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Health Insurance Matters: Obamacare Update

By Kern Valley Sun / January 17, 2018

By Harry P. Thal The recent passage of the Tax Reform Act has created additional misinformation about the Individual Mandate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Technically, the Tax Reform Act did not repeal or replace any of the ACA. The Tax Reform Law only reduces the Individual Mandate tax penalty for not having coverage […]

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Rest in paradise, Jerry Van Dyke

By Kern Valley Sun / January 17, 2018

By Josh Simpkins Special to the Sun Geez Louise, friends and neighbors, we were doing so well. It seemed that Death was tired and taking a short break. Not short enough, in my opinion. It saddens me deeply to report that comedian and actor Jerry Van Dyke, who after decades in show business finally emerged […]

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Fishing with Noble: Fishing, the Best Therapy of All

By Kern Valley Sun / January 17, 2018

By Noble Smith It looks like I have been blindsided by a tough disease. I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a blood cancer. Did not see this one coming. Evidently, this disease picks and chooses from all walks of life. The first thing I need to do is thank the great people of the Kern […]

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Writing Out Loud: Chicken Soup for the…

By Kern Valley Sun / January 17, 2018

By George Stahl Despite the uncommon weather we have been having for a January, it is still that time of year when colds are most likely to pop up in your life. If you have children, well, no one has to tell you about the round robin effect a cold will start once your child […]

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Beyond the Valley: Nashville, Pt. III

By Kern Valley Sun / January 17, 2018

By Marsha Smith Fortunately, many of the historical sites are on the outskirts of Nashville, although all are considered Nashville treasures. One such treasure is the Belle Meade Plantation, Belle Meade meaning “beautiful meadow”. The plantation that once covered 5,300 acres was developed by John Harding in 1807. Today the plantation still maintains 24 acres: […]

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Maintaining Our Comfort

By Kern Valley Sun Support / January 10, 2018

HEALTHY LIVING / Christine Harness AAH! Another new year greets us with the usual question, “Have you taken the time to make some New Year’s resolutions?” As we all know, most of us do not seriously carry out the ones we make at the beginning of each new year, and high on our lists are […]

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Letters to the Editor (pub. 1/1/18)

By Kern Valley Sun Support / January 10, 2018

Nowhere to Go My sister and I were both living on Paintbrush Ct. Unfortunately, my sister passed on July 6, 2017, 3 weeks after she received her home from Kern County, as our home burned to the ground in the Erskine Fire. I was devastated. Two days later, I got very sick and was traumahawked […]

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Health Insurance Matters: Self Introduction

By Kern Valley Sun Support / January 9, 2018

HEALTH INSURANCE MATTERS / Harry P. Thal It was sometime back in 2004 when I was unloading my (oversized) post office box that I met Dolly Ogawa. As my box, really a drawer, was full of mail, Dolly introduced herself and inquired what I did to warrant such a large mail receptacle. I responded that […]

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Education Corner: Moving Forward

By Kern Valley Sun Support / January 9, 2018

EDUCATION CORNER / Submitted by Kim Kissack-Villani, Superintendent South Fork Union School District On December 5, 2017 the California Department of Education released data on Chronic Absenteeism for the first time. This data includes state, district and school wide chronic absenteeism rates including which student subgroups have the highest chronic absenteeism rates. According to the California […]

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The Reel Cinemaniac: Vote Johnson-Hanks 2020

By Kern Valley Sun Support / January 9, 2018

Alright, friends and neighbors, I would have filed this next bit of news under make-believe if we hadn’t previously had a President who was a Hollywood actor and another President who was a Reality television show host. Now, back in May 2017, Dwayne Johnson hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live. He used his opening […]

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