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Vol. 5 No. 36

Seniors lose, says ‘C4A’ Ombudsman program cut Mike Devich Kern River Courier

A statewide association of agencies on aging is protesting the new California state budget. The California Association of Area Agencies on Aging (nicknamed C4A) says the budget has “unraveled the infrastructure of the statewide aging network.” C4A is a nonprofit organization representing California's 33 area agencies on aging, including Kern County’s Aging and Adult Services Department. A statement sent by C4A on Oct. 3 said, “Governor Schwarzenegger’s action was especially devastating for the State LongTerm Care Ombudsman Program,” which was cut by 49 percent. The program investigates elder abuse complaints in long-term care facilities for the elderly. Clay Kempf, president of C4A, said, “These combined cuts collapse the safety net for patients in a nursing home and, ironically, come at a time when baby boomers are aging, and reports of elder abuse and neglect are on the rise.” The Ombudsman Program functions as an advocate for the patient, and often serves as a witness to the signing of crucial documents such as decisions about health care, said Kempf. "This is an effective community-supported program that leverages state funds to attract hundreds of volunteers who serve as an integral part of the program,” he continued. Other budget cuts protested by C4A include a $5 million cut in the MultiPurpose Senior Services Program and a five percent reduction for the In-Home Support Services Program. “Overall, the Governor cut 24 percent from the programs administered by his Department of Aging,” said the statement. The Kern River Valley has a high percentage of older Americans living here.


Boyer Coursey displays a great 4.3 pound trout.

6 Courier file photo by Michael Batelaan

The street in front of Riverside Park sparkles with Detroit iron in this file photo from last year’s Kernville Rod Run. This year’s is now on.

Harry Thal says to check the cracks in your health insurance protection.

Cars lead to casino 11 Mike Devich Kern River Courier

Kernville will be packed with shiny vintage cars Saturday as the Kernville Rod Run, otherwise known as Kickin’ Back at Kernville, will be here again. The show is produced by Ken and Millie Rhodes (and actually will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday.) It’s free to the

public to observe, and early fall is a perfect time to stroll among the cars and maybe chat with their owners. And be sure to buy a T-shirt; they sell out very early. If you have a little gambling in mind, the Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce has a night of fun planned for

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Drive-thru flu shots soon Kern Valley Hospital will hold three drive-though flu shot clinics (which they jokingly refer to as “drive-by shootings”) this month. The dates are Oct. 16, 22 and 25, and all three clinics are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The flu shots cost $10 and the shoot-ee (shot-ee?) doesn’t even have to leave the comfort of his or her car. The clinics will take place in the front parking lot at the hospital. For more information, call 379-2681 ext. 679.

Tubatulabal tribe pushes for governmental recognition Mike Devich Kern River Courier

Rex Emerson/Special to the Kern River Courier

Don Wright of Lake Isabella took a friend, Ray Crane, on a flight over Isabella Lake in his ultralight recently.

The Tubatulabals of Kern Valley reported in their latest newsletter that they are trying to get federal recognition for their tribe. Donna Miranda-Begay, tribal chairperson, recently spoke on the telephone with Lee Fleming, Director of the Office of Federal Acknowledgment, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of Interior. Tribes must meet seven criteria for federal recognition. To severely paraphrase the official lengthy criteria, the petitioning tribe has to have been a single autonomous American Indian entity (community) since 1900, and the predominant portion of the petitioning group must com-

prise a distinct community existing from historical times until the present. The Tubatulabals of Kern Valley have formed a tribal enrollment committee to establish proof of Indian descent for their members. It is estimated by some researchers that Tubatulabal people may have existed in the Kern River Valley for hundreds of years. Begay said in the newsletter, “Final comment about federal recognition – some tribes can take up to 15-30 years to get federally recognized. However, if our tribe does their part and assembles a compelling petition package, meets the seven criteria, and all members get involved with the process, we can get to our goal very soon. We all need to work together.”

Our Faith page lists all the churches in the valley every week.


Our Fun & Games pages are popular with young and old in the valley.


Bodfish Bob tells you how to wash clothes-in the 1800s.

Kern River Basin Data: Wed. 5 a.m. Storage, Isabella Reservoir 119,287 acre-ft. (Pool capacity is 568,075 ac.-ft. at the spillway. Current limit 360,000 ac.-ft.) Peaked at 258,239 ac-ft. June 16. Inflow, North Fork of Kern at Kernville 309 cfs (5-hr avg.) Outflow, Lower Kern 309 cfs Outflow, Borel Canal 275 cfs Data from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cfs=cubic feet per second 1 cu.ft. = 7.48 U.S. gallons 1 ac.ft.= 325,851 U.S. gal.

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Friday, October 10, 2008

Kern River Valley – the place to have some fun Kern Valley High School home football games • Oct. 31 against Bishop • Nov. 13 against Frazier Mountain (Senior Night) Published Fridays by KRV Publishing

Games are usually 4 p.m./7 p.m.

Spotlighting the best of the Kern River Valley Owners/Editors/Publishers Michael Batelaan Mike Devich Contributing Editor Mike Ludiker Contributors/Columnists Jack Bustamante Rod Middleworth Matt Freeman Bodfish Bob Sally Thornburg Debra Rundell Ron Bolyard Donna Fitch California Joe Harry Thal Clarence Semonious Marya Miller Richard Rowe Dona Anderson Photographers Michael Batelaan, Mike Devich, Mike Ludiker Contributing Photographer Murdoc Douglas Ad Production Michael Batelaan, Mike Ludiker Advertising Sales Valerie Minoux Business Office Sara Wakeman Subscription Information The Kern River Courier is published and mailed weekly for $35 per year. Send payment to: Kern River Courier P.O. Box 1145 Wofford Heights, CA 93285 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 ©2008 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.

Saturday, Nov. 29 Lake Isabella Christmas Parade. Santa Claus ushers in the holiday season. 379-5236. Thursday, Oct. 9 Sunday, Oct. 12 Kernville Rod Run car show, streets of Kernville, 376-3133. Saturday, Oct. 11 Casino Night, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 3795236.

Regular meetings and activities Fridays • 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.- TOPS weight loss group, Mt.View Baptist Church, 2959 Erskine Creek Rd., Lake Isabella. 378-3935. • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - AA, 6407 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. • 5 p.m. - Kern River Hot Rodders Cruise Night, Circle Park, Kernville, 3rd Fri. • 8 p.m.- Al-Anon, Fellowship Bldg, 80 Evans Rd, Wofford Hts. For families of alcoholics. 376-2410 or 376-2066.

Saturdays • 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., KRV CB’ers Breakfast, Sr Ctr., Lake Isabella • 9:30 a.m. Sequoia Amateur Radio Group, Youth Center, Lake Isabella. Second Sat. • 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.


Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and by appointment.

• 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, 6407 Lake Isabella Blvd., 3795831. • 1 p.m. - Kern Valley Democratic Club, Senior Center, third Monday. • 1 p.m.-2 p.m., Line dance beginner classes, intermediate and advanced follow at the Senior Center. 379-0043. • 3 p.m. - Kernville Chamber of Commerce meets, board 2nd Mon., general membership 4th Mon. 376-2629. • 5- 6:30 p.m.- Substance Abuse Family Support & Community Education, College Community Services, 2731 Nugget Ave., Lake Isabella. 379-2412. • 6-9 p.m. KRV Community Orchestra meets at Cerro Coso College, Lake Isabella, Rm G. 376-4461. • 7 p.m. KRV Art Association meets, 3rd Mon., Senior Center. 379-2844. • 7 p.m. Havilah Centennial Group meets 1st Mon. at schoolhouse. 379-2636. • 7:30-Al-Anon, KRV Hosp Cafe. Help for families & friends of alcoholics. 376-2410 or 376-2066.

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• KRV Garden Club, 2nd Tues. 379-6162. • 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, 6407 Lake Isabella Blvd., 3795831. • 9:30-11a.m.- Me & My Friends children’s playgroup, First Baptist Church, Lake Isabella. 379-2556. • 2 p.m. - KRV Cemetery District meeting at cemtery. 2nd Tuesday. Public invited. 376-

Friday, Dec. 12 Candle Stroll and Live Nativity Scene, Circle Park, Kernville. 376-2629. Saturday, Dec. 13 Christmas Parade of Giving, Kernville. Santa Claus appears in Circle Park. 376-2629. 2189. • 7 p.m. - KRV Historical Society meets, Senior Center, Lake Isabella, 4th Tues.

Wednesdays • 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, 6407 Lake Isabella Blvd., 3795831. • 9:30-11 a.m.- Me & My Friends children’s playgroup, United Methodist Church, Kernville, 379-2556. • Noon- KRV Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting, Paradise Cove, 2nd Wednesday. • 1:30 p.m.- Clan Diggers meeting 2nd Wed. at Highland Chapel Methodist Church, Lake Isabella. 3rd Wed. - Workshop same location. • 3 p.m.- Republicans of Kern Valley meet 3rd Wed. 549-3033 for location. • 6 p.m. - Fish & Game Habitat Club meets, 631 E. Evans Rd, Wofford Hts, third Wed. • 6:00 p.m. American Legion, Lake Isabella Sr. Ctr. Veterans Rm., third Wed. 379-5488. • 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.- Senior Dance, Senior Center, Lake Isabella dining rm., live band. • 7 p.m. Al-Anon, 80 Evans Rd. Wofford Hts, 376-2410. For families of alcoholics. 376-2410 or 376-2066. • 7 p.m. - Elks meet, Wofford Heights Blvd.

Thursdays • 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. Third 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 meets, Paradise Cove. • 5 -7 p.m. - TANF Cultural Night - Native Youth & Community Cultural Ctr French Gulch Campground. • 5-7 p.m. VFW Taco Thursday, open to public. 379-3877. • 6 p.m. - Rotary Club meets - Golf Course, Kernville. • 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

Bingo Guide Friday, 12:30 p.m. - Eagles Bingo, Eagles Hall, Mt. Mesa Saturday, 12 p.m., South Fork Woman’s Club Bingo, 6488 Fay Ranch Road. Sunday, 1 p.m. Moose Lodge Bingo, Lake Isabella Blvd. Wednesday, 1 p.m - Senior Center Bingo, Lake Isabella. Thursday, Early Bird 12:15-Regular 1 p.m. St. Jude Bingo, Hwy 155 & Nellie Dent Dr., Wofford Hts. This information is sent to the Courier by the groups listed. It is suggested that groups provide a phone number in case interested individuals need more information.

Los Vaqueros Gymkhana Club • Oct 18 • Nov. 8 • Dec. 13 Gymkhana (timed games for riders on horseback) shows are held at Jake’s Place arena (Sierra Way just south of Kernville Rd.) Spectators welcome. Starts 9 a.m. Rain dates the next Saturday. 378-2885.

2009 events: Call the Kernville Chamber of Commerce, (760) 376-2629, or the Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce, (760) 379-5236, for next year’s tentative dates. With all scheduled events, call either chamber before attending for the latest event information. January: Man and Woman of the Year banquet February: Whiskey Flat Days, Heart Walk March: Keyesville Classic Mt. Bike Races April: Kern River Festival Whitewater Races, Valley-Wide Art Studio Tour, Isabella Lake Fishing Derby, Trout Festival, Kern Valley Nature Festival May: History Days, Classic Car Show June: Kids Fishing Derby (California Free Fishing Day), Whitewater Wednesday July: Fireworks Over The Lake, Personal Watercraft Races August: Rubber Ducky Races, Hummingbird Festival September: Turkey Vulture Festival, California Free Fishing Day October: Kickin’ Back at Kernville Rod Run, Valley Fest, Casino Night November: Lake Isabella Christmas Parade December: Christmas in Kernville, Parade of Giving

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Mark your calendar Friends of Library to hold annual tea Oct. 13 The Friends of the Library will be putting on their Annual Tea on Monday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. at the library in Lake Isabella. The guest speaker will be Yuri Spilny, a local resident who is a major writer and lecturer. Kernville Chamber mixer to be held Oct. 13 There will be a mixer held by the Kernville Chamber of Commerce at the Central Park Deli on Monday, Oct. 13 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Food will be half price. Come and network. Prices will be offered. Astronomy Club to celebrate NASA’s 50th birthday Oct. 13 The Kern River Valley Library will be hosting the KV Astronomy Club for a night under the stars to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of NASA on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 6 to 8 p.m. There will be a fun and informative slide show in the Library's Conference room followed by moon gazing through the clubs telescopes. This terrific program will be fun for the whole family. Kern River Valley Library, 7054 Lake Isabella Blvd, 549-2083. Town Hall meeting about drugs and the law Oct. 14 The Lake Isabella-Bodfish Property Owners Association will hold an important meeting on the matter of drugs and the law on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Senior Center. The host will be Sheriff’s Lt. Rodriguez, and speakers from various law enforcement agencies will speak about drugs such as methamphetamine and marijuana and their distribution. Optimal holds volunteer orientation Friday, Oct. 17 Optimal Hospice Care is holding a New Volunteer Orientation on Friday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. This event will be held at the new Optimal Hospice office at 6504 Lake Isabella Blvd., Ste. E, (across from the Post office). The orientation is open to compassionate individuals who are interested in helping those affected by terminal illness in the Kern Valley community. To reserve a seat, please call the volunteer coordinator today at 760-379-5038. Lunch will be provided. Used book sale by Friends of Library Oct. 17 and 18 Another great used book sale will be held Oct. 17 and 18 in the conference room at the library in Lake Isabella. Members of the Friends of the Library may attend the pre-sale Friday, Oct. 17 (memberships for $6 will be available at the door) from 4 to 7 p.m. The public may attend Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Havilah to host Schoolyard Sale Saturday, Oct. 18 The community of Havilah will be having a Schoolyard Sale on Saturday, Oct. 18 at the replica of the old schoolhouse. There will be live entertainment. The schoolhouse will be open for viewing. Vendors are welcome. Call (760) 379-2636 for more information. Native American fundraiser at Nuui Cunni Oct. 18 The Nuui Cunni Native American Cultural Center will host a fundraiser for their community programs Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Events will include a silent auction, raffles, kids’ activities, Native American demonstrations, and more. Food will be available from noon to 2:30. There will also be a native plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon. Sponsored by the Kern River Paiute Council. For more information call 549-0800. Massage therapist to hold Open House Oct. 18 Stress takes its toll on us all, and Katherine Cutts, CMT, plans to help relieve some of that stress by providing 5-10 minute stress-reducing massages to people attending her Open House on Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The demonstration will take place at 12308-B Mt. Mesa Rd., Mt. Mesa. For more information, call 379-4267. Fall concert by Community Orchestra on Oct. 19 The Kern Valley Community Orchestra will be presenting their Fall Concert at the Kernville Elementary School, 13350 Sierra Way in Kernville, on Sunday, October 19, at 4:00 p.m. The selections to be performed include “The Syncopated Clock,” “Fascination,” “What A Wonderful World,” “Take Five,” “The Easy Winners,” “Pennywhistle Jig” and more. Donations will be accepted at the door and children are free. Refreshments will be served. Art Association to demonstrate tattoos, piercings Oct. 20 The Kern River Valley Art Association will present a demonstration of the tattoing artwork of Frank Archer at its meeting at the Veterans Hall/Senior Center on Monday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. Guests are welcome. Spaghetti benefit dinner Oct. 25 at Moose Lodge There will be a spaghetti dinner and auction fundraiser Oct. 25 to benefit the Kern County Sheriff’s Activities League. The event will be held at the Moose Lodge in Lake Isabella, social hour at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6. Auctioned will be sports memorabilia, Disneyland tickets, a four-day cruise to Mexico, bikes and much more. Tickets $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Call 549-2100. Legal assistance available in Lake Isabella Oct. 28 Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance will be back in Kern Valley on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at the Kern River Valley Family Resource Center in Lake Isabella (next to NAPA). If you have any questions or need assistance regarding the following areas of law – Food Stamps, Medi-Cal, TANF, Landlord-Tenant-Evictions, Social Security/Supplement Social Security, or Guardianship. Call 379-2556 to set up an appointment with a Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance representative. Business Expo in Bakersfield Oct. 28 The Bakersfield 2008 Business & Technology Expo will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at the Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield. The event is from 4 to 8 p.m. and is Bakersfield's biggest business-to-business trade show. Visit more than 140 booths. There are free seminars, prizes, free food samples. Complimentary tickets for this expo are available at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce office.

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Things I Have Noticed


The catalog of catalogs Rod Middleworth Kern River Courier Columnist

In today’s mail I received a Hammacher/Schlemmer catalog. If you ever receive one, you will be surprised, amazed and intrigued. It's the ultimate catalog of items for people who have everything and still want more. For instance, on page 1 is a video poker tournament machine. Fullsized, you sit in its seat and play Rod video arcade poker. I suppose Middleworth that way, when you go to Vegas you will be warmed, informed and ready to go. Its cost? $6,500 plus shipping. Not your bag? How about a transparent 11-foot acrylic kayak? With it you can ride down the Kern River where from shore it will look like you are floating, suspended over the water. And it’s only $1,600! Page 15 has a stainless steel man’s wallet. Woven from stainless steel threads (25,000 of them) it's silver and fits your hip pocket perfectly. Only 90 bucks, with the admonition to watch the operator’s face when you go through airport security. When the alarm goes off, just tell them you've got a steel plate in your butt.

From page 41, if your kid has everything, you could buy him the 7-foot electric Jaguar roadster, with speeds to 13 mph, costing a mere $6,000. Something a little less esoteric is the “Marshmallow Blaster,” which shoots marshmallows up to 40 feet. It's only $40. Buy two and you and your buddy can wipe out civilization one marshmallow at a time. I noticed on page 59 a standup electric vibrator similiar to ones used by football players to lose weight. For $4,500 you too can become skinny by vibrating off your spare tire. How about a guitar with 132 L.E.D. lights that show you where to put your fingers (while attempting to play "It's a Small Small World,” no doubt). A mere $425 will put one in your sweaty arms. An unusual buy comes from page 85, where you can order the world’s largest and most complete Swiss Army knife. Four inches long and 9 inches wide, it has 87 tools, 121 functions, weighs 2-½ pounds, and is yours for a paltry $1,400. Be the envy of your block and order one! There you have it, a sampling from a catalog to die for. Interested? Get on the web, click and meet the other side of reason. Wofford Heights resident Rod Middleworth, a retired security manager for Pacific Bell, is an instructor for the local AARP Driver Safety Program and coordinator for the Lake Patrol volunteers.

Letter to the Courier Dear Kern River Courier: Thanks for your recent coverage of the 760/442 area code issue. North San Diego County’s North County Times noticed us in their recent article, “Area Code Split Supporters Organize,” mentioning and me personally. Someone named Bill commented: “Why would this commission listen to some clown living in Kern County?” So, I appeal to my fellow “clowns of Kern County” to make sure the Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) hears from us too. You can go to and look for “760 area code issue” to find how to comment, or you can contact the CPUC: CPUC Public Advisor, Los Angeles Office, RE: 760 Ruling #D.08-04-058, 320 West 4th Street, Ste. 500, Los Angeles, CA 90013 or call (866) 340-6147 or Public Advisor FAX (213) 5767052 or e-mail Then, letters can also be sent to: California Public Utilities Commission, RE: 760 Ruling #D.08-04-058, 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102-3298 or CPUC FAX: (415) 703-1758. I’d rather be a clown in the Kern River Valley than a stooge of the phone companies in North San Diego County! Richard Cayia Rowe Wofford Heights

“Nuui Cunni”

Native American Cultural Center Fundraiser October 18, 2008 10:00am to 4:00pm French Gulch Group Campground, Highway 155

Entertainment • Native American Demonstrations • Silent Auction Raffles • Kids Activities • Vendors • & Much More! Barbeque Lunch: with Beans, Salad & Drink $8.00 Adults $5.00 Ages 6 to 12 years Children 5 & under Free Rocky Mountain Oysters 5 for $2:00 Indian Fry Bread $2:00 Served from 12:00 to 2:30pm

Native Plant Sale! 9:00am to 12:00noon

Sponsored by: Kern River Paiute Council

French Gulch Group Campground, Highway155 760-549-0800

Adventures Kern River Valley information

Recreation Info U.S. Forest Service Lake Isabella office: 4875 Ponderosa Dr. (enter from Hwy. 155 just over the hill from Hwy. 178) (760) 379-5646 Kernville Office: 105 Whitney Rd. (around the corner from the museum) (760) 376-3781 (760) 379-5236

General KRV Info Kernville Chamber of Commerce 11447 Kernville Rd. Kernville Corner Sierra Way & Kernville Road Toll Free: 866-KERNVILLE Local: (760) 376-2629


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Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce 6404 Lake Isabella Blvd. Across from Senior Center

Boat Launch Ramps ‡ Camp Grounds z Towns „ Hospital + Other Features 


Golf Course

M.L. Ludiker Artwork & Design

Emergencies - call 911

Wofford Heights

Kern Valley Hospital McCray and Laurel, Mt. Mesa (760) 379-2681

Sponsored by the Airport Cafe at Kern Valley Airport Sierra Way, 4 mi. south of Kernville Rd. Breakfast & Lunch, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Great food 7 days a week

Airport Wofford Heights Park

General Drainage Area 2,093 Square Miles Capacity, Gross Pool 570,000 Acre-Ft. Surface Area, Gross Pool 11,400 Shoreline, Gross Pool 38 miles Length, Gross Pool 9 miles Main Dam Maximum Height 185 Feet Length at Crest 1695 Feet Auxiliary Dam Maximum Height 100 Feet Maximum Length 3,257 Feet Lake Construction Started March 1948 Finished April 1953

County Dump Cyrus Canyon OHV Area Target Range ModelAircraft Controllers Stine Cove Robinson Cove Hanning Flat

Tillie Creek Live Oak

Kern Valley Substation Sheriff’s Department and CHP 7050 Lake Isabella Blvd. (760) 549-2100 Weekdays only, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


Sierra Way

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North Fork Marina Camp 9 Boulder Gulch Hungry Gulch Rich Gulch West Side French Gulch

French Gulch Marina Pioneer Point


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Lake Isabella

Water Ski Area

South Fork Recreation Area

Wildlife Area to Ridgecrest

Old Isabella Rd Auxiliary Dam Engineer Point Paradise Cove LI Visitor Center Kissack Bay Main Dam Hospital

Mountain Mesa

Lake Isabella

South Fork Wildlife Parking Area

Southlake Map courtesy Mike Ludiker

Let’s Go Fishing Thursday Night Special Bring your significant other $ and enjoy dinner for 2 only


Includes your choice from 3 special entrees and a bottle of house wine or beer. The Best Steaks and Seafood in “Kerntucky” Where you can expect only the finest “Certified Angus Beef Brand” beef for consistently tender and juicy steaks ever y time.

10720 Pine Drive Alta Sierra (760) 376-8900 On the Greenhorn Mountains. Follow the signs from Hwy155, Only eight miles west from Wofford Heights! Open Thursday thr u Sunday Thursday 4:00 to 8:00pm - Dinner Friday 12:00am to 9:00pm - Lunch & Dinner Saturday & Sunday 9:00am to 10:00pm - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

It’s a catfish bonanza Jack Bustamante Kern River Courier Columnist

Well, we got in a few reports from trout fishermen on Isabella Lake. Everything is coming up cats. From shore on Power Bait, catfish are really biting. Trolling out by Rocky Point with Thomas Buoyants, fishermen are coming up with catfish. Keep at it, Lots of guys. The good trout have got to start biting action in on the lake the coves soon. In the meantime, I at guess the cat Boulder fishermen are still going Gulch home happy. Nine to 12 pounders are still coming in at the North Fork, and lots of good action in the coves at Boulder Gulch on shad. We still have a lot of good trout action on the Kern River. Try drifting a single egg hook with a couple of salmon eggs and a BB split shot about 12 to 18 inches above through the faster water and around the boulders. Nice trout are just waiting to feed on whatever




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Boyer Coursey caught a nice four-pounder at Riverside Park in Kernville.

floats by. Boyer Coursey caught a nice four pounder at Riverside in the channel between bridge and culvert. Beautiful fish, Boyer. The weather is just about perfect, so let’s go fishing! Photos courtesy E&J’s Tackle and General Store. For bragging rights, bring your catch to E&J’s, 6498 Wofford Blvd, Wofford Heights, near the Wofford Heights Post Office.

O’Connor Cues Custom Made Pool & Billiard Cues


Rod RodRun Run Specials

Sneaky Petes & Stock Cues

Visit: for custom made cues Thomas O’Connor 760-379-4675 Valley Billiards 818-365-7893


Night L ife

Friday, October 10, 2008

Kern River Valley Nightlife Guide Kernville

Lake Isabella

Ewing’s on the Kern 125 Buena Vista Dr. Thurs. - Sat. - Music by Steve Kuhar 6 p.m. until closing

Arlie’s Club, 5430 Lake Isabella Blvd., 379-8144 Wed. - Donna Ridgway 6 to 9 p.m. Fri. & Sat.- Karaoke by Music to Go from 8 p.m. Sun. - Jam Session with Ted & Jerry from 5 p.m.

The Hut 11340 Kernville Rd., 376-2314 Open jam every Wednesday night

Dave’s Sports Bar, 4108 Lake Isabella Blvd. Monday - Free Pool Tues/Thurs-Pool tournament 7 pm Wed/Friday-Karaoke 7pm, Saturday - Live Bands 9pm

Kern River Brewing Co. 13415 Sierra Way, 376-2337 Fri.- Out of the Blue, 8 - 10 p.m.

Shady Lane Bar & Grill, 6105 Lake Isabella Blvd. Monday - Monday Night Football Tuesday - Music by Donna Ridgway 4-7 p.m. Thursday and Sunday - Connie’s taco special

Kern River Saloon 20 Tobias, 376-4786 Fri. - Karaoke with Roy, 8:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. Sat. -Live music. Sun. - Pool Tournament, 2 p.m.

Wofford Heights

McNally’s Fairview Restaurant Lodging, full bar Mt. 99, 18 miles north to Fairview. 376-2430 Call for musical entertainment

The Lode 6540 Wofford Blvd. Fri., Sat., Sun. and Wed. - Karaoke a.m.

Sportsman’s Inn 11123 Kernville Rd., 376-2556 Friday- Karaoke with Tina & Jesse Saturday - Internet Jukebox

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Celebrity Extra Rudy makes good with career By Cindy Elavsky Q: I enjoyed reading your reply to a reader's question about what Raven-Simone has been doing since "The Cosby Show." I have a related question: What has the actress who played Rudy, the youngest Knight-Pulliam Huxtable daughter, been up to lately? -- Gerry B., Bonita Springs, Fla. A: Keshia Knight-Pulliam, who will turn 30 in April, co-stars as Miranda Lucas in Tyler Perry's "House of Payne," which begins its third season in December on TBS. She also has a featured role in Perry's newest movie, "Medea Goes to Jail," which is set for release in February 2009. After "Cosby," Keshia graduated from Spelman College. Then she jumped back into the Hollywood limelight with outstanding performances in "Gospel" and "Beauty Shop." She also won the celebrity versions of both "The Weakest Link" and "Fear Factor." Keshia currently is working on launching her own production company called Pullpenn Productions.

returning to her hit show, or will she take time off to recuperate? -- Kellie K., Harrisburg, Pa. A: Christina, who will turn 37 next month, underwent a double mastectomy in July and returned to work just a few weeks later. Her co-stars have praised her for her spirit and her positive outlook. In a red-carpet interview before this year's Emmys, Christina said, "Things happen, and you have to sit back and really, really embrace your life." *** Q: Is it true that the late "Crocodile Hunter" star's young son has his own TV show? I know his sister, Bindi, does, but I hadn't heard about this latest news. -- Poppi J. in Nebraska A: Four-year-old Bob Irwin is set to follow in dad Steve Irwin's footsteps with his own wildlife TV show. The pilot was previewed in September on the Australian "60 Minutes," and Bob was shown wrestling a young crocodile. Steve's widow, Terri, says of Bob: "He's a little Steve clone." Steve Irwin died in September 2006 after he was fatally pierced in the chest by a stingray while filming a documentary at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. ***

*** Q: I absolutely love "Samantha Who?" and its star Christina Applegate. I know she was recently treated for breast cancer, and my prayers are with her for a full recovery. Will she be

Have a question for Cindy? E-mail her at, or write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. (c) 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Saturday- October 11th Live Music By “Wild Blue Rose” Coming Saturday October 18th

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1. What Happens in Vegas (PG-13) Cameron Diaz (Fox) 2. Street Kings (R) Keanu Reeves (Fox) 3. Prom Night (PG-13) Brittany Snow (Sony Pictures) 4. 21 (PG-13) Jim Sturgess (Sony Pictures) 5. The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior (PG-13) Michael Copon (Universal) 6. Smart People (R) Dennis Quaid

(Disney/Miramax) 7. Then She Found Me (R) Helen Hunt (Image/Think Film) 8. Nim's Island (PG) Abigail Breslin (Fox) 9. The Promotion (R) Seann William Scott (Genius/Weinstein) 10. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (PG13) Amy Adams (Universal) (c) 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Friday, October 10, 2008

Health Insurance Matters

Check for cracks in your health insurance protection Harry P. Thal Kern River Courier Columnist

I made a commitment to myself and family to lose weight and include wellness into my daily routine. So, each morning (well, most), I take a walk for about 30 minutes around my Kernville neighborhood. As I walk along the edge of the blacktop streets, I notice two things. The edges are wearing away, and there are many cracks in the blacktop. It looks as if at some point these cracks were sealed, but now there are cracks in the seals as well. Of course, this erosion leads me to thinking about health insurance and how I pity the people who fall through the cracks in today's system and seek low-cost alternatives. These plans look wonderful on the

surface, but only on the surface are they attractive. It is akin to a horror movie where there is a very attractive human-looking alien. Then the outer skin is shed, revealing the ugliness (at least to our standards) of this green wart-covered fanged hag. If an advertisement calls itself a health plan, most likely, in small print it Harry Thal will state "this is not health insurance." As many consumers are becoming savvy to this ploy, the latest version actually is insurance … well, of sorts. What they do is use big print to tell you

what is covered (sort of), such as office visits, emergency room, hospital, lab, x-ray…generally, everything you would want. And your entire family can be covered for only $159 a month. Considering that a Blue Cross plan is more than twice that for just one person (and you don't qualify due to recent heart problems), this plan (who will take everybody), seems terrific (and take everybody they will). If you look at the benefits, you will see that it pays 80%. But, 80% of what? Look deeper. It is 80% of a schedule. The schedule pays up to $500 for the surgeon, and $200 for the assistant surgeon. It pays 20% of the surgeon's pay for anesthesia. If you had a $10,000 surgical bill, traditional insurance would have covered most of it. The discount plan would pay 80% of the $500 allowed sched-

Kern Valley Healthcare District will be providing 2008-2009 flu shots in the front Parking Lot of the Hospital - 6412 Laurel Ave. Mt. Mesa • Thursday, October 16

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ule, paying $400. You would pay the remaining $9,600! When you see major insurance charging you competitive prices, and then some unknown company offers you a much better deal, you may want to look behind the mask and see what monsters lie beneath the surface. And when walking down the street, why not wonder how long these roads will last before they crack apart.

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California Joe’s Country Living

We’ll get through it again California Joe Kern River Courier Columnist

You get up in the morning. The toilet won’t flush. You go into the kitchen to make coffee. Lights won’t come on. And you look outside and notice your back porch is on fire. And you don’t have any water to put it out. Your kitchen radio suddenly comes California Joe on. There’s an earthquake in the San Fernando Valley. That’s where your rental house is located. So what else is new? I’ve already gone through all that stuff! Oh, I know something new. We don’t have any money in the bank. Do we still have a bank? Is there still a Bank of America in Lake Isabella? Will they let me visit my few paltry dollars? On with the TV. CNN says we’re headed for rough going. Well, I been through them times before. What I need is a bicycle and a vegetable garden. And a goat who gives milk. Maybe I need to sit down and make a list of necessaries. I guess I could go down to Kernville and get water from the river. Or the men’s restroom in the park. (Of course, without a car, how

do I get the water back?) The TV’s still blarin’ away. Our soon-to-be-ex-president is telling us all will be fine. We must have had a visitor last night. Garbage can overturned. Stuff everywhere. Stock market down 369 points. And new kitten Spunky is busy chewing up my corduroy slippers. Like a lot of folks, I spent years putting my money together. Didn’t stash it all under my mattress. I put it in a bank. Some in mutual funds. And even some overseas. There goes the phone. It’s my son the Las Vegas exmortgage broker. He needs help. (Don’t we all!) My son needs $3,000. He’s two months behind on his morgage payments. His wife doesn’t want to come to the phone. She finds this kind of thing embarrassing. My wife Miz Sue was really seriously ill back in 1981. Two months in bed after rushing her by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Bakersfield where a neurologist saved her life by giving her the right drug. He had to pick out one of three. He made the right choice. Election coming up. Now we have to make a choice, too. California Joe is the storyteller persona of Stevenson Phillips, an actor and singer living in Kernville. You may reach him at

Recipes for Dummies by Bodfish Bob meal and spice mixture. Drop carefully in the hot oil. Fry for 4 minutes until crisp. Remove to a paper towel lined sheet tray. Season with salt and pepper. Remoulade Sauce: 1 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup Creole mustard 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 lemon, juiced 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon paprika

Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl. Serve with the catfish. Bodfish Bob Kern River Courier Columnist

Bodfish Bob’s Mud Cake

Bodfish Bob’s Bodfish Catfish 1 cup yellow cornmeal 1 tablespoon paprika 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 3/4 cup buttermilk 1/2 tablespoon hot sauce 4 catfish fillets (8-ounces each) skins and bones removed, rinsed and patted dry Salt and freshly ground black pepper Peanut oil, for frying Remoulade Sauce, for dipping, recipe follows

Preheat a deep fryer to 375 degrees F. Mix the cornmeal, paprika and cayenne in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, add the buttermilk and the hot sauce. Season the catfish with salt and pepper. Dredge in the buttermilk and then the corn-

1 cup Butter or Margarine 2 cups Sugar 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder 4 Eggs 1 1/2 cups Flour 1 teaspoon Baking Powder 1 cup Nuts -- chopped (optional) 1 cup Coconut Flakes

In a large mixing bowl, mix together butter or margarine, white sugar and cocoa. Add eggs one at a time, then add baking powder, nuts and coconut. Bake in a 9 x 12 inch pan at 350 degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes. Optional Frosting: Spread one jar of marshmallow creme on top as soon as cake is removed from oven. Let stand until cooled. Visit Bodfish Bob on the Web at

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Friday, October 10, 2008

Talking About Real Estate

Nikita, 8, of Hollywood, holds a harmless snake at the Kern Valley Autumn Nature and Vulture Festival recently.

Know the score! You hear it everywhere – interest rates. exotic loans, FICO scores, Higher income does not default risks, rising interest necessarily generate a higher rates. score. Your payment history Sounds like a does have significant impact, lot of doom however. If you have a higher and gloom, credit score, you’re probably doesn’t it? in a position to accept a “preWhile payment penalty,” which is lenders are imposed when a loan is repaid generating early. But many borrowers hot and who accept this “penalty” will heavy busiend up paying a lower interest ness, the rate. truth is that Be cautious out there – with it’s still an so many types of loans availMatt Freeman excellent able, you’ll find some are a time to purgood fit for you and some are chase a home. It’s also time to downright unwise. Real estate educate yourself about the agents and mortgage specialeconomics ists work behidn together securing a to deterhome loan. mine the With so many types The rate best you are avenue of loans available, you’ll offered on a for you to mortgage is follow, find some are a good fit largely leading for you and some are based on right up your FICO to the downright unwise. store. What front door is RICO? It of your simply new --Matt Freeman stands for home! Fair Isaac and Co., Matt who develFreeman oped our modern credit scoris a Realtor with Freeman’s ing models. The highest possi- Lakeside Realty (760) 379-5915 ble score is 850, and you’ll or cell 223-0880. His column is need a rating of 620 or above not intended to replace legal to be considered for the best advice.

Murdoc Douglas/Spec ial to the Courier


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1+1, 700 s.f., lake view! $10,875 MH in senior park, newly refurbished, 2+1.5, 110 s.f. $34,500 2+1.75, 1080 s.f. newly refurb., senior park, lrg mstr suite $37,000 2+2, 1700 s.f. senior park, bargain price! huge master $49,500 2+2, 1344 s.f., senior park, great condition! $55,000 2+2, 1128 s.f., new new new 2005, seller financing $67,500 2+1, 768 s.f., 1985, fully fenced, weekender $79,500 3+2, 1344 s.f., .34 acres, lake view, seasonal creek PENDING $89,000 Doublewide, 2 car garage, 2+2, 960 s.f., fenced $98,000 1977 dblewide, permanent foundation, new roof & deck $139,000 Great Lake View!, 2+2, 1200 s.f., seller financing $165,000 2+2, 1860 s.f., Lake View!, seller financing $235,000 4+2, 2160 s.f., 2 car garge, Fabulous, fabulous lake views! $294,500

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WEEKEND continued from page 1 you. It’s their Casino Night, which this time is called Casino and Auction Night. It’s Saturday night from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Senior Center in Lake Isabella. For $35 per person, you get dinner and $5,000 in phony money for some fun gambling. There will also be a reverse raffle

with only 100 tickets sold. You could win $2,500! But if you don’t win the raffle, there’s a raft of door prizes available. The Casino Night replaces the canceled Valley Fest this fall. For more information, contact the chamber at 379-5236.





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Murdoc Douglas/Special to the Kern River Courier

The 1978 Kern Valley Broncs line up at the Kern Valley High School homecoming game Friday. They were DIL league champs.

L O O K I N G O U T F O R YO U S I N C E 1 9 9 2 Lake Isabella $395,000 Great Opportunity for investors. 7 units total and all are occupied. Nice area of town and is a well cared for property.

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Wofford Heights Lot $73,950 One of the last lots available on this well maintained paved culde-sac. Great lot with lake views. Build your own dream.

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Friday, October 10, 2008 Make sure you advertise in the


The Kern River Courier Marketplace ~ Since 2004 ~ Services

For Rent

Jerry’s APPLIANCE SERVICE Washers • Dryers • Refrigerators Stoves • Dishwashers 379-2199 Archie Logsdon Carpentry Decks & Remodeling. "Craftsmanship and Attention to Detail." (760) 223-6624

*bounce houses *water slides *sno cones & cotton candy machines *party supplies & more



DANIEL JIMENEZ Serving Your Handyman Needs Quality w/Pride since 1990 Fences • Lot Clearing • Etc…. Free Estimates (760) 376-1271 Abraham’s Appliance Repair • Washers-Dryers • Refrigerators • Stoves • Dishwashers • All Makes and Models. (760) 379-4707 John 3:16 Kern Valley Computer Center Now providing computer repair and networking services in the Kern Valley area. Our services are provided honestly and professionally with the most up-todate equipment and serviced methods available anywhere. Please call us at 760-846-4387. David, Robin and Peter are available to assist you in any of your computer and/or networking needs. Ray's Painting & Decorating Interior & Exterior Painting Wall Covering Installed and Removed (760) 417-9797 Pool/Spa Repair Specialist 20+ Years Experience CA. License #647258 (760) 376-4384 / (909) 210-3971

One Bedroom Suites in Wofford Heights - Across the street from Northfork Marina. $110-$139 / Night 760-223-1058 Onyx Apartment for rent in quiet neighborhood. 2 bd, 1 ba. Close to park & store. $550/mo incls. water & trash. References required (661) 477-7091 __________________________ 2 Bd, 1 Ba House- 468 Sirretta in Kernville. 2 car garage with laundry. Central AC/Heat, cozy fireplace. Nice neighborhood. $850/mo + dep. (909) 518-7343 __________________________ Lake Isabella - Nice 2 bd, 2 ba, dbl wide mobile home, quiet 55+ park, rent to own @ $615/mo (includes space rent), Call Joel 760-379-2092 __________________________ SPACES FOR RENT Wofford Heights Mobile/RV Park Great Location! Quiet, mature trees, walk to lake, market, medical, park & theater. 50% discount on rent for the 3rd month. Call Able 760-379-5479. After 3pm & weekends, call Ralph @ 310-387-7136

Homes Wanted 4 Executive Families recently relocating to KRV seeking to lease 4 separate homes with 2-4 bedrooms. Annual or monthly lease ok. Call Tim @ Next-RO. 310920-2000 __________________________ Rent to Own Wanted -1-2 bedroom house or double wide MH. Please call Betty @ (760) 379-2637 or Harry @ (818) 481-7988

Firewood For Sale "FIREWOOD" Camping•Cooking•Home Heat THE FIREWOOD GUY 6400 Lake Isabella Blvd, #C Lake Isabella, 760-379-8087

Homes For Sale Cabin For Sale - Cabin on 1/3 acre lot at 102 Hoebeck Bodfish. Cross street of Columbus, fixer upper for $80,000. 661-428-1108 __________________________ Lake Isabella - Nice 2 bd, 2 ba doublewide mobile home 10x50,in quiet 55+ park. $25,000. Call Joel 760-379-2092 __________________________ Lake Isabella - Nice home, 2BD, 1BA. Huge family room. 1+acre. 1056 s.f.. craftsman shop. Detached garage. Fully fenced and furnished. READY TO MOVE INTO! Call John 760-378-2119 for viewing.

Specialty Shops DRESS ME UP 6437 Lake Isabella Blvd. in the Post Office Shopping Center. Mon-Fri 10-5, Sat 9-12. 379-8927 Children's Clothing and More

Explore the Kern Valley ––S h o p p i n g , D i n i n g , L o d g i n g ––

5430 Lake Isabella Blvd. 379-8144 Largest pool table in town!

For Sale HAY FOR SALE Oat hay by the bale or the ton 379-5113 OR 223-0282

Moving / Yard Sale Saturday, Oct 11, 9am - 3pm 2604 Bobcat Drive Squirrel Valley __________________________ Yard Sale Saturday, Oct 11. House wares, misc. Table and chairs, desks. 2632 Rembach. Take Bodfish Canyon Rd., right on Bud Way, left on Rembach. Canceled if rainy. __________________________

MEDICAL ASSISTANT Full time MA needed for busy medical office. Back and front office experience a must. Call (760) 376-6504

Wanted to Buy Always buying antiques & collectibles, 19th year in the Kern River Valley, highest prices paid. 1 piece or a house full. Don't give it away at a yard sale! Ghost Town Relics @ Silver City. (760) 379-5146 WE BUY HOUSES Cash or Terms 1-760-379-5983 ANY AREA ANY CONDITION

Land For Sale Residential Lot on Aspen Drive in Bodfish. $30,000 OBO, Call (661) 428-1108 __________________________ 40 Acres Flat Nevada Ranchland. 200 mi NE of Reno. Buildable horse property. Walk to river & store @ I-80. $349 down, $349/mo, $29,900 sale price. Owner financing. No qualifying. 818-429-7278

Lovable Companions: CKCreg. tiny CHIHUAHUA PUPS, 16 wks, all shots, house-trained. Females $300, Male $200. Senior discount available. 760-379-1403 __________________________ Lost Dog - Shih Tsu, NameYogi Bear. 2 1/2 years old. White/tan spots. Please call 379-5792 or 379-4010

Energy & Focus What if you could Increase your physical energy & Become more mentally alert Like Me Peggy S. Vineyard 760-376-3537 / 760-223-0928

Estate Sale 530 Burlando Road, Kernville Oct. 11th and 12th Sat 8am-4pm / Sun 8am-12pm

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Sat-Oct 11th & Sun-Oct 12th @ 338 Old Mine Rd., Wofford Hts. 8am-3pm. Tools, some baby items (no clothes!). Karaoke system. Lots of misc. knicknacks __________________________ Yard Sale - Rivernook 14001 Sierra Way Kernville Fri & Sat - Oct. 10-11 8:00am - 4:00pm

Open House OPEN HOUSE 312 Rio Vista, Kernville Saturday, October 11th 9:00am - 2:00

Vehicles for Sale

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Tour Award Winning Weldon Garden Sundays 9-11am, $15 Includes Refreshments Reservations Required (760) 378-3402, Classes Too!

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Lah-De-Dah-Gifts,Collect-ables, Antiques. “If it’s not here, we don’t have it.” Sewing Center for Sewing Needs. 41 Big Blue Rd. Kernville. Call 376-6704.


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1940 Ford One Ton Truck flathead V8 ran when parked lots of spare parts. Make offer (661) 947-2706

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Voices of Faith

Will you be at the feast? Clarence Semonious Pastor of Prince of Peace Lutheran Fellowship

Isaiah wrote, in chapter 25, verses 6 to 9: “On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine, of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined. And he will swallow up on this mountain the covering that is cast over all peoples, the veil that is spread over all nations. He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he Semonious will take away from all the earth, for the LORD has spoken. It will be said on that day, ‘Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the LORD; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.’” Isaiah just presented the churchly folk a dozen roses. But wait, Jesus gave people this fable in Matthew 22:1-14: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son, and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding feast, but they would not come. Again he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, See, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding feast.’ But they paid no attention and went off, one to his

farm, another to his business, while the rest seized his servants, treated them shamefully, and killed them. The king was angry, and he sent his troops and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding feast is ready, but those invited were not worthy. Go therefore to the main roads and invite to the wedding feast as many as you find.’ And those servants went out into the roads and gathered all whom they found, both bad and good. So the wedding hall was filled with guests. But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment. And he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ For many are called, but few are chosen.” Isaiah’s feast and Jesus’ wedding feast can be considered the same thing. Jesus, however, says the churchly folk are out and the ‘unworthy’ are in. That both bad and good were allowed in leads some to think that alternate lifestyles are acceptable. Friend, you will not be part of the feast without a wedding garment. So I am going to give you the gist of the situation. Those who would not come are ungrateful. As if to say, “Eat with the king? Whatever!” The Kern River Courier encourages messages from all churches. E-mail them to

Lake Isabella First Baptist Church of Lake Isabella 3701 Suhre, Lake Isabella Sunday Services 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. 379-5615 Fountain of Christ Church 5101 #A Lake Isabella Blvd, Lake Isabella Sunday Service: 9:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Wed. 6 p.m. 417-0793 Living by Faith Evangelist Outreach 6437 Isabella Blvd. (near Post Office) Sunday Services 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. 379-8036 Landmark Missionary Baptist Church 2741 Mountain View Rd, Lake Isabella Sunday Services 9:45 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. 379-5640 Mt. View Southern Baptist Church 2959 Erskine Creek Rd, Lake Isabella Sunday Services 8:30, 11:15 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. 379-4296 Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (LCMS) 377 Highway 155, Lake Isabella Sunday Services 12:00 p.m. 379-2343 Kern Valley Bible Church 3920 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella Sunday Services 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. 379-5482 Church of the Nazarene 2931 Erskine Creek Rd., Lake Isabella Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. 379-2062 Highland Chapel United Methodist 5301 Lake Isabella Bl., Lake Isabella Sunday School & Worship 9:30 a.m. 379-2120 Lake Isabella Church of Christ 3711 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella Sunday Services 9:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Kern River Valley Seventh Day Adventist Church 3801 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella Saturday Service 9:30 a.m. 379-3206 Kern Valley Pentecostal LightHouse Church 3730 Wagon Wheel Dr., Lake Isabella Sunday School 9:45 Services 10:45 a.m. Eve. 5 p.m. Wed. Service 6 p.m. 379-5819

The Right Reverend Jerry Lamb, Bishop of the Diocese of San Joaquin, will celebrate the Eucharist and meet with interested persons on Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. in the Odd Fellows Hall in Kernville. After services there will be a meeting to start organizing an Episcopal church in the Kern River Valley. All are welcome.

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Mt. Mesa Church of Christ Mt. Mesa 6400 Dogwood Av., Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. 379-4792 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 6400 Park Av., Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 10:00 a.m. 379-2904 Grace Chapel 12312 Mt. Mesa Rd., Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 9:45 a.m. 379-4093 Christian Assembly 12424 Mountain Mesa Rd., Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. 379-6377 Victory Tabernacle (United Pentecostal Church) 4324 Birch, Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 4 p.m. 379-6360

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Miscellaneous SGI - USA Buddhist Discussion Meetings - call 379-6162 for dates and times. Based on the Lotus Sutra. Salvation Army Mon. 9 am — 1 pm. Service and applications at 6105 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. TSA feeds the hungry lunch Monday through Friday. Assistance is offered to persons or families who are having difficulties paying utility bills, in need of food, clothing, spiritual and other counseling. 760379-5100.

4. Who was quoted, "Is there any taste in the white of an egg"? Solomon, David, Daniel, Job 5. What did Job behold as the fear of the Lord? Distrust, Wisdom, Unrighteous, Sympathy ANSWERS: 1) New; 2) Peter; 3) Silver; 4) Job; 5) Wisdom (c) 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Southlake/Weldon Kern Christian Church “The River” 14900 Hwy 178, Southlake Sunday Services 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. 378-3780 Weldon Baptist Church 20674 Highway 178 Sunday Services 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. 378-4964 Weldon United Methodist Church 20021 Hwy. 178, Weldon Sunday Services 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. 378-2321 Wofford Heights Family Life Center Foursquare Church Panorama, Wofford Heights Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. 376-6719 New Life Assembly of God 25 Arden Av., Wofford Heights Sunday Services 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. 376-6402 St. Jude Catholic Church 86 Nellie Dent Dr., Wofford Heights Sunday Mass 7:00 a.m. & 9:00 a.m 376-2416 Calvary Chapel 125 Sycamore Drive, Wofford Heights Sunday Services 9 & 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. 376-8789 Christ Fellowship 80 Evans Road, Wofford Heights Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.


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Churches of the Valley Kernville First Baptist Church of Kernville 46 Valley View Drive, Kernville Sunday Services — 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. 376-6403 Prince of Peace Lutheran Fellowship Center 44 Big Blue Road, Kernville Sunday School 9 a.m. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. 417-2014 Kernville United Methodist Church 251 Big Blue Rd., Kernville Sunday Services 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. 376-2751 St. Peter’s Anglican Church 11900 Sierra Way, Kernville Sunday Service 10:00 a.m. 376-6362

Episcopal church idea explored at meeting

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Courier chuckle of the week:

“We didn't actually overspend our budget. The allocation simply fell short of our expenditure.” Keith Davis

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Trivia Test By Fifi Rodriguez 1. HISTORY: What was the name of the treaty that ended the American Revolutionary War? 2. TELEVISION: What was the name of the prison encampment in the series "Hogan's Heroes"? 3. THEATER: Which U.S. president was featured in the musical "Annie"? 4. AD SLOGANS: Which company is part of the following advertising slogan -"Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and ..."? 5. ENTERTAINMENT: In which year did the Miss America pageant begin? 6. MATH: In geometry, what is the shape of a torus? Answers: Treaty of Paris Stalag 13 Franklin D. Roosevelt Chevrolet 1921 A doughnut or an inner tube (c) 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Prescribed burning to continue through winter near Trail of 100 Giants Sequoia National Forest personnel are planning to begin their fall prescribed burning in the Western Divide Ranger District, Giant Sequoia National Monument. Burning is scheduled to start this week. With the recent storm in the area, weather and smoke conditions are predicted to be favorable for burning and fire crews are available to conduct the burns. As weather conditions and smoke dispersal allows, burning will continue through April. The first area that fire management staff has targeted to burn is near the community of Ponderosa at an elevation of 7,500 feet. There approximately 100 piles of small limbs and broken tree tops that were created from a hazard tree removal project. The trees removed posed a safety hazard to forest visitors driving along the Western Divide Highway. The second area that fire management staff has targeted to burn is near the Sugarloaf area at an elevation of 6,000 feet. There are several hundred piles of small trees, brush and limbs that were created from a community wildfire protection project. The project will result in reduced risk of wildfire, helping protect the communities that are in and around it. The last area that fire management staff has targeted to burn is near the communities of Camp Nelson and Pierpoint at an elevation of 4,500 feet. Even with the recent storm, it is much too dry to start burning in this area. There are several hundred acres of piles composed of small trees, brush and limbs that were created from a community wildfire protection project. Like the Sugarloaf areas mentioned above, the project will result in a reduced risk of wildfire, helping protect the communities that are in and around it. When the burning is completed, the piles themselves may not be entirely consumed in the fire. Typically there are remnants of the pile left to protect the soil from erosion, and promote growth of new vegetation. Some piles will be intentionally left unburned to benefit wildlife. Smoke from the prescribed burning operations will be visible from Ponderosa, Sugarloaf, Camp Nelson Pierpoint, Belknap and Coy Flat Campgrounds. Forest personnel will be working closely with the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District to manage smoke production and reduce any local impacts. For more information contact Denise Alonzo at the Western Divide District Office (559) 539-2607, extension 212.


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A look ahead Eagles to hold fundraiser for firefighters Nov. 1 The Eagles Lodge will put on a fundraiser for the Kern County Firefighters Association on Nov. 1 at their lodge at 12251 Highway 178 in Mt. Mesa. There will be a deep pit BBQ for $8, a silent auction, door prizes, grab bags, a basket of cheer, raffles and more. Rotary Club to hold old-fashioned USO dinner-dance Nov. 2 The Kern Valley Rotary Club wil be holding a USO Dinner-Dance Nov. 2 at the Senior Center in Lake Isabella at 5:30, featuring an old-fashioned chicken dinner served by Jim Wyly. Calling all vets: free dinner! All others $12. Congressional certificates will be awarded to vets. Sweet Adelines will present fall musical show Nov. 8 The Sweet Adelines’ Kern Valley Chorus will present their fall show, “Last Call for Atlantic City: or Beauties on the Boardwalk,” at the Kern Valley High School Auditorium on Saturday, Nov. 8. There will be a 2 p.m. matinee and a 7 p.m. evening show. For ticket information call Cheryl’s Diner at 376-6131. Exchange Club to hold Firefighter Appreciation Night Nov. 17 The Exchange Club of the Kern Valley will hold a Firefighter Appreciation Night on Nov. 17 at Paradise Cove. No-host cocktails at 5, dinner at 6. $22 per person. Please RSVP to Marsha Smith at 379-3667 ext. 15.

Our Valley, Our Earth

Exasperation time for readers Ron Bolyard Kern River Courier Columnist

Last week I left you hanging. I was at the end of my space, so this week I’ll begin an explanation of the "Sample Contour Map" printed earlier. Please refer to that diagram for the following discussion. On that dis- Ron Bolyard play are shown several components that are necessary to convey the correct meaning of the information. First, the plan map is shown with a grid of seven seismic profiles. Second, the "tick" marks on the profiles indicate the "shotpoint" locations. Third, at each shotpoint a seismic time value is shown written in pencil (For Example: on Line 2, from left to right, the values are, 2551, 2542, 2529, 2527, 2532, 2541, 2547, and 2555. In reality, these values are in milliseconds, or 2.551 for the left most value, but the decimal is not shown for simplicity. 2551 = 2.551 seconds). These values are read directly from the seismic profiles and recorded on the appropriate shotpoint. These are called "Arrival Times" and they tell the seismologist how long it took for the seismic wave to leave the shotpoint, reach the mapping interface and return to the geophone array. In the above example, it takes 2.551 seconds for the wave to traverse the vertical section from shotpoint back to the geophone array. The closer the feature is to the surface of the water, the LESS time it takes to traverse the downward/upward path, thus shallower.

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Fourth, the seismologist physically draws in contours that represent every 0.010 seconds of time. This is called a "contour interval" of 0.010 seconds. There is no need to draw all the contours at a 0.001 interval. That would result in confusion and is unnecessary. Ultimately, a three dimensional map is generated showing a geological structure that is significant and may have petroleum reserves trapped in the feature. Remember that oil and gas always tries to reach the highest structural point in the subsurface beds. This feature is called an "Anticline". Fifth, the one remaining process to do is to convert the seismic times into values of depth (meters, kilometers, feet, miles, etc.). This is done by studying the profiles for velocity information that are used to process the data. Everyone knows that DISTANCE = VELOCITY X TIME. We have a time and a velocity and their product gives a distance or depth to the mapped interface. Thus, the top of the feature has a seismic time of 2.500 seconds and perhaps a velocity of 9,000 feet/sec., which yields a depth to the top of the feature as 11,250 feet. I know that 9,000 x 2.500 DOES NOT equal 11,250 feet. Why? Because the seismic time (2.500) is a "Two-way Time" to the interface, all we want is a "One-Way" time. Thus the time is halved and then multiplied by the velocity to result in the depth of 11,250 feet! I will continue with further discussion next week. If you throw down the paper in disgust and say that this writer is crazy, I will understand! 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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Appreciate beauty Donna Fitch Kern River Courier Columnist

Editor’s note: Donna Fitch has returned to her column after an absence that would have been shorter had we not forgotten to include her in the last couple of issues. Sorry, Donna. Here is an excerpt from Thomas Moore’s book Donna Fitch “Care of the Soul,” which I read while I was recovering from a recent accident. Read on! If we are going to care for the soul, and it we know that the soul is nurtured by beauty, then we will have to understand beauty more deeply and give it a more prominent place in life. Religion has always understood the value of beauty, as we can see in churches and temples, which are never built for purely practical considerations, but always for the imagination. A tall steeple or a rose window are not designed to allow additional seating or better light for reading. They speak to the soul’s need for beauty, for love of the building itself as well as its use, for a special opportunity for sacred imagination. Couldn't we learn from our churches and temples, our kivas and mosques, to give attention and funding to this same need in our homes, our commercial build-

ings, our highways, and our schools? In a symptomatic way vandalism-which favors schools, cemeteries, and churches-paradoxically draws attention to the sacredness of things. Frequently when we have lost a sense of the sacred, it reappears in a negative form. The work of dark angels is not altogether different from those who wear white. Here, then, is another way to interpret the abuse of things-as an underworld attempt to reestablish their sacredness. An appreciation for beauty is simply openness to the power of things to stir the soul. If we can be affected by beauty, then soul is alive and well in us, because the soul’s great talent is for being affected. The word passion means basically “to be affected,” and passion is the essential energy of the soul. The poet Rilke describes this passive --Donna Fitch power in the imagery of the flower’s structure, when he calls it a “muscle of infinite reception.” We don’t often think of the capacity to be affected as strength and as the work of a powerful muscle, and yet for the soul, as for the flower, this is its toughest work and its main role in our lives.

“Feed your soul.”

I hope have found these excerpts as enlightening and inspiring as I have. Feed your soul! Donna Fitch is a local artist. For questions or comments you can reach her through the Courier,

Crime log A digest of reports from various public safety agencies in the Kern River Valley area

There were 11 arrests made by the Kern County Sheriff's Department between September 26, 2008 and October 2, 2008; one in Onyx; one in Bodfish; two in Wofford Heights; one in Southlake; and six in Lake Isabella. All arrestees were transported and booked at the Sheriff’s Central Receiving Facility in Bakersfield

(CRF). September 26, 2008: A 38 year old female from Southlake was arrested in the 8000 block of Red Bud, Southlake on suspicion of obstruction and having a warrant for her arrest. September 27, 2008: A Lake Isabella male 46 years old was arrested in the 2400 block of Ronita Lane, Lake Isabella on a warrant charging him with a violation of a court order. A male, 28 years old, from Grand Terrace, CA was arrested in the 400 block of Evans Rd., Wofford Heights on suspicion of public intoxication. September 28, 2008: There were two arrests made in the 2600 block of Scovern Street, Lake Isabella. A 19 year old Kernville male was arrested on suspicion of burglary, vandalism, battery and false imprisonment and a Southlake, 18 year old male was arrested on suspicion of possessing stolen property. A 20 year old Wofford Heights male was arrested in the 10 block of Sycamore Drive, Wofford Heights on suspicion of public intoxication. A female, 26 year old, from Bakersfield was arrested in the 2700 block of Lupine Street, Lake Isabella on suspicion of public intoxication. A Lake Isabella 19 year old male was arrested in the 6299 block of Lake Isabella, Blvd., Lake Isabella on suspicion of driving on a suspended license. September 29, 2008: A 30 year old male from Lake Isabella was arrested in the 4100 block of Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella on suspicion of public intoxication. September 30, 2008: An Arvin male, 30 years old was arrested in the 35000 block of Hwy 178, Onyx on suspicion of evading, possession of a stolen vehicle, child endangerment, and theft of an auto. October 2, 2008: A 60 year old Bodfish male was arrested at the Boulder Gulch Campground on suspicion of being in possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle and driving on a suspended license.

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Legal Notices NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF JOHN CLAUDE AKERMAN aka JOHN C. AKERMAN aka JOHN AKERMAN S-1500-PB-58343 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of JOHN CLAUDE AKERMAN aka JOHN C. AKERMAN aka JOHN AKERMAN A PETITION for Probate has been filed by: LOIS JEAN AKERMAN in the Superior Court of California, County of KERN. THE PETITION for Probate requests that LOIS JEAN AKERMAN be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent's WILL and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on: November 6, 2008 at 9:00 A.M. in Dept. E, located at 1215 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in section 9100 of the California Probate Code. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file

kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in section 1250 of the California Probate Code. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: JAMIE P. GELBER, Atty. 6435 Lake Isabella Blvd., P.O. Box 2810 Lake Isabella, CA 93240 (760) 379-2604 (Publish: Kern River Courier: September 26, October 3 and 10, 2008) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: CAMP KERNVILLE (2008-B6433), DBA#2: RIVERVIEW RV PARK. (2008-B6434), Principal place of business: 24 Sirretta Way, Kernville, CA 93238. REGISTRANTS: Tower Corporation Kernville, 24 Sirretta Way, Kernville, CA 93238: F, Corporation. Date the business commenced: 10/15/1985. 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 (Bus & Prof 14400 et seq. ) This Fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk's Office on 09/23/2013. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. CAMP KERNVILLE, RIVERVIEW RV PARK. This statement filed on 09/23/2008. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk By M. Rodriguez (34993)-Published Kern River Courier, September 26, October 3, 10 and 17, 2008. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name being abandoned: SUNSHINE SHACK, NUMBER 2006B3146; Street address of business: 6040 "B" Lake Isabella Boulevard, Lake Isabella, CA 93240; Mailing address of Business; P.O. Box 744, Wofford Heights, CA 93285; REGISTRANT(S) WHO WISH TO ABANDON BUSINESS NAME: Jeannie Verdugo, 1644 K Street, Wofford Heights, CA 93285; Original FBN Statement Filed on: 04/07/2006. The Statement of Abandonment filed on: 08/13/2008. ANN K. BAR-

NETT, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk by B. Moore, Deputy Clerk (34993). Published Kern River Courier September 19, 26, October 3 and 10, 2008. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: MOON PHOTOGRAPHY (2008-B6602) Street address of principal place of business: 352 Cypress Lane, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. REGISTRANTS: Richard Moon, 352 Cypress Lane, Wofford Heights, CA 93285: A, Individual. The date the business commenced: 09/01/2008. 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 (Bus & Prof 14400 et seq. This Fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk's Office. (09/29/2013) A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. MOON PHOTOGRAPHY. This statement filed on 09/29/2008. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk By M. Rodriguez. (34993)-Published by the Kern River Courier October 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2008. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: KERNWIFI (2008B6243) Street address of principal place of business: 124 Pinewood Drive, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. REGISTRANTS: Drake Diedrich, 750 North Shoreline Blvd., #117, Mountain View, CA 94043 and Baylee Schwartz, 750 North Shoreline Blvd., #117, Mountain View, CA 94043: I, Husband and Wife. The date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. 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 (Bus & Prof 14400 et seq. This Fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk's Office. (09/15/2013) A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. KERNWIFI. This statement filed on 09/15/2008. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk By B. Moore. (34993)-Published by the Kern River Courier October 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2008.

Public Meeting Announcement The Southern California Edison Company announces a public information meeting to be held for the Upper Kern Basin Fishery Resource Enhancement (Trust Fund). Date: October 20, 2008 Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm Location: Woodrow Wallace School Cafeteria 3240 Erskine Creek Road Lake Isabella, CA 93240 Purpose: • Summary and status reports of current projects and funding. • Discussion of Trust Fund website: Upper Kern Fishery Management • Question/answer session re: new proposals • Discussion topics from the floor • Selection of April 2009 public meeting date Proposals and other materials are on file at these public access loctions for public review: Kern River Valley Branch Library 7054 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella, CA 93240 Beale Public Library 701 Truxtun Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93301 Hatchery Museum P.O. Box 1908 Kernville, CA 93238

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Bodfish Bob relays old-timey clothes-watching instructions Imagine having a recipe for this! Years ago an Alabama grandmother gave a new bride the following directions. This is an exact copy as written and found in an old scrapbook - with spelling errors and all. Washing Clothes Build fire in backyard to heat kettle of rain water. Set tubs so smoke wont blow in eyes if wind is pert. Shave one hole cake of lie soap in boiling water. Sort things, make 3 piles. 1 pile white, 1 pile colored, 1 pile work britches and rags. To make starch, stir flour in cool water to smooth, then thin down with boiling water. Take white things, rub dirty spots on board, scrub hard, and boil, then rub colored don't boil just wrench and starch. Take things out of kettle with broom stick handle, then wrench, and starch. Hang old rags on fence. Spread tea towels on grass. Pore wrench water in flower bed. Scrub porch with hot soapy water. Turn tubs upside down. (Bodfish Bob says: “For you non-Southerners - wrench means rinse.” Bodfish Bob is the Courier’s food columnist.)

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MLS 2208700 $239,900 CUSTOM BUILT HOME! Built in 1969, 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1833 Sq. Ft. Excellent shady lot in beautiful park setting w/creek. The perfect weekend getaway.


MLS 2209051 $195,000 TURN KEY CONDITION JUST MOVE IN! Built in 1975, 2 Beds, 2 Baths, doublewide on .75 acres. 1458 Sq. Ft. Has workshop, 4 car garage & beautiful view of lake.

MLS 2208888 $123,900 COMPLETELY REFURBISHED! Move in Ready. Built in 1982, 2 Beds, 2 Bath, 1,440 Sq. Ft. Quiet neighborhood in Bodfish Canyon.

MLS 2209747 $499,000 BREATHTAKING RETREAT! This custom home sits on 3.5 acres, 3bd 2 ba. 1800 sq.ft. Must see all the amenities to believe. Spacious for family & friends. MLS 2209874 $359,000 PRIME LOCATION AND CHARM ! Quality home in Kernville. Designed for easy family living. 3 bedroom, 1.75 bath has pine tongue and groove vaulted ceiling.


11000 Kernville Rd. Kernville, CA 93238 Fax: (760) 376-2042

Kern River Courier October 10, 2008  

Kern River Courier October 10, 2008

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