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Storm Encounter experience comes to Shafter

Mennonite Disaster Service is presenting "The Storm Encounter" in Shafter next Wednesday, aiming to raise awareness about its disaster relief efforts. The multisensory exhibit is a... — Updated 5/30/2023

Quality of life ranked high in street poll

A person-on-the-street poll of Shafter residents on their quality of life highlighted the weaknesses of random questioning. A survey presented to Shafter City Council earlier this... — Updated 5/30/2023

Shedding light on mental health

College Community Services hosted a mental health awareness event on Thursday to bring resources and information to the residents of Wasco. Noemi Ojeda is the program director and... — Updated 5/30/2023

SHS Student Spotlight

David Bloemhof IV is a senior at Shafter High School with a long list of extracurricular and academic accomplishments. He plays the trumpet for the wind ensemble and jazz band, and... — Updated 5/30/2023

Ariena Vega signs with U of Saint Katherine

Shafter High senior Ariana Vega signed a scholarship agreement with the University of Saint Katherine last week at a signing ceremony at Shafter High School. Vega, who was the... — Updated 5/30/2023

Graduating students celebrated and blessed

It was an inspiring and uplifting occasion at Sunday's Wasco High School baccalaureate ceremony. Pastors gave encouraging words of advice for the graduating seniors, and there was... — Updated 5/30/2023

Thomas Jefferson presents student awards

Thomas Jefferson Middle School held its annual awards ceremony on Thursday. The event was created five years ago to celebrate the excellence of their students. Each year teachers... — Updated 5/30/2023

Season of success finally ends for Generals spring sports teams

The Shafter Generals spring sports seasons came to an end this week, with losses in the Central Section playoffs for the Shafter High softball and baseball teams. The baseball... — Updated 5/30/2023

Family's Japanese cuisine delivers

Blue Sushi prides itself on serving up authentic Japanese cuisine. Under new ownership, the restaurant has thrived. Daniel Vargas is the owner of the family business, with his... — Updated 5/30/2023

Editor's Note: Results are in: Shafter is special

I was on the streets of Shafter to get answers for a survey that we were conducting. I was getting frustrated because I had been turned down by residents who did not want to take... — Updated 5/30/2023

Pastor's Corner: Wise conflict resolution

If you desire to live in a world without conflict, then you are living in the wrong world. The sinful nature of humanity will lead to conflicts, disagreements, and divisions. “Now the deeds of the flesh are evident ... — Updated 5/30/2023

Death Notices - May 25, 2023

Floriberta Ruiz Santiago, 37, of Wasco, passed away May 12, in Wasco. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Mariam Aguilar, 72, of Delano, passed away May 17, in Wasco. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Anna Lee Titsworth, 82, of Wasco,... — Updated 5/30/2023

Arrest Report - May 25, 2023

May 16 Jario Jason Lopez, 30, of Shafter, was arrested in the 300 block of Atlantic Avenue on a bench warrant/failure to appear on felony charge and misdemeanor charge. Zachary James Erickson, 34, of Shafter, was arrested for... — Updated 5/30/2023

Pet of the Week: Beau is a little gentleman

Come out to the Shafter Animal Shelter and meet this gentleman named Beau. Beau is a young, tan, fawn and cream-colored cattle dog mix. He is a lovable guy who is also friendly,... — Updated 5/30/2023

Mystery History - May 25, 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 5/30/2023

Shafter veterans list

To see this year's Salute to Veterans, click on the e-edition icon at the top of the... — Updated 5/30/2023

Classified Ads - May 25, 2023

To see this week's Classified Ads, click on the e-edition icon at the top of the... — Updated 5/30/2023

Wasco veterans list

To see this year's Salute to Veterans, click on the e-edition icon at the top of the... — Updated 5/30/2023

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