Merced County Times Newspaper
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Merced artist Ruben Sanchez to be focus of documentary

Ruben Sanchez has been an artist for his entire working life. And it shows.  From working in the fields to becoming a produce vendor, the depiction of agriculture and hard work is clearly seen in the colorful canvases that Sanchez creates as representations of his life and the experiences he has been through.  Born in Fresno and…

Local kids celebrate Halloween with Pumpkin Party at park

Local kids were happy to take part in the annual Halloween Pumpkin Party at Applegate Park Zoo in Merced There were two sessions on Oct. 21 with 40 children participating in each session. The event was organized by the City of Merced Parks and Recreation Department. Friends and family members wanting to enjoy the Fall and Halloween season…

Online gift shop is a comfort in tough times

Jennifer Halpin of Merced  has always had an interest in helping others. Her passion for making a positive impact on her community led her to expand her career beyond the work she did in local and regional government, and now as a private recycling consultant for municipalities, to open an online gift shop with a positive theme: DYB (Do Your…

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