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The Voice wants to celebrate Bakersfield’s grads

Whether it’s a pre-school or kindergarten graduation; middle school or high school; junior college, trade school or university, we want to mark your educational milestones in photos. Post your photos at:; or email them to: Sandra Molen at Just think,

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Best friends shooting for an MS cure with annual Sporting Clays Shoot

Bakersfield – MS Awareness Week 2016 will be March 7-13. To help kick off the celebration, Chanel Prince (who lives with multiple sclerosis) and her best friend Amanda Armstrong have organized their 3rd annual Sporting Clays Shoot to benefit the National MS Society through Walk MS. The event takes

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  • Learn for the Long Haul

    As a teacher, one of my key goals is to help children become lifelong learners. So, what does a lifelong learner look like? I can tell you what one looks like: my mother-in-law, Rachel Pope, who is 95-years-old. Rachel has lived quite a life. She was born in Canada, raised in the Midwest and

  • Convergint Technologies at MARE

    MARE riding center grateful for the help

    Thank you to Convergint Technologies! We are grateful to you for providing your employees to serve in the community for a day. They worked in a safe manner, were skilled, hard working, knowledgeable, efficient and cleaned up the “job site” before they left. You greatly blessed us. ==========

  • South High students wins congressional art competition

    U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) recently announced the winners of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition for the 21st Congressional District. Diana Aguirre of South High School won first place. In addition, this year, constituents from across the Valley were able to cast their vote

  • Mahaila Parks Graduates Kindergarten

    Congratulations to Mahaila Parks who graduates from Olive Knolls Christian School Kindergarten!! ========== Additional Information Name: Melanie Parks Email: Phone: 6615992229

  • The Voice grad photos

    Cherie Elise Gutierrez Delano High School Brigham Young University Pre-Computer Science: Animation =

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    Local scouts go home with ‘gold’

    On Saturday, May 14 at the International Agri-Center in Tulare, 15 Girl Scouts were recognized for earning the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. This year is the centennial year of the Girl Scout highest award. Among those Girl Scouts being recognized, seven of them created sustainable projects

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    MS Awareness Week is coming soon!

    Bakersfield—Overcoming the challenges of multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic disease of the central nervous system, requires finding solutions to the connections MS destroys. Beginning with MS Awareness Week, March 7 -13, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and those living with MS in Kern

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    Children of local farmworkers win top awards at AFOP contest

    The 2015 winners for the annual Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs (AFOP) Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Children Essay and Art Contests have been selected and a number of the winners are from the Bakersfield area. The theme for this year’s contest was Planting Hope for our Future

  • Farah (center) enjoys her junior high life here in Bakersfield

    A student view on refugees

    I love drawing, singing, and reading. My favorite band is Bigbang. I’m an eighth grader at a Bakersfield school. My favorite sport is basketball. I’ve been playing piano for more than five years. I love writing stories. I love singing and talking to my best friends. I am also a first generation