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Beating Heat, Heading For The Mountains

Fifty years ago, we looked at Greeley Hill as a possible “getaway,” but since we had no money, the idea was a little far fetched. Last year, we took some of our retirement money, and bought 4.5 acres of land in Greeley Hill and turned it into our mountain hideaway. When the temperature hits the 107 mark in the valley, as it did recently,…

Dr. Scott Smith celebrates 30 years in dental business

Dr. Scott Smith D.D.S. of Merced will be celebrating his 30th year in private practice this week. Dr. Smith specializes in Periodontics and Dental Implants, a career that he imagined after moving to Merced in 1973 as a junior in High School. Dr. Smith has always considered himself a “valley boy.” He was born in Fresno but his parents moved…

Plastic Wraps Will Be Death Of Us Seniors

We understand that all the plastic wraps, and the hard-to-open medicine containers, are there for our benefit; however, thank you, but no thank you. The plastic which covers most products nowadays would withstand a bomb during a military air raid, and the medicine containers are so good that they can only be opened by children, who, by the…

Remembering Mr. Bob Ayers

The late Bob Ayers was a friend and a mentor of mine as I grew to be a mature journalist in the city and county of Merced. That meant a lot because Bob had his finger in about every pie that existed. He along with Dwayne Andrews, Elmer Lorenzi, and Don Ohlinger had more information about Merced than one could fit into an Air Force duffel…

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