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The Merced County Office of Education's recently formed foundation likely will focus on summer performing arts programs for students, said Steve Gomes, county superintendent of schools. The arts are great to concentrate on, Gomes said, especially
Cheeks full, these tasters paused before spitting and repeating the process. The annual Milk Producers' Quality Control Contest was held Thursday at the Merced County Fairgrounds. Judges scored hundreds of raw milk samples from regional dairy farmers
But on the ground in Merced County, many folks need something more substantial than wishful thinking. That's why Andrew Meza attended the county's second annual job fair Wednesday, which drew roughly 1,500 people looking for work to the Merced County
The girls were trying to show the judges their individual dance moves in hopes of moving on in the competition later today. Girls and boys of all ages competed in solo competitions while five judges sat in front of the stage and picked the winners.
Contestants should have skills in horsemanship and feel comfortable with public speaking, as well as have a pleasant personality, good appearance and skills to promote the rodeo. The Merced County Fair is June 15-19, and the rodeo is Friday, June 17.
To be eligible, young women must be 14 to 21 years old as of June 1, 2011 and have never been married. The competition is open to residents of Merced, Madera, Mariposa and Stanislaus counties. Ondrea Edwards of Atwater, first runner up in the 2010
To be eligible, young women must be 14 to 21 years old as of June 1 and have never been married. The competition is open to residents of Merced, Madera, Mariposa and Stanislaus counties. Brittany Hart of Madera is the reigning 2010 Miss Merced County
But now, because of Merced County Supervisor Mike Nelson, the Merced Ranch Supply and a bunch of local donors, a new barn will soon grace the back of the shelter. Merced Ranch Supply put up bins for people to donate to help build the barn. The animal
especially if you're sick and need medical treatment in Merced County. Lillian Sanchez said people need to change the health trends hereabouts. "We are not headed in the right direction," said Sanchez, community educator at Mercy Medical Center. "We
Duck first raced ducks back in 1980, in New Mexico, where he and his wife, Kathy, lived. "I heard about the Great American Duck Race and thought it would be funny for someone named Duck to enter our pet ducks," said Duck. When his pet duck got third