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The origins of popular winter sports

By Kern Valley Sun Support / January 2, 2018

By Metro Creative Recreation & Fitness Many people spend winter huddled indoors. For winter sports enthusiasts, however, the arrival of snow and chilly temperatures means the start of a season of outdoor fun. Those who see winter as a time to embrace their love of sport may appreciate learning more about some of the sports […]

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South Fork splits games with Wallace

By Kern Valley Sun Support / January 2, 2018

By Fred Roach Coach’s Submission The South Fork boys basketball squads split a pair of games with rival Wallace on Dec. 19. In the first game, the Mustangs sixth and seventh grade team outscored Wallace 7-6 in a very close contest that went down to the wire. South Fork was led in scoring by Michael […]

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Your Medicare costs in 2018

By Kern Valley Sun Support / January 2, 2018

Medicare & You / Greg Dills How much will your Medicare cost in the coming year? The numbers just came out, so let’s go over them. We’ll start with the Medicare Part B premium. Part B covers doctor services, outpatient hospital services, certain home health services, durable medical equipment, and other items. The standard monthly […]

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Kern County Sheriff’s Report: 12/20/17 to 12/16/17

By Kern Valley Sun Support / January 2, 2018

Kern County Sheriff’s Report On 12/20/17, deputies arrested Melissa Robertson, age 18, in the 11000 block of Sierra Wy., Kernville, for under the influence of a controlled substance. On 12/21/17, deputies arrested James Pellum, III, age 30, in the 100 block of Pioneer Pl., Bodfish, for possession of a narcotic controlled substance, possess of unlawful […]

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New laws for 2018

By Kern Valley Sun Support / January 2, 2018

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun The State of California is welcoming many new laws on the books this New Year, with some of the most controversial pertaining to immigration, firearms, and marijuana legalization. Employment & Job Leave Two new laws on the books aim to protect job applicants. AB 168 will bar prospective employers […]

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Residents focus on the issues

By Kern Valley Sun Support / January 2, 2018

By Elise Modrovich Special to the Sun On Thursday, December 21, the monthly “Congressman McCarthy Office Hours” took place at the Lake Isabella government center. Once a month, Kevin McCarthy, Congressional Representative for our 23rd District, sends a staff member to hold local hours and hear from constituents at this location. This month, two Field […]

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Voice of a patriot

By Kern Valley Sun Support / January 2, 2018

By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun Be prepared for a pleasant conversation when speaking with Wofford Heights resident Mel Wayne about his wartime experiences in World War II. He just might communicate his respect for his comrades and gratitude for his country by breaking out into song. Whether he’s called Melody Mel or The […]

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Writing Out Loud: It’s in the Word

By Kern Valley Sun Support / January 2, 2018

By George Stahl Wow! Can you believe it? Today is already the third day of 2018. The year is going to just fly by so fast. Looking back at the last two days, what have you done? Have you even started on any of those resolutions you swore to last week? Do you even know […]

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Don’t stop the presses

By Kern Valley Sun Support / January 2, 2018

By Shannon Rapose Kern Valley Sun The Kern Valley Sun staff and management team are saddened to hear that the Kern River Courier is closing its doors, as they have served the community well for the past 14 years. With all print publications facing an uncertain future in this digital age, local publications are still […]

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Beyond the Valley: Nashville, Part II

By Kern Valley Sun Support / January 2, 2018

By Marsha Smith Nashville and the surrounding area is a motherlode of history, from battlefields to historical plantations and mansions – way too many to be able to visit in our time frame. We did tour the Stone River National Battlefield located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the state capital from 1818 to 1826. The visitor’s center […]

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