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Articles from the January 24, 2019 edition

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 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 24, 2019

Chamber honors locals

The Shafter Chamber of Commerce is holding the 71st Annual Community Awards Banquet on Thursday, Jan. 24 at Shafter's Ford Theater. The event honors local businesses and individuals who have made a...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 24, 2019

2 join chamber board

The Shafter Chamber of Commerce, which is holding its annual Community Awards Banquet on Jan. 24, welcomed two new board members recently. Judy Goad and Phillip Jimenez are now on the chamber board....

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 24, 2019

Peters serves community

Generations of local families have relied on Peters Funeral Home to help them honor and celebrate their loved ones in a heartfelt way. After purchasing the Agee Funeral Home in Shafter in 1973, and...

 

Bilingual program takes a deep dive

The Dual Language Immersion Program is for TK and kindergarten students. Each year a grade will be added through the sixth grade. The goals of the program are to allow students to be advanced in oral language proficiency and academic literacy in...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 24, 2019

Evangelist coming to Frist Southern Baptist Church

Salvation comes in many different ways and does not always happen at the altar or during a church service. With Raul Perez, it was in a prison cell. Perez was saved by the Lord and is now helping to...

 

Death Notices - Jan. 24, 2019

Eliseus Josiah Carrillo, infant, passed away Jan. 11 in Bakersfield. Services pending. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. bashamfuneralcare.com Edicheira Ramirez, 48, passed away Jan. 18 in Shafter. Services pending. Basham & Lara Funeral Care,...

 

LeRoy Weidenbach

LeRoy Melvin Weidenbach was born Dec. 18, 1931 in Scotland, S.D., to Albert and Emilia Weidenbach. The Weidenbach family moved to Shafter in 1945, beginning the farming operations when LeRoy was 16....

 

Community Calendar - Jan. 24, 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. 24, 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...

 

Pet of the Week - Jan. 24, 2019

Meet our beautiful girl named Athena! Athena is a white Great Pyrenees mix who is about 2 years old. She weighs 65 pounds and is a happy go lucky girl! Athena is available for adoption and is looking...

 

Arrest Log - Jan. 24, 2019

Jan. 17 Alfredo Mar, 36, of Shafter, was arrested for disorderly conduct, under the influence of drugs. Dario Esqueda Mendez Jr, 37, of Shafter, was arrested for disorderly conduct: alcohol. Graciela Mariscal, 69, of Shafter, was arrested for...

 

Headlines in History - Jan. 24, 2019

10 years ago: Jan. 28, 2009 Arly's Appliance celebrated their 50th anniversary of service to the Shafter area. 20 years ago: Feb. 3, 1999 Kern County changed its area code from 805 to 661. 30 years...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 24, 2019

Terrific Kids honored at Kiwanis Club luncheon

The Shafter Kiwanis Club honored some Terrific Kids at a recent luncheon. Each month, the principals and assistant principals nominate a student or students who exemplify the characteristic that is...

 

Elementary art judged by Shafter Woman's Club

The Shafter Woman's Club recently judged elementary school student art at the Shafter Youth Center. The first place winners will be entered into the San Joaquin Valley District competition for...

 

Church Directory - Jan. 24, 2019

Apostolic Assembly of the Faith in Christ Jesus Pastor: Jose Perez 30372 Richland St. 661-746-3648, 661-345-4828 Sunday: Bilingual service 1:30 p.m.; Thursday: Bilingual Bible study 7 p.m. Assembly of God Pastor: Charles Toy 150 Elm St. 661-746-3361...

 
 By Jim Neal    Opinion    January 24, 2019

Pastor's Corner - Jan. 24, 2019

Anyone can know how many seeds are in an apple: Only God knows how many apples are in a seed. “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” --Galatians 6:9. I remember reading the first...

 

Editor's Note - Jan. 24, 2019

Well, the Colours Festival is almost upon us, and I am getting excited about going to the events. Every year, it seems it keeps getting better. I never realized how many talented people, we have in...

 

Classified Ads - Jan. 24, 2019

#1 YARD SALE SHAFTER Yard Sale: Saturday, 626 Wiedmann Ave. from 7:30 a.m. to ?. Tools, furniture, collectibles and lots of miscellaneous. 1t1 HUGE YARD SALE: 30519 Madera Ave, Shafter. Friday & Saturday 7 a.m. - ? Waterslide, beds, bicycles, lots...

 

Obituary: Mildred Mae Mettler

Mildred Mae Mettler, age 99, of Shafter, passed away on Friday, Jan 25, 2019 at Carrington of Shafter. She was born on Sept. 23, 1919 in Medford, Okla., to Carl and Elizabeth Neumann. She was an...

 

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