Merced County Times Newspaper
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Atwater resident embodies Veterans Day values

By THEODORE QUINTANA Navy Office of Community Outreach As Americans reflect on the service of military men and women this Veterans Day, some may not realize that they are fellow residents with those who serve in the U.S. Navy Reserve. Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Arocha, a resident of Atwater, California, supports and defends…

Blue Devils defense overwhelms falling Comets

By Sean Lynch Special to the Times Few would fault Jaylen Tregle if he shied away from all numbers 40 for a little while. The Contra Costa quarterback was hit early and often by Merced College’s Chris Munoz (number 47), Luke Jenkins (44) and Davon Johnson (45) on Saturday afternoon. The defensive trio supplied constant pressure from all…

I Love Marching Bands — and we have some good ones!

By Lee Pevsner When I was about 12 years old, I was in Redding, and happened to see a marching band going down the street. I wanted to be a snare drummer in a marching band. That was it! Fast forward a couple of years, and I am in Helena, Arkansas in the high school band playing snare drum in the marching band. This was a very good band.…

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