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242 species seen here for Birdiest County Alison Sheehey Special to the Courier
Alison Sheehey/Special to the Kern River Courier
This one’s for the birds Kern County’s species count for America’s Birdiest Inland County may bring it into the top spot for the seventh time.
The weather was beautiful during Kern County’s effort in the America's Birdiest Inland County (ABIC) competition – unfortunately. It was great for people who want to be outdoors, but not so great for finding birds. Migrating birds will fly night and day with little rest on their way to breeding grounds. When the weather is windy or rainy, the birds are forced from their high altitude flight down to ground level. These are days that birders relish. A few days later, on May 8, at one of Kern County's most amazing migratory hotspots, (Butterbredt Spring) experienced birders estimated up to 45,000 birds flying up a single canyon within a few hours of dawn. The winds were horrible, which pushed our feathered friends down to where they could refuel at this rare desert oasis and where birders could enjoy one of nature's most amazing spectacles.
Real deal on solar plant Kern River Courier
The proposed Weldon Solar Ranch has incensed some and is the subject of a lot of talk. A team from Renewable Resources Group was here in the valley this week for public meetings and visited the Courier to dispel some rumors and clear up misinformation. Here’s what they said. • There will be no mirrors and no towers. The panels will be low, relatively unobtrusive and practically maintenance-free. • There will be very little noise. No big fans are required. • RRG owns the Onyx Ranch and has spent two years cleaning ditches and increasing water flow for
better agricultural output. They are running it as a ranch, as it has been. They do not plan to ship water out of the valley. • The Weldon site is the best of the properties they considered, including other property they own at Hanning Flat, because it is near electrical transmission lines that can handle the load (new lines would not have to be constructed). • The state of California is under aggressive renewable energy requirements, and this project and others like it will cut fossil fuel consumption. • Ari Swiller of RRG said about why the project was a surprise to locals, “It was a mistake on our part not to let (local) people know.”
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Anne Litz writes the public’s ideas on the board for a meeting of the Preserve the Kern River Valley group, which opposes the solar project planned for Weldon.
• The project is planned to be “light on the land” – meaning there will be as little
This was not the case during the ABIC, but the 66 participants helped find almost every species expected in the county – with a few unexpected bonuses! Even with beautiful weather getting in the way, it looks as though this could be the seventh consecutive year Kern County wins the ABIC competition. With 242 species currently reported to the Kern ABIC compiler, Bob Barnes, birders have made the county competitive again. For eight years birders across the country have competed for no prizes other than bragging rights to demonstrate the special places across this beautiful country. Kern County is one of North America's biological gems, a fact that many local citizens seem to be unaware of. This competition, along with the 10 Christmas Bird Counts, the six NABA Butterfly Counts, and the hordes of people who seek to experience wildflowers around the county, are proof positive that no matter what your interest in nature is, Kern County can provide a magical experience.
impact upon the land as possible. Natural vegetation will grow underneath the elevated panels, and there will be grazing underneath as well. • Once or twice a year, a water truck will spray water on the panels to clean them. The water will return to the ground from which it was pumped. • There will be a five-foot ranch-style fence surrounding the property, similar to other ranch fences, with native plants growing next to it here and there. • Valley labor will be used as much as possible to build it, and Kern County labor, with some skilled and some semi-skilled. • Audubon/Kern River Preserve has raised some concerns, but as Jim James of RRG said, “We’re going to end up with a better project because of their comments.”
Valley group wants to influence governmental regulations Meeting set for May 24 Kern River Courier
A group of local people has banded together to try to influence government decisions that they feel would negatively affect the valley. This would be accomplished by using the power of a district, in this case the Kern River Valley Cemetery District. “These days it is hard to stay on top of all the federal and state land use plans, decisions, regulations and lawsuits and how they affect the local residents and
our local economy,” said Chris Horgan of the Stewards of the Sequoia group, which is concerned about increasing regulations over public lands. “The Kern River Valley Public Cemetery District board is concerned about the negative effects of government plans, regulations and restrictions have on our economy, way of life and ability to survive as a community. In order to help protect the community’s interests they have filed a resolution to coordinate with federal and state agencies on behalf of the community,” continued Horgan. “The coordination process will not take
away any rights each of has to comment or be involved in any plans,” said Horgan. “Coordination can help ensure our community has influence over our future, and the federal and state government plans brought to our valley.” A Town Hall Meeting will be held by the newly-formed Kern River Valley Public Cemetery District Citizens Advisory Committee on May 24 at 6 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall in Kernville. The purpose of the Town Hall meeting will be for the community to hear from proponents about the coordination efforts with federal and state agencies.
Vol. 7 No. 16 Lake Isabella’s weekend weather Sat.: Sunny, high 61. Sat. night: Mostly clear, low 40. Sun.: Mostly sunny, high 62. Sun. night: Partly cloudy, low 43. Mon.: Mostly sunny, high 69. Mon. night: Partly cloudy, low 49. National Weather Service
Mike Mencarini reports on fishing in his weekly column.
Make your own caramel corn with a recipe by Bodfish Bob.
“Hocus Focus” is one of our readers’ favorite puzzles.
Fibroids can be treated, as you’ll find on our Wellness page.
Kern River Water Data: Wed. 6 a.m. Storage, Isabella Reservoir 235,462 acre-feet. (Low point was 101,857 ac-ft. Dec. 4. Pool capacity is 568,075 ac.-ft. at the spillway. Current limit is 360,000 ac.-ft.) Inflow, North Fork of Kern at Kernville 2433 cfs (5-hr avg.) Outflow, Lower Kern 1587 cfs Borel Canal flow 543 cfs Data from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cfs=cubic feet per second 1 cu.ft. = 7.48 U.S. gallons 1 ac.ft.= 325,851 U.S. gal.
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Friday, May 21, 2010
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Havilah Days historical celebration is Saturday, May 22 The Havilah Days history event this year will be May 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the courthouse replica in the center of town. To get to Havilah, drive south on Bodfish-Caliente
Regular meetings & activities Fridays
• 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.- TOPS #2293 weight loss group, Veterans Hall #2, 417-2272. • 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.- TOPS weight loss group, Mt.View Baptist Church, 2959 Erskine Creek Rd., Lake Isabella. 378-3935. •10-11 a.m.- Grief Support Group, Hoffman Hospice, 6048 Lake Isabella 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. For families of alcoholics. 379-7318 or 379-8985.
• 9:30 a.m. Sequoia Amateur Radio Group, Youth Center, Lake Isabella. 2nd Sat. • 9 a.m.- 2 p.m - Farmer’s Market, Nuui Cunni Ctr, French Gulch. 549-0800 • 12 p.m.-2 p.m.- Otaku-Kai Japanese anime club, Reel Cinema, Wofford Heights. 2236765. • 3 p.m., KRV CB’ers dinner, Sr Ctr., Lake Isabella, canceled as of 12/06/09. • 3 p.m., Havilah Centennial Group meets, 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.
• 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.
• 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 379-5831. • 1 p.m. - Kern Valley Democratic Club, Senior Center, 3rd Monday. • 1 p.m.-2 p.m., Line dance beginner classes, intermediate and advanced follow at the Senior Center. 379-0043. • 3 p.m. - Kernville Chamber of Commerce meets, board 2nd Mon., general 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 College, Lake Isabella, Rm G. 376-4461. • 7 p.m. KRV Art Association meets, 3rd Mon., Senior Center. 379-2844. • 7 p.m. K.V. Rovers meet at Kern Valley Museum, Kernville. 1st Monday. • 7:30 p.m.Al-Anon, KRV Hosp Cafe. Help for families & friends of alcoholics. 379-7318 or 379-8985.
• 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 379-5831. • 9:30-11a.m.- Me & My Friends children’s playgroup, First Baptist Church, Lake Isabella. 379-2556. • 10 a.m. KRV Garden Group, 2nd Tues. 379-1129. • 12:30 p.m. Bridge Club, Rod & Gun Club, E. Evans Rd., Wofford Heights. 376-4249.
Road for 10 miles. For more information, call (760) 379-2636. Ladies of Elks to hold dog show Saturday, May 22 The Ladies of the Elks will host a fun dog show at the Elks Lodge in • 2 p.m. - KRV Cemetery District meeting at cemetery. 2nd Tuesday. Public invited. 3762189. • 2 p.m. - LI-Bodfish Prop. Owners meet at Senior Center. 2nd Tues. (760) 379-1830. • 7 p.m. - KRV Historical Society meets, Senior Center, Lake Isabella, 4th Tues.
• 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Sen. Ctr., 6407 Lk. Isabella Blvd., 379-5831. • 9:30 a.m. - TOPS weight loss group, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. (661) 867-2579. • 9:30-11 a.m.- Me & My Friends children’s playgroup, Kernville Methodist Church, 3792556. • Noon- KRV Chamber of Commerce meeting, El Portal II. 2nd Wed, 379-5236. • 12:30 p.m. - Bridge Club, Eagles Lodge Mt. Mesa, 376-4249. • 1:30 - 3 p.m. Grief Support Group, Optimal Hospice, 6504E L.I. Blvd. • 2- 6 p.m. Dinner at Eagles, Mt. Mesa. Light dinner. Open to public. 379-3394. • 6 p.m. - Fish & Game Habitat Club meets, 631 E. Evans Rd, Wofford Hts, third Wed. • 6:00 p.m. American Legion, Lake Isabella Sr. Ctr. Veterans Rm., 3rd Wed. 379-5488. • 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. For families of alcoholics. 379-7318 or 379-8985. • 7 p.m. - Elks meet, Wofford Heights Blvd.
• 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 - Native Youth & Community Cultural Ctr 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.
Friday, noon. - Eagles Bingo, Eagles Hall, Mt. Mesa Saturday, noon, South Fork Woman’s Club Bingo, 6488 Fay Ranch Road. Sunday, 1 p.m. Moose Lodge Bingo, 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.
Food commodities date to be Tuesday, June 29 Government food commodities will be distributed to those qualified on Tuesday, June 29 at the Elks Lodge in Wofford Heights, Grace Chapel on Highway 178 in Mt. Mesa, and the Senior Center in Lake Isabella. Times can start as early as 7 a.m. Kern Valley Orchestra to present concert Sunday, May 23 The Kern Valley Community Orchestra will be presenting their May Concert at the Kernville Elementary School on Sunday, May 23, at 4:00 p.m. The selections to be performed include The Pink Panther, Overture To Nabucco, Slavonic Dance, Twentiana, Summertime, and more. KVCOA student Emily Carde will perform a Chopin Prelude as a piano solo. Members of the orchestra will also be performing additional musical selections. Donations will be accepted at the door and children are admitted at no charge. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Rick Fankhauser at 760-379-1616. Food commodities date to be Tuesday, May 25 Government food commodities will be distributed to those qualified on Tuesday, May 25 at the Elks Lodge in Wofford Heights, Grace Chapel on Highway 178 in Mt. Mesa, and the Senior Center in Lake Isabella. Times can start as early as 7 a.m. Weldon Methodist Church to hold yard sale May 28, 29 The Weldon United Methodist Church will be holding a yard sale on May 28 and 29 (Friday and Saturday) from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Elks to hold rummage sale Saturday, May 29 The KRV Elks Lodge in Wofford Heights will hold a rummage sale on Saturday, May 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open to the public. Art Association’s Spring Art Show Memorial Day Weekend The Kern River Valley Art Association will be holding their annual Memorial Day Weekend Arts and Crafts Festival in Kernville’s Circle Park and Odd Fellows Hall on May 29 through May 31. The Odd Fellows Hall will have the art opening party Friday night, May 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be beer, wine, cheese, crackers and pastries served. Live music will be performed by Lester The Prodigy and various musicians throughout the weekend. There will be a raffle of different art pieces donated by the artists. Make your plans to attend now – this is a big event. For more information, call Cinamon at (760) 379-2094. Hot dog fundraiser for cemetery to be held Memorial Day The Kern River Valley Cemetery in Wofford Heights will be holding a hot dog fundraiser on Monday, May 31 in
See EVENTS, Page 3
Friday, May 21, 2010
Kern River Courier
Things I Have Noticed...
Some donations not great Rod Middleworth Kern River Courier Columnist
Now that I'm in my senior years I've noticed that I have time in life to look around and survey my possessions, things over the years that I have bought because I thought of them as necessary to my style of living. And things that looked good on Middleworth the store shelves, things that I knew would be a real asset to me sometime. Most of my inventory that I once was positive I needed now sit on shelves and are in closets, drawers and workshop cabinets. Many of them cobwebbed and dusty, but valuable. What brought about this nostalgia was the Sirretta Street Sale a couple of weeks ago. My wife, as Sale Chairman of her sorority, asked if I had anythng to donate. My first thought was no I don't, because everything I had, I needed or would need at sometime or another. But after some soul searching I figured I might find one or two things that I could bear to part with and which would not grievously change my standard of living. So with trepidation I ventured first into my workshop. Surely I could find something there I could part with that would not
cause me great regret later. First I looked at my tools. I have a big collection of old old tools bought at yard sales. But I couldn't donate them because they might be worth big money on Ebay. Then I looked around and found several power tools. They used batteries. But the batteries were dead and the charger didn't work. Still, I couldn't give those because someday I was going to get a new charger and then I could use them. Each old thing I looked at had a use someday, or could be something I might need. I found nothing there to donate. Then I looked in my closet. Lots of clothes, but all of them good and usable. And the ones that don't fit now, will when I lose a few pounds. So there was nothing there. Everywhere and everything I looked at was valuable and useable someday. I just had nothing to give. But I knew I had to give something! I finally decided to donate two battered hats, an old VHS player with no remote, two old exercise tapes and half a dozen 1958 National Geographics. Then I made a promise to myself that next year I would start looking earlier and perhaps do better. Wofford Heights resident Rod Middleworth, a retired security manager for Pacific Bell, is an instructor for the local AARP Driver Safety Program.
Sherri’s has Moved! After 23 years Sherri’s Chateau of Beauty has Color moved to Mt. Mesa next to the Post Office. come in and enter our drawing to be Weaves Please held May16th, 12:00 to 4:00pm. High Lights Grand Opening! Perms 12604 Mt.Mesa Road, Mt Mesa Hair Cuts The phone number is still the same
760-378-3211 Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday 9:00 to 5:00
EVENTS continued from page 2 front of the cemetery. Hot dogs are $1 and drinks are $1. There will be a raffle. Also, there is a silent auction for some excess furnishings at the cemetery office. Call 376-2189 for details. Memorial Day services to be held Monday, May 31 Memorial Day services will be held Monday, May 31 at 11 p.m. at the Kern River Valley Cemetery in Wofford Heights. Judy Hyatt, representative for Supervisor Jon McQuiston, will be speaking. Charity event for less fortunate at Sienna Wellness June 5 Sienna Wellness in Mt. Mesa will be having a “Celebration of Wellness” on Saturday, June 5 from 10 am to 2 pm to help raise food, funds and awareness for the less fortunate in the Kern River Valley. They will have local business vendors, raffles, Zumba demos, free foot exams, and lunch. Sienna Wellness is located at 6425 Lynch Canyon Drive, Mt. Mesa. All proceed will be given directly to the Salvation Army, Food Pantry, and God’s Storehouse. For more information please contact Brandy at (760)-379-8630 ext. #24. A nonperishable food item is appreciated. To include your event in the Courier Calendar, just submit the information to the Courier (our addresses are on page 2) by Tuesday for each Friday’s issue. Events must be open to the public and admission price, if any, must be listed.
Coast Guard to be on Isabella Lake
Gerald A. Brown Manager / Director FD1731
The U.S. Coast Guard will be on Isabella Lake during Memorial Day Weekend to promote boating safety and awareness. Featured events include a demonstration May 29th featuring a MH-65C Dolphin CG Rescue Helicopter from CG Air Station Los Angeles; Boating Safety Exhibits; Boating life jacket information; Free vessel safety examinations by CG Auxiliary; CG Auxiliary Safety Patrols on the lake; and Boating Safety Class information.
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Friday nights in June are
4 Week Beginner Swing Dance Class w/ Suze
at Whitman Dance Studio
Starting Friday June 4
Kern Village & The Burlington Assisted Living We proudly provide: • Spacious rooms with cable TV • Room emergency call system • Daily on-going planned activities • 24 hour caregiver assistance
6:30-7:45pm Class meets once a week
Make it a date!
Cost - 4 Week Session
WHITMAN DANCE STUDIO
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Individuals - $35.00 Couples $50.00
July Cheer/Dance Clinic call studio or check us out online for details.
HAVILAH DAYS CELEBRATION May 22,2010
• Music • Wild West Shootout • Venders • Hot Dogs & Drinks • Smokey Bear • Wild Bill Cody
9:00am to 4:00pm
Celebrate the history of Havilah with the Havilah Centennial Group
• Roy Rogers • Chicken Poop Bingo • Raffle Prizes • Museum Open for viewing For more information call: 760-379-2636
Located 10 miles south of Bodfish on Bodfish Caliente Road, in Havilah
Adventures K E
Legend Boat Launch Ramps Camp Grounds z Towns Hospital + Other Features
M.L. Ludiker Artwork & Design
Wofford Heights Park
Tillie Creek Live Oak
North Fork Marina Camp 9
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
County Dump Cyrus Canyon OHV Area Target Range ModelAircraft Controllers Stine Cove Robinson Cove Hanning Flat
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Kern River Valley information Recreation Info U.S. Forest Service
Lake Isabella office: 4875 Ponderosa Dr. (enter from Hwy. 155 just over the hill from Hwy. 178) (760) 379-5646 Kernville Office: 105 Whitney Rd. (around the corner from the museum) (760) 376-3781
Boulder Gulch Hungry Gulch Rich Gulch West Side
Water Ski Area
French Gulch Marina Pioneer Point
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Lake Isabella to Ridgecrest
Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce
6404 Lake Isabella Blvd. Across from Senior Center Local: (760) 379-5236 Toll Free: (866) KRV4FUN
Emergencies - call 911 Kern Valley Substation
Sheriff’s Department and CHP 7050 Lake Isabella Blvd. (760) 549-2100 Weekdays only, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Kern Valley Hospital Kern Valley Healthcare District
McCray and Laurel, Mt. Mesa (760) 379-2681
Kernville Chamber of Commerce
Old Isabella Rd Auxiliary Dam Engineer Point Paradise Cove LI Visitor Center Kissack Bay Main Dam Hospital
General KRV Info
South Fork Recreation Area
Friday, May 21, 2010
South Fork Wildlife Parking Area
Southlake Map courtesy Mike Ludiker www.kernvalley.com
11447 Kernville Rd. Kernville Corner Sierra Way & Kernville Road Local: (760) 376-2629 Toll Free: 866-KERNVILLE
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The Kern River Courier’s
Sights Of The Valley
Michael Batelaan caught this bird standing on his front porch -- the bird, not Michael. He was at the Airport Cafe.
History Days in Kernville at the museum was a big success, with many demonstrations and exhibits delighting visitors. Photo by the Courier’s Michael Batelaan.
Every Monday & Tuesday @6:00pm (excludes holidays) & Starting June 4th adding Fridays @5:30pm $5.00 per class walk-ins welcome No membership Required
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Courier Fishing Report
Upper river stocked again Mike Mencarini Kern River Courier Columnist
First, I would like to thank Fred Roach, his beautiful wife Elaine and Roberta Joughin for the wonderful BBQ they held for the fishing derby fish feeding volunteers a couple of Saturdays ago at the Joughin Ranch. Nicely done. The river was once again stocked this week from Riverside Park to Brush Creek with 1500 pounds of feisty rainbows. It’s time to get out and enjoy a well-stocked fishing hole. Salmon eggs work very well. The lake continues to rise, offering new surroundings for your favorite fish. The crappie bite is still very good just about anywhere in the North and South Forks. Jigs and minnows are best. The catfish are near their spawn time
so here are a few hot spots to try: Stine Cove, French Gulch Marina, North Fork Marina, Brown’s Cove (South Fork), and Camp Nine. Try regular old cheap hot dogs. They do work. I have recently had the good fortune to be introduced to the elite bass anglers group on Isabella Lake. We can now look forward to some really good tips and techniques by some of the premier bassers on the lake. Some speculate that the state record largemouth may be living here in our lake. A 16.5 largemouth was caught and recorded in December. May your stringers be filled with fish. Mike Mencarini is a Wofford Heights resident and a volunteer at the Kern River Fish Hatchery.
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Friday, May 21, 2010
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Buckle your swash and buy
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Previews of new DVDs by DNA Smith Released the week of June 1: PICKS OF THE WEEK "Life" (narrated by David Attenborough) (Unrated) -Following on the heels of the award-winning BBC/Discovery Channel series "Planet Earth" is the equally spectacular "Life." This 10-episode miniseries explores life on our planet in all its forms and what all the different kinds plants and animals need to do in order to survive. From complex (and often amusing) mating rituals, hunting techniques and offbeat defensive strategies, we are shown the natural world in all its wondrous and savage splendor. There are two Oliver Reed versions available: The American/Discovery Channel version (narrated by Oprah) and the original BBC production narrated by David Attenborough. I strongly suggest you buy the Attenborough version. The script he reads from is very different than the one we heard Oprah narrate here in America. Attenborough treats the viewer as an inquisitive, intelligent adult, while the Oprah version has been dumbed-down to the point where you feel she is addressing a 3-year-old. Both versions come in either DVD or BluRay. "The Three Musketeers"/"The Four Musketeers" (PG) -- This is a two-DVD set containing the classic Richard Lester-directed films from the '70s starring Michael York, Richard Chamberlain, Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Charlton Heston, Christopher Lee and Fay Dunaway. In the first film, York plays D'Artagnan, a naive country boy who travels to Paris to become a musketeer. He soon falls in with the Titular Three and becomes caught up in a mission to thwart the evil machinations of Cardinal
Richelieu (Heston) and a pair of assassins (Lee and Dunaway). In the sequel, the Musketeers must protect D'Artagnan's love Constance (Welch) from being murdered by Faye Dunaway's character, who is still hoping to disgrace the French queen and bring scandal and shame to England's Duke of Buckingham. These are two great adventure films, filled with action, romance, humor and passion. You can tell the cast had a ball making them, their enthusiasm just leaps from the screen. And for a reduced price of around $13 for the pair, how could you NOT own them? DOG OF THE WEEK "Alice in Wonderland" (PG) -- Director Tim Burton inflicts his Goth Kiddie aesthetic and Danny Elfman's bombastic, intrusive score upon Lewis Carroll's classic. To add insult to injury, he also drags Johnny Depp and a host of topshelf talent (Stephen Fry, Alan Rickman and Anne Hathaway, to name a few) into this frantic, CGIladen muddlefest. Without regard or respect for the original works, Burton turns Carroll's whimsical and intelligent stories into another hackneyed blockbuster popcorn flick, devoid of wit or charm or imagination. TV SERIES "Drop Dead Diva" Season One "Rescue Me" Complete Fifth Season "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" Vol. 7 "Ghost Hunters International" Season One, Part One "Burn Notice" Season Three "Mister Ed" The Complete Third Season "Foyle's War" Set 6 "Midsomer Murders" Set 15 c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.
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Property clearance for fuels reduction work must be completed by June 9th.
Wildfires can be damaging.
It's a clear choice, "Be Fire Wise!!!" State law requires property owners to clear a minimum of 100 feet from any structure.
Tips from the KRV Fire Safe Council Wildfire Prevention Safety Tips…. • Defensible space treatment will help to create a fire-safe area around your home and property. • Clear all weeds within ten feet of all property lines on undeveloped parcels. • Clear all weeds, brush, rubbish and dead trees within a 100-foot distance from any house or structure. • Don’t stack combustible materials such as firewood next to your house or other structures. • Clear all combustible materials within 10 feet of your propane tank. • Limb your trees up to a minimum of 6’ or to one third of the total height of the tree. • Clear your roof tops of all dried leaves and pine needles. Sweep regularly. • Clean out your gutters of dried leaves and needles. • Cut back tree limbs from roof, at least 10’ from your chimney. • Affix ¼” screening to your house vents and chimney opening. • Plant fire resistant landscaping: NO Juniper or Rosemary. Try Vinca or Rock Rose instead. • Plant fire resistant trees: NO Eucalyptus, Cypress or Pine Trees. Try Oregon Ash, Mulberry, Valley Oak or Redbud Trees instead. • Space your trees so they don’t compete for the same water. A tree that is stressed is more susceptible to wildfire. LEAN – CLEAN – GREEN It’s your choice!
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Melt butter in a large skillet or heavy pot. Add onion and sauté over medium heat until transparent. Add bell pepper, okra and tomatoes and season. Lower heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir occasionally and serve! Bodfish Bob's Hamburger Steak 2 lbs Ground Meat I/2 medium onion 1 teaspoon Steak Seasoning 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 Tablespoon flour 1/4 C flour (for outside of patties) 1 can of cream of mushroom soup
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This diagram is what is known as the "Mohs Hardness Scale". This is the basic relationship for the identification of minerals in the field. The other physical properties used for the field identification of minerals are: 1) Crystal Form; 2) Cleavage; 3) Luster; 4) Color; and 5) Streak; 6) Ron Bolyard the "Acid" test; and 7) Mineral relationships. The Hardness Scale is a very practical and easily applied field test. For instance, if I suspect quartz is present, I bring out my handy Barlow and try to scratch it. If it does not scratch the mineral, it is harder than a 6, but if it does scratch it, the mineral is softer than a 6. It is now when the other physical properties are used to assist and isolate what min-
eral you are trying to identify. The same technique applies to Gypsum. A fingernail will scratch gypsum and talc, but not Calcite. Calcite is very common in the Kern River Valley in the form of Limestone and Dolomite, especially in the "Lime Dike" Complex of South Lake. Placing a small drop of an acid on Calcite will cause the mineral to vigorously effervesce. Dolomite will weakly effervesce with cold acid and mildly when warmed. I use hardware store Muratic Acid diluted 10 to 1 in my test kit, but Coke will also work. Of course this is not perfect, but it does give information as to what you should use for your other criteria to identify minerals and rock types. Most geologists learn to use all the criteria in different forms to correctly identify the minerals in a rock and thus allowing them to identify the rock type. Old "Sourdoughs" used these techniques to find quartz veins that could contain a "Mother-lode" of Gold and Silver!! UNTIL NEXT WEEK … 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.
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Three years ago the nurse who lives across the street started using bottled water for drinking and cooking. Trying California Joe to be healthy. I’m trying too. Still remember my right hemicolectomy from November 2007. I had gone to my regular gastro man
and had a colostomy, at which time he said he couldn’t get all the little guys out of there and I needed a surgeon. Three weeks later and three surgeons later, I had found my man and off we went to Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles for what turned out to be a major event in my not-so-young life. Ten days later back home I realized I needed to go back and so I did for five days of life-in-the-fast-lane hospital recovery business. An infection that maybe could have been prevented sent me back there. Two years later, more trouble.
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Strategies in a buyer’s market Matt Freeman Kern River Courier Columnist
Oftentimes I write about the fact that it is such a buyer's market right now. But in order for there to be buyers, there have to be sellers! What is the best way for a seller to get their property noticed in this market? Here are two of the biggest reasons properties either sell or do Matt Freeman not sell when they are listed. These are huge; everything else is relative. 1: Price! This is the biggest factor, especially in a buyer's market. I know, a lot of sellers think that real estate aAgents want them to price a property so low that the agent can sell it quick and get a paycheck. Well, unfortunately that situation does happen. That is why a price for a piece of property must not be based on what anyone else says, but rather on what has sold in the area recently. A seller must think like a bank. A property is not worth more because of personal reasons. It is worth what it is or is not worth based on market conditions. That means appraised value, and ultimately what a home is worth, is what a buyer is willing to pay for it. Sellers, make sure that you are
priced accordingly. Get what the property is worth, not what you THINK it is worth. Unless your home has something absolutely exceptional and unique about it (a large pool or mabye a huge 4-car garage, for example) that sets it apart from the comparable sales, the comparables are how to value the property. 2: Location. The old real estate motto: location, location, location! Well, it is true. The location of a property does play into what it is worth. A 1000 sq foot house in Kernville is worth more than in Weldon, or Bodfish. A large piece of land is worth more in Squirrel Valley than in Lake Isabella. When trying to sell in a buyer's market, get these factors properly balanced and your listing will be able to compete with the Bank Owned Foreclosures, Short Sales, Probates, and everything else on the market. You will actually make more if you do this instead of price too high. Quick example: Friend of mine got an offer on their house for 303K in Bakersfield 3 years ago. Decided not to sell, did not feel it was enough money so they sat on the house. Guess what the house is worth now? See what I mean? Price stuff right, price stuff to sell – not just to have it for sale. 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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Lake Isabella - $640/mo (inclds space rent) in quiet 55+ park. 2 bd, 2 ba completely refurbished. Rent to Own + sec dep & good credit. Call Joel (760) 379-2092 _________________________ Kernville - Hi-Ho Mobile Home Park. 2 bd / 2 ba Apts. $595/mo + deposit and utilities. 760-376-2671 _________________________ Wofford Hts - Remodeled 3/bd, 2/ba home in Pala Ranches w/xtra room under house, mt view, stove, refrig + w/d hookup, Sec 8 ok. $900/mo + deposit. Call 323-447-9140 or 323-969-8061 _________________________ Neatest Adult Park in the Valley 3 to choose from. $300 to $600. Just refurbished, deck over-looking Tillie Creek. Double pane windows, wood stove, new appliances, air cond, Corion tops, must see. Pinewood Trailer Park, 99_________________________ Evans Rd. Wofford Heights. Kernville - 2 bd, 1 ba duplex garage, fenced yard, small pet. Trash/water paid. $750/mo. $500 deposit. 760-223-0375
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**** 3 LOTS FOR SALE **** Balboa South of Beechwood Scovern South of Crestview Starlight Off Old State Road $20K ea. (760) 223-2222
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Free HORSE MANURE Made Fresh Daily. No *&#@ You load and haul. Call after 6:00 pm 760-379-4860
Help Wanted MACHINIST WANTED with comprehensive knowledge of Fanuc controls for CNC Milling & Lathe work. Apply in person at Next-RO, 9900 Sierra Way, Kernville. 760-376-3633
CHIHUAHUA PUPPY CKC-registered male. 8 weeks. Gold & white. All shots. Wormed. Health guarantee. Pad trained. Social & loving. Raised in home. Parents on premises. $250. 760-379-1403
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Lake Isabella - 3,600 sq. ft. bldg on approx 3 acres for lease located @ 3615 Suhre Street (corner of Suhre & Hwy 155.) Excellent office space for medical, dental, school, church, or? Terms negotiable. Call (760) 417-0876 _________________________ Kernville- Storage-WarehouseDowntown - Private alley entrance, locked gate, high ceiling. 2 parking spaces, 820 sq ft. (17'x48') $395/mo. 1st & last. 760-376-3024. Could also be a man cave or garage.
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Courier Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: BIONICON USA (2010-B1876), DBA #2: BIONICON (2010B1877) Street address of principal place of business: 21 Sierra Drive, Kernville, CA 93238. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 3793, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. REGISTRANT: Grapevine Products, Inc., 21 Sierra Drive, Kernville, CA 93238. F, Corporation. Date the business commenced: 03/15/2005. 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: Paul Ferguson, CEO. This statement filed on 03/18/2010. Expires 03/18/2015. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By G. Meza. Published by the Kern River Courier April 23, 30, May 7 and 14, 2010. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: RIDE KRV (2010-B1878 ) Street address of principal place of business: 21 Sierra Drive, Kernville, CA 93238. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 3793, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. REGISTRANT: RIDE KRV LLC, 21 Sierra Drive, Kernville, CA 93238. 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: Paul Ferguson, President. This statement filed on 03/18/2010. Expires 03/18/2015. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By G. Meza. Published by the Kern River Courier April 23, 30, May 7 and 14, 2010. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: ERIN'S HAIRCUTS & MORE (2010- B2462 ) Street address of principal place of business: 6392 Wofford Boulevard, Suite A, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. Mailing address of business: 236 Bull Run Road, Kernville, CA 93238. REGISTRANT: Erin Brooks, 236 Bull Run Road, Kernville, CA 93238. A, Individual. Date the business commenced: 04/28/2006. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: Erin Brooks. This statement filed on 04/13//2010. Expires 04/13/2015. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By N. Hawley. Published by the Kern River Courier April 23, 30, May 7 and 14, 2010. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: PREMIER TAX SERVICE (2010-B2399) Street address of principal place of business: 2300 9th Street, Wasco, CA 93280. Mailing address of business: 2300 9th Street, Wasco, CA 93280. REGISTRANTS: Jose Ayala, 2300 9th Street, Wasco, CA 93280 and Susanna Rico, 2300 9th Street, Wasco, CA 93280. I, Husband and Wife. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Notice: In accordance with
Marketplace Continued from page 12 Mobile Homes Lake Isabella - Nice 2bd/2ba dbl wide Mobile Home w/patio & deck + 2 car carport in quiet 55+ park, $25,000 or financing available. 760-379-2092 _________________________ Very clean & nice 1/bd MH, Sportsman TP. 224 Cypress Ln, Sp 10, Wof Hts, walk to lake, sp inclds water/trash, laundry & fish house. $10,900. Owner may consider carrying. 760-376-3228. Other spaces also available!! _________________________ Kernville - 1 + ! addition, Rivernook Campground on creek, remodeled, large fenced yard, turnkey, fully furnished. Weekender or retiree, over 40K invested. $22,500. 805-498-6777
Antiques Wanted ALWAYS BUYING ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES , 21st year in the Kern River Valley. Highest prices paid, one piece or a housefull. Don’t give it away at a yard sale! Ghost Town Relics @ Silver City. (760) 379-5146 _________________________ Looking for a Genuine Antique Old Bitty. May be an Itty Bitty, a Little Bitty, or just a Bit Bigger but must have official certification as an “Old Bitty.” Being as I am a registered Senile Citizen and a bit unfit, I have been told that it is in my best interest to acquire an Old Bitty, that’s fit for companionship. If you quality even just a little bit, contact me and we’ll talk about it... a bit.
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Under Construction - ASHWOOD CUSTOM HOMES, INC. offers another quality home in the desirable SOUTH LAKE location. 1832 Plan featuring 4 bd/2bath, extra large living room, knotty alder cabinetry, granite countertops throughout, tall Tray ceilings, ceramic tile flooring, RV parking & more. Lot size is approx 15,000 sq ft & at the end of a cul-de-sac for added privacy. Act now & PICK YOUR OWN COLORS. $239,000. CoOp Welcome.Call for an appointment (661) 201-2141
Wofford Heights - Sites available in quiet park with lake views, laundry facilities & fish house. $250/mo inclds water & trash. Call Jody @ 760-376-3228 _________________________ Wofford Heights Mobile / RV Park Great Location! Quiet, mature trees, walk to lake, market, medical, park & theater. Call Jim @ (760) 376-6316
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: Jose Ayala. This statement filed on 04/08/2010. Expires 04/08/2015. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By G. Meza. Published by the Kern River Courier May 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2010. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: KERN VALLEY MAINTENANCE SERVICE (2010-B2866) Street address of principal place of business: 26 Panarama Drive, Kernville, CA 93238. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 3847, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. REGISTRANTS: Kenneth Hamon, 26 Panarama Drive, Kernville, CA 93238 and Sandra Hamon, 26 Panarama Drive, Kernville, CA 93238. I, Husband and Wife. Date the business commenced: 01/06/1995. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: Kenneth W. Hamon. This statement filed on 04/30/2010. Expires 04/30/2015. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By G. Durward. Published by the Kern River Courier May 14, 21, 28 and June 4, 2010. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: ARENA MEDIA (2010-B3132), DBA #2: MEDIA ARENA (2010-B3133) Street address of principal place of business: 154 Merrill Road, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. Mailing address of business: 154 Merrill Road, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. REGISTRANT: Amy Arena, 154 Merrill Road, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. A, Individual. Date the business commenced: 05/12/2010. 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: Amy Arena. This statement filed on 05/13/2010. Expires 05/13/2015. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By G. Durward. Published by the Kern River Courier May 21, 28, June 4 and 11, 2010. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: FAY CREEK WELL WATER SYSTEM (2010-B3143), Street address of principal place of business: 143 South Webber Street, Weldon, CA 93283. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 1005, Weldon, CA 93283. REGISTRANTS: Robert Lowe, 9617 Fay Creek Ford, Weldon, CA 93283, Todd Bastian, 121 North "W" Street, Lompoc, CA 93283, Lora Storm, 4831 East Road, Lake Isabella, CA 93240, Dorothy Ray, 9613 Fay Creek Ford, Weldon, CA 93283, Carina Walker, 9727 Fay Creek Ford, Weldon, CA 93283, Beth Mramor, 9621 Fay Creek Ford, Weldon, CA 93283, Richard Violano, 9557 Fay Creek Ford, Weldon, CA 93283 and Naomi Tanner, 5118 Willow Estates, San Jose, CA 95135. E, Unincorporated Association. Date the business commenced: 02/19/2010. 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 Lowe. This statement filed on 05/13/2010. Expires 05/13/2015. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By M. Rodriguez. Published by the Kern River Courier May 21, 28, June 4 and 11, 2010. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: MORNINGSTAR (2010-B3144), Street address of principal place of business: 41 Big Blue Road, Kernville, CA 93238. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 24, Kernville, CA 93238. REGISTRANT: Janice Luna, 769 West Santa Cruz, San Pedro, CA 90731 A, Individual. Date the business commenced: 04/21/2010. 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: Janice Sue Luna. This statement filed on 05/13/2010. Expires 05/13/2015. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By G. Durward. Published by the Kern River Courier May 21, 28, June 4 and 11, 2010. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: PRESERVE THE KERN RIVER VALLEY (2010-B3141), Street address of principal place of business: 9617 Fay Creek Ford, Weldon, CA 93283. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 1082, Weldon, CA 93283. REGISTRANTS: Robert Lowe, 9617 Fay Creek Ford, Weldon, CA 93283, JoAnn Steel, 8300 Fay Ranch Road, Weldon, CA 93283, Ben Rudnick, 300 Doyle Ranch Road, Onyx, CA 93255 and Jacquelin Cole, 15375 Sage Lane, Weldon, CA 93283. E, Unincorporated Association. Date the business commenced: 05/12/2010. 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 Lowe. This statement filed on 05/13/2010. Expires 05/13/2015. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By M. Rodriguez. Published by the Kern River Courier May 21, 28, June 4 and 11, 2010. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: RAM M.V.P. PARTY RENTALS (2010-B3140), Street address of principal place of business: 235 Rock Haven Road, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 988, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. REGISTRANT: Roger Mason, 111 Roby Lane, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. A, Individual. Date the business commenced: 05/01/2010. 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: Roger Mason. This statement filed on 05/13/2010. Expires 05/13/2015. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By M. Rodriguez. Published by the Kern River Courier May 21, 28, June 4 and 11, 2010.
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Voices of Faith
Weeds an apt analogy in Bible Clarence Semonious, pastor Prince of Peace Lutheran Fellowship, Kernville
I understand that the weed abatement program now underway in Kern County, and most if not all of California, is for protection from the devastation caused by uncontrolled fire. The threat of fire justifies the radical readjustment of the fuel to air ratio of vegetation of, “a plant that interferes with management objectives Semonious for a given area of land at a given point in time,” a definition by J.M. Torrell in Weeds of the West, by Tom Whitson. Jesus, as an explanation of the Kingdom of Heaven, gave this description, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field, but while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away.” Matthew 13:24-25. Torrell’s statement is consistent with Jesus and modern weed abatement. Another comparison possible between fire protection and the parable is the avoidance of fire. But the point made by Jesus was not motivation to avoid hell’s fire, but to avoid damage to the crop, that’s us. In Matthew 12:20, Jesus quoted Isaiah 42:3 when he said, “…a bruised reed he will not break, and a faintly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice.” Such thoughts were not on the minds of the servants in the parable and are most certainly not acceptable to many today. As civil government becomes more polarized, human leadership is tending to appear to fit the
definition of interfering with management objectives leading to the Kingdom of heaven. The enemy of the wheat farmer is not the weeds though; his enemy is one who is neither wheat nor weeds. And the farmer is not wheat or weeds. The learning point here is that wise choices depend on IFF (Identification, Friend or Foe). Misplaced emotional identification of a person, as foe may cause one to suffer personal loss. In fact that person may be a useful, but a minor obstruction needing greater understanding and love. In the words of Ephesians 5:1, “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.” A better way would be to “walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Ephesians 5:2. Jesus was asked, “…which is the great commandment in the Law?” He stated, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” Matthew 22:37. But he did not stop there; he added, “…And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:39. Of course we are to avoid certain behaviors. They are listed in the Bible. But from a book, said to have been published sometime prior to 1161AD, a Chinese proverb has come, “All warfare is based on deception.” Jesus is “…the truth, and the life. John 14:5. Truthfully, if it were not for “weeds,” I would not be able to enjoy artichokes. I speak of much more than foods.
“Voices of Faith” is a rotating column featuring messages from all churches. Pastors, please e-mail 400-word messages to firstname.lastname@example.org
Churches of the Valley Kernville First Baptist Church of Kernville 46 Valley View Drive, Kernville Sunday Services — 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. 376-6403 Prince of Peace Lutheran Fellowship Center 44 Big Blue Road, Kernville Sunday School 9 a.m. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. 417-2014 Kernville Foursquare Church Kernville Chamber of Commerce 11447 Kernville Road Sunday Services 9:30 a.m. 223-6704 Kernville United Methodist Church 251 Big Blue Rd., Kernville Sunday Services 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. 376-2751 St. Peter’s Anglican Church 11900 Sierra Way, Kernville Sunday Service 10:00 a.m. 376-6362 St. Sherrian Episcopal Church Odd Fellows Hall, Kernville Sundays 10 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. 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. 417-0793 Landmark Missionary Baptist Church 2741 Mountain View Rd, Lake Isabella Sunday Services 9:45 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. 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. 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 12:00 p.m. 379-2343 Kern Valley Bible Church 3920 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella Sunday Services 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. 379-5482 Church of the Nazarene 2931 Erskine Creek Rd., Lake Isabella Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. 379-2062 Highland Chapel United Methodist 5301 Lake Isabella Bl., Lake Isabella Sunday School & Worship 9:30 a.m. 379-2120 Lake Isabella Church of Christ 3711 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella Sunday worship 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Bible study Sun. 10 a.m., Thurs. 6 p.m. Kern River Valley Seventh Day Adventist 3801 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella Saturday Service 9:30 a.m. 379-3206 Kern Valley Pentecostal LightHouse Church 3730 Wagon Wheel Dr., Lake Isabella Sunday School 9:45
Services 10:45 a.m. Eve. 5 p.m. Wed. Service 6 p.m. 379-5819 Mt. Mesa Church of Christ Mt. Mesa 6400 Dogwood Av., Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. 379-4792 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 6400 Park Av., Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 10:00 a.m. 379-2904 Grace Chapel 12312 Mt. Mesa Rd., Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 9:45 a.m. 379-4093 Christian Assembly 12424 Mountain Mesa Rd., Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. 379-6377 Victory Tabernacle (United Pentecostal Church) 4324 Birch, Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 4 p.m. 379-6360 Southlake/Weldon Kern Christian Church “The River” 14900 Hwy 178, Southlake Sunday Services 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. 378-3780 Weldon Baptist Church 20674 Highway 178 Sunday Services 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. 378-4964 Weldon United Methodist Church 20021 Hwy. 178, Weldon Sunday Services 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. 378-2321 Wofford Heights Family Life Center Foursquare Church Panorama, Wofford Heights Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. 376-6719 New Life Assembly of God 25 Arden Av., Wofford Heights Sunday Services 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. 376-6402 St. Jude Catholic Church 86 Nellie Dent Dr., Wofford Heights Sunday Mass 7 a.m. & 10 a.m., Sat. 4 p.m. 376-2416 Calvary Chapel 125 Sycamore Drive, Wofford Heights Sunday Services 9 & 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. 376-8789 Christ Fellowship 80 Evans Road, Wofford Heights Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Miscellaneous SGI - USA Buddhist Discussion Meetings - call 379-6162 for dates and times. Based on the Lotus Sutra. Salvation Army The needy are helped by the local affiliate of this national organization. Mon. 9 am — 1 pm. 6105 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. 760-379-5100.
Three guys die and go to heaven. The first goes up to St. Peter, who says, "I have only one question before you go into heaven: Were you faithful to your wife?" The guy answers, "Yes, I never even looked at another women." St. Peter says, "See that Rolls-Royce over there? That's your car to drive while you’re in heaven." The second guy gets the same question and answers: "Once I strayed, but I confessed to my wife and she forgave me and we worked it out." St. Peter says, "See that new Accord over there? That's your car to use in heaven." The third guy answers the same question: "I have to admit, I chased every female I could, and was with a lot of women." St. Peter says, "Well, that’s pretty bad. But you were basically a good guy otherwise, so that old VW Bug over there is yours to use while you’re in heaven." The three guys go off on their separate ways. A few weeks later #2 and #3 are driving along in the Accord when they see #1's Rolls Royce parked outside of a bar. They stop and go into the bar and find #1 with empty bottles all around him, laying down with his face in his hands on the bar. He’s sobbing gently. They come up to him and #2 says, "Buddy, what could possibly be so bad? You're in heaven, you drive a Rolls Royce, and everything is great!" The guy with the Rolls says, "I saw my wife today!" The other two answer, "That's great! What's the problem?" He answers, "She was riding a moped!"
Bible Trivia by Wilson Casey 1. Is the Book of Ezekiel in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Who/what does "their eyes stand out with fatness" refer to in Psalms 73? Demons, Wicked rich, Serpents, Unholy 3. From 1 Kings 17, what was the widow's cruse miraculously kept full of? Milk, Water, Oil, Light 4. Who reaped a crop a hundred times the
grain he sowed? Gideon, Isaac, Samson, Hanun 5. Whose daughter was referred to as Talitha by Jesus? Zeresh, Jairus, Jeremiah, Shelomith 6. From Acts 16, who sold purple cloth? Lydia, Zimri, Sisera, Hannah ANSWERS: 1) Old; 2) Wicked rich; 3) Oil; 4) Isaac; 5) Jairus; 6) Lydia (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.
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Friday, May 21, 2010
Health Insurance Matters
Logic not applied to national health insurance Harry P. Thal Kern River Courier Columnist
Think about if national health insurance applied to autos. Here’s a hypothetical story: U.S. Senator Generic Jones-Smith's son is a high school senior ready to graduate. Senator Jones-Smith Harry Thal purchases for his son a 2-year-old SUV to transport himself back and forth to his local community college. Once the papers were all signed, he went to his local insurance agent and added the SUV to his policy.
Senator Jones-Smith brought the SUV into the local auto body shop and requested that the dent in the bumper be repaired or replaced, so the car would appear "like new" when he gives it to his son. The repair shop queried as to how the dent occurred. Senator Jones-Smith admitted it was in this condition when it was purchased. The shop informed him that the repair costs would be out of pocket, as the auto policy would not cover "pre-existing conditions". Miffed, Senator Generic Smith-Jones wrote legislation requiring all auto insurance companies doing business in the United States to cover all repairs on all cars regardless of when the accident occurred. His legislation further went on to require
that all maintenance, oil changes and tires be covered by the insurance. His legislation also regulated what the insurance company may charge in premiums. If there are not competitive companies, each state will form insurance plans to compete with the private plans. Being a leader in his party, he managed to push this legislation through within a few months. The White House wanted to make sure that the 32 million drivers without insurance were able to qualify for coverage, so the law was signed. What Senator Generic JonesSmith hadn't considered is that there is a shortage of mechanics. So, when the law is fully implemented in 2014, there will be long lines at service stations. There is a potential that many
emergency repairs may be delayed, as people line up for oil changes. There will be unintended consequences. Fortunately, each state will be developing regulations following the federal guidelines. Hopefully, the car insurance agents will be able to educate the state legislators to create regulations so all people can have access at affordable prices. Harry P. Thal, MA, is a licensed insurance broker and a member of the Society of Certified Senior Advisors and past president and presidentelect of the Kern Association of Health Underwriters. He may be reached at 760-376-2100, e-mail email@example.com or visit him on the web at www.harrythal.com
Women can ignore most fibroids, as they cause no problems Paul G. Donohue, M.D. Kern River Courier Columnist
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: A 50year-old friend of mine was diagnosed with leiomyoma of the uterus. Does this have anything to do with fibroids? She has fibroids, but her doctor says
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they are best left alone, since they shrink at menopause. What causes leiomyoma? Can it become cancer? What treatments are available? -- L.B. ANSWER: "Leiomyoma" (LIE-ohmy-OH-muh) is the medical word for "fibroid." Fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterine muscle. The
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times removal of only the fibroid is possible, and this can be managed in some cases with a scope and special instruments. Uterine artery embolization is a newer treatment in which a slender, soft tube (a catheter) is passed from a surface artery to the uterine artery. When it's at the precise spot, the doctor releases sandsize synthetic particles that clog the artery and cut off the fibroid's blood supply. It withers and is shed. The booklet on fibroids describes them in detail. To order a copy, write: Dr. Donohue -- No. 1106W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. 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.
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uterus basically is a muscular sack with a lining designed to nourish a fetus. The cause of fibroids hasn't been determined. They're extremely common. By age 35, 40 percent to 50 percent of women have one or more. By age 50, 70 percent to 90 percent have at least one fibroid. For most of these women, fibroids cause no trouble and can be ignored. Large fibroids might cause pelvic pain, and they can press on adjacent structures such as the bladder. When that happens, a woman has a need to empty her bladder frequently. Heavy menstrual bleeding is a sign of fibroids. They also can bring painful menstrual periods, and sometimes they make sexual relations uncomfortable. Infertility is cited as a possible effect, but infertility due to fibroids is rare. Transformation into cancer is possible, but not probable. If a fibroid grows rapidly, that's a sign of cancer change and must be investigated. Most fibroids shrink with menopause. Doctors can treat fibroids in a number of ways. One is removal of the uterus -- hysterectomy. If a woman wants more children, some-
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March of 2009 the gallbladder gave up the ghost. This time I picked a Bakersfield surgeon, thinking this was no big deal. I was wrong. A month later I was still lying in a Bakersfield hospital wishing I could get out of there. Finally, a week later I made a belated escape, you might say. And now in May 2010, I returned to my surgeon of choice at Cedars- Sinai who once again put me under the knife and repaired a vary large abdominal hernia and sent me on my way a week later. All of the above commentary is no excuse for not picking the best surgeon in a major city and staying with him through thick and thin. And that’s what I’m telling all of you to do now, if you can. Pick a winner and stay with him! That was after my Cedars-Sinai doc-
tor explicitly told me. And I didn’t heed his advice and boy did I live to regret it. Luckily for me I’m still around to count my blessings.You ought to see the “before the hernia repair surgery” pix that my Cedars- Sinai surgeon has of his pre-op encounter with me. I got the same room on the eighth floor. It’s like a suite on that floor and the food was great. The view out the window was marvelous. And once again Miz Sue was right there sleeping on an extra bed the head nurse thoughtfully supplied. Just like home, almost. Don’t forget to take my advice! California Joe is the storyteller persona of Stevenson Phillips, an actor and singer living in Kernville. You may reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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