Merced County Times Newspaper
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New Program Offers Veterans Way To Realign With Civilian Life

By Lorena Anderson — UC Merced Media One of the pillars of UC Merced is service and giving back to the community. Now the university, Yosemite National Park and partners in the region are offering a new program to help a group of people who gave back in advance — those who served in the military and now qualify for GI Bill benefits.…

Hunt Wingless Spec Sprints make lone Merced Speedway appearance

By Don Martin II Merced Speedway will be coming off of the one-week break  following the successful Fourth of July weekend special. This Saturday"s offering will include the Hunt Wingless Spec Sprint Series. The IMCA Sport Modifieds will be there along with the Hobby Stocks and the California Sharp Mini Late Models. In the years that…

Le Grand native supports Navy’s nuclear deterrence

BY LT. CMDR. GUSTAV HEIN Navy Community Outreach A 2007 Le Grand High School graduate and Le Grand native in the U.S. Navy supports the nation’s nuclear deterrence mission. Petty Officer 2nd Class Lisa Medina is a Navy master-at-arms serving with Strategic Communications Wing One, a versatile command capable of consisting of three Navy…

Local gym turning Merced into ‘Titletown USA’

BY MICHAEL BRIGGS Special to the Times The sport of boxing has a long and storied past in American culture; it has broken down racial barriers, captivated audiences and galvanized cultures. Typically when we think of “boxing cities,’ places come to mind such as Philadelphia, Las Vegas, New York, Los Angeles and San Antonio. However,…

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