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The Bakersfield Voice Sunday, October 17, 2010

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The early bird gets the worm

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arly Bird Special! Yep, I guess you could say that there are a couple of reasons for the title of this paragraph. Wait! Can paragraphs even have titles? Anyway, there are actually three reasons. One, a work commitment has this column being formulated earlier than normal and two, it comes to you from the fiveo’clock hour. Five o’clock in the morning is certainly not a witching hour. Well, maybe in the month of October! The third reason shall be divulged in the last paragraph in order to hopefully lure you into perusing the rest of the contents within in the event you’re already bored. Oh, and in case your were wondering, we are not coming to you from Denny’s this morning. If this all sounds crazy to you Sports columnist I’m blaming it on the fact that there is a full moon peaking over my shoulder and that I’m left-handed. Local Fare. Isn’t it great to see some of our local boys realizing their dreams and making it to the top of their professions? North High’s Kevin Harvick trying to run down the NASCAR title in “The Chase” and graciously setting up a scholarship at CSUB. The Texas Rangers’ Colby Lewis (Bakersfield

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College) pitching five innings of shutout ball in the playoffs versus Tampa Bay. West High’s Ryan Mathews back from injury pounding the pigskin for the San Diego Chargers. Centennial’s Brent Morel finishing strong at third base for the Chicago White Sox at the end of the season. And Foothill product Joey Porter wreaking havoc with the Arizona Cardinals. Wow! Just think. If they all came back to Bako at once we could cue up Thin Lizzy’s “The Boys Are Back In Town.” I love music! On Pins And Needles. Uh-oh! Looks like another world-class cyclist may be caught blood doping. Recent Tour de France (faux?) winner Alberto Contador from Spain is the latest to be implicated. Do these guys believe that this is a prerequisite act to hopping on a bicycle? It has become so prevalent in the sport now that the public’s stance has been swayed to “guilty until proved innocent.” The earth shall quake and the rivers shall rise if, God forbid, it is proven that Lance Armstrong was in fact Sir Lance-A-Lot back when he won all of his Tour de France races. Timmy Jim. That’s what they call him in ‘Frisco. Ya think his middle name is James? San Francisco Giants ace Tim Lincecum weighs around a buckfifty, sopping wet, and looks like the kid next door who comes over to ask if he can mow your lawn for ... $1.50! When he stands at the plate to hit he looks like the frail teenager playing in the Babe Ruth league whose dad pushed him into playing even though he’d rather be sitting home playing “Rock-

band.” Don’t be fooled! This kid can flat deal the rawhide. The two-time Cy Young award winner opened the Giants playoff run with a sparkling two-hit shutout of the Atlanta Braves, striking out a club-record 14 batters. I was fortunate to be in attendance that evening. It was vintage October at AT&T Park with the team’s orange and black colors being waved everywhere. Lincecum’s nickname even tingles the spine: “The Freak.” His slider in the dirt had the opposing hitters shaking their collective heads as they trudged back to the pine after striking out. It was absolutely electric that night at the ballpark. Especially at the end when Lincecum struck out the side to end the game. Made the hair stand up on the back of your neck. And One. Not the basketball variety. And one more paragraph to give reason for the reason there are three reasons for the title of the initial paragraph. Man, those eight cups of joe have me shaking in my slippers. Whoa! My fingers are dancing around this keyboard faster than Kurt Warner on “Dancing with the Stars.” Anyway, back to the point. You are going to have to reason with me here. Got up w-a-a-a-a-a-y too early this morning and actually did think about coming to you from Denny’s — or IHOP — in order to catch an early bird special for breakfast. But thought better of the drive and instead, have set up on my front lawn in order to consciously save energy by using the light of the aforementioned harvest moon (great album, Neil Young!). And to, of course, get the worm.

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The San Diego Charger's Ryan Mathews before the start of his first NFL preseason game against the Chicago Bears in August.

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Kevin Harvick gives back with a CSUB academic scholarship

Local photographer hoping to lose big to help National MS Society win big

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ASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver and 2010 Chase contender, Kevin Harvick, recently announced the newly formed Kevin Harvick Foundation will fund a full academic scholarship to one California State University, Bakersfield student-athlete per year for the next 12 years. Harvick made the $151,200 award presentation at a press conference at Auto Club Speedway in advance of the NASCAR Sprint Cup race. The scholarship was established as a way for Harvick to give back to his hometown community, Kern County, and support higher education, both of which are very important to him. “By providing this scholarship fund, DeLana and I will enable students to follow their dreams to get an undergraduate degree and participate in athletics at the collegiate level,” said Harvick. To be eligible for the scholarship, a recipient must be a student-athlete at CSUB, a resident of Kern County and exhibit financial need. The inaugural recipient of the scholarship is CSUB sophomore and volleyball player, Lauren Holderman, who was at the track to accept the award.

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Kevin Harvick talks with the media outside Buck Owens' Crystal Palace before the start of a fundraiser for the Kevin Harvick Foundation in April.

A 2009 graduate of Bakersfield High School, Holderman was allleague MVP for two consecutive years and was crowned Bakersfield’s 2009 all-area player of the year. Holderman is majoring in sociology at CSUB where she maintained a 3.35 GPA during her freshman year. She is also a coach for Bakersfield Club Jamba. “I’m so grateful for this scholarship,” said Holderman. “About five years ago my mother became an

unemployed parent trying to raise three teenagers. I worried my whole high school career about getting scholarships so my parents would never have to worry about having enough money to get me though school. “I hope that one day I will be able to give back to all the people that helped me succeed through school, volleyball, and my career after college.” For more information about the Kevin Harvick Foundation, please visit kevinharvickfoundation.org. About the Kevin Harvick Foundation: Established in 2010 by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick and his wife, DeLana, the mission of the Kevin Harvick Foundation (KHF) is to support programs that positively enrich the lives of children throughout the United States. The foundation works to not only improve the quality of life, but to help underprivileged youth find and realize their dreams by supporting programs such as the Kevin Harvick Athletic Scholarship Fund at California State University, Bakersfield, a camper cabin at Victory Junction, Baptist Children’s Homes of NC, Boys & Girls Clubs and Kevin’s Krew.

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Mom looks forward to EVERY surprise BY USERNAME: MELISSA WILFORD he morning had begun with a cool sunrise and then we were all up. Breakfast had been made and gobbled up; milk was finished with a fine slurp. An excellent, ordinary morning. I decided to check my e-mail as my daughter played with her toys. Engrossed with my reading, I didn’t stop to hear the odd silence coming from my living room. (Never a good sign with small children.) That silence was soon interrupted by the sound of something scrapping the tile coming toward my direction — followed by a jingle and a giggle. As I turned my head, I realized quickly what the silence had been about. My one-year-old is now tall enough to reach my jewelry from the dresser. Reach she had! Wearing purple princess jammies with no socks and chipped pink toe nails, a huge-toothed grin — and sweet, crazy, morning hair — my sweet girl walked up to me as proud as could be.

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Olivia Wilford, 15 months, provides daily smiles — and surprises — for her mother, Melissa Wilford.

Around her neck were two, very long pink and white pearl necklaces; each dragging the ground between her legs as she strutted toward me. Adorning her arm, all the way to her elbow, were several bangles. To keep them on her tiny wrist, she walked with her arm extended out in front of her. She got about three feet from where I was sitting and preceded to

chat me up as if we were at a tea party — pointing to each piece of adornment, jabbering like I could understand every word. It dawned on me, as it must for other parents, were did my baby go? This mini person in front of me knows, without instruction how to put on jewelry. Soon enough, she is going to be asking for the keys to my car as she wears my favorite necklace! As I scoped her up, I had one of those sappy memory lane moments where I went through the sequence of events during her small life, thus far. How I love being a mommy. And though it is bitter sweet to see them grow, I know everyday holds new wonders and new steps. I look forward to every surprise. Do YOU have something you’d like to blog about? Submitting your stories, thoughts, events, photos and blogs for The Bakersfield Voice is simple and FREE! Just go to: www.bakersfieldvoice.com, create a free profile, and get started today!

BY CHRISTINE GRONTKOWSKI Community contributor

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wo Bakersfield charities could have a lot to gain thanks to a local weight loss challenge. Terrio Physical Therapy and Fitness had originally come up with its 5 Ton Challenge as a way to help people get healthy, lose weight, live longer and fight obesity. But professional photographer Stephanie Deveau of “inky-dinkydo” studios turned things up a notch when she challenged owner Tim Terrio to pay her official charity, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, $1 for every pound she and her team members lost. Terrio did agree to pay, but only if each of her team members lost at least 30 pounds. In addition, he told Deveau that if her team doesn’t lose the weight, she will have to pay him $20 per team member, with all proceeds going to his charity — the League of Dreams. “This challenge has been very, very funny,” Terrio account representative Karla Schweitzer said. “Stephanie challenged Tim, and then Tim turned it around and challenged her. We all have had so much fun doing this.”

The 5 Ton Weight Loss Challenge began September 7. Between now and November 22, participants are focusing on three aspects — fitness, nutrition and wellness. In the four previous events, participants have lost a total of 6,500 pounds. If Terrio wins the this latest challenge, the funds will be added to the pot the League of Dreams is saving to build a playground and place where all children with all types of disabilities will have a chance to play. “We are trying to build a sports facility for kids in wheelchairs, and to just help all kids have fun,” Schweitzer explained. “The building would be accessible for kids with all disabilities.” If Deveau wins, her inky-dinkydo Walk MS team will be credited with the funds. Walk MS takes place on October 30 at Yokuts Park. You can register online or donate to support Deveau at www.walkMSsocal.org. The event raises money for research for treatments and a cure for multiple sclerosis, as well as for local programs and services to improve the quality of life for thou-

sands of people affected by MS in Kern County. A few of the programs include: ·Physical activities classes such as yoga, and personal training and conditioning ·Wellness classes (Living Well helps the newly diagnosed, while Optimal Living helps those who have been diagnosed longer develop strategies to manage the disease) ·Healthy living programs (such as CogniFitness, which focuses on helping people improve their cognitive skills) On October 25-26, inky-dinky-do becomes the “Witch’s Studio.” People have their choice of a $20 package that includes a 15-minute Halloween photo session, along with a digital file that will be emailed, or they can pay an extra $10 to add one printed 5x7 and two printed 4x5 photos. All of the proceeds on those days will also go directly to the Society. Friend Tracey Halvorsen said, “I can tell you that Stephanie has always been about helping because she can. It isn’t a publicity thing. It is about being able to make a difference.”

YOUR CELEBRATIONS

Local player makes CLU’s Men’s Tennis All-Decade Team BY KARIN GRENNAN Community contributor

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aul Wetterholm of Bakersfield has been named to the California Lutheran University Men's Tennis 2000-2009 All-Decade Team. Wetterholm played during 2006 to 2009. The three-time All-SCIAC selection made second team honors as a sophomore to go along with back-to-back first team picks his final two seasons. Wetterholm steadily climbed the ranks of the Kingsmen ladder to play as the primary No. 1 singles player in 2008 and as part of the top doubles pairing in 2008 and 2009. During his career he was a part of

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Paul Wetterholm of Bakersfield makes CLU’s elite tennis team.

97 victories including doubles victory No. 51 while advancing to the quarterfinals of the 2009 Ojai Tournament. CLU is a selective university in Thousand Oaks, Calif. CLU’s intercollegiate athletic teams — comprised of more than 360 student athletes — compete in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) at the

National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III level. CLU sports teams and individuals have been extremely successful, collecting more than 60 SCIAC titles since joining the league in 1991. The Kingsmen and Regals squads have produced numerous allAmerican selections for their play on the field and their academic achievements in the classroom.


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