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Go Cooper Go! Mariposa owner, dog on way to Westminster

Sharon Freeman of Mariposa is going to the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City this week, taking her Icelandic Sheep Dog “Cooper” with her in hopes of bringing awards home. Freeman is the president of the Yosemite Kennel Club with members in Merced and Mariposa counties. The premier, nationally-televised…

A new era begins for top local real estate team

Eric Hamm spent about 25 years in the automotive sales business and now is venturing into selling homes in Merced. Hamm, president of Next Door Real Estate Professionals, sees many similarities between selling cars and real estate. "The more I thought about it the more I realized how similar the businesses are. There are similarities in…

Golden Valley set to celebrate inaugural Hall of Fame event

Golden Valley High School has turned 25 years old and this noteworthy anniversary is being marked here Feb. 8 with the first-ever Outstanding Alumni and Staff Hall of Fame Dinner. Kevin Swartwood, principal of the Childs Avenue campus, said many people are surprised the school has been around for a quarter century and are eagerly…

Local Girl Scout donation helps save a life

Girl Scout Troop 3003 was overjoyed when they found out one of the pet oxygen kits donated to the Merced Fire Department by the troop, had successfully been put to use. “We were so happy when we heard the news,” said Olivia McCauther, a 12-year old troop member. Fellow Girl Scout Raelynn Flores, 10, added: “That dog could have been…

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