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Michael Batelaan Courier Cover Story Kern River Valley residents will soon no longer have the luxury of going to court in Lake Isabella. Right now, the Regional Court located in Lake Isabella, 7046 Lake Isabella Blvd, has been reduced to one court day per week. Budget reductions do not allow continued operation of this part time court location. The Kern River Branch Court will be closed effective June 10. Then the cases currently heard in Kern River will be transferred as follows: All misdemeanor matters, in-custody and out-of-custody, will be heard in the Ridgecrest Branch, located at 132 E.

Coso Ave, Ridgecrest; all Limited Civil matters up to $25,000, small claims, and unlawful detainer matters will be heard in the Ridgecrest Brach, located at 132 E. Coso Ave., Ridgecrest; all traffic infractions will be heard at the Metropolitan Traffic Division, 3131 Arrow Street, Bakersfield. A drop box will not be available in Lake Isabella. Documents must be filed in the appropriate location for the specific case type. The Kern County Courts have issued notice per Government Code that the Superior Court,

County of Kern, has realized significant, permanent budget reductions of $9.7 million or 27% of base funding since 2008. While the Court has implemented a number of cost savings measures such as reductions in staff, increased pass through of pension and health care benefits to court employees, reduction of controllable expenses in excess of $3 million, the Court will have a structural deficit of $3.7 million in the upcoming 2013-2014 budget year. In the past, the Court has been able to utilize savings from local cost

cutting measures to balance the annual budget deficits to date. However, these savings are required to be depleted by the end of the fiscal year; therefore, permanent service reductions are required to balance the Court's budget. "The Kern Superior Court Judges believe court access is a fundamental component of fair and equitable justice and have approved these reductions reluctantly in the face of severe budget cuts over the past five years," said Judge Colette M. Humphrey, Presiding Judge. "It is our hope that if future funding is restored to adequate levels, we can reinstate the

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If nothing else, the gold miner was resourceful. The stamp mill had not been introduced to the West as yet it was still only used in the Eastern gold mines. The early mines here used an Arrastra or the Chile Mill. The Arrastra consist-

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Friday high 70° Mostly sunny Friday low 43° Partly cloudy Saturday high 69° 10% chnce showers Saturday low 42° 20% chnce showers Sunday high 62° 30% chnce showers Sunday low 38° 50% chnce showers National Weather Service

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Plan for the week ahead using the Courier Calendar. Columnist Mike Mencarini, wants your ideas about lake access over the flume. This week Bodfish Bob has a potpourri of treats.

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Miners bring changes in processing ore [Part four of a five-part series on early gold prospecting and mining of what was to be called the Kern River El Dorado.]

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Workers from general engineering contractor, Cen-Cal Construction are are building a handicapped access ramp at the corner of Piute and Tobias. Work is expected to be completed in Kernville by Memorial Day.

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Hop to Easter weekend events With the many secular and faith based events this weekend there will be no need to keep your eggs in just one basket. ■ The Burlington Easter egg hunt Friday, March 29 Lots of goodies, candy and prizes await children seven years and younger at the 12th annual Easter egg hunt at the Burlington on Friday at 10:30 a.m. The hunt will be at 13 Sycamore, Wofford Heights. Bring your own basket to use during the hunt. Call 760-376-6733 or 760376-6474 for more information. ■ Ministers’ Association Good Friday, March 29 The Kern River Valley Ministers’ Association invites the public to the Good Friday Service entitled “Friday…Good Friday…Friday Night.” Several local church pastors will be participating in the one hour presentation held at the First Baptist Church in Lake Isabella, at the crossroads of Suhre Street and Highway 155. Refreshments will be served following the 6 p.m. service. Get more information by calling 760-3794600. ■ Free Easter meal March 30 Everyone is invited to My Place’s eighth annual Easter dinner and blanket/clothing giveaway on Saturday, March 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 6206 Lake Isabella Blvd. in Lake Isabella between Isabella Supermarket and Bank of America. For information, call 760379-2563.

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sary piece of equipment in the early days. Until the stamp mill, it was the only way to crush the very hard quartz ore. The stamp mill, a European invention, made its way West. First used in Virginia and in North and South Carolina. The early stamps were made of wood, but it wasn’t long before the heavy duty metal stamps replaced the wooden ones. The water wheel powered the early stamps. As technology moved for-

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Wednesday 6 a.m. Storage, Isabella Reservoir 86,621 acre-feet Reservoir peak 220,365 acre-feet Pool maximum 568,075 acre-feet Pool safety limit 360,000 acre-feet Upper Kern Kern Inflow at Kernville 427 cfs (5-hr avg.) Lower Kern Outflow 350 cfs Borel Canal Outflow 0 cfs (stopped) 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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Published Fridays Spotlighting the best of the Kern River Valley Publisher Michael Batelaan Editors, Writers Michael Batelaan, Pam Stewart Columnists Bodfish Bob Matt Freeman Rod Middleworth Richard Rowe Photographers Michael Batelaan Casey James

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Be sure to consult the Easter events listed starting on page one. Nuui Cunni Farmers Market March 30 The Kern River Paiute Council invites the public to visit the Nuui Cunni Farmers

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■ 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5831. ■ 8:30 - 11:30 a.m., TOPS #2293 weight loss group, Veterans Hall #2, Lake Isabella. 760-4172272. ■ 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Alzheimers Respite Group, Veterans Hall, Lake Isabella. 661-393-8871. ■ 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., TOPS weight loss group, Mt.View Church, Lake Isabella. 760-378-3935. ■ 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., Bingo and lunch at Eagles, open to public, Mt. Mesa. 760-379-3394 ■ 12 - 1 p.m., AA, Senior Center, 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. 760-379-4112. ■ 1 p.m., Happy Hookers crochet club, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-6335. ■ 5 p.m. (1st Fri.) Kern Valley Cruisers and Hot Rods, Senior Center, Sierra Vista Restaurant, 16575 Hwy 178, Weldon. ■ 6 p.m. (2nd Fri.), Kernville Baptist Church game night. Next to Pizza Barn. 760-223-1036. ■ 7 p.m. Alano Club, AA 12x12 study, 4030 Perdue, Lake Isabella. ■ 7 - 8 p.m., AA, Kernville Chamber of Commerce, 11447 Kernville Rd., Kernville 760-379-4112 or 760-417-9701

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

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

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■ 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5831. ■ 10 a.m., Exercise Class, Lakeridge Mobile Home Pk. Clubhouse, Lake Isabella. 760-379-3206. ■ 2 - 3 p.m., Hospice Grief Support Group, 6040-D Lake Isabella Blvd. 661-410-1010. ■ 12 - 1 p.m., AA, Senior Center, 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. 760-379-7318 or 760379-7312. ■ 1 p.m. (3rd Mon.), Kern Valley Democratic Club, Lakeridge Mobile Home Pk. Clubhouse, Lake Isabella. ■ 1 p.m., Line dance classes, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-0043. ■ 3 p.m. (2nd Mon.-Board/4th Mon.-Member ship), Kernville Chamber. 760-376-2629. ■ 5 - 7 p.m., Eagles spaghetti dinner, Mt. Mesa, open to public, 1st. Mon. 760-379-3394. ■ 6 - 9 p.m., KRV Comm. Orchestra, Cerro Coso College, Lake Isabella. 760-376-4461. ■ 6:30 - 8 p.m., Boy Scout Troup 690, 1st Baptist Church, Lake Isabella. 760-812-7082. ■ 6 p.m. (3rd Mon.), KRV Art Assoc., Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-2844. ■ 6 - 7 p.m., AA, Mtn. View Baptish Church, 2959 Erskine Creek Rd., Lake Isabella. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312. ■ 7:30 - 9 p.m., AA, Grace Chapel, 12308 Mtn. Mesa Rd., Mtn. Mesa. 760-379-7318 or 760-3797312. ■ 7:30 a.m., Al-Anon, KRV Hospital cafeteria, Mt. Mesa. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312

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

Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 30 for produce needs. Local honey, fresh eggs, healing native plant salves and teas, plus locally grown produce are available. The market is located at 2600 Highway 155 in Lake Isabella between Lake

Isabella Blvd, Lake Isabella. 877-818-4787 ■ 2 p.m. (2nd Tue.), KRV Cemetery District. Public invited. 760-376-2189. ■ 6 p.m. (2nd Tue.), Lake Isabella-Bodfish Property Owners, Senior Center, Lake Isabella (760) 760-379-1830. ■ 6:30 p.m., (2nd Tue.) Epilepsy Support Group, Bakersfield. 760-376-1606 or 760-258-5272. ■ 7 p.m., (4th Tue.), KRV Historical Society, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. ■ 7 - 8:30 p.m., AA, KR Health Center, 67 Evans Rd., Wofford Hts. 760-379-4112 or 760-417-9701 ■ 7 - 8:30 p.m., AA - Weldon Methodist Church, 20021 Hwy. 178, Weldon. 760-379-4112

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■ 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5831. ■ 9 -11:30 a.m. (1st & 3rd Wed.), Dam Quilters, senior apts. behind Vons, Lake Isabella. 760-3799921. ■ 9:30 a.m., TOPS weight loss group, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 661-867-2579. ■ 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., Me & My Friends children’s playgroup, Kernville United Methodist , room 4 760-379-2556. ■ Noon (2nd Wed.) KRV Chamber of Commerce meeting, Moose Lodge, Lake Isabella. 760-3795236. ■ Noon, Eagles Lunch/Shuffleboard, open to public, Mt. Mesa. 760-379-3394. ■ 12 - 1:30 p.m., AA - Women’s Serenity Circle, Mtn. View Baptist Church, 2959 Erskine Creek Rd., Lake Isabella. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312. ■ 12:30 p.m., Bridge Club, Eagles Lodge, Mt. Mesa. 760-376-3138. ■ 1:30 - 3 p.m., Grief Support Group, Optimal Hospice, 6504-E Lake Isabella Blvd. ■ 5:30 p.m., Weight Watchers, Weldon Methodist Church. 760-267-4693. ■ 6 p.m. (3rd Wed.), American Legion, Senior Center Veterans Room, Lake Isabella. 760-3795086. ■ 7 p.m. (3rd Wed.), Fish & Game Habitat Club, 631 E. Evans Rd., Wofford Hts. ■ 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Senior Dance, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. Live band. ■ 7 p.m. Alano Club, AA book study, 4030 Perdue, Lake Isabella. 760-379-7318 or 760-3797312. ■ 7 - 8:30 p.m., AA, KR Health Center, 67 Evans Rd. Wofford Hts., 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312. ■ 7 p.m., Elks Lodge, Wofford Blvd., Wofford Hts. ■ 7 a.m., Al-Anon, Christ's Fellowship Church, Wofford Hts.. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312

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

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

Isabella and Wofford Heights at the French Gulch Forest Service Recreation Area. WIC is now accepted.For more information contact the Cultural Center 760-549-0800. Lakeshore Farmers Market March 30 Hosted by the Kern Valley Growers Association, this Market features eggs and honey, along with certified organic produce from various organizations and shade grown, organic coffee, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 30. The market is at the Lakeshore Lodge, 7466 Wofford Blvd., Wofford Heights. EBT/SNAP/CalFresh cards are accepted. For information call David Dills 760-812-7833. Tent Revival April 5 through 13 “Last Call Tent Ministry” is returning for the eighth year, starting on Friday, April 5 through Saturday, April 13 at 7 p.m. nightly for its annual “revival under tent” meetings. Evangelist, Joe Ferguson has a today message for everyone in these troubled times. Only God has the answer. Everyone is welcome. The tent will be located at the corner of Webb Ave. and Lake Isabella Blvd. in Lake Isabella. Rotary Club golf tournament April 6 At 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 6 at the Kern River Valley Golf Course, along the Kern River, at 9472 Burlando Road, Kernville join the fun at the KRV Rotary golf tournament. This is a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Kern River Valley’s humanitarian, intercultural and educational activities. The fee is $45 each player, which includes golf cart and lunch. Sign-in starts at 8:30 a.m. To register, contact Paul Cromwell at 760-4171008. Habitat restoration workdays April 6 Join Audubon Kern River Preserve staff and volunteers for the Habitat Restoration Workdays. This week is site maintenance and planting. Volunteers of all levels of ability and time commitment are welcome. Bring food and water and gloves. Wear long sleeves and pants, work shoes or boots. The preserve will supply the tools. Meet at 8 a.m. at the Alexander Restoration Site on Fay Ranch Road, 1/3 mi. north of Highway 178 in Weldon. Contact the Kern River Preserve Land Steward, Sean Rowe 760-378-2531 or email srowe@audubon.org to RSVP. Friends of the Library luncheon April 8 The Friends of the Library will hold their annual spring luncheon on April 8 at noon at the United Methodist Church, 251 Big Blue Road in Kernville. Bring your favorite salad to share and enjoy guest speaker Peggy Hickey, librarian and branch supervisor for our local libraries. Hickey will speak about issues facing the local branches, services offered and upcoming summer programs. Beverages and deserts will be provided. 55 Alive April 9 The Next AARP Driver Safety Program will be held Tuesday, April 9 (an all day class) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the St. Peters Anglican Church in Kernville (11900 Sierra Way, Kernville - across the street from the Hi Ho Trailer Park). Participants must attend the entire day. To learn more, or to enroll, call instructor Gene Verbeet at 760417-0579. Fees are $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Class size is limited and time is short, so call today. Houchin Blood Drive April 9 The KRV blood drive will take place at the First Baptist Church in Lake Isabella, from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday April 9. When donating, please bring picture ID with date of birth, be free from all cold, flu, cold sores or symptoms of infection and eat a meal at least 3 hours prior to donating. Remember to wait one year after tattoos and body piercings and you must be at least 16 years

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Traffic&Safety STOP Kern Valley traffic satistics for February 2013 Benjamin Starkey, California Highway Patrol Traffic Collisions - 15 DUI Arrests - 8 DUI Collisions - 3 Vehicles Impounded - 25 Suspended/Unlicensed Drivers Arrested - 26

Safety tip: Seatbelts There are an alarming number of people here in the Kern River Valley who are misusing the safety equipment in their vehicles. Seatbelts are put in every vehicle to protect those inside in the event of a traffic collision or other accident. As law enforcement we can testify to the effectiveness of seatbelts when they are used properly. We know they save lives. We've witnessed first-hand how after an awful traffic collision nobody has been hurt because all the occupants were properly using their safety belts. However, we have also witnessed the tragic results of those people who were not using their seatbelts or not using them properly. Law enforcement in the Kern River Valley will be focusing on drivers and passengers not wearing their seatbelts or not wearing them correctly and we will likely be issuing citations to all violators. We advise all drivers and passengers to use the shoulder strap as designed, placing it over your shoulder and across your chest. If the shoulder strap is used in any other way it is a violation of the seatbelt law in California and you will most likely be issued a citation. We ask you to be safe and buckle up.

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AARP 55 Alive driver safety program scheduled The Next AARP Driver Safety Program will be held Tuesday, April 9 (an allday class) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Kernville, 11900 Sierra Way, Kernville. Participants must attend the entire day. The course does not involve driving, but does emphasize safe driving procedures for older drivers. In California, a certificate of course completion usually entitles the participant to a reduction in their auto insurance for three years following the date of the class. All materials and workbooks have been updated and include the latest driving information. To learn more, or to enroll, call instructor Gene Verbeet at 760-417-0579. Fees are $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Class size is limited and time is short, so call today.

KMC’s low income health care plan discussed The Independent Living Center of Kern County invites the public to attend a round table discussion with the California Partnership / Center for Community Change about the successes and challenges of Kern Medical Center’s Low Income Healthcare Plan. The roundtable will be held April 4, from 2-3:30 p.m., at ILCKC, 5251 Office Park 200, in Bakersfield. Social service agencies and consumers are invited to attend. The Partnership seeks input about experiences people are having when enrolling consumers /clients in the KMC program; and will provide insight and strategies that might be helpful. RSVP to 661-325-1063.

Kern Green nominations sought People, businesses or groups can be nominated for the Kern Green Awards second annual Awards Banquet based on their green efforts (recycling, repurposing, and sustainable purchasing). The Kern Green Board is excited to share this event and opportunity to acknowledge someone, group, school, or business for their green efforts. For those wishing to make a nomination, click on this link and enter your nomination for the best suited c a t e g o r y : h t t p : / / s u r v e y . c o n s t a n t c o n t a c t . com/survey/a07e72a3kfxhd6rgt6a/start. Nominations are due by April 15. If you have any questions, contact Sheri Bowyer, manager, Thomas Refuse Service office 760-379-2618 x-102, cell 661-303-2648, fax 760-379-6176 or email thomasrefuse.com or visit kerngreen.org to learn more.

Tubatulabal Tribe craft classes offered The Tubatulabal Tribe would like to invite the public to come and learn how to make baskets, gourds and jewelry every Friday at 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at 12600 Mountain Mesa Road. There will be an admission fee of $5 and a small fee for the item that you make. Call Louise Akers 760-379-4590 if you have any questions.

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Giant Sequoia National Monument fundraiser The Giant Sequoia National Monument Association is having its third annual fundraiser and dinner. It is a non-profit, public benefit organization promoting stewardship, education and recreational enjoyment of the Giant Sequoia National Monument. Proceeds from the banquet will support stewardship, education and recreation programs on the Giant Sequoia National Monument

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On Sunday, before Monday to some foreign port. A new wart or skin tag which can be viewed without undressing is grist for the health mill. Cures that come from Once a week, homeopathic means can draw early on Sunday attention, particularly if the cure is morning, a group spectacular. A goiter or rampant of “we of the ingrown toenail can draw comolder ilk” get ments of understanding and contogether and have cern. breakfast at the Health discussions often spill Airport Coffee out onto the parking lot and some Shop. health issues are diagnosed and There is no reacured on the spot. son for the meet- Middleworth Standing around on the parking ing except to eat lot also lends itself to discussing and gab about anything. By the various modes of transportation. time breakfast has been served, Naturally we have to ooh and ahh we have talked and solved all of whenever one of the world’s our group gets a problems, reiterated our We have, by majority, replaced all new car. Trying to unhappiness the leaders of various countries and find out how much they paid without with politics, discussed the price of Jell-O. various politi- Middleworth coming right out and asking adds to cians and the the morning gamesmanship. sad state of the world. We have, We try to assure ourselves by majority, replaced all the lead(covertly) that ours is still the beters of various countries and dister car/SUV or motorcycle and we cussed the price of Jell-O. are glad we don’t have to make With all that is stirred up and payments like they probably do. solved and with nothing hot on We also watch aircraft land and the political griddle, we, as folks take off. Part of our entertainment past the age of 70 (our group) is when a pilot calls in on the radio start talking about our health and asking for airport information. various ills. There are seven of us After landing, when the pilot finds in our Sunday conclave and we out that the airport voice he heard find it therapeutic to compare our was the café cook talking to him various ailments. Heart murmurs with one hand on the radio transand diagnostics from Dr. Oz permitter and the other flipping a meate the air. Each of us tries to hamburger, the look on pilot’s face outdo others with a sudden is worth the wait. Sunday morning disclosures of Yes indeed, entertainment is some strain of a rare and complex where you find it and the Airport disease, one that may have been Coffee Shop is a place to be! passed on to us while on a cruise Rod Middleworth Kern River Courier Columnist

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The seven deadly sins, 6 Janet Kutzner, Lay Eucharistic Minister St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Kernville So far we’ve examined Pride, Envy, Covetousness, Wrath and Lust. Today we look at the sin that has become part and parcel with Western Culture, but is, like all sins, not unique to the West - Kutzner Gluttony. The Catholic Encyclopedia defines Gluttony as “…the excessive indulgence in food and drink. The moral deformity discernible in this vice lies in its defiance of the order postulated by reason, which prescribes necessity as the measure of indulgence in eating and drinking.” This definition will not be surprising to anyone. What is surprising is the way that we’ve come to accept this sin and promote it. I am the first to admit that this is a major thorn in my flesh. I’ve learned from my childhood to eat when I’m happy, eat when I’m sad, eat when I’m angry, and eat when I’m bored... Well, you get the picture. The result of this sin is poor health or at least poorer-than-desired by God. Why is Gluttony a sin? Unlike what our mothers told us about starving children in Africa; it is because we take what is good and pleasant that God has given us and go beyond being satisfied and filled, to being stuffed. We tend to indulge in the sin of Gluttony in an attempt to fill the void

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Continued from page 1 ■ Ministers Association Easter sunrise, March 31 There will be two community Easter sunrise services on Easter Sunday morning. One service will be at 6:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Lake Isabella, outside on the ball field behind the church. The other service will be at 7 a.m. at the property owned by the Christian Assembly adjacent to the Harbor Light Mobile Home Park in Mountain Mesa. The Christian Assembly, Grace Chapel and Kern Christian Church are all participating in this service outside on the field, overlooking the lake. Bring a lawn chair for this event. Call 760-379-4600 for information about either service. ■ Epic Easter egg hunt March 31

in our lives that only the Holy Spirit can satisfy. Instead of addressing a particular issue, we avoid the matter and reach for food. For many it is a combination of sitting in front of the TV watching something mindless, and going through the motion of eating, whatever, out of habit and instinct. St. Augustine’s Prayer Book takes it one step further, arguing that Gluttony can go beyond food to other behaviors, such as: “Fastidiousness, fussiness, demanding, excessively high standards, or dilettantism.” These are behaviors that often become compulsive in an attempt to control or to comfort. Sadly, this is one of those sins that the world around us both promotes and detests at the same time. Go to any restaurant and you will most likely receive portions much larger than is necessary or healthy. At the same time the images that are promoted of people who are attractive are those who do not consume those whole portions. It is just the opposite. The images of thinness and athleticism are those that are mostly unattainable for the average person who is not able to dedicate large segments of their day to exercise, appropriate food preparation and consumption. Ultimately, the answer to the sin of gluttony, and essentially all sin, is to seek the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Only God can fill that hole in our souls that we try to fill with food, sex and alcohol. I pray to each of you a truly blessed Holy Week! Reprinted in part, from Bishop Eric Menees, of the San Joaquin Anglican Diocese.

On Easter Sunday, March 31st, at the Kern Valley Golf Course, Kernville Baptist and New Life Assembly of God are hosting the largest egg hunt in the KRV's history. At 10 a.m. there will be an Easter Celebration Service, followed by the egg hunt at 11 a.m. Special programming and activities will be held for the children during the service. Come out and bring your basket, you are going to need help hauling the eggs home! ■ Easter morning breakfast March 31 The Douglas El Segundo Rod and Gun Club presents a tribute Easter morning breakfast Sunday March 31 at the Douglas El Segundo Rod and Gun Club, 631 East Evans Road, Wofford Heights. Doors open at 6 a.m. and close at noon. They will be serving pancakes, sausage, eggs, coffee and orange juice, all for only $6.

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Let’s get this Kingdom started Jack Duitsman, Pastor Father’s Heart Foursquare Church Kernville And He said to her, “What do you wish?” She said to Him, “Command that in your kingdom these two sons of mine may sit, one on Your right and one on Your left.” Duitsman But Jesus answered and said “You do not know what you are asking for.” Matthew 20:21-22a We should never fool ourselves into thinking we “get” the kingdom of God, for when we perceive ourselves as ones who have a handle on what is transpiring in the unseen realm of the spirit, we will always find we aren’t nearly as close as we thought. The mother of James and John came to Jesus with a request captured in the above verse. She, too, was convinced the trajectory of Jesus’ life and ministry would imminently land Him in a position of power where He was sure to need her two sons as capable deputies of power. Absent from her thinking was the sense of the Holy Spirit’s leading that in a few short days would take Jesus to an ignoble death of a criminal, and the left-fordead burial in a tomb not His own. In a remarkable display of cheek, she assigned Jesus a place of tradi-

tional authority and foresaw her boys as His right hand and left hand men. It is easy from our vantage point to see just how far James’ and John’s mother missed what was actually taking place in the passion of our Lord, and also easy for us to shake our heads in incredulity at what appears to be spiritual daftness of the very first order. Until we look in the mirror of our own inability to perceive what the Father’s heart of love is working in our lives through the circumstances we face. We are tempted to equate such circumstance with spiritual blessing and or maturity. Conversely, struggling through setback and difficulty might bring us to ponder exactly where blessing has gone. With cries of “Hosanna,” or “Lord, set us on your right hand and left hand,” we long for fulfillment to spiritual promises that can be measured in physical ways. Health, finance, happiness, position - these become imitations and substitutes for the profoundly more powerful spiritual byproducts of faith, hopeS and love. Our physical life will always be included in the life Jesus works within us, but it is not primary to this work, and must always be subjected to the more important work of the Holy Spirit to make us look more like Jesus. He is more determined to work deep within our hearts those things that will produce faith in His great love in spite of whatever we are walking through. By the way, the kingdom has already gotten started in the hearts of all who believe - see Philippians 1:6.

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

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

Lake Isabella First Baptist Church of Lake Isabella 3701 Suhre, Lake Isabella. Sunday Services 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. 760-379-5615 Fountain of Christ Church 5101 #A Lake Isabella Blvd, Lake Isabella. Sun. 9:45 a.m. Wed. and Thur. 5:30 p.m. 760-417-0793 Landmark Missionary Baptist Church 2741 Mountain View Rd, Lake Isabella. Sunday Services 9:45 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. 760-379-5640 Mt. View Southern Baptist Church 2959 Erskine Creek Rd, Lake Isabella Sunday 8:30, 11:15 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. 760-379-4296 Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall 1911 Edith Ave., Lake Isabella. 760-379-8672

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

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

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


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California Duck Stamp Art Contest Department of Fish and Wildlife Courier Release Artists are invited to submit their original artwork to the 2013 California Duck Stamp Art Contest. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife will accept submissions from April 30 through May 30. The contest is open to U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older on March 8. Entrants need not reside in California. The winning artwork will be reproduced on the 2013 California Duck Stamp. The top submissions will also be showcased at the Pacific Flyway Decoy Assoc.'s art show in July. The artwork must depict the species selected by the California Fish and Game Commission, the American wigeon. The design is to be in full color and in the medium (or combination of mediums) of the artist's choosing, except that no photographic process, digital art, metallic paints or fluorescent paints may be used in the finished design. Photographs, computer-generated art, art produced from a computer printer or

other computer/mechanical output device (air brush method excepted) are not eligible to be entered into the contest and will be disqualified. The design must be the contestant's original hand-drawn creation. The entry design may not be copied or duplicated from previously published art, including photographs, or from images in any format published on the Internet. All entries must be accompanied by a completed participation agreement and entry form. These forms and the official rules are available online at dfg.ca.gov/duckstamp. Entries will be judged at a public event to be held in June. The judges' panel, which will consist of experts in the fields of ornithology, conservation, and art and printing, will choose first-, second- and thirdplace winners and an honorable mention. Since 1971, CSDF's annual contest has attracted top wildlife artists from around the country. All proceeds generated from stamp sales go directly to waterfowl conservation projects throughout California.

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

Kern Valley Hospital Emergency Department McCray & Laurel Mountain Mesa 760-379-2681

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

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

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Lake access barred by flume Mike Mencarini Kern River Courier Columnist Over the past couple of months, Courier publisher Michael Batelaan and I hiked the flume from one end to the other. In doing so, we both realized Mencarini something: that without Divine intervention the lake isn’t going to reach a level that will cover the flume. The dilemna is that when the water level doesn’t reach a specific storage mark, the flume becomes an obstacle. It’s positioned between us and the lake. With very few lake access points, it will cause some frustration amongst Fishing Derby anglers next month. Earlier this week I decided to see if there was something, anything, I could do to remedy the access problem. I decided to contact a very decent Forest Service employee, who, in the past has, at the very least, listened to and acted on some of my suggestions. As always he reminded me that there are no guarantees. With that said, I pitched my proposal. My idea is to use a small tractor with a front blade and push the sand and silt that

has accumulated in the flume into piles at several locations along the flume. These piles or berms would be about six to eight feet wide and piled almost to the height of the flume. These would allow at least one option to accessing the lake. At best, these would be walkways of a primitive kind but I believe they might work. The flume, being an Edison entity, must have the approval from the man in charge. Having worked as a volunteer on several fish rescues No. 3 powerhouse, I believe they would rally behind this idea and find some way to make it work. I don’t want to make it sound like there are no other ways to breach the flume, but this seems to be the safest for the majority. Maybe someone at Edison or the Forest Service will have a better plan. We need to start somewhere. Hopefully, I planted a seed. So for now, I’ll sit back and have faith in those who can and I will keep you informed on any progress made. If you are on board with this idea or any solutions that work, send me your emails to calsport1042 @yahoo.com and I will pass them on. Numbers do make a difference. Mike Mencarini lives in Wofford Heights and a avid fisherman. For questions or comments you can reach him through the Kern River Courier office@kernrivercourier. com.


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old and weigh at least 110 lbs. Suicide Survivor support group April 10 Peer support group for people who have lost someone to suicide. A safe place to share your grief, find hope and achieve healing. Meets in the Library Room of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 377 Hwy. 155, Lake Isabella, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 760-223-0845.

5th Annual Living Green KRV Festival April 18 to 22 Kern River Valley Revitalization holds its festival beginning with a Fundraising Dinner "pony up for Camp Keep" by the Rotary Club of KRV. The 5th Annual Living Green Kern River Valley Green Expo will be held Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Kern Valley Senior Center, Contact Richard Rowe 760-333-4561 or email him at president@KRVR.org.

Ridgecrest Desert Wildflower Festival April 12, 13 and 14 Enjoy the Spring Wildflower Show at the Maturango Museum on Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The rest of the weekend enjoy tours, wine, flowers, lectures and family fun. there are events all over Ridgecrest. On Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday

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‘Hyde Park’ a little lame By Sam Struckhoff PICKS OF THE WEEK “Hyde Park on Hudson” (R) — In 1939, President Franklin Roosevelt hosted the first visit by ruling English royalty. This movie peels open this intriguing bit of history and seeks to make it as bland and boring as possible. The story comes from the perspective of Daisy (Laura Linney), a distant cousin of FDR (Bill Murray) -- and apparently one of his girlfriends. Daisy is an unassuming American gal surrounded by power -- and she’s utterly insufferable as a POV character. I would say it’s not anybody’s fault that this movie is so lame. None of the characters are fully realized. Murray tries to bring FDR to life, but the script won’t allow it. Something about the pacing left little time for interesting drama. In a film about history, culture clash and big personalities, they somehow forgot the personality. “The Sorcerer and the White Snake” (PG-13) — This Chinese fantasy-romance sheds a new light on human-demon relationships. Xu (Raymond Lam) is a humble herbalist who is saved from drowning by the gorgeous Susu (Eva Huang), and quickly falls in love. Too bad she’s a snake demon in human form -- although she’s a nice demon and her love for Xu is real. Their happy home is threatened by Fahai (Jet Li), a white-robed monk

Bill Murray in “Hyde Park on Hudson” who sniffs out and banishes demons. This is not a bone-crunching kung-fu-on-wires movie like American Li fans are used to seeing. While martial arts and flight play a big role, it’s more of a bigscreen folk tale. The computer graphics are amazing, but maybe not put to the best use. The action and magic sequences are so overwhelming that it’s hard to feel involved. “Orchestra of Exiles” (NR) — As Nazism took hold of Germany, renowned violinist Bronislaw Huberman began a courageous mission to get Jewish musicians away from their persecutors. This documentary tells the story of how Huberman formed the Palestine Philharmonic orchestra by helping musicians and their families leave Germany, saving the lives of about 1,000 people along the way. It’s not the most gripping film, but it’s an interesting story brought to life with intricate detail. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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CPUC water rate hearing In the Matter of the Application of California Water Service Company (U60W),a California corporation, for an order 1.) authorizing it to increase rates for water service by $92,765,000 or 19.4 percent in test year 2014, 2.) authorizing it to increase rates on Jan. 1, 2015 by $17,240,000 or 3.0 percent, and on Jan. 1, 2016 by $16,950,000 or 2.9 percent in accordance with the Rate Case Plan, and 3.) adopting other related rulings and relief necessary to implement the Commission's ratemaking policies. Notice is hereby given that the Public Utilities Commission of the State of California has set Public Participation Hearings in the above-entitled matter before an Administrative Law Judge as follows: Kern River Valley at 6 p.m. on Tuesday,April 30 at the Kern River Valley Senior Center, 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella.

Income Tax services AARP in conjunction with the IRS and Franchise Tax Board are offering free tax service and E-Filing by certified tax counselors at the Kern Valley Library in Lake Isabella on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call Judy Rowley at 760-793-0405.

Food Pantry fundraiser The Food Pantry has started a new fundraiser to help purchase much-needed food. It’s about time for planting gardens and flower beds, so they plan to sell plants of all kinds to raise the needed money. They are asking is that if anyone has any unwanted plants, they would love to have them. Or maybe you have a green thumb and would like to plant starter plants for us to sell. Bring the plants to 4621 Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. For more information, contact Phyllis Brewer at 760-379-4825 or email phyllisbrewer@msn.com.

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and in surrounding southern Sierra Nevada region. There will be excellent food, good company and informative speakers. There will also be a silent auction and door prizes on Saturday, April 6, at the Nuckols Ranch, 13144 Road 216, Porterville. Cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Speakers include Del Pengilly, president of the Giant Sequoia National Monument Association; Kevin Elliott, forest supervisor, Sequoia National Forest; and Sarah Miggins, executive director, Southern California Mountains Foundation. Tickets must be purchased by April 1. Dinner tickets are $45 per person. For further information contact Del Pengilly at 559-560-6190. Make checks payable to: Giant Sequoia National Momument Association and send completed form with payment to: Giant Sequoia National Monument Association, P O Box 468, Springville, CA 93265-1167.

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Turning 65 Harry P. Thal Kern River Courier Columnist As a health insurance expert and a Medicare Specialist, I receive many calls and emails each week Thal from all over California requesting information. My response to one of the e-mails was so well detailed, I thought I would share it with my Courier readers as I recognize many are also in a similar situation. “Medicare Supplement plans are based on your zip code and attained age. They also are adjusted annually for inflation. By law, a supplement plan does not cover prescription drugs. These are covered under Medicare Part D, which is only sold through insurance companies. In California there are 32 plans to select from. As each covers a specific list of medications, I request a list of your current medications to start you out on the lowest costing plan. The range of Part D plans is between $20 and $118. “The Medicare supplement plan I recommend is called Plan F. This is the most comprehensive and allows you to go to any doctor and any hospital in the Medicare program. This is the plan I have. Plan F is the most popular benefit design and available from many different insurance companies. From Kern County and north, rates for age 65 start at $129.68 for you and for your husband at age 70, $157.97. If two people are

on a percentage discount from this company for each and if you pay by automatic bank draft (recommended), save an additional $2 per month per person. “Dental and Vision plans are available as separate plans. Most dental plans have a waiting period of up to two years before coverage is available for major stuff. A six month wait for minor stuff like fillings, and no wait for cleaning and exams. Most plans have very specific lists of dentists that are participating on their plan, so I get a list of your dentists and optometrists and try to select a plan that allows you to use your current practitioners. “So, as you can see, there is no “black and white” answer. That’s why I represent most of the plans available in the state, so the proper coverage can be selected to suit your needs and budget. “The Medicare Supplement plans are only available without medical questions under certain circumstances. The prescription plans are only available at certain times of the year. There are certain exceptions, such as turning age 65 or leaving an employer sponsored group plan. “To take proper action, you should contact me about three months before the planned retirement date. Most plans start on the first of a given month. Even your Medicare will start on the first of your birth month, even though you may still be 64 for a few more days.” Harry P. Thal, MA, is a licensed insurance broker (0621106) and a member of the Society of Certified Senior Advisors. He may be reached at 760-376-2100, thal@ aol.com or www.harrythal.com.

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Trusting in the family David Ramsey Kern River Courier Columnist Dear Dave, When should a couple think about creating a family trust? - Angie Dear Angie, A family trust can take different shapes. Couples with young chilRamsey dren sometimes consider creating a trust in the event that they both die unexpectedly. In these situations, a family trust would be managed for the care of minor children. Some people also create trusts for the purpose of avoiding estate taxes. These trusts aren’t as common, because you don’t have to worry about estate tax problems unless you have assets in excess of $5 million. But to be honest, I can’’t think of a situation where you’d want to create a family trust to manage money while you’re alive. Unless, of course, it contains some kind of estate planning implications. - Dave Dear Dave, I graduated from college in May with $20,000 in student loans and have been working an hourly job on my dad’s farm until something opens up in my area. My sister is

getting married soon in Mexico, and it will cost me about $2,000 to attend. Do you think I should go? - Phil Dear Phil, I understand about family, and I think you should be at your sister’s wedding. But on the other hand, it’s a little ridiculous to expect an hourly wage farm worker to travel to Mexico for a destination wedding. The first thing I’d do is shop around for lower airfare. Financially speaking, that’s going to be a big chunk of this, and I’m pretty sure you can find cheaper prices. It wouldn’t hurt to ask mom and dad for a little help, either. They may even be willing to foot the bill. You’ve got a bunch of debt and not a lot of income right now. On top of it all, you’ve had this trip dropped in your lap. But start out by telling your dad that you’re willing to try and pay for this, and ask him, too, if there’s any way you can make some extra money at your job. A family should be together to celebrate an occasion like this, and I bet he’ll be willing to help you out! -Dave Dave Ramsey is a personal money management expert, national radio personality and the author of three New York Times bestsellers. He offers financial advice as host of a nationally syndicated radio program, “The Dave Ramsey Show.” For more financial help visit daveramsey.com.


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Salome’s Stars ARIES (Mar. 21 to Apr. 19) Rumors of a change in the workplace could make you a mite uneasy about going ahead with implementing your ideas. Best advice: Ignore the talk and proceed as planned. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Everyone has an opinion on how to handle a recent business suggestion. Thank them for their advice. Then go ahead and follow your own fine instincts. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) While home is your main focus this week, new issues in the workplace need your attention as well. Take things step by step. Pressures ease in time for weekend fun. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Be less rigid when handling a relationship problem. You might believe you're in the right, but try to open your mind to the possibilities of facts you're currently not aware of. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Leos and Leonas run at a hectic pace throughout much of the week. But by the weekend, the Lions' Dens become a purrrfect place for you Fine Felines to relax in. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Change is favored early in the week. This should make it easier for you to reassess your plans for handling

a troubling professional relationship. Good luck. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A suggestion from a colleague could give your professional project that long-needed boost. Meanwhile, someone close to you still needs your emotional support. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Before complying with a colleague's request, check to see that the action benefits all, not just one person's agenda. Continue firming up those travel plans. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Your social life is on the upswing, and the only problem is deciding which invitations to accept. Enjoy yourself before settling down for some serious work next week. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) With your creative aspects on high, you might want to restart your work on that novel or painting you put aside. Your efforts will bring a surge in your self-esteem. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) While you're generous with others, be sure you're not overlooking your own needs. Take time to assess your situation and make adjustments where necessary. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Being applauded for your achievement is great. But watch out that you don't start acting like a star. It could lose your valuable support with your next project. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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1. Hideo Nomo (23 games), Kerry Wood (23), Dwight Gooden (25), Mark Prior (27) and Herb Score (29). 2. Houston's Roy Oswalt won 20 games in both 2004 and 2005. 3. Oklahoma State's Barry Sanders, in 1988. 4.Mike Newlin scored 52 points in a game in 1979, and Ray Williams did the same in 1982.

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Lake Isabella - 55+ Community, 2bd/2ba dble wide w/patio, completely refurbished. $575 mo + security deposit. (760) 964-2514 ____________________________ Onyx - 2bd/1ba, end unit of Triplex, new carpet & paint, yard, carport, water/trash paid, bus stops in front, $550/mo + dep. 760-220-8787 ____________________________ Wofford Heights - 2bd/1ba, lr, kitchen-dining area, garage, lake view, close in. Zoned for small business. No pets. $800. Call for app. (760) 376-2436 __________________________ Bodfish - 2bd/2ba on 5/8 acre, fenced, water & trash included, $750/mo. (661) 435-1060 __________________________ Weldon-1/bd, 1/ba, large kitchen & laundry room. Large fenced yard. New carpet & paint. Water & trash paid, $600/mo plus $600 deposit. 20698 Highway 178 Weldon. Call Mike @ 949-2467731. Avail. imediately. Link w/ pics http://tinyurl.com/WeldonHouse 3 __________________________ Onyx - 2 houses on same lot •1st house-1bdrm, 1ba, 1,000 sf, lg fncd yd w/covered patio. Link w/pics: http://tinyurl.com/Cane Brake1 •2nd-small house, 450sf studio w/ kitchenette & bathrm, separate laundry room, covered porch. Link w/pics: http://tinyurl. com/ CaneBrake2. Water & trash pd by landlord. Both houses on same lot. Perfect for roommates or caregivers. $795/mo for both to same renter. Avail. immed. 7 miles East of Onyx PO on Hwy 178 / 35 miles West of Ridgecrest. Call Mike @ 949-246-7731 __________________________ Mt. Mesa - 35’ MH for rent with option to buy. 2 slide outs, 2 a/c’s, battery, electric or propane operated, fenced yd, (760) 379-5669

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Commercial Wofford Heights - was an old motel. Open to all ideas, multiple possibilities. Zoned commercial. 760-220-8787. ____________________________ Downtown Kernville - Aircraft Garage w/2 offices, workshop & storage.Aprox 1,500 sqft - one yr. lease. (760) 376-3024. ____________________________ Wofford Heights - Two perfect professional office spaces available in Allen’s Plaza (W.Hts Post Office) New interiors & carpets. Call 760-376-2733 for details. Marketplace continued Page 11

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Kern River Courier Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Daniels Jewelers #232 (2013 - B1200) Street address of principal place of business: 3000 Mall View Road, #1015, Bakersfield, CA 93306. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 3750, Culver City, CA 90231. REGISTRANT: Sherwood Management Co., Inc., 5700 Hannum Avenue, Culver City, CA 90230. A Corporation. Date the business commenced: 01/01/2013. 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: Art Ronci, CFO. This statement filed on 02/25/2013. Expires 02/25/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By: M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier March 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Pineda'z (2013 - B1271) DBA #2: Pineda's (2013 - B1271) Street address of principal place of business: 1410 Pesante Road, Bakersfield, CA 93306. Mailing address of business: 1410 Pesante Road, Bakersfield, CA 93306. REGISTRANT: Audel Pineda, 1410 Pesante Road, Bakersfield, CA 93306. Individual. Date the business commenced: 02/25/2013. 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: Audel Pineda. This statement filed on 02/27/2013. Expires 02/27/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By: J. Garcia. Published by the Kern River Courier March 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Daniels Jewelers #241 (2013 - B1201) Street address of principal place of business: 2701 Ming Avenue, #222, Bakersfield, CA 93304. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 3750, Culver City, CA 90231. REGISTRANT: Sherwood Management Co., Inc., 5700 Hannum Avenue, Culver City, CA 90230. A Corporation. Date the business commenced: 01/01/2013. 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: Art Ronci, CFO. This statement filed on 02/25/2013. Expires 02/25/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier March 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Brenda's Beauty Salon (2013 - B0992) Street address of principal place of business: 95 Live Oak Drive, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 1714, Kernville, CA 93238. REGISTRANT: DuncanWalker, 95 Live Oak Drive, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. Individual. Date the business commenced: 03/03/2008. 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: Brenda Duncan-Walker. This statement filed on 02/13/2013. Expires 02/13/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By: M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier March 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: First and Chic (2013 - B1306) Street address of principal place of business: 1209 West Mariposa Avenue, Ridgecrest, CA 93555. Mailing address of business: 1209 West Mariposa Avenue, Ridgecrest, CA 93555. REGISTRANTS: Mark Mower, 1209 West Mariposa Avenue, Ridgecrest, CA 93555 and Yajaira Mower, 1209 West Mariposa Avenue, Ridgecrest, CA 93555. 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: Yajaira Mower. This statement filed on 02/28/2013. Expires 02/28/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: J. Garcia. Published by the Kern River Courier March 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Sierra Satellites (2013 - B1451) Street address of principal place of business: 2191 Evans Road, Wofford Heights, CA 93285-0188. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 188, Wofford Heights, CA 93285-0188. REGISTRANT: Gary Adkins, 2191 Evans Road, Wofford Heights, CA 93285-0188. Individual. Date the business commenced: 11/01/1997. 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: Gary Adkins. This statement filed on 03/06/2013. Expires 03/06/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By: M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier March 15, 22, 29 and April 5, 2013.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Oak Liquidators (2013 - B1562) DBA #2: Oak Liquidators Superstore (2013 - B1563) DBA #3: Oak Furniture Liquidators (2013 B1564) DBA #4: Oak Furniture (2013 B1565) DBA #5: Oak and Sofa Liquidators (2013 - B1566) DBA #6: Sofa Liquidators Superstore (2013 - B1567) DBA #7: Sofa Liquidators (2013 - B1568) DBA #8: Extreme Value Rooms By Oak Liquidators (2013 - B1569) DBA #9: Extreme Value Rooms By Sofa Liquidators (2013 - B1570) DBA #10: Extreme Value Rooms (2013 B1571) DBA #11: Extreme Value By Oak Furniture (2013 - B1572) DBA #12: Furniture Liquidators (2013 - B1573) DBA # 13: Extreme Value By Oak Furniture Liquidators (2013 - B1574) Street address of principal place of business: 3600 Stine Road, Bakersfield, CA 93309. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 2629, Visalia, CA 93279. REGISTRANT: Winey-Bice, Inc., 3136 West Hyde, Visalia, CA 93291. Corporation. Date the business commenced: 11/01/1993. 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: Brandon Mason, President. This statement filed on 03/11/2013. Expires 03/11/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier March 15, 22, 29 and April 5, 2013.

ing 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: Ihab Shahawi, CEO/ President. This statement filed on 03/05/2013. Expires 03/05/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By: M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier March 22, 29, April 5 and 12, 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: SAILS IX (2013 - B1417) Street address of principal place of business: 9801 Cheyenne Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93312. Mailing address of business: 993 "C" South Santa Fe Avenue, #50, Vista, CA 92083. REGISTRANT: Supported And Independent Living Services (SAILS), Bakersfield, Inc., 1025 Service Place, Vista, CA 92084. A CA Corporation. Date the business commenced: 12/13/2005. 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: Ihab Shahawi, CEO/ President. This statement filed on 03/05/2013. Expires 03/05/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier March 22, 29, April 5 and 12, 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: SAILS VIII (2013 - B1418) Street address of principal place of business: 4505 Chaney Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93311. Mailing address of business: 993 "C" South Santa Fe Avenue, #50, Vista, CA 92083. REGISTRANT: Supported And Independent Living Services (SAILS) Bakersfield, Inc., 1025 Service Place, Vista, CA 92084. A CA Corporation. Date the business commenced: 12/13/2005. 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: Ihab Shahawi, CEO/ President. This statement

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: SAILS VI (2013 - B1420) Street address of principal place of business: 10117 Saint Albans Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93311. Mailing address of business: 993 "C" South Santa Fe Avenue, #50, Vista, CA 92083. REGISTRANT: Supported And Independent Living Services (SAILS) Bakersfield, Inc., 1025 Service Place, Vista, CA 92084. A CA Corporation. Date the business commenced: 12/13/2005. 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 fil-

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: SAILS VII (2013 - B1419) Street address of principal place of business: 4013 Redford Court, Bakersfield, CA 93313. Mailing address of business: 993 "C" South Santa Fe Avenue, #50, Vista, CA 92083. REGISTRANT: Supported And Independent Living Services (SAILS) Bakersfield, Inc., 1025 Service Place, Vista, CA 92084. A CA Corporation. Date the business commenced: 12/13/2005. 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: Ihab Shahawi, CEO/ President. This statement filed on 03/05/2013. Expires 03/05/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By: M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier March 22, 29, April 5 and 12, 2013.

filed on 03/05/2013. Expires 03/05/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By: M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier March 22, 29, April 5 and 12, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: ALPHA FIVE QUALITY GROUP (2013 B1731), DBA #2: ALPHA FIVE ARCHERY (2013 - B1732) Street address of principal place of business: 7850 White Lane, Suite E, #206, Bakersfield, CA 93309. Mailing address of business: 7850 White Lane, Suite E, #206, Bakersfield, CA 93309. REGISTRANT: David Davenport, 3512 Sweetbriar Way, Bakersfield, CA 93311. 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: David W. Davenport. This statement filed on 03/18/2013. Expires 03/18/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By: M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier March 29, April 5, 12 & 19, 2013. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF MICHAEL DOUGLASS CATHER CASE NO. S-1501-PB-62496 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the Will or Estate, or both, of MICHAEL DOUGLASS CATHER. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: MICHAEL CHARLES CATHER in the Superior Court of California, County of KERN. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that MICHAEL CHARLES CATHER be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent's will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or 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 in this court as follows: May 30, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. in Dept. P, located at 1215

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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 (form DE-154) 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: CHARLES A. SHULTZ - SBN 170070 Wasserman, Comden, Casselman & Esensten 5567 Reseda Boulevard, Suite 330 Tarzana, California 91356 Telephone No. (818) 705-6800 - Fax No. (818) 996-8266 Published by The Kern River Courier: March 29, April 5, 12 and 19, 2013

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Continued from page 1 services of the Court for those people that turn to us for justice." The Courts last service hour reduction occurred in 2009 with all court processing services closing at 4 p.m. Given current court employee vacancy rates of 24 percent and the requirement to further reduce staffing by 20 to 25 additional positions in July 2013, the Court can no longer maintain current service levels. All court service counters and telephone hours will be reduced to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and to Noon on Fridays, effective June 10. Courtrooms are not impacted by this change and will remain open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Court has installed drop boxes at all court locations. Documents placed in the drop box by 5 p.m. will be deemed filed on that date. The Regional Court in Taft will be reduced to one court day per week. will

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www.kernrivercourier.com March 29, 2013 be reduced to one court day per week. Maintaining service hours in Taft one day per week is designed to provide local litigants access to a court facility. The operating hours for the Taft/Maricopa Regional Court will be reduced effective September 9. A drop box will be available at the Taft Regional Court Facility. The provision of court reporters for family law and unlimited civil matters will be terminated. Court reporter services provided by the Court for family law matters and unlimited civil matters will be discontinued with the exception of contempts, domestic violence and abandonments effective June 10. Per the Government Code, parties may provide their own court reporters for those hearings in which court provided reporting services are no longer available. A protocol for the use of contract reporters is under development and will be posted by June 1. The following web page is available for those who want to comment on the aforementioned changes: WMadmin@kern.courts.ca.gov.

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Cemetery district goes to Sacramento Richard Rowe Courier Special

within the physical boundaries of the district, except in certain On March 21st the situations. "The death State Senate voted 33and proper burial of 0 to approve Senate loved ones can be a Bill 159 introduced by sensitive matter. Rules California State and regulations that Senator Jean Fuller could prevent the bur(R-Bakersfield) and ial of family and Photo submitted friends at public cemeco-authored by our Assembly Member Randy and Laura Kyt from the Kern Valley teries can also be a burConnie Conway, R- Cemetery Dist. get support from Senator den at an inopportune Visalia). The bill, once Jean Fuller, center at the State Capitol. time," said Fuller. signed into law, will allow our local Kern Cemetery districts' revenues also have River Valley Public Cemetery District to been reduced by a shift in funeral pracinter more non-residents, improving its tices such as cremation, which is less finances. Our Public Cemetery District expensive than burial and no-cost burials was established by the Kern County at nearby state and federal veteran cemeBoard of Supervisors in November 1950. teries. SB 159 would permit our Cemetery The 253 public cemetery districts in District to inter up to 40 nonresidents California finance operations with small each year. This bill will now move to the shares of local property tax revenues, by Assembly for approval then on to the selling interment rights, and by charging Governor for signature. for services. The Board of Supervisors Our Cemetery District plans to further appoints our cemetery district's board of reduce its operating costs by going solar. trustees, composed of 5 registered voters Bids are due from Solar Contractors on from within the districts' boundaries, April 8. As Cemetery Manager Randy Kyt currently John Blythe (chair), Barbara has been explaining at many public meetCasas, Ron Gillentine, Jenny Hanley and ings, the District hopes to raise $65,000 Jill Sloan. from tax-deductible donations to build Existing law prohibits a public ceme- the system. Kyt will appear at the tery district from interring any person Wednesday, April 3 KRVR Monthly who is not a resident or property owner Community Meeting.

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6:30am - Lake Isabella First Baptist At the corner of Suhre Street and Hwy 155 outside on the ballfield behind the church. or

7:00am - The Christian Assembly The new 5 acre property adjacent to the Harbor Light Mobile Home Park overlooking the lake. The particpating churches are Christian Assembly, Grace Chapel and Kern Christian Church.

Call 760-379-4600 for more information.

ward so did the mine capabilities. In time, the mines began generating their own steam plants that powered the stamps and the steam chisels used in the digging and shaping the underground shafts. Keyes mine is a great example of

what a mine looked like and the equipment that was used to power the production of hard rock mining. The boilers, and associated generating equipment, the two five stamps and other assorted pieces of historical equipment are intact and in good shape under a dilapidated and unsafe group of buildings.

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