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Newman man dies following altercation

Authorities seek leads in death of Marine veteran A 22-year-old Newman man whom authorities say was apparently assaulted during a Sunday morning altercation outside a Stevinson bar has died. Merced […]

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Bonita student artwork on display

Tylie Roque and Mateo Navarro, students in Jennifer Sexton’s second-grade class at Bonita, are among those with artwork on display at the McConnell Adult Education Center this month.Art work from various grades at Bonita School is featured in this month’s “Art at the Center” exhibit at the McConnell Adult Education Center. Kindergarten students of teacher Brandi Ellis […]
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News Briefs – Oct. 9

Flu shot clinic in Gustine The Merced County Department of Public Health will be conducting a flu shot clinic Thursday, Oct. 16, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Al Goman Community […]
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OHS homecoming salutes armed forces

NEWMAN – Homecoming at Orestimba this year will salute the armed forces. A full slate of homecoming activities, with an armed forces theme, is in store at the school next […]
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Opinion »

Dean Harris: Decision day postponed­–again– for ambulance

A little bit about a lot of things: •  The art of indecision has been perfected by the West Side Community Healthcare District Board of Directors, which has a track […]
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Guest opinion: Newspapers invaluable to our communities

By Robert M. Williams, Jr. NATIONAL NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION What do you care most about in life? Most of us would put family at, or near, the top of such a […]
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Toni Butero: Who benefits from the plastic bag ban?

Much has been written about the recent bill signed into law by Governor Brown that bans the “single use” plastic bags at large grocery stores and pharmacies effective July 1, […]
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Sports »

Lady Redskins overpower Orestimba

Lady Redskin Bailie Smith receives a serve during Gustine’s varsity win over Orestimba last week.Gustine’s Lady Redskins continued their Southern League roll at the expense of long-time rival Orestimba Thursday evening. Backed by their boisterous “Red Zone” rooting section, the Lady Redskins thrived in […]
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Redskins rally past Waterford

After being kept off the scoreboard in the first half, Gustine went back to the basics and rallied past visiting Waterford for a 21-10 Southern League victory Friday. The Redskins […]
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Warriors dominate Delhi Hawks

Warrior Joseph De La Rosa fights for yardage against Delhi.Austin Martins and the Orestimba Warriors spoiled Delhi’s homecoming night in emphatic fashion Friday. Martins had scored three touchdowns and the Warriors held a 20-0 lead before the Hawks could […]
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Obituaries »

Obituary: Jeffrey Bloyed

Jeffrey BloyedJeffrey Stephen Bloyed of Ceres passed away Sept. 19. He was 57. Mr. Bloyed was born in Turlock. He was raised in Gustine, and graduated from Gustine High. He split […]
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Obituary: Dwain Forbus

Former West Side resident and educator Dwain Forbus passed away Sept. 29. He was 75. Mr. Forbus was born in Rose Bud, Ark., and raised in Newman. He was a […]
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Obituary: Martin Miller

Martin Miller Martin Russell Miller passed away Sept. 27 at 73 years of age. Mr. Miller retired from a career in education to return to the family farm in Gustine […]
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