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Articles from the September 30, 2021 edition

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 By Toni DeRosa    News    September 30, 2021

Kern County Fair smaller than usual but back in action

Although there weren't as many exhibitors or visitors to the Kern Country Fair, the fair was back in action this year. The fair began last week and was closed Monday, Sept. 27 and Tuesday, Sept. 28...

 

Richland talks about heroes, learn new math techniques

The Richland School District has been working to enrich their students' lives and educational experiences by teaching them new techniques, as well as keeping the tried and true ways that students...

 

Local veterans take the trip of a lifetime

Two local veterans joined about 170 other veterans on a recent Honor Flight to the nation's capitol, where they took in all of the memorials and monuments, and likely garnered memories that will last...

 

Community Calendar - Sept. 30, 2021

As activities restart and businesses reopen, we will try to update readers on the status of events and activities throughout the area. Please contact Erica Soriano with additions and changes at [email protected] or call 661-292-5100 by...

 

Mystery History - Sept. 30, 2021

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)...

 

Undefeated Tigers head to Delano

This Friday, the Tigers (4-0, 1 -0 in the South Sequoia League) will travel to Delano to compete in their second conference game in a first-place match-up against Kennedy High (4 -1, 1-0). Just like...

 

Suspect arrested after traffic stop leads to car chase

A routine traffic stop turned into a car chase through the outskirts of Shafter that ended in front of the suspect’s residence in the city. On Friday night, at approximately 8 p.m., an officer from...

 

Arrest Report - Sept. 30, 2021

Sept. 20 Juan Daniel Bautista, 27, of Shafter, was arrested on the 400 block of E. Ash Ave. for possession of controlled substance and misdemeanor bench warrant. Sept. 21 Eladio Herrera, 24, of Shafter, was arrested on the 400 block of West Los...

 

Clarification: Escondalo Restaurant

In a business article in the Sept. 23 edition, Escondalo Restaurant, formerly Teresa’s, at 441 F St., the article stated that the previous owners renovated the restaurant prior to selling it. While the previous owners painted the inside of the...

 

Chamber of Commerce invites nominations for community service awards

The Shafter Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for their 2022 Annual Awards Banquet. The event honors individuals, service groups, clubs, and businesses who have made significant...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    September 30, 2021

Push for testing and vaccination increases

A vaccination clinic was held over the weekend in Wasco at the old courthouse to help encourage residents to get vaccinated. The lines were long and the push for vaccinating everyone is becoming more...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    September 30, 2021

Sno White ready for business

It's always nice to have a choice when it comes to selecting a restaurant for a good burger. Moving into a town with an already outstanding reputation for great food, Sno White offers a variety of...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    September 30, 2021

Air pollution is high in the state

While Arizona residents are dealing with extreme flooding, those in California are dealing with the result of too many fires, of which a by- product is smoke-filled air and ash floating down from the...

 

Wasco couple celebrates 65 years of marriage

Leeman and Oli Mae Parker of Wasco met in 1955 at the Shafter Farm Labor Camp and were married Sept. 27, 1956 -- and they are still happily together 65 years later. Leeman wore many hats before he ret...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    September 30, 2021

Wasco High FFA show off their animals at county fair

The Wasco High FFA students had a packed month after the annual Charles Craig Classic Sept. 10-12 and then the Kern County Fair. At the annual Charles Craig Classic, the students who raised animals...

 

Obituary: Hughey Young

Hughey Young was born March 8, 1925, to Wesley and Minnie Young in Alma, Ark., and passed away peacefully at home with his family on Sept. 19, 2021. He is survived by his wife, Adele, brother James...

 

Obituary: Charles Matthews Wedel

Charles Matthews Wedel, of Wasco, was called to the Lord on Sept. 27, 2021. Chuck was born in Wasco on Nov. 14, 1954, to Larry and Judy Wedel. Wasco is where he would find the love of his life, Mickie...

 

Generals stay unbeaten in SSL play

The Shafter High Generals were perfect in SSL play on Friday night, playing arguably the most complete game of their season to date, beating the Taft Wildcats by a score of 34-13. The Generals have al...

 

Death Notices - Sept. 30, 2021

Pedro Martinez Madrigal, 56, of Wasco passed away Sept. 18, in Bakersfield. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Eduardo Duran Archuleta, 39, of Wasco passed away Sept. 19, in Bakersfield. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Guadalupe Javier...

 

Classified Ads - Sept. 30, 2021

To see see this week's Classified Ads, click on the PDF at top....

 

OBITUARY: Linda Curry

Linda Curry was born in Bakersfield on May 5, 1948. She went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sept. 21, 2021. Linda was a teacher at Richland Elementary School. She taught 4th grade, then special...

 

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