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Election drags on in Shafter, Wasco races

In a very tight Shafter City Council race, Mayor Gilbert Alvarado has once again passed Kris Lawrence and Chad Givens to have the second most votes in the election for the three open seats. Last...

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100 families thankful for Thanksgiving meals

The Recreation and Parks District gave 100 Shafter families a reason to smile this holiday season through its Thanksgiving Dinner Giveaway. On Nov. 19, cars filed into the parking lot next to the...

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Creations and Coffee highlights shopping local

Over 200 people flocked to the Tin Cup last Saturday for dozens of vendors set up selling their wares. Tin Cup manager Shakira Willis organized the Creations and Coffee event so the community could...

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Wasco High principal steps up to assistant superintendent

Principal Kevin Tallon led the students and staff at Wasco High School by example when he displayed kindness and compassion. He has always had an open-door policy and visitors are welcome. A 1995...

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Clinic offers one-stop shop for flu shot, virus testing

Over 200 residents took advantage of a free flu shot and covid-19 testing clinic recently, allowing them to get both tasks done. The number of confirmed cases is on the rise, despite the Wear to Care...

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Businesses adjust again to purple tier

After Kern County dropped back to the purple tier, businesses have become more stringent about the wearing of masks and social distancing. Residents were warned a week in advance that the numbers...

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The meaning of worship

And Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey. the lad and I will go yonder and worship, and we will come back to you.” Genesis 22:5 What a peculiar statement by Abraham! Here he...

Death Notices - Nov. 26, 2020

Leonor Pinales, 94, of Shafter, passed away Nov. 17. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Maria Sanchez, 74, of Bakersfield, passed away Nov. 17 in Bakersfield. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Margarito Cervantes, 61, of Shafter, passed away Nov. 13...

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Lloyd Earl Grizzell, Sr.

Lloyd was born July 15, 1926. in McMinnville, Tenn., and died May 26, in Long Beach. Blessed with a sublime bass-baritone voice, his love for God, family, students, music education and humble spirit...

Arrest Report - Nov. 26, 2020

Nov. 17 David Vernon Lee, 58, of Shafter, was arrested on the 30100 block of Tulare Ave. in Shafter on a felony bench warrant. Raul Ojeda Orozco, 26, of Shafter, was arrested on the 200 block of Colvard St. in Shafter for theft/extortion of...

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Headlines in History - Nov. 26, 2020

10 years ago: Dec. 1, 2010 Sequoia Principal Jason Hutchinson and Assistant Principal Luis Rodriguez dressed up as Disney characters before the holiday vacation. They greeted students being dropped...

Classified Ads - Nov. 19, 2020

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Mystery History - Nov. 26, 2020

Here's this week's challenge, courtesy of the Shafter Historical Society. If you know the location, circumstances, exact or rough date and/or people in the photo, send your educated (or semieducated)...

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