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As Luck Would Have It, County Found A Friend

By Jonathan Whitaker
June 25, 2015

When Maxwell Norton rolled into Merced in the late 1970s, he was 25 years old, and he simply couldn't believe his good fortune.
The Fresno State grad, carrying BS and MS degrees in plant science, had just landed his dream job as the county's new farm advisor for the University of California Cooperative Extension.
"I still can't believe how lucky I was to get that job," a smiling Norton recalled.

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Concern grows about crimes against children via the Internet

By John Derby
June 25, 2015

For the past two weeks, Rotary members in Merced have heard guest speakers on the topic of how the Internet is used for crimes against children.   MORE>

Who Is Protecting The Children?

By John Derby
June 25, 2015

We have always dealt with the Internet and social media with caution because it can allow for unlimited freedom without anyone being responsible.   MORE>

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