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Members of the First Baptist Church can look forward to growth as it welcomes a new leader, Pastor John Lopez, and his wife, Nita, to the congregation. Pastor Lopez will officially take over the reins as of March 19. All are invited to join in the Sunday service to welcome them to the community.

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The Tehachapi Museum is open each First Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., serving wine, champagne and appetizers. In March, the Tehachapi Museum will continue to feature the Cuddeback Family, early Tehachapi pioneers.

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One of the great perks of this “job” is having the opportunity to meet so many talented and charming artistic people to be featured at the Spring Art Show. All the artists we’ve spotlighted are donating works of fine art so you, the members of our viewing public, can take one of them home.

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The Bear Valley Springs Cultural Arts Association will present its 33rd annual Spring Art Show during Easter week. The show will begin with the Art Show Gala Opening on April 8, and will close on Easter Sunday, April 16.

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The Tehachapi Lions Club held the 80th annual Student Speaker Contest at the club level on Feb. 16 at the Tehachapi Senior Center. The topic this year is, “Is the Right to Privacy a Threat to our National Security?”

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On March 3, Tehachapi Treasure Trove will celebrate First Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. with an ode to Women’s History Month. We’ll honor women from the past as well as women in the present who are making history right now with photos and stories, plus of course our usual food, wine, good conversa…

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In recognition of March as Women's History Month, Tehachapi Mountain Democratic Club has invited Mary Coulter, Levina Teerlinc and Pamela Travers to speak at the next meeting on Thursday, March 2, at 5 p.m. for dinner and at 6 p.m., for the program at Big Papa's restaurant.

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Women's history is the focus of the Wednesday, March 8, meeting of American Association of University Women. The meeting will be held at 4 p.m., at Tehachapi Community Congregational Church, 100 E. E St.

  • BY DEBORAH HAND-CUTLER Contributing writer
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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 Western singer who actually IS a cowgirl. Many of her songs are about women rodeo riders of bygon…

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Sixty-nine years ago, on Feb. 27, 1948, friend and pastor the Rev. Byron King united LaNelle Briggs and Thurl Thompson in marriage. The candlelight ceremony was performed in Batesville, Ark., at the Calvary Baptist Church. The couple honeymooned in Memphis, Tenn.

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Attorney Kevin L. Von Tungein, of Thompson & Tungein, will give a presentation on Medi-Cal planning for long-term care at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 10, at the Tehachapi Senior Center, 500 E. F St. The public is invited.

  • By JON HAMMOND Contributing columnist

Debbie Rodriguez took this photo near her home in Stallion Springs of a California Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus californicus) doe and her fawn, which is mostly concealed in the tall rye and other grasses behind the mother.

Since doing my interview with Michelle Boehm of the California High-Speed Rail Authority on the possible effects of the trains on horses, I've received a comment from horse owner Kelly Decker, in Kagel Canyon, in Los Angeles County.

  • BY DARLA A. BAKER dbaker@tehachapinews.com

Rotary members and guests received a real treat during their Feb. 16 lunch meeting as fellow member Chris Naftel gave a slideshow presentation representing his gift as an underwater photographer.

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Valley Oaks Charter School’s middle school students Cora Sweeney and Penn and Natalie Whiteside were selected to the Kern County Middle School Honors Orchestra. All participants had to audition and compete among many other Kern County middle school musicians.

  • BY KAREN BUDAI Contributing writer

The Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra’s winter concert is scheduled for Feb. 26, beginning at 4 p.m., at the Country Oaks Baptist Church located at 20915 Schout Road.

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The Kern County Wool Growers Auxiliary, the Bo-Peeps, is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a qualified Kern County student who wishes to pursue the study of agriculture or an agriculture-related field. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and support the continued education of inter…

  • BY DARLA A. BAKER dbaker@tehachapinews.com

Gallery 'N' Gifts is calling all young artists to participate in the 21st annual All Tehachapi Youth Art Contest, sponsored by the Tehachapi Valley Arts Association. This contest spotlights the creative efforts of talented youth within the greater Tehachapi area communities.

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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 pop band,” or simply “Indie roots.”

  • BY PHYLLIS BELCHER Contributing writer

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 attorneys certainly know the law, but they are not familiar with the Education Code as she is. With 45 year…

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Students from 49 states and Washington, D.C., are listed on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus honor roll for the spring 2016 semester. Listed to the honor roll is Kaylee Nichole Harrington of Tehachapi.

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Kiwanis members always look forward to a meeting when Steve Denman addresses the group. This year was no exception, and it marked his last year as head football coach at Tehachapi High School.

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Toshimi Kristof took this photo at Cub Lake in Bear Valley Springs of a couple of American Coots (Fulica americana) jousting. An old expression says, "If it looks like a duck, and floats like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it's probably a duck," but in the case of American Coots, that …

  • BY KELE MAIN Contributing writer

There is a great group of extraordinary moms in Tehachapi, the Mothers of Preschoolers, and they gather monthly to encourage and support each other. Not only do these busy moms take care of children and family, but they also took the time to put together 20 baby blankets for the moms and bab…

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The Tehachapi Mountain Valley Professionals Chapter of Business Networking International raised $850 to help send a veteran on an Honor Flight.

  • BY JEANNIE TAYLOR Contributing writer

After a major disaster, do you know how to care for yourself and your family? If you want to help your neighbors and your community, where will you go? Tehachapi CERT has your answer.

  • BY SUZANNE WILLIAMS Contributing writer

The Tehachapi Lions Club held a Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on Feb. 2 to thank the community volunteers who helped with the Lions Christmas for Seniors service project. Sandy Morris, founder of Christmas for Seniors of Kern County, attended the dinner and explained how the project began in…

  • BY SUZANNE WILLIAMS Contributing writer

The Tehachapi Lions Club is happy to announce the induction of two new members. Stan and Linda Morgan were inducted into the club by past district governor and Tehachapi Lion David Hebebrand on Jan. 19.

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Fabricare Cleaners has been locally owned and operated for more than four decades, most recently by Andy and Tisch Matt, longtime Tehachapi residents and owners for the past 13 years. Fabricare offers a wide range of dry cleaning and laundry services, all done on the premises.

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Steampunk Café & Grill is the best New American Cuisine restaurant to arrive in Tehachapi serving elevated comfort food, fresh baked goods and delicious desserts.

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As Dorner Family Vineyard enters into our fourth year as a wedding venue, our primary focus continues to be to assist our brides in having the most stress-free and relaxing day possible. Time and again our families have told us how much they appreciate how closely we work with them to achiev…

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Nestled in the Cummings Valley in Tehachapi, California, Triassic Vineyards is a prime location for pre-wedding celebrations and private parties such as bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and private wine-tasting parties.

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