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The KRV Chamber of Commerce’s Casino Night drew a crowd of Vegasstyle gaming enthusiasts.

Vol. 8 No. 8 Lake Isabella’s weekend weather Fri: 40% chance rain, high 55. Fri. night: 30% chance rain, low 39. Sat.: 40% chance rain, high 56. Sat. night: 30% chance rain, low 40. Sun.: Mostly sunny, high 59.

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Sun. night: Mostly clear, low 42.

The December and January storms have altered the course of the South Fork of the Kern near Audubon’s Kern River Preserve in Weldon. Sediment in the South Fork channel under the bridge has been building for years, and the floodwaters as they occurred during the big storms moved south across Hafenfeld’s farm field. A new channel was cut there, bypassing the old course.

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“Black Swan” makes its debut on DVD

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‘Living Green’ festival to have big weekend Mike Devich Kern River Courier

Run to end polio April 2

The “Living Green In The KRV” festival continues this weekend, with new activities, free movies and other events. Here is a listing of when and where things will take place.

Mike Lane Special to the Courier

Saturday, March 26 • 9am to 1pm, it’s music and produce! The Lakeshore Farmers Market sells locally grown produce and organic produce. Special Living Green events: Seed Swap, flower arranging and jerky making demonstrations. 7466 Wofford Heights Blvd. • 8 to 11 a.m., REVA fundraiser breakfast. See 10am to 4 p.m. Green Expo entry. • 9am to 2pm, native plant sale at Nuui Cunni Indian Cultural Center, French Gulch. • 10am, free film at Reel Cinema, Wofford Heights – the Central and Southern California premiere of "Green Fire: Aldo Leopold & a Land Ethic for Our Time." Follows life of famed land

The Rotary Club of Kern River Valley, in association with the Living Green Kern River Valley Festival, and Run-4-AWay, are hosting the first annual "End Polio - The Final Inch" road race on Saturday, April 2 in Kernville. The event will offer several different options. For the kids, there is a "free" 1K race; for the older runners, there will be a 5K and 10K road race. All three events start and end at the Kern Valley Golf Course and are an out and back course on flat terrain. All participants receive an event T-shirt and pin, ecofriendly water bottle and a finishing medal. Trophies will go to overall first place male and female racers in both 5K and 10K races.

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Story comes out of Japan after powerful earthquakes Mike Devich Kern River Courier

The recent huge earthquake 9.0 off the coast of Japan and subsequent tsunamis have dominated the news programs since March 11. But the story becomes a lot more personal when you have a family member living near the hardest-hit areas. Her story is a big reminder that we all need to have emergency supplies at hand. My family member’s name is Ivo (pronounced E-voh). She is my stepson’s fiancee. She is an Indonesian medical doctor who works at a university in northern Japan as a reseacher in the field of HIV and AIDS. At the moment she is away from my stepson Jeff, who is working in Hawaii. I asked Ivo if the Kern River Courier could use parts of her blog to bring our readers closer to the disaster in Japan. She said I would be welcome to do so. So here is Ivo’s story in her own words (her English is quite good for an Indonesian native, and I have left her words unedited). Her story starts a couple of days before the big 9.0 earthquake. “Wednesday, March 9, before noon. “I was sitting on my desk, reading QA proposal, when it started shaking. And I

yelled ‘Jishin!’ (earthquake!) and as always, not sure what to do. One of my co-workers, Dr. Tsutsumi, stood up and looked outside the window to the people on the street below (we’re on the 4th floor), and said ‘people are still walking outside’. Then she and other co-workers went back to whatever they were doing even though the earth still shaking. So, I did the same thing. LOL (It lasted for 3 minutes, btw) “My phone rang, and it was my friend, Jonathan, in Tokyo, who called to check if I was OK. He works at Bloomberg as a news editor, so he’s always up to date about what’s going on in Japan and the rest of the world. It was kind of surprise for me, since I thought the earthquake was just a small one (well, it felt like a small quake– the advantage of working at one of the mostearthquake-resistant buildings in this city), but apparently the epicentral was close from where I live with the Tsunami warning all around the north-east coast of Honshu Island. Woah! “Comments started to come on Facebook from friends back home, checking if I was OK. “An email from my sister in Sydney

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The fishing is great, says Mike Mencarini. It’s the catching...

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Rod Middleworth is looking forward to a future full of new gadgets and whizbangs.

Kern River Water Data: Wed. 6 a.m. Storage, Isabella Reservoir 225,664 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 2445 cfs (5-hr avg.) Outflow, Lower Kern 716 cfs Borel Canal flow 0 cfs Ivo SahBandar/Special to the Courier

Staff of a Japanese hospital gather outside after a large quake, two days before a massive 9.0 quake struck the region.

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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The Kern River Festival in Kernville comes up next month 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.

Volunteers needed for Powers Gateway The next phase of the Bob Powers Gateway Preserve (Lake Isabella) habitat enhancement project – planting on the existing berm – is set for Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16. These will be collecting and replanting days. Each planting day will involve collecting plants at the Kern River Preserve in Weldon, transporting the collected plants to the Bob Powers Gateway Preserve, and replanting them on the existing berm forming the pond at the Bob Powers Gateway Preserve. The extent of the enhancement will depend on the number of volunteers involved. If you would like to volunteer, please RSVP to Bob Barnes at bbarnes@lightspeed.net or by calling 760-382-1260. More volunteer projects will be taking place at the same site. From April-September, watering once weekly through hot weather season, additional site maintenance as needed including monthly mowing. In May there will be a limited participation Alkali Mariposa Lily survey with Alison Sheehey (Natureali).

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McCray and Laurel, Mt. Mesa (760) 379-2681 Kern Valley Substation

Sheriff’s Department and CHP 7050 Lake Isabella Blvd. (760) 549-2100 Weekdays only, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Kern County Fire Stations are located in Lake Isabella, Kernville and Southlake. Call 911 to report a fire.

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Events REVA to have special pancake fundraiser March 26 On March 26, Saturday, between 8 and 11 a.m., come join REVA Co-Operative 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) non-profit organization, which has been formed to bring a low cost spay and neuter mobile veterinary clinic into the Valley. Free musical entertainment Saturday, March 26 Saturday, March 26, features entertainment by local songwriter “Lost Hills” (Archie Logston), (from 10 am until noon) at the Lakeshore Farmers' Market, 7466 Wofford Blvd., Wofford Heights, across from St. Jude's Church. Also, KV CERT is sponsoring a bake sale. 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 March 31 Join Hoffman Hospice as they celebrate their new Kern Valley home with fun, friendship and their first Celebrity Chili CookOff 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. Houchin Blood Drive to be held at high school April 1 There will be a Houchin Blood Drive in the Fine Arts Building at Kern Valley High School April 1

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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Surfer with lost arm inspires

‘Tron: Legacy’ shows up on DVD

By Cindy Elavsky

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Q: I've seen a few preQ: I have been watching views for a new movie star"Smallville" since it premiered ring Helen Hunt and Dennis back in 2001, so I am pretty Quaid about Bethany bummed that the series will soon Hamilton, the surfer who come to an end. Can you tell me lost her arm in shark attack anything about the show's a few years back. finale? -- Jerry T., What can you tell me Madison, Wis. about the movie? -A: Well, I can Deanna F., Daytona tell you that some Beach, Fla. bad guys from A: I can tell you that Clark's past will you'd better bring some return (as a few tissues to the theater already have). with you when the And yes, that movie, which is called includes Lex "Soul Surfer," opens Luthor: Michael nationwide on April 8. Rosenbaum will AnnaSophia Robb stars be back for the as the young Bethany series finale on Hamilton, who overMay 13. You also comes tragedy to will enjoy where achieve her dreams of the relationship Ross Thomas becoming a champion of Lois and Clark surfer. goes, and proRoss Thomas, who plays ducer Kelly Souders assures fans Bethany's brother Noah in the that "there is a very hopeful endfilm, told me: "There is a beautiing" to the series itself. ful theme of hope and faith in the film. The Hamilton family is *** such a strong unit. They really all Write to Cindy at King work as one; they have a deep Features Weekly Service, P.O. set of family values. They are a Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853Christian family who has a really 6475; or e-mail her at deep faith that they rely heavily letters@cindyelavsky.com. upon. They all exude a really (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. high level of love and life. It's

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Previews of new DVDs by DNA Smith New DVDs reviewed in this column will be available in stores the week of April 4. PICKS OF THE WEEK "Tron: Legacy"/"Tron: The Original Classic" (PG) -- After waiting nearly 30 years, fans of the 1982 Disney sci-fi epic "Tron" finally get the sequel they've been dying to see. (Oh sure, to many, "Tron: Legacy" looks like a twohour Daft Punk video, but I'm cool with that.) The film stars Garrett Hedlund as Sam Flynn, the son of a computer genius (Jeff Bridges) who went missing decades ago. When Sam discovers his dad's Garrett Hedlund secret workshop, he gets sucked into a computer program where he must find and rescue his imprisoned father. Thankfully, Sam has the help of Quorra (Olivia Wilde) a bad-ass, sexycool warrior. Oh, and the light cycles from the first film are back. Yeah. Light cycles, baby. Disney has really pulled out all the stops for "Tron: Legacy"'s home video release, with a wide variety of packages. You can buy the single-disc versions of both "Legacy" and the original film, or choose from several different multi-disc boxed sets. The five-disc set contains the original film, plus "Legacy" in Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray 3D and digital copy, along with a special-features disc loaded with behind-the-scenes goodies. One of the more intriguing special features is the Disney Second Screen option that allows you to watch

the film on your TV while interactive extras pop up on your iPad or computer. DOG OF THE WEEK "Little Fockers" (PG-13) -- Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro return for another round of low-brow shenanigans involving vomiting, erectile dysfunction and scraping the bottom of the Fockers Is Funny Cuz It Sounds Like The FWord comedy well. Maybe next year they can do a spin-off called "Meet The Fartz." TV SHOWS "Nova: Deadliest Earthquakes" "Bill Moyers: The Language of Life" "Lisa Lampanelli - Tough Love" "Babylon 5: Complete Series With Movies" "Dirty Jobs" Collection 7 "iCarly" Season Two, Volume Three "Friday Night Lights" The Fifth Season "Batman Beyond: Return of Joker" "Life Unexpected" The Complete First and Second Seasons "Masterpiece Classic: Any Human Heart" "Lark Rise to Candleford" Season Four "Railway Journeys: The Vanishing Age of Steam" "Tyler Perry's House of Payne 7" "Bert the Conqueror" Season 1 "Best of Ask This Old House" "Best of Soul Train: Dance Dance Dance" c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Split hot dogs lengthwise, not cutting through, and fill with strips of cheese. Wrap 2 strips of bacon around each hot dog and secure with toothpicks. Grill or cook over campfire, cheese side up. Remove toothpicks and serve in toasted split buns.

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Courier Fishing Report

It’s the catching that’s the rub Mike Mencarini Kern River Courier columnist

With the water temperature still idling at 50 degrees, I revisited an old friend this week – his name is frustra-ted (adj. unfulfilled, feeling unsatisfied). Most of this past week at Mike Mencarini least twice a day I hit the docks with my handy portable fish finder with all the bells and whistles. After several minutes of setting things up, I hit the “on” button and then the “menu” button, and immediately the fish alarm permeated the cool March air. As I looked down on the LCD screen I could see fish showing from 10 feet to 40 feet. The first thought that entered my head was, “This is going to be great!” Fish everywhere, this could be a short afternoon with a possible limit to be had. As I looked down on the fish finder screen, little fish symbols are popping up all over the screen and the fish alarm is sounding like a smoke alarm

gone wild. There is only one thing missing. There isn’t anything on the end of my rod, and there hasn’t been for at least four days. If you want to drive yourself crazy, stand next to a fish finder that’s sitting on a school of fish and you can’t beg, borrow or steal a nibble. The only silver lining is that I’m not the only one having this experience. Lately fishing has been great, but catching hasn’t been holding up its end. I received a call informing me that sometime between next week and the Derby there will be two truckloads of Alpers trout stocked in our lake. Thanks, KRV Chamber. I have been told that the Derby shirts are super nice this year. Black is the color. They are going fast according to a reliable source. Remember, wear a Derby shirt or be in a boat rented from French Gulch or North Fork marinas and you could double your winnings. Mike Mencarini is a Wofford Heights resident and a volunteer at the Kern River Fish Hatchery. For questions or comments you can reach him through the Kern River Courier, office@kernrivercourier.com.

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GREEN continued from page 1 conservationist. • 10am to 4pm, Green Expo at Family Life Center in Wofford Heights, featuring many green vendors including solar and wind contractors. Those arriving first will get a free reusable grocery shopping bag. Silent Auction and raffles. Food available: REVA (Responsible, Ethical Volunteers for Animals) fundraiser breakfast 8 to 11am for $5. Lunch by Beyond Juice. Music. • 11:25am, free film “Garbage Warrior" documentary film telling the epic story of maverick U.S. architect Michael Reynolds and his fight to introduce radically sustainable housing. Reel Cinema, 6742 Wofford Heights Blvd., Wofford Heights. • 1pm, free film "The Age of Stupid." The year is 2055. The Earth is devastated. An archivist tries to work out why we didn't save ourselves while we still had the chance. The Reel Cinema, Wofford Heights. Sunday, March 27 • 10am, “Garden Talk: Native Medicinal Plants." Vets Room 2, Veterans/Senior Center, Lake Isabella. • 11am to 3pm, Sustainable Architecture Open House. 3700 Suhre Street, Lake Isabella. • 11 to 4pm, Kern Valley Community Faire, celebration of local clubs, groups, fraternal organizations, services, government agencies and their volunteers. Lunch $6. Face-painting, children's clothing/toy/book exchange. Veterans/Senior Center, 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd. Free to attend. • 11 to 4pm, "Kids Re-Use, Rock & Roll" Creating instruments & then music from common re-useable (formerly disposable) items. Senior Center, Lake Isabella, free. • 11 to 4pm, free kids' Green Film "Sesame Street: Love the Earth." Shown on the hour until 3pm. Senior Center, Lake Isabella. • 11am, “Garden Talk: How to Create Potions and Salves from Native Medicinal Plants," Vets room 2, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. • Noon, “Garden Talk: Handy and Unusual Propagation Methods." Vets Room 2, Vets room 2, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. • 1pm, “Garden Talk: Rare, Endangered and At Risk Wildflowers," Vets room 2, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. • 2pm, “Garden Talk: "Tips on Growing Prize-winning Patio and Container Plants,” Vets room 2, Senior Center, Lake Isabella.

‘Green’ books available for kids Richard Cayia Rowe Special to the Courier

There are still opportunities to pick up your free “green” book for local families with school-age kids. To get their book, Kern Valley families will be asked to fill out a form indicating the grade levels and schools their kids attend. Attend the following events to get your copy of the free green book (see the accompanying schedule): Saturday, March 26 - Green Expo, Family Life Center, Wofford Heights Sunday, March 27 - Kern Valley Community Faire, Senior Center, Lake Isabella Remaining copies (if any) will be distributed through the Kern Valley school districts.

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Letters to the Courier

Friday, March 25, 2011

Health Insurance Matters

Dear Kern River Courier, Just about everyone is watching what is happening in Japan as the number of missing, dead, and displaced rises. Debates on the news about nuclear fallout threaten anyone’s happiness, but would we want to turn a blind eye? This week, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would effectively close several earthquake/tsunami detection centers here on the West Coast, specifically, in the Pacific Northwest who did, in fact, get hit by the recent disaster. I am glad I am aware, but unhappy that I feel powerless against these egomaniacs. In Japan, too, they’re questioning their government as they face a nuclear crisis in real time on top of an already devastating tragedy. How does one maintain happiness now? What kind of law should they be using? What can they attract? I don’t know, but in looking at footage of the huddled masses, I certainly noted a middle-aged Japanese woman evacuated from her home looking at a fellow countryman and laughing. I have no idea what she was laughing about and I have no doubt sadness will sweep her, too. Life is merely made up of moments. In a moment, she lost everything. That moment is gone. I hope she finds many more moments to laugh with optimism without losing touch. While Beyonce could rebuild the city by hocking her engagement ring, I’m broke and pretty useless, but I do have a product. A product of my creativity and hope. If you buy my hope at a special discount of $11, I will donate to Doctors Without Borders the entire profit of each CD from now until April 1st. Amy Arena Wofford Heights (Amy Arena is a singer with a CD and video currently out. To buy her CD, visit www.amyarena.com)

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Turning 65, part 1 Harry P. Thal Kern River Courier Columnist

Well, I’m turning 65. I just applied for Medicare. Over the next few columns, I will chronicle my experience and assist readers on the various options availHarry Thal able to them. I suggest that you may want to clip out and save these "Turning 65" columns to collect the full story. Medicare enrollment is handled by the Social Security Administration. The rules state that I may enroll three months prior to my birth month, so I enrolled in early February. There are three ways to enroll. You can go to your local Social Security office (not recommended as some of the clerks will give you bad advice), you can enroll by telephone by calling Social Security (800)772-1213. There is an easy to follow voice menu which will lead you to a live person who can enroll you over the phone, or set an appointment for a phone interview. Operators are available Monday to Friday from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. For hearing impaired, there is a TTY phone number, (800)325-0778. Personally, I used the new Internet website for enrollment.

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/me dicareonly/ is the site . Now, this is not for everybody. If you are already receiving Social Security retirement benefits, you are automatically enrolled in Medicare and you will receive your card about three months before your effective date. If you want to enroll in Medicare AND sign up for retirement benefits, you will need to either go in, or use the phone method. As I don't plan on retirement in the near future, and want to get full benefits when I do retire, I just needed Medicare. So, I signed up online. Two weeks later I received a letter confirming my enrollment, and about 10 days later came my new Medicare ID card. This card needs to be signed and carried. I made a photocopy of it for my wife to have, and another copy for the files. If I was unable to care for myself, it is important that my family have access to the card so thy can assist me if I am disabled. My next step is selecting a supplement plan to Medicare which I will cover in the future. Harry P. Thal, MA, is a licensed insurance broker. He is President of the Kern Association of Health Underwriters and on the National Association of Health Underwriters Medicare Advisory Board. He may be reached at 760376-2100, e-mail harrythal@aol.com or visit him on the web at www.harrythal.com

To Your Good Health

Mitral valve prolapse Paul G. Donohue, M.D. Courier Syndicated Columnist

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: About 40 years ago, when I was in my 30s, I was examined by a famous heart doctor who went over me with great care and concluded I had mitral valve prolapse. He put me on medicine, which I have taken to this day. He also insisted I take antibiotics before dental work. That doctor died, and my new doctor, quite young, says I don't have mitral valve prolapse and that I don't need medicine or antibiotics before dental work. He saw that I doubted him, so he had me get an echocardiogram. It showed no mitral valve problem. I still wonder about this. I can't accept that my former doctor was wrong. -- J.P. ANSWER: In the 1960s, around the time you were diagnosed with this condition, mitral valve prolapse became a very popular diagnosis. Many of those who were then given a diagnosis of it really didn't have it. The condition was written about in newspapers and magazines, and dire consequences were ascribed to it. Now, with new knowledge of how this valve works and with new equipment such as echocardiograms (sound-wave pictures of

the heart), a clearer picture of the mitral valve is obtainable. Most people who have a ballooning valve are not considered to have a serious medical condition. In only a handful of these people does a significant leak of blood occur. Those are the people who require treatment, and those are the people who take antibiotics before certain dental procedures. Your doctor wasn't wrong. He was a victim of the inadequate knowledge of that era. Heart-valve disease is quite common. The booklet on it describes the more prevalent varieties. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue -- No. 105W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient's printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. *** Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. (c) 2011 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved.


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Faith

Friday, March 25, 2011

Churches of the Valley Kernville Father’s Heart Foursquare Church Kernville Elementary School, Kernville Service Sunday 9:30 a.m. (760) 223-6704 First Baptist Church of Kernville 46 Valley View Drive, Kernville Sunday Services — 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. (760) 376-6403 Kernville United Methodist Church 251 Big Blue Rd., Kernville Worship Celebration, 9:30 a.m. (760) 376-2751 Prince of Peace Lutheran Fellowship Center 44 Big Blue Road, Kernville Sunday School 9 a.m., Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. (760) 417-2014 St. Peter’s Anglican Church 11900 Sierra Way, Kernville Sunday Service 10:00 a.m. (760) 376-6362 St. Sherrian’s Episcopal Church Services held at Kernville United Methodist Church Sundays 11 a.m. Wofford Heights Family Life Center Foursquare Church 20 W. Panorama, Wofford Heights Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. (760) 376-6719 New Life Assembly of God 25 Arden Av., Wofford Heights Sunday Services 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. (760) 376-6402 St. Jude Catholic Church 86 Nellie Dent Dr., Wofford Heights Sunday Mass 8 a.m. & 10 a.m., Sat. 4 p.m. (760) 376-2416 Calvary Chapel 125 Sycamore Drive, Wofford Heights Sunday Service 10 a.m. (760) 376-8789 Christ Fellowship 80 Evans Road, Wofford Heights Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Lake Isabella First Baptist Church of Lake Isabella 3701 Suhre, Lake Isabella Sunday Services 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. (760) 379-5615 Fountain of Christ Church 5101 #A Lake Isabella Blvd, Lake Isabella Sunday Service: 9:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Wed. 6 p.m. (760) 417-0793 Landmark Missionary Baptist Church 2741 Mountain View Rd, Lake Isabella Sunday Services 9:45 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. (760) 379-5640 Mt. View Southern Baptist Church 2959 Erskine Creek Rd, Lake Isabella Sunday Services 8:30, 11:15 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. (760) 379-4296 Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall 1911 Edith Ave., Lake Isabella (760) 379-8672 Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (LCMS) 377 Highway 155, Lake Isabella

Sunday Services 11 a.m. (760) 379-2343 Kern Valley Bible Church 3920 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella Sunday Services 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. (760) 379-5482 Church of the Nazarene 2931 Erskine Creek Rd., Lake Isabella Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. (760) 379-2062 Highland Chapel United Methodist 5301 Lake Isabella Bl., Lake Isabella Sunday School & Worship 9:30 a.m. (760) 379-2120 Lake Isabella Church of Christ 3711 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella Worship Sunday 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., Wed. 6 p.m. Bible study Sun. 10 a.m. Kern River Valley Seventh Day Adventist 3801 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella Saturday Service 9:30 a.m. (760) 379-3206 Kern Valley Pentecostal LightHouse Church 3730 Wagon Wheel Dr., Lake Isabella Sunday School 9:45 Services 10:45 a.m., 5 p.m. Wed. Service 6 p.m. (760) 379-5819 Mt. Mesa Church of Christ Mt. Mesa 6400 Dogwood Av., Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. (760) 379-4792 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 6400 Park Av., Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 10:00 a.m. (760) 379-2904 Grace Chapel 12312 Mt. Mesa Rd., Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 9:45 a.m. (760) 379-4093 Christian Assembly 12424 Mountain Mesa Rd., Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. (760) 379-6377 Victory Tabernacle (United Pentecostal Church) 4324 Birch, Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 4 p.m. (760) 379-6360 Southlake/Weldon Kern Christian Church “The River” 14900 Hwy 178, Southlake Sunday Services 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. (760) 378-3780 He Cares Fellowship 16475 Hwy 178, Southlake Services Sunday 9:30 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. (760) 379-6935 Weldon United Methodist Church 20021 Hwy. 178, Weldon Sunday Services 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (760) 378-2321 Weldon Baptist Church 20674 Highway 178 Sunday Services 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. (760) 378-4964

"Blow the trumpet in Zion, And sound an alarm in My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble; For the day of the LORD is coming, For it is at hand" Joel 2:1 The beauty of Joel's prophetic writing is the Duitsman sense of balance between what appears at first glance to be two incongruous ideas. On the one hand, "The day of the Lord" is depicted as filled with wrath and vengeance, to the tune wherein those who see its close coming are to be staggered at the swift blow of judgment. Yet it is but a few verses later that this same "day of the Lord" is the harbinger of long awaited promises of a season of blessing wherein the Spirit of God is poured out mightily on believers of all ages. Curious to say the least, but certainly worthy of a deeper look. We dare not rush past this initial portion of Joel's writing as it applies to present day conditions, in desperate search for some "good news." If we do, we will surely miss two principles: 1) Visitation of the correcting hand of God is in itself a outpouring of Divine love; and 2) Without heart

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Pastor’s message Clarence Semonious, pastor Prince of Peace Lutheran Fellowship, Kernville

A long time ago I looked at the sun to know when it was lunch time. There were locations in the sky that indicated I was safe, lunchtime was close but not past. There were also positions that signified I was definitely late. I tried to be somewhere in the middle. It was not an exact Semonious science. Today I have a wristwatch that is set automatically every night at midnight. Today science has much to do with timing our lives. We have three children; an oldest, middle and youngest child. In comments signed only as Teresa, I found two statements: “The middle child will demonstrate the greatest variety of character traits…” and “… middle daughter gets the least attention.” The science behind ranking birth order traits is controversial, with firmly held opinions for and against her statements. Neither side gives credence to experts for the other side. In the Bible there is this, “Yet

I have loved Jacob but Esau I have hated. I have laid waste his hill country and left his heritage to jackals of the desert.” Malachi 1:2-3. St Paul wrote, “As it is written, ‘Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.’” Romans 9:13. “But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For not all who are descended from Israel belong to Israel, and not all are children of Abraham because they are his offspring, but “Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.” Romans 9:6-7. A myopic (read nearsighted) reading is not a safe position to hold. Paul goes on to say, (Romans 9:26) “And in the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’ there they will be called ‘sons of the living God.’” Hosea 1:10 says, “And in the place where it was said to them, “You are not my people,” it shall be said to them, “Children of the living God.” It is not by earthly birth that any can say God hates this one or that one. “But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” Matthew 5:43.

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Pastor’s message Jack Duitsman, pastor Father’s Heart Foursquare Church, Kernville

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correction we will forever be condemned to be ruled by the baseness of the human condition. No wonder an overwhelming sense of lawlessness controls this culture in which we have grown comfortable, for we are like children who have been unwilling to receive correction, and our willingness to pass blame beyond ourselves is classic. Yet in Joel's writing there is a call for personal humility, and a commitment to look no farther than ourselves in seeing where judgment needs to happen. As the old spiritual declares: "It's me, it's me, it's me oh Lord, standing in the need of prayer." Let all believers live in the confidence that the Lord is faithful. He is faithful to bring correction in order to bring about the abundant life He desires in His children. And in doing so, "the day of the Lord" becomes a blessing in its arrival. In looking at our present morass only through eyes of incredulity is to miss the deep stirring that is necessary within the heart of humanity that desperately needs change. To see judgment only through fear and dread is to miss the amazing nature of God's work that often takes difficulty to be a catalyst away from the familiar and comfortable. And to see Divine visitation as only a placation of our desire for safety and security is to miss the desire of the Father to reform our hearts throughout our life's circumstance. We are loved . . . so very dearly.

The Rt. Rev. John-David M. Schofield to Visit St. Peter's Anglican Church This Sunday This Sunday will mark the last official visit of Bishop Schofield to Kernville before his retirement this fall. He became the Fourth Bishop of the San Joaquin Diocese in 1988 (headquartered in Fresno). Bishop Schofield oversees California's central fourteen counties with its fifty churches, and has accepted additional churches outside the state who wish to affiliate with the Anglican Diocese of San Joaquin. One of his many accomplishments was in bringing youth out of gangs of Fresno. Over 1,500 young men have abandoned their gangs, received Christ, and are now gainfully employed as graduates of Hope Now for Youth, based in Fresno. Bishop Schofield was instrumental in uniting numerous churches that have joined as founders of Christian Communities Alliance aimed at creating team ministries uniting affluent churches and pastors with those who are most desperate in the 46 pockets of poverty identified by the U.S. government in the San Joaquin Valley. To date 18 different communities have established healthy, supportive relationships with both clergy and lay community leaders. Bishop Schofield, an Anglo-Catholic Charismatic, has been known not only as a speaker, spiritual director, and retreat conductor, but as an outspoken defender of traditional morality as well as a proponent of conservative theology, and Biblical expositor. The public is cordially invited to attend the Eucharistic Service this Sunday at St. Peter's Anglican Church 11900 Sierra Way, Kernville at 10:00 am to meet Rev. Schofield on this very auspicious occasion.


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Talking About Real Estate

Five ways not to sell your home Matt Freeman Kern River Courier Columnist

Whenever a property is put on the market by a seller it is always with the best intentions of selling. However, that being said there are some things that a seller can do that can really reduce the chances of that sale happening. As my dad says, "Do you want to sell your home, or just have it for sale?" Here are five "do-not's" for sell- Matt Freeman ers. 1: Overprice. This is by far the worst thing you can do as a seller to hamstring the sale of your property. Gone are the days when we in the Real Estate business would say "comps are a tool, but not the rule." Get a good Real Estate agent that is experienced in estimating property value and price aggressively in a buyer's market. 2: Underpay. Here is another biggie. The days of being able to put a listing up for 2% commission and seeing it sell in a week with multiple offers on it are gone as well. In order to maximize your exposure as a seller, pay the going commission rate, pay more! Real Estate folks work hard, and we don't get a steady paycheck we only get paid when we sell. So a lot of Real Estate agents will not even show a home at reduced commission. Don't cost yourself an opportunity to sell your home to save a buck or too.

3: Clutter. It is so important to have a clean, presentable home if it is on the market. We all have a lot of personal stuff, you should see the room where I am writing this article from right now! Neverthless, other people are looking at the house, not the stuff. Make sure they can see the house through the stuff. Light and airy is the thought here, wide open spaces in every room. 4: Not picking the right agent. Picking someone with a good reputation is important and a good record of sales. Living in the area a long time is a really important trait as well, as is whether they do this professsion fulltime or not. Remember, selling a house is a lot more than just putting a sign in the front yard and a couple of pictures on the MLS. Some agents don't even do that, get someone who will work hard for you. 5: Spending the money before you have it. Don't! Remember, your home is not valued based on a seller's needs, it is valued based on, well, its value in the market at the time of the sale. An appraiser won't care that a seller need 400K for their 150K house because they have to move to a place where houses are 400K. Price aggressively based on your needs and desire to sell and be patient, don't worry, it will happen. Matt Freeman is a Realtor with Freeman’s Lakeside Realty (760) 379-5915 or cell 223-0880. His column is not intended to replace legal advice.

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JAPAN continued from page 1 came, she freaked out when she heard the news about the earthquake on TV (or I should say Telly lol), quite understandable since apparently people in OZ/NZ were still traumatize with what happened in Christchurch. I replied her mail and told her I was OK. Thursday, March 10, 3 AM (!!!!!!!!) “Woke up to the sound of glasses falling, and felt the earth shaking. Debating with myself whether I should get up or not. Before I could decide, the quake stopped. “4ish: woke up to the sound of fire truck siren outside. couldn’t go back to sleep. Meh. “6ish : woke up to another earthquake. Again, it stopped before I could make a decision about what to do. Friday, March 11, 2011 2.50ish PM “It was a busy afternoon as our lab was preparing for the IMA meeting. I was scanning some documents when the earth started shaking. We just had a pretty big earthquake two days before, so I thought it was just another one. It’s Japan anyways. However, it didn’t stop. Just getting worse, and suddenly, the power was off. The professor started to tell everyone to get out, and following my co-workers, we ran downstair and when we got out, people were already gathering outside the building, talking, looking on their cellphone, relying or looking for news about what had happened. “Honestly, I thought it was just a big earthquake, and never in my wildest dream did I think that it was a start of days of heart-breaking devastation. “We stood outside for 10 minutes ater the shake stopped, then we started to go back to the building, and I was told by my co-workers to put on my coat just in case we had to get out again. It was a cold day, when the wind blew the already near 0 degree C temperature outside.

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“Right after I put on my coat, the earth started shaking again and again, we ran, this time, we stayed outside longer, and after the building was declared safe, we were told to gather our stuff and went home. It was dark, security people were walking around flashing flash lights and I started to feel that probably, this is not just another earthquake in Japan. I tried to call my friend Ria, but the call couldn’t get through, and when I checked with my colleagues, I found out the phone connection was out, and somebody told me there’s a Tsunami at Kamaishi, a coastal town in Iwate, the prefecture where I live. “At that time, I started to feel terrified. I wanted to stay at the lab since I didn’t want to be alone at my apartment, but they said there might be some broken containers of dangerous chemical so it was not safe to stay at the lab and we were told to go home. “When I got to my apartment, it was a mess. Glasses bottles were everywhere, and I just stood in the middle of my apartment, not knowing what to do. I sent an email to my family and loved ones letting them know that I was OK. And right after I hit the sent button, the earth started to shake again and a vase fell. I jumped under the table right away, as I was always told to do during the earthquake, and closed my eyes, hoping the earth would stop shaking soon. It was dark, cold, and aftershock after aftershock came. I held my phone tightly, tried to distract myself from whatever is happening around me, the falling glasses, water splashed from the half empty roomfreshener, and messages started to flow from my friends and loved ones asking me if I was OK. I looked at those messages, and I started to cry. “And I started to realize I didn’t know how my friends were doing, Ria, Zachary, and I cried again, desperately trying to get a hold of someone, anyone.” (Next week, Ivo tells us the story of looking for supplies in her shattered apartment.)

Igneous rocks now discussed Ron Bolyard Kern River Courier Columnist

The chart below displays how Igneous Rocks are classified by the composition of those minerals that make up the rock. The reader should review this relationship, but do not dwell upon it in detail. I offer it as sup- Ron Bolyard porting evidence of how Igneous Rocks are classified just to followup the discussion about the Robinson Cove outcrop. For the most part, the com-

mon names will be recognized by the reader as rocks that I have mentioned in most of my articles. The terms Plutonic and Volcanic describe the origins. Plutonic is sub-surface solidification and Volcanic is crystallization on the surface. The names are classifications that tip the geologist as to their origin and composition. The thin sections demonstrate how they crystallized.

Ron Bolyard is a retired geologist and has developed an “acute interest” in the geology of the southern Sierra Nevada since he moved here in 1999.

RIVER continued from page 1 In trying to reopen Sierra Way, the Kern County Roads Department has had to deal with the changing path of the river. Their reopening date had been estimated to be July or August, but KERO-TV news in Bakersfield reports that the road may be open by Memorial Day.

Reportedly, the engineering survey is done and funds have been secured, and the project is in the hiring stage. The Courier will report on new developments on the rebuilding of Sierra Way. A huge washout near Stine Cove is another big problem point to be dealt with.

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Courier chuckle of the week: "I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman where the Self Help section was. She said if she told me it would defeat the purpose." -- Dennis Miller

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Salome’s Stars ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Regarding your upcoming challenges, the Aries Lamb should very quickly size things up and allow you to make the best possible use of whatever resources you have on hand. Good luck. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You rarely blame others for missteps that worked against you. But this time you need to lay out all the facts and insist that everyone acknowledge his or her share of the mistakes. Then start again. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might want to start making vacation plans. And don't be surprised by unexpected family demands. Maintain control. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Work with both your Moon Child and Crab aspects this week to keep both your creative and your practical sides balanced. Your intuition sharpens, giving you greater insight by the middle of the week. LEO (July 23 to August 22) The Big Cat finally should have all the information needed to move on with a project. If not, maybe you'll want to give everything a more thorough check. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Too much emotional pain caused by someone you can't win over as a friend? Then stop trying to do so. You have other things you need to work on this week.

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LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) It's a good time to reassess where and how your strengths can help you build, and where your weaknesses can hinder you. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) That personal matter that seemed so hard to deal with should be less confusing now. Don't rush. Let things happen easily. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Change continues to be a strong factor in many important areas. Keep on top of them, and you won't have to worry about losing control. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A business offer sounds intriguing. But take a set of questions with you when you attend your next meeting. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Your self-confidence should be coming back. That's good news. But it might be a bit over the top right now, so best to let it settle down before you start making expensive decisions. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your life, your decisions. Good enough. But be sure you have all the facts you need to put into the decision-maker mixing bowl and hope it will come out as it should. BORN THIS WEEK: You find much of your creativity with new people who give you much to think about. c) 2011King Features Synd., Inc.

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They still talk about the massive die-off of cattle in the Old West. In the winter of 1885, temperatures across the region plunged. Ice and snow raked the plains. Sixfoot drifts were reported in Nebraska. California Joe The winter of 1885-86 served as a mild preview of coming attractions, as there was a lot worse to come. The normal rains stayed away during the spring and summer of 1886. By the next summer, 1887, the grasses so sweet in the years of plenty were shriveled and brown. Then the next winter, much of the region experienced inch-anhour snow for 16 straight hours. The West was a great chunk of ice, preserved at breath-stealing minus 46 degrees. After 10 days of such temperatures, another 72-hour blizzard rolled in. Starved animals started to stumble around Great Falls, Montana, tearing at the trees to get to the roots. In Dakota, cattle ate the tarpaper from the sides of shacks. Artist Charles M Russell recalls

the plight of many in his painting “Waiting For A Chinook – The Last of 5,000.” In it a gaunt steer stands numb in the snow, surrounded by hungry wolves. Losses were tremendous. Most cattle companies lost no less than 35 percent of their herds. The Scottish Swan Land and Cattle Co. could only find 100 of their 5,500 three-year-olds from the previous summer. The highly successful Stuart-Kohrs Company lost two-thirds of their 23,000, cattle prompting Granville Stuart to quit the business. “I never wanted to own again an animal that I couldn’t feed or shelter,” he said. Those who remained at home on the range were forced to reconsider their methods of conducting business and to diversify. Many switched to raising sheep. The winter that permanently changed the West, and claimed perhaps as many as five million cattle, is long gone, along with the open ranges and the greedy practices that facilitated the disaster. Seems for years, old-timers kept the memory of that fabled worst winter alive every time the snow clouds formed, with monologues that always began , “Back in ‘86, ----.” 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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from 8:00a.m to 2:00p.m. Vickie Stacy, (760) 379-2611. ‘Hear Us Movement’ holds meeting April 4 The “Hear Us Movement” will be holding a meeting concerning despondency among teens and young adults at El Portal II in Lake Isabella on April 4 at 6:30 p.m. For info call (760) 812-7020. ‘Arts & Autos’ at South Fork Middle School April 9 The inaugural “Arts & Autos On The Grass” event will be held April 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at South Fork Middle School. Features professinal artists, student art, food, music, raffle, 50/50, silent auction, and lots of cool cars and bikes. Vehicles will be judged by students. To register, contact Ruth Carroll at (760) 378-2211. All proceeds go to support the arts at South Fork School. Hospital’s Health Fair to be held April 11 and 12 Kern Valley Hospital will hold a Spring Heath Fair at their cafeteria April 11 and 12. On April 11 from 8 to 10 a.m. you can get a lipid panel blood draw for $10. On April 12 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. is the health fair. Results will be available from the blood draw. There will be 30 information booths and free health services. 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 behindthe-scenes 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, 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) 3795236. 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.

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Kern River Courier Legal Notices 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. A-Individual. 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, 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: 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 ABAN-

DON 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, 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: 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, 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: 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, 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: 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, 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: 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 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: 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, 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: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 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: 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, Auditor-Controller-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: BELKNAP MARKETING (2011 B1652). Street address of principal place of business: 27951 Rustler Avenue, Tehachapi, CA 93561. Mailing address of business: 27951 Rustler Avenue, Tehachapi, CA 93561. REGISTRANTS: George Belknap, 27951 Rustler Avenue, Tehachapi, CA 93561 and Faye Belknap, 27951 Rustler Avenue, Tehachapi, CA 93561. I - Husband and Wife. Date the business commenced: 09/01/2005. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: George Belknap. This statement filed on 03/11/2011. Expires 03/11/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By V.

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HAPPENINGS continued from page 14 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. Kern River Preserve to hold Spring Festival April 23 The Kern River Preserve in Weldon will hold their annual Spring Nature Festival on Saturday, April 23, with lots of exhibits and fun, all celebrating the wonderful season of spring here in the KRV. 760-3782029 or 760-382-1260. Denny Knight Memorial Roping April 30 The Denny Knight Memorial Roping is April 30. 9am sign ups, 10am roping at John E McNally Rrodeo Grounds in Kernville. Free admission. Contact Tony 760.378.3408 or 661.979.8124 or Skylar 760.384.8550. Sirretta Street Sale to be held in Kernville May 7 Usually the Courier doesn’t permit business advertising in the Courier Calendar, but this not really a business. It’s an event. It’s the Sirretta Street Sale, a street-long event held for many years along the picturesque Sirretta Street in Kernville. Many homes participate. For more information, call (760) 376-2629. Car Show May 7 will also feature a pet parade The Rotary Club’s Annual Car Show will be held Saturday, May 7, at Riverside Park. In conjunction is the Rotary Pet Parade from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information on the pet parade call Elaine at (909) 9641395. 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. 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. Please don’t rely on us to pick up your flyer, send one in to us! 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. Submitted items deemed entirely or mostly business advertising will not be accepted. Other information courtesy www.kernvalley.com

Friday, March 25, 2011

Legals continued from page 15 Zuniga. Published by the Kern River Courier March 25, April 1, 8 and 15, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: FETZER'S CAKE (2011 - B1772). Street address of principal place of business: 2017 Jason Street, Bakersfield, CA 93312. Mailing address of business: 2017 Jason Street, Bakersfield, CA 93312. REGISTRANT: Margaret Fetzer, 2017 Jason Street, Bakersfield, CA 93312. A - Individual. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: Margaret Fetzer. This statement filed on 03/16/2011. Expires 03/16/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By V. Zuniga. Published by the Kern River Courier March 25, April 1, 8 and 15, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: GREG'S TREES (2011 - B1811). Street address of principal place of business: 8337 Prospect Street, Rosamond, CA 93560. Mailing address of business: 4001 Citation Way, Rosamond, CA 93560. REGISTRANT: Gregory Horowitz, 4001 Citation Way, 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: Gregory Horowitz. This statement filed on 03/17/2011. Expires 03/17/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By V. Zuniga. Published by the Kern River Courier March 25, April 1, 8 and 15, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: SERENITY ROOM AND BOARD (2011 - B1325). Street address of principal place of business: 420 18th Street, 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 02/25/2011. Expires 02/25/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By N. Hawley. Published by the Kern River

Courier March 25, April 1, 8 and 15, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: WRIGHT WAY AVIATION (2011 B1584). Street address of principal place of business: 21276/78 White Pine Drive, Tehachapi, CA 93561. Mailing address of business: 21276/78 White Pine Drive, Tehachapi, CA 93561. REGISTRANT: Kenneth C. Wright, 21276/78 White Pine Drive, 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: Kenneth C. Wright. This statement filed on 03/08/2011. Expires 03/08/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By N. Hawley. Published by the Kern River Courier March 25, April 1, 8 and 15, 2011.

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Kern River Courier March 25, 2011