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To the Hospital Auxiliary, it’s family first

By Debbie Teofilo / December 19, 2017

By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun It was quickly recognized at the Kern River Valley Healthcare District (KVHD) Hospital Auxiliary Christmas Party on December 13 that the Auxiliary membership is, first and foremost, a close-knit family. A majority of its 76 members filled the Wofford Heights Elks Lodge with the warmth of friendship and […]

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Vets treated to dinner and a movie

By Debbie Teofilo / December 13, 2017

Photo by Debbie Teofilo / Special to the SunWorld War II veteran Fernando “Ferny” Hernandez, left, speaks with Gary Zuber, right, of Honor Flight Kern County at the 4th Annual Tribute to Veterans event on December 9 at the Reel Cinema. The annual event was hosted by the Kern River Community of Wofford Heights with […]

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KVHD discusses new tax measure

By Debbie Teofilo / December 12, 2017

By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun At the Board of Directors meeting on December 6, the Kern Valley Healthcare District (KVHD) reported on its planned modifications to the hospital remodel and changes to a new tax measure expected to be placed on the 2018 ballot. Also discussed were additional Kaiser services and improved systems […]

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Veterans honored valley-wide

By Debbie Teofilo / November 14, 2017

By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun Veterans Day events were so numerous throughout the Kern River Valley this past week that there were not enough veterans to fill them all. This is an indication both of an increasing desire to honor them, and of the dwindling number of veteran service members. Each participating veteran […]

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Life after Pearl Harbor

By Debbie Teofilo / November 14, 2017

By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun It seemed like a good idea at the time to join the Navy on the same day his brother did in 1941. Lake Isabella resident Bob Cunningham had just graduated from high school in Chowchilla, and he didn’t know what else to do with his life. His life […]

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2nd Veterans Stand Down

By Debbie Teofilo / November 7, 2017

By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun Every room at the Veterans/Senior Center in Lake Isabella was full of services and supplies for veterans on Saturday, November 4, especially for those in greatest need due to homelessness or health and financial difficulties. American Legion Unit 711 Auxiliary arranged for resources to be available at their […]

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ACA deadlines

By Debbie Teofilo / November 7, 2017

By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun The Kern Valley Healthcare District (KVHD) Board of Directors met on November 1 at Kern Valley Hospital. Discussed at that meeting was the need to inform the public about changed enrollment deadlines under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as well as an upcoming expansion of Kaiser services at […]

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GRASSCAR races speed into Kernville

By Debbie Teofilo / October 31, 2017

By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun Lots of horsepower sped through the streets of downtown Kernville Saturday morning on the way to the rodeo grounds for an afternoon of racing. Lawnmower racing, that is. The Kern County Lawnmower Racers edged their way into town for their annual visit as one of the main events […]

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Rankin Ranch is an American treasure

By Debbie Teofilo / October 24, 2017

By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun Every visit to the Rankin Ranch in Walker Basin near Caliente confirms that it is so much more than a cattle ranch. The latest field trip there with the Kern River Valley Historical Society proved to be no exception. Yes, you are surrounded by thousands of acres of […]

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Valley Cup back in local hands

By Debbie Teofilo / October 24, 2017

By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun The results of the 5th Annual KRV Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament confirm that 2017 is a year to remember for bringing smiles to Kern River Valley sportsmen, whether it be for water sports or hitting the greens. After a year with the Valley Cup in the possession […]

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