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Articles from the January 16, 2020 edition

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 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 16, 2020

Richland students improving

Richland students are improving overall, but still are testing below state averages in every category, according to the latest scores. At the recent Richland School District board meeting, a...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 16, 2020

Ex-principal returns to front office

With the recent opening of the assistant superintendent's position, there were several teachers and administrators who put their name in the hat for the job. Ultimately, the Richland School District...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 16, 2020

Shaved heds, caring hearts from wrestlers

In the competitive sport of wrestling, there are fierce rivalries amid the different leagues and divisions, making the season full of hotly contested matches, be it in duals or tournaments. But those...

 

Community Calendar - Jan. 16, 2019

ANNOUNCEMENTS NEW: BC enrollment -- Bakersfield College spring 2020 Express Enrollments will be taken Thursday, Jan. 16, 4-7 p.m., at the Shafter Learning Center, 236 James St.. NEW: Libraries closed — All Libraries will be closed Monday, Jan. 20,...

 

Arrest Report - Jan. 16, 2020

Jan. 6 Santos Gutierrez III, 29, of Shafter, was arrested on a misdemeanor bench warrant. Jose Reyes Soto, 37, of Shafter, was arrested for loitering on private property, possession of stolen tools and possession of controlled substance...

 

Mystery History - Jan. 16, 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)...

 

Death Notices - Jan. 16, 2020

Charlynn McCarthy, 70, of Shafter, passed away Jan. 7, 2020, in Shafter. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Sandra Fike, 78, of Bakersfield, passed away Jan. 7, 2020, in Bakersfield. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Laura Green Blount, 66, of...

 

Pastor's Corner - Jan. 16, 2020

Lucius Annaeus Seneca, a Roman statesman who lived from 5 BC-65 AD, made a statement that should be written and remembered in 2020. He said, "We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our...

 

Robert Alan Parrott

Robert Alan Parrott, 61, passed on Dec. 18, 2019, in Bakersfield. Robert is survived by his wife Debbie, son Matt and his wife Sarah, daughter Amanda and her husband Ryan, and son Brad, as well as...

 

A new menu as Don Pepe's grows

In the two years Don Pepe's has been open, building a reputation as a family-oriented, friendly restaurant for Shafter. Owner Jose Martinez has been successful in his vision, with the restaurant...

 

Classified Ads - Jan. 16, 2020

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 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 16, 2020

Shafter PD nabs 1st in tree contest

A record-setting number of Christmas trees were on display for the month of December at the Shafter Depot Museum in their annual Christmas Tree decorating contest. There were 16 trees entered this...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 16, 2020

How to recycle trees and brush this season

Yes, it is that time of year again. For those of you who are wondering what to do with your Christmas tree, the City of Shafter has a drop-off location that is available. They are accepting trees at...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 16, 2020

Where 2- and 4-legged citizens are served

The Shafter Animal Control Department serves all of the residents of Shafter, those walking on two legs or four. Animal Control Officer Nick Riddick and his staff bring together residents of Shafter...

 

Editor's Note - Jan. 16, 2020

Well, 2019 is in the rear view mirror, and the next decade is underway. This past year has been such a busy one for me. It has been full of some great times, like having a job that I just love,...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 16, 2020

Council to hold special meeting on search for city manager

A special City Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday morning, Jan. 21, at 7:30 a.m. focusing on the city’s search for a new city manager. There will be a time of public comment before the...

 

Couch's Corner - Jan. 16, 2020

Much thanks to the Valley Ag Voice for their article “Local Leaders React to Passage of USMCA,” in their January issue. For those of you who may not know, USMCA is an updated NAFTA, and stands for United States Mexico Canada Trade Agreement. It...

 

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