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RIP Nelsan Ellis

By Kern Valley Sun / July 5, 2017

By Josh Simpkins Special to the Sun Oh man, as a closet Truebie, this one hit me right in the feels. Award-winning film and television actor and playwright Nelsan Ellis, best known for his role as Lafayette Reynolds on the HBO series True Blood, passed away on July 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California, after […]

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Writing Out Loud: It’s a Great Place to Visit

By Kern Valley Sun / June 28, 2017

By George Stahl You have had a pretty stressful week. The kids are restless on summer break; your garbage disposal just burned out; you have a drip that just started on the hose bib on the side of the house, and it seems like everyone you know, also some people you don’t, are demanding precious […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: Gumbo

By Kern Valley Sun / June 28, 2017

Some of my fondest memories as I was growing up are of those spent with my family. Moments in time with parents, grandparents and great-grandparents that were once common are now priceless recollections that I hold dear to my heart. Yesterday as I sat in church, I sent out a text to my brother asking […]

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The Reel Cinemaniac: RIP Avildsen

By Kern Valley Sun / June 21, 2017

By Josh Simpkins We all know that life is precious and finite. We also know that Death is unbiased and never seems to take a holiday. So, it really shouldn’t come as a surprise that I am, yet again, writing of the demise of another Hollywood icon. It truly saddens me to report that John […]

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Letters to the Editor: 06/21/17

By Kern Valley Sun / June 21, 2017

Did I miss the coronation of Gov. Jerry Brown? He apparently feels, as the “King of California,” he has every right to announce he plans on naming California a “Sanctuary State”! No vote of the citizens and taxpayers of this state? Taxes, of course, will have to increase in order to support all the illegals […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: Man of Steel

By Kern Valley Sun / June 21, 2017

By Tracy Lee My first case as a fully licensed funeral practitioner was my Uncle Roy Don. As I was sitting in church Easter Sunday, I was reminiscing over family gatherings and events I had shared with my Uncle Roy Don. He was the strongest man I had ever known. He could pull the engine out […]

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Writing Out Loud: Removing Stone Statues

By Kern Valley Sun / June 21, 2017

By George Stahl In April, states in the southern part of the country began removing statues of men who fought in the Civil War. Men who fought to keep a way of life alive, who knew in their hearts that they were doing the right thing. They had to know this because of all the […]

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The Reel Cinemaniac: RIP Adam West

By Kern Valley Sun / June 14, 2017

By Josh Simpkins Holy heartbreak, Batman! Remove your masks, helmets, and cowls out of respect, friends and neighbors, for it is a melancholy day in Gotham indeed. It saddens me deeply to report that Adam West, the chisel-chinned, sonorous, grandiloquent actor who was at the pinnacle of pop culture after Batman debuted on televisions in […]

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Fishing with Noble: Take a kid fishing

By Kern Valley Sun / June 14, 2017

By Noble Smith I remember many years ago, living in the city, planning camping and fishing trips and how important it was. We were only able to get out a few times a year. We were very busy with sports and school. As a young man, my fishing gear was always ready for the next […]

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Reel Reviews: Wonder Woman

By Kern Valley Sun / June 14, 2017

By Josh Simpkins Creating a cohesive cinematic universe is no easy task—just ask Peter Jackson, Joss Whedon, and Zach Snyder. Mr. Snyder has been at the helm of the DCCU for about half a decade now, giving us the highly polarizing and critically panned film Man of Steel and its follow-up, Batman V Superman: Dawn […]

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