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KRV Chamber President’s message

By Kern Valley Sun / April 1, 2020

Fred ClarkKRV Chamber of Commerce Hello residents of the Kern River Valley, It is hard to believe we are already three months into the new year which has taken an interesting and dangerous turn for many in the world we live in. Every resident in the Kern River Valley is consumed with the media outlets […]

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A Preventable Tragedy

By Kern Valley Sun / April 1, 2020

In 1965, I was dispatched as a Highway Patrolman to a serious accident in front of the entrance to a cemetery. When I arrived, a sergeant and his motor squad were directing traffic, so I could investigate. There were 2 cars involved. One was a station wagon that was driven by a young mother and […]

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Writing Out Loud: …and in other news…

By Kern Valley Sun / April 1, 2020

By George Stahl So, if I can ask, what have you been doing, all locked up in your house, now for what, starting the fourth week in most places? All are different in size, all are different in amenities, and all are different in companions, fellow quarantinees. The number of rooms vary, the number of […]

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Health News

By Kern Valley Sun / April 1, 2020

Is it just me? Since February, there have been 251 emails from various sources all related to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. If I were to read all in detail, I’ll bet I would have no time to answer the phone. We have learned that Clinica Sierra Vista has closed the Lake Isabella Clinic. Mr. Dragon is […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: Grief Recovery Milestone IV

By Kern Valley Sun / April 1, 2020

Tracy Renee Lee Weeks 9 through 26 Although recovery weeks 9 through 26 may seem as though they span over a year or longer, they only cover four months. At the end of week 26, a survivor will have been without the physical presence of their decedent for six months. In the grief recovery practice, […]

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Letter to the Editor

By Kern Valley Sun / April 1, 2020

The Hoarding Public The coronavirus outbreak has panicked people into hoarding food, paper products and sanitizing compounds. Consumers across the country are conducting binge purchases of these products and most supermarkets are reporting bare shelves and difficulty in restocking these products. The binging activity is very un-American. There is no need for people to be […]

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Julie’s Reflections

By Kern Valley Sun / April 1, 2020

Schools had to close their doors on Wednesday, March 18. The use of remote learning and education resources are being used to mitigate lost time in school. Many children rejoice the idea of being out of school, it’s like an extra-long spring break. Yet, this is a break spent quarantined to their homes without social […]

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SADIE HAWKINS DANCE

By Kern Valley Sun / March 25, 2020

In case you didn’t know, a Sadie Hawkins Dance is when the girl asks the boy to a dance. One year, my daughter wanted to ask her boyfriend so she asked me if a Highway Patrolman would stop him on his way home from school. I asked another officer if he would do her the […]

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Writing Out Loud:…and in other news…

By Kern Valley Sun / March 25, 2020

George Stahl Sit back and relax. Take a deep breath and sigh. I am going to tell you a story for the next few minutes. We are going to leave 2020 for a moment, and go all the way back to the year, 1886. We are in Atlanta, and are about to go into the […]

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We Are Essential

By Kern Valley Sun / March 25, 2020

Like many senior citizens, I was shopping at Vons on Sunday morning, picking up some essentials. I was far from alone, as there were actually lines at the checkout. What surprised me was how many seniors did not know me. My ego wasn’t deflated, but, I am curious to learn why these people don’t know […]

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