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  • Tuesday, Oct 21 2014 09:29 AM

    BVS Women's Club hosts Holiday SnowBall

    Curtis James and his Music Makers will return to the Oak Tree Country Club to play for the annual Women's Club Holiday SnowBall Dance to be held on Dec. 13.

    In the lovely holiday atmosphere of the Oak Tree Country Club, the evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with social time and a holiday sing-along. Holiday favorites and our most beloved classics will fill the air. This social time will be followed by a delicious holiday meal of Pork Loin and Brandied Apples, Au Gratin Potatoes with Gruyere Cheese and Roasted Asparagus with Baby Carrots. A vegetarian option will also be available. The dinner will be followed by a holiday Cherry Cobbler.

  • Tuesday, Oct 21 2014 09:23 AM

    Variety of sites to see and interact with at China Lake Community Day 2014

    NAVAL AIR WEAPONS STATION CHINA LAKE, Calif. -Oshkosh, Super Duck, Remote Hummer, British "Snatch" Tactical Land Rover and the Jingle truck are just some of the vehicles that will be available to check out at this year's Community Day, slated for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.

    Community Day is the one day of the year when NAWS China Lake opens its gates and invites the public to see some of the work done onboard the installation. The Blandy Gate will open for visitors at 9:30 a.m. Prior to that, visitors must be badged. Personnel will be on hand to direct people where to park and to hand out maps of all the activities available.

  • Monday, Oct 20 2014 10:47 AM

    Pen in Hand: Oak Creek Wild Horses star in the horse event of the year

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    A big crowd was present at a rare and unique equestrian event that was held in the Tehachapi area on October 10, 11 and 12: the Vaquero Heritage Trainers Challenge, in which local horse trainers demonstrated what they’ve been able to accomplish while training wild horses. By the day of the event, the trainers had about four months to work with their wild horses, and then each trainer was also assigned a new fresh wild colt to train during the weekend. The project was the creation of Jeremy Dunn, a Tehachapi-raised horse trainer who has long had a special affection for our local mustangs.

  • Monday, Oct 20 2014 10:31 AM

    Desert Classic XVIII is calling all model builders

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    The Desert Classic XVIII, IPMS Region 8, Model Contest will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Antelope Valley College, located at 3041 W. Avenue K in Lancaster. The public is invited to attend and use the cafeteria entrance.

  • Monday, Oct 20 2014 10:29 AM

    High school students travel to Costa Rica for language program

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    Two teachers from Tehachapi High School returned last month from an eight day unforgettable trip to Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica along with 13 students. The students participated in a Language Immersion Tour Program, organized by local Tehachapi High School Spanish teacher Adam Whittier, in which they were instructed by local Costa Rican instructors in Spanish at the Education First (EF) International Language School.

  • Wednesday, Oct 15 2014 08:14 AM

    The Butterfly Basket -- a book about cross cultural friendships set in the Tehachapi Mountains

    As someone who has researched and wrote about the Tehachapi area his entire life, I can tell you this with confidence: there haven't been many books written that were based in the Tehachapi Mountains, either fiction or non-fiction. However, author and longtime Sand Canyon resident Cindy Waldman has just published a book for young readers called The Butterfly Basket, which incorporates Kawaiisu Indian culture and Sand Canyon terrain in an interesting story about the friendship between two girls from different cultures. The two girls, one Indian and one Anglo, have a series of adventures together in the Tehachapi Mountains while helping each other face their fears and overcome grief.

    Cindy, who writes the Sand Canyon Almanac blog, has now retired after a career as an elementary school teacher. She spent years researching her book, taking Nüwa (Kawaiisu) Indian language classes, basket weaving classes and interviewing Native people, as well as studying the era between World War I and II, the time period when the book is set. Her book contains many accurate examples of Nüwa words, as well as factual references to local wildlife. I have known Cindy for years, and she asked me to check to make sure that her descriptions of wildlife are accurate, which they were. Cindy and her husband Bob raised their son John in Sand Canyon, and the past 25 years have provided her with lots of experience about life in that special place.

  • Tuesday, Oct 14 2014 11:34 AM

    Lon and Barbara Sackett celebrate 60th anniversary


    Lon and Barbara Sackett celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 4. They have resided in Tehachapi for 45 years.

  • Tuesday, Oct 14 2014 11:31 AM

    Alan Burgess receives Alumni Achievement Award

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    The George Washington University and George Washington Alumni Association honored six graduates last month at the 78th annual Alumni Achievement Awards.

  • Tuesday, Oct 14 2014 11:28 AM

    Brian and Dana Sleeth welcome baby boy


    Brian and Dana Sleeth are happy to announce the birth of Harvey Alan Sleeth on July 5, 2014. Harvey weighed 7 lbs. and 11 oz., and was 20-1/2 inches long. His big brother Abe welcomed him home. Proud grandparents are Gary and Janel Ericson of Tehachapi, Karen Sleeth of Cameron, Mo., and Alan Sleeth of Savannah, Mo.

  • Tuesday, Oct 14 2014 11:25 AM

    All ages participated in worship at Community Church

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    The first Sunday of each month has been designated as an inter-generational service at the Tehachapi Community Congregational Church.

  • Monday, Oct 13 2014 03:28 PM

    Tehachapi's Own Western & Work Wear Incorporated is all new


    Tehachapi's Own Western & Work Wear, Incorporated, is under new ownership and management.

  • Monday, Oct 13 2014 03:27 PM

    Rotary will change smoke alarm batteries for seniors

    The Rotary Club of Tehachapi will hold it's 11th annual Senior Smoke Alarm Battery Replacement Program fro 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 8.

    This community service program continues to grow as more and more seniors sign up every year to have a team of Rotarians come to their home and put brand new batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors at no cost to the recipient. The members of our Rotaract and Interact Clubs are also a part of our team of enthusiastic volunteers who thoroughly enjoy making sure that our senior citizens are more protected by fully operational smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

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