Merced County Times Newspaper
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New Year’s Resolutions: Find a local way to enjoy them

New Year’s resolutions are things we choose at the beginning of the year with a vision toward making an improvement in our lives. Unfortunately, according to U. S. News & World Report, 80 percent of these resolutions will fail by the second week of February. Recent studies suggest that both “enjoyment” and “importance” matter for how…

Local leaders join Merced Jam contest to support charities

Three community leaders faced off on the basketball court at the Merced County Boys and Girls Club last week to raise funds for local charities by trying to best each other during a challenging game of “Horse.”  The idea of the game involves matching baskets. The player who makes shots that the opponent does not duplicate, wins the…

High school water polo transforms a local girl’s life

Claudette Asenjo has had the time of her life achieving great recognition as a sports standout at El Capitan High School in Merced. The 17-year-old senior is a key member of the Girls’ Water Polo Team that has earned the title of Central California Conference (CCC) Champions for the past three years in a row. This year, she was…

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