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Articles from the June 17, 2021 edition

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 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 17, 2021

Motion to raise Pride flag at City Hall fails

The City Council spent over an hour on a presentation on raising a Pride flag in front of City Hall during the month of June each year, which is known as Pride Month, during its meeting Tuesday. The motion ultimately failed 3-1. Over 20 people...

 

Winners Circle recognizes seniors

The following students were also recognized at the Monday, May 10, WHS Winners Circle Scholarship and Awards assembly. Photos courtesy of Danny Eusebio --Wonderful Education Program Scholarships:...

 

Thomas Jefferson Middle School Class of 2021

Manar Abdulqawi Natalie Acosta Luis Aguirre Ada Abelin Aguirre Hernandez Ashlyn Alcaraz Cuevas Nieves Alvarez Stephanie Andres Arriaga Omar Archuleta Samara Arreola Josue Arreola Barraza Daisy Asensio David Atonio Antonio Angel Avila Brandon...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 17, 2021

Wasco elementary school district will begin classes Aug. 2

School will begin Monday, Aug. 2, for the Wasco Union Elementary School District, Superintendent Kelly Richers clarified after he said a letter with an incorrect date went out to parents. Teachers will return July 27 for voluntary professional...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 17, 2021

State reopens, some restrictions remain

The state officially opened up June 15, but there are still some restrictions especially if you are unvaccinated. Gov. Gavin Newsom retired the Covid-19 Blueprint on Tuesday. “Everyday life should feel a lot like it did before with most places bein...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 17, 2021

Wasco to celebrate the Fourth on July 3

Wasco will celebrate the Fourth of July with a fireworks show at Barker Park on Saturday, July 3 at sundown. The event will be a party in the park with vendor booths selling food and celebratory items. Attendees may bring their favorite lawn chair,...

 

Palm Avenue Middle School Class of 2021

Saleh Aayed Giselle Acevedo Coca Daniel Acosta Sergio Acosta Zaraa Ahmed Yasmin Alfaro Rivera Zaraa Ali Karisma Almanza lsidoro Angelina Alvarez Merlyna Andres Meza Arelyne Arechiga Alejandro Aviles Nathan Avina Joaquin Balderas Roman Ballardo Emily...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    Sports    June 17, 2021

Wasco Reserve 0-3 after first games

The Wasco Reserve season has started out rocky after the team lost the first three games they played. The Reserve is in the six-team Pecos League Pacific Division with Bakersfield, Santa Cruz,...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    June 17, 2021

Generals celebrate the end of their high school careers

The Shafter High graduating class of 2021 took their last walk across the stage as a student, beginning their lives of Shafter High alumni on Wednesday night on the Shafter High campus. The...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    June 17, 2021

New Shafter police officers announced

The City Council was introduced to three new officers who have joined the Shafter Police Department. Officer Marvin Gomez, who is a Kern County Sheriff's Office veteran of over 25 years, was hired by...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    June 17, 2021

Man arrested for vandalism at Green Hotel

A man has been charged by the Shafter Police Department after the fourth incident of vandalism at the Green Hotel in the last 10 months. Adolfo Morenocallejas was arrested Friday after being found by...

 

Arrest Report - June14, 2021

June 7 Renderos Santos, 47, of Wasco, was arrested at the intersection of Filburn Avenue and Highway 43 in Wasco for driving on the wrong way of a divided highway. He was cited and released at the scene. Francisco Pena, 39, of Wasco, was arrested in...

 

Community Calendar - June 17, 2021

As activities restart and businesses reopen, we will try to update readers on the status of events and activities throughout the area. Please contact Erica Soriano with additions and changes at [email protected] or call 661-292-5100 by...

 

Mystery History - June 17, 2021

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    June 17, 2021

Shafter chamber hosts free vaccine clinic

The Shafter Chamber of Commerce held a free covid-19 vaccine clinic at the Shafter Veterans Hall on Saturday, June 12, helping residents get vaccinated as the state begins to reopen. The event was...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    Sports    June 17, 2021

Lady Generals to play for Valley title

The Shafter High Lady Generals softball team advanced to the Central Section Division V Championship game with a 5-4 win against Bakersfield Christian on Tuesday afternoon. The top-ranked hosts...

 

Classified Ads - June 17, 2021

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 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 17, 2021

History of African Americans in state showcased

Black Californians have been an important part of history within California’s rural communities. There is a traveling exhibit at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park in Earlimart exploring the history of African Americans in rural California....

 

Ruth "Marlene" Nelson

Ruth "Marlene" Nelson was born in Yuba, Okla., on Nov. 8, 1933, to Jewell and Elsie Whitworth. Marlene had a diversified career which included positions at Stewart Insurance, co-owner of Nelson's...

 

Death Notices - June 17, 2021

Patricia Mier, 53, of Wasco passed away June 4, in Bakersfield. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Alfredo Gonzalez, 61, of Shafter passed away June 6, in Shafter. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Martha Rodriguez, 39, of Bakersfield passed...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    Features    June 17, 2021

Pet of the Week: Sadie loves other dogs

Sadie is a puppy at 9 months old. She came in as a stray and will be available June 24. Sadie is a medium-sized, red/chestnut/orange/tan Shephard mix who will bring lots of joy into your home. She is great with staff and other dogs and has been...

 

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