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Goodbye to Sam Shepard

By Kern Valley Sun / August 9, 2017

  By Josh Simpkins Special to the Sun “Because I could not stop for Death— He kindly stopped for me— The Carriage held but just Ourselves— And Immortality.” -Emily Dickinson: Because I could not stop for Death (479) These words truly resonate in our society today. We are far too busy with our mobile devices, […]

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Reel Reviews: Dunkirk

By Kern Valley Sun / August 9, 2017

By Josh Simpkins “When 400,000 men couldn’t get home, home came for them.” As taglines go, I really like this one. It stirs something in the depths of my soul. Though I may not have enjoyed the film this tagline goes with, I cannot deny the power and intensity within Christopher Nolan’s WWII film Dunkirk—starring […]

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The Reel Cinemaniac: Whoa, Wopat

By Kern Valley Sun / August 9, 2017

By Josh Simpkins Heads are rolling in Hazzard County! Uncle Jessie is rolling in his grave and Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane is snickering like only he could. Tom “Luke Duke” Wopat, one of the Dukes in the Dukes of Hazzard, the 1980s TV comedy about good ol’ boys eluding the law, was arraigned August 3, […]

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Writing Out Loud: Pull Over for Speeders

By Kern Valley Sun / August 9, 2017

By George Stahl We need to be told what to do. We innately want some kind of structure in our lives, and we expect everyone who shares our space to respect that. This is not a scientific fact, nor is it a sociological observation. It is simply a common sense thing. Like don’t touch the […]

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Reel Reviews: War for the Planet of the Apes

By Kern Valley Sun / August 2, 2017

By Josh Simpkins I have a little something to confess, dear friends and neighbors. I have actually been quite satisfied with the rebooted Planet of the Apes franchise. In 2011, Rise of the Planet of the Apes introduced us to Caeser and showed us how the downfall of man began. In 2014, Dawn of the […]

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Writing Out Loud: Working like a dog

By Kern Valley Sun / August 2, 2017

By George Stahl Over the last 500 years, when people realized special holidays meant special sales days, the 365 day calendar has been filled with a day for this and a day for that. Even people who write columns in newspapers have a special day. This year it was Tuesday, April 18. Getting to the point […]

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The Reel Cinemaniac: Twin movies

By Kern Valley Sun / August 2, 2017

By Josh Simpkins There is a trend in Hollywood that is blatantly practiced, only the public at large doesn’t seem to acknowledge it. I am sure somebody notices and brings it to the attention of their friends and neighbors, but nobody seems to think it is that big of a deal. Well, I think it […]

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Healthy Living: Trigger finger disorder

By Kern Valley Sun / August 2, 2017

By Christine Harness Trigger Finger is one of the most common causes of hand pain and disability, when the flexor tendon (or tendons) cause painful popping or snapping as the patient tries to flex then extend the affected finger. A patient may present with a digit locked in a particular position, most often flexed, and […]

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Interesting History: The Scope’s Trial

By Kern Valley Sun / August 2, 2017

By Clayton Huckaby In the modern world, public schools are barred from teaching any kind of religious beliefs in a science class. This is in keeping with the first amendment and the provision that says that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” While this may […]

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Letters to the Editor: 08/02/17

By Kern Valley Sun / August 2, 2017

Picking a Primary Care Physician As a retired person, I am on Medicare. I signed up for United Healthcare several years ago. One requirement was that I had to select a primary care physician. I must visit this physician in order to get referrals for more extensive tests. I believe a great way for the […]

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