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Summer is just about here and the Kern Valley is all ready hopping with lots to do. On Saturday don't miss the annual Siretta Street sale that starts at 8 a.m. The whole street in Kernville is turned into a giant yard sale with lots of things to see and buy. The Rotary Club of Kern River Valley 14th Annual Car Show "Down by the River Side" is also on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Riverside Park in Kernville. This event is open to all 1975 or older cars, trucks, street rods, stock or custom, and rat rods. There will be a lake cruise, vendors, and giant raffle, 50's and 60's music and a pet parade. Or you can join Audubon Kern River Preserve staff and volunteers for their Habitat Restoration Workdays. Volunteers of all levels of ability and time commitment are welcome. Bring food and water, gloves; wear long sleeves and pants, work shoes or boots. The preserve will supply the tools. Meet at 8 a.m. at the Alexander Restoration Site on Fay Ranch Road in Weldon. Contact the Kern River Preserve Land Steward, Sean Rowe 760-378-2531 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. The Kern Valley Indian Community quarterly meeting will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Senior Center, 6405 Lake Isabella Boulevard in Lake Isabella. Guests will include two archaeologists from China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station, Kish LaPierre, Tribal Liaison and Mike Baskerville, Chief Base Archaeologist. Dinner will be provided by the Council. Please bring salad or dessert and a raffle item. Bring any gently used household items and clothing to share. dining
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Michael Batelaan/Kern River Courier Overflow crowd - About 400 filled the Senior Center in Lake Isabella for the CPUC Public Participation Hearing.
Residents blow off steam Pam Stewart Courier Just In Former Kernville business owner, Linda Diaz, summed up the frustration of hundreds of Kern River Valley residents Tuesday evening, April 30, when she said, “We’re seeing our community dry up.” Close to 400 frustrated and angry citizens came together at the Lake Isabella Senior Center to voice their concerns about the California Water Company’s proposed super-sized three-year rate hikes. The hearing, hosted
by the California Public Utilities Commission, was held to let members of the public comment about the proposed rate changes. Given three minutes
“I am stunned at the water rate increase,” she said. “Without water, the quality of our environment goes down.” One after another, resi-
I am stunned at the water rate increase!
- Catherine Cassidy
each to speak, almost 50 local residents signed up to address CPUC Administrative Law Judge Anthony Colbert. Catherine Cassidy recently moved to the Valley.
dents relayed examples of that loss of quality of life and the actions they have taken to conserve water. ■ home owners not selling their properties, ■ children sharing bath water,
■ residents not watering their landscaping, ■ people bathing less frequently and ■ senior citizens flushing their toilets less often. The rates have steadily increased, they said, while their fixed incomes have not. Now Cal Water is proposing that Kern Valley residents pay even more a cumulative 44.66 percent more over three years. “I cringe every time I turn on the water,” Dorothy Hoague, 80,
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Passion for art leads to Bakersfield show Michael Batelaan Courier Preview David Cook, local artist and owner of Cookgallery Art Studio in Wofford Heights will be exhibiting his work at the Foundry in Bakersfield throughout the month of May. Cook says that much of his imagery comes from natural or urban places. He is drawn to geometric shapes, structure and the play of color and light within this environment. His urban landscape paintings transcend our perception of landmark buildings by simplifying their structure. He likes working in gouache and allowing the medium to convey an opaque, flat appearance, emphasizing
Michael Batelaan/Kern River Courier “Beyond Perception” - Exhibit by local artist David Cook.
the two dimensions of paper or canvas. Using color triads, he works within a prismatic pallet to create a harmonious composition. Cook received his Bachelor of Arts Degree
in Liberal Studies with a minor in Art from Cal State University, Bakersfield. Following two decades as an educator, his focus shifted dramatically. A lifelong learner, his extensive knowlnature
edge of art history, theory and philosophy support his passion for art. Recently he attended a graduate study workshop at the prestigious Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with renowned artist Stuart Shils. Cook's studio work consists of classical drawing, abstract painting and contemporary rendering. He currently lives in Squirrel Valley with his wife and two daughters. This exhibit will run through the month of May at The Foundry at 1608 19th Street, Bakersfield. The opening for this exhibit will be held on First Friday May 3rd,, from 5 to 9 p.m. The general public is welcome to attend. There is no fee to view the exhibit.
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kern river water data: Wednesday 6 p.m. Storage, Isabella Reservoir 97,256 acre-feet Reservoir peak 220,365 acre-feet Pool maximum 568,075 acre-feet Pool safety limit 360,000 acre-feet Upper Kern Kern Inflow at Kernville 1017 cfs (5-hr avg.) Lower Kern Outflow 322 cfs Borel Canal Outflow 0 cfs (stopped) Data from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cfs=cubic feet per second 1 cu.ft. = 7.48 U.S. gallons 1 ac.ft.= 325,851 U.S. gal.
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■ 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
■ 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.
■ 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
■ 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
■ 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.
Sirretta Street sale May 4 The annual Sirretta Street sale starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, and not a moment sooner! Lots of things to see and buy! Turn someone else’s trash into your treasure.
Public invited. 760-376-2189. ■ 6 p.m. (2nd Tue.), Lake Isabella-Bodfish Property Owners, Senior Center, Lake Isabella (760) 760-379-1830. ■ 6:30 p.m., (2nd Tue.) Epilepsy Support Group, Bakersfield. 760-376-1606 or 760-258-5272. ■ 7 p.m., (4th Tue.), KRV Historical Society, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. ■ 7 - 8:30 p.m., AA, KR Health Center, 67 Evans Rd., Wofford Hts. 760-379-4112 or 760-417-9701 ■ 7 - 8:30 p.m., AA - Weldon Methodist Church, 20021 Hwy. 178, Weldon. 760-379-4112
■ 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
■ 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.
■ 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 .
Car show May 4 The Rotary Club of Kern River Valley 14th annual Car Show “Down by the River Side” is happening on Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Riverside Park in Kernville. For more information contact Paul Cromwell at 760-417-1008. Pre-registration fee with event T-Shirt is $40. Nuui Cunni Farmers Market May 4 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 May 4 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. Habitat restoration workdays May 4 Join Audubon Kern River Preserve staff and volunteers for our Habitat Restoration Workdays. This week is site care and maintenance. Volunteers of all levels of ability and time commitment are welcome. Bring food and water, gloves; wear long sleeves and pants, work shoes or boots. The preserve will supply the tools. Meet at 8 a.m. at the Alexander Restoration Site on Fay Ranch Road, 1/3 mile north of Highway 178 in Weldon. Contact the Kern River Preserve Land Steward, Sean Rowe 760378-2531 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. Kern Valley Indian Community Meeting, May 4 Kern Valley Indian Community quarterly meeting will be held on Saturday, May 4th at 11 a.m. at the Lake Isabella Senior Center, 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd. in Lake Isabella. Guests will include two archaeologists from China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station -- Kish LaPierre, tribal liaison and Mike Baskerville, chief base archaeologist. Dinner will be provided by the Council. Please bring a salad or dessert and a raffle item. Bring any gently used household items and clothing to share. Brian Finnegan and William Coulter house concert, May 4 Kern River Valley residents have an opportunity to hear an incredible guitarist, William Coulter, with Irish flute and whistle virtuoso, Brian Finnegan, Saturday, May 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. The spirited sparks kindled there by the kindred spirits. There is room for 45 people so RSVP as soon as possible. As always, the $15 per ticket goes directly to the artist. Call Katharine Edmonson at 760-376-2239 or email email@example.com. Kern Valley Political Action Club May 5 The Kern Valley Political Action club meeting is on Sunday, May 5 at 5:30 p.m. The potluck is at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at 42 Pine Dr, Kernville. Call Holly Spohn-Gross with any questions 760-2230269 Suicide Survivor support group May 8 This is a peer support group for people who have lost someone to suicide. It is a safe place to share your grief, find hope and achieve healing. They meet in the Library Room of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 377 Highway 155, Lake Isabella, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 760-223-0845. ECHO awards May 9 The Exporing Careers in Health Occupations Academy is excited to celebrate their 13th annual awards night on
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May "Artist of the Month" Each month there is a new art showing in the museum's Art Room from talented artists from the Kern River Valley. This month's art exhibit is the watercolors of Carollee Tucker. Carollee does landscapes, seascapes, animals, and buildings. She has taken many workshops, both here and in Oregon. She plans to be in the galley on Saturdays between the hours of 11a.m. and 2 p.m. to visit with the museum visitors.
Woodcutting opens for 2013 season With a permit in hand people can begin gathering wood. Woodcutting permits for the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument are available at Forest Service offices in Lake Isabella, and Kernville. Wood permits are valid from April 1 until November 30. Woodcutting activities throughout the Forest are based on current road, weather and fire danger conditions. Check with the local Forest Service office for updates on conditions before cutting firewood. Wood permits cost $10 per cord with a minimum purchase of two cords per person ($20). There is a maximum purchase of 10 cords per household. The cost of the permits is nonrefundable. Customers will be provided with a woodcutting area map and instructions regarding policies when purchasing wood permits. It is the wood cutters’ responsibility to know and follow all regulations listed on their wood permit. For more details call Kernville at 760-376-3781 or Lake Isabella at 760-379-5646
California Water low income rate assistance California Water Company is offering a low-income rate assistance program to those who meet the income guidelines or who participate in other assistance programs. The California Public Utilities Commission has approved a program that provides a discount of up to 50 percent off (up to $12). For questions, email LIRA@calwater.com or call toll-free, 877-4191701.
Suicide Survivor support group This is a peer support group for anyone who has lost someone to suicide. It is a safe place to share your grief, find hope and achieve healing. This group meets on the second Wednesday of every month at the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Library Room, 377 Highway 178, Lake Isabella from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 760-223-0845. If you are in crisis, call the Kern County Mental Health hotline at 800-991-5272.
Adult day services program for Alzheimer patients The Alzheimer’s 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 and meals. A donation of $20 per day is suggested, but not required. The program is staffed by caring, trained respite coordinators, program assistants and volunteers. Call 661-393-8871 or 661301-6154 for more information.
Things I have noticed...
Rollin’ out some memories Rod Middleworth Kern River Courier Columnist
Oh, and by the way, most new tires only lasted about 10,000 miles and every tire had a tube This column is and the tubes had to be repaired dedicated to all along with the tire. the old codgers Remember when we went to and codgerettes the gas station and a gallon of gas who owned an was only a quarter and a snappy old fliver (auto guy came out, filled the tank, manufactured washed the windshield and prior to 1960) and checked the air in the tires. Then remember somehe’d give us a free map and thing about those sometimes free drinking glasses old cars and what Middleworth or other special items. they were like. Let What about batteries that lastme share a few ed only a year and would fail word pictures that might jog your when you were in the middle of memory. the desert or snowdrift? Ah yes, Remember the “Brodie” Knob “air conditioning.” What was that clamped on that? Very few the steering of us had it, Remember when we went to although some wheel and was the gas station and a gallon of used for speed of us used a gas was only a quarter... turning? We window tank didn’t have with dry ice as - Middleworth a coolant. power steering back then, so Remember the knob helped. To start the car the wind wings on the front side you’d insert the key and then windows? You could move them push the starter button on the in and out to force cold and hot dashboard. air into the car. I recall our high Back then, when you bought a and low beam lights were operatcar, you’d get a letter from the ed by a little switch on the floor Fingerhut Company wanting to and was often pushed accidentalsell you clear plastic seat covers. I ly by clunky boots or high heels. bought a set one year and noticed Most cars came with no heater if I left the car in the sun and went or radio. We’d buy them at Pep to sit down I would be fried like Boys and install them ourselves. grandma’s okra. Hot! Hot! Hot! We did most of our own mechanHow about recaps? You’d take ical work and everything was your old tires to a shop and they simple to do or replace. Not like would glue on a new set of treads. today’s vehicle which requires a This worked best when you could- college education and a computer n’t afford new tires until one day just to change the sparkplugs. one of the treads would peel off. Ah for the good ol’ days!
JobFest offers employment opportunities Heidi Carter Escudero, DHS Courier release The Kern County Department of Human Services is pleased to announce its 2013 JobFest Series, bringing employment opportunities to every region of Kern County. With Kern County's overall unemployment rate at 14.1%, the JobFest series is just one way DHS is working to improve the lives of children and families in our communities. The Lake Isabella JobFest will take place on Wednesday, May 15 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Lake Isabella Senior Center, 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella unemployment rate is currently at 16.0%. There will be JobFest events in
Shafter, where the unemployment rate is 24.7% in Taft, where the unemployment rate is 13.9%, in Lamont where the unemployment rate is 24.8%, in Ridgecrest where the unemployment rate is 8.1%. Employers with current job openings are invited to participate at no cost. Contact Shanda Evett at 661633-7036 to receive an Employer Participation Commitment Form for your local job fair. Job Seekers should come to JobFest dressed for success with at least 20 copies of their resume or Master Application. Job leads and resume assistance is available everyday to the public in all DHS locations. Visit KCDHS.org for more information.
Calling all Bridge players Expert, intermediate or novice, the Kern Valley Bridge Club wants you! If you enjoy the game, join club members in Mountain Mesa. If you love challenge, call 760-379-4336 or 760-376-3138. Lessons are available for beginners.
Inaugural Bakersfield Craft Beer Festival May 25 Hopheads, beer geeks and traditional beer drinkers with the curiosity to venture beyond the bland flavor of mass-produced lagers will be in for a treat next month when the inaugural Bakersfield Craft Beer Festival comes to the California State University, Bakersfield Amphitheater. The festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 25, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will benefit CSUB Alumni Relations. In the past decade, the craft beer movement has grown exponentially with an average of 200 new microbreweries opening each year across the nation. In all, there are more than 2,400 microbreweries in the United States and many more popping up internationally. Bakersfield’s beer community is starting to flourish as well and continues to gain ground thanks to the beer enthusiasts at the three local businesses organizing the festival - Imbibe Wine and Spirits, Eureka! Burger and Moo Creamery. “Bakersfield’s beer community has historically debated between Bud
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May Day, Mayday, May-day Dan Schlensker, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church Lake Isabella May Day is observed in many cultures. It has a variety of meanings, characterized by numerous customs. May Day celebration forms include songs and dancing about the Schlensker May-pole, the designation of May-Royalty (queens and kings) and anonymous “May Basket” gift-giving. May Day’s proximity to Easter given its European, pagan origin - is no-doubt unintentional, but it certainly captures the freshness, joy, hope and festive, celebratory aspect of Easter. However, Easter gives people something far greater to celebrate; that is, of course, the return of Jesus from death, and the glory and beauty He has brought to them as His brothers and sisters through the forgiveness He purchased on Calvary’s cross. “Mayday” is also an internationally recognized distress signal. It derives from the French word “m'aider,” which means “come help
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me.” That sounds amazingly like the call of the people along the road to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. “Hosanna” literally means “save us!” Interestingly enough, this distress call is usually vocalized three times: “Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!” which is a reminder of the Triune (threeperson) nature of God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, from Whom all help comes. It was, indeed, a “Mayday” for God’s fallen creatures, who suffered from sin-sickness. They were in deep distress. Their disobedience and rebelliousness made them the enemies of God. But Jesus answered the “Mayday” call and came to the rescue. That brings us to another “Mayday.” When my wife suggests a project for me, I sometimes say, “I may do that today.” I guess that makes it a “May-day.” There’s some uncertainty as to whether or not it will get done. I may do it and I might not. Not so with God’s love, mercy and grace! Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross for all of God’s creatures was accepted by His Father, and God’s promises are sure. Those promises include forgiveness of sins through faith in Jesus, righteousness in His sight, new life empowered by God’s Holy Spirit and eternal life No doubt about it!
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Purged, purified and refined Jack Duitsman Father’s Heart Foursquare Church Kernville Many will be purged, purified and refined, but the wicked will act wickedly; and none of the wicked will understand, but those who have insight will under- Duitsman stand. - Daniel 12:10 The symbolism in this passage from the prophet Daniel drips with meaning as we consider the Holy Spirit’s work in bringing us as believers into a living understanding of the truth. Spiritual stagnancy, ivory-towered theory, and religious indifference to the purposes for which our lives have been touched by the love of the Father find no resting place within the above Word. Both process and purpose are wildly alive as the book of Daniel comes to a close with this Word, and we as believers are invited to have the outworking of our lives line up with what is being described. Consider for a moment the briefest of definitions to these words: Purged - Select, polish, choose, cleanse, test, and prove. (Think silver polish and elbow grease as silver is buffed back to sparkling life.) Purified - To be made white. (Think bleach, laundry detergent,
and scrubbing to remove the stains and grime from clothes.) Refined - To smelt, test, fuse, cast, try. (Think of the foundry where intense heat separates pure gold or silver from the dross.) We are left to conclude that life, by its very nature, brings about the opportunity for the above words to find their outworking in our lives. The joys and the pains; the triumphs and the tragedies; the laughter and the tears; the strength and the sickness; the promotions and demotions; dreams both realized and dashed; the vigor of youth and the reality of advancing age - all bring the deep understanding that our abilities are finite, and the Infinite One ought rather to be trusted. Each unfolding circumstance of life’s journey has the capacity to purify, purge and refine our souls, while at the same time being a disastrous recipe for us to fall back to self sufficient tendencies, and a deepseated desire to be masters of our own destiny. When seen through the focus of the closing words of the verse, “those who have insight will understand,” it is a willingness to be circumspect as to the larger meaning of life’s circumstances that brings perception, discernment and insight. Easy and inherent? Not even remotely! If it were, then all would be wise. Possible and life changing? Yes but of course! With this desire comes all the resource of the Father’s heart of love to walk with and work in us His children the living manifestation of His glory. May the touch of “many,” and help us to “understand.”
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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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2013 fire restrictions announced Courier Release The Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument in conjunction with the Bureau of Land Management, Bakersfield Field Office, are implementing early fire restrictions as of Wednesday, May 1. A very dry winter has led to high fire danger much earlier than in previous years. In response to the increasing potential for wildland fire starts, Sequoia and BLM fire officials will keep these restrictions in effect until further notice. These restrictions apply to the use of campfires, camping stoves, internal combustion engines and smoking. Visitors to Forest Service and adjacent BLM lands must carefully follow these restrictions. Campfire permits and a list of areas that allow campfires on the Sequoia can be obtained from ForestService visitor information desks. Beginning May 1, the following general fire restrictions are in effect: ■ Visitors must have a valid California Campfire Permit in their possession for any type of fire use. (Permits are not required in a developed recreation site or campground.) ■ Prohibited are: wood campfires, charcoal fires and barbecues outside of recreation sites and campgrounds, as
well as welding, or operating an acetylene or other torch with an open flame, or using an explosive. ■ Smoking is prohibited, except within an enclosed vehicle, building or a barren area three feet in diameter or a campground or specified recreation site. ■ Allowed are: lanterns andportable stoves using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel outside of developed recreation sites or campgrounds, but only with a valid Campfire permit. ■ Forest visitors must clear all flammable material five feet in all directions from their camp stove, have a shovel available and ensure that a responsible person attends the stove at all times when in use. ■ Campfires and barbecue charcoal fires are only allowed in developed recreation sites or campgrounds. ■ Within the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument internal combustion engines may be operated only on designated roads and trails. Further restrictions may be imposed if the fire danger increases. Anyone causing a wildfire could be liable for all costs associated with suppressing the fire. For additional information, visit: www.fs.usda.gov/sequoia. If you spot a fire, call 911.
Kern River Valley information Emergencies
■ Ambulance ■ Fire ■ Law Enforcement ■ Search & Rescue ■ Lake Patrol ■ Forest Service
Sheriff/CHP Substation 7046 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella Weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Business calls only, 760-549-2100
Kern County Fire Stations Kernville Station 76 11018 Kernville Road Kernville Business calls only, 760-376-2219 Lake Isabella Station 72 4500 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella Business calls only, 760-379-2626 Southlake Station 71 9000 Navajo Ave. Weldon Business calls only, 760-378-3055
Kern Valley Hospital Emergency Department McCray & Laurel Mountain Mesa 760-379-2681
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Antler, Fin & Feather Report
Something fishy about Derby? information to me as this person was well-vested in the Derby. Feeding fish prior to stocking for an event such as this is an Several days absolute no-no. Somebody has have passed since made a huge mistake, and needs to the Isabella Lake step up to the plate and explain Fishing Derby. I how this happened and quietly have been agonizresign. What might have been ing about writing done here could have a serious this column. I do effect on future Derbys. not like exposing It seems to me, the goal of an bad acts, but event such as this is to give away sometimes I just Mencarini the prizes. I hope that the main can’t stop myself sponsors of the Derby are a little from sticking my more forgiving than the people neck out, knowing I am going to who have made the effort to get my head chopped off. express their displeasure to me. It There are a group of people looks to me who already that those in know this infor...they were allegedly fed just charge of this mation. Again, I prior to being stocked for the event. event have get no pleasure shot themfrom writing - Mencarini selves in the about this subfoot and have ject. delivered a huge black eye to the Being in the public’s eye, I am Derby. Fred Roach, president of always being asked a question or the Kern River Valley Chamber of told the latest news, mostly about Commerce, was asked about this fishing or related topics. There are allegation and refused to comment. also times I am asked to hold what I would like to think that this is a I’ve been told in confidence. This is miscommunication, a misundernot one of those times. Certain standing or anything else other individuals are very upset and I than a malicious act carried out so don’t think they care who hears the big dollar prizes wouldn’t have what they have to say. to be awarded. This week’s column revolves around the tagged trout at the Mike Mencarini lives in Wofford Derby. For whatever reason, and I Heights and is an avid fisherman. For won’t speculate, they were allegedquestions or comments you can reach ly fed just prior to being stocked him through the Kern River Courier, for the event. I have little reason to firstname.lastname@example.org. doubt the person who relayed this Mike Mencarini Kern River Courier Columnist
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
Forest Service seeks comments Jeff Ulrich, acting district ranger Courier Release The Sequoia National Forest, Kern River Ranger District, is seeking comments on the proposed Rancheria Forest Restoration Project to restore National Forest System lands near Alta Sierra in the southern Sierra Nevada. The purpose of the Rancheria Project is to restore and protect the forest ecosystems in the project area to promote a healthy, diverse forest ecosystem that is resilient to the effects of wildfire and other threats, reduce fuel loadings and stand density in order to reduce the risk to people prop-
erty and wildlife habitat from uncharacteristically severe wildfire and to reintroduce a natural fire regimen. The decision to be made is whether to implement the proposed action, implement an alternative to the proposed action, as modified by public comment, or take no action at this time. The Forest Service is also seeking comments on a proposal to reauthorize grazing on the Taylor/Long Grazing Allotment in the Kern River Ranger District in the Sequoia National Forest. Project information on these two projects is available for review at fs.usda.gov/projects/sequoia/landmanagment/projects.
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Couch Theater Roots At the March meeting of Kawaiisu Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Regent Sandy Keiffer, on right, welcomed State Genealogist Corky Peterson who was the Meeting Speaker and advised the members on proving difficult family lines in their own ancestry.
One film, six stories By Sam Struckhoff
Continued from page 2 Thursday, May 9, starting at 6 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building at Kern Valley High School. As the program is being closed, this will be the last official celebration of the students’ accomplishments. They invite any community members who have been a part of the success of the ECHO program to join them. Please RSVP with Vickie Stacy at 760 379-2611 or via Vickie_stacy@kernhigh.org. First Baptist Church of Kernville Game Night, May 10 Come join the fun and play board games, be in competitions and win prizes at the First Baptist Church of Kernville Game Night, on Friday, May 10, starting at 6 p.m. Bring a snack to share and an appetite for play. Call John Cole for more information at 760-223-1036. VFW Mongolian Barbecue May 11 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7665 Men’s Auxiliary will host a Mongolian barbecue on Saturday May 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. Call the Post at 760-379-3877 for more information. KRV Astronomy Star Party May 11 Kern River Valley Astronomy Club holds a Star Party starting at sunset the Saturday night closest to the new moon at the Fairview Helispot, 12 miles north of Kernville (look for the orange cones about one mile south of McNally's). Bundle up. Bring some hot chocolate or coffee, and a lounge chair. For more info, contact Rich Burdge at 760-376-1291 or 760-376-6290 or email email@example.com. It is best to call to check if haze, smoke or cloud cover might prevent this event from happening. Toddler story time May 16 The Kern River Valley branch library will have Toddler story time on Thursday, May 16 at 11:15 a.m. The branch is at 7054 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella. Call 760-5492083 for more information. Free pulmonary function testing May 16 Sienna Wellness Institute will be conducting free pulmonary function testing on Thursday, May 16 by appointment only at their office located at 6425 Lynch Canyon Drive in Mountain Mesa. You can then pick up your results and additional information at the Spring Health Faire on May 21
between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Call 760-3798630, ext. 29 to schedule an appointment. KRV Fire Safe Council Meeting May 16 On Thursday, May 16, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. the Kern River Valley Fire Safe Council meets in the Supervisor’s conference room, at 7050 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. Minutes of meeting will be posted to www.krvfiresafecouncil.org. The Republican Assembly May 16 The Republican Assembly of the Kern River Valley meets on Thursday, May 16 at 4:30 p.m. at the Moose Lodge in Lake Isabella. Walk for Water and Run for Polio May 18 Rotary Club of Kern River Valley hosts two events on the same day. The Run for Polio will raise money for the eradication of polio. The proceeds from this event will be donated to the Rotary International polio foundation. The last place to eradicate the disease is in Nigeria. The Walk for Water will raise money to construct safe and clean water system in Ikpem, Nigeria. Clean water is an essential part in fighting the spread of disease. Rotary Club of Kern River Valley joins with Rotary International, Rotary District 5240, Downtown Bakersfield Rotary and the Rotary Club in Okigwe, Nigeria to implement a water system project in Ikpem. A post-race luncheon will be prepared by The Knights of Columbus at St. Jude Catholic Church. The run and walk start at the church, 86 Nellie Dent Drive, Wofford Heights. Running event contact is Holly Spohn-Gross, 760-223-0269 or email firstname.lastname@example.org; walking event contact: Jim Davis 760-223-3468 or email email@example.com. To include your event in our free Courier Calendar, send the information to us by email or on paper, either in person or by mail (our address is on page 2). Submissions must be received on Tuesday by 1 p.m. in order to make each Friday's issue. Events must be open to the public and if there is any cost, it must be listed. Items submitted for our free Calendar listings may be shortened. Listings are printed in chronological order by event date and space available. Submitted items deemed entirely or mostly business advertising will not be accepted. Some event information gathered from the chambers of commerce, KRVR or www.kernvalley.com.
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PICKS OF THE WEEK “Cloud Atlas” (R) — In six stories set in vastly different places in time and space, a rich story of human experience and interaction unfolds. In history, modern days and the near and distant future, characters from each story are dimly aware of their connections to other people in the timeline. It’s ethereal, thoughtful and kind of sentimental at its heart. Actors play different characters across the six stories, suggesting that old souls are living new lives. Tom Hanks delivers fine performances in his different roles. The film is full of excellent visuals and special effects -- except for some of the makeup. Hanks especially looks odd in a few of his roles. It’s hard to mask that famous face and make someone so recognizable look like he’s from a different time and ethnicity. “3:10 to Yuma” (Criterion Collection) — This 1957 classic Western is now available on Bluray. Dan Evans (Van Heflin) is a dirt-poor frontier rancher who captures a deadly outlaw, Ben Wade (Glenn Ford.) While they wait for the train, Ben offers the poor rancher $10,000 to let him go. Wade’s gang mount up to rescue their leader, while the townspeople get antsy about the-
Tom Hanks in “Cloud Atlas”
outlaw in their midst. This is one of those Westerns where mind games are more prominent than gun fights. There’s plenty of bang bang shoot’em up, but the real tension comes from masterful moviemaking. Watching the two main characters try to pick each other apart as the minutes tick down to 3:10 is like watching a spark sizzle its way toward a powder keg. “Liz & Dick” (NR) —This made-for-TV biopic about Liz Taylor (Lindsay Lohan) and Richard Burton (Grant Bowler) fails on a few levels. It begins with Lohan’s dead-eyed stare going straight into the camera. She’s no Liz Taylor, and doesn’t seem to be trying, either. Which is sad, considering that the whole affair was about venerating an icon while reviving the burnedout starlet. It also misses the mark for tolerable campiness -the last ditch appeal for movies like this. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.
Recipes for Dummies
by Bodfish Bob
10 medium-length stalks of celery, washed well 3 T extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped 5 cups of lightly-flavored, vegetable broth (or water) 2 cups cooked wild rice, brown rice, barley, or wheat berries 1/3 cup celery leaf pesto (optional, but see head notes) parmesan cheese, freshly grated (optional)
Bodfish Bob’s Fried Celery 12 stalks of celery 1 1/4 cups olive oil flour 2 large eggs, beaten Salt Add one tablespoon of salt to four quarts of water and bring to a boil. While the water is heating, slice the stalks into bite size pieces. When the water boils, add the celery pieces and cook until just tender, about six minutes. Remove the pieces from the pot and drain them on paper towels to absorb the excess liquid. While the celery is draining, pour the olive oil in a frying pan and heat it until it’s very hot. Pour the flour in a large bowl and dredge the celery in it. Dip the celery pieces in the egg, and then drop them in the hot oil. Cook the celery until its golden brown. Remove the pieces from the frying pain, and drain them again on paper towels to absorb the excess oil. Sprinkle the celery with salt, pepper or your favorite seasoning, and serve the dish hot.
Bodfish Bob’s Chunky Celery Soup 1 large onion 1 large russet potato 3-4 small -medium carrots
Chop the onion, potato, carrots, and celery into pieces that are about 1/2-inch or smaller. Do your best to cut everything roughly the same size, this will keep cooking time across the ingredients somewhat uniform. You should end up with about 2 1/2 cups of chopped celery. In a large thick-bottomed soup pot, over medium high heat, combine the olive oil, onion, potato, carrots, celery and a few big pinches of salt. Sauté for about 10 minutes or until the onions and celery soften a touch and expel some water. Stir in the garlic and add the stock. Bring to a simmer and let cook for another 10 minutes or until the celery, carrot and potatoes are just cooked through - resist the urge to overcook them into mush. Stir in the rice a few minutes before the potatoes and carrot are cooked though. Remove the soup from the heat and ladle into soup bowls. Top each with a generous drizzle of the celery leaf pesto (optional) and/or some parmesan cheese. Serves about 6.
Bodfish Bob’s Apple Celery Salad 3 medium apples 1 1/2 cups celery, sliced 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped 1/4 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing 2 tsp sugar dash of ground allspice 1 tsp lemon juice Pare and quarter, core and dice 3 apples. Stir in celery and walnuts. Blend in remaining ingredients in 1 cup and pour over mix.
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Health Insurance Matters
Talking About Real Estate
Tax returns, health insurance
Tax season, buying a home
Harry P. Thal Kern River Courier Columnist I assume by now must readers have filed their 2012 tax returns, or at least filed an extension. Most Kern Valley residents will very likely need a copy of your return come October. Thal If you currently have health insurance provided by your employer, you may want to just hang on to your return to see if your employer will continue providing this insurance benefit come 2014. Nationally, it is expected than many small employers will be dropping this coverage as the cost of health insurance rises significantly when the new Accountable Care Act (ACA), goes into effect. Many employees will actually find the benefits of the new plan you can choose from to be better coverage than what was available previously. Of course, with these improved benefits comes the related cost. Premiums will be higher. If you are an individual policy holder, almost all people will be getting notices that their current plan is being cancelled, and they can either reapply for an approved plan or allow the insurance company to replace it with a plan that is closest to your current coverage. What does this have to do with tax returns? Well, for the employee who is out on his/her own, or the individual or family who will be needing to change plans, there will be government assistance for most Kern Valley residents. There will be very liberal tax credits for people who purchase the new coverage through an “Insurance Exchange.” In California it is called “Covered California.” By applying your 2012 taxable income to a yet-to-be-released table, there will be a credit applied to your
new health insurance premium. This credit will be sent from Uncle Sam directly to the insurance company of your choice as an offset to your monthly premium. The lower your income, the greater the offsetting credit. For many working families, the vast majority of your monthly health insurance premium will be paid for by the government. For those who are unemployed, Medi-Cal will be expanded to encompass more families and individuals. There will no longer be a need to have children for an adult to qualify for Medi-Cal. The goal is to have every legal resident of the country covered. There will be a choice of coverage to meet most budgets, as the new law requires all Americans to have health insurance. This is no different than the requirement to have auto insurance if you drive car. So, if you breathe the air, you will have health coverage. I’ll be here to assist getting people through the maze. Open enrollment will begin Oct. 1 for coverage to begin Jan. 1. Nobody will be charged extra for pre-existing conditions, and all people will be accepted, with no need to answer medical questions. For those people who presently have health insurance, you may want to consider getting your check-ups now. I’d like to see everyone who can, get their wellness visits this spring and summer, so there will be room, come January, for the doctors to see the new patients who will want and need to see a doctor. Bottom line: Financial help is on the way. Just keep your documentation accessible, as you will need it to obtain the benefits. 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 760-3762100, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit him on the web at harrythal.com.
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Light and Coors Light,” said Tami Dobbs, co-owner of Imbibe Wine and Spirits Merchants. “But over time, locals are starting to develop a more sophisticated palate as they discover the beauty of craft beers. We are thrilled to be able to provide a venue for people to come together to share their passion and continue to develop their taste buds.” In all, more than 20 breweries will be represented including local favorite Kern River Brewing Company, in addition to the likes of TiogaSequoia, Firestone-Walker, Cismontane, Ballast Point and Dogfish Head, among many others. Each brewery in attendance will pour a flagship, a seasonal, and a specialty beer. Food will be provided by Moo Creamery and music by Trey Tosh and Soulajar. General admission tickets are $35 per person, which includes a souvenir glass. 200 early admission tickets will be sold for $50, which will admit guests at 12:30 p.m., 30 minutes before general admission guests, and also includes a festival T-shirt. Tickets can be purchased at bakersfieldcraftbeerfestival.com. A limited number of VIP tables with food prepared by Eureka! Burger and a private Firestone-Walker pouring station are available. For more information, call 633-9463.
Onyx Farmer's Market to open soon The Kern Valley Growers Association is proud to announce the opening Saturday, June 1st, of the Onyx Certified Farmers Market. The Market, whose hours will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., will be accepting CalFresh EBT cards, as well as Senior Farmers Market checks and WIC Farmers Market checks that will be passed out in June. They are also very proud to announce that Jake Rudnick will be the Market Manager. Jake has a lifetime of farming experience, and has a degree in Agricultural Systems from UC Davis. Join the new Onyx Farmers Market Facebook page to keep up on the latest info. For more details or to apply to sell your extra produce, email email@example.com.
Matt Freeman Kern River Courier Columnist We all love, or hate, tax season right? Well, if you are looking to buy a home, tax season can be your best friend. There are basically three loan programs out there that require little or Freeman no down payment. FHA requires 3.5 percent down, and VA and USDA require zero percent down. All three are government insured mortgages and are relatively easy to get. With the economy slowly improving there are also some regular bank loans out there starting to go down. They are another option for buyers without a lot of cash. The great thing about getting a tax return is that if you use your tax return to pay your closing costs on the loan and you pick a loan with no down payment, then theoretically, you can get into a house for free. Across many parts of the state, the local real estate markets are starting to have inventory shortages and prices are starting to rise. Here in the Kern River Valley, the market definitely picked up in the spring, but we do not have inventory shortages and it is pretty much still a buyer's market. That is not going to last forever, as long as this economy keeps getting better, eventually the trends will
change here as well. I believe that if the trends stay the same, that we are 12-18 months away from a neutral market -not a seller’s market, but not a buyer’s market either. A neutral market is defined as being equal in both in listing numbers and buyer demand. Real Estate really is about supply and demand. That, and as we say in the industry, “location, location, location!” If there is a lack of buyers for whatever reason, then listings glut the market and prices start to slide. We saw an extreme example of this in 2009-10. A sellers market is when there is strong or even overwhelming buyer demand and there is a chronic shortage of listings. Properties typically sell very quickly and often for more than the asking price with multiple offers. A neutral market is considered to be a relatively healthy real estate market, because typically home prices go up at around six to eight percent per year and there is stability both for buyers and sellers. We have seen the damage an extreme buyer’s market brought on by economic conditions and a glut of foreclosures can do. Extreme seller’s markets do the same thing, because they take prices so high, so quick, that they are bound to fall. Historically, they just do not stay high in an extreme sellers market. So, I am looking forward to the neutral, and boring, regular stable market. Bring it on! Matt Freeman is a Realtor with Freeman’s Lakeside Realty 760-379-5915 or 760-2230880. His column is not intended to replace legal advice.
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Kern River Courier Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: VALLEYWIDE SERVICE AND REPAIR (2013 - B2311) Street address of principal place of business: 4306 Wible Road, #B, Bakersfield, CA 93313. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 42197, Bakersfield, CA 93384. REGISTRANTS: Tim Hernandez, 2724 Terry Street, Bakersfield, CA 93304 and Kimberlee Hernandez, 2724 Terry Street, Bakersfield, CA 93304, A Married Couple. 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: Tim Hernandez. This statement filed on 04/11/2013. Expires 04/11/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier April 19, 26, May 3 and 10, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: FDB'S GUEST GUIDES (2013 - B2360) Street address of principal place of business: 8712 Jawbone Avenue, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. Mailing address of business: 8712 Jawbone Avenue, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. REGISTRANTS: Donna L. Bundy, 8712 Jawbone Avenue, Lake Isabella, CA 93240 and Fred W. Bundy, 8712 Jawbone Avenue, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. Married Couple. Date the business commenced: 02/19/2005. 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: Donna L. Bundy. This statement filed on 04/12/2013. Expires 04/12/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier April 26, May 3, 10 and 17, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: VEHICLE TITLE PROCESSIG AGENTS (2013 - B2048) Street address of principal place of business: 5213 Cheyenne Court, Weldon, CA 93283. Mailing address of business: 5213 Cheyenne Court, Weldon,
CA 93283. REGISTRANTS: Walter Urfer, 5213 Cheyenne Court, Weldon, CA 93283 and Claudia Urfer, 5213 Cheyenne Court, Weldon, CA 93283. 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: Claudia Urfer. This statement filed on 04/01/2013. Expires 04/01/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier April 26, May 3, 10 and 17, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: STEW'S POOS (2013 - B2591) Street address of principal place of business: 7320 Wofford Boulevard, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 37, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. REGISTRANTS: Pam Stewart, 7320 Wofford Boulevard, Wofford Heights, CA 93285 and Wally Stewart, 7320 Wofford Boulevard, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. Married Couple. Date the business commenced: 01/01/2012. 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: Pam Stewart. This statement filed on 04/25/2013. Expires 04/25/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: V. Zuniga. Published by the Kern River Courier May 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: ICE IT UP! (2013 - B2467) DBA #2: ICE IT UP! MOBILE (2013 - B2468) Street address of principal place of business: 3509 Hughes Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93307. Mailing address of business: 1217 Dorian Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93304. REGISTRANT: Eric Grider, 1217 Dorian Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93304. Individual. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in
the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: Eric Grider. This statement filed on 04/17/2013. Expires 04/17/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: A. Guerrero. Published by the Kern River Courier May 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: WEIRD FARM (2013 - B2622) DBA #2: WEB SERVICES ORGANIZATION (2013 - B2623) DBA #3: JUST SMILE PHOTOGRAPHY (2013 - B2624) Street address of principal place of business: 20608 Neely Avenue, Tehachapi, CA 93561. Mailing address of business: 20608 Neely Avenue, Tehachapi, CA 93561. REGISTRANTS: Lynda E. Postal, 20608 Neely Avenue, Tehachapi, CA 93561 and Sarah J. Jacobs, 20608 Neely Avenue, Tehachapi, CA 93561. Co-Partners. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: Lynda E. Postal. This statement filed on 04/26/2013. Expires 04/26/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: E. Del Villar. Published by the Kern River Courier May 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2013.
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Burn Survivors Campout Tom McKinney Courier Extra The Families and volunteers for the Kern County Burn Survivors met at Frandy Park for a weekend of enjoyment. The Masonic Family (Lodge, Royal Arch, Shrine and Eastern Star) prepared a Hamburger/Hot Dog BBQ with all of the trimmings and fed the group on Friday evening. They had
music and games and a great enjoyment for the folks attending. They visited the Fist Hatchery, Kern Valley Museum, had a program presented by the U.S. Forest Service well as did a lot of shopping in Kernville, and a lot more of sharing with one another. Sean Collins of the Kern Co. Fire Department ramrodded the event along with this crew. It was a great time for all.
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Water, Continued from page 1 wrote in a statement read by Lois Ann Kielisek of Wofford Heights. One speaker accused Cal Water of thinking that they had found the perverbial golden goose egg in the Kern River Valley. The statistics say otherwise. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 54.8 percent of the Lake Isabella census county division receives social security income and their average annual income is $15,568. For the 8.8 percent of households trying to survive on supplemental security income, the average houshold income is about $11,619 per year. Robin Shive, superintendent of the Kernville Union School District, cited that “581 out 774 students, or 75 percent, are living at or below the poverty level.” Garland Stark said he cannot afford to water his fruit trees. “[The water rates are] taking food off our tables,” he said. Sheryl Parmalee, owner of assisted retirement living homes in Kernville and Wofford Heights, said the increases will eventually put small businesses out of business. “We’re paying [Cal Water] to prosper when we can’t prosper ourselves,” she said. First district Supervisor, Mick Gleason, speaking on behalf of the Kern County’s Board of Supervisors, ademently said that the rate increase was “unacceptable!” “It is unconscionable to expect these residents to absorb a 44.66 percent increase in their water budget, particularly since Cal Water has not offered sufficient financial justification for the unwarranted and punishing price it is asking people...to pay,” Gleason said. He also pointed out that, “In 1998, the U.S. Enviornmental Protection Agency established the affordability threshold for small drinking water systems at 2.5
www.kernrivercourier.com May 3, 2013 percent of median household incomes... However, water rates have already far surpassed that average in the Kern River Valley and would climb steeply under the current CalWater rate proposal.” Coral Burke of Weldon held up a bottle of drinking water and exclaimed, “It’s cheaper to bathe in this,” to cheers and applause. She concluded her plea to Judge Colbert with “There’s no money there. We do not have it! There is no profit if we all drop dead!” Even Judge Colbert questioned CalWater’s increases with the Kern River Valley’s decreased usage. “Why do you need more employees to pump less water?” he asked of CalWater VP, Paul Townsley, who represented the utility at the hearing. Townsley said the increases are necessary because of rising infrastructure costs and improvements that need to be made in this area. Speakers also offered suggestions to the water company. Darlene Studdard, co-founder of R.A.W. (Residents Against Water rates), which has been gathering signatures on petitions againt CalWater’s proposals for several months, was one of several people suggesting that our sparsely populated district be combined with Bakersfield’s much larger one so that the increases could be absorbed by thousands more water customers. “After all,” she said, “Bakersfield gets their water from up here.” Connie Hoffman said that Cal Water needs to “cut back from the top down. Repair the old trucks instead of buying new ones.” Retired Valley educator, Larry Holochwost, of Squirrel Valley, asked CalWater to find ways, “as good-will members of this community - to share proportionately in the belt-tightening they are asking their customers to accept.”
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Week of remembrance Michael Batelaan Courier Special This week was a week of memorials for the South Fork Woman's Club. On Monday, the group remembered eight members, Alice Art, Betty Bostik, Dorothy Kidd, Katie Gallagher, Mae Thomas, Marguerite Gutierrez, Rachel Rowlett, and Toni Moore at their annual prayer brunch. Pastors William Blanton of the Salvation Army, Jerry and Jean Strealy of Mt. Mesa Church of Christ, Pat Roberts of Optimal Hospice, and Pastor Mack Phillips of Weldon United Methodist all assisted in the memorial service. Then on Tuesday the group celebrated the life of former Club
president Antonette (Toni) Moore. Moore was South Fork Woman's Club President three times in 37 years. Moore was born on February 2, 1935 and passed on April 5, 2013 in Weldon. The group then held a potluck in honor of Moore's sister Susie Hasselbrink and husband Buck, her son Allen Moore and partner Deena Gilbert of the Kern Valley, grandson Colin Moore and granddaughter Crystal Moore. Hasselbrink and her husband came down from Klamath Falls Oregon to join Allen at his mother's bedside. Current South Fork Woman's Club Shannon Ritchey opened the "Celebration of Life" and Ritchey and numerous Club members shared their memories of Moore during lunch.
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Kern River Courier May 3, 2013