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Writing Out Loud: It’s Just April 17

By Kern Valley Sun / April 17, 2019

By George Stahl April 17. Today has a certain amount of everything American about it. Maybe even second only to July 4. For instance, according to a group called The Classic Car Club of America, an automobile that saw its production between the years 1925 and 1948 is considered a ‘classic.’ Many car enthusiasts today […]

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Health Insurance Matters: Lower Prescription Costs

By Kern Valley Sun / April 17, 2019

A new law took effect this year regarding the ability to change Medicare Advantage plans during the middle of the year. Most people are aware that there is an annual enrollment period between October 15 and December 7 when people on Medicare may change or join a Medicare Advantage (MA-Medicare Part C) plan or a […]

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Reel Reviews: Captain Marvel

By Kern Valley Sun / April 17, 2019

As a society, it would seem people are always curious about their contemporaries’ “favorites.” What’s your favorite color? Food? Brand? Season? Movie? One question I am constantly asked who my favorite superhero is, what with the surge of superhero films and all. Quick answer: Superman. The answer fulfills the requirements of the question, but is […]

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Fishing With Noble: Great Time to Share Fish

By Kern Valley Sun / April 17, 2019

Conditions are great for shore fishing in Lake Isabella. Not only is the bite good on bass and crappie, there was a truck load of trout put into the lake for the derby. Not only catchable sizes, there are some real giants added in the mix. A great scenario for derby and shore fisherman in […]

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Writing Out Loud: INDIE AND THE BARK PARK

By Kern Valley Sun / April 10, 2019

By George Stahl The Dog Park, what an experience. Despite the human aspect. The socializing, criticizing, and bragging. “Oh, what a cute dog! What is he, er…she? A pound puppy mix. Man, aren’t they the most loving? They really seem to appreciate the fact that you took them out of the pound. Just like a […]

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Healthy Living: Worry! Worry! Worry!

By Kern Valley Sun / April 9, 2019

  Most of us devote far too much time worrying. We’re troubled over many little things and sometimes big issues that directly affect us. Currently, researchers tell us most ‘healthy’ people worry about 5 to 10 percent of the time, but the intensity of our worrying varies as in that first night your daughter failed […]

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Health Insurance Matters: Free Insulin

By Kern Valley Sun / April 9, 2019

  Sylvia was upset. Her out of pocket costs for her diabetes medication just went through the roof. Her doctor prescribed one additional insulin injection and her cost more than doubled. She planned on cutting back one or the other taking them on alternate days to stretch her already strained budget. Would it be groceries […]

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Writing Out Loud: DOPPLEGANGER HUNTING

By Kern Valley Sun / April 3, 2019

By George Stahl Have there been times in your days when you see someone, and you just know that you’ve seen that person before? Maybe you even mistake someone for someone you know, and when you approach them, you quickly see that they are not who you thought they were. We have all probably had […]

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Letters to the Editor (Published 04/03/2019)

By Kern Valley Sun / April 3, 2019

Extra Stove Pellets I ran out of pellets for my stove about 2 weeks ago. Everyone was out around here, or so I thought. I even called stores in Bakersfield and they were out. I mentioned my problem to a neighbor and he said Fire and Ice and Barnes Bargains had pellets. I would like […]

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Editorial: Poppy Stomping

By Kern Valley Sun / April 3, 2019

By Ashley Loza If you’ve been paying attention to the news or posted any seemingly innocent photos of wildflowers on social media lately, you’ve probably noticed that Californians have collectively lost their minds over this year’s superbloom. (We know we have. See our latest photos on page B5.) It’s an understandable excitement. It’s not every […]

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