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Just One of the Guys

By Grace Harrison / September 12, 2017

By Grace Harrison Special to the Sun “Everyone is equal on the football field.” says Kern Valley High School’s Head Varsity Football Coach Brandon Deckard. This season, that statement means so much more as Kern Valley’s varsity players welcome the first girl to the varsity team. Meet Jordan Allen, a 17 year-old junior who is […]

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Literacy Fair Great Success Among Young Readers

By Shannon Rapose / September 12, 2017

By Shannon Rapose / Kern Valley Sun Great fun was had by all that attended the Kernville Unified School District Annual Literacy Fair that was held in the Woodrow Wallace Gym on Thursday, September 7. As students and their families entered the gym, they were given “passports” that needed to be stamped at each station […]

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IN BRIEF (Pub. September 13, 2017)

By Kern Valley Sun / September 12, 2017

OPTIMAL HOSPICE CARE: “FALL BACK INTO GIVING!” • SEPT. 14 Just in time for back to school, Optimal Hospice Care is holding a New Volunteer Orientation for all Kern County communities. Donate whatever time you’re able to help create a better quality of life for patients and families in our care. As an orientation 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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600 Boxes Given Out at Last Drought Box Distribution

By Kern Valley Sun / September 12, 2017

Photos submitted by Richard Rowe C.A.P.K. and the Rotary Club of the Kern River Valley, with the help of volunteers from One Spade Youth Packers and members of Legion Riders Post 711, handed out 600 boxes of much needed food, ice cream and over 1,500 lbs. of watermelon to Kern River Valley residents at 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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First “Prayer All Around The Valley,” event a success

By Press Release / September 12, 2017

PRESS RELEASE Kern River Valley Ministers Association Thursday, August 24, at 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., several churches around our valley, participated in the first “Prayer All Around The Valley, event sponsored by the Kern River Valley Ministers Association. Churches participating displayed an American Flag in front of their sanctuary to indicate being open for […]

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Crowd ‘Blown Away’ at Fishstock

By Kern Valley Sun Support / September 6, 2017

This year’s third annual Fishstock came with some success, despite some angry summer weather. As the humidity rolled in Sunday night, a storm gathered overhead and forced a shutdown of the event to keep the bands safe from electrical hazards. The event ended about three hours early that night, cut short by heavy rain. But […]

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