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  • Local students win honors

    Wasco Tribune|Updated Oct 4, 2019

  • Death Notices - Oct. 3, 2019

    Wasco Tribune|Updated Oct 4, 2019

    Luis Valentin Jarquin, infant, passed away Sept. 20. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Mary Lee Rankin, 89, of Shafter, passed away Sept. 29. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco....

  • Verniece Priest

    Updated Oct 4, 2019

    Verniece Priest left this world on Sept. 24, 2019 in Colorado Springs. She was born Sept. 18, 1920, in Delight, Ark., to Charles and Tilda Copeland. She married Owen Priest on Feb. 19, 1939; he preceded her in death on Nov. 21, 2002. Verniece and Owen had three children, Charlene Deason, who preceded her in death on 2017; Michael Priest, who preceded her in death on 2016; and her daughter, Marcia Mata, and son-in-law, Florencio Mata, of Colorado Springs. She leaves five grandc...

  • Wasco wins battle of Tigers

    Matthew Robledo, For the Wasco Tribune|Updated Oct 4, 2019

    Last Friday night The Wasco Tigers win the Battle of the Tigers, 35-7.the battle of the Tigers occurred at Delano High as Wasco traveled for their last nonleague game. The game kicked off with strong defensive play on both sides of the field, each trying to help their offense to strike first. The first touchdown went to Wasco, with an 11-yard burst from running back Christian Alvarez. The following drive for Delano ended quickly, with an interception by Wasco Safety Andre Cord...

  • Pastor's Corner - Oct. 3, 2019

    Pastor Fernando Segura, Canyon Hills Church|Updated Oct 4, 2019

    James, the half-brother of Jesus, shared a bold statement that causes one to question whether he was in His right mind: "Count it all joy, brothers, when we face various trials” (James 1:2-3). Has life thrown more lemons at you when you try to do everything righteously? Perhaps you reconciled your relationship with Christ, and life only became more challenging. James shares some insight in how to go through trials in a divine manner. Ask God for wisdom (James 1:5). Wisdom i...

  • Classified Ads - Oct 3, 2019

    Wasco Tribune|Updated Oct 4, 2019

    #1 YARD SALE SHAFTER Yard Sale: Fri., 10/4 and Sat., 10/5, 7 a.m -1 p.m. 440 Louise St., Shafter. Adult/baby clothing, kid shoes and misc. items. Yard Sale: 1130 Weyand Way, Shafter. Sat., 10/5, 6:30 a.m.-noon. Clothes, housewares, electronics and misc. Big Yard Sale: Sat. 10/5, 8 a.m.-?. 30745 Burbank St. Lots of girl/baby clothes, some furniture and misc. Garage Sale: 553 Grundy Ave., Shafter. Fri., 10/4 and Sat., 10/5, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Furniture, clothing and little bit of everything. HUGE GARAGE SALE: 17448 Palm Ave., Shafte...

  • Focus on Local Business - Oct. 3, 2019

    Jamie Stewart, The Shafter Press|Updated Oct 4, 2019

    The City of Shafter continues to grow as it keeps strengthening one of the most financially stable cities in Kern County, if not the state of California. Shafter has a valuable weapon in its arsenal when it comes to attracting new businesses, as well as growing its core city. The Shafter Chamber of Commerce is an integral part of the makeup of the city, helping local businesses in many ways. If you ask the average resident what the Shafter Chamber of Commerce is, they will...

  • Shooting victim in critical condition

    Toni DeRosa, Wasco Tribune|Updated Oct 4, 2019

    An unidentified man found in a Birch Street alley Monday was in critical condition at a hospital two days later. On Monday at approximately 12:14 p.m., sheriff’s deputies discovered an adult male victim who had been shot in the alley of the 1100 block of Birch Avenue. According to the sheriff’s office, the victim was in critical condition. "The victim was airlifted to Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield," Sergeant Peter Martinez said. "There is no suspect or a description of a suspect available at this time." The inv...

  • Pet of the Week - Oct. 3, 2019

    Wasco Tribune|Updated Oct 4, 2019

    Come to the Wasco Animal Shelter to visit Nala. She is a small female tricolor (brown, black and white) wirehaired terrier mix, and has a medium coat. Nala arrived at the shelter as a stray. At 2 months old, she is a rescue only, but will be available for adoption at 3 months old. She is great with other dogs and kids. If you have any questions about Nala or any other animal you see on our site, please stop by and visit at 5409 7th St. or call 661-758-7240. -Wasco Animal...

  • Arrest Report - Oct. 3, 2019

    Wasco Tribune|Updated Oct 4, 2019

    Sept. 23 Veronica Gonzalez, 18, of Bakersfield, was arrested at the intersection of Poplar Avenue and Highway 46 for driving without a license. She was cited and released at the scene. Miguel Villasana, 40, of Wasco, was arrested at the intersection of Filburn and Gaston streets for driving without a license. He was booked into the Kern County Jail. Adrian Perez, 37, of Wasco, was arrested in the 1000 block of Broadway Avenue for possession of controlled substance paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. He...

  • Mystery History - Oct. 3, 2019

    Wasco Tribune|Updated Oct 4, 2019

    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) guess to the [BEGIN ITAL] Tribune,[END ITAL] 406 Central Ave., Shafter 93263, or e-mail it to [email protected]. Winners will be revealed here next week. LAST WEEK: From the 1930s, the first Wasco Elementary School bus....

  • Community Calendar - Oct. 3, 2019

    Wasco Tribune|Updated Oct 4, 2019

    ANNOUNCEMENTS NEW: Financial Foundations workshop – FREE seminar with Ruth Ramos, State Farm agent, at the Wasco Public Library, 1102 7th St. Oct. 5 from 2-3 p.m. Job Fair -- Kern County Department of Human Services will hold job fair on Thursday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. in the community center at Barker Park, Wasco. Wasco Festival & Parade —Saturday, Oct.12, 8 a.m -5 p.m. Parade starts from 7th Street to Barker Park. Wasco-Shafter Elks car show -- Blaine Willard Memorial Car Show Saturday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-4 16694 Was...

  • Local teacher creates soccer club

    Toni DeRosa, Wasco Tribune|Updated Oct 4, 2019

    One local teacher shares his passion for soccer with about 80 Wasco students. Miguel Raya has been a teacher in the Wasco Union Elementary School District for 17 years. He created the nonprofit F.C. Tigers Traveling Youth Soccer Club in 2017. So far, he has five solid teams that take part in local matches. The teams practice two times a week at Teresa Burke Elementary School and every other week hold their home games there. Providing support for the teams, Raya has been lucky...

  • Cabinet maker builds a business

    Toni DeRosa, Wasco Tribune|Updated Oct 4, 2019

    The first few years are the toughest for a small business, but some are able to make their mark and thrive. Martinez Kitchen Cabinets at 935 Poso Dr. is just one of the more successful family-owned businesses that have been around for over five years. When customers enter the shop – if you look hard enough, you can tell the building was originally an old church -- they are greeted by the smell of fresh sawdust and freshly cut wood. Owner Porfirio Martinez's son, Porfirio Marti...

  • No support for homeless 'camp' from Council

    Toni DeRosa, Wasco Tribune|Updated Oct 4, 2019

    The Kern County Housing Authority has plans to use the Shafter Farm Labor Camp as temporary housing for the homeless, and on first evaluation, the locals aren't happy about it. At its meeting on Tuesday, City Manager Daniel Ortiz-Hernandez told that council that he learned from the City of Shafter the previous Thursday that the authority wants to utilize the camp off Highway 43 as housing for unaccompanied homeless women. The site is in an unincorporated area about four miles...