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Fresh look at rec facilities

A change in leadership for the city has led to a refocusing on opportunities afforded youth and facilities the city has available for them to keep active. Steps have been taken to look at the current...

 

SHS sophomore going to state leadership program

The Kiwanis Club of Shafter recently hosted representatives from the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership program at Shafter High School. Beatriz Ricketts, the SHS sophomore counselor, and students Mia...

 

True Value in town

There is a new hardware store in Shafter that opened up on Central Valley Highway, right next to Apple Market. True Value Hardware opened its doors on Feb. 1 and has been servicing the needs of...

 

History-making pilot to speak

The Minter Field Air Museum always has a prominent guest speaker for their annual Founders Day Banquet, and this year is no exception. History-making test pilot Rachael Winiecki will be the featured s...

 

Arrest Log - Feb. 14, 2019

Feb. 4 Gerardo Sanchez Zamora, 35, of Shafter was arrested on the 300 block of Central Avenue, south alley, for disorderly conduct for drugs and alcohol. Justin Edward Walsh, of Shafter, was arrested on the 500 of block of James Street for possession...

 

Kenneth W. Sanderson

Kenneth W. Sanderson passed away Jan. 21, 2019 at his home in Nice, Calif. Kenneth was born Jan.7, 1953 in Bakersfield to Sandy and Vera Sanderson of Shafter. Kenneth leaves his brother Danny...

 

Death Notices - Feb. 14, 21019

John Ray Salinas, 49, passed away Jan. 31st in Corcoran. Services pending. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. ]Frankie Irene Siemens, 96, of Shafter. Services pending, Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Daryl Gene Thiesen, 57, of Bakersfield. Services...

 

Classified Ads - Feb. 14, 2019

#1 YARD SALE SHAFTER Multi-Family Block Yard Sale: Aldrich Drive., Shafter. Feb. 16 7 a.m. to ? Dining table, buffet, home décor, clothes and lots of miscellaneous. 1t1 #1 YARD SALE WASCO #2 AUTO/MOTORCYCLES WANTED! Old Porsche 356/911/912 for...

 

Community Calendar - Feb. 14, 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...

 

Generals qualify wrestlers for Masters

At least three Shafter High Generals wrestlers will be in action for another week as they moved forward to qualify for the Masters tournament. Coach Rick Gabin and the Generals came into the Central S...

 

Teams move on to postseason

The Shafter varsity basketball team took on Kennedy on Feb. 4 in a very intense game that the Generals ended up losing, 77-72. The next day they played rival Wasco in a win-or-go- home game, since...

 

Headlines in History - Feb. 14, 2019

10 years ago: Feb 18, 2009 The American Legion Auxiliary and Girls State announced 1st place winner Melaine Hockett for her article on "What Shafter Means to Me." 20 years ago: Feb. 17, 1999 Shafter...

 

Headlines in History - Feb. 7, 2019

10 years ago: Feb. 11, 2009 Anna Jelmini, Shafter High track star and 2008 Junior World Leader, picks Arizona State University for college, starting fall 2009. 20 years ago: Jan. 25, 1999 Shafter got...

 

Shy is ready for that new home

Hello friends, meet Shy. Shy is a gold with black shepherd mix who is about 3 years old and weighs about approximately 50 pounds. He owners surrendered this sweet girl because she kept jumping their...

 

Coming to Colours

Cans d'Arte is coming to the Depot Museum. With the Shafter Colours Festival approaching, the Shafter Woman's Club is again preparing for their annual "Canstructional" design-build competition to be...

 
 By Jim Neal    Opinion    February 14, 2019

Cleaning up matter of conscious

“He who covers his sins (wrongdoings) will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them Will have (find) mercy.” --Proverbs 28:13 Wise King Solomon penned that truism many, many years ago -- approximately 3,000 years, long before there...

 

Shafter Community Chest Spaghetti Dinner

Shafter Community Chest Spaghetti Dinner Thursday Feb. 21 at Veterans Hall - 4-7 p.m. - $10...

 

Death notices

A.W. Northam, 99, passed away Feb. 18 in Mesa, Ariz. Peters Funeral Homes, Shafter. Simon Santos, 21, passed aways Feb. 10 in Wasco. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Angela Bernal Garcia, 89, passed away Feb. 9 in Corcoran. Basham & Lara Funeral...

 

Obituary - Stacy Becker Coyle

Stacy Becker Coyle was born on May 14, 1977 in Bakersfield. At the age of 41, she went to be in the arms of Jesus on January 31, 2019. Stacy was the daughter of Rod and Carolyn Becker. She grew up in...

 

Obituary: Frankie Irene Siemens

Frankie Irene Siemens, a resident of Shafter, passed away peacefully on Feb. 9, 2019, having reached her 96th birthday in January. Frankie was the youngest of six children born to early Wasco...

 

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