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Atwater Ag program welcomes a new Ag teacher

By Eryka Lepper Atwater FFA Reporter The Atwater High School Agriculture Department has welcomed its 10th agriculture teacher to its agriculture and FFA program. Trey Johnston joined the agriculture team after graduating from California Polytechnic State University, where he majored in Agricultural Science and Agriculture Education.…

Foulger, Ahlwardt win at Merced Speedway

By Don Martin Special to the Times Troy Foulger charged to victory in the 30 lap IMCA Modified Main Event Saturday night at Merced Speedway. This was the division leading fifth win of the season for Foulger aboard the Bowers Racing Modified as he closes in on the championship. The early stages of the race saw Robby Jeppesen and Billy…

Atwater FFA branches out during leadership retreat

By ERYKA LEPPER Atwater FFA Reporter “We are all one piece of the puzzle,” was selected as the 2019-2020 Atwater FFA theme as advisors and chapter officers gathered in Yosemite National Park for their annual Atwater FFA Chapter Officer Leadership Retreat on Aug. 5-7. The primary goals of the three day retreat was to plan the calendar,…

Merced Staples celebrates with school kids

Staples in Merced put on a Block Party for school kids and their family members last weekend. Visitors were treated to face painting, slime-making, giveaways, food and music. On top of that, they were also offering 20 percent off most school supplies, including the latest, high-quality backpacks. Way to go Staples!

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