job, but the plant opened in 1921 and has been a landmark in Kernville ever since. The Southern California Edison Company and hydropower have played a huge role over the years in the history of the Kern River Valley. —– information from books by Bob Powers
Courier Fishing Report
Rescue calls hopeless upriver Mike Mencarini Kern River Courier Columnist
The river flow is up a little this week, still hanging around 2,800 cubic feet per second. The hatchery crew, including myself, stocked the upper and lower Kern River, upper and lower Peppermind campgrounds, the Tule River, Camp Nelson, Cedar Slope, Coy Flats, Belknap, Wishon, and Coffee Camp. While I was a couple miles north of the county line, I heard screaming. A couple was stranded in the middle of the river. I immediately dialed 911 on my cell phone to find no service. I had to drive to Riverkern to call. I kept getting the runaround as I was routed around from Kern County 911 to Tulare County 911. It took 15 minutes just on the phone to get some help! There doesn’t seem to be any 911
service in that part of Tulare County, on a very fast and dangerous river! There should be an overlap. The couple was very lucky and was rescued, but it took a long time. The lake has risen a little, hardly noticeable. The lake clarity is excelent. This week the fishing has slowed way down. The full moon may have had some effect. The bass bite is slow, some topwater action reported. I noticed the crappie are not schooled up yet. I got one fish here, two fish there. They’re catching small catfish on red and white jigs. It’s a great time to learn to fish for carp as the lake has lots of them. I’ll try to give the best way to fish for these “aquadillos” in the next issue. Mike Mencarini is a Wofford Heights resident and a volunteer at the Kern River Fish Hatchery.
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PICKS OF THE WEEK "Mystery Science Theater 3000: XVIII" (Unrated) -- Joel, Mike and the bots are trapped on the Satellite of Love and forced to watch the world's worst movies -- and we get to watch 'em watch. The DOG OF four episodes chosen THE WEEK for this latest collec"Chloe" (R) -tion are classics, espe"Chloe" is supcially "The Lost posed to be a Continent," starring steamy, erotic Whit Bissel, Cesar thriller, but its Romero and "Leave It slow pace and to Beaver's" Hugh ridiculous "Fatal Beaumont. A group of Attraction" third scientists goes to an act are ridicuisland to recover a test lous. rocket that's flown The film stars off-course and Julianne Moore, encounter ridiculousa doctor who looking stop-motion isn't taking her dinosaurs and lizards descent into shot using forced permiddle age spective. There is also Amanda Seyfried gracefully. She rock climbing. Lots suspects her and lots of rock climbhusband (Liam ing. So much so, that "rock Neeson) is cheating on her. So, climbing" became a running a she hires Chloe (Amanda gag in future episodes of the Seyfried) -- a hooker with huge, show. dewy, doe eyes and a body like a The second feature is "Crash sex burrito slathered in queso of the Moons," a film stitched just daring you to take a bite -together from episodes of the old to seduce her husband to see if "Rocky Jones, Space Ranger" tel- he is the cheating type. One evision series. Rocky, Winky and thing leads to another, and his intrepid space crew try to Moore becomes involved with stop an evil Space Dictator (Patsy Chloe and things begin to spin Parsons) from destroying a out of control, leading to the moon ruled by the guy who aforementioned ridiculous third played Sgt. Schultz on "Hogan's act. Heroes." "The Beast of Yucca Flats" TV SERIES stars the legendary Tor Johnson "Sesame Street: 20 Years ... as a Russian scientist who is and Still Counting!" turned into a monster following "White Collar" Season One an atomic blast. And the final "The Lucy Show" The Official feature, "Jack Frost" is a weird, Second Season Russian/Finnish fairy tale made "Saving Grace" The Final in the '60s about two children's Season magical adventures, that looks "The Super Hero Squad more acid trip than Brothers Show" Volume One Grimm. "Psych" The Complete Fourth Season "World War I in Color" "Street Hawk" The Complete (Unrated) -- Shakespearian Series actor/director Kenneth Branagh c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc. narrates this brilliant six-part
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Q: I know you're a big fan of "Dancing With the Stars,” so I was wondering who you'd like to see compete on the show. -Renee, B., via e-mail A: Thank you for asking! I think former 98 Degrees singer Jeff Timmons would do very well -- and get a lot of the ladies' votes! And funnyman cutie-pie David Blue of "Ugly Betty" and "Stargate Universe" fame would do very well, *** especially given his musical theater Q: I read somewhere that a background. prequel to "The Wizard of Oz" I spoke with "DWTS" judge is in the works. Is that true? -Carrie Ann Inaba in June (as she Daniel F., via e-mail was helping to bring awareness to A: Director Sam Raimi of Cat Adoption Month), "Spider-Man" fame is and she told me one of in contention to direct her dream guests: "I the "Oz" prequel, would love to see which is called "Oz: Lindsay Lohan come The Great and on our show. I think it Powerful." As of this would be a really good writing, Disney had opportunity for her to not confirmed the sort of turn her life news, as they are still around, as she's been in the negotiation going through some stage. Robert Downey hard times. She is a talJr. has been linked to ented young actress, the lead role. Sam and she's a very sexy himself is a very busy girl. I'm very curious to man -- he has dozens see that -- I think she'd Kate Levering of films in production, do very well on our either as a writer, show." director and/or producer. He is producing and writing "Evil Dead IV," *** producing "20,000 Leagues Under Q: I am so excited that the Sea," directing "No Man's Lifetime Television's "Drop Land" and many others. Dead Diva" is back for another season. Can you give me any *** teasers on what to expect? -Write to Cindy at King Features Kimberly T., St. Louis Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, A: Well, first off, you can expect Orlando, FL 32853-6475; or e-mail guest stars a-plenty: Cybill her at firstname.lastname@example.org. For Shepherd, Natasha Henstridge, more news and extended interVivica Fox, Leelee Sobieski and views, visit www.celebrityextraonmore. Also, "Diva" star Kate line.com Levering, who plays rival lawyer (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.
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Recipes for Dummies by Bodfish Bob plate. Discard cooking liquor. Pour BBQ sauce into a bowl. Brush ribs with sauce. Pour any remaining sauce over ribs in the slow cooker. Cover and cook for 1 hour on low setting. 4 servings. Bodfish Bob's Burrito Casserole 1 lb. Ground beef 1 sm. Onion, diced Salt, Pepper Garlic salt 1 pkg. Dry taco mix 1 small can tomato sauce 2 16 oz. Jars salsa 3 C. Taco cheese, shredded 2 cans refried beans 6 large flour tortillas Black olives, sliced
Bodfish Bob's Cola Slow Cooker Ribs 3 1/2 pounds Baby Back ribs 1/4 cup packed Brown Sugar 1/2 tsp ground Black pepper 3 TBSP Liquid smoke flavoring 3 clove Garlic (chopped) 1 tsp Salt 1 med Onion (thin sliced) 1/2 cup Cola 1 1/2 cup favorite BBQ sauce
Spray inside of slow cooker with vegetable spray. Remove membrane from back of ribs. Cut and pull with a paper towel to remove. This makes ribs St. Louis style and improves the transfer of tastes. Mix brown sugar, pepper, liquid smoke, and salt. Rub mixture into ribs. Cut ribs to 4 bone sections. Layer ribs and onions into slow cooker. Pour cola over ribs. Cover and cook for 8 to 9 hours on low or until tender. Remove ribs and
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Brown ground beef and onion seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic salt; add taco mix. Add tomato sauce and simmer while assembling casserole. Spread 1 jar of salsa to cover bottom of 9 x 13-inch pan. Layer 2 large tortillas on top of this, cutting pieces off sides to fill in corners, if necessary. Spread meat mixture on tortillas and sprinkle with 1 C. Of the cheese. Cover with 2 more tortillas. Spread with warmed refried beans and sprinkle with 1 C. Cheese. Cover with 2 more tortillas. Pour remaining jar of Salsa over this. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Garnish with olives. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes. Let set 10 minutes before serving. Visit Bodfish Bob on the Web at www.bodfishbob.com. You can write to him at email@example.com
July Summer Reading Program Activities at Local Libraries KRV Branch, 7054 Lake Isabella Blvd. Tues. 6th 5:30 Local Reptiles Sat 10th 2pm Puppet Show Sat 17th 2pm H2O Cool science Thurs 22nd 2pm Luau at the Library Story Time & Craft Sat 24th 2pm Jeff Lee’s Working Wildlife Tues 27th 5:30 NatureAli Local Flora & Fauna Sat 31st 2pm Pirate Party Treasure Hunt
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"Twilight at the World of Tomorrow: Genius, Madness, Murder, and the 1939 World's Fair on the Brink of War" by James Mauro (Ballantine, $28) Reviewed by Larry Cox
Writer James Mauro was intrigued when he discovered a half-buried plaque while visiting Flushing Meadows Corona Park one afternoon. The plaque was dedicated to two bomb-squad detectives who lost their lives on the Fourth of July in 1940 while trying to defuse a time bomb that had been planted in the British Pavillon at the World's Fair. Since Mauro had never before heard about this foreign act of terrorism on American soil, he decided to research it. The result is a fascinating readable book that documents the 1939 World's Fair -- "The World of Tomorrow" -- in New York just before the outbreak of World War II. Although 1939 found Nazi Germany on the move and the threat of war just over the horizon, America was enjoying a brief time of peace. On opening day, the April morning began sunny and mild, but by early afternoon the weather had turned ugly. Shortly after an opening address by President Franklin Roosevelt, rain began to fall, power outages occurred and bomb threats were made. The fair promised a glorious vision of the future, complete with wondrous architecture and exhibits representing 62 nations. From April 1939 until it closed in October 1940, 45 million people came to see such innovations as the fax machine, 3-D movies, television and fluorescent lighting, along with GM's popular "Futurama," all staged against the dramatic backdrop and unforgettable symbols of the Trylon and Perisphere, a 700-foot spire and 180-foot diameter sphere at the center of the fairgrounds. The 1939 Fair's colorful characters -- including Albert Einstein, Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, Parks Commissioner Robert Moses and Fair President Grover Whalen -- are so vividly portrayed, they seem to leap from the page. Climb aboard and hold on tight for one of the most satisfying literary rides of the summer. (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.
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In 1867 a new settler of the West was born who would recall those times for a new generation in the 20th Century. California Joe She didn’t know it at the time but Laura Ingalls Wilder would convey the pioneer experience by turning her memories into stories. She was born near Pepin, Wisconsin. In her childhood she lived in Indian territory in presentday Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa and South Dakota. In 1878 an illness claimed the sight of her older sister, Mary. Laura grew up, became a seamstress, and wed Almanzo Wilder in 1885. Their first four years were an emotional roller coaster ride from the birth of their first child until the death of a newborn son in 1889. They also experienced a succession of crop failures and then a fire that destroyed their home. The years passed. Laura’s daughter Rose became a staff journalist at the San Francisco Bulletin. Rose encouraged her mother to write down her memories. In 1932 “Little House in the Big Woods” was published, followed by “Little House On the Prairie” in 1935. A long series of books followed until 1943. The books were
instant classics. Laura Ingalls Wilder died in 1957 at the age of 90. In 1974 a long-running televison show based on her books began, “Little House on the Prairie.” It made millions aware of the unique American gift that was the Wilder West. People are always asking me why I live here. They say I could live in San Francisco, run a boarding house in New York, run a river boat in Seattle or run a brewery in New Orleans. Well, I’ve been here almost 40 years now and another 40 should see me clean out to the end of things pretty well. Except I need me a hat, a cowboy hat. I want a Stetson hat. Ever wonder where those came from? John Batterson Stetson (1830-1906) went on a 700-mile walk to the Pike’s Peak gold rush. Along the way he saw tents made from the untanned hides of rabbit, muskrat, coyote and the like. He fashioned an allweather hat out of cloth made from fur. The rest is cowboy history. A bullwhacker rode into their camp, took a fancy to the world’s first Stetson and paid $5 for it. By the time of his death at 75 his 3,500 workers were producing 2 million hats a year. Now that’s a hat with some history to it. California Joe is the storyteller persona of Stevenson Phillips, an actor and singer living in Kernville. You may reach him at email@example.com.
Letters to the Courier Dear Kern River Courier, I have lived on the Kern River for over 60 years and it never ceases to amaze me how visitors feel they have the right to leave their trash on its banks! It was bad enough back in “the good old days,” but it is getting to the point where it has become intolerable and really gets my dander up! There isn't much said about this except at the kitchen table, but the time has come to take some action! How hard is it to put it in a trash can, Dumpster or simply take it home? I am wondering how those who choose to leave an unsafe and unsightly mess here would like it if I went to their yard and dumped all my trash! How about a dirty diaper in the kitchen sink, toilet paper on the couch, plastic bottles in the bedroom, cans and bottles covering up the new carpet, spent fuel containers in the fridge, cigarette butts on the coffee table, fast food containers in the linen closet or a load of dog feces in the bed. Would that be a wake up call to those who abuse this beautiful land?
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This area is a haven for visitors and the valley welcomes all who come, however the trash that is left and the obvious disrespect for its beauty is totally unacceptable. It is not my responsibility to have to fill a trash bag or two every time I want to go fishing, swimming or just hang out on the river or the lake. Maybe one of these days, I will just follow someone home with their trash and politely dump it in the driveway when they arrive. If anyone questions my observations, go down to the lake and take a look at what is floating or lodged in the beautiful willows and cottonwoods where the river comes into the lake. Take a walk in one of the campsites after everyone goes home. Try to find a place to enjoy the day or even an hour where there isn't trash strewn about. Or just drive up or down the river and look on the roadsides. It is disgusting to say the least. Come and enjoy your getaway time…but doggone it…DON'T use it for a dumpsite or a toilet! If you are not willing to PACK IT OUT…then don't PACK IT IN! Barbara Hinkey Kernville
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The diagram shows some representative types of fossils that are found in marine environments. The Trilobites occupied the Cambrian seas, 570 MYA, while the others Ron Bolyard are still present in the modern oceans of today in varying forms. Of course there are thousands upon thousands more types, but this picture gives the reader and idea of what some classifications of marine fossils look like. The extensive oil, gas, coal, and oilshale deposits that are present in the mid-continent province further proves the marine source of these hydrocarbon fossil fuels and thus supports the notion of the inland seaway in our past. The drilling for these hydrocarbon resources by explorationists has develop the highly sophisticated science of Paleontology, which is the study of the fossil record through geologic time and the equating and the age dating of fossils found in one area to other worldwide areas of search. Thus armed with this information, the Relative Geologic Time Chart has been developed. This chart has been seen in past articles and is utilized for age-dating rocks and formations globally. Information gathered from the studies using
atomic deterioration data has substantiated the usefulness of the Geological Time Chart to age date the rocks. I will cover the subject of radioactive decay, briefly, next week. UNTIL NEXT WEEK …..
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Thinking? Just do it! You can have greater peace of mind when your purchase is made out of necessity and not Thinking of buying a home, out of a desire to turn your but feel bewildered by the conproperty into a cash cow. You flicting reports about the state get the greatest value out of of real estate? Well, you're ceryour home by simply living with tainly not alone, it, and as long as you can conbut in a word, tinue to make mortgage payrelax! ments, you run little risk of losWhether or ing on your investment. not real estate is Speaking with a local real up, down or estate agent is a great place to sideways, most get the ball rolling, so that you people don't can learn about local market make their purconditions and prices. Armed chase decisions Matt Freeman with knowledge, you can move based on market forward and move in! Especially conditions. since here in the Kern River Rather, it has more to do with Valley prices are so good, some lifestyle. of the best in the state. For most This folks, a home really is a is very much great like a time to “Speaking with a local real "durable buy right estate agent is a great place to goods" item, now. get the ball rolling, so that you similar to a Rates washing can learn about local market con- recently machine. hit all ditions and prices.” Sounds silly, time but think of – Matt Freeman lows. it this way: Imagine When you getting a need a new 30-year washer, your decision is based mortgage for 4.5%! You can, upon that requirement, and you right now! search for a machine that offers good value and service. You Matt Freeman is a Realtor don't think about whether the with Freeman’s Lakeside Realty price of washers will be going (760) 379-5915 or cell 223-0880. up or down in the coming His column is not intended to months or years. replace legal advice.
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MORE ACTIVITIES continued from page 1 and preservation projects underway on site. Silver City Ghost Town is made up of historical buildings from around the area, rescued from destruction. Admission is $4.50 for adults; kids 6 to 12 are $3.50; kids 5 and under are free. • Another event to check out on Saturday is at the Nuui Cunni Indian Cultural Center at French Gulch (between the towns of Lake Isabella and Wofford Heights.) It will be a fundraising barbecue with low-cost traditional treats like hot dogs, corn on the cob, Indian fry bread and watermelon. There will be kids’ activities and music, and it’s all from 4 p.m. until the end of the fireworks show. Food is served at 6 p.m. • Sunday, July 4, our actual Independence Day, has activities to offer as well. Local pastor C. Preston North says, “The 11th Annual Freedom Sunday Celebration will be on July 4 at 11 a.m. at Tank Park in Lake Isabella. We will be celebrating our nation’s freedom and Christian heritage and honoring those who have sacrificed to preserve that freedom. The main speaker will be Phil Kell, president of the California Baptist Foundation and expert on the U. S. Constitution. All who serve or have served in the military are urged toattend in uniform. An All-American hot dog and apple pie picnic will follow the service. The lunch and activities are free, but donations are accepted to help with the expenses of this event.” He also reminded everyone to bring their own chair. • In Kernville on Sunday, July 4, Kernville United Methodist Church will be having an ice cream social and patriotic singalong at 7 p.m. Enjoy the music of the Jazz Tones and local children who will play and sing for you. There is no charge, but donations are accepted. The church is at Sirretta St. and Big Blue Road. Fly your flags and be proud you live in the United States. Remember those who fought and died so that others may live in freedom.
NEW BEGINNINGS Parenting Classes to start NEW BEGINNINGS parenting classes will begin on Thursday, July 15. Classes will be two hours in length, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and will run weekly for 10 weeks. All classes will be held at the KRV Family Resource Center in Lake Isabella (next to NAPA). Participants will learn about controlling anger, seeking new behavior methods, talking to your children about problems, and how to provide a safe and loving home. Charge is $60 for ten 2-hour classes. Course is limited to the first seven people to enroll. Weekly parenting classes meet court and CPS requirements. Call 760-379-2556 for more information.
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Courier chuckle of the week: “You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen; it said 'Parking Fine.’” -- Tommy Cooper
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Salomeâ€™s Stars ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A perplexing situation needs to be dealt with in order to avoid problems later on. Rely on both your own sense of what's right and the advice of someone you trust. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Let your sharp Taurean business insight guide you when considering a "dream deal." Without all the facts, it could turn into a nightmare. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Sharing so much of your time and your gifts with others is what you do so well, and this week, don't be surprised if others want to share with you. Enjoy the experience. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A difficult personal situation seems to defy efforts to resolve it. Perhaps you're too close to it. Take some time to reassess what went wrong, and then see where things can be set right. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Leonine pride could be piqued a bit when someone else appears to be standing in your light. Be patient and resist the urge to growl at the interloper. You'll soon be the "mane" attraction again. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A professional situation benefits from your clear assessment of the circumstances involved. On the personal side, that new relationship looks as if it will grow.
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LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) More good news about a loved one helps reassure others who could not share your more-optimistic view before. Continue to help everyone in need of your comforting presence. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Creating new friendships could turn out to be the unexpected but welcome result of reconnecting with old friends. The weekend is a good time for fun and games. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) The more you learn about what you plan to do, the more likely you are to consider making some changes in your plans. This is good; don't resist it. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A career change is still in your aspect, but a potential workplace change could be what you've been looking for. . AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Your energy levels are high this week, which should help you get all your workaday tasks done and still leave you with enough breath to handle some domestic challenges. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) An unexpected fluke could cause problems with your travel plans. If so, use the time to troll for other available options. You might be pleasantly surprised at what turns up. BORN THIS WEEK: You enjoy the company of lots of people, but you also can treasure the moments shared with just one special person. c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.
Trivia Test By Fifi Rodriguez 1. LITERATURE: In which of Shakespeare's plays does the character Titania appear? 2. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What was Edmond Hoyle's relationship with games? 3. MEDICAL: In human beings, what does a lack of iodine cause? 4. HISTORY: What was the first country to allow women to vote? 5. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is the adjective used to describe horses?
1. "A Midsummer Night's Dream" 2. Hoyle (1672-1769) was an expert on card games and their rules. 3. Goiter, enlargement of the thyroid gland 4. New Zealand 5. Equine
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Kern River Courier Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: BABYCAKES BASH (2010-B3299), Street address of principal place of business: 10314 Brimhall Road, Bakersfield, CA 93312. Mailing address of business: 10314 Brimhall Road, Bakersfield, CA 93312. REGISTRANTS: Kirk Gallenkamp, 10314 Brimhall Road, Bakersfield, CA 93312 and Kelly Gallenkamp, 10314 Brimhall Road, Bakersfield, CA 93312. I, Husband and Wife. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: Kelly Gallenkamp. This statement filed on 05/20/2010. Expires 05/20/2015. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By V. Zuniga. Published by the Kern River Courier June 11, 18, 25 and July 2, 2010. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: RUNOFF RIVER ADVENTURES (2010-B3106) Street address of principal place of business: 14401 Bass Avenue, Weldon, CA 93283. Mailing address of business: 14401 Bass Avenue, Weldon, CA 93283. REGISTRANT: Hazuka LLC, 14601 Meadow Valley Drive, Draper, UT 84020. D, Limited Liability Company. 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: Donny Hazard, CEO. This statement filed on 05/12/2010. Expires 05/12/2015. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By G. Durward. Published by the Kern River Courier June 11, 18, 25 and July 2, 2010. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: BIONICON USA (2010-B3584), DBA #2: BIONICON (2010-B3585) Street address of principal place of business: 21 Sierra Drive, Kernville, CA 93238. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 3793, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. REGISTRANT: Grapevine Products, Inc., 21 Sierra Drive, Kernville, CA 93238. F, Corporation. Date the business commenced: 03/15/2005. 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: Paul Ferguson, CEO. This statement filed on 06/03/2010. Expires 06/03/2015. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By G. Rodriguez. Published by the Kern River Courier June 11, 18, 25 and July 2, 2010. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: RIDE KRV (2010-B3583) Street address of principal place of business: 21 Sierra Drive, Kernville, CA 93238. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 3793, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. REGISTRANT: RIDE KRV LLC, 21 Sierra Drive, Kernville, CA 93238. D, Limited Liability Company. 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
Marketplace Continued from page 12 Mobile Homes Lake Isabella - Nice 2bd/2ba dbl wide Mobile Home w/patio & deck + 2 car carport in quiet 55+ park, $25,000 or financing available. 760-379-2092 _________________________ 1/bd MH w/xtra room & pellet stove, Sportsman Senior Park, 224 Cypress Ln. Sp 10, Wof Hts. Walk to lake, space inclds water & trash, laundry & fish house. $10,000, owner may carry. Perfect for the weekend fisherman! 760-376-3228 _________________________ Kernville - 1 + 1 addition, Rivernook Campground on creek, remodeled, large fenced yard, turnkey, fully furnished. Weekender or retiree, over 40K invested. $17,995. 805-498-6777
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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: Paul Ferguson, President. This statement filed on 06/03/2010. Expires 06/03/2015. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By G. Rodriguez. Published by the Kern River Courier June 11, 18, 25 and July 2, 2010. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: DYER CREEK RANCH (2010-B3633) Street address of principal place of business: 12400 Pistachio Road, McFarland, CA 93250. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 937, Bakersfield, CA 93302. REGISTRANT: Jeffrey Johnson, 12400 Pistachio Road, McFarland, CA 93250. A, Individual. Date the business commenced: 06/20/2005. 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 Johnson. This statement filed on 06/04/2010. Expires 06/04/2015. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By M. Rodriguez. Published by the Kern River Courier June 18, 25, July 2 and 9, 2010. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: FAY ORGANIC CO-OP (2010-B3727) Street address of principal place of business: 9617 South Fay Creek Ford Drive, Weldon, CA 93283. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 438, Weldon, CA 93283. REGISTRANT: Ellen Kay Schafhauser, 9617 South Fay Creek Ford Drive, Weldon, CA 93283. A, 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: Ellen K. Schafhauser. This statement filed on 06/10/2010. Expires 06/10/2015. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By G. Durward. Published by the Kern River Courier June 18, 25, July 2 and 9, 2010. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: JLM ASSOCIATES (2010-B3699) Street address of principal place of business: 12400 Pistachio Road, McFarland, CA 93250. Mailing address of business: 12400 Pistachio Road, McFarland, CA 93250. REGISTRANT: Jeffrey Johnson, 12400 Pistachio Road, McFarland, CA 93250. A, Individual. Date the business commenced: 06/20/2005. 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 Johnson. This statement filed on 06/09/2010. Expires 06/09/2015. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By M. Rodriguez. Published by the Kern River Courier June 18, 25, July 2 and 9, 2010. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: KV DOJO (2010-B3747) Street address of principal place of business: 6700 Wofford Heights Boulevard, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. Mailing address of business: 6700 Wofford Heights Boulevard, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. REGISTRANT: Tony Damigo, 1800 Williams Court, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. A, 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: Tony Damigo. This statement filed on 06/10/2010. Expires 06/10/2015. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By G. Durward. Published by the Kern River Courier June 18, 25, July 2 and 9, 2010.
NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF DONALD LEROY MILEY S-1501-PB-60034 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of Donald Leroy Miley. A PETITION for Probate has been filed by: Kathy L. Grindle in the Superior Court of California, County of KERN. THE PETITION for Probate requests that Kathy L. Grindle be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent's will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on: July 15, 2010 at 9:00 A.M. in Dept. P, located at 1215 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court with-
in four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: CAROLYN J. SCHAUF 21811 Highway 18 P.O. Box 1945 Apple Valley, CA 92307 (760) 240-8822 (Published by the Kern River Courier - June 18, June 25 and July 2, 2010) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: BALANCING THE BOOKS (2010-B3831) Street address of principal place of business: 237 Redwood Meadow Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93308. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 5144, Bakersfield, CA 93388. REGISTRANT: Delois Smith, 237 Redwood Meadow Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93308. A, 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: Delois Smith. This statement filed on 06/15/2010. Expires 06/15/2015. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By N. Hawley. Published by the Kern River Courier June 25, July 2, 9 and 16, 2010. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: KING ENERGY CONSULTANTS (2010-B3412) Street address of principal place of business: 6304 Bellorita Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93306. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 21651, Bakersfield, CA 93390-1651. REGISTRANT: Jason Bergstrom, 6304 Bellorita Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93306. A, Individual. Date the business commenced: 05/25/2010. 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 Bergstrom. This statement filed on 05/25/2010. Expires 05/25/2015. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By J. Trujillo. Published by the Kern River Courier June 25, July 2, 9 and 16, 2010.
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Fifty years is a jubilee Clarence Semonious, pastor Prince of Peace Lutheran Fellowship, Kernville
This may not be notable news to many, but on June 25, 1960 I became the husband of Darlene Eppler. June 25, 2010 marked the jubilee year of our wedding. Leviticus 25:10 says, “And you shall consecrate the 50th year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you, when each Semonious of you shall return to his property and each of you shall return to his clan.” Modern customs make my jubilee pretty much ineffective in proclaiming personal, civil liberty throughout the land. But the word we translate as jubilee is pronounced “yo·bale” in Hebrew and several commentators explain the significance as a continuous note blown on a ram’s horn. Since I do not have the support of civil custom, and want the world to know about this jubilee, maybe the Courier will make a sort of “joyful noise” as I thank God for the last 50 years of blessing. As far as the proclaiming liberty throughout the land, there is one with the authority to proclaim liberty throughout the land – and He has. “…you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8. A dear friend gave us a copy of a devotion titled, Write The Name Of The Day, based on Acts 2:1, “When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place.”
Included in the last line is the question, “…have you had your day of Pentecost?” A 50-year jubilee, as also Pentecost, is a juxtaposition (a concurrence) of two momentous events. Both recognize the end of a worrisome time and the beginning of a public statement of joy. Public worship is an opportunity to engage in both activities. Just as does marriage, worship will not be satisfying if one’s participation is as a spectator, a judge or a disinclined member. When God spoke to Israel, He began by saying that He was the one who did something for them. At this point you either know of something God has done for you – or you are unaware that He has. Of course, it helps if you haven’t joined the religion of evolution. If you are still reading, it is my joy to share my year of jubilee and declare you liberated from all that would eternally harm you. Yes, you can return to the bondage of where you’ve lived, but why? Many who have turned their worries over to God have snuck back to retake those worries because they were habit forming. When you worship, look for the joyful. The worriers need your joy, not your attention. Pray intently and repeatedly for God to show you how He has helped you and about what does He want you to make a joyful noise. In His time, He will answer your prayer. Remember you have accumulated a lot to get through.
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. 379-5615 Fountain of Christ Church 5101 #A Lake Isabella Blvd, Lake Isabella Sunday Service: 9:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Wed. 6 p.m. 417-0793 Landmark Missionary Baptist Church 2741 Mountain View Rd, Lake Isabella Sunday Services 9:45 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. 379-5640 Mt. View Southern Baptist Church 2959 Erskine Creek Rd, Lake Isabella Sunday Services 8:30, 11:15 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. 379-4296 Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall 1911 Edith Ave., Lake Isabella (760) 379-8672 Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (LCMS) 377 Highway 155, Lake Isabella Sunday Services 12:00 p.m. 379-2343 Kern Valley Bible Church 3920 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella Sunday Services 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. 379-5482 Church of the Nazarene 2931 Erskine Creek Rd., Lake Isabella Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. 379-2062 Highland Chapel United Methodist 5301 Lake Isabella Bl., Lake Isabella Sunday School & Worship 9:30 a.m. 379-2120 Lake Isabella Church of Christ 3711 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella Sunday worship 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Bible study Sun. 10 a.m., Thurs. 6 p.m. Kern River Valley Seventh Day Adventist 3801 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella Saturday Service 9:30 a.m. 379-3206 Kern Valley Pentecostal LightHouse Church 3730 Wagon Wheel Dr., Lake Isabella Sunday School 9:45
The community prayer breakfast meeting will be held at Los Palomos Mexican Restaurant in Bodfish Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 7 am. You are invited to join other concerned Christians and be part of a prayer movement here in our lively Kern River Valley. Come and join with us as we pray for our community, our nation and the world’s needs. Let us pray for the lost. The Prayer Breakfast is a monthly event held the first Wednesday of each month. If you believe God answers prayer, you are welcome to join us. “Where two or more are gathered in My name, I am there. “(Jesus) For more information, call Bill Blanton at 760-3795100.
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Churches of the Valley Kernville First Baptist Church of Kernville 46 Valley View Drive, Kernville Sunday Services — 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. 376-6403 Prince of Peace Lutheran Fellowship Center 44 Big Blue Road, Kernville Sunday School 9 a.m. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. 417-2014 Kernville Foursquare Church Kernville Chamber of Commerce 11447 Kernville Road Sunday Services 9:30 a.m. 223-6704 Kernville United Methodist Church 251 Big Blue Rd., Kernville Sunday Services 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. 376-2751 St. Peter’s Anglican Church 11900 Sierra Way, Kernville Sunday Service 10:00 a.m. 376-6362 St. Sherrian Episcopal Church Odd Fellows Hall, Kernville Sundays 10 a.m.
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Services 10:45 a.m. Eve. 5 p.m. Wed. Service 6 p.m. 379-5819 Mt. Mesa Church of Christ Mt. Mesa 6400 Dogwood Av., Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. 379-4792 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 6400 Park Av., Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 10:00 a.m. 379-2904 Grace Chapel 12312 Mt. Mesa Rd., Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 9:45 a.m. 379-4093 Christian Assembly 12424 Mountain Mesa Rd., Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. 379-6377 Victory Tabernacle (United Pentecostal Church) 4324 Birch, Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 4 p.m. 379-6360 Southlake/Weldon Kern Christian Church “The River” 14900 Hwy 178, Southlake Sunday Services 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. 378-3780 Weldon Baptist Church 20674 Highway 178 Sunday Services 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. 378-4964 Weldon United Methodist Church 20021 Hwy. 178, Weldon Sunday Services 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. 378-2321 Wofford Heights Family Life Center Foursquare Church Panorama, Wofford Heights Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. 376-6719 New Life Assembly of God 25 Arden Av., Wofford Heights Sunday Services 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. 376-6402 St. Jude Catholic Church 86 Nellie Dent Dr., Wofford Heights Sunday Mass 7 a.m. & 10 a.m., Sat. 4 p.m. 376-2416 Calvary Chapel 125 Sycamore Drive, Wofford Heights Sunday Service 10 a.m. 376-8789 Christ Fellowship 80 Evans Road, Wofford Heights Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.
Miscellaneous SGI - USA Buddhist Discussion Meetings - call 379-6162 for dates and times. Based on the Lotus Sutra. Salvation Army The needy are helped by the local affiliate of this national organization. Mon. 9 am — 1 pm. 6105 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. 760-379-5100.
Bible Trivia by Wilson Casey 1. Is the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Luke 17, when Jesus healed 10 lepers, how many came back to thank Him? 1, 2, 5, All 10 3. Who had seven sons who always celebrated their birthdays with a feast? Eli, Job, John, David 4. From Genesis 32, whose thigh went
out of joint while wrestling with an angel? Adam, Moses, Jacob, Lot 5. The pool of Bethesda is/was near which gate to the city of Jerusalem? Sheep, Camel, Horse, People 6. Who was Caiaphas' father-in-law? Annanias, Annas, Pilate, Nicodemus ANSWERS: 1) Old; 2) 1; 3) Job; 4) Jacob; 5) Sheep; 6) Annas (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.
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Health Insurance Matters
Giving good customer service pays off Harry P. Thal Kern River Courier Columnist
My travels have taken me to Chicago this week, as I represented Kern County and California to the National Association of Health Underwriters national convention. The trip started out from Long Beach airport Harry Thal on Jet Blue. Stephanie and I were in row 2. Typically when on the ground and a pilot makes his announcements, it is from the cockpit. This pilot came out and spoke to the passengers from the front of the cabin. This personal service will make a lasting impression on
us, and I will recommend Jet Blue to anyone who needs to fly on their routes. Later in the flight, we were diverted to Milwaukee due to the temporary closure of O'Hare due to weather. Again, he came out of his cockpit to explain what was happening. The flight crew was equally helpful, and made each passenger comfortable as we sat for three hours on the tarmac. Great customer service did not begin at the airport. The Holiday Inn at Long Beach airport was staffed with personnel who made us feel as if we were at home. Not that we have a doorman in Kernville, but it felt more like arriving home than in a hotel. The next morning, the van to the airport continued with the driver going the extra mile. Not to belabor the point, but the service continued on the ground in Chicago. The staff at the Hotel Blake
greeted us as if we were old friends returning, although we had never been there before. Each year, insurance companies that participate in the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan are allowed to change the benefits, prices and drugs covered. Most people do not like change and just continue on with the plan of the prior year. Then shortly after January 1, when they get a new bill, find their medicine is no longer covered or that the co-pays have gone through the roof, they have no recourse. The plans can only be changed between November 15 and December 31. So, superior customer service in insurance would be to advise people that they need to review their plan. Offering the review as a free service provides seniors with the opportunity to have a professional review. So, why is customer service so
important? I would not be a bit surprised if a reader books a flight on Jet Blue, or stays at the Long Beach Holiday Inn. When a person needs health insurance, will they use a broker who you never hear from again, or one who follows up to make sure you keep the best plan, regardless of commissions? Referrals are the lifeblood of any consumer product, whether it is a flight to Chicago, a night in a hotel or financial protection to cover the cost of health care. Harry P. Thal, MA, is a licensed insurance broker. He is President of the Kern Association of Health Underwriters and on the National Association of Health Underwriters Medicare Advisory Board. He may be reached at 760-376-2100, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit him on the web at www.harrythal.com
Popular asthma drugs carry dire warning as a carryover Paul G. Donohue, M.D. Kern River Courier Syndicated Columnist
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I started treatment for asthma for the first time at age 80. At first I took prednisone and albuterol. Then I had a Pulmicort inhaler. Now I am on Symbicort. The material that comes with this medicine advises that this LABA (long-acting beta agonist) may increase the chance of death from asthma. Exactly what is this telling me? -E.S. ANSWER: With asthma, there is a sudden constriction of the breathing tubes (bronchi), along with the production of thick mucus. Both block the flow of air into the lungs, and both cause asthma symptoms -- shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing. Asthma changes are reversible. Asthma medications come in three major categories. One is quick-action medicines, the kind that get to work fast to open the breathing tubes. Many of these medicines are SABAs, shortacting beta agonists. Albuterol is one example. Beta agonists dilate bronchi. Too-frequent use of the short-acting beta agonists indicates poor asthma
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control. They should be used only for an acute attack, and attacks should be infrequent. The second category is cortisone drugs, the potent suppressors of inflammation. They calm airways and prevent their constriction. They also decrease mucus production. Taken by mouth, cortisone drugs have unpleasant side effects when used for long periods in high doses. Taken by inhaler, the side effects are few. Pulmicort is a cortisone-inhaler drug. The third category of drug is longacting drugs, drugs that keep the airways less twitchy for prolonged periods. Long-acting beta agonists, LABAs, belong in this category. LABA drugs have been noted to increase the risk of serious asthma attacks, which ended in fatalities for a few. That was in the days when they were used alone. Now they have been incorporated into preparations combined with cortisone drugs. Since these dual preparations have come to the market, no drug-related asthma fatalities have been reported. The warning still exists because a LABA is part of the drug. You don't need to worry about your medicine, Symbicort. It's a dual medicine. The asthma booklet explains in detail this common malady. To order a
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Friday, July 2, 2010
BBQ Fundraiser Friday, Saturday July 2 & 3 10:00am to 2:00pm in the VON’s parking lot
Waffles Sandwiches Salads & Desserts 100% Fresh Squeezed Juices Fruit Smoothies & More
With proceeds going to: KV Search & Rescue Adopt A Goat Program Burn Survivors Trust
20oz Smoothie for the Price of 12oz anytime temperature is 100 o or Higher
Von’s Shopping Center “Next to DMV” 760-379-1792 Monday thru Friday 7am-8pm • Saturday & Sunday 9am to 7pm
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Dine-iin • Take Out Daily Specials • Catering Also serving BBQ Chicken, Brats & Sauerkraut, Hot Dogs & Anniversary,Birthday & Team Hamburgers, all served with Bold Baked Beans & Potato Salad. Parties • Meetings & Banquets 4 Flat Screen TV’s Sports, News & Entertainment Open Everyday! Breakfast: M on.-SS at.7-11 1am
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