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Courier 4-1-1 Havilah was the first County Seat of Kern 1866-1874.

■ Havilah Days The Havilah Historical Society (formerly the Havilah Centennial Group) is celebrating the 47th Havilah Days frontier event on Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Old West entertainment features Buffalo Bill’s Cowboys and Indians Exhibition, an Indian encampment, Wild West shootouts, oldfashioned fun such as a cake walk, bobbing for apples and a coin toss. There will be vendors, raffle prizes and hot dogs. Making appearances will be Roy Rogers, Smokey Bear and Pockets the Friendly Donkey. The museum and school house will be open for viewing and admission is free. It is located at 6789 CalienteBodfish Road in Havilah. ■ Fee-Free Days On June 8, the U.S. Forest Service joins other federal agencies in offering fee-free days on public lands. Traditionally, fees are not charged on 98 percent of national forests and grasslands, and approximately twothirds of developed recreation sites in national forests and grasslands can be used for free. This includes opportunities such as camping and picnicking. June 8, National Get Outdoors Day, is one of the days. ■ Squirrel Valley Yard Sale Also on Saturday, don't miss the 12th annual Squirrel Valley yard sale. Starting at 7:30 a.m., get a map marked with each address available out-

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Havilah Historical Society Courier Special Even with what many view as low lake and river water levels, the Kern River Courier reports on how the Kern River Valley remains a visitor destination for California, the nation and world. The mining town of Havilah came into being after the discovery of gold at Keyesville, Quartsburg and Whiskey Flat in the Kern River area. A camping party accidentally happened on a rich quartz deposit a few miles south of the then known developments. Asbury Harpending is said to have given the new camp its name of Havilah, plucking it out from the Book of Genesis in the Bible. This biblical

Havilah was described as having been a land of much gold, and being wishful-thinkers the name was quickly accepted as appropriate. July 1864 is usually the date recognized as signaling the birthday of the town. Havilah became the center of the rich Clear Creek Mining District, and soon outstripped the earlier camps in development and population. At its peak in 1866, Havilah had nearly twenty flourishing mines in its vicinity, with nine stamp mills of from five to twenty stamps each in operation. There were thirteen saloons and quite a few gambling and dance halls as well. Horse racing along the principal street was a popular sport. Holding up the stage was another method of killing

time. In fact, hold ups became so frequent that the express company ceased service to the town. By the end of 1865, Havilah's mile-long street was flanked with 147 business buildings. In its heyday there were 13 saloons, numerous gambling places, dance halls and places of pleasure. There were four hotels 13 mercantile establishments, two drugstores, three boot and shoe stores, two livery stables, two breweries, three bakeries, two billiard parlors, four doctors, two barber shops, three fruit stores, two bath houses one paint shop and three blacksmith and wagon shops. It was said that, though many men died in town, not many were sick. In 1874, after having

been the county seat of Kern since the organization of the county in 1866, Havilah was forced to take a back seat to the rising town of Bakersfield out in the San Joaquin Valley. Today there is a replica of the first Courthouse on the actual site, which serves as a mini museum. There is also a replica of the original schoolhouse which serves as a meeting place for various organizations. The Havilah Historical Society is an organization born of the collective thoughts and dedicated physical labors of the remaining early residents of Havilah. The museum and schoolhouse are open from April through September on weekends and at other times by appointment.

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Jumps into USMMA record book Michael Batelaan Courier Just In The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Department of Physical Education and Athletics has announced that Jessica Tyack from the Kern Valley is the recipient of the Julie A. Berke Trophy, the highest athletic awards bestowed upon graduating male and female Midshipmen. Tyack will graduate from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY on June 17. She was Congress- man McCarthy’s principal nominee to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy when she graduated from Kern Valley

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Berke Trophy after a college career in which she rewrote the USMMA Women’s Track & Field record book. She leaves the Academy holding 21 records, 13 indoor and eight outdoor marks. This season Tyack broke a 23-year-old record in the triple jump, which was previously held by former All-American, NCAA Champion, and Berke Trophy Winner Anna Maly ’93. Tyack also qualified for the ECACs in 2013, a feat that no female Mariner has accomplished in eight years. She scored 18 points at the Landmark Conference Outdoor Championships as Merchant Marine posting nature

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

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

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

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

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

Art Center reception June 7 There will be a reception for the opening of the My Favorite Portraits art show of Kern Valley artist Joan Montano Grant, celebrating her 85th birthday. Using traditional old master techniques, Grant has conducted exhibits,

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

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■ 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5831. ■ 9 -11:30 a.m. (1st & 3rd Wed.), Dam Quilters, senior apts. behind Vons, Lake Isabella. 760-3799921. ■ 9:30 a.m., TOPS weight loss group, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 661-867-2579. ■ 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., Me & My Friends children’s playgroup, Kernville Methodist, 760-379-2556. ■ Noon (2nd Wed.) KRV Chamber of Commerce meeting, Moose Lodge, Lake Isabella. 760-3795236. ■ Noon, Eagles Lunch/Shuffleboard, open to public, Mt. Mesa. 760-379-3394. ■ 12 - 1:30 p.m., AA - Women’s Serenity Circle, Mtn. View Baptist Church, 2959 Erskine Creek Rd., Lake Isabella. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312. ■ 12:30 p.m., Bridge Club, Eagles Lodge, Mt. Mesa. 760-376-3138. ■ 1:30 - 3 p.m., Grief Support Group, Optimal Hospice, 6504-E Lake Isabella Blvd. ■ 5:30 p.m., Weight Watchers, Weldon Methodist Church. 760-267-4693. ■ 6 p.m. (3rd Wed.), American Legion, Senior Center Veterans Room, Lake Isabella. 760-3795086. ■ 7 p.m. (3rd Wed.), Fish & Game Habitat Club, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-376-3178 ■ 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Senior Dance, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. Live band. ■ 7 p.m. Alano Club, AA book study, 4030 Perdue, Lake Isabella. 760-379-7318 or 760-3797312. ■ 7 - 8:30 p.m., AA, KR Health Center, 67 Evans Rd. Wofford Hts., 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312. ■ 7 p.m., Elks Lodge, Wofford Blvd., Wofford Hts. ■ 7 a.m., Al-Anon, Christ's Fellowship Church, Wofford Hts.. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312

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

Bingo Guide

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

locally, nationally and internationally. The reception is Friday, June 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Bakersfield Art Center, 1817 Eye Street, Bakersfield. Call 661-869-2320 for more information. Grandmother’s Club rummage sale June 7 and 8 The Grandmother’s Club is having a rummage sale/yard sale at 9301 Comanche Way (by the Kern County Fire Department Southlake Fire Station #71), Weldon, Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations accepted of any items except clothing. Contact Frances Landsaw at 760-379-3275 or Stephanie Schmidt at 714-307-3478. Nuui Cunni Farmers Market June 8 The Kern River Paiute Council Nuui Cunni Farmers Market is held from from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for produce needs. The market is located at 2600 Highway 155 in Lake Isabella between Lake Isabella and Wofford Heights at the French Gulch Forest Service Recreation Area. For more information contact the Cultural Center 760-549-0800. Lakeshore Farmers Market June 8 This market is hosted by the Kern Valley Growers Association from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market is at the Lakeshore Lodge, 7466 Wofford Blvd. in Wofford Heights. For information call David Dills 760-812-7833. Annual Squirrel Valley Yard Sale June 8 Don’t miss the many yard sales throughout Squirrel Valley on Saturday, June 8. Maps marked with each address will be available outside Mountain Mesa Market at the corner of Highway 178 and McCray Road at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the sale. Do not disturb market employees. Call Judy Hallgren at 760-379-5542 for more information. Historical Society field trip June 8 There is a special tour of Indian sites hosted by Phyllis Hix on Saturday, June 8. Call Liz Bardos at 760-376-3844 to reserve, then meet at the Museum at 8 a.m. on Saturday. Bring your lunch and enjoy at tour of local ancient sites. Learn the “why” of sites ancients chose and why the Western expansion and even very modern developments chose the same site for a new and sometimes related use. Fee-free days June 8 The U.S. Forest Service joins other federal agencies in offering fee-free days on public lands. Traditionally, fees are not charged on 98 percent of national forests and grasslands and be used for free. This includes opportunities such as camping and picnicking. June 8, National Get Outdoors Day, is one of the days. Annual yard sale June 8 Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church is having their annual yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 377 Highway 155, behind the Isabella Motel, Saturday June 8. Various items for sale including cook books and furniture. Hot dogs, chips and sodas/water will also be for sale. Call 760379-2343 for more information. Havilah Days 47th celebration June 8 The Havilah Historical Society is celebrating the 47th Havilah Days frontier event on Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be old west entertainment, vendors, raffle prizes and food items for sale. The museum and school house will be open for viewing and admission is free. It is located at 6789 CalienteBodfish Road in Havilah. Call 760-379-2636 for more info. Kern Valley Branch Library June 8 On Saturday, June 8 at 2 p.m. go on a musical adventure at the Kern Valley Branch library, Lake Isabella. Call 760-549-2083 for more information. KRV Astronomy Club Star Party June 8 Kern River Valley Astronomy Club holds a Star

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Insist upon local physical therapy I would like to let all Kaiser Permanent subscribers know that Kaiser is now allowing physical therapy at the hospital in Mountain Mesa. If they try to tell you they don’t, then insist on it. There is a huge Kaiser bus that goes to outlying areas for different patient services, but can’t get up to us. It’s about time we have some options locally instead of Bakersfield. Remember the saying “The squeaky wheel gets the grease.” We have to start squeaking louder. The department to do your squeaking to is the referral department. Hope all of you will join me as I have been at it for awhile and it is working. June Cannon Bodfish

Voices can make the difference R.A.W. (Residents Against Water-Rates) met with Cal Water, TURN (The Utility Ratepayers Network) and the DRA (Department of Ratepayers Advocate) last week in San Francisco. They were in settlement meetings dealing with the Cal Water Rate Increase. Rose Tice and I are going back to San Francisco for another settlement meeting again next week. TURN, DRA and Cal Water all have proposals on the table to help the KRV afford our water. Let the KRV residents know their turn-out at the CPUC Public Hearing before the ALJ Judge made a real difference. Our voices can make a difference. Darlene Studdard R.A.W.

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Reading Is So Delicious! Kern County Library is set to have an appetizing summer with the Summer Reading Program, Reading Is So Delicious! that began June 1. The annual Summer Reading Programs are designed to encourage children to continue reading for pleasure during their summer vacation. Different programs will follow each week through July 27. All summer the Kern River Valley Branch will be collecting non-perishable food to be donated to our local food bank. Children who register for the program will earn a free book and cool prizes for reading just 10 books. Stop by your local branch to sign up or obtain a schedule of events. All events are free and open to all. While there are many delicious programs lined up for your enjoyment there is also a serious side to summer reading. Research has shown that reading over the summer prevents reading loss. Studies also indicate students who read recreationally out-perform those who don’t. Students read more when they can choose materials based on their own interests. The Kern County Library is committed to supporting lifelong learning and educational enrichment for all our families. So join them as we stir up some sizzling summer fun!

Heart Gallery comes to the KRV The Heart Gallery, a gallery of hope, has traveled to the Kern Valley Hospital. The public is encouraged to attend this free exhibit coordinated by the Department of Human Services with support from the Kern Valley Healthcare District and our community partners. The Heart Gallery will spend the entire month of June at Kern Valley Hospital, 6412 Laurel Ave. in Mountain Mesa. The purpose of the Heart Gallery is to find loving, adoptive homes for the Kern County foster children featured in this traveling portrait gallery. These children have expressed that they wish to be adopted and chose to be a part of this ongoing effort. Their brave, smiling faces are photographed by Kern County photographers who donate their time, talents and materials to the Heart Gallery in an effort to capture the true spirit of each child. Through these portraits, the community has the opportunity to see the heart of the child who waits patiently for the right family to see their picture, make a personal connection, and take the steps towards learning more about the child behind the photograph. In addition to these beautiful children, there are many others in foster care who would like to have a forever family.

My twilight years Rod Middleworth Kern River Courier Columnist

shirt?” Yep, there they were. After 59 years of marriage, I should have gone to her first, but I still have my If there ever was pride. a reason for me to Tools are other things that I’m admit that I am constantly losing. For instance, my entering the twifavorite tool store is Harbor Freight. light years of my A while back I was wandering there life, it’s when I start and saw an angle drill on sale. I to look for things I always wanted one and so I bought have misplaced. it. When I got home and looked for Sometimes the loss a place to store it. I opened a tool is within an hour cabinet and found a place to keep from the time I laid Middleworth the drill - right next to an exact it (whatever it is) duplicate which I had bought severdown (where ever al months ago and never used. down is). Good thing Harbor Freight has an The worst offense is my glasses. easy return policy. I need strong glasses for reading. I Losing the car keys, or any key bought a pair off-the-rack glasses at for that matter, has become a game Rite-Aid. But I between me, the am constantly keys, and my taking them off wife. I don’t look I remember things from 30 and laying them years ago with clarity, but can’t for them until somewhere. the last minute remember what I had for dinner Somewhere is and then I go last night. the key word, tearing around and when I go to - Middleworth the house lookfind them, I have ing any place I no recollection of where I left them. might have been the last time I used It could be the garage, the car, the the keys. Generally they are found workshop, the house or the tool by my wife who looked for them in shed. the places I had looked already and Yesterday I spent almost an hour couldn’t see or find them. trying to find the damn glasses and And so it goes. I remember finally I gave up and told my wife things from 30 years ago with clarity, that I was desperate and could she but can’t remember what I had for help me find them. She looked at dinner last night. So as I enter my me and asked, “What are those twilight years I am still looking for a things tucked into the neck of your flashlight to see where I’m going.

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2811 Nugget Ave. (behind McDonald’s), Lake Isabella. For information call 760-379-3877.

Party starting at Sunset the Saturday night that is closest to the New Moon at the Fairview Helispot 12 miles north of Kernville (look for the orange cones about one mile south of McNally’s). For more info, contact Rich Burdge at 760-376-1291 or 760-376-6290 or email him at richburdge@aol.com.

Kern Valley Political Action Committee June 9 The next KVPAC meeting is June 9 at 42 Pine, Kernville. 5 p.m. potluck and 6 p.m. meeting. This month is a guest group is coming to speak about the Kern River Valley Community Foundation at 1 p.m. Call 760376-6160..

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Elks’ First Responders barbecue June 9 The Kern Valley Elks Lodge 2358 has invited first responders, safety personnel, and the public for a barbecue in the Elks’ Park, behind the Lodge in Wofford Heights, on Sunday, June 9 from noon to 4 p.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs and the fixings and soft drinks for $5. Uniformed First Responders eat free. This is an opportunity for the public to meet first responders and safety personnel. All profits will be donated to the Kern Valley Search and Rescue. Call 760-549-3266 for more information. Veterans of Foreign Wars breakfast June 9 Have breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 9 at the Kern River Valley VFW Post 7665 Hall,

Kern Valley Branch Library June 11 On Tuesday, June 11at 4 p.m. join the food demo presented by Pacific Health Education Center at the Kern Valley Branch library, Lake Isabella. Call 760-549-2083 for more info. KRV Garden Group potluck meeting June 11 The KRV Garden Group meets this month at Jack Reynolds' home and garden, 3509 Oakwood Road, Squirrel Valley from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. If lost, call Jack 760-379-8292. Jack is a noted Bonsai creator and teacher will open his greenhouse collection of Bonsai trees and other exotic succulents along with his aviary. Bring a Potluck dish (side, salad or dessert) and items to donate to our raffle. For information call Shirley Real at 760-379-1129.

Neighborhood Watch subject of meeting The Lake Isabella-Bodfish Property Owners Association meets at 6 p.m. the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Kern Valley Senior Center, 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. Ashley Glover with the Sheriff's Crime Prevention Unit is going to speak at the next meeting about the Neighborhood Watch. Join them at the Senior Center in Lake Isabella on Tuesday, June 11, to hear this important information. Lake Isabella-Bodfish Property Owner’s Association dues are currently just $5 per person. Their mailing address is: LIBPOA, P.O. Box 1251, Lake Isabella, CA 932401251. Any property owner within the Lake Isabella-Bodfish areas may become a member of the association by paying the required dues. Proof of ownership of property may be required. For more information call Carol Sue Rutledge, past president at 760-379-5552.

Elks’ annual Flag Day celebration The Kern Valley Elks Lodge is holding its annual American Flag Day celebration at the Elks’ Lodge in Wofford Heights on Friday, June 14. The public is invited. The original American Fraternal Order and Social Club (now the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks) has celebrated Flag Day since the early days of the organization and allegiance to the flag is a requirement to become an Elk. In 1907, the BPOE Grand Lodge designated by resolution that June 14 be Flag Day. The Grand Lodge of the Order adopted mandatory observance of this date by every Lodge in 1911, and that observance still stands. The Elks prompted President Woodrow

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The writing of Proverbs is largely attributed to King Solomon. Throughout his writings, Solomon encourages his readers as lifelong learners in pursuit of something to be gained. The process of gaining wisdom is approached from a standpoint of acquisition: something not naturally possessed, but which is gotten, earned, learned and embraced as important. While Solomon was hailed as having gone beyond his contemporaries in wisdom and understanding, he would well have known such was a result of a disciplined process rather than the sudden enlightenment of any one moment. Certainly he had prayed for such wisdom as a young man, yet following his writings through, it is clear that while his prayer was granted by God, such wisdom as he had was gained over a lifetime of opportunities to become wise. Fast forward from King Solomon to you and I today. Circumstances have changed to say the least, but the process of acquiring truth is remarkably similar. While the Scriptures contain narratives of circumstances and events that transpired in ways that brought about Solomon’s request for wisdom (contained in the Old Testament books of Samuel, Kings and Chronicles), your life and mine will never find such notoriety. The process of acquiring truth, wisdom, instruc-

tion, and understanding has less to do with station in life as it does the willingness of a heart to use the circumstances of life to bring us to places where these commodities are gained. That this is a process can be clearly seen by virtue of Solomon’s failures to become all he should have and could have become. Nearly one thousand amorous relationships decayed this King’s heart of love and devotion to Yahweh. His unwillingness to serve the Lord with a whole heart led to a unsuccessful passing of his kingdom to his son Rehoboam. So glaring are these mistakes that we are left wondering how the wisest man in the world would ever make such elementary blunders. In asking and answering these questions, you and I are once again encouraged in our own life to allow circumstances to lead us to the Father’s heart of truth that always sets free, and always has our best good firmly in mind. In every situation we are to look for truth and allow the heart of the Father to be revealed to us. This is the act of “buying,” or “acquiring” that which the Father always means for our good, and will allow every circumstance to result in His heart of wisdom being re-formed in our hearts. Where Solomon succeeded by the granting of his prayer for wisdom, you and I can succeed as well by the indwelling Spirit of God at work in every affair of our lives. Should we fail, as Solomon did, we can find mercy and grace in our Savior Jesus, and move forward in the process that sees us looking more like Jesus (the “Way the Truth, and the Life”). Let’s find truth in every circumstance, and buy it!

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Dan Schlensker, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church Lake Isabella Recently, my wife and I were enjoying the serenity of the Schlensker river and surrounding moutains at McNally’s as we waited for our lunch at the hamburger stand. Suddenly we were taken by surprise with a rapidlygrowing noise, which brought on panic-seizure as the sound intensified to produce terrifying visceral effects of a near-deafening roar. As quickly as it had risen, though, the noise abated, and we realized we’d just had a close encounter with an F-whatever, flying overhead. What a rush! Although we had heard similar, but less intense, sounds at home in Wofford Heights, we were truly unprepared and shocked by this magnified fighter-jet presentation. Albeit startling sometimes, whenever I see a military aircraft flying over I feel a little safer and utter a quick prayer of thanks for the blessing of the protection we enjoy on account of our armed forces, and, as we recently celebrated Memorial Day, a prayer of thanks for all the men and women who have given their lives to preserve our freedom and liberty in the U.S. I am also reminded, however, of a much more serious threat to our well-being, life, freedom and peace.

That is the assault of, as Martin Luther recognized, “sin, death and the power of the devil,” which will bring not just temporal bondage and misery, but more importantly, eternal devastation. The apostle Paul “slave to sin”(Ro.7:14) and describes the battle waged against evil his letter to the Christians at Ephesus; he says, “our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Eph.6:12). In his great Reformation hymn, “A Mighty Fortress is Our God,” Martin Luther wrote, “The old evil foe now means deadly woe. Deep guile and great might are his dread arms in fight. On earth is not his equal.” Although that sounds totally dismal, both Luther and Paul go on to the crucial “but:” but (and here I summarize and combine) Jesus has brought victory and hope. His death on the cross, His ultimate sacrifice of His very life our behalf, has paid the eternally damning penalty price for the sins of the world, removing, through faith in Him, the threat of hell. He completely conquered and subjected the forces of evil. He freed us from the slavery Paul mentioned and gives all believers in Him sublime peace right now and an eternally glorious future in heaven. Although the scene on Mount Calvary when Jesus was crucified was as dreadful as a scene could possibly be - even more shocking than a fighter jet fly-over - that scene brings to all who trust Him, present peace and everlasting security.

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

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

Lake Isabella First Baptist Church of Lake Isabella 3701 Suhre, Lake Isabella. Sunday Services 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. 760-379-5615 Fountain of Christ Church 5101 #A Lake Isabella Blvd, Lake Isabella. Sun. 9:45 a.m. Wed. and Thur. 5:30 p.m. 760-417-0793 Landmark Missionary Baptist Church 2741 Mountain View Rd, Lake Isabella. Sunday Services 9:45 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. 760-379-5640 Mt. View Southern Baptist Church 2959 Erskine Creek Rd, Lake Isabella Sunday 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. Services 11 a.m. 760-379-2343 Kern Valley Bible Church 3920 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella. Services 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. 760-379-5482 Church of the Nazarene 2931 Erskine Creek Rd., Lake Isabella. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. 760-379-2062 Highland Chapel United Methodist 5301 Lake Isabella Bl., Lake Isabella. Sunday School & Worship 10:30 a.m. 760-379-2120 Lake Isabella Church of Christ 3711 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella. Services 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., Wed. 6 p.m. Bible study Sun. 10 a.m. Kern River Valley Seventh Day Adventist 3801 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella. Saturday Service 9:30 a.m. 760-379-3206 Kern Valley Pentecostal LightHouse Church 3730 Wagon Wheel Dr., Lake Isabella. Sunday School 9:45 Services 10:45 a.m., 5 p.m. Wed. 6 p.m. 760-379-5819

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

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


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Announcements, Continued from page 3 Wilson to recognize the Order’s Observance of Flag Day for its patriotic expression. The Flag Day ceremony begins in the Elks’ Lodge dining room at 5 p.m. Members of the Kern Valley Boy Scouts will present various flags during the History of the Flags. The Daughters of the American Revolution will have a reading about the history of the American Flag. This is a highly patriotic and moving ceremony. Exalted Ruler, Glen Cashwheeler, past exalted rulers and current trustees will be in uniform. The dinner will consist of fried chicken with the fixings and apple pie, all for $10. Dinner follows the ceremony at about 6 p.m. Non-members are to use the front door of the Lodge and proceed directly into the dining room.

Kern Valley Christian Woman’s Conference Relationships Matter is the theme of this year’s conference to be held on Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mountain View Baptist Church, 2959 Erskine Creek Road, Lake Isabella. The conference includes a catered lunch and a performance by the band, Allasso. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Call Judy Buck at 760-379-5010 for tickets and Cheri Martin at 760-379-4141 to reserve child care.

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by-side in the corner awaiting a final inspection. Again after a careful visual inspection, and several weeks of I don’t think ‘knot’ fishing, I load them in my truck anyone has ever and proceed to go fishing. seen one, so identiThis is the point when things go fying one is probabad. Somewhere between my house bly ‘knot’ going to and my fishing hole, those knot happen. I’m almost gremlins have spun a web of knots certain they exist. I Charlotte couldn’t untangle. It just seem to experience amazes me how those no-see ums their clandestine can foul up a perfectly planned projwork whether I ect without making a sound or showMencarini want to or knot. ing their little magical faces, yet the Knot-hing gets my only recourse I have is to cut my new dander up more line and start over. than finding my If I ever get my Somewhere between my house rope, extension hands on one of and my fishing hole, those knot cord, thread them, it will gremlins have spun a web of knots and most of all appreciate the my just-rigged hangman’s knot I - Mencarini rod and reels tied just for this that were special occasion. recently wound with brand new, offThe crappie bite is still producing the-big-spool monofilament line, all lots of quality fish for those braving tangled and knotted. the winds of Isabella. I noticed balls I can guarantee that when I was of crappie fry around the docks at finished with putting on new line French Gulch. My best guess is the and cleaning my reels that there was crappie are mostly done spawning. ‘knot’ one thing out of place. I careIt’s time to use your post spawn tacfully placed each outfit side by sidetics.

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Kern County Fire Stations Kernville Station 76 11018 Kernville Road Kernville Business calls only, 760-376-2219 Lake Isabella Station 72 4500 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella Business calls only, 760-379-2626 Southlake Station 71 9000 Navajo Ave. Weldon Business calls only, 760-378-3055

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

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


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Do you know Jack? By Sam Struckhoff PICKS OF THE WEEK “Quartet” (PG-13) — At Beechum House, retired musicians spend their golden years singing with old colleagues and new friends. Maggie Smith plays Jean Horton, an accomplished opera singer whose ego alienated her former partners and ended her marriage. Now she’s moving to Beechum House, where all of those people she pushed away are her best hope for a happy retirement. This is Dustin Hoffman’s first time directing, and he gets the balance just right. The movie manages to hit the emotional high notes without being too sappy. The seasoned actors do not disappoint. Billy Connolly, Tom Courtenay, Michael Gambon and Pauline Collins make up a sound supporting cast. Perhaps old English actors getting snippy about classical music isn’t your cup of tea, but you can still get a kick out of “Quartet.” “Jack the Giant Slayer” (PG-13) — Here comes another fairy-tale “reimagined” with fancy computer graphics and more fighting. A willful and independent princess (Eleanor Tomlinson) is launched into the sky by a magic beanstalk, trapped in the clutches of angry giants who live above the clouds. The rescue effort is lead by a peasant-boy named Jack (Nicholas Hoult), a knight (Ewan McGregor) and a sniveling noble (Stanley Tucci).

“Jack the Giant Slayer” While it’s a few hundred feet higher than “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters,” this new version of “Jack and the Beanstalk” might leave you bored mid-climb. The visuals are spectacular -- you’ll be closer than you ever wanted to be to the pores on a giant’s nose. There are a few good laughs. This one feels like a high-budget, mid-effort attempt to cash in on a trend. “Stoker” (R) — India (Mia Wasikowska) is a outcast teen with an emotional mother (Nicole Kidman). After India’s father dies in a car accident, “Uncle Charlie” (Matthew Goode) comes to live with them. Charlie is a handsome, charming guy who is very clearly some kind of creepy dude underneath. India is drawn to his just-barely-visible creepiness, and a weird dynamic surfaces between the teenage girl and her “uncle.” The twists and turns are pretty predictable, but the atmosphere and style make this movie worth checking out. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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With great appreciation the Fish and Game Habitat Club would like to recognize and thank all the people, merchants and volunteers for helping us with the 26th Annual Kids Fishing Derby June 1, 2013. Listed are all those who donated to the derby, without whose help we would not be able to put on a FREE derby for the kids

Elks, South Fork Woman's Club, KRV Woman's Club, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Burger King, Sierra Gateway Market, Exchange Club, Isabella Supermarket, My Place Restaurant, French Gulch Marina, Rob's Video Palace, Kernville Barber Shop, The Mother Lode, El Jacalito Mexican Grill, Pizza Factory, Archie's' Hardware, Cynthia Cowden Financial Services, Lore's Loft, Nuui Cunni, Audrey Franke, Marge & Bernie Allen, Car Quest/Western Auto, True Value, Los Palomo's Mexican Restaurant, Von's, Pizza Barn, L & M Lumber, Mt. Mesa Market, Liberty Wholesale, Betts Tackle, Cracked Egg Café, Primo Liquor & Deli, Cheryl's Diner, Chatterbox, Sun-Rise Espresso, Kern Valley Chamber of Commerce, Kern River Courier, Kern Valley Sun, Kernville Chamber of Commerce, The Fence Post, The News Review, Ridgecrest Chamber of Commerce, Alta Sierra Broadcasting, Progressive Insurance, The Canyon Connection, KRV Revitalization, Fire & Ice, Kirkham's Hardware, Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, Kern River Hatchery, Helene & Jim McMullan, Big Blue Bear, Laurie Ashley, Pat Terrel, Kern County Lake Patrol, Engraving Creations, Michelle Maring, Christie McGuire, Kern County Parks and Recreation, Thomas Refuse, Mike Mencarini, Smokey Bear, there are too many volunteers to list.Thank you again. Elaine Johnson, Chairperson Kids Fishing Derby

Bodfish Bob’s Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog with Jalapeno Cheese Sauce 6 large beef hot dogs 6 strips of bacon 6 hot dog buns For cheese sauce: 1/2 stick unsalted butter 2 T flour 1 1/2-2 cups sharp cheddar cheese 1 1/4 cups milk 3 T pickled jalapenos, diced 1 tsp mustard powder 1/4 tsp onion powder 1/4 tsp salt 3-4 dashes hot sauce In saucepan, melt butter and add flour, stirring well to form a rue. Cook for about 1-2 minutes. Add milk 1/2 a cup at a time while whisking together. Add cheese and all ingredients except, jalapenos. Whisk until thick and melted through, 8-10 minutes. Once sauce has reached a thick consistency, add jalapenos and stir through. Keep cheese sauce warm until hot dogs are cooked. Preheat grill for medium-high heat. Wrap each hot dog with a strip of bacon. Place dogs onto grill and cook for

Bodfish Bob’s Sauerkraut Dog Topping 1 can (15 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and drained 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish 2 T sugar 1 T mustard 1/2 tsp caraway seeds Mix this great topping for those who love sauerkraut on their hot dog. By mixing these ingredients together you get a great way to finish off a hot dog. This is a quick and easy way of putting together a great Chicago Style Hot Dog. Bodfish Bob’s Saucy Hot Dogs 1 pound hot dogs 2 T melted butter 1 can (10 1/2 ounces) tomato soup 1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 3 Ts water 3 T vinegar 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp lemon juice 1 small onion, thinly sliced 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper Score hot dogs on the diagonal 1-inch intervals. In a large skillet, brown hot dogs in melted butter. Stir in tomato soup, brown sugar, water, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and onion. Cover and simmer hot dogs in sauce for 10 minutes. Add green bell pepper; cover and cook five minutes longer. Serve hot dogs in toasted buns.


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Horse property itself is available in Bodfish, Squirrel Valley, Weldon, Onyx and parts of Kernville and Lately, I have Wofford Heights. Basically, anybeen working with thing that is zoned RS, for a few clients who “Residential Suburban” is horse have been interproperty. ested in horse The building code says you can property here in have one horse per 1/4 acre on the valley. I have land zoned RS. You can also have sold a lot of homes cows, chickens, pigs and pretty and pieces of land much any farm animal in most over the years that areas zoned RS. There is a lot of are horse property Freeman land in this area that has that zonbut lately I have ing. Most commonly, land that is come to realize something that zoned RS is also zoned E for most non-horse loving guys don’t. “Estate.” Plus, there This Valley is is a lot of A zon...lately I have come to reala horse lover’s ing out on the dream! There is ize something that most nonsouth side of the horse loving guys don’t. This so much availlake, A is able horse prop- Valley is a horse lover’s dream! “Agriculerty around this ture.”You can - Freeman have pretty area, so much more than many much anything other areas of on ag land. Another factor with the state. horse property is the wide open As a matter of fact, I did some spaces it typically offers. It is nice research and we are one of only to have neighbors, but to not have several areas in California that has them so close. the combination of a large body of Personally, I am a dog, cat and water, ample horse land for sale fish kinda guy. Horses are not for and ample places to take those me. But if you are a horse lover, horses. We have the Forest Service think of the Kern River Valley and Bureau of Land Management because this place is a horse lover’s land all around us. Trails are everydream! where: Weldon, Kernville, Onyx, Wofford Heights up Old State Road Matt Freeman is a Realtor with and Alta Sierra. There are many Freeman’s Lakeside Realty 760-379places to take the horses and go 5915 or 760-223-0880. His column is riding. not intended to replace legal advice.

Harry P. Thal Kern River Courier Columnist I am getting a bit frustrated. As I speak to my neighbors, I conclude that most people in the Kern River Valley don’t have a clue as to the new health insurance mandate and how it will Thal affect them. Furthermore, the law requires that every employer, even those who don’t offer health insurance provide notices to their employees. For some reason, I feel it is my responsibility to keep my valley informed. If you are legally living in the United States you must buy the minimum amount of health coverage after October 1 and before December 31 unless you are exempt. In general, people who don’t have to file taxes due to low income are exempt from the individual mandate. However, you will probably qualify for Medi-Cal, which will be expanding its benefits to include single adults, families and children with lower incomes. The individual mandate starts Jan. 1, 2014. If you have health insurance from an employer, I will deal with that topic at a future time, as the rules are just being finalized. How the individual mandate works: When you file your 2014 taxes in 2015, you will need to report whether or not you had health coverage in 2014. If you had coverage, you will need to report if you qualified for a tax credit or subsidy.

Health coverage includes a group plan, an individual plan, Medicare or Medicaid. If you didn’t have health coverage, you could face a tax penalty. Each year, the penalty increases. If a person does not have a health plan, he or she will pay the penalty. In 2014 the penalty is $95 or 1 percent of your taxable earnings. So, if your family’s taxable income is $9,500 or less, you will pay $95. Earn more than that, and the 1 percent rule will apply. In 2015 the penalty is the greater of $325 or 2 percent of taxable earnings and in 2016, $695 or 2.5 percent. The penalty will increase thereafter. Lower income people will have assistance in obtaining affordable coverage through a new state agency called Covered California. The agent certification process will begin in August, and I plan on becoming certified to assist Valley residents in selecting plans. Financial assistance will be available to pay monthly premiums for individuals with a modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) of $11,490 to $45,960 a year. Families of four will get assistance with a MAGI between $23,550 to $94,200. There may be other subsidies available as well. If you fit in under these amounts, you will qualify for Medi-Cal. Harry P. Thal, MA, is a licensed insurance broker in California (0621106) and other states. Harry is on the National Assoc. of Health Underwriters Medicare Advisory Board. He may be reached at 760-376-2100, e-mail harrythal@aol.com or visit him on the web at harrythal.com.


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1. Name the last Cincinnati Reds pitcher before Johnny Cuerto in 2012 to be the first pitcher in a National League season to reach 16 wins. 2. Who had more seasons as a player for the New York Yankees: Willie Randolph or Don Mattingly? 3. Name the last Division I college football player before North Carolina State’s David Amerson in 2011 to snare at least 13 interceptions in a season. 4. In 2011-12, Golden State’s Klay Thompson became the third rookie in NBA history to hit 44 percent of his shots, 41 percent of his three-pointers and 85 percent of his free throws. Name the other two. Answers:

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ARIES (Mar. 21 to April 19) Your creative side is enhanced by indulging yourself in as much artistic inspiration (music, art, dance, etc.) as you can fit into your schedule. Take someone special with you. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Take a little restorative time out of your busy life. Go somewhere quiet this weekend. Or just close the door, turn on the answering machine and pretend you’re away. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your advice might be much in demand by family and friends this week. But reserve time for yourself to investigate a project that could have some unexpected potential. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Work-related issues demand your attention in the early part of the week. Family matters dominate Thursday and Friday. But the weekend is yours to spend as you please. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Try to keep your temper in check as you deal with someone who seems to enjoy showing disrespect. Losing your cool might be just what the goader hopes to see. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A heated confrontation needs some cool-off time before it boils

over. Better to step away than to try to win an argument where emotions overrule the facts. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Someone very special in your life finally sends that reassuring message you’ve been hoping for. You can now devote more time to the tasks you had put aside. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Job pressures begin to ease by the week’s end, leaving you time to relax and restore your energy levels before you face next week’s emerging challenges. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Your spiritual strength helps calm a friend who might be facing an unsettling change in his or her life. An offer to help comes from a surprising source. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) By midweek you could learn some surprising facts about an associate that might cause you to reconsider a long-held view about someone in your past. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) One of those rare-for-you darker moods sets in in the early part of the week. But by Thursday, the clouds lift and you’re back doing nice things for people in need. PISCES (Feb. 19 to Mar. 20) Use that sharp perceptiveness to reel in more information about a promising offer so that you have the facts to back up whatever decision you make. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

1. Jack Billingham, in 1974. 2. Mattingly was a Yankee in 14 seasons; Randolph for 13 seasons. 3.The University of Washington's Al Worley had 14 in 1968. 4. Anthony Morrow (2008-09) and Stephen Curry (2009-10).

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Downtown Kernville - Aircraft Garage w/2 offices, workshop & storage. Aprox 1,500 sqft - one year lease. (760) 376-3024. ____________________________

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LARRY SCHUPPAN'S Garage Doors & Openers. New Sales & Repairs. Handyman Service. House Painting, Decks, Covers, Masonry, Electrical, Plumbing, Hauling. (760) 3791430 or (760) 417-2806 __________________________ Fastest Refunds Free E-Filing Free Quotes Individual, Corp., Partners 5105 B Lake Isabella Blvd. 760-379-1300 __________________________ LIGHTHOUSE ELECTRIC Quality Work Fair Prices Call Ross (760) 981-3361 License #708148 __________________________ Stan’s Painting & Restoration Exterior & Interior - 2 2 Years Professional Exp. - $15 per hr. References you’ll know Free hour time estimates

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Lake Isabella - 55+ Community, 2bd/2ba dble wide w/patio, completely refurbished. $597 mo + security deposit. (760) 964-2514 ____________________________ Onyx - 2bd/1ba, end unit of Triplex, new carpet & paint, yard, carport, wtr/trsh pd, bus stops in front, $550/mo + dep. 760220-8787 ____________________________

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Wofford Hts - 2bd/1ba, w/large kitchen-dining area. $750/mo. Immaculate! Call for application 760-376-2436 __________________________ Wofford Hts -3 bd, 3 ba house with lake view, 2,000 sq ft, fenced yard, pets ok, air cond, inclds internet, $1,800/month + security deposit, (818) 915-0605 ____________________________

1969 Biltmore , Space #18, Camp Kernville, 1bd/1ba, large covered patio, newer fridge, & oven. Walking distance to downtown w/access to private beach. Just reduced to $5,000 760-376-2345 ___________________________ YOU WIN! YOUR CHOICE! 2 Mobile Homes to choose from •Single wide 1/bd w/expando room. NICE! $6,500 cash, Spc 37 •Dbl wide w/patio & deck, 2bd 2ba, new carpet & blinds, $10,500 cash, Spc 30, NICE!

Wofford Hts - 2bd/2ba rustic home w/rock fireplace, service bar, attached garage & 2 car carport. New carpets, paint, natural wood cabinets & paneling. Quiet area. $800/mo + deposit. Excelnt cr. & ref. a must! (760) 223-0178 ____________________________ Wofford Hts - 3bd/2ba house w/detached 2-car garage. Paved street close to all. $795/mo. No pets. For more info or app., call (760) 376-2436 ____________________________

Wofford Heights - Two perfect professional office spaces available in Allen’s Plaza (Wofford Heights Post Office) New interiors & carpets. Call 760-3762733 for details.

Paradise Mobile Home Estates 2410 Ronita Lane, Lake Isabella 55 & over park. Drive by, call (760) 379-2092 to show ___________________________ Kernville - 2+bd/1ba singlewide, w/enclosed porch in No. Fork TP, 11825 Sierra Way, #3. New: carpet linoleum, roof coating, evap cooler, front porch, ex. paint. Was $12,999 - now $11,999. Call Russ (661) 301-6209 ___________________________ 2bd, 2ba MH located in a retirement community in the year around recreational area of Lake Isabella. Recently re-furbished. $75,000. Call Pete @ (805) 5984374 ___________________________ 29 ft - 1986 Shasta RV $3,500 (760) 376-2345

South Lake - Look No Further! 3bd/2ba clean modular home, lg rooms, fenced yd, quiet neighborhood near lake, w/d hookup, Sec. 8 ok, for info call 760-417-9082 ____________________________ Kernville - Sirretta St Charmer with stream in bkyd, 1300 sqft home, 3bd/1-1/2ba, oak flooring in bdrms, stone fireplc w/insert, w/d, 2-1/2 car garage, workshop, fenced yd, shaded sitting area under trees along stream, fruit trees, security system, no pets, $975 + $1,300 sec dep. OPEN HOUSE June 14, 15, 16 & 17. Avail. June 22. (858) 784-1841 ____________________________ If Hale Business Systems, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Fuller Brush and W.R. Grace Co. merged, they would be: Hale, Mary, Fuller, Grace

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Miscellaneous For Sale Framed 37”x25” photograph of Boeing P-26 ‘Peashooter’ Pursuit Squadron in flight. $45.00 (760) 379-4546 or (760) 417-9737 ____________________________ Bunk bed set-$150., Lowboy dresser-$45, White naugahyde class C Ford windshield cover$25, Portable 27 gallon RV waste tote-$50, (760) 223-2426

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12th Annual Squirrel Valleywide Yard Sales Sat. - June 8th - 8am Pick up map outside Mt. Mesa Market @ Hwy 178 & McCray Road (after 7:30am on Saturday) ____________________________ D Harrison Home, Garden & Gift Gallery, located at 21 Sierra Dr., Kernville, in the old Peacock Inn behind Archies, is having a YARD SALE, Fri & Sat, June 6 & 7, 8am to 4pm. We are still cleaing out our storage & warehouse & selling from the Outside Inn--furniture, designer fabrics below wholesale, jewelry, garden art & so much more!!!

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Each line equals 27 spaces or characters. Actual length of published ad may vary depending on combination of letters, spaces and words. Please read your ad as soon as it is published. If you do find an error, notify us immediately. The Kern River Courier will take responsibility for only one incorrect insertion and will not be responsible for more than the cost of one insertion. No further liability shall apply. The Kern River Courier reserves the right to reject any ad and may edit ads as needed. Payment is required prior to run. Phone orders are accepted with credit card only.


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Kern River Courier Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: RMW MOBILITY SERVICE AND SALES (2013 - B2937) Street address of principal place of business: 10905 Hand Court, Weldon, CA 93283. Mailing address of business: 10905 Hand Court, Weldon, CA 93283. REGISTRANT: Robert Weigel, 10905 Hand Court, Weldon, CA 93283. Business is being conducted as an Individual. Date the business commenced: 08/23/2007. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: Robert Weigel. This statement filed on 05/14/2013. Expires 05/14/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, AuditorController-County Clerk. By: J. Garcia. Published by the Kern River Courier May 17, 24, 31 and June 7, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: ALPHA SIKARAN ACADEMY (2013 - B2896) Street address of principal place of business: 2550 Jewetta Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93312. Mailing address of business: 8903 Cinnabar Court, Bakersfield, CA 93312. REGISTRANTS: Geoffre Banaag, 8903 Cinnabar Court, Bakersfield, CA 93312 and Bethany Banaag, 8903 Cinnabar Court, Bakersfield, CA 93312. Business is being conducted as Husband and Wife. Date the

business commenced: 00/00/0000. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: Bethany Banaag. This statement filed on 05/13/2013. Expires 05/13/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By: M Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier May 24, 31, June 7 and 14, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT COATING (2013 - B2787) Street address of principal place of business: 317 Kentucky Street, Bakersfield, CA 93305. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 3250, Bakersfield, CA 93385. REGISTRANTS: JR Jones, 317 Kentucky Street, Bakersfield, CA 93305, Mike Cline, 317 Kentucky Street, Bakersfield, CA 93305 and Joe Cain, 317 Kentucky Street, Bakersfield, CA 93305. Business is being conducted as an Unincorporated Association. 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: JR Jones. This statement filed on 05/03/2013. Expires 05/03/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: A. Guerrero. Published by the Kern River Courier May 24, 31, June 7 and 14, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: JOSCO CONSTRUCTION, INC., (2013 - B3095) Street address of principal place of business: 317 Kentucky Street, Bakersfield, CA 93305. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 3250, Bakersfield, CA 93385. REGISTRANT: Josco Constructon, Inc., 317 Kentucky Street, Bakersfield, CA 93305. Business is being conducted as a California Corporation. Date the business commenced: 01/01/1990. 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: Susie Jones, Secretary. This statement filed on 05/21/2013. Expires 05/21/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By: A. Guerrero.

Published by the Kern River Courier May 31, June 7, 14 and 21, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: COUNTRY LIVING FEED AND SUPPLY, (2013 - B3160) Street address of principal place of business: 15408 Highway 178, Weldon, CA 93283. Mailing address of business: 15408 Highway 178, Weldon, CA 93283. REGISTRANT: Saceila Mcanally, 9113 Comanche Way, Weldon, CA 93283. Business is being conducted as an Individual. Date the business commenced: 12/17/2012. 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: Saceila Mcanally. This statement filed on 05/24/2013. Expires 05/24/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, AuditorController-County Clerk. By: E Del Villar. Published by the Kern River Courier May 31, June 7, 14 and 21, 2013. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME: Fictitious Business Name being abandoned: COUNTRY LIVING FEED AND SUPPLY (2012 - B6320) Street address of business: 15404 Highway 178, Weldon, CA 93283. Mailing address of Business: 9113 Comanche Way, Weldon, CA 93283. REGISTRANT WHO WISHES TO ABANDON THE BUSINESS NAME: Saceila McAnally, 9113 Comanche Way, Weldon, CA 93283. Original FBN Statement Filed on: 11/02/2012. This Statement of Abandonment filed on: 05/24/2013. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk by E. Del Villar, Deputy Clerk (34993). Published by the Kern River Courier May 31, June 7, 14 and 21, 2013.

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Courier Marketplace Continued from Page 10 Spaces For Rent

Spaces For Rent Shady Space available, partial fenced area, $216.75/mo + utilities. (760) 2230178 __________________________________

Wofford Heights Sites available in quiet Senior Park, with laundry facilities & fish house. Walk to lake. $250/mo inclds water/trash. Call Jody-760-376-2722

BefireSafe Property clearance for fuels reduction work must be completed by June 15th.

Wildfires can be damaging.

Place your legal notices with us!

RV spaces available in Camp Kernville. Located within walking distance to downtown. Private Beach! Call for details (760) 376-2345 __________________________________ Find your space to park in the Kern River Courier Marketplace call 760-376-2860

Days until Fire Hazard Abatement must be complete:

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It's a clear choice, "Be Fire Wise!!!" State law requires property owners to clear a minimum of 100 feet from any structure.

The time is now to assess fire conditions Michael Batelaan Kern River Courier The beauty of nature is what attracts many residents to live in the Kern River Valley. We all love nature and plants. But we have to realize that some plants are not the best for fire prevention. Take stock of your property and consider removing fire-prone species of trees and shrubs. Think about replacing them with fireresistant plants. Review the density of vegetation around your house, and the overall health of the vegetation. Is it too much or too dry? Some types of vegetation are more fire-prone than others. Pine forests, palmetto, scrub oaks and species with a lot of resins or oils are of concern.

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Broad-leaf (deciduous) trees are more fire-resistant, but also consider the overall health of the ecotype. A forestry professional

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will be able to help identify any unhealthy conditions of the natural vegetation in your area. When learning about the vegetation on your site, you’ll often find that forestry and fire professionals call it “fuel.” There’s a reason for that. Remove fuel and one element in the fire equation is gone. Water supply is also critical to

consider for firefighting purposes. Think about what other sources are available, such as nearby ponds or pools. The time to do this is now, not after a fire threatens your community. Get together with your neighbors and form a Fire Safe Club and then contact the local Kern River Valley Fire Safe Council for more information.

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Lake Isabella in the alley behind Crossroads Shell Mon.-Sat. 8am-4pm Bring us all your CRV Kernville @ Sierra Gateway Market Thursday Only 8am-4 pm Aluminum, Weldon @ Sierra Gateway Market Friday Only 8am-4pm Plastic, & Glass

Do you have property clearance needs? Hardware • Plumbing • Electrical

Ace is the helpful place! For all your New, or Rental Equipment and Supplies Power Tools • Hand Tools • Rental Tools & Equipment Small Engine Repair • Drought Tolerant & Fire Resistant plants Fire Rated Roofing & Building Materials

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Hats off To the Kern Valley High School graduating class of 2013 celebrating the conclusion of the ceremony Thursday night.

Set in stone The graduating class of 2013 leaves their mark on the rocks among all those before them above the school Jennie Cox Special to the Courier


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