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Articles from the February 18, 2017 edition

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Welcome home Brandon Matchett

On a rainy Tuesday afternoon a caravan of motorcycles and cars headed toward Bear Valley Springs. This was the beginning of a "Welcome Home" for US Army Specialist Brandon Matchett. He had just...

 

Brewer's Corner

Local Craft Beer, Tehachapi presents "Whiskey Galore" on St Patrick's day for a free show! On Friday, March 17, mark your calendars. It's St. Patrick's Day and Whiskey Galore is going to be playing...

 

Keep comparing!

Twice this week my local quote was beat an online/mail lender. Once was for a reverse mortgage, and once for a plain refinance. Be sure you are talking to a local mortgage advisor before you latch on...

 

Are you eligible for these tax deductions?

Proving tax deductions without cancelled checks There is a growing trend toward remote deposit of checks. Because of the increasing sophistication of smartphones, you can now photograph a check...

 

Antibiotics don't work for cold and flu symptoms

However many doctors still prescribe them: According to a recent study published by the British Medical Journal Lancet, about a third of the patients who go to their doctor for upper respiratory...

 

Meet Your New Neighbors

Kay Ford and her husband lived in California City for almost 50 years. They raised a family there. However, it was when she was finally there alone at the end of last year, that her grandson, Josh,...

 

Are you relying on the wrong advice?

Most small business owners are hard-working individuals that are so busy trying to make a living that they don’t have time for the seemingly unnecessary peripheral issues. They often leave issues of...

 

An update on Fred

First of all, I can hardly deal with how precious Fred's face is in this picture; the sweetness is almost too much to bear. Even better is what the image represents, which is a relaxed, calm, and...

 

Me and the Mule

I was searching through my mother Marion Deaver’s files, trying to find something to write about. Those of you who read my column know the drill – I dig, I find a nugget, and I get on with...

 

Let there be light

There was a question asked of me, recently, during one of our First Friday evenings at the local Museum. The question: "When did Tehachapi first install electric lights?" The answer, of course, is...

 

What's Up in Stallion Springs?

The Stallion Springs CSD will have a new web site effective Feb. 15, 2017. The new site will be www.stallionspringscsd.com. Please be sure to go to this site for the latest Stallion news and information. You can also pay water bills on line, report C...

 

Who to be?

I am dealing with a change in my life. My home office is moving. I’m going to be changing from a small room to a larger room. Now normally that wouldn’t sound like anything that requires...

 

Marching all my life (part 2)

I've been marching all my life, in one way or another; I've been to many types of rallies, protests and marches over the last 50 years, and while I am still active in many ways -- advocating for a...

 

Is your computer slowing down? Here's how to fix it

Even the fastest computer can slow down as time goes by. Here are a few things you can do to make it run like new again. Watch out for programs that auto-start Some programs want to start up every...

 

THS Robotics Team hold Chili Cook-off Feb. 25

Come enjoy a sampling of some great local pots of chili while supporting the Tehachapi High School Robotics Team on Sat., Feb. 25 from 12 to 3 p.m. at the THS Cafeteria. Tickets are $5 each if bought presale and $8 each if purchased at the door. The...

 

School law

Dr. Marian Stephens spoke to American Association of University Women at the February meeting about her experiences as a consultant to attorneys on cases concerning education. She said that attorneys...

 

Mission of Respect

Serving as an auxiliary to the Navy during World War II, the Merchant Marines were the supply line that provided everything Allied armies needed in order to survive and fight on foreign battlefields....

 

Christian counseling versus other forms of counseling part 1

At the DPER Life Center we are often asked about the different types of counseling we offer. Primarily we are a Christian Counseling Center that offers specific Christian “based” licensed...

 

Social Security: What should you do at age 62? – Part 2

How much income will you need? Another important piece of the puzzle is to look at how much retirement income you’ll need, based partly on an estimate of your retirement expenses. If there is a...

 

Tehachapi GranFondo opens registration for 2017

The 2017 Tehachapi GranFondo has opened rider registration for the Sep. 16 event on its website http://TehachapiGranFondo.com The City of Tehachapi is excited to announce several top sponsors are...

 

Clyde Cessna's 195 Skymaster

I love the lines and sound of a Cessna 195! Our friends, James 'JB' Brown, (former Lockheed test pilot and this month's speaker at Plane Crazy Saturday!) and Jere Calef and his wife, Heather Benes hav...

 

Fiddlers Crossing befriends 'West My Friend'

The Fiddlers Crossing poster for West My Friend reads: "Canadian eclectic acoustic ensemble." The quartet of young and accomplished musicians from Vancouver Island has also been called an "Indie folk...

 

Cowgirl Balladeer Juni Fisher rides into Fiddlers Crossing, March 3

Juni Fisher is no stranger to these parts. She has already given four sold-out concerts in Fiddlers Crossing and will ride into town March 3 for her fifth appearance. Fisher is the real deal – a...

 

Fundraising at its best!

For the past several weeks with the help of funding for supplies from the Arts Council of Kern, long-term care residents at the Adventist Health Medical Center have been busy painting. Recently they...

 

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