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After-school program art featured

From left are Bonita after-school students Dyana Rodas and Alize Riddle, team leader Connie Souza, and after-school students Carmen Lozano and Dylan Roberts. They are among the student artists whose work is on display this month at the McConnell Adult Education Center.The art of after-school students in the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District is being featured in this month’s “Art at the Center” display at the McConnell Adult Education Center. After-school […]
April 7, 2014 | Posted in: Community, Schools | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Yolo students work to raise epilepsy awareness

NEWMAN – Students and staff at Yolo Middle School recently took part in activities intended to raise awareness of epilepsy. The campaign was organized by PROWL (Panthers Reach Out With […]
April 7, 2014 | Posted in: Community, Schools | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Feature photo: Dollar General

The new Dollar General in Newman is nearing completion. Landscape crews were on the site earlier this week to install some of the finishing touches. A corporate spokesperson said the Highway 33 store is expected to open for business March 30, with a formal grand opening set for April 12.
April 2, 2014 | Posted in: Community, Media Gallery | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Gustine chamber fete upcoming

GUSTINE – An evening of art, auctions, socializing and sampling is in store Saturday, April 12, when the Gustine Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual wine, beer and cheese tasting […]
March 27, 2014 | Posted in: Community | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Busy March for Westside 4-H Club

Westside 4-H Club members participating in the Merced County Communications Day included, from left, Camille Alamo, Nicole Moitozo, Christina Moitozo, Madison Woods and Aubrie Hazan.Westside 4-H Club members have been busy with their projects and a club fund-raiser. On March 8, members Camille Alamo, Aubrie Hazan, Nicole Moitozo, Madison Woods and mini-member Christina Moitozo […]
March 27, 2014 | Posted in: Community, Schools | 0 Comments | Full Story »

News Briefs – March 27

Children’s theatre auditions Auditions for the upcoming Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Robinson Crusoe” will be held Monday, March 31, at 3:30 p.m. at West Side Theatre. A cast of […]
March 27, 2014 | Posted in: Community | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Students raise $4,000 to combat cancer

Orestimba Interact Club Paul Grimaldo accepts a bag of donations totaling $1,100 from two students in Ryan Poulsen’s class, Jordan Mello (left) and Miranda Stearns.Students and staff at three local schools are raising “Pennies for Patients” which benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Those donations of spare change are approaching $4,000 to help in […]
March 27, 2014 | Posted in: Community, Schools | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Gustine High FFA teams compete

Gustine High’s FFA livestock judging team competing in Merced included, from left, Macie Pires, Kolton Christenson, Clay Calvino, Jusin Rose and Mercedes Encinas.Gustine High was among schools from throughout the state represented at Merced College’s annual FFA field day on March 15. Two Gustine judging teams participated. The livestock judging team placed […]
March 27, 2014 | Posted in: Community, Schools | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Mock interviews sharpen job-seeking skills

Gonzalez Garcia answers questions from former GHS principal Dennis Shaw during mock interviews last Wednesday as the final requirement for the Career Department’s portfolio program.GUSTINE – Juniors and seniors at Gustine High School took part in mock job interviews last Wednesday as part of a portfolio project organized by the Career Education Department. GHS […]
March 20, 2014 | Posted in: Community | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Gustine FFA takes part in Davis field day

Nearly two dozen Gustine FFA members competed in the UC Davis Field Day. Meat team members included Alexia Angulo, Daisy Thomas, Simranjit, Kaur, Ryan Mendoza, Meg Abdallah and Javier Rodriguez. Livestock team members included Kolton Christenson, Clay Calvino, Josh Laupua, Bailey Fincher, Jorge Felix, Macie Pires, Marina Encinas and Maria Juarez. Dairy judging team members included Tony Lopes, Lexie Nunes, Alexandria Lopes, Makayla Toste, Adriana Toste, Nick Machado, Nico Marsigli and Sage Brinkman.Gustine’s meat judging team placed ninth overall. The livestock judging team placed seventh in beef, fourth in sheep, ninth in swine and 10th in the reasons category. Gustine placed eighth […]
March 20, 2014 | Posted in: Community | 0 Comments | Full Story »