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MERCY GULCH:
Western street festival set for downtown Merced

By Jonathan Whitaker
August 28, 2014

Them were the days, legend has it, when "The Balladeer" would roam through the hot and dusty pathways of 17th Street in Merced, reciting the ballads of the heroes and villains of the day.
High noon would bring tales of the antics brought on by the Evil Ruckus McGee, the sassy moves of Strawberry Sherry, the no-nonsense wisdom of Hangin' Judge Snelling and the quick draw hands of Marshal Rector Meaney.
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New ‘Merced Main Street Association’ holds meet and greet

By John Derby
August 28, 2014

Some 25 downtown business people met at the Coffee Bandits java house on Main Street for a meet and greet hosted by the Merced Main Street Association – a corporation set up to help improve the business climate in downtown Merced.
The MMSA is a grassroots organization made up entirely of downtown merchants who are unsatisfied with the conditions in their area and are willing to volunteer their time and effort to improve their surroundings.    
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FIRST JOB

By John Derby
August 28, 2014

She was starting college next week when she got called in for a job interview. It was our granddaughter’s first real job. She had the usual babysitting jobs, and got paid for washing the family car, but nothing with a real pay check.   MORE>

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