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Letters to the Editor (Published March 20, 2019)

By Kern Valley Sun / March 20, 2019

Generous People I am writing this letter in hopes of reaching all those wonderful people who stopped and tried to help me when my car became disabled on March 13. Making the turn at Elizabeth Norris onto Lake Isabella Blvd., my front right wheel flew off and sailed into the nearby field. I stopped almost […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies – My Uncle Has Died

By Kern Valley Sun / March 20, 2019

By Tracy Renee Lee When I was a child, my dad’s best friend had a terrible accident. He was a young man who had recently graduated from high school. After a fun outing that went horribly wrong, he became a quadriplegic. Back in the early 1960s, the prospects for such misfortune were not very favorable. […]

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Fishing with Noble Smith: Fair Weather Fisherman

By Kern Valley Sun / March 19, 2019

I hate to have to admit it – I think I have turned into a fair weather fisherman. After all the years of making fun of Pam for her definite desire to fish only nice days, I think I have fallen into the category. I believe age and the battle with illness are definitely contributing […]

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Reel Reviews: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

By Kern Valley Sun / March 19, 2019

If there is a production company with a film franchise that has utilized media across the boards, it’s DreamWorks with How to Train Your Dragon, based on the Cressida Cowell book series. In between films, there have been seasons of different HtTYD series on Nickelodeon and Netflix. Over the years we have had the pleasure […]

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Health Insurance Matters: Social Security

By Kern Valley Sun / March 13, 2019

Social Security Sometimes it’s confusing to know who to contact and for what. Social Security and Medicare offer related services, so people aren’t always certain who does what. This “cheat sheet” can help. Contact Social Security to: •See if you’re eligible for Medicare; •Create a “my Social Security” account to do things like request a […]

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Letters to the Editor (Published 03/13/19)

By Kern Valley Sun / March 12, 2019

An ER Visit On February 8 I took a fall in my shop. I thought I was okay, but the pain was bad. The next morning my wife took me to the emergency room. When we arrived I could barely walk and a little nurse was coming to work and ran and got a wheel […]

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Time Stands Still

By Kern Valley Sun / March 12, 2019

By Ashley Loza Managing Editor We had to switch our clocks forward this week, and between the lost hour of sleep and the incessant wail of “Didn’t we vote to change that?!” I have a splitting headache. The truth is, we only sort of voted to change that. What we actually voted for was giving […]

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Healthy Living: Negative Bias

By Kern Valley Sun / March 5, 2019

Last week’s snowfall was exhilarating! It covered our juniper shrubs with a four inch white cap; the cul-de-sac below was a completely white blanket, no cat or dog or tire tracks to mar the pure scene. No newspaper or mail delivery! All we could do was to repeat “OOH” and “AAH” and got out cell […]

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Bodywisdom: American Biofeedback

By Kern Valley Sun / March 5, 2019

In search of wellness, many Americans are turning to their gadgets to monitor the parameters of health including their blood pressure, weight, caloric intake, steps taken, blood sugar levels, heart rate, etc. Technology has liberated biofeedback from the exclusive domain of the clinician and delivered it into the capable hands of the proletariat. Researchers have […]

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