Articles from the January 10, 2019 edition

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Generals on top of top team

break. They competed in several tournaments in the two-week span, bringing home over 25 medals. The junior varsity and freshmen teams started the period off with a big showing at their own Coyote Clas...

 

To TJ, goodbye for now

I have had a really bad holiday season this year, one of the worst in a very long time. We had to put our dog down the day after Christmas. TJ was more than just a pet, but was a true member of our...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 10, 2019

Tin Cup: More than a cup of Joe

Shafter may be a small city, but it boasts a local coffee shop that rivals any you might find in a city ten times its size. With a warm, unique atmosphere, locally roasted coffee, artistically...

 

Press on the web

The Shafter Press is now online, too. TheShafterPress.com, a freshly designed web and mobile site including all the features of the print edition – as well as some content exclusive to the web – is now live. And we’re looking for feedback on...

 

Community calendar - Jan. 10, 2019

MONDAY SRPD --The Shafter Recreation and Parks Department Board of Directors meets on the second Monday at the Walker Senior Center, 505 Sunset, at 6 p.m. SWAT -- Senior Wellness 55 years + at 5, 6 and 7 p.m., at 505 Sunset Ave. Richland school board...

 

Mystery History - Jan. 10, 2019

This week's challenge, courtesy of the Shafter Historical Society. Send your educated (or semieducated) guess to The Press, 406 Central Ave., Shafter 93263, or e-mail it to mystery...

 

Arrest log - Jan. 10, 2010

Dec. 28 Reynaldo Catalan Villalobos, 29, of Shafter, was arrested for violation of felony parole. Juan Carlos Rios, 20, of Shafter, was arrested for second-degree burglary, possession of controlled substance and controlled substance paraphernalia. De...

 

Hailey needs a home

Are you looking for someone to run with or even play with? Well, then I am your girl. My name is Hailey. I have been at the shelter since August. My shelter friends have listed me as pit bull mix...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 10, 2019

Grimmway student honored

A local third-grader has been selected to attend a national leadership forum this summer. Ezra Munoz, a fourth-generation Shafterite, is a student at Grimmway Academy in Shafter. He was nominated by h...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 10, 2019

Local musician headed to Japan

A musician who is a Shafter High graduate will be traveling to Japan in the spring with the Bakersfield Youth Symphony. The Japan trip is made possible by a Sister City program with Wakayama, Japan....

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 10, 2019

Kiwanis Club honors Terrific Kids at lunch

The Shafter Kiwanis Club had the honored a special group of students at their monthly Terrific Kids Luncheon held at the Shafter Veterans Hall. Each month, the principals and assistant principals...

 

Successful fun-raiser for PEO Chapter JT

With Nancy Neufeld as the auctioneer, bidding was lively at the PEO Chapter JT's annual fundraiser. Everyone was in a festive mood and the coffers are once again full. The fundraiser was held at the...

 

Summer of the bulker

Growing up and being a teen was not always easy back in the early '60s. I happened to live in the small agricultural town of Shafter, just 18 miles from Bakersfield. Our family budget seemed to be...

 

The luxury telephone

Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in March 1876. The first transcontinental telephone wire was connected from New York to San Francisco on June 17, 1914. The first call was not made until...

 

Classified ads - Jan. 10, 2019

#1 YARD SALE SHAFTER BIG Yard Sale: Shafter, 225 S. Shafter, Fri, Jan. 11 & Sat., Jan. 12 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shoes, boots, winter clothes and lot of miscellaneous. Everything must go. 1t1 Yard Sale: 213 Justin Ct. Sat., Jan. 12, from 6:30 a.m. to...

 

RECYCLE SHOUTOUT

This fall, Shafter High School started an organics diversion program with their lunch program. We just wanted to say -- You guys are doing awesome! The students put a media presentation together, for...

 

SHS grapplers bring home tourney medals

The Shafter High Generals wrestling teams were busy bringing home medals over the holiday break. They competed in several tournaments in the two-week span, bringing home over 25 medals. The junior var...

 

Pastor's Corner - Jan. 10, 2019

“Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh.” --Henry David Thoreau Ever seen the candy bar commercial on TV where...

 

Death notices

Eleine Soriano, 23, of Shafter, passed away Jan. 9, 2019, in Wichita Falls, Texas. Services pending. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Daniel Miller, 31. of Bakersfield, passed away Jan. 10, 2019, in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home,...

 

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