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Dates set for graduations

With the onset of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the future has been uncertain; however, because of the governor allowing several counties to open up under Phase 3 guidelines, Principal Kevin...

Local eateries reopen – kind of

JAMIE STEWART and TONI DeROSA The Shafter Press | Wasco Tribune Local restaurants are coming alive in varying degrees, with some opening fully and still others taking smaller steps. In Shafter, the...

Veterans honored despite restrictions

With the cancellations of the annual Memorial Day ceremonies that are usually held at cemeteries across the county, Shafter and Wasco still recognized their fallen heroes with American flags on the...

Man dies in stabbing

A man is dead after a stabbing on F Street Wednesday. Detectives were investigating the scene Wednesday after a report of a possible homicide. When deputies arrived, they located a deceased adult...

A listing of Shafter's veterans

Here is the listing of Shafter's veterans who have passed, as provided by the Shafter-Wasco Cemetery District. Click on...

Take-Out Directory - May 25, 2020

SHAFTER Tin Cup Coffee 1101 E. Lerdo Hwy. 661-630-4061 Drive through 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 Open every day 8 a.m.—9 p.m. Tony’s Firehouse Restaurant 300 E....

Mustangs celebrate journey to high school

The Maple School Mustangs held a drive-by graduation ceremony last Friday, celebrating the students' accomplishments and their step into the high school arena. There were 31 students receiving their...

Celebrating city's strength and unity

Shafter has celebrated May as Shafter Strong month, with different themes each week, including drawing thank you's in chalk to our First Responders one week and lighting up the night last week, with...

Stop By and See Dr. Carol Today!

Pastor's Corner: Despite changes, God is still in control

I have heard it said that the only constant in the world is change. I have never found that to be any truer than this year. I know I had big plans and high expectations when the calendar flipped to 2020. How about you? Has 2020 lived up to your...

Editor's Note: Remember those who sacrificed

On this Memorial Day, it seemed kind of surreal. In my lifetime, we have been involved in the Vietnam War, the wars in the Middle East and several events on our homefront, including government...

Be safe on the road with Pacific Tire.

Death Notices - May 28, 2020

Latoya Dushai Callaham, 37, of Wasco, passed in Bakersfield. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Lorenzo Garcia Elizondo, 76, of Visalia, passed away May 21 in Visalia. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Marylan Miller, 80, of Shafter, passed...

Vivian Bergen

Vivian Grace Bergen was born August 17, 1921, in Shafter. She was the second of four children born to Zacharias and Ida Bartel. Vivian attended local schools and graduated from Shafter High in 1939....

Claude Hillis Horton Sr.

Claude Hillis Horton Sr. was born on May 14, 1927 in Pryor, Okla., and passed from this earth on May 23, 2020, in Bakersfield at the age of 93. Claude was a foreman at McConnell Farms in Wasco for...

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Arrest Report - May 28, 2020

May 23 Dwayne Schulyer Fernandez, 28, of Shafter, was arrested for DUI. Andrew Lester Avalos, 21, of Shafter, was arrested for burglary in the first degree, battery and burglary during a state of emergency. Nicole Hampton, 34, of Shafter, was...

Timeless Beauty Salon & Gifts

Mystery History - May 28, 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 - May 28, 2020

#1 YARD SALE SHAFTER #1 YARD SALE WASCO #2 AUTO/MOTORCYCLES FOR SALE 2005 Chrysler 300, $2,000. Clean tags, NON-OP. NEW parts, custom rims, etc. Needs work. Call 661-340-1544. Got an older car, boat or RV? Do the humane thing. Donate it to the...

Headlines in History - May 28, 2020

10 years ago: June 9, 2010 Private Patricia M. Matthews, of Shafter, graduated from Army Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. 20 years ago: May 31, 2000 There was a ribbon cutting at the Shafter...

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