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Articles from the July 2, 2020 edition

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 By Toni DeRosa    News    July 2, 2020

Reopening leaves questions

As tough as it has been for groups to get together with the quarantine and 6-foot social distancing, some activities in town have been able to move forward with a modified schedule. The Wasco...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    July 2, 2020

Reform WHS attacks harassment at school

Harassment, no matter what kind, often leads to serious consequences. Students at Wasco High School (WHS) who are a part of Reform WHS are getting the word out that they demand to be heard and...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    July 2, 2020

With 31 positives, PrimeX shuts down

PrimeX, the local grower, producer and international trader, has shut down until July 3 after 31 employees tested positive for the Covid-19 virus. A worker first tested positive for the virus on June...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    July 2, 2020

Shafter crackdown on illegal fireworks

The Shafter City Council held a special meeting this week to assist the Police Department in their fight against violators of illegal fireworks ordinances. On Thursday, June 25, the council voted...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    July 2, 2020

Graduate shares dreams through his nonprofit

One group of the population that has been hit hard with the current pandemic is the animal residents of the county, with its shelters limiting their services, including suspending all adoptions and...

 

Community Calendar - July 2, 2020

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 Mon...

 

Arrest Report - July 2, 2020

June 22 Luis Antonio Mendez, 34, of Wasco, was arrested in the 900 block of Cedar Avenue for disobeying a court order and obstructing a peace officer. He was booked into the Kern County Jail. Paul Dean Weaver, 44, of Wasco, was arrested at the...

 

Mystery History - July 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)...

 

Dining Directory - July 2, 2020

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 Tacos...

 

Classified Ads - July 2, 2020

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Sidney Toliver Jr.

Sidney Toliver Jr., a long-time Wasco resident and a fixture in the Wasco/Shafter farming community for 55 years, passed away June 22, 2020, at 86. Visitation was June 29 at Basham & Lara Funeral...

 

Death Notices - July 2, 2020

Baudelia Vargas Mendoza, 94, of Shafter passed away June 29. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Kathy Gentry, 66, of Wasco, passed away June 27. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Maria Elena Hinojosa, 79, of Corcoran, passed away June 25 in Wisconsin....

 
 By Jamie Stewart    Opinion    July 2, 2020

Editor's Note: For fireworks, leave it to the pros

It is that time of year again. The weather is warming, trees and plants are needing to drink more water to keep that green hue, and there are the sounds of bombs bursting in air. No, you are not in do...

 

Pastor's Corner: Don't focus on what doesn't matter

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Why did God create me with stinky armpits?” Maybe it’s just me. But I have often wondered what purpose armpit odor has. Before i give you my answer, let me...

 

Correction - July 2, 2020

Due to a production error, a photo of the school staff at last week's graduation was misidentified. It was the Wasco Independence High School staff at their commencement, not WHS. The Tribune regrets the error....

 

Apart, yet together

Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, Shafter High School sent their senior class across the stage, ending what was an unprecedented school year where a graduation ceremony had seemed unlikely just a couple o...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    July 2, 2020

Walmart raises first flag at distribution center

The Walmart Distribution Center in Shafter, which has seen its opening date pushed back into the spring of 2021, celebrated the Fourth of July with a flag raising and a fundraiser benefiting the...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    July 2, 2020

Shafter shelter resumes rescue operations

One group of the population that has been hit hard with the current pandemic is the animal residents of the county, with its shelters limiting their services, including suspending all adoptions and...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    July 2, 2020

New leaders for Woman's Club

Hoping to restart meetings in August, the Wasco Woman's Club will be led by incoming President Cheryl Woody, center, First Vice President Linda Dieter, left, and outgoing President Marlene...

 

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