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Superintendent Ed Felt administered the oath of office to newly-appointed Newman-Crows Landing board member Georgette Machado last Tuesday.

Machado appointed to school board seat

NEWMAN – The Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District Board of Trustees is back at full strength following the appointment of retired teacher Georgette Machado last week. But that decision did […]

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Resource officer making a difference on Romero campus

SANTA NELLA – Merced County sheriff’s deputies have been trading their regular beats for the classrooms and playgrounds of Romero Elementary School twice a week. Just weeks into the agreement […]
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OHS senior honored by Denham

NEWMAN – Orestimba High senior Brooke Rocha was among 28 students honored recently by Congressman Jeff Denham for their extraordinary academic, civic and extra-curricular activities. Rocha, the daughter of Randy […]
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Community Calendar – April 10

Friday, April 11 Takeout taco dinner Taco dinner fund-raiser for Westside Niners, 6-8 p.m., L.J. Newman Memorial Building. Dinners are $7 and include three carne asada tacos, rice and beans. […]
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Opinion »

Letter: Many involved in success of Every 15 Minutes

To the editor: The 2014 Every 15 Minutes Program at Gustine High was a complete success! This program has been available to the students for the last 10 years.  This […]
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Letter: Society appreciates support for luncheon

To the editor: The Newman Historical Society would like to thank all its members and outside help for all the work that went into our annual Valentine’s Day salad luncheon. […]
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Letter: Gustine High AVID appreciates support

To the editor: Gustine High AVID would like to thank the community for their support of our recent chicken dinner fund-raiser. We would especially like to thank those who purchased […]
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Sports »

Warriors split series with Escalon

A solid pitching effort by Tanner Pruett, backed by sterling defensive in the field, helped Orestimba defeat Escalon 3-1 in a TVL matchup last Thursday.Orestimba ran its TVL winning streak to five games with a Thursday afternoon win over Escalon in a league showdown, only to see the Cougars come back the following day […]
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Waterford deals Gustine first SL loss

Josh Bettencourt takes his cuts for the varsity Redskins against Waterford Friday. The host Wildcats posted a 7-2 decision in the Southern League matchup.Host Waterford halted Gustine’s Southern League winning streak at four games Friday. The Wildcats posted a 7-2 victory to drop the Redskins to 4-1 in league play. Gustine got on […]
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Hughson turns back Lady Warriors

Host Hughson blanked Orestimba 5-0 in a Southern League softball matchup last week. The two teams battled through a scoreless four innings before Hughson picked up a run in the […]
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Obituaries »

Obituary: George Lema Jr.

George Lema Jr. of Gilroy passed away April 6 at 77 years of age, surrounded by his wife and children. Mr. Lema was born in Gustine, and lived in the […]
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Obituary: Earline Thompson

Earline Lois Thompson of Newman passed away March 29 in Reno, Nev. She was 81. Mrs. Thompson was a native of Watson, Okla., and was a resident of Newman for […]
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Obituary: Virgil Calonico

Virgil Calonico of Gustine passed away March 24 at 87 years of age. Mr. Calonico was born in Los Banos. He was a lifelong resident of Gustine. He was a […]
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