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Southern California Edison Special to the Courier Southern California Edison has started installing smart electric meters in Kern River Valley communities and in communities in the Tehachapi region. SmartConnect meters are digital, secure, two-way communicating devices. They are replacing traditional meters and are a key step in transforming the electric system to a smart grid. Customers with smart meters will have access to their daily energy usage data through SCE.com. By signing up to receive e-mail, voice or text message alerts, customers can track usage against their own monthly budget target, and reduce bills. Customers will be able to make better-informed decisions about energy use by enrolling in the smart meter-enabled programs and services. Remote capability means customers will not need to wait for a field representative when they want to connect or transfer service. Smart meters will provide more extensive outage information,

enabling a faster response for quicker service restoration. "Over the past several years, we have focused on developing an industry-leading smart meter program, including extensive testing of our smart meters and associated systems to ensure their quality and performance," said Ken Devore, director of SCE's Edison SmartConnect program. The first smart meter in the Edison SmartConnect program was installed in September 2009 in Downey. Installations will continue through 2012 to a total of nearly 5 million SCE residential and small-business customers in the utility's 50,000square-mile service territory. To date, SCE has installed more than four million smart meters. SCE is partnering with Corix Utilities Inc. to perform most of the installations. During a typical residential installation, customers will experience a short power interruption of less than a minute. As an extra measure of protection, customers are encouraged to plug electronic equipment, such as personal computers and televisions, into power surge protectors. Typically, no service interruption is required for smart meter installations at small businesses. Customers who operate life support medical equipment at their addresses, or have concerns about power interruptions, may call SCE at 1-800-9732356. Corix installers carry identification indicating they are approved SCE contractors. Smart meter customers will receive follow-up mail, notifying them when new program features and services are available and how to access them. For more information, please go to www.sce.com/edisonsmartconnect.

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Bodfish Bob: Make a warm soup or stew for the weekend cold weather.

Lake Isabella fish stocking is in full swing.

Crossword double feature each week in the Courier.

Wednesday 6 a.m. Storage, Isabella Reservoir 166,847 acre-feet Reservoir peak 361,709 acre-feet

Michael Batelaan Kern River Courier The Service Employees International Union Local 521 held a town hall meeting this week at the Senior Center in Lake Isabella to allow the community to meet the First District Supervisor candidates. This was the third in a series of town hall meetings by the union for the First District with one was in Delano and one in Inyokern. There was also a town hall meeting in Bakersfield for the First, Fourth and Fifth District candidates. "It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure this out. Come this election; send a loud and clear message to those politicians running for office," said Imelda Ceja-Butkiewicz, chair of SEIU 521's Kern County Committee on Political Education in a recent press release. "We the people have the power to vote politicians in or out." The First District includes Ridgecrest, the Kern River Valley, Delano, McFarland and the City in the Hills area of Bakersfield. Seven of the First District candidates came to this town hall. The audience was asked to put their questions on index cards, and no derogatory questions or comments were allowed. Most candidates gave a brief biography and told of their qualifications for the job. Bernita Jenkins, Internal Organizer for SEIU, who moderated the evening, advised that the primary election is June 5. The two top vote-getters will then run-off on the November ballot. The questions ranged from the use of funds to County employee issues to transportation. All candi-

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Team "Superheros" Jeff and Allison Bogart, Vonnie Matthewson, Cam Milleson, Lynette Thomas and Ann Beman take the plunge on behalf of the Kern Valley Aquatics program. $2,135.11 was raised at the 2nd Annual Polar Plunge to provide 29 swim scholarships this summer. Four teams and South Fork pool lifeguards, Austin Kennedy and Katelyn Wallace participated. Team "KV Bike Park," Jolene and Matt Medland. Best costume: "Heaven and Hell", Gwen Jackson and Jacqueline Morgan.Youngest plunger: Briley Cushman, of team "Kids Club" which included her father Bryan Cushman and sister Kaleth.

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Sam Ramirez responds to a community members question. dates agreed to the $100,000 campaign limit. All the candidates advocated for the stimulation of small business in order to increase the County's infrastructure and tax base. Most of the candidates pledged to stay face-to-face with their constituents if elected. This forum and gave the participating audience a good chance to discover where each candidate stands on the issues. history

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Upper Kern Kern Inflow at Kernville 402 cfs (5-hr avg.) Lower Kern Outflow 418 cfs Borel Canal Outflow 388 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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Republican Assembly of the KRV March 15 On Thursday, March 15 at 4:30 p.m. Diane Wilson, from All Valley Satellites will address the meeting of the Republican Assembly of the Kern River Valley. Wilson will speak on TV and internet alternatives, and explain television options and internet communications available in the Valley. The meeting will take place at the Moose Lodge, Lake Isabella. ‘Greenstock’ Music Fest March 15 The popular free “Greenstock” Music

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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 #2, Lake Isabella. 760-4172272. ■ 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. ■ 10 - 11 a.m., Hospice Grief Support Group, 6040-D Lake Isabella Blvd. (661) 760-410-1010. ■ 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, 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd., 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, Senior Center, Sierra Vista Restaurant, 16575 Hwy 178, Weldon. ■ 6 p.m. (2nd Fri.), Kernville Baptist Church game night. Next to Pizza Barn. 760-223-1036. ■ 7 - 8 p.m., AA, Kernville Chamber of Commerce, 11447 Kernville Rd., Kernville 760-379-4112 or 760-417-9701 ■ 8 - 9:30 p.m., AA, KR Health Center, 67 Evans Rd., Wofford Hts. 760-379-4112

Fest is at the Elk’s Lodge in Wofford Heights. Thursday, March 15 is Acoustic Music Night (featuring Banshee in the Kitchen and four other groups). Come enjoy the Elks Lodge’s sandwich night along with great music. Call Scott Costa or Valerie Cassity, co-chairs at 760-223-6073 or email Living GreenKRV.org/musicfest .

Recylo-Gami at the library March 16 A craft buffet for children up to 3rd grade at the Lake Isabella Library at 10:30 a.m. There will be a feast of odds and ends and leftovers! We will stir in some imagination and Property Owners, Senior Center, Lake Isabella (760) 760-379-1830. ■ 6:30 p.m., (2nd Tue.) Epilepsy Support Group, Bakersfield. 760-376-1606. ■ 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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■ 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. ■ 5 p.m. (1st Sat.), Havilah Centennial Group, 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. ■ 7:30 - 9 p.m., AA - KR Health Center, 67 Evans Rd., Wofford Hts. 760-379-4112

■ 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 a.m., Me & My Friends children’s playgroup, Kernville Methodist Church, 760-3792556. ■ 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. 760-379-4112 ■ 12:30 p.m., Bridge Club, Eagles Lodge, Mt. Mesa. 760-376-4249. ■ 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, 631 E. Evans Rd., Wofford Hts. ■ 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Senior Dance, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. Live band. ■ 7 - 8:30 p.m., AA, KR Health Center, 67 Evans Rd. Wofford Hts., 760-379-4112 or 760-417-9701 ■ 7 p.m., Elks Lodge, Wofford Blvd., Wofford Hts.

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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 Clubhouse, Lake Isabella. 760-379-3206. ■ 12 - 1 p.m., AA, Senior Center, 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. 760-379-4112. ■ 1 p.m. (3rd Mon.), Kern Valley Democratic Club, Senior Center, 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. ■ 7 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. 760-379-4112 or 760-417-9701. ■ 7:30 - 9 p.m., AA, Grace Chapel, 12308 Mtn. Mesa Rd., Mtn. Mesa. 760-379-4112.

■ 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5831. ■ 8:30 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. ■ 9:30 a.m. (2nd Thu.), Aglow Int’l, Senior Center, Rm. 1, Lake Isabella. For women. ■ 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. ■ 4:30 p.m. (3rd Thu.), Republicans of Kern Valley, Moose Lodge, Lake Isabella. 760-376-1462. ■ 6 p.m., Rotary Club, Ewing’s restaurant, Kernville. ■ 6 p.m., Weight Watchers, Lake Ridge Mobile Home Park Club House, Lake Isabella. Weigh-in 5:30 p.m. ■ 6:30 p.m., Sweet Adelines, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. New members welcome. ■ 7 p.m., (3rd Thu.), Kern Valley Astronomy Club, Museum, Kernville. 760-376-1291. ■ 7 - 8:30 p.m., AA, Senior Center, 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. 760-379-4112.

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■ 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. welcom. 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. ■ 8:30 a.m., Yoga Practice Group, Kernville Methodist Church. 909-753-9043. ■ 9:30 - 11a.m., Me & My Friends children’s playgroup, 1st Baptist Church, Lake Isabella. 760-3792556. ■ 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 ■ 12:30 p.m., Bridge Club, Rod & Gun Club, E. Evans Rd., Wofford Hts. 760-376-4249. ■ 2 p.m. (2nd Tue.), KRV Cemetery District. Public invited. 760-376-2189. ■ 6 p.m. (2nd Tue.), Lake Isabella-Bodfish

■ Friday, noon, Eagles Lodge, Mt. Mesa ■ Saturday, noon, South Fork Women’s Club, Fay Ranch Road., Weldon ■ Sunday, 1 p.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 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.

create all kinds of exciting crafts! For information, call 760-376-6180. Living Green Opening Awards dinner March 16 On Friday, March 16, there will be a Living Green Opening Awards dinner at the Odd Fellows Hall, Kernville, featuring CornedBeef and Cabbage with vegetables. Winners of the Youth Recycled Art Contest will be honored. Tickets are $12 and $7 kids for 12 and under. For more information, call Jenny Hanley at 760-376-4384 or go to LivingGreenKRV.org/awardsdinner/. Run 4 Living Green by Run 4 A Way March 17 Both 5K and 10K runs start at Tillie Creek Campground Entry Fee: Kids Race is free, individuals 5k and 10K is $30. For information, go to livinggreenkrv.org/run. Nuui Cunni Farmers Market March 17 The Kern River Paiute Council invites you to visit the Nuui Cunni Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for your fruit and produce needs. Local honey, fresh eggs, healing native plant salves and teas, plus locally grown produce. There is still a great assortment of native plants that can be planted now. He market is located at 2600 Hwy 155 on Lake Isabella between Lake Isabella and Wofford Heights at the French Gulch Forest Service Recreation Area. For more information please contact the Nuui Cunni Cultural Center 760-549-0800. Lakeshore Farmers Market March 17 Hosted by the Kern Valley Growers Association, this Market features locally grown certified fruit, produce, eggs and honey, along with certified organic produce from various organizations and shade grown, organic coffee, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Abundant Harvest Organics pick up time 9:30 a.m. to noon. The market is at the Lakeshore Lodge, 7466 Wofford Heights Blvd (toward the lake, across from St. Jude's), Wofford Heights and accepts EBT/SNAP/CalFresh cards. For information call David Dills 760-812-7833.The Living Green KRV Festival will have a table, offering mugs, bottles, raffle and dinner tickets. Free Green Films March 17 On Saturday, March 17 at the Reel Cinema, 6742 Wofford Heights Blvd., Wofford Heights starting at 10 a.m. there will be a free series of films shown. At 10 a.m., Laundry to Landscape (USA, 2010, 90 min). An instructional video on how to design and build Laundry to Landscape Greywater Systems. At 11:35 a.m., Forces of Nature (USA, 2009, 50 min). Short films profile the inspirational grassroots work of 12 young people. 12:30 p.m., I AM (USA, 2012, 78 min). An engaging and entertaining non-fiction film that poses practical and provocative questions. Green Expo/Green Car show March 17 Taking place outside at the Family Life Center, Oak & Panorama, Wofford Heights will be the Green Car Show, featuring SCE's Chevy Volt, Kern County Transportation's newest green bus and the solar-paneled KRV Bookmobile, among other hybrids, electric cars and high MGP vehicles. Inside will be the Green Expo with green vendors, organizations and exhibits featuring complementary 'green,' 'living green,' and/or energy saving topics. The Walking Tree of Life will also appear. Breakfast 9 to 11:30 a.m. and lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. supporting Family Life Center's youth group summer camp programwill be available. Habitat Restoration Workday March 17 Join Audubon Kern River Preserve staff and volunteers on Saturday, March 17, for a Habitat Restoration Workday. They will be working on preparing and/or planting on one of the desert scrub or riparian restoration projects. Bring food and water, gloves and wear long sleeves and pants, work shoes or boots. The preserve will supply the tools. Meet at 9 a.m. at the headquarters of the Kern River Preserve, 18747 Hwy 178,

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Cerro Coso closure Rumor "Not True" There is no truth to the rumor that the state of California is closing Cerro Coso Community College, or any community college for that matter, due to the growing state deficit. The news from the California Legislative Analyst's Office regarding the state's deficit changes daily. However, the growing state shortfall could result in a reduction in the Kern Community College District budget between $13.2 and $17.8 million for the 2013 and 2014 budget years. As a result, KCCD is proactively developing a strategic plan that will drive the budget that considers both worst case and best case scenarios. This plan does not include closing any of the three colleges within the Kern Community College District which include Cerro Coso Community College, Bakersfield College, and Porterville College. An aggressive district wide planning process is underway. Programs, support services, and operations are being prioritized to best serve our communities and students in the most effective manner possible with the resources that are available. KCCD and Cerro Coso Community College are committed to their mission of providing outstanding education programs and services that are tailored to the students and workforce needs of the rural communities we serve. Natalie J. Dorrell Public Relations, Marketing, and Development Manager Cerro Coso Community College

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St. Patrick’s High Rollers Party, Casino Night The Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Casino Night on Saturday, March 17 at the KRV Senior Center in Lake Isabella, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Enjoy an evening of Vegas-style entertainment. The evening offers plenty of games, great prizes and a corned beef and cabbage dinner. Admission is $25 per person which includes dinner, five tickets for a drawing and $2,000 in script. All script can be cashed in at the end of the evening for prizes. Tickets are on sale at Isabella Market, Isabella True Value, Sharon Rooney Farmers Insurance, Kern Valley Sun, the Chamber office and online at http://www.kernrivervalley chamber.com/casino. html. For information, call 760-379-5236.

AARP Income Tax preparation Get your income taxes prepared by a trained AARP tax preparer Monday, Tuesday or Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lake Isabella Library. For more information, call Judy Rowley at 760-793-0405 or Roland Danielson at 760-379-8389.

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Measuring life Rod Middleworth Kern River Courier Columnist

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Suicide Survivor support group A peer support group for anyone who has lost someone to suicide. This is a safe place to share your grief, find hope and achieve healing. This group meets on the second Wednesday of every month at the Kern Valley Hospital cafeteria from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 760-379-3412. If you are in crisis, call the Kern County Mental Health hotline at 800-991-5272.

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Youth Recycled Art Contest results The Judges from the Kern River Valley Art Association just finished judging in this year's Youth Recycled Art Contest. 17 children in preschool through 8th Grade entered the contest. Sadly, there were no entries from Camp Irwin Owen or Kern Valley's High school students, nor any from Cerro Coso College or Bakersfield College students living in the Kern Valley. Preschool winners will get a pizza lunch at their preschool as their prize. Since there were no entries from High School or Community College students in the Kern Valley, the prize money was reallocated. So all 15 entries from Kindergarten through the 8th grade are winners and win a cash prize (1st, 2nd, 3rd, Honorable Mention). All 15 also receive a Living Green Sports bottle and 2 dinners (one for the winning child and one parent) for Friday's Opening Awards Dinner 5 p.m., at Odd Fellows Hall, Friday March 16.

So Blessed Ministries So Blessed Ministries is a prison ministry based here in the Kern River Valley that helps support those incarcerated all over California and the USA. When men and women get out So Blessed Ministries is there to help them to stay out. The ministry's motto is: "No More Victims" and they stand by this in everything they say and do. They also write hundreds of inmates with encouraging letters, bible studies, books and family support. So Blessed Ministries is a non-denominational ministry ministering to all faiths. To support this ministry unwanted items donated to them are sold at the South Lake Swap meet twice a month. If you have any unwanted items from cars to tools and everything in between, or a garage full of stuff you want to clean out, or a yard sale and want to donate what's left over please call them and they will come get it. They provide receipts for tax purposes when requested and are supported by many Kern River Valley churches. They are associated with the Full Gospel Evangelical Association, International Prison Ministry and Coalition of Prison Evangelists. Call 760-549-0173 and ask for Rev. Brown. On the web: prisonministry.net/soblessed.

Whiskey Flat Trail Needs Your Help Stewards of the Sequoia is coming into the home stretch after four Trail Appreciation Days on the Whiskey Flat Trail. With your help they think they can get this beautiful, but very overgrown trail fully reopened in just two more days. Please check your calendar if you can volunteer on March 17 or March 24. They will be brushing and fixing the trail which has become impassable in some sections due to lack of maintenance. On March 25 they will be hosting a combination mountain bike/trail run on the newly opened trail for the volunteers. Pizza Barn will host a Volunteer Trail Appreciation dinner at the end of the day, with pizza and drinks on them. This great mountain bike/hiking/horseback trail has been neglected. Stewards

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out of history for this story about the beginnings of psychoanalysis. Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) is an early adopter of the treatment developed by Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen). Jung takes the beautiful and emotionally disturbed Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley) as a patient. The two end up in an affair that tests everything Jung thought he knew about ethics and the human psyche. True to Freud's thinking, all the refinement and intellectual elements in the movie are in orbit around sexual and competitive desires. The cast is solid, but the tension of the movie has mood swings -- things will either be sizzling or just a bit better than dull.

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Trout bite doing well Mike Mencarini Kern River Courier Columnist

ing. If the fish has a problem you will know it quickly. The trout bite is doing very I guessed well, with nice fish being caught wrong last week all around the lake. Camp Nine, about there Boulder Gulch, Red's Marina are being a tournajust a few of the hot spots. I can't ment this month. report on the rest of the lake but The first one will the point (lakeside of the docks) at be in April. French Gulch Marina has had a There has been a good catfish and trout bite. bunch of bass It looks as though the stocking boats on the lake of the Kern River is in full swing. lately, also show- Mencarini The website as of 3/11/2012 ing up are some reports the Upper Kern will of the serious bass anglers, which receive fish from Brush Creek probably means bass fishing is (Limestone Campground area) to about to pick up. Riverside Park The evidence is and all areas in in the picture. “It looks as though the stocking of between. Also James is a the Lower Kern the Kern River is in full swing.” dedicated catch River from --Mencarini Keyesville, and release bass fisherman. Sandy Flats, Unfortunately after exhaustingly Delonigha, Democrat, and Lower trying to release this fish he was Richbar will receive fish during unsuccessful. I am aware of this the week of 3/11/2012. For more happening with crappie and bass information, go to www.dfg.ca.gov that are caught in deep water. or call 559-243-4005 ext. 183. There is a remedy for deflating the air bladder. You need a long neeMike Mencarini is a Wofford dle syringe and the knowledge to Heights resident and a avid fisherinsert it in the correct spot. If you man. For questions or comments catch a fish in deep water and you you can reach him through the try to release it, spend a couple of Kern River Courier, office@kern extra minutes waiting and watchrivercourier.com. James Ranger holds a very nice 8.5 pound largemouth bass. James tricked this fish with a brush hog in 40 feet of water. Mike Mencarini Kern River Courier

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Many prizes offered at Derby this year The 2012 Lake Isabella Fishing Derby, to be held March 31 through April 2, will feature a quarter of a million dollars in prizes. You must be registered in the derby to win almost all of the prizes. Derby registration closes at 7 a.m. on Saturday, March 31. In-person pre-registration will be held at the Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce office at 6404 Lake Isabella Blvd. until noon on Thursday, March 29. Beginning Friday, March 30, Derby headquarters moves to the Moose Lodge at 6732 Lake Isabella Blvd. You can also register by mail to KRVCC, P.O. Box 567, Lake Isabella CA 93240 or go online to www.isabellafishingderby.com

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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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The best way to get a mortgage Matt Freeman Kern River Courier Columnist

are available on either a purchase or a refi. So here are the basic items you need to gather for a lender in order to do a mortgage loan:

This week I would like to touch on the best way to get a real estate loan, and 1. Three months checking and what your savings statements, all pages. lender will need 2. Forms of ID to comply with to facilitate that. the Patriot Act. I have talked 3. Latest retirement account before about statements, all pages. how the lending 4. Two years W2's. environment has 5. Two years tax returns if self changed in the employed. last couple of Freeman 6. Two latest paycheck stubs. years. I have noticed monumental changes in As well as DNA, blood lending practices and underwritsamples, etc... Just kidding! It ing guidelines seems like it with all of the though. When loans that our “ I have talked before about how you are doing a office originates the the lending environment has loan the banks as well as by changed in the last couple of really investiother lenders. gate. Even years..” FHA\VA though it can be --Freeman frustrating with Conforming; everything has the extra guidechanged and is lines more changing. More money down is patience is required. The payoff is needed, better credit is needed, a great loan at a great rate in one and typically escrows are taking of the greatest buyer's markets longer because banks are doing this nation has ever seen. more investigation. However, interest rates are incredibly low! Interest rates change Matt Freeman is a Realtor with daily, of course and there are Freeman’s Lakeside Realty (760) many factors that go into what 379-5915 or cell 223-0880. His coldetermines the rates. But with umn is not intended to replace good credit and equity or a large legal advice. down payment those great rates

Announcements, Continued from page 3 of the Sequoia have adopted the trail and their volunteers have been able to rehabilitate 5.3 miles of it over the past two months. Your help is needed to continue the project. Sierra Gateway Market will provide their great lunches for each volunteer who registers by Thursday before each event. Get information and register by emailing chris@stewardsofthesequoia.org. You can find out more about Stewards Spring Trail Appreciation Days at http://stewardsofthesequoia.org/events schedule.html.

Easter Pet portraits This month's REVA, Inc, Responsible, Ethical, Volunteers for Animals [501(c)(3) public charity] fund raiser is pet portraits. Family, groups, and pets are welcome on Sunday, March 18, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Darlene's Pet Salon, Etc., 5205 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella. For more information, call Jesse at 760-378-3101 or Fran at 760-299-3222. Thank You for your support in advertising this fund raiser to bring a non-profit, low-cost, spay/neuter mobile vet clinic to KRV.

Native Plant Sale and Irrigation Workshop The Desert-Mountain Resource Conservation & Development Council, Upper Kern River Watershed Coordinator is holding a spring Native Plant Sale on April 21. Plants are fire resistant, water efficient California natives. Order forms, plant lists with photos and description are available at both the Kernville and Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce offices, Nuui Cunni Indian Cultural Center at French Gulch, and the Watershed Coordinator's office in the Assessor's office at the Lake Isabella County Government Center and on line at www.krvr.org. Orders are prepaid and must be received by March 30. Plants will be available for pick up at the Kern River Preserve, during the Kern River Valley Nature Festival in Weldon from 9 a.m. to noon. Profits from the plant sale will support the Watershed Coordinator preservation and restoration projects. For more information, contact Bob Robinson at 760549-2131.

Sequoia National Forest Seeks Public Comment On Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Application. The Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument is seeking public comments on a preliminary application to the State of California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division for the 2011/2012 grant cycle. The 30-day public review and comment period for the State's Grants and Cooperative Agreement Program begins March 6 and ends April 2, 2012. State regulations require annual public participation in this fund allocation process. The Forest's preliminary application will focus on improvements and maintenance to off-road vehicle routes, facilities, signage, as well as law enforcement, education and safety and restoration planning. The preliminary application will be available on the OHMVR Division website at www.ohv.parks.ca.gov for review beginning March 6. The Division's website will provide detailed instructions for accessing the preliminary application and submitting comments. Additional questions may be directed to Chris Sanders, Assistant Forest Recreation Officer, at 559-784-1500.

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1. HISTORY: In what year did the RMS Titanic sink, killing 1,517 people? 2. GEOGRAPHY: What is the largest country in South America? 3. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: In what year was the festival of Kwanzaa established? 4. POLITICS: Nellie Tayloe Ross was the first woman governor of what state? 5. MOVIES: Which Disney movie's soundtrack features five Elvis Presley songs? 6. SUPERHEROES: What was the name of The Green Hornet's car? 7. SCIENCE: What substance speeds the rate of a chemical reaction?

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Put your restlessness to good use by indulging the Arian love of exploring new places and seeking new challenges. There also could be a new romance waiting to be "discovered." TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A surprise message from someone in your past could lead to a long-awaited reunion with a once-close friend. Also, look for a workplace problem to be resolved in your favor. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your self-confidence is rising, and that should be a significant factor in helping you adjust to a new social situation, as well as adjusting to a series of changes in the workplace. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Turnabout could be lots of fun when someone who previously accepted your tender, loving care without question now suggests that he or she wants to start taking care of you. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Put the lessons you learned from past disappointments to work in planning your future. The way ahead opens to opportunities "purrfectly" suited to the adventurous Lion. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) This is a good time to renew contacts with family members and/or old friends who somehow slipped off your personal viewing screen in recent years. Travel also is favored.

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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 ___________________________ QUIET, SHADY RV SPACE Up to 30' with full hookup Weekly/Weekend/Monthly (760) 223-0178 Mobile Homes For Sale Nice 2/bd-2/ba dbl wide mobile home w/carport, patio & deck. $14,995. Quiet 55+ park. (760) 379-2092 ___________________________ MOVING? - Across Town or The Nation - Kernville Moving and Storage (760) 379-2714 or (760) 417-0465 CAL.PU.CT 189998 ___________________________ Kernville - 2+bd/1ba single MH w/expanding porch, 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 ___________________________ Wofford Hts - clean 1 + 1, great getaway or retirement, quiet 55+ park, spectacular lake view & accessibility, $14,000 obo, Danny (661) 706-7582

For Sale 1979 Eldocraft 17’ Bass Boat with 150HP Mercury motor, fish finder, trolling motor, inside needs work. $3,500 obo, (818) 406-8435 __________________________ PINE FIREWOOD We also cut down trees and do weed eating jobs Call Chris 760-379-4326 __________________________ 60”x30” 2 drawer, metal desk First $20 takes it - 376-2860

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Kern River Courier Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: All Green Collective (2012 - B0764), Street address of principal place of business: 2753 Diamond Street, Rosamond, CA 93560. Mailing address of business: 3359 Kayak Street, Lancaster, CA 93535. REGISTRANT: T.C.E.F., Inc., 2753 Diamond Street, Rosamond, CA 93560. F - Corporation. Date the business commenced: 05/16/2011. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: Andre, CEO. This statement filed on 02/06/2012. Expires 02/06/2017. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier February 24, March 2, 9 and 16, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Making Memories (2012 - B0798), Street address of principal place of business: 1 Calgary Drive, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 1027, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. REGISTRANT: Vicki Stephenson, 1 Calgary Drive, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. 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: Vicki Stephenson. This statement filed on 02/07/2012. Expires 02/07/2017. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier February 24, March 2, 9 and 16, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Arvil Tech Systems (2012 - B0714), Street address of principal place of business: 14105 Tierra Blanca Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93314. Mailing address of business: 14105 Tierra Blanca Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93314. REGISTRANT: Arvil Hampton, 14105 Tierra Blanca Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93314. 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: Arvil David Hampton. This statement filed on 02/02/2012. Expires 02/02/2017. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By

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M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier February 24, March 2, 9 and 16, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Kern Patios & Window Co. (2012 B0993) Street address of principal place of business: 4000 Fruitvale Avenue, Suite 13, Bakersfield, CA 93308. Mailing address of business: 4000 Fruitvale Avenue, Suite 13, Bakersfield, CA 93308. REGISTRANT: Steve Harrison, 1406 Wild Olive Road, Tehachapi, CA 93561. 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: Steve Harrison. This statement filed on 02/14/2012. Expires 02/14/2017. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By J. Trujillo. Published by the Kern River Courier March 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Voice Fabrik, Inc. (2012 - B0889), DBA#2: Voice Fabrik (2012) - B0890), Street address of principal place of business: 200 Sonora Street, Bakersfield, CA 93305. Mailing address of business: 4450 California Avenue, #K-250, Bakersfield, CA 93309. REGISTRANT: Voice Fabrik, Inc., 4450 California Avenue, #K-250, Bakersfield, CA 93309. F Corporation. Date the business commenced: 01/01/2012. 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: Mariana R. Morgan, Secretary. This statement filed on 02/09/2012. Expires 02/09/2017. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By J. Trujillo. Published by the Kern River Courier March 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Dodds Paseo Partnership (2012 B1136) Street address of principal place of business: 1349 Frontier Trail, Kernville, CA 93238. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 958, Kernville, CA 93238. REGISTRANTS: Patrick Dodds, as Trustee of the Patrick and Diane Dodds Family Trust, 1349 Frontier Trail, Kernville, CA 93238; Monica Dodds Grycz, Trustee of the Grycz 1991 Revocable Trust dated April 5, 1991, 8637 Arbor Drive, El Cerrito, CA 94530; Czeslaw J. Grycz, as Trustee of the Grycz 1991 Revocable Trust dated April 5, 1991, 8637 Arbor Drive, El Cerrito, CA 94530; Stefan D. Grycz, 8637 Arbor Drive, El Cerrito, CA 94530; Krystyna C. Grycz, 8637 Arbor Drive, El Cerrito, CA 94530; Diane M. Dodds, as Trustee of the Patrick and Diane Dodds Family Trust dated April 15, 1997, 1349 Frontier Trail, Kernville, CA 93238; Kateri M. Dodds Simpson, 1349 Frontier Trail, Kernville, CA 93238; Daniel P. Dodds,

1349 Frontier Trail, Kernville, CA 93238; William J. Dodds, as Custodian Dodds, as Trustee of the Dodds 89 Trust dated July 9, 2004, 835 La Jolla Corona Court, La Jolla, CA 92037; Mary Elizabeth O'Connor, as Trustee of the Andrew C. O'Connor and Mary Elizabeth O'Connor Living Trust, 5751 Rogers Drive, Huntington Beach, CA 92649; Andrew C. O'Connor, as Trustee of the Andrew C. O'Connor and Mary Elizabeth O'Connor Living Trust dated May 7, 2002, 5751 Rogers Drive, Huntington Beach, CA 92649; Megan H. O'Connor, 5751 Rogers Drive, Huntington Beach, CA 92649 and Tammy Dodds, as Trustee of the Dodds 89 Trust dated July 9, 2004, 835 La Jolla Corona Court, La Jolla, CA 92037. B General Partnership, State of California. Date the business commenced: 12/01/2006. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: Patrick S. Dodds. This statement filed on 02/22/2012. Expires 02/22/2017. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier March 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Twin Arrow Transportation (2012 B1311) Street address of principal place of business: 208 Via Esperanza, Bakersfield, CA 93314. Mailing address of business: 208 Via Esperanza, Bakersfield, CA 93314. REGISTRANTS: Richard Green, 208 Via Esperanza, Bakersfield, CA 93314 and Darreh Green, 208 Via Esperanza, Bakersfield, CA 93314. I - Husband and Wife. Date the business commenced: 01/01/2012. 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: Richard Green. This statement filed on 02/28/2012. Expires 02/28/2017. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By J. Trujillo. Published by the Kern River Courier March 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Lockwood Animal Rescue Center (2012 - B1260), DBA #2: Lockwood Arc (2012 - B1261), DBA #3: LARC (2012 - 1262). Street address of principal place of business: 15660 Curtis Trail, Frazier Park, CA 93225. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 1510, Frazier Park, CA 93225-1510. REGISTRANTS: Association For Parrot C.A.R.E., 15660 Curtis Trail, Frazier Park, CA 93225 and Lorin Lindner, 15660 Curtis Trail, Frazier Park, CA 93225. E - Unincorporated Association. Date the business commenced: 07/08/2001. 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: Lorin Lindner. This statement filed on 02/27/2012. Expires 02/27/2017. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier March 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Orange Streak Enterprises (2012 B1315) Street address of principal place of business: 9422 Metropolitan Way, Bakersfield, CA 93311. Mailing address of business: 9422 Metropolitan Way, Bakersfield, CA 93311. REGISTRANT: Benjamin Street, 9422 Metropolitan Way, Bakersfield, CA 93311. A - Individual. Date the business commenced: 02/24/2012. 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: Benjamin Street. This statement filed on 02/28/2012. Expires 02/28/2017. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By J. Trujillo. Published by the Kern River Courier March 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2012. STATEMENT OF WITHDRAWAL FROM PARTNERSHIP OPERATING UNDER A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME Fictitious Business Name being abandoned: ENCHANTED EVENTS (2011-B6715) Street address of business: 10421 Round Mountain Road, Bakersfield, CA 93308; Mailing address of Business: P.O. Box 80051, Bakersfield, CA 93380. REGISTRANT WHO WISHES TO ABANDON THE BUSINESS NAME: Megan Garant, 6000 Verano Court, Bakersfield, CA 93308. Original FBN Statement Filed on: 11/21/2011. This Statement of Abandonment filed on: 02/09/2012. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk by J. Trujillo, Deputy Clerk (34993). Published by the Kern River Courier March 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Athena's Greek CafĂŠ and Bakery (2012 - B1483) Street address of principal place of business: 9612 Flushing Quail Road, Suite 202, Bakersfield, CA 93312. Mailing address of business: 9612 Flushing Quail Road, Suite 202, Bakersfield, CA 93312. REGISTRANTS: Elias Skapinakis, 11400 Sangrado Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93311 and Leticia Skapinakis, 11400 Sangrado Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93311. B General Partnership. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or

Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: Leticia Skapinakis. This statement filed on 03/07/2012. Expires 03/07/2017. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By J. Trujillo. Published by the Kern River Courier March 16, 23, 30 and April 6, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Lord's Little Learners Child Care (2012 - B1328) Street address of principal place of business: 3428 Gemstone Avenue, Rosamond, CA 93560. Mailing address of business: 3428 Gemstone Avenue, Rosamond, CA 93560. REGISTRANT: Jennifer Fabara, 3428 Gemstone Avenue, Rosamond, CA 93560. A - Individual. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: Jennifer Fabara. This statement filed on 02/29/2012. Expires 02/29/2017. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By J. Trujillo. Published by the Kern River Courier March 16, 23, 30 and April 6, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Ogden Enterprises (2012 - B1313) Street address of principal place of business: 10201 Lone Butte Road, Mojave, CA 93501. Mailing address of business: 5122 West Ave. K-10, Quartz Hill, CA 93536. REGISTRANT: Paul Ogden, 5122 West Ave. K-10, Quartz Hill, CA 93536. A - Individual. Date the business commenced: 06/01/1995. 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 Ogden. This statement filed on 02/28/2012. Expires 02/28/2017. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By J. Trujillo. Published by the Kern River Courier March 16, 23, 30 and April 6, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Ogden Enterprises (2012 - B1313) Street address of principal place of business: 10201 Lone Butte Road, Mojave, CA 93501. Mailing address of business: 5122 West Ave. K-10, Quartz Hill, CA 93536. REGISTRANT: Paul Ogden, 5122 West Ave. K-10, Quartz Hill, CA 93536. A - Individual. Date the business commenced: 06/01/1995. 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 expi-

ration. 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 Ogden. This statement filed on 02/28/2012. Expires 02/28/2017. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By J. Trujillo. Published by the Kern River Courier March 16, 23, 30 and April 6, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 11-2194 APN: 225-241-04 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03-262010. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On April 11, 2012 at 11:00 am, Advanced Reconveyance, Inc., a California Corporation as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust recorded 04-052010, as Inst. No. 0210044080 of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Kern County, State of California, Executed by Richard Eugene Williford and Teresa Kay Williford, Husband and Wife as joint tenants, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) at: The main entrance to the Wanda Kirk Library, 3611 Rosamond Blvd., Rosamond, CA 93560. All CASHIER'S CHECKS MUST BE MADE PAYABLE TO ADVANCED RECONVEYANCE, INC. All rights, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: The South onehalf of the South two-thirds of the North half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 32, Township 12 North, Range 12 West, San Bernardino Meridian, according to the Official Plat thereof. Except therefrom that portion lying within the 200 foot right of way of the Southern Pacific Railroad Company, granted by the Act of Congress July 27, 1866. Also, except therefrom that portion conveyed to the State of California for public highway purposes by deed recorded December 27, 1944 in Book 1131, Page 242 of Official Records. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: Vacant Land - directions may be obtained by written request within 10 days of the first publication of this notice from: ARI, 43545 17th Street West, Suite 503, Lancaster, CA 93534. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said Sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated cost, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $38,117.44. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Date: March 7, 2012. Advanced Reconveyance, Inc., As Trustee, 43545 17th Street W., Ste 503, Lancaster, CA 93534, 661-9455525, Vickie Durham, Trustee Sale Officer (Published by the Kern River Courier March 16, 23 and 30, 2012)

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A purpose beyond our own Jack Duitsman, Pastor Father’s Heart Foursquare Church, Kernville Then the heads of the fathers' houses of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests and the Duitsman Levites, with all whose spirits God had moved, arose to go up and build the house of the Lord which is in Jerusalem. - Ezra 1:5 When we open the pages of the Old Testament, we run the risk of coming into contact with history. Dusty old lessons that at best seem archaic and out of touch, can strike us as irrelevant in our modern world. Here in Ezra we are up against just such a passage where a substantial number of refugees returned to the land of their heritage with the purpose of rebuilding the temple torn down some seven decades prior. The compelling force behind passages like this one comes only from the Holy Spirit's ability to lift a three thousand year old narrative and make it powerfully applicable to our lives in the twenty-first century. "Hardship" could be the key word of this book in describing the physical portion of the experience of those who determined to return from seventy years of absence. Curiously this hardship is overshadowed by the commitment of those involved to go to any lengths neces-

sary to join their lives and fortunes together to see to it that the temple of God was rebuilt in a city many of them had only heard about. The dual focus of Ezra's unfolding story is the power of community worked in the individual, and the principle that life is larger than the individual. But the individual is always the primary place of the Father's work in His children. By itself, this book is a fascinating read, but when put in context with the these principles, the book transforms into a powerful and poignant reminder that the Father is always bring about His loving and redemptive purposes in the lives of those who are His own. The rugged individualist and the proverbial lone wolf may be mysteriously intriguing as they attempt to find their way through life in a solitary manner, but if we are going to find freedom in our faith, it will come about as we seek to blend our lives with others who are similarly minded. The larger, bigger purpose at work as these people formed a group that would see the rebuilding of Solomon's destroyed temple made their lives meaningful. They set them in the prism of history for all ages to learn from. In all of the foibles of community, it is still the place where salvation's work takes legs in God's people, and where the best glimpse of eternity is seen and proclaimed to those who have yet to respond. Heaven itself will be the perfection of this community, but while on this side of glory, you and I are invited to cast our lot together and journey toward the Son.

Valley places of worship Kernville Father’s Heart Foursquare Church Kernville Elementary School, Kernville. Service Sunday 9:30 a.m. 760-223-6704 First Baptist Church of Kernville 46 Valley View Drive, Kernville. Sunday Service 10:45 a.m. 760-376-6403 Kernville United Methodist Church 251 Big Blue Rd., Kernville. Worship Celebration, 9:30 a.m. 760-376-2751 Prince of Peace Lutheran Fellowship Center 44 Big Blue Road, Kernville. Sunday School 9 a.m., Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. 760-417-2014 St. Peter’s Anglican Church 11900 Sierra Way, Kernville. Sunday Service 10:00 a.m. 760-376-6362 St. Sherrian’s Episcopal Church Services held at Kernville United Methodist Church. Sundays 11 a.m.

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Public Meeting Announcement The Southern California Edison Company announces a public information meeting to be held for the Upper Kern Basin Fishery Resource Enhancement (Trust Fund). Date: April 16, 2012 Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm Location: U.S. Forest Service District Office 105 Whitney Road Kernville, CA 93238 Purpose: • Summary and status reports of current projects and funding. • Discussion of Trust Fund website: Upper Kern Fishery Management • Question/answer session re: Fund status and potential for funding projects • Discussion topics from the floor • Selection of October 2012 public meeting date Proposals and other materials are on file at these public access loctions for public review: Kern River Valley Branch Library 7054 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella, CA 93240 Beale Public Library 701 Truxton Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93301 Hatchery Museum P.O. Box 1908 Kernville, CA 93238

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

Lake Isabella First Baptist Church of Lake Isabella 3701 Suhre, Lake Isabella. Sunday Services 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. 760-379-5615 Fountain of Christ Church 5101 #A Lake Isabella Blvd, Lake Isabella. Sunday Service: 9:45 a.m. Wed. 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 Services 8:30, 11:15 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. 760-379-4296 Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall 1911 Edith Ave., Lake Isabella. 760-379-8672

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

Mt. Mesa Church of Christ Mt. Mesa 6400 Dogwood Av., Mt. Mesa. Sunday Services 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. 760-379-4792 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 6400 Park Av., Mt. Mesa. Sunday Services 10:00 a.m. 760-379-2904 Grace Chapel 12312 Mt. Mesa Rd., Mt. Mesa. Sunday Services 9:45 a.m. 760-379-4093 Christian Assembly 12424 Mountain Mesa Rd., Mt. Mesa. Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. 760-379-6377 Victory Tabernacle (United Pentecostal) 4324 Birch, Mt. Mesa. Sunday Services 4 p.m. 760-379-6360

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


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Calendar, Continued from page 2 Weldon. Contact the Kern River Preserve land steward, Sean Rowe at 760-378-2531 or email him at srowe@audubon.org to RSVP. Casino Night March 17 The Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce will again be hosting a casino night on Saturday, March 17 at the KRV Senior Center in Lake Isabella, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission for the evening is $25 per person, which includes a corned beef and cabbage dinner, five tickets for a drawing and $2,000 in script. All script can be cashed in at the end of the evening for prizes. Tickets are on sale now at Isabella Market, Isabella True Value, Sharon Rooney Farmers Insurance, Kern Valley Sun, and the Chamber office 760-379-5236. Veterans of Foreign Wars breakfast March 18 Have breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday date at the Kern River Valley VFW Post 7665 Hall, 2811 Nugget Ave. (behind McDonald's), Lake Isabella. The second Sunday of every month features Eggs Benedict and the third Sunday of every month features crepes. For information call 760-379-3877. Free Green Films March 18 First Baptist Church of Kernville, 46 Valley View Drive, Kernville (next to Pizza Barn) is hosting free Green films on Sunday March 18 starting at 1 p.m. At 1 p.m., Forks Over Knives (USA, 2011, 80 min). At 2:30 p.m., Ingredients (USA, 2009, 73 min). At 3:45 p.m. DIVE! (USA, 2009, 73 min). As a bonus, Pizza Barn next door will give 10% off this day, if you mention "Living Green." Trout Festival seeks volunteers March 19 Kern River Hatchery in Kernville is seeking volunteers to help staff Trout Fest. This free educational event introduces people to the sport of fishing and responsible angling.

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Coinciding with the statewide trout opener, Trout Fest takes place on Saturday, April 28 the 13th year this event is being held. A preevent meeting for people wishing to volunteer will be held Monday, March 19 at 6 p.m. at the Rod and Gun Club located at 631 E. Evans Rd. in Wofford Heights. No knowledge of fishing is required. For more information, contact Saul McGarity, president of the Friends group, at 760-549-3017. Volunteer Senior Outreach Program March 20 The community is invited to a public forum to learn more about the Volunteer Senior Outreach Program on Tuesday March 20 at 10 a.m. at College Community Services, 2731 Nugget Ave, and Lake Isabella (behind McDonald's). VSOP is an outreach program serving at-risk senior citizens in our community. The program was developed at your community's request and is funded by the Mental Health Services Act, and is sponsored by partners, Kern County Mental Health, Kern County Aging and Adult Services and College Community Services, Inc. For more information call Cindy Brown, Program Coordinator, at 760-379-3412. New Volunteer Orientation March 21 Optimal Hospice Care would like to invite you to our springtime New Volunteer Orientation. Reserve your seat for Wednesday March 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at our Bakersfield location to learn more about hospice care and how volunteers can make a true difference in that effort. Optimal would like to especially encourage caring individuals from the Kern River Valley. Call 661-716-4000 or e-mail rfrankhouser@optimalcares.com for more details. AARP Driver Safety Program March 22 The AARP Driver Safety Program (55 Alive) will be held Thursday, March 22 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Lake Isabella (3701 Suhre St.). Participants must attend the entire day. To learn more or to enroll, call Gene Verbeet at 760-417-0579. Fees are $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Class size is limited and time is short so call today.

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