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Writing Out Loud: Eight Tracks and the Future

By Kern Valley Sun / April 10, 2018

By George Stahl Today, April 11, is a day dedicated to a tape and the machine that played it. It is…wait for it… ‘Eight Track Tape Day.’ No fooling. It’s a whole day dedicated to the memory of the device that allowed you to take your favorite records with you as you drove around town. […]

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Letters to the Editor (pub. 04/10/18)

By Kern Valley Sun / April 10, 2018

Organ Donation I just heard on the news that April is Organ Donation Month. As I remember our own experience, I am writing to encourage others to make the decision to donate a loved one’s or their own organs before death occurs. This is our own experience: Christmas Eve 1988 brought unbearable sorrow as we […]

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Beyond the Valley: Colorado Springs

By Kern Valley Sun / April 10, 2018

By Marsha Smith Our last destination before heading home was Colorado Springs, an area we had never been before, and we were oh so glad we did. There is so much to see and do, and we found the people extremely helpful and friendly. Maybe not quite as friendly as the ‘ya’ll’ southern folks, but […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: Easter News

By Kern Valley Sun / April 10, 2018

By Tracy Renee Lee My very first case as a licensed funeral director was my great uncle. His death was quite some time ago, but I remember it very well. I was sitting in church Easter Sunday and my cell phone rang. I stepped out into the foyer and answered the call. It was my […]

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Nicknames were the norm, rather than the exception

By Kern Valley Sun / April 3, 2018

Conner’s Corner / Ray Conner It seemed like everybody had a nickname when I was growing up. From family to friends to people on the street, they never went by their true name. It was something that became a thing so many years ago. Over my 50-plus years, I have acquired many nicknames. Some of […]

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Health Insurance Matters: New Medicare Cards

By Kern Valley Sun / April 3, 2018

Health Insurance Matters / Harry P. Thal Beginning this week, people in California, as well as a few other states and territories, will be the first to receive their new Medicare ID Cards. California is slated to be among the first to receive the new Medicare Cards which will no longer be associated with a […]

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Powerful women behind Jessica Jones

By Kern Valley Sun / April 3, 2018

By Josh Simpkins Special to the Sun If there is one thing that Netflix has done properly, it is generating an awesome shared, character-driven Marvel Superhero Universe with Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones: The Defenders. The second season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones—starring Krysten Ritter as the title character—has dropped, and as someone […]

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Fishing with Noble: Fishing in the Wind

By Kern Valley Sun / April 3, 2018

Fishing with Noble / Noble Smith I learned a long time ago, if you fish Isabella Lake, you better be ready for wind. I think of all the weather conditions, wind is the hardest to manage while fishing. I remember many a day riding the bow of our aluminum rental boat. My weight would hold […]

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Bodywisdom: The World Underneath Your Hat

By Kern Valley Sun / April 3, 2018

Bodywisdom / Nancy Ivey Neurofeedback is a non-invasive peek into the “black box” of the brain. The substrate of our consciousness, including feelings, thoughts and actions, is the neuronal activity within the brain which contains billions of neurons synapsing together. This communication between neurons creates different brain waves as we attend to different aspects of […]

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Education Corner: Is My Child Ready for School?

By Kern Valley Sun / April 3, 2018

By Marie Sampson Director of Student Services – Kernville Union School District As the end of the school year quickly approaches, many children are getting excited to start kindergarten next year. Parents and children alike look forward to the new adventures and learning that will come in Kindergarten. Parents often ask “What does my child need […]

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