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Kawaiisu history in new book Mike Devich Kern River Courier

out and keep. Today, Friday, July 8, there is a Story Time with Katie Oliveras at 10:30 a.m. at the Kernville branch. On Saturday, July 9, the Omnipresent Puppeteers will appear at the Lake Isabella branch at 2 p.m. On Wednesday, July 13 at Wofford Heights branch is a Summer Story Time at 1:30 p.m. On Thursday, July 14 at 11:30 at the Lake Isabella branch enjoy live, traditional music on piano, guitar, voice and more from countries such as Russia, Hungary, Mexico and America. Some of the scheduled performers include Helen Smoot, Danny Wray and Carol

There will be a book signing for a major new volume about local Native Americans, entitled “Handbook of the Kawaiisu,” on Saturday, July 9 at the Nuui Cunni Indian Cultural Center at French Gulch. The authors, Kawaiisu Elder Harold Williams and archaeologist Alan Garfinkel, will have signed copies of the book available to purchase. Several Elders and contributors will be on hand to speak. The Kawaiisu tribal territory borders the southern side of the Kern Valley and includes Tehachapi and much of the Mojave desert to the east. The Kern Valley Indian Council and the Owens Valley Career Development Center will be assisting with this event. Lunch will be catered by Mt. Mesa Market’s Jim Wyly. All are invited to attend. June Walker Price, a Kawaiisu Elder and a board member of the Kern Valley Indian Council, said “It is a pleasure to see a book that is so carefully put together. The book seems to me to be a product of so much time and effort. And to have so many of my people, the Kawaiisu themselves, to be such a very big part of something like this makes me happy. It makes me glad to see so many pictures of my people — the Kawaiisu families, children, men and women — that is important.” Jon Hammond of the Tehachapi News said, “The Kawaiisu people, who refer to themselves as the Nüwa, have been studied by various ethnographers, anthro-

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Drew Barton of Roaming Reptiles shows off a baby African tortoise on top of its mother at the Wofford Heights library at a recent presentation.

Libraries offer a cool place for summer reading and fun Mike Devich Kern River Courier

When summer really sets in and it’s scorching outside and the kids are restless, where can you go? Try the libraries. The hours of the three Kern River Valley libraries were cut again recently, but you can still go to one of the local libraries every day of the week except Sunday and Monday. The Lake Isabella branch is open Tuesdays 11-7, Thursdays 11-7 and Saturdays 9-5. Wofford Heights is open Wednesdays 10-6 and Fridays 9-5, and Kernville is open Fridays 10-5. July has some fun events coming up. Here is a calendar you may want to cut

Youth leader asks for help Mike Devich Kern River Courier

Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership is one of the country’s most important youth leadership programs. Founded in 1958 by actor O’Brien, HOBY’s mission is to inspire and develop a global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation. Today, there are many thousands of productive graduates of the program. Last year a local Kern Valley High School student, Daniel Wilson, was selected to represent the school at HOBY. This year, he achieved a special honor when he was chosen to attend the HOBY World Leadership Congress, which will be held at Loyola University in Chicago July 2330. Wilson is asking for your help with the costs associated with this trip.

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Vol. 8 No. 23 Lake Isabella’s weekend weather Fri: Sunny, high 95. Fri. night: Partly cloudy, low 70. Sat.: Sunny, high 95. Sat. night: Clear, low 69. Sun.: Sunny, high 95. Sun. night: Mostly clear, low 65. National Weather Service

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Spay Days to ease problem Mike Devich Kern River Courier

Coming next month will be the first of two so-called “Spay Days” in Lake Isabella. Spaying and neutering cats and dogs will help control the explosion of animals that are either turned loose to fend for themselves, or turned over to a shelter, where many are euthanized. There is a move afoot to start a low-cost spay/neuter mobile clinic, and fundraisers have been held by the REVA Co-op to help stem the tide. Another effort will be held in the Vons parking lot in Lake Isabella on two dates, Saturday August 20 and Saturday, Oct. 22 from 7am to 4pm. They are being put on by the Los Angeles-based Basic Needs Foundation, and are free to the public. “Animal overpopulation is a tragic problem everywhere, but especially in many small towns, primarily because low income pet owners can’t afford to spay/neuter their pets and they don’t have access to free clinics,” said Ha Adolfo, Founder of the Basic Needs Foundation. Up to 45 animals will be spayed/neutered at each event. Feral cats will be vaccinated, medicated for ear mites and ear tipped. Low cost vaccinations and microchipping will also be available on both dates from 9am to noon. “Each pet owner will receive all required documents to get their pet licensed immediately with spay/neuter certificate, vaccination record, rabies shot and microchip,“ said Adolfo. To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-504-SPAY (7729). The events are sponsored by Basic Needs Foundation, Vons, Margo’s Bark Soda Company, Vet Depot, the Rotary Club of Kern River Valley, and Sierra Gateway Markets & Sporting Goods. Although the first one is not until next month, it is important to schedule an appointment now, stressed Adolfo. There is a limited amount of spaces.

Kern River Water Data: Wed. 6 a.m. Storage, Isabella Reservoir 364,753 acre-feet. (Low point was 155,858 ac-ft. Nov. 26. Pool capacity is 568,075 ac.-ft. at the spillway. Current limit is 360,000 ac.-ft.) Inflow, North Fork of Kern at Kernville 4865 cfs (5-hr avg.) Outflow, Lower Kern 3,760 cfs Borel Canal flow 584 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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Living Green

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According to the National Weather Service, we here in the Kern River Valley need cooling 18% of the year and heating 35% of the year. 46% of the year we don't need cooling or heating! So our energy costs to heat and Rowe cool are much less than many places. Evaporative cooling is well-suited for climates where the air is hot and humidity is low, like the KRV. The evaporative cooler (aka "swamp cooler") was a U.S. invention (U.S. patent #838602, 1906 John Zellweger of St. Louis, Mo). Although there are several varieties of swamp coolers, they are basically just a box with a fan that blows air through a wet pad into your house or building. Compared to air conditioning, swamp coolers are a lot less expensive to install and fix. And they are a lot less expensive to operate, maybe just 25% the electricity cost. When I lived in the Palm Springs area, I was told that with humidity over 40%, forget the swamp cooler and turn on the A/C. But that old wives' tale was off base. Humidity makes a difference, but is only half the story. The

key factor is the Dew Point – the temperature at which the air must be cooled for water vapor to condense, forming water droplets, fog or clouds. With the moisture in the air staying the same as the temperature increases, the Dew Point goes down. If the Dew Point is 55ºF or more, swamp coolers won't not work as well, maybe only lowering the temperature by 10ºF. Check for the prevailing Dew Point in your area by going to KRVR.org, look for "Kern River Valley Weather Info" at lower left. Clicking on the Wofford Heights Remote Automated Weather Station at 11:30am, the Dew Point was 50.7°. The Dew Point will go down to close to 40ºF at the hottest time of the day, say 3pm. With that lower Dew Point, a swamp cooler should be able to reduce the air temperature 20 to 30ºF. When you run your AC, close the place up; but with a swamp cooler, be sure to have a way for cooled air to get out. It’s best at the far corners of the space you want to cool. If the air can't get out easily, the fan motor strains and the inside humidity can get hideously high without much cooling effect. Next time: Whole House Fans. Richard Rowe is a retired city planner, living in Wofford Heights. He is website administrator of KRVR.org for Kern River Valley Revitalization.

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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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Sheriff’s Department and CHP 7050 Lake Isabella Blvd. (760) 549-2100 Weekdays only, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 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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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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Benefit golf tournament for Youth Football & Cheer July 9 Kern Valley Youth Football and Cheer will hold a golf tournament fundraiser on Saturday, July 9, check-in time 8 a.m. Please contact the golf course to reserve your foursome (376-2828). There will be a raffle for four box seats and parking pass to a Dodgers vs. Rockies game. For more information, call Gigi at 417-2504.

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.

Acoustic River to perform at Lakeshore Market July 9 Acoustic River will entertain the customers at no charge at the Lakeshore Farmers Market on July 9. The market is located at 7466 Wofford Blvd., Wofford Heights, across from St. Jude's Church from 9am until 1pm.

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Explore the night skies over the lake on Saturday, July 9 Explore the night skies over Lake Isabella with Richard Burdge and members of the Kern River Valley Astronomy Club, when they present an astronomy program on Saturday, July 9, at the Tillie Creek Campground Amphitheater in Wofford Heights. The program begins at 8:30 p.m. They will present a slide show tour of the night skies and a program that includes telescopes for viewing the "dark" skies such as nebula, star clusters, constellations and planets. Bring a flashlight, blanket, and light sweater or jacket as the evenings can be cool. For more information about the program, please call (760) 3795646. Kern River Motors to hold Poker Run and dinner July 16 Kern River Motors will hold a Poker Run and Evening Cookout on Saturday July 16th starting at 4 pm at Kern River Motors in Lake Isabella and ending at the Mt. Mesa Lanes Bowling Alley with a barbecue chicken dinner and music. The fee is $35 for a single rider. Dinner tickets are also on sale for $10 each. Pre-registration forms are available at Kern River Motors in Lake Isabella on Hwy 155 (Kernville Road). A portion of the proceeds collected will go to the Youth Bowling Program at the Mt. Mesa Lanes Bowling Alley. McCarthy aide to hold office hours in Lake Isabella July 21 On Thursday, July 21, a Field Representative for Congressman Kevin McCarthy will hold office hours at the County Complex in Lake Isabella from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Contact: Vince Fong, District Director for Congressman McCarthy at (661) 327-3611.

Regular activities • 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 • 4 p.m. - KV Cruisers Cruise Night, El Portal II Lake Isabella, 1st Fri. 549-3855 • 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,

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

Bakersfield, 2nd Tues. 376-1606. • 7 p.m. - KRV Historical Society meets, 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, golf course, Kernville. (760) 376-1421. • 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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Recipes for Dummies by Bodfish Bob Sautee the onions till soft, about 3-5 minutes. In a large bowl, mash the beans until almost smooth. Add sauteed onions and the rest of the ingredients, except the oil, adding the flour a few tablespoons at a time to combine well. Mixture will be thick. Form bean mixture into patties, approximately ½ inch thick and fry patties in a small amount of oil until slightly firm. Make veggie burgers and enjoy! Bodfish Bob's Hawaiian Baked Bananas

Bodfish Bob’s Basic Salsa 2 cups seeded, chopped tomatoes (67 medium tomatoes) The leaves from one bunch of fresh cilantro, chopped 6 cloves fresh chopped garlic 1/2 an onion chopped 1 jalapeno, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon salt About 1 tablespoon lime juice

Mix all ingredients until well incorporated. Refrigerate overnight for maximum flavor. Bodfish Bob's Veggie Burgers 1/2 onion, diced 1 can black beans, well drained 1/2 cup flour 2 slices bread, crumbled 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion powder 1/2 tsp seasoned salt Salt and pepper to taste Oil for frying

4 bananas 1/2 C. Brown sugar — firmly packed 1/4 C. Orange or pineapple juice 3 Tbsp. Sherry 1/2 C. Chopped almonds or Macadamia nuts 2 Tbsp. Butter or margarine 1 Dash nutmeg

Peel bananas and place in a small baking dish. Mix together, then pour over bananas brown sugar, orange or pineapple juice and sherry. Saute the chopped nuts in butter and sprinkle over bananas. Add dash of nutmeg to taste if desired. Bake in a moderate oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until bananas are tender and lightly glazed. Serve as a dessert with a spoonful of sauce over each banana. Serves 4. Visit Bodfish Bob on the Web at www.bodfishbob.com. You can write to him at bodfishbob@hotmail.com

Previews of new DVDs by Sam Struckhoff New DVDs reviewed in this column will be available in stores the week of July 19.

Recreation." This might have been a funnier, more original and more noticeable movie if it shed the '80s fixation. As it is, "Take Me Home Tonight" doesn't compare to the enduring charm of its John Hughes inspiration, but that's a tall order.

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Trout are very cooperative Mike Mencarini Kern River Courier columnist

at French Gulch Marina. If you are a trout fisherman, you can have it both ways. You I guess it doesn’t matter how can fish from the shore or you much external activity a lake gets can fish from your boat. Either – when the water temp and other way the trout are very cooperaconditions are tive these days. Fred and Elaine favorable the Roach with their skipper Gilligan fish will react. (actually, Danny is his real name) Those fisherbrought in some nice trout over men with a floatthe weekend along with some ing asset (othervery nice sunburn. Hey, Fred, wise known as a was that a three-hour tour? boat) have been Anyway, if you want to catch fish doing very well, and you haven’t had much luck, with all species don’t be shy to ask the person cooperating. My Mencarini who is catching fish how they do friends who fish it. for bass are doing very well, I would like to thank all the nothing huge but a lot of fish in people whom I have recently met the 1-3 pound group on a reguwho have told me they read my lar basis. column The crapand enjoy pie are not at it. “Atta the docks but boys” are in the a “The crappie are in the trees.” mean trees in 15 lot. feet of water --Mike Mencarini in the North Mike Fork and Mencarini South Fork. is a Just find a Wofford partially subHeights merged willow and you will resident and a volunteer at the more than likely find a school of Kern River Fish Hatchery. For crappie hanging out there. Light questions or comments you can line and a jig and a boat are all reach him through the Kern River you need to catch a limit these Courier, days. If you need a boat see Deb office@kernrivercourier.com.

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Salomeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Stars ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You're not Sheepish when it comes to asserting your opinions on what you think is right or wrong. Be assured that you're being heard, and something positive will follow. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your sense of justice makes it difficult not to speak up about a recurring matter involving a co-worker. But, once again, you need facts to back you up before you can act. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Romance is still dominant. If Cupid misfired before, don't worry. He'll take better aim at someone new this time around. Expect favorable news about a financial matter. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The zodiac's Moon Children can expect things to work out pretty much as planned. One negative note involves a minor relationship problem that suddenly turns serious. LEO (July 23 to August 22) You're suddenly being asked to make choices between two practically equal offers. Which one to choose? Easy. The one most likely to gladden your Lion's heart. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Once again, you're confronted by a workplace problem you thought you'd already resolved. This time, you might need to go higher up to find a just resolution. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Good for you: You're determined to stick with your goals and

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Health Insurance Matters

California Joe’s Storytelling Corner

Agent plays a big role

Wild Bill’s story a long tale

Harry P. Thal Kern River Courier Columnist

Several years ago, a recently widowed lady went into her local guitar store with her deceased husband’s classic guitar looking to sell it for some needed cash. The store manager recognized that this guitar was special, and called in a consultant to authenticate the guitar. The specialist Harry Thal looks over the guitar and tells the lady that the guitar is worth about three-fifty. She says she was looking for and hoping for five hundred. The gentleman tells her that he does need to make a profit, and has a buyer waiting for the sale. He tells her that he can pay her two eightyfive. She again states that she was hoping for five hundred. “Ma’am, I don't think you understand. This guitar is a classic and there were only 60 made in the entire world. I am offering you $285,000 for it.” Integrity is the key. The guitar store could have made a killing, but ethics and integrity had the company do the right thing. So is it in insurance sales. The role of the agent is very much like the salesman in the guitar store. The agent does the right thing for the sake of the client, not that of mak-

ing another sale for a bigger commission. What is wrong with selling a policy for $0 monthly premium versus a plan for several hundred dollars a month? The issue is what is best for the client. A good agent gets involved. Not only assisting with the application and enrollment process, but all the service needed after the sale. The agent's role is ever expanding Bakersfield insurance agent Deidra Finney says, "In the everchanging landscape of health insurance, the role of the agent has evolved to offer much more to clients. Agents are no longer simply the gateway through which a client purchases health insurance. He is an invaluable member of a client's financial family." The insurance agent has become an integral part of the entire process. From advocating in the halls of Congress and the Statehouse to sitting across the kitchen table assisting in understanding coverage, the career agent has earned a place as a consumer's advisor. 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 760376-2100, e-mail harrythal@aol.com or visit him on the web at www.harrythal.com

California Joe Kern River Courier Columnist

The voice of the Colt Peacemaker drowned out the murmur of voices and clinking of coins in Deadwood’s Number Ten Saloon, its leaden message plowing through the head of a seated card player and coming to rest in the arm of the man he had been facCalifornia Joe ing. The time was 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 1876. The roar of the gun and a grunted “Take that!” were possibly the last sounds to reach the consciousness of the man who slid from the stool. It was almost certain that he was dead by the time he hit the floor, clutching his last hand of cards – the aces and eights that were to give the term “dead man’s hand” to the language. Thus ended the spectacular career of Wild Bill Hickok, the 39year old pistoleer who had been born James Butler Hickok at Troy Grove, Ill., on March 27, 1837. The following are two other occurrences in his incredible life. In 1858 he was a stage and wagon driver along the Sante Fe Trail. Now folks were calling him Bill and it was as Bill Hickok that he had his famous encounter with a grizzly. He was driving a wagon

through New Mexico’s Raton Pass and although Bill succeeded in bowie-knifing the bear to death, when the next wagon in the convoy arrived on the scene Bill was seriously wounded. His employers got Bill patched up, then sent him to Kansas City where he was under medical care until the spring of ‘61. A few days before Christmas 1867,a dusty buckskinned figure with twin guns (butt foremost) and tongue exploring parched lips stepped into a shanty bar in Nebraska to order up a beer. This was Wild Bill the plainsman. Four beery customers were evidently unaware of this and used language that dwelled on Bill’s nasal organ and his untrimmed ox-yoke mustache. He gave one of the men a blow in the face, an act that sparked the quartet into going for their guns. When the powder smoke haze had cleared three of the baiters lay dead and and one was minus a part of his jaw. Wild Bill’s souvenir of this action –a slight arm wound which kept him out of action for a few weeks. August 2,1876 in Deadwood’s Number Ten Saloon – the death of Wild Bill Hickok. There’s more to the story than this, You’ll have to come to my yearly stage show to hear the rest of it. California Joe is the storyteller persona of Stevenson Phillips, an actor and singer living in Kernville. You may reach him at sscaljoe@aol.com

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Churches of the Valley Kernville Father’s Heart Foursquare Church Kernville Elementary School, Kernville Service Sunday 9:30 a.m. (760) 223-6704 First Baptist Church of Kernville 46 Valley View Drive, Kernville Sunday Service — 10:45 a.m.. (760) 376-6403 Kernville United Methodist Church 251 Big Blue Rd., Kernville Worship Celebration, 9:30 a.m. (760) 376-2751 Prince of Peace Lutheran Fellowship Center 44 Big Blue Road, Kernville Sunday School 9 a.m., Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. (760) 417-2014 St. Peter’s Anglican Church 11900 Sierra Way, Kernville Sunday Service 10:00 a.m. (760) 376-6362 St. Sherrian’s Episcopal Church Services held at Kernville United Methodist Church Sundays 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 Sunday Mass 8 a.m. & 10 a.m., Sat. 4 p.m. (760) 376-2416 Calvary Chapel 125 Sycamore Drive, Wofford Heights Sunday Service 10 a.m. (760) 376-8789 Christ Fellowship 80 Evans Road, Wofford Heights Sunday Service 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 Sunday Service: 9:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Wed. 6 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 Services 8:30, 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

Sunday Services 11 a.m. (760) 379-2343 Kern Valley Bible Church 3920 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella Sunday 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 9:30 a.m. (760) 379-2120 Lake Isabella Church of Christ 3711 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella Worship Sunday 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. Service 6 p.m. (760) 379-5819 Mt. 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 Church) 4324 Birch, Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 4 p.m. (760) 379-6360 Southlake/Weldon Kern Christian Church “The River” 14900 Hwy 178, Southlake Sunday Services 8 a.m. and 10 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 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (760) 378-2321 Weldon Baptist Church 20674 Highway 178 Sunday Services 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. (760) 378-4964

Friday, July 8, 2011

Things I Have Noticed...

Kern River Valley has it all Rod Middleworth Kern River Courier Columnist

By the time you finish reading this week’s column, you will probably think I have been commissioned by the two chamber of commerces here in the Valley ... but I think many of you will admit that you feel the same way. I got to thinking about what makes the Kern Middleworth River Valley so popular with visitors and the long- and short-time residents. So I made a list. I noticed we have gas stations, grocery stores, auto repair shops, auto parts stores, and great restaurants all around the lake. We have appliance stores, drug stores, fast food places, churches, a movie theatre. We have three local newspapers. We have service clubs, and several parks and picnic areas. We have a museum, we have motels for vacationing travelers, and we have bed and breakfast accommodations. We have an airport and a radio-controlled flying field. And we have a lake. Oh what a lake! We have a multitude of hiking trails and access to the Pacific Crest Trail. There is a mortuary, a champi-

onship horseshoe field, an Indian Cultural Center, several marinas, a TV cable system, satellite access, a surplus store, a boat patrol, several hardware stores, a host of camping sites, and the Kern River (a wonder in itself). We have all kinds of repair and construction businesses (auto, plumbing, roofing, concrete, electrical, and building contractors). There is more; probably whatever you can need we have it up here or it can be gotten. We live in a valley where people come to vacation. They drive from all over to camp and visit the place where we’re lucky to live. In the spring we have flowers and hillsides splashed with color. We have a hospital with all the bells and whistles to keep us alive in times of trauma. We have trailer parks and areas all around the lake to camp.We have bait shops and a great shoreline to catch lunker fish. We have road access to the high country and when it’s hot it’s just a short drive to the cool. And so much more. What a wonderful place to live! 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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A bit of history Two towns, Kernville and Isabella, had to be moved out of the way during the forming of the lake in the late 1940s and ‘50s. Isabella was moved slightly south and renamed Lake Isabella, and Kernville was moved a few miles north. The town of Wofford Heights is closest to the location of Old Kernville; Old Isabella was near where the Auxiliary Dam is today. After the dams came in, the area was promoted as a recreation destination and as a perfect area for retirement, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Later on, in the second half of the 20th century, whitewater rafting became a huge sport here. Recently, the valley has become known as a premier mountain biking area, and a mountain bike manufacturer has relocated here, Bionicon.

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Friday, July 8, 2011

Kern River Courier

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Kern River Courier Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Attitude Research Associates (2011 - B3717) Street address of principal place of business: 5357 Yankee Canyon Drive, Lake Isabella, CA 93240-9525. Mailing address of business: 5357 Yankee Canyon Drive, Lake Isabella, CA 932409525. REGISTRANT: Bert Simpson, 5357 Yankee Canyon Drive, Lake Isabella, CA 932409525. 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: Bert Simpson. This statement filed on 06/13/2011. Expires 06/13/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By G. Meza. Published by the Kern River Courier June 17, 24, July 1 and 8, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: B Heart Beauty (2011 - B3476) Street address of principal place of business: 18478 Poplar Avenue, Shafter, CA 93263. Mailing address of business: 18478 Poplar Avenue, Shafter, CA 93263. REGISTRANT: Jina Bias, 18478 Poplar Avenue, Shafter, CA 93263. 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: Jina Bias. This statement filed on 06/02/2011. Expires 06/02/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By N. Hawley. Published by the Kern River Courier June 17, 24, July 1 and 8, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Bolles Well Service (2011 - B3576) Street address of principal place of business: 4008 Shawn Street, Bakersfield, CA 93312. Mailing address of business: 4008 Shawn Street, Bakersfield, CA 93312. REGISTRANT: Keith Bolles, 4008 Shawn Street, Bakersfield, CA 93312. 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: Keith Bolles. This statement filed on 06/07/2011. Expires 06/07/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By M. Medina. Published by the Kern River Courier June 17, 24, July 1 and 8, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1:

Business Plan Solutions (2011 B3491) Street address of principal place of business: 2229 A Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301. Mailing address of business: 2229 A Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301. REGISTRANT: Jennifer Tidwell, 2229 A Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301. 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: Jennifer Tidwell. This statement filed on 06/02/2011. Expires 06/02/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By N. Hawley. Published by the Kern River Courier June 17, 24, July 1 and 8, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Highcountry Timber Sales & Management (2011 - B3432) Street address of principal place of business: 113 Kellen Way, Bodfish, CA 93205. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 105, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. REGISTRANT: William Wilson, 113 Kellen Way, Bodfish, CA 93205. A - Individual. Date the business commenced: 05/26/2011. 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: Keith Bolles. This statement filed on 05/31/2011. Expires 05/31/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By G. Meza. Published by the Kern River Courier June 17, 24, July 1 and 8, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Honeybee Graphics (File No.: 2011 - B3475) Street address of principal place of business: 808 Sutter Court, Frazier Park, CA 93225. Mailing address of business: 808 Sutter Court, Frazier Park, CA 93225. REGISTRANT: Melissa Yoes, 808 Sutter Court, Frazier Park, CA 93225. A - Individual. Date the business commenced: 09/13/2005. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: Melissa Yoes. This statement filed on 06/02/2011. Expires 06/02/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By N. Hawley. Published by the Kern River Courier June 17, 24, July 1 and 8, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Linda's Tax Service (2011 - B3481) Street address of principal place of business: 304 Belle Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93308. Mailing address of business: 304 Belle

Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93308. REGISTRANT: Linda Griggs, 304 Belle Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93308. A - Individual. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: Linda Griggs. This statement filed on 06/02/2011. Expires 06/02/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By N. Hawley. Published by the Kern River Courier June 17, 24, July 1 and 8, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Kinecticon.com (2011 - B3704) Street address of principal place of business: 7605 Terry John Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93308. Mailing address of business: 7605 Terry John Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93308. REGISTRANT: Edward Webb, 7605 Terry John Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93308. A Individual. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: Edward Webb. This statement filed on 06/13/2011. Expires 06/13/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By M. Rodriguez. Published by the Kern River Courier June 24, July 1, 8 and 15, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Sunless Glimmer (2011 - B3787) Street address of principal place of business: 10611 Cliffside Street, Bakersfield, CA 93311. Mailing address of business: 10611 Cliffside Street, Bakersfield, CA 93311. REGISTRANT: Amber Seigel, 10611 Cliffside Street, Bakersfield, CA 93311. 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: Amber Seigel. This statement filed on 06/16/2011. Expires 06/16/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By N. Hawley. Published by the Kern River Courier June 24, July 1, 8 and 15, 2011. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME Fictitious Business Name being abandoned: FAY CREEK WELL WATER SYSTEM, (2010-B3143) Street address of business: 143 South Weber Street, Weldon, CA 93283. Mailing address of Business: P.O. Box 1005, 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 93283, Lora Storm, 4831 East Road, Lake Isabella, CA 93240, Dorothy Ray, 9613 Fay Creek Ford, Weldon, CA 93283, Carina Walker, 9727 Fay Creek Ford, Weldon, CA 93283, Richard Violano, 9557 Fay Creek Ford, Weldon, CA 93283, Niomi Tanner, 5118 Willow Estates, San Jose, CA 95135. Original FBN Statement Filed on: 05/13/2010. This Statement of Abandonment filed on: 06/16/2011. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk by N. Hawley, Deputy Clerk (34993). Published by the Kern River Courier June 24, July 1, 8 and 15, 2011.

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, AuditorController-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: 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, AuditorController-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, AuditorController-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: 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, AuditorController-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: 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,

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-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: 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 - 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: Bruce Moreno. This statement filed on 06/28/2011. Expires 06/28/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By M. Medina. Published by the Kern River Courier July 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2011.


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