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Shooting suspect in custody

By Kern Valley Sun / March 10, 2018

Shannon Rapose / Kern Valley Sun At approximately 6:48 p.m. on Friday, March 9, Kern County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 2900 block of Scovern Street, near Steensen Street, in Lake Isabella to investigate a shooting that had been reported in the area. When deputies arrived on seen, they found a male victim who […]

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Donkey basketball kicks up the fun

By Kern Valley Sun / March 7, 2018

Photos by Richard Peterson / Freelance Photographer Great fun was had by all who watched and participated in the Annual Kern Valley FFA Donkey Basketball game on Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the South Fork School gym. This year, KV FFA members took on the “911 Team,” made up of U.S. Forest Service, Kern County Fire […]

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Here and there, Dr. Seuss is everywhere

By Kern Valley Sun / March 7, 2018

Photos by Shannon Rapose / Kern Valley Sun In honor of Dr. Seuss week and “Read Across America,” Wallace Elementary teachers and volunteers read Dr. Seuss books to their students, did Dr. Seuss themed crafts and had fun dress-up days from February 26 thru March 2. Debbie Kent read The Tooth book to Mrs. Mauer’s […]

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Healthy Living: ASSISTIVE DEVICES

By Kern Valley Sun / March 7, 2018

Healthy Living / Christine Harness Recovery from either upper or lower extremity surgery can present unexpected limitations for patients. It can leave the patient with loss of independence in self-care and increasing dependence on family members, requiring help such as those morning dressing routines. Inability to fully bend over makes for much frustration, with dropping […]

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Fishing with Noble: Good Ol’ Reliable Section Four

By Kern Valley Sun / March 7, 2018

Fishing with Noble / Noble Smith “Section Four” being the stretch of the upper Kern River from the lake to the power plant. The sections of the river are numbered by the Department of Fish & Wildlife for their stocking program. There are six sections altogether. One through three are in the lower river, and […]

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Bodywisdom: THE ALCHEMY OF EXPERIENCE

By Kern Valley Sun / March 7, 2018

Bodywisdom / Nancy Ivey Neuroscientists have discovered that we remember bad experiences far easier than good ones, and that our brains are wired for survival rather than happiness. It wasn’t the happy-go-lucky individual that survived our ancient savannah habitat. Rather it was the hyper-vigilant and wary person who could fend off carnivorous predators or marauding […]

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Reel Reviews: Fifty Shades Freed

By Kern Valley Sun / March 7, 2018

Reel Reviews / Josh Simpkins EDITOR’S NOTE: The following review may contain spoilers relating to the plot line. You have been warned. Alright, I will admit that the Fifty Shades franchise—if it can be considered a franchise—has progressively gotten better over the span of its three films. The first was quite dull and a little […]

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Health Insurance Matters: Tax Season

By Kern Valley Sun / March 7, 2018

Heath Insurance Matters / Harry P. Thal It seems that the April 15 tax filing deadline this year for most people will be April 17 this year. A great opportunity for procrastinators to procrastinate for a few more days, putting off their computing returns till the weekend. As we have known since childhood, the regular […]

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