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Writing Out Loud: WE COULD CALL IT VA DAY

By Kern Valley Sun / October 16, 2018

By George Stahl It’s Wednesday, October 17, and you are scared. You just managed to find a tree hidden from the noise and screams of a bunch of men fighting in a field only yards away from you. You are trying to gain your second wind as you nurse the wound on your right arm. […]

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Our Opinion: KV Sun endorses Measure Q

By Kern Valley Sun / October 16, 2018

Marsha Smith Publisher Admittedly so, I was not a champion for the past two Kern Valley Healthcare District’s (KVHD) attempt to pass measures to make the State required seismic safety updates, however I felt compelled to support them. This time out, I am 100% behind the measure to move forward. CEO Tim McGlew, the Board […]

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Health Insurance Matters: The “White Cards”

By Kern Valley Sun / October 16, 2018

Health Insurance Matters / Harry P. Thal There are basically two Medicare markets. One is for people who just need prescription benefits; Medicare part D (or known as a PDP.) The other who needs a comprehensive all-in-one medical and prescription package. There are several sub-categories within each group. For the PDP we look at those […]

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Writing Out Loud: HALLOWEEN IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER

By Kern Valley Sun / October 9, 2018

Writing Out Loud / George Stahl Seventeen-year-old Elizabeth Hubbard was sitting in the parlor of Dr. Grigg’s home office in Andover, Massachusetts. She was fidgeting as she was listening to strange noises coming from Grigg’s examination room. Shortly afterwards, Abigail Williams exited the exam room in tears. She glanced at Elizabeth. “Elizabeth. Please, come in,” […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: I Hope

By Kern Valley Sun / October 9, 2018

Pushin’ Up Daisies / Tracy Lee Through my research this weekend, I came upon an interesting story about suicide prevention. The article showcased a young man who was contemplating suicide. Unlike many persons in that state of mind, he reached out to his family and community. The article encouraged all to reach out, and rather […]

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Health Insurance Matters: Medicare & a Movie – A Great Success

By Kern Valley Sun / October 9, 2018

Health Insurance Matters / Harry P. Thal The Fourth Annual event is now in the history books. The educational Medicare meeting drew 114 people, with guests coming up from Ridgecrest and Bakersfield. Most people arrived early and received gift bags loaded with goodies ranging from flashlight pens, paper (for meeting notes), one-week pill containers, gel […]

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Reel Reviews: The Nun

By Kern Valley Sun / October 9, 2018

Reel Reviews / Josh Simpkins For fans of horror films, as am I, we know that a handful of directors—spearheaded by James Wan—breathed life back into the genre with the terrifying Conjuring Universe. From The Conjuring through Annabelle Creation, the Conjuring Universe has been horrifying audiences for half a decade. Now, with All Hallows Eve […]

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Healthy Living: Fear and Anxiety

By Kern Valley Sun / October 9, 2018

Healthy Living / Christine Harness Fear and anxiety fill up far too much of our lives, while awake and extending into much of our dreaming. We are quick to seek medical attention for all of our aches and pains, medical maladies of all sorts, yet we uncomfortably ignore our apprehensions, often burying them even more […]

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Letters to the Editor (Pub. 10/03/08)

By Kern Valley Sun / October 2, 2018

Driving Program Dear Editor of the Kern Valley Sun Newspaper: I recently took the AARP Senior Safe Driving Course, and I want to share my experience with others. I’m an 84-year-old retired physician with a good driving record for over 70 years. I want to continue driving safely as long as possible. Gene Verbeet is […]

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Bodywisdom: Drum Circle Season

By Kern Valley Sun / October 2, 2018

Bodywisdom / Nancy Ivey In the northern hemisphere we have just passed the autumn equinox, when the nights and days are the same length. As Earth rotates on its axial tilt relative to the sun, the northern half of the planet foresees longer nights and shorter days ahead. This cycle culminates at winter solstice with […]

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