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Blowout in weekly softball games

By Kern Valley Sun / August 8, 2019

By Ray Conner Sports Editor This week in the co-ed softball games left teams looking at huge differences in winning and losing. Of the eight games that were played, only two were decided by seven runs or fewer. The average number of margin if victory was 11.8 runs a game. The closest game was decided […]

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Superstitions: Have any?

By Kern Valley Sun / August 8, 2019

By Ray Conner Sports Editor Superstitions in the world of sports continues to run wild. It seems every sport that is played, some of the athletes have their own superstitions. These take place even before the action begins. I learned about superstitions at an early age. Coming from an athletic family and watching sports on […]

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Looking to feature former KV athletes

By Kern Valley Sun / August 8, 2019

By Ray Conner Sports Editor Do you know any former Kern Valley athletes playing fall sports at the next level? We at the Kern Valley Sun are looking to feature those athletes in an upcoming issue. There are a few ways to make contact: The easiest way is to email the information to sports@kvsun.com You […]

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Boost your speed and endurance for cross country

By Kern Valley Sun / August 8, 2019

By Metro Creative Connection Cross country is a popular sport. According to the National Federation of State High School Associations’ annual High School Athletics Participation Survey, cross country was the third-fastest growing sport for boys in 2016 and is the seventh most popular sport among girls. In a cross country competition, teams and individuals run […]

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School supply drive

By Kern Valley Sun / August 8, 2019

Photos by Christina Denys / Kern Valley Sun Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Lake Isabella held an annual school supply drive for all ages of students starting school this fall. At the drive on Saturday, August 3, children were able to play games and participate in craft activities along with collecting some much […]

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First Responders play for SAL

By Kern Valley Sun / August 8, 2019

Photos by Christina Denys / Kern Valley Sun Kern River Valley’s first responders paid to play a softball game benefiting the Sheriff’s Activities League (SAL) on Saturday, August 3. SAL members sold refreshments while first responders gave the game their all. Top and middle, players at bat hit and run. Bottom, left to right, are […]

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River Rhythms rocks the park again

By Kern Valley Sun / August 8, 2019

Top, the John Hollins Band kicks off 2019’s River Rhythm series. Although Hollins passed away last month, the band honored their commitment to play for the community. Bottom left, Juanita Sherrick, middle, a resident of the KRV Skilled Nursing Facility, is known as the ‘Dancing Queen.’ By her side are two members of the SNF […]

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Health Insurance Matters: Happy 29th Anniversary

By Kern Valley Sun / August 8, 2019

By Harry P. Thal This month, Social Security celebrates the 29th anniversary of the American’s with Disabilities Act. It was signed into law by George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. Disability affects millions of Americans. The definition of disability is different under Social Security than it may be defined by the state or private […]

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Healthy Living: Proper Body Mechanics

By Kern Valley Sun / August 8, 2019

By Christine Harness During the past week, much of the staff of our local hospital and I participated in a refresher class for the use of proper body mechanics. Attending this class, instructed by our talented physical therapists, broadened my overall awareness of the importance of the wide-spread need for ongoing training and retraining for […]

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Mesa Fire contained, homes safe

By Kern Valley Sun / August 7, 2019

By Ashley Fike Kern Valley Sun At 2:42 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, firefighters from multiple agencies were dispatched to reports of a vegetation fire in Squirrel Mountain Valley near Quail Dr. and Bobcat Dr. Initial efforts were to protect threatened homes and slow spreading, and as air support and additional firefighters arrived, they were […]

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