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Snow news is good news Runoff water is extremely cold Mike Devich Kern River Courier

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Children play a “greased trout” game at the Kern River Hatchery’s Trout Fest held last weekend at the hatchery in Kernville. The Trout Fest is held annually to introduce people to the joys of fishing. There was free food, casting demonstrations, and tours of the hatchery.

AltaOne plans more local hours in fall Mike Devich Kern River Courier

AltaOne Credit Union, after almost closing its Kernville branch last year, plans to expand its hours there later this year. The company also said the Lake Isabella branch will be opening earlier. The hours at the Kernville branch are slated to expand to Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., up from only one hour in the morning. Plans are for the Lake Isabella branch to go back to Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., bringing back their previous earlier opening time. The branch has been opening at 10 a.m. The Kernville facility will get some remodeling work, and new staff will be added, according to AltaOne management. Plans apparently include keeping the temporary location in Lake Isabella open until at least this fall, when the new hours are expected to take effect. Robert M. Boland, AltaOne's CEO, said that there were many “expressed requests” for the expansion of service. If you have questions, call (800) 433-9727, option 4, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

If you’re worried about any possibility of the dams at Isabella Lake breaking due to the seismic and seeping issues that have been identified, three meetings are coming up soon for the public to contribute their input about fixing it. The Army Corps of Engineers will hold three meetings in the area May 17-19 to get public input for their upcoming draft Environmental Impact Statement about

Lake Isabella’s weekend weather Fri: Sunny, high 87. Fri. night: Mostly clear, low 57. Sat.: Sunny, high 80. Sat. night: Mostly clear, low 54. Sun.: Mostly sunny, high 72.

The contrast is striking. While the Kern River Valley was basking in 96-degree weather earlier this week, there were many feet of frosty snow in the higher elevations just waiting to melt. Forest Service District Hydrologist Chris Stewart said early in the week, "As of last Thursday there was still seven feet of snow at Sherman Pass." With so much snow, the Forest Service had their work cut for them just to be able to travel to the high country to take their last snow survey of the season recently. The results showed that the Kern River Basin has 195% of average, or almost twice as much snow as in an average year. With the huge amount of snowpack lurking, a large amount of runoff over the coming weeks is a concern. Stewart said that there will be a “significant amount of runoff, so please use caution around the river and creeks." Those who enjoy the

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Sun. night: Mostly cloudy, low 50. National Weather Service

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Fire clearance deadline 10 now moved to June 15 Mike Devich Kern River Courier

the project. On July 16th, if the work has not been completed, another Administrative Citation for $500 will The good news is that the deadline be issued. Continued failure to comply to clear your weeds has been pushed may result in an additional citation for back. The bad news is that it’s only six $1,000 and a misdemeanor court citadays. tion.” The Kern County He said the goal is not Fire Department has to generate income but announced that the to encourage property Countdown to Fire “hazard reduction” owners to clear their date this year is Clearance deadline: p r o p e r t i e s . June 15. Last year it Homeowners who was June 9. cleared their properties “Hazard reducallowed firefighters to tion and weed save homes on the Bull, days abatement is every West, Post and Canyon property owner’s fires during the 2010 fire responsibility,” said season, Collins said. Sean Collins, public The time to start information officer for the KCFD. doing your weeds is now. Many peoThe penalties if you don’t clear your ple have already reported that their weeds are progressive. weeds have moved from green to Collins said, “If the property has “crispy.” The reported loss of two not been cleared by June 15 an mobilehomes in Onyx to fire on Administrative Citation of $250 will be Wednesday can be seen as a harbinissued June 16. The property owner ger of the fire danger to come this then has 30 days in which to complete year.

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Short list of fixes for dams presented at meetings Mike Devich Kern River Courier

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fixing the dams. The Corps has been extensively studying the situation at Isabella Lake for the past several years, and they are now up to this draft EIR stage. The first meeting will be Tuesday, May 17 at the Odd Fellows Hall in Kernville. The next day, Wednesday, May 18, another will be held at the Senior Center in Lake Isabella. And on Thursday, May 19, the third one will be held at the Kern County Board of Supervisors chambers at 1115 Truxtun Ave. All of the meetings will be held start at 6 p.m.

The Corps says that at the meetings they will present a “short-list” of alternative plans to fix the dams. The meetings are another series in a round of public scoping meetings, which are intended to provide an opportunity to formally comment on the proposed solutions. The draft EIS is tentatively scheduled to be released in August. More public meetings will be held during the 45-day comment period following the draft EIS to ask for more comments.

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Kern River Water Data: Wed. 6 a.m. Storage, Isabella Reservoir 321, 573 acre-feet. (Low point was 155,858 ac-ft. Nov. 26. Pool capacity is 568,075 ac.-ft. at the spillway. Current limit is 360,000 ac.-ft.) Inflow, North Fork of Kern at Kernville 3735 cfs (5-hr avg.) Outflow, Lower Kern 3748 cfs Borel Canal flow 602 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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Ladies of Elks Dog Show pits one against the other Pam Stewart Special to the Courier

Do you think your favorite canine companion is the cutest in the Valley? Or the furriest? Does it have the longest ears, or maybe the shortest tail? You have the opportunity to have your dog judged Saturday, May 21 at the 4th annual Kern River Valley Ladies of the Elks Dog Show. The show will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the picnic area behind the Elks Lodge in Wofford Heights. The public (and pooches) are welcome. Registration begins at 10 a.m. inside the gate. Entry fee is only $5. Proceeds from this show support the Kern River Valley Elks #2358 scholarship fund. Barbecued hot dogs and ham-

burgers will be available before the judging begins. Dogs will be judged in multiple categories from “cutest” to “most spots.” Winners can be photographed with their award following the judging. Raffle prizes and a silent auction add to the fun and excitement. Feel free to bribe the judges at any time before or during the show. Multiple bribes are welcome. (Bribing after the show is pointless, but still allowed.) The prizes, according to show cochair Pat Terrell, are “dog-gone great!” For the protection of all participants, please make sure your dog has up-to-date vaccinations. Dogs displaying aggressiveness will not be permitted to participate.

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The Courier Calendar Huge Parking Lot Sale in Lake Isabella Friday, May 6 Come to the Annual Lake Isabella Parking Lot Sale on Friday, May 6. All proceeds benefit the Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce. Isabella True Value parking lot. Donations are needed – household items, furniture, tools, craft items, in new and good used condition. For pickup, call Ron at (760) 376-4790 or (760)-3796440. Sirretta Street Sale to be held in Kernville Saturday, May 7 Usually the Courier doesn’t permit business advertising in the Courier Calendar, but this not really a business. It’s an event. It’s the Sirretta Street Sale, a streetlong annual yard sale event that has been held for many years along picturesque Sirretta Street in Kernville. Many homes participate. For more information, call (760) 376-2629. Kids Carnival to be held at Elks Lodge Saturday, May 7 Come to the Elks Lodge in Wofford Heights for their annual Kids Carnival on Saturday May 7. They will have games and prizes including a dunk tank and a bounce house for kids ages 4 to 8. There will also be hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and soda for sale. Kids 12 and under eat free with the purchase of game tickets. The carnival is open to kids of all ages and they must be accompanied by an adult. The carnival will run from 11am to 3pm For more information contact 760-376-6564. Rotary Club’s Annual Car Show and Pet Parade May 7 The Rotary Club’s Annual Car Show will be held Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Riverside Park in Kernville. There will be a lake cruise, food, vendors, music and a free Pet Parade from 10 a.m. to noon. The public is welcome to attend at no charge. There will also be a Rotary Pet Parade from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information on the pet parade call Elaine at (909) 9641395. For more information about the car show, visit RotaryCarShow.com or contact Chuck Wild (760) 378-3888 or email info@rotarycarshow.com. Benefit concert for leukemia victim Rowe to be held May 7 Dos Guys (Scott Costa and Lee Boone) will be performing May 7 at 10:30 a.m. as a benefit for Lexi Rowe, a little girl who needs to get to her leukemia treatments in Fresno. It will be at the Lakeshore Farmer’s Market in Wofford Heights. A special account is being set up at a local bank, but you are welcome to donate at the concert. Star Party explores heavens Saturday night, May 7 This Saturday night, May 7, at dusk, the Kern River Valley Astronomy Club invites all those interested in seeing planets, seasonal constellations, distant galaxies and more to join them to for their monthly club field trip to their dark sky observing site. There will be lots of telescopes set up for viewing. The observing site is easily located 12 miles north of Kernville (Fairview Heliport).

Look for the orange cones marking the entrance. Dress warm. Clouds will cancel the event. Questions? Call Rich at (760) 3761291 or 376-6290. Kernville Museum’s History Days to be held on May 14 The Kern River Valley Historical Society has decided to hold History Days after all this year. Previously they had canceled the popular attraction. It will be held at the Kern Valley Museum in Kernville Saturday, May 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Whiskey Flat Trail run to be held Saturday, May 14 Run-4-A-Way will host the 15th Annual Whiskey Flat Trail Run on Saturday, May 14 beginning at 8 am. All participants receive a complimentary one hour raft trip with Sierra South, a frosty bever-

Regular activities Fridays

• 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 379-5831. • 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.- TOPS #2293 weight loss group, Veterans Hall #2, 417-2272. • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Alzheimers respite group meets at Vets Hall, Lake Isabella. 379-0848. • 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.- TOPS weight loss group, Mt.View Church, Lake Isabella. 378-3935. •10-11 a.m.- Grief Support Group, 6048 L.I.Blvd. 1st and 3rd Fridays. (661) 410-1010. • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - AA, 6407 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. • 11 a.m.-3p.m.- Lunch at Eagles, open to public, Mt. Mesa. 379-3394 • 1 p.m.- Happy Hookers crochet club, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 379-6335 • 4 p.m. - KV Cruisers Cruise Night, El Portal II Lake Isabella, 1st Fri. 549-3855 • 6 p.m. - Kernville Baptist Church game night, 2nd Fri. Next to Pizza Barn. 223-1036. • 7:30 p.m.- Al-Anon, 80 Evans Rd, Wofford Hts. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-8985.

Saturdays

• 9 a.m.- 2 p.m - Farmer’s Market, Nuui Cunni Ctr, French Gulch. 549-0800 • 9 a.m.- 1 p.m - Farmer’s Market, Lakeshore Lodge, Wofford Heights. • 5 p.m., Havilah Centennial Group , 1st Saturday, schoolhouse. 379-2636. • 5-7 p.m. Dinner at Eagles open to public, Mt. Mesa. 379-3394 • 7-10 p.m.- Dam Dancers square dancing, 1st Saturday, Senior Center, Lake Isabella.

Sundays

• 9 a.m. to noon - VFW Breakfast, open to the public. 2811 Nugget, Lake Isabella. 379-3877. • 9 a.m. to noon - Eagles Breakfast, open to the public. Highway 178, Mt. Mesa. 379-3394. *10 a.m. - Al Anon meeting for adult children, 113 Dawson Dr., WH. 376-6136.

Mondays

• 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 379-5831. • 10 a.m. - Exercise Class, Lakeridge Clubhouse, Lake Isabella. 379-3206. • 1 p.m. - Kern Valley Democratic Club, Senior Center, 3rd Monday. • 1 p.m., Line dance classes, Senior Center. 379-0043. • 3 p.m. - Kernville Chamber, board 2nd Mon., membership 4th Mon. 376-2629. • 5-7 p.m. Eagles spaghetti dinner, Mt. Mesa, open to public, 1st. Mon. 379-3394. • 6-9 p.m. KRV Community Orchestra meets at Cerro Coso Lake Isabella. 376-4461. • 7 p.m. KRV Art Association meets, 3rd Mon., Senior Center. 379-2844. • 7 p.m. - AA meeting, 113 Dawson Dr., WH. 376-6136. • 7:30 p.m. Al-Anon, KV Hosp Cafe. 760379-7318 or 760-379-8985.

Tuesdays

• 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 379-5831. • 8:30 a.m. - Yoga Practice Group, Kernville Methodist Church. (909) 753-9043. • 9:30-11a.m.- Me & My Friends children’s playgroup, 1st Baptist Church, LI. 379-2556. • 10 a.m. Kern Valley Garden Group, 2nd Tues. 379-1129. • 12:30 p.m. Bridge Club, Rod & Gun Club, E. Evans Rd., Wofford Heights. 376-4249. • 2 p.m. - KRV Cemetery District. 2nd Tuesday. Public invited. 376-2189. • 6 p.m. - LI-Bodfish Prop. Owners meet at Senior Center. 2nd Tues. (760) 379-1830. • 6:30 p.m. Epilepsy Support Group,

age from Kern River Brewing Company, and an organic event Tshirt. Proceeds from the event go to Run-4-A-Way, a local non-profit organization dedicated to promoting education, health, fitness, and well being of the citizens of the Kern River Valley. This year’s proceeds will help provide a $500 scholarship to a local Kern Valley student. Visit the Run-4-A-Way website for more information at www.run4away.org. Register by May 6th for early bird pricing at www.active.com and search Whiskey Flat Trail Run. Upper Kern River Cleanup scheduled for Sunday, May 15 Sequoia ForestKeeper will be hosting an Upper Kern River Cleanup on Sunday, May 15 at 9 a.m. Lunch and refreshments will

See EVENTS, Page 14 Bakersfield, 2nd Tues. 376-1606. • 7 p.m. - KRV Historical Society meets, Senior Center, Lake Isabella, 4th Tues.

Wednesdays

• 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Sen. Ctr., 6407 Lk. Isabella Blvd., 379-5831. •9 -11:30 a.m., Dam Quilters, senior apts behind Vons, 1st & 3rd Wed. 661-867-1603. • 9:30 a.m. - TOPS weight loss group, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. (661) 867-2579. • 9:30-11 a.m.- Me & My Friends children’s playgroup, Kernville Methodist, 379-2556. • Noon- KRV Chamber of Commerce meeting, El Portal II. 2nd Wed, 379-5236. • Noon - Eagles Lunch/Shuffleboard, open to public, Mt. Mesa, 379-3394. • 12:30 p.m. - Bridge Club, Eagles Lodge Mt. Mesa, 376-4249. • 1- 2:30 p.m. - Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group, Vets Hall, Lake Isabella, 1st Wed. 379-0848. • 1:30 - 3 p.m. Grief Support Group, Optimal Hospice, 6504E L.I. Blvd. • 5:30 p.m. Weight Watchers, Weldon Methodist Church, (760) 267-4693. • 5:30 p.m. LapBand Support Group, hospical cafeteria, (760) 379-2681 2nd Wed. • 6:00 p.m. American Legion, Lake Isabella Sr. Ctr. Veterans Rm., 3rd Wed. 379-5086. • 7 p.m. - Fish & Game Habitat Club, 631 E. Evans Rd, Wofford Hts, third Wed. • 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.- Senior Dance, Senior Center, Lake Isabella dining rm., live band. • 7 p.m. Al-Anon, 80 Evans Rd. Wofford Hts, 760-379-7318 or 760-379-8985. • 7 p.m. - Elks meet, Wofford Heights Blvd.

Thursdays

• 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 379-5831. • 8:30 a.m. - Yoga Practice Group, Kernville Methodist Church. (909) 753-9043. • 9 a.m. to noon - Thursday Painters, Community Room, Senior Center, 379-5329. • 9:30 a.m. - Fire Safe Council, Supervisor McQuiston’s office, Lake Isabella. 3rd Thurs. • 9:30 a.m. - Aglow Int’l, Senior Center, Room 1. 2nd Thurs. For women. • 11:45 a.m. - KRV Woman’s Club meets, Elks Lodge 4th Thurs. (some exceptions). • Noon, Exchange Club, Paradise Cove. • 1 p.m.- Clan Diggers meet at the Lake Isabella Library. 2nd Thurs. 379-2303. • 2 p.m.- 8-ball Tournament at Eagles in Mt, Mesa. Open to public. 379-3374. • 5 -7 p.m. - TANF Cultural Night - French Gulch Campground. • 5-7 p.m. VFW Taco Thursday, open to public. 379-3877. • 5 p.m.- Republicans of Kern Valley meet 3rd Thurs. at Moose Lodge. 378-3602. • 6 p.m. - Rotary Club meets, golf course, Kernville. (760) 376-1421. • 7 p.m.-Sweet Adelines meet, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. Prospective members welcome. • 7 p.m.- Kern Valley Astronomy Club, museum, Kernville. 3rd Thurs. 376-1291. • 7:30 p.m. Al-Anon KV Hospital, Mt. Mesa. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-8985.

Bingo Guide

Friday, noon, Eagles Bingo, Eagles Lodge, Mt. Mesa Saturday, noon, South Fork Woman’s Club Bingo, Fay Ranch Rd., Weldon Sunday, 1 p.m.. Moose Bingo, Moose lodge, Lake Isabella Blvd. Wednesday, 1 p.m - Senior Center Bingo, Lake Isabella. Thursday, Early Bird 12:15-Regular 1 p.m. St. Jude Bingo, Hwy 155 & Nellie Dent Dr., Wofford Hts. This information is sent to the Courier by the groups listed. It is suggested that groups provide a phone number in case interested individuals need more information, or meeting times have changed. All area codes are 760 unless otherwise noted.

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Spotlighting the best of the Kern River Valley Publisher Michael Batelaan Editors, Writers Michael Batelaan, Mike Ludiker, Mike Devich Columnists Mike Mencarini Rod Middleworth Matt Freeman Bodfish Bob Ron Bolyard Jack Duitsman California Joe Richard Rowe Clarence Semonious Harry Thal Photographers Michael Batelaan, Mike Ludiker Contributing Photographers Murdoc Douglas, Jack Robson, Mike Devich Ad Production Michael Batelaan, Mike Ludiker Advertising Sales Valerie Minoux Business Office Sara Wakeman Advertising policies Publisher reserves the right to reject or cancel any advertising at any time. Cancellations or rejection shall not preclude payment on similar advertising previously run. KRV Publishing and the Kern River Courier are not liable for errors in copy or an advertisement beyond the cost of the actual space occupied by the error. Publisher reserves the right to place the word “advertisement” on any ad copy that appears to resemble editorial matter. Submission policies Editorial and photo submissions are welcome and will run at the discretion of the editors. Submissions will only be returned when accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. The editors reserve the right to edit all submissions. The entire contents of the Kern River Courier are copyright ©2011 KRV Publishing. Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited without prior written consent. All rights reserved. Letters policies Letters to the Editor are run when space permits. They are meant as an open forum for expression. The views expressed in the letters to the editor within this paper are not necessarily the views of this paper, nor those of the staff. Letters to the editor pertaining to local issues and events or those that affect our area are encouraged. Please include your real name, address and phone number for verification. Pen names or incomplete names are not allowed. The Kern River Courier reserves the right to exclude any letter to the editor, or edit its contents for length and prevention of libel, or for other reasons as seen fit by the editors. Letters should not exceed 200 words.

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Celebrity Extra

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TNT starts new season soon

‘Other Woman’ gets a nod

"HawthoRNe" on June 14, "Leverage" on June 26 and "The Closer" on July 11. So get ready for some summertime drama, because TNT is filled to the brim with it!

Q: I read somewhere that my all-time favorite band, KISS, is back in the studio working on a new album. Is that true? If so, when can we expect some new *** material from them? -- Rodney Q: I was happy to read in G., via e-mail your column that "In Plain A: It's true: KISS is Sight" would be working on a new studio back on USA for a album. The band began fourth and fifth recording in April, and season, but I read lead singer/songwriter that star Mary Paul Stanley told me that McCormack is they expect to release the pregnant in real album in late fall or early life. How will they 2012, depending on how handle it on the things go. He said: "So far, show? -- Colleen it sounds phenomenal. It'll V., Las Vegas be worth the wait, I promA: Mary and ise." hubby Michael *** Morris are expecting Q: Will "Memphis their third child Beat" and "Rizzoli and together. Mary told Paul Stanley Isles" be back on TV? People magazine I'm already getting tired that her pregnancy of all the summer reality shows! will be written into the show, so it -- Glenda F., via e-mail will be interesting to see what this A: "Memphis" and "Rizzoli" will means for her character, Mary be back this summer on TNT, startShannon. ing June 14 and July 11, respectively. In fact, TNT recently announced its *** all-new summer programming slate, Write to Cindy at King Features which includes two new series, Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, "Franklin and Bash" with Mark-Paul Orlando, FL 32853-6475; or e-mail Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer, and her at letters@cindyelavsky.com. "Falling Skies" with Noah Wylie. (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. Other returning series include "Men of a Certain Age" on June 1,

Recipes for Dummies by Bodfish Bob

Bodfish Bob's Spicy Salmon Croquettes 2 (7-oz) cans salmon, drained 1 small onion, finely diced 1 small rib celery, finely diced 1/2 cup corn kernels, canned or frozen (thawed, if frozen) 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard 1 teaspoon pickle relish, drained 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon hot sauce 1 large egg 1-1/2 cups crushed cracker crumbs, preferably saltines, seperated 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper Tartar Sauce, for serving Lemon Wedges, for serving

In a medium bowl, flake the salmon removing any small bones, cartilage, and skin. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in

the onion, celery and corn, season with salt and pepper, set aside. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, mustard, pickle relish, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, and hot sauce. Fold into the salmon mixture. In another small bowl, lightly beat the egg. Fold egg and 1/2 cup of the cracker crumbs into the salmon mixture. Place the remaining cracker crumbs on a plate. Form the salmon mixture into 6 four-inch patties. Coat with cracker crumbs. Refrigerate, loosely covered, for 1 hour. Using a large nonstick sauté pan over medium heat, melt the butter and the oil. Cook the salmon patties, 3 to 4 minutes per side, pressing down slightly with the back of the spatula. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels. Serve with tartar sauce and lemon wedges. Bodfish Bob's Jalapeño Tartar Sauce 1 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup pickle relish 1 shallot, minced 2 tablespoons capers, drained and chopped 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 2 teaspoons fresh, seeded, jalapeño pepper, minced

Combine all ingredients. Store refrigerated in an airtight container. Makes about 1-1/2 cups. Visit Bodfish Bob on the Web at www.bodfishbob.com. You can write to him at bodfishbob@hotmail.com

Previews of new DVDs by DNA Smith New DVDs reviewed in this column will be available in stores the week of May 16.

successful "mechanic" (hitman) nearing retirement, who trains his young replacement (Ben Foster). Although the film has its share of cool action sequences, "The Mechanic" doesn't have the same Statham-y oomph as his "Crank" or "Transporter" films. "The Mechanic" isn't a horrible film, nor is it as good as the original, but it's still worth a look.

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Courier Fishing Report

Photo released by chamber of evil-doer bass caught and killed Mike Mencarini Kern River Courier columnist

At left is the Courier’s $100 trout winner, Jason McAfee of Bakersfield. Below is the Royal Oaks Mobilehome Park winner, Bob Frenes of Lake Isabella. And at right is the bass that caught a $20 trout, while the derby’s Elaine Roach smiles in the background.

We at the Courier are proud to present the winner of our $100 tagged fish. And I am equally proud of the $100 tagged fish sponsored by Royal Oaks, my mobilehome park. All of the Mike Mencarini Bobber Bowl fish worth $100 were caught during the derby, over 50 in all.

Photos courtesy KRV Chamber of Commerce

*** The CSI lab called and verified that the unsub pictured at far right (and later identified as Largemouth 13.5) was responsible for eating a trout with a $20 tag. The perp was convicted and sentenced to fry. No appeal was made on his behalf.

spawn well on its way. The crappie are much bigger this year but fewer in numbers. The trout bite should be great in the lake and both the upper and lower rivers and with the addition of two new sections to get stocked this year – the area near Hart Park and Keyesville.

*** *** The bass have made their move up into the coves, with lots of little bucks being caught. Shallow seems to be the proper depth to fish these days with the

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Health Insurance Matters

Turning 65 Part 7 Harry P. Thal Kern River Courier Columnist

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Rooney speaks out against elder abuse Mike Devich Kern River Courier

Actor Mickey Rooney, 90, famous in movies since the 1930s, will appear at the 14th Annual Kern County Elder Abuse Prevention Conference on Thursday, May 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Hodel’s restaurant in Bakersfield. The conference is presented by the Kern County Aging & Adult Services Department. Rooney has been a highly visible victim of elder abuse, and he is bringing his advocacy to the conference. He will speak about how he recently told a Senate Special Committee on Aging that he was abused by a family member who took control of his life, and described feeling "scared, disappointed, and angry." This year the conference will focus on different perspectives of crimes against seniors. The presenters are local professionals including Bakersfield Police Department, Kern County Sheriff’s Department, Kern County District Attorney,

Senior Law Attorney, Adult Protective Services and the Better Business Bureau with topics covering opportunity crimes, frauds and scams, financial exploitation, sexual offenders, and grandparents abused by grandchildren. Elder abuse is a crime without boundaries crossing all racial, social, class, gender, and geographic lines. This is often a crime of opportuniRooney ty against an easy target that is often considered a senior adult. Over 14 percent of non-institutionalized elderly adults in the United States experienced at least one form of elder abuse in 2009. For every crime of abuse reported, there are five cases going unreported with 2/3 of the perpetrators being family members. Seniors are often reluctant to report these crimes due to shame, fear and humiliation.

To Your Good Health

Potassium plays many roles Paul G. Donohue, M.D. Courier Syndicated Columnist

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: A recent blood check showed that my potassium was high. I was told to stop eating bananas and drinking orange juice. I also was told to return to the doctor's office the next week. I did. They took another blood sample. They told me nothing more. What happens when potassium is high? -- F.H. ANSWER: Potassium has many important jobs. It keeps the body's electrical charges balanced. It's involved in transmitting nerve signals. It's needed to keep the heart beating and muscles contracting. It takes part in keeping the body neither too acid nor too alkaline. High blood potassium raises blood sugar, weakens muscles, causes nausea and vomiting, and triggers erratic and dangerous heartbeats. When the level is very high, potassium paralysis and death occur. Your potassium must not have been all that high. You had no symptoms. The causes of a high blood level include kidney illnesses, nonworking adrenal glands, a lack of insulin, sudden death of body cells, overuse of potassium supplements and medicines like beta blockers. The blood level of potassium can be read erroneously as high when the patient, dur-

ing blood collection, keeps clenching and unclenching arm muscles. It rises when blood cells break apart in their journey from a patient's arm to the laboratory. It could be your reading was high because of either of these situations. It's hard to come up with an explanation that indicts an illness with raising potassium on one occasion and not keeping it raised for a short while. The electrolytes -- sodium, potassium, bicarbonate and chloride -- are not well understood by most people. Yet they are responsible for many body ailments. Readers can read about these minerals in the booklet describing their function. Write to Dr. Donohue -- No. 202W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient's printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. *** Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475.

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Walk in the light Jack Duitsman, pastor Father’s Heart Foursquare Church, Kernville

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth). - Ephesians 5:8-9 It seems that with age comes the unwelcome reality of sleep patterns forever Duitsman changing for the worse - unless of course there is distinct pleasure gained from insomnia and sleep deprivation! Where once great pleasure was derived from long and uninterrupted slumber, the passing of time erodes this bliss and replaces it with tossing, turning, and fitful rest. If this turn of events has yet to manifest itself in your life, give abundant thanks, and don't hasten such day by longing for its arrival. It is the awakening from deep and restful sleep that can be so egregious, and leaves us longing for a return to that dream state where we were so contented. Yet following the above passage comes the admonition to "Awake sleeper," (v.14) with the direct declaration that whatever we long for in an unconscious state, is not to take the place of what we experience when we are fully lucid. It is doubtful that Paul was talking of

literal sleep in this passage, but rather the state of being overcome in our soul and spirit to where we are like those who are asleep. The characteristics mentioned above as the natural outworking of those who are awake, alert, and allowing the Lord to bring about His nature, would be absent if a slumbering had gained control of our lives. You and I might believe this to be only a "siesta" from the laborious nature of working through life with an eye to what the Lord is committed to work in us, but the inherent dangers of such a lack of vigilance cannot be overstated. However daunting our present circumstance might be, vigilance to the working of the Lord in our lives is to be preferred to drowsiness and lack of attention. Loved ones, the Father will give us rest as He determines we have need, and will provide grace and strength in the mean time. Let us entrust ourselves to His heart of love, and believe that whatever we experience, His goodness will both cheer and guide. "Faithful is He."

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

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

Death of wicked one noted Clarence Semonious, pastor Prince of Peace Lutheran Fellowship, Kernville

A report reached the American public on May 1 that led to demonstrations on a national scale. Satan uses mankind’s lack of forethought to lead us to despair. Did I do the right thing? Those charged with leading and protecting a family, city, county, state, or Semonious country have been given commands with more than grave – with eternal consequences. Those we protect, including ourselves, are able to prevail only by listing, living and lecturing vital priorities. Humanly speaking, Life Safety, Property Protection and Confinement of Threat are important – in that order. My expectation is that those not in agreement are in the “me first” group. The Life Safety topic involves a safe environment, situational awareness, reaction to threats and dealing with the unexpected emotions resulting with each of these individual phases. Here is God’s statement on life safety– “…for your lifeblood I will require a

reckoning: from every beast I will require it and from man. From his fellow man I will require a reckoning for the life of man. Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image.” Genesis 9:5-6. No matter on which side your opinion falls, are you prepared for the sudden emotions that follow your actions? The God who said, “You shall not murder,” also said, “The wicked watches for the righteous and seeks to put him to death.” Psalm 37:32. St. Paul, writing about those we call police and military (all branches): “…if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer.” Romans 13:4. But follow God’s example: “I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked.” Ezekiel 33:11

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Talking About Real Estate

Are you moving or improving? Matt Freeman Kern River Courier Columnist

People often move for job or educational opportunities, to follow family, or any number of other motivations. But what if you’re simply too “cramped” in your home. You face a dilemma: move, or just improve? First consider how long you might stay where you are. Matt Freeman It doesn’t make much sense to pour money into improvements if you’re planning to sell any time soon. Potential buyers may not agree with your choice of improvements, and with all the turmoil and inconvenience involved in most remodeling projects,. your biggest benefit comes from remaining and enjoying the fruits of your labor! Investigate how your planned improvements will impact the value of your home against others in your neigh-

borhood. Your home could actually take longer to sell in the future if it’s in the “upper end” of choices. Buyers historically opt for the least expensive home in the most expensive neighborhood they can afford. Of course, there are many improvements that will add to your home’s resale value down the road, without pricing you out of the market. Visit the National Association of Home Builders’ web site at nahb.org for information about the potential value of a range of improvements. Regardless of market conditions, your home is where you should be happy. “Improve or move” is an emotional as well as a financial decision that requires deep and – Matt Freeman honest evaluation.

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Matt Freeman is a Realtor with Freeman’s Lakeside Realty (760) 379-5915 or cell 223-0880. His column is not intended to replace legal advice.

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Friday, May 6, 2011

Some fear Friday the 13th Mike Devich Kern River Courier

For those afflicted with triskaidekaphobia, next Friday will be especially scary. What is triskaidekaphobia? Fear of the number 13. For many people, this fear manifests itself in the fear of Friday the 13th, which we’re having next week. Well, to put a thrill into its visitors, Silver City Ghost Town in Bodfish is planning on scaring their socks off on Friday, May 13. Called one of the most haunted sites in America, Silver City Ghost Town will host a public walking Lantern Light Ghost Tour and paranormal investigation on May 13 at 8:30 p.m. Cost is $12 per person, all of which will go to preserving the historic buildings. “We have conducted many popular night tours of the site over the last 20 years or so. This will mark the first time we have done so in the spring time,” said J. Paul Corlew,

curator/director of Silver City. “Usually, they are conducted during the Halloween season in October, but weather is so unpredictable that time of the year we thought we would offer some night tours over the warmer months as well this year. Friday the 13th had a nice ring to it. It also coinsides with the popular Kern Valley Museum History Days,” he added. Corlew will recount many eerie legends of the valley and focus on the numerous controversial paranormal events and sightings which have reportedly occurred at Silver City. Over the last 40 years the Ghost Town has been the location of dozens of alleged sightings of ghostly apparitions by visitors and staff alike, Corlew said. Tickets will go on sale at 8 p.m. May 13 at Silver City. Tickets are also available in advance using PayPal. Phone 760-379-5146 or email ghosttown@verizon.net for more information go to "Silver City Ghost Town" on facebook.

SNOW continued from page 1 river and mountains around the Kern River Valley should take heed of this, and be very careful not to fall in while hiking or fishing. The runoff is also extremely cold. Mike Mencarini, the Courier’s fishing columnist, is also a volunteer for Kernville’s fish hatchery. While planting fish upriver recently, he noted a 44-degree water temperature. With the weather getting warmer, the lake or river can look mighty inviting. But anyone who wants to take a swim should be aware of the dangers, both of currents while the lake is filling, and also of hypothermia (abnormally low body temperature.) Hypothermia is sneaky. When your body loses heat faster than you can produce it, it can make you gradually sleepy, confused and clumsy. Because it affects your thinking, you may not realize you need help. That makes it especially dangerous. Normal body temperature is 98.6 degrees. A body temperature below 95° F is a medical emergency and can lead to death if not treated promptly.

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Our Valley, Our Earth

Bringing geology to the table discussion. I also ask that the reader review this geologic column and become familiar with it.

Ron Bolyard Kern River Courier Columnist

The "Geologic Column" below has been seen many times in these articles. This one best summarizes the accepted "educated guess" hypothesis for the geologic Time Scale relationships, worldwide. I will be referring to this chart next week, so please retain it for that

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

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ernville Animal Hospital would like to thank everyone in the community for their help in the search efforts to help find Lucy. Lucy was found safely, on Monday morning. She is doing very well, despite her long adventure! She is now resting comfortably at home with her parents. The community really pulled together to find this lost little dog, and it is just a reminder to all of us, what a wonderful place we live in! Thank you all again!

Vicki L. Boyer, D.V.M. Kernville Animal Hospital 32 Tobias Street on Circle Park in Kernville 760-376-1192

Thank you, Hoffmann nurses, for your compassionate care of Kern Valley's terminally ill patients and their families

Mother’s Day BUFFET Sunday 10am to 3pm

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Hoffmann Hospice nurses, from left: Sally Thornburg, Sharon Brucker, Julie Aguirre, Bonnie Chastain

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尷 CHEYENNE’S Chess BAYESIAN CAFE

Every Friday Afternoon Begining at 12:00 noon Call for details

Unique Breakfast & Gourmet Pizza Breakfast served till Noon Open Friday thru Monday ~ 8AM TO 3PM

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KERN VALLEY MUSEUM

Tournament

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

Your Cruise Advisor

Cheryl’s Diner

Open 6:00am • Lunch & Dinner 11:00am Breakfast Served All Day 11030 Kernville Road Kernville 760-376-6131

Recycling Makes $’s & Cents @

WEB Recycling Sierra Gateway Market Kernville Thursdays 8:00am to 4:00pm


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Courier chuckle of the week: “Marriage is an investment which pays dividends if you pay interest.� Bob Monkhouse

See Page 14 for answers to puzzles


Salome’s Stars ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A once-harmonious relationship appears to be hitting some sour notes. Spend some time together to see why things have gone off-key. What you learn might surprise you. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You feel a need to make some changes. Good -- you can do it on a small scale (some new clothes, for example), or go big and redecorate your home and/or office. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Control your tendency toward early boredom. A situation in your life might be taking a long time to develop, but patience pays off. Stay with it. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might feel that you're on an emotional roller coaster this week. Don't fret; just ride it out and let things settle down. A Pisces shows understanding. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Do something different for once -- compromise. A stubborn stand on an important issue proves counterproductive. You need to be open to new ideas. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A friend offers advice that you perceive as an act of betrayal. But before you turn against the messenger, pay attention to the message. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A year of

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riding an emotional pogo stick finally settles down. Use this calmer period to restore frayed relationships and to pursue new opportunities. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your words can sting, so be careful how you respond to a friend's actions. A calm approach could produce some surprising facts. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Be careful about whose secrets you're being asked to keep. They could impose an unfair burden on a straight arrow like you. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) While you prefer taking the tried-and-true course in life, be adventurous this week and accept a challenge that can open new vistas. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Your strong sense of justice helps you deal with a jobor school-related situation. Stay with your principles. A Sagittarius emerges as a supporter. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You need to build a stronger on-the-job support system to convince doubting colleagues that your innovative proposals are workable. BORN THIS WEEK: You might not say much, but you're capable of extraordinary achievements. You are a loyal friend and a devoted family person. c) 2011King Features Synd., Inc.

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Trivia Test By Fifi Rodriguez 1. HISTORY: The Geneva Convention, agreements that define international treatment of prisoners of war, were updated in what year? 2. MYTHOLOGY: What are the nine patron goddesses of the arts called? 3. GEOGRAPHY: The Pyrenees Mountains lie between France and what other country? 4. ANATOMY: Stomatitis is inflammation of what? 5. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: Mother Cabrini was the first U.S. citizen to become what? Answers:

1. 1949 2. The Muses 3. Spain 4. The mouth 5. A saint

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Make sure you advertise in the

“ORIGINAL MARKETPLACE” (760) 376-2860

The Kern River Courier Marketplace ~ Since 2004 ~ Services LARRY SCHUPPAN'S Garage Doors & Openers. New Sales & Repairs. Handyman Service. House Painting, Decks, Covers, Masonry, Electrical, Plumbing. (760) 379-1430 or 760417-2806 License #CL492150 __________________________ MERCER BOOKKEEPING AND TAX SERVICE In Bodfish - Will Travel! Personal, Business, Corporate (760) 549-0270 / (760) 417-0392 __________________________ LIGHTHOUSE ELECTRIC Quality Work Fair Prices Call Ross (760) 981-3361 License #708148 __________________________ BRUSH CLEARANCE YARD MAINTENANCE Call Robert (760) 379-1538 __________________________ ART'S ELECTRIC Locally owned - Free Estimates Always on Time! 25 years exp. - Lic. #560220

(760) 223-3648 __________________________ DARRELL'S FIBERGLASS REPAIR Boats - RV's - Jet Ski's - Tubs & Showers - Motorhomes & more. Replace boat floors. (760) 379-1976 / (760) 223-0827 __________________________ JORGE CAMARENA General Contractor Handyman/Home Inspection 760-977-7224 Lic.#847441 & Bonded __________________________

MECHANIC WORK REASONABLE RATES I COME TO YOU 760-379-4821

Mobile Homes Lake Isabella - Nice 2/bd/2ba dbl wide mobile home w/carport, patio & deck. $14,995. Quiet 55+ park. 760-379-2092 _________________________ MOVING? Across Town or The Nation Kernville Moving & Storage 760-379-2714 or 760-417-0465 CAL.PU.CT 189998 _________________________ Lake Isabella - Mobile Home for Sale. Double wide 2bd/2ba. $10,000. (760) 379-6829



For Rent

KYT & SONS Painting, landscaping, weed abatement, tree trimming, hauling, carpet cleaning, chain saw sharpening, 25 years serving the KRV - LICENSED • CALL 760-376-2031 • __________________________

ARCHIE LOGSDON CARPENTRY Decks & Remodeling "Craftsmanship and Attention to Detail" (760) 223-6624 losthilz@aol.com _________________________ Chuck Barbee - Still & Video PHOTOGRAPHY Portraits - Family Events Equestrian - Historical Photo Scanning & Restoration Transfers to DVD & CD 760-376-8784 _________________________ RICH PELLETREAU ART

Custom Framing Will Travel To Your Location (760) 379-0554 rpgallery@msn.com _________________________ CUSTOM WEBSITES & SEO Since 1995 - M.L. LUDIKER ARTWORK & DESIGN 760-376-2177 www.kernvalley.com/mike

Notice AA, as a Way of Life, can turn problem drinkers into whole, happy, useful people. Step Study - Monday - 7:00 p.m. (760) 376-6136

Lots for Sale ****2 LOTS FOR SALE**** Balboa South of Beechwood Scovern South of Crestview $17,500 each. (760) 223-2222 OWNER WILL CARRY

Motels BAREWOOD INN LAKESHORE LODGE 5 VACATION HOMES 7013 Wofford Boulevard Wofford Heights, CA 93285 (760) 376-1910 GREAT Rooms, Views & Rates

FREE INTERNET SEE US ON FACE BOOK __________________________ MOUNT N' LAKE MOTEL 311 E. Evans Rd., Wofford Hts. 24/7 - One Person - $49 4 Days-$179, 1 Week-$279 No pets - (760) 376-2307

Explore the Kern Valley ~ Shop, Dine, Play & Stay ~

Kernville - 3 bd, 2 ba cottage in Grovepark. Fenced yard, pets ok, 2 car garage + garden shed, nice carpet & fresh paint, washer/ dryer, refrigerator & central cooling & heating. $1,000/mo, $600 deposit. (760) 376-1937 _________________________ Kernville - Hi-Ho 50+ Mobile Home Park. 2 bd / 2 ba Apts. $450/mo + deposit and utilities. 760-376-2671 _________________________ Studio Apt. New paint, carpet, etc. Walk to our beach on the river - utilities included. Only $400 per month. Call for details. (760) 376-2345 _________________________ Wofford Hts - Remodeled 3/bd, 2/ba home in Pala Ranches, w/xtra room under house. Mt. view, stove, refrig + w/d hookup. Sec 8 ok. $900/mo + deposit. Call 323-447-9140 or 323-969-8061 _________________________ Lake Isabella - 2 bedroom, 1 bath single wide mobile home on it's own lot. 1819 Curran Ave. $500 / mo. 1st, last + dep. 760-379-8670 ________________________ Lake Isabella - 23' x 21' room for rent. $495/mo + $300 sec. dep. Share 1/3 utilities.Partly furnished, garage storage, laundry room, credit checked. 760-379-5481 _________________________ Wof Hts-Back on Market Please call again. 1 bd apt. walk to p.o. - stores-park-movie, parking for 1 veh, wtr/trash pd. $410/mo for 1 person. $450/mo for 2, 760-376-3358 mesg / 760350-5010 call back. _________________________ Lake Isabella - 55+ Community, 2bd/2ba double wide w/patio, completely refurbished. $575 mo + security deposit. (760) 964-2514

Home for Sale Awesome Mountain & Lake Views 2/1 Manufactured home in small park surrounded by nature. Park welcomes all ages. Pets allowed. Space rent is only $260 and includes water, trash. Call Wade Cook, Realtor 760299-3060 - #01728605

Cabin for Sale BODFISH CABIN 102 Hoebeck Road Beautifully remodeled 1680 sq ft cabin w/great view! $129,000 661-428-1108

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COCKTAILS AND DANCING 5430 Lake Isabella Blvd. 760-379-8144 Largest pool table in town!

Equipment Sale

TAI CHI QUAN Easy to learn Yang Style. Mt. Mesa Park, Sat and Sun ~ Nine am. Weather permitting. Your teacher is Tony Pino.

Spaces for Rent

Wofford Heights - Sites available in quiet park with lake views, laundry facilities & fish house. $250/mo inclds water & trash. Call Jody @ 760-376-3228 _________________________ RV Spaces Available On the River! Downtown Kernville. Use vacation or permanent. Sign a lease for 1 yr & get a discount on your monthly rate! Call for details. 760- 376-2345 _________________________

QUIET, SHADY RV SPACE Up to 30' with full hookup Weekly/Week-end/Monthly (760) 417-9269

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ALWAYS BUYING original art, bronzes, sculptures, paintings, Indian items, antiques, saloon, Civil War, old advertising, art pottery & more. HIGHEST PRICES PAID. Over 22 years exp. WE SELL TOO! Open weekends only. Ghost Town Relics @ Silver City Ghost Town 760-379-5146

Announcement Al-Anon for Adult Children There's a lot can be said about growing up in an alcoholic home. 10:00 a.m. - Sun (760) 401-0794

KRV PUBLISHING

Wofford Heights - Log cabin located on Wofford Blvd. with 900 sq ft of retail space for rent. Call Marcy @ 760-417-1953

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Kern River Valley Cemetery District will hold a surplus sale of office and maintenance equipment on Thursday May 12th at 2:00 pm. For details call 760-376-2189.

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1. Write your message on the form. Please be neat. Ads start at 5 lines for $5.50 and only $1.00 for each additional line. 2. Total first five lines and $1.00 for each additional line. Multiply the total by the number of weeks you wish your ad to run. Fill in the blanks below. Payment must be with order. 3. Enter credit card #, or make check, money order payable to: Kern River Courier P.O. Box 1145 Wofford Heights, Ca 93285-1145 6392 B Wofford Blvd. Wofford Heights, Ca 93285 Mail or deliver to above address. Ad must reach us by Tuesday 12 noon of the week it is to run.

Each line equals 27 spaces or characters. Actual length of published ad may vary depending on combination of letters, spaces and words. Please read your ad as soon as it is published. If you do find an error, notify us immediately. The Kern River Courier will take responsibility for only one incorrect insertion and will not be responsible for more than the cost of one insertion. No further liability shall apply. The Kern River Courier reserves the right to reject any ad and may edit ads as needed. Payment is required prior to run. Phone orders are accepted with credit card only.


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California Joe’s Storytelling Corner

The last of the great sheriffs California Joe Kern River Courier Columnist

Michael Batelaan/Kern River Courier

Chris Quinnert peers through a really big telescope at a Star Party last Saturday upriver, held by the Kern River Valley Astronomy Club.

Jobs to be shadowed by students Mike Devich Kern River Courier

More than 60 South Fork Middle School students will have the opportunity to learn first hand about local jobs when they take part in a three-hour “job shadow” program on Friday, June 3. Employers are being asked to host 1 to 3 students in this program. “We want to provide the South Fork students with a broad selection of businesses and employers that they can choose from for their Job Shadow match,” said Jim Ritter, who is coordinating the effort. As a Job Shadow host, you will be given detailed information so that you are prepared and comfortable when students visit your workplace. This includes guidelines, suggestions for a

successful visit, and a list of interview questions to discuss with students. Parents and teacher chaperons will transport students to and from their Job Shadow placements. “In today’s challenging economy, it is more important than ever for our community to support our young people and to help students set goals and explore potential careers,” Ritter said. “Career exploration in middle school helps students to identify their interests, skills, values, and abilities, and to understand how education today is important for future employment and career success. To sign up as an employer host, contact Ritter at 1-866-213-7754, or by email at hawkenjam@aol.com. The effort is being headed up by Kern River Outfitters and the Sequoia National Forest.

Marketplace Continued from page 12 Yard & Garage Sales MAN CAVE YARD & GARAGE DRIVE-WAY SALE 361 Sirretta Street - Kernville Friday & Saturday May 6th & 7th

SUPPORT YOUR KV MUSEUM Sirretta St. Sale, Sat, May 7 We are at the basketball court beside the Methodist Church. Clothing, household items, tools & antiques. All at cheap, cheap prices.

At the age of 2 he and his family were attacked by Sioux. An arrow hit his mother as she held him in her arms. At 16 he left California Joe home to become a buffalo hunter. During the winter of 1873 he alone accounted for 7,500 kills. With the bison disappearing, Bill Tilghman looked elsewhere for income. He dabbled in stealing horses from the Indians in Kansas. In 1878 he was acquitted of rustling and train robbery. He married, raised cattle, ran two saloons and from 1884 to 1886 served as marshall of Dodge City. He gained national headlines in 1898. A mob, outraged about the rape and murder of a white woman, attacked and burned to death two Indian teens who were wrongly accused of the crime. Tilghman went after the mob instigators, winning convictions and sentences for eight of them. Then he went after the true culprit and nabbed him as well! In 1915 he formed the Eagle Film Company and began production on “The Passing Of The Oklahoma Outlaws.” The movie wrapped that summer and

Tilghman took it on the road, appearing at each showing to answer questions and reminisce. Later he took it to Los Angeles where he met up with an old pal – Wyatt Earp. 1n 1924 Oklahoma governor M.E. Trapp asked Tilghman to become city marshal of the rough town of Cromwell. In his first three months as marshal, Tilghman cleared Cromwell of most of the bad guys. But in November 1924 while eating at Murphy’s Restaurant, Tilghman heard shots out in the street. He found a drunken prohibition agent named Wiley Lynn. Tilghman quickly disarmed the man, but as he was escorting him to jail, Lynn produced a concealed weapon and shot Tilghman twice. The old marshal was helped to a couch in a furniture store where he died with his boots on. The man with the star on his chest had become a true symbol of the West. Slowly but surely he brought law to the frontier. Other symbols of their time were legendary Western film actor John Wayne and Western TV actor Jim Arness, Marshal Dillon of “Gunsmoke.” I still get a kick out of a good “Gunsmoke!” California Joe is the storyteller persona of Stevenson Phillips, an actor and singer living in Kernville. You may reach him at sscaljoe@aol.com.

Certified Farmers Market

NOW AVAILABLE!

thru May 16, 2011 During inclement weather, we will be inside. Space is limited, but the atmosphere is great! Office hours 9-3 Tuesday through Saturday

Estate & Property Sale Palatial estate in Abbottabad, Pakistan has just become available. The previous occupant was recently evicted and has now left the compound. Many items to pick from. Lots of blankets & cushions. Low maintenance dirt yard and highly secure friendly neighborhood. Some wall holes may require patching. Call for more info.

9am-2pm

Every Saturday Now accepting: WIC... Senior Coupons & EBT Cards BIG Native Plant Sale! 1gal containers $5.00

“Nuui Cunni” Native American Cultural Center 2600 Highway 155 French Gulch Campground, Lake Isabella Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3984 Wofford Heights, CA 93285

760-549-0800 Fax:760-379- 4350

Contact Eric to become a vendor

Visit us or write us on the web at www.nuuicunni.com and nuuicunni@earthlink.net Sponsored by: Kern River Paiute Council Operating under a Special Use Permit offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture & National Forest Service on a non-discriminartory basis.

WEB Recycling

Charlotte L. Ruse

Brown Bag Special $4.62

Legal Document Services • Notary

11:30am to 2:30pm

Lake Isabella • Weldon • Kernville

12604 Mt. Mesa Rd. 760-379-5140

“We Buy Gold & Silver!”

Recycling Makes $’s & Cents @

6429 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella In the Post Office Center

Coins & Jewelry 760-379-5200 Adjust • Exchange • Repair

South Fork Transmission (760) 379-8578

Clutches, Differentials, Brakes, Belts & Hoses 5300 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella

17 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella

760-379-5915 www.freemanslakesiderealty.com

Kern County Lake Isabella Branch

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Tuessday & Thursday11am to 7pm Saturday 9am to 5pm 7062 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella 760-549-2083

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Shop DownTown Lake Isabella For only $10 a week this space could be yours

FEED BARN GROOMING

Lake Isabella Blvd.“Next to DMV”

760-379-1792 3628 Suhre Street Lake Isabella

Owner: Lisa Stephens

760-549-0077

Kern River Motors Offers Extended Warranties, Special Next to Financing, Motorcycle Products Crossroads Shell Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm Sat. 8am-4pm and Parts Including Oil and Filters.

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EVENTS continued from page 3 be provided to volunteers. Please RSVP to ryan@sequoiaforestkeeper.org if you plan to attend. Provide your name, number of volunteers, and a contact phone number. For more information, please call 760-376-4434. Orchestra to present ‘Spring Fling’ concert Sunday, May 15 The Kern Valley Community Orchestra will be presenting their May Concert, “A Spring Fling”, at the Kernville Elementary School on Sunday, May 15, at 4:00 p.m. The selections to be performed include Overture zu Goethes Trauerspiel “Egmont”, Twentiana, Pachelbel’s Canon in D, Farandole, and more. There will also be a Special Performance of Carnival of the Animals, featuring Jody Steel and Helen Smoot. In addition, there will be two solos performed by KVCOA music scholarship recipients. Donations will be accepted at the door and children are admitted at no charge. Light refreshments will be served. New musicians are always welcome! For more information, call Rick Fankhauser at 760-379-1616. Corps of Engineers to hold more dam meetings May 17-19 The U.S. Corps of Engineers will be holding three public meetings to gather input about the draft EIS the agency is working on concerning the safety of the dams at Isabella Lake. The first meeting will be Tuesday, May 17 at the Odd Fellows Hall in Kernville. The next day, Wednesday, May 18, another will be held at the Senior Center in Lake Isabella. And on Thursday, May 19, the third one will be held at the Kern County Board of Supervisors chambers at 1115 Truxtun Ave. All of the meetings will be held start at 6 p.m. McQuiston staff to hold local office hours May 19 On Thursday, May 19, a field representative for Congressman Kevin McCarthy will hold office hours in Lake Isabella from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the County Complex in Lake Isabella. Dog show put on by Ladies of Elks May 21 The Ladies of the Elks’ popular Dog Show is scheduled for May 21 at 10am. The entry fee is $5 and lunch will also be available in the Lodge Park. Everyone is welcome and Pat and Laurie are awaiting your call at 376 2762. Kids Fishing Derby comes up this year on Saturday, June 4 The 24th annual Kids Fishing Derby will take place on Saturday, June 4. Open to all kids. First, Second and Third place trophies will be presented to kids in each age group – 4-6, 7-9,10-12 and 13-15. Free lunch to all kids. Free raffle prizes. Sponsored locally by merchants and organizations of the Kern River Valley. For more information call Elaine Johnson at (760) 376 8997. REVA to hold benefit golf fundraiser on Saturday, June 4 There will be a benefit golf tournament on Saturday, June 4 for REVA Co-op, which will be establishing a low cost spay/neuter clinic for pets in the valley. There will be cash prizes for first and second place and other prizes as well. Sponsors are needed for each of the 18 holes. Sponsor for $50 or more per hole. RSVP by May 28 to frankvargas123@yahoo.com or call 760-223-6316. Havilah Days celebration to be held Saturday, June 4 The 45th Havilah Days Celebration will be held Saturday, June 4 from 9 am to 3 pm. The festivities will include live entertainment, stagecoach rides, Wild West shootouts, Wild Bill Cody and Roy Rogers lookalikes, early days antique engines, vendors, Smokey Bear, "Pockets" the friendly donkey, raffle prizes, old-fashioned cake walk and coin toss, food, a white elephant sale and “chicken poop bingo.” The museum is located at 6789 Caliente-Bodfish Rd., Havilah. For info call 760/376-2636. Classic Car Show in Lake Isabella June 11 There will be a Classic Car Show at the First Baptist Church in Lake Isabella on Saturday, June 11 from 9 am to 4 pm. To enter your car, call Buddy at (760) 549-3855 or e-mail ateafatill@aol.com. Pre-entry includes a dash plaque, a goody bag and a T-shirt. The show is free to attend, and there will be fun, food, ‘50s and ‘60s music and a raffle. Benefits the Sheriff’s Activity League. To include your event in our free Courier Calendar, just send the information to us by e-mail. You may also submit on paper, either in person or by mail (our addresses are on page 2). Must be received by Tuesday at 1 p.m. in order to make the 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. They’ll be printed in chronological order by event date. Whether they’ll appear depends on how much free space is available for the Calendar. Submitted items deemed entirely or mostly advertising for a business will not be accepted. Some event information gathered from the chambers of commerce, KRVR or www.kernvalley.com

Things I Have Noticed...

Some pests are not good pets Rod Middleworth Kern River Courier Columnist

Before moving to Wofford Heights we lived in Bakersfield for several years. We had a home on a large deep lot which backed up to one of the canals that runs through Bakersfield. There was an 15-foot dirt apron, the 20Middleworth foot-wide irrigation canal, and then the 15-foot apron on the other side. This made a great 50-foot buffer from neighbors who normally would be right on the other side of our back fence. We had elderly folks on both sides of us, so there was no neighbor noise, giving us the best of all worlds. Except for two uninvited guests. We had a tree rat we named Sam, who would run along the overhead telephone cable and then jump into our orange tree and hide. In addition to him, we had a frog (which I named Norman) who would swim in our pool. Many times I noticed him swimming and then resting by crawling on one of the toys that our grandkids always left floating in the pool. But without our help Norman could never escape the pool. So soft-hearted me made a wooden platform with one side resting on the pool edge, and the other end floating in the pool.

Norman would then swim over to the board and crawl out of the pool and dink around in the flower beds. He was, I think, very appreciative of his life board (but very blase about swimming with me). Norman was around for several months and then suddenly disappeared. Alas, we found him floating in the collector basket, deposited there by the pool sweep, and was deader than a doornail. I considered a memorial for him, but thought better of it and tossed him over the fence into the canal. So much for Norman. Now Sam the rat was another story. We knew that he not only wandered around on the telephone cable, but ate my oranges and lived in our palm tree and was uncatchable. Fortunately one night, our cat discovered and caught Sam the rat and brought him to us as a present. Sam was still alive but not long for this world. It was our gift from Kitty. Well, I grabbed my baseall bat and bopped Sam on the beezer, tossing him over the fence and into the canal. Sam went to join Norman. So ... if you were ever in Bakersfield and wondered why you saw a frog and rat floating down a canal, now, now you know the rest of the story! Wofford Heights resident Rod Middleworth, a retired security manager for Pacific Bell, is an instructor for the local AARP Driver Safety Program.

May is ‘Get Caught Reading’ Month Kern River Valley Branch’s story time is the second Thursday of each month. Thursday May 12 at 3:30 is called “Berry Good Story Time” and Miss Bobbi has super ideas for crafts. On Fri. 13th at 6pm, the Mystery Book Discussion concludes in the Conference room of KRV Branch. Kernville Branch Story Time is Friday the 13th at 10:30am. Mrs Tibbetts is reading books about libraries. If the weather is nice we’ll sit outside in Circle Park; otherwise, it’ll be in the Odd Fellows Hall. Wofford Heights Story Time will be Wed. May 18th at 1:30pm. Mrs. Adriane will share flannel boards and songs like “5 Little Speckled Frogs.” We're getting ready for Summer Reading Program! Wow! This year’s is going to be brilliant! The Theme is “One World, Many Stories.” We’ve planned lots of story times, professional performers and special guests at all three branches! KRV has a program every Saturday except for the 4th of July. We have a preliminary schedule out now at KRV branch and an official calendar should be ready by Memorial Day.


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Kern River Courier Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: BAKERSFIELD ELECTRIC COMPANY (2011 - B2184). Street address of principal place of business: 9601 Marseilles Court, Bakersfield, CA 93314. Mailing address of business: 9601 Marseilles Court, Bakersfield, CA 93314. REGISTRANT: Jack D. Bellows, 9601 Marseilles Court, Bakersfield, CA 93314. A-Individual. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: Jack D. Bellows. This statement filed on 03/30/2011. Expires 03/30/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By G. Meza. Published by the Kern River Courier April 15, 22, 29 and May 6, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: BOXES, BAGS AND LABELS (2011 - B2212). Street address of principal place of business: 2601 Union Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93305. Mailing address of business: 2601 Union Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93305. REGISTRANTS: Michael Mackenzie, 19961 Sunny Lane, Tehachapi, CA 93561 and Stuart Mackenzie, 21808 Golden Star, Tehachapi, CA 93561. H - CoPartners. Date the business commenced: 05/02/2001. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: Michael Mackenzie. This statement filed on 03/31/2011. Expires 03/31/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By G. Meza. Published by the Kern River Courier April 15, 22, 29 and May 6, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: JUJU BEE'S BABY CASES (2011 B1897). Street address of principal place of business: 5217 Milagro Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93307. Mailing address of business: 5217 Milagro Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93307. REGISTRANT: Julie

Henthorn, 5217 Milagro Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93307. AIndividual. 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: Julie Henthorn. This statement filed on 03/22/2011. Expires 03/22/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By M. Rodriguez. Published by the Kern River Courier April 15, 22, 29 and May 6, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: ROCK HOUSE CACTUS (2011 B2073). Street address of principal place of business: 4120 Huth Street, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 677, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. REGISTRANTS: Gary Tuggle, 4120 Huth Street, Lake Isabella, CA 93240 and Patty Sorensen/Tuggle, 4120 Huth Street, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. IHusband and Wife. Date the business commenced: 11/01/2010. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: Gary Tuggle. This statement filed on 03/28/2011. Expires 03/28/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By G. Meza. Published by the Kern River Courier April 15, 22, 29 and May 6, 2011. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME Fictitious Business Name being abandoned: BAKERSFIELD ELECTRIC COMPANY, (2006-B5192) Street address of business: 9713 Manhattan Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93312. Mailing address of Business: 9713 Manhattan Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93312. REGISTRANT WHO WISHES TO ABANDON THE BUSINESS NAME: Rodger Chambers, 9713 Manhattan Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93312. Original FBN Statement Filed on: 06/23/2006. This Statement of Abandonment filed on: 03/30/2011. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk by G. Meza, Deputy Clerk (34993). Published by the Kern River Courier April 15, 22,

29 and May 6, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: ANAVERDE WELL PET (2011 B2507), DBA #2: VETALU ( 2011 - B2508). Street address of principal place of business: 8201 California City Boulevard, #A119, California City, CA 93505. Mailing address of business: PO Box 2005, California city, CA 93504. REGISTRANT: Valerie Talleyrand, 9200 Oleander Boulevard, California City, CA 93505. A - Individual. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: Valerie Talleyrand. This statement filed on 04/13/2011. Expires 04/13/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By G. Meza. Published by the Kern River Courier April 22, 29, May 6 and 13, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: JBS BARRELS (2011 - B2215). Street address of principal place of business: 7648 Simmons Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93313. Mailing address of business: 7648 Simmons Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93313. REGISTRANT: Michelle Sullivan, 7648 Simmons Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93313. A-Individual. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: Michelle Sullivan. This statement filed on 04/01/2011. Expires 04/01/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By G. Meza. Published by the Kern River Courier April 22, 29, May 6 and 13, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: SUNNIE'S SNACKS (2011 B2576). Street address of principal place of business: 6010 East Lerdo Highway, Shafter, CA 93263. Mailing address of business: 222 Mannel Avenue, Shafter, CA 93263. REGISTRANT: Jennifer Wright, 222

PUBLIC WORKSHOP WILL ADDRESS SHORT-TERM VACATION RENTALS The Kern County Planning and Community Development Department will host a community workshop to discuss short-term vacation rentals in the County. The public workshop will be held on Monday, May 16, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kern River Valley Senior Building, located at 6405 Lake Isabella Boulevard in Lake Isabella. A short-term vacation rental, also referred to a transient rental, occurs when a home is rented for less than 30 days. Vacation rentals are located throughout the County; however, they are more common within the mountain recreational areas of the County, such as Alta Sierra, Kernville, Pine Mountain Club, Frazier Park and the communities of the Tehachapi Valley. Earlier this year, the Planning and Community Development Department posted an online survey regarding short-term vacation rental homes, in which individuals who own, manage or live near a vacation rental home were invited to complete the survey. Approximately 100 responses were received from the online survey. Based on feedback from the survey and comments received at the community workshops, the Planning and Community Development Department will discuss with the Kern County Board of Supervisors potential permitting procedures for vacation rentals. A hearing before the Board of Supervisors to discuss the options will be scheduled June 7, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Persons who own or manage a vacation rental, as well as residents who live near a vacation rental are encouraged to attend the workshop and offer their input to assist the Planning and Community Development Department in formulating options and recommendation to the Board of Supervisors. Residents who are unable to attend the workshop, but wish to voice their comments can send written comments to: Scott Denney, Operations Division Chief, Kern County Planning and Community Development Department, 2700 “M” Street, Suite 100, Bakersfield, CA 93301 or email at: scottd@co.kern.ca.us (Published Kern River Courier May 6, 2011)

Mannel Avenue, Shafter, CA 93263. A-Individual. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: Jennifer Wright. This statement filed on 04/15/2011. Expires 04/15/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By G. Meza. Published by the Kern River Courier April 22, 29, May 6 and 13, 2011. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 28-1937 - APN: 316351-02 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 05-162007. 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 May 18, 2011 at 11:00 am, Antelope Valley Real Estate Services, a California Corporation as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust recorded 06-192007, as Inst. No. 0207128714 of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Kern County, State of California, Executed by Louis F. Romero and Gina M. Romero, Husband and Wife as joint tenants, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) at: 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: Lot 142 of Tract No. 3508, in the unincorporated area of the County of Kern, State of California, as per map recorded February 2, 1972 in Book 22, Pages 195 through 200, inclusive and in Book 23, Pages 1 through 12 inclusive of Maps, 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: ARI, 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 $103,737.00. 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: April 20, 2011. Antelope Valley Real Estate Services, As Trustee Advanced Reconveyance, Inc., As Agent, 43545 17th Street W., Ste 503, Lancaster, CA 93534, 661-945-5525, Vickie Durham, Trustee Sale Officer (Published by the Kern River Courier April 22, 29 and May 6, 2011) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: SEQUOIA LODGE (2011 - B2633). Street address of principal place of business: 16123 Sierra Way, Kernville, CA 93238. Mailing

address of business: 6265 Deer Creek Road, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. REGISTRANT: Cathy Cunningham, 6265 Deer Creek Road, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. A-Individual. Date the business commenced: 05/17/2001. 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: Cathy Cunningham. This statement filed on 04/19/2011. Expires 04/19/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By N. Hawley. Published by the Kern River Courier April 29, May 6, 13 and 20, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: U-ROLL-IT SMOKES (2011 B2604). Street address of principal place of business: 1808 North Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93308. Mailing address of business: 1808 North Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93308. REGISTRANT: Bill Edmondson, 300 Haggin Street, Bakersfield, CA 93309. A-Individual. Date the business commenced: 03/01/2011. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: Bill Edmondson. This statement filed on 04/19/2011. Expires 04/19/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By N. Hawley. Published by the Kern River Courier April 29, May 6. 13 and 20, 2011. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME Fictitious Business Name being abandoned: EXPRESSIONS HAIR AND NAIL, (2007-B6265). Street address of business: 20406 #1A Brian Way, Tehachapi, CA 93561; Mailing address of Business; 20406 #1A Brian Way, Tehachapi, CA 93561; REGISTRANTS WHO WISH TO ABANDON THE BUSINESS NAME: James T. Fowler, 28061 Cumberland Road, Tehachapi, CA 93561 and Jean L. Fowler, 28061 Cumberland Road, Tehachapi, CA 93561; Original FBN Statement Filed on: 08/16/2007. This Statement of Abandonment filed on: 04/19/2011. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk by M. Medina, Deputy Clerk (34993). Published by the Kern River Courier April 29, May 6, 13 and 20, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: EXPRESSIONS HAIR & NAILS (2011 - B2622). Street address of principal place of business: 20406 #1 A Brian Way, Tehachapi, CA 93561. Mailing address of business: 20406 #1 A Brian Way, Tehachapi, CA 93561. REGISTRANTS: Jeffrey Hite, 29700 Goldspike Road, Tehachapi, CA 93561 and Anne Drennan, 29700 Goldspike Road, Tehachapi, CA 93561. I - 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: Anne Drennan. This statement filed on 04/19/2011. Expires 04/19/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By M. Medina. Published by the Kern River Courier May 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: TWO BUCK PRODUCTIONS (2011 - B2667). Street address of principal place of business: 1301 Taft Highway, #3, Bakersfield, CA 93307. Mailing address of business: 1301 Taft Highway, #3, Bakersfield, CA 93307. REGISTRANTS: Vicki Kyker-Jameson, 1301 Taft Highway, #3, Bakersfield, CA 93307 and Marion Burton, 14009 Christella Court, Bakersfield, CA 93314. BGeneral Partnership. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: Vicki Kyker-Jameson. This statement filed on 04/20/2011. Expires 04/20/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By N. Hawley. Published by the Kern River Courier May 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2011. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME Fictitious Business Name being abandoned: 69 DESIRES, (2011-B0086) Street address of business: 5500 Tyner Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93307. Mailing address of Business: 500 Tyner Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93307. REGISTRANT WHO WISHES TO ABANDON THE BUSINESS NAME: Edward Thomas Jr., 5500 Tyner Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93307. Original FBN Statement Filed on: 01/05/2011. This Statement of Abandonment filed on: 04/06/2011. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk by M. Rodriguez, Deputy Clerk (34993). Published by the Kern River Courier May 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2011.

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Kern River Courier May 6, 2011  

Kern River Courier May 6, 2011