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Articles from the May 28, 2020 edition

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Man dies in stabbing

A man is dead after a stabbing on F Street Wednesday. Detectives were investigating the scene Wednesday after a report of a possible homicide. When deputies arrived, they located a deceased adult...

 

Local eateries reopen – kind of

Local restaurants are coming alive in varying degrees, with some opening fully and still others taking smaller steps. In Shafter, the entrance into Phase 2 has meant different things to different...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    May 28, 2020

Dates set for graduations

With the onset of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the future has been uncertain; however, because of the governor allowing several counties to open up under Phase 3 guidelines, Principal Kevin Tallon of Wasco High School announced that two...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    May 28, 2020

Vets honor their own at Memorial Day ceremony

Even though the annual Wasco Memorial Day ceremony was canceled, members of the Wasco Veterans of Foreign Wars honored their comrades by standing watch over the gravesites. The veterans arrived at...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    May 28, 2020

Veterans honored despite restrictions

With the cancellations of the annual Memorial Day ceremonies that are usually held at cemeteries across the county, Shafter and Wasco still recognized their fallen heroes with American flags on the...

 

Arrest Report - May 28, 2020

May 18 Devin Lee Finley, 24, of Wasco, was arrested in the 1000 block of 14th Street on a felony bench warrant, felony possession of ammunition by a prohibited person, felony possession of a firearm by a felon, felony manufacturing a zip gun, and...

 

Mystery History - May 28, 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)...

 

Take-Out Directory - May 28, 2020

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...

 

Claude Hillis Horton Sr.

Claude Hillis Horton Sr. was born on May 14, 1927 in Pryor, Okla., and passed from this earth on May 23, 2020, in Bakersfield at the age of 93. Claude was a foreman at McConnell Farms in Wasco for...

 

Death Notices - May 28, 2020

Latoya Dushai Callaham, 37, of Wasco, passed in Bakersfield. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Lorenzo Garcia Elizondo, 76, of Visalia, passed away May 21 in Visalia. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Marylan Miller, 80, of Shafter, passed...

 

Pastor's Corner:

I have heard it said that the only constant in the world is change. I have never found that to be any truer than this year. I know I had big plans and high expectations when the calendar flipped to...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    Opinion    May 28, 2020

Editor's Note: Remember those who sacrificed

On this Memorial Day, it seemed kind of surreal. In my lifetime, we have been involved in the Vietnam War, the wars in the Middle East and several events on our homefront, including government buildin...

 

Classified Ads - May 28, 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...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    May 28, 2020

They are still in the Winners Circle

Because of the COVID-19 quarantine, the Wasco Community Scholarship Association was unable to hold a Winner’s Circle for graduating seniors this year. But that didn’t stop them from awarding...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    May 28, 2020

Mustangs celebrate journey to high school

The Maple School Mustangs held a drive-by graduation ceremony last Friday, celebrating the students' accomplishments and their step into the high school arena. There were 31 students receiving their...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    May 28, 2020

5% hike seen in fire, police

The city would see a 5% increase in the cost of its contracts with the Kern County Sheriff’s Department, City Manager Daniel Ortiz-Hernandez told the City Council Tuesday night. “This amounts to...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    Business    May 28, 2020

True Value adds store on Highway 46

A new 10,000-square-foot True Value Hardware store opened last week on Highway 46 on the old Kmart site. Luis Fernandez manages both sites and has been with True Value for over 30 years. According to...

 

Wasco's veterans who have passed

Here is the listing of Wsco's veterans who have passed, as provided by the Shafter-Wasco Cemetery District. Click on PDF....

 

OBITUARY: Frank Wallace "Wally" Reed

Frank Wallace "Wally" Reed, 90, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2020, at Memorial Hospital in Bakersfield after a fall at his home. Born in Chadron, Neb., to Frank D. Reed and Valeria Schaper, his...

 

OBITUARY: Sharron Leanne Esnoz

Sharron Leanne Esnoz was born on Jan. 14, 1934, in Glendale, Calif., to Dr. Melvin T. McDaniel and Gladys M. McDaniel. She was the second of four children. Sharron attended elementary school in...

 

OBITUARY: Richard Duane Neumann

Richard Neumann was born March 13, 1936, as the youngest child of Carl and Elizabeth Neumann. He was born in Dos Palos and passed away on May 31, 2020, in Bakersfield. Richard met his lovely wife,...

 

OBITUARY: Marylan Louise Miller

Marylan Miller went home to be with the Lord on May 26, 2020. Marylan was born on May 6, 1940, in Pauls Valley, Okla., to George and Sally Warren. She spent most of her early years in Oklahoma City an...

 

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