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The Dinuba Sentinel
Pastor's Corner
IPolitics and faith, listening and prayer
f you’re anything like me (and I’ll hear this. The result was about a 45 minute Could I ask you bet you are on this one), you can mostly one-sided conversation in which he to pray for those hardly wait until this election has told me many things that were wrong about conversations?
come and gone. I am so tired of having
my mailbox filled with political junk mail and hearing all these commercials on TV about how dastardly someone’s opponent is—how they’ve lied and schemed and taken public money, etc., etc. It has become very difficult to actually know what any particular candidate believes about anything (you hardly hear anything specific about actual policy positions), but only hear attacks on the opponent’s position— and mostly about their character. What a strange place we’ve come to in America, 2018!
A couple of weeks ago I talked to you about listening. Of how one author I greatly respect told of how he routinely reads newspapers/magazines from opposing viewpoints in order to get at the truth which is usually somewhere in the middle. So here’s a little personal progress report: I decided to try it with my son who has very different political views from my own. I called him and told him of that same article and that I wanted to now just listen to him without responding with my own opinions or arguments. He seemed quite pleased to
my political party and some things that he strongly believes in. At several points it was quite difficult for me to just listen and not react; and several times he asked what I thought, which became a challenge for me to not argue but just hear him out. I think he felt quite honored and respected that I would call and want to hear his opinions and stick to that goal of just listening.
He has now texted me wondering what I’ve thought about our conversation.
I haven’t responded yet (but will right after I finish this article) cause it’s so
hard to take it the next step toward mutual understanding and maybe agreeing to disagree. As I said before,
the Bible talks about listening a lot.
Some specific directions that are on
my mind are: to “speak with gentleness and respect”(1Pet3:15), “to have a clear conscience and desire to live honorably in every way”(Heb13:18), that “a wise man listens to advice”(Prov12:15), that “he
who answers before listening—that is his folly and shame”(Prov18:13), and most importantly to “be quick to listen and slow to speak”(Jms1:19).
Rich Latta
That they would be honoring to God, respectful of my son, and pointing to the glory of God. And, one other request: would you pray for our friend Sonny Salsbury?
Sentinel staff report
Two men from Orosi have been arrested for animal cruetly after allegedly beating two dogs to death.
On Thursday, Oct. 18, Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were called to an address in the 14200 block of Ave 428 in Orosi regarding an animal cruelty complaint. On arrival, Deputies found two dead dogs.
Tulare County Sheriff Detectives then took over the investigation.
Throughout the investigation, Detectives determined Angel Perez Valencia, 51, and Carlos Rivera, 18, to be responsible for the deaths of two adult dogs. Rivera is the nephew of Valencia.
Detectives learned that Valencia and Rivera
suspected the dogs killed their baby pigs. So, they hung both dogs and beat them to death with sticks. Both Male suspects were arrested and booked at the Pre-Trial Facility on multiple animal cruelty charges.
On Friday, Oct. 19, the two were charged with four counts of cruelty animal. In the complaint the two were charged with maliciously dragging with a rope and torturing a German Shepard, hanging and torturing the German Shepard and cutting it with sheers, resulting in the animals death. They were also charged with killing an Alaskan Husky.
Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 1-800-808-0488 / 559- 733-6218 or anonymously at or by text or voicemail at 559-725-4194.
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Worship in Dinuba
Maybe some of you know of him: he is an older Christian musician. He was one of the first to bring the guitar into worship many years ago; he wrote many camping or youth group type songs, including Psalm 19 (“Don’t you wonder why the stars are in the sky...”) He now has cancer in several locations in his body, but has the joy of the Lord in his soul. We are praying that he’ll have many more years here of praising our Savior.
God bless you as you listen to those in your world, shining as lights so that people will praise our Father in heaven.
Rich Latta is the pastor of Dinuba Presbyterian church, located at 1250 East Nebraska Avenue.
Grace of God of Dinuba
A Non-Denominational Church Meeting at the First Lutheran Church 961 E Elizabeth Way, Dinuba, CA 93618 595-1441
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Our services are contemporary and casual with doors open wide to people from all backgrounds, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey. We’re a church where every day is a celebration of God’s goodness and love.
Healing Prayer Ministry is available every 1st Monday of the month. Please see our website for more information.
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Sentinel staff report
-Marty Jimmy Flores, 41, of Orosi was booked on Oct. 18 on suspicion of inflicting corporal injury to a spouse or cohabitant and violation of parole, both felonies.
According to police, officers were dispatched to the motel in Dinuba for a report of domestic violence. After arriving at the scene, officers were reportedly advised that a parolee was in the motel with his wife and physically assaulted her. He allegedly struck her with open hands, stomped on her foot and shoved her into a wall.
He was later arrested in the 1600 block of West El Monte Way, booked and transported to the Tulare County Pretrial Facility.
-Vincent Campos, 26, of Dinuba was booked on Oct. 18 on suspicion of being in possession of a controlled
Angel Perez Valencia
Carlos Rivera
substance and conspiracy to commit a crime, both felonies, and driving with a suspended license, a misdemeanor.
Officers say he was stopped in the 300 block of North M Street for having expired tags. After making contact with him, police say he was found to be driving with a suspended driver’s license. A further investigation revealed he also had an active warrant.
Police say that a passenger in his vehicle then fled on foot and was later apprehended and found to be in possession of methamphetamine. Campos was found to be in possession of a large amount of money. He was taken into custody, booked and transported to the Tulare County Jail for housing.
-Esdras Cortez Lara, 29, of Dinuba was booked on Oct. 18 on suspicion of being in possession of a controlled substance and conspiracy to commit a crime,
both felonies, and obstructing a police officer, a misdemeanor. According to police, he was a passenger in a vehicle in a traffic stop and fled the scene, attempting to evade officers. He was later located and apprehended in the 300 block of North L Street where he was found to be in possession of methamphetamine for sales, say
He was taken into custody,
booked and transported to the Tulare County Jail for housing.
-Julio Ceasar Roque, 42, of Dinuba was booked on Oct. 19 on suspicion of battery, a misdemeanor.
According to police, the victim stated he pushed her into a wall at her daughter’s residence. He was taken into custody in the 1000 block of East Sierra Way. He was arrested and cited with a promise to appear in court.
-Estella Maria Thompson, 29, of Dinuba was booked on Oct.
21 on suspicion of trespassing, a misdemeanor.
Police say she was contacted in the 600 block of East Nebraska Avenue in an abandoned building, and had warned her in the past about trespassing there. She was arrested at the scene and cited with a promise to appear in court.
-Maira Jasmin Becerra, 31, of Dinuba was booked on Oct. 21 on suspicion of inflicting corporal injury to a spouse or cohabitant and assault with a deadly weapon, both felonies.
Police say officers were dispatched to the 100 block of West Adelaide Way for a report of domestic violence in progress. When officers arrived they spoke with the victim who reportedly stated she had slapped him several times and attempted to slash him with a kitchen knife.
She was arrested, booked and transported to the Tulare County Pretrial Facility.
Cutler Baptist Church 12926 School Ave. Phone: 591-6028 Pastor: Armando Alvarado
Cutler pair arrested for animal cruelty
Both men charged with four felony counts for torturing and killing a German Shepard and Alaskan Husky
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