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A possible return to staying at home

With the governor of California reinstating the Stay at Home order for one county in the state, 12 more counties have been put on a watch list, creating the possibility that the order may be...

Reform WHS attacks harassment at school

hHarassment, no matter what kind, often leads to serious consequences. Students at Wasco High School (WHS) who are a part of Reform WHS are getting the word out that they demand to be heard and...

Apart, yet together

Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, Shafter High School sent their senior class across the stage, ending what was an unprecedented school year where a graduation ceremony had seemed unlikely just a couple...

Walmart distributon center raises its first flag

The Walmart Distribution Center in Shafter, which has seen its opening date pushed back into the spring of 2021, celebrated the Fourth of July with a flag raising and a fundraiser benefiting the...

Crackdown on illegal fireworks

The Shafter City Council held a special meeting this week to assist the Police Department in their fight against violators of illegal fireworks ordinances. On Thursday, June 25, the council voted...

SHS grad is a Marine

Andrew Pompa, a member of the Shafter High Class of 2019, recently completed boot camp at the Marine Corps Depot. The ceremony was streamed for family members and friends to view, with the ceremony...

VBS kids learn of creation

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the community of Shafter still held its annual Community Vacation Bible School, letting the kids delve into the mystery of creation. This event was the result...

With 31 positives, PrimeX shuts down

PrimeX, a local grower, producer and international trader, has shut down until July 3 after 31 employees tested positive for the Covid-19 virus. A worker first tested positive for the virus on June 10. After picketers protested outside the...

Reopening leaves questions

As tough as it has been for groups to get together with the quarantine and 6-foot social distancing, some activities in town have been able to move forward with a modified schedule. The Wasco...

Dining Directory - July 2, 2020

Tin Cup Coffee 1101 E. Lerdo Hwy. 661-630-4061 Mon.-Fri.: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat.: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sun.: Closed Rocy’s Mexican Food 749 S. Shafter Ave. 661-746-2619 Every day: 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Tony’s Firehouse Restaurant 300 E. Lerdo Hwy. 661-746-9244...

Editor's Note: For fireworks, leave it to the pros

It is that time of year again. The weather is warming, trees and plants are needing to drink more water to keep that green hue, and there are the sounds of bombs bursting in air. No, you are not in...

Pastor's Corner: Don't focus on what doesn't matter

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Why did God create me with stinky armpits?” Maybe it’s just me. But I have often wondered what purpose armpit odor has. Before i give you my answer, let me tell you a short story that may give us some...

Alejandro Carlos Lopez Sr.

Alejandro Carlos Lopez Sr. was born in Edcouch, Texas, to parents Juan Lopez and Flavia Perez. He served his country in the Army as a young man. Alejandro was a devoted husband, father and...

Death Notices - July 2, 2020

Baudelia Vargas Mendoza, 94, of Shafter passed away June 29. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Kathy Gentry, 66, of Wasco, passed away June 27. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Maria Elena Hinojosa, 79, of Corcoran, passed away June 25 in Wisconsin....

Arrest Report - July 2, 2020

June 28 Luis David Palacios Vasquez, 26, of Shafter, was arrested for corporal injury on spouse and on a misdemeanor bench warrant. June 26 Amy Rae Fauver, 37, of Shafter, was arrested for obstruction of a public officer, petty theft in a state of...

Headlines in History - July 2, 2020

20 years ago: June 28, 2000 The Wasco Valley Golf Course had their 4th Annual Junior Golf Camp. It helps introduce the young people how to play and enjoy golf. Eighty kids attended the camp. 30 years...

Mystery History - July 2, 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)...

Classified Ads - July 2, 2020

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