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Fishing with Noble: Schooled on Lake Isabella

By Noble Smith / September 19, 2017

By Noble Smith / Fishing with Noble Smith After 10 days of work, it was time to fish a tournament. Lake Isabella Bass Club held its tournament on September 9. I spent Friday evening prepping my four rods with the best baits possible for this time of year. I was confident my partner, Roy King, […]

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King of the Box Office

By Josh Simpkins / September 19, 2017

By Josh Simpkins Special to the Sun So, the Warner Bros./New Line 2017 remake of the 1990 miniseries Stephen King’s IT, based on King’s terrifyingly gripping novel of the same name, is a huge success. IT came crashing in to cinemas on the first weekend in September like a nitrous fueled carny ride, shattering the […]

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The Reel Cinemaniac: SOMBER FAST 5

By Josh Simpkins / September 19, 2017

By Josh Simpkins / The Reel Cinemaniac As you may or may not recall, friends and neighbors, sometimes when I’m in search of a news worthy story to report, I find myself enamored with multiple small, surprising news bytes that just stick with me. These little tales that can be summed up in the span […]

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Letters to the Editor: Thank you!

By Kern Valley Sun / September 19, 2017

Thank you! Dear Editor, Keepers of the Kern would like to offer a very big thank you to the family of Mike Mendoza for their most generous gift to us by offering friends and family the opportunity to donate to Keepers in memory of Mike. Thank you to everyone who gave so generously. We don’t […]

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Writing Out Loud: Disgusting!

By George Stahl / September 19, 2017

By George Stahl Bugs! OMG, it’s a bug. “The biggest, ugliest, yuckiest bug I have ever seen!” Most of us have bellowed that out when we’ve come into contact with one of these horrific, super disgusting little creatures of the night. They creep around in the darkness, scavenging for whatever they may find that is […]

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The Reel Cinemaniac: The Crow Rebooted

By Josh Simpkins / September 12, 2017

By Josh Simpkins In 1994, an independent film directed by Alex Proyas (Gods of Egypt) and based on a graphic novel by James O’Barr, hit the silver screen and instantly became one of my top five favorite films. Starring Brandon Lee in his final and most poignant role, the film I speak of is The […]

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Two Ways to Get Your Medicare Benefits

By Greg Dills / September 12, 2017

By Greg Dill At a family reunion last month, my Aunt Abby and Uncle Glen got into a squabble over the best way to get their Medicare benefits. Uncle Glen is an Original Medicare man and has been for nearly a decade. Aunt Abby prefers Medicare Advantage, which is similar to a health plan she […]

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Stephen King’s “IT”

By Josh Simpkins / September 12, 2017

By Joshua Simpkins If I have said it once, I’ve said it some million-and-one times: I love me some Stephen King. In fact, the book I am currently hooked into is by Sai King. I took a two-year hiatus to devour two Dean Koontz series—Odd Thomas (9 books) and Frankenstein (5 books)—and now I’m back […]

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Healthy Living: Pain & Adaptation

By Christine Harness / September 12, 2017

I have noticed that I’ve devoted an extraordinary amount of my life to the process of adaptation. When I take the time to think about it, I guess we have all done so. As we age and develop, our lives demand it of us. Adapt: “to make suitable especially by changing,” “to change so as […]

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