We are gonna lick this thing!

  • [photo by Madison Glover]

    [photo by Madison Glover]

By Patric Hedlund and Marcy Axness, TME

Lilian Matic Cruz of Lebec was watching her grandchildren on Zoom last week, wondering when covid-19 will be under control and she can hug those two babies in her arms again, or have a Valentine’s dinner in a favorite restaurant with her husband, Percival Cruz, a writer.

Lilian is a local insurance agent and a Mountain Communities CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) volunteer. She was aware of how critical it is for the timing of her husband’s second Pfizer vaccination shot—but would Kern County get their vaccine supply shipment in time? How would they let the …(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

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The spirit of these mountains and the young people who grow up here are inspiring. Watching them take to the mountain trails to get into condition for cross country racing competitions [see page 14] gives us all confidence. Above: Frazier Mountain High School cross country team captains (l-r) Hunter Hawley and Madison Glover are racing covid-19 for the long-distance win.

ETUSD students are back in class, and Frazier’s Finest are on our pages again. Frazier Park School third-grade students, (l-r) Ayden Campbell and Evan McClure, are happy to see their friends again. They are distance learning students who have been attentive on Zoom sessions and turned in their homework exercises, teacher Michelle Penner said. Students who want to are now invited back to in-person school, with masks and social distancing desk partitions.

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