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weekend weather Friday high 70° Sunny Friday low 48° Clear Saturday high 76° Sunny Saturday low 53° Clear Sunday high 78° Sunny

■ Peddler's Faire Enjoy this annual event where many groups raise funds for their organizations. There will be food, music, fashion, dance, raffles and door prizes. ■ Rock 'N Blues Fest Over a dozen bands are lined up to perform all weekend. There will be camping, a dinner cruise, VIP party and much more! ■ Fee free camping The U.S. Forest Service joins other federal agencies in offering fee-free days on public lands Saturday. This includes opportunities such as camping and picnicking. ■ Farmer's Markets Saturday mornings two of our farmer's markets are open with food and craft items. One is at the Nuui Cunni Cultural Center on Highway 155 by the French Gulch group campground and the other is at Lakeshore Lodge in Wofford Heights. And every day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. visit the Onyx Farmer's Market; follow the signs off Highway 178. ■ Vulture Festival Nature lovers, don't miss the Turkey Vulture Festival. The festivities start at 6 a.m. All events are at Kern River Preserve. See the related story on page 5. ■ Ghost Town Tours The Halloween season kickoff event is Sept 28th featuring GRIT Paranormal at 8 p.m. Come see what you can scare up. ■ VFW breakfast Don't go away hungry on Sunday morning. Join the KRV Veterans of Foreign Wars for breakfast in Lake Isabella. Details in the Courier Calendar. dining

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Fair days to end this weekend Michael Batelaan/Kern River Courier Last ride - This is the last weekend fair goers will have to enjoy the Kern County Fair.

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Match play results in Isabella fire Kern County Fire Courier Release Just after 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Kern County Fire, US Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management received reports of a structure fire near the intersection of Kem St. and Lucern Way in Lake Isabella. When fire crews arrived, it was found that the field and vegetation behind the structures were on fire, not the houses as originally

reported. Firefighters quickly set up structure protection along the rear of the residences along Lucern Way, while air resources and hand crews began working their way around the fire. The forward progress of the fire was stopped after two hours, and full containment was expected by noon, Monday September 23. The cause of the fire was found to be juveniles playing with matches in the vegetation.

Michael Batelaan/Kern River Courier Super soaker - Helicopter 408 aided in control of the fire.

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Michael Batelaan/Kern River Courier John Minnetti, Project Manager explains the process.

Mike Stewart from the Corps explained that collecting data helps and "public participation is fundamental to the process," as they proceed with this project. John Mennitti, Senior Project Manager advised that the overall Dam Safety Modification proj-

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Dam recreational impacts discussed The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District and the U.S. Forest Service Sequoia National Forest hosted two public information meetings to gather input from the public, the residents of the Kern River Valley in particular, on the impacts to recreation resources on the Isabella Lake Dam Safety Modification project. The comments are being incorporated into the project's recreation plan, which will describe the impacts to recreation resources and propose potential solutions. The draft recreation plan is scheduled to be released in December for public review and comment.

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ect is on schedule. The project will raise both dams sixteen feet, add a new emergency spillway, upgrade the current spillway, and reroute the Borel Canal. The original plan to reroute Highway 155 has been eliminated from the plan, because it would both cause too nature

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much disruption of traffic as well as contribute to poor air quality in the Kern Valley. The rerouting of Highway 178, the first phase of the project, is scheduled to begin in January 2016. Hunter Merritt, who will be writing the draft, explained that during the project, the Auxiliary Dam recreation area will be closed to be used as a construction staging area as will the popular boat launch 19. The Corps hired Gulf South Research Corporation, of Baton Rouge, LA who spent the summer conducting surveys among the visitors to the Kern Valley. They observed and asked questions a total of 30 days between

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kern river water data: Wednesday 6 p.m. Storage, Isabella Reservoir 56,949 acre-feet 2013 Reservoir peak 106,783 acre-feet Pool maximum 568,075 acre-feet Pool safety limit 360,000 acre-feet Upper Kern Inflow 117 cfs* Lower Kern Outflow 217 cfs Borel Canal Outflow 0 cfs (stopped) Data from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cfs=cubic feet per second 1 cu.ft. = 7.48 U.S. gallons 1 ac.ft.= 325,851 U.S. gal. *(5-hr average Kernville)

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Onyx Farmers Market Daily The Onyx Certified Farmers Market, hosted by the Kern Valley Growers Association, is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through November at 300 Doyle Ranch Road in Onyx.

Draft assessment of Forest Plan Revision, September 27 This is the date for the webinar conversation from 10 a.m. to noon, perfect if you cannot attend the live meeting on October 3. See the assessment at fs.usda.gov/goto/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

sequoia/ForestPlanRevision. Call Maria Ulloa at 559-784-1500 ext. 1160 or email her at mtulloa@fs.fed.us. Peddler's Faire September 27 and 28 Don't miss this annual event where many groups raise funds for their organizations, and there is food to eat and prizes to win. Kern River Rock ‘N Blues Fest September 27 through 29 Over a dozen bands are lined up to perform this weekend. There will be camping, a dinner cruise, VIP party and much more! For more information, call 661-340-0026 or go to kernriverrocknblues.com. Lakeshore Farmers Market September 28 This market is hosted by the Kern Valley Growers Association from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. The market is at the Lakeshore Lodge, 7466 Wofford Blvd., Wofford Heights. Nuui Cunni Farmers Market September 28 The Kern River Paiute Council Nuui Cunni Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for produce needs. The market is located at 2600 Highway 155 at the French Gulch Forest Service Recreation Area. Contact 760-549-0800. Kern Valley Broncs at Big Bear September 28 Kern Valley High football, playing Big Bear. JV 10:45 a.m. and Varsity 1:30 p.m. Turkey Vulture Festival September 28 The festivities start at 6 a.m. All events are at Kern River Preserve-18747 Hwy 178, Weldon, California 93283. For directions and general information on Audubon's Kern River Preserve please visit our webpage at kern.audubon.org. Questions e-mail rtollefson@audubon.org or call 760-3782531. National Public Lands fee-free day September 28 The U.S. Forest Service joins other federal agencies in offering fee-free days on public lands. This includes opportunities such as camping and picnicking. Sept. 28, National Public Lands Day, is one of the days. Silver City Ghost Town September 28 The Halloween season kickoff event featuring GRIT Paranormal. 3829 Lake Isabella Blvd. Bodfish. $12 per person, all ages. Cash only night of event or advance tickets by credit card. Questions or to purchase advance tickets contact: 760-379-5146 or email: ghosttown@verizon.net. Veterans of Foreign Wars breakfast September 29 Have breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Kern River Valley VFW Post 7665 Hall, 2811 Nugget Ave. (behind McDonald's), Lake Isabella. Call 760-379-3877. Prayer breakfast October 3 Each month The Salvation Army, Lake Isabella Service Extension Unit invites the community to join us in prayer for our community, at Los Palomo's Mexican Restaurant, in Bodfish at 7 a.m. Please arrive early so as not interrupt prayer in progress. Breakfast is optional. For information Call 760-379-4600. Toddler story time October 3 The Kern River Valley branch library will have Toddler story time every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. The branch is at 7054 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella. Call 760-5492083 for more information. Draft assessment of the Forest Plan Revision, October 3 Thursday Oct. 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Kernville School will be the live discussion of the draft assessment. See the assessment at fs.usda.gov/goto/sequoia/ForestPlanRevision.

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who live well out-of-state and one serving her country in the military. Although my brother may not have left very much, much has been It’s a crying taken from them which makes it shame that I personal to me. should even feel I The vultures have descended. need to write such Only these birds ignore posted a column, but signs, open windows, cut locks and thats what my ‘I chains and bust down doors to rob can’t help but what was not theirs! comment column’ Batelaan Out of the seven vehicles regisis about - self tered in his name, only one was expression. accounted for, and now they have I wrote a few weeks ago that I stolen that one too! And if by lost my younger brother Mark prechance any of these vehicles have maturely at a young age and how been junked or tough it was to aquired honestly grasp and get they would no my head around. I am disgusted with your longer be in his I wrote that insincerity and disrespect of who name. we did not you called a dear friend. Now don’t get always get along - Batelaan me wrong, or see eye to many of my eye. That he may brother’s neighbors have reached not have always made the right out to his family and gone beyond choices, say the right things or the call offering comfort, money, choose the right path. food and a watchful eye. But he was my brother. My brother’s suspected ‘so called I also wrote that my brother friends, crooks and thieves’ who Mark belived in God and had a big came by and pretended to grieve, heart for others and did not always personally gave me their condopick the best of friends. He was lences and promises to watch after accepting of all. He be-friended things only in turn to help themmany of the down-trodden even selves. You and I both know who when he found himself in a similar you are. I am disgusted with your place. He was there for others. insincerity and disrespect of who Now I have much more to try you called a dear friend. and contemplate with what I call ‘so Be on notice that while your called friends, crooks and thieves’. hawking his property and driving You see, before even a marker has around the area in his daughers’ been placed on his grave and most truck, the proper reports have been probably as I compose this column, filed. his estate is being looted. Looted by a few of his suspected so-called Michael Batelaan is publisher of the grieving friends. Stealing not from Kern River Courier. He can be reached at office@kernrivercourier.com me but from his daughters, two Michael Batelaan Courier Publisher

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Cemetery District fund raiser update The Kern River Valley Public Cemetery District continues to raise money for the alternative energy (solar) project. To date, the District has collected donations of $9,700 and adding to that the $12,000 the District Board of Trustees directed to the first stage of the project,. The next and final stage of the District's alternative energy project is to install solar panels at the well site for irrigation water delivery. The goal for this stage is to raise the $38,000. The energy produced by the panels installed on the office roof and at the well site will significantly reduce the electricity bills allowing the District to redirect approximately $7,000 annually into cemetery operations. The Cemetery District would like to remind the community that making a donation towards the project, no matter how small or large, will be used strictly for the solar project. If you would like to make a donation, you can call the cemetery office at 760-376-2189, or mail a donation to PO Box 215, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. You are also welcome to drop by the cemetery office (business hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday). The continued support of the community is deeply appreciated and any pledge towards the completion of the solar project is 100% tax deductible.

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grey squirrel body. And then Izzy did a very human thing. Let me explain. I've noticed that when you We who live in or I fall or do something embarthe Kern River rassing, the first thing we do is Valley are used to look around to see if anyone saw the fact that anius. We do this even before we mals, birds and check to see if we're hurt. That's insects all live what Izzy did and I swear he here with us. looked over at me as if to say, Middleworth Many of us feed oops! Did you see that? I did it on birds, a vulture or purpose! And then he continued two, some deer, chasing Bella. and inadvertently we also feed This wasn't the end of the days ground squirrels, gophers, and strange doings. A humming bird other crawly creatures. Most of us landed on my shirt and tried to get enjoy the oppornectar from the tunity to see flower print on many of them up the fabric. He ...And I thought to myself, close in their spent several "Ya know critters and people are natural habitat. seconds, then a lot alike!" At our house, flew up and in addition to - Middleworth towards my the above list of face and hovvisitors we have ered there with a look of 'what a the privilege of watching grey gyp, shame on you!' But the day squirrels cavort in the trees near wasn't over yet. About 5 that their feeding station. We have sevevening, a blue jay flew smack into eral large Digger Pines in our front my workshop window and yard and these two rascals chase knocked himself out cold. I ran each other and jump from limb to over knowing he was probably limb. dead. But he wasn't. Instead he I am always amazed at how athstarted to move, stood up and letic they are as they never seem to wobbled over to lean against the miss a limb or fall from a tree durwindow pane getting his breath ing their antics. Except yesterday. I back. Then he tried to fly and after had just put some feed out on our a bit, did manage to take off and as feeding pan and as I turned back to he flew away, I 'm sure I heard him sit on our deck and watch the say, "I'm OK I was just practicing!" show, here come the two squirrels And I thought to myself, "Ya know whom I have named Izzy and Bella. critters and people are a lot alike!" Right off the bat they started to run Wofford Heights resident Rod after each other. Suddenly Izzy Middleworth, a retired security mantook a giant leap, missed the ager for Pacific Bell, is an instructor branch, falling to the ground for the local AARP Driver Safety knocking the wind out his little Program.

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Seven Godly virtues, No. 7 Janet Kutzner, Courier Columnist Today concludes the series on the Seven Godly Virtues with the examination of the final Godly Virtue, the one the world mocks the most Kutzner Chastity. Chastity is defined in the Catholic Dictionary as follows: "Chastity is the virtue which excludes or moderates the indulgence of the sexual appetite. It is a form of the virtue of temperance, which controls according to right reason the desire for and use of those things which afford the greatest pleasures." Our culture is obsessed with immediate gratification, and sexual gratification is at the top of the list. A thirteen year old is taught in Jr. High more about sexual activity and contraception than abstinence. (Thankfully, in the home one can be taught about the virtue of chastity). Unfortunately, everywhere a child goes on the internet, in the mall, or at the movies, they are bombarded with sexually stimulating images and peer pressure. While the pressure to be unchaste comes from without, the sin of sexual immorality comes from within. Jesus tells us: "For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander." (Matthew 15:19). This means that we need to concentrate on the

teachings of Jesus, the apostles and the church. To counter this pressure we need to teach the biblical virtue of Chastity which, in very simple terms, means celibacy in single-hood and chastity in marriage. Of course, chastity is more than simple celibacy, but yes, it means celibacy - no sexual activity outside of traditional marriage, which is defined as a lifelong relationship between one man and one woman (Genesis 2:24) joined together with the in marriage. Chastity is also the reasonable decision to keep oneself pure - avoiding pornography or placing oneself in a compromising situation with another person. These are the things that not only harm the soul, but they harm the most important relationships with family and friends. In addition to the spiritual benefits, there are health and social benefits as well. Celibacy outside of marriage and chastity in marriage would prevent to sexually transmitted disease. Most profoundly unwanted pregnancy. As Christians we have the answer to so many of the social ills that plague us - the Good News of Jesus Christ! Giving ourselves over to Jesus and allowing God the Holy Spirit to transform us means that we practice the virtue of Chastity and we teach it to our children and our children's children! Reprinted in part, from Bishop Eric Menees, of the San Joaquin Diocese. Janet Kutzner is a Lay Eucharistic Minister at St. Peter's Anglican Church, Kernville.

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

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

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

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


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Turkey Vulture Festival, September 28 Fall is here and the birds are moving from their summer breeding grounds in North America to the wintering grounds in Central and South America. As birds fly south they need places like the Kern River Preserve to rest and replenish on their way. One of the largest concentrations of migrating turkey vultures in North America comes down the Sierra Nevada and through the Kern Valley. If we are lucky we may see "kettles" of hundreds of vultures swirling up into the morning sky. ■ 6 a.m.-Early Birding Walk at Migrant Corner Trail-Many bird species can be found during the fall migration moving through this spectacular overlook. ■ 7:30 a.m.-Bird Walk at Kern River Preserve headquarters-The nature trails at the Kern River Preserve are beautiful in the fall. ■ 8:30 a.m. - Nature Hike by Kern River Valley Environmental Magnet School local students will lead this walk to show kids and their adults about what they have learned here at the Preserve. ■ 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.-Information BoothStaff and volunteers will keep you informed about this event and the Kern River Preserve.

■ 10 a.m. to Noon-Children's ActivitiesThere will be Junior Biologist activities for children. Kids can do nature art, dissect owl pellets (yuck), learn bird identification and make bird feeders. ■ 10:00 a.m.- Bird Walk. A naturalist will lead a bird walk at the preserve headquarters. ■ Noon to 1 p.m.-Picnic Lunch. Sit in the shade and enjoy the Preserve and music while having a leisurely lunch. ■ Noon- Banshee in the Kitchen - (Celtic Music), Shivaree7 ( Old Tyme Music), and the OMG Band (Country/Folk). Each will play about 45 min. ■ Kern River Valley Environmental Magnet School, Desert Mountain Resource Conservation and Development District, U.S. Forest Service, Facility for Animal Care and Treatment, Friends of the Condor, Wild & Free, Kerncrest Audubon, Kern Audubon and others will have displays. ■ All events are at Kern River Preserve18747 Hwy 178, Weldon. For directions and general information on Audubon's Kern River Preserve please visit the webpage at kern.audubon.org. For questions e-mail rtollefson@audubon.org or call 760-378-2531.

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

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 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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Bass and deer looking good Mike Mencarini Courier Columnist Here is some good news for all of you who fish for bass and those who fish for crappie and Mencarini catfish in our smaller version of Lake Isabella. The lake is healthy with a large population of shad and they are providing plenty of good eats for all. Pastor James, my bass bite indicator has been doing very well along with his in-laws this past week with good daily catches of large mouth bass. No monsters, but good quality fish. I really believe we dodged a big bullet this year. What I mean is with the extreme low water conditions and the summertime heat that we just put behind us, we are very lucky that we did not experience a fish kill. It amazes

me how nature takes care of itself when the chips are down. Antler Report A recent check with James Store in Kernville has revealed several bucks taken by bow. The largest being a good quality 3x3. If while you are out hunting in the hills or the woods and you haven't seen a deer, you might want to check your neighbor's yard. More than likely that's where you will find those elusive bucks resting under a shade tree after a lunch of the latest deer mix and a cool drink of water or just grazing on a vacant lot (see pic). That seems to be what our neighbors are doing these days. Folks, let me remind you that this is not a good idea on many levels; the most important one is you and your pet's safety. Mountain Lions eat deer and when there are no more deer it's you or your pet. Mike Mencarini is a Wofford Heights resident and avid fisherman.


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The Benefits Part 4 of 5 parts. At this point of time, it is impossible to provide the monthly premiums Thal for the plans that will be available under the Affordable Care Act, as they are not yet published. Even within a category, such as the Silver level, there will be three PPO type plans and an HMO here in Kern County. These same insurance companies may be offering different benefits in other areas of the state. Within the Silver plan, for example, there will be levels of monthly premiums depending on the benefits selected, and if a plan is purchased through Covered California there may be tax credits available to lower your monthly costs. Covered California is available through Certified California Covered agents who have been screened, taken advanced training, and passed a comprehensive examination. All plans offered in Covered California will also be available in the private marketplace, but no subsidies. As I have written in past articles, there is a lower level of "Catastrophic" coverage available to individuals and families under age 30. For a 25 year old, single individual, the SAMPLE monthly premium will be between $117 a month and $185 per month, depending on the compa-

Harry P. Thal, MA, is a licensed insurance broker in California (0621106) He is a member of the Society of Certified Senior Advisors and Past-President of the Kern Association of Health Underwriters. Harry is on the National Assoc. of Health Underwriters Medicare Advisory Board. He may be reached at 760-376-2100, harrythal@aol.com or www.harrythal.com.

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Health Expo Saturday October 19th 8:00 a.m. to 1:00pm Lake Isabella Senior Center 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd. Kern Valley Healthcare District and DEXA Imaging have arranged to have an onsite mobile bone density scan unit, operated by a licensed Radiology Technologist, right here in the Kern River Valley on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the Kern Valley Hospital Foundation's 2nd Annual Women of Excellence Health Expo. This event will have a multitude of beneficial information for women on various interesting topics. The KVHD understands that the Bone Density Scan is an important part of determining osteoporosis and keeping one's bones strong and healthy; see your physician and ask for a referral. We are encouraging our local health providers to immediately begin referring women and men who could benefit from this test. The Bone Density Scan Requirements for the Health Provider and Patient are:

1. Give patient a prescription 2. Have your office obtain authorization from patient's insurance 3. Fax authorization and copy of prescription to KVHD Outpatient Admissions: 760-379-8020 4. Instruct patient to pre-register and pay co-pay at KVHD Outpatient Admissions window. Instructions for Patients: 1. Get prescription from your Health Provider 2. Once your Health Provider's office informs you that you are authorized

with your insurance; pre-register at the KVHD Outpatient Admissions window to receive your appointment. 3. Pay co-pay if applicable 4. Attend the Women of Excellence Health Expo to have your bone density scan done. 5. Results will be sent to your Health Provider approximately 2 weeks after the test. 6. For patients with NO Insurance, cash price will be $385.55 7. No walk-ins allowed at the Women's Health Expo.

If we can assist you with any questions about this program, please contact Anna Leon, KVHD Marketing Coordinator at 760.379.5257 ext. 24. Thank-you in advance for your participation with us in our endeavors to be proactive with healthcare for our community!

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ObamaCare for Kern County ny and plan selected. For a 40 year old, the "Bronze" level will cost between $212 and $298; "Silver" between $277 and $316; "Gold" between $321 and $398, and "Platinum" between $362 and $417. In all the above Sample rates, the higher figure is for an HMO plan, the lower rates for PPO plans, which vary between companies. These are only SAMPLES, and rates will differ based on your age and family composition. Beginning October 2, I will be holding workshops to assist local residents in selecting the plan best suited to their own specific family needs. In many cases, people with existing coverage provided by an employer will not need to participate or worry about coverage. Next week I will discuss the employer mandate and coverage. Individuals and families who are currently insured with individual or family plans, and businesses with only two employees (husband and wife) or those with no health insurance coverage will receive great value from this program. People who receive benefits from Medicare (over 65 or disabled) and people currently insured through their employment will not be affected by this new law at this time.

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Continued from page 2 Call Maria Ulloa at 559-784-1500 ext. 1160 or email her at mtulloa@fs.fed.us if you have any questions. Kernville Invitational rodeo October 4, 5, and 6 Bull riding on Oct. 4 gates open at 5:30 p.m. bull riding starts at 6:30 p.m. $15 per person, children 8 and under are free. Ranch rodeo: barrel racing, saddle broncs, team branding, team sorting and more on Saturday Oct. 5. Gates open at 10 a.m. rodeo begins at 11 a.m. Barrel racing begins at 7 p.m. $15 per person, children 8 and under are free. Championship team roping on Sunday Oct. 6. Gates open at 9 a.m., roping begins at 10 a.m. Championship team roping is free. At McNally Rodeo Grounds. Aglow October 5 Aglow meets at the Lake Isabella Senior Center from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Come and be

blessed. Call Barbara Pechy at 760-378-3672 or Geraldine Smith at 559-359-8953 for more information. KRVR free family BBQ October 5 Kern River Valley Revitalization will hold a family BBQ on Saturday October 5th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The purpose of the event is to bring awareness of KRVR to the residents of the Valley. They plan on having a free lunch and activities, music and demonstrations from valley residents at the French Gulch Group Camp area. For information call Bruce Vegter310-293-9571. Astronomy Club Star Party October 5 Kern River Valley Astronomy Club holds a Star Party starting at Sunset Saturday night at the Fairview Helispot 12 miles north of Kernville (look for the orange cones about 1 mile S of McNally's). Bundle up; bring some hot chocolate or coffee, and a lounge chair. For more info, contact Rich Burdge at 760376-1291 or 760-376-6290.


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Sports Quiz By Chris Richcreek

1. Who was the first major-league player to compile at least 3,000 hits for a career? 2. Name the last time American League teammates finished 1-2-3 in the regular-season MVP voting. 3. Who was the last University of Alabama quarterback to finish in the top five in Heisman Trophy voting? 4. How many times has guard Chris Paul led the NBA in steals per game for a season? 5. Who was the first defenseman after Bobby Orr in 1972 to win the Hart Trophy as the NHL regular-season MVP? 6. In 2012, Austin Dillon became the third driver to have won the Rookie of the Year Award in both the NASCAR Truck and Nationwide series. Name either of the first two to do it. 7. Tennis star Rafael Nadal has won 42 singles titles on clay courts. Who is the only player to have won more?

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__________________________ LIGHTHOUSE ELECTRIC Quality Work Fair Prices Call Ross (760) 981-3361 License #708148 __________________________ Stan’s Painting & Restoration Exterior & Interior - 2 2 Years Professional Exp. - $15 per hr. References you’ll know Free hour time estimates

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760-376-1214 / Fax-760-376-1214 e-mail: marksmobilecomputer repair@gmail.com ___________________________ CHAR’S DRY CLEANERS and ALTERATIONS Fast Service 6101 Lake Isabella Blvd. Lake Isabella (760) 379-6340 ___________________________ JEWELRY REPAIR Sizing, Re-Tip, Prongs Free Quote - Fast Service 47 Years Experience Jewelry Mart 6101 Lake Isabella Boulevard Lake Isabella (760) 379-3631 ___________________________ Southland Electrical Contractors

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Camp Kernville - Only one MH left for sale! - reduced from $5,950 to $4,995. Stop by for more info & a flyer. 24 Sirretta St., Kernville (760) 376-2345 ___________________________ YOU WIN! YOUR CHOICE! 2 Mobile Homes to choose from •Single wide 1/bd w/expando room. NICE! $6,500 cash, Spc 37 •Dbl wide w/patio & deck, 2bd 2ba, new carpet & blinds, $10,500 cash, Spc 30, NICE! Paradise Mobile Home Estates 2410 Ronita Lane, Lake Isabella 55 & over park. Drive by, call (760) 379-2092 to show ___________________________ Kernville - 2+bd/1ba singlewide, w/enclosed porch in No. Fork TP, 11825 Sierra Way, #3. New: carpet linoleum, roof coating, evap cooler, front porch, ex. paint. Was $12,999 - now $11,999. Call Russ 661-301-6209 ___________________________ Wofford Heights - very nice remodeled 2bd/1ba MH in Sportsman TP, Space #24, with enclosed porch. Inclds water, trash, laundry room & fish house, $7,500, (760) 376-3228 ___________________________ Trailer w/add-on. Upgraded w/ new paint inside & out. New tile in kitchen. New toilet in bathroom. Swamp cooler outside at side of living area. Front yard has flowers w/fish pond complete w/cute landscaping. Come check it out. $3,575 - cash only. Call Davis (760) 377-7690 ___________________________

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1993 - 30’ Suncrest Motor Home Immaculate condition, 46,000 org. miles, all appliances in good working order, 5kw generator, awning in great shape, no dents, dings or other cosmetic damage. Priced to sell at $5,800 or will consider trade for 4x4 truck in xclnt condition.

Miscellaneous GOT TALENT? Come and be a part of the show at St. Jude’s Parish Festival on Sat., Oct 12th and Sun., Oct. 13th. We need singers, dancers, comics, etc. or whatever other talent you have. It is for a good cause. For more information, call Deacon Frank Vargas at 760223-6316. If I don’t answer, just leave a voice message and I will surely call you back. Thank you. Come join the fun!!!

Misc. for Sale Pigmy Goats -2 mos. old, ready in Oct., all colors, castrated, dehorned, shots. For more info, call (760) 378-3140

Help Wanted Innkeeper Work for free rent. Must have supplemental income. (909) 2228900

Lake Isabella - 55+ Community, refurbished 2bd/2ba dble wide w/patio. $597/mo + sec. deposit. (760) 964-2514 ___________________________ Wofford Hts - 2bd/1ba, w/deck, detached garage with shop equipped for cottage business. $750/mo. 760-223-0544 __________________________ Lake Isabella Reeder Tract - 2bd 1ba single wide MH, fenced yd, trash included, w/d hook ups, $525/mo. Call 760-379-8670. ___________________________ So Lake-Look No further! 3bd/ 2ba modular home, lg rms, fncd yd, near lake, w/d hookup, Sec 8 ok, For info, call 760-4179082. ___________________________ Wofford Heights - 2/bd, 2/ba luxury house w/lake view, 1,600 sq ft, fenced yard, pets ok, ubcludes air cond. & internet, $1,450/mo +sec dep. (818) 915-0605. ___________________________ Wofford Heights - 3bd/2ba house w/detached 2 car garage. Paved street close to all. $795/mo. No pets. For app/info760-376-2436 ___________________________ 40’ trailer for rent - reasonable, with huge fenced yard, pets ok, stove, new refrig, shower, bathtub. (760) 379-5669 or (760) 223-3260

Wanted to Rent Senior Female needs bedroom with bath & kitchen privileges to rent. Must have cell reception & TV hook-up. Please call Sonjia (760) 223-2453 ___________________________ Rent this space - (760) 376-2860

Yard/Estate Sales Fri - Sat - Sun • Sept. 27 - 28 - 29 Douglas Rod & Gun Club 631 E. Evans Rd., Wofford Hts 8am to 5pm - Free Coffee Half price on Sunday ___________________________ Roger’s Estate Sale Oct. 5th & 6th 8am to 5pm 122 Cypress Lane, Wofford Hts. 760-376-2690

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


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Kern River Courier Legal Notices ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME Fictitious Business Name being abandoned: FAY CREEK WELL WATER SYSTEM (2011- B1963) Street address of business: 143 South Weber Street, Weldon, CA 93283. Mailing address of Business: PO Box 1005, Weldon, CA 93283. REGISTRANTS WHO WISH TO ABANDON THE BUSINESS NAME: Robert Lowe, 9617 South Fay Creek Ford, Weldon, CA 93283, Todd Bastian, 121 North W Street, Lompoc, CA 93436, Lora Storm, 4831 East Road, Lake Isabella, CA 93240, Dorothy Ray, 9613 South Fay Creek Ford, Weldon, CA 93283, Carina Walker, 9727 Fay Creek Ford, Weldon, CA 93283, Beth Mramor, 9621 South Fay Creek Ford, Weldon, CA 93283, Jeff Myers, 9557 South Fay Creek Ford, Weldon, CA 93283 and J B Tanner, 5118 Willow Estate, San Jose, CA 95135. Original FBN Statement Filed on: 03/24/2011. This Statement of Abandonment filed on: 08/29/2013. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk by E. Del Villar, Deputy Clerk (34993). Published by the Kern River Courier: September 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Fay Creek Well Water System, (2013 B5112). Street address of principal place of business: 143 South Weber Street, Weldon, CA 93283. Mailing address of business: PO Box 1005, Weldon, CA 93283. REGISTRANTS: Robert Lowe, 9617 South Fay Creek Ford, Weldon, CA 93283, Beth Mramor, 23422 Candlewood Way, West Hills, CA 9l307, Jeff Myers, 9557 South Fay Creek Ford, Weldon, CA 93283, Horace Tanner, 5118 Willow Estate, San Jose, CA 95135, Leilani Wilson, 7116 Solo Road, Inyokern, CA 93527, Don Wright, 9601 South Fay Creek Ford, Weldon, CA 93283 and Ellen Shafhauser, 9617 South Fay Creek Road, Weldon, CA 93283. Business is being conducted as an Unincorporated Association. Date the business commenced: 02/19/2010. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: Robert H. Lowe. This statement filed on 08/29/2013. Expires 08/29/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By: E. Del Villar. Published by the Kern River Courier September 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: GPS Mortgage, (2013 - B4771). Street address of principal place of business: 11017 ½ Kernville Road, Kernville, CA 93238. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 998, Kernville, CA 93238. REGISTRANT: Annette Marie Pounds, 19 Homestead Court, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. Business is being conducted as an 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: Annette M. Pounds. This statement filed on 08/13/2013. Expires 08/13/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: E. Del Villar. Published by the Kern River Courier September 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Rocking P Services, (2013 - B4770). Street address of principal place of business: 19 Homestead Court, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. Mailing address of business: 19 Homestead Court, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. REGISTRANT: Edward Eugene Pounds, Sr., 19 Homestead Court, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. Business is being conducted as an 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: Edward Eugene Pounds, Sr. This statement filed on 08/13/2013. Expires 08/13/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: E. Del Villar. Published by the Kern River Courier September 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: MARCIA'S BUSINESS SERVICES, (2013 - B4772). Street address of principal place of business: 13141 Sierra Way, Kernville, CA 93238. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 622, Kernville, CA 93238. REGISTRANT: Marcia Margaret Julio, 13141 Sierra Way, Kernville, CA 93238. Business is being conducted as an 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: Marcia Julio. This statement filed on 08/13/2013. Expires 08/13/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By: E. Del Villar. Published by the Kern River Courier September 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: MARTIAL ARMS, (2013 - B4969), DBA #2: DON BUSSE'S MARTIAL ARMS, (2013 - B4970). Street address of principal place of business: 12556 Jomani Drive, Suite A, Bakersfield, CA 93312. Mailing address of business: PO Box 20403, Bakersfield, CA 93390. REGISTRANT: Don Busse, 10116 Mountaingate Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93311 Business is being conducted as an 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: Don Busse. This statement filed on 08/22/2013. Expires 08/22/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By: E. Del Villar. Published by the Kern River Courier September 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: Ruiz Trucking Services, (2013 B4715). Street address of principal place of business: 2200 Rayo Del Sol Drive, Arvin, CA 93203. Mailing address of business: 2200 Rayo Del Sol Drive, Arvin, CA 93203. REGISTRANT: Maria Diaz De Ruiz, 2200 Rayo Del Sol Drive, Arvin, CA 93203. Business is being conducted as an Individual. Date the business commenced: 03/02/2013. 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: Maria Diaz De Ruiz. This statement filed on 08/09/2013. Expires

08/09/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: J. Garcia. Published by the Kern River Courier September 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: LEMONAVA LAND & CATTLE COMPANY, (2013 - B5219). Street address of principal place of business: 26220 Columbia Way, Tehachapi, CA 93561. Mailing address of business: 26220 Columbia Way, Tehachapi, CA 93561. REGISTRANTS: Marshall B. Rubin as Trustee of The Community Trust Created Under The Marshall B. Rubin and Jeanne C. Rubin Intervivos Trust Agreement Dated April 1, 1981, as Amended, 26220 Columbia Way, Tehachapi, CA 93561 and Jeanne C. Rubin as Trustee of The Community Trust Created Under The Marshall B. Rubin and Jeanne C. Rubin Intervivos Trust Agreement Dated April 1, 1981, as Amended, 26220 Columbia Way, Tehachapi, CA 93561. Business is being conducted as a Trust. Date the business commenced: 11/20/1973. 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: Marshall B. Rubin. This statement filed on 09/05/2013. Expires 09/05/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: E. Del Villar. Published by the Kern River Courier September 20, 27, October 4 and 11, 2013. ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME Fictitious Business Name being abandoned: ALL AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SERVICE (2009- B3292) Street address of business: 4040 East Brundage Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93307. Mailing address of Business: PO Box 71117, Bakersfield, CA 933171117. REGISTRANT WHO WISHES TO ABANDON THE BUSINESS NAME: Ervil Dan Araujo, 4400 Garnet Court, Bakersfield, CA 93308. Original FBN Statement Filed on: 05/18/2009. This Statement of Abandonment filed on: 09/13/2013. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, AuditorController-County Clerk by J. Garcia, Deputy Clerk (34993). Published by the Kern River Courier: September 27, October 4, 11 and 18, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: ALL AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SERVICE, (2013 - B5419). Street address of principal place of business: 4040 East Brundage Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93307. Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 71117, Bakersfield, CA 93387. REGISTRANT: All Automatic Transmission Service, Inc., 4040 East Brundage Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93307. Business is being conducted as a Corporation. Date the business commenced: 01/04/2013. 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: Deanna Araujo, CFO. This statement filed on 09/13/2013. Expires 09/13/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: J. Garcia. Published by the Kern River Courier September 27, October 4, 11 and 18, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: BLUVTH, (2013 - B5589), DBA #2: BLUVTH MUZICK RADIO, (2013 B5590). Street address of principal place of business: 3902 Parkside Court, Rosamond, CA 93560. Mailing address of business: 3902 Parkside Court, Rosamond, CA 93560. REGISTRANT: Patrisha A. Davis, 3902 Parkside Court, Rosamond, CA 93560. Business is being conducted as an Individual. Date the business commenced: 01/01/1998. 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: Patrisha A. Davis. This statement filed on 09/19/2013. Expires 09/19/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, AuditorController-County Clerk. By: J. Garcia. Published by the Kern River Courier September 27, October 4, 11 and 18, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: M & M FISH & CHIPS, (2013 - B5443). Street address of principal place of business: 640A West Tehachapi Boulevard, Tehachapi, CA 93561. Mailing address of business: 21510 San Lucas Drive, Tehachapi, CA 93561. REGISTRANTS: Mary J. Jones, 21510 San Lucas Drive, Tehachapi, CA 93561 and Michael J. Jones, 21510 San Lucas Drive, Tehachapi, CA 93561. Date the business commenced: 02/03/2009. Business is being conducted as a Married Couple. 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: Mary J. Jones. This statement filed on 09/16/2013. Expires 09/16/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-ControllerCounty Clerk. By: J. Garcia. Published by the Kern River Courier September 27, October 4, 11 and 18, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: VALLEY MATTRESS, (2013 - B5140). Street address of principal place of business: 2180 Wible Road, Bakersfield, CA 93304. Mailing address of business: 6004 Lugene Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93313. REGISTRANT: Worldwide Platinum Corp., 6004 Lugene Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93313. Date the business commenced: 08/23/2013. Business is being conducted as a WY Corporation. Notice: In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this State of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Signed: Gary Banas. This statement filed on 08/30/2013. Expires 08/30/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. By: A. Guerrero. Published by the Kern River Courier September 27, October 4, 11 and 18, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name(s) DBA #1: WHOLESALE2U, (2013 - B5447). Street address of principal place of business: 4028 Niles Street, #B, Bakersfield, CA 93306. Mailing address of business: 3717 Wensley Court, Bakersfield, CA 93311. REGISTRANT: A.J.H., LLC, 4030 Niles Street, #C, Bakersfield, CA 93306. Business is being conducted as a Limited Liability Company. 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: Nader Haddad, CEO. This statement filed on 09/16/2013. Expires 09/16/2018. Mary B. Bedard, CPA, Auditor-Controller-

County Clerk. By: E. Del Villar. Published by the Kern River Courier September 27, October 4, 11 and 18, 2013. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 13-2269 - APN: 236-080-08 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03-29-2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On October 23, 2013 at 12:00 pm, Advanced Reconveyance, Inc., a California Corporation as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust recorded 05-032005, as Inst. No. 0205111411 of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Kern County, State of California, Executed by High Desert Estates, Inc., WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) at: Outside the main entrance to the Wanda Kirk Library, 3611 Rosamond Blvd., Rosamond, CA 93560. All CASHIER'S CHECKS MUST BE MADE PAYABLE TO ADVANCED RECONVEYANCE, INC. All rights, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Parcel 2 of Parcel Map 337, in the unincorporated area of the County of Kern, State of California, as shown on said Parcel Map filed March 24, 1972 in Book 2, Pages 194 of Parcel Maps in the office of the County recorder of said County. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: Vacant Land - directions may be obtained by written request within 10 days of the first publication of this notice from: Advanced Reconveyance, Inc., 43545 17th Street West, Suite 503, Lancaster, CA 93534. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said Sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated cost, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $152,413.96. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Date: September 19, 2013. Advanced Reconveyance, Inc., As Trustee, 43545 17th Street W., Ste 503, Lancaster, CA 93534, 661-945-5525, Vickie Durham, Trustee Sale Officer NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on the notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgages, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 661-945-5525 using the file number 13-2269. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the internet web site. The best way to verify the postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. (Published by the Kern River Courier September 27, October 4 and 11, 2013)

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 13-2268 - APN: 236-080-11, 12, 13 & 14 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03-232005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On October 23, 2013 at 12:00 pm, Advanced Reconveyance, Inc., a California Corporation as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust recorded 05-03-2005, as Inst. No. 0205111408 of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Kern County, State of California, Executed by High Desert Estates, Inc., WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) at: Outside the main entrance to the Wanda Kirk Library, 3611 Rosamond Blvd., Rosamond, CA 93560. All CASHIER'S CHECKS MUST BE MADE PAYABLE TO ADVANCED RECONVEYANCE, INC. All rights, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Parcels A, B, C and D of Parcel Map 1624, in the unincorporated area, County of Kern, State of California, as per map filed June 25, 1974 in Book 10 Page 124 of Maps, in the office of the County recorder of said County. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: Vacant Land - directions may be obtained by written request within 10 days of the first publication of this notice from: Advanced Reconveyance, Inc., 43545 17th Street West, Suite 503, Lancaster, CA 93534. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said Sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated cost, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $152,537.63. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Date: September 19, 2013. Advanced Reconveyance, Inc., As Trustee, 43545 17th Street W., Ste 503, Lancaster, CA 93534, 661-9455525, Vickie Durham, Trustee Sale Officer NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on the notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgages, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 661-945-5525 using the file number 13-2268. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the internet web site. The best way to verify the postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. (Published by the Kern River Courier September 27, October 4 and 11, 2013)


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Continued from page 1 Michael Batelaan Courier Buzz Sunday September 29, is the last day of the Kern County Fair this year. Don't miss out. Continuing its emphasis on value and entertainment, the Fair is offering free shows and exhibits through the weekend. ■ Friday: Hollywood Stones, at the Budweiser Pavilion, 8 p.m. ■ Saturday: See local band, Allasso, on Gospel Day, at the Frontier Stage at 3 p.m. Lonestar, at the Budweiser Pavilion, 8 p.m. ■ Sunday: Banda la Costena with special guest Ana Victoria, at the Budweiser Pavilion, 8 p.m. ■ Daily: Gypsy Time Travelers Village Blacksmith, Great American petting zoo, Dust Bowl Truck, BMX trick team, Alaskan pig races, Extreme Canines, Russell Brothers Circus, Turkey Stampede, Wool Riders, Elephant Rides, Wild River mining, PRCA rodeo events, Adult and Kiddie Carnivals and more! ■ Admission for a whole day of fun is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors age 55 and up and $5 for children ages 612. Children age 5 and under get in free. Parking is $5. Active and retired military are free.

Memorial Day and Labor Day on ten recreation sites. 95% of the visitors were from Southern California with 15% of those being Kern Valley locals, and 5% of the visitors were from outside of Southern California. Boaters, campers and day use visitors were questioned. Merritt said, "This is about getting as many options on the table as possible." There was concern by the participants about the lake draw-down that is scheduled for to reroute the Borel Canal intake in late summer 2020 until spring of 2021. The lake level at that time will be higher than the droughtinduced lake level that we have today. Then they expect the spring snow melt to assist in refilling the lake. Minnitti reminded the audience that most of the project work is not in the water. The construction phases are spread out to limit the negative effects of diesel engines on local air quality. The Corps also plans to utilize as much electric power as possible, to keep Valley air quality manageable. The entire project is expected to be completed in 2022. Complete information on the Dam Safety Modification Project can be obtained at http://bit.ly/IsabellaDam (link is case sensitive), by email to Isabella@usace.army.mil or by calling the 916-557-5100.

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