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Shafter High seniors honored with special service

A Baccalaureate service was held for the graduating seniors of Shafter High School on June 1 at the high school auditorium. The service was sponsored by the high school's Fellowship For Christian...

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Shafter, Wasco seniors complete high school careers

It was an unusual year for high school seniors in Shafter and Wasco, but the students made it, graduating from high school and moving onto the next chapter in their lives. Shafter High School will...

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Group celebrates new mural with ribbon cutting

A wall across from the Shafter Learning Center is blank no more after the ribbon was officially cut on the new mural, a project that began with a group of students dreaming about what it could be. In...

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Wasco Union Elementary District looks 'good financially'

Superintendent of the Wasco Union Elementary School District Kelly Richers said that the district looks good financially for the next two years; however, "It's 2022-23 that the district may run into...

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Shafter High seniors honored with awards

Shafter High School seniors were recently honored by the school with a video on their awards and scholarships for outstanding achievements. For the second consecutive year, Shafter High...

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Dreams come true through mural

The ribbon is cut on the mural across from the Shafter Learning Center. SEE STORY ON PAGE...

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Pop up events offer something for everyone

Two vendor popup events were held in Wasco over this past weekend, offering a variety of items for residents. With the temperature in the low 100s, masks disappeared quickly as attendees visited...

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Kiwanis Club names May's Terrific Kids

The Shafter Kiwanis Club announced their honorees for May's Terrific Kids, which recognize students from the Richland School District. The Kiwanis Club honored those students virtually to celebrate...

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New Generation serves 500 meals to community

New Generation Church on Central Avenue passed out 500 barbecue chicken meals on Monday evening. Church volunteers assisted in the food preparation, served up the take-home boxes and spread good will...

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Players arriving from far and near to play on 2021 Reserve team

The new 2021 Wasco Reserve baseball players will be at Sam Lynn Ball Park in Bakersfield on June 10 at 10 a.m. for their first official practice. Manager Nic Ray has been busy assembling the team,...

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OBITUARY: Ruth "Marlene" Nelson

Ruth "Marlene" Nelson was born in Yuba, Okla., on Nov. 8, 1933, to Jewell and Elsie Whitworth. Marlene had a diversified career which included positions at Stewart Insurance, co-owner of Nelson's...

Death Notices - June 10, 2021

Josephine Mendoza, 60, of Shafter passed away May 28, in Shafter. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Wasco. Edward William Welch Sr., 77, of Shafter passed away June 2, in Shafter. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Wasco. Sara “Sarita” Fermin Ramos., 82, of...

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Tony Sanchez

Tony Sanchez, 64, of Bakersfield, passed away on May 13, 2021, in Shafter. He was preceeded in death by Alex Sanchez. Tony was born on Jan. 30, 1957, to Lupe and Toribio Sanchez. He attended grade...

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Jewel Armstrong Lytle

On Thursday, June 3, 2021, Jewel (Armstrong) Lytle, wife of Gene Lytle for 61 years, passed away at the age of 78. Jewel was born in Steele, Missouri, on May 15, 1943 to Charlie and Lucy Armstrong....

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Shirley Mae Bell

Shirley Bell passed away peacefully on May 26, 2021 at Hoffman House in Bakersfield. She was born in Long Beach on Sept. 21, 1928, to Harvey Allen (Dutch) and Rosella (Rose) Thomas. She spent her...

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Ruth Watson

Ruth Watson was born May 6, 1933, to Houston and Hattie Tiner in Lula, Okla., and passed away May 28, 2021, at home in Shafter. Ruth is survived by her husband of 27 years, Thomas Watson; her son,...

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Carlos Zamora Silva

Carlos Zamora Silva, 89, passed away peacefully at Delano Regional Hospital on May 26, 2021. Born on Nov. 13, 1931, in Michoacán, Mexico, he was the son of the late Jesus Zamora and Librada Silva....

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Gilbert Garland

The city of Wasco lost a pillar of the community on Thursday, June 3, 2021, when Gilbert Garland, age 80, also known as Dad, Pop, Gil, Junior, GG, Mr. G, Mr. Garland, Corn Pops and Coach, went to be...

Arrest Report - June 10, 2021

May 31 Robert Carlos Garza, 40, of Shafter, was arrested on N. Wall St. and Atlantic Ave. for possession of controlled substance and driving without a driver’s license, giving false ID to a public officer and stop required. June 1 Courtneigh...

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Public Works director following Ortiz-Hernandez to Iowa

Public Works Director Biridiana Bishop will be leaving Wasco and relocating to Webster City, Iowa to be assistant city manager. Bishop will be working under Daniel Ortiz-Hernandez, who is leaving...

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Mystery History - June 10, 2021

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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Pet of the Week: Diva the Great Dane needs a home

Diva, an approximately 5-year-old female Great Dane mix, will be available for adoption on June 17. Diva is black, white and cream and came in as a stray. She is extra large and will need a big area...

Classified Ads - June 10, 2021

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