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Santa Claus is comin’ to town

By Shannon Rapose / December 13, 2017

Photo by Shannon Rapose / Kern Valley SunPhoto by Shannon Rapose / Kern Valley SunPhoto by Heather Goffinet / Special to the SunMr. and Mrs. Claus were seen at the KRV library in Lake Isabella, reading stories and handing out gifts on Dec. 7 to friends like Jedidiah Donoho (bottom, left), Cora Powers (bottom, middle) […]

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Cunningham honored at Bakersfield Parade

By Shannon Rapose / December 13, 2017

Photos by Irene Randolph / Special to the SunKern River Valley resident Bob Cunningham, the last Pearl Harbor survivor in Kern County, was honored and made Grand Marshal at the 2017 Bakersfield Christmas Parade held on Dec. 7. The theme was “A Patriotic Christmas” as the parade was held on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

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Vets treated to dinner and a movie

By Debbie Teofilo / December 13, 2017

Photo by Debbie Teofilo / Special to the SunWorld War II veteran Fernando “Ferny” Hernandez, left, speaks with Gary Zuber, right, of Honor Flight Kern County at the 4th Annual Tribute to Veterans event on December 9 at the Reel Cinema. The annual event was hosted by the Kern River Community of Wofford Heights with […]

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South Fork Trap Shoot hits the mark

By Shannon Rapose / December 13, 2017

Photo by Natalie Brown / Kern Valley SunThe South Fork School & Community Foundation held its annual Trap Shoot December 9, to raise funds for the South Fork School “Field of Dreams” Project to build ball fields and track for the school and surrounding commuinty. As of June 1, 2017, the Foundation has raised $27,500 […]

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Christmas is all around the KRV

By Shannon Rapose / December 13, 2017

Photo Submitted by Hospital AuxiliaryThe Kern Valley Hospital Auxiliary and Whiskey Flat Mayor Sarsaparilla Sue hosted an Ice Cream Social and Open House at the Skilled Nursing Facility on December 7 to show off new furnishings provided by the esteemed Mayor. Members of the Kern Valley Sweet Adelines are shown serenading residents with Christmas carols […]

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the KRV

By Shannon Rapose / December 6, 2017

Photo by Shannon Rapose / Kern Valley Sun:  Christmas in Kernville is in full swing with Circle Park being fully decorated with lights and puffy holiday displays. Santa even manages to drop by every Saturday evening, until Dec. 16.Photo by George Stahl / Special to the Sun:  The Knights of Columbus Council #7927 of St. […]

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Topher Takes Top Turkey!

By Kern Valley Sun Support / December 6, 2017

Photo by Shannon Rapose / Kern Valley Sun Kernville fourth grader Topher Richey, above, took first place in the Kern Valley Sun’s “How to Cook a Turkey” Contest. Richey’s poultry prep process included stuffing the turkey with candy, to make it “sweet,” and a bomb so that it would “explode with flavor.” Thanks for the […]

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Rest in Paradise, Mechoso

By Kern Valley Sun Support / December 5, 2017

By Josh Simpkins Special to the Sun I am quite saddened to report that veteran character actor Julio Oscar Mechoso, who appeared in numerous television shows, such as Miami Vice and Coach, as well as films including White Squall, The Legend of Zorro, and Little Miss Sunshine passed away on November 25, 2017, from a […]

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Budget in charitable giving

By Kern Valley Sun Support / November 29, 2017

By Metro Creative Nonprofit Budgets are an important component of personal financing. Without a thorough understanding of the rate of money going in and out of their bank accounts, people cannot accurately assess their potential for spending and saving. Budgets are also handy for paying off debt and planning for the future. Those who budget […]

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Kern River Valley Christmas Parade: “No Drought About It”

By Shannon Rapose / November 29, 2017

Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce2017 Christmas Parade Results“No Drought About It, A Kern River Valley Christmas”Sweepstakes: St. Jude Catholic ChurchBest of Theme: Cannon Family – 1940 Ford TractorMost Creative: Happy Feet Dance GroupFloat:1st Place: Exchange Club/Excel Club of Kern Valley2nd Place: Kern River Valley CERT3rd Place: Kern County/Valley ShrineAuto/Truck/Tractor:1st place: Cannon Family – 1939 […]

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