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 By Toni DeRosa    News    March 5, 2020

Students shadow council members

It was student government day at Wasco High School and several students shadowed the council members at Tuesday night's meeting. At the session, the City Council had the students lead the Pledge of...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    March 5, 2020

High price for attacks on WHS animals

Students who are part of the Wasco High School ag farm are on high alert due to the recent killings of goats and sheep by wild dogs. "This is so sad," FAA junior Nicholas Gutierrez said about how he...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    March 5, 2020

WUESD students succeed at History Day

The Wasco Union Elementary School District had its best showing ever at the Kern County History Day competition in Bakersfield Saturday. This year's theme was Breaking Barriers in History. Five...

 

Community Calendar - March 5, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS NEW: Gospel concert -- Featuring Jordan River Boys on Sunday, March 8 starting at 11 a.m. At the Griffith Avenue Baptist Church, 408 Griffith Ave. For more info, call 559-786-7307 or 661-758-2516. NEW: Bakersfield’s 49th Annual...

 

Mystery History - March 5, 2020

Here's this week's challenge, courtesy of the Wasco Historical Society. If you know the location, circumstances, exact or rough date and/or people in the photo, send your educated (or semieducated)...

 

Pet of the Week - March 5, 2020

Jake is a multicolored small, adult male Pomeranian mix. He has a medium coat and gets along well with other dogs. Jake came in as a stray and is approximately 8 years old. He is microchipped, and...

 

Arrest Report - March 5, 2020

Feb. 24 Roberto Gonzalez, age 57, of Wasco, was arrested in the 1000 block of Lily Street for violating an order to prevent domestic violence. He was booked into the Kern County Jail. Rodolfo Lopez, age 38, of Wasco, was arrested in the 300 block of...

 

Classified Ads - March 5, 2020

#1 YARD SALE SHAFTER Big Yard Sale -- Sat., March 7, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 29977 San Diego St. Clothing, dishes, decorations and more. Yard Sale -- Sat. March 7, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 269 E. Ash Ave., Shafter. Lots of clothes and furniture....

 

Pastor's Corner - March 5, 2020

“If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.” --Proverbs 24:10 “Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” --Napoleon Hill Have you ever come...

 

Death Notices - March 5, 2020

Paul Lee Evans, 78, of Wasco, passed away Feb. 22. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco....

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    March 5, 2020

OneSight shares its vision

Migrant family members who need eyewear were treated to a unique experience this week. OneSight, an independent nonprofit providing eye care for those in need, visited migrant families in order to...

 

Focus on Local Business: Hitchcock's nearing 100 years in business

Hitchcock's has been serving the residents of Shafter and all of Kern County for over 96 years, and according to owner Jesse Escobedo, the business is going strong and will have no problem getting to...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    March 5, 2020

TJ selects February Students of the Month

The Cougar of the Month Award is designed to spotlight students who best show "Respect the PAW" (Perseverance, Attitude and Wise Choices) at Thomas Jefferson Middle School. The following students...

 
 By David Couch    Opinion    March 5, 2020

Counch's Corner - March 5, 2020

On Wednesday, Feb. 26, I joined work crews from the Bakersfield Homeless Center and Caltrans as we kicked off a program that was initiated in the District 4 office and will serve the entire county...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    Opinion    March 5, 2020

Editor's Note | Jamie Stewart: Keeping the arts alive

Another Colours Festival and come and gone, and it was a great time for those who appreciate the arts. There was something for such a wide variety of interests, be it music, painting, dance or theater...

 

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