IN THIS WEEK'S PRINT-EDITION:

  • Schools celebrate FFA Week
  • Playhouse Merced to present "Into The Woods"
  • Merced City Council focuses in on budget priorities

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'The Real Deal'
97-Year-Old Veteran Proves There's Always A Great Story At The Merced Senior Center

By John Miller
February 26, 2015

You’d think it was incredible enough for Lloyd Sparks, at age 97, to drive his own car to the Merced Senior Center, get out, and proceed to play some 8-ball with the guys in the pool hall inside.
But get to talking to him, and you will find that’s nothing compared to what he faced as one of the brave soldiers in America’s Greatest Generation.
"He's the real deal," supporters of the Senior Center will say.     
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Downtown charities working on solutions

By Jonathan Whitaker
February 26, 2015

Attention sometimes turns to charity service providers when city leaders and shop owners talk about how to improve the downtown Merced business climate and properly address the problems of panhandling, loitering and the treatment of mentally ill and homeless people.
Let’s take a closer look at the operations and goals of two downtown organizations that offer help to the needy — Catholic Charities and the Rescue Mission.
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Traveling Safely In Mexico’s Mainland

By John Derby
February 26, 2015

Of course, travel risks exist everywhere in the world, however, with a little bit of caution, traveling in mainland Mexico is quite safe.    MORE>

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