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Fires keep smoking, fouling air Fires are miles away Mike Devich Kern River Courier

Lightning-caused fires have been burning for weeks on the Kern Plateau, causing smoky skies in the Kern River Valley, the Indian Wells Valley and even the San Joaquin Valley. As of Tuesday, the July 8 Lion Fire in the Golden Trout Wilderness on the Kern Plateau had grown to about 3,000 acres. Sequoia National Forest officials say they have met with area air pollution control districts and plan to work with them as they monitor the smoke impacts from the fire. Smoky conditions are likely to last

Image from old postcard

Recognize this town? Are there a few things missing? Like a freeway and a whole lot of businesses? This is what Lake Isabella looked like in 1953, just a few years after the town moved south from what was to be the lake bed. In the foreground is Highway 155 coming down from Wofford Heights.

See SMOKE, Page 5

Take those e-mails with grain of salt Mike Devich Kern River Courier

If you received an e-mail saying that this month, having five Fridays, five Saturdays and five Sundays, creates something called “money bags,” which happens only once every 823 years according to Chinese feng shui, and will bring you riches – it’s bunk. Such an occurrence comes a lot more often

Weldon woman wins Vegas trip Jennie Cox Special to the Courier

As part of the fundraising efforts for this year’s annual fireworks show sponsored by the Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce, a drawing was held for a vacation at the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa in Las Vegas. The winner was chosen in that drawing July 13. She is Wanda Drinkard from Weldon. Drinkard bought the ticket from Laura Alford, who sells insurance for Drinkard State Farm. Alford also sold the most tickets for the drawing. Drinkard plans on giving the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa Getaway to her grandson as a wedding present; he will be getting married this fall. The prize was a two-night, threeday stay at the South Point Hotel, which is located right as you come into the Las Vegas valley from the south. The hotel features suites with 42-inch plasma televisions and Wi-Fi throughout.

than every 823 years – more like every few years. It’s just one more example of how you should never take everything you read in an e-mail or on a website for granted. There is an awful lot of misinformation and disinformation out there in cyberspace. Here at the Courier, we get bucketloads of forwarded e-mails that turn out, once vetted, to be bogus. For instance, another one that we got says breathlessly that if you

take the last two digits of the year that you were born and add the age you will be this year, the results will be 111 for everyone in the whole wide world! Wow, it’s magic! Actually, it’s not. It’s just basic math. The age you are going to be plus your birth year will always total the current year. Besides, the 111 thing is really not true

See E-MAILS, Page 5

Horseshoe club makes pitch Help needed for big tourney Mike Devich Kern River Courier

The Kern River Valley will have 500 horseshoe players and their families here from all over Southern California for next year’s Labor Day weekend, if we pitch in now and start improving the facilities. A few new courts (five or six) are needed at the Lake Isabella Horseshoe Club’s pitching site in the back of Lake Isabella Park (affectionately known locally as Tank Park because of the decommissioned military tank out front.) The improvements must be made or the Southern California meet will not be brought here. Terry Duthridge, president of the Lake Isabella club (which is affiliated with the Southern California Horseshoe Pitching Association), said, “We were able to take it away from Bakersfield (in a recent vote). (But) we gotta have donations or they’re going to give it to someone else.” The area finals have been held every other year in Bakersfield, and Duthridge hopes to bring the estimated 500 players here instead. Duthridge has been trying to work with local motels for lodging for all those people, and has worked out some dry camping arrangements near the courts for those in need of a place to stay. The improvement costs are not huge, but the

See HORSESHOES, Page 12

Vol. 8 No. 25 Lake Isabella’s weekend weather Fri: Sunny, high 92. Fri. night: Clear, low 66. Windy. Sat.: Sunny, high 97. Sat. night: Clear, low 67. Sun.: Sunny, high 97. Sun. night: Clear, low 66. National Weather Service

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Weekly fishing report by columnist Mike Mencarini.

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The torpedo took out the propellors and spewed yellow dye all over everything.

Kern River Water Data: Wed. 6 a.m. Storage, Isabella Reservoir 348,302 acre-feet. (Peak was 361,709 ac-ft. July 15. Pool capacity is 568,075 ac.-ft. at the spillway. Current safety limit is 360,000 ac.-ft.) Inflow, North Fork of Kern at Kernville 1,772 cfs (5-hr avg.)

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Lake Isabella Horseshoe Club president Terry Duthridge pitches at last year’s state horseshoes tournament. The Lake Isabella horseshoe area has a chance to host the Southern California tourney if new courts are added, but help is needed.

Outflow, Lower Kern 2,272 cfs Borel Canal flow 560 cfs 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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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

County Dump Cyrus Canyon OHV Area Target Range ModelAircraft Controllers Stine Cove Robinson Cove Hanning Flat

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North Fork Marina Camp 9 Boulder Gulch Hungry Gulch Rich Gulch West Side

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This modified ride is owned by Bob Weaver of Wofford Heights, and was spotted in Kernville a few weeks ago. What was the engine compartment (the engine is in the back) is now a barbecue grill, and a stuffed animal is shown on it as a joke. The Kern River Valley is chock full of vintage car enthusiasts (the cars are vintage and so are the enthusiasts!)

Dear Kern River Courier, In the past several years I have enjoyed the Kern River Courier. Even though I live elsewhere, it has provided me with such small town comfort, humor, compassion, and just plain ole info about your community, cast of characters and ongoing events. I have to say, the thing I have missed visually this particular year, however, is the photography of one Murdoc Douglas. I hope to see more of his take on life and events and beautiful scenery that make up the Kern River area. His photos have a particular artistic bent. Otherwise, keep up the good work. Your faithful subscriber, Diana Said Palm Desert (Ed. note: Thanks for the letter, Diana. Murdoc has been a bit under the weather lately. We hope to have more pictures from him soon. In the meantime, the above is a previously unpublished Murdoc photo taken a few weeks ago.)

South Fork Woman’s Club

Annual BBQ By Jim Wyly Sunday August 21 11:00am to 4:00pm

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Everyone’s Welcome Tickets $10.00

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U.S. Forest Service

11447 Kernville Rd. Kernville Corner Sierra Way & Kernville Road Local: (760) 376-2629 Toll Free: 866-KERNVILLE

Kernville Office: 105 Whitney Rd. (around the corner from the museum) (760) 376-3781 (closed on weekends – go to the Kernville Chamber of Commerce office for permits) Lake Isabella office: 4875 Ponderosa Dr. (enter from Hwy. 155 just over the hill from Hwy. 178) (760) 379-5646

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Emergencies - call 911 Kern Valley Hospital & Kern Valley Healthcare District

McCray and Laurel, Mt. Mesa (760) 379-2681 Kern Valley Substation

Sheriff’s Department and CHP 7050 Lake Isabella Blvd. (760) 549-2100 Weekdays only, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce

6404 Lake Isabella Blvd. L.I. Across from Senior Center Local: (760) 379-5236 Toll Free: (866) KRV4FUN

Kern County fire stations are located in Kernville, Lake Isabella and Southlake. Call 911 to report a fire as there are many fire agencies.

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The Courier Calendar Free health fair at Lakeshore Farmers Market July 23 There will be a free educational health fair on Sat., July 23 from 9am until 1pm at the Lakeshore Farmers Market, 7466 Wofford Blvd., Wofford Heights. Learn about the services of the Kern County Dept. of Public Health Nutrition Network, the California Dept. of Insurance, California Dept. of Human Services, Clinica Sierra Vista, Kern Valley C.E.R.T., Kern Valley Search and Rescue, and the Kern County Sheriff's Dept. of Citizen Services. Also, Warren White will provide musical entertainment and a fund raising bake sale is offered by the Kern Valley Growers Association (sponsors of the Lakeshore Market) to raise money for scholarships. Deadline is July 24 for church youth group fundraiser The youth group of New Life Assembly of God in Wofford Heights is running a fundraiser featuring 2 month memberships to Valley Fitness for only $20. That’s a $70 value. And Valley Fitness is letting the group keep 100% of the profit. The sale ends on July 24. Contact James Taylor at (760) 536-8080 or by email at youth@newlifeconnections.com. Food commodities distribution date Tuesday, July 26 Government food commodities will be distributed to those qualified on Tuesday, July 26 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. Silver City Ghost Town paranormal investigation July 29 The Lake Isabella Paranormal Association with Kat Owen will be present on July 29 at Silver City Ghost Town in Bodfish. Owen will be explaining ghost-hunting techniques as well as presenting slide shows from previous investigations both on site and in the surrounding area. Those attending the event will be also be able to meet members of the Old West reenactor group the Tombstone Law Dawgs who will be present in period 1880s attire. There will be a Lantern Light Ghost Tour at 9 p.m. (Tickets go on sale at 8:30 p.m.) The cost is $12 per person, all ages. All proceeds generated from the tour will be used in the continued preservation and renovation of the historic buildings at Silver City. Dinner for supervisor candidate Freeland to be July 31 There will be a fundraising dinner for Dave Freeland, candidate for 1st District Supervisor, on Sunday, July 31 at 4 p.m. at The Lodge at Painted Rock on Pearl Harbor Drive near Keyesville. Freeland, a retired Forest Service district ranger, will speak about the current state of the County of Kern and his principles and commitments. For additional information call Cheryl Borthick at (760) 379-7108 or Violet Ham at (760) 376-1903. Hummingbird Festival held at Kern River Preserve Aug. 6 The Kern River Valley has

been called the “Hummingbird Viewing Capital of California.” You can view hundreds of the colorful winged birds zipping around at the Kern River Preserve’s Hummingbird Festival on Aug. 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The preserve is located in Weldon. Look for the gate on Highway 178. Free; no reservations needed. At 8 a.m. will be a short lesson in hummingbird feeder maintenance and a recipe for hummingbird food. Volunteers are needed for this event. See http://kern.audubon.org/ Indian Community meeting held in Lake Isabella Aug. 6 Kern Valley Indian Community quarterly meeting will be held on Saturday Aug. 6 at 11:00 a.m. at the Senior Center, 6405 Lake Isabella

Regular activities Fridays

• 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 Church, Lake Isabella. 378-3935. •10-11 a.m.- Grief Support Group, 6048 L.I.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. • 6 p.m. - Kernville Baptist Church game night, 2nd Fri. Next to Pizza Barn. 223-1036. • 7:30 p.m.- Al-Anon, 80 Evans Rd, Wofford Hts. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-8985.

Saturdays

• 9 a.m.- 2 p.m - Farmer’s Market, Nuui Cunni Ctr, French Gulch. 549-0800 • 9 a.m.- 1 p.m - Farmer’s Market, Lakeshore Lodge, Wofford Heights. • 5 p.m., Havilah Centennial Group , 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.

Sundays

• 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. *10 a.m. - Al Anon meeting for adult children, 113 Dawson Dr., WH. 376-6136.

Mondays

• 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 379-5831. • 10 a.m. - Exercise Class, Lakeridge Clubhouse, Lake Isabella. 379-3206. • 1 p.m. - Kern Valley Democratic Club, Senior Center, 3rd Monday. • 1 p.m., Line dance classes, Senior Center. 379-0043. • 3 p.m. - Kernville Chamber, board 2nd Mon., 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 Lake Isabella. 376-4461. • 7 p.m. KRV Art Association meets, 3rd Mon., Senior Center. 379-2844. • 7 p.m. - AA meeting, 113 Dawson Dr., WH. 376-6136. • 7:30 p.m. Al-Anon, KV Hosp Cafe. 760379-7318 or 760-379-8985.

Tuesdays

• 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, 1st Baptist Church, LI. 379-2556. • 10 a.m. Kern Valley Garden Group, 2nd Tues. 379-1129. • 12:30 p.m. Bridge Club, Rod & Gun Club, E. Evans Rd., Wofford Heights. 376-4249. • 2 p.m. - KRV Cemetery District. 2nd Tuesday. Public invited. 376-2189. • 6 p.m. - LI-Bodfish Prop. Owners meet at Senior Center. 2nd Tues. (760) 379-1830. • 6:30 p.m. Epilepsy Support Group, Bakersfield, 2nd Tues. 376-1606. • 7 p.m. - KRV Historical Society meets,

Boulevard in Lake Isabella. Guest speaker will be the new Site Project Coordinator for the Owens Valley Career Development Center Office in Lake Isabella, James Davis Jr. Lunch and refreshments will be provided by the Council. Please bring a dessert and a raffle item, if possible. Bring any gently used household items and clothing to share. Wofford Heights teen center holds open house Aug. 10 Family Preservation Community Services is proud to present ETC! (Every Teen Counts!) It’s a place for teens to come, have fun and learn independent living skills. They will be having an open house event on Wednesday, August 10 from

See EVENTS, Page 12 Senior Center, Lake Isabella, 4th Tues.

Wednesdays

• 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Sen. Ctr., 6407 Lk. Isabella Blvd., 379-5831. •9 -11:30 a.m., Dam Quilters, senior apts behind Vons, 1st & 3rd Wed. 661-867-1603. • 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, 379-2556. • Noon- KRV Chamber of Commerce meeting, El Portal II. 2nd Wed, 379-5236. • Noon - Eagles Lunch/Shuffleboard, open to public, Mt. Mesa, 379-3394. • 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. • 5:30 p.m. Weight Watchers, Weldon Methodist Church, (760) 267-4693. • 6:00 p.m. American Legion, Lake Isabella Sr. Ctr. Veterans Rm., 3rd Wed. 379-5086. • 7 p.m. - Fish & Game Habitat Club, 631 E. Evans Rd, Wofford Hts, third Wed. • 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, 760-379-7318 or 760-379-8985. • 7 p.m. - Elks meet, Wofford Heights Blvd.

Thursdays • 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. • 5 -7 p.m. - TANF Cultural Night - 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, Ewing’s restaurant, Kernville. • 6:30 p.m.-Sweet Adelines, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. New members welcome. • 7 p.m.- Kern Valley Astronomy Club, museum, Kernville. 3rd Thurs. 376-1291. • 7:30 p.m. Al-Anon KV Hospital, Mt. Mesa. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-8985.

Bingo Guide 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.

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Slice corn off of cob and set aside. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Crumble and set aside. Retain 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease in the pan and fry pepper until just softened. Add the corn and cook until tender. Stir in the crumbled bacon and cook 1 minute more. Bodfish Bob's Creamy Swedish Cucumbers 2 cucumbers large, peeled and sliced 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons red onions chopped

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Up higher, Upper and Lower Peppermint are the only waters that will receive stocked fish until If late summer days are confall. The rest of the creeks, due to sidered the “Dog Days,” then I low water and increased water guess we could call late July the temp, are done for the summer. “Puppy Days” of This also includes the creeks of summer as we the Greenhorn, Cedar, Alder, etc. string together If you are wanting great trout day after day of fishing just pick a spot anywhere hot, dry windless from the park in Kernville to days. As I am Brush Creek just below the writing this colJohnsondale bridge. umn the air is The lake is still holding its thick with own, with some nice trout being smoke, so think caught at the cemetery and at it’s laying like a the usual trout catching spots Mencarini blanket over the along the shore. The crappie are lake. It may not have any effect sill thick in the trees in the newly on fishing, but it can’t be good submerged areas of the lake. for our lungs! The Upper Kern is The bass and catfish bite are even worse. The smoke is comalso good. If you are planning on ing from lightning-caused fires going fishing or any other outup on the side activity Plateau. remember to The keep hydrated “The fishing upriver remains fishing and always be upriver safety mindphenomenal. ” remains ed. phenome--Mike Mencarini nal and Mike with the Mencarini is a lower Wofford flow it will get even better. The Heights resident and a volunteer staff of the hatchery stocked 300 at the Kern River Fish Hatchery. pounds of trophy trout in the For questions or comments you stretch of river from the divercan reach him through the Kern sion dam to Brush Creek last River Courier, office@kernriverweek. Thanks, guys. courier.com.

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over the next few months though the impacts will vary depending upon current weather conditions and how many acres have burned recently. According to the U.S. Forest Service, fire is a useful resource if managed correctly. In a March 2011 document they said, “Fire is a natural ecological process in the Sierra Nevada. Each year, lightning strikes result in wildland fires that help shape the wilderness vegetation. Naturally occurring fire allows forests to be thinned, opening the canopy and allowing sunlight through, which allows for the sprouting and regrowth of plants, shrubs and trees. Fire also allows for the recycling of nutrients to the soil while reducing the amount of dead, woody debris.”

Trail closures are in effect in and around the Lion Fire in the Golden Trout Wilderness. Those planning a trip are asked to call the Western Divide Ranger District at 559-5392607 before obtaining your wilderness permit. Trail closure and current fire information can be found on Inciweb at http://inciweb.org/ or by calling fire information lines at Kernville #760-379-5646 ext. 515, or Springville #559-539-2607 ext. 214. Other smaller fires are still burning on the Plateau as well. The Beach Fire at a half-acre and the Church Fire at six acres are being managed by the Forest Service and are not contained. Four other lightning fires at less than an acre each have all been contained.

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Courier chuckle of the week: “A casino in South Dakota was robbed by a man dressed as a mummy. The police described the suspect as anywhere between 25 and 8,000 years old.� Craig Ferguson

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Salome’s Stars ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A misunderstanding tests the temperament of the sometimes headstrong Aries. Instead of blowing your top, take time for a pleasant diversion while things cool down. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A workplace problem could make the divine Bovine see red. But talk it out before you consider walking out. Some surprising facts emerge that change your earlier focus. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You face a choice between ignoring your uneasy feelings about your relationship with that special person and demanding explanations. A close friend offers wise counsel. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A change you'd been hoping for carries an unexpected complication. Stay the course, and things will work themselves out. Be sure to make time for family and friends. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Aspects favor spending time with loved ones. On the job, new ideas are generally welcomed. But demands for changes could cause problems. Be ready to defend your choices. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Good news: That workplace problem is close to being resolved with results that should please everyone. Take time off to indulge your love of fun and games. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Most of the time you are the most unflappable person around.

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Friday, July 22, 2011

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Health Insurance Matters

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Abilene was a big cow town

Harry P. Thal Kern River Courier Columnist

I’m at the books again. Each year, those of us who work in health insurance sales are required to get a certification to sell Medicare Advantage (aka Medicare Part C) and Prescription Drug Plans (Medicare Part D). The task was made easier a few years ago when a nationally recognized five-part exam was Harry Thal developed. Each insurance company may use this process, or, with approval, create their own training on the rules and regulations concerning the basic information and marketing regulations. (I served on the National Association of Health Underwriters committee that instigated this.) Each company selling a prescription drug plan or a Medicare HMO or PPO must provide training to every agent who sells their products each year. After the training, which can take many hours each, there is again an examination. Some plans require 100% before you are certified for sales. Also, every company must, by law, have a class and examination on Fraud, Waste and Abuse. Much is redundant, but as the internal policies differ between companies, it is a chore. The public should be able to pick the plan that is the best for them, not the one or two plans that an agent

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contracts with. Worse are the plans that have in-house agents who go out and discuss their plan's benefits. They only needed to take one company's training. They may know their plan, but is it the best for the consumer? There are many agents who learn one or two plans, or the singular company rep. You as a consumer need to attend many presentations as possible to learn which plan will offer the most coverage for your insurance dollar. Or, seek out an agent who represents a great variety of plans to make sure you are getting the best deal possible. The Medicare annual enrollment period begins Oct. 15 and will run until Dec. 7. In another month you will receive in the mail an annual notice of change. Each company, by law, must send this out. Read it carefully. No matter how happy you are with your current Medicare HMO or PPO or Part D prescription plan, these plans will be different next year. Take the time and read and shop early. While some plans are "free," they are getting paid for by your tax dollars and Medicare premiums. Be sure you are getting a value. Harry P. Thal, MA, is a licensed insurance broker. He is President of the Kern Association of Health Underwriters and is on the National Association of Health Underwriters Medicare Advisory Board. He may be reached at 760-376-2100, e-mail harrythal@aol.com or visit him on the web at www.harrythal.com

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In the John Wayne movie “Red River,” played all the time now on Turner Classic Movies, Abilene was where the cowboys and their cattle were headed. Abilene was a town filled with saloons and music, whiskey, gambling and prostitutes. Its California Joe frontier debauchery sustained many a saddle bum. One, in the movie, was John Wayne, who crossed the Red River on the way to Åbilene with 9,000 cows and a need to sell his cattle. How he managed that is the screen story that unfolds before your eyes. Abilene as a cow capital was the brainchild of Illinois stockman Joseph G. McCoy, who decided the business needed a Kansas rather than a Missouri stop. In 1867, he purchased 250 acres near the Kansas Pacific tracks. He built corrals, and then did a little word-of-mouth advertising around Texas. The word spread that Abilene was cowboy-friendly, and by 1870, some 300,000 head had been driven there. (The establishment of a railhead at Ellsworth, 60 miles southwest of Abilene, reduced some of the traffic around

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Talking About Real Estate

Things I Have Noticed...

Five ways to NOT sell your home

The gobs of yellow dye story

Matt Freeman Kern River Courier Columnist

Whenever a property is put on the market by a seller it is always with the best intentions of selling. However, that being said there are some things that a seller can do that can really reduce the chances of that sale happening. As my dad says, "Do you want to sell your home, or just have it for sale?" Matt Freeman Here are five "donot's" for sellers. 1: Overprice. This is by far the worst thing you can do as a seller to hamstring the sale of your property. Once a real estate agent could recommend a price and the seller could still sell for 100K over or something. Not so anymore. Get a good real estate agent who is experienced in estimating property value and price aggressively. 2: Underpay. The days of being able to put a listing up for 2% commission and seeing it sell in a week with multiple offers on it are gone. Pay the going commission rate; pay more! Real estate folks work hard, and we don't get a steady paycheck. We only get paid when we sell. So a lot of real estate agents will not even show a home at reduced commission. Don't cost yourself an opportunity to sell your

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home to save a buck or two. 3: Keeping clutter. It is important to have a clean, presentable home. We all have a lot of personal stuff; you should see the room where I am writing this article right now! Make sure people can see the house through the stuff. Light and airy is the thought here, wide open spaces in every room. 4: Not picking the right agent. Picking someone with a good reputation is important and a good record of sales. Living in the area a long time is a really important trait as well, as is whether they do this professsion full-time or not. Remember, selling a house is a lot more than just putting a sign in the front yard and a couple of pictures on the MLS. Some agents don't even do that. Get someone who will work hard for you. 5: Spending the money before you have it. Don't! Remember, your home is not valued based on a seller's needs, it is valued based on its value in the market at the time of the sale. An appraiser won't care that a seller needs 400K for their 150K house because they have to move to a place where houses are 400K. Price aggressively based on your needs and desire to sell. Be patient and don't worry; it will happen. Matt Freeman is a Realtor with Freeman’s Lakeside Realty (760) 379-5915 or cell 223-0880. His column is not intended to replace legal advice.

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After last week’s column where I mentioned that I had spent four years in the Navy standing in lines, I got to thinking about more about those years. I spent an interesting 48 months of naval service. About half that time I was on a destroyer escort (DE), and the secMiddleworth ond half on a submarine. On the DE we spent lots of practice time trying to locate and make practice hits on submarines. Later when I was on a submarine, we spent lots of time locating and making practice hits on destroyers. I got to see it from both angles. My DE, the Edmonds, operated out of Pearl Harbor. It was pretty good duty, and our DE was involved in a number of interesting missions. I remember one operation with a sub called the K1. There wasn't a lot of love lost between us and the K1. In previous exercises we had come out the victor more than they and it didn't sit well with them. This latest mission was for us was to act as a slow moving target for the K1 as they fired one of their new torpedoes which had a new tracking device on it. The torpedo's warhead was replaced with

a non-lethal unit and was rigged to be fired from the sub. When it was about 1,000 yards from our ship, its motor was to shut off and it was supposedly to bob around on top of the water in a big splash of yellow dye. We would locate, secure and tow it back to Pearl Harbor. That day I was operating the sonar. Just as I located the sub, I noticed the torpedo leave the K1 and head toward us. I told the bridge that the K1 had fired its torpedo and it was coming toward us. At 1,000 yards I hurriedly told the bridge that it wasn't slowing down and we were going to be hit. And we were. At about 40 knots it nailed us right in the stern, collecting both propellers, bending the heck out of both shafts and spreading yellow dye over everything.We were dead in the water. I could hear our captain cussing clear down in the Combat Information Center. (I learned some new cuss words that day). Our entire crew thought the K1 did it on purpose, but nothing came of it. The worst part of the repair was trying to remove the big gobs of yellow dye and living down the notoriety of being towed into port. 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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Kern River Courier Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: El Super Primo (2011 - B3873) Street address of principal place of business: 4408 Posada Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93309. Mailing address of business: 4408 Posada Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93309. REGISTRANT: Raul Herrera, 4408 Posada Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93309. A - Individual. Date the business commenced: 08/20/2008. 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: Raul Herrera. This statement filed on 06/21/2011. Expires 06/21/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By N. Hawley. Published by the Kern River Courier July 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: E-Z Travel (2011 - B3872) Street address of principal place of business: 4194 Pinewood Lake Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93309. Mailing address of business: 4194 Pinewood Lake Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93309. REGISTRANTS: Elizabeth Chan, 4194 Pinewood Lake Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93309 and Maria Elsa Chan, 4194 Pinewood Lake Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93309 . L - State/Local Registered Domestic 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: Elizabeth Chan. This statement filed on 06/21/2011. Expires 06/21/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By M. Medina. Published by the Kern River Courier July 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Lake Isabella Funeral Home & Crematory (2011 - B3918) Street address of principal place of business: 3641 Ersking Creek Road, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. Mailing address of business: 3641 Ersking Creek Road, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. REGISTRANT: Robert Guidry, 3641 Ersking Creek Road, 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: Robert Guidry. This statement filed on 06/23/2011. Expires 06/23/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By N. Hawley. Published by the Kern River Courier July 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Night Flier - Your Personal Chauffeur (2011 - B3785) Street address of principal place of business: 1727 Orange Street, Bakersfield, CA 93304. Mailing address of business: 1727 Orange Street, Bakersfield, CA 93304. REGISTRANT: Brian Armer, 1727 Orange

Street, Bakersfield, CA 93304. A Individual. Date the business commenced: 06/01/2011. 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: Brian Armer. This statement filed on 06/16/2011. Expires 06/16/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By N. Hawley. Published by the Kern River Courier July 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: White's Cleaning Service (2011 B3916) Street address of principal place of business: 124 Bull Run Road, Kernville, CA 93238. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 1140, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. REGISTRANT: Julie White, 124 Bull Run Road, Kernville, CA 93238. 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: Julie White. This statement filed on 06/23/2011. Expires 06/23/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By N. Hawley. Published by the Kern River Courier July 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2011. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME Fictitious Business Name being abandoned: FAY CREEK WELL WATER SYSTEM, (2010-B0470) Street address of business: 9617 South Fay Creek Ford, Weldon, CA 93283. Mailing address of Business: P.O. Box 438, Weldon, CA 93283. REGISTRANTS WHO WISH TO ABANDON THE BUSINESS NAME: Robert Lowe, 9617 South Fay Creek Ford, Weldon, CA 93283; Todd Bastian, 121 North W Street, Lompoc, CA 93436; Beth Mramor, 23422 Candlewood Way, West Hills, CA 91307. Original FBN Statement Filed on: 01/21/2010. This Statement of Abandonment filed on: 06/23/2011. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk by N. Hawley, Deputy Clerk (34993). Published by the Kern River Courier July 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Bows N Spurs Designs (2011 - B3812) Street address of principal place of business: 3812 Paseo Airosa, Bakersfield, CA 93311. Mailing address of business: 3812 Paseo Airosa, Bakersfield, CA 93311. REGISTRANTS: Roshelle Silva, 3812 Paseo Airosa, Bakersfield, CA 933ss and Vicky Arreola, 6912 Katherine Avenue, Van Nuys, CA 91405. B - 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: Roshelle Silva. This statement filed on 06/17/2011. Expires 06/17/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By G. Meza. Published by the Kern River Courier July 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2011.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Hedges Racing (2011 - B3801) Street address of principal place of business: 5609 Hooper, Weldon, CA 93283. Mailing address of business: PO Box 23, Weldon, CA 93283. REGISTRANT: John Hedges, 5609 Hooper, Weldon, CA 93283. A - Individual. Date the business commenced: 06/01/2011. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: John Hedges. This statement filed on 06/16/2011. Expires 06/16/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By G. Meza. Published by the Kern River Courier July 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Adwest (2011 - B3986) Street address of principal place of business: 8517 Bellows Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93311. Mailing address of business: 8517 Bellows Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93311. REGISTRANTS: Bruce Moreno, 8517 Bellows Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93311 and Wendy Moreno, 8517 Bellows Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93311. H - CoPartners. 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: Bruce Moreno. This statement filed on 06/28/2011. Expires 06/28/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By M. Medina. Published by the Kern River Courier July 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Garden Community Fellowship (2011 B4147) Street address of principal place of business: 1789 Bodfish Canyon Road, Bodfish, CA 93205. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 429, Bodfish, CA 93205. REGISTRANT: Assembly of God of Harbor City, 25401 South Western Avenue, Lomita, CA 90717. F - Corporation. 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: Phillip E. Burgess, Senior Pastor. This statement filed on 07/07/2011. Expires 07/07/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By M. Medina. Published by the Kern River Courier July 15, 22, 29 and August 5, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: SA Recycling (2011 - B3919) Street address of principal place of business: 1643 Glenwood Street, Delano, CA 93215. Mailing address of business: 3200 East Frontera Street, Anaheim, CA 92806. REGISTRANT: SA Recycling, LLC, 3200 East Frontera Street, Anaheim, CA 92806. 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: George Adams, President/CEO. This statement filed on 06/23/2011. Expires 06/23/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By G. Meza. Published by the Kern River Courier July 15, 22, 29 and August 5, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Del Taco 1082 (2011 - B3795) Street address of principal place of business: 5941 South Dennis McCarthy Drive, Lebec, CA 93243. Mailing address of business: 1040 North Benson Avenue, Upland, CA 91786. REGISTRANT: QuickBites, Inc., 1040 North Benson Avenue, Upland, CA 91786. F Corporation. 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: Ayed Y. Ireifej, Secretary/Treasurer. This statement filed on 06/16/2011. Expires 06/16/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By G. Meza. Published by the Kern River Courier July 15, 22, 29 and August 5, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Central California Blues (2011 B4442) Street address of principal place of business: 3403 Culver Street, Bakersfield, CA 93306. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 70747, Bakersfield, CA 93387. REGISTRANT: Central California Aztecs, 3403 Culver Street, Bakersfield, CA 93306. F - Corporation. Date the business commenced: 10/04/2007. 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: Meg Conlon, Vice President. This statement filed on 07/20/2011. Expires 07/20/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By G. Meza. Published by the Kern River Courier July 22, 29, August 5 and 12, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Dad's Jerky & Sausage Company, LLC (2011 - B4154) Street address of principal place of business: 3708 Flicker Road, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 223, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. REGISTRANT: Dad's Jerky & Sausage Company, LLC, 3708 Flicker Road, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. D - Limited Liability Company. Date the business commenced: 06/09/2006. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement

must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: Melissa Whittier. This statement filed on 07/07/2011. Expires 07/07/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By G. DiPrima. Published by the Kern River Courier July 22, 29, August 5 and 12, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Larry Scheer Field Service (2011 B4068) Street address of principal place of business: 4048 Marriot Street, Bakersfield, CA 93311. Mailing address of business: 607 Jasmine Park Drive, Unit 4, Bakersfield, CA 93312. REGISTRANT: Larry Scheer, 607 Jasmin Park Drive, Unit 4, Bakersfield, CA 93312. A - Individual. 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: Larry Scheer. This statement filed on 06/30/2011. Expires 06/30/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By V. Zuniga. Published by the Kern River Courier July 22, 29, August 5 and 12, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Neil Millikin's Apollonia Dental Centers (2011 - B4245) Street address of principal place of business: 1509 Hazelmere Court, Bakersfield, CA 93311. Mailing address of business: 1509 Hazelmere Court, Bakersfield, CA 93311. REGISTRANT: Neil Millikin D.D.S., Inc., 1509 Hazelmere Court, Bakersfield, CA 93311. F Corporation. Date the business commenced: 11/30/1999. 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: Neil Millikin, President. This statement filed on 07/11/2011. Expires 07/11/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By M. Rodriguez. Published by the Kern River Courier July 22, 29, August 5 and 12, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Nord Landscape (2011 - B4031) Street address of principal place of business: 2828 Henry Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93308-5706. Mailing address of business: 2828 Henry Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93308-5706. REGISTRANT: Landscape Solutions Group, Inc., 2828 Henry Lane, Bakersfield, CA 933085706. F - Corporation. 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: Timothy F. Nord, President. This statement filed on 06/29/2011. Expires 06/29/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By M. Medina. Published by the Kern River Courier July 22, 29,

August 5 and 12, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Spectrum Filmworks (2011 - B4221) Street address of principal place of business: 3408 Chester Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93309. Mailing address of business: 3408 Chester Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93309. REGISTRANT: Michael Freeman, 3408 Chester Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93309. 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: Michael Freeman. This statement filed on 07/11/2011. Expires 07/11/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By G. Meza. Published by the Kern River Courier July 22, 29, August 5 and 12, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Voice Fabrik (2011 - B4077), DBA #2: Voice Fabric (2011 - B4078). Street address of principal place of business: 4450 California Avenue, Suite K #250, Bakersfield, CA 93309. Mailing address of business: 4450 California Avenue, Suite K #250, Bakersfield, CA 93309. REGISTRANTS: Ben Stinson, 1827 Chevy Chase Way, Bakersfield, CA 93305; Tim Davis, 4401 Fruitvale Avenue, #106, Bakersfield, CA 93308; Daniel Morgan, 13507 Providence Place, Bakersfield, CA 93314; Adam Clements, 3511 Squire Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93309. B - General Partnership. Date the business commenced: 06/30/2011. 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: Ben Stinson. This statement filed on 07/01/2011. Expires 07/01/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By M. Rodriguez. Published by the Kern River Courier July 22, 29, August 5 and 12, 2011.

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club has no money and so is looking for some help. Concrete is the biggest cost, estimated to be about $2,500. Duthridge is trying to get a discount on the concrete, but has not had any luck so far. If you can help with the effort to bring 500 horseshoe pitchers here, call Duthridge at (760) 417-9671 or (760) 379-2125. Volunteer labor is needed too. The Southern California group, which has clubs from 20 locales such as Apple Valley, Bishop and Stevenson Ranch, is a member of the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association of America. The national club has affiliates in most states as well as some in Canada.

noon to 6 p.m. ETC! is located at 6930 Wofford Blvd, across from Rogers Rentals. The phone is (760)-376-4100. The center’s hours are Monday through Friday noon to 6 p.m. They take kids in 6th-12th grades. They do art projects/crafts, games, cooking classes, life skills. They have computers, video games and pool tables. For more information call Maria or Melissa at (760) 549-3650 or (760) 376-4100.

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Sweet Adelines to put on Ice Cream Social Aug. 13 There will be an all-you-can-eat ice cream social at the celebration of the 39th anniversary of the Kern Valley Chapter of Sweet Adelines on Saturday Aug. 13 at the Senior Center in Lake Isabella at 6 p.m. A oneact musical play by Sandi Johnstone, “The Telegram,” will be presented. Tickets are on sale in Kernville at Cheryl's Diner or in Lake Isabella at Nelda's Diner, Curly Tom's and Dr. Hyer’s office or from any Sweet Adeline. More info Cheryl at 760-376-4124 or www.kernvalleychapter.com. First Spay Day to be held Aug. 20 in Lake Isabella The first of two free Spay Days will be held the Vons parking lot in Lake Isabella on Saturday, Aug. 20. All of the reservations have been taken in this day-long event sponsored by Los Angeles-based Basic Needs Foundation, but in case donations have made more appointments available, call 1-888-504-7729. South Fork Woman’s Club to have BBQ Aug. 21 The South Fork Woman’s Club will have their annual barbecue on Aug. 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at their club house on Fay Ranch Road in Weldon. Everyone is welcome. Tickets are $10. For more information call Andrea Babb at (760) 379-1927. Food commodities distribution date Tuesday, Aug. 23 Government food commodities will be distributed to those qualified on Tuesday, Aug. 23 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 our free Courier Calendar, just send the information to us by e-mail. You may also submit on paper, either in person or by mail (our addresses are on page 2). Must be received by Tuesday at 1 p.m. in order to make each Friday’s issue. Events must be open to the public and if there is any cost, it must be listed. Items submitted for our free Calendar listings may be shortened. They’ll be printed in chronological order by event date. Submitted items deemed entirely or mostly advertising for a business will not be accepted. Some event information gathered from the chambers of commerce, KRVR or www.kernvalley.com

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Thursday ~ Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm 49 Big Blue Road, Kernville (Next to the Post Office) (760)376-6683 Admission is Free

International Teas • Medicinal Herbs Specialty Blends • Tea Accessories Aroma Therapy • Unique Wind Chimes 11006 Kernville Rd. ( Next to the Fire Station) (760) 376-8822 Open daily 10am -7pm


Kern River Courier July 22, 2010  

Kern River Courier July 22, 2010

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