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Independence Day to last all weekend Michael Batelaan Courier FYI The weather conditions for the July 4th week in the Valley are looking hot! hot! hot! for river and lake recreation and also for joining in area events. ■ Free Fishing Day Saturday, July 6, has a special bonus -- it’s the first of two free fishing days in California. That means you can try your luck at angling without having to buy a fishing license. ■ Nuui Cunni Center The Nuui Cunni Cultural Center will host its annual July 4th celebration on Saturday, July 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come on out for fun, food, demonstrations and entertainment. ■ Free Community Event First District Supervisor and the Stop Meth Now task force are hosting a free community event on Saturday July 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Riverside Park in Kernville. The event will feature speaker Nic Sheff, an author and recovering addict, free dinner for Kern County residents, a community safety event. ■ Fireworks Show The Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce fireworks show will be held over Isabella Lake from Engineer’s Point on Saturday, July 6 at about 9 p.m. ■ Museums Open Be sure to pay a visit to our local Kern Valley History Museum, Thursday through Sunday, for a look into the area’s Western heritage. Or learn about the raising of the Kern Rainbow Trout Saturday at the Kern River Fish Hacthery Museum and reopened grounds just north of Kernville. For more information, see the Courier calendar and other related stories featured in this issue. people

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Saturday, July 6 at Riverside Park, Kernville 4 to 6 p.m.

‘Recovery is Possible’ event planned Heidi Carter-Escudero Courier Special Kern County First District Supervisor Mick Gleason is partnering with Kern Stop Meth Now and Bakersfield TV 17 to sponsor a community dinner and guest speaker on Saturday, July 6 at Riverside Park in Kernville from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. “Recovery is Possible” will be a two-hour event featuring guest speaker Nic Sheff, author and recovering addict. The first 500 participants will also be treated to a free picnic style dinner

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FIREWORKS PROHIBITED ALL FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN THE KERN RIVER VALLEY. VIOLATORS ARE SUBJECT TO A $1,500 FINE. CALL 661-862-6070 TO REPORT VIOLATORS.

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Summer in the mountains provides incredible outdoor experiences to create family memories. The Sequoia offers a diverse range of adventures to recreate, relax and reenergize from the distractions faced each day. So start enjoying your outdoor adventure now with family and friends in the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument. M a n y opportunities are free. ■ Stay under the stars Pitch a tent, pull a trailer or drive a motor home. There are more than 50 campgrounds with a spot for you. Many accept reservations; others are first-come, first-served with varied fees. ■ Plan a picnic Free picnic areas abound with tables, vault toilets and fire grates or rings. All picnic areas are on a first-come basis. Some do not have trash service, so pack out what you pack in. ■ Visit a Giant Sequoia grove The Giant Sequoia is the world’s largest tree and occurs naturally only in the Sierra Nevada. There are six of the 33 sequoia groves in the Giant Sequoia National Monument featured to explore which will provide a rich, and varied experience for your visit. ■ Whitewater and lake boating Normally a whitewater paradise, you can still find opportunities to play on Isabella Lake and the Kern River. Pick from a variety of short-run river trips by commercial rafting companies operating under special use permit. Or enjoy a boating trip on Isabella Lake. ■ Go Fishing Find a wide variety of fishing stories on the Kern River, to small creeks. The Kern offers excellent trout fishing. Outfitters are available for fly-fishing lessons. Anglers 16 years and

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kern river water data: Wednesday 6 a.m. Storage, Isabella Reservoir Acre-feet 83,883 2013 Reservor peak 106,457 ac-ft. Pool maximum 568,075 ac.-ft. Pool safety limit 360,000 ac.-ft. Upper Kern Kern Inflow at Kernville 195 cfs (5-hr avg.) Lower Kern Outflow 828 cfs Borel Canal Outflow 0 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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Onyx Farmers Market Daily The Onyx Certified Farmers Market, hosted by the Kern Valley Growers Association, is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily, through November at 300 Doyle Ranch Road (near the old Onyx Store) in Onyx.

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

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

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

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■ 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5831. ■ 10 a.m., Exercise Class, Lakeridge Mobile Home Pk. Clubhouse, Lake Isabella. 760-379-3206. ■ 2 - 3 p.m., Hospice Grief Support Group, 6040-D Lake Isabella Blvd. 661-410-1010. ■ 12 - 1 p.m., AA, Senior Center,Lake Isabella. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312. ■ 1 p.m. (3rd Mon.), Kern Valley Democratic Club, Lakeridge Mobile Home Pk. Clubhouse, Lake Isabella. ■ 1 p.m., Line dance classes, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-0043. ■ 3 p.m. (2nd Mon.-Board/4th Mon.-Member ship), Kernville Chamber. 760-376-2629. ■ 5 - 7 p.m., Eagles spaghetti dinner, Mt. Mesa, open to public, 1st. Mon. 760-379-3394. ■ 6 - 9 p.m., KRV Comm. Orchestra, Cerro Coso College, Lake Isabella. 760-376-4461. ■ 6:30 - 8 p.m., Boy Scout Troup 690, 1st Baptist Church, Lake Isabella. 760-812-7082. ■ 6 p.m. (3rd Mon.), KRV Art Assoc., Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-2844. ■ 6 - 7 p.m., AA, Mtn. View Baptish Church, 2959 Erskine Creek Rd., Lake Isabella. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312. ■ 7:30 - 9 p.m., AA, Grace Chapel, 12308 Mtn. Mesa Rd., Mtn. Mesa. 760-379-7318 or 760-3797312. ■ 7:30 a.m., Al-Anon, KRV Hospital cafeteria, Mt. Mesa. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312

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

Free Fishing Day July 6 The California Department of Fish & Game offers two free fishing days each year. This year the dates are July 6 and Sept. 7. On these days, you can fish without a sport fishing license. All fishing regulations, bag

Public invited. 760-376-2189. ■ 6 p.m. (2nd Tue.), Lake Isabella-Bodfish Property Owners, Senior Center, Lake Isabella (760) 760-379-5552. ■ 6:30 p.m., (2nd Tue.) Epilepsy Support Group, Bakersfield. 760-376-1606 or 760-258-5272. ■ 7 p.m., (4th Tue.), KRV Historical Society, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. ■ 7 - 8:30 p.m., AA, KR Health Center, 67 Evans Rd., Wofford Hts. 760-379-4112 or 760-417-9701 ■ 7 - 8:30 p.m., AA - Weldon Methodist Church, 20021 Hwy. 178, Weldon. 760-379-4112

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■ 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5831. ■ 9 -11:30 a.m. (1st & 3rd Wed.), Dam Quilters, senior apts. behind Vons, Lake Isabella. 760-3799921. ■ 9:30 a.m., TOPS weight loss group, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 661-867-2579. ■ 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., Me & My Friends children’s playgroup, Kernville Methodist, 760-379-2556. ■ Noon (2nd Wed.) KRV Chamber of Commerce meeting, Moose Lodge, Lake Isabella. 760-3795236. ■ Noon, Eagles Lunch/Shuffleboard, open to public, Mt. Mesa. 760-379-3394. ■ 12 - 1:30 p.m., AA - Women’s Serenity Circle, Mtn. View Baptist Church, 2959 Erskine Creek Rd., Lake Isabella. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312. ■ 12:30 p.m., Bridge Club, Eagles Lodge, Mt. Mesa. 760-376-3138. ■ 1:30 - 3 p.m., Grief Support Group, Optimal Hospice, 6504-E Lake Isabella Blvd. ■ 5:30 p.m., Weight Watchers, Weldon Methodist Church. 760-267-4693. ■ 6 p.m. (1st Wed.), American Legion Riders VFW, 2811 Nugget, Lake Isabella. ■ 6 p.m. (3rd Wed.), American Legion, Senior Center Veterans Rm. Lake Isabella. 760-379-5086. ■ 7 p.m. (3rd Wed.), Fish & Game Habitat Club, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-376-3178 ■ 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Senior Dance, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. Live band. ■ 7 p.m. Alano Club, AA book study, 4030 Perdue, Lake Isabella. 760-379-7318 or 760-3797312. ■ 7 - 8:30 p.m., AA, KR Health Center, 67 Evans Rd. Wofford Hts., 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312. ■ 7 p.m., Elks Lodge, Wofford Blvd., Wofford Hts. ■ 7 a.m., Al-Anon, Christ's Fellowship Church, Wofford Hts.. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312

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

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

and size limits, gear restrictions, report card requirements, fishing hours and closures remain in effect.

Lakeshore Farmers Market July 6 This market is hosted by the Kern Valley Growers Association from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. The market is at the Lakeshore Lodge, 7466 Wofford Blvd. in Wofford Heights. Nuui Cunni 4th of July celebration July 6 The Nuui Cunni Cultural Center will host its annual July 4th celebration on Saturday, July 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come on out for fun, food, demonstrations and entertainment. You’re invited to bring a chair and stay until the end of the fireworks. Call 760-549-0800. Lake Isabella fireworks spectacular July 6 The Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce has a long-standing tradition of hosting a fireworks show for both local residents and visitors. If you would like to sponsor a shell via credit card, you can do that online at: http://www.kernrivervalleychamber.com/fireworks.html. If you would like to make your donation in person, just drop by the Chamber office at 6404-B Lake Isabella Blvd. Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can call 760-379-5236 or email office@kernrivervalley.com. Aglow July 6 Aglow meets at the Lake Isabella Senior Center from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Come and be blessed. Call Barbara Pechy at 760-3783672 or Geraldine Smith at 559-359-8953 for more information. Free Community Event July 6 First District Supervisor Mick Gleason and the Stop Meth Now task force are hosting a free community event on Saturday, July 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Riverside Park in Kernville. The event will feature speaker Nic Sheff, an author and recovering addict, free dinner for Kern County residents, and a community safety event. A bus will be available to transport up to 25 people from the Lake Isabella Senior Center to Riverside Park in Kernville, leaving the Lake Isabella Senior Center at 3:15 p.m. and returning to the Lake Isabella Senior center, leaving Riverside Park at 6:30 p.m., approximate time for arrival at Lake Isabella Senior Center is 7:15 p.m. Free event tickets available in advance at all First District offices or by calling Pat Connell, 760-549-2068 or Denny Kline, 760-384-5829. Star Party canceled July 6, will return August 3 Kern River Valley Astronomy Club’s Star Party, scheduled for Saturday, July 6, has been cancelled. The next Star Party is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 3. For more info, contact Rich Burdge at 760-376-1291 or 760-376-6290 or email him at richburdge@aol.com. Veterans of Foreign Wars breakfast July 7 Have breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 7 at the Kern River Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 7665 Hall, 2811 Nugget Ave. (behind McDonald’s), Lake Isabella. For information, call 760-379-3877. Suicide Survivor support group July 10 This is a peer support group for people who have lost someone to suicide. It is a safe place to share your grief, find hope and achieve healing. Meets in the Library Room of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 377 Highway 155, Lake Isabella, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 760-223-0845. AARP Driver Safety class July 11 The next AARP Driver Safety Program will

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Michael Batelaan Kern River Courier Publisher Welcome to the Valley’s independence holiday week. We are glad you have joined us for our midsummer red, white and blue celebration. The Kern River Batelaan Courier would like to welcome our out-of-town friends, and wish you the best during your July 4th celebration. Fireworks are set to rocket over Isabella Lake on Saturday, July 6 at about 9 p.m. At press time, donations for this year’s show were still needed. Be sure to give generously at one of the fireworks donation canisters located at businesses around the lake to show the Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce just how much you appreciate their efforts to produce each year’s fireworks show On Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon, there are three Farmers Markets you can attend. The weather forecast is hot and sunny, so be sure to use your sunscreen! Our local merchants have fishing licenses and boat permits and all the rules. Don’t forget free fishing on Saturday, July 6, the first of two free fishing days set aside for everyone’s enjoyment. The Forest Service offices at the

Lake and in Kernville can supply you with the required fire permit and fire restrictions that may be in effect if you are camping. Camping passes and extra vehicle passes can be obtained at Golden State Surplus and Crossroads Shell in Lake Isabella, Riverside One Stop in Kernville and the Forest Service offices as well as the Kernville Chamber of Commerce office. Be safe! Don’t forget to use caution when around the river and lake. Remember to wear a personal flotation device (PFD) when you are in or near the water. The life you save may be your own or that of a family member. If you drink, do so responsibly and leave all the driving -- be it a vehicle or a boat -- to someone who has not been drinking. You can start your Sunday morning with breakfast at the VFW in Lake Isabella. Check our Calendar section for all the details. And please don’t litter. Be sure to pick up and desposit of all your trash properly before you leave. Leave our area clean for for the next visitor. But above all, have some fun! We wish you many happy returns to our beautiful Kern River Valley! Michael Batelaan is publisher of the Kern River Courier. He can be reached at office@kernrivercourier.com

Rod Middleworth Kern River Courier Columnist Guess what? I noticed that it’s time for the 4th of July holiday. It’s a time when we celebrate the birth of our country. But when I was a kid it was the time for fireworks. All kinds, firecrack- Middleworth ers, sparklers and all the things that you light and flash into the air. They thrilled young kids like me. As a child, I, of course, was interested mostly in firecrackers. There were all kinds of firecrackers! For you youngsters (anyone under 50) you might not know that we could buy any kind of fireworks in the ’30s and ’40s). All you needed was money and an older kid to front for you. Although firecrackers could be sold everywhere, you had to be at least tall enough to look over the counter. We could always get some tall guy to buy for us if we gave them some of the product. The crackers we liked best were the Black Panthers, a black thin firecracker that exploded with a huge bang. The most common firecrackers came in a bunch. All tied together you could light one and it would explode and set off 20 or 30 others in the string. I remember once when we sneaked over to our friend Billy’s

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who was asleep and we lit off one of those string crackers and laid it on his bedroom window sill. It went off like a machine gun and unfortunately it broke one of his window panes. We got into big trouble for that and of course Billy ratted on us and our mom got told of our evil deed. The best firecracker was the cherry bomb. It was big and looked dangerous, which it was. It was also very powerful. Properly done, it could blow a mailbox right off its 4x4 post. Or if you dropped it in one of those mini -mailboxes that fastened to the wall of a house, you’d have a hard time finding all the pieces. We all had tootsie toy cars and delighted in blowing them apart with the Black Panthers. All-in-all, it’s a wonder that nobody got hurt or maimed, but we didn’t. We did learn that if you held a firecracker (the lady fingers, which were small firecrackers) in the palm of your hand, they would explode with a bang but wouldn’t hurt you. We never tried that with cherry bombs or black panthers. We were rowdy, but not stupid. Then one day the powers that be decided that firecrackers were too dangerous, which they were, and banned them, leaving only the dull, safe and sane fireworks. Gone were the unsafe and insane crackers, and it was the end of an era. Bang! 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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Driver Safety Program Scheduled (AARP 55 Alive) The next AARP Driver Safety Program will be held Thursday, July 11, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 2931 Erskine Creek Road in Lake Isabella. Participants must attend the entire all-day class. 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 participant to a reduction in their auto insurance for three years following the date of the class. All materials and workbooks have been updated and include the latest driving information. To learn more, or to enroll, call instructor Gene Verbeet at 760-417-0579. Fees are $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Class size is limited and time is short, so call today.

We Honor Veterans program Optimal Hospice is a proud partner in the We Honor Veterans program sponsored by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Program. The Bakersfield and Lake Isabella offices are currently Level 2 partners, but are eager to achieve the next level so they can better serve Kern County Veterans. Each level requires Optimal to implement more and more programs geared to assisting Veterans’ with their end of life issues. One of our Level 3 program requirements is to establish a veteran-to-veteran volunteer program, with the idea that having volunteers with past military experience would have that special bond and way to communicate with patients who have similar experiences. We are now actively recruiting veterans to volunteer for this program, so if you are a veteran or you have friends or family who are veterans who might be interested in becoming a part of this program, contact the volunteer department at Optimal Hospice Care. Call 661-716-4000 or email rfrankhouser@optimalcares.com.

July ‘Artist of the Month’ Each month there is new art showing in the Museum’s Art Room from talented artists from the Kern River Valley. This month’s art exhibit consists of oil paintings by Donna Louise Fitch. She was interested in art at an early age, but didn’t begin to paint in earnest until she was well into adulthood. In addition to creating works of art, she teaches art as well. She enjoys her work and hopes that we all can enjoy it too. So come by the museum to see her work. Museum hours are Thursday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Suicide Survivor support group A peer support group for anyone who has lost someone to suicide. This is a safe place to share your grief, find hope and achieve healing. This group meets on the second Wednesday of every month at the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Library Room, 377 Highway 178, Lake Isabella from 6 to 7:30

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Dependence day provided to support our bodies and lives. More importantly, however, we are dependent upon Him for that You probably which enables us to stand acceptdidn’t fall for that ably before Him as our Creator and old trick question, Owner. And that is most assuredly “Do they have a not our good looks, exemplary 4th of July in behavior, or obedience to His expecCanada?” Did tations. When it comes to measuring you? Instead, you up to God’s specifications for our answered, “Of behavior, we are all utter failures. course, they do. After all, He demands perfection. They just don’t And it only takes one misdeed - be it Schlensker celebrate the same seemingly ever so small - to make a things we do in the US on that day.” person a lawbreaker. The preacher As we celebrate Independence in Ecclesiastes 7:20 says, “There is Day, we give thanks to the not a righteous man on earth who “Creator,” Who gave His creatures continually does good and who “certain inalienable rights” and has never sins.” And the apostle Paul blessed us in this country with “life, says in Romans 3:23, “all have liberty and the pursuit of happisinned and fall short of the glory of ness.” We thank God.” Our selfGod for our sufficiency and So, for all who trust Jesus, independence! OK-ness in God’s every day is a Dependence Day... However, sight by our own we’d also do doing is a total - Schlensker myth. Do-itwell to recognize our comyourself-rightplete dependence on Him, too. eousness does not work. Sometimes, our ruggedly redThat makes every person on blooded American independence earth completely dependent on can lead to a dangerous feeling of God’s love, grace and mercy for self-sufficiency. Like they used to righteous standing in His sight. That say (not necessarily correctly), “God righteous standing is available to helps those, who help themselves.” everybody, though, because God But wait a minute. Whose air is it chose to punish His own Son, Jesus, that we breathe every day of our in the place of all His creatures, who lives -- for free? Whose dirt suphad so completely failed and ports the life of the plants, which rebelled against Him. Jesus’ death constitute the foundation of the on the cross brings to all who trust food chain and provide the oxygen in Him, that forgiveness, which He content of our atmosphere -- for won there, and removes all that free? Whose “terrestrial ball” (more made them repulsive in God’s sight recently termed “the blue marble”) and separated them from their provides the basic elements and Creator. So, for all, who trust Jesus, chemical compounds and all the every day is a Dependence Day, in raw materials we use to build the which we depend upon Jesus for things we need for shelter and our forgiveness and our heavenly transportation and make the recreFather for our “daily bread.” And ational equipment we so much that, in turn, brings independence enjoy -- for free? We are truly and from the dread of God’s punishment undeniably dependent upon our and from the fear of death, so we Creator and on all the stuff God has can live in freedom, peace and joy.

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Seven Godly virtues, No. 3

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Janet Kutzner, Lay Eucharistic Minister St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Kernville This is a continuation of the Seven Godly Virtues series. Previously covered were Humility and Patience. Today I would like to lift up the virtue of Kindness. Kutzner David wrote: “Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life, righteousness, and honor.” (Psalm 21:21). Kindness, like Love, is one of those things that is difficult to adequately define, but you surely recognize it when you receive it. When I (Bishop Menees) think of receiving kindness many experiences come to mind, but the most powerful occasion happened in August of 1983. While working on a moving truck and at a truck stop in Lake Manawa, Iowa I learned that my father had died unexpectedly from a heart attack. I asked my driver to take me back the 40+ miles to Omaha, Nebraska so I could catch a flight back to California. He refused, saying he was heading east, not west, and would drop me off in Des Moines where I could take a cab to the airport. In a moment of grief, anger and immaturity, I said a few choice words to the driver, stomped out to the truck, grabbed my duffel bag, and started walking towards the westbound highway. I got about a quarter of a mile when a car pulled over with

a little old man driving with his wife by his side. They asked where I was going and offered to give me a ride to the airport in Omaha because, “We’re going right by there anyway.” I threw my stuff in the trunk and off we went. We traveled in silence for about 10 minutes before the wife shared that they had overheard me in the truck stop and were very sorry for my loss. I thanked them and they said that it was no problem as they were heading west xc to Omaha anyway. They promised to pray for me and my family. In a short time I was dropped off and watched that lovely couple drive off, getting on the freeway heading east. I said a silent prayer of thanks for their kindness and walked into the airport with a heavy heart, but also knowing that I had been blessed by those two lovely people. The virtue of Kindness counters the vice of Envy. Rather than desiring what another has the virtue of kindness seeks to give of oneself fully in compassion and empathy. St. Paul tells us that Kindness is not a natural product, but a super natural spiritual abundance given by God the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:2). We discover that the closer we come to the Lord and the more we invite the Holy Spirit into our lives the less we think of ourselves and more we think of others. My prayer for you and me is that the virtue of Kindness will be a natural outpouring of our relationship with God the Holy Spirit. Reprinted in part, from Bishop Eric Menees, of the San Joaquin Diocese.

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

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

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

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (LCMS) 377 Highway 155, Lake Isabella. Services 11 a.m. 760-379-2343 Kern Valley Bible Church 3920 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella. Services 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. 760-379-5482 Church of the Nazarene 2931 Erskine Creek Rd., Lake Isabella. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. 760-379-2062 Highland Chapel United Methodist 5301 Lake Isabella Bl., Lake Isabella. Sunday School & Worship 10:30 a.m. 760-379-2120 Lake Isabella Church of Christ 3711 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella. Services 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., Wed. 6 p.m. Bible study Sun. 10 a.m. Kern River Valley Seventh Day Adventist 3801 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella. Saturday Service 9:30 a.m. 760-379-3206 Kern Valley Pentecostal LightHouse Church 3730 Wagon Wheel Dr., Lake Isabella. Sunday School 9:45 Services 10:45 a.m., 5 p.m. Wed. 6 p.m. 760-379-5819

Mountain Mesa Church of Christ Mt. Mesa 6400 Dogwood Av., Mt. Mesa. Sunday Services 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. 760-379-4792 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 6400 Park Av., Mt. Mesa. Sunday Services 10:00 a.m. 760-379-2904 Grace Chapel 12312 Mt. Mesa Rd., Mt. Mesa. Sunday Services 9:45 a.m. 760-379-4093 Christian Assembly 12424 Mountain Mesa Rd., Mt. Mesa. Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. 760-379-6377 Victory Tabernacle (United Pentecostal) 4324 Birch, Mt. Mesa. Sunday Services 2 and 3 p.m. 760-549-3186

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


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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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Recreation information U.S. Forest Service Isabella Lake office: 4875 Ponderosa Drive. 760-379-5646 Kernville office: 105 Whitney Rd. 760-376-3781 (around the corner from the museum) Closed weekends.

General infomation Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce 6404 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella (across from Senior Center) Local: 760-379-5236 Toll Free: 866-KRV4FUN Kernville Chamber of Commerce 11447 Kernville Rd. Kernville (corner Sierra Way & Kernville Roads) Local: 760-376-2629 Toll Free: 866-KERNVILLE

Nesting instinct Mike Mencarini Kern River Courier Columnist I’ve been following the pair of Osprey that lives and raises its young on Isabella for several years now. In the past three years this bonded pair of fish eaters has built their nest on Mencarini a power pole in the area of the beginning of the flume. The place I call Free-Air or Wofford Heights Park. Even though Edison removes the nest from the transformer pole each year and for good reason the nest is a mish-mash of whatever is convenient or available and mostly flammable material, this pair of Osprey returned and rebuilt the nest. This year is different. The area where these magnificent birds breed and feed has no water this year. Here is where nature is so cool. The lady of the house has found a new set of digs. Fortun-

ately, she found her perfect spot on a main mast of a sailboat moored at French Gulch Marina (see picture). I’m not quite sure where the old man is gonna sleep but mom seems comfy and obviously not afraid of dock dwellers like myself. This just goes to show all of us that no matter how life goes, a small adjustment is sometimes all we need to keep the boat afloat.

If you havent been on the lake bass fishing, you have been missing a great time. The bass fishing has been on-the- hook so far this summer/late spring. The bass are off the nest and are hungry. With minimal effort, these ole bucket-mouths can be had. Dry lines catch no fish.

view landscapes that will take your breath away along scenic routes includContinued from page 1 ing: Kings Canyon Scenic Byway, Generals Highway, Western Divide older must have a fishing license. Highway and Sherman Pass Road. ■ Horseback riding ■ Four-wheel driving Bring your horse or hire a backcounDirt biking and all-terrain vehicles try outfitter for the wilderness adven- Many roads and trails outside the ture. Forest offices offer trail informa- Monument are open to off-highway tion and maps to help you locate trail- vehicles registered with the state of heads with adequate California. stock trailer parking, Motorized vehicles corrals, and public are allowed only on The Sequoia offers a diverse pastures. Three range of adventures to recreate, designated roads in pack stations oper- relax and reenergize the Monument (no ate under special use trails). Motor permit. Vehicle Use Maps - Forest Service ■ Rock climbing are free at forest Great granite feaoffices and show where you can legally tures provide rock climbing adventures. use ATVs and OHVs. The Needles offer some of the best rock ■ Mountain biking climbing. Granite spires at 8000’ elevaPedal along miles of non-wilderness tion overlook the Kern River Valley. trails and roads. Enjoy the serenity of ■ Hiking, backcountry wilderness the great outdoors, and remember to be Hundreds of miles of trails will lure courteous while sharing the route with you, from foothills to conifer forest and other visitors, including horseback ridgiant sequoia groves; high desert ers and hikers. Before you go, check for plateau to steep rocky slopes and wind- the trail restrictions at any forest office. swept dome lands. Check with the ■ Capture the memories ranger district office for the trail that The Sequoia National Forest is a wonmatches your interest. derful vacation experience. Please keep ■ Scenic drives in touch with all the current happenings From your car window or motorcycle at www.fs.fed.us/r5/sequoia.

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Our house is your house Crafts Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. With the help of craft volunteers, there is basket making, beading, rock painting, gourd designing, painting with Every 4th of July, there’s a big celCarol Wermuth or you can bring anyebration at Nuui Cunni Center. thing you want to work on. There’s a It’s on Saturday, July 6 this year, “killer” potluck by “the best cooks in which is the same day as the firethe Valley.” Anyone can drop by, works on the Lake. Included is their bring a dish or donate money for special frybread, Indian tacos (made their lunch, on the outside grill), coffee, sodas, Every Saturday is the pastries and other Farmer’s Market from 9 food goodies. Nuui Cunni a.m. to 1 p.m. with Also there are venCultural Center Certified Organic prodors, music, drumming and a memorial Annual July 4th duce, native plants, extra large brown eggs for vets. And a Celebration (get there early or farmer’s market is Saturday, July 6th order before if you there, too. There’s a from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. want to get them) and silent auction and rafvendors. fle tickets are sold for a The third Saturday of fundraiser. each month, there is a sweat lodge The Nuui Cunni Center overlooks (during mild to moderate temperaIsabella Lake by the French Gulch tures) open to the public. There’s a group campground adjacent labeled botanical, medicine and Highway 155. Nuui Cunni means memorial gardens with a brochure “Our House” and is built in the for each one. Groups from the Valley native round house tradition. Nuui have field trips to the Center. You can Cunni is non-profit and supported have a very special wedding at the by fundraisers and is run exclusively Center too. by volunteers. There are two other Schools come for guided field gatherings during the year, one in trips. A private school from Ojai came April and another in October. this year. A public school from The Center has an impressive Ridgecrest also came. Local schools library with all Native America come in November, Native American books, a gift shop filled with unique month. The students learn about the Native American items, many beauNative American tribes of this area. tiful artifacts: paintings, baskets, The Nuui Cunni Center is a mustbowls, rugs, clothes and Kachina see destination whether you live in dolls. Many items are donated by our beautiful Valley or are a lucky vispeople in the Kern Valley. itor. Every Wednesday, there is a California Joe Stevenson Courier Special

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Performances support the weight By Sam Struckhoff PICKS OF THE WEEK “42” (PG-13) — The most powerful sports movies often are the ones that show the connection between the game and the nation that loves it. In the story of Jackie Robinson, the actions of a few people make a profound impact on the society at large. This biopic focuses on his entrance into the major leagues, and his first two years there. The gravity of the story is the real of draw of the film, and the lead performances support the weight. Chadwick Boseman plays Robinson as a guarded and solid man, capable of taking so much abuse without fighting back. Harrison Ford plays Branch Rickey, the manager who picked Robinson. This biopic takes the straightforward approach, leaving out anything that would distract from the significance of the true story. “Bullet to the Head” (R) — Sylvester Stallone stars as a grumbly anti-hero in a buddy-action flick full of violence! While you could have deduced all this from looking at a poster, one thing you also should consider is that this movie does it well -- enough. Stallone is sharper and cooler than he's been in the "Expendables" movies, the fights are tougher and the movie just looks better than

most of the action-nostalgia movies flying around. It's not a masterpiece, but it's got those ridiculous, wellexecuted, memorable parts that make fun actionmovies stand out Chadwick -- like when Boseman in Stallone and "42" Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo from "Game of Thrones") fight with firemen's axes. “Wild Bill” (R) — A good movie, with all of the markings of a good Guy Ritchie movie: working-class Brits spouting pithy lines through gravelly accents, high crimes for low rewards, and a fair bit of roughhousing. Bill (Charlie Creed-Mills) gets out of prison to find that his exwife has left their two sons all alone. Bill wants to stay out of trouble, but crime has a way of pulling people back in. The title promises some Western influences, and indeed they come up. The big standoffs have that old spaghetti-Western feel to them. Ultimately, the strongest part of the film is that old bit called the "heart." You can see the complicated nature of the father-son relationship. © 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Continued from page 2 be held Thursday, July 11, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene at 2931 Erskine Creek Road in Lake Isabella. Participants must attend the entire day. To learn more, or to enroll, call instructor Gene Verbeet at 760-417-0579. Fees are $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Class size is limited and time is short, so call today. Roaming Reptiles July 12 See Roaming Reptiles on Friday, July 12 at 10:30 a.m. at the Kernville Branch library. If you miss it, you can see it at the Wofford Heights Branch library at 2 p.m.! Call 760376-6180 for more information. Roaming reptiles July 13 See Roaming Reptiles on Saturday, July 13 at 2 p.m. at the Kern Valley Branch library. Call 760-549-2083 for more information. Astronomy Club presentation and viewing, July 13 The Kern Valley Astronomy Club will present astronomy information and provide you an opportunity for star viewing on Saturday, July 13 at dusk at the Tillie Creek Campground amphitheater. Junior Golf Clinic July 16 and 18 A free golf clinic will be offered for golfers between the ages of 5 and 15 by Jeff Hale at the Kern Valley Golf Course from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16 and again on Thursday, July 18. Lunch will be provided. Learn more by calling the golf course at 760-376-2828 or Jeff Hale at 760379-5042. Fish and Game Habitat Club July 17 The Fish and Game Habitat Club meets the third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Lake Isabella Senior Center, Room 2, 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake

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Simmer 10 minutes or until tender. Drain; cool slightly. Add blue potatoes, onion, parsley, dill, chives, and eggs to bowl; toss gently. Combine vinegar and remaining ingredients. Pour over potato mixture; toss gently to combine. Serve warm, at room temperature, or chilled. Note: Blue potatoes are starchier than the others and tend to bleed, so cook them separately. If you need to, prepare this dish a day ahead, put the blue potatoes just before serving. Cut potatoes to a uniform size.

Teddy Bear sleepover July 18 On Thursday, July 18 from 11a.m. to 7 p.m. there will be a Teddy Bear Sleepover at the Kern Valley Branch library at 7054 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella. Call 760-5492083 for more information. The Republican Assembly July 18 The Republican Assembly of the Kern River Valley meets on Thursday, July 18 at 4:30 p.m. at the Moose Lodge in Lake Isabella. Habitat restoration workday July 20 Join Audubon Kern River Preserve staff and volunteers for our Habitat Restoration Workdays. This week is site care and maintenance. Volunteers of all levels of ability and time commitment are welcome. Bring food and water, gloves; wear long sleeves and pants, work shoes or boots. The preserve will supply the tools. Meet at 8 a.m. at the Alexander Restoration Site on Fay Ranch Road, 1/3 mile north of Highway 178 in Weldon. Contact the Kern River Preserve land steward, Sean Rowe 760-378-2531 or email srowe@audubon.org to RSVP. First Baptist of Kernville Game Night July 19 Come join the fun and play board games, be in competitions and win prizes at the First Baptist Church of Kernville Game Night, starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 19. Bring a snack to share and an appetite for play. Call John Cole for more information at 760-223-1036. To include your event in our free Courier Calendar, send the information to us by e-mail or in person. Submissions must be received on Tuesday by 1 p.m. 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 may be shortened. Listings are printed in chronological order by event date and space available. Submitted items deemed as business advertising will not be accepted.

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Bodfish Bob‘s Red, White & Blue Potato Salad This recipe uses a trio of potatoes for a festive July 4th recipe. Use only one type if you prefer. 2 cups fingerling potatoes, halved lengthwise 2 cups small red potatoes, quartered 2 cups small blue potatoes, halved lengthwise 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion 2 T chopped fresh parsley 1 T chopped fresh dill 1 T chopped fresh chives 3 hard-cooked large eggs, finely chopped 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 2 T olive oil 1 1/4 teaspoons salt 2 tsp dijon mustard 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1 garlic clove, minced Place fingerling and red potatoes in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes or until tender. Drain; cool slightly. Place in a large bowl. Place blue potatoes in a saucepan; cover with water. Boil.

2 T red wine vinegar 4 tsp olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 pound beef top sirloin thinly sliced 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese 4 whole wheat pita pocket halves 2 cups torn red leaf lettuce 1/2 cup roasted sweet red peppers, cut into strips 1/4 cup sliced red onion In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the vinegar, oil, garlic and beef. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. In a small bowl, combine sour cream and blue cheese; set aside. Drain and discard marinade. In a large nonstick skillet or wok coated with cooking spray, stir-fry beef for 2-3 minutes or until no longer pink. Line pita halves with lettuce, red peppers and onion; fill each with 1/3 cup beef. Serve with sour cream mixture. Yield: 4 servings. Visit Bodfish Bob on the internet at www.bodfishbob.com or email him at bodfishbob @hotmail.com


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Flying and caring for the American flag The U.S. flag may be flown every day, but especially on the following days: ■ New Year’s Day, Jan. 1; ■ Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, third Monday in January; ■ Inauguration Day, Jan. 20; ■ Lincoln’s Birthday, Feb. 12; ■ Washington’s Birthday, Feb. 22; ■ President’s Day, third Monday in February; ■ Army Day, April 6; ■ Armed Forces Day, third Saturday in May; ■ Memorial Day, last Monday in May; ■ Memorial Day, traditional, May 30; ■ Flag Day, June 14; ■ Independence Day, July 4; ■ Labor Day, first Monday in September. ■ Patriot Day, Sept. 11; ■ Constitution Day, Sept. 17; ■ Columbus Day, second Monday in October; ■ Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11; ■ Thanksgiving Day, fourth Thursday in November ■ Pearl Harbor Day, Dec. 7.

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Caring for your flag To prevent undue wear, mount the flag in a location where it can fly freely. Do not display in inclement weather. Fly ends: Watch for the first signs of fraying. Flags can be trimmed or re-hemmed, greatly prolonging the life of the flag. ■ Windy days: high winds are extremely tough on flags. If at all possible, take down the flag when winds exceed 30 mph. ■ Rain or snow: for best results, do not expose your flag to these elements. If exposed, after a heavy rain or snow storm, take down the flag and spread out to dry. Do not fold or roll up a wet flag. ■ Cleaning the flag: Nylon flags can be hand-washed in mild detergent, then spread out to dry. ■ Expected life of a flag: The U.S. Government generally expects an outdoor flag to last approximately 90 to 120 days when flown from dawn to dusk in good weather. ■ Flag disposal: The U.S. Flag Code states that when a flag is in such a condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, it should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning. Many Veteran and civic organizations will properly dispose of a flag at no cost.

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■ V-E Day, May 8; ■ Mother’s Day, Second Sunday in May; ■ Father’s Day, third Sunday in June; ■ Purple Heart Day, Aug. 7; ■ V-J Day, Aug. 14; ■ National Aviation Day, Aug. 19; ■ Navy Day, Oct. 27; ■ Election Day, first Tuesday after the first Monday in November ■ Marine Corps Birthday, Nov. 10.

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fines for any violations. ■ No Campfires Continued high temperatures and low moisture have ■ Fireworks Show The U.S. Forest prompted fire officials to increase fire Service invites the public to another restrictions. Sequoia fire officials will patriotic Independence Day celebrakeep these restrictions in effect until tion at Isabella Lake Saturday, July 6. further notice. The Kern River Valley Chamber of No campfires will be allowed anyCommerce, through a special-use where in the forest. Stoves and permit with the lanterns with shutUSFS, will provide off valves that use the visiting public gas, jellied petroleDue to extreme fire condia spectacular fireum or pressurized tions, no campfires will be allowed works show. The liquid fuel will be anywhere on the forest. show will start allowed only in around 9 p.m., authorized camp- Forest Service with the fireworks sites if the operator launched from possesses a valid Engineer’s Point. Fees at Auxiliary California Campfire Permit. Dam, Old Isabella, Camp 9 Day Use, A list of these authorized locations and South Fork Recreation Areas will is available online at www.fs.usda.gov/ be waived for spectators on Saturday sequoia. Fire officials ask residents from 6 p.m. until the end of the fireand visitors to acquire a campfire works show around 10 p.m. permit and follow all fire regulations USFS personnel will be patrolling if they plan to operate a camp stove during the show to prevent the risk of outside of a campsite with a fire pit. A wildfires. campfire permit can be obtained for ■ Fireworks Prohibited Other camp stove use at any Forest Service than the scheduled show, fireworks or Bureau of Land Management of any kind are prohibited in the Kern Valley. Law enforcement will issue See Celebration, Page 10

Michael Batelaan Kern River Courier Pyrotechnic History China is generally recognized as the birthplace of fireworks with the first explosive mixture found being black powder, during the Sung dynasty (960-1279). It is said that a cook in ancient China found the explosive powered mixture was very flammable and would explode if enclosed in a small space. As Emeril Lagasse would say, “Bam!” The first application of this technology was for entertainment and the Chinese are still the leader in the production of fireworks. Once the recipe for black powder was perfected, they found that it was easily used as rocket fuel. These rockets shot rocket-powered arrows against the Mongol invaders of 1279. The principle behind these rockets is still used in rocket-powered fireworks today. Through adventurous explorers, the knowledge of making fireworks spread west, through Arabia in the seventh century. The Arabs called the rockets Chinese arrows. The Mongols are credited with taking Chinese rockets and gunpowder to Europe around 1241. The first record of their use in Europe is around 1258. Until the 19th century, fireworks remained less than colorful. Pyrotechnicians began to use a combination of potassium chlorate and various metallic salts to make brilliant colors. The salts of these metals produce the different colors: strontium burns red, copper makes blue, barium glows green and sodium, yellow. Magnesium, aluminum, and titanium were found to give off white sparkles or a flash. Even though China invented the fireworks, Europe surpassed them in pyrotechnic development in the 14th century, which coincides with the time the gun was invented. Shot and gunpowder for military use was made by skilled tradesmen, later called firemakers, who also made fireworks for peace or victo-

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ry celebrations. During the Renaissance, two European schools of pyrotechnic thought emerged: one in Italy and the other at Nuremberg, Germany. The Italian school of pyrotechnics emphasized elaborate fireworks, and the German school stressed scientific advancement. Both schools added significantly to further development of pyrotechnics and by the mid-17th century, fireworks were used for entertainment on an unprecedented scale in Europe and by the mid-19th century, fireworks became popular in the United States. The physics of Fireworks 2XC1O3 > 2XC1 + 302 = ‘Ka-Boom!’ What most don’t realize is that physics are used and take place during every fireworks show. The science of pyrotechnics involves many physics applications that must be considered to produce entertaining displays. Pyrotechnicians must take into account the relationships between vectors, velocities, projectiles and their trajectories, the explosion and forces behind the fireworks burst patterns. The velocities and the distances traveled by the shells can be understood and manipulated by using the following formulas and mathematical methods: ■ Y=VyT+0.5GT^2 Y=vertical height, Vy=initial vertical velocity, T=hang time, G=acceleration due to gravity. ■ X=VxT - X=horizontal distance, Vx=initial horizontal velocity, T=hang time. ■ The Pythagorean Theorem - a^2 + b^2 = c^2, a or b = vertical or horizontal velocity, c=resultant initial velocity. ■ Trigonometric Functions - Sine, cosine and tangent. In a right triangle sine=opposite side/hypotenuse, cosine=adjacent side/hypotenuse, tangent=opposite

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Continued from page 8 impressive displays. They must also consider shell burst sizes when planning shows. The bigger the shell size the larger the effect so they must know how big certain bursts are when compared to others when choreographing a show. Shell burst sizes are usually about 45 feet in diameter for every inch in shell size. A two-inch shell produces a burst of 90 feet but an eightinch shell produces a burst about 360 feet across. Fireworks Chemistry Fireworks are usually made out of the following items: an oxidizing agent, a reducing agent, a coloring agent, binders and regulators. These mixed together are what make up the basic fireworks. ■ Oxidizers - The first thing in a firework is the oxidizing agent. These produce the oxygen to burn the mixture. Oxidizers are usually nitrates, chlorates or perchlorates. ■ Reducing Agents - The second element of fireworks are reducing agents. The reducing agents burn the oxygen produced by the oxidizers to produce hot gasses. Two examples of reducing agents are Sulfur and Charcoal (carbon). The agents are used to control the speeding or slowing of the reaction, with metals often added to speed the reaction. The finer the powder, the faster the reaction. ■ Binders - The fourth element of fireworks are the binders. Binders hold the mixture in a lump. This lump is a star. In order to form a star, two main elements are used. These are dextrine dampened by water, or a shellac compound dampened by alcohol. Fireworks Construction The first job a pyrotechnician has after planning the show is selecting and/or building the actual aerial shells that will be used. This is a very involved and time-consuming process, but it is crucial to the end result that the spectators will take in. Firework shells are not what you typically see illustrated as rockets. There are two types of shells that are constructed today. One is the old- fashioned Oriental style spheri-

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cal (or ball) shell, and the Americanstyle cylindrical shell. They both contain a lift charge for propulsion of the shell into the air, a time fuse leading to the burst charge that explodes the shell, and the actual burst stars that are packed into the shell and produce the brilliant colors during the show. Each type of shell is available in the following sizes: 2-inch through 6-inch, 8-inch, 10-inch, 12-inch, 16inch, 24-inch and 36-inch. Sizes from 16 inches and up are only used during very large scale shows, are extremely expensive and require a huge safe zone to fire from. At a cost of $500 each, a 10-inch shell is the largest that you will see displayed at the Isabella Lake fireworks show. The difference between cylinder and ball shell types is basically price and performance. Ball shells are easier to manufacture, but aren’t capable of carrying as many burst stars as cylinder style shells of the same dimensions. The abbreviated process of constructing a spherical aerial shell is to first make the form used to construct the shell around. Some pyrotechnicians use styrofoam balls fitted with a thin layer of plastic so that the shell paper won’t stick to it. This enables the forms to be used more than once. The next step is applying the actual shell material around the form. Most pyrotechnicians use recycled newspaper to do this. They basically cut the newspaper into thin strips and paste it around the form with either Elmer’s glue or wheat paste. It is a process much like working with paper mache. Once the form is covered with appropriate number of layers - and the larger the shell, the more layers - it is placed in an oven for three or four hours for drying. After the paper shells are dried, they’re cut in half for the loading of the star burst material. Once the sphere is cut in half it can be loaded with the burst stars and pasted back together and ready for firing. This should provide you the insight into what kind of work goes into constructing the shells fired at your Isabella Lake Fireworks Spectacular show. Enjoy!

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Continued from page 7 office or on the Sequoia National Forest website where you can download a copy of the permit. ■ Camping Availability If you are camping for the weekend or the week, at Lake Isabella, there are several campsites available on a firstcome, first-served basis. Camp 9 Recreation Area offers several individual and group campsites for overnight and day-use camping. Camp 9 has potable water in spigots, a dump station and a fish cleaning station. This campground is located off Sierra Way along the northeast shoreline of Isabella Lake. Hanning Flat and Stine Cove are open for shoreline camping with no fees; these are dispersed campgrounds with no potable water. Lakeshore camping is permitted at Auxiliary Dam, Old Isabella Road and South Fork Recreation Area with the purchase of a Southern Sierra Pass. Visitors can obtain their pass at various locations around the Valley at a cost of $10 per vehicle for overnight and day-use or purchase a $50 annual pass. ■ Reservations The California Land Management managed campsites can be reserved at www.recreation.gov or by calling 877-444-6777.

The sites around Isabella Lake include Tillie Creek, Live Oak North and South, Boulder Gulch, Hungry Gulch, French Gulch, Pioneer Point and Paradise Cove and along the Upper Kern River include Headquarters, Camp 3, Hospital Flat, Goldledge and Fairview. Limestone is first-come, first served and has no potable water. And on the Lower River, Hobo Campground is first, come first served; while Sandy Flat can be reserved through CLM. ■ Undeveloped Camping Several “undeveloped” camping areas along the Upper Kern River are available free of charge. Campsites and cooking areas need to be back at least 25 feet from the river’s edge. Again due to extreme fire conditions, camp stoves are permitted only! Visitors need to keep the area free of litter and are encouraged to use existing sanitation facilities. ■ Water Safety The Kern River is can be especially dangerous this time of year. Although river flows appear to be low, strong currents may still exist and we do not encourage visitors to go into the river. Visitors are encouraged to wear a personal floatation device at all times when on or around the lake and river. Do not leave children unattended by the edge of the water.

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Protect pets during 4th Shakira Croce, PETA Courier Extra Fireworks are meant to represent “bombs bursting in air” - and to dogs and cats, that’s exactly what they sound like. When animals hear the cracks and booms in the sky on the 4th of July, many of them panic and jump over fences, break chains or even jump through glass windows in an effort to escape the terrifying sounds. Many animals who run in fear are never found. After fireworks displays, animal shelters nationwide report an increase in the number of lost cats and dogs, many of whom are found with bloody paws from running, torn skin from breaking through wooden fences, or other serious injuries. Some animals are hit by cars or killed in other ways as they flee. PETA encourages people to take the following precautions to ensure the comfort and safety of

their animal companions during fireworks: ■ Keep cats and dogs indoors during fireworks displays, and if possible, ■ Leave your animals at home during the celebrations - never take them with you to watch fireworks. ■ Never leave animals tethered or chained outside-they can hang themselves if they leap over a fence while trying to run from the noise. ■ Close your windows and curtains. Turn on a radio that’s tuned to a classical-music station, or turn on the TV to help drown out the sound of the fireworks. ■ Other ways to keep dogs and cats calm include specially formulated CDs from Through a Dog’s Ear and a natural supplement called melatonin that is available at your local health food store. ■ Make sure that your animal companion is wearing a collar or a harness with an up-to-date identification tag - just in case.

Special fireworks reporting: The Kern County Fire Department, along with local law enforcement agencies will be conducting strict enforcement of fireworks laws this 4th of July holiday. In 2012, the task force issued 54 citations and 24 by station personnel and the Fireworks Task Force hotline received 658 calls. There is a $1500 fine for the possession, sale, transport of legal/illegal fireworks and a $500 fine for improper use and sale. In addition to fines, criminal charges may be filed. The Fireworks Task Force Hotline is 661-868-6070, and runs from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., July 3rd and 4th. The nonemergency number outside that time frame is 661-324-6551. ALL FIREWORKS ARE PROHIBITED IN THE KERN RIVER VALLEY

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p.m. For more information, call 760-223-0845. If you are in crisis, call the Kern County Mental Health hotline at 800-991-5272.

Food Pantry thanks you The Food Pantry would like to thank all the people that brought in live plants for the fundraiser this spring at The Food Pantry. They made around $300. Our pantry is busier than ever and they have a hard time keeping enough food for the hungry of our Valley. The economy is bad, so they are asking for help. If you have any extra garden veggies or fruit, they could use it. Any food would be greatly appreciated; particularly box meals, canned meals and food for the children who are home this summer, such as peanut butter and jelly or boxed drinks. For more information, call 760-379-4825. The address is 4621 Isabella Blvd., P.O. Box 2566, Lake Isabella.

Every Teen Counts E.T.C. is open for the summer Monday-Friday, 11a.m. to 5 p.m. (Wednesday is 2 until 5 p.m.) and it is free for ages 10-16. Come play games, do crafts and have lunch. There is a Kinect x-box, pool table and wifi/computers. For questions call 760-376-4100.

DAR Constitution Barbecue Tickets are now available for the annual Constitution Barbecue sponsored by the Kawaiisu Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. The date is Sunday, Sept. 22. The place is the Elks Lodge Park. The cook is Jim Wyly. The time is 4 p.m. and the cost is $15 per ticket with children costing $8 and those age 4 or less are free. Calll regent Sandy Keiffer at 760-379-8152 or Marian DeMars at 760-376-4578.

Cerro Coso closed in July Cerro Coso Community College announced today campuses located in Bishop, Mammoth, Lake Isabella, and Edwards Air Force Base will be closed the month of July. Campus offices will reopen on Thursday, August 1. Those planning to take classes at one of these campuses this fall are urged to register early. Call the campus today for information on placement exams, assessment, orientation, academic advising, financial aid, and registration. Students who register early have the best chance of getting the classes they want. A complete list of fall classes is available online at cerrocoso.edu. The staff at the Ridgecrest campus will be available at 760-384-6100 to assist during the month of July. Cerro Coso Community College aims to prepare students for life-long success. The college offers a variety of courses including: day, evening, on-line, and accelerated classes to help students get the most from their education.

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Camp Kernville has multiple mobile homes for sale. Stop by the office for more info & a flyer24 Sirretta Street, Kernville (760) 376-2345 ___________________________ YOU WIN! YOUR CHOICE! 2 Mobile Homes to choose from •Single wide 1/bd w/expando room. NICE! $6,500 cash, Spc 37 •Dbl wide w/patio & deck, 2bd 2ba, new carpet & blinds, $10,500 cash, Spc 30, NICE! Paradise Mobile Home Estates 2410 Ronita Lane, Lake Isabella 55 & over park. Drive by, call (760) 379-2092 to show ___________________________ Kernville - 2+bd/1ba singlewide, w/enclosed porch in No. Fork TP, 11825 Sierra Way, #3. New: carpet linoleum, roof coating, evap cooler, front porch, ex. paint. Was $12,999 - now $11,999. Call Russ 661-301-6209 ___________________________ Lk Isabella - super nice dbl wide mobile, 2bd/2ba w/garden tub, spacious living room, laundry w/w&d, extra storage, Adult Park. Call 760-382-8647 for info. ___________________________ Wofford Hts - very nice 1bd/1ba MH in Sportsman TP, #24, neat & clean, inclds wtr, trash, laundry & fish hse, $7,500, 760-376-2722 ___________________________ Wofford Heights - 1bd/1ba MH in Sportsman TP, #15, completely remodeled, inclds water, trash, laundry & fish house, $13,000, (760) 376-2722 ___________________________

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Homes For Sale Lake Isabella - 2bd/2ba home w/ rock fireplace, 2 car detached garage, 1/2 acre horse property w/tack rm., 3 storage sheds, good well, fruit trees w/sprinkler system F & B, by owner, will carry, $71,500 (760) 549-3100 ___________________________

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

Canned Ham Style 15 ft trailer, interior is in good condition, 75% complete, $950, (760) 379-4546 or (760) 417-973 Commercial Wofford Heights - Two perfect professional office spaces available in Allen’s Plaza (Wofford Heights Post Office) New interiors & carpets. Call 760-376-2733 for details. ___________________________ Kernville - Aircraft Garage with 2 offices, workshop & storage. Approx. 1,500 sq ft. 1 year lease. (760) 376-3024

Luxury Home w/Guest House 101 Burma Rd, Kernville. Pool, both furnished, 6 car gar., mining equipment, $1,650,000. Call Agent for appt. 310-803-0766 DRE#01923936

Miscellaneous Yes! Tai Chi is practiced in parks. In this case, free at Mtn. Mesa Park, 6507 McCray, 8am meeting on Sundays for several yrs. Our practice group is called a “regular activity”! 760-223-1053

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Kern River Courier Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: ACCU-PROOF PROOFREADING SERVICES, (2013 - B3271) Street address of principal place of business: 209 Brentwood Drive, Tehachapi, CA 93561. Mailing address of business: 785-G Tucker Road, PMB 506, Tehachapi, CA 93561. REGISTRANT: Frances A. Cook, 209 Brentwood Drive, Tehachapi, CA 93561. Business is being conducted as an Individual. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: Frances A. Cook. This statement filed on 05/31/2013. Expires 05/31/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, AuditorController-County Clerk. By: E Del Villar. Published by the Kern River Courier June 14, 21, 28 and July 5, 2013. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME: Fictitious Business Name being abandoned: CGSdirectdeals.com (2012 - B1882) Street address of business: 448 Scodie Avenue, Kernville, CA 93238. Mailing address of Business: P.O. Box 218, Kernville, CA 93238. REGISTRANT WHO WISHES TO ABANDON THE BUSINESS NAME: Catherine McGugan, 448 Scodie Avenue, Kernville, CA 93238 and Gerald McGugan (deceased), 448 Scodie Avenue, Kernville, CA 93238. Original FBN Statement Filed on: 03/22/2012. This Statement of Abandonment filed on: 06/06/2013. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk by E. Del Villar, Deputy Clerk (34993). Published by the Kern River Courier: June 21, 28, July 5 and 12, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: BAKERSFIELD GOLF CART COMPANY, (2013 - B3237) Street address of principal place of business: 2751-C Fruitvale Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93308. Mailing address of business: 2751-C Fruitvale Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93308. REGISTRANT: Leslie Smith, 15910 Black Hawk Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93314. Business is being conducted as an Individual. Date the business commenced: 04/01/2013. 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: Leslie Smith. This statement filed on 05/29/2013. Expires 05/29/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: E Del Villar. Published by the Kern River Courier June 21, 28, July 5 and 12, 2013.

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: Mario Reyes. This statement filed on 06/05/2013. Expires 06/05/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: E Del Villar. Published by the Kern River Courier June 21, 28, July 5 and 12, 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: PHOTON STEEL, (2013 B3256) Street address of principal place of business: 9100 Morning Harvest Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93313. Mailing address of business: 9100 Morning Harvest Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93313. REGISTRANTS: Richard Martin, 9100 Morning Harvest Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93313, Jinna Martin, 9100 Morning Harvest Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93313 and William Culp, 9100 Morning Harvest Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93313. Business is being conducted as Co-Partners. 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: Jinna Martin. This statement filed on 05/30/2013. Expires 05/30/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: A. Guerrero. Published by the Kern River Courier June 21, 28, July 5 and 12, 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: JDH TECH, (2013 - B3453) Street address of principal place of business: 14425 Kathleen Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93314. Mailing address of business: 14425 Kathleen Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93314. REGISTRANT: Jason Hester, 14425 Kathleen Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93314. Business is being conducted as an Individual. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: Jason Hester. This statement filed on 06/10/2013. Expires 06/10/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: E. Del Villar. Published by the Kern River Courier June 28, July 5, 12 and 19, 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: TEAM BOOTCAMP, (2013 B3357) Street address of principal place of business: Cecil Avenue Park/Norwalk Avenue, Delano, CA 93215. Mailing address of business: 2242 Santa Barbara Circle, Delano, CA 93215. REGISTRANT: Mario Reyes, 2242 Santa Barbara Circle, Delano, CA 93215. Business is being conducted as an Individual. Date the business commenced: 04/01/2013. 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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: MAINTENANCE UNLIMITED, (2013 - B3757) Street address of principal place of business: 88 East Evans Road, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 1273, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. REGISTRANT: Kyle Lortz, 88 East Evans Road, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. Business is being conducted as an Individual. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in viola-

Courier Marketplace Continued from Page 14 Chartered Tours Chartered Bus to Buffalo Bills Resort & Casino - July 14 & 15, Dbl occ - $99 per person. Stop by Char’s, 6101 Lake Isabella Blvd. 760-379-6340 / www.superlook.net

___________________________________ Chartered Bus to Buffalo Bills Resort & Casino - Aug. 18 & 19, Dbl occ - $99 per person. Stop by Char’s, 6101 Lake Isabella Blvd. 760-379-6340 / www.superlook.net

___________________________________ Chartered Bus to L.A. Jewelry & Garment Districts - Sept. 10th $49.00 per person. Stop by Char’s, 6101 Lake Isabella Blvd. 760-379-6340 / www.superlook.net

Yard Sales You Don’t Want to Miss This Sale!

Sat, July 6th, from dawn to dusk on Terrace Way in Wofford Hts centered @ 256, but check all of the driveways along the road. Look for unopened Jim Beam designer bottles, a very nice travel trailer, oriental vases, wall hangings, books, salt & pepper shakers & knick knacks as well as many other items at very reasonable prices. For more info, call 376-4578 ___________________________________ Help Replenish the College Fund Yard Sale Sat. 7am-noon, 6500 Wofford Blvd (next to Post Office) Antiques, clothing, crafts, misc. household items, something for everyone.

tion of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: Kyle Lortz. This statement filed on 06/21/2013. Expires 06/21/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, AuditorController-County Clerk. By: A. Guerrero. Published by the Kern River Courier June 28, July 5, 12 and 19, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: INCOME PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, (2013 - B3754), DBA #2: IPM, (2013 - B3755). Street address of principal place of business: 6505 Wofford Boulevard, Suite 3, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 1273, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. REGISTRANTS: Kaycee Lortz, 88 East Evans Road, Wofford Heights, CA 93285 and Paul Saling, 208 Lakeview Terrace, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. Business is being conducted as a General Partnership. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: Kaycee Lortz. This statement filed on 06/21/2013. Expires 06/21/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, AuditorController-County Clerk. By: A. Guerrero. Published by the Kern River Courier June 28, July 5, 12 and 19, 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: DENISE HADDOCK INTERIOR DESIGNS, (2013 - B3792) Street address of principal place of business: 4630 Easton Drive, Suite 1, Bakersfield, CA 93309. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 82096, Bakersfield, CA93380. REGISTRANT: Dean Haddock, Licensed Marriage, Family & Child Counselor, A Professional Corporation, 4900 California Avenue, Suite B330, Bakersfield, CA93309. Business is being conducted as a Corporation. Date the business commenced: 01/01/1979. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: Denise Haddock, Secretary. This statement filed on 06/24/2013. Expires 06/24/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, AuditorController-County Clerk. By: M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier June 28, July 5, 12 and 19, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: COMMUNITY COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES, (2013 - B3793) Street address of principal place of business: 4900 California Avenue, Suite B330, Bakersfield, CA93309. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 82096, Bakersfield, CA93380. REGISTRANT: Dean Haddock, Licensed Marriage, Family & Child Counselor, A Professional Corporation, 4900 California

Avenue, Suite B330, Bakersfield, CA93309. Business is being conducted as a Corporation. Date the business commenced: 01/01/1979. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: Denise Haddock, Secretary. This statement filed on 06/24/2013. Expires 06/24/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, AuditorController-County Clerk. By: M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier June 28, July 5, 12 and 19, 2013.

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"Remembering Jerry" Independence Day is here again, this is the day that I lost you, my husband, my best friend. Today it has been a year, since I kissed you and waved you off in the boat that day. I never knew how drastically our lives would change, when you took the kids out on the water to play. You gave your life keeping all the babies safe, and we are all back here to honor you today in the same place. You are truly missed the world is not the same without you, but I am here lakeside keeping our traditions true, back here at the water celebrating birthdays and now the memorial of you. Forever you are missed by family and friends, all of us loving you, that will never end. Not a day goes by that your name doesn't cross someone's lips, and the memory of your smile will never escape the minds it has etched. Tonight we will raise our glasses high to the sky and our hearts will swell with tears and pride, and from now on you will be remembered every Fourth of July.

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