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Kiddie Kollege longtime director to retire

Helen Gaede, the long-time director of the Shafter Kiddie Kollege, will be retiring at the end of the month, closing out a 49-year career. Gaede began at the school when the... — Updated 5/16/2022

Get rid of your trash, pickup available May 14

The City of Wasco's Code Compliance, American Refuse, local groups and businesses are partnering to keep Wasco beautiful and free of unwanted trash. On Saturday, May 14, from 9... — Updated 5/16/2022

Daddy Daughter Dance a magical night to remember

The Orange Heart Foundation will host its annual Daddy Daughter Dance on Friday, May 13, at Palm Avenue Middle School from 6 to 8 p.m. This is an event for dads and father figures... — Updated 5/16/2022

Students honored for academic excellence at WHS

Wasco Union High School held its 2021- 2022 Winner's Circle Awards Ceremony for graduating seniors. Over 125 students were celebrated for their academic achievements. Many... — Updated 5/16/2022

Spring fling in Barker Park

The Wasco Recreation and Parks District held their 2nd annual Prima Vera in the Park. It was a lively springtime afternoon with lots of fun for the entire family. "This was a great... — Updated 5/16/2022

Pet of the Week: Introducing Tarzan

Tarzan came into the Wasco Animal Shelter as a stray. He is approximately a 2-3-year-old male Belgian malinois. He is great with staff and has been tested with large dogs only. At... — Updated 5/16/2022

'Drowsy Chaperone' on SHS stage

The Shafter High Drama Department, with the accompaniment of the SHS Band, performs the Broadway hit "The Drowsy Chaperone" this weekend. The parody of American musical comedy of... — Updated 5/16/2022

Wilson to speak on potato history

The final Shafter Learning Center history lecture of the spring will be presented Thursday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the center. Stan Wilson of the Shafter Historical Society will... — Updated 5/16/2022

Panel to review city charter, make recommendations for changes

The committee appointed by the City Council to review the city's charter and make recommendations on changes has begun its work. The City of Shafter became a charter city in 1995,... — Updated 5/16/2022

Taco Thursday at Basham & Lara

Basham & Lara Funeral Care recognized the Cinco de Mayo holiday on Thursday when they gave away tacos to the community, offering them to those visiting their facility. The... — Updated 5/16/2022

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Montgomery Insurance: to protect and to serve

Montgomery Insurance has been a staple in the community since 1977, where they have provided high-quality service and exceptional knowledge of the industry. With competitive rates... — Updated 5/16/2022

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Pastor's Corner: A future and a hope

It feels like we just move from one crisis to another these days, doesn’t it? For the record, that feeling increases if you regularly watch the news on television. Remember, news programs get more viewers and sell more... — Updated 5/16/2022

Herbert E. Schmidt

Herbert E Schmidt, 93, passed away April 18. He was born Nov 9, 1928, in Lincoln, Neb., to John and Lydia (Rahrig) Schmidt. He graduated from Lemoore High School in Lemoore in... — Updated 5/16/2022

Lannis Joseph Cates

Lannis Joseph Cates was born Nov. 20, 1927, in Quinton, Okla., to Lela Mae (McKee) and Curtbirth Cornelius (Slim) Cates. He passed away peacefully on May 7, 2022, into the arms of Jesus. He joined his beloved wife of 73 years,... — Updated 5/16/2022

Death Notices - May 19, 2022

Raul Rico, 87, of Shafter, passed away April 28, in Moreno Valley. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Fred Smethurst, 95, of Bakersfield, passed away May 3, in Bakersfield. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Mary A. Trujillo,... — Updated 5/16/2022

Lannis Joseph Cates

Lannis Cates was born in Quinton, Okla., on Nov. 20, 1927,. He joined his wife, Judy Faye Cates, in Heaven on May 7, 2022. A viewing will be held at Peters Funeral Home, Shafter,... — Updated 5/16/2022

Arrest Report - May 12, 2022

May 3 Renee Vierya, 36, of Shafter, was arrested in the 400 block of East Lerdo Highway on an outside agency warrant. Marlene Vargas, 36, of Shafter, was arrested at East. Orange and Nickel Avenue on a felony bench warrant and... — Updated 5/16/2022

Mystery History - May 12, 2022

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 5/16/2022

Classified Ads - May 12, 2022

To see this week's Classified Ads, click on the E-Edition... — Updated 5/16/2022

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