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King & Queen of the Winter Ball

High school students Dustin Franks and Noelia Perez Rios became the first-ever King and Queen of the Winter Ball organized by the P.A.C.I.F.I.C. Club, Student PALS and Special Education teachers located on campus at Merced High School. Students enjoyed dancing, photo opps, pizza and good times!

‘Wishes & Dreams’ Light Up Merced on a Special Night

The 11th annual Make-A-Wish “Wishes & Dreams” Dinner and Auction was so big this year they had to rent out the giant Yosemite Hall at the Merced County Fairgrounds — and add an extra 20 tables and 30 prize items from last year. And last year’s event was already considered the biggest ever, bringing in $170,000 dollars to help support…

Lopez Says it’s Time for an MCOE Game Changer

When Richard Lopez talks about his purpose in education, and his intent to become the new Merced County Superintendent of Schools, he likes to emphasize the word “ALL.” He says he’s a “champion for ALL students.” He says he wants to improve “ALL schools.” “Merced County needs a game changer,” Lopez says, “an innovator with a new set of…

Local Stars, Rotary Supporters Show up for Shrimp Feed

A diverse crowd of Merced Sunrise Rotary supporters gathered for the club’s incredible 29th annual Bob Hobbs Memorial Shrimp Feed 2018 at the Pavilion building inside the Merced County Fairgrounds last Saturday. Mountains of shrimp, a dessert auction, and a live auction helped raise funds for Sunrise Rotary causes, including the fight to…