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June 6 - 12, 2014 • Volume 8 Issue 45

“Serving the West Kern County Communities of Taft, South Taft, Ford City, Maricopa, Fellows, McKittrick, Derby Acres, Dustin Acres, and the Cuyama Valley”

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Events Inside Shop Taft..........................2

Taft Calendar

Taft Business of the Week Waldrop’s Auto Parts

Community Events.........3 Taft Calendar...................3 Westside Recreation......5

Westside News.................7 Liberty Under Fire.........8 Classified Ads.................10

By John Swearengin

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The Taft Business of the Week: Waldrops Auto Parts and Machine Shop at 601 Kern Street. Waldrops has been in Business for 40 years. It is owned and operated by great Taft Resident Ron Waldrop. Waldrops sells tools, oil, batteries, filters, and everything else you need for your vehicle. Keep it local while getting everything you need at Waldrops Auto Parts. Their phone number is 763-1210. Stop by Waldrops Auto Parts today.

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By John Swearengin This Monday-Friday is Vacation Bible School at the West Hills Church of the Nazarene at 300 Lassen Street (across from the Rec) for ages K-5th Grade. Registration at 5:30, program 6-8:30pm. Pre-register @ All kids pre K-5th Grade are invited. Get ready to learn about God while having fun. Bring your swim suit, towel, and your friends. “Say Yes to VBS!” The Rec knows it is HOT so their Weight Room is now open Monday-Friday at 4am. Summer special, only $20.00 a month. The Natatorium is having lap swim Monday-Friday 5-7am and 6-7:30pm. Stay in shape while staying cool at the Rec. Contact the Rec, they have lots going on this summer.

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Tonight, Friday the 6th- 1st Friday Cruise Night at 6pm on Center Street. Cruising, beautiful Hot Rods, check out the local shops that will be open late, check out the Restaurants, Lions Club BBQ, music, beer garden, movies at the Fox Theatre, and much more. Saturday- Lions Club BBQ at Waldrops Auto Parts, at 601 Kern Street at 11am. Westside Wreck Hers Inaugural Roller Derby Bout at 801 4th Street, gates open at 4, bout at 5pm. Westside Wreck Hers after Party at Black Gold Brewing Company. Races at Kern County Raceway at 7pm. Wednesday- Taft Industry Night at the Taft Petroleum Club. Dinner at 7:30. You do not have to be a member to attend, everyone is invited. Tickets only $12.00. Taft Industry Night is the 1st Wednesday of each month, except in June due to Graduation. Thursday- The 12th Annual Taft Friends of the NRA Fundraising Banquet and Auction at 5pm at OT Cookhouse. Tickets only $60.00. Live and Silent Auction, Special Drawings, and much more. For more info go to or call Travis Milner @ 203-5880 or Toody Porter @ 599-7652. Save the Date for these Future EventsJune 13th-16th- The Little League Tounament of Champions at Franklin Field. Taft Yankees first game is June 14th at 12:30, the Taft Athletics play at 3 vs. Arvin #2. The best Kern County Teams will be here playing. Have a hot dog and watch some great baseball. June 14th: Taft Tigersharks Swim Meet at Taft High. They are raffling a 4 pack to a Dodgers Game. Tickets are only $5.00 each and the winner will be announced during the swim meet. Starting Plants from cuttings class at the Taft Community Garden. June 17th: Taft Tigersharks Swim Meet at Taft High. June 21st: Taft IDPA June Steel Challenge Shoot at the Taft Sportsmen’s Club. Registration is at 8am. Unity Thrift Paws in the Park at Veterans Park from 9am-noon. West Side Rec Movies in the Park, “Monsters University,” at Rails to Trails at 6th and Main Street at 8:15pm. It is Free. Bring your chair, blanket, and snacks. July 4th: Independence Day Taft Chamber Fireworks Show at Rails to Trails at sundown. Donations are being taken at the Taft Chamber. August 2nd: West Side Rec Movies in the Park “The Goonies,” at A Street Park at 8:15 pm. It is free. Bring your chair, blanket, and snacks. The Franklin Field Arenacross Summer Series is back. There will be 5 rounds on Saturday Nights. The races are June 28th, July 12, July 19th, August 2nd, and August 16th. Practice at 4:30 and races start at 6pm. Gates open at 3pm and is $5.00 per person, kids under 5 are free. Race fees are $35 for first class and $25 for 2nd class. There will be practice on the Thursday before each round for $20 per rider, free for spectators. Gates open at 3:30, practice starts at 4:30pm. Check Honolulu Hills Raceway on Facebook for more info.

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Paik’s Ranch House Where Everybody Meets Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Open 7 Days Mon. Tues. Wed., Thur. 6 am-8:30 pm Sun. Fri. & Sat. 6 am - 9 pm 765-6915 200 Kern St. Taft Sagebrush Annie’s Restaurant and Wine Tasting Wine Tasting and Lunch Sat. & Sun. 11:30-5 pm 4211 Highway 33, Ventucopa (661) 766-2319

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Taft has had some great events lately The Memorial Day Service was great last week. Gary Summers, the Lincoln Jr. High Band, and everyone else did a fantastic job. We forget way too often about all of the great people that have fought for you and I. Our Country is the Best Country in the world because their sacrifices. The cemetery looked beautiful. Flags were placed on the Veterans Graves. It was shocking how many graves had flags on them. God Bless them and the USA. Last Thursday was the West Side Recreation and Park District’s Dance Recital. This was my first year to attend and it was wonderful. It was close to a packed house. All of the dancers did excellent and they should have with great Instructors like Vicky Waugh and Kathy Stacy. I now know Taft has another thing over Bakersfield. I have been to some Dance Recitals in Bakersfield that were not near as good as this one and they charged $17.00 to get in. This Recital was $2 and the money raised all goes to the Rec STOP fund, so it is for a terrific cause. Thank you to Mrs. Vicky, Mrs. Kathy, and the kids for a great show. Saturday was the Taft Chamber’s Rails to Trails Car Show. Last year was so HOT some missed it but this year the weather was nice and the crowd was huge. The Car Show was excellent this year. There were several amazing Bikes and Hot Rods. Kathy Orrin and Shannon Jones as always did a great job. People from all over came for the show and it also got all of us Taftians out. The main event from last week was the Petroleum Industry Appreciation and Educational Event at the Fort. It was run by our Mayor Paul Linder. Supervisor David Couch came out and spoke in support of our Oil. Every speaker did an excellent job. Fred Holmes and Les Clark Jr. spoke about the facts and how much the USA needs oil. Ed Rodriguez spoke as an oil worker and representing the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce saying they support all of everyone’s efforts. Another speaker that I did not catch his name spoke about how much we need oil and not all of these restrictions. He said the Oil Industry affects everyone and with all the beautiful homes and new cars being sold every Realtor and Car Salesman should be here in support tonight. He said he is now retired from the Railroad but he understands how important oil is to everyone. He is 100% correct. The crowd was large but it seems like people are just going to keep these ridiculous restrictions in place until everyone is out of work in California. Maybe people will start to care when gas is $10 and they are unemployed. We can’t let Les Clark Jr. and others always protect what is right while we stand back, we need to join them. Margo Arnold spoke about how everyone needs to get involved NOW. We can’t sit back while everything is being taken away. Les Clark the III spoke in support of everyone else. He said he knows the Rec is here because of our oil and knows without it the Rec and most others things on the Westside will probably be gone. The movie FrackNation played at the Fox Theatre. It is a must see movie. It showed how one man Josh Fox, came up with unproven information about Fracking. FrackNation showed how everything is either un-

proven or false about Fracking. All these anti-fracking people got on board with Josh Fox and ruined so many people’s lives. It reminded me of how a rumor ruins lives. A rumor spreads and so many people get hurt just like Josh Fox did about fracking. It is way worse though because lives have been ruined because of false info on Fracking. Please support our Oil Industry before California gets ruined and everyone is sitting in Texas or North Dakota loving life. I thank all of the people that work so hard to put on all these events. The Oil Appreciation Rally was needed and I hope it wakes people up. I thank Southern Sierra General Engineering for having their crane with the beautiful American Flag at the Car Show and the Oil Appreciation Rally. It was great to walk around the Car Show and look up and see it. Support our Oil Workers and Taft because if you don’t the Westside will disappear to Texas for a better Government. Please read the Taft Calendar every week and attend and support all Taft Events. Stay Positive Taft!

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by Stephanie House OPEN SWIM June 9 – August 13 Monday-Friday 1:30-5:00 p.m. Admission: $2 per person The William M. Thomas Aquatic Center at the Walter Glenn Natatorium is open for summer! All ages are welcome to stop by to enjoy the cool water and great facility. Children ages 6 and younger must be accompanied by an adult during Open Swim sessions. SATURDAY SWIM June 7 – August 9 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Admission: $1 per person Children ages 6 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. SWIM PASSES Individual: $20 – Monthly or $50 – Season Family: $50 – Monthly or $120 – Season Swim Passes may be purchased at the Natatorium anytime during Open Swim. Passes may be purchased for monthly or full season use and can be used for Open Swim, Night Swim and Saturday Swim only. Family passes cover up to 5 immediate family members (living in the same household). NIGHT SWIM June 9 – August 14 Monday and Thursday Evenings 7:45-9:00 p.m. Admission: $1 per person Ages 17 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. NATATORIUM POOL PARTIES Make your reservation now! Reservations are now being accepted for private party rentals at the Natatorium swimming pool. Parties may take place on Friday evenings, Saturday or Sunday through August 17. Rental fees start at $165 for 2-hours. Call 763-4246 for more information. SUMMER FUN! Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. June 9 – July 17 Recreation Center, 500 Cascade Place, Taft Ages 6 and up FREE! This fun program keeps kids busy with crafts, games, sports and other fun activities. Younger children are welcome to attend with an adult. Kids must have completed a year of kindergarten to attend the program without a parent or guardian. FOX THEATER MINIMUM DAY MATINEE Wednesday, June 4 – Shrek Wednesday, June 11 – Surf ’s Up Showtime – 2:00 p.m. Taft Fox Theater, 514 Center Street, Taft All ages – 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult $5 per person – includes mini popcorn Purchase tickets in advance in the WSRPD District Office or Recreation Center. You can also pay at the door the day of the movie! YOKUTS DISCOVERY DAY Who: Grades 4-5 (2014/2015 school year) When: Tuesday, June 10 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Where: West Kern Oil Museum Registration Deadline: Monday, June 9 in the District Office Fee: FREE The West Kern Oil Museum is offering this fun Discovery Day focusing on Yokut lore, music and crafts. Space is limited, so register now!

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ART IS FUN! Who: Ages 4+ When: Friday, June 13 Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Where: Community Center Assembly Room Fee: $3 per person Drop by for an hour of painting, drawing, coloring and more! Kids are invited to come create their own masterpieces. Younger kids will need an older helper. LIVING & WORKING IN THE EARLY OIL FIELDS DAY Who: Grades 6-8 (2014/2015 school year) When: Tuesday, June 17 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Where: West Kern Oil Museum Registration Deadline: Monday, June 16 in the District Office Fee: FREE The West Kern Oil Museum is offering this fun Discovery Day focusing on the history of living and working in the early oil fields. There will also be a treasure hunt. Space is limited, so register now! ICE CREAM & MOVIE Who: Grades K-8 When: Wednesday, June 18 Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m. Where: Community Center Assembly Room Fee: $3 per person Need to get out of the house for a few hours? Bring a friend and join us for an ice cream social. We will make sundaes and watch the movie “The Nut Job.” MINI CHEER CAMP Who: Ages 4-12 When: June 17-19, Tuesday through Thursday Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m. Where: TUHS Girls Gym Fee: $30 per person T-Shirt Guarantee Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 11 Final Registration Deadline: Monday, June 16 The Taft Union High School Cheer Squads, along with the TUHS Cheer Coaching Staff, will be hosting this fun cheer camp where kids will learn cheers, chants and a dance. A performance for parents will also be held. Registration includes a t-shirt. JR. THEATRE CLASS Who: Ages 7-13 When: Tuesday & Wednesday Evenings Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m. Session: July 1 – August 6 Where: Community Center Auditorium Fee: $40 per person ** registration deadline – June 13 Ages 7-13 (grades 2-8 in the 2014/2015 school year) are invited to participate in this fun acting class. You learn how to memorize a script and what it takes to put on a drama performance. We will be studying and performing a fun theatre production. The performance will be held at the end of the session for family and friends. Instructor is Krista Long. JR. TENNIS CAMP Who: Ages 7-14 Sessions: June 9-26 and June 30 – July 17 When: Monday - Thursday Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Where: TUHS Tennis Courts Fee: $40 per session Taft High Tennis coaches and players will work with participants on developing hand-eye coordination and agility through games and drills. Young athletes will also develop skills such as forehand, backhand and match play. A racquet is included. SUMMER YOUTH BOWLING Division 1: Ages 7-9, Mondays Division 2: Ages 10-12, Wednesdays Division 3: Ages 12-15, Fridays Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Session: June 16 – July 25 Where: West Side Lanes, Recreation Center Registration deadline: Thursday, June 12 Fee: $40 per person Looking to have some fun indoors and beat the heat? Then this program is for you! Kids will learn the sport of bowling while having fun with friends. Shoe and ball rental is included. RECREATION CENTER: SUMMER MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL Monthly Memberships (new or renewal) are just $20 August 31 Regular price is $30 – you save $10! Recreation Center Memberships cover use of the gymnasium and weight room for drop-in activities. For more information, contact the Recreation Center at 765-6677. Regular $30 monthly membership price will resume as of September 1, 2014.

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California Primary Election Results by Jerry Livingston California held its 2014 primary elections this Tuesday. In districts covering the Westside, Republican candidates Jean Fuller (California 16th Senate district) and Kevin McCarthy (23rd Congressional district) ran unopposed while Shannon Grove will face off against Democrat Virginia “Mari” Goodman in the 34th Assembly district. Grove received 73.41 percent of the vote compared to Goodman’s 26.19. In County wide elections the only contested race will see Jon Lifquist who received (43.87 %) of the vote face off against Russell Johnson (39.80 %) in the fall. In other county wide elections Mary Bedard (Auditor and Controller), Lisa Green (District Attorney), Donny Youngblood (Sheriff-CoronerPublic Administrator), Jordan Kauffman (Treasurer-Tax Collector) and Christine Frazier (Superintendent of Schools) all unopposed. Zack Scrivner, Supervisorial District 2 and William Maggard, Supervisorial District 3, ran unopposed as well. In state wide elections moderate Republican Neel Kashkari (19.1 %) edged pass Tea Party candidate Tim Donnelly (14.8 %) to win the right to face Democratic Governor Jerry Brown (54.4 %) in the fall. The Lieutenant Governors race will have current Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), who took 49.9 % of the vote, against Ron Nerhing (23.2 %). In the Attorney General’s race it appears that Democrat incumbent Kamala Harris (53.0 %) will likely face Republican Ronald Gold (12.7%) but with a difference of less than two percent between Gold and another Republican Phil Wyman (11.5 %) the Secretary of State is waiting for all election officials in the state to finish canvassing the vote and submit their final numbers to declare a victor. In a close race Secretary of Sate candidate Democrat Alex Padilla (30.1 %) will face Republican Pete Peterson (29.7

%). In the race for Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson (D) with 46.9 percent of the vote will run against Marshall Tuck (R) who captured 28.7 percent of the vote. Dave Jones (D) will face Ted Gains (R) for Insurance Commissioner. In the race for Controller Ashley Swearengin (R) received 24.4 percent of the vote and is waiting to hear whether Democrats John Perez (21.7 %), Betty Yee (21.5 %) or Republican David Evans (21.6 %) will be her opponent in the fall. Finally, John Chiang (D) will oppose Greg Conlon (R) in the race for Treasurer. This was the first election in which the top two vote getters in elections for statewide, Congressional and Sate Legislative offices regardless of party were to face off against each other in the fall. This new rule may only have an impact on statewide races should David Evans move ahead of John Perez to make the runoff with Ashley Searengin which would see to Republicans competing for the same office Two ballot measures were on the ballot Propositions 41 (Veterans Housing) and Proposition 42 (Open Records) were both approved by the voters with more than sixty percent of the vote. Voter turn out for this election was the lowest turn out in state history with only 18.4 percent of eligible voters showing up at the polls, Kern county’s turn out was 16.3 percent with only Los Angeles county (13.1 %) and San Bernardino county (14.8 %) recording lower percentages of voter turn out.

The City Council adopted a resolution Tuesday calling for council elections on November 4, 2014. The nomination period will be from July 14, 2014 through 5:00 p.m. on August 8, 2014 for three council members. Should any current member of the council choose not to run, the nomination period will be extended to August 13, 2014 at 5:00 p.m., for that specific seat. Three council members have terms that will expire on December 31, 2014, Mayor Paul Linder, Council Member Randy Miller and Council Member Ron Waldrop.

Taft Tigersharks offers Dodger Tix’x The Taft Tigersharks swim team is raffling a 4 pack of tickets to a Los Angeles Dodgers game. The winner will receive four tickets, plus a parking pass to the August 2nd home game against the Chicago Cubs. Raffle tickets are $5 each and can be purchased Monday, Wednesday, or Friday from 5:30 to 7 pm at the the TUHS pool, at the football snack bar during the Tigersharks home meet on June 14th, or from your favorite Tigershark swimmer. The winner will be picked during the June 14th swim meet.

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TUHS Ag Welders Test for Skills, Performance

This past week Taft High School Agriculture Welding Students performed a basic American Welding Society Welder Performance Qualification Test administered by a Certified Welding Inspector from industry. Joe McMillan from Total Western volunteered his

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time to test 10 Juniors and Seniors from the program. Students had the option of testing using the SMAW process with E7018 or FCAW-GS welding process two of the most widely used welding processes locally. Welder performance qualification tests qualify a welder to weld using a given welding process and wire or electrode, in a given position(s), on a range of thicknesses of plate and/or pipe depending on the test given. Passing a Welding Performance Qualification Test requires that the welds must conform to a rigorous set of industry standards. All tests are comprised of several visual inspections of the welders work as well as destructive testing of the welded test coupon. Prior to hiring a welder most companies require welders to pass a welding performance test administered by that company. Of the ten students that tested six passed visual inspection of their welds and two ( Josh Hawkins and Justin Studer) passed bend tests of their welds. Very few high school students in the state are able to demonstrate this level of welding skills. Front Row Left to Right: Joe McMillan, Josh Hawkins, Cody Wise, Ethan Rowe, Gabriel Hernandez, Jonathan Mora Back Row Left to Right: Brandon Baggs, Blake Arndt, Roy Allen, Hunter Perry, Justin Studer

Los Padres Observes National Trails Day Los Padres National Forest is observing National Trails Day with two volunteer community trail projects Saturday, June 7. This marks the 22nd year Los Padres has helped organize trail projects in conjunction with National Trails Day. On the Santa Barbara Ranger District, volunteers are invited to assist with clearing the trail corridor and repairing water control features on the Jesusita Trail. Members of the public interested in participating should meet at Stevens Park at 8:30 AM. Volunteers are encouraged to bring water, sunscreen, snacks, gloves and a bicycle helmet, and to wear closed-toe shoes or boots and long pants. Water, tools, instruction, and a limited number of work helmets and gloves will be provided on site. The Jesusita Trail project is organized by local trail advocacy groups in partnership with the City and County of Santa Barbara. The event is sponsored by Los Padres Forest Association, the Montecito Trails Foundation, the Santa Barbara County Trails Council, the Multi-Use Trails Coalition, the Santa Barbara Mountain Bike Trail Volunteers, REI and the Santa Barbara Chicken Ranch, which will again provide lunch at Stevens Park from 2-3 PM. The Ojai Ranger District will also be hosting a volunteer project June 7 on the Howard Creek Trail. This project will primarily consist of trail brushing and clearing, and require hiking between three to five-and-a-half miles. If you are interested in taking part in this project, meet at the Ojai Ranger Station by 8:30 AM to carpool to the trailhead. The work will conclude by 3:30 PM. Volunteers should bring a lunch, water, sunscreen, gloves, eye protection, a hat, and sturdy footwear. Tools, instruction, and drinks will be provided. The Ojai Ranger Station is located at 1190 E. Ojai Ave in the town of Ojai. (805) 646-4348 X 0. Volunteers under the age of 18 are welcome to participate, but must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Both events are great opportunities to meet other outdoor enthusiasts and make a positive impact. “Volunteers are the backbone of our efforts to maintain trails,” said Los Padres Assistant Recreation Officer Jeff Bensen. “The trails need work every year to repair damage and cut back brush that impedes accessibility, and in many cases this work wouldn’t get done without the help of the community.”


Liberty Under Fire Branch Davidian Sacred Soil 21 Years Later By Harold Pease, PH. D We drove down a quiet country road, trees and green meadows in every direction. Mount Carmel, the famous Branch Davidian Compound, was a sharp turn to the right. Gone was the mailbox at the entrance with Branch Davidian Church clearly written on it in big black letters where the once 100-plus residents of a devout break-off of the Seventh-day Adventist Church received their preferred mail. Once on the grounds, we were met with two simple memorials each telling us that something very significant and violent had happened here; one to the four ATF agents killed in the February 28, government raid. A few feet away was a shrine of sorts with a name on a plague for each of the 76 Davidians (19 men, 34 women, 23 children) who lost their lives in the fiery furnace in their place of residence 21 years ago, April 19, 1993. Sympathetic visitors had left money on one of the shrines. A gravel road, less than a fourth of a mile long, lay in front with a couple of buildings to the right. The second was the home of the only actual Branch Davidian a part of the group now available, disaffected at the time of the raid, but now the minister of the sect now renamed The Branch. The road wound down curving to the left and ending in front of a newly built chapel placed on the exact same corner as once stood the chapel part of the Branch Davidian structure; the double entrance door precisely placed where the original double doors once were. Davidians argued that bullet holes in them came from outside and ATF agents that they came from inside. This would prove the origins of the assault, but the doors have disappeared. The famous structure was gone but cement remnants of a foundation were still clearly visible. It was hard to imagine Abram tanks encircling the building running over trikes and bikes of the children destroying all in their path where now a freshly planted garden exists. Is this the place where military helicopters at one

time sprayed bullets into it? Dick De Guerin, David Koresh’s lawyer, who spent 30 hours in the compound during the 51-day seize, told Dianne Sawyer of ABC News, of bullet holes in the ceiling—one presumably wounding David Koresh himself (Harold Pease, The Waco Massacre: We Did It For The Children, video, 1994) Was this really the site of loud music being played at night, presumably to frighten the residents, sometimes accompanied with sounds of squealing rabbits being slaughtered? Most chilling was probably Nancy Sinatra’s song, “These boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do. One of these days, these boots will walk all over you.” And, “You keep playin’ where you shouldn’t be playin,’ and you keep thinkin’ that you’ll never get burnt. Ah, I’ve just got me a brand new box of matches, yeah and “ what he knows you ain’t had time to learn.” Really!?! A Congressional investigation identified incendiary devices on the property suggesting that the government, not the Davidians, as the government and managed media asserted, started the fire. With winds blowing through the structure all life was destroyed within 20 minutes, including the little children, yet today only Branch Davidians have served jail sentences (Waco: Rules of Engagement, Congressional Investigation, video, 1997).

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A humble Branch member, obviously serving a caretaker roll over the property, told me of agents returning to the scene to ask for forgiveness, the most recent just two months ago. The agent admitted to having assisted the snipers with a telescope. There will be others.

Video coverage shows tanks with mounted flags attacking its own citizens also flying a U.S. flag on their building. How is this possible? We also see Helicopters with mounted machine guns and the use of Delta Force personnel on the property. How can anyone believe that this happened in America in direct violation of the Posse Comitatus Act forbidding the military any function in law enforcement? Yet the evidence is overwhelming that it did, in this now quiet, serene, and beautifully meadowed environment with birds chirping the sounds of peace? This is indeed sacred soil. Dr. Harold Pease is an expert on the United States Constitution. He has dedicated his career to studying the writings of the Founding Fathers and applying that knowledge to current events. He has taught history and political science from this perspective for over 25 years at Taft College. To read more of his weekly articles, please visit


Was this really the place where deadly CS gas was pumped into the complex for two hours? The vast majority breathing the poisonous gas were mothers and children. It hardly seemed possible. Now birds chirp away and the grassy meadow gives the place exquisite serenity.


Is this the place where FBI snipers were shooting Branch Davidians as they tried to escape a certain fiery death, presumably to burn and erase all evidence of their blunderous, even unlawful, conduct, as alleged? In the dinning room of the Davidian complex at least 17 bodies had bullet holes in them. Subsequently empty cartridge shells have been found in one of the three-sniper positions now known to exist in the back of the complex. Is this the place where many of the children were taken into the church’s cement record vault room (referred to as the bunker) to escape the fire, which new evidence reveals was penetrated from above by a military explosive device, probably immediately killing the mothers and children huddled together inside (Video, “Waco: A New Revelation,” 2011)?

All questions are to be addressed through the auction, No phone calls or inquiries at City Hall.

The City of Taft will be holding an online public Auction, bidding begins June 9th thru June 19th 2014.

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“Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors” Pastor Cindy Brettschneider Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 AM Adult Bible Study and Sunday School 11 AM Adult Bible Study Monday 6:00 PM Wednesday Night Service 6:00 PM Praise Team meets on Thursday at 6:00 PM

St. Mary’s Church 110 E Woodrow Street • Taft 661 765-4292 Mass Schedule Tuesday-Friday 8:00 A.M. Sunday 8:30A.M. English 11:00A.M. Spanish

Sunday Morning Worship 9:45 Sunday Evening Worship 5:00 Monday Evening Mens Prayer 7:00 Wednesday Evening Worship 6:30 For a ride: Call Dorine Horn 4279722 Pastors Charle (Tommy) and

New Hope Temple “Connecting Lives” 308 Harrison Street 765-4572 Sunday Morning Worship Service 10 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship Service 6 p.m Bible Classes All Ages Wednesday 7 p.m.

Taft First Assembly Your Neighborhood Church 314 Asher Ave

Parish Hall Available for Rent

Join us for our Encounter Service Sundays 10:30 am

First Baptist Church

Where on Earth Are We? A sermon series on Prophesy Pastor Trent Meadors

Pastor Scott Pearson

Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship Celebration 10:30 a.m. Evening Service 6 p.m. Awana Childrens Program Wednesday 6 p.m. 220 North Street - Taft 661 763-3138

West Kern Christian Center Join us this Sunday at 6pm at our new location, 1000 6th Street in Taft. Pastor Randy Bunch

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Midweek services start Wednesday, March 5 at 7pm. For more information: Email, Phone, (661) 623-5001 Website: 623-5001 1000 6th Street, Taft.

Community Christian Fellowship 631 North Street Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:30

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

Bible Study 9 a.m. Sunday Service - 10 a.m. The Rev. Heather Mueller 703 5th Street - Taft (661) 765-2378

Trinity Southern Baptist Church  400 Finley Drive We invite you to join us each week as we worship

Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study 6:00 pm

Info call 765-7151

Peace Lutheran Church- LCMS Taft- A caring community under Christ We welcome you to worship with us at peace lutheran church, 26 Emmons Park Drive (across from the College). Worship service begins at 10:00 a.m. Communion will be offered 1st and 3rd Sundays Sunday School for all ages at 9:00 a.m. The Pregnancy crisis center is now open and available for support and assistance. For information, call 763-4791 If you have a prayer request please call (661)765-2488. Leave a message if the pastor or secretary is not available



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Joyce Properties (661) 769-6469

Classified Ads are $3.00 per issue for up to three lines, $5 per issue for up to 5 lines,Ads andare $7 per issue forline. up toPhone, 10 lines.fax, Yardmail Sale or adsdrop are free. Classified $2.00 per off Phone, drop off your ad to the Taft Independent. your adfax, tomail the or Taft Independent.

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Boxed\outlined\bolded adsyour start company at $12.00 for 8 lines, Ad your photograph classified for $5. Ad logo for $16 $5. for 12 lines, $20 for 15 lines, $25 for 20 lines. Boxed ads are $5 additional. E-mail us (or bring to our office) a photo of your home, Photo Ads. Car, truck or house for car, sale truck ads areor$5motorcycle per week, orand $10 we’ll the rest. with ado photo. Email us (or bring to our office) a photo of your home, car, truck or motorcycle and we’ll do the rest. Yard Sale ads are $2 for 3 lines, additional lines $2 each. Classified ads deadline is now Wednesdays at 2 p.m. Classified ad deadline is Wednesday at 12 p.m. (noon) Phone: 765-6550 Phone: 765-6550 Fax: 765-6556 bth all new appliances for $117,900 E-mail: For Rent - 609 North Email:

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Payment can made by cash, check, or card. credit card. Payment can bebe made by cash, check, or credit Taft Independent210 508 CA 93268 Taft Independent 6thCenter St., Taft,St., CA Taft, 93268. YARD SALES Advertise your yard sale ad. 3 lines for $2, additional lines after that $2 each. Fax your ad to 765-6556 or call and leave message at 765-6550 by 12 p.m. Wednesday.

Moving sale. 608 E Street. Taft. Furniture, tools, and etc. Best offer. Yard Sale. 125 Asher Way. Sat. All day. Yard Sale. 312 East Lucard St. Alley entrance. Table saw, chest of drawers, bird houses and much more.


Midway Elementary School District is looking for classified personnel to substitute in the office, as a classroom aide and also for janitorial duties. Must have an A.A. Degree for classroom aide position. Applications are available @ Midway School District, 259 F Street, Fellows, CA. Or call 768-4344 for more information Midway Elementary School is hiring a second grade teacher. Must have at least 3 years of experience. For more information please call 7684344 or pick up an application at Midway School, 259 “F” Street, Fellows, CA 93224.

For a complete job description and application please visit our website at or call (661) 763-1222. Final Filing Date Friday, May 30, 2014.


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HELP WANTED Taft City School District is accepting applications for the position of Library Clerk. Employment process includes written exam, application screening, interview, DOJ fingerprint clearance, and physical exam with drug screen. A written exam for this position will be given on June 24, 2014. This is a 10 month position, 3.5 hours per day, with a salary range of $10.61 to 13.54 per hour in 6 steps. Application and job description may be picked up at the District Office, 820 Sixth Street, and must be returned by Monday, June 23, 2014 by 4:00 p.m. Classified application may also be filled out online at: www.taftcityschools. org

owned streets and facilities, including buildings, grounds, and parks. As the City’s Safety Officer, the incumbent is responsible to identify and eliminate hazardous conditions in the workplace including employee safety training; ensuring OSHA compliance, maintaining and updating the SDS, and performing fire extinguisher inspections.

PUBLIC WORKS SUPERVISORSAFETY OFFICER $27.06–$32.89 hourly (Pay D.O.E.)+ Excellent Benefit Package The City of Taft is seeking a proactive goal driven leader to serve as the Public Works Supervisor and Safety Officer. Reporting to the Director of Public Works this position is responsible to plan, assign, perform, supervise, and inspect activities and work relating to the operation, maintenance, and inspection of City-

60’ Mitsubishi Projection TV 1 1/2 years old. Cost $1000, sell for $600. 7639101.

AUTOMOBILES 1999 Dodge Intrepid. $2,000 or best offer. 661-747-7981.

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405 S. 7th St. 4 bd. 1 ba. new interior $900 mo. Avail 6-1. 661577-7041 352 Elk St. Tupman. 3 bd. 2 ba. laundry. $800 mo. Dep. $800. 661 577-7041. Home For Rent 2 bedroom 1 ba. 411 Shattuck St. $600 mo. (1 year lease) $750 deposit. Pick up application at 318 North St. (661) 769-6469. Joyce Properties. 3bd ,1ba house. Large Yard. 661 809-3217.


West Valley Real Estate www.BuySellManage. com (661) 763-1500 BRE Lic # 01525550 FOR RENT 119 ½ Madison 1/1 $500 224 B St #C Studio/1 $500 500 Lucard 1/1 $500 224 B St #B 2/1 $595 202 Philippine 1/1 $600 205 W Ash #B 2/1.5 $600 504 Lucard 3/1 $650 307 Philippine 1/1 $700 400 Woodrow #3 2/1 $725 429 Woodrow 2/1 $725 417 E St 2/1 + Studio $825 302 Calvin 1/1 $850 528 D St 2/1 $850

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CITY OF TAFT PUBLIC SURPLUS AUCTION The City of Taft will be holding an online public Auction, bidding begins June 9th thru June 19th 2014. All questions are to be addressed through the auction, No phone calls or inquiries at City Hall. To view the items and bid please go to:

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Plumbing & Pool Supplies, Inc. Residential Plumbing 116 1/2 Harrision Taft, CA 93268 (661) 765-6171 Serving Taft Since 1964

Taft Auto Center Your Taft Destination for Quality Pre Owned Vehicles

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Black Gold Brewing Company An American Craft Brewery

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Randy’s Trucking Cart-Away Concrete Mix Trailer • Hydraulic Rotation and Tilt for Mixing and Dumping • Mixes Concrete While Traveling • • Large Internal Blades • • Rear Operator Control Panel •

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Used to be Paul’s Qik Smog New Bikes, Boards & Scooters are Here! We Repair & Service Too! 608 Center St.

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