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Face painted Natalie 4 and Marlie Milleson 5 try a hand at painting at Jack’s Pumpkin Patch and Hunted campgound at the KOA Kampground in Weldon.

Most think of caves as being cold and damp, but The Cave Arcade and Vending opening in Lake Isabella will surprise you. Located at 5313 Fulop Street, this new entertainment venue hopes to provide loads of fun. Some of the features at the Cave include free Wi-Fi, comfortable seating, photo booth, and free popcorn. The Cave's regular hours will be Monday - Sunday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. The daily specials include the Homework Break Monday - Friday from 2 to 5 p.m., between going home from school and getting home to do your homework, with free popcorn,

During the evening stroll, at last we are once again seeing bats flying around. It's a scene that has been conspicuously absent for some time for many reasons. Some of these reasons include loss of habitats and disease. Depending on the species and the time of year, bats can be found roosting in groups or individually in caves, mines, crevices, under bridges and in tree hollows. People are most likely to see bats at dusk, when they emerge from their roosts to seek water and their insect prey. Although bats get a bad rap in folklore, humans are actually a bigger threat to them than they are to us," said DFG Associate Wildlife Veterinarian Deana Clifford. "Bats provide great benefits to humans, including insect control and plant pollination, but people tend to overlook the important role they play in our ecosystem. By being 'bat smart' and not disturbing or touching bats, people can help ensure the survival of the species, which will ultimately be to our benefit as well. "Statistically speaking, the risk of contracting rabies from a bat is far less than the risk of dying from a bicycle accident, lightning strike or dog attack. To minimize the risk of contracting the disease, never pick up grounded bats as those animals are likely sick. People who have come into contact with a bat or have found a sick or dead bat should contact their local health department or animal control department. Also be sure to keep your pets up to date on their rabies vaccinations. Despite a reported increase in the number of bats

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XBOX rental and board game rental. There is also the Night Life special Friday and Saturday 5 to 9 p.m., with XBOX and board game rental, live music and food. The cave will also offer party packages, be sure to ask. owner Sean Donahue said, "We want the Cave to be a great place for families to come, with the kids." His wife Breanna added, "and college students can hang out and use the free Wi-Fi." The Donahue’s are having a grand opening Halloween party and ribbin cutting on Saturday October 29 from 4 to 9 p.m. and a Halloween night costume party October 31 from 4 to 9 p.m.. Owners Sean and Breanna Donahue invite you to stop by soon to check it out.

Valley Terantulas stepping out for fall uses silk to line its burrow and cover the opening, and to aid in the mating process. During mating season, With Halloween just between September and around the corner, it's October, the mature male time to crush the tarantula will leave his burmyths not one of the row in search of a female. season's most misWhen he finds an ideal understood critters - the female, they mate and If the tarantula. These good-sizsd, male doesn't leave quickly, hairy spiders have been he will usually become the unjustly feared for decades female's next meal. and need to have the record If she's careful, the female set straight. tarantula can live as long as The tarantula, unlike the Valerie Minoux 20-25 years. The male is not stereotype depicted in Kern River Courier so fortunate, for he will die a Halloween decorations, is a few months after mating, if ground dweller. It is too heavy to hang from a web in the rafters, and it he is not consumed in the process. So, as does not sit in a web waiting for prey or you hang your Halloween decorations this unsuspecting human victims. Instead, it fall, not everything is what is seems.

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Scare up some of Bodfish Bob’s recipes this weekend. Find where the fish are biting in our weekly outdoor sportsman column.

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There will be no shortage of fun for the family on Halloween night in the Kern River Valley. From fun and games to the extra spooky and everything in between, it will be happening here! Celebrate the harvest The annual Harvest Festival takes place at First Baptist Church in Lake Isabella, 3701 Suhre St from 6 to 8 pm. There is absolutely something for everyone from 1 to 100! There will be game booths, prizes, candy, an old fashioned cake walk , two bounce

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Jack's Pumpkin Patch at KOA, October 28-30 The Lake Isabella KOA invites you to visit Jack’s Pumpkin Patch at the campground Oct. 28-30 from noon to 5 p.m. Enjoy free gourd painting for the kids and get your picture taken and sent to your e-mail. From 7:30 -10 p.m., take the Haunted Campground Tour and see if we can frighten you! Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for age 12 and under. Contact Kimberley Cushman 805-434-1996 ext. 412 or kcushman2@gmail.com

Lantern Light Ghost Tour, October 28, 29, 30 & 31 Silver City Ghost Town in Bodfish will host a Lantern Light Ghost Tour Oct. 28, 29, 30 & 31 at 8:30 p.m. each night. Funds from the lantern tours and paranormal investigations will help fund new roofs for the historic buildings, some of which are in dire need .

Tickets will go on sale at 8 p.m. on the night of the tour.

Bake Sale at Lakeshore Farmer’s Market, October 29 On Saturday, Oct 29, The Food Pantry, a local volunteer organization that provides food for the needy in the Valley, is having a fund-raising bake sale at the Lakeshore Farmers Market. Please support this group that supports your neighbors. The Market is located at 7466 Wofford Blvd. in Wofford Heights, across from St. Judes’s Church. Hours are from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Bee-Bop Sock Hop October 29 The Family Life Center presents the BeeBop Sock Hop featuring RKIVE Entertainment with Marty and Rachel on Saturday October 29 from 5 to 10 pm. All

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Property Owners, Senior Center, Lake Isabella (760) 760-379-1830. ■ 6:30 p.m., (2nd Tue.) Epilepsy Support Group, Bakersfield. 760-376-1606. ■ 7 p.m., (4th Tue.), KRV Historical Society, Senior Center, Lake Isabella.

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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 #2, Lake Isabella. 760417-2272. ■ 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Alzheimers Respite Group, Vets Hall, Lake Isabella. 760-379-0848. ■ 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., TOPS weight loss group, Mt.View Church, Lake Isabella. 760-378-3935. ■ 10 - 11 a.m., Hospice Grief Support Group, 6040-D Lake Isabella Blvd. Open to all. (661) 760-410-1010. ■ 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., AA, 6407 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. ■ 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., Bingo and Lunch, Poker Pool 3p.m. at Eagles, open to public, Mt. Mesa. 760-379-3394 ■ 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, Senior Center, Sierra Vista Restaurant, 16575 Hwy 178, Weldon. ■ 6 p.m. (2nd Fri.), Kernville Baptist Church game night. Next to Pizza Barn. 760-223-1036. ■ 7:30 p.m., Al-Anon, 80 Evans Rd., Wofford Hts. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-8985.

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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. ■ 5 p.m. (1st Sat.), Havilah Centennial Groupy, schoolhouse. 760-379-2636. ■ 1 p.m. Darts, 3 p.m., Dinner 5-7 p.m. Eagles Lodge, open to public, Mt. Mesa. 760-379-3394 ■ 7 - 10 p.m. (1st Sat.), Dam Dancers square dancing, Senior Center, Lake Isabella.

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■ 9 a.m. to noon - VFW Breakfast, open to the public. 2811 Nugget, Lake Isabella. 760379-3877. ■ 9 a.m. to noon, Breakfast at Eagles, open to the public. Highway 178, Mt. Mesa. 760-3793394. ■ 10 a.m. - Al Anon, 113 Dawson Dr., Wofford Hts. 760-376-6136.

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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 Clubhouse, Lake Isabella. 760-379-3206. ■ 1 p.m. (3rd Mon.), Kern Valley Democratic Club, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. ■ 1 p.m., Line dance classes, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-0043. ■ 3 p.m. (2nd Mon., Board; 4th Mon., membership), Kernville Chamber. 760-376-2629. ■ 5 - 7 p.m., Eagles spaghetti dinner, Mt. Mesa, open to public, 1st. Mon. 760-379-3394. ■ 6 - 9 p.m., KRV Community Orchestra, Cerro Coso College, Lake Isabella. 760-3764461. ■ 6:30 - 8 p.m., Boy Scout Troup 690, 1st Baptist Church, Lake Isabella. 760-812-7082. ■ 7 p.m. (3rd Mon.), KRV Art Assoc., Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-2844. ■ 7 p.m., AA, 113 Dawson Dr., Wofford Hts. 760-376-6136. ■ 7:30 p.m., Al-Anon, Kern Valley Hospital Cafeteria, Mt. Mesa. 760-379-7318 or 760379-8985.

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

■ 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. 661-867-1603. ■ 9:30 a.m., TOPS weight loss group, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 661-867-2579. ■ 9:30 - 11 a.m., Me & My Friends children’s playgroup, Kernville Methodist Church, 760379-2556. ■ Noon (2nd Wed.) KRV Chamber of Commerce meeting, Moose Lodge, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5236. ■ Noon, Eagles Lunch/Shuffleboard, open to public, Mt. Mesa. 760-379-3394. ■ 12:30 p.m., Bridge Club, Eagles Lodge, Mt. Mesa. 760-376-4249. ■ 1:30 - 3 p.m., Grief Support Group, Optimal Hospice, 6504-E Lake Isabella Blvd. ■ 5:30 p.m., Weight Watchers, Weldon Methodist Church. 760-267-4693. ■ 6 p.m. (3rd Wed.), American Legion, Senior Center Veterans Room, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5086. ■ 7 p.m. (3rd Wed.), Fish & Game Habitat Club, 631 E. Evans Rd., Wofford Hts. ■ 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Senior Dance, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. Live band. ■ 7 p.m., Al-Anon, 80 Evans Rd. Wofford Hts., 760-379-7318 or 760-379-8985. ■ 7 p.m., Elks Lodge, Wofford Blvd., Wofford Hts.

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■ 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 760-379-5831. ■ 8:30 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. ■ 9:30 a.m. (2nd Thu.), Aglow Int’l, Senior Center, Rm. 1, Lake Isabella. 2nd Thurs. For women. ■ 11:45 a.m. (4th Thu.), KRV Woman’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 Colabortive, Veterens Hall, Rm. 1., Lake Isabella. 760-379-2556, ext. 601. ■ 5 - 7 p.m., VFW Taco Thursday, open to public. 760-379-3877. ■ 5 p.m. (3rd Thu.), Republicans of Kern Valley, Moose Lodge, Lake Isabella. 760-3783602. ■ 6 p.m., Rotary Club, Ewing’s restaurant, Kernville. ■ 6 p.m., Weight Watchers, Lake Ridge Mobile Home Park Club House, Lake Isabella. Weigh-in 5:30 p.m. ■ 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. ■ 7:30 p.m., Al-Anon Kern Valley Hospital, Mt. Mesa. 760-379-7318 or 760-379-8985.

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■ Friday, noon, Eagles Lodge, Mt. Mesa ■ Saturday, noon, South Fork Woman’s Club, Fay Ranch Rd., Weldon ■ Sunday, 1 p.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 sent to the Courier by the groups listed. It is suggested that groups provide a phone number in case interested individuals need more information, or meeting times have changed. noted.

are welcome. $5 for a family of 6 and $3 each additional family member includes hotdog, popcorn and a soda. Additional items will be available for purchase. Dance, Hula Hoop an Costume contests. 20 W. Panorama Wofford Heights. Proceeds go to plans for a Family Life Community Center Fairview Helispot Star Party, October 29 The Kern River Valley Astronomy Club is holding a Star Party starting at sunset, 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Fairview Helispot, 12 miles north of Kernville (look for the orange cones about one mile south of McNally's). The Forest Service has accessible toilet facilities at Brush Creek and Limestone campgrounds. For more info, call Rich Burdge at 760-376-1291 during the day, or at 760-376-6290 during the evening or on weekends or e-mail richburdge@aol.com. It is best to call in advance to check if haze, smoke or cloud cover will prevent this event. Kern River Valley VFW Breakfast, October 30 The Kern River Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars is hosting a breakfast at VFW Post 7665 Hall, located at 2811 Nugget Ave. (behind McDonalds), in Lake Isabella from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Oct. 30 For more information, call 760-379-3877 Harvest Festival at First Baptist Church, October 31 The First Baptist Church of Lake Isabella is hosting a Harvest Festival on Monday, Oct. 31 from 6 - 8 p.m. There will be game booths, prizes, candy, cake walks, face painting, bounce houses and horse rides. Something special for the older kids and adults: a Fun House for those age 8 and up. One meal for only $1 and all other events are free. 3701 Suhre Street Lake Isabella, 760-379-5615 Meals on Wheels Yard Sale, November 4 & 5 Meals on Wheels is holding a yard sale on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4 and 5, at 101 Clara Drive in Bodfish from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Help support Meals on Wheels. Call 760379-1428 for more information. ‘Touch of Crafts' gift faire, November 5 The annual "Touch of Crafts" gift faire will be held Nov. 4 and 5 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Kern Christian Church in the Fellowship Hall at 14900 Highway 178 in Southlake. There will be reasonably-priced Christmas gifts for all ages. For information, call Terry at 760-378-3955. Kernville First Baptist hosting Workman’s Bazaar, November 5 Kern First Baptist Church is holding a Workman’s Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 5. The doors will open at 8 a.m. and the sale will close at 3 p.m. The money made will go to the church’s outreach programs in the Valley. Highland Chapel holds annual bazaar, November 5 Highland Chapel United Methodist Church is holding their annual bazaar and bake sale on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Annual Bazaar & Bake Sale. There will be handmade goodies, crafts, white elephants, Christmas decorations and delicious cookies, cakes, jellies, jams and pies in “Granny’s Kitchen.” Enjoy a slice of pie or cake and coffee or beverage in our “Young People’s Café” Prices: $1.50 to $2. The bazaar is being held at Highland Chapel United Methodist Church, 5031 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella. Contact Harriett Hall for additional information at 760 379-2120, or e-mail hhall 19588@aol.com. ABW’s annual Holiday Boutique, November 5 American Baptist Women’s annual Holiday Boutique is being held on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 3701 Suhre Street in Lake Isabella. There will be gifts for all ages and occasions. Shop for the holidays and choose from among: baked goods, jellies and jams and candy. Lunch will be hot dogs, chili dogs, chili boats, assorted drinks and cupcakes. It will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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REVA Organization has come a long way The REVA has come a long way, in fact, REVA CO-Operative's name has officially dropped off CO-Operative and added an INC. as of 09/2011 with both The IRS and The State of California tax agencies. Officially, the organization is now known as “Responsible, Ethical Volunteers for Animals, Inc.” which is still a 501(c)(3) tax deductible public charity for The Kern River Valley. Another new growth spurt for REVA, Inc. is the special bank account set up at Alta One Credit Union in Lake Isabella. It has been set up specifically for the purchase of medical equipment needed for the REVA non-profit, low-cost spay and neuter mobile veterinary clinic, and is tax deductible for donors. Donors who specifically name the piece of equipment they wish to donate toward, will have their name engraved on a plaque. Another benefit of donating is that each donor will receive a legally endorsed letter, which states the amount donated and for what piece of equipment; however, if for any reason this nonprofit mobile clinic doesn't materialize, the donated funds will be returned to each donor. The medical equipment cost, including 30 stainless steel cages, is approximately $39,641. When people work together on a worthwhile project, created to benefit the community-like REVA’s mobile veterinary clinic, the community wins! When the clinic is equipped, it will be locally with a local veterinarian on staff and will set up in convenient Kern River Valley locations. It will also employ at least four local residents. In conclusion, with so many positives now in place for REVA, our Valley and ourfurry companions, it is up to all of us to help by donating on a consistent basis to get the REVA, Inc. mobile veterinary clinic on the road. Jesse Martinez, President

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Kern Valley Indian Community meeting November 5 Kern Valley Indian Community quarterly meeting and Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. at the Senior Center, 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd. in Lake Isabella. Guests will include James McClurken, Federal recognition research consultant; Michael Derry, economic development consultant and Mary West, Tribal administrative consultant. Please bring historical photos for McClurken to scan for use in a book about the tribe, Thanksgiving Dinner will be provided by the Council. Please bring a dessert and a raffle item. Bring any gently used household items and clothing to share.

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No tots to treat Rod Middleworth Kern River Courier Columnist Before we moved to Wofford Heights, we lived in Bakersfield. On Halloween we had what seemed like hundreds of little munchkins ringing our, and threatening tricks if we didn’t treat. Middleworth So we treated. When we ran out of candy we popped popcorn and put it in sandwich bags. It was fun and the costumed kids looked cute and most were polite and said “thank you.” Then we moved to Wofford Heights, and prepared for the expected Halloween assult of trick or treaters. When twilight came and passed, then early evening we had yet to have a single little rascal knock on our door looking for Halloween candy. It got so bad that my wife put on a witch hat, slipped out the back door and came around to the front, and rang the doorbell. When I answered, there she stood, threatening “trick or treat.” Of course I invited her in and promised her a treat if she would assist me in handling the rush of kiddies that should be knocking at our door. Well, we didn’t get a single doorbell ringer that whole evening while the two of us sat around munching on some of the boxes of unclaimed candy.

That has been almost 20 years and though we have been home most of Halloween evenings, we have yet to have a single munchkin climb our hill and threaten us with tricks if we didn’t treat. What a bummer! In earlier years, when I was a little boy living at Big Bear Lake, we lived in a remote area and I never got to trick or treat. I do remember one Big Bear Halloween, when there was a party at a neighbor’s house where we pinned the tail on the donkey, bobbed for apples pulled taffy and sang songs. If you have never bobbed for apples, you are in for a surprise. Unless you have a huge mouth, it isn’t possible. The large apple will not allow you to get a bite on it. You will get wet and water in your nose and ears, but no apple. That was also the year I got in trouble for attempting to pin the donkey’s tail on a little girl named Angelica. Big trouble! That was more than 70 years ago, but the memory remains. Another Halloween is approaching. We will have candy by the door and expectant smiles on our faces, but we aren’t taking any bets on our door bell ringing. However we will keep the faith and the porch light on. Trick or Treat anyone? Wofford Heights resident Rod Middleworth, a retired security manager for Pacific Bell, is an instructor for the local AARP Driver Safety Program.

Death notices Percy Eugene Perkins Percy Eugene Perkins, 76, of Lake Isabella, passed away in Bakersfield on Oct. 21, 2011. Services pending. Arrangements by Lake Isabella Funeral Home & Crematory, 6048 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella, CA 93240. 760 379-5006. Death notices are $5, as shown above. Full obituaries are $20, or $25 with a picture. For more information, call the Courier at (760) 376-2860 during office hours weekdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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‘Deathly Hollow’ on DVD Previews of new DVDs by Sam Struckhoff

on Earth. It’s grand in scope and perhaps a little gimmicky, but there is somePICKS OF THE WEEK thing — however shallow or pro“Harry Potter and the Deathly found — to see here. Specific segHollows: Part 2” ments will strike a (PG-13) — The chord while others forces of evil are in will simply bore. full swing, and it’s However, it’s the up to Harry (Daniel contrast between Radcliffe) and his segments and the wizard friends to heartwarming simibring the final conlarities between diffrontation to ferent lives that Voldemort and save Daniel Radcliffe gives the film its the world. Seeds true energy. planted long ago come to full fruition, as the children cast in the DOGS OF THE WEEK original films have all grown into tal“The Change-Up” (R) — This ented actors, capable of handling the here is a body-swap comedy that will more intense drama of the final films. certainly go down as one of the What you probably saw in the many unpleasant and forgettable previews was a lot of dirt-stained body-swap comedies. Jason youths looking serious spliced with Bateman plays a guy with a family darkened images of computer-gener- and responsibilities; Ryan Reynolds ated destruction. While this is indica- is a swinging bachelor who still feels tive of the cataclysmic action in the unfulfilled. The two slightly different movie, it leaves out the emotional cli- pals swap lives through the supernatmaxes in the story — it’s not all ural forces of dull cinematic cliches. gloom and lightning bolts. The novelty of this movie is that it has a perfect display of Hollywood’s “Life in a Day” (PG-13) — If new favorite failure — the no-laugh YouTube and the “It’s a Small World gross-out gag. It’s been an escalating After All” ride could be combined trend that gross humor has a place in into a motion picture, it would this all adult comedies. This means that jumbled, yet touching collective docthe audience can see a baby spray umentary. Produced by Ridley Scott fecal matter all over a protagonist and directed by Kevin Macdonald, before the opening credits, and thus more than 4,500 hours of footage have low expectations secured from people around the world going throughout the remainder of the about their lives the same day is experience. assembled into a movie about living © 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Contiued from page 1 houses, horse rides, and for the older kids and adults (ages 8+) there will be a fun house. And candy! Best of all it is free! For one dollar you can get dinner too. Call 760-379-5615. Visit Jack’s Pumpkin Patch You can spend Halloween at Jack's Pumpkin Patch in Weldon at the KOA campground and pick out a pumpkin, carve or paint it or paint a gourd. After dark (from 7:30 to 10 pm) take a tour of the haunted campground. Spooky fun for everyone. This event takes place October 28, 29, 30, and on Halloween night! Call 805-434-1996. Go arcade caving The Cave Arcade and Vending is having a grand opening party on Saturday night October 29, 4 to 9 pm and a costume party on Halloween with free desserts by Beyond Juice. This is a good chance to have fun and check out their free Wi-Fi, XBOX and board games, live music and great party packages. 5313 Fulop St. Lake Isabella, 760-223-0783. Bee-Bop Sock Hop Also on Saturday night, check out the Bee-Bop Sock Hop at Family Life Center in Wofford Heights from 5 to 10 pm. $5 for a family of 6 and $3 for each additional family member. Admission includes hot dog, popcorn and a soda. Dance, Hula Hoop and

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Tori & Dean returning By Cindy Elavsky Q: When will Tori Spelling’s reality show return to Oxygen? It’s one of my guilty pleasures, and I have to admit that I miss it! — Patty T., via email A: Tori and husband Dean McDermott will return for the sixth season of “Tori and Dean: Home Sweet Tori Spelling Hollywood” on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Originally named “Tori and Dean: Inn Love” — where the couple opened a B & B while Tori was 8-months pregnant with their first child — the new season will welcome the couple’s third child together, Hattie Margaret, who was born in October. Q: I read and enjoy your articles that appear in our newspaper every Sunday.ÊI bet you can answer this: Will “Covert Affairs” on the USA channel be back?Ê— Virginia G., via e-mail A: “Covert Affairs” begins airing the second half of its second season on Nov. 1, with six episodes left to round out the season. And I have even more good news for you: USA has renewed “Covert Affairs” for a

16-episode third season, to begin airing summer 2012. In fact, all of USA’s original summer programming has been renewed, including “Royal Pains” and “Necessary Roughness.” USA co-presidents Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel said in a statement: “USA’s original programming blew through all expectations this summer. Q: I remember reading in previous columns that you are a big fan of Syfy’s “Being Human,” so I figure you can tell me if/when it’ll be back for a second season? — Johnny T., via email A: I am, and I can. The werewolf/vampire/ghost paranormal drama will return for its second season on Monday, Jan. 16. As you’ll recall, last season saw the demise of Bishop at the hands of Aidan, with Aidan becoming the new leader of Boston’s vampires; Nora learned Josh is a werewolf, not revealing to him that he scratched her while he was in werewolf form; and Sally missed her window to the Great Beyond to help save Aidan. Write to Cindy at King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475; or e-mail her at letters@cindyelavsky.com. © 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

Costume contests. All are welcome. 20 West Panorama. A night of ghost hunting at the Ghost town For the brave, head on over to Silver City Ghost Town in Bodfish and join the search for REAL ghosts on the walking Lantern Light Tour and Ghost Hunt, guided by J. Paul Corlew, who has lived at Silver City for 23 years. At 8:30 pm Corlew will recount many eerie legends of the Kern Velley, focusing on the numerous controversial paranormal events and sightings, reportedly having occurred at the Ghost Town. This paranormal investigation gives you the opportunity to be with actual ghosts with the "souls" that invented Halloween! The cost is $12 but it goes toward continued restoration of the Ghost Town historic buildings. Tickets go on sale at 8 pm or in advance via PayPal to ghosttown@verizon.net, and this event also runs October 28, 29, 30 as well as Halloween. The Ghost Town is located at 3829 Lake Isabella Blvd. Bodfish. Call 760-379-5146. Go for the candy For the totally traditional trick or treater, there are still some great neighborhoods in Kernville, Lake Isabella, Mountain Mesa, Southlake, Weldon and Onyx to go door to door trick or treating. But remember to read and follow the safety rules in this paper to keep your night fun.

Bodfish Bob’s Corn Casserole 1 can (15 1/4-oz.) whole kernel corn, drained 1 can (14 3/4-oz.) cream style corn 1 pkg (8-oz.) jiffy corn muffin mix 1 cup sour cream 1 stick butter, melted 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, stir together corn, corn muffin mix, sour cream and melted butter. Pour into a 9-inch by 13-inch casserole dish. Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and top with cheddar cheese. Return to the oven for 5-to-10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand for at least 5 minutes and then serve warm. Bodfish Bob’s Champagne Punch 6 bottles champagne, divided 6 mint leaves 2 bottles Sauterne (white Bordeaux, not too dry or heavy) 1 ripe pineapple (peeled and sliced into sticks)

Chill bottles of champagne and Sauterne five hours or overnight. Into a large punch bowl, add sliced lemons, sliced oranges, mint leaves, pineapple sticks and sugar. Pour Sauterne and three bottles of the champagne into the ingredients in the punch bowl. Stir until sugar dissolves. Add brandy and fresh strawberries,. Mix gently. Before serving, add remaining bottles of champagne. Bodfish Bob’s Glazed Barbecue Pigs Tails 2 dozen pigs tails 2 T olive oil 1 cup tomato sauce 1/4 cup tomato paste 1/4 cup brown sugar or maple syrup 2 T wine vinegar 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce juice of 1 lemon 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1 tsp dry mustard salt and finely ground pepper to taste 1/2 tsp rosemary (optional) Cut tails into 3-inch pieces. Place on rack and bake in 300 degrees oven for 2-3 hours, until meat is tender and most of the fat has baked off. Combine all other ingredients for barbecue sauce, coating tails well. Grill over hot charcoal, turning and basting until crisp. If fresh rosemary is available, break off several branches, tie together and use as a basting brush. Visit Bodfish Bob on the Web at www.bodfishbob.com or write to him at bodfishbob@hotmail.com


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Hide and seek in the trees Mike Mencarini Kern River Courier Columnist On the fin side Last week I mentioned that the trees were starting to show in the North Fork. I also said that the crappie should be biting out in those trees. Mencarini Guess what? They are out in the trees and they have been biting. It seems as the crappie have started to school up on these structure spots and so far the schools of fish that are out there are in the 1 pound and better class. If you set up on a tree with a school of fish under you and they aren't biting move to another tree, they all don't eat at the same time. Red and white jigs dropped down to 20 to 25 feet work well. From all reports the bass have also moved into deeper waters you want to know where the shad are hiding, in 20 to 25 feet of water that is why the other fish are there. On Tuesday the 25th the lake received its' first infusion of Alpers trout. Approximately a thousand pounds of these beauties were

released at Red's Marina on the lake's south side on Tuesday. These fish are a bonus to the lake, paid for by proceeds from the Derby and coordinated by the K.R.V. Chamber of Commerce. We do thank you. The K.R.V. chamber is still asking for volunteers to feed the Derby fish. Contact the Chamber at 1-760-3795236 On the antler side The winner and runner-up of the Big Buck contest sponsored by James Sierra Gateway Market are as follows: Louis Andreas took first place with a 24 inch spread taking home a Savage Axis .270 cal. Rifle w/scope. In the runner up position was Chase Smith with a 23 and ¾ inch spread. Chase takes home a Bushnell Trophy spotting scope. Both men are local sportsmen and Andreas is a past 2 time winner. John Strange would like to thank all who participated in making the contest a local hit.

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California Hunting Digest only to be available Online California Department of Fish and Game Special to the Courier The 2011-2012 California Hunting Digest, Upland Game and Waterfowl issue will be available online only this year, the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) announced today. It will not be available in print. "The Digest is a valued magazine," said Bernadette Fees, DFG's assistant deputy director for education and outreach. "We are proud of its popularity with California's sportsmen and women." By publishing the digest online, DFG saves taxpayers thousands of dollars in printing and distribution costs. Publishing online is also beneficial to the environment and is in step with DFG's initiative on Going Green (reducing DFG's carbon footprint). It also allows California's hunters to access the information on their home computers and on smart phones and tablets while away from home or work. "This year's online magazine will be formatted for easier viewing, and efforts will continue to produce future issues using the best publishing technology and most economical methods available," Fees added. The magazine can be found at www.dfg.ca.gov/publications/digest/. The award-winning magazine is published biannually, and provides information on hunting opportunities, regulations and licensing, as well as on wildlife conservation. The Digest's big game issue is produced every spring and the waterfowl and upland game issue is produced each fall. For more information on DFG's Going Green, please visit www.dfg.ca.gov/Climate_and_Energy/Going_Green/.

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Mike Mencarini is a Wofford Heights resident and a volunteer at the Kern River Fish Hatchery. For questions or comments you can reach him through the Kern River Courier, office@kernrivercourier.com. Pastor James of Bakersfield displays a stringer of a recent Crappie catch. Special to the Kern River Courier

Planning for the 2012 Isabella Lake Fishing Derby is well under way, with the delivery of fish for the derby expected next month. The Derby Committee is now looking for volunteers to feed the fish from November until the Derby at the end of March. Each volunteer will be asked to feed one day per week and will be teamed up with a partner so each feeding time will be covered due to absences. If you are interested in being a volunteer fish feeder please contact the Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce at (760) 379-5236.

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

Kern Valley Hospital Emergency Department McCray & Laurel Mountain Mesa 760-379-2681

Recreation information U.S. Forest Service Isabella Lake office: 4875 Ponderosa Drive. 760-379-5646 Kernville office: 105 Whitney Rd. 760-376-3781 (around the corner from the museum) Closed weekends.

General infomation Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce 6404 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella (across from Senior Center) Local: 760-379-5236 Toll Free: 866-KRV4FUN Kernville Chamber of Commerce 11447 Kernville Rd. Kernville (corner Sierra Way & Kernville Roads) Local: 760-376-2629 Toll Free: 866-KERNVILLE

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Almighty's willingness to patiently wait through circumstantial discomfort in the lives of his children in order to bring about His eternal “I will lift my purpose within them. He eyes to the hills, absolutely did come to the help of from whence whoever penned this heart cry we call Psalm 121, and whether early cometh my help? or late in the process (as defined My help comes by the mortal who scribed the from the Lord, words), the Father brought His Who made heav” heart to bear in whatever was - Psalm 121:1-2 being experienced. Help did indeed come from the Lord, and in Here’s a quesways too marvelous to even begin Duitsman tion for us to to imagine. ponder: “Do our In revisiting the question posed circumstances disqualify us from at the outset of our time together, being heralds of the power and the answer ought to be at least a promise of God if those circumbit more clear. stances do not presently or consisHypocrisy is both purposeful tently reflect the message we are and willful in its determination to proclaiming?” cover that which is uncomfortable, In other words, does a stint in whereas faith is the desire to look the hospital prohibit us from beyond a circumstance that desspeaking perately needs regarding power of the Lord’s “...we lift our eyes to the One who is com- the God to bring capacity and ing, Who will come, Who is faithful and about yet to be willingness powerful, and Who will turn all circumseen change. to heal; or stance for good to those who patiently and The pasdoes relasage of time is faithfully wait for Him to do so.” tional disalways critical tress silence in this process our vocalizing the message of faith, for there is always some regarding the Prince of Peace we amount of time between the have come to know and trust? promise of God and the power of Some might say this is the basis of God that brings about the promhypocrisy (saying one thing but ise. To see these waiting-for-God living something else), but a closer moments as living something less look at the above passage from than we profess is to give place to the Psalms most assuredly gives the accusations of the enemy, and reason for great pause. the fallen nature of our conThe first verse of Psalm 121 is sciences that would give place to not a statement, it is a question, such untruth. Rather, we lift our that seemingly did not have an eyes to the One who is coming, immediate answer. Yet answer or Who will come, Who is faithful no, the declaration of verse two and powerful, and Who will turn was not nullified or negated. all circumstance for good to those Freely translated, the verse might who patiently and faithfully wait sound a bit like: “I am not sure for Him to do so. May we never what form my immediate help yield our Holy Spirit breathed conmight take, but I know” viction of the Father’s heart of love No more information is given for us over to the faith undoing on the circumstances surrounding proclamations of present circumthe writer or the nation of Israel at stance, and in doing so, abdicate that moment of time, but having our position of knowing that our lived for a year or two with what help always comes from the Lord. life brings in the natural course of What this help looks like is likeevents, you and I might surmise a ly to be as creative as His Divine great many things that would heart, but when it comes (as it probably not be too far from accusurely will), we will know that He rate. Even a cursory read of can be completely trusted and forScripture’s pages affords plenty of ever praised. evidence for understanding the

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Protector Jewish. And he adds to them the Jews also. They plot against "the LORD and his anointed," (the LORD is "JEHOVAH" the proper name of the one true God, and Why would anointed is "Messiah". Strong, J. anyone seek pro(1996). The exhaustive concortection? dance of the Bible.) Whatever the Joshua, addressing his generaindividual's reation, said "And if it is evil in your son, history eyes to serve the LORD, choose gives assurance this day whom you will serve, that the seeking whether the gods your fathers of protection is served in the region beyond the not limited to a River, or the gods of the Amorites Semonious few places on in whose land you dwell. But as earth. The for me and my house, we will psalmist asks, "Why do the serve the LORD." Joshua 24:15. He nations rage warned the and the peo"If “history gives assurance that the seeking people, ples plot in you forsake vain? The of protection is not limited to a few the LORD kings of the and serve forplaces on earth.” earth set eign gods, themselves, then he will and the rulers take counsel togethturn and do you harm and coner, against the LORD and against sume you, after having done you his anointed, saying, 'Let us burst good." And the people said to their bonds apart and cast away Joshua, "No, but we will serve the their cords from us.' He who sits LORD." Joshua 24:20-21 in the heavens laughs; the Lord If anyone would seek protecholds them in derision. Then he tion, I say this day, "…if my people will speak to them in his wrath, who are called by my name humand terrify them in his fury, sayble themselves, and pray and seek ing, 'As for me, I have set my King my face and turn from their on Zion, my holy hill.'" Psalm 2:1wicked ways, then I will hear from 6. That word, nations, at the heaven and will forgive their sin beginning of the psalmist's quesand heal their land." 2 Chronicles tion is "goy" or gentiles - those not 7:14. Clarence Semonious, Pastor Prince of Peace Lutheran Fellowship, Kernville

Valley places of worship Kernville Father’s Heart Foursquare Church Kernville Elementary School, Kernville Service Sunday 9:30 a.m. (760) 223-6704 First Baptist Church of Kernville 46 Valley View Drive, Kernville Sunday Service — 10:45 a.m.. (760) 376-6403 Kernville United Methodist Church 251 Big Blue Rd., Kernville Worship Celebration, 9:30 a.m. (760) 376-2751 Prince of Peace Lutheran Fellowship Center 44 Big Blue Road, Kernville Sunday School 9 a.m., Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. (760) 417-2014 St. Peter’s Anglican Church 11900 Sierra Way, Kernville Sunday Service 10:00 a.m. (760) 376-6362 St. Sherrian’s Episcopal Church Services held at Kernville United Methodist Church Sundays 11 a.m.

Wofford Heights Family Life Center Foursquare Church 20 W. Panorama, Wofford Heights Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. (760) 376-6719 New Life Assembly of God 25 Arden Av., Wofford Heights Sunday Services 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. (760) 376-6402 St. Jude Catholic Church 86 Nellie Dent Dr., Wofford Heights Sunday Mass 8 a.m. & 10 a.m., Sat. 4 p.m. (760) 376-2416 Calvary Chapel 125 Sycamore Drive, Wofford Heights Sunday Service 10 a.m. (760) 376-8789 Christ Fellowship 80 Evans Road, Wofford Heights Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.

Lake Isabella First Baptist Church of Lake Isabella 3701 Suhre, Lake Isabella Sunday Services 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. (760) 379-5615 Fountain of Christ Church 5101 #A Lake Isabella Blvd, Lake Isabella Sunday Service: 9:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Wed. 6 p.m. (760) 417-0793 Landmark Missionary Baptist Church 2741 Mountain View Rd, Lake Isabella Sunday Services 9:45 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. (760) 379-5640 Mt. View Southern Baptist Church 2959 Erskine Creek Rd, Lake Isabella Sunday Services 8:30, 11:15 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. (760) 379-4296 Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall 1911 Edith Ave., Lake Isabella (760) 379-8672 Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (LCMS) 377 Highway 155, Lake Isabella Sunday Services 11 a.m. (760) 379-2343

Kern Valley Bible Church 3920 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella Sunday Services 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. (760) 379-5482 Church of the Nazarene 2931 Erskine Creek Rd., Lake Isabella Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. (760) 379-2062 Highland Chapel United Methodist 5301 Lake Isabella Bl., Lake Isabella Sunday School & Worship 9:30 a.m. (760) 379-2120 Lake Isabella Church of Christ 3711 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella Worship Sunday 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., Wed. 6 p.m. Bible study Sun. 10 a.m. Kern River Valley Seventh Day Adventist 3801 Golden Spur, Lake Isabella Saturday Service 9:30 a.m. (760) 379-3206 Kern Valley Pentecostal LightHouse Church 3730 Wagon Wheel Dr., Lake Isabella Sunday School 9:45 Services 10:45 a.m., 5 p.m. Wed. Service 6 p.m. (760) 379-5819

Mt. Mesa Church of Christ Mt. Mesa 6400 Dogwood Av., Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. (760) 379-4792 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 6400 Park Av., Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 10:00 a.m. (760) 379-2904 Grace Chapel 12312 Mt. Mesa Rd., Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 9:45 a.m. (760) 379-4093 Christian Assembly 12424 Mountain Mesa Rd., Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. (760) 379-6377 Victory Tabernacle (United Pentecostal Church) 4324 Birch, Mt. Mesa Sunday Services 4 p.m. (760) 379-6360

Southlake Weldon Kern Christian Church “The River” 14900 Hwy 178, Southlake Sunday Services 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. (760) 378-3780 He Cares Fellowship 16475 Hwy 178, Southlake Services Sunday 9:30 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. (760) 379-6935 Weldon United Methodist Church 20021 Hwy. 178, Weldon Sunday Services 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (760) 378-2321 Weldon Baptist Church 20674 Highway 178 Sunday Services 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. (760) 378-4964 Church listings are free. Please contact the Courier office.


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Don Berwick, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Special to the Courier With the start of this year's Medicare Open Enrollment less than two weeks away, I can't stress one point enough: Medicare is stronger than ever. Consumers have more and better Medicare options than ever before. Seniors this year can expect more choices, more benefits, and lower overall costs. Because it's a fact: 99% of you have at least one Medicare Advantage plan in your area. And everyone with Medicare can get a host of preventive tests and screenings -more than ever before - at absolutely no cost to you. Medicare also continues to cover an Annual Wellness Visit a great chance to talk with your doctor or other health provider about treating small problems and concerns before they become big ones. Here's the best part: even with these improved benefits, people won't be feeling it in their pocketbooks. Average premiums for Part D drug coverage are holding steady in 2012, and premiums for Medicare Advantage plans are actually dropping an average of 4%. And people who reach the

Part D coverage gap will get a 50% discount on brand name drugs. This is all great news for the 47 million American seniors and people with disabilities who rely on Medicare. We know that more choices can make decisions challenging, but we've expanded the Medicare safety net to make sure folks can get the help they need to sift through their options. You can even get an early start - we've already made sure the Medicare Plan Finder is fully updated with all new 2012 cost and benefit information for health and drug plans. If you're the kind of person who likes to get online yourself and sort through the details, you can use this online tool right now. Start by entering your drugs and checking on the doctors and pharmacies you want to use. A few steps will get you to a personalized list of your plan choices and help you compare. If you'd rather get a personal hand walking through your choices, we've got help for you, too. You can call or visit one of the thousands of wonderful volunteers staffing the State Health Insurance Assistance Programs across the country. In Kern County, call the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) at 800-510-2020 or 661-868-1000.

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Best way to treat COPD? Quit smoking! Paul C. Donohue, M.D. Syndicated columnist DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My mother is in her early 70s. She has been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD. She had a bronchoscopic exam to remove a mucus plug. She was a very heavy smoker. She still smokes. She thinks her kids don’t know, but we have seen the evidence. She is on oxygen. Her doctor thinks she has quit. What does this do to her life expectancy? How long can she live this way? — J.S. ANSWER: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD, is two illnesses: emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Emphysema is a harmful stretching and destruction of the millions of air sacs found in the lungs. Through those delicate structures, oxygen reaches the blood. When they are damaged, a person cannot get enough oxygen and becomes breathless on even slight exertion. Chronic bronchitis is inflammation of the air passageways, the bronchi. They fill with thick, pus-filled globs of phlegm. Air cannot pass through them. A cough that produces of sticky, tenacious sputum is its chief sign. Cigarette smoking is the major cause of COPD, but not the only one.

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It’s hard to watch people ruin their own bodies and hasten death. That’s what your mother is doing. Tell her that the most important treatment for COPD is total abstinence from smoking. Abstinence allows lungs to recover from the damage done from inhaling cigarette smoke. It doesn’t achieve a complete reversal overnight. It does prolong life. What does this do to her life expectancy? It shortens it. How long can she live? That can’t be foretold. Unequivocally, she will live longer and enjoy her life more if she never lights up again. COPD is a major problem and the fourth-leading cause of death. The COPD booklet explains its causes and treatments. To order a copy, write: Dr. Donohue — No. 601W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. © 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Our success at the banquet is directly related to the generous people of our valley who give so freely from their heart... we're proud to be your neighbor! The Appliance Center; Archie's Hardware; Atchison Propane, Jimmie Baird; Stella Beaupre; Bench family; Century 21; Charlie's Market; Cohl family; Conner family; Cowgirl Cafe; Pat Edwards; El Portal; Ewings; Father's Heart Ministries; Feed Barn; Isla Fox; French Gulch Marina; Giant Sequoia Mercantile; The Haircrafters; He Cares Fellowship; James Sierra Gateway Markets; Kern River Christian; Kern River Motors; K.V. Golf Course; L & M Lumber; Lake Isabella Market; Vicki Licht; Lore's Loft; Los Polomas; McCambridge Lodge; Martinsen family; Mother Lode; Morehouse family; Mt. Mesa Market; Mt. View So. Baptist; My Sewing Room; Nancy Nelson; New Life Assembly; Paradise Cove; Gene & MaryAnn Parks Insurance; Barbara Peachy; Pierce family; Pizza Barn; Pizza Factory; Prince of Peace Lutheran; Reel Cinema; Rivera family; Rodriguez Family; Ruby's Flowers; Salvation Army; Shepherd of The Hills Lutheran; Stella's Boutique & Beyond; Swift Family; Thomas Refuse Service; Vons; Rich Zimmerman

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For many people, autumn events like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times to dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, attend parties, and eat yummy treats. These events are also opportunities to provide nutritious snacks, get physical activity, and focus on safety. Below are tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for trick-or-treaters and party guests

testing positive for rabies in parts of Ventura and Los Angeles counties, biologists say there is no cause for alarm. The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) advises that rabies in bats is rare - affecting less than one percent of the state's entire bat population - and as long as basic precautions are followed, the few afflicted bats are highly unlikely to pass the disease to humans. People may also encounter bats in buildings, where warm, quiet attic space is available for them to raise their young. If a building owner can't accommodate bats, the best solution for humans and bats alike is to humanely exclude them from their building roost after they've finished raising their young. That way, the bats can find other roosts in future years and continue to keep the insect population under control. Installation of appropriately designed "bat boxes" can help give bats a place to roost that is away from your home. All bats are protected species in California. Many species of bats worldwide are experiencing population declines, mainly due to human disturbance and loss of habitat. A new threat to bats in North America is White Nose Syndrome (WNS), which has been reported among hibernating bats in several American states in the east and is spreading toward the west coast. WNS has killed more than one million bats in the affected region, and some bat species may be at risk of extinction due to this emerging deadly disease. WNS does not pose a risk to human health, but can be carried on clothing and gear taken into affected caves and mines. DFG and other agencies are preparing for the potential spread of WNS into California, which may include precautions to reduce the risk of human-caused introduction or spread to unaffected bat hibernation sites. If you want to learn more about what you can do to promote bat conservation, visit Bat Conservation International's website at www.batcon.org.

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S Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible. A Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult. F Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you. all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the E Examine amount of treats you eat. a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK H Hold and don't run from house to house. test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation. A Always both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever L Look possible. L Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses. walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to O Only stay safe. W Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls. E Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers E Enter homes only if you're with a trusted adult. N Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes. Expecting trick-or-treaters or party guests? ■ Provide healthier treats for trick-or-treaters such as low-calorie treats and drinks. For party guests, offer a variety of fruits, vegetables, and cheeses. ■ Use party games and trick-or-treat time as an opportunity for kids to get their daily dose of 60 minutes of physical activity. ■ Be sure walking areas and stairs are well-lit and free of obstacles that could result in falls. ■ Keep candle-lit jack-o'lanterns and luminaries away from doorsteps, walkways, landings, and curtains. Place them on sturdy tables, keep them out of the reach of pets and small children, and never leave them unattended. ■ Remind drivers to watch out for trick-or-treaters and to drive safely. Follow these tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for everyone! Courtesy CDC.gov

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Winter forcast:

Could California get crushed again AccuWeather.com reports Southern California had an incredibly rough start to winter last year when a series of monster storm systems brought epic rain and flooding. December 2010 became one of the wettest Decembers on record for Los Angeles with nearly a year's worth of rain falling in just one month. While a few heavy rain events cannot be completely ruled out this year, the focus of stormy weather this winter is predicted to be farther north, according to the AccuWeather.com Long-Range Forecasting Team. Overall, this winter is expected to be fairly typical in Southern California with near-normal rainfall and temperatures. However, it may be a long stretch toward the end for people who become anxious for spring, as unusually chilly conditions will take hold in February. The Pineapple Express: A Key Winter Player It was the famed "Pineapple Express," a phenomenon that occurs when a strong, persistent flow of tropical moisture sets up from the Hawaiian Islands to the West Coast of the U.S.; this flow brought the historic storms to Southern California in December 2010. More than 10 inches of rain fell last December in Los Angeles, a city that typically receives a little less than 15 inches of rain in an entire year. The Pineapple Express could develop for a time again this winter, though it would most likely be aimed at northern and central California. "Last year, California was hit hard when the Pineapple Express set up from Dec. 17-22, producing massive flooding and 13 feet of snow in the Sierra," explained Paul Pastelok, AccuWeather.com Expert Long-Range Meteorologist and leader of the LongRange Forecasting Team. "The Pineapple Express could develop for a period this winter and take aim at northern and central California. That could lead to monster snowfall and heavy valley rain with the risk of flooding and mudslides." Must Be Careful with La Ninas La Nina, a phenomenon that occurs when sea surface temperatures across the equatorial central and

eastern Pacific are below normal, has a strong influence on the jet stream and weather patterns, including the Pineapple Express, that set up across the United States. The general trend for La Nina winters is for Southern California to be drier than normal with above-average temperatures. However, as evidenced by last year's record-shattering December storms, there can be exceptions. "While a La Nina like the one we are expecting this winter typically brings lower-than-normal precipitation to Southern California and the Southwest, the concern this year is that something similar to what happened Michael Batelaan/Kern River Courier last year could happen again," stated Are raindrops again in the rearview mirror? Accuweather says maybe not. AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist and Western Expert Ken Clark. "Storms may be far expects December to be fairly typical for Southern enough south or wet enough that rainfall could be California with near-normal precipitation and near- to higher than what is typically expected during a La slightly above-normal temperatures. January is forecast to turn out drier than usual, though temperatures Nina." Overall, this winter is expected to be fairly typical in will overall remain near normal. From late January into February, however, a transiSouthern California with near-normal rainfall and temperatures. However, it may be a long stretch tion to chillier weather is predicted to take place, as the toward the end for people who become anxious for overall jet stream pattern over the West Coast underspring, as unusually chilly conditions will take hold in goes some major changes. Precipitation in February is likely to be near to slightly below normal. February. Winter is California's wettest season. For Southern California, February is usually the wettest month of the Month-to-Month Breakdown In general, the Long-Range Forecasting Team year with January being a close second.

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ARIES (Mar. 21 to Apr. 19) A work-related situation that started last month takes on increasing importance this week. The choice is still yours as to how it will evolve. TAURUS (Apr. 20 to May 20) Careful is the word for you this week. Don’t let your emotions overwhelm your logic. Try for balance. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your energy levels rise to meet the challenges that will mark much of this month. New opportunities beckon. Look them over, but proceed cautiously before making any kind of decision. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your private life can be a problem this week, as a partner becomes more difficult. Resist a reaction you might regret. Instead of walking away, try to talk things out. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You should be your usual sunny self these days, as you bask in the admiration you adore. Enjoy it as you move into a new arena to confront an exciting upcoming challenge. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your perseverance reserves will be tapped frequently this week as you deal with the problems involved in

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1. Which Hall of Fame third baseman was on more All-Star Game rosters during his career: George Brett or Mike Schmidt? 2. Name the last National League MVP before Jimmy Rollins in 2007 who was a switch-hitter. 3. When was the last time before 2007 that the University of Cincinnati football team won 10plus games in a season? 4. Who was the youngest player to make an NHL All-Star team before Carolina’s Jeff Skinner (18 years, 259 days) did it in 2011? 5. Name the first Alpine skier to win the same event at two Winter Olympics. Answers: 1. Brett was on 13 All-Star rosters, while Schmidt was on 12. 2. Chipper Jones of the Atlanta Braves in 1999. 3. It was 1951. 4. Detroit’s Steve Yzerman was 18 years, 267 days old when he played in the NHL All-Star Game in 1984. 5. Alberto Tomba of Italy won the giant slalom in 1988 and 1992.

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Desk for Sale - Metal 2 drawer reception/office desk w/wood grain laminate top, 60"x30" $30. Good condition. Call 760376-2860. 9am-1pm, M-F ___________________________ 2000 Harley Davidson Road King with Screamin Eagle Engine, 32K miles, (760) 2236110 ___________________________ Free Xmas Decor - The Crafty Lady Sale - Buy one, get 2nd item free. Take care of your kids & grandkids at Lah-de-dah in Kernville now til Xmas.

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Small brown pocket knife (possibly @ Burger King or that area), Sentimental value REWARD! Please call Johnny Price (760) 379-1328

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Storage Rentals 10’x10’ storage unit just $45/mo 20’x20’ only $120/mo Corlew’s Stage Coach Mini Storage - Bodfish 760-379-5146 __________________________ If there is no wind, row.

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164 Acres inWalker Basin Attention hunters & ranchers. Own your own mountain. Year round natural spring w/power. Seller motivated. Make offer. $246K. Call Kyle Lessley (661) 717-5234, Wise Realty, Inc. __________________________ Mesa Top - 15 miles West New Cuyama, 50% interest, 40 acres w/beautiful view! Great hunting, hiking, private. $35K, 760-376-1829

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Kernville - Hi-Ho 50+ MHP 2 bd / 2 ba Apts. $450/mo + dep & utilities. 760-376-2671 ___________________________ Lake Isabella - 55+ Community, 2bd/2ba dble wide w/patio, completely refurbished. $575 mo + security deposit. (760) 964-2514 __________________________ Wofford Hts - Neatest Adult Park in the Valley. Huge 2 bd dblwide w/office, $600/mo. Also furn. 1/bd - $385/mo. Senior discounts. Apply @ Pinewood Trailer Pk, 99 Evans Rd __________________________ Wofford Hts - 2 bd, 2ba house with carport & garage, just refurb. $750/mo., 760-223-0178 __________________________ Lake Isabella - 2 bd/1ba apt. w/ garage, w/d hookup, new paint & carpet, trash pd, near Vons & schools, $550/mo + sec. (760) 5493552 __________________________ Kernville - 2bd, 1ba duplex, 1 car garage, $640/mo + security dep, water/trash pd. Avail after mid Nov. 760-376-2536

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Announcement Discover the joy of singing Barbershop Harmony this Christmas. In 9 short weeks, learn traditional and contemporary Christmas music in this unique 4 part a capella style. You’ll make great music & meet new friends with the added bonus of performing with the Kern Valley Sweet Adelines at our Christmas spectacular. Dates: Thursday nights starting Oct 13 - Dec 8 show, 6:30-8:00. Senior Center in Lake Isabella.

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Cerro Coso Community College is Offering a Class for Local Educators Cerro Coso Community College's Ridgecrest and Lake Isabella campuses are now accepting registrations through its Office of Community Education for a new 90-minute class called "Developing Games to Teach Grammar". The class is designed for schoolteachers and home educators who teach English grammar and would like to learn fun ways to help their students improve their grammar skills. The class meets at the Kern River Valley (Lake Isabella) campus on Nov. 15 from 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. A second offering of the same class meets on the Indian Wells Valley (Ridgecrest) campus on Nov. 16 from 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. The minimum age for these classes is 18 and each class is limited to 30 students. The registration fee is $35 per person. For detailed information on each class - and for registration forms - visit us on the web at http://www.cerrocoso.edu/communityed or contact Stephen Gexler, Community Education Manager at 760-384-6106 or at Stephen.Gexler@cerrocoso.edu.

November Events at Local Libraries Local Libraries have a cornucopia of programs for the whole family. Knitting and crochet group meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 4 p.m. and Toddler Time Stories are held every Thursday at 11:15 a.m., both at Kern River Valley Branch. KRV Branch is also participating in "National Gaming Day" on Saturday Nov. 12, with a variety of games and activities all day; participants are encouraged to bring games to share. Regular Story Times all take place during "Kern County Family Week" beginning with Wofford Heights on Wednesday Nov. 16 at 1:30 p.m., KRV Branch on Thursday Nov. 17 at 3:30 p.m., and Kernville Branch on Friday Nov. 18 at 10:30 a.m.. Keep up with all the programs, events and news concerning our local libraries by calling KRV Branch at 760-549-2083 or logging

34th Annual Lake Isabella Christmas Parade It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! The Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce is getting the sleigh bells ready for Kern County's first parade of the season. It will be presenting the 34th Annual Christmas Parade; Saturday, Nov. 26. This year's theme is: A Decade Of Remembrance - 9/11 First Responders. The chamber is pleased to announce this year's Grand Marshal, U.S. Navy Captain Commander Brett Pierson, in honor of all armed forces. Please join us as we honor all those involved in keeping our city, county and country a safe place to live and honoring those first responders of 9/11. The Parade will begin at 11 a.m. at the Lake Isabella Post Office Center and end at Crestview Avenue. There is no entry fee to participate. If you would like to enter, applications are available online at http://www.kernrivervalley.com/parade/ in PDF Format, or pick up the Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce or the Kern Valley Sun. If you would like to sponsor a trophy for $25, please contact Jennie at the Chamber office at 760-379-5236 or mail your check payable to KRVCC, PO Box 567, Lake Isabella CA 93240. You can also print out a Trophy Sponsor Form from our website. For more information, please call the Chamber office at 760-379-5236.

Salvation Army calls for family assistance Come and help us, assist the needy families in our valley this holiday season. This is expected to be a cold winter. Many may not be able to purchase sufficient heating fuel to keep warm. Donations are greatly needed now before it is so cold and funds are too low to help. We rely on donated funds from the local community for 90% of all assistance, back to the valley. Your donations stay in our valley to assist the needy here. We need volunteers

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Lake Isabella - Pay $768 ea. 2 weeks, of pure tax deduction. Get 6.4 acres (split into 3 parcels for profit), 2,000 sq. ft. home, water well, 2,000 gal. water tank, mobile home sites, septic tank, (views of lake, Kern River, Sequoia Nat’lForest Mtn, million $ neighbor’s home), (paradise for kids, horses, boater, skier, airplane flyer, trucker, motocross, golfer, fishing). Appraised $300,000. You assume $200K loan, all due 30 yrs, fixed

\10% APR rate/ buying power loan, refi anytime with no prepayment penalty. Pay $24K down. Seller pays $7,500 fee to buyers agent/finder at closing. Seller (661) 330-2222. Seller’s agent (661) 330-7360. Habla Espanol.

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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

Clothing for Sale Men and women’s used clothing. Call for sizes and prices. (760) 977-7267

A of Crafts NEPTUNE Touch Gift Faire SOCIETY Gerald A. Brown Manager / Director

VALLEY FEST THANK YOU! The Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce wishes to thank All those who made Valley Fest 2011 a huge success

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Major Sponsors Advanced Beverage /Budweiser Kern River Brewing Company Thomas Refuse Service Reverse Drawing & Ticket Sales Marsha & Ron Smith Natalie Brown & Elaine Roach Alisa Hinkle CJ Bundy & Sue Wiruth & Angie Jones Janet Lubin, Sharon Rooney Insurance And All Reverse Draw Ticket purchasers! Supporting Businesses & Organizations Century 21 Realty Costco - Bakersfield Dave's Sports Bar

Edward Jones Investments Engraving Creations EXCEL Club - Aileen DeLapp Fire & Ice Company Frito Lay Company Isabella Flooring Isabella Horseshoe Club Isabella Market Isabella True Value Kern River Courier Kern River Feed & Hay Kern River Radio Kern Valley Sun Kernville Moving & Storage K V Exchange Club -Wes Williams Lanny Borthick Construction Mt. Mesa Mkt - Jim Wyly & Crew Pat Turnham Realty

R J Smith Construction Shady Lane Bar & Grill The Kern Lodge Beer Garden Rex Emerson & Fred Roach Kyle Smith & Janet Lubin, - Games Vendors Randolph Harris "Billy" - Woodworking Bill Sheffer /KRV Growers Richard Rowe /Living Green Gurrlie Girl - Jewelry Stan Slivers - Photography Special Thanks to Camp Erwin Owen Boys Citizen Service Unit -Mike Turner Bill Sheffer - Parking Lot Tom McKinney

Entertainment Carla Thorn John Pair - Emcee Warren White & Jest Reason KRV Belly Dancers & Vitaliia Traci Whitman Dance Studio Volunteers Rita D'Angelo & Jennie Cox Faith Morrison Sue Wiruth & Violet Ham Colleen Bulgarelli & Merry Shaimes Sherry Ann Van Matre Elizabeth Ragazzo & Sandy Smith Debbie Freeland & Pam Emerson

Bed Races, Food Court, 50/50 Anneke Koekkoek Luz Polcik & Cindy Hood Camp Erwin Owen Boys Lisa & Daures Stephens Steve Nelson Anna Leon & Jenny Hanley Ed Pounds Kids Park Beyond Juice -Joshua Bounce Houses - Kernville School District Mike Branam & Jim Cox Randi Speiler & Jacob Potts Becky Starr-Harris & Lynne

McCloskey - Century 21 Face Painting New Life ChurchPastor Dave Taylor Face Painting - Denise Peters Fish & Game Habitat Club - Elaine Johnson Pumpkin Contest Julie Braswell & Cindy Sholzen Noah's Ark Stories - C. E. F. - Emily Tebow Mt. View Baptist Church - Mike Whitehead USFS Smokey Bear & Friends Woman's Aglow- Martha Kyt & Rosky Gonzalez

"I enjoyed the day. It was nice seeing so many of my students enjoying the day with their family.” Aileen DeLapp Thanks to all our Volunteers! If we have inadvertently left you off this list, we sincerely apologize. Please know you are appreciated.


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Our Valley, Our Earth

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Ron Bolyard Kern River Courier Columnist

ISLANDS, by definition, are: [a] tracts of land smaller than a continent, surrounded by the water of an ocean, sea, lake or stream; OR, [b] an elevated piece of land surrounded by a swamp, Ron Bolyard marsh, or alluvial land, or isolated at high water or during floods; OR, [c] any isolated and distinctive tract of land surrounded by terrain with other characteristics, e.g. a woodland surrounded by prairie or flat open country. Some of these are called: Island Arcs, Island Hills, Island Mesas, Island Mountains, Island Shelfs, slopes, volcanoes, types, isles, atolls, Guyots, islets and the Islets of Langerhans! The list is almost endless. But why do I go through this vigorous nonsense? Because it is important to me to explain of which island type I will be specifically discussing so that my readers will not be confused. My guess is that you have already decided that I will be discussing those that are located in oceanic environment! And you will be correct! I could not embark upon a discussion of all, as it would take a number of years just to give you the basics and take centuries to research all the literature for me to understand the basics to give you. So here we go

with a cursory discussion of islands located in the oceans of the earth. The study of the formation of islands, in the oceanic environment, is a detailed treatise of very complex plate tectonic geologic processes that the readers have been introduced to, via numerous Courier articles of the past. Remember? I hope so! But a brief review is in order. The theories of continental drift and plate tectonics provide a framework that becomes stronger as each new fact is riveted into place. Widespread observations can be quantitatively related by plate tectonics. The plates are rigid, so all points on a plate remain in the same configuration as the plate drifts about. Thus, if the speed and direction of drift off a few points or islands can be established, the drift of all others on the same plate can be calculated. A very few careful observations, although scattered, are enough to add a new accuracy and unity to geologic history. During the development of my discussion, I may, at times, have to veer away from your knowledge base, but I will explain those diversions when they become apparent. So, let's begin our study of islands with an introduction of the three basic oceanic basins that will be defined within this study – namely, the Pacific, the Atlantic and the Asian Basins. 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.

Jason Alderman Special to the Courier Admit it: You probably spend more time comparison shopping online than reviewing your Alderman annual benefits enrollment materials. That's a big mistake because the money you could save by choosing the right employee benefits package probably far exceeds any savings you could get on a bigscreen TV. For example, many people don't sign up for an extremely valuable benefit - flexible spending accounts (FSAs). If your employer offers them, FSAs let you pay for eligible out-of-pocket health care and/or dependent care expenses on a pretax basis - that is, before federal, state and Social Security taxes are deducted from your paycheck. Using an FSA to cover expenses you would have paid for anyway reduces your taxable income by that amount, which in turn lowers your taxes. Use the calculator at www.dinkytown.net/java/Payroll12 5.html to evaluate your situation. Health Care FSAs let you pay for IRS-allowed medical expenses not covered by medical, dental or vision insurance, including deductibles, copayments, orthodontia, glasses and contact lenses, prescriptions, chiropractic, smok-

ing cessation programs and many more. Check IRS Publication 502 at www.irs.gov for a list of allowable expenses. Dependent Care FSAs let you use pre-tax dollars to pay for expenses related to care for your children, disabled spouse, parent, or other dependent incapable of self-care, including: Licensed day care or adult care facility fees, services provided in or outside your home (including babysitter, nursery school or summer day camp) so that you and your spouse can work, look for work, or attend school full-time, before- and afterschool programs for dependents under age 13 and babysitting by relatives over age 19 who aren't your dependent. For some lower-income families, using the federal income tax dependent care tax credit is more advantageous than an FSA so crunch the numbers or ask a tax expert which alternative is better for you. Just be aware that you cannot claim the same expenses under both tax breaks. Your FSA contributions are deducted from paychecks throughout the year. As you incur eligible expenses, you submit receipts to the plan administrator for reimbursement. Keep in mind there are FSA restrictions. Jason Alderman directs Visa's financial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter.com/PracticalMoney.

Announcements Continued from page 13 and additional funds for our Holiday events, The Holiday Dinner for the Needy, Toys For Tots, The parade day Pancake Breakfast and extra Holiday food boxes. Call 760379-4600 today to volunteer. Donations may be sent to P.O. Box 2786, Lake Isabella, CA 93240

Our Food Pantry Needs Our Help The Food Pantry, a 501c3, charitable, nonprofit organization helps hungry people with free food. We don't normally ask for help but since the economy is so bad we are helping many more people and need your help. We are in need of any type food: garden fruit & vegetables, canned foods & meats, spaghetti noodles, peanut butter, cereal, baby food, dog food wieners & margarine. Also any monetary donations are accepted so we can buy any needed food and pay our bills. Please send all contributions to P.O. Box 2566, Lake Isabella, CA. 93240. We help 20 to 30 families a week with food, sometimes more. The Food Pantry is open 3 days a week: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from noon to 3 p.m. We do much more than just food. Stop by and check us out. We've been helping families & individuals for about 30 years. We are located at 4621 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella. For information call Phyllis Brewer 760-378-4825 phyllisbrewer@msn.com.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Roll In The Hay Café (2011 - B5755). Street address of principal place of business: 6106 Lake Isabella Boulevard, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 834, Weldon, CA 93283. REGISTRANTS: Courtney Miller, 15627 Highway 178, Weldon, CA 93283 and Kimberley Kaleth, 7100 Cannell Way, Kernville, CA 93238. B - General Partnership. Date the business commenced: 03/25/2011. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: Courtney Miller. This statement filed on 09/29/2011. Expires 09/29/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By M. Rodriguez. Published by the Kern River Courier October 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2011.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: The Taft Independent (2011 - B5557). Street address of principal place of business: 508 Center Street, Taft, CA 93268. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 268, Taft, CA 93268. REGISTRANT: Michael Long, 207 Pierce Street, Taft, CA 93268. A - Individual. Date the business commenced: 07/04/2006. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: Michael Long. This statement filed on 09/16/2011. Expires 09/16/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By M. Rodriguez. Published by the Kern River Courier October 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2011.

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME: Fictitious Business Name being abandoned: RED HOUSE BBQ, (2010B3273). Street address of business: 426 East Tehachapi Boulevard, Tehachapi, CA 93561; REGISTRANT WHO WISHES TO ABANDON THE BUSINESS NAME: Manolito Lujan, 28700 Delaware Place, Tehachapi, CA 93561; Original FBN Statement Filed on: 05/19/2010. This Statement of Abandonment filed on: 09/13/2011. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk by M. Rodriguez, Deputy Clerk (34993). Published by the Kern River Courier October 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Red House BBQ, LLC (2011 - B5458). Street address of principal place of business: 426 East Tehachapi Boulevard, Tehachapi, CA 93561. Mailing address of business: 426 East Tehachapi Boulevard, Tehachapi, CA 93561. REGISTRANT: Red House BBQ, LLC, 426 East Tehachapi Boulevard,

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Rainman's Hobby and Raceway (2011 - B5471). Street address of principal place of business: 7401 White Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93309. Mailing address of business: 8305 Hillyer Way, Bakersfield, CA 93311. REGISTRANT: Randy Raines, 8305 Hillyer Way, Bakersfield, CA 93311. A Individual. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: Randy Raines. This statement filed on 09/14/2011. Expires 09/14/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern River Courier October 14, 21, 28 and November 4, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Lone Oak Cottage Antiques and Collectables (2011 – B5918). Street address of principal place of business: 26150 Columbia Way, Tehachapi, CA 93561. Mailing address of business: 26150 Columbia Way, Tehachapi, CA 93261. REGISTRANTS: Scott Blashill, 26150 Columbia Way, Tehachapi, CA 93561 and Christina

Barrett. I – Husband and Wife. Date the business commenced: 09/17/2011. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: Scott Blashill. This statement filed on 10/07/2011. Expires 10/07/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By J. Trujillo. Published by the Kern River Courier October 28, November 4, 11 and 18, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Lone Oak Cottage Antiques and Collectables (2011 - B5918). Street address of principal place of business: 26150 Columbia Way, Tehachapi, CA 93561. Mailing address of business: 26150 Columbia Way, Tehachapi, CA 93261. REGISTRANTS: Scott Blashill, 26150 Columbia Way, Tehachapi, CA 93561 and Christina Barrett. I - Husband and Wife. Date the business commenced: 09/17/2011. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: Scott Blashill. This statement filed on 10/07/2011. Expires 10/07/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By J. Trujillo. Published by the Kern River Courier October 28, November 4, 11 and 18, 2011.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Serenity Room and Board (2011 B5478). Street address of principal place of business: 420 18th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301. Mailing address of business: 2671 Oswell Street, #223, Bakersfield, CA 93306. REGISTRANT: Christina Felix, 2671 Oswell Street, #223, Bakersfield, CA 93306. A - Individual. Date the business commenced: 02/28/2011. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: Christina Felix. This statement filed on 09/14/2011. Expires 09/14/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By G. Meza. Published by the Kern River Courier October 14, 21, 28 and November 4, 2011.

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME: Fictitious Business Name being abandoned: RAINMAN'S RACERS HAVEN HOBBIES AND RACEWAY, (2011-B5225). Street address of business: 7401 White Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93309. REGISTRANT WHO WISHES TO ABANDON THE BUSINESS NAME: Randy Raines, 8305 Hillyer Way, Bakersfield, CA 93311; Original FBN Statement Filed on: 09/01/2011. This Statement of Abandonment filed on: 09/14/2011. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk by M. Dominguez, Deputy Clerk (34993). Published by the Kern River Courier October 14, 21, 28 and November 4, 2011.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Critter Sitters Pet Resort (2011 B5717). Street address of principal place of business: 15301 Chukker Lane, Weldon, CA 93283. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 260, Weldon, CA 93283. REGISTRANT: Jesus Martinez, P.O. Box 260, Weldon, CA 93283. A - Individual. Date the business commenced: 09/25/2011. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: Jesus Martinez. This statement filed on 09/28/2011. Expires 09/28/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By M. Dominguez. Published by the Kern

Tehachapi, CA 93561. D - Limited Liability Company. Date the business commenced: 03/21/2011. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: Manolito Lujan, Owner/President. This statement filed on 09/13/2011. Expires 09/13/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk. By M. Rodriguez. Published by the Kern River Courier October 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2011.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Blockheads Embroidery Specialists (2011 - B5609). Street address of principal place of business: 6156 Jackie Court, Inyokern, CA 93527. Mailing address of business: 6156 Jackie Court, Inyokern, CA 93527. REGISTRANT: Amanda Williams, 6156 Jackie Court, Inyokern, CA 93527. A - Individual. Date the business commenced: 00/00/0000. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Signed: Amanda M. Williams. This statement filed on 09/20/2011. Expires 09/20/2016. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By M. Rodriguez. Published by the Kern River Courier October 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2011.


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www.kernrivercourier.com Friday, October 28, 2011 Associated Students of Cerro Coso Community College. Tickets are available at Cerro Coso Community College or Golden State Surplus and Mercantile Company in Lake Isabella or at Kernville United Methodist Church, located on the corner of Big Blue and Sirretta in Kernville, on

Saturday, November 5: 4 to 7pm Food Pantry Fundraising Dinner November 5 The Food Pantry is holding a fundraising spaghetti and meatball dinner on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 4 until 7 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 2811 Nugget Ave. (behind McDonalds), in Lake Isabella. There will be live music by Donna Ridgeway. The dinner also includes a salad, garlic bread and dessert. Full bar available (not included in price). $8.50/plate at the door or donate a 5-lb. canned ham. Pre-sale tickets are $7.50 and are being sold at Valley Thrift and the VFW. The hams will go in a holiday food box given to less the Valerie Minoux/Kern River Courier fortunate at Christmas. Please come and help sup- Stadium Legends in Lake Isabella held a grand reopenport your local Food Pantry, ing of their new remodeled store Saturday. located at 4621 Lake Isabella Blvd. in Lake Isabella For more information, call Phyllis Brewer at Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings. 760-378-4825 or e-mail phyllisbrewer Admission to the piano concert will be $10 @msn.com per ticket, $7 for students. Seating is limited. Tickets will be available at the door the Concert Performed for Textbooks, evening of the performance. For informaNovember 5 tion or questions call 760-379-0764. Jody Steel, pianist, will be performing in a concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Garden Group Potluck Meeting, Kernville United Methodist Church to benNovember 8 efit and support the textbook fund which KRV Garden Group meets this month the Kern River Valley Education and at the new home and garden of Garden Cultural Foundation is conducting on Group Co-founder Emily Diggles, 748 behalf of the Kern River Valley campus of S. Alpine Way, Bodfish on Tuesday, Cerro Coso Community College. Jody Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring a Steel is an accomplished pianist and musipot luck dish (side, salad or dessert) cian, at both the Weldon Methodist Church and items to donate to our raffle plus and as a member of the Kern River Valley money to buy raffle tickets. There will Community Orchestra. Following the conbe the usual raffle (items to raffle welcert, there will be a reception in the comed too). As before, 50 percent of Church’s Fellowship Hall with refreshthe raffle proceeds go to Emily Diggles’ ments provided by the Kern River Valley Lake Isabella Blvd. landscape mainte-

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“Operation Christmas Child,” the World’s Largest Christmas Project of its kind. Right now, local volunteers are busy preparing collection sites around the area to receive some 750 gift-filled shoe boxes, packed by caring Wofford Heights residents with toys, school supplies and necessity items for needy children in 100 countries. Call Irene at 760417-2279 for information. Whiskey Flat Days Planning Meeting, November 16 Kernville Chamber of Commerce is holding a Whiskey Flat Days planning meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 16. The theme (submitted by Kellene Kirkpatrick) is “Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Outlaws.” The meeting will be held in the Kernville Community Room (next to the Kernville Chamber office), off Sierra Way just west of Kernville Road. For more information, contact the Kernville Chamber at 760376-2629 or office@kernvillechamber.org

To include your event in our free Courier Calendar, send the information to us by e-mail or on paper, either in person or by mail (our address is on page 2). Michael Batelaan/Kern River Courier Must be received Tuesday by 1 p.m. in order to make Greg DeSantis of Senior Citizens Inc. recieves a check each Friday's issue. for $575 from Colleen Bulgarelli AltaOne Branch Events must be open to Manager raised in support for Meals on Wheels. the public and if there is any cost, it must be listed. Operation Christmas National Items submitted for our free Calendar Collection Week, November 14-21 listings may be shortened. Listings are November 14 through 21 is the printed in chronological order by event National Collection Week for date and space available. Submitted “Operation Christmas Child.” New volitems deemed entirely or mostly busiunteers are very much needed due to ness advertising will not be accepted. recent passings and illnesses of workSome event information gathered from ers. Family Life Center Foursquare the chambers of commerce, KRVR or Gospel Church is serving as a drop-off www.kernvalley.com location in Wofford Heights for

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