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Articles from the April 2, 2020 edition

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 By Toni DeRosa    News    April 2, 2020

CARONAVIRUS HITS HOME

As of Sunday, the COVID-19 coronavirus has arrived in Wasco. Prayer chains have become one of several means of communication during this time of self-quarantine. A member of a local church started a...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    April 2, 2020

Wasco schools to close for year

Schools in the Wasco Union Elementary School District will not reopen this school year, the district said in a letter to parents sent Thursday via email. More details on this story are being sought. Watch WascoTrib.com for updates...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    April 2, 2020

CARONAVIRUS HITS HOME

The coronavirus crisis dominated the discussion at a special City Council Tuesday night, with members of the public listening in by telephone or watching and listening on their computers. Items on...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    April 2, 2020

Pandemic changes life at prison

As of Sunday, the COVID-19 coronavirus has arrived in Wasco. Prayer chains have become one of several means of communication during this time of self-quarantine. A member of a local church started a...

 

Note to readers

he Shafter Press and Wasco Tribune are facing the same thing our readers and advertisers are living with – big changes in the world around them. In order to best serve our communities with limited staff and limited mobility, we have combined the...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    April 2, 2020

Local vet still seeing patients during crisis

The Wasco Veterinary Clinic is continuing to see patients and fill medications in the midst of a quarantine that has affected the majority of the clinic's staff. On March 19, a woman came in with her...

 

Community Calendar - April 2, 2020

Due to the rapidly changing environment, be aware that scheduled activities may change on a moment’s notice. Check out WascoTrib.com or TheShafterPress.com for updates, and contact event organizers for current status. Event organizers: E-mail...

 

Mystery History - April 2, 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)...

 

Arrest Report - April 2, 2020

March 23 Jesse Abarca, 31, of Wasco, was arrested in the 700 block of H Street for trespassing. He was cited and released at the scene. Bernardo Montanez, 33, of Bakersfield, was arrested in the 1300 block of Griffith Avenue for his felony bench...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    April 2, 2020

New "business as usual" in crisis times

“The extension of the governor’s order through the end of April doesn’t change much in terms of the city’s operations,” City Manage Daniel Ortiz said last weekend. “Our public offices...

 

Bessie Hutson

Bessie Hutson was born July 12, 1926, to James and Mary Miller in Kinta, Okla. The family moved to California in 1946. She married JB Hutson in October of 1947, and they lived around the...

 

Peggy Sue Martin

Peggy Sue Martin, 62, died unexpectedly in Bakersfield on March 9, 2020, with her family by her side. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend, she was born to Alfred and...

 

Death Notices - April 2, 2020

Juan Manuel Carrillo Castellanos, 51, of Shafter, passed away March 20, 2020, in Shafter. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Ronald “Ronnie” D. Coble, 45, of Wasco, passed away March 26, 2020, in Wasco. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Bessie L....

 

Pastor's Corner - April 2, 2020

Wow, how quickly life can change! Not that many weeks ago we heard about “COVID-19” on the news, and now we’re a part of that news. Like you, I’ve been observing a variety of reactions throughout our local area, nation and the world. In some...

 

Classified Ads - April 2, 2020

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 By Jamie Stewart    News    April 2, 2020

Shafter teen tests positive for COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has hit close to home with the information this week a teenager living Shafter had tested positive for COVID-19. Joel Herrera, 19, confirmed that he has tested positive for...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    April 2, 2020

Taekwondo Studio puts safety of students first

Tigers Taekwondo, the award-winning martial arts studio with another location in Shafter, has decided to close its doors until it is safe for their students to return. Rigo Solorio, owner of the...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    Opinion    April 2, 2020

Editor's Note - April 2, 2020

It seems like there is a very fine line sometimes between preparation and panic. We are in the middle of a pandemic right now that is a perfect example. Is it crazy to be prepared for maybe an...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    April 2, 2020

Official: Census key to funding

Carla Hutcherson, partnership specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau, spoke to the Shafter Rotary Club at a recent meeting, telling the crowd about the importance of all Californians being counted in...

 

Police want residents on SMART911

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging the community to sign up for SMART911 to enable coronavirus awareness for first responders. “Take Control, Let Us Know” campaign empowers individuals to share critical medical information for...

 

Internet devices available

Palm Avenue and Thomas Jefferson Middle Schools will be providing an opportunity for parents to drive through and pick up an internet device for home study Tuesday-Thursday, April 14-16, from 10:30-12:30, according Danny Arellano, principal of...

 

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