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A spiritual life and leaving a spiritual heritage should be essential to every theist or believer in God. As a professing Christian, I live by the principles outlined in the Scriptures to the best of my ability. I do not take the Scriptures, my God or my walk with God for granted. When Jesus…

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I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I did. District 4 staff and I attended Tony’s Pizza’s Thanksgiving Community Luncheon in Delano, where we, along with about 200 volunteers, helped serve the traditional holiday feast to about 600 attendees. Seventy turkeys were cooked to support this…

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The Kiwanis Club of Delano is seeking participants for the 33rd annual Festival of Carols, which will be co-hosted with the Key Clubs from Delano High School, Robert F. Kennedy High School and Wonderful College Prep Academy at 6 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Delano High School auditorium.

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In November, Delano Police Chief Robert Nevarez said the city received permission from Union Pacific Railroad to paint the "Sukit" graffiti painted on the bridge on High Street, south of Delano's downtown section, as part of his agency's Problem-Oriented Policing program.

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As we approach the holiday season, my office always wants to focus our efforts on giving back to the district. Last year, our office hosted a Warm Clothes Drive. We had tremendous success with donations considering it was our very first year. We donated warm clothes back into the communities…

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Thanksgiving is a tradition in America where family and friends gather for a feast over a large meal. Regardless of how people spend Thanksgiving, I believe if we view things from God’s perspective, we can find much to be grateful for. Paul the Apostle writes, “in everything give thanks for …

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Fourth through eighth grade students from Delano Union School District converged upon Harvest Elementary School on Nov. 21 for the district’s Region 10 Oral Language Festival.

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At 6:30 p.m. Friday, church congregations from Pixley, Earlimart, Delano, McFarland and Bakersfield will gather under one roof for the Community Thanksgiving Service. The Delano First Assembly of God has allowed the use of its facility to host this event. At this service, various pastors/min…

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On Nov. 15, a group of us traveled to Fresno to testify at a hearing of the California Transportation Commission. I was in attendance with Councilwoman Cathy Prout of Shafter and Councilwoman Olivia Trujilo of Arvin. Also in attendance was Ahron Hakami, who is the executive director of the K…

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Local advocates like myself with the American Cancer Society's policy affiliate were aghast to learn that the Kern County Board of Supervisors is backing away from efforts to pass protections desperately needed to keep our youth from a potential lifetime addiction to tobacco ("Kern superviso…

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This week’s Couch’s Corner will focus on another positive asset in District 4. While others focus on the negative, it has been a delight to focus on the many positive things going on in Kern County. Today let’s talk about Grimmway’s 50th anniversary and the Farm-to-Fork Tour and Celebration …

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As a student of the Scriptures for almost 40 years, I find the Bible is the most interesting book ever written. I have many books in my personal library but none compares to the insight within the pages of this ancient yet sacred book of books. In it contains the plan, mind and will of God f…