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Articles from the May 14, 2020 edition

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 By Toni DeRosa    News    May 14, 2020

Schools dealing with virus

Eighth-graders in the city's two middle schools will graduate virtually due to the coronavirus restrictions, The online ceremony is still being planned, but it is expected to take place on Wednesday,...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    May 14, 2020

Future of 2021-2022 year uncertain

The Wasco Union Elementary School District discussed what the 2021-2022 school year could look like. Superintendent Kelly Richer’s report discussed the problems with the incoming school year....

 

Working to build community

The City of Wasco announced is introducing a new service award program. Here is the official announcement: We all know that person who is always willing to pitch in, rises to the occasion when help is needed or residents who perform acts of kindness...

 

Community Calendar - May 14, 2020

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

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    May 14, 2020

Couple shares garden creativity

Bob and Barbara Reeves share a love for gardening, and their front and backyards are great testimony to their passion. Barbara was born in Porterville; however, Bob is Wasco born and raised. The two...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    May 14, 2020

Real impact still to come for farmers

The current coronavirus pandemic had an immediate effect on businesses, schools, churches and just about every facet of our lives. But when it comes to the industry responsible for producing our...

 

Mystery History - May 14, 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)...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    May 14, 2020

Schools dealing with virus

Schools in the Richland School District closed on March 18, but they still continue to serve the children of Shafter, be it with free meals or packets of learning. New learning packets were made available online May 5, updating the learning...

 

Take-Out Directory

WASCO Barraza’s Delicioso Tacos 601 F. St. 661-758-8944 Mon-Thurs 11 a.m. -midnight Fri. 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Sat. 4 p.m. -2 a.m., Sun. 4 p.m.-12 a.m. Take out only Hong Kong Restaurant 912 7th St. 661-758-3338 Tues.-Sun.: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Teresa’s...

 

Arrest Report - May 14, 2020

May 4 Omar Amado Franco, 29, of Wasco, was arrested in the 2000 block of Prosperity Lane on the felony charges of torture, aggravated mayhem, false imprisonment with violence/etc., inflicting corporal injury on spouse/cohabitant, willful cruelty to...

 

Johnny Reyes Ortega

Johnny Reyes "Son Son" Ortega, 65, of Wasco, passed away unexpectedly April 23, 2020, in Texas. He was a beloved son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He was born to Domingo and...

 

Geneva Katherine Peterson

Geneva Katherine Peterson, 95, passed away May 6, 2020, at San Joaquin Valley Hospital in Bakersfield. She was born on Aug. 19, 1924, in Hawley, Texas, to Willie B. Withers and Donnie O. Price. Geneva attended Hermleigh High School and graduated in...

 

Death Notices - May 14, 2020

Daniel Gomez, 21, of Shafter passed away in Wasco May 7. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Patrick Phelan, 72, of Bakersfield, passed away May 5 in Bakersfield. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter....

 

Classified Ads - May 14, 2020

#1 YARD SALE SHAFTER #1 YARD SALE WASCO #2 AUTO/MOTORCYCLES FOR SALE 2005 Chrysler 300, $2,000. Clean tags, NON-OP. NEW parts, custom rims, etc. Needs work. Call 661-340-1544. Got an older car, boat or RV? Do the humane thing. Donate it to the...

 

Pastor's Corner - May 14, 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...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    Opinion    May 14, 2020

EDITOR'S NOTE | Toni DeRosa:

This is not about who is “afraid” or “not afraid” -- this is about what kind of human being you are. --First of all, I wear a mask in public, not for me, but for [begin ital]you[END ITAL]....

 
 By Jamie Stewart    Opinion    May 14, 2020

EDITOR'S NOTE | Jamie Stewart: To work or not to work

With this pandemic still in the headlines, and the Governor’s stay at home order still in place, people are getting antsy to get back outside, living their lives fully, without hinderances. Well, I...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    May 14, 2020

She makes masks as her way to help

Jessica Nicole Valdivia (or Jessica Nicole V, as she likes to go by) has been making protective face masks and giving them away to anyone who contacts her. Valdivia is a 20-year-old Shafter High...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    May 14, 2020

Men escape injury in rollover crash

A last-minute use of a seat belt may have saved a man from serious injury in a recent auto accident.. Two men escaped with minor scrapes and bruises when the vehicle they were traveling in crashed int...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    May 14, 2020

A not-so-grand reopening

There has been a lot of chatter on Facebook since the governor announced Wednesday that Kern County was eligible to implement Phase II of the coronavirus quarantine. But that doesn't mean everything i...

 

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