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Writing Out Loud: Brush Up, Save A Tooth

By Kern Valley Sun / June 25, 2019

By George Stahl “Ni sheayale ma?” would have been something you would have heard your mother shouting from the other room at least 5 nights a week, and as many times a night. That is if you were a preteen about 1,400 years ago living in China. Roughly translated, according to Google, the phrase means, […]

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Beyond the Valley: Historic New Bern

By Kern Valley Sun / June 25, 2019

By Marsha Smith The ferry ride from Ocracoke to Cedar Island took 2 hours and 15 minutes, followed by a 47-mile drive to Pine Knolls Shores where we would spend the night in a room overlooking the beach. That 47 miles took us over 2 hours due to reconstruction of the bridge connecting Cedar Island […]

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The Absence of Your Funeral

By Kern Valley Sun / June 25, 2019

By Tracy Renee Lee My daughters and I love watching old Doris Day movies. She was so talented, beautiful, and sang with the voice of a lark. Now that my daughters have daughters of their own, our tradition of watching Doris Day continues throughout the generations of our family. We were saddened to hear last […]

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Fishing with Noble: Summertime

By Kern Valley Sun / June 25, 2019

Now that the kids have a little more time on their hands, how about a family fishing day? I know there is summer school, sports, cell phones, iPods and cable TV. It’s not all bad, I know. Someday my grandkids are going to rely on these medial skills in their careers. Technology is the future, […]

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Health Insurance Matters: Medicare Savings Programs Save Money

By Kern Valley Sun / June 25, 2019

I have been touting Medicare’s “Extra Help” program for years. The program is for lower income people with few assets getting relief from the high costs of prescription medication. There are other programs which not only reduces the cost of prescriptions but may also pay the $135.50 Medicare Part B monthly premium coming out of […]

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Writing Out Loud: CHASING THE IN-BETWEENS

By Kern Valley Sun / June 19, 2019

By George Stahl Do you ever feel like you are almost getting what you want, you see it, you feel it, and you can even as they say, taste it? Then, it’s gone! Out of reach and fallen into the cracks somewhere. Whatever it was that was almost yours is in the world of in-betweens. […]

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Beyond the Valley: The Castle & Lighthouse on Ocracoke Island

By Kern Valley Sun / June 19, 2019

By Marsha Smith After an hour ferry ride from Hatteras to Ocracoke Island, we drove 14 miles to the seaside village of Ocracoke. The village is a vacation paradise, similar in some ways to Catalina Island. Great lodging, restaurants, shops, sport fishing, sailing, and if my memory serves me a golf course. Very walkable community, […]

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Health Insurance Matters: Medicare Savings Programs Save Money

By Kern Valley Sun / June 19, 2019

I have been touting Medicare’s “Extra Help” program for years. The program is for lower income people with few assets getting relief from the high costs of prescription medication. There are other programs which not only reduces the cost of prescriptions but may also pay the $135.50 Medicare Part B monthly premium coming out of […]

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Reel Reviews: Aladdin

By Kern Valley Sun / June 19, 2019

Out of all the announced Disney Live Action Remakes of their classic ‘90s-era films, I was most excited for 1992’s Aladdin. Aladdin is my favorite Disney movie of that era. The late, great, legendary Robin Williams’ Genie is a character I quote in my daily life. When I found out that the remake was being […]

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Writing Out Loud: It’s A Jerky Kind Of Day

By Kern Valley Sun / June 11, 2019

By George Stahl Look at the date! Today is June 12, OMG! Do you know what that means? “Yes, there are only 196 days until Christmas!” No! “Oh. I know! It was 38 years ago today that we first met Indiana Jones and he found the Lost Ark.” Again, no. Not the answer I was […]

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