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Isabella Lake tops 300,000 acre-feet Kern River Courier

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Isabella Lake has been rising steadily over the last couple of weeks as water pours into it from the Kern River. The lake, technically a reservoir, catches high snowmelt flooding down from the Sierra and stores the excess water for irrigation use later in the summer in the San Joaquin Valley. This view was taken from the Nuui Cunni Indian Cultural Center in French Gulch on Wednesday.

Free leadership training offered Special to the Kern River Courier

To be a good leader, you need training. Now you have an opportunity to attend five local meetings to accomplish that – and they’re free. Kern River Valley Revitalization and Cerro Coso College are hosting the free series of monthly one-hour training sessions. The first is Tuesday, June 22 at 10 a.m. at the college in Lake Isabella. The free training sessions are called “Webinars.” They are from the Heartland Center for Leadership Development, an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to help local leaders respond to current and future challenges in their communities. A Webinar is a seminar that is transmitted over the Internet and watched on a computer monitor. A key feature of a Webinar is its interactive elements -the ability to give, receive and discuss information. The other webinars in this series will be once a month, July, August, September and October. There is no charge for attending and the pub-

lic is welcome to attend, but space is limited to 25 so an RSVP is needed. Contact KRVR VP Richard Rowe at (760) 333-4561 or e-mail eworinkrv@mchsi.com. The first Webinar is entitled “Leadership Styles & Practices.” Those attending can learn what it means to be an effective leader and assess their own leadership strengths and aspirations as well as create an action plan for building new skills and practices. Kern River Valley Revitalization is an all-volunteer community organization whose mission is facilitating the social, natural, and financial health of the Kern River Valley for this and future generations. KRVR paid the webinar fees as part of its KRV Leadership Development program. KRVR holds community meetings the first Wednesday of each month in the Kernville Community Room. KRVR maintains a website, www.KRVR.org For more information on KRVR, contact KRVR President Joe Ciriello at 760 3798614 or e-mail krv-rev@earthlink.net.

Isabella Lake’s level soared past 300,000 acre-feet this week. Last year’s peak level of 250,461 acre-feet was reached on June 3, 2009. The level reported in the Courier two weeks ago was 255,708 acre-feet. Last week it had jumped to 299,456 acre-feet. The upper Kern River, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has been running between 2,600 and 3,600 cubic feet per second lately. That’s down from last week, but it is still a very respectable river flow. Historically, the 300,000 point is somewhat of a watershed. During the last 40

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KRV Chamber holds drawing on Vegas stay The prize is a two-night, three-day stay at the beautiful South Point Las Vegas Resort. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased from any KRV Chamber board member, at the General Membership Meetings on June 9, July 14 or August 11, or at the Chamber office. The lucky ticket will be drawn at the Aug. 11 General Membership meeting. The winner does not need to be present, but it would be exciting to be there when your ticket is drawn!

A big obstacle has been jumped on the way to establishing the Kernville BMX Bike Park. The grading permit has been issued on the new park, which will be adjacent to the John E. McNally Rodeo Grounds on Scodie Road in Kernville. Work started last Saturday. There are now KV Bike Park T-shirts for sale for only $14. All proceeds will go to the Bike Park. The T-shirts can be found at Archie’s Hardware, 11317 Kernville Rd., Kernville. A recent fundraiser was held at Dave’s Sports Bar and yielded $527,

according to the KV Bike Park page on Facebook. The event was facilitated by Kelley Scarborough, a former Kern River Courier ad advisor. Help is still needed to build the park. If you can help, contact Chris Brayman at (760) 223-6165 or e-mail him at christopher@kvbikepark.com On Saturday, June 18, they will be having a mountain bike skills course build weekend. And on June 21 an expert track builder comes to Kernville from Colorado to build the BMX track. Donations are still needed. Please send yours to KV Bike Park, P.O. Box 716, Kernville CA 93238.

Lake Isabella’s weekend weather Sat.: Sunny, high 88. Sat. night: Mostly clear, low 59. Sun.: Sunny, high 90. Sun. night: Partly cloudy, low 60. Mon.: Sunny, high 87. Mon. night: Clear, low 59. National Weather Service

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Bodfish Bob wants you to get on the solar cooking bandwagon.

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Two challenging crossword puzzles in the Courier instead of just one.

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Car wash fund raisers can be sad affairs, says Courier columnist Harry Thal.

Kern River Water Data: Wed. 6 a.m. Storage, Isabella Reservoir 318,787 acre-feet. (Low point was 101,857 ac-ft. Dec. 4. Pool capacity is 568,075 ac.-ft. at the spillway. Current limit is 360,000 ac.-ft.)

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Inflow, North Fork of Kern at Kernville 3126 cfs (5-hr avg.) Outflow, Lower Kern N/A Photo credit

Kern River Courier fishing columnist Mike Mencarini holds a huge 8-pound bass. He released it back into the lake. With the rising lake, fishing has been excellent.

Borel Canal flow 501 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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Spotlighting the best of the Kern River Valley Owners/Editors/Publishers Michael Batelaan Mike Devich Contributing Editor Mike Ludiker Contributors/Columnists Mike Mencarini Rod Middleworth Matt Freeman Bodfish Bob Ron Bolyard Donna Fitch California Joe Richard Rowe Clarence Semonious Harry Thal Photographers Michael Batelaan, Mike Devich, Mike Ludiker Contributing Photographer Murdoc Douglas Ad Production Michael Batelaan, Mike Ludiker Advertising Sales Valerie Minoux, Joanie Gardner Business Office Sara Wakeman Subscription Information The Kern River Courier is published and mailed weekly for $36 per year. Send payment to: Kern River Courier P.O. Box 1145 Wofford Heights, CA 93285 Advertising policies Publisher reserves the right to reject or cancel any advertising at any time. Cancellations or rejection shall not preclude payment on similar advertising previously run. KRV Publishing and the Kern River Courier are not liable for errors in copy or an advertisement beyond the cost of the actual space occupied by the error. Publisher reserves the right to place the word “advertisement” on any ad copy that appears to resemble editorial matter. Submission policies Editorial and photo submissions are welcome and will run at the discretion of the editors. Submissions will only be returned when accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. The editors reserve the right to edit all submissions. The entire contents of the Kern River Courier are copyright ©2010 KRV Publishing. Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited without prior written consent. All rights reserved. Letters policies Letters to the Editor are run when space permits. They are meant as an open forum for expression. The views expressed in the letters to the editor within this paper are not necessarily the views of this paper, nor those of the staff. Letters to the editor pertaining to local issues and events or those that affect our area are encouraged. Please include your real name, address and phone number for verification. Pen names or incomplete names are not allowed. The Kern River Courier reserves the right to exclude any letter to the editor, or edit its contents for length and prevention of libel, or for other reasons as seen fit by the editors. Letters should not exceed 200 words.

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Night Sky exploration at Tillie Creek Campground June 19 Explore the night skies over Isabella Lake with Richard Burdge and members of the Kern River Valley Astronomy Club, when they present an astronomy program on Saturday, June 19 at Tillie Creek Amphitheater, Tillie Creek Campground in Wofford Heights.

Regular meetings & activities Fridays

• 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 379-5831. • 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.- TOPS #2293 weight loss group, Veterans Hall #2, 417-2272. • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Alzheimers respite group meets at Vets Hall, Lake Isabella. 379-0848. • 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.- TOPS weight loss group, Mt.View Baptist Church, 2959 Erskine Creek Rd., Lake Isabella. 378-3935. •10-11 a.m.- Grief Support Group, Hoffman Hospice, 6048 Lake Isabella Blvd. 1st and 3rd Fridays. (661) 410-1010. • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - AA, 6407 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. • 11 a.m.-3p.m.- Lunch at Eagles, open to public, Mt. Mesa. 379-3394 • 1 p.m.- Happy Hookers crochet club, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 379-6335 • 4 p.m. - KV Cruisers Cruise Night, El Portal II Lake Isabella, 1st Fri. 549-3855 • 7:30 p.m.- Al-Anon, 80 Evans Rd, Wofford Hts. 379-7318 or 549-3541.

Saturdays

• 9:30 a.m. Sequoia Amateur Radio Group, Youth Center, Lake Isabella. 2nd Sat. • 9 a.m.- 2 p.m - Farmer’s Market, Nuui Cunni Ctr, French Gulch. 549-0800 • 3 p.m., Havilah Centennial Group meets, 1st Saturday, schoolhouse. 379-2636. • 5-7 p.m. Dinner at Eagles open to public, Mt. Mesa. 379-3394 • 7-10 p.m.- Dam Dancers square dancing, 1st Saturday, Senior Center, Lake Isabella.

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.

Mondays

• 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 379-5831. • 1 p.m. - Kern Valley Democratic Club, Senior Center, 3rd Monday. • 1 p.m.-2 p.m., Line dance beginner classes, intermediate and advanced follow at the Senior Center. 379-0043. • 3 p.m. - Kernville Chamber of Commerce meets, board 2nd Mon., general membership 4th Mon. 376-2629. • 5-7 p.m. Eagles spaghetti dinner, Mt. Mesa, open to public, 1st. Mon. 379-3394. • 6-9 p.m. KRV Community Orchestra meets at Cerro Coso College, Lake Isabella, Rm G. 376-4461. • 7 p.m. KRV Art Association meets, 3rd Mon., Senior Center. 379-2844. • 7 p.m. K.V. Rovers meet at Kern Valley Museum, Kernville. 1st Monday. • 7:30 p.m. Al-Anon, KRV Hosp Cafe. 3797318 or 549-3541.

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, First Baptist Church, Lake Isabella. 379-2556. • 10 a.m. KRV Garden Group, 2nd Tues. 379-1129. • 12:30 p.m. Bridge Club, Rod & Gun Club, E. Evans Rd., Wofford Heights. 376-4249. • 2 p.m. - KRV Cemetery District meeting at

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 procemetery. 2nd Tuesday. Public invited. 376-2189. • 2 p.m. - LI-Bodfish Prop. Owners meet at Senior Center. 2nd Tues. (760) 379-1830. • 7 p.m. - KRV Historical Society meets, Senior Center, Lake Isabella, 4th Tues.

Wednesdays

• 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Sen. Ctr., 6407 Lk. Isabella Blvd., 379-5831. • 9:30 a.m. - TOPS weight loss group, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. (661) 867-2579. • 9:30-11 a.m.- Me & My Friends children’s playgroup, Kernville Methodist Church, 3792556. • Noon- KRV Chamber of Commerce meeting, El Portal II. 2nd Wed, 379-5236. • 12:30 p.m. - Bridge Club, Eagles Lodge Mt. Mesa, 376-4249. • 1- 2:30 p.m. - Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group, Vets Hall, Lake Isabella, 1st Wed. 379-0848. • 1:30 - 3 p.m. Grief Support Group, Optimal Hospice, 6504E L.I. Blvd. • 2- 6 p.m. Dinner at Eagles, Mt. Mesa. Light dinner. Open to public. 379-3394. • 6 p.m. - Fish & Game Habitat Club meets, 631 E. Evans Rd, Wofford Hts, third Wed. • 6:00 p.m. American Legion, Lake Isabella Sr. Ctr. Veterans Rm., 3rd Wed. 379-5488. • 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.- Senior Dance, Senior Center, Lake Isabella dining rm., live band. • 7 p.m. Al-Anon, 80 Evans Rd. Wofford Hts, 376-2410.379-7318 or 549-3541. • 7 p.m. - Elks meet, Wofford Heights Blvd.

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. • 2 p.m.- 8-ball Tournament at Eagles in Mt, Mesa. Open to public. 379-3374. • 5 -7 p.m. - TANF Cultural Night - Native Youth & Community Cultural Ctr French Gulch Campground. • 5-7 p.m. VFW Taco Thursday, open to public. 379-3877. • 5 p.m.- Republicans of Kern Valley meet 3rd Thurs. at Moose Lodge. 378-3602. • 6 p.m. - Rotary Club meets, golf course, Kernville. (760) 376-1421. • 7 p.m.-Sweet Adelines meet, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. Prospective members welcome. • 7 p.m.- Kern Valley Astronomy Club, museum, Kernville. 3rd Thurs. 376-1291.

Bingo Guide

Friday, noon. - Eagles Bingo, Eagles Hall, Mt. Mesa Saturday, noon, South Fork Woman’s Club Bingo, 6488 Fay Ranch Road. Sunday, 1 p.m. Moose Lodge Bingo, 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.

KRV Cemetery District to hold subcommittee meet June 22 The Kern River Valley Public Cemetery District will be holding a subcommittee meeting on Tuesday, June 22 at 1 p.m. in the office of the cemetery (note the different time). The topic will be the purpose of the Resolution 119 review. The public is invited to attend. Field trip to fire research area in Greenhorns June 26 The Forest Service has scheduled a field trip to the fire research project area within the 1970 Red Mountain fire on the western slope of the Greenhorn mountain range. It will start at noon on Saturday, June 26 at the Kernville Ranger Station. It will end at the project site in the Greenhorn Mountains at 4 p.m. Participants will need to bring a sack lunch or snacks and drinks for the day. The Forest Service will be carpooling participants or you may drive your personal vehicle. RSVP's are required to coordinate vehicles and drivers. Please RSVP no later than Wednesday, June 23, to Cindy Thill, Public Affairs/Fire, at (760) 376-3781, extension 625. Food commodities date to be Tuesday, June 29 Government food commodities will be distributed to those qualified on Tuesday, June 29 at the Elks Lodge in Wofford Heights, Grace Chapel on Highway 178 in Mt. Mesa, and the Senior Center in Lake Isabella. Distribution starts at 8 a.m. 2nd annual Classic Car Show July 3 in Lake Isabella The 2nd annual Classic Car Show will again be held at the First Baptist Church in Lake Isabella on Saturday, July 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds to benefit the

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Kern River Courier

Things I Have Noticed...

Worms are a puzzlement Rod Middleworth Kern River Courier Columnist

In a moment of reflection have you ever wondered about earthworms? Are they happy and satisfied with life? Do they have ambition? When it rains and they come wiggling out of the ground and look around, are they surprised? If they could talk, Middleworth what they would say? Might they discuss which one was going to be the worm caught by the early bird? Does a worm really like a diet of dirt? Do you suppose they wished they could add some sweetener? Do boy worms show off for little girl worms, flexing their multiple muscles? Do their 10 little hearts apiece beat faster when they wiggle down life's path? What's the difference between a boy and a girl worm? Is there a difference? How can you tell? Do you even care? What does a worm do for fun? They don't watch TV, they can't play football, and badminton is out of the question. There are countless things they can't do. So what do they do? They can't talk so they can't sit around and visit. And if they could, what would they talk about? Famous worms? What would make a worm

famous, anyway? Could a worm be a hero? Or could one become a worm teacher who held classes for escaping the shovel of fishermen looking for bait? And what about those worms dug up, captured and placed in a container destined to be dinner for a very hungry fish? If they knew what was ahead would they be scared or would they be brave? Being pierced by a hook and tossed into the water is experience enough. But when a big fish decides the worm is dinner and takes a bite, is the worm worried? If by chance the worm escapes the hook and is left to swim in the deep, cold water of a lake, what kind of stroke do they swim with? A wigglestroke? Do they need to breathe and how long can they stay under water before they drown? And if they drown, do they go to a better place? If so, is it a land full of worm moss, with lots of moisture, corn meal and crushed flies? By now I've noticed that the questions that rise are endless and because I'm only allowed 400 words, most will go unasked. As Yul Brynner, the actor in his role as the King of Siam, might say, "Worms are a puzzlement"! 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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Burnable fuels to be reduced in Alta Sierra and Wofford Heights Special to the Kern River Courier

Kern River Valley Fire Safe Council president Lloyd Smith and Kernville District Ranger Rick Larson recently signed the final documentation for a cooperative agreement to conduct hazardous fuels treatment on 200 acres of private and Kern County lands in Alta Sierra and Wofford Heights. The Domestic Cooperative Agreement 10-DG-11051345-060 authorizes grant funding from the USDA Forest Service in the amount of $300,000 to complete three types of fuels treatment: (1) Road brushing to develop roadside fuel breaks; (2) Maintenance of existing fuel breaks adjacent to communities; and (3) A slash cleanup project from a recent timber harvest. The project work will be completed over a three year period. The grant proposal was developed in collaboration with Kern County Fire Department, and thedepartment’s fuel reduction crews will complete the project work. The grant was awarded under the Wyden Amendment, Public Law 105-277, section 323, as amended by public Law 109-54, and permanently authorized by public Law 111-11, section 3001 for the purpose of providing funding to conduct hazardous fuels treatment on non-federal lands that are adjacent to National Forest lands where hazardous fuels work is being conducted or where other works is being conducted that increases the threat to adjacent lands. The authorization allows for the

work on federal and non-federal lands to complement each other and provides flexibility for the Forest Service to use grant funding where it will provide the greatest benefit from the combined cooperative effort. The Alta Sierra and Wofford Heights Fuels Reduction Project will complement the Sequoia National Forest Ice Timber Sale and Fuels Reduction Project. The Kern River Valley Fire Safe Council is a non-profit organization established to provide awareness through education and information exchange, and to facilitate interagency coordination, fire protection and fire safety projects within the Kern River Valley. In addition to this cooperative agreement the Kern River Valley Fire Safe Council secures grant funding through the California Fire Safe Council clearinghouse to conduct hazardous fuel reduction projects throughout the Kern River Valley. Kern County Fire Department fuel reduction crews are currently working on the Bodfish III Fuel Reduction Project and the Burma Interagency Extension Fuelbreak Project. “This cooperative agreement with the Forest Service adds considerable leverage to our hazardous fuels treatment programs. The collaboration and cooperation between the fire council and the fire agencies is clearly evident in the quality of protection and continuity to our fuels treatment projects,” said Lloyd Smith of the KRV Fire Safe Council. – U.S. Forest Service

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General Drainage Area 2,093 Square Miles Capacity, Gross Pool 570,000 Acre-Ft. Surface Area, Gross Pool 11,400 Shoreline, Gross Pool 38 miles Length, Gross Pool 9 miles Main Dam Maximum Height 185 Feet Length at Crest 1695 Feet Auxiliary Dam Maximum Height 100 Feet Maximum Length 3,257 Feet Lake Construction Started March 1948 Finished April 1953

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Sights Of The Valley

The Courier’s Michael Batelaan caught the moon peeking through clouds on June 4 in Bodfish.

Our photographer Murdoc Douglas got this shot at the Amphibian and Reptile Celebration held at the Kern River Preserve in Weldon. Buz Lunsford shows off his stock of creatures.

Valley basics The Kern River Valley is a broad valley in the Southern Sierra. The center of the valley is the age-old meeting place of two arms of the Kern River, the southernmost of the mighty Sierra rivers. This junction was chosen many years ago for the location of a pair of dams to form a reservoir from the river waters, the purpose of which was to provide flood control and irrigation water for Bakersfield. The reservoir that was formed is called Lake Isabella, or Isabella Lake. 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 south and renamed Lake Isabella, and Kernville was moved 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, realization came that although the water in the dam was not ours to keep, we may use it while it’s here. 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. Recreation choices in the area are many. Water sports continue to dominate, anything from fishing to water skiing to Jet Skiing to kayaking. Dry land sports vary from dirt biking to hiking to climbing to touring the scenic roads to dark sky viewing to birding and observing nature at its finest. If you’re new to the valley, be sure to visit all the towns here. Ringing the lake are Kernville, Wofford Heights, Lake Isabella/Bodfish, and Mt. Mesa. In the South Fork Valley are Southlake, Weldon, and Onyx. Each has its own unique personality and its own story to tell. Leave your big-city ways behind; this is not the city. And we’re kind of proud of that. —– Kern River Courier

Courier Fishing Report

The fishing is hot around here Mike Mencarini Kern River Courier Columnist

Hey anglers, the bite on Isabella Lake is hot! Hot! Hot! Bass, crappie, trout, cats are just about anywhere you toss your bait. I was on the lake quite a bit this week, catching a beautiful 8-pound largemouth with a tummy full of new arrivals (see picture on page 1.) She is back in her happy home. Lots of 1-3 pound bass, hungry for cincos, whacky rigs, worms, and cranks. Lots of crappie from shore in the Freear Point area of the lake. We even caught crappie trolling large crank baits, so try anything. You never know. Although the lake is on the rise, the fish are very healthy with good colors and most importantly, a huge appetite. Been seeing quite a few nighttime anglers trying for those large catfish. Both the North Fork and

South Fork are producing quality and quantity, all species included. The upper river received about 2,000 pounds of trout from Riverside Park to Brush Creek between June 14 and 16 with the lower river receiving theirs too. Don’t forget to spend your fishing dollars locally whenever possible. The KRV Chamber needs your donations for the fireworks show this year. Give what you can. Hey, where are those floating restrooms we got 5 years ago? I really needed one last week. Well, I found them. They were locked. Anyone who pays $45 for a lake permit should be entitled to use a restroom! Send your comments to me through the Courier. Mike Mencarini is a Wofford Heights resident and a volunteer at the Kern River Fish Hatchery.


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young child that has stuck with him: "I remember one little girl in particular who changed my life forever. She was just absolutely filled with joy when she realized she could hear. Her mother told me with all the sincerity in her heart: 'I love my daughter so much. And now she can hear me tell her that I love her.' And then she said something that I'll never forget: 'Justin, I hope you never measure your life by the days you have lived but by the smiles you have left behind.'" For information on how you can help, go to starkeyhearingfoundation.org.

Q: I was watching "Friday Night Lights" a few weeks ago, and could have sworn that one of the co-stars was Detective Larry Zito from "Miami Vice" back in the '80s. Was it him? What has he been up to since leaving "Miami Vice"? -Tommy D., via email A: John Diehl, 60, has been working VERY steadily since leaving the trendsetting police drama back in 1987. Most recently he portrayed Richard Sherman on "FNL." He also has starred/guest-starred Justin Osmond on: "L.A. Law," "The *** John Larroquette Q: I watched a Show," "Nash Bridges," "JAG," movie on SyFy a while back "The West Wing," "Cold Case" and called "Brave New World" with "Point Pleasant." He also just Leonard Nimoy. I can't find it wrapped two feature films, "Road anywhere and would love to to Nowhere" and "Natural see it again. -- Robyn D. in Selection." Florida *** A: I found a few out-of-print Q: I have been a lifelong fan VHS copies of the 1998 remake of of the Osmonds. I know that the classic book by Adolph Huxley two of the brothers, Virl and on amazon.com, as well as a PAL Tom, are deaf. My mom told DVD version on eBay. There are a me Merrill's son is deaf as well. few out there, but you'll have to pay Can you tell me about him? -a pretty penny to get your hands on Paula F., Harrisburg, Pa. one. Good luck! A: Justin Osmond, Merrill's son, was born with severe hearing loss, *** but can now hear with the help of Write to Cindy at King Features hearing aids. Justin is the publicWeekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, relations coordinator/spokesman Orlando, FL 32853-6475; or e-mail for the Starkey Hearing her at letters@cindyelavsky.com. For Foundation, which has provided more news and extended intermore than 440,000 hearing aids to views, visit www.celebrityextraonunderprivileged children in the U.S. line.com and other parts of the world. (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc. Justin told me about an instance of providing the gift of hearing to a

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Recipes for Dummies by Bodfish Bob The Meat 2 lbs. Pork chops (thick cut preferred) 1 garlic clove, peeled & crushed ½ tsp. Salt, or to taste ½ tsp. Black pepper, or to taste 1 tbs. Olive oil ½ tbs. Caraway seeds The Sauce 1 small onion diced 2 apples (any kind) peeled, cored, cut into 1-inch cubes 1 pear peeled cored and cut into 1 inch cubes ½ small head of cabbage coarsely chopped 2 bay leaves ½ tsp. Salt, or to taste

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Rub the garlic all over the meat. Place one pound of meat in each solar cooking pot and toss it with the olive oil, caraway seeds and salt & pepper. In a bowl, mix the onion, apple, pear, cabbage, bay and salt. Then add the mixture to the meat in the cooking pot. put the tops on the pots and the pots in the oven. Clip the clear lid to the oven. Point the oven toward the sun so the sun shadow is straight behind the oven. Then rotate the oven clockwise 30 degrees and leave it undisturbed for 4 hours. About 1:30 p.m., to optimize sun power, check for doneness and stir the mixture well. Close the oven and then re-point it directly at the sun and then rotate it 30 degrees clockwise. Cooking Time 5 – 6 hours . Serves 4 - 6. Start by 10 a.m, finish cooking by 3-4 p.m. Food will keep warm in oven until dinnertime.

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The Kern River Valley Elks Ritual Team recently came in sixth in their division and ninth overall for the state. This was the first time the lodge had ever competed at the state level. Pictured are from left to right: Jack Silvis-Inner Guard, Chris Perea-Chaplain, Tom Scott-Esquire, Beckie Scott-Exalted Ruler, Pamela Shoffstall-Lecturing Knight, Craig Sunderland-Loyal Knight, Jadeen Schroder-Leading Knight, and Theo Zook-Candidate.

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"Thrillers: 100 Must Reads" Edited by David Morrell & Hank Wagner (Oceanview, $27.95) Reviewed by Larry Cox

In the fall of 2004, a group of authors meeting at the Bouchercon conference in Toronto founded the International Thriller Writers organization. One of their first orders of business was to compile a list of thrillers, each title picked on the basis of the impact it had on the genre. Although the list could have included hundreds of titles, an arbitrary number of 100 eventually was agreed upon. One of the first titles to be listed was Wilkie Collins' 1860 shocker "The Woman In White," considered by many to be the "first novel of sensation." Edgar Allan Poe's only novel, "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket," made the cut, as did an array of modern classics including Jeffrey Deaver's "Bone Collector" (1997), James Patterson's "Along Came a Spider" (1992) and Lee Child's "Killing Floor" (1997). Only one book published after 2000 was listed, Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" (2003). As the list began to expand, recommendations were requested from such heavy-hitters as Sandra Brown, Michael Palmer, R.L. Stine and David Baldacci, along with advice from several noted thriller reviewers. Each contributor was asked to back up his or her choice with a short essay examining each work's significance, impact and influence. The final list had many classics that you might expect: "Frankenstein," "Dracula," "The Hounds of the Baskervilles" and "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." No big surprise. Among the choices that were not so obvious is Edgar Rice Burrough's 1912 classic, "Tarzan of the Apes." Until I read W. Craig Reed's brilliant essay, I considered "Tarzan" more of an adventure story than a thriller, even though it does, indeed, have elements of both. Lists are fun, and this highly readable anthology provides both historical and personal perspectives on some of the best thrillers ever written. (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

LAKE continued from page 1 years, it has reached or exceeded that level only 22 times, according to records kept by the Kern River Watermaster. The highest peak was in 1983, when the lake reached a whopping 630,825 acre-feet. The lowest peak was in 1961, when it reached only 53,096 acre-feet. The latest in the year the lake has ever peaked was July 24, 1998. Most peaks are in early June. The longest period the lake has gone without ever reaching 300,000 acre-feet is six years, during the big drought of 1987-92. See the box at the bottom right-hand corner of Page 1 of each issue of the Courier to keep up with the local water data.

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Our Valley, Our Earth

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Ron Bolyard Kern River Courier Columnist

The diagram shows the various Tectonic Provinces that geologists have defined for the United States. This is an excellent expose of the major tectonics that have deformed the East and West coastal provinces, in contrast to the Mid-Continent Ron Bolyard régime. The reader may ask why the big difference? The reason has been pointed out in past articles, do you recall? It is in this

quiet area of the United States where the inland sea was present for millions of years, while the east and west provinces were under great deformation turmoil. This was a very quiet sea that had no tectonic upheaval occurring within it. Through the millennia, the west coast had subduction pushing eastward as the east coast was experiencing a western push by the colliding African Continental Plate. MORE NEXT WEEK ….. Ron Bolyard is a retired geologist and has developed an “acute interest” in the geology of the southern Sierra Nevada since he moved here in 1999.

If somebody asked me if I wanted to reinvent myself, I think I'd reply tongue-in-cheek that there are parts of me that could use a tune-up, but overall, no. But after reading Marjory Zoet Bankson's new book, "Creative Aging: Rethinking Retirement and Non-Retirement in a Changing World" (SkyLight Paths Publishing, $16.99), I'm reconsidering my answer. "Creative Aging" was written for those of us who are thinking about what it means to grow older and retire ... and what comes next. The book is about life What will we transitions - experiencof our years? ing endings before we can make new beginnings, and then experiencing a period of trying things out before we take on our newly reinvented lives. This kind of planning and thinking can be crucial, especially for those of us who have felt ourselves defined by career. If we're no longer an (accountant/factory worker/teacher), then what are we? What will we do with the rest of our years? Will they be meaningful? "Creative Aging" walks us

through the steps of getting there: letting go of vocational identity, feeling stuck and resistant to change, drawing energy from the past, forming a new vision for the future, moving toward it, taking risks and finding a new purpose. Full of stories of those who have already walked this path, "Creative Aging" doesn't so much take us by the hand as it opens doors to thinking about what is right for each of us. The stories are eye-openers as they tell what we can expect and how to spot opportunities for making changes. As the book says, "At this stage of life, we don't have to wait for someone else to approve." If you're sensing do with the rest even the slightest --Matilda Charles questions about "What's next?" take a look at "Creative Aging." Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com. (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Every morning I listen to classical music. I’ve got a Schwann catalog which lists more music than I could ever California Joe enjoy and I check off composers I have enjoyed. I make marks by their names and I write down their statistics. The winner so far is Aaron Copland, who made it to 90 years of age. I also make a note of the number of pages each composer has occupied in the catalog. The obvious winner is Mozart, with Beethoven not too far behind. This morning I was listening to Jean Sibelius of Finland. His Symphony Number 2 is magnificent. And there’s Hector Berlioz’s Harold in Italy and Fredric Chopin’s Piano Ballad Number 4 in F minor. And Allan Hovhaness and other lesser known composers. Art is my big thing now as I return to being a child again, when I used to listen to the great composers on my little Zenith radio. One of my grandfathers had a great voice and sang in the temple every Saturday morning. Back then they called it “shul.” I want to get back to New York City for the music now. The great

orchestras are there and the great singers as well. Maybe after going to London again and the British Isles and Ireland and other countries I’ll hit New York City again. I’m waiting now to see if my Leesville, La. acreage will sell. The Redman family wants to buy it and give each of their three children a piece of the 35 acres to build on. I like the idea and will find some way to make it happen if the big sale falls through. We’ve got a San Diego trip coming up in July. Grant and Joanne Robinson (Miz Sue’s brother and his wife) will meet us down there at their timeshare condo for a week of this and that. I’d like to get back to Balboa Park again. Lots of different museums. I also want to visit Old Town again and eat Chicken Mole and the Old Town Restaurant. Miz Sue wants to stay at the old Coronado Hotel across the bay. Then we’ll head for Camarillo and our grandchildren for two or three days. Then we’ll come home and maybe Bill Diaz and I will hop in his fishing boat and go catch a fish. Then Miz Sue and I will rev up the old camper and go camping upriver. Sounds like a good summertime plan! 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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Talking About Real Estate

Polish your negotiating position Matt Freeman Kern River Courier Columnist

Bridging the price gap between home buyers and sellers can be a challenge in today’s market. Sellers, many of who have a hard time accepting that their home has lost value, often expect to sell for more than buyers are willing to pay. Buyers, on Matt Freeman the other hand, are concerned that home prices could drop further. So, they’re making sure that they don’t overpay. There are exceptions to the rule. Very desirable homes in the best locations sometimes sell for over the asking price, particularly if there isn’t much inventory of similar homes on the market. Some foreclosure properties at bargain prices are attracting multiple offers. Prices are rising in select areas. Overall, though, it’s still a buyer’s market in most parts of the country. There’s not much you can do to convince an unrealistic seller that he should accept your market-price offer. Many of the listings on the market belong to sellers who will sell only if they get a certain price. They might not be able to sell

for less because of the size of the mortgage/mortgages secured against the property. In some cases sellers bought at the peak and then improved the property. They can’t bear to take the loss they would incur if they sold at market price. In other words, these sellers would like to sell but they won’t sell unless they get their price. Before you make an offer on a listing that’s priced over market, try to find out as much as possible about the seller’s motivation, and if there’s flexibility in their price. A lot of time and emotional energy goes into making an offer. Save your efforts for listings where the sellers are motivated. That is, they don’t just want to sell, they need to sell. Some sellers want to test the waters at a price that’s higher than the market will support. They usually feel that someone will appreciate the added value their home offers and pay more for it. However, these sellers will often negotiate with a legitimate buyer who offers a price than is less than the list price.

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Toni Moore of South Fork Womans Club installs new Kern River Valley Womans Club President Pat Colbert. For membership information, please call Marian DeMars at 376-4578.

Matt Freeman is a Realtor with Freeman’s Lakeside Realty (760) 379-5915 or cell 2230880. His column is not intended to replace legal advice.

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EVENTS continued from page 2 Sheriff’s Activities League. There will be fun and games, ‘50s music and food. If you’d like to register your car, please call Buddy Teafatiller at (760) 549-3855. Presented by Buddy’s Hot Rod Shop and the Kern Valley Cruisers.

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BBQ held at Nuui Cunni Indian Cultural Center July 3 In Honor of our Servicemen & Women, the Nuui Cunni Indian Cultural Center will be holding a special BBQ on July 3 from 4 p.m. to the end of the fireworks display. Come for food, family fun, and a wonderful fireworks show put on by the Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce. Kids Activities include Face Painting, Piñatas, Kids Raffle, & Kids Crafts. Lowcost food will be served at 6 p.m. Please no firearms, fireworks, drugs, alcohol or dogs. Bring a chair. Music performances by Dos Guys and Out of the Blue. For more information please contact Samantha at (760)5490800.

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Fourth of July celebrated at Kernville Methodist Church Come to a July 4th Ice Cream and concert/sing-a-long celebration at Kernville United Methodist Church at 7 pm. Located at the corner of Big Blue and Sirretta St. You can make your own sundaes and enjoy the music of the Jazz Tones and local children who will play and sing for you. Afterward, join in singing some old favorite patriotic songs. Donations will be accepted to support the ministries of the church.

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Food commodities date to be Tuesday, July 27 Government food commodities will be distributed to those qualified on Tuesday, July 27 at the Elks Lodge in Wofford Heights, Grace Chapel on Highway 178 in Mt. Mesa, and the Senior Center in Lake Isabella. Distribution starts at 8 a.m. To include your event in the Courier Calendar, just submit the information to the Courier (our addresses are on page 2) by Tuesday for each Friday’s issue. Events must be open to the public and admission price, if any, must be listed.

Letter to the Courier I am writing this letter to make sure that Kern Valley residents get the correct information regarding the "Celebration of Wellness" fundraising event on Saturday, June 5. The event was formulated by local individuals and supported by local business and organizations in an effort to raise food, funds and awareness for our local homeless. Thanks to the support of the local businesses and residents of the Kern River Valley our event was a great success! We raised over $500 and collected a notable amount of canned goods and clothing, which were all donated to the Salvation Army, Food Pantry and God's Storehouse. A remarkable amount of hard work and generosity is what made the "Celebration of Wellness" such a success. We would like to recognize those who made it possible. Valley Office Emporium printed all of the advertising for the event at no cost. Sienna Wellness Institute and Dr. Kent allowed us to host the event at their facilities. Whitman Dance Studio of Lake Isabella and Madison Chioles were the life of the party with exhilarating demonstrations of the new fitness dance called Zumba.

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S.A.L. graciously donated their time to prepare a delicious lunch for the participants at the event; the food was donated by James Store and Isabella Supermarket. There were quite a few vendors that had booths on Saturday and made contributions to Salvation Army, Food Pantry and God's Store House, they include Angel Food Ministry, Melaleuca, Hoffman Hospice, Compassion Caravan, Jacquie's Gentle Fitness, Beyond Juice, Dog Porch Bakery, EXCEL, and Ty's Cookies. There were other businesses that donated items for the raffle. They include Lore's Loft, Vons, Mt. Mesa Lanes, My Place Restaurant, McNally's, Lah De Dah's and Natural Health. Without the generosity of all those mentioned we would not have had the successful turnout that we were so fortunate to have. Thanks to the support of the community we were successful in raising food, funds and awareness for the less fortunate in the Kern River Valley. It is our goal to make a difference in our community and to organize more events like this in the future. Brandy Wagner Lake Isabella

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Courier chuckle of the week: “The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.� -- Steven Wright

See Page 14 for answers to puzzles


Salome’s Stars ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Making things more complicated than they need to be can be a problem for the typically orderly Lamb. Try to look for a less intricate way to accomplish the same goals. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Avoiding personal involvement in a troubling situation might be advisable at this time, especially since you probably don't have all the facts. The weekend brings a surprise. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A problem with a colleague you thought had been resolved could recur. However, this time you'll be able to rely on your record to get a quick resolution in your favor. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Giving your selfesteem a boost could be a good idea for the Moon Child, who might feel a bit daunted by the week's occurrences. Just focus on all your positive accomplishments. LEO (July 23 to August 22) The "mane" attraction for the Lovable Lion this week is -- what else? -- love. New relationships move to new levels, while longstanding partnerships are strengthened. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A workplace problem will prove to be one of miscommunication. Once the matter is settled, you should have a better chance of getting your proposals approved. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) After deal-

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ing pretty much in the dark with a matter that seemed to be taking forever to resolve, you should soon be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A positive message should help lift that energy-draining sense of anxiety, and you should soon be able to deal with even the peskiest matter, whether at work or personal. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Try to control that heated Sagittarian temperament while dealing with an unfair matter. A cool approach is the best way to handle things. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Nursing hurt feelings could keep you from learning what went wrong. Ask your partner, a family member or a trusted friend to help you reassess your actions in the matter. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Nature is dominant this week. Try to spend time outdoors with someone special. An act of kindness in the past might be recalled by a person you believed was out of your life. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) An upcoming career decision could be based on how well you apply your artistic talents. Be sure to use the finest samples of your work to make a strong impression. BORN THIS WEEK: Doing good things for others comes easily to you. You are considered a good friend, even by those you might hardly know. c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Trivia Test By Fifi Rodriguez 1. LANGUAGE: What kind of activity likely would take place in a natatorium? 2. GEOGRAPHY: What is the highest point in the United States east of the Mississippi River? 3. TIME: When will the next leap year occur? 4. SCIENCE: What is the symbol for the element copper? 5. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is a group of bacteria called? Answers:

1. Swimming. A natatorium is an indoor swimming pool. 2. Mount Mitchell in North Carolina 3. 2012 4. Cu (Latin: cuprum) 5. A culture

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Friday, June 18, 2010 Make sure you advertise in the

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PROFESSIONAL PAINTER Interior & Exterior 25 years exp. References available. Call Scott - 760-223-0025 __________________________ LARRY SCHUPPAN'S Garage Doors & Openers. New Sales & Repairs. Handyman Service. Weed Eating/ Property Clearance, House Painting, Fibreglass repair, Decks, Covers, Masonry, Electrical, Plumbing. (760) 379-1430 or 760-417-2806 License #CL492150 __________________________ MERCER BOOKKEEPING AND TAX SERVICE In Bodfish - Will Travel! Personal, Business, Corporate (760) 549-0270 / (760) 417-0392 __________________________ LIGHTHOUSE ELECTRIC Quality Work Fair Prices Call Ross (760) 981-3361 License #708148 __________________________ YARD & LOT CLEAN UP Have been educated for Hazard Reduction Service

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For Rent

ROYALTY POOL SERVICE Professional Quality Work Fair Prices Call Anthony Royal 661-549-2073 ARCHIE LOGSDON CARPENTRY Decks & Remodeling. "Craftsmanship and Attention to Detail" (760) 223-6624 losthills@communitymail.net __________________________ HERITAGE CLEANERS - Von's Shopping Center. Dry Cleaning, Laundry, Comforters. Tue & Thu afternoon pick-up. Mon-Fri 9am5pm, Sat. 9am-2pm. 760-379-4271 __________________________ ART'S ELECTRIC Locally owned - Free Estimates Always on Time! 25 years exp. - Lic. #560220 (760) 223-3648 __________________________ SWAMP COOLER SERVICE SPECIAL - $30.00 + PARTS CALL ROGER MASON 760-417-9020 __________________________

TERESA HENRICKS Notary Service Located in the KRV. 5 Year Notary. I will travel to your location. Available any time for your convenience. 760-985-1148 __________________________ CERTIFIED CAREGIVER for the elderly, caring and reliable, hours flexible. 25 years experience. Call 760-376-4707 __________________________ CUSTOM WEB SITES & GRAPHIC ART DESIGN Over 40 years of graphic art design with more than 15 years of Internet experience & awards. When your image is too important to risk, call us for a “No Obligation” quote. 760-376-2177

Lake Isabella - $640/mo (inclds space rent) in quiet 55+ park. 2 bd, 2 ba completely refurbished. Rent to Own + sec dep & good credit. Call Joel (760) 379-2092 _________________________ Kernville - Hi-Ho Mobile Home Park. 2 bd / 2 ba Apts. $595/mo + deposit and utilities. 760-376-2671 _________________________ Lake Isabella - 2 bd, 2 ba duplex, $700/mo + $500 deposit. Trash/water paid. W/D, stove, dishwasher included. Call 760379-1195 or 760-379-8560 _________________________ Neatest Adult Park in the Valley 3 to choose from. $300 to $600. Just refurbished, deck over-looking Tillie Creek. Double pane windows, wood stove, new appliances, air cond, Corion tops, must see. Pinewood Trailer Park, 99_________________________ Evans Rd. Wofford Heights. Wofford Heights - 2 bd. 1 ba home w/commercial shop/ garage. $800/mo. For application, call 760-376-2436 _________________________ Bodfish - 2 bd, 2 ba Mobile Home for rent, remodeled, on 5/8 acre, fenced tree covered lot. $650/mo + sec. dep. & credit ck. Trash & water paid. Call 661-435-1060

Commercial

ALINA PLUMBING & ELECTRIC

Business Opportunity

Sat & Sun Appointments Only (760) 223-1685 Lic.#885370

NETWORK MARKETING/MLM

Christian Books

Motels

MORNING STAR CHRISTIAN BOOKS

MOUNT N' LAKE MOTEL

(760) 376-1505

311 E. Evans Rd. Wofford Hts.

24/7 - One Person-$49, Four Days-$179, One Week -$279. Pets Welcome. 760-376-2307

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Pets

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CHIHUAHUA PUPPY Applehead CKC-registered male. 8 weeks. Gold & white. All shots. Wormed. Health guarantee. Pad trained. Social & loving. Raised in home. Parents on premises. $150 without papers. 760-379-1403 _________________________ FREE KITTENS - 4 adorable kittens need a loving home, 6 weeks, box trained. 760-3784333 leave message.

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Reward LOST - Two bronze memorial plaques 4x8 inches. Lost along Hwy. 155. Call Bill Webb 760-376-4357 _________________________ ALWAYS BUYING ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES , 21st year in the Kern River Valley. Highest prices paid, one piece or a housefull. Don’t give it away at a yard sale! Ghost Town Relics @ Silver City. (760) 379-5146

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Lah-De-Dah-Gifts, Collectables, Antiques. “If it’s not here, we don’t have it.” Sewing Center for Sewing Needs. 41 Big Blue Rd. Kernville. Call 376-6704.

5430 Lake Isabella Blvd. 379-8144 Largest pool table in town!

Weekend WaterHeater Special $899 Most Residential Units

For Sale

TAI CHI QUAN Promotes balance, strength, coordination. Lessons, Tony Pino. Mt. Mesa Park, 9AM Sundays. Donation.

Located Inside Lah-De-Dah 41 Big Blue Road, Kernville

COCKTAILS AND DANCING

Lake Isabella - 3,600 sq. ft. bldg on approx 3 acres for lease located @ 3615 Suhre Street (corner of Suhre & Hwy 155.) Excellent office space for medical, dental, school, church, or? Terms negotiable. Call (760) 417-0876 _________________________ Wofford Heights - Office/ retail spaces available @6749 Wofford Blvd. 1,500 sq ft-$700 (old Post Office) + 3 add'l spaces. Call 818-209-0510 or 818-248-4688

ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR (Drives Medical Designs) Like New. Used 3 times. $600. or best offer 760-378-3864 __________________________ 1987 20' Champion Tournament Bass Boat - w/cover. 175hp Evinrude & Motor Guide 80# thrust. $5000.00 obo. 760-379-1870 .

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Kern River Courier Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: N V PETS SALES AND MARKETING (2010-B3275), Street address of principal place of business: 2509 Oak Crest Court, Bakersfield, CA 93311. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 9786, Bakersfield, CA 93389. REGISTRANT: Robert Vella, 2509 Oak Crest Court, 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: Robert Vella. This statement filed on 05/19/2010. Expires 05/19/2015. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By G Durward. Published by the Kern River Courier May 28, June 4, 11 and 18, 2010. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: BY THE BOOK (2010-B3451), Street address of principal place of business: 38 South Oak Knoll Lane, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 784, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. REGISTRANT: Royal Star Group LLC, 38 South Oak Knoll Lane, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. D, Limited Liability Company. Date the business commenced: 05/18/2010. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: Shirley Anne Kobylski, Managing Member, Royal Star Group LLC. This statement

filed on 05/26/2010. Expires 05/26/2015. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By G Durward. Published by the Kern River Courier June 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2010. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: RIVER TOYZ (2010-B3153), DBA #2: FAST EASY SIGNS (2010-B3154) Street address of principal place of business: 11101 Kernville Road, Kernville, CA 93238. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 1017, Kernville, CA 93238. REGISTRANT: Kern River Corporation, 11101 Kernville Road, Kernville, CA 93238. F, Corporation. Date the business commenced: 07/01/2008. 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: Lucian Whitman, President. This statement filed on 05/13/2010. Expires 05/13/2015. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By J. Trujillo. Published by the Kern River Courier June 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2010. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: BABYCAKES BASH (2010-B3299), Street address of principal place of business: 10314 Brimhall Road, Bakersfield, CA 93312. Mailing address of business: 10314 Brimhall Road, Bakersfield, CA 93312. REGISTRANTS: Kirk Gallenkamp, 10314 Brimhall Road, Bakersfield, CA 93312 and Kelly Gallenkamp, 10314 Brimhall Road, Bakersfield, CA 93312. I, Husband and Wife. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed

Marketplace Continued from page 12 Mobile Homes Lake Isabella - Nice 2bd/2ba dbl wide Mobile Home w/patio & deck + 2 car carport in quiet 55+ park, $25,000 or financing available. 760-379-2092 _________________________ Completely remodeled 1/bd MH w/office & sun room, Space C, Sportsman TP. 224 Cypress Ln, Wof Hts, walk to lake. Water, trash, laundry & fish house included. $14,750. Owner may consider carrying. 760-376-3228. Other spaces also available! _________________________ Kernville - 1 + 1 addition, Rivernook Campground on creek, remodeled, large fenced yard, turnkey, fully furnished. Weekender or retiree, over 40K invested. $17,995. 805-498-6777 _________________________ Lake Isabella - Lake Ridge Mobile Home Park. 2 - 3 bdrm. Beautifully remodeled homes for sale. Fantastic 55+ park w/ pool. Call for info. 760-379-2274 _________________________ 2 bd, 1 ba, Single Wide Mobile w/2 car garage. $67,000 Owner will carry w/$10,000 down. 760379-7699 or 760-812-0841

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Wofford Heights - Sites available in quiet park with lake views, laundry facilities & fish house. $250/mo inclds water & trash. Call Jody @ 760-376-3228

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Remember the Good ol’ Days? They’re Back! - Cell Phones for Seniors. Forget area codes. Get real numbers like OXford 51030 or ELrod 18832. Dial complete strangers and reminisce. Has 20 number & msg memory...if you can remember them. Comes complete with 300’ cord for roaming outside. Sorry, texting not available at this time.

before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: Kelly Gallenkamp. This statement filed on 05/20/2010. Expires 05/20/2015. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By V. Zuniga. Published by the Kern River Courier June 11, 18, 25 and July 2, 2010. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: RUNOFF RIVER ADVENTURES (2010-B3106) Street address of principal place of business: 14401 Bass Avenue, Weldon, CA 93283. Mailing address of business: 14401 Bass Avenue, Weldon, CA 93283. REGISTRANT: Hazuka LLC, 14601 Meadow Valley Drive, Draper, UT 84020. D, Limited Liability Company. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: Donny Hazard, CEO. This statement filed on 05/12/2010. Expires 05/12/2015. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By G. Durward. Published by the Kern River Courier June 11, 18, 25 and July 2, 2010. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: BIONICON USA (2010-B3584), DBA #2: BIONICON (2010B3585) Street address of principal place of business: 21 Sierra Drive, Kernville, CA 93238. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 3793, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. REGISTRANT: Grapevine Products, Inc., 21 Sierra Drive, Kernville, CA 93238. F, Corporation. Date the business commenced: 03/15/2005. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: Paul Ferguson, CEO. This statement filed on 06/03/2010. Expires 06/03/2015. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By G. Rodriguez. Published by the Kern River Courier June 11, 18, 25 and July 2, 2010. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: RIDE KRV (2010-B3583) Street address of principal place of business: 21 Sierra Drive, Kernville, CA 93238. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 3793, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. REGISTRANT: RIDE KRV LLC, 21 Sierra Drive, Kernville, CA 93238. D, Limited Liability Company. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: Paul Ferguson, President. This statement filed on 06/03/2010. Expires 06/03/2015. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By G. Rodriguez. Published by the Kern River Courier June 11, 18, 25 and July 2, 2010. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: DYER CREEK RANCH (2010-B3633) Street address of principal place of business: 12400 Pistachio Road,

McFarland, CA 93250. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 937, Bakersfield, CA 93302. REGISTRANT: Jeffrey Johnson, 12400 Pistachio Road, McFarland, CA 93250. A, Individual. Date the business commenced: 06/20/2005. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: Jeffrey Johnson. This statement filed on 06/04/2010. Expires 06/04/2015. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By M. Rodriguez. Published by the Kern River Courier June 18, 25, July 2 and 9, 2010. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: FAY ORGANIC CO-OP (2010-B3727) Street address of principal place of business: 9617 South Fay Creek Ford Drive, Weldon, CA 93283. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 438, Weldon, CA 93283. REGISTRANT: Ellen Kay Schafhauser, 9617 South Fay Creek Ford Drive, Weldon, CA 93283. A, Individual. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: Ellen K. Schafhauser. This statement filed on 06/10/2010. Expires 06/10/2015. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By G. Durward. Published by the Kern River Courier June 18, 25, July 2 and 9, 2010. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: JLM ASSOCIATES (2010-B3699) Street address of principal place of business: 12400 Pistachio Road, McFarland, CA 93250. Mailing address of business: 12400 Pistachio Road, McFarland, CA 93250. REGISTRANT: Jeffrey Johnson, 12400 Pistachio Road, McFarland, CA 93250. A, Individual. Date the business commenced: 06/20/2005. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: Jeffrey Johnson. This statement filed on 06/09/2010. Expires 06/09/2015. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By M. Rodriguez. Published by the Kern River Courier June 18, 25, July 2 and 9, 2010. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: KV DOJO (2010-B3747) Street address of principal place of business: 6700 Wofford Heights Boulevard, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. Mailing address of business: 6700 Wofford Heights Boulevard, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. REGISTRANT: Tony Damigo, 1800 Williams Court, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. A, Individual. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name

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Lighter side of faith

Voices of Faith

God is not bound by time Clarence Semonious, pastor Prince of Peace Lutheran Fellowship, Kernville

Is there one parent whose child has not asked, “Why?” What parent has not experienced frustration upon hearing that question endlessly repeated? I wondered why, as a two-pack a day smoker in high school. I had quit in one day and have been asking why could that decision result in success so easily ever since. The answer Semonious has not yet been answered, but maybe the why of it frames a much larger concept. We can read, “We know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28. That pesky “why” begins another series of repetitions because, I read, “…my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.” Isaiah 55:8. Why? Again, the Lord explains because, “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:9. By now you can guess the next step, but… I now have my own experience to illustrate these verses. It may not explain how, but here is a modern illustration; God is not bound by time. It began some time ago when we began recording every show we watch because I wanted to be available anytime anyone wants to talk. Whatever is on their mind is important to me. Then one day we switched to a DVR system. The digital video recorder put flesh, so to

speak, on passages already familiar: Psalm 139:4, “Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O LORD, you know it altogether.” And, Psalm 139:6, “Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it.” During one episode, Darlene left her chair as she often does. This time she left the room over ten minutes as I continued to watch; I knew about events she had missed. Upon her return, I switched to the recording in progress, fast forwarding to where she left. Even before the words spoken on screen, I knew what was going to happen. Second she did not know what I knew, third, the recorder held information we did not know, and fourth, by fast forwarding through commercials, we caught up to the “present,” as it recorded. The fast forward function was no longer an option. During this episode, more than one character spoke a line to make the point that not all the facts were known. It is good to remember that God’s comprehension is all-knowing; God, in his wisdom, desires that you and I see his love and choose to worship him. He desires to especially bless those who love him, but as he does, we still do not know all the facts about him or his blessings. About now I am reminded of a question Jesus asked Nicodemus one night, “If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things?” John 3:12.

“Voices of Faith” is a rotating column featuring messages from all churches. Pastors, please e-mail 400-word messages to office@kernrivercourier.com

Churches of the Valley Kernville First Baptist Church of Kernville 46 Valley View Drive, Kernville Sunday Services — 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. 376-6403 Prince of Peace Lutheran Fellowship Center 44 Big Blue Road, Kernville Sunday School 9 a.m. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. 417-2014 Kernville Foursquare Church Kernville Chamber of Commerce 11447 Kernville Road Sunday Services 9:30 a.m. 223-6704 Kernville United Methodist Church 251 Big Blue Rd., Kernville Sunday Services 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. 376-2751 St. Peter’s Anglican Church 11900 Sierra Way, Kernville Sunday Service 10:00 a.m. 376-6362 St. Sherrian Episcopal Church Odd Fellows Hall, Kernville Sundays 10 a.m. Lake Isabella First Baptist Church of Lake Isabella 3701 Suhre, Lake Isabella Sunday Services 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. 379-5615 Fountain of Christ Church 5101 #A Lake Isabella Blvd, Lake Isabella Sunday Service: 9:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Wed. 6 p.m. 417-0793 Landmark Missionary Baptist Church 2741 Mountain View Rd, Lake Isabella Sunday Services 9:45 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. 379-5640 Mt. View Southern Baptist Church 2959 Erskine Creek Rd, Lake Isabella Sunday Services 8:30, 11:15 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. 379-4296 Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall 1911 Edith Ave., Lake Isabella (760) 379-8672 Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (LCMS) 377 Highway 155, Lake Isabella Sunday Services 12:00 p.m. 379-2343 Kern Valley Bible Church 3920 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella Sunday Services 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. 379-5482 Church of the Nazarene 2931 Erskine Creek Rd., Lake Isabella Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. 379-2062 Highland Chapel United Methodist 5301 Lake Isabella Bl., Lake Isabella Sunday School & Worship 9:30 a.m. 379-2120 Lake Isabella Church of Christ 3711 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella Sunday worship 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Bible study Sun. 10 a.m., Thurs. 6 p.m. Kern River Valley Seventh Day Adventist 3801 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella Saturday Service 9:30 a.m. 379-3206 Kern Valley Pentecostal LightHouse Church 3730 Wagon Wheel Dr., Lake Isabella Sunday School 9:45

Services 10:45 a.m. Eve. 5 p.m. Wed. Service 6 p.m. 379-5819 Mt. Mesa Church of Christ Mt. Mesa 6400 Dogwood Av., Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. 379-4792 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 6400 Park Av., Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 10:00 a.m. 379-2904 Grace Chapel 12312 Mt. Mesa Rd., Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 9:45 a.m. 379-4093 Christian Assembly 12424 Mountain Mesa Rd., Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. 379-6377 Victory Tabernacle (United Pentecostal Church) 4324 Birch, Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 4 p.m. 379-6360 Southlake/Weldon Kern Christian Church “The River” 14900 Hwy 178, Southlake Sunday Services 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. 378-3780 Weldon Baptist Church 20674 Highway 178 Sunday Services 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. 378-4964 Weldon United Methodist Church 20021 Hwy. 178, Weldon Sunday Services 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. 378-2321 Wofford Heights Family Life Center Foursquare Church Panorama, Wofford Heights Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. 376-6719 New Life Assembly of God 25 Arden Av., Wofford Heights Sunday Services 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. 376-6402 St. Jude Catholic Church 86 Nellie Dent Dr., Wofford Heights Sunday Mass 7 a.m. & 10 a.m., Sat. 4 p.m. 376-2416 Calvary Chapel 125 Sycamore Drive, Wofford Heights Sunday Service 10 a.m. 376-8789 Christ Fellowship 80 Evans Road, Wofford Heights Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.

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A Sunday school teacher asked her little children, as they were on the way to church service, "And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?" One bright little girl replied, "Because people are sleeping." *** When the Methodist minister falls down the stairs, he picks himself up and says, "That was an experience, how do I learn from it?" When the Catholic priest falls down the stairs, he picks himself up and says, "I must have done something really bad to deserve that." When the Presbyterian minister falls down the stairs, he picks himself up and says, "That was inevitable, I'm glad it’s over." When the Baptist minister falls down the stairs, he picks himself up and says, "Which one of my deacons pushed me?" *** Ten Things You Never Hear in Church 1. "Hey! It's my turn to sit in the front pew!" 2. "I was so enthralled, I never even noticed your sermon went 25 minutes overtime." 3. "Personally I find witnessing much more enjoyable than golf." 4. "I've decided to give our church the $500 a month I've been sending to TV evangelists." 5. "I'll volunteer to be the permanent teacher for the junior high Sunday School class." 6. "Forget the denominational minimum salary. Let's pay our pastor so he can live like we do!" 7. "I love it when we sing hymns I've never heard before." 8. "Since we're all here, let's start the service early!" 9. "Pastor, we'd like to send you to this Bible seminar in the Bahamas." 10. "Nothing inspires me and strengthens my commitment to the Lord like our annual stewardship campaign."

Bible Trivia by Wilson Casey 1. Is the Book of 1 Peter in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. During Biblical times, what was a rough, coarse cloth worn as a mourning symbol? Sackcloth, Shadrach, Shiloh, Sling 3. What Old Testament book's ninth chapter mentions the constellation "Orion"? Joshua, Judges, Job, Jeremiah

4. From Luke 13, which king was referred to by Jesus as "that fox"? Herod, Solomon, Ahab, Caesar 5. Who said, "Be sure your sin will find you out"? Matthew, David, Noah, Moses 6. What is "Jebus" another name for? Jericho, Jerusalem, Judah, Joshua ANSWERS: 1) New; 2) Sackcloth; 3) Job; 4) Herod; 5) Moses; 6) Jerusalem (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Health Insurance Matters

Car washes can make you cringe Harry P. Thal Kern River Courier Columnist

A few weeks ago I was driving in Bakersfield, and there was a fund raising car wash. My first thought was a youth group was raising money for a trip, or the school band was saving for a trip to New York for the Harry Thal Thanksgiving Day Parade. I only wish this was the case. It was friends and family of a young man who had been killed by a drunk driver while crossing the street. Then, on television, the morning news showed a similar scene where

classmates were trying to raise money to help meet a family’s expenses for a classmate who died while playing basketball. I remember just a few short years ago, canisters were in local stores to raise money to pay the final expenses for a young man who crashed on Burlando Road. What are people thinking? Every four minutes someone in America dies because of an unexpected accident. That's 329 families each and every day who are left grieving a loved one - and dealing with the financial impact of the loss. Add to that several thousand people daily dying of medical problems at unexpected young ages. Sure, it is sad, but expected if an elderly person dies. But young people leaving this earth with families grieving? I personally prepared for my early demise and set enough life insurance

aside to provide for my wife and daughter. When I was younger, if I were to die prematurely, I didn't want my wife to have to work outside the home. Then our young daughter would have no parent at home when she returned from school. Planning to replace one's income takes a financial commitment. But, protecting a family from the economic costs of a funeral and last expenses is another thing. If the basketball player or the drunk driver victim had just a small life insurance policy, his family and friends could be grieving, rather than standing on a street corner, waving signs and getting soaked washing cars. A young person between 18 and 25 can afford it. Their parents certainly can. A ten-year term policy is $9.89 a month. That provides $25,000 for a medical caused death, and $50,000 if it is accidental. Even a

young parent age 30 can afford $13.83. Have young children? Add another $2.70 per month to provide $5,000 coverage for your children. It is just awful to see a family grieve the loss of a young person. For the cost of a car wash each month, a family can protect themselves with a ten-year term life insurance policy. Longer periods of time are available as well, as are higher amounts to pay for the children's college, even if you can't be there for the graduation in person. Harry P. Thal, MA, is a licensed insurance broker and a member of the Society of Certified Senior Advisors and past president and president-elect of the Kern Association of Health Underwriters. Call 760-376-2100, email harrythal@aol.com or visit www.harrythal.com

Bladder infections are not always painful, but they can be Paul G. Donohue, M.D. Kern River Courier Syndicated Columnist

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Please write something about bladder infections. Can you have a bladder infection with no symptoms? -- A. ANSWER: The signs and symptoms of bladder infections are the same for men and women. The irritated, infected bladder demands frequent, urgent trips to the bathroom so it can be emptied. People have a burning sensation when passing urine. Pain is felt in the bladder area. Sometimes blood appears in the urine. Men have far fewer bladder infections than women. Women have a shorter urethra than men. The urethra is the tube that empties the bladder of urine. Women's urethras open in an area that has a large bacterial population. Bacteria can ascend the female urethra without trouble. It's harder for them to climb the male urethra. And men's prostate glands secrete substances that have antibacterial

properties. The presence of bacteria in the urine without any signs of bladder infection is called asymptomatic bacteriuria. Doctors treat pregnant women with asymptomatic bacteriuria to prevent symptoms from arising, as they often do during pregnancy. Infected urine, even without symptoms, can lower the birth weight of babies who were in the uterus during that period. Otherwise, asymptomatic bacteriuria in women or men, at any age, usually does not require treatment. In women, bacteria in the bladder are often transiently there. They disappear many times on their own. Treatment can lead to the development of resistant bacteria and can produce side effects. Furthermore, it is costly. The guidance from most experts, therefore, is not to treat asymptomatic bacteriuria. Exceptions exist. Diabetics might benefit from treatment. The topic of urinary tract infections and their treatment are covered in the booklet on that topic. Readers can order a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue -- No. 1204W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-

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LEGALS continued from page 13 Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: Tony Damigo. This statement filed on 06/10/2010. Expires 06/10/2015. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By G. Durward. Published by the Kern River Courier June 18, 25, July 2 and 9, 2010. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF DONALD LEROY MILEY S-1501-PB-60034 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of Donald Leroy Miley. A PETITION for Probate has been filed by: Kathy L. Grindle in the Superior Court of California, County of KERN. THE PETITION for Probate requests that Kathy L. Grindle be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent's will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or

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