Merced County Times Newspaper
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Businesses, residents lend hand in Oak Fire aftermath

As one community mourns, another hopes to uplift it. Merced residents, businesses, and local organizations have been reaching out to firefighters and residents affected by the Oak Fire by offering free juices, discounted food, resources, and hosting a donation event. As of Monday afternoon the Oak Fire in Mariposa County was 74 percent…

Local teen racer on fast track to success

It was a busy day for 19-year-old Joey Iest. On Friday, June 10, the Stoneridge High School graduate and up-and-coming stock car racer was scheduled to practice at the Sonoma Raceway for the ARCA Menards Series from 4-5:30PM, but was also on the schedule to show his heifer at the Merced County Fair just a couple hours later at…