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Retraction Time

By Kern Valley Sun / November 5, 2019

By: Harry ThalSpecial to the Sun I have been writing a newspaper column for many, many years. First, for almost the lifetime of the Courier, and now in the Sun for the last several years. This is the first time I have made an honest mistake; if you can even call it that. When the […]

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Cop Tales: It Only Got Worse

By Kern Valley Sun / October 29, 2019

By Brian SmithSpecial to the Sun As a Commander of a highway patrol office, I was notified of a possible multiple fatal on the outskirts of town. When I arrived, I noticed the highway patrol helicopter on the berm of the aqueduct, other rescue workers and a highway patrol officer that I will call Officer […]

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WellCare And Aetna Prescription Coverage

By Kern Valley Sun / October 29, 2019

By Harry P. ThalSpecial to the Sun If it is on the Internet, it may not be true. This statement is very real when it comes to selecting a prescription drug plan or Medicare Advantage HMO if you reside in the Kern River Valley. About a month ago, I received a personal (but form) letter […]

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George Stahl: The Scariest Place in the House

By Kern Valley Sun / October 29, 2019

By George StahlSpecial to the Sun There is one place in the whole house that we sometimes feel a dread to go into. It’s not the basement, with all of its scary things, waiting to jump out at you. The spider webs are a dead giveaway for what is crawling around down there. The pieces […]

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Letters to the Editor

By Kern Valley Sun / October 29, 2019

Dear Editor, The Kern Valley Museum recently presented a magic show fundraiser. We’ve been working hard to pay off our brand new roof and this fundraiser helped a great deal. I’d like to thank the following people and businesses for their assistance in making this a success: First, I’d like to thank Taylor Goins and […]

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The Fish Highway

By Kern Valley Sun / October 29, 2019

By: Noble SmithSpecial to the Sun Back in the day, sometime in the late sixties or early seventies my family and I were vacationing in the Kern River Valley. We were having breakfast at Dam Korner Restaurant in Kernville. Dad asked our waitress about the fishing. He wanted to know if she had any suggestions […]

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Cop Tales: Time to Retire

By Kern Valley Sun / October 22, 2019

By Brian SmithSpecial to the Sun Towards the end of my illustrious career when I was no longer a spring chicken, I was dispatched to a call of suspicious persons inside a condo. Upon arrival, a backup unit and I contacted three young men in the condo. To make a long story short, they lied […]

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George Stahl: Are You My Mummy?

By Kern Valley Sun / October 22, 2019

By George StahlSpecial to the Sun The Hieroglyphic image for the number 10 in ancient Egypt is similar to our lower-case n. The n in the same Hieroglyphic is a series of 5 connecting peaks something like this, ^^^^^. Don’t think that wasn’t hard to make with a keyboard either. Anyway, if you multiply the […]

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Letters to the Editor

By Kern Valley Sun / October 22, 2019

Kern Valley Veterinary Clinic 14934 Hwy. 178 Lake Isabella, Ca 760-378-2486 After long consideration, I must formally announce the closing of my veterinary practice as of December 31, 2019. Personal medical issues and family situations have guided me to this decision. I realize this may impose hardships on certain individuals, however, I have no choice. […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: Tools for Success

By Kern Valley Sun / October 22, 2019

By Tracy LeeSpecial to the Sun Commitment a. You must choose to become better rather than bitter. Action a. Action is movement. You must move every day towards recovery by actively investing your commitment to become better. Counseling a. Studies show that survivors utilizing grief counseling can recover three times faster than those going it […]

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