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Articles from the November 5, 2020 edition

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 By Jamie Stewart    News    November 5, 2020

Election results too early to call

In an election with the majority of the races too close to call after election night, TJ Cox took center stage as he is trouncing David Valadao in Valadao's comeback bid for the 21st Congressional...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    November 5, 2020

Programs available to help with housing, food

The pandemic has left many residents struggling to provide food or pay their bills. With no end in sight, several organizations have stepped up to aid people with rental and mortgage assistance and...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    November 5, 2020

Election results too early to call -- 6 days later

In an election with the majority of the races too close to call after election night, TJ Cox took center stage as he was trouncing David Valadao in Valadao's comeback bid for the 21st Congressional...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    November 5, 2020

Kern County could lose red tier status

The county could lose its red tier status due to a change in metrics by the governor. “The governor has created a new metric – positivity rate — and Wasco is currently at 7.5%,” Assistant to...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    November 5, 2020

Shafter Healthy Start a hub for families in need

Shafter Healthy Start has been focusing on helping families during the pandemic with food, clothing and information. "There have been many times when we have given residents and their families much...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    November 5, 2020

Park proposed in northern Shafter

Residents gathered recently to give their input on a new proposed park that will be in northern Shafter. The proposed site is by Fresno Avenue and Highway 43, with the proposed park near the west end...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    November 5, 2020

Ransomware attack damage unknown

The ransomware attack on the City of Shafter’s IT system is still being investigated to see what effects the attack has had on the system. Over the weekend of Oct. 19, it became apparent that the ci...

 

Community Calendar - Nov. 5, 2020

Today Free covid testing — Today, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Poso Place Senior Apartments, 830 Almond Court, Wasco. No appointments needed. Ongoing Warm clothing drive — District 4 Supervisor David Couch is collecting blankets, coats,...

 

Mystery History - Nov. 5, 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)...

 

Classified Ads - Nov. 5, 2020

Click on pdf to view classified ads....

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    November 5, 2020

Shafter Christmas Store continuing this year to help families in need

The Shafter Chamber of Commerce will be holding its annual Christmas Store this year despite the pandemic, although it will look a bit different. The event will not be an in-person event this year...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    November 5, 2020

Team at Sequoia Elementary helps deliver meals

This is an ongoing series. The staff at Sequoia Elementary School have been working hard to provide over 500 students with breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lead by Dee Craig, the nutritional services...

 

Pastor's Corner: God's kingdom

In this time of uncertainties, pandemic, election year, social unrest, and financial difficulties one thing we are sure of is that God is still on the throne and in control. We live in an earthly world, but we are immigrants passing through till we...

 

Death Notice - Nov. 5, 2020

Anna Janette Armstrong, 74, of Lost Hills, passed away Nov. 2. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter....

 

Orville Lester Simpson

Orville Lester Simpson slipped free from the bonds of earth and into the arms of his Savior on Oct. 18, 2020. On Oct. 15, 1963, his country called upon Orville to fight in Vietnam, and the young man o...

 

Arrest Report - Nov. 5, 2020

Oct. 26 Thomas Evans Meshew, 31, of Delano, was arrested at the intersection of F Street and Poso Drive for misdemeanor driving without a license. He was cited and released at the scene. Oct.27 Carlos Manuel Ceja, 33, of Wasco, was arrested at the...

 

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