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Gustine library: Hours reduced; staffing change

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 – 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 […]
April 18, 2014 | Posted in: Community, News | 0 Comments | Full Story »

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 | Posted in: Community | 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 […]
April 18, 2014 | Posted in: Community, Police Beat | 0 Comments | Full Story »

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 | Posted in: Community, News, Schools | 0 Comments | Full Story »

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 […]
April 11, 2014 | Posted in: Community, Schools | 0 Comments | Full Story »

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. […]
April 11, 2014 | Posted in: Community | 0 Comments | Full Story »

VFW Auxiliary convenes

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7635 Auxiliary met April 1 at the Veterans Memorial Hall. President Laurie Kidder conducted the meeting with 16 members present. The minutes and treasurer’s […]
April 11, 2014 | Posted in: Community, Society | 0 Comments | Full Story »

GVFD’s Steve Bell honored

Steve Bell stands next to the bulldozer that he used fighting fires for CDF.  Photo courtesy Gustine Volunteer Fire Department.The Merced County firefighting community paid tribute to local volunteer Steve Bell in a moving program last Wednesday evening. Bell, who is first assistant chief for the Gustine Volunteer Fire […]
April 11, 2014 | Posted in: Community, News | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Newman 4-H members participate in Presentation Day

Six Newman 4-H Club members took part in the county Presentation Day recently. They included, from left, Grace Mota, Aria Silveira, Ricardo Sequeira, Samuel Sequeira, Eric Schmidt and Allegra Silveira.On March 15, six Newman 4-H Club members checked in at the County Ag Center on Crows Landing Road in Modesto for the annual 4-H Presentation Day. The 4-H members […]
April 7, 2014 | Posted in: Community, Schools | 0 Comments | Full Story »

News Briefs – April 3

GUSD kinder registration Kindergarten registration for the 2014-15 year and round-up days have been scheduled at Gustine Elementary and Romero School. Gustine Elementary will begin registration April 1. Parents may […]
April 7, 2014 | Posted in: Community | 0 Comments | Full Story »