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 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...

 
 By Marty Pay    Community    April 24, 2021

Earthquakes and California

We all know earthquakes are a daily occurrence in California. In fact, according to the California...

 
 By Marty Pay    Local News    April 10, 2021

Your call is important to us

According to a 2016 survey, the average American will spend 43 days of their life on hold. This is...

 
 By Marty Pay    Local News    March 27, 2021

Local office wins national award for the 23rd time

Marty Pay Farmers Insurance has won the prestigious Toppers Club Award for the 23rd year. The Award...

 
 By Marty Pay    Local News    March 13, 2021

Ali, Gorgeous George and Tehachapi

I have always been an Ali fan. I literally grew up watching him fight. While I disagreed with his...

 

How do we pay the coming bill?

Since the pandemic struck last March the Federal Government, and rightfully so, has spent a lot of...

 

Looking at a crystal ball to 2021

Hopefully with at least one vaccine being mass produced we will see the end of the virus this...

 

Toys for Tots Drive another incredible success

In what's become a semi-annual success story, our Toys for Tots drive this year brought in over 750...

 

Keeping business local

In this year of COVID-19 and "red tiers" and "purple tiers" it's sometimes hard for businesses to...

 

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