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Articles from the December 22, 2018 edition

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Wreaths Across America celebrated in Tehachapi

Wreaths Across America is an annual national observance celebrated by communities in respect for all deceased veterans, everywhere. This year it was held on Dec. 15. The observance is in REMEMBRANCE...

 

An 8-year-old's guide to Christmas presents

My typical procrastinating self finished holiday shopping seven days prior to Christmas. This is good for me, really good. Yes, I wanted it done in November, but still...a week to spare! My daughter...

 

Christmas giggles (and groans)

Just in case you need a little levity as you celebrate the Christmas holiday, here are a few Christmas giggles... and a few groaners: A small cute little boy regularly went to Sunday school where he l...

 

From elves on shelves to Tolkien: A look at Christmas Tales both old, new

Don't you just love a good book? I do! My name is Midge Lyn'dee,* a lover of books and retired librarian. I am happy to give book reviews for you in this first Loop TALE. Christmas is a magical and wo...

 

Christmas in the trenches

Last year at this time, I wrote about the old Christmas hymn, "Silent Night." Not long ago I read in one of my music magazines about the World War I Battlefield Truce in 1914. It was spoken of as,...

 

Christmas memory

My fondest Christmas memory came about in the midst of a violently cold snowstorm in rural Minnesota. The storm had come up quickly and schools were scurrying to get children home for their winter...

 

Desert water woes

Finding and maintaining water resources in the desert has always been a challenge, but in 1979 the Mojave Public Utilities District faced more than one. In the good news/bad news category, the water...

 

Meet Your New Neighbors

It was a long time from start to finish, but in November Tom Gates and Nydia Aguero finally made the move from Huntington Beach into the house Tom had been designing and dreaming about since 2002...

 

City Council almost complete

After a long and somewhat contentious election campaign season, the newly elected City Council members were sworn in at the Dec. 17 City Council meeting. Mayor Pro Tempore Susan Wiggins and...

 

Unexpected encounter at the North Pole

At the December Plane Crazy Saturday, Dick Rutan, described his unexpected North Pole adventure with our good friend, Ron Sheardown and his Antonov AN-2 biplane. We also saluted the Voyager crew and...

 

GranFondo volunteers honored

On the evening of Dec. 10, Tehachapi GranFondo ride coordinator Michelle Vance presented checks totaling $25,000 to 20 volunteer organizations that donated their time and efforts to help put on the...

 

What's Up in Stallion Springs?

Santa stopped for breakfast in Stallion Springs on Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Community Center. He was met by a full house of children waiting to meet him and go over their Christmas lists. After a...

 

Fake tech support scams, passwords and managers

Fake tech support scams They're still out there, you know. Like chewing gum stuck to the bottom of your galoshes, those fake tech support scam "people" are still out there, stealing people's money. Th...

 

Shop with a Cop has successful 4th year

All TV screens in the Police Department Community Room were playing the cartoon "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" and all that could be heard were the excited voices of the 22 boys and girls who knew...

 

Rotary Club Senior Holiday Lunch

The 22nd annual Senior luncheon was held on Dec. 13 at St. Malachy's Catholic Church. The event is put on by Rotary Club with the help of Interact students and volunteers. This year they served a...

 

STEAM Center: Students fly the Space Shuttle

The Tehachapi STEAM Center is a 21st Century resource that is ready to open a world of technology and art to local students, but for one little detail. There's not enough electricity going into the bu...

 

Red Apple Pavilion gets the go-ahead

The long rumored Red Apple Pavilion came closer to becoming a reality when the Tehachapi Planning Commission approved the architectural design and site plan at their Dec. 10 meeting. Tehachapi City...

 

REALTORS® donate gifts for local kids

The Tehachapi Area Association of REALTORS® participated in the Salvation Army Angel Tree program. TAAR members were able to help with the Salvation Army's mission by providing gifts for 31 Angel...

 

Tehachapi Orchestra Holiday Concert

On the evening of Dec. 14, Handel's Messiah was performed in the beautiful setting of Country Oaks Baptist Church with 700 audience members in attendance. The annual holiday concert was performed by...

 

Tehachapi Treasure Trove featuring teachers and students

First Friday Fun Fest will be celebrated at Tehachapi Treasure Trove on Friday, Jan. 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. January's First Friday will be a celebration of the Treasure Trove's creative teachers and stud...

 

Schools: County offers to help district gets report cards

Two new trustees joined the Tehachapi Unified School District (TUSD) Board of Trustees on Dec. 11 as Mary Graham, who served on the board for 12 years – nine as president – ended her tenure on...

 

AF 412 Test Wing donates books

The 412 Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base donated 370 books from the base library to the Tehachapi Unified School District on Dec. 17. The donation is the second delivery of surplus material to the...

 

Tehachapi Museum and Errea House featuring Pez dispensers and displays of pottery

On First Friday in January the Tehachapi Museum will feature several continuing exhibits from 5 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The Community Case features a display of the pottery of Mata...

 

Gallery 'N' Gifts featuring Larry McClain

Gallery 'N' Gifts is featuring Larry McClain, the Gallery's resident wood carver, and some of his amazing, fanciful carvings. Larry's carvings are often based on his love of books with themes set in...

 

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