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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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Body Wisdom

By Kern Valley Sun / May 10, 2017

By Nancy Ivey Research into tuning forks and the potential trauma stored in the biofield led me to psychiatrist Bessel Van Der Kolk, director of the Boston Trauma Center and noted expert in the field. In his recent book, The Body Keeps the Score, Van Der Kolk promotes yoga as a therapeutic intervention for traumatized people […]

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The Reel Cinemaniac: Fast 5 News

By Kern Valley Sun / May 10, 2017

By Josh Simpkins Sometimes when I’m in search of a news worthy story to share with all my friends and neighbors, I find myself enamored with multiple small, surprising tidbits that just stick with me. These little tales that can be summed up in the span of a tweet can be almost as shocking as […]

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Reel Reviews: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

By Kern Valley Sun / May 10, 2017

  By Josh Simpkins You know, sometimes, I just absolutely love my job. This is one of those times. Buckle your seatbelts, friends and neighbors, because the Guardians are back, baby! That’s right! I have seen Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2—starring Chris Pratt (Passengers), Zoe Saldana (Live by Night), Dave Bautista (Enter the Warrior’s […]

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Fishing with Noble: Old dog, old tricks

By Kern Valley Sun / May 10, 2017

By Noble Smith I remember catching my first fish on the Kern River back in 1962. It was a 12-inch Rainbow Trout. I caught the fish using a Pautzke salmon egg and an Eagle Claw hook with a split shot. This was a great method back then and is probably the most used setup today. […]

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Writing Out Loud: In Seven Days, We Celebrate

By Kern Valley Sun / May 10, 2017

Anticipation! It is what builds in us a sense that something really exciting is about to happen. In some instances, it can even be more exciting than the thing we are looking forward to. Our imagination has the power to magnify the significance of what we are in anticipation of, and in turn, our adrenaline […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: The Master Healer

By Kern Valley Sun / May 10, 2017

By Tracy Lee The older I get, the more I realize that people tend to develop their own distinctive doctrines in life. In general, people will take a truth and alter it to comfortably fit it into their own understanding or habits. The problem with this adaptation is that one day that which we have […]

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Interesting History: Prince Philip, History Alive

By Kern Valley Sun / May 10, 2017

By Clayton Huckaby While the layman may consider everything that happened in the past as “history,” historians typically only consider an event as history if it occurred at least 50 years ago. Everything else is politics. In light of this requirement for something to be considered history, this column is going to be very historical […]

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