Merced County Times Newspaper
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Local couple saving young lives

An amazing idea is being realized, thanks to a married Christian couple, Steve and Ellisa Rough, who retired in Merced and moved to Cebu in the Philippines two years ago on a personal mission to help abused children. The Philippines is the global epicenter for the Online Sexual Exploitation of Children, known as “OSEC” (referred to as…

Hispanic Chamber welcomes new El Palmar Taqueria location

A ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the second location of El Palmar Taqueria in Merced was hosted by the Merced County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 1. The new restaurant has more of a fast-food style, as opposed to dine-in, and it is located at 3144 G Street in the Rite Aid Shopping Center in Merced. The owners…

Award-winning administrator wants teachers to succeed

The Excellence in Education Awards ceremony, held on Oct. 3 at the Merced Theatre in Merced, recognized Rosbelina Ward, a fourth grade teacher at Farmdale Elementary, as Teacher of the Year, Lance Brewster, a custodian/bus driver, as Employee of the Year, and Stacy Shasky, the Teacher Induction Program coordinator at Merced County Office of…

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