Westside Church Food Giveaway breaks record

Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, the Westside Family Fellowship Church hosted its monthly Food Giveaway with a record-breaking attendance of 1,400 individuals and over... — Updated 11/25/2023

A bad call -- or lack of one --takes Generals out of Valley Championships

The Shafter High Generals lost the chance to repeat as Valley Champions when an official blew a call during the overtime period, giving Madera's Torres High a 43-42 last-play win... — Updated 11/25/2023

Foundation tries to bring hope

At the heart of community and social justice, the Dolores Huerta Foundation serves as a beacon of hope and inspiration. Established by the labor leader and activist Dolores Huerta,... — Updated 11/25/2023

Bicyclist, 41, hit by car, dies

On Nov.12, Gloria Soto, a 41-year-old bicyclist, was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene, leaving the woman to succumb to her injuries. An investigation by deputies from the... — Updated 11/25/2023

Congressional candidate Chris Mathys makes visit to Shafter

Chris Mathys, a congressional candidate for California's 21st District, made a visit to Shafter on Saturday, spending the day talking to constituents about their concerns and needs... — Updated 11/25/2023

Return of Colours Festival slated for February

Details continue to be ironed out for the upcoming Colours Festival, slated for Feb. 24-26. The event will mainly be held at the Tin Cup and Ford Theater, with a couple of... — Updated 11/25/2023

A pathway to career success

At a time when college and quality employment are out of reach for many people, America's Job Center of Kern County provides an alternative for those looking for a career in a... — Updated 11/25/2023

Wasco Christmas Parade set for December 2

Santa Claus has made his travel plans to be in Wasco for the Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting and Vendor Faire on Saturday, December 2. For the third year, the Wasco Rose Festival... — Updated 11/25/2023

Toys for Tigers brings joy to kids – and their families

It's that time of year when the Wasco Toys for Tigers share the spirit of giving. Since 2002, this dedicated group has been making a difference in the lives of children in need by... — Updated 11/25/2023

Mennonite Church holds wrestling tournament

The Mennonite Brethren Church of Shafter held its annual Youth Wrestling tournament on Saturday, attracting almost 100 wrestlers from all over the valley. There were several... — Updated 11/25/2023

SHS season ends in overtime thriller

The Shafter Generals saw their football season come to an end on Friday night with a heartbreaking 43-42 loss to the Torres Toros. This was a rematch of the semifinal game last... — Updated 11/25/2023

Tigers to play for Valley Championship

The Wasco Tigers punched their ticket to the Valley Title game with a 13-7 win over the Liberty Hawks of Madera Friday night. The game was a bone-crunching contest that was won on... — Updated 11/25/2023

Why preventing diabetes should be a priority at all ages

More than 96 million Americans live with a potentially life-altering condition – yet many of them are unaware they even have it. That condition is prediabetes, which in up to... — Updated 11/25/2023

Pastor's Corner: Lessons in gratitude from lepers

These days, we know little about leprosy, the disease that is both referenced more times than any other in the Bible and was the illness most frequently healed by Jesus. In Bible... — Updated 11/25/2023

Death Notices - Nov. 23, 2023

Gloria Soto, 41, of Wasco, passed away Nov. 12, in Wasco. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Donavon Diaz, 18, of Shafter, passed away Nov. 10, in Bakersfield. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Magdalena Fuentes Cortes, 84, of Wasco,... — Updated 11/25/2023

Arrest Report - Nov. 23, 2023

Nov. 13 Dirk Barton Underwood, 53, of Shafter, was arrested at James Street and State Avenue on a felony bench warrant/failure to appear. Daniel Justin Cadena, 36, of Shafter, was arrested on Beech Avenue for disorderly conduct:... — Updated 11/25/2023

Pet of the Week: Buster needs a forever home

Buster came into the Wasco Animal Shelter as a stray. He is approximately a 3-4 month-old male American Staffordshire mix. He is great with staff and other dogs. It is unknown if... — Updated 11/25/2023

Mystery History - Nov. 23, 2023

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... — Updated 11/25/2023

Headlines in History - Nov. 23, 2023

50 years ago: Dec. 5, 1973 A new Cornet Variety Store opened in a modern store at 115 Central Valley Hwy., next to Safeway (now Apple Market). 10 years ago: Dec. 11, 2013 Javen... — Updated 11/25/2023

Classified Ads - Nov. 23, 2023

To see this week's Classified Ads, click on the e-edition icon at the top of the... — Updated 11/25/2023

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