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Letters to the Editor: 06/07/17

By Kern Valley Sun / June 7, 2017

Dear Editor, Kern County, District 23, again voted Kevin McCarthy in to office during the last election. My brother has been disabled since he was 13, the result of a drunk driver. After many years of trying, he is finally on medication that stabilizes him enough that he can have some type of a normal […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: Suicide, Recognizing and Preventing It, Part 3

By Kern Valley Sun / June 7, 2017

Once you have confirmed your suspicions that your friend or family member is indeed contemplating suicide, you need to evaluate their immediate risk level. Persons intending (INTENT) immediate action upon themselves will have mapped out a specific plan of action (PLAN), they will have prepared their mode or means of action (MEANS), they will have […]

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Conner’s Corner: The need for speed

By Kern Valley Sun / June 7, 2017

By Ray Conner On Memorial Weekend, Sunday specifically, I was privileged to get my speed fix on the race tracks of Indianapolis and Charlotte. I began the day listening to all the hype of the Indy 500 leading up to the start. The race itself was outstanding as the drivers of the open-wheeled cars slung […]

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Writing Out Loud: It’s Just Like Riding a Bike

By Kern Valley Sun / June 7, 2017

There are some things that we never really forget how to do. Riding a bike is usually thought to be at the top of the list. In fact, it’s become a sort of mantra for anything we are asked to do that we think is too difficult, or something that we may have done once […]

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The Reel Cinemaniac: I disagree

By Kern Valley Sun / June 7, 2017

By Josh Simpkins When I am researching what to write about, I come across other opinions that differ from my own. No surprise there. I’m positive my opinion differs from some who read my work. I never really call out a colleague, and I’m not doing this now, by any means. However, the other day […]

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Reel Reviews: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

By Kern Valley Sun / June 7, 2017

By Josh Simpkins Have you ever made something only to think if you did it again it would come out better? So, you make it again, but its only slightly better than before. However, it is better, so you are content. Contentment soon fades and you want to remake your item yet again, so you […]

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RIP Glenne Headly

By Kern Valley Sun / June 7, 2017

By Josh Simpkins Special to the Sun Growing up in the 1980s as I did, I had my share on onscreen crushes. Alongside my friends, I lusted after Carrie Fisher, Heather Locklear, and Brooke Shields, to name a few. However, I had one crush that wasn’t quite understood by my contemporaries: the beautiful, charming and […]

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Writing Out Loud: Have a Good Week

By Kern Valley Sun / May 17, 2017

By George Stahl Where is it all going? Just this last week alone, things happened that caused a lot of heads to shake, some to nod and even some to hang down. The state of the world as a whole, unlike the symbol of the Kentucky Derby, which was won by a horse named Always […]

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Letters to the Editor: 05/17/17

By Kern Valley Sun / May 17, 2017

Support of Measure C It is my pleasure to share with you the reasons I support the Kern Valley Hospital and Measure C. I was born in the Kern Valley and graduated from Kern Valley High School in 1954. After working in Ridgecrest for Southern California Edison (SCE), I was given the opportunity to return […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: Death of a Loved One

By Kern Valley Sun / May 17, 2017

By Tracy Lee Following the death of a loved one, there may be a significant need to reach out for emotional support. This can be accomplished through a support group, an understanding cleric, a professional funeral practitioner or a therapist. How do you know if you need professional assistance? If you find that you have […]

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