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Editorial: ‘If men were angels’ (Pub. 10/24/18)

By Kern Valley Sun / October 24, 2018

By Ashley Loza Managing Editor As someone who loves the gray area of opinions, a perpetual devil’s advocate who will debate a thing I don’t even necessarily believe in, I find our reaction to elections increasingly interesting. It’s almost Election Day, and since most of us vote by mail, I sent my ballot in last […]

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Beyond the Valley – Maine

By Kern Valley Sun / October 24, 2018

By Marsha Smith This year’s annual ‘travel the country’ found us traveling 9 days across the United States to Bar Harbor, Maine. Our thought was to beeline to our furthest point and then, upon our return trip home, make the stops in the New England states and others as we went along. That is our […]

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Health Insurance Matters: Social Security Increases

By Kern Valley Sun / October 24, 2018

Health Insurance Matters / Harry P. Thal Most Social Security recipients, as well as disabled veterans as military retirees, will see a 2.8 percent increase in their income next year. This announcement by the Social Security Administration is the greatest increase in 7 years. The payments will begin January 1 and will be on the […]

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Writing Out Loud: WE COULD CALL IT VA DAY

By Kern Valley Sun / October 16, 2018

By George Stahl It’s Wednesday, October 17, and you are scared. You just managed to find a tree hidden from the noise and screams of a bunch of men fighting in a field only yards away from you. You are trying to gain your second wind as you nurse the wound on your right arm. […]

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Our Opinion: KV Sun endorses Measure Q

By Kern Valley Sun / October 16, 2018

Marsha Smith Publisher Admittedly so, I was not a champion for the past two Kern Valley Healthcare District’s (KVHD) attempt to pass measures to make the State required seismic safety updates, however I felt compelled to support them. This time out, I am 100% behind the measure to move forward. CEO Tim McGlew, the Board […]

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Health Insurance Matters: The “White Cards”

By Kern Valley Sun / October 16, 2018

Health Insurance Matters / Harry P. Thal There are basically two Medicare markets. One is for people who just need prescription benefits; Medicare part D (or known as a PDP.) The other who needs a comprehensive all-in-one medical and prescription package. There are several sub-categories within each group. For the PDP we look at those […]

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Writing Out Loud: HALLOWEEN IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER

By Kern Valley Sun / October 9, 2018

Writing Out Loud / George Stahl Seventeen-year-old Elizabeth Hubbard was sitting in the parlor of Dr. Grigg’s home office in Andover, Massachusetts. She was fidgeting as she was listening to strange noises coming from Grigg’s examination room. Shortly afterwards, Abigail Williams exited the exam room in tears. She glanced at Elizabeth. “Elizabeth. Please, come in,” […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: I Hope

By Kern Valley Sun / October 9, 2018

Pushin’ Up Daisies / Tracy Lee Through my research this weekend, I came upon an interesting story about suicide prevention. The article showcased a young man who was contemplating suicide. Unlike many persons in that state of mind, he reached out to his family and community. The article encouraged all to reach out, and rather […]

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Health Insurance Matters: Medicare & a Movie – A Great Success

By Kern Valley Sun / October 9, 2018

Health Insurance Matters / Harry P. Thal The Fourth Annual event is now in the history books. The educational Medicare meeting drew 114 people, with guests coming up from Ridgecrest and Bakersfield. Most people arrived early and received gift bags loaded with goodies ranging from flashlight pens, paper (for meeting notes), one-week pill containers, gel […]

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Reel Reviews: The Nun

By Kern Valley Sun / October 9, 2018

Reel Reviews / Josh Simpkins For fans of horror films, as am I, we know that a handful of directors—spearheaded by James Wan—breathed life back into the genre with the terrifying Conjuring Universe. From The Conjuring through Annabelle Creation, the Conjuring Universe has been horrifying audiences for half a decade. Now, with All Hallows Eve […]

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