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Ice cream topping - Kern Valley former Honor Flight attendees were all invited to an ice cream social in Bakersfield,last week. As a surpise, Congressman Kevin McCarthy attended and each attendee was presented with an American flag, with the certificate that it was flown over the Capital in their honor. Pictured is Ed Mataku, who turns 95 this Veteran’s Day with Congressman McCarthy. Also in attendence were Don Bechtel, Rodney Blankenship, Neal “Chief” Russell, Jack Clark, Archie Hamel, Fernando “Ferny” Hernandez, David Jones, Jack Nichols, George Robinson and Eugene Streeter.

In celebration of our nation's Veterans, there are several events happening in the Kern Valley this weekend. ■ South Fork Schools have been holding a Veterans Day Program for over 12 years, honoring past, present and future veterans who have bravely served our country. Veterans and the public are invited at 9 a.m. at the South Fork Middle School gym. ■ On Sunday, honor our veterans by having breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kern River Valley VFW Post 7665 Hall, 2811 Nugget Ave. (behind McDonald's), in Lake Isabella. ■ A Veteran's Day Service will be held at the Kern River Valley Cemetery District's Veteran's Memorial Wall on Monday, November 11th at 11 a.m. The VFW along with keynote speakers First District Supervisor Mick Gleason and Assemblywoman Connie Conway's representative Justin Stoner who will honor veterans. The Sheriffs Activity Youth will present the colors and the Sweet Adelines will perform. Come honor the veterans of the Valley. ■ My Place in Lake Isabella is having their 8th annual

Local educators release book Curmudgeon Studios Courier Spotlight Local artists and retired educators Larry Holochwost, Rich Zimmerman, and Gene Verbeet are pleased to

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announce publication of their latest book entitled, "High Country Perspectives: Two Cameras and a Paintbrush." Their eloquent prose along with beautiful full color photography and

painting highlight the natural beauty of the Great Western Divide's high country from Alta Sierra to Quaking Aspen and beyond. Each author See Book, page 12

Fire stations now fully staffed Captain Sean Collins, KCFD Courier Release In 2012 KCFD applied for and received $7,028,700.52 from the Federal Government for funds from the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response, SAFER grant. The original intent of the SAFER grant was to add additional firefighter staffing at every County fire station. However, as a result of the economic downturn in the United States, the SAFER grant rules were modified to allow for the re-staffing of fire stations where firefighters were deleted. In 2009/10 as the County was affected by the downturn in the economy, KCFD was forced to reduce staffing at 9 fire station located throughout the County. This resulted in a reduction of 27 firefighter positions all through natural attrition. Through the SAFER grant process, the KCFD hired 27 replacement firefighters and three new

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Station 72 Lake Isabella firefighters which were used to staff a new ladder truck at the Fire Department's Tejon Industrial Complex fire station. These new firefighters were hired in January of 2013 and have recently completed their recruit academy and field training. On November 1st, KCFD fire stations are once again be fully staffed with three personnel on each engine and truck. The SAFER grant performance period is for two years after acceptance and with the predictions of increased economic funding; KCFD will

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be able to sustain this staffing level for the foreseeable future. This will bring our total safety personnel to 553 and 89 civilians for a total of 642, seven operational battalions, four administrative battalions, 45 fire stations, one airport fire station, and one seasonal fire station. These include, one fire chief, four deputy chiefs, 26 battalion chiefs, 170 fire captains, 163 fire engineers, 179 firefighters, one fire heavy equipment operator supervisor, six fire heavy equipment operators and two helicopter pilots. nature

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Youth essay contest about sportsmanship.

Shoebox Collection Nov. 18-25 Irene Martinson Courier Special

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Weekend activities for Vets planned

The annual collection of gift-filled shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child begins Nov. 18 in our Kern River Valley. This is the time for individuals, families, schools, churches, and organizations valley-wide to bring their shoeboxes and/or monetary donations for the project to the local Relay Center and drop-off location: Family Life Center, 20 W. Panorama Dr., Wofford Heights. O p e r a t i o n Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan's Purse, has been collecting and distributing these small gifts for hurting children since 1993 -- 20 years of gift-giving. Last year the 100 millionth shoebox was handed to a child who was living in extreme poverty or in an area hit by natural disasSee Shoebox, page 12

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kern river water data: Wednesday 6 p.m. Storage, Isabella Reservoir 53,069 acre-feet 2013 Reservoir peak 106,783 acre-feet Pool maximum 568,075 acre-feet Pool safety limit 360,000 acre-feet Upper Kern Inflow 135 cfs* Lower Kern Outflow 111 cfs Borel Canal Outflow 0 cfs (stopped) Data from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cfs=cubic feet per second 1 cu.ft. = 7.48 U.S. gallons 1 ac.ft.= 325,851 U.S. gal. *(5-hr average Kernville)

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■ South Fork Veterans Day program November 8 South Fork Schools are holding a Veterans Day Program honoring past, present and future veterans who have bravely served our country. Veterans and the public are invited on Friday, Nov. 8 at 9 a.m. at the South Fork

Middle School gym, 5225 Kelso Valley Road, Weldon. Refreshments will be served after the program. Contact Mer Conner at 760-378-2211. ■ Kern Valley Volunteer Training November 8

Published Fridays Spotlighting the best of the Kern River Valley Publisher Michael Batelaan Editors, Writers Michael Batelaan Columnists Bodfish Bob Matt Freeman Rod Middleworth Clarence Semonious Harry Thal

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■ 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5831. ■ 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.,TOPS #2293 weight loss group, Veterans Hall, Lake Isabella. 760-417-2272. ■ 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Alzheimers Respite Group, Veterans Hall, Lake Isabella. 661-393-8871. ■ 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., TOPS weight loss group, Mt.View Church, Lake Isabella. 760-378-3935. ■ 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., Bingo and lunch at Eagles, open to public, Mt. Mesa. 760-379-3394 ■ 12 - 1 p.m., AA, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-4112. ■ 1 p.m., Happy Hookers crochet club, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-6335. ■ 5 p.m. (1st Fri.) Kern Valley Cruisers and Hot Rods, Sierra Vista Restaurant, Weldon. ■ 6 p.m. (2nd Fri.), Kernville Baptist Church game night. Next to Pizza Barn. 760-223-1036. ■ 7 p.m. Alano Club, AA 12x12 study, 4030 Perdue, Lake Isabella. ■ 7 - 8 p.m., AA, Kernville Chamber of Commerce, 11447 Kernville Rd.,760-379-4112 or 760-417-9701

■ 6 p.m. (2nd Tue.), Lake Isabella-Bodfish Property Owners, Senior Center, Lake Isabella (760) 760-379-5552. ■ 6:30 p.m., (2nd Tue.) Epilepsy Support Group, Bakersfield. 760-376-1606 or 760-258-5272. ■ 7 p.m., (4th Tue.), KRV Historical Society, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. ■ 7 - 8:30 p.m., AA, KR Health Center, 67 Evans Rd., Wofford Hts. 760-379-4112 or 760-417-9701 ■ 7 - 8:30 p.m., AA - Weldon Methodist Church, 20021 Hwy. 178, Weldon. 760-379-4112

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

■ 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5831. ■ 9 -11:30 a.m. (1st & 3rd Wed.), Dam Quilters, senior apts. behind Vons, Lake Isabella. 760-3799921. ■ 9:30 a.m., TOPS weight loss group, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 661-867-2579. ■ 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., Me & My Friends children’s playgroup, Kernville Methodist, 760-379-2556. ■ 10:30a.m., Armour of God Narcotics Anonymous, College Community Services, 2731 Nuggett Ave., Lake Isabella. ■ Noon (2nd Wed.) KRV Chamber of Commerce meeting, Moose Lodge, Lake Isabella. 760-3795236. ■ Noon, Eagles Lunch/Shuffleboard, open to public, Mt. Mesa. 760-379-3394. ■ 12 - 1:30 p.m., AA - Women’s Serenity Circle, Mtn. View Baptist Church, 2959 Erskine Creek Rd., Lake Isabella. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312. ■ 12:30 p.m., Bridge Club, Eagles Lodge, Mt. Mesa. 760-376-3138. ■ 1:30 - 3 p.m., Grief Support Group, Optimal Hospice, 6504-E Lake Isabella Blvd. ■ 6 p.m. (1st Wed.), American Legion Riders VFW, 2811 Nugget, Lake Isabella. ■ 6 p.m. (3rd Wed.), American Legion, Senior Center Veterans Rm. Lake Isabella. 760-379-5086. ■ 7 p.m. (3rd Wed.), Fish & Game Habitat Club, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-376-3178 ■ 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Senior Dance, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. Live band. ■ 7 p.m. Alano Club, AA, 4030 Perdue, Lake Isabella. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312. ■ 7 - 8:30 p.m., AA, KR Health Center, 67 Evans Rd. Wofford Hts., 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312. ■ 7 p.m., Elks Lodge, Wofford Blvd., Wofford Hts. ■ 7 a.m., Al-Anon, Christ's Fellowship Church, Wofford Hts.. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312

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

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■ 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5831. ■ 10 a.m., Exercise Class, Lakeridge Mobile Home Pk. Clubhouse, Lake Isabella. 760-379-3206. ■ 2 - 3 p.m., Grief Support Group, Hoffmann Hospice 040-D Lake Isabella Blvd. 661-410-1010. ■ 12 - 1 p.m., AA, Senior Center,Lake Isabella. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312. ■ 1 p.m. (3rd Mon.), Kern Valley Democratic Club, Lakeridge Mobile Home Pk. Clubhouse, Lake Isabella. ■ 1 p.m., Line dance classes, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-0043. ■ 3 p.m. (2nd Mon.-Board/4th Mon.-Member ship), Kernville Chamber. 760-376-2629. ■ 6 - 9 p.m., KRV Comm. Orchestra, Cerro Coso College, Lake Isabella. 760-376-4461. ■ 6:30 - 8 p.m., Boy Scout Troup 690, 1st Baptist Church, Lake Isabella. 760-812-7082. ■ 6 p.m. (3rd Mon.), KRV Art Assoc., Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-2844. ■ 6 - 7 p.m., AA, Mtn. View Baptish Church, 2959 Erskine Creek Rd., Lake Isabella. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312. ■ 7:30 - 9 p.m., AA, Grace Chapel, 12308 Mtn. Mesa Rd., Mtn. Mesa. 760-379-7318 or 760-3797312. ■ 7:30 a.m., Al-Anon, KRV Hospital cafeteria, Mt. Mesa. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-7312

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■ 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5831. ■ 9 a.m., Yoga Practice Group, Kernville Methodist Church. 909-753-9043. ■ 9:30 - 11:30a.m., Me & My Friends children’s playgroup, 1st Baptist Church, Lake Isabella. 760379-2556. ■ 10 a.m. (2nd Tue.), Kern Valley Garden Group. 760-379-1129. ■ 10 a.m. - noon Kern County Department of Public Health Immunization Clinic 7050 Lake Isabella Blvd, Lake Isabella. 877-818-4787 ■ 10:30a.m., Armour of God Narcotics Anonymous, College Community Services, 2731 Nuggett Ave., Lake Isabella. ■ 2 p.m. (2nd Tue.), KRV Cemetery District. Public invited. 760-376-2189.

■ 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5831. ■ 9 a.m., Yoga Practice Group, Kernville Methodist Church. 909-753-9043. ■ 9 a.m. - noon, Thursday Painters, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5329. ■ 9:30 a.m., (3rd Thu.), Fire Safe Council, Supervisor’s office, County Bldg., Lake Isabella. ■ 10:30a.m., Armour of God Narcotics Anonymous, College Community Services, 2731 Nuggett Ave., Lake Isabella. ■ 11:45 a.m. (4th Thu.), KRV Women’s Club meeting, Elks Lodge. ■ Noon, Exchange Club, Paradise Cove. ■ 1 p.m., (2nd Thu.), Clan Diggers, Lake Isabella Library. 760-379-2303. ■ 5 - 7 p.m., TANF Cultural Night, French Gulch Campground. ■ 3:30 - 5 p.m. (4th Thu.), Kern River Valley Collaborative, Veterans Hall, Rm. 1., Lake Isabella. 760-379-2556, ext. 601. ■ 5 - 7 p.m., VFW Taco Thursday, open to public. 760-379-3877. ■ 4-6 p.m. (3rd Thu.), Republican Assembly of the Kern River Valley, Moose Lodge, Lake Isabella. 760-376-1462 or 760-379-0673.. ■ 6 p.m., Rotary Club, KRV Elks Lodge, Wofford Heights. 760-376-2844. ■ 6 p.m., Weight Watchers, Lake Ridge Mobile Home Park Club House, Lake Isabella. Weigh-in 5:30 p.m. ■ 7 p.m. Alano Club, NA book study, 4030 Perdue, Lake Isabella. ■ 7 p.m. (45h Thurs.) KRV Gun Assc. Jan - Oct. Kernville Chamber, KRVGAnews@gmail.com ■ 6:30 p.m., Sweet Adelines, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. New members welcome. ■ 7 p.m., (3rd Thu.), Kern Valley Astronomy Club, Museum, Kernville. 760-376-1291. ■ 7 - 8:30 p.m., AA, Senior Center, 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. 760-379-4112.

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

Optimal Hospice Care is hosting a New Volunteer Orientation on Friday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. They are looking for caring individuals interested in providing support to hospice patients and their families. The orientation training will be held at the Optimal Hospice Office at 6504 Lake Isabella Blvd, Suite E, Lake Isabella. Call the volunteer department at 760-379-5038 or email rfrankhouser@optimalcares.com. ■ First Baptist Church of Kernville Game Night, November 8 Come join the fun and play board games, compete and win prizes at the First Baptist Church of Kernville’s Game Night, starting at 6 p.m. Bring a snack to share and an appetite for play. Call John Cole for more information at 760-223-1036. ■ Fee-free days November 9 through 11 The U.S. Forest Service joins other federal agencies in offering fee-free days on public lands. Traditionally, this includes opportunities such as camping and picnicking, Veterans Day weekend. Saturday through Monday, Nov. 9-11, are the last fee-free days for 2013. ■ Operation Christmas Child packing party, November 9 Community-wide Shoebox Packing Parties in front of Barnes Bargains; Campfire Market in Wofford Heights, Family Dollar Store, Manny’s Discount Store, Rite Aid and Sierra Gateway Market in Southlake, on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon. Please join us in filling shoeboxes with small gift items for needy children living in extreme poverty. Call 760-417-2279 for more information. ■ Nuui Cunni Farmers Market November 9 The Kern River Paiute Council Nuui Cunni Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for your produce needs. This week is the Fall Gathering with craft demonstrations and entertainment. New native plants will be for sale and there will be a silent auction, raffle, face painting, candy count, book sale and more. The market is located at 2600 Highway 155 in Lake Isabella between Lake Isabella and Wofford Heights at the French Gulch Forest Service Recreation Area. For more information contact 760-549-0800. ■ Lakeshore Farmers Market November 9 This market is hosted by the Kern Valley Growers Association from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. The market is at the Lakeshore Lodge, 7466 Wofford Blvd, Wofford Heights. ■ ABW annual sale November 9 ABW from First Baptist Church Lake Isabella are holding their annual sale on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will include a Holiday Boutique with gifts for all ages and occasions. Baked goods, jelly, jam and candy will be for sale. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. First Baptist Church, 3701 Suhre St., Lake Isabella. ■ Highland Chapel Bake Sale & Bazaar November 9 The annual and only fund raiser to support the many mission projects for Highland Chapel United Women, will be open to all on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Bake sale includes pies, cakes, cookies, candies, jams and jellies. Bazaar will feature all handmade articles from scrubbers to jewelry. Highland Chapel United Methodist Church, 5301 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. For information, call Harriet Hall at 760-379-2120. ■ Veterans of Foreign Wars breakfast November 10 Have breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Kern River Valley VFW Post 7665 Hall, 2811 Nugget Ave. (behind McDonald’s), Lake Isabella. For information call 760-3793877. ■ 8th Annual Veteran’s Day meal November 11 Join My Place in Lake Isabella on Monday, Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to honor our veterans with barbecue for everyone. All are

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Congressman Keven McCarthy Guest Editorial

1919, as the first commemoration of Armistice Day. The Congress of the United States officially declared it a legal holiday in 1938, and in 1954, after World War Since our nation’s founding, II and the Korean War, America has been blessed with Congress amended men and women who courageousthe act by striking the ly served in the name of peace and word “Armistice” and freedom. They sacrificed and replacing it with demonstrated strength, determina- McCarthy “Veterans.” November tion, and bravery. Around the 11 then became a day world, our veterans have always been to honor the veterans of all wars. there to defend all of us and we owe This Veterans Day, we recognize the them a debt of gratitude. contributions of all our veterans - some of In 1775, on the Old North Bridge in them having made the ultimate sacrifice Concord, Massachusetts, an event to protect and carry the torch of liberty. occurred that would forever change the In America today, less than one half of world. The words of American poet one percent of the American population Ralph Waldo Emerson described it best: serves in the armed forces. Nonetheless, “By the rude bridge that arched the there are nearly 23 million veterans in the flood, their flag to April’s breeze United States and nearly two million of unfurled, here once the embattled farm- them live in California. I am proud to say ers stood, and fired the shot heard that our Congressional District is home around the world.” He refers to the first to one of the highest concentrations of shots upon British soldiers by veterans in the state - nearly 55,000 peoAmericans acting under orders. This ple have answered the highest call to small skirmish marked the first organ- service. ized attack by American troops, the first Just as our veterans fought for us, we British retreat and the beginning of must continue to fight for them and end America’s fight for independence. the backlog of disability claims and seek On that bridge in Massachusetts, 238 to ensure that our veterans’ claims are years ago, stood individuals who were processed accurately and in a timely fashmuch more than farmers; they were our ion. So long as I represent our veterans first servicemen, our first defenders of in Congress, I will strive to ensure our liberty and our first veterans. nation’s veterans receive the most excel144 years later in the town of lent and efficient care and attention. Versailles, France, a treaty was signed, Because of our veterans, we live in freeofficially ending the First World War. dom. And for those who currently serve, However, the fighting between Germany they will eventually join this special and the Allied nations had ceased seven group that will forever have our gratimonths earlier, at the eleventh hour, of tude. Let us all take a moment to say the eleventh day, of the eleventh month. thank you for serving our country and President Woodrow Wilson took heart making our community proud. of this and proclaimed November 11,

Honoring Our Veterans

Love in the everglades Blanding and Hollywood’s version of his poem. What follows is “Love in the Everglades” as I remember it:

Rod Middleworth Courier Columnist

As most of you who read this column know, I lived at Big Bear Lake with my grandparents from the time I was 5 until I was 11 years old. My grandmoth- Middleworth er, who wrote songs, poems and played the piano like a pro, also was a landlord who rented vacation cottages during the summer months. One of our guests was Don Blanding, a renowned poet, artist and writer of stories. He would spend several weeks at this mountain cabin writing his books and illustrating them with his own special art. Once, when he came up, he brought the writing material he needed to finish a book he called “Floridays.” I noticed that it was filled with life and the feelings of Florida. One day he asked me to hear a poem he had written for his newest book called “Love in the Everglades,” a story about two alligators who lived in the swampland. I loved that poem and even learned to recite it by heart. (I still can, even after 70 years.) Blanding wrote five books, copies of which I still have and are autographed by him. He also wrote a book about building a house filled with things he had found while traveling around the world. This book (his first) was called “Vagabonds House,” written in 1941. Perhaps you remember a movie titled “Mr. Blanding Builds His Dream House.” That’s the same Don

Love In the Everglades There once was an old alligator Who said of his mate, “How I hate her, “She’s ugly as sin, “With warts on her chin. “How in heck did I happen to mate her?” Then said the she-alligator, As she felt hot anger inflate her, “Now, I’m not imbued with the thoughts of a prude, “But your morals are lewd and your love-making crude. “Your manners are rude. And need I allude “To the scent you exude - like cabbages stewed? “Though you think you’re a dude of great pulchritude “You’re a sight in the nude with your eyes that protrude “And your dewlaps all chewed. I think perhaps you’d “Be all right as a food with a sauce, barbecued. “I have great fortitude “But I’m not in the mood “For a fight nor a feud “I prefer solitude. “You intrude!” So enraged was the he-alligator That he roared, ”agitator” and ate her! My grandmother had a fit when I recited this to her. She expected something gentler I guess. Wofford Heights resident Rod Middleworth, a retired security manager for Pacific Bell, is an instructor for the local AARP Driver Safety Program.

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Veteran’s Day at the Kern Valley Cemetery A Veteran’s Day Service will be held at the Kern River Valley Cemetery District’s Veteran’s Memorial Wall on Monday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. The VFW, along with keynote speaker, First District Supervisor Mick Gleason, and guest speaker, Assemblywoman Connie Conway’s representative, Justin Stoner, will honor veterans. The Sheriffs Activity Youth will present the colors and the Sweet Adelines will perform. If you have any questions, contact event coordinator and district manager, Randy Kyt, at 760-376-2189. Please join us to honor the veterans of the Valley and the United States of America.

BLM Lifts Fire Restrictions Fire restrictions are lifted for the recreational areas of Lake Isabella and Walker Pass. This includes all Bureau of Land Management public lands located in eastern Kern County. The standard fire use regulations contained in the Bakersfield Office Fire Prevention Orders remain in effect. Campfires are allowed outside developed and/or dispersed recreation areas with a valid California Campfire Permit. Wildfire danger may still exist through the winter, so visitors are reminded to continue to stay fire safe when visiting BLM public lands. For further information, contact the Bureau of Land Management Bakersfield Field Office at 661-391-6000.

Be an Angel gift program begins Parents may sign up eligible children for the “Be an Angel” gift program at the Family Resource Center until Monday, Dec. 2. “Angels” are placed on the Kern River Valley Family Resource Center lobby Christmas tree at 5109 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella with the child’s age, gender and three wishes for “something special.” Agencies, organizations or individuals can visit and “adopt” a child or a set of siblings until Friday, Dec. 6. Donations are also accepted. Distribution will be to the parent or guardian of the child. Gifts need to be brought to the Family Resource See Announcements, page 5

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No-name God? Dan Schlensker, Courier Columnist

affirmed that God was God. “I AM WHO I AM,” He said. He was, in effect, saying, “I am God What good are and you - and everybody else names? At the are not.” As far as other humanmost basic level, ly-contrived gods went, they apart from family were named; the Romans, the traditions and Babylonians, the Egyptians special attached among the other people groups meanings or defihad a plethora of named gods … nitions, names so they could tell them apart. Schlensker enable us to idenWhen God said, “I AM WHO I tify individuals and differentiate AM,” He was also saying, “I AM among people - to tell one from God and they are not.” another. In that respect, names The God of Abraham, Isaac are a “people thing.” and Jacob was (and is) in a class Maybe by Himself. As a that’s why God matter of fact, responded the that’s what God’s answer to Moses simply way He did “holy” means: affirmed that God was God. when Moses - Schlensker separate, essenasked Him tially different what His name from all and was there at everything else. the burning bush in the wilderThe Creator God stands alone ness (Ex. 3:13-14). God did not completely unique - from everygive him an answer. What if God thing else in the Universe, which had answered, “Herman” or He, of course, created. He is holy. “Sam” (or even, as some misguidSo, for Yahweh (reference to ed folks might suggest, “Marge,”) God derived from the Hebrew of or something like that? That “I AM”), a name is ludicrous. To would distinguish Him among name Him would be to suggest other people. However, that is He needs a humanly contrived totally and completely unnecesmechanism to differentiate Him sary, for God does not need the from everything and everyone distinction of a name to tell Him else, but His very nature has from everyone else! The fact is, already done that! He is THE Creator and everything and everybody else is the Dan Schlensker is pastor of creation. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Lake Isabella. God’s answer to Moses simply

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Bible Trivia By Wilson Casey

1.Is the book of 2 John in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. In Isaiah 45:1, which "Great" was responsible for overthrowing the Babylonian empire? Alexandria, Cyrus, Xerxes, Tiberius. 3. What young man fell from a window and died during a sermon by the apostle Paul? Eutychus, Gamaliel, Sisera, Malachi. 4. How many precious stones were parts of the breastplate worn by Old Testament priests? 2, 7, 12, 20. 5. From Proverbs 30:33, surely the churning of milk bringeth forth ... ? Food, Blood, Strife, Butter. 6. Where is the main story of Samson and Delilah? Joshua 22, Judges 16, Job 3, Amos 34

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Valley places of worship Kernville

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

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■ Family Life Center Foursquare Church 20 W. Panorama, Wofford Hts. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. 760-376-6719 ■ New Life Assembly of God 25 Arden Av., Wofford Hts. Sunday 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.760-376-6402 ■ St. Jude Catholic Church 86 Nellie Dent Dr., Wofford Heights. Sun, 8 a.m. & 10 a.m., Sat. 4 p.m. 760-376-2416 ■ Calvary Chapel 125 Sycamore Drive, Wofford Hts. Sunday 10 a.m. and Wed. 6:30 p.m.760-376-8789 ■ Christ Fellowship 80 Evans Road, Wofford Hts. Sun. 10:30 a.m. Lake Isabella/Bodfish ■ First Baptist Church of Lake Isabella 3701 Suhre, Lake Isabella. Sunday 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. School 9:45 a.m. 760-379-5615 ■ Fountain of Christ Church 5101 #A Lake Isabella Blvd, Lake Isabella. Sunday 9:45 a.m. Wed. and Thur. 5:30 p.m. 760-417-0793 ■ Landmark Missionary Baptist Church 2741 Mountain View Rd, Lake Isabella. Sunday 9:45 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. 760-379-5640 ■ Mt. View Southern Baptist Church 2959 Erskine Creek Rd, Lake Isabella. Sun. 9:00, 11:15 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. 760-379-4296 ■ Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall 1911 Edith Ave., Lake Isabella. 760-379-8672 ■ Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (LCMS) 377 Highway 155, Lake Isabella. Services 11 a.m. 760-379-2343 ■ Kern Valley Bible Church 3920 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella. Sunday 9:30

a.m. and 5:30 p.m. 760-379-5482 ■ Church of the Nazarene 2931 Erskine Creek Rd., Lake Isabella. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. 760-379-2062 ■ Highland Chapel United Methodist 5301 Lake Isabella Bl., Lake Isabella. Sunday School & Worship 10:30 a.m. 760-379-2120 ■ Lake Isabella Church of Christ 3711 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella. Services 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., Wed. 6 p.m. Bible study Sun. 10 a.m. ■ Kern River Valley Seventh Day Adventist 3801 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella. Saturday Service 9:30 a.m. 760-379-3206 ■ Kern Valley Pentecostal LightHouse 3730 Wagon Wheel Dr., Lake Isabella. Sunday School 9:45 Services 10:45 a.m., and 5 p.m. Wednesday 6 p.m. 760-379-5819 ■ Salvation Army The local national affiliate Mon. 9 am - 1 pm. 6105 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. 760379-5100. ■ SGI - USA Buddhist Lotus Sutra based discussion and meetings Call 379-6162 for dates and times. Mountain Mesa ■ Church of Christ Mt. Mesa 6400 Dogwood Av., Mt. Mesa. Sunday 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. 760-379-4792 ■ Church of Jesus Christ/Latter Day Saints 6400 Park Av., Mt. Mesa. Sunday 10:00 a.m. 760-379-2904 ■ Grace Chapel 12312 Mt. Mesa Rd., Mt. Mesa. Sunday 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. 760-379-4093 ■ Christian Assembly 12424 Mountain Mesa Rd., Mt. Mesa. Sunday 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. 760-379-6377 ■ Victory Tabernacle (United Pentecostal) 4324 Birch, Mt. Mesa. Sunday 2 and 3 p.m. 760-549-3186

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


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Announcements, Continued from page 3 Center, unwrapped, by Monday, Dec. 9. All donations will remain anonymous. Parents must pickup gifts Tuesday, Dec. 17 and Thursday, Dec. 19 between 9 and 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. The Angel Gift Program is for children 11 to 18 years old, who are no longer eligible for “Toys for Tots” due to their age. Children must live in the household and be attending school. Come by and visit the Kern River Family Resource Center or contact them at 760-379-2556.

Scrapbooking and cultural art Come to the Tubatulabal tribe office at 12600 Mountain Mesa Road every Tuesday and Friday for scrapbooking and cultural art. You can join the workshop or just bring what you want to work on. There are supplies available from the fully supplied craft room. The cost is $5 per event and a small fee for materials. Call 760379-4590.

Regional Artists Needed for Arts and Healing Children’s Hospital Central California is launching a new initiative aimed at bringing local artists’ work into the hospital to further promote a healing environment for patients and families. Details of the program are available on the website: chcccallforartists.com. Artists interested in learning more may attend an Arts Forum on Thursday, Nov. 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in conference room G140B at Children’s Hospital, 9300 Valley Children’s Place in Madera. Representatives will be on hand to answer questions about the program and describe opportunities for local artists. The hospital’s Art Review Committee seeks applications from a variety of artists who work in various media to be considered for future commission or purchase of artwork to be installed starting in 2014. From this Call for Artists, a catalog of artists whose work represents desired criteria, will be selected. The deadline for applications is Monday, Dec. 16.

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

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Recreation information ■ U.S. Forest Service Isabella Lake office: 4875 Ponderosa Drive. 760-379-5646

■ Kernville office: 105 Whitney Rd. 760-376-3781 (around the corner from the museum) Closed weekends.

General infomation ■ Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce 6404 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella Local: 760-379-5236 Toll Free: 866-KRV4FUN

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CDFW and California Game Wardens Foundation offer youth essay contest Janice Mackey, CDFW Courier Release The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and California Game Wardens’ Foundation have teamed up to offer a youth essay contest. “A vital part of our hunter education program is passing on the tradition of sportsmanship and ethical behavior,” said CDFW Hunter Education Program administrator Captain Roy Griffith. “With that, the California Game Wardens’ Foundation wanted to recognize one of the 21,000 students who pass through our program each year with a lifetime California hunting license, valued at more than $600.” Junior hunting license holders or youths less than age 16 who have a valid 2013 hunter education certificate are eligible. To enter, contestants need to submit an essay, 500 words or less, on what “Passing on the Tradition” of hunting means to them. Applicants are encouraged to write about conservation, sportsmanship and ethics. The grand prize will be awarded during a special ceremony Saturday, Jan. 11 at ISE Sacramento’s Adventure Theater stage (Hall A). To apply, theessay must include name, date of birth and contact number. All entries must be received on or before Friday, Dec. 20. Submit essays to: Lieutenant John Nores, P.O. Box 1, San Martin, CA 95046 Essays will be reviewed and scored by CDFW Wildlife Officers - some who are stars of National Geographic's Wild Justice television program - and other CDFW representatives. The winner will be notified by phone and must be present with his or her parents/guardians at the Sacramento ISE show Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. For additional information, contact Lieutenant John Nores at 408-591-5174. To find information on becoming a Hunter Education Instructor to help “Pass on the Tradition,” visit: dfg.ca.gov/huntered.

Kern DS Valley A L CCW TRAINING New applicants $90. Permit renewals $55. William Lacy wesellguns@ladsgun.com www.ladsgun.com P.O. Box 477 Ker nville

Got Used Oil? Cranes Waste Oil Inc. is accepting closed top containers up to 5 gallons and a drained used oil filter. At 15412 Highway 178, Southlake, between the hours of 10am & 2pm or by appointment Monday to Friday. Closed Holidays " We are located 2 blks east of the Fire Station. (Maximum 20 gallons at one time).

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The Kernville Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the wonderful volunteers who helped make our 1st Annual Whiskey Flat Fall Festival a tremendous success. A "HIGH-FIVE" to Beverly DeMetriff who had a dream and led us all to the finish line with a great sense of accomplishment, bringing commerce to Kernville. Thank you, again!!! Festival Prizes: Steve and Jadwiga Markoff, The Mother Lode The Kernville Saloon, The Drug Store Music: Carla Thorn Music Organizer The Bands: Roy Curtis, 72 Virgins, OMG Band, Kat Edmondson, Riverwind, Jest Reason, & Obsidian Haunted Maze: Jim Hurst & Aaron MooreArchive EntertainmentMaze Sound Effects Brad Alexander Valerie Alexander Noah Alexander Beverly Demetriff Jim Demetriff Sheri Bryant Monica Pounds Annette Pounds (GPS Mortgage) Brianna Moss Lily Mason Camp Owens work Crew Kern Valley High School Drama Team: Brianna Moss Drama Instructor Actors & Help Timber Miriah, Paulina Smith, Bryson Morse Anna Duvall, Hope White, Levi Ibarra Kara Campbell. Hannah Bryant, Zack Harris Hannah Reed, Brody Brouett, Ashley Ward Emily Hester, Charlotte Davenport, Max Farmer Dustin Avilla Equipment and Consultation: Jim O'Harra Coffins: Fritz Rummel, Larry Curtis, Mike Demetriff Frandy & Riverside Park Crew Anna Leon, Brad Alexander, Valerie Alexander Jeanette Rogers-Erickson, Cheryl Borthick Jenny Hanley, Lily Mason, Lisa Laughlin

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Amazing Bounce, Lakeshore Farmers Market KRV Art Association, Valerie Minoux The Kern Valley Growers Association : Terry Thompson, Claudia Thompson, Rick Nelson, Hank Blackler, Heinz Sackreuter, Will Lacy, Carolyn Lacy, Bob Petty, Rich McDonald, Buck Jakob, Mariana Jakob, Joe Price, Mario Leija, John Hanley, Cold Iron Charley Louis Garcia, Connie Shepard Mike Nelson Joannie Nelson, Joe Grossnickle, Nana Grossnickle, & Mike Lancon. In Addition: The Creighton's Pastor Dave Taylor New Life Assembly Kern River Courier Kern Valley Sun Danny Wagner Arianna Rogers, Sheryl Parmalee, Laura Alford, Jane Smith, Jacquie Wertz, Monica Pounds, Annette Pounds, Nathan Murrell Troy & Susie Seeger, Jim Demetriff, Lucille Demetriff, The Merritt's for the cornstalks Mike Woodward and friends from Whiskey Flat Encampment Kellie Scott & Jack Scott, Vitaliia Popkova Sandi Johnstone, Janet Cormack PA System: Charlie Busch Lighting: Mike Farris, Loren Lee, Troy Collins, Ronald Johnstone, Tony Talbot Circle Park Volunteers: Judy Deems, Carla Thorn Liberty Ambulance Service Kern Valley Healthcare District, Anna Leon

Calendar, Continued from page 2 welcome. Donations and volunteers are encouraged. ■ Native American concert November 11 The Nuui Cunni Native American Intertribal Cultural Center is hosting a Native American contemporary and traditional performance by Shelley Morningsong, a Northern Cheyenne and Fabian Fontenelle, Auni/Omaha. The concert is on Monday, Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. at the Cultural Center. Tickets are $12. There will be door prizes and refreshments. ■ Veteran’s Day dinner November 11 The Kern Valley Elks Lodge in Wofford Heights will host Kern Valley Veterans with a free chicken fried steak dinner and the fixings on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. The public is invited at a cost of $11 with $1 going to Veterans charitable programs. Call Dean Ott at 661-476-6812.

■ Suicide Survivor support group November 13 This is a peer support group for people who have lost someone to suicide. It is a safe place to share your grief, find hope and achieve healing. It meets in the Library Room of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 377 Highway 155, Lake Isabella, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13. For more information, call 760-223-0845. ■ Toddler story time November 14 The Kern River Valley branch library will have Toddler story time on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. The branch is at 7054 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. Call 760-549-2083. ■ Toys for Tots November 16 There will be a bowling tournament to benefit Toys for Tots at Mountain Mesa Lanes on Saturday, Nov. 16. Pre-register by stopping by or calling 760-379-3131 p.m. Call 760-4172279 for more information.

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The world ends in a funny way By Sam Struckhoff Pick of the Week “The World's End” (R) — A handful of thirty-somethings, lead by their delusional friend (Simon Pegg), try to finish a drinking challenge they took up as reckless teens. Then a science-fiction/action movie intrudes on their reflective comedy as alien imposters come flailing at the flabby old friends. It’s the third movie in a line of barely related flicks starting with “Shaun of the Dead.” The jokes come at you fast - almost as rapidly as the movie’s gears shift from funny to touching to action packed. Just

Scene from “The World's End” when you think you know where it’s all going, another surprise hits the screen like a projectile in an alien bar fight. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

Recipes for Dummies by Bodfish Bob Bodfish Bob’s Roasted Pumpkin Seeds 2 cups pumpkin seeds 1/4 cup lemon juice (fresh squeezed) 3/4 T salt

Bodfish Bob’s Pumpkin Pancakes 4 cups Bisquick 2 eggs 2 cups milk 1 cup pumpkin 1 tsp. cinnamon powdered sugar Mix all ingredients, except powdered sugar, together. Pour batter onto hot, lightly greased griddle. Sprinkle pancakes with powdered sugar to taste. Bodfish Bob’s Microwave Pumpkin Spice Cake spice cake mix 3 eggs 1 can pumpkin 1 can cream cheese icing Mix together dry cake mix, eggs and pumpkin. Pour into a greased microwave bundt or tube pan. Microwave for 14 minutes (time may vary according to your microwave). Let stand for five minutes. Turn out onto a plate and cool. Ice with cream cheese icing.

Dilute the salt with the lemon juice. Mix in the pumpkin seeds. Keep mixing together until all seeds are very wet and soaked. Place seeds in a glass bowl and put in the microwave on high temperature for four minutes. Take out and stir them very well and place back in the microwave for another 2 minutes. Keep repeating until they are roasted (golden brown). Bodfish Bob’s Cider Pumpkin Bread 3 1/2 cups flour 2 tsp baking soda 3 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp ginger 3 cups sugar 1 tsp salt Stir together. Make a well in center and add, in order: 1 cup vegetable oil 4 whole eggs 1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin 2/3 cups apple cider 1/2 cup thick applesauce Mix everything until smooth. Pour into greased and flour pan. Makes two 8 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 loaves. Can also be baked in one-pound coffee cans. If baked in can, fill 2/3 full. Makes 3. Bake one hour at 350 degrees. Visit Bodfish Bob on the Internet at www.bodfishbob.com or email him at bodfishbob@hotmail.com.


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Five ways to get your home shown Matt Freeman Courier Columnist Even though we have seen an overall improvement in real estate sales numbers for 2013, in certain market segments here in the Valley there are Freeman always ways to get more attention to your listing - the quickest - when it first hits the market. Here are five tips for sellers to set their listings apart, get real estate agents to show their properties first and get that sale done! ■ Make sure your house is easily accessible for showing. In this market, with so much inventory, real estate agents will pass right on by if they have to call first or schedule an appointment. It is unfortunate this is true because it is sheer laziness, but it is human nature to go down the quickest and easiest road. Have your real estate agent put a lockbox on the house and offer access at all times. Our new lockboxes even email us when the house is shown and tell us when and who showed it. ■ Have a large internet presence. Make buyers see your house so they will tell their real estate agent about it first. The National Association of Realtors research department has stated over and over again throughout the last decade or so that more than 80 percent of home sales originate on the

internet because that is where buyers start their search. Make sure your real estate agent has a strong internet presence. If they don’t, then don’t let them earn your business. ■ Offer to assist with closing costs. This is something that draws people to see your home because legally depending on the loan product, the seller can contribute between three to six percent of the home purchase price towards the buyer’s closing costs. This makes a buyer very interested, particularly if they have little or no money down. It is good for a seller because you want to make sure as many buyers as possible are available to purchase your property. ■ Put a great sign out front. I make it a point to have a really nice sign in the front yard that is very visible. It makes your listing stand out to anyone driving by and says that you are serious about selling your home. Seems insignificant, but it really does work. ■ Offer increased commission. In this market, the way things are with fewer buyers and too many listings, this is a good way to set yours apart. What is an extra one percent above the competition if it gets your house looked at and sold. Ask your real estate agent to make sure it goes into the selling agent’s pocket as a bonus. Matt Freeman is a Realtor with Freeman’s Lakeside Realty 760-379-5915 or 760-223-0880. His column is not intended to replace legal advice.

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ObamaCare and Medicare Harry P. Thal Courier Columnist My being a health insurance guru does take its toll. The demands this time of year are so extreme that I needed to rent office space just to Thal accommodate the demands of the public. After 32 years of working from home, I am now located at 11006 Kernville Road, right next to the Kernville Fire Station. So far, we have processed close to 800 Medicare Part D (prescription drug plan) inquiries. This is much higher than prior years, as some of the really good deals in 2013 will be very costly in 2014. There are alternative plans to choose from, as the California consumer has 32 Part D plans to select from for the New Year. The HMO market is also changing. Last year’s best plan, looks good initially on paper, with a $0 hospital copay, but they raised the cost of prescriptions to the point it can really damage some people financially. As many of our area physicians are on multiple plans. Switching insurance companies is relatively easy. There is even a Special Needs Plan (SNP) HMO for Kern which provides outstanding benefits for people with Cardiovascular Disorders, Chronic Heart Failure and Diabetes. I will be featuring the HMO plans in next week’s column. Another HMO issue is that Blue

Cross will be discontinuing a plan in Kern County. This is a blessing to some people, as now they are eligible to enroll in a Medicare Supplement if they so choose without Medical underwriting. Just this week, I was able to enroll a man who is confined to a nursing home to this plan, saving the family thousands of dollars, as the supplement pays 100 percent along with Medicare for only a low monthly premium. ObamaCare is getting lots of media attention, with all the start up problems. These problems are somewhat less here in California. The latest news is on the penalty delay of the mandate. The idea to delay the penalty is probably not a smart idea. Those people who presently have (nongrandfathered) coverage will have their coverage expiring December 31. Extending the deadline won’t help them. It will help the uninsured, but many will put off enrollment until the last minute. Those people may be surprised. Although the penalty deadline is March 31 to get coverage, a person must apply by the 15th of the month for coverage to take effect the 1st of the following month. So, if the applicant submits on the 16th, they will need to wait about 45 days for coverage to begin. Harry P. Thal, MA, is a licensed insurance broker in California (0621106) He is pastpresident of the Kern Association of Health Underwriters. Thal is on the National Assoc. of Health Underwriters Medicare Advisory Board. He may be reached at 760-376-2100, harrythal@aol. com or www.harrythal.com.

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1. In 2013, Baltimore’s Chris Davis became the fourth player in major-league history to hit homers in the first four games of a season. Who else did it? 2. Don Larsen pitched a perfect game for the New York Yankees in the 1956 World Series. How many career regular-season games did he win? 3. When was the last time before 2012 that Georgia Tech’s football team won a bowl game? 4. Name the last Golden State Warrior before David Lee in the 2012-13 season to be selected to an NBA AllStar Game. 5. When the NHL expanded in 1967 from six to 12 teams, it located two franchises in California. Name them. 6. In 2013, Morgan Shepherd became the oldest driver to start a NASCAR Cup race. How old was he?

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ARIES (Mar. 21 to Apr. 19) Although your energy level is high, be careful not to commit to too many projects at this time. You’ll do better focusing on just a few tasks rather than spreading yourself too thin. TAURUS (Apr. 20 to May 20) Your heart might be leading you in one direction, but pay attention to your keen intellect. I’m cautioning you to think things through before making any commitments. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your “serious” twin has been dominant in your life for quite a while. It’s time now to let that “wilder” half take you out for some good times -- perhaps with someone very special. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Career aspects are high for Moon Children who make a good impression. Show people not only what you can already do, but also how you can be more valuable to them in the future. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Things start to brighten for the Lion’s immediate financial future. But be careful to resist the urge to splurge. You need to tuck something away to help you through another tight period. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Having to do too many tasks in too short a time could lower your mood to just above the grumbling level. But if you handle things one at a time, you’ll get through it all soon enough.

LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your usually carefully made holiday plans could be subject to change later this month. Use this week to prepare for that possibility by starting a Plan B just in case you need it. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Be careful about joining a colleague’s plan to solve a workplace problem. Investigate it thoroughly. Otherwise, you could find yourself in a predicament with other associates. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Slow down that high-paced whirl you’ve been on. Spending quiet time alone or with people you care for can be both physically and spiritually restorative. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Make suggestions, not demands. You’ll be more successful in getting people to follow your lead if you exercise quiet patience instead of strong persuasion to get your ideas across. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You still need more facts before you can make an informed career choice. One note of caution: Be careful about whom you ask for that information; otherwise, you could be misled. PISCES (Feb. 19 to Mar. 20) Changing situations through the end of the week could lead to some challenging opportunities for those perspicacious Pisceans who know how to make them work to their advantage. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Dog & Cat Grooming Service 25 years experience Reasonable Rates For grooming info-760-378-2148 ___________________________ Mark’s Mobile Computer Repair

“We Travel to Your Location” •Repairs •Upgrades •Tuneups •Networking •Troubleshooting

Lake Isabella Precision Tax Fastest Refunds Free E-Filing Free Quotes Individual, Corp., Partners 5105 B Lake Isabella Blvd.

Mark Armstrong/Owner-Operator

760-376-1214 / Fax-760-376-1214 e-mail: marksmobilecomputer repair@gmail.com ___________________________ CHAR’S DRY CLEANERS and ALTERATIONS Fast Service 6101 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella (760) 379-6340 ___________________________

760-379-1300

__________________________ LIGHTHOUSE ELECTRIC Quality Work Fair Prices Call Ross (760) 981-3361 License #708148 __________________________ Stan’s Painting & Restoration Give your home’s exterior or interior a lift w/a new beautiful look. 23 yrs. professional exp. Valley references & prices. Free estimates - 760-417-1192 _________________________

Southland Electrical Contractors

Chuck Barbee - Still & Video PHOTOGRAPHY Portraits - Family Events Equestrian - Historical Photo Scanning & Restoration Transfers to DVD & CD

TARGET PROGRAM

CA License: C-10 700029 Bonded • Insured Locally owned & operated

(760) 376-3776

(760) 379-8105 or (760) 379-1830

Call us if you’ve had enough of the “drug activity” in your neighborhood. We will take your call & report your information to the Sheriff’s Dept. We respect your right to remain anonymous.

760-376-8784 __________________________ PAUL’S POOL SERVICE

MT. MESA Commercial & Residential Contractor’s Lic. #587951 310-347-5208 •• 310-533-0584 __________________________

Pine & Oak Firewood Tree Triming - Trash Hauling Weedeating Call Chris - (760) 379-4326 ___________________________

Ray’s Painting & Decorating Interior/Exterior Painting Wall Coverings “Lowest Rates in the KRV” (760) 417-9797 or (760) 378-2097

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TAXI SERVICE

Since 1995 - M.L. LUDIKER ARTWORK & DESIGN 760-376-2177 www.kernvalley.com/mike

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(760) 376-2227

Local & Out of Town Service Please Don’t Drink & Drive!

14’ Achilles Raft w/trailer, wood floor, 25HP 4 stroke Merc., oars & PFD, xlnt cond., $3,500 obo or w/trade. Also have rattan hidea-bed w/large zippered cushions. 760-379-2094

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Wofford Heights - very nice remodeled 2bd/1ba MH in Sportsman TP, Space #24, with enclosed porch. Inclds water, trash, laundry room & fish house, $7,500. (760) 376-2722 ___________________________

1993 - 30’ Suncrest Motor Home Immaculate condition, 46,000 org. miles, all appliances in good working order, 5kw generator, awning in great shape, no dents, dings or other cosmetic damage. Priced to sell at $5,800 or will consider trade for 4x4 truck in excellent cond. 760-223-2974 ___________________________ Onyx - 12x60 MH - 2bd/3/4ba, w/10x12 pop-out lvng room on 5/8 acre.Unobstructed view of So. Fork Valley & surrounding mtns. Off road & water sports. $30,000 - owner will carry with $10-$15k down. 760-379-7384

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‘Arlie’s Club’ Monday Night Football Drink Specials & Snacks

Smoke Free All Lottery Games & Scratchers Come Join ”Donna”, “Lois“ & “Marylou”

White’s

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7062 Wofford Blvd. Wofford Heights

760-376-4717 Iron Mountain Electric

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Wimmer’s

Spaces for Rent

FLOOR COVERING “For all your floor & window covering needs”

Wofford Heights Sites available in quiet Senior Park, with laundry facilities & fish house. Walk to lake. $250/mo includes water/trash. Call Jody-760-376-2722 ___________________________ RV spaces in Camp Kernville @ 24 Sirretta St. Walking distance to downtown. Private Beach! 760-376-2345 ___________________________ Partially fenced shady space, $216.75/mo + utilities. (760) 223-2974

5129 Lake Isabella Blvd

760-379-4966 Professional Friendly Service Since 1971

Yard Sale Holiday Boutique & Yard Sale Hi-Ho MHP, 11901 Sierra Way, Kernville, Sat, Sun, Nov 9 & 10, 8am-3pm, in clubhouse & indiv. carports, something for everyone + near new swamp cooler. ___________________________ Moving Sale - 6 Mac Hill Dr, Wofford Heights (off Nellie Dent) Sat., 11/9, 8am-till?, lots of stuff-bar, generators, old sewing machine, etc. ___________________________ Got Stuff? Sell it all with a Marketplace Ad 760-376-2860 ___________________________

Miscellaneous LESSONS-Guitar, Fiddle, Folk Bluegrass, Gospel, Traditional All ages - 20 yrs exp., local lady, reasonable, pkg. deal avail. Text me @ 661-529-0174 re: lessons ___________________________

Why do they give you a watch when you retire when it’s the first time in your life that you really don’t care what time it is?

NEW YEARS GETAWAY Isabella Gamblers Trip to Yearington, Nv., Price includes bus & room for 3 days-2 nights, Dec 31, Jan 1 & 2. Call Shirley for details 760-378-2614

Place your Marketplace ad in 3 easy steps:

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Pool Shuffleboard Karaoke & Live Music

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Camp Kernville - MH’s for sale Space #18-now reduced to $4,000 obo. Space #9-$5,000 obo. 12th month rent is free with purchase! 24 Sirretta St., Kernville (760) 376-2345 ___________________________ YOU WIN! YOUR CHOICE! 2 Mobile Homes to choose from •Single wide 1/bd w/expando room. NICE! $6,500 cash, Spc 37 •Dbl wide w/patio & deck, 2bd 2ba, new carpet & blinds, $10,500 cash, Spc 30, NICE! Paradise Mobile Home Estates 2410 Ronita Lane, Lake Isabella 55 & over park. Drive by, call (760) 379-2092 to show ___________________________ Kernville - 2+bd/1ba singlewide, w/enclosed porch in No. Fork TP, 11825 Sierra Way, #3. New: carpet linoleum, roof coating, evap cooler, front porch, ex. paint. Was $12,999 - now $11,999. Call Russ 661-301-6209 ___________________________

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Kern River Courier Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: M.C. PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, (2013 - B5732). Street address of principal place of business: 4812 Canoe Court, Bakersfield, CA 93312. Mailing address of business: 4812 Canoe Court, Bakersfield, CA 93312. REGISTRANT: Mandy Christine Clark, 4812 Canoe Court, Bakersfield, CA 93312. Date the business commenced: 10/01/2008. Business is being conducted as an Individual. 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: Mandy Clark. This statement filed on 09/27/2013. Expires 09/27/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By J. Garcia. Published by the Kern River Courier October 18, 25, November 1 and 8, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: GRACE'S DIPPED DELIGHTS, (2013 - B6027). Street address of principal place of business: 14613 Flower Crest Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93314. Mailing address of business: 14613 Flower Crest Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93314. REGISTRANT: Hope Kinney, 14613 Flower Crest Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93314. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Business is being conducted as an Individual. 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: Hope Kinney. This statement filed on 10/14/2013. Expires 10/14/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier October 25, November 1, 8 and 15, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: T AND A AUTHORIZED MAC TOOLS DISTRIBUTOR, (2013 B6065). Street address of principal place of business: 3824 Troutdale Court, Bakersfield, CA 93312. Mailing address of business: 3824 Troutdale Court, Bakersfield, CA 93312. REGISTRANT: Aaron Joshua Guerrero, 3824 Troutdale Court, Bakersfield, CA 93312. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Business is being conducted as an Individual. 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: Aaron Joshua Guerrero. This statement filed on 10/16/2013. Expires 10/16/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By: J. Garcia. Published by the Kern River Courier October 25, November 1, 8 and 15, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: CINNAMON WOLFE PHOTOGRAPHY, (2013 - B6282). Street address of principal place of business: 116 Barbara Avenue, Ridgecrest, CA 93555. Mailing address of business: 116 Barbara Avenue, Ridgecrest, CA 93555. REGISTRANT: Cinnamon Ruvolo Wolfe116 Barbara Avenue, Ridgecrest, CA 93555. Date the business commenced: 10/03/2013. Business is being conducted as an Individual. 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: Cinnamon Wolfe. This statement filed on 10/29/2013. Expires 10/29/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: J. Garcia. Published by the Kern River Courier November 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: WILL & CONNIE'S CLEANING SERVICE, (2013 - B6284). Street address of principal place of business: 4604 Cherryrock Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93313-5763. Mailing address of business: 4604 Cherryrock Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93313-5763. REGISTRANT: Will & Connie's Cleaning Service, 4604 Cherryrock Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93313-5763. Date the business commenced: 12/29/2013. Business is being conducted as a Limited Liability Company. 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: Connie M. Harris. This statement filed on 10/29/2013. Expires 10/29/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By: A. Guerrero. Published by the Kern River Courier November 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2013.

SHARON ROONEY Licensed Agent • Notary Medicare Supplement, Medicare Part D, Individual Insurance Plans & Group Insurance Plans

6416B Lake Isabella Blvd. P.O. Box 2622 Lake Isabella CA 93240 760-379-5641 760-608-8107 fax

Medicare Open Enrollment October 15 through December 7, 2013

www.sharonrooneyinsurance.com • sharonrooney@verizon.net Sharon Rooney License# 073471 • Janet Lubin License# OH50016

Sustainable Architecture

Energy Efficient Design, Materials and Systems • Solar • Strawbale • Adobe • ICF’s • SIP’s • • New Construction • Additions • Remodels • • Design-Build Service Available • Nancy Shebesta Architect License # C27215 760-549-0075 nancyshebesta@verizon.net

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Lake Isabella - 55+ Community, refurbished 2bd/2ba dble wide w/patio. $597/mo + sec. deposit. (760) 964-2514 __________________________________ Wofford Heights - 2bd/1ba, w/deck, detached garage with shop equipped for cottage business. $750/mo. 760223-0544 __________________________________

Lake Isabella - Large 2bd, 1ba duplex, 2916 Fulop,Apt B.Very clean, water/trash pd. Near stores & school. $675/mo + dep. 760-223-3476 or 760-379-1195 __________________________________ So. Lake - Look No further! Priced right, clean 3bd/ 2ba modular home, lg rms, fncd yd, near lake, w/d hookup, Sec 8 ok, For info, call 760-417-9082. _________________________________

Wofford Heights - 3bd/2ba house w/detached 2 car garage. Paved street close to all. $795/mo. No pets. For app/info-760-376-2436

Find a new lease on life in the Kern River Marketplace.

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you would like to volunteer at the drop-off Continued from page 1 location, please call 760-417-2279. Join ter, war, or famine. 100,000 volunteers If you would like to nation-wide who are pack a shoebox there is putting smiles on the faces of hurting children by donating If you would like to pack a an hour or shoebox there is still time. more of your - Martinson week to receive giftfilled shoeboxes from still time. Please conothers or by filling a tact us at the KRV Relay shoebox yourself. Center in Wofford Thank you for helping Heights during colleca needy child who has tion week, November probably never 18 through 24, 9:30 a.m. received a gift before to 3:30 p.m. daily, or on this single shoebox full Monday, November 25, of hope and love. no later than 11 a.m. If

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presents their own unique individual artistic perspective of twelve natural features in our local mountains that most will find pleasingly familiar when visiting Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument. This book is second in a series the authors plan to publish. Their first book, "Kern Valley Perspectives: Two Cameras and a Paintbrush" was enthusiastically received upon its publication in 2010 and is still in print.

Veteran's Day meal on Monday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to honor our veterans with BBQ for everyone. All are welcome. ■ The Kern Valley Elks Lodge in Wofford Heights will host Kern Valley Veterans with a free chicken fried steak dinner and the fixings on Veterans Day, November 11 at 6 p.m. The public is invited at a cost of $11 with $1 going to Veterans charitable programs.

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Verbeet, Holochwost, and Zimmerman A book signing for this latest endeavor will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16th from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Kern River Valley Historical Society Museum in Kernville (49

Big Blue Rd, Kernville). For more information, contact Gene Verbeet, Curmudgeon Studios, P.O. Box 2, Bodfish, CA 93205; 760-379-8037 or verbeet@verizon.net.

Throttle Up to Bikes & Apparel in Southlake! Black Leather Motorcycle Vest $ 95

South Lake Cycle Work Shirt

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2007 Harley Davidson Road Glide (#697401) maroon 103 CI engine. Must see!

2004 Big Bear Chopper (#319930) S&S 124 CI engine $16,500

1993 Harley Davidson custom (#4038044) $8,500

2000 Yamaha (#003845) V-Star 650 $3,300.

14460 Hwy 178 Southlake

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2009 Harlely Davidson (#401774) 95 year anniversary model. $1,000+ in extras! $8,500

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Small Print: All prices plus government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any deal document preparation charge, and any emission testing charge, prices good through November 22, 2013.

Special Order a Meat Pack for this Season of Eating Pork Meat Pack - $69.00

Mini Meat Pack - $89.00

5lbs Pork Spareribs 4lbs Pork Butt Roast 3lbs Pork Steaks 3lbs Pork Rib Chops 3lbs Country Style Sausage 3lbs Platter Bacon 2lbs Smoked Ham Shank

2lbs Porterhouse 3lbs Top Sirloin 5lbs Ground Beef 2lbs Stew Beef 2lbs Top Round 2lbs Pork Rib Chops 2lbs Country Style Sausage 3lbs Pork Butt Roast

BBQ Meat Pack - $79.00

Meat Pack - $169.00

5lbs Beef Rack Ribs 5lbs Pork Spareribs 2lbs Beef Tri-Tip 2lbs Pork Tri-Tip 5lbs Ground Beef 5lbs Country Style Ribs

3lbs Whole Body Chicken 3lbs Platter Bacon 4lbs Smoked Ham Shank

2lbs Top Round 2lbs Family Steak 2lbs T-Bone Steak 2lbs Pork Chops 3lbs Pork Steaks 3lbs Country Style Spareribs 10lbs Ground Beef 4lbs Country Style Sausage 3lbs Hot Dogs 3lbs Chuck Roast 2lbs Smoked Pork Chops 2lbs Beef Tri-Tip

Small Variety Pack - $109.00 3lbs Whole Body Chicken 5lbs Chicken Hind Quarters 2lbs Beef Tri-Tip 2lbs T-Bone Steak 4lbs Chuck Roast 5lbs Ground Beef 2lbs Country Style Sausage 2lbs Boneless Pork Chops 2lbs Smoked Pork Chops 3lbs Platter Bacon

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On the River You will find the Best Farm Fresh Produce & Selection of Groceries, Sporting Goods & Fuel in the Valley. 6am to 7pm Daily

13432 Sierra Way Kernville 760-376-2424

On the Lake A Full Service Meat Department, Hot & Cold Deli, Complete Liquor, Beer & Wine. Sporting Goods & Fuel. 7am to 7pm Daily

14606 Highway 178 Southlake 760-378-2207

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