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 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 31, 2019

Chamber honors local standouts

The Shafter Chamber of Commerce held the 71st Annual Community Service Awards Banquet last Thursday night, honoring the businesses and local individuals who have stood out this past year Nominations...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 31, 2019

SHS coach, star player in spotlight

Shafter High School was well represented at the 71st Annual Community Service Awards Banquet at the Shafter's Ford Theater. Shafter High Head Football Coach Jerald Pierucci received the Youth...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 31, 2019

City attorney role discussed by council

The City Council held a special workshop last week to discuss the how the city handles its legal requirements and use of an out-of-town city attorney, as well as revamping of the council’s informal...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 31, 2019

All kinds of art at Colours Festival

Shafter's Colours Festival is set for the weekend of Feb. 21-24, with a variety of events that will give Shafter and the surrounding communities entertainment and activities for every taste. The...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 31, 2019

Students of the Month at SHS

Shafter High has announced their Students of the Month for December, and they were honored with certificates and a pizza lunch. Each student was nominated by a teacher. The teachers chose those...

 

Arrest Log - Jan. 31, 2019

Jan. 22 Vincent Lopez, 24, of Shafter, was arrested on a misdemeanor bench warrant and a felony bench warrant, and for trespassing on private property and possession of control substance paraphernalia. Dina Marie Ybarra, 37, of Shafter, was arrested...

 

Community Calendar - Jan. 31, 2108

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. 31, 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. 31, 2019

Are you looking for someone to run with or even play with? Then I am your girl. My name is Lucy. I have been at the shelter since December. My shelter staff friends have listed me as a pit bull that...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 31, 2019

Students of the Month at SHS

Shafter High has announced their Students of the Month for December, and they were honored with certificates and a pizza lunch. Each student was nominated by a teacher. The teachers chose those...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 31, 2019

A successful 1st year for Grimmway Academy

It was just two years ago that The Shafter Press was reporting that ground had been broken on a new charter school in Shafter. It was going to be a unique school that would give the community another...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    January 31, 2019

Evangelistic event moved to March 8-10

The evangelistic event at Frist Southern Baptist Church originally scheduled for the first weekend in March is being moved to Friday-Sunday March 8-10. Pastor Jim Neal said that there is a play at...

 

Generals basketball picks up the pace

The Shafter boys varsity basketball team took on Taft Tuesday, Jan. 22, and ran away in the 4th period to give them the 53-44 victory. Then, on Thursday they played a hard- fought game but came up short against McFarland, losing 54-51. This moves...

 
 By Jim Neal    Features    January 31, 2019

Pastor's Corner - Jan. 31, 2019

“The fear of becoming a ‘has been’ keeps some people from becoming anything.” --Eric Hoffer I had never heard of Mr. Eric Hoffer until one week while preparing a sermon for Sunday. I read this quote in a theological commentary and it...

 

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...

 

Judy K. Weaver

Judy Kay Pruitt Weaver was born Feb. 24, 1945 in Wright City, Okla. Judy took the hand of Jesus and walked through the pearly gates on Jan. 25, 2019. She loved the Lord with all her heart and will be...

 

Classified ads - Jan. 31, 21019

#1 YARD SALE SHAFTER 3-Family Yard Sale: 530 Willow St., Shafter. Saturday 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Clothing and miscellaneous. #1 YARD SALE WASCO #2 AUTO/MOTORCYCLES 1989 Ford 150 Econoline Handyman van. Runs, clean record. 661-900-4588. 2t1 WANTED! Old...

 

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