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Project D.E.F.T. – Don't Ever Forget Them

We've all had family or friends in a nursing home and for some people it's a wonderful experience...

 

The ebb and flow of business

Anybody who has been in business for any length of time recognizes the ebb and flow of business....

 
 By Marty Pay    Community    August 6, 2022

Local Farmers Insurance office wins prestigious award

Marty Pay has been our local Farmers Agent for over 32 years. It was just announced that his office...

 
 By Marty Pay    Community    July 23, 2022

SOS Indianapolis: Behind the sinking of the heavy cruiser, part 3

[Editor's note: This is the conclusion of the article from our July 9, 2022 issue.] In 1990, Dan...

 
 By Marty Pay    Community    July 9, 2022

SOS Indianapolis: Behind the sinking of the heavy cruiser, part 2

[Editor's note: This is the continuation of the article from our June 25, 2022 issue.] Questions...

 
 By Marty Pay    Community    June 25, 2022

SOS Indianapolis: Behind the sinking of the heavy cruiser, part 1

It took a sailor, a schoolboy and survivors more than half a century to disperse the cloud hanging o...

 
 By Marty Pay    Community    June 11, 2022

Our love affair with the beach

It's officially summer and many Californians will renew their love affair with the beach. For many...

 
 By Marty Pay    Community    May 28, 2022

Reflections on Memorial Day

Laurie and I recently got to spend the day in Normandy, walking the hallowed ground where American,...

 
 By Marty Pay    Community    April 30, 2022

Thoughts on Mother's Day

For many of us, Mother's Day is a time to reflect and remember family who have gone home. In my...

 
 By Marty Pay    Local News    April 2, 2022

Homeowners need coverage for natural disasters

With recent hurricane activity in the Gulf and Florida, people obviously have been wondering about...

 

We're all in this together

Many of us have had friends we've known for a long time. My best friend and I went to high school...

 

When being solo pays off

Many small business owners have, at one time or another, for whatever reason, been faced with...

 
 By Marty Pay    Community    January 8, 2022

'Squirrel!' – an insurance story

(Note from Marty Pay: No squirrels were harmed in this story; I can't say the same about the car.) T...

 

Toys for Tots drive collects nearly 900 toys

Toys for Tots had another great year here in Tehachapi collecting just under 900 toys for kids in...

 

Collecting toys for our kids

It's that time of year again as we gear up for Toys for Tots in our community. This truly has been...

 

Collecting toys for our kids

It's that time of year of year again as we gear up for Toys for Tots in our community. This truly...

 

How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it

Christina Athans was a kindhearted young woman always thinking of others before herself. She loved...

 

Don't Ever Forget Them

Many veterans who signed a blank check to serve their country may not be getting a card for the...

 

Having it done your way!

The subject of what we would like done once we leave this earth is not a subject many people are com...

 
 By Marty Pay    Community    August 28, 2021

Compound interest, the eighth wonder of the world

Albert Einstein once wrote, "Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who...

 
 By Marty Pay    Community    July 31, 2021

A letter from Santa

I made my semi-annual trip to Tehachapi this July and couldn't have been happier with the results!...

 
 By Marty Pay    Community    July 17, 2021

The light at the end of the tunnel is not an oncoming train

This past year we have lost over 600,000 Americans to COVID-19. In the same time period, according...

 
 By Marty Pay    Happenings    June 19, 2021

Celebrate Christmas in July with Santa, July 14

One of the traditions jolly Old St. Nick has in July is to visit our great community for the...

 
 By Marty Pay    Local News    May 22, 2021

Knowing and defining our roles

We are all placed in different roles in our business and personal lives sometimes on a daily basis....

 
 By Marty Pay    Local News    May 8, 2021

An ounce of prevention

Now's the time of year when just that ounce of prevention with our home can make all the difference...

 

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