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Medicare in home services

By Kern Valley Sun / July 26, 2017

By Greg Dill Special to the Sun A couple of years ago, my father, well into his 70s, finally bought himself a high-performance automobile. The kids and grandkids had all grown up, so there was no need for a larger car. And heck, he had waited a long time to drive something fun. All was […]

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Mt. Mesa Lanes reopens, signs contract with TVS

By Kern Valley Sun / July 26, 2017

  By George Stahl Special to the Sun You may have noticed that the bowling alley in Mt. Mesa has been a hub of activity this past month. You were especially made aware of it if you were one of the hundreds who attended the Grand Opening of Mt. Mesa Lanes on Saturday, July 22. […]

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How Medicare covers home health services

By Kern Valley Sun / July 26, 2017

By Greg Dill Special to the Sun A couple of years ago, my father, well into his 70s, finally bought himself a high-performance automobile. The kids and grandkids had all grown up, so there was no need for a larger car. And heck, he had waited a long time to drive something fun. All was […]

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Remembering Chester Bennington

By Kern Valley Sun / July 26, 2017

By Josh Simpkins Special to the Sun An OMG moment can be a double-edged sword: Happy or harrowing, fantastic or fretful. An example of a great OMG moment is when a soldier comes home a few days early from deployment surprising his loved ones with his prompt return. An example of a grievous OMG moment […]

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The Reel Cinemaniac: RIP John Heard

By Kern Valley Sun / July 26, 2017

By Josh Simpkins Well, one of my childhood silver screen fathers just left this plane of existence for the next. He may not have been the most observant dad, having left his youngest son home alone twice, but he was a good provider and loving husband. Sadly, I must report that actor John Heard, best […]

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Blue-Green algae bloom

By Kern Valley Sun / July 19, 2017

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun The waters of Isabella Lake might be inviting to swimmers and recreationalists on these hot summer days, but Kern County Health officials are advising the public to stay out of the water due to the presence of potentially harmful algae blooms. On June 20, the Kern County Public […]

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Kern Economic Alliance

By Kern Valley Sun / July 19, 2017

By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun At a meeting of the East Kern Economic Alliance (EKEA) held July 13 at the Kern Valley Hospital, speakers from East Kern County communities gave upbeat reports about economic vitality occurring in their areas. Additionally, governmental resources were described which are available to strengthen businesses within the Kern […]

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Giving a sense of independence

By Kern Valley Sun / July 19, 2017

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun “Are You O.K.?” Three simple, yet powerful words that can bring a sense of security to Kern Valley residents who live alone. The “Are You O.K?” program, operated by the Kern County Sheriff’s Office and Kern River Valley Citizen Service Unit provides a daily telephone call to Kern […]

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A Valley Fever correction

By Kern Valley Sun / July 19, 2017

  By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun The July 5 issue of the Kern Valley Sun included a story about the concern of Valley Fever in Kern County. Sandra Larson, of the Valley Fever Americas Foundation was quoted in the article and offered the Sun some clarification that she felt was necessary for those interested […]

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Helping hands feed the hungry

By Kern Valley Sun / July 19, 2017

  By Elise Modrovich Special to the Sun It all started six years ago with potato gleaning, when then acting Rotary of the Kern River Valley president Erie Johnson read an article in the Rotarian Magazine about hand harvesting potatoes leftover after commercial harvest and using them to feed the hungry. He brought the idea […]

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