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Spotlighting the best of the Kern River Valley

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Vol. 5 No. 32


Dustin Luckett proudly holds a fivepound rainbow trout.

Broncs pride The Kern Valley High School Broncs opened another football season Friday night. It was close, but a 14-19 loss was recorded for the Broncs varsity at home against McFarland.


Louisiana ex-cop featured in new book available now.

Photos by Murdoc Douglas

Fairview trail bridge to close until Nov. 1 The Fairview suspension bridge, a pedestrian trail bridge, will be closed for repairs from Sept. 16 until Nov. 1. The Sequoia National Forest will be repairing the bridge, which is located 16 miles north of Kernville. The bridge crosses the Kern River on the Whiskey Flat Trail. Routine maintenance and painting will be conducted on and near the bridge, as well as correcting a design flaw that is causing stress on the abutments and concrete supports. For further information please contact Cheryl Bauer, Kern River Ranger District Recreation Manager at (760) 376-3781, extension 630.

Temporary space crops up for Farmer’s Market Mike Devich Kern River Courier

The Farmer’s Market will soon take up its permanent spot at the Nuui Cunni Indian Culture Center, organizers say, but while final paperwork is being done the market will move into a temporary space in Lake Isabella.

Bob Lowe and Ellen Schafhauser are sponsoring a temporary Farmers Market “until the Forest Service can see its way clear to allow the Nuui Cunni Farmers Market to meet in the Forest Service parking lot,” they said in an e-mailed announcement.

See MARKET, Page 14


There were hot dogs and refreshments available at the Democratic Headquarters grand opening party. Their headquarters is located in the old Chuck Richards Whitewater building. The Republican Headquarters is located in the building next to Click Editorial Realty. They will be holding their grand opening this Sunday, Sept. 14, at 1:30 p.m., with punch and cookies. Although reportedly there has already been some venom displayed locally between the two opposing groups, the Kern River Courier would like to urge members of both parties to play nice and be respectful of each other. In America we can disagree, and that is what we’re all about. Sometimes the mudslinging can get pretty nasty between the candidates. But we’re not the candidates. For the public to act like children toward each other is not the way we should be handling this election. The presidential election has become like a professional sporting contest –


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Mark your calendar with the dates of upcoming events.

Kernville home of headquarters for both major political parties n this presidential election year, picturesque Kernville looks like almost a stereotypical example of small-town America, with headquarters for both major political parties opening in storefronts right down the street from each other. The Republican Headquarters opened first, on May 30, at 11707-1/2 Kernville Road. Then last week was the grand opening of the Democratic Headquarters at 11306 Kernville Road.


Sequoia Youth Summit to do work on public lands

Kern River Basin Data: Wed. 5 a.m.

like a football game, with people painting their faces and shouting epithets at each other. Let’s try to maintain some decorum, people. The Courier is going to remain impartial to both parties, no matter how down and dirty it’s going to Devich get. As actress Bette Davis famously once said, “Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.” – Mike Devich is co-publisher of the Kern River Courier

Storage, Isabella Reservoir 135,159 acre-ft. (Pool capacity is 568,075 ac.-ft. at the spillway. Current limit 360,000 ac.-ft.) Peaked at 258,239 ac-ft. June 16. Inflow, North Fork of Kern at Kernville 560 cfs (5-hr avg.) Outflow, Lower Kern 560 cfs Borel Canal flow 494 cfs Data from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cfs=cubic feet per second 1 cu.ft. = 7.48 U.S. gallons 1 ac.ft.= 325,851 U.S. gal.

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Kern River Valley – the place to have some fun Friday, Sept. 19 Saturday, Sept. 20 All Valley Peddler’s Faire, Family Life Center, Wofford Heights. 376-4419. Published Fridays by KRV Publishing

Spotlighting the best of the Kern River Valley Owners/Editors/Publishers Michael Batelaan Mike Devich Contributing Editor Mike Ludiker Contributors/Columnists Jack Bustamante Rod Middleworth Matt Freeman Bodfish Bob Sally Thornburg Debra Rundell Ron Bolyard Donna Fitch California Joe Harry Thal Clarence Semonious Marya Miller Richard Rowe Dona Anderson Photographers Michael Batelaan, Mike Devich, Mike Ludiker Contributing Photographer Murdoc Douglas Ad Production Michael Batelaan, Mike Ludiker Advertising Sales Valerie Minoux Business Office Sara Wakeman Subscription Information The Kern River Courier is published and mailed weekly for $35 per year. Send payment to: Kern River Courier P.O. Box 1145 Wofford Heights, CA 93285 Advertising policies Publisher reserves the right to reject or cancel any advertising at any time. Cancellations or rejection shall not preclude payment on similar advertising previously run. KRV Publishing and the Kern River Courier are not liable for errors in copy or an advertisement beyond the cost of the actual space occupied by the error. Publisher reserves the right to place the word “advertisement” on any ad copy that appears to resemble editorial matter. Submission policies Editorial and photo submissions are welcome and will run at the discretion of the editors. Submissions will only be returned when accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. The editors reserve the right to edit all submissions. The entire contents of the Kern River Courier are copyright ©2008 KRV Publishing. Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited without prior written consent. All rights reserved. Letters policies Letters to the Editor are run when space permits. They are meant as an open forum for expression. The views expressed in the letters to the editor within this paper are not necessarily the views of this paper, nor those of the staff. Letters to the editor pertaining to local issues and events or those that affect our area are encouraged. Please include your real name, address and phone number for verification. Pen names or incomplete names are not allowed. The Kern River Courier reserves the right to exclude any letter to the editor, or edit its contents for length and prevention of libel, or for other reasons as seen fit by the editors. Letters should not exceed 200 words.

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Mailing: P.O. Box 1145 Wofford Heights, CA 93285 Office: 6392B Wofford Blvd. Wofford Heights (next to WH Post Office) Phone: 760-376-2860 FAX: 760-376-2862 Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and by appointment.

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The Kern River Courier is a division of KRV Publishing Kern River Courier Whiskey Flat Claim Jumper Kern Angler ©2008 KRV Publishing. All Rights Reserved.

Saturday, Sept. 20 California Free Fishing Day. Laws and limits must still be obeyed, but a license is not required. Friday, Sept. 26 Monday, Sept. 28 Turkey Vulture Festival, Kern River Preserve, Weldon. Thursday, Oct. 9 Sunday, Oct. 12 Kernville Rod Run car show, streets of Kernville, 376-3133. Friday, Oct. 10 Saturday, Nov. 29

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

Saturdays • 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., KRV CB’ers Breakfast, Sr Ctr., Lake Isabella • 9:30 a.m. Sequoia Amateur Radio Group, Youth Center, Lake Isabella. Second Sat. • 7-10 p.m.- Dam Dancers square dancing, 1st Saturday, Senior Center, Lake Isabella.

Sundays • 9 a.m. to noon - VFW Breakfast, open to the public. 2811 Nugget, Lake Isabella. 379-3877.

Mondays • 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, 6407 Lake Isabella Blvd., 3795831. • 1 p.m. - Kern Valley Democratic Club, Senior Center, third Monday. • 1 p.m.-2 p.m., Line dance beginner classes, intermediate and advanced follow at the Senior Center. 379-0043. • 2-3p.m. Nicotine Anonymous, First Baptist Church of Lake Isabella, 3701 Suhre (behind Dam Korner). 223-1422 or 379-5549. • 3 p.m. - Kernville Chamber of Commerce meets, board 2nd Mon., general membership 4th Mon. 376-2629. • 5- 6:30 p.m.- Substance Abuse Family Support & Community Education, College Community Services, 2731 Nugget Ave., Lake Isabella. 379-2412. • 6-9 p.m. KRV Community Orchestra meets at Cerro Coso College, Lake Isabella, Rm G. 376-4461. • 7 p.m. KRV Art Association meets, 3rd Mon., Senior Center. 379-2844. • 7:30-Al-Anon, KRV Hosp Cafe. Help for families & friends of alcoholics. 376-2410 or 376-2066.

Tuesdays • KRV Garden Club, 2nd Tues. 379-1129. • 6 a.m. - Kernville Walk/Jog/Run Club meets at Cheryl’s Diner, Kernville. • 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., M - F, Senior Nutrition, Senior Center, 6407 Lake Isabella Blvd., 379-5831. • 9:30-11a.m.- Me & My Friends children’s playgroup, First Baptist Church, Lake Isabella. 379-2556. • 2 p.m. - KRV Cemetery District meeting at cemtery. 2nd Tuesday. Public invited. 376-

Kern Valley High School home football games • Sept. 19 against Boron • Oct. 3 against Vasquez (Homecoming) • Oct. 31 against Bishop • Nov. 13 against Frazier Mountain (Senior Night) Games are usually 4 p.m./7 p.m.

Lake Isabella Christmas Parade. Santa Claus ushers in the holiday season. 379-5236. Friday, Dec. 12 Candle Stroll and Live Nativity Scene, Circle Park, Kernville. 376-2629. Saturday, Dec. 13 Christmas Parade of Giving, Kernville. Santa Claus appears in Circle Park. 376-2629. 2189. • 7 p.m. - KRV Historical Society meets, Senior Center, Lake Isabella, 4th Tues.

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

Thursdays • 9 a.m. to noon - Thursday Painters, Community Room, Senior Center, 379-5329. • 9:30 a.m. - Fire Safe Council, Supervisor McQuiston’s office, Lake Isabella. Third Thurs. • 9:30 a.m. - Aglow Int’l, Senior Center, Room 1. 2nd Thurs. For women. • 11:45 a.m. - KRV Woman’s Club meets, Ewing’s, 4th Thurs. (some exceptions). • Noon, Exchange Club meets, Paradise Cove. • 5 -7 p.m. - TANF Cultural Night - Native Youth & Community Cultural Ctr French Gulch Campground. • 5-7 p.m. VFW Taco Thursday, open to public. 379-3877. • 6 p.m. - Rotary Club meets - Golf Course, Kernville. • 7 p.m.-Sweet Adelines meet-Senior Center, Lake Isabella. Prospective members welcome. • 7 p.m.- Kern Valley Astronomy Club, museum, Kernville. 3rd Thurs. 376-1291

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

Los Vaqueros Gymkhana Club • Sept. 20 • Oct 18 • Nov. 8 • Dec. 13 Gymkhana (timed games for riders on horseback) shows are held at Jake’s Place arena (Sierra Way just south of Kernville Rd.) Spectators welcome. Starts 9 a.m. Rain dates the next Saturday. 378-2885.

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

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Kern River Courier

Things I Have Noticed


Many unhappy returns Rod Middleworth Kern River Courier Columnist

I have a hunch that there are a lot of folks out there who, like me, buy stuff and then later find it isn't what they want. The next thing is to return it. And that's where I, and perhaps some of you, run into the stone wall of the erstwhile return. I don't know what it is and where the hang up comes from, but I would rather walk through broken glass barefooted Rod than to go into a Middleworth store and tell them I want to return something. I've noticed that even if I have the receipt, I still don't like taking something back. Perhaps I am fearful that the clerk will look down at me and think, "Well, here comes an old fussbudget." Perhaps I'm afraid they'll blame me for the defective item. I can just hear the comment "Well, Mack, this is the first time we've ever had one of these gizmos fail. Did you damage the product in a vain attempt to install it without reading the directions? Yours is the first ever returned!" Or I'll think that maybe the clerk will ask for my identification, look at it and say, "Are you sure this is you?" The few times (two) that I finally

got the nerve to make a return were non-events. I handed over the purchase, showed the receipt, signed a return form and got credit in one instance and cash in the other. In my mind these two experiences were anomalies; if I try again either there will come a knock on my door from the Return Police wanting further information before I receive my $5.47 refund, or worse yet, the next return that I bravely try will be fraught with store-inspired road bumps. In my mind I can hear the clerk as she paws through the morass of cables and gizmos, saying, "Well sir, where is the left-handed frammistan that should be in the package? And why couldn't you pack the contents like it was originally boxed?" I will have no answer for that, because no one on God’s green earth can put the cardboard and foam around the product like it came from the factory. And probably I'm returning the item because it didn't have a darn frammistan in the first place! I'll just let my wife make the returns. She won't take any guff and they'd better look out before tangling with her. She's not afraid of anyone and returns for her are a piece of cake. (Lemon, my favorite.) Wofford Heights resident Rod Middleworth, a retired security manager for Pacific Bell, is an instructor for the local AARP Driver Safety Program and coordinator for the Lake Patrol volunteers.

Dennis Agajamian Pickin’ Blue Grass at Riverside Park


Saturday, September 13th, 2:00pm Free Hot Dogs 1:00 to 1:45pm Sponsored by Calvary Chapel

Join us for an afternoon in the Son

Porter Investigations John Porter, Owner (661) 444-6932

Leader of

the highly popular . . . "How to be Your Own Private Investigator" Seminar Porter will conduct his seminar at Lake Isabella's El Portal II Banquet Room Thursday evening, September 18, 2008 5:30 - 8:00 pm

Call for Reservations (661) 444-6932

“What you’ve always wanted to know”

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Mark your calendar Guitarist coming to Riverside Park Sept. 13 Dennis Agajanian is coming to Riverside Park Saturday, Sept. 13 at 2 p.m., pickin’ bluegrass music. It’s a free concert. Free hot dogs 1-1:45 p.m. All are welcome! Sponsored by Calvary Chapel. Agajanian is an alumnus of the Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest flat picker. Whether playing country, bluegrass, classical or rock, audiences often find themselves wondering at his gifted ability to play the guitar. VFW to host River Run 3 Sept. 12-13 The VFW Post 7665 in Lake Isabella will host a motorcycle run called “River Run 3” on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 12 and 13. Check-in begins at 8 a.m., National Anthem 9:45, with roll-out at 10 a.m. Awards at 6 p.m. The Run is a 128 mile poker run, with prizes for the best hand. There will be a barbecue with raffle prizes, live bands and much more. Benefits the Bakersfield VA Cemetery Memorial Walk. For more information call the VFW post at 379-3877, Orion Sanders at (661) 340-0026, or visit Art Association to host famous artist at Sept. 15 meeting The Kern River Valley Art Association will be hosting Mara DeLuca, an Italian-American fine artist, at their meeting at the Veterans/Senior Center at 7 p.m. on Sept. 15. DeLuca has had solo showings of her work at numerous galleries in Germany, Italy and throughout Southern California. Her art has been selected for inclusion in a major museum and early next year is scheduled for exhibition at the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art. For more information, call 378-4109. Parenting classes coming Sept. 18 New Beginnings parenting classes begin on Thursday, Sept. 18. Classes will be from 10:00 a.m. to noon and run weekly for 10 weeks. All classes will be held at the KRV Family Resource Center in Lake Isabella. Participants will learn about controlling anger, seeking new behavior methods, talking to your children about problems, and how to provide a safe and loving home. Charge is $55 for 10, two-hour classes. Course is limited to first seven (7) people to enroll. Weekly parenting classes meet court and CPS requirements. For more information call the KRV Family Resource Center at 379-2556. Fuller staff to hold office hours Sept. 20 Assemblymember Jean Fuller’s staff will hold office hours at the Kern County Building, 7050 Lake Isabella Blvd. in Lake Isabella on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment with Assemblymember Fuller's staff, the community is encouraged to call Fuller's District Office at 661-395-2995. Annual Kern Valley Pride Day Sept. 20 Register now to volunteer to clean up the Kern Valley Saturday, Sept. 20. Litter pickup is from 8 to 11:30 a.m. From noon to 2 p.m. will be a barbecue lunch for all volunteers with awards and music. Signup forms are available at Thomas Refuse, the Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce, Kern Valley Sun and QAB Radio. For more information or to sign up, call 3792618 ext. 108. Dinner theater benefit to get spay/neuter clinic Sept. 20 There will be a dinner theater Sept. 20 at the Senior Center in Lake Isabella at 4 p.m. to honor the birthday of Jesse Martinez of Critter Sitters, who is trying to get a spay/neuter clinic here in the valley. All proceeds will go to that cause. There will be a big drawing with many prizes. Dinner tickets are $20 donation each. Drawing is $5 donation. Call 378-3101. Kern Valley High School reunion Sept. 26-28 The Kern Valley High School Reunion, for those who attended KVHS between 1941 and 1969, will be held September 26-28, 2008 at the Kernville Inn in Kernville. Information email or call 760-3763218. Clint James Memorial Golf Tournament Sept. 27 A Clint James Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, Sept. 27 at Kern Valley Golf Course. Entry fee includes a BBQ dinner. The format is Regular Scramble. Cash is paid for first through third place. Also, longest drive (men and women). Members $45, non-members $55. Cutoff date is Sept. 13. Check-in 9 a.m. Shotgun start 11 a.m. A hole in one with full field wins a car from Isabella Motors. For more information call Kern Valley Golf Course at 376-2828 or Diane Norris at 376-1725. Proceeds support the youth groups in the valley, such as the boys who go to Mule Days in Bishop. Cartwright-Hays Special Needs Fishing Day The Friends of the Hatchery and the California Department of Fish & Game will be hosting the Cartwright-Hays Special Needs Fishing Day on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 pm. at the Kern River Planting Base, one mile north of Kernville at 14415 Sierra Way. This is an opportunity for persons with special needs to catch a trout, an exciting event for anyone. There will be hatchery and museum tours, free hot dogs and soft drinks. Fishing poles and bait are provided. Experienced fishermen will be available to help with the fishing experience. Casino Night coming Oct. 11 Although the Kern River Valley’s Valley Fest has been canceled, they will be holding a Casino Night at the Senior Center on Oct. 11. For more information, call the chamber at 379-5236. Use the Youth Center for your next event The Kern River Valley Youth Center’s building is available for your event, whether it be a birthday party, a church event, a bridal or baby shower, etc., for a nominal fee – only $25 per day or evening. Lighting, sound/music and a disk jockey can be accommodated as well. For further information, call 379-4360 or 549-3561.

Adventures Kern River Valley information

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

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


Friday, September 12, 2008

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

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

Golf Course

M.L. Ludiker Artwork & Design

Emergencies - call 911

Wofford Heights

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


Airport Wofford Heights Park

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

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

Tillie Creek Live Oak

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


Sierra Way

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Mountain 99


North Fork Marina Camp 9 Boulder Gulch

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

Hungry Gulch Rich Gulch West Side

Water Ski Area

French Gulch

French Gulch Marina Pioneer Point


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Lake Isabella South Fork Recreation Area

Wildlife Area to Ridgecrest

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

Mountain Mesa

Lake Isabella

South Fork Wildlife Parking Area

Southlake Map courtesy Mike Ludiker

Let’s Go Fishing

Engineers Point is a good spot Jack Bustamante Kern River Courier Columnist

Have you fished on the lake lately? A few trout are starting to bite. Water temperatures Trout are starting to cool down a will little and the become trout will become more more active along active the shoreline. along the Catfish are still biting shorequite well. line. One local fisherman landed 23 of them on an overnighter at the end of Evans Rd. A few 1 to 2 pounders and a few between 7 and 8 pounds. They were biting on just about anything. There’s been a lot of good fishing action at the very tip of Engineers Point. Lots of nice catfish, some pretty good size trout, tons of blue gill and even a few good size crappie have been caught off the boats hanging around out there. Trout fishing on the upper Kern River is still going strong. I’ve been scouting out different spots I’ve never fished and let

File photo/Kern River Courier

The Kern Valley Museum in Kernville is the repository for many old-time photos and displays of the valley’s past.

Must See: Kern Valley Museum The Kern River Valley is the ancestral home of the Tubatulabal people, who have lived here for hundreds of years. In the 1840s, the rapidly expanding United States was exploring the West and discovered the little valley tucked in the Sierra Nevada. A decade later, prospectors looking for gold poured over the Greenhorn Mountains from the west and over Walker Pass to the east, establishing homes and towns. Old Kernville and Old Isabella are now under Isabella Lake, but many of the buildings were moved to new Kernville and new Isabella (renamed Lake Isabella) in the 1950s. Older towns and buildings are scattered throughout the valley, each with their own story. Come to the Kern Valley Museum to see historic photos of what the valley looked like before the lake. (It’s actually a reservoir, but who’s counting.) The museum houses hundreds of exhibits and artifacts from the coming of the electrical power companies in the early 1900s to the days of filming Western movies here to the idyllic days of cattle ranching and cowboying to the bucolic place it is today, pointing back to a simpler day and time. The Kern Valley Museum is free to visit, but donations are welcome and appreciated. The museum is supported by the proud citizens of the Kern River Valley, who have formed a historical society that is 800 members strong. The museum, on Big Blue Road in Kernville, is open Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Kern River Courier

Dustin Luckett holds up a nice five-pound trout he caught on the Upper Kern River (Kernville north.) me tell you, the trout are everywhere. Dustin Luckett brought in a beautiful 5-pounder with a bright band of pink down the side. I bet that’s going to be good eating. The bite is on, so let’s go fishing. Photos courtesy E&J’s Tackle and General Store. For bragging rights, bring your catch to E&J’s, 6498 Wofford Blvd, Wofford Heights, near the Wofford Heights Post Office.

Schoen’s Repair & Smog 6618 Wofford Blvd., Wofford Heights, CA 932858

21 historic buildings featured on The History Channel & The National Directory of Haunted Places. Antiques shops, museum displays, self & docent guided tours. 20 minutes from Kernville... 100 years back in time! Open Daily – 10 am to 4 pm or by appointment anytime.

3829 Lake Isabella Blvd., Bodfish, Ca. 93205 Ph: 760-379-5146



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Friday, September 12, 2008

Night L ife

Kern River Valley Nightlife Guide Kernville

Lake Isabella

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

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

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

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

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

Wofford Heights The Hideaway 7062 Wofford Blvd., 376-4717 Sat. evening - Pool tournament

Kern River Saloon 20 Tobias, 376-4786 Fri. - Karaoke with Roy, 8:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. Sat. -Live music. Sun. - Pool Tournament, 2 p.m. McNally’s Fairview Restaurant Lodging, full bar Mt. 99, 18 miles north to Fairview. 376-2430 Call for musical entertainment

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

8 p.m. - 2

alta sierra Greenhorn Grill 10725 Pine Drive, 376-8900 Fine dining, full bar w/wide screen TVs.

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


Entertainment listings in the Night Life guide are free. No more than four lines. Call the Courier at 760-376-2860 or e-mail us your information at

Reel Cinema

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Celebrity Extra Raven from ‘Cosby’ still a big star By Cindy Elavsky

Q: There are programs on TV that I like to watch, like "NCIS" and "Law & Order"; however, most of the dialogue is drowned out by loud music. I sit watching with the remote in my hand turning the volume up and down. Am I the only one bothered by this? -Charlie, Fort Myers, Fla. A: No, Charlie, you're not the only one. I am printing your letter, not because I have an answer to your quandary -- although I wish I did -- but because I get many letters every week expressing the same sentiment. I also have noticed this volume problem, especially with my newer TV that is in my living room. I have tried adjusting every possible different level in the television's set-up, to no avail. Until someone addresses this problem, keep your hand on the remote.

Q: Raven-Symone, who played Olivia on "The Cosby Show," was one of the most talented actresses for her age that I had ever seen. Is she still acting? Her talent was absolutely marvelous. -Virginia S., Greenville, Raven-Symone Mich. A: From 2003-2007, RavenSymone was the star of the Disney Channel show "That's So Raven," which was the highest-rated and longest-running original series in the channel's history. It spawned a number of merchandising products -- soundtracks, dolls, DVDs and video games -- as well as a successful spin-off called "Cory in the House." She also starred in the movies "Cheetah Girls" and "Cheetah Girls 2" and has released four solo albums. This fall, she is taking her musical act on the road, touring at various state fairs. ***

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Health Insurance Matters

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California Joe’s Country Living

Book features Louisiana character California Joe Kern River Courier Columnist

You order a coffee. You sit at a table and watch pretty girls coming in for their mid-morning coffee break. And you think about the column you have to write. Then you get up and head for the mystery section of the bookstore. And there it is, the latest James Lee Burke thriller paperback, “The Tin Roof California Joe Blowdown.” I’m willing to pay to read any Burke book about anything! Of course, they’re always the same. A New Orleans ex-cop now running a bait and fishing camp in New Iberia, La. His name is Dave Robicheaux. He’s always in some kind of trouble. This time it’s a quartet of criminals who hijack a rescue boat from a drug-addicted expriest at the height of a storm. Then they steal a gangster’s hidden fortune, when they find themselves confronted by our hero Dave Robicheaux. He’s unlike any hero you’ve met before. He’s a reformed drunk and pill popper. And every now and then he goes somewhat wacko and does outlandish things to people who get in his way. I’ve read every book Burke has ever written. I’ve told folks,

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“You got to read this guy!” That’s because he comes from my part of the country. One reviewer said that Burke is “beautifully atmospheric.” Maybe that’s why I loved to live in the French Quarter of New Orleans. That describes the city too. *** I had planned to go down to Louisiana this fall. But Miz Sue totaled our new Honda Fit when the cruise control didn’t disengage. Now I’ve bought a threeyear-old Subaru and I could well go in that car if things work out. Well sir, I’m back home and the phone rings. It’s Jason from the Subaru dealer in Bakersfield wanting me to come look at an ‘09 Subaru. I don’t have the heart to tell him I just bought an ‘05. Besides, I want to see what the ‘09 looks like. At the rate we’re going through automobiles, I might soon be in the market again. And after I see the new car in Bakersfield, I can go back to Barnes & Noble and sit at my little indoor cafe near all those yummy books I’ve yet to read. The more I read the new James Lee Burke book, the more I think I’m like Dave Robicheaux. Outwardly rough. Inwardly a pussy cat. California Joe is the storyteller persona of Stevenson Phillips, an actor and singer living in Kernville. You may reach him at

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Every few weeks or so I like to do a little article about the often unconsidered part of any real estate transaction, the escrow and title. In the years I have been a real estate agent I have run into several situations that were Matt Freeman scary when it comes to title issues. However, the worst thing is the fact that they could have been easily prevented. One of the biggest issues I have seen and I am sure every real estate agent has seen is someone wanting to sell a piece of property that they do not legally own. Suprised? Don't be; it happens all of the time. Let me explain what escrow and title do. Escrow is a neutral third party that holds all funds for a transaction and makes sure that everything is done legally per federal, state and local law. It has other roles, but that is the biggest. Title, which usually is ordered and completed in an escrow office, concerns the property itself, who owns it, and title issues thereof. See why they are so important?


If you read all of my articles and get nothing from them except this, listen up. Don't ever do a real estate transaction without escrow and title. Whether you are using a real estate agent or not. People often will not do an escrow for two reasons: they are too cheap to want to pay for it or they have something to hide. Oftentimes both. Here’s a quick true example of why to do things the right way: Party A wants to sell vacant land to Party B. Both agree to a selling price that is way below market value. Party B sees a great deal. Party B gives a cashier's check to Party A and Party B takes full possession of the property. They want to grade the land and re-sell the property as an investment. So Party B spends thousands on grading and improvements and then puts the land on the market. Real Estate Agent lists the land, finds a buyer, deal enters escrow. Guess what? Escrow says Party B does not own the land nor did Party A ever own it! Someone just got ripped off. Do escrow and title! Matt Freeman is a Realtor with Freeman’s Lakeside Realty (760) 379-5915 or cell 223-0880. His column is not intended to replace legal advice.


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Sequoia Youth Summit to do volunteer projects on public lands Tina Terrell Sequoia National Forest Supervisor

Richard Louv wrote the following in “Last Child in the Woods – Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder.” “…at the very moment that the bond is breaking between the young and the natural world, a growing body of research links our mental, physical, and spiritual health directly to our association with nature – in positive ways.” Now is the time to get our young people out into the woods to not only connect them to nature, but to also work with them to become citizen stewards to take care of the land that is ours to treasure.

The first annual “My Forest” Summit for junior high school age youth is the first outdoor event orchestrated by a new partnership. The goal is to combine outdoor fun with environmental education and stewardship activities. The Sequoia Youth Summit began with the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument’s outreach efforts to connect children, youth, and their families to the land. This Youth Summit is invested in building the next generation of citizen stewards, and instilling a lifelong love and connection to the land. We are targeting middle school students in 7th, 8th, and 9th grades to experience the wonders of the Sierra Nevada. Amazing outdoor experi-

ences build the bridges for the next generation of citizen stewards to care for our public lands. Beginning on Saturday, Sept. 27, 100-150 students will participate in volunteer projects on public lands. The projects include planting trees at Lake Success and at the Trail of 100 Giants in the Sequoias; repairing trails at Tulare County’s SCICON Environmental Education Center (scienceand conservation); river enhancement along the Tule River; improving pond habitats for Western Pond Turtles at Circle J Ranch; collecting and planting seeds from native plants along riparian areas; and building and installing wildlife nesting boxes. Schools and youth organizations

are invited to send teams of 7th – 9th grade students (up to 10 students per team.) Adult chaperones must accompany each team of students. The school or organization must provide transportation to and from the MyForest Summit at Veterans Memorial Park in Springville. Activities begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at approximately 3:30 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Springville for fun, closing presentations, refreshments and prizes. Space is limited so please call for early registration. For more information contact Mary Cole, Landscape Architect at the Sequoia National Forest Supervisor’s Office at (559) 7841500.

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Cabin For Sale - Cabin on 1/3 acre lot at 102 Hoebeck Bodfish. Cross street of Columbus, fixer upper for $75,000. 661-428-1108 __________________________ Lake Isabella - Nice 2 bd, 2 ba doublewide mobile home 10x50,in quiet 55+ park. $25,000. Call Joel 760-379-2092 __________________________ 2BR Mobile on one third acre lot. Secluded Wofford Hts. location. Needs some TLC. $58,000 - will consider rent to own. Call 323-841-6384 __________________________

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2 Houses For Rent on Same Lot 1st House - Cozy 1 bd, 1 ba cottage in Canebrake, 800sf, fully fenced yard, $525 mo + $525 deposit. 2nd House 450sf, 1 room w/kitchenette & living area, separate bathroom & laundry room, screened porch, large fenced yard. $350/mo + $350 deposit. Both houses on same lot. Perfect for roommates or caregivers that need space. Rent individually or discount for both to same renter. 7 miles east of Onyx on Hwy 178 / 35 miles west of Ridgecrest. Call Mike @ 949-646-7112 or 949-246-7731 __________________________ Apartment for rent in Kernville. 1 Bd upstairs, water & trash included. No animals. Call for application: 376-6731

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Voices of Faith

Are you doing life well? Clarence Semonious Pastor of Prince of Peace Lutheran Fellowship

I expect that when I was in a class, learning all about sermons, mine was not the only class to hear the professor comfort his students with the statement that we should not worry about our first sermon because the 22nd chapter of Numbers demonstrated that we would be able to speak God’s word. With that introduction, he related the account of a man named Balaam. The king of Moab, Balak, asked this man Balaam to curse Israel so that he might defeat them. Balaam’s reply was even if the king, “were Semonious to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not go beyond the command of the LORD my God to do less or more.” Numbers 22:18. Unfortunately, the idea of wealth appealed to Balaam so much that his desire got him into trouble. (Remember this one? – “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.” 1 Timothy 6:10.) Balaam rode his donkey to talk with the king, but the donkey could see what Balaam could not; there was an angel with a sword blocking his path. When the donkey would not go, Balaam beat it repeatedly. Then “…the LORD opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, “What have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?” Numbers 22:28. This proved, the professor

said, that any donkey can do our job. Our task would be to work so that we would do it well. There are many more ways used to determine if one is “doing it well,” than there are people – since many have one criterion for themselves and another for others. I still use one principle I learned as a firefighter: first protect life-safety, and then conserve property. Depending on one’s position, life-safety can include relationships. For instance, the word “team” may include coworkers, the husband, wife and children, or even public welfare. Two passages that could be used as a personal test whether one is doing life well: First, “Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.” 1 Timothy 6:6-9 – Second, let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.… Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:1-2, 4-6.

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

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”

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

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

Bible Trivia by Wilson Casey 1. Is the book of Lamentations in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Which book may be summarized as, "It really is true, Jesus Christ is God Himself"? Matthew, Mark, Luke, John 3. In Esther 2:17, she (Esther) was made queen instead of ...? Vashti, Ruth, Anna, Sapphira 4. Who gave Solomon cedar and fir trees

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

according to all his desire? David, Hiram, Chalcol, Mahol 5. From Ecclesiastes 3, there is a time to mourn and a time to ...? Leave, Dance, Love, Profit ANSWERS: 1) Old; 2) John; 3) Vashti; 4) Hiram; 5) Dance. (c) 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.

Answers to puzzles on pages 16-17:

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

Proverbs 9:10 NIV

Super Crossword answers

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Courier chuckle of the week:

“If it weren't for electricity we'd all be watching television by candlelight.” George Goble

See Page 11 for answers to puzzles

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Trivia Test ARIES (March 21 to April 19) With your Arian charm quotient at an almost all-time high this week, plus all the facts to back you up, you just might win over the last doubters to your proposal. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You might be in line for that job change you applied for. But be advised that you could be called on to defend your qualifications against supporters of other applicants. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Creating a new approach to an old idea is one way to get beyond that workplace impasse. No such problems in your personal life, where things continue to flow smoothly. CANCER(June 21 to July 22) Be more forthcoming about your feelings concerning a proposed change either in your workplace or in your personal life. Your opinions are valuable. Don't keep them hidden. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A changing situation in your life needs more patience than you appear to be willing to offer. Allowing it to develop at its own pace is the wisest course you can take at this time. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) With more stability in your life -- on both personal and professional levels -- this could be a good time to strengthen relationships with both friends and colleagues. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) People have always relied on your integrity not only to get the job

done, but to get it done right. So don't be pressured by anyone into cutting corners to save time. SCORPIO(October 23 to November 21) While others might get rattled over unexpected changes, your ability to adapt calmly and competently helps you make a positive impression during a crucial period. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A changing environment might be daunting for some, but the adventurous Sagittarian takes it all in stride. A friend from the past could awaken some meaningful memories. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) With your self-assurance rising to full strength, the bold Goat should feel confident about opening up to new ventures as well as new relationships. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Reaching out to someone who has been unkind to you might not be easy. But in the long run it will prove to have been the right thing to do. A friend offers moral support. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your keen insight once again helps you work through a seemingly insoluble problem in your workplace. The weekend offers a good chance to develop new relationships. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a knack for finding details that others would overlook. You would make a fine research scientist. (c) 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.

By Chris Richcreek 1. LANGUAGE: How else might you describe a "glabrous" creature? 2. MUSIC: Who wrote the 1969 hit "In the Year 2525"? 3. LITERATURE: In which of Shakespeare's plays does the character of Titania appear? 4. GOVERNMENT: What are the five rights guaranteed in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? 5. GEOGRAPHY: Mexico is divided into how many states? Answers: 1. Hairless or smooth 2. Denny Zager and Rick Evans 3. "A Midsummer Night's Dream" 4. Speech, religion, press, peaceful assembly and the right to petition government for redress of grievances. 5. 31

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Memorial service notice

Our Valley, Our Earth

Central Valley rich in oil Ron Bolyard Kern River Courier Columnist

The attached diagram demonstrates the immensity of the San Joaquin Valley. The central valley of California is extraordinarily rich in hydrocarbons, specifically oil, gas and conRon Bolyard densate (a mature, naturally distilled hydrocarbon that in maturity lies between dry natural gas and "black gold" crude). Depth of burial of very old sediments has caused the natural distillation process to progress rapidly. Tremendous quantities of deposited woody and animal debris were altered to kerogen, then continued heat and pres-

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sure has forced the hydrocarbons to mature and migrate into trapping positions where they were discovered in the early 20th century. Many of the earth's gigantic oilproducing provinces are very similar to the San Joaquin Valley. Note the scale of the diagram in the lower right corner. The basin, at its deepest, is approximately 20,000 feet to bed rock. Also note that the valley is bounded by the San Andreas Fault on the west and the Kern River Fault on the east. Hopefully, this brief side tour of the San Joaquin Basin has given the reader a better perspective about the hydrocarbon generating history of central California. Until Next Week ... Ron Bolyard is a retired geologist and has developed an “acute interest” in the geology of the southern Sierra Nevada since he moved here in 1999.

Clark “C.J.” Harmening 1941-2008 A Memorial Service and Life Celebration Reception for Clark Jay “C.J.” Harmening, who passed away on August 4, will be held Saturday, Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in Wofford Heights. The Elks Lodge #2358 is located at 6708 Wofford Blvd. The phone number is (760) 3766475.

MARKET continued from page 1 The temporary Farmers Market will be at "Something Good" (also known as The Art House), in the back yard, starting this Saturday, Sept. 13. The location is 3616 Suhre Street in Lake Isabella. The home is just north of WEB

Recycling, in back of Crossroads Shell. The back yard entrance is in the alley between Shure St. and Lake Isabella Blvd. “We anticipate being ready for buyers at 7 a.m.,” the announcement said.

Poll results swing in 2nd week Mike Devich Kern River Courier

Well, we have two weeks’ worth of poll answers folks have mailed in. The scores are rather surprising to us so far (we’ll do it one more week.) The big winners so far are “Hocus Focus” and “Henry.” “Hocus Focus” got more 5’s than anything else and no 1’s or 2’s (5 being best). “Henry” was very close behind. On the other end of the scale so far, with the most 1’s, is “Wishing Well.” Second place for most 1’s is a three-way tie between “Go Figure,” “Salome’s Stars” and “Weekly Sudoku.” The Sudoku rating being so low

is a surprise, since those are reportedly very popular nationwide. A few people really like it, though, giving it a 5, with only a few in between. “Junior Whirl” rated poorly, but that’s understandable since most adults wouldn’t read that one. Let us know if your children or grandchildren enjoy it, though. Another big surprise is the crossword puzzles. They’ve fallen in the rankings quite a bit. Crossword fans speak up; we may want to reduce it to one so that we can get another comic in. Many of you want to see “The Katzenjammer Kids” or “They’ll Do It Every Time,” and a few of you love “Popeye.” Get your votes in now!

The Great Kern River Courier Comics and Puzzles Poll Here’s your chance at voting for your favorites by giving them a full “5” and for slamming your least favorites by giving them a minute “1.”

Chuckle of Week Go Figure Henry Hocus-Focus Cats & Dogs Junior Whirl King Crossword

Out on a Limb RFD Salome’s Stars Super Crossword Trivia Test Weekly Sudoku Wishing Well

Just tear out this page and send it to us here at the Kern River Courier, Box 1145, Wofford Heights CA 93285, to cast your votes on our puzzles and games. Do you like any of the below listed comics? Circle one.

• Mama’s Boyz • Popeye • Katzenjammer Kids

• Amber Waves • Mark Trail • They’ll Do It Every Time

Friday, September 12, 2008 Arrest reports: There were 15 arrests made by the Kern County Sheriff's Department between August 22 and Sept.r 4; one in Onyx; two in Weldon; two in Mt Mesa; and ten in Lake Isabella. All arrestees were transported and booked at Central Receiving Facility in Bakersfield. August 22: A 20 year old Lake Isabella male was arrested in the 2700 block of Jerry Street, Lake Isabella on suspicion of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. August 28: A 41 year old Bakersfield female was arrested in the 900 block of Tejon Dr., Bakersfield on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and conspiracy in connection to a reported stabbing in the 2600 block of Claire Street, Lake Isabella. August 29: A Lake Isabella male, 26 years of age, was arrested in the 12000 block of Hwy. 178, Mtn. Mesa on suspicion of battery upon his live in girlfriend. A 38 year old male from Lake Isabella was arrested at the Auxiliary Dam Campground, Lake Isabella on suspicion of driving on a suspended driver's license. A Whittier, CA, 22 year old male was arrested at Vons on suspicion of shoplifting. He was cited and released after investigation. August 30, 2008: A Creswell, OR male, 18 years of age was arrested in the 18500 block of Hwy. 178, Weldon on suspicion of public intoxication. A Mtn. Mesa 37 year old male was arrested in the 1200 block of Hwy 178, Mtn. Mesa on suspicion of public intoxication. August 31: A 45 year A digest of reports from various public old male from Reseda, safety agencies in the Kern River Valley CA was arrested at the area Hobo Campground, Lake Isabella on suspicion of public intoxication. Paradise Cove Campground was the scene of an arrest for suspicion of public intoxication and resisting arrest. The individual was a male 37 year old from North Hills, CA. September 1: A Weldon 51 year old male was arrested in the 3700 block of Brooks Road, Weldon on suspicion of vandalism and giving false information to a peace officer. September 2: A 32 year old male from Lake Isabella was arrested in the 2800 block of Ronita Street, Lake Isabella on suspicion of violating a domestic violence court order. September 3: An arrest was made in the 2800 block of Claire Street, Lake Isabella of a 21 year old male on suspicion of commercial burglary and violation of probation. A female, 40 years of age was arrested in the 16900 block of Cypress Street, Onyx on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. September 4: A 34 year old South Lake male was arrested in the Auxiliary Dam Campground on suspicion of driving on a suspended license, giving false information to a peace officer, and DUI. A female 37 year old from Lake Isabella was arrested in the 2100 block of Crestview Ave., Lake Isabella on suspicion of harboring a fugitive.

Crime log

There were no Reported Incidents during the submitted time period.

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Death notices Stasha M. Choate Stasha M. Choate, 28, passed away Sept. 1, 2008 at San Joaquin Hospital in Bakersfield. There was visitation on Sept. 8 and cremation followed. Arrangements by Lake Isabella Funeral Home Society, 6048A Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella CA 93240. (760) 379-5006.

Gerald Allen Shannon Gerald Allen Shannon, 61, of Kernville, passed away on Aug. 30, 2008 at Care Hospital in Bakersfield. Services are pending. Arrangements by Lake Isabella Funeral Home Society, 6048A Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella CA 93240. (760) 379-5006.

John Thomas Rawcliffe John Thomas Rawcliffe, 63, of Wofford Heights, passed away at his residence on Sept. 5, 2008. Services are pending. Arrangements by Lake Isabella Funeral Home Society, 6048A Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella CA 93240. (760) 379-5006.

Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Buzzard Gulch Trading Post (2008B5833)Street address of principal place of business: 117 Piute Drive, Kernville, CA 93238.REGISTRANTS: Robert Morris, 412 Burlando, Kernville, CA 93238 and ConnieMorris, 412 Burlando, Kernville, CA 93238:1, Husband and Wife. The date thebusiness commenced: 06/27/2001. The filing of this statement does not of itselfauthorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rightsof another under federal, state, or common law (Bus & Prof 14400 et seq. This Fictitious BusinessName Statement expires five years from the date it was filed inthe County Clerk's Office. (08/27/2013) A new fictitious business name statementmust be filed before that time. BUZZARD GULCH TRADING POST. This statementfiled on 08/27/2008. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk By G.Durward. (34993)-Published by the Kern River Courier September 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2008. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF KINZER LEE SPARKS aka KINZER L. SPARKS aka KINZER SPARKS S-1500-PB-58279 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of KINZER LEE SPARKS aka KINZER L. SPARKS aka KINZER SPARKS A PETITION for Probate has been filed by: CINDY LEE STICKNEY in the Superior Court of California, County of KERN. THE PETITION for Probate requests that CINDY LEE STICKNEY be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not

grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on: October 16, 2008 at 9:00 A.M. in Dept. E, located at 1215 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in section 9100 of the California Probate Code. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in section 1250 of the California Probate Code. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: JAMIE P. GELBER, Atty. 6435 Lake Isabella Blvd., P.O. Box 2810 Lake Isabella, CA 93240 (760) 379-2604 (Publish: Kem River Courier: September 5, 12 and 19, 2008 ) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Weldon House, The (2008-B5831) Street address of principal place of business: 5209 Cheyenne Court, Weldon, CA 93283. REGISTRANTS: Walter Urfer, 5213 Cheyenne Court, Weldon, CA 93283 and Claudia Urfer, 5213 Cheyenne Court, Weldon, CA 93283: I, Husband and Wife. The date the business commenced: 08/01/2008. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (Bus & Prof 14400 et seq. This Fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk's Office. (08/27/2013) A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. THE WELDON HOUSE. This statement filed on 08/27/2008. ANN K. BARNETT, AuditorController-County Clerk By G. Durward. (34993)-Published

by the Kern River Courier September 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2008. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: CORNER AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR ZONE (2008-B5802), DBA#2: C.A.R.Z. (2008-B5803), Principal place of business: 5448 Lake Isabella Boulevard, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. REGISTRANTS: Sharon Vermillion, 4057 Kelso Creek Road, Weldon, CA 93283: A, Individual. Date the business commenced: 07/01/2008. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (Bus & Prof 14400 et seq. ) This Fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk's Office on 08/26/2013. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. CORNER AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR ZONE, C.A.R.Z. This statement filed on 08/26/2008. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk By M. Rodriguez (34993)-Published Kern River Courier, September 12, 19, 26 and October 3, 2008. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Kern Valley Trail Rides (2008-B5791) Street address of principal place of business: 3561 Jeffrey Street, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. REGISTRANTS: Larry Cigainero, 3561 Jeffrey Street, Lake Isabella, CA 93240 and Christy Cigainero, 3561 Jeffrey Street, Lake Isabella, CA 93240: I, Husband and Wife. The date the business commenced: 04/17/2003. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (Bus & Prof 14400 et seq. This Fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk's Office. (08/26/2013) A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. KERN VALLEY TRAIL RIDES. This statement filed on 08/26/2008. ANN K. BARNETT, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk By M. Rodriguez. (34993)-Published by the Kern River Courier September 12, 19, 26 and October 3, 2008.

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Help Wanted Commission Sales Person For Bakersfield area needed. Must have experience, good transportation and be highly motivated. Call 760-376-2860 __________________________ Sales & Distribution Person For Ridgecrest area should have sales experience & positive attitude. Reliable transportation a must. Call 760-376-2860 __________________________ Kern Valley & Lerdo Prison’s Convict Association seeking Union Steward for prisoners wishing to unionize due to state wide budget cutbacks. License plates are backordered & plane reservations are on hold. Must be willing to work for cigarettes.



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