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A RC glider is put into flight over the Kern Valley above Weldon.

The Fish and Game Habitat Club invites all children ages 4 through 15 for a free day of fun at the 26th annual Kids’ Fishing Derby. The Derby starts at 6 a.m. on Saturday June 1 and weigh-in closes at 2 p.m. The Derby headquarters will be at Wofford Heights Park on Evans Road. All contestants must register at the Derby Headquarters before fishing. Registration will be open on Friday May 31 from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday June 1 from 6 to 9 a.m. There will be first, second and third place trophies for the biggest fish caught in various age groups and there will be many activities at the Derby Headquarters until 3 p.m. Each registered child will get a free lunch of hot dog, chips and soda and lunch for adults is available for a donation. The awards will be presented at 3 p.m. along with special drawings for other prizes. Tickets for the special drawing will be given at registration, and you must be present to win. Children may fish in the stocked trout fishing pond, in Isabella Lake or the Kern River and fish must be brought to Derby Headquarters by 2 p.m. to be weighed. All fishing regulations will still be in effect. The limit for trout is five, crappie limit is 25 and no bass are allowed . The Fish and Game Habitat Club, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife sponsor this derby with support from local merchants and other Kern Valley service organizations. people

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Michael Batelaan Courier Special Even with what many view as low lake and river water levels, the Kern River Courier reports on how the Kern River Valley remains a visitor destination for California, the nation and world. Big boys and their toys arrive from all over the world to a windy hill top high above Weldon. With controls, these planes cost $4 to 5,000 each, and weigh up to 70 pounds with a 12 foot wing span. Enthusiasts come to Weldon because the contours of that hilltop create a cresting effect like a wave that causes the plane to soar faster. The windier or storm front conditions the better.

They fly in a circular pattern that builds speed with each downward pass. While different flight patterns can be employed in dynamic soaring, the simplest example is a closed loop across the boundary layer between two air masses in relative movement. This day there were pilots from southern California, Colorado, and Brazil. In the past, enthusiasts have been drawn from Germany, Australia and New Zealand and have soared from the Weldon hill. And an annual DS festival is held in Weldon. Last April, the top four to five record holders in the world were on the hill top in Weldon. As of March 2012, the highest reported speed for radio control gliders

was 498 mph. There is no official sanctioning organization that certifies speeds, so records are listed unofficially based on readings from radar guns, although analysis from video footage and other sources is also used. Lately, some models have begun carrying onboard telemetry and other instruments to record such things as acceleration and air speed. In the late 1990s, radiocontrolled gliding awoke to the idea of dynamic soaring. Radio controlled glider pilots perform dynamic soaring using the leeward side of ground features such as ridges and saddles. If the ridge faces the wind, and has a steep back (leeward) side, it can cause flow

separation off the top of the hill, resulting in a layer of fast air moving over the top of a volume of stagnant or reverseflow air behind the hill. The velocity gradient, or wind shear, can be much greater than those used by birds or full scale sailplanes. The higher gradient results in much higher speeds for the aircraft. Models repeatedly cross the shear layer by flying in a circular path, penetrating a fast-moving headwind after flying up the back side, turning to fly with the wind, diving down through the shear layer and turning again to fly back up the back side of the hill. Because of the speeds involved, significant structural reinforcement in the fuselage and wing is important.

Cemetery looks to the heavens for power Michael Batelaan Courier 4-1-1 For the past several years the Kern River Valley Public Cemetery District has been actively engaged in research regarding the use of alternative energy. The primary reason for installing an alternative energy system, solar paneling, is to reduce the cost of electricity needed for the District structures and to run the water delivery system for the irrigation of the cemetery. The District has had several alternative energy presentations by local and regional contractors. Divine Power USA of Arvin has been delected and will install a system for $58,000. The funds

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The goal of District manager Randy Kyt is to procure as much of the $85,000 as possible by requesting support from the community, businesses, organizations and individuals in the form of tax deductible donations. Kyt is reaching out to as many people as possible to ask for donations that will cover the cost of the systems and installation. Kyt says, “Your support of our community cemetery is a reminder for the present and future generations that it is truly the people and businesses of the Kern River Valley that make this a great place to live and vacation.” Kyt invites anyone with questions to call him at 760-376-2189.

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kern river water data: Wednesday 6 p.m. Storage, Isabella Reservoir 105,776 acre-feet 2013 Reservoir peak 106,783 acre-feet Pool maximum 568,075 acre-feet Pool safety limit 360,000 acre-feet Upper Kern Kern Inflow at Kernville 458 cfs (5-hr avg.) Lower Kern Outflow 457 cfs Borel Canal Outflow 417 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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God’s Storehouse yard sale, food drive May 31 and June 1 God’s Storehouse, a non-profit corporation that helps feed those in need, here in the Kern River Valley, is having a canned food drive and yard sale May 31 and June 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The food relief program

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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, Lake Isabella. 760-417-2272. ■ 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, 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, Sierra Vista Restaurant, 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.,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, 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. welcome. 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,Lake Isabella. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312. ■ 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 Isabella Blvd, Lake Isabella. 877-818-4787 ■ 2 p.m. (2nd Tue.), KRV Cemetery District.

serves more than 200 people per month. Canned food and monetary donations are needed to keep this valuable program alive. God’s Storehouse of the Kern River Valley is open the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 14432 Highway 178 in Southlake next door to Frank’s Tire Shop. For informa-

Public invited. 760-376-2189. ■ 6 p.m. (2nd Tue.), Lake Isabella-Bodfish Property Owners, Senior Center, Lake Isabella (760) 760-379-5552. ■ 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 Methodist, 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, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-376-3178 ■ 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. ■ 7 p.m. (45h Thurs.) KRV Gun Assc. Jan - Oct. Kernville Chamber, KRVGAnews@gmail.com ■ 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 .

tion call 760-378-2880.

Kid’s Fishing Derby June 1 The Kid’s Fishing Derby is free and open to all children ages 4 through 15. All participants must be registered. Register at Wofford Heights Park on East Evans Road on May 31 from 3 to 6 p.m. or on June 1 from 6 a.m. until 9 a.m. The Derby is from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the weigh-in is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prize drawings and trophies at 3 p.m. with prizes for 10 tagged fish. Free for all children. Call Elaine Johnson at 760-4170950. Free Concert June 1 “Rock The Lake,” a musical day of food, family, fun and faith is on Saturday, June 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free to all at Mountain Mesa Park Ball field, on McCray Drive in Mountain Mesa. For more information, contact Alta Sierra Broadcasting, Charlie Busch 760-376-4500 or Gary Charlon, State Farm 760-446-4279. Aglow June 1 Aglow meets at the Lake Isabella Senior Center from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Come and be blessed. Call Barbara Pechy at 760-378-3672 or Geraldine Smith at 559-359-8953 for more information. Nuui Cunni Farmers Market June 1 The Kern River Paiute Council invites the public to visit the Nuui Cunni Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for produce needs. The market is located at 2600 Highway 155 in Lake Isabella between Lake Isabella and Wofford Heights at the French Gulch Forest Service Recreation Area. For more information contact the Cultural Center 760-549-0800. Lakeshore Farmers Market June 1 This market is hosted by the Kern Valley Growers Association from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market is at the Lakeshore Lodge, 7466 Wofford Blvd. in Wofford Heights. For information call David Dills 760-812-7833. Onyx Farmers Market opens June 1 The Onyx Certified Farmers Market, hosted by the Kern Valley Growers Association, opens Saturday, June 1, with hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily, at 300 Doyle Ranch Road (near the old Onyx Store), Onyx. Art Center reception June 7 There will be a reception for the opening of the My Favorite Portraits art show of Kern Valley artist Joan Montano Grant, celebrating her 85th birthday. Using traditional old master techniques, Grant has conducted exhibits, locally, nationally and internationally. The reception is Friday June 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Bakersfield Art Center, 1817 Eye Street, Bakersfield. Call 661-869-2320 for more information. KRV Veterans of Foreign Wars breakfast, June 2 Have breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 2 at the Kern River Valley VFW Post 7665 Hall, 2811 Nugget Ave. (behind McDonald’s), in Lake Isabella. For information call 760-379-3877. Houchin Blood Drive June 4 The Kern River Valley blood drive will take place at the First Baptist Church in Lake Isabella, from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4. When donating, 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 three hours prior to donating. Remember to wait one year after tattoos and body piercings and you must be at least 16 years old and weigh at least 110 lbs. Whitewater Wednesday June 5 It is with heavy hearts that the Kernville Chamber must cancel our Whitewater

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Editorial correction In the May 24 Memorial Day issue, the name of Honor Flight Veteran Jack Nichols was incorrectly published. The correct name of the Honor Flight Veteran pictured is Fernando Hernandez. The Courier regrets any inconvenience the error may have caused.

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Locals grateful for community’s support A few weeks back, we had dinner with Jeanette Rogers-Erickson and her husband Charley Erickson who spoke highly of his recent Honor Flight experience. The Courier ran a story about the Honor Flight in November and The Kern Valley Sun started a series with an excellent article “When ‘Thank You’ just isn’t enough” by George Stahl, which talked about the Honor Flight Network and local veterans. We decided to bring the new film Honor Flight to the Kern River Valley for Memorial Day week. It was shown twice free at Kern Valley High School on Tuesday, May 21, thanks to principal John Meyers and substantial financial support from Assemblywoman Connie Conway and many local donors at the Veterans of Foreign Wars and around the Valley. Thanks to the Kern River Courier, Kern Valley Sun and Kern River radio for providing special rates for our advertising. Charlie Busch’s radio spot may have been his best yet! Volunteers baked or brought cookies and served refreshments. Burger King donated drinks. Isabella Market donated bottled water. Elaine Kennedy at Chatterbox Café donated back $175 of what we were going to pay her for the excellent refreshments she made. Any funds we’ve raised not used to put on the films, gets donated to the local hub, Honor Flight Kern County, to help send more Kern County Vets on an Honor Flight of their own. More than $1,400 was collected on the day of the films. We donated the Honor Flight DVD to the Kern Rriver Valley Library, where you can take it out anytime and watch it at home. Kern Valley residents Karen and Gary Zuber have been instrumental in including KRV veterans for Honor Flights from Kern County since the first flight from Bakersfield took place one year ago. At the films, they ran out of Honor Flight applications and forms for people to volunteer to be a “guardian” on an Honor Flight, like the one that leaves Meadows Field in Bakersfield at 4:30am Friday, May 31. Those who watched the movie were touched by the amazing return at the airport in the film. You can be part of Honor Flight on 9:30pm, Sunday, June 2, when Honor Flight Kern County brings vets back to the Meadows Field in Bakersfield. Give them the welcome home reception they deserve! Follow Honor Flight Kern County on Facebook or contact Gary Zuber about the program at 760-379-2109. Richard Rowe and Smitty Glass Man and Woman of the Year 2012 Wofford Heights

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The porcelain throne Rod Middleworth Kern River Courier Columnist

let in Morocco after 11p.m. if you live in an upstairs apartment. Something to do with the sound that occurs We are about to when four gallons of water comes have our two bathrushing down outside somebody’s rooms remodeled bedroom. and the toilets ■ Americans use 4.8 billion galreplaced by more lons of water each year and flush the modern ones that toilet on an average of 4 times a day. use less water. Unless you have a septic tank and go That got me to by the ditty of “If its yellow, let it melthinking about the low or if its brown, flush it down,” important, but selwhich changes everything. dom discussed, ■ We are also told that water Middleworth porcelain throne, flushed in American households, commonly known adds up to 38 percent of the family as the toilet. There are a lot of little water usage. known facts that surround this ■ Musically speaking, most toilets important piece of bathroom furniflush in E flat. ture located in almost every house■ Statistics also tell us that the hold in the average person United States. in each houseHere are hold spends 35 One of the more popular some little minutes a day in commodes was produced and sold known facts I’ve by a gentleman named Thomas A the bathroom noticed about which is nullified Crapper. the toilet: - Middleworth if the person has ■ One of the a digestive probmore popular lem. commodes was produced and sold ■ In checking with those in the by a gentleman named Thomas A. know, the White House has 22 bathCrapper. rooms which, incidentally, are in ■ The first toilet shown on televiconstant use. (There is a message sion was in an episode of “Leave it To here somewhere!) Beaver.” Folks were shocked and the And finally here are a couple of network apologized. words about the rolled paper next to ■ The first time a commode was the aforementioned. In London, at shown in movies was in“Psycho,” McDonald’s, the tissue is pink. And directed by Alfred Hitchcock, in 1959. we are told that more toilet tissue Folks were so captivated by the story rolls unwind from the top front that few noticed that piece of bathdown than from the backside down. room furniture. So perhaps after reading this col■ The average American family umn, you’ll view the lowly toilet with uses 119 rolls of paper each year. new respect as you regally sit on the ■ It’s against the law to flush a toiporcelain throne!

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Resource center presents ‘The Parent Project’ A 16-week program designed for the parents of strong-willed or out-of-control children starts on Thursday, June 6 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Senior Center in Lake Isabella. The program costs $20 which includes a workbook to keep and can be paid over a six-week period. A light dinner will be provided. This course meets the requirements for court-ordered parenting classes. End arguing, improve school attendance, intervene with alcohol and drug use and find resources that help now and in the future. To enroll, call the Family Resource Center, 760-3792556.

Neighborhood Watch subject of meeting The Lake Isabella-Bodfish Property Owners’ Association meets at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. Ashley Glover, with the Sheriff’s Crime Prevention Unit, is going to speak at the next meeting about the Neighborhood Watch. Join them at the Senior Center in Lake Isabella on Tuesday, June 11, to hear this important information. Lake Isabella-Bodfish Property Owner’s Association dues are currently just $5 per person (in 2014, dues will increase to $7 per person). Their mailing address is: LIBPOA, P.O. Box 1251, Lake Isabella, CA 93240-1251. Any property owner within the Lake Isabella-Bodfish areas may become a member of the association by paying the required annual dues. Proof of ownership of property may be required. For more information call Carol Sue Rutledge, past president, at 760-379-5552.

Elks annual Flag Day celebration The Kern Valley Elks Lodge is holding its annual American Flag Day celebration at the Elks Lodge in Wofford Heights on Friday, June 14. The public is invited. The original American Fraternal Order and Social Club, now the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks has celebrated Flag Day since the early days of the organization and allegiance to the flag is a requirement to become an Elk. In 1907, the BPOE Grand Lodge designated by resolution that June 14 be Flag Day. The Grand Lodge of the Order adopted mandatory observance of this date by every Lodge in 1911, and that observance still stands. The Elks prompted President Woodrow Wilson to recognize the Order’s Observance of Flag Day for its patriotic expression. The Flag Day ceremony begins in the Elks Lodge dining room at 5 p.m. sharp. Members of the Kern Valley Boy Scouts will present various flags during the History of the Flags. The DAR will have a reading about the history of the American Flag. This is a highly patriotic and moving ceremony. Exalted ruler Glen Cashwheelerr, past exalted rulers and current trustees will be in uniform. The dinner for $10 will consist of fried chicken with the fixings plus apple pie, follows the ceremony at about 6 p.m. Non members are to use the front door of the Lodge and proceed directly into the dining room.

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Continued from page 2 Wednesday event this year. The water and the resources simply aren’t available. Toddler story time June 6 The Kern River Valley branch library will have Toddler story time the first and third Thursdays of each month at 11:15 a.m. The branch is at 7054 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella. Call 760-549-2083 for more information. Prayer Breakfast June 6 All are invited to participate in the monthly prayer breakfast at Nelda’s Diner in Lake Isabella on the first Thursday of each month from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Breakfast (optional) is at the conclusion of prayer. All are welcome and join in personal and corporate prayer. Attendees are encouraged

to bring their prayer requests and join in corporate prayer for the needs of our community, county, state and country. For additional information call 760-379-4600. Karaoke June 6 Sweet Adelines are hosting a Ladies’ Night of Karaoke Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m. at the Lake Shore Lodge in Wofford Heights. Singing, harmony, fun, food and free! For more information, call 760-3764124. Annual Squirrel Valley Yard Sale June 8 Don’t miss the many yard sales throughout Squirrel Valley on Saturday, June 8. Maps marked with each address will be available outside Mountain Mesa Market at the corner of Highway 178 and McCray Road on at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the sale and not before. Do not disturb market employees. Call Judy Hallgren at 760-3795542 for more information.

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Alta Sierra Broadcasting (KCNQ, KRVQ and KVLI) and State Farm’s Gary Charlon have teamed up to sponsor “Rock the Lake,” a musical day of food, family, fun and faith on Saturday, June 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free to all at Mountain Mesa Park Ball Field on McCray Road, in Mountain Mesa. Local band, Alasso, will be playing at noon, along with bands, Joy Seeds at 1

p.m., RCA at 2 p.m. and Jack and the 2nd Chance Blues at 3 p.m. There will be children’s activities, face painting and everything needed for a fun day at the park. The Kern River Valley Rotary will be selling tri-tip sandwiches and hot dogs, along with non-alcoholic refreshments. For more information, contact Charlie Busch, Alta Sierra Broadcasting, 760376-4500 or Gary Charlon of State Farm at 760-446-4279.

Seven Godly virtues, No. 1 Janet Kutzner, Lay Eucharistic Minister St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Kernville During the season of Lent, the Bishop’s Notes focused on the Seven Deadly Sins. Now I would like to focus on Virtue Kutzner with an examination of the Seven Godly Virtues. Saint Paul wrote to the Church in Philippi: “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” (Philippians 4:8 ESV) According to the Catholic Catechism a virtue is: “a habitual and firm disposition to do the good. It allows the person not only to perform good acts, but to give the best of himself. The virtuous person tends toward the good with all his sensory and spiritual powers; he pursues the good and chooses it in concrete actions.” (Article 7: 1803) It is that habit and disposition to do good which contradicts the temptation to sin. The root to overcoming

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sin is not to get oneself into heaven, but to live out what it means to be a child of God. It was Saint Gregory of Nyssa, in his work on the Beatitudes, who wrote: “The goal of a virtuous life is to become like God.” The Seven Godly Virtues are Humility, Charity, Kindness, Diligence, Chastity, Patience and Temperance. I wrote that the root of the Deadly Sins is Pride. Equally, the root of the Godly Virtues is Humility. A quick Google search will bring lots of definitions, but all have a similar feel - the ability to not think of oneself first, but to think of others before self. This does not mean that a humble person has what is popularly known as “low self-esteem.” This is just the opposite. The person who is humble has a true self-esteem knowing that they are nothing without God, but with God they are a regenerated, redeemed and reborn child of God. The virtue of humility opens the doors for the other virtues because it recognizes it’s complete and utter dependence on God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This is the opposite of the sin of Pride which declares: “I am sufficient unto myself." I pray you the gift and virtue of Humility! Blessings to you all. Reprinted in part, from Bishop Eric Menees, of the San Joaquin Diocese.

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School’s out? Dan Schlensker, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church Lake Isabella Here we are the first week of June. School’s out! Schlensker I don’t think there’s anyone between the ages of 6 and 18, who doesn’t look forward to the end of a school year. Even if you’re older than that, like I am, you can remember that great feeling of the onset of summer vacation. The Kern River Valley surely got into the swing of summer last weekend with the big influx of flatlanders getting their first taste of summer recreation. Although perhaps summer vacation brings on a hiatus in learning activities and a break in academic or scholastic growth for those who are in school, what about spiritual progress? Ought a Christian to take time off from that which produces spiritual growth, like worship together in God’s house, the blessing of the Sacraments, Bible study and the fellowship of the saints? The apostle Peter, in his second letter, encourages his addressees to “be on your guard lest, … you fall from your own steadfastness, but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:17-18) Persistent attention to one’s own relationship to Jesus and spiritual growth is a continuing concern.

Spiritual sustenance is an ongoing need, just like every living thing needs a constant flow of nourishment. Those involved in some kind of educational process do need a break from their studies once in a while; but that’s different from taking a break from eating! In his first letter, Peter admonished readers, “like newborn babes, long for the pure milk of the word, that by it you may grow in respect to salvation, if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord” (1 Peter 2:2-3). It’s important that we stay plugged in to the source of our spiritual nourishment. That doesn’t mean we have to stay home all summer, but it does mean that wherever we go we ensure that we continue to be spiritually fed, like the folks visiting Lake Isabella from Long Beach, who visited Shepherd of the Hills last Sunday seeking spiritual sustenance. Take your Bible and devotional material with you on vacation, so you don’t dry up or starve yourself during your time away. Paul tells the Christians in Ephesus that, “we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves, and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him, who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by that which every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love” (Ephesians 4:14-16).

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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Announcements, Continued from page 3 DAR Constitution barbecue planned Tickets are now available for the annual Constitution barbecue, sponsored by the Kawaiisu Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution on at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 at the Elks Lodge Park. The cook is Jim Wyly. The cost is $15. Children are $8. Age 4 and under are free. Call regent Sandy Keiffer at 760-379-8152 or Marian DeMars at 760-376-4578.

Alzheimers Adult Day Services Program The Alzheimers Disease Association of Kern County hosts the Adult Day Services Program every Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lake Isabella Senior Center. The program was developed as a way to care for the frail elderly and persons with a memory loss who shouldn’t be left unattended or who enjoy stimulating activities. ADAKC offers a meaningful and safe situation outside of the home for participants and needed relief time for their care givers. The program includes limited physical exercise, fellowship, community involvement, arts and crafts, music, reminiscing, guest entertainers, support services, meals. A suggested donation of $20 per day is not required. The program is staffed by caring, trained respite coordinators, program assistants and volunteers. Call 661-393-8871 or 661-301-6154.

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or licenses required for any registered child. So make sure that you register before you start fishing. This If you are a paris a great way to spend a Saturday ent or guardian of with the family. For more informaa youngster tion call Elaine Johnson at 760-417between 4 and 15 0950 or email her at fishandgameyears of age, pay club@yahoo.com. close attention. On In case you have been out of town the Saturday, June (maybe sleeping under a rock), let me 1, the Fish and tell you it’s been a little tough on the Game Habitat Club lake lately. The wind has been ripis going to do ping on a daily basis. There have everything possible Mencarini been intermittent times of calm but to put great big they are few and far between. Not smiles on every many are willing child who parto brave the ele... Habitat Club is going to do ticipates in this ments. It brings everything possible to put great big years Kids’ memories of a full smiles on every child... Fishing Derby. lake when the - Mencarini Those chilfour foot waves dren who are would crash over registered will the rocks at Frear have a chance to catch their first fish Point. in the pre-stocked enclosed fishing Here’s a thought: please use area. Also provided are coordinated extreme caution with any kind of activities for the children at Wofford flame, spark or fire around the lake, Heights Park, home base for the in the campgrounds and anywhere Derby. There will be trophies, prizes else. It only takes a spark to get this and a free lunch for all registered very dry fuel going, but it could take children. There are absolutely no fees months to put it out.

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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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By Sam Struckhoff PICKS OF THE WEEK “Oz the Great and Powerful” (PG) — Years before Dorothy and Toto landed over the rainbow, another Kansas yokel went on an adventure down the yellow brick road. Oscar Diggs (James Franco) is a small-time magician and part-time con man who hatches a silly scheme to attain greatness. He winds up in a colorful world where he befriends a flying monkey (voiced by Zach Braff) and meets three charming witches (Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis). Of course it’s not going to measure up to the original. I’ll get that out of the way first. There’s no music, for one. James Franco acts like he’s not supposed to carry the movie. Franco can give a real performance, but the guy isn’t convincing when he’s talking to computer-generated critters. “Snitch” (PG-13) — When Jason (Rafi Gavron) is busted for receiving a shipment of ecstasy, the teenager faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years. Fortunately, his father, John (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson), is an enormous and caring fellow. To make a deal to get his son out of trouble, John volunteers to go undercover and to take down a drug ring. It’s a distressed-dad action flick with an overt mes-

sage about the War on Drugs: It’s bad. Johnson puts in the effort, and you can see his skill here. He’s still a miscast -- an action-hero type charged with playing an everyman -- but it’s an entertaining rental and somewhat unique for an action flick of its class. “Wrong” (R) — Do not expect this movie to make sense ... at all. It’s funny. But it won’t let you enjoy it as a casual experience. In “Wrong,” a man (Jack Plotnick) searches for his lost dog. Palm trees decide to be pines, office cubicles are subject to torrential weather patterns, and people are just strange. There’s nothing really to “get” besides the idea that this movie wants to break the mold of the slice-of-life film genre. It might frustrate some viewers. Scratching your head and going along with the absurdity on screen is the best-case scenario for such an out-there flick. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Memorial Day Harry P. Thal Kern River Courier Columnist Having just celebrated Memorial Day, I thought it timely to answer questions in print that I regularly receive from veterans over the phone. If you have been honorably discharged or released Thal from the military, you may be able to get benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Your spouse and children may also be able to get benefits. Veterans are entitled to a wide range of medically necessary services, including hospital inpatient and outpatient care, prescription drugs prescribed by a VA physician, emergency care at VA facilities, preventive care, rehabilitation, mental health and substance abuse treatment, home health and hospice care. The key wording is “medically necessary� and prescriptions written by a VA physician. Veterans can receive care at any VA facility. There are no limits on the number of days of care or outpatient visits the VA will provide, as long as services are available. Many Kern River Valley residents receive VA benefits, but want to know how they coordinate with Medicare. Truth be told, they do not work together, but can work side by side. Often a medication may not be covered by Medicare Part D, but will be covered by the VA. Benzodiazepines and barbitu-

rates are good examples of meds not covered by the Medicare program. Yet, the VA charges $8 to fill generic prescriptions, and several Part D Medicare drug plans have a $0 co-pay. Also, while medical services are great when you can get an appointment at the VA, sometimes it is easier to use a local doctor rather than the drive to Bakersfield. Medicare makes this a good alternative. However, Medicare does have deductibles and co-pays, so for some, electing a Medicare Advantage HMO may be the answer, as some of these plans have a $0 deductible, $0 co-pay for office visits, and even the hospital. The VA does not cover hearing aids, eyeglasses and routine dental care, unless they are considered necessary treatment for a service-connected medical condition. These are low-cost options for several Advantage plans. I have found that people on MediCal with a Share of Cost (SOC) also will find the Medicare Advantage plan a way to reduce their expenses. To find out if you are eligible for VA benefits and information about how to get them, call the VA Health Administration Center at 1-800-7338387 or 1-877-222-VETS (877-2228387). Harry P. Thal, MA, is a licensed insurance broker in California (0621106) and other states. Harry is on the National Assoc. of Health Underwriters Medicare Advisory Board. He may be reached at 760-376-2100, e-mail harrythal@aol.com or visit him on the web at harrythal.com.

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ARIES (Mar. 21 to April 19) Cheer up. Your emotional impasse will lift once you allow your highly tuned sense of justice to guide you on what to do about an associate’s questionable behavior. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) News about a project you hoped to work on might need more clarification. Take nothing just on faith. Draw up a list of questions, and insist on each being fully answered. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Giving your time to help others is fine. But don’t lose sight of your own needs. Make plans for an energy-restoring getaway with that very special person in your life. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Congratulate yourself on getting that difficult job done to everyone’s satisfaction. This could be the first of many such challenges you might be offered down the line. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) With your enthusiasm soaring again, you feel ready to tackle a tough new assignment. Good for you! And remember: Don’t be too proud to accept help when it’s offered. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Cupid rules the week for single Virgos eager to make a romantic connection. Meanwhile, Virgo couples experi-

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ence renewed commitment in their relationships. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Home and work issues vie for your attention through early next week. Rely on your sense of balance to keep you from being overwhelmed by either side. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Creative projects might have to go on standby as you tackle other matters making demands on your time and energy. Things should ease by the middle of next week. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Your energies are high, and so are your aspirations. But be careful not to let work dominate the week. It’s also important to spend time with family and friends. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) It’s a good time to set aside your pride and stop nursing those hurt feelings. Instead, consider restoring relationships you want to have back in your life. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You might be miffed at not being shown more appreciation for your hard work. But don’t brood over it. Recognition comes in its own time and in its own way. PISCES (Feb. 19 to Mar. 20) With your inner creative juices starting to boil and bubble, this is a good time to launch a new arts-related project, or go back and restart the one you had set aside. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Kern River Courier Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: A SAFE POOL - CALIFORNIA ( 2013 - B2715) Street address of principal place of business: 9531 Langley Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93312. Mailing address of business: 809 Spirit Lake Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93312. REGISTRANTS: Lewis & Lynn Incorporated, a California Corporation, 809 Spirit Lake Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93312 and A Safe Pool - California, 9531 Langley Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93312. Business is being conducted as E Unincorporated Association. Date the business commenced: 05/13/2011. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: Jassen Froehlich. This statement filed on 05/01/2013. Expires 05/01/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, AuditorController-County Clerk. By: M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier May 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: HEALTH SOLUTIONS ( 2013 B2697) Street address of principal place of business: 14611 Checkerbloom Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93314. Mailing address of business: 14611 Checkerbloom Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93314. REGISTRANT: Renee Hieb, 14611 Checkerbloom Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93314. Individual. Date the business commenced: 04/27/2013. 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: Renee Hieb. This statement filed on 04/30/2013. Expires 04/30/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, AuditorController-County Clerk. By: E. Del Villar. Published by the Kern River Courier May 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: ARCHIE'S HARDWARE ( 2013 - B2753) Street address of principal place of business: 11317 Kernville Road, Kernville, CA 93238. Mailing address of business: 11317 Kernville Road, Kernville, CA 93238. REGIS-

TRANT: Jill Sloan Thurman, 11317 Kernville Road, Kernville, CA 93238. Individual. Date the business commenced: 11/01/2003. 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: Jill Sloan Thurman. This statement filed on 05/02/2013. Expires 05/02/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By: E. Del Villar. Published by the Kern River Courier May 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2013. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 13-2254 APN: 252-141-16 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10-282009. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On June 12, 2013 at 12:00 pm, Advanced Reconveyance, Inc., a California Corporation as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust recorded 11-6-2009, as Inst. No. 0209165302 of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Kern County, State of California, Executed by Stephen Timm and Jennifer Timm, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) at: Outside the main entrance to the Wanda Kirk Library, 3611 Rosamond Blvd., Rosamond, CA 93560. All CASHIER'S CHECKS MUST BE MADE PAYABLE TO ADVANCED RECONVEYANCE, INC. All rights, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Parcel 25 of Record of Survey Tract 2085, in the un-incorporated area, County of Kern, State of California, as per map recorded May 2, 1958 in Book 7, Page 69 of Records of Surveys, in the office of the County Recorder of said County. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: Vacant Land - directions may be obtained by written request within 10 days of the first publication of this notice from: Advanced Reconveyance, Inc., 43545 17th Street West, Suite 503, Lancaster, CA 93534. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said Sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The

total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated cost, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $48,486.55. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Date: May 8, 2013. Advanced Reconveyance, Inc., As Trustee, 43545 17th Street W., Ste 503, Lancaster, CA 93534, 661-9455525, Vickie Durham, Trustee Sale Officer NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on the notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgages, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 661-945-5525 using the file number 13-2254. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the internet web site. The best way to verify the postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. (Published by the Kern River Courier May 17, 24 and 31, 2013) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 13-2253 APN: 252-141-15 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10-282009. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On June 12, 2013 at 12:00 pm, Advanced Reconveyance, Inc., a California Corporation as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust recorded 11-6-2009, as Inst. No. 0209165304 of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Kern County, State of California, Executed by Stephen Timm and Jennifer Timm, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGH-

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EST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) at: Outside the main entrance to the Wanda Kirk Library, 3611 Rosamond Blvd., Rosamond, CA 93560. All CASHIER'S CHECKS MUST BE MADE PAYABLE TO ADVANCED RECONVEYANCE, INC. All rights, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Parcel 26 of Record of Survey Tract 2085, in the un-incorporated area, County of Kern, State of California, as per map recorded May 2, 1958 in Book 7, Page 69 of Records of Surveys, in the office of the County Recorder of said County. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: Vacant Land - directions may be obtained by written request within 10 days of the first publication of this notice from: Advanced Reconveyance, Inc., 43545 17th Street West, Suite 503, Lancaster, CA 93534. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said Sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated cost, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $52,360.76. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Date: May 8, 2013. Advanced Reconveyance, Inc., As Trustee, 43545 17th Street W., Ste 503, Lancaster, CA 93534, 661-9455525, Vickie Durham, Trustee Sale Officer NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on the notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgages, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 661-945-5525 using the file number 13-2253. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the internet web site. The best way to verify the postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. (Published by the Kern River Courier May 17, 24 and 31, 2013) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: RMW MOBILITY SERVICE AND SALES (2013 - B2937) Street address of principal place of business: 10905 Hand Court, Weldon, CA 93283. Mailing address of busi-

ness: 10905 Hand Court, Weldon, CA 93283. REGISTRANT: Robert Weigel, 10905 Hand Court, Weldon, CA 93283. Business is being conducted as an Individual. Date the business commenced: 08/23/2007. 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 Weigel. This statement filed on 05/14/2013. Expires 05/14/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, AuditorController-County Clerk. By: J. Garcia. Published by the Kern River Courier May 17, 24, 31 and June 7, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: ALPHA SIKARAN ACADEMY (2013 - B2896) Street address of principal place of business: 2550 Jewetta Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93312. Mailing address of business: 8903 Cinnabar Court, Bakersfield, CA 93312. REGISTRANTS: Geoffre Banaag, 8903 Cinnabar Court, Bakersfield, CA 93312 and Bethany Banaag, 8903 Cinnabar Court, Bakersfield, CA 93312. Business is being conducted as 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: Bethany Banaag. This statement filed on 05/13/2013. Expires 05/13/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: M Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier May 24, 31, June 7 and 14, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT COATING (2013 - B2787) Street address of principal place of business: 317 Kentucky Street, Bakersfield, CA 93305. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 3250, Bakersfield, CA 93385. REGISTRANTS: JR Jones, 317 Kentucky Street, Bakersfield, CA 93305, Mike Cline, 317 Kentucky Street, Bakersfield, CA 93305 and Joe Cain, 317 Kentucky Street, Bakersfield, CA 93305. Business is being conducted as an Unincorporated Association. 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: JR Jones. This statement filed on 05/03/2013. Expires 05/03/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, AuditorController-County Clerk. By: A. Guerrero. Published by the Kern River Courier May 24, 31, June 7 and 14, 2013.

#1: JOSCO CONSTRUCTION, INC., (2013 - B3095) Street address of principal place of business: 317 Kentucky Street, Bakersfield, CA 93305. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 3250, Bakersfield, CA 93385. REGISTRANT: Josco Constructon, Inc., 317 Kentucky Street, Bakersfield, CA 93305. Business is being conducted as a California Corporation. Date the business commenced: 01/01/1990. 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: Susie Jones, Secretary. This statement filed on 05/21/2013. Expires 05/21/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, AuditorController-County Clerk. By: A. Guerrero. Published by the Kern River Courier May 31, June 7, 14 and 21, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: COUNTRY LIVING FEED AND SUPPLY, (2013 - B3160) Street address of principal place of business: 15408 Highway 178, Weldon, CA 93283. Mailing address of business: 15408 Highway 178, Weldon, CA 93283. REGISTRANT: Saceila Mcanally, 9113 Comanche Way, Weldon, CA 93283. Business is being conducted as an Individual. Date the business commenced: 12/17/2012. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: Saceila Mcanally. This statement filed on 05/24/2013. Expires 05/24/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By: E Del Villar. Published by the Kern River Courier May 31, June 7, 14 and 21, 2013. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME: Fictitious Business Name being abandoned: COUNTRY LIVING FEED AND SUPPLY (2012 - B6320) Street address of business: 15404 Highway 178, Weldon, CA 93283. Mailing address of Business: 9113 Comanche Way, Weldon, CA 93283. REGISTRANT WHO WISHES TO ABANDON THE BUSINESS NAME: Saceila McAnally, 9113 Comanche Way, Weldon, CA 93283. Original FBN Statement Filed on: 11/02/2012. This Statement of Abandonment filed on: 05/24/2013. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk by E. Del Villar, Deputy Clerk (34993). Published by the Kern River Courier May 31, June 7, 14 and 21, 2013.

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