Merced County Times Newspaper
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We Are At War Today Just As We Were In World War II

We do not know what it was like during World War II, only what we read in books; however, today must have many comparisons. First of all, the war went on and on and on. This country needed workers and the conditions were often difficult. People volunteered and made sacrifices. There were shortages and prices were high, with many things…

A Welcome Return To The Classroom

By STEVE M. TIETJEN, Ed.D. Most Merced County students return to the classroom this week after a year-and-a-half of in-person learning, distance learning, or a hybrid of both. While these measures were implemented with the best interest of our staff and students in mind, we know that the isolation from their peers was detrimental to…

The Ongoing Battle Between Me And AT&T

“Do you mean to tell me, you shut off my phone for 66 cents?” we asked the AT&T operator. It was the last straw. We had had it with AT&T. We decided to switch phone companies. That was when we found out AT&T could hold our phone number hostage, the one which we had used for years. Until they released it, the new phone…

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