Merced County Times Newspaper
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The Joy Of In-School Learning Again

No one seems to mention what a joy it is to have in-school learning again. It is one of those things that you never know how much you missed, until they took it away from you. It seemed like such a little thing. Just a matter of not going to school. Not going to school for a day was one thing. Then it became not going to school for a…

If You Want To Live, Throw Away Your Watch

"I notice you do not wear a watch,” said the relative. "No, I have not worn a watch since I got back from the war,” was my reply. It was a long time ago, and when I returned from Korea, I had a Gold Boliva watch which I bought while on the troop transport ship, with winnings in a poker game. After I started my first newspaper, I wanted…

Former County Sheriff Bill Amis dies

William “Bill” Amis, a former Merced County sheriff who served two terms in office in the 1980s, died last Wednesday, July 6, according to reports received before the Times press deadline this week. Details about his passing were not immediately available; however, several community leaders spoke up to remember the man who served Merced…

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