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Pushing up Daisies: Grief Busters by Tracy Lee

By Kern Valley Sun / March 25, 2020

Upon the loss of a significant loved one, grief is the natural pain that fills our souls with sadness and renders us significantly less efficient in every aspect of life. With this in mind, it is paramount to understand that you possess the power to overcome grief. Indeed, you owe it to yourself, as well […]

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Making the right call

By Kern Valley Sun / March 25, 2020

It never fails. I talk about spring like conditions and we get winter like conditions. It’s like when my neighbor comes over to tell me about the chance of rain while I am washing my truck. I reply, “the reason I am washing my truck today is to guarantee rain tomorrow.” March can be very […]

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Cop Tales: A Nice Relaxing Vacation

By Kern Valley Sun / March 18, 2020

By Brian SmithSpecial to the Sun After being involved in my second fatal shooting with the highway patrol, I decided to take the family and drive back east to my hometown for a while to try to get away from all the stresses of the job. We had a great time and I started to […]

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Writing Out Loud: PRESENT AND FUTURE FEARS, PAST HOPES

By Kern Valley Sun / March 18, 2020

By George Stahl Special to the Sun COVID-1., the Coronavirus. Just reading that conjures up frightening times, and thoughts. The pandemic, the latest in a line of pandemics that have stricken the world in the last 102 years is a very scary, terrible and deadly virus. If it is anything like the previous viruses, we’ve […]

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Letters to the Editor

By Kern Valley Sun / March 18, 2020

As one of two remaining board members of the “Friends of the Hatchery” I would like to update the status of our hatchery. Our last meeting was on March 13, 2019. Gerald Hatler, the Program Mgr/Calif. Department of Fish and Wildlife attended the meeting, along with other CDFW employees. It was a lengthy meeting due […]

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Health Insurance Matters: CORONAVIRUS

By Kern Valley Sun / March 18, 2020

By Harry ThalSpecial to the Sun This was sent to me this week from CMS (Medicare): You’ve likely heard about the Coronavirus (officially called “2019-Novel Coronavirus” or “COVID-19”) in the news. While there isn’t a vaccine yet and the immediate health risk remains low, Medicare is still here to help. Your Medicare Part B (Medical […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: Factors for Grief Recovery

By Kern Valley Sun / March 18, 2020

By Tracy LeeSpecial to the Sun Grief is the natural pain one experiences upon the death of a loved one. It is not an invisible virus floating on puffs of air. It is not transmitted through droplet spray nor by touching contaminated surfaces. Grief is brought on when one is robbed permanently of the physical […]

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Writing out Loud: Blame it on the New Moon

By Kern Valley Sun / March 11, 2020

By George StahlSpecial to the Sun In February of this year, two astronomers on the Catalina Sky Survey team at the Mt. Lemmon Observatory in Arizona saw a peculiar object moving very quickly in the night sky. It moved so fast that the stars surrounding the object, looked like automobile lights moving in fast forward […]

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Letters to the Editor

By Kern Valley Sun / March 11, 2020

Many drivers use a cellphone now. Eyes to the road then phone, phone to the road, the road to phone. Voila: The Human Bobblehead! A cellphone is one of many driving distractions. Drivers know it is wrong to handle a phone when driving, but they get away with it. One day they will not. As […]

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Health Insurance Matters: Special Enrollment

By Kern Valley Sun / March 11, 2020

By Harry ThalSpecial to the Sun People who experience a qualifying life event can newly enroll in a health plan through Covered California even outside the open-enrollment period. Currently, enrolled members who experience a qualifying life event can change their coverage or choose a new plan. This is called special enrollment. There are several opportunities […]

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