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Pushin’ Up Daisies: Self Esteem

By Kern Valley Sun / December 24, 2019

By Tracy LeeSpecial to the Sun The problem with grief, well actually, there are many, but the one I shall attempt to address today is that not only is grief an assault on your heart, but it is also an assault on your self-esteem. Loss, when it is someone with whom your identity is attached, […]

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Conner’s Corner: Missing my shots

By Kern Valley Sun / December 24, 2019

By Ray connerSports Editor Am I the only one who misses the golf course? Yes, this is rhetorical. When I drive by the remains of what used to be the Kern Valley Golf Course a look of sadness sweeps my face. I’m sure many, many of us have had the pipe dream of winning the […]

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The tradition of the Christmas Pickle

By Kern Valley Sun / December 24, 2019

By Julie GiyerKern Valley Sun The tradition of the Christmas pickle is one of the strangest traditions I have ever come across. People decorate their Christmas trees with ornaments and amongst the ornaments is a shiny green glass/plastic pickle. This is all new to me, as I have never heard of this tradition, let alone […]

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Now you know what posse Comitatus means

By Kern Valley Sun / December 18, 2019

By Brian SmithSpecial to the Sun Years ago, I had just finished working the beloved 7 p.m.-3 a.m. shift on patrol for the sheriff’s department. I had a long shift with plenty of paperwork and was extremely tired. I left work, I entered my car, threw a black jacket on over my uniform and headed […]

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Letters to the Editor

By Kern Valley Sun / December 18, 2019

Thanks for keeping us covered. The Kern River Valley Historical Society would like to thank the community of the Kern River Valley for all their support replacing the much needed roof on the Kern Valley Museum in Kernville. Thanks for keeping us covered! We have almost paid for the roof. $40,000 was needed and thanks […]

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George Stahl: IT’S A BOY!

By Kern Valley Sun / December 18, 2019

By George StahlSpecial to the Sun It was five days before the baby was going to be born. The parents didn’t know that exactly, but they had a feeling it was soon. What were they going to do? They had started on this journey some time ago, and they still had a two-day ride to […]

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Health Insurance Matters: Bits and Pieces

By Kern Valley Sun / December 18, 2019

By Harry ThalSpecial to the Sun GOOD-BYE MEDICARE HICN CARDS Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) will no longer accept an individual’s HICN; all applications must include the consumer’s/member’s Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI). In 2019, CMS accepted both the HICN and MBI but this will end after Dec. 31, 2019. […]

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Tis the season to go fishing

By Kern Valley Sun / December 17, 2019

By Noble SmithSpecial to the Sun The month of December is probably the slowest month of the year for fishing. Not that fishing is bad in December, it’s just the time of year for fisherman to be preoccupied with the holiday season. After Thanksgiving, it’s time to gear up for Christmas shopping, decorating the house, […]

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Cop Tales: That’s Your Present from the Highway Patrol

By Kern Valley Sun / December 11, 2019

By Brian SmithSpecial to the Sun My partner and I were patrolling the freeways when we observed a vehicle straddling three lanes of traffic. They had “Just Married” on the rear window and some cans dragging from behind. We made a traffic stop and the driver was in his tuxedo and his new bride was […]

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Letters to the Editor

By Kern Valley Sun / December 11, 2019

Brand USA needs another champion-Congress With a perfect mix of big-city sophistication and small-town charm, Bakersfield, California has something to offer every international visitors. There’s only one problem. Our biggest supporter abroad – Brand USA – is about to expire. While you might not know Brand USA by name, you likely feel its impact in […]

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