Club News: February 2019

American Legion Riders meet the first Wednesday, 6 p.m., at the Veterans Hall/Senior Center on Lake Isabella Blvd.
American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary meet the third Wednesday, 6 p.m., at the Veterans Hall/Senior Center on Lake Isabella Blvd.

The Democratic Club of Kern River Valley is an organization dedicated to informing voters, encouraging citizen involvement in the political process, and promoting Democratic Party values. Come join the discussion. Find us on Facebook: The Democratic Club of Kern River Valley.

The Kern River Valley Elks will be selling Tri-Tip Sandwiches and hot dogs at Riverside Park in Kernville over Whiskey Flat Days weekend. Proceeds benefit charitable activities right here in the Valley.

The skate park committee wants to take this opportunity to thank the following businesses located in Bodfish who have allowed us to place our donation jars in their establishments. As of this week, the customers of Country Korner Market have donated $94.73, the customers of Don Sombrero Restaurant have donated $234.50, and the customers of Transcend Automotive have donated $59.47.
In future issues of the Kern Valley Sun, we will recognize those businesses located in Kernville, Lake Isabella, Mt. Mesa and South Lake who have also allowed us to place donation jars.
Remember, every penny that is donated is deposited into the bank account and will fund construction of the skate park in the Linda Kissack Ball Park.
We encourage everyone to follow this project on Facebook (Kern River Skate Park).

We now have air-to-air combat! A few of our club members have built specialized aircraft to engage in air-to-air combat at the local model aircraft field located on Sierra Way near Hanning Flat. One of our members designs and builds experimental aircraft, you never know what exciting new design he will (attempt?) to fly. Stop by and be surprised!
Anyone interested in model aircraft is invited to join us on our regular flying days of Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Our members currently fly winged aircraft, helicopters and quad copters. Spectators, visiting pilots and anyone interested in becoming a pilot are invited. This time of year we arrive around 8 a.m. and leave around 10 a.m. On very cold days we may arrive and depart at a later time. On days with high wind or bad weather we do not meet.

General meeting is the first Thursday of every month, 6:30-8:00 p.m., at the Nuui Cunni Native American Cultural Center, 2600 Hwy 155, Lake Isabella, at the French Gulch turnoff. Bring in your rock discoveries for identification, learn to cut gems, enjoy our silent auctions and free raffles. Always something new going on and new members are always welcome. Email us at and visit our website at

The Kernville Chamber of Commerce’s General Membership meeting is open to the public and occurs the fourth Monday of every month at 3 p.m. Please call the office to confirm at 760-376-2629. A mixer at a local business usually follows. We invite all to attend.

The monthly KRV Chamber meeting is held on the second Wednesday of every month at Paradise Cove Lodge and is open to the public. The meeting is free if you are not buying lunch. Lunch is $10 and is catered by local KRV Chamber businesses. You must RSVP by calling 760-379-5236 for lunch.

Join with the KRV Collaborative Meeting, monthly on the second Tuesday, and learn about vital services and opportunities in the Kern Valley. The Collaborative Meeting meets from 3:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Woodrow W. Wallace School Multi-purpose room.
The KRV Collaborative meetings represent community members, parents and students, government agencies, community organizations, faith-based community, education facilities, fraternal organizations, medical providers, and businesses. Community members are encouraged to bring valley concerns and ideas to monthly meetings.
For more information, call 760-379-2556, or go to

We will be hosting a shooting competition on February 2, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. Centerfire angle and double action revolver, iron sights off head, steel targets at 7-25 yards, and timed events are just some of the competitions you can participate in. Fifty rounds minimum. $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Our next meeting is on February 28, 2019 at the Kernville Chamber Building.

ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION: When you join in on the Adult Book Discussion you have the possibility of receiving a free book! You can either read the book, listen to it on audio, or watch the movie! The discussion will be at the KRV Library! For more information please contact 760-549-2083.
LEGO CLUB: Every first Friday and third Saturday of the month, and it is open to children of all ages. Listen to stories and then unleash your creative side and design LEGO creations based on the stories.
FUN THURSDAYS: Every Thursday beginning at 10:30 a.m. join us for Toddler Time and Baby Bounce, reading fun for our youngest library patrons. All teens are invited to join us at 3:30 p.m. for Teen Mania. Teen Mania is a fun time to make new friends while participating in a cool activity. Then adults and youth are welcome to join us for free guitar, ukulele, keyboarding, drumming, and computer lessons. Lessons available by appointment, please contact the library for appointment.
Are you a veteran? Visit our Veteran’s Resource Center for interesting books, free resources and even assistance in obtaining the services you are entitled to. Assistance available by appointment, contact the library for appointment.
Do you have an ebook device that you just can’t figure out? Do you get lost trying to use our e-library? Fret no more; we have help here for you anytime we are open.
Looking for a great bargain? Visit the Friends of the Library used booksale on the second Monday of the month from 4-6 p.m. or Tuesday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. to find great books, movies and audiobooks at amazing prices. All proceeds go to support your local libraries.
Great news! The Bookmobile has Internet! Free WiFi is now available! You can also print on the Bookmobile! To print it’s $0.15 plus tax for black and white and $1 plus tax for color! Come check out the Bookmobile and see all that it has to offer!
Bookmobile Schedule:
Wednesdays: Weldon Post Office – 10:30-11:30 a.m., Onyx – 12-1 p.m., Paul’s Place – 2-3 p.m., Longview – 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Fridays: Vons’ Plaza – 9-10 a.m., James Station, Southlake 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
The library is a fun, exciting place to be. In addition to all the free programming we also have many books, movies and magazines available for checkout with a valid library card. Don’t have a card? Visit us to see how you can obtain a card! We provide computer access, including WiFi. We have photocopying and fax services available too. We welcome your patronage and look forward to serving you and your family throughout 2019! Our doors are open Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information we can be reached at 760-549-2083 or visit us on Facebook!

The Kern River Valley Woman’s Club monthly luncheon meetings occur on the fourth Thursday of every month. Social hour is 10:30 a.m. brief meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by luncheon and short program.
Meetings are held at Elks Lodge in Wofford Heights.
For lunch reservation please call Judy Hicks at 760-223-1835.
For questions regarding membership please call Jan Fletcher at 760-376-9188.

Exchange meets every Thursday at noon at Paradise Cove Lodge in Lake Isabella, Calif. If a Thursday falls on a national holiday, the club meetings are usually dark.
The Kern Valley Exchange Club is part of the National Exchange Club, an organization comprised of over 1,000 clubs throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. As America’s Premier Service Club, Exchange strives to promote three core values: Family, Community and Country and is committed to one national project, the Prevention of Child Abuse. Kern Valley Exchange Club is one of the strongest clubs in the California-Nevada Exchange Club District. With 70 members strong, we raise thousands of dollars each year for scholarships, youth oriented programs and community service related programs through a variety of fundraisers including our annual Rubber Duck Races in August.
For more information, call Ron Smith at 760-379-6440 • Facebook:

With the holidays over, we have returned to a regular meeting schedule. JoAnne Johnson treated us to a yummy dinner before she presented a video of the volcanic eruption of Pu’u Oo on the lower flank of Mt. Kilauea on the Big Island of Hawaii. One of the largest eruptions in recent history, the magma actually reached the ocean and created a new peninsula before destroying 700 homes.
Also, we’re pleased to announce that JoAnne has been selected as our Sweetheart for 2019. She and the honoree of our sister chapter, Preceptor Xi Eta, will be celebrated at a luncheon on February 10 at the Kern Valley Museum Annex.
And at the first January meeting the highlight was a raffle of a crewelwork wall hanging donated by Hazel Halloran and won by President Ruth Diffine. The Christmas themed artwork had been created by our Sorority sister Pat Vehlewald in 1980 before she passed away, and given to Hazel as a gift. And now, we are sorry to report that Hazel is moving to Santa Maria and chose to keep the tapestry within our Sorority “family.”

The next meeting of LIBPOA is Tuesday, February 12, at 6:00 p.m. in the Lake Isabella Senior Center. First order of business will be installation of the 2019 Officers and Directors. The meeting will then be turned over to Kathe Malouf who will explain why a dog park is needed in the Kern River Valley. The proposed location is in the Linda Kissack Ball Park beside the location of the George and Darlene Randall Skate Park.
The public is invited to attend these meetings to learn what LIBPOA does for the valley and its residents.
Reminder: 2019 dues are now payable and those owning property or a business in Mt. Mesa or South Lake are eligible to join the Association. Dues are only $7/person/year.

Our chapter began 2019 with an outing to Pasadena to take in all the beauty of the floats which appeared in the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day. Roses were once again the subject of our meeting on January 9, with the traditional Order of the Rose being bestowed upon 3 of our sisters, Glenda Blair, Jennie Gehr and Rhoda Valois. A beautiful ceremony for 3 lovely ladies! February will bring the Sweetheart luncheon in which this year’s honorees from each of our valley’s chapters will be featured. Preceptor Xi ETA is proud to announce Michelle Hernandez as this year’s recipient.

Rotary Club of Kern River Valley meets every Friday for a lunch meeting at Ewing’s on the Kern, 125 Buena Vista Drive, Kernville, from 12-1 p.m. Through our membership in Rotary International, we join with 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world. Our differing occupations, cultures, and countries give us a unique perspective. Our shared passion for service helps us accomplish the remarkable. For membership, please call Darlene at 818-590-7175. •

Come to the Senior Dance every Wednesday 7 p.m. Music and Dancing is reported to stimulate memory. Its even mentioned in DMV literature. So, come out and stimulate that memory retention while having fun and building new friendships. That’s every Wednesday at the Lake Isabella Senior Center, 6409 Lake Isabella Blvd from 7 to 9:30. Also, we will be celebrating our Valentine’s Day on February 13.

We will start our new year with a meeting on February 9, 2019 at the Kern Valley Elk’s Lodge, 6708 Wofford Blvd., Wofford Heights, CA. The doors open at 9 a.m. and the meeting will start at 9:30 a.m. Coffee and donuts are available at the meeting. All current and prospective ham radio operators are invited to join us at the meeting. Everyone attending the meeting gets a free door prize ticket and may purchase raffle tickets if they wish.
Examinations to obtain or upgrade a ham radio license will be available after the meeting. The meeting is usually over by 10:30 a.m. If you wish to take an examination please contact Mike Higgins, KA6IYS, at least one day prior to the meeting. You may reach Mike at 760 378-1028 or by email:
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Our Board Meetings are on the first and third Thursday of the month, with lunch being served on the third Thursday. Bunco is on the first Monday, craft classes are held on the second and third Monday and our card party is on the fourth Monday of the month. Bingo is every Saturday. For more information call Helga at 760-379-1222. This months special event is a raffle for a meat package from Rankin Ranch valued at $250. This is grass fed beef without any antibiotics. The ticket price is $1.00 per ticket or 6 for $5.00. The drawing is on February 21st, winner need not be present. Call Juanita at 760-417-2272 or Susan at 760-417-0022 for tickets or further information. We hope to see you at our club events, the public is welcome.

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FAX: 760-379-4343
Mail: Kern Valley Sun
PO Box 3074
Lake Isabella, CA 93240
In Person: 6416-A Lake Isabella Blvd.
Lake Isabella, CA 93240