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Pastor's Corner: The God of all comfort

2nd Corinthians 1:3-4 says: "Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort; who comforts us in our tribulations, that we... — Updated 6/8/2022

 

Pastor's Corner: Factoring in eternity

The Bible is very blunt about the fact that life in this world is quite difficult. Genesis explains that Adam and Eve, by their rebellion against God brought death into the world an... — Updated 5/26/2022

 

Pastor's Corner: A future and a hope

It feels like we just move from one crisis to another these days, doesn’t it? For the record, that feeling increases if you regularly watch the news on television. Remember, news programs get more viewers and sell more... — Updated 5/16/2022

 

Pastor's Corner: The value of a Godly woman

Proverbs 31:10 says, "Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies." It speaks of a woman that is strong in moral principles. This woman in Proverbs is a... — Updated 5/10/2022

 
 By David Couch    Opinion

Couch's Corner: Giving the homeless jobs

Several times recently we’ve dedicated Couch’s Corner to programs designed to help the homeless and disadvantaged in our community. This week, I thought we’d provide an update on one of those programs, Laborers of the... — Updated 5/1/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    Opinion

Editor's Note: SHS loses 'an institution' in Rekosh

It was a sad day recently when the city of Shafter, especially the community at Shafter High, saw the passing of Charles Rekosh. Rekosh was an invaluable part of the history of... — Updated 5/1/2022

 

Pastor's Corner: God is still on the throne

Has anybody noticed the price of gas lately? I realized that I am now paying close to double what I used to pay to fill my gas tank. Have you been to the grocery store lately? Have... — Updated 5/1/2022

 

Letter to the Editor: Trash cans on the street no answer

To the editor: This letter is in regards to the mandate that our three trash cans are in our streets and not in the alley. I agree with Garry Nelson's letter to the Shafter Press dated March 31, 2022. However, the Rotary motto does... — Updated 4/27/2022

 

Pastor's Corner: Celebration of an unjust murder

Christians are against murder. After all, it's prohibited by the law of God (#6 in the Ten Commandments, Exodus 20:13). In fact, even the beginning of murder - hostility and hatred... — Updated 4/26/2022

 

Pastor's Corner: Hosanna! 'Save us now'

When the people heard He was coming, they lined the streets hoping to see Him. They sacrificed their best coats and stripped nearby trees to create a makeshift red carpet to honor... — Updated 4/17/2022

 

Pastor's Corner: A Name Above Every Name

Proverbs 22:11 says a good name is rather to be chosen than great riches. I would like to talk about the greatest name ever spoken upon this earth. There is no other name like the... — Updated 4/10/2022

 

Working to end homelessness

This week our District 4 staff had the pleasure to visit three facilities in Kern County that are trying to address our local homelessness problem. Homelessness is on everyone’s mind these days as the problem seems so... — Updated 4/3/2022

 

Letter to the Editor: Shafter, our city

To the Editor: There are few things that keep me awake at night, but the recent decision by our City Council to move all trash pickup to the curb is one. The many years I served on the City Council, being a Rotarian, I tried to bas... — Updated 4/3/2022

 

Pastor's Corner: Whatever you do, don't look down

You know that moment in the movies... someone who's terrified of heights must climb out on a ledge or jump between two high buildings. And they look down and the fear that... — Updated 3/20/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    Opinion

Editor's Note: Goodbye to a mighty soldier - Jim Neal

I was so sad recently to hear of the passing of Pastor Jim Neal, of the First Southern Baptist Church, who passed away in late February. Pastor Neal was one of the first pastors I... — Updated 3/20/2022

 

Pastor's Corner: Whatever you do, don't look down

You know that moment in the movies... someone who's terrified of heights must climb out on a ledge or jump between two high buildings. And they look down and the fear that... — Updated 3/13/2022

 

Pastor's Corner: Jesus Wept

As a child in Sunday school when the teacher said quote a Bible verse and you will get a candy bar every student quoted John 11:35 Jesus wept. Every time Jesus wept it was... — Updated 3/6/2022

 

Crime prevention specialist to speak in Wasco

Next Tuesday, March 8, at 7 p.m., the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Specialist Lorie Meza will be presenting at the Old Courthouse Building in Wasco, 810 8th St. She will be discussing community oriented policing... — Updated 3/6/2022

 

Pastor's Corner: Consider why you argue

Have you ever had an argument? Most of us have. It may have been with your kids, a co-worker or your spouse. It is unfortunate that arguments have become a way of life. There are... — Updated 2/25/2022

 

Pastor's Corner: God's presence with Joseph

The story of the Old Testament patriarch Joseph is one of the most dramatic in the Bible. With a couple of interruptions this story runs in Genesis from chapter 37 to the end of... — Updated 2/21/2022

 

Couch's Corner: BVARA and Kern River Parkway Bike Trail connected

Kern County has many jewels, places and things for which we can be proud. Two of them are the Buena Vista Aquatic Recreation Area (BVARA) and Kern River Parkway Bike Trail. Back in 2013, when I was a new Supervisor, BVARA was in... — Updated 2/21/2022

 

Pastor's Corner: Hope for the long haul

If you are a pastor in the Shafter/Wasco area and would like to contribute to our weekly column, email [email protected] or call 661-292-5100. to get added to our list of... — Updated 2/13/2022

 
 By Dolly Hei    Opinion

Letter to the Editor: Library reopening

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Pastor's Corner: Jesus is my friend

On the way out to church the other day the old song “What a friend we have in Jesus” played on the radio. I began to sing along with the man on the radio. When the song was... — Updated 2/6/2022

 
 By Toni DeRosa    Opinion

Editor's Note: Goodbye

I’ve been putting off retiring for over a year; however, now it is time for me to say goodbye. I’ve come full circle since my first job out of Cal State Bakersfield as I was... — Updated 2/6/2022

 

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