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Art fans, artists mix, mingle at big MAC reception

Community members enjoyed an artists’ reception for three shows at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center at 645 W. Main Street in Merced on Aug. 24. Guests snacked on refreshments and browsed the Arbor’s Gallery’s new show, Stories of War in the main gallery (through Sept. 14), and the 2019 County Fairs show upstairs (through Sept. 14).…

Golden Valley High marks quarter century of Cougar Pride

Golden Valley High School is 25 years old. The 1,750-pupil campus at 2125 E. Childs Ave., Merced, has embraced change, improvements and accomplishments over the last quarter century along with a measure of stability. Kevin Swartwood, Golden Valley principal since 2015 and the school's first athletic director, said eight teachers from the…

MCSD students receive free shoes, backpacks, haircuts

Hundreds of students at Stowell Elementary in Merced will be heading back to class in style, thanks to generous donations by local businesses and community groups. The school hosted a “meet and greet” on Tuesday to give students and their parents a chance to say hello to their teachers and other staff members in hopes of preventing any first…