At Tehachapi High School, the Student of the Month award beginning with the month of September is Carlee Carnes. Carnes is said to be a conscientious student and a wonderful teacher's assistant who is willing to go "above and beyond the call of duty." Carnes helps her teacher quiz students in biology and even waters cherry trees in front of the teacher's classroom every day.
The honoree at Monroe High School is Eric Sparacio. According to the staff, Sparacio is a tireless worker. He, too, is willing to go above and beyond the call of duty, staying after school to get extra help with his schoolwork. As a trusted student, Sparacio volunteers his time to work in the school's snack bar at lunch.
Nathan Hedberg and Madeleine Cass were crowned the 2014 Homecoming King and Queen for Tehachapi High School during the halftime ceremony held at Coy Burnett Field Friday night.
Have a Heart Humane Society is one of 38 non-profits chosen from a nationwide pool to participate in the eBay Giving Works Campaign For Your Cause program. The pet rescue's goal is to raise $10,000 for the "Tehachapi Fix Your Pet Project" through an eBay auction, which will run on the auction website from Oct. 22 to 29.
The more items Have a Heart sells, the more money the organization haves to put toward spaying and/or neutering pets owned by Tehachapi residents. Their goal is to once again offer a clinic where the pet owner pays no more than $20 for a cat and $25 for a dog including a rabies vaccination and a pain shot.
Area young people ages 8 through 17 will have a chance to take to the skies on Oct. 18, as Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1000, in conjunction with the Tehachapi Socitey of pilots hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally at the Tehachapi Municipal Airport (KTSP).
The rally is part of the EAA Young Eagles Program, created to interest young people in aviation. Since the program was launched in 1992, volunteer EAA pilots have flown more than 1.7 million young people who reside in more than 90 countries.
The 38th Annual "Fiddlin' Down the Tracks" that was held at Country Oaks Baptist Church this year was a huge success. Fiddlers from Tehachapi, Bakersfield, Fresno, Hanford, Los Angeles, Poway, and Ridgecrest came to play and entertain the audience.
Friday night's gospel sing-along brought out Jo Stone who organized and conducted the event. The audience enjoyed the old-time Gospel songs and participated with the band. During the last song, "Amazing Grace," Piper Meisler, of Tehachapi, played a beautiful solo on her cello. Afterwards, the audience gathered for the Apple Pie Social in which local restaurants donated 26 pies. Baskin Robbins also donated the ice cream to make the gathering complete.
Hundreds came out on a brisk Sept. 27 morning to watch WWII-era planes fly in to Tehachapi Airport.
Local residents took advantage of the services offered at the annual Health and Resource Fair, held Saturday at the West Park Activities Center.
Starting as an intimate gathering nine years ago, the Stallion Springs Oktoberfest has since grown by a hundred fold.
More than 100 people showed up Saturday for the 4th annual Lace'n It Up cancer walk, sponsored by the Tehachapi Links For Life organization.
Annual Mountain Fest car show big boon for local groups
The 17th annual Thunder on the Mountain Car and Truck Show was hailed as a huge success this year, raising a total of $24,500 which the organization distributed to local charities at a ceremony held Sept. 16 at Central Park.
Many longtime Tehachapi residents will be familiar with the Frerichs and Lutge families who built Mountain Lanes, the Mountain Inn and Mountain Liquor at the corner of Mill Street and Tehachapi Boulevard (then West "G" Street) in the sixties and seventies.
The Best Western Mountain Inn still stands, while the bowling alley and restaurant were torn down to make way for the new Four Season Plaza. But the development was significant in its day and remains an important part of Tehachapi's history.
The community of Stallion Springs extends an invitation to friends and family to enjoy some great community fun during the 9th annual Oktoberfest celebration, on Saturday, Oct. 4, from noon until 6 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Stallion Springs Parks and Recreation Department.