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Toni Butero: Hot weekend at swim championships

While most sane people were inside enjoying the air conditioning this weekend, Samuel and I ventured over to Atwater for the Merced County Swim League Championships which were held at […]
July 30, 2014 | Posted in: Opinion | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Dean Harris: Caring community steps forward once again

A little bit about a lot of things: •  Our communities are well-known for their compassion and generosity when those among us are in times of need…..even when we might […]
July 30, 2014 | Posted in: Opinion | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Bill Mattos: Looking forward to Newman Fall Festival

STANISLAUS FAIR A WINNER, FALL FESTIVAL NEXT. Attendance, carnival rides, concession sales and spirits were all up this year over last at the Stanislaus County Fair, which is good news […]
July 30, 2014 | Posted in: Opinion | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Letter: Newman family looks forward to festival

To our good friends in Newman and on “The West Side”: Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer and heralds the traditional harvest season with the dazzling Newman Fall […]
July 30, 2014 | Posted in: Opinion | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Letter: Family grateful for outpouring of support

To the editor: We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you wonderful friends, relatives and strangers from the Gustine-Newman area who have so kindly donated in […]
July 30, 2014 | Posted in: Opinion | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Susan Mattos: ‘Church Basement Ladies’ a delight

If you haven’t yet had the chance to watch “Church Basement Ladies” at the West Side Theatre make some time this weekend to do so – you’ll be glad that […]
July 24, 2014 | Posted in: Opinion | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Dean Harris: Administrative change abounds in NCLUSD

A little bit about a lot of things: •  Change can be a good thing…..but the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District is taking that to an extreme this year! Administrative […]
July 24, 2014 | Posted in: Opinion | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Letter: Fireworks chair extends appreciation

To the editor: On behalf of the Gustine Fireworks Committee, we would like to thank all of the citizens of Gustine, Newman, Santa Nella and the surrounding areas who so […]
July 24, 2014 | Posted in: Opinion | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Letter: Farmer’s market moves indoors

To the editor: The Gustine Certified Farmer’s Market has been moved inside the Al Goman Community Center because of the high temperatures. The hours are still 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday […]
July 24, 2014 | Posted in: Opinion | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Dean Harris: Puzzling portions of grand jury report

A little bit about a lot of things: •  Interesting grand jury report regarding the Gustine Unified School District Board of Trustees, to be sure. The Merced County Civil Grand […]
July 18, 2014 | Posted in: Opinion | 0 Comments | Full Story »