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Writing Out Loud: YOU’RE GOING TO NEED A BIGGER BOAT

By Kern Valley Sun / August 29, 2018

Writing Out Loud / George Stahl “You’re going to need a bigger boat…” Ya think? Sharks. They are the oceans answer to a garbage disposal meets Jack the Ripper. All these creatures do is swim around looking for their next meal. Which could come as soon as they have swallowed their last one. Eat…eat…eat, then […]

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Letters to the Editor (Pub. 08/29/2018)

By Kern Valley Sun / August 29, 2018

Angels at KVHD If you’ve been a resident in the Kern River Valley for a while, chances are you’re aware that we have our own Emergency Room, a hospital, and a skilled nursing facility, in Mountain Mesa. If you’ve been in the valley for years, as my family has, chances are you have used one […]

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Organized Panhandling

By Kern Valley Sun / August 29, 2018

By Ashley Loza Managing Editor We’ve had a lot of talk around this office lately about GoFundMe accounts, and none of us seem to be able to pin down how we feel about it. We see the necessity, we want to believe it works, but there’s something about it that many of us just don’t […]

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Conner’s Corner: Where have you gone… Coach?

By Kern Valley Sun / August 28, 2018

Conner’s Corner / Ray Conner You will notice that some of the athletic teams from Kern Valley are missing from this week’s issue. Even though they played games or matches, nothing was made available to me. Numerous emails were sent out, and still no response. I was supposed to run the previews for the cross […]

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Fishing with Noble: A Day on the Water with Mrs. Smith

By Kern Valley Sun / August 28, 2018

Fishing with Noble / Noble Smith It’s always a different ballgame when I go out fishing with my wife. Fishing tournaments or just fishing with a buddy is more competitive, and I feel that my line must be in the water at all times. Taking a break could mean a missed opportunity of catching fish […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: To Vault or Not to Vault

By Kern Valley Sun / August 28, 2018

By Tracy Renee Lee I was speaking with a loved one recently. Our topic of conversation was to determine if he would add a burial vault to his wife’s burial plan. While conversing, it occurred to me that perhaps the purpose of a vault, compared to that of a casket, is confusing to those who […]

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Writing Out Loud: SMILE, IT’S ONLY THE TOOTH FAIRY

By Kern Valley Sun / August 21, 2018

Writing Out Loud / George Stahl It is not disputed that on every day, 365 of them, something is celebrated or honored. Today, a familiar winged creature which has been a staple of life throughout the world as far back as the beginning of time is the focus. Today, August 22, is the day we […]

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Writing Out Loud: UFOs and Rock’n’Roll

By Kern Valley Sun / August 14, 2018

By George Stahl Today is a most auspicious day as far as history is concerned, especially in the world of entertainment and police work. One of the most iconic and regularly quoted movies premiered in Hollywood at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in 1939. No, it wasn’t Gone With the Wind or Frankenstein, it was the one […]

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Letters to the Editor (Pub. August 15, 2018)

By Kern Valley Sun / August 14, 2018

Put a Stop to Brake Trouble Before School Starts Dear Editor, When it comes to vehicle safety, the brake system is at the top of the list. Brake Safety Awareness Month is the ideal time for drivers to stop and make sure their brakes are working properly before the new school year and colder temperatures […]

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Heath Insurance Matters: Life Settlements

By Kern Valley Sun / August 14, 2018

Heath Insurance Matters / Harry P. Thal This past week I attended the California Association of Health Underwriters annual convention, this year held at the Bayfront Hilton Hotel in beautiful San Diego. I was a guest speaker at this 2-day affair, of course, speaking and training health insurance agents about Medicare. I was most pleased […]

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