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 By Jamie Stewart    News    March 14, 2019 

A tragedy becomes a blessing for child

Four-year-old Olivia Morales has been battling illnesses for most of her life. She got to connect with the family who helped her win her fight recently when she and her mother, Gabby Morales, were abl...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    March 14, 2019 

Calls from city aren't for real

Residents have reported that they have received suspicious phone calls with the “City of Shafter” appearing in the caller ID. Callers have given numerous reasons for the contact, including water bill issues, loans, etc. The City of Shafter wants...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    March 14, 2019 

A message of hope

The First Southern Baptist Church in Shafter held an evangelistic event last weekend that drew a multidenominational crowd with Raul Perez, from El Paso, Texas visiting, bringing a message of hope....

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    March 14, 2019 

Colours ends with 'visit' from C.S. Lewis

The Shafter Colours Festival concluded with a performance by David Payne and company, documenting a challenging time in the lives of famed author C.S. Lewis and his wife Joy. The play, "Weep For...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    March 14, 2019 

Rotarians receive special award

The Shafter Rotary Club celebrated their 80th year in existence recently with a special event held at Benji's Basque Restaurant in Bakersfield. President Garry Nelson led the proceedings that included...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    March 14, 2019 

Spring Break courses at SLC

The Shafter Learning Center will be offering courses for first through eighth graders while the students are out for spring break. The SLC has supplied the city with a variety of classes for all ages...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    March 7, 2019

Support for SLC, library

A number of residents spoke in support of the expansion of the Shafter Learning Center and the Shafter Branch Library at Tuesday's City Council meeting Dr. David Franz, director of the Education Partn...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    March 7, 2019

Claim filed against local nursing facility

A claim was filed recently against the Golden Living Center of Shafter by Attorney Stephen Garcia on behalf of 80-year-old Margie Faye Shivers. Shivers entered the skilled nursing facility in August...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    March 7, 2019

Distinguished Young Woman to be named

The Distinguished Young Woman of Shafter competition is nearing, with 17 young ladies vying for the title. The event will take place on Friday, March 15 at the Fred Starrh Performing Arts Center at...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    March 7, 2019

Shafter joins Read Across America

The children at Community Action Partnership SLO celebrated Reading Across America by hosting guest readers who presented the children with different stories from Dr. Seuss. Among the readers was...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    March 7, 2019

Minter Field Museum holds Founders Day Banquet

Minter Field Air Museum held their annual Founders Day Banquet, celebrating the 77th anniversary of the naming of Minter Field after Hugh Minter in 1942. There was a packed house in attendance to list...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    March 7, 2019

Public Charge policy meeting set for March 14

With the proposed changes being discussed regarding the public charge policy at the federal level, an informational meeting is being held at the Shafter Youth Center on March 14, beginning at 5 p.m. T...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    March 7, 2019

Kiwanis Club hosts Terrific Kids

The Kiwanis Club of Shafter honored the Richland School District's Terrific Kids at their meeting Feb. 13.. Each month, the principals and assistant principals from Golden Oak Elementary School,...

 
 By Emily Enns    News    March 7, 2019

Distinguished Young Woman candidates

Here are the candidates for Shafter Distinguished Young Woman of 2019, to be selected Saturday, March 16....

 

Distinguished Young Woman candidates 2019

Here are the candidates for Shafter Distinguished Young Woman of 2019, to be selected Saturday, March 16....

 

Distinguished Young Woman candidates for 2019

Here are the candidates for Shafter Distinguished Young Woman of 2019, to be selected Saturday, March 16....

 

Wonderful world of Colours

The City of Shafter was the place to be last weekend for arts enthusiasts. On Saturday, the day started early when participants gathered for the annual Colours Fun Run and Walk. The course started at...

 

Local shop slam dunk for donuts

No need for large chain donut shops when you have such a special local shop that takes the time and care to do donuts right. Shafter Donuts has been serving residents for over 20 years, and it keeps...

 

Symphony performs for full house of kids

The Fred Starrh Performing Arts Center at Shafter High School was packed on Friday morning, full of fourth- to sixth-grade students from all around the area as they listened to the music of the...

 

Dads, daughters at Golden Oak dance

Golden Oak PTO held their annual Father/Daughter Dance on Friday night at the Golden Oak cafeteria. This is the 10th year for the event. The school cafeteria was decorated and looked like a formal...

 

'Engaging' performance kicks off Colours Festival

The Shafter Colours Festival kicked off on Thursday night with a successful Spaghetti Dinner put on by the Shafter Community Chest and the debut of Larry Starrh's newest production "Engaging Adam". Th...

 

Gen. Shafter gets his due

A packed house was at the Shafter Learning Center on Saturday to hear Stan Wilson give a presentation on the town's namesake, Gen. William R. Shafter. As part of the Shafter Colours Festival, each...

 

Debate over city attorney

The City Council debated the role of the city attorney in council meetings at their regular meeting Tuesday night. It was a followup to the council’s discussion at a special workshop last month.focu...

 

Police making history with new displays

The Shafter Police Department is steeped in history, dating back to the 1930s. For a department that has been around for so long, there was no presentation of that history until recently. Chief Keith...

 

Frosty King wears the crown well

One of the kings of fast food in Shafter has to be Frosty King located on Central Valley Highway, next to the City Hall buildings. Owner Sammy Ayash has been serving the community for over a decade,...

 

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