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Weekend activities blooming

Lake Isabella’s weekend weather Fri: Partly sunny, high 63. Fri. night: 40% chance rain, low 36. Sat.: 30% chance rain, high 51. Sat. night: 20% chance rain, low 34. Sun.: Chance rain, high 54.

Mike Devich Kern River Courier

Just like the wildflowers that are beginning to appear here and there on the green hillsides in and around the valley, activities for the weekends coming up are blossoming. This weekend is no exception. It’s our first weekend of the spring (spring starts officially on Sunday), and there are multiple events to attend. This Saturday and Sunday, March 1920, is the first weekend of the big “Living Green In The Kern River Valley Festival” (see our separate story. Also, an 8-page full schedule insert produced by Living Green is included in this issue of the Courier.) But wait, there’s more. The Keyesville Classic Mountain Bike Race will be happening in the Keyesville Recreation Area from Friday through Monday. In addition, Saturday night is Casino Night, sponsored by the Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce, with Vegasstyle fun. Also on Saturday (Friday, too) is a young people’s musical being put on at Wallace School. Sunday will bring a concert from the Kern Valley Community Orchestra. Read more about all of these events in the Courier Calendar, starting on page 3. Add to this all the normal weekly happenings, such as the Farmers Markets (see the Regular Activities section of the Courier Calendar), and you have the makings of a weekend filled with fun and excitement.

Sun. night: Chance rain, low 32. National Weather Service

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“Black Swan” makes its debut on DVD

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Dance music can be heard every Wednesday at the Senior Center in Lake Isabella when a Senior Dance is held. The dance takes place from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Airport has new operator Mike Ludiker Kern River Courier

Raven Aviation Industries, LLC, assumed management duties at Kern Valley Airport as of March 1. That includes all the hangars, tie-downs, the picnic/BBQ area, fly-in campground, and the very popular Airport Café. Located three miles south of Kernville on Sierra Way, Kern Valley Airport is one of seven Kern County public-use, general aviation airports. The 3,500-foot runway, ramps and service and support buildings sit on 270 acres of Forest Service owned land, leased to Kern County.

Documentary film about renowned conservationist shown here March 26 Kern River Courier

Who would have thought that the tiny town of Wofford Heights would have an important new film before any of the rest of Southern California gets to see it? Well, it’s true. On Saturday, March 26, the U.S. Forest Service and Kern River Valley Revitalization will host two free screenings of the new film “Green Fire” at the Reel Cinema in Wofford Heights. The screenings will be part of the third annual Living Green In The KRV Festival. “Green Fire” is a 72-minute high-definition documentary film about conservationist Aldo Leopold (1887–1948). The film explores the many ways his ideas about the land continue to be applied all over the world today. The Southern California premiere will show at 10 a.m. and again at 3 p.m. at the Reel Cinema. “Green Fire” (subtitled “Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time”) is a production of the Aldo Leopold Foundation, the U.S. Forest Service and the Center for Humans and Nature (a Chicago-based

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bioethics institute). The film shares highlights from Leopold’s life and career, explaining how he shaped conservation in the twentieth century and still inspires people today. Although probably best known as the author of the conservation classic “A Sand County Almanac,” Leopold is also renowned for his work as an educator, philosopher, forester, ecologist, and wilderness advocate. The film is being shown in community screening venues like this one throughout 2011. It will then be released on public television in early 2012. Learn more about the Aldo Leopold Foundation and the Green Fire movie at www.aldoleopold.org. For more information on the Living Green Festival, please visit www.livinggreenkrv.org. or the e-mail address is livinggreen@mchsi.com. If you’re interested in hosting a showing of “Green Fire,” contact Jeannine Richards, Communications Coordinator, Aldo Leopold Foundation at (608) 3550279, ext. 25 or by email jeannine@aldoleopold.org.

The busy rural airport is primarily used for local business, recreational activities, public safety and fire base purposes, and is second in the county only to Bakersfield's Meadows Field in daily flight operations. Nelson Aviation, owned by Gene and Jeltje Nelson, had managed and improved the public airport for over 31 years. When Gene passed away on April 4, 2010, Jeltje took on management duties while watching for someone capable of taking their vision and achievements to the next level. Jeltje found that individual in Rick Lach, a

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‘Living Green’ arrives The big Living Green In The KRV Festival debuted earlier this week, and continues this weekend with attractions around the valley. The festival goes for another week after that and ends Sunday, March 27. Living Green is living in such a way that we use as few resources as we can, throw away fewer things, and contribute less in the way of greenhouse gases. Some who live green go as far as growing their own food and riding bikes everywhere. Even if you don’t choose such a radical lifestyle, there are many ways in which you can go a little green. If many people do that, we can slow down the plundering of our planet by quite a bit. Take part by attending one of the many Living Green events. There are four on Friday, eight on Saturday and three on Sunday. See the program insert from Living Green in this week’s issue.

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People are reporting wildflower sightings everywhere on the hills.

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Try a new puzzle this week instead of King Crossword.

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The first transcontinental railroad in the country was started by a group of entrepreneurs.

Kern River Water Data: Wed. 6 a.m. Storage, Isabella Reservoir 216,141 acre-feet. (Low point was 155,858 ac-ft. Nov. 26. Pool capacity is 568,075 ac.-ft. at the spillway. Current limit is 360,000 ac.-ft.) Inflow, North Fork of Kern at Kernville 2213 cfs (5-hr avg.) Outflow, Lower Kern 1052 cfs Borel Canal flow 0 cfs Data from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cfs=cubic feet per second 1 cu.ft. = 7.48 U.S. gallons 1 ac.ft.= 325,851 U.S. gal.


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

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Deer can be spotted here year-round. Watch for them on the roads. Mike Devich Kern River Courier

If you’re visiting the Kern River Valley, you’re wondering what’s to see and do. Well, here is a primer on that very subject. If you love the great outdoors and a slower place where you can relax, enjoy a small-town atmosphere and just breathe easy, this is the place for you. But if you’re looking for excitement, and if you start exploring, you will find a number of the great things we have to offer. If you haven’t noticed yet, the valley is a mecca for water lovers. Fishing is a given. Where can you get a fishing license? At just about every convenience store, marina and even some of the supermarkets. Boating licenses? Same thing. River

rafting? Best to go with a professional service, in season. There are many in the valley. Want a destination to go to? Here are some great ones – Kern Valley Museum in Kernville, Silver City Ghost Town in Bodfish, nice parks such as Riverside and Circle Park in Kernville, Wofford Heights Park and Lake Isabella Park, Reel Cinema in Wofford Heights, the delightful Old Onyx Store (built in 1861), the Nuui Cunni Indian Cultural Center at French Gulch, and the big sequoias at the Trail of 100 Giants (summer only). Or just take your camera and photograph the old buildings or the fabulous scenery. If you’re looking for a realistic nature park in a controlled environment, what we have is better – real nature. It doesn’t get any realer than that.

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Kern River Valley information Recreation Info U.S. Forest Service

Lake Isabella office: 4875 Ponderosa Dr. (enter from Hwy. 155 just over the hill from Hwy. 178) (760) 379-5646 Kernville Office: 105 Whitney Rd. (around the corner from the museum) (760) 376-3781

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The Bride of Brackenloch Kilts...swamp monsters...a family curse… And you thought your family had problems! Don't miss this Comedy Murder Mystery produced by the Kern Valley High School Drama Club and directed by Sandra Hughes April 1st and 2nd, 8th, and 9th at 7:00pm $7.00 for adults and students $5.00 for Seniors and Children under 7 Kern Valley High School Fine Arts Building

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The Courier Calendar Public meetings and events Young People’s musical to be presented March 18, 19 On Friday, March 18 and Saturday March 19 at 6pm, “Just Another Day,” an original production by the Sierra Performing Arts Young People’s Workshop, will be presented at the Wallace School Cafeteria. Original music score by Mark Loseth, Helen Smoot and Mark McGuire. Tickets are $5 (children sitting on parents’ laps are free). Healthy snacks will be available for purchase. For info: Katie Hester (760) 223-6347. Keyesville Classic Mountain Bike Race held March 18-20 The 23rd Annual Keyesville Classic Mountain Bike Race will be held March 18-20. This worldclass event returns again to its race venue at the historic Keyesville Mining Area for its 23rd year in a row! Kernville’s Bionicon Bicycles is teaming up once again with the Southern Sierra Fat Tire Association to promote and direct this year’s race, with all proceeds being donated to local trail projects. Kids come out & race for free! . keyesvilleclassic.com Casino Night coming to Lake Isabella March 19 The Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce will again be hosting an exciting, fun-filled Casino Night on Saturday, March 19 at the KRV Senior Center in Lake Isabella, from 5pm to 10pm. Enjoy an evening of "Vegas-style" entertainment with a great Mexican dinner. Admission for the evening is $25 per person, which includes dinner, five tickets for a drawing and $2,000 in scrip. Scrip can be cashed in at the end of the evening for prizes! There will also be a drawing for a BBQ, donated by True Value Hardware in Lake Isabella. The funds raised will be used throughout the year to promote the valley businesses and its many attractions. There will be music, prizes and more. Some of the games to be played are Texas Hold'em, the Roulette Table, Craps Table,

Regular activities Fridays • 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 379-5831. • 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.- TOPS #2293 weight loss group, Veterans Hall #2, 417-2272. • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Alzheimers respite group meets at Vets Hall, Lake Isabella. 379-0848. • 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.- TOPS weight loss group, Mt.View Church, Lake Isabella. 378-3935. •10-11 a.m.- Grief Support Group, 6048 L.I.Blvd. 1st and 3rd Fridays. (661) 410-1010. • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - AA, 6407 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. • 11 a.m.-3p.m.- Lunch at Eagles, open to public, Mt. Mesa. 379-3394 • 1 p.m.- Happy Hookers crochet club, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 379-6335 • 4 p.m. - KV Cruisers Cruise Night, El Portal II Lake Isabella, 1st Fri. 549-3855 • 7:30 p.m.- Al-Anon, 80 Evans Rd, Wofford Hts. 376-2410 or 376-2066.

Saturdays • 9 a.m.- 2 p.m - Farmer’s Market, Nuui Cunni Ctr, French Gulch. 549-0800 • 9 a.m.- 1 p.m - Farmer’s Market, Lakeshore Lodge, Wofford Heights. • 5 p.m., Havilah Centennial Group , 1st Saturday, schoolhouse. 379-2636. • 5-7 p.m. Dinner at Eagles open to public, Mt. Mesa. 379-3394 • 7-10 p.m.- Dam Dancers square dancing, 1st Saturday, Senior Center, Lake Isabella.

Sundays

• 9 a.m. to noon - VFW Breakfast, open to the public. 2811 Nugget, Lake Isabella. 379-3877. • 9 a.m. to noon - Eagles Breakfast, open to the public. Highway 178, Mt. Mesa. 379-3394.

Mondays

• 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 379-5831. • 10 a.m. - Exercise Class, Lakeridge Clubhouse, Lake Isabella. 379-3206. • 1 p.m. - Kern Valley Democratic Club, Senior Center, 3rd Monday. • 1 p.m., Line dance classes, Senior Center. 379-0043. • 3 p.m. - Kernville Chamber, board 2nd Mon., membership 4th Mon. 376-2629. • 5-7 p.m. Eagles spaghetti dinner, Mt. Mesa, open to public, 1st. Mon. 379-3394. • 6-9 p.m. KRV Community Orchestra meets at Cerro Coso Lake Isabella. 376-4461. • 7 p.m. KRV Art Association meets, 3rd Mon., Senior Center. 379-2844. • 7:30 p.m. Al-Anon, KRV Hosp Cafe. 3762410 or 376-2066.

Tuesdays

• 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 379-5831. • 8:30 a.m. - Yoga Practice Group, Kernville Methodist Church. (909) 753-9043. • 9:30-11a.m.- Me & My Friends children’s playgroup, 1st Baptist Church, LI. 379-2556. • 10 a.m. Kern Valley Garden Group, 2nd Tues. 379-1129. • 12:30 p.m. Bridge Club, Rod & Gun Club, E. Evans Rd., Wofford Heights. 376-4249. • 2 p.m. - KRV Cemetery District. 2nd Tuesday. Public invited. 376-2189. • 6 p.m. - LI-Bodfish Prop. Owners meet at Senior Center. 2nd Tues. (760) 379-1830. • 6:30 p.m. Epilepsy Support Group, Bakersfield, 2nd Tues. 376-1606. • 7 p.m. - KRV Historical Society meets, Senior Center, Lake Isabella, 4th Tues.

Wednesdays

• 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Sen. Ctr., 6407 Lk. Isabella Blvd., 379-5831. •9 -11:30 a.m., Dam Quilters, senior apts behind Vons, 1st & 3rd Wed. 661-867-1603. • 9:30 a.m. - TOPS weight loss group, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. (661) 867-2579. • 9:30-11 a.m.- Me & My Friends children’s playgroup, Kernville Methodist, 379-2556. • Noon- KRV Chamber of Commerce meeting, El Portal II. 2nd Wed, 379-5236. • Noon - Eagles Lunch/Shuffleboard, open to public, Mt. Mesa, 379-3394. • 12:30 p.m. - Bridge Club, Eagles Lodge Mt. Mesa, 376-4249. • 1- 2:30 p.m. - Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group, Vets Hall, Lake Isabella, 1st Wed. 379-0848. • 1:30 - 3 p.m. Grief Support Group, Optimal Hospice, 6504E L.I. Blvd. • 5:30 p.m. Weight Watchers, Weldon Methodist Church, (760) 267-4693. • 5:30 p.m. LapBand Support Group, hospical cafeteria, (760) 379-2681 2nd Wed. • 6:00 p.m. American Legion, Lake Isabella Sr. Ctr. Veterans Rm., 3rd Wed. 379-5086. • 7 p.m. - Fish & Game Habitat Club, 631 E. Evans Rd, Wofford Hts, third Wed. • 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.- Senior Dance, Senior Center, Lake Isabella dining rm., live band. • 7 p.m. Al-Anon, 80 Evans Rd. Wofford Hts, 376-2410 or 376-2066. • 7 p.m. - Elks meet, Wofford Heights Blvd.

Thursdays

• 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 379-5831. • 8:30 a.m. - Yoga Practice Group, Kernville Methodist Church. (909) 753-9043. • 9 a.m. to noon - Thursday Painters, Community Room, Senior Center, 379-5329. • 9:30 a.m. - Fire Safe Council, Supervisor McQuiston’s office, Lake Isabella. 3rd Thurs. • 9:30 a.m. - Aglow Int’l, Senior Center, Room 1. 2nd Thurs. For women. • 11:45 a.m. - KRV Woman’s Club meets, Elks Lodge 4th Thurs. (some exceptions). • Noon, Exchange Club, Paradise Cove. • 1 p.m.- Clan Diggers meet at the Lake Isabella Library. 2nd Thurs. 379-2303. • 2 p.m.- 8-ball Tournament at Eagles in Mt, Mesa. Open to public. 379-3374. • 5 -7 p.m. - TANF Cultural Night - French Gulch Campground. • 5-7 p.m. VFW Taco Thursday, open to public. 379-3877. • 5 p.m.- Republicans of Kern Valley meet 3rd Thurs. at Moose Lodge. 378-3602. • 6 p.m. - Rotary Club meets, golf course, Kernville. (760) 376-1421. • 7 p.m.-Sweet Adelines meet, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. Prospective members welcome. • 7 p.m.- Kern Valley Astronomy Club, museum, Kernville. 3rd Thurs. 376-1291. • 7:30 p.m. Al-Anon KV Hospital, Mt. Mesa. 376-2410 or 376-2066

Bingo Guide

Friday, noon, Eagles Bingo, Eagles Lodge, Mt. Mesa Saturday, noon, South Fork Woman’s Club Bingo, Fay Ranch Rd., Weldon Sunday, 1 p.m.. Moose Bingo, Moose lodge, Lake Isabella Blvd. Wednesday, 1 p.m - Senior Center Bingo, Lake Isabella. Thursday, Early Bird 12:15-Regular 1 p.m. St. Jude Bingo, Hwy 155 & Nellie Dent Dr., Wofford Hts. This information is sent to the Courier by the groups listed. It is suggested that groups provide a phone number in case interested individuals need more information, or meeting times have changed. All area codes are 760 unless otherwise noted.

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M., via e-mail A: I spoke with Heather recently Q: On "CSI: NY," what is the and asked her just that, telling her name of and who sings the title that my favorite thing I have ever song at the beginning of the seen her on would have to be when show? Can I get it on CD? -she hosted "Saturday Night Live" Madeline J., Gaines, Mich. back in the '90s. She was thrilled A: "CSI: NY" uses "Baba O'Riley" that I singled out that performance, by The Who as its opening theme telling me: "'Saturday Night Live' music. As you might already know, was my most favorite thing I've the original "CSI" uses The Who's done where you could see that I'm "Who Are You," and "CSI: Miami" funny. I had such a good time uses "Won't Get Fooled Again," doing it. And that 'Melrose Place' again by The Who. If skit we did you are detecting a was so pertheme here, you are fectly perfect. absolutely correct. 'I am an All three songs are important remixes of the origiadvertising nal Who songs, and executive!'" can be found on the When I official "CSI" soundasked about track for each show. her future If you want all the comedic theme songs, you plans, can buy each show's Heather Locklear Heather didsoundtrack, or you n't want to can purchase individual songs from give too much away, responding: "I amazon.com or iTunes. don't know, but I do have a meeting for something soon, and it's funny, *** so we'll see!" Q: The other day, I watched Heather Locklear's new movie *** on Lifetime, "He Loves Me." Write to Cindy at King Features While I love seeing Heather in Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, these thriller-type movies, I Orlando, FL 32853-6475; or e-mail miss seeing her in comedies. her at letters@cindyelavsky.com. Any chance she'll be doing any of those anytime soon? -- Kellie (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

Recipes for Dummies by Bodfish Bob drape with bacon and cover with onion and cheese. Broil for 4 to 6 minutes until cheese is melted. This recipe makes 4 servings.

Previews of new DVDs by DNA Smith New DVDs reviewed in this column will be available in stores the week of March 28.

she's replacing (Wynona Ryder in a gripping performance) and a viciously ambitious newcomer (Mila Kunis). Although slow at times, and despite a few bits of scenerychewing, Aronofsky manages to keep the suspense building throughout the film, culminating in an explosive and chilling final act.

PICKS OF THE WEEK "Tangled" (PG) -- The classic fairy tale "Rapunzel" is the subject of Disney's 50th animated feature, and it follows the studio's tried-and-true formula to TV SHOWS the letter. Rapunzel (voiced by "Ken Burns: The Civil War" Mandy Moore) is a girl on the Commemorative Edition DVD verge of turning 18, and she "Upstairs, Downstairs" The longs to leave the tower where Complete Series -- 40th she's been kept all her life so Anniversary Collection she can witness the "Mad Men" floating lights that Season Four appear every year "Rocky & on her birthday. Her Bullwinkle & fortunes take a turn Friends" when notorious Complete 5th thief Flynn Ryder Season (Zachary Levi) "Treme" The climbs into her Complete First tower and the two Season make a run for it. As Natalie Portman "In Plain Sight" with all Disney films, Season 3 songs will be sung, "Happiness Is a Important Lessons will be Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown" learned, and tie-in merchandise "Xena Warrior Princess" will be sold by the bushel. Season 2 "Emergency: The Final "Black Swan" (R) -- Natalie Rescues" Portman won the Oscar for her "Gangland: The Final portrayal of Nina, a ballerina Season" driven to madness in director "Here's Lucy" Season Four Darren Aronofsky's often slow"Vegas" The Second Season, paced psychosexual thriller. Volume Two When the ballet company "Hercules: The Legendary director casts Nina as both the Journeys" Season Two Black and White Swan in his "Everybody Loves Raymond" production of "Swan Lake," Seasons 6 and 7 Nina not only has to face the "Nova scienceNOW: What's challenge of playing two emothe Next Big Thing" tionally different roles, but also has to contend with her overc) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. bearing mother (Barbara Hershey), the whacked-out diva

Bodfish Bob's Slow Cooker BBQ Hot Dogs 4 pounds hot dogs or small cocktail hot dogs or little smoked sausages 1 tablespoon melted butter 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 teaspoons prepared mustard 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons brown sugar or honey 1/2 cup ketchup 2 teaspoons vinegar

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Place 1 chicken breast half between 2 pieces of plastic wrap or waxed paper. Working from center, gently pound chicken with flat side of meat mallet or rolling pin until about 1/4-inch thick; remove wrap. Repeat with remaining chicken breast halves. In large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet; drain on paper towels. Reserve 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet. Add onion to drippings; cook and stir 2 to 4 minutes or until tender. Remove onion from skillet. Add chicken to skillet; cook 6 to 8 minutes on each side or until chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear. Place chicken on cookie sheet and

Cut hot dogs into bite-size pieces; place in slow cooker. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over hot dogs. Cook on LOW for 3 to 4 hours, or on HIGH for 1 to 2 hours. Serve from the slow cooker, with temperature set on LOW. Bodfish Bob's Cheese Dogs 1 pound hot dogs sliced cheese, cut in strips 10 slices bacon, cut in half crosswise toothpicks split hot dog buns, toasted

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some nice-sized crappie that were full of well-developed egg sacs. This should indicate the Due to very windy conditions spawn is getting close. this past week, I didn’t see The trout and catfish were many people slow last week but should fishing; those I improve. The Upper and Lower did see were Kern trout bite will be on the bundled up as it increase with the warmer was the middle weather that is coming. Please of winter. Even exercise caution when fishing with this unstafrom the banks of the river. ble weather, Remember, the fishing derby with the cool is only four weeks away. If you nights, the have not ordered your T-shirts, water tempera- Mike Mencarini your time is getting short. Only ture has hit that 3,000 will be printed. Hopefully magical temperature of 50 in the next few days the lake degrees. This should jumpstart will turn on and we can all get the bass spawn. back to the thing we have been I so watched patiently some of waiting The water temperature the for – fishAnglers ing. has hit that magical temChoice Pro Bass perature of 50 degrees. Club members --Mike Mencarini pre-fishMike ing the Mencarini lake is a Saturday and their patterns Wofford Heights resident and a showed me the bass are beginvolunteer at the Kern River Fish ning to creep up into shallow Hatchery. For questions or comwater. My friend, who fishes for ments you can reach him crappie at French Gulch through the Kern River Courier, Marina, told me that he had a office@kernrivercourier.com. couple of decent days, catching

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nation. Kern is home to a number of major wildflower species including the California poppy, Indian paintbrush, desert calico and San Joaquin wooly thread. Coreopsis, lupine and other varieties are also common. "People come from all over to see what Kern County has to offer," noted Rick Davis, Executive Director of the Kern County Board of Trade. "Kern is County is home to dozens of different species, so it's definitely a favorite of wildflower enthusiasts." Visitors contribute $1.24 billion per year to the Kern County economy. Persons wishing to contribute their own sightings may contact the Board of Trade during regular business hours (M-F, 8am-5pm) at 661868-KERN (5376) or 800-500-KERN with the location and common name of the blooms. Sightings may also be submitted by e-mail at Wildflowers@VisitKern.com.

With the anticipation of colorful wildflower growth comes the annual launch of the Kern County Board of Trade's Wildflower Hotline. The hotline, a telephone number and web site offering updates on wildflower growth and locations, began operation this week and will continue throughout the season. Wildflower information is available around-the-clock for callers to 661322-WILD (9453) or Internet users visiting the Board of Trade's tourism web site at www.VisitKern.com. The online version also includes the return of the Kern Wildflower Blog, which will allow nature enthusiasts to post information on the best places to see wildflowers and to share experiences with other wildflower devotees. Each spring the Wildflower Hotline receives thousands of inquiries about local growth from around the state and across the

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Salome’s Stars ARIES (March 21 to April 19) With change dominant this week, don't be surprised to find new facts emerging that could put another slant on a situation and offer you another choice. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) There could be some lingering problems from a previous matter that involved a decision you felt you had to make. Resolve it with your strong no-nonsense approach. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your carefully made plans could be undone by someone. Getting the full story behind their surprise move can help you decide how to deal with the matter CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Recently uncovered information might put a new light on a situation you thought had been resolved. Keep an open mind about possible changes LEO (July 23 to August 22) With a potential revision of an old agreement, you can't beat the Big Cat for knowing how to sharpen a "clause" to the best advantage. Someone close could have the news you've been waiting for. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Certain issues in the workplace could put you in the middle of a dispute you'd rather not deal with. Express your honest feelings before the pressure to take sides builds up.

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AIRPORT continued from page 1 local resident, pilot and owner of Raven Aviation. In assuming overall management duties, Rick Lach named Steve Javid as Airport Supervisor. "Raven Aviation and I are excited to be involved in the future of the Kern Valley Airport," stated Lach. Fly-in customers and locals alike will be pleased to know that the Airport Café will continue operating as usual with its very popular menu and the familiar faces of Kathy Carrington, Val Dahm, Amanda Saffell and Jackie Crabtree. Expanded seating is planned for community organizations and groups wishing to hold breakfast or lunch meetings. The café is open seven days a week from 7 am to 4 pm. When asked about the lease transfer, Jeltje Nelson said, "I think this will be a good deal for the airport, pilots and the people of Kern Valley," Rick Lach and continued by saying, "I really want to thank the many, many loyal friends and customers we've had the pleasure of meeting and serving through the years. Those friendships remain a treasure to me." For airport and facility information contact the Kern Valley Airport at 760-376-2852 or email rick@ravenaviation.us

Exchange Club seeks nominees for Book Of Golden Deeds Each year the Kern Valley Exchange Club selects an honoree for their Book Of Golden Deeds award. This is the highest award the Exchange Club can give. The club is asking the public for nominees for this prestigious award. Recipients do not have to be Exchange Club members. If you know someone who goes above and beyond the call of duty, someone who gives freely of their time and works hard for the betterment of the valley, send your nomination letters to Westamerica Bank, C/O Debbie Freeland, P.O. Box 996, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. Please include with the name the reasons why this individual should be honored. The more information the better, but please do not over-elaborate. Deadline to submit your nomination is April 6. The dinner to honor the recipient will be held on May 10 at Paradise Cove. For dinner reservations, please call Debbie Freeland at 760-379-2691.

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‘Iron Horse’ opened the West California Joe Kern River Courier Columnist

We drove down the canyon to Bakersfield, got on the Amtrak and went quickly off to Oakland where we were met at the train station in the rain by Joan Robinson, who transported us to Alameda California Joe Island. The next day we would participate at Grant Robinson’s memorial service. What we never realized at the time was that the train we took from Bakersfield to Oakland was special. It all led to the driving of a gold spike on May 10, 1869 at Promontory, Utah which meant the building of the first transcontinental railroad was a done deal. So now you could get on a train in New York City and get off in San Francisco. That was as great as Christopher Columbus’s achievement in 1492, and Neil Armstrong’s in 1969. This joining of the rails was the final shove in the opening of the frontier, and perhaps is the most significant accomplishment of the Old West. The man who started it all was a 27-year-old Connecticut railroad surveyor named

Theodore Dehone Judah (182663). As soon as he got off the boat after sailing around South America to get to California, Judah was obsessed with being able to go home some day by railroad. He talked to everyone who would listen about his idea and was treated like true visionaries are usually treated ... they called him “Crazy Judah!” But he found a pharmacist named Daniel “Doc” Strong who liked what Judah had to say and partnered with him to establish a Pacific railroad association that would build eastward from California, using Judah’s route across the Sierra Nevada. From the East,the federallychartered Union Pacific would begin at Omaha and build toward the setting sun. In between they would cover over 1,700 miles over deserts, plains, and 8,000-foot-high mountains. Hardware partners Collis P. Huntington and Mark Hopkins, grocer Leland Stanford, and dry goods entrepreneur Charles Croker were others who backed his plan, all remembered today as true visionaries. California Joe is the storyteller persona of Stevenson Phillips, an actor and singer living in Kernville. You may reach him at sscaljoe@aol.com

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EVENTS continued from page 2 Blackjack Table, Poker Table and Wheel of Fortune. Tickets on sale now.For more information, please contact the Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce at 760-379-5236. Community Orchestra to hold spring concert March 20 The Kern Valley Community Orchestra will be presenting their March Concert at the Kernville Elementary School on Sunday, March 20, at 4 p.m. The selections to be performed include Russian Sailor’s Dance, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Washington Post March, “Old Timers” Waltz, a medley of Leroy Anderson favorites, and more. Donations will be accepted at the door and children are admitted at no charge. Refreshments will be served. New musicians are always welcome! For more information, call Rick Fankhauser at 760-379-1616. REVA to have special pancake fundraiser March 26 On March 26, Saturday, between 8 and 11 a.m., come join REVA CoOperative for a fundraising breakfast at Family Life Center's Cafe during the Living Green Festival. Two different flavors of pancakes will be served – red velvet and buttermilk – along with ham and eggs, with choice of coffee or orange juice. Asking a minimum of $5 donation. Credit cards will be accepted. REVA CO-Operative is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, which has been formed to bring a low cost spay and neuter mobile veterinary clinic into the Valley. Food commodities date to be Tuesday, March 29 Government food commodities will be distributed to those qualified on Tuesday, March 29 at the Elks Lodge in Wofford Heights, Grace Chapel on Highway 178 in Mt. Mesa, and the Senior Center in Lake Isabella. Distribution starts at 8 a.m. Hoffman Hospice to hold open house, chili cookoff March 31 Join Hoffman Hospice as they celebrate their new Kern Valley home with fun, friendship and their first Celebrity Chili Cook-Off on Thursday, March 31 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 6040-D Lake Isabella Blvd. In support of Meals on Wheels, you are invited to donate a canned food item. Film producer to hold a look behind the scenes April 15 Meet Emmy-nominee film producer Linda Lou Crosby on April 15 at Ewing’s restaurant in Kernville starting at 6 p.m., and get a behind-thescenes look at her newest film project. Tickets are $25 per single or $40 per couple, which includes an appetizer and a DVD. Crosby produced “The Gypsy Cowman – A Vanishing Breed.” A gypsy cowman is one who works for a ranch, but also runs his own cattle on the ranch. For tickets, call (760) 301-4729 or stop by Ewing’s. Isabella Lake Fishing Derby to be held April 16-18 What is being called the world's largest amateur trout derby, the Isabella Lake Fishing Derby will be held April 16-18. With over $250,000 in prizes up for grabs, including tagged trout valued up to $40,000 each,

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Things I Have Noticed...

Oozing through zoo Rod Middleworth Kern River Courier Columnist

A few months back my wife and I went to see our son in Tennessee. We had a great time, visited, and did some sight-seeing. Our son always manages to see that our time there is full of fun things to do and see. Our main attraction on this trip was Middleworth a visit to the Nashville Zoo. Mind you, this is not just any run-of-the-mill animal enclosure. This is a first-class, pullout-all-the-stops, animals running everywhere, zoo! As you follow a jungle path there is a host of kiosks that border different animal habitats. Each kiosk is complete with backlit signage and recordings that explain all about the animals we could see and almost touch. We will remember this trip not only for what was there and the animals we visited, but the deluge of rain that fell on us midway through our safari. We had just arrived at the alligator refuge that allows visitors to stand behind a glass wall that shows the alligators up close and ugly, when suddenly the heavens opened and for the next hour the rain didn't stop. We got wet ... immediately. Really wet! So wet that we decided we couldn't get much wetter, and opted to continue slogging through the rest of the tour,

splashing from kiosk to kiosk. It was a warm tropical rain, that soaked us thoroughly, as our path became a creek, and then a mini Missippi. We eventually found a small souvenir store and bought each of us a rain hat and their last umbrella. From that point on, we three crowded under that one umbrella. Which didn't work very well. (Three people under one umbrella, walking in a downpour, means that someone or two is going to be under the water runoff.) My camera was enclosed in a ziplock bag and of course all our pictures look like they were taken under water. (Which they were!) As we passed by and observed the wildlife, we noticed them observing us as they stood dry under their shelters. You could almost know that they were thinking how dumb humans are, walking in the rain with goofy hats and one umbrella. For the next hour we continued our trek, drip/sopping our way up the jungle path. Later as we finished our trek and were wading out of the zoo, the rain stopped. (Talk about timing!) But ... as we squished our way to the car we agreed it had been fun, worth braving the monsoon, and a chance for the dry zoo animals to watch the crazy wet humans watching them. Wofford Heights resident Rod Middleworth, a retired security manager for Pacific Bell, is an instructor for the local AARP Driver Safety Program.

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Kern River Courier Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: LIGHTHOUSE PROPERTIES (2011 - B1125). Street address of principal place of business: 6501 Wofford Boulevard, Suite A, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 74, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. REGISTRANT: Tami Moosios, 6501 Wofford Boulevard, #5, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. AIndividual. Date the business commenced: 06/01/2000. 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: Tami Moosios. This statement filed on 02/17/2011. Expires 02/17/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By G. Meza. Published by the Kern River Courier February 25, March 4, 11 and 18, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: LOVING HEARTS ROOM AND BOARD (2011 - B0872). Street address of principal place of business: 2671 Oswell Street, #223, Bakersfield, CA 93306. Mailing address of business: 2671 Oswell Street, #223, Bakersfield, CA 93306. REGISTRANT: Christina Felix, 14300 Raphael Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93306. 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: Christina Felix. This statement filed on 02/08/2011. Expires 02/08/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By G. Meza. Published by the Kern River Courier February 25, March 4, 11 and 18, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: GRAY PROVENCE BOUTIQUE (2011-B0673), DBA #2: GRAY PROVENCE BOUTIQUES (2011B0674), DBA #3: PROVENCE BOUTIQUES (2011-B0675), DBA #4: PROVENCE BOUTIQUE (2011B0676), DBA #5: GRAY PROVENCE (2011-B0677), DBA #5: TAVERN DOGS (2011-B0678), DBA #6: TAVERN DOG (2011-B0679). Street address of principal place of business: 1304 19th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 767, Bakersfield, CA 93302. REGISTRANTS: William Gray, 1304 19th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301 and Deanna Gray, 1304 19th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301. I-Husband and Wife. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed 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: William Gray. This statement filed on 01/31/2011. Expires 01/31/2016.

ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. G. Meza. Published by the Kern River Courier February 25, March 4, 11 and 18, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: INYOKERN TRANSMISSION (2011 - B0696). Street address of principal place of business: 6553 Inyokern Road, Inyokern, CA 93527. Mailing address of business: 6621 Buckle Avenue, Inyokern, CA 93527. REGISTRANTS: James Elson, 6621 Buckle Avenue, Inyokern, CA 93527 and Bernadette Elson, 6621 Buckle Avenue, Inyokern, CA 93527. IHusband and Wife. Date the business commenced: 01/01/2011. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: Bernadette Elson. This statement filed on 02/01/2011. Expires 02/01/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By V. Zuniga. Published by the Kern River Courier February 25, March 4, 11 and 18, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: FULL CYCLE REAL ESTATE (2011 - B1282). Street address of principal place of business: 9669 Mendiburu Road, California City, CA 93505. Mailing address of business: 9669 Mendiburu Road, California City, CA 93505. REGISTRANT: Harold S. Fairbank III, 9669 Mendiburu Road, California City, CA 93505. AIndividual. Date the business commenced: 01/01/1976. 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: Harold S. Fairbank III. This statement filed on 02/24/2011. Expires 02/24/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By M. Medina. Published by the Kern River Courier March 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: KRV PUBLISHING (2011 - B1246), DBA #2: KERN RIVER COURIER (2011 - B1247), DBA #3: WHISKEY FLAT CLAIM JUMPER (2011 B1248), DBA #4: KERN ANGLER (2011 - B1249), DBA #5: GREEN LIVING (2011 - B1250), DBA #6: KERN RIVER HIGHWAYS (2011 B1251), DBA #7: KERN RIVER CONCIERGE (2011 - B1252), DBA #8: KERN RIVER MENUS (2011 B1253), DBA #9: KERN RIVER COOKBOOK (2011 - B1254), DBA #10: KERN RIVER'S BEST (2011 B1255), DBA #11: KERN RIVER COUNTRY FAIR (2011 - B1256). Street address of principal place of business: 6392 B Wofford Boulevard, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 1145, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. REGISTRANT: Michael Batelaan, 1549 Bodfish Canyon Road, Bodfish, CA 93205. 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: Michael Batelaan. This statement filed on 02/24/2011. Expires 02/24/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By M. Medina. Published by the Kern River Courier March 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2011. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME Fictitious Business Name being abandoned: KERN ANGLER, (2008B1153). Street address of business: 6392-B Wofford Boulevard, Wofford Heights, CA 93285; Mailing address of Business; P.O. Box 1145, Wofford Heights, CA 93285; REGISTRANTS WHO WISH TO ABANDON THE BUSINESS NAME: Michael Batelaan, 1549 Bodfish Canyon Road, Bodfish, CA 93205 and Michael Devich, 504 Melville Way, Lompoc, CA 93436; Original FBN Statement Filed on: 02/14/2008. This Statement of Abandonment filed on: 02/24/2011. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk by G. Meza, Deputy Clerk (34993). Published by the Kern River Courier March 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2011. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME Fictitious Business Name being abandoned: KERN RIVER COURIER, (2007-B8338). Street address of business: 6392-B Wofford Boulevard, Wofford Heights, CA 93285; Mailing address of Business; P.O. Box 1145, Wofford Heights, CA 93285; REGISTRANTS WHO WISH TO ABANDON THE BUSINESS NAME: Michael Batelaan, 1549 Bodfish Canyon Road, Bodfish, CA 93205 and Michael Devich, 504 Melville Way, Lompoc, CA 93436; Original FBN Statement Filed on: 11/01/2007. This Statement of Abandonment filed on: 02/24/2011. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk by G. Meza, Deputy Clerk (34993). Published by the Kern River Courier March 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2011. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME Fictitious Business Name being abandoned: KRV PUBLISHING, (2007B8337). Street address of business: 6392-B Wofford Boulevard, Wofford Heights, CA 93285; Mailing address of Business; P.O. Box 1145, Wofford Heights, CA 93285; REGISTRANTS WHO WISH TO ABANDON THE BUSINESS NAME: Michael Batelaan, 1549 Bodfish Canyon Road, Bodfish, CA 93205 and Michael Devich, 504 Melville Way, Lompoc, CA 93436; Original FBN Statement Filed on: 11/01/2007. This Statement of Abandonment filed on: 02/24/2011. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk by G. Meza, Deputy Clerk (34993). Published by the Kern River Courier March 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2011. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME Fictitious Business Name being abandoned: WHISKEY FLAT CLAIM JUMPER, (2008-B1152). Street address of business: 6392-B Wofford Boulevard, Wofford Heights, CA 93285; Mailing address of Business; P.O. Box 1145, Wofford Heights, CA 93285; REGISTRANTS WHO WISH TO ABANDON THE BUSINESS NAME: Michael Batelaan, 1549 Bodfish Canyon Road, Bodfish, CA 93205 and Michael Devich, 504 Melville Way, Lompoc, CA 93436; Original FBN Statement Filed on: 02/14/2008. This Statement of Abandonment filed on: 02/24/2011. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk by G. Meza, Deputy Clerk (34993). Published by the Kern River Courier March 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2011. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF RANDY W. BILLINGS, aka RANDY WAYNE BILLINGS, aka RANDY BILLINGS CASE NO: S-1501-PB-60699 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of RANDY W. BILLINGS, aka RANDY WAYNE BILLINGS, aka RANDY BILLINGS. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: STACY BILLINGS in the Superior Court of California, County of KERN. THE PETITION for Probate requests that STACY BILLINGS be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to

administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on: April 14, 2011 at 9:00 A.M. in Dept. P, located at 1215 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in section 9100 of the California Probate Code. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in section 1250 of the California Probate Code. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Tirzah M. Woodward, SBN#253228 Gianelli & Polley, A Professional Law Corporation 27 S. Shepherd, PO Box 458 Sonora, CA 95370 (209) 533-2233 (Published: Kern River Courier: March 11, 18 and 25, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: POSTAL ASAP! (2011 - B1039). Street address of principal place of business: 785 Tucker Road, Suite G, Tehachapi, CA 93561. Mailing address of business: 785 Tucker Road, Suite G, Tehachapi. REGISTRANT: Postal All Ship And Pack, 785 Tucker Road, Suite G, Tehachapi, CA 93561. F-Corporation. Date the business commenced: 01/01/2011. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: Larry L. Cook, President. This statement filed on 02/16/2011. Expires 02/16/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By G. Meza. Published by the Kern River Courier March 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: BLUE HORIZON ENTERPRISES, LLC (2011 - B1469). Street address of principal place of business: 41 Pinehurst Drive, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. Mailing address of business: 41 Pinehurst Drive, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. REGISTRANT: Blue Horizon Enterprises, LLC, 41 Pinehurst Drive, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. D - LLC. 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: Glen

Cashwheeler, President. This statement filed on 03/03/2011. Expires 03/03/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By G. Meza. Published by the Kern River Courier March 11, 18, 25 and April 1, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: DESERT RAT MOTORSPORTS (2011 - B1421). Street address of principal place of business: 3300 Marble Street, Rosamond, CA 93560. Mailing address of business: 3300 Marble Street, Rosamond, CA 93560. REGISTRANT:Tenicia Lizotte, 3300 Marble Street, 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: Tenicia Lizotte. This statement filed on 03/01/2011. Expires 03/01/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By G. Meza. Published by the Kern River Courier March 11, 18, 25 and April 1, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: TEHACHAPI ART CENTER (2011 B1380), DBA #2: OLDE TOWNE STUDIO (2011 - B1381). Street address of principal place of business: 20810 South Street, #1, Tehachapi, CA 93561. Mailing address of business: 20810 South Street, #1, Tehachapi, CA 93561. REGISTRANT: Marilda White, 20642 Black Oak Street, Tehachapi, CA 93561. A Individual. Date the business commenced: 11/15/2004. 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: Marilda White. This statement filed on 02/28/2011. Expires 02/28/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By G. Meza. Published by the Kern River Courier March 11, 18, 25 and April 1, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: CHEYENNE'S BAYESIAN CAFÉ (2011 - B1627). Street address of principal place of business: 16110 Sierra Way, Kernville, CA 93238. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 1123, Kernville, CA 93238. REGISTRANTS: Mark Krebs, 248 Burma Road, Kernville, CA 93238 and Martine McGuire, 248 Burma Road, Kernville, CA 93238. B - General Partnership. Date the business commenced: 02/26/2011. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: Mark J. Krebs. This statement filed on 03/10/2011. Expires 03/10/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-

Controller-County Clerk. By G. Meza. Published by the Kern River Courier March 18, 25, April 1 and 8, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: COMBAT KRAV MAGA (2011 B1046). Street address of principal place of business: 9601 South H Street, Bakersfield, CA 93307-6545. Mailing address of business: 9601 South H Street, Bakersfield, CA 93307-6545. REGISTRANT: Combat Arts LLC, 9601 South H Street, Bakersfield, CA 93307-6545. D - Limited Liability Company. Date the business commenced: 02/01/2011. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: Robert Presley, Manager. This statement filed on 02/16/2011. Expires 02/16/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By G. Meza. Published by the Kern River Courier March 18, 25, April 1 and 8, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: CREATE IN MEDIA (2011 - B1412), DBA #2: CREATE IN ME DESIGN (2011 - B1413). Street address of principal place of business: 9013 Butternut Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93306. Mailing address of business: 9013 Butternut Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93306. REGISTRANTS: John Travis, 9013 Butternut Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93306 and Cathleen Travis, 9013 Butternut Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93306. I - Husband and Wife. Date the business commenced: 01/01/2011. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: John B. Travis. This statement filed on 03/01/2011. Expires 03/01/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By M. Medina. Published by the Kern River Courier March 18, 25, April 1 and 8, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: IVY LANE PHOTOGRAPHY (2011 - B1646), DBA #2: DIMPLES N DIRT (2011 - B1647). Street address of principal place of business: 2818 Fulop Street, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. Mailing address of business: 116 Gary Street, Bodfish, CA 93205. REGISTRANT: Jocelyn Lykins, 2818 Fulop Street, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. A - Individual. Date the business commenced: 04/01/2008. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: Jocelyn Lykins. This statement filed on

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HAPPENINGS continued from page 11 the 2011 event is looking to be the best yet. A drawing for a Lowe 170 Stinger Boat will be held on Monday, April 18, 2011. A limited number of tickets is available. Be sure to register before March 15, 2011 to qualify for the $500 early entry drawing. For more information, call the Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce at (760) 379-5236. Kernville to be site of Whitewater Festival April 16-17 The 47th Annual Kern River Whitewater Festival will take place April 16-17 with Whitewater Races, (slalom, raft, wildwater, Poker Run), booths and the popular Hooligan Race where boats are not really boats. Begin 10am, Riverside Park in Kernville. For more information, call Kern River Council, 818.340.3083. Peter Lebec Rendezvous to take place April 20-24 The Bakersfield Muzzleloaders will present the 41st Peter Lebec Rendezvous April 20-24. This is a long-standing tradition of an annual meeting of mountain men. There will be shooting events, food, music, contests and more. All are welcome. For more information and the location of the event, visit www.bakersfieldmuzzleloaders.net or contact Don Mills at (760) 382-8887. Denny Knight Memorial Roping April 30 The Denny Knight Memorial Scholarship Roping will be held on April 30 from 8am to 5pm, at the John E McNally Rodeo Grounds in Kernville. For more information, call Sandy Smith 760.417.0739 or 760.378.3428. History Days back on calendar, to be held Saturday, May 14 The Kern River Valley Historical Society has decided to hold History Days after all this year. Previously they had canceled the popular attraction. It will be held at the Kern Valley Museum in Kernville Saturday, May 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. More details will be released later. Kids Fishing Derby comes up this year on June 4 The 24th annual Kids Fishing Derby will take place on Saturday, June 4. Open to all kids. First, Second and Third place trophies will be presented to kids in each age group – 4-6, 7-9,10-12 and 13-15. Free lunch to all kids. Free raffle prizes. Sponsored locally by merchants and organizations of the Kern River Valley. For more information call Elaine Johnson at (760) 376 8997. To include your event in our free Courier Calendar, just send the information to us by e-mail, or on paper either in person or by mail (our addresses are on page 2), by Tuesday for each Friday’s issue. Events must be open to the public and if there is an admission price, it must be listed. Items submitted for our free Calendar listings may be shortened and will be printed in chronological order according to space available. Calendar items deemed entirely or mostly business advertising will not be accepted.

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Legals continued from page 15 03/11/2011. Expires 03/11/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By G. Meza. Published by the Kern River Courier March 18, 25, April 1 and 8, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: THE COWGIRL CAFE (2011 - B1681). Street address of principal place of business: 6106 Lake Isabella Boulevard, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 834, Weldon, CA 93283. REGISTRANTS: Courtney Miller, 6106 Lake Isabella Boulevard, Lake Isabella, CA 93240 and Kimberley Kaleth, 7100 Cannell Way, Kernville, CA 93238. 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: Kimberley Kaleth. This statement filed on 03/11/2011. Expires 03/11/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By G. Meza. Published by the Kern River Courier March 18, 25, April 1 and 8, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1:BAKERSFIELD HOME EDUCATION CONFERENCE (2011 - B1671). Street address of principal place of business: 12310 Hill Country Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93312. Mailing address of business: 12310 Hill Country Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93312. REGISTRANTS: Josiah Vencel, 12310 Hill Country Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93312 and Michael Owens, 6024 Lori Way, Bakersfield, CA 93308. H - Co-Partners. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement gen-

erally 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: Josiah Vencel. This statement filed on 03/11/2011. Expires 03/11/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By V. Zuniga. Published by the Kern River Courier March 18, 25, April 1 and 8, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: THE ReNU COMPANY (2011 - B1063). Street address of principal place of business: 4015 Scenic River Lane, Suite 118, Bakersfield, CA 93308. Mailing address of business: 4015 Scenic River Lane, Suite #118, Bakersfield, CA 93308. REGISTRANT: Quali-Dent USA, LLC, 4015 Scenic River Lane, Suite #118, Bakersfield, CA 93308. D - Limited Liability Company. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: Danny Ramos, Managing Director, Manager. This statement filed on 02/16/2011. Expires 02/16/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By M. Medina. Published by the Kern River Courier March 18, 25, April 1 and 8, 2011.

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