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Nola Ramirez, who staffed the Gustine library branch for more than 20 years, has transferred to Los Banos as part of a countywide library restructuring.

Gustine library: Hours reduced; staffing change

GUSTINE – Long-time Gustine librarian Nola Ramirez closed up shop for the last time Saturday at the branch she has staffed for more than two decades. Ramirez has transferred to […]

Community »

Community Calendar – April 17

Thursday, April 17 Linguica dinner Takeout linguica sandwich dinner, 4-7 p.m., Hurd Barrington Elementary School. Meal includes sandwich, chips, cookie and a drink. Donation is $7. Proceeds benefit Soares Olympics. […]
April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments | Full Story »

NPD Explorers look to rebuild ranks

NEWMAN – Students with an interest in law enforcement can get a taste of the profession as Explorers. The Newman Police Department is hoping to build its dwindling ranks of […]
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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 […]
April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Opinion »

Letter: Who’s minding the store?

To the editor: I have no clue who is minding the store (at West Side Community Ambulance). Six months ago I assumed we had loads of money because there was […]
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Toni Butero: Lights, camera, action for local youngsters

Son Samuel made his local stage debut a couple of weeks ago with Missoula Children’s Theatre as band leader Oscar the Octopus…to cheering and laughter from his grandparents and friends […]
April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Dean Harris: Gustine High honored at the state capitol

 Gustine High School was in the spotlight at the state capitol last Monday, where the Assembly honored the school with a proclamation recognizing its 100th year. Assembly member Adam Gray […]
April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Sports »

Pruett no-hits rival Hilmar

Devin Perry makes contact for the Warriors during their win over Hilmar last Wednesday.Senior pitcher Tanner Pruett continued his domination of TVL hitters at Hilmar’s expense last Wednesday. Pruett tossed his second no-hitter of the season as the Warriors shut out the visiting […]
April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Lady Redskins take two of three

Jaelynn Hurtado puts down a bunt for the Lady Redskins during their Southern League win over Ripon Christian.Gustine posted a pair of Southern League softball victories early last week before suffering a tough loss at Mariposa Thursday. The Lady Redskins opened the week with an 11-5 win […]
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Lady Warriors earn two wins

Brianna Martens makes the tag at the plate to retire a Ripon runner in TVL action last week.Orestimba started and ended last week on a winning note in varsity TVL softball action. Sandwiched between those two victories was a mid-week loss to Ripon which ended early courtesy […]
April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Obituaries »

Obituary: Ever Martinez-Saucedo

Ever Ramon Martinez-Saucedo, 29, of Newman, passed away April 9 in Vallejo. Mr. Martinez-Saucedo was born in Mexico. He lived in Newman for two years. Mr. Martinez-Saucedo is survived by […]
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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 […]
April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments | Full Story »