All posts in "Valley Life"

Healthy Living: Fees & Surcharges

By Christine Harness / October 10, 2017

Healthy Living / Christine Harness Do you ever take time to review the bills that you generate every month? Whether you pay them on line or continue using that dinosaur paper trail through the mail, it’s really an eye-opener to discover those strange added charges you will find on many of these bills. For an […]


Rest in Paradise, Tom Petty

By Josh Simpkins / October 10, 2017

By Josh Simpkins Special to the Sun “Sometimes, there’s a man. Well, he’s the man for his time and place. He fits right in there.” Yes, this is a quote from one of my top 10 all-time favorite films, The Big Lebowski. Though these lines are directed at Jeff Bridge’s character The Dude, I use […]


Medicare & You: Medicare open enrollment season is here

By Greg Dills / October 10, 2017

Medicare & You / Greg Dill When you shop for a new car, you don’t just buy the first one you see, do you? Probably not. You usually shop around, looking for the best deal you can get on a vehicle that fits your driving needs as well as your pocketbook. Well, it’s the time of […]


Reel Reviews: Kingsmen: The Golden Circle

By Josh Simpkins / October 10, 2017

Reel Reviews / Josh Simpkins In 2014, Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class) came out of left field and gave us the great Action/Adventure-Comedy Kingsman: The Secret Service. Based on the critically acclaimed comic book series by Kick-Ass writer Mark Miller and Watchmen’s Dave Gibbons, Kingsman: The Secret Service was a smashing success. It was only […]


Diamonds in the rough, Camp Owen youths place first at fair

By Shannon Rapose / October 3, 2017

By Shannon Rapose Kern Valley Sun Hundreds of youngsters from across Kern County entered a variety of projects to the fair, ranging from culinary skills, building with Legos, painting with watercolors, table decorating, sewing and creative welding, just to name a few. Only a few bright stars took home ribbons and trophies, excitement lighting up […]


Time for fun(d)-raising poker tournament

By Kern Valley Sun Support / October 3, 2017

PRESS RELEASE Mt. Mesa Men’s Club Mark your calendar for this Saturday, Oct. 7. This is the date for the Mt. Mesa Men’s Club scholarship fund-raising Texas Hold ‘em Poker Tournament. This fun evening of poker benefits the clubs scholarship program. This past year, the group handed out $5,000 in scholarships to local seniors who […]


A ‘ruff’ start: The ‘tail’ of Dutchess and Smoke

By Ashley Loza / October 3, 2017

By Ashley LozaKern Valley SunFYDO the Fix Your Dog Organization is making great strides in its third year, stretching its legs and chasing its goal of helping the Kern River Valley become a happy, healthy, no-kill zone.Photos submitted by FYDOThe lives of Duchess (pictured left) and Smoke (right) were changed for the better when FYDO […]


The Reel Cinemaniac : Rest in Piece Hef

By Josh Simpkins / October 3, 2017

The Reel Cinemaniac / Josh Simpkins Along the seemingly endless and arduous road of growing up there are certain rites of passage—if you will—that occur. There are certain similarities and glaring differences between a growing boy and a budding young lady. For girls it could be make-up, advanced recipes, or choosing hair color and styles. […]


Fishing with Noble Smith: October, My Favorite Month to Fish

By Noble Smith / October 3, 2017

Fishing with Noble Smith When Fall rolls in, a lot of fishermen put their rods away. It’s time to get the rifles ready for hunting season. Great time to break out the dirt bikes and quads. We also have to cut wood for our stoves this winter. I think Fall fishing is one of the […]


Bodywisdom: The Neurobiology of Behavior

By Nancy Ivey / October 3, 2017

Bodywisdom / Nancy Ivey While perusing Amazon’s online store recently, Stanford neurologist Robert Sapolsky’s new book flashed on the screen. With its alluring title “Behave, The Biology of Humans at our Best and Worst” and accompanied by a picture of Sapolsky, whose wild hair and beard inspire affinity, I clicked on the link and spent the […]

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