Merced County Times Newspaper
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New class of CASA volunteers sworn in to serve children

The 27th graduating class for the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Merced County was sworn in by the honorable Judge Donald J. Proietti on Dec. 5 inside of the Merced County Juvenile Dependency Courtroom. Founded in 2010 to provide advocates that ensure that the best interests of abused and neglected children within the court system are…

New Young Lady as Miss Merced County

Merced High FFA standout Cassandra Valdez was crowned Miss Merced County earlier this year, but unfortunately she had to bow out of the obligation due to new academic opportunities. The First Runner Up in the competition was 17-year-old Angela Matthews of El Capitan High School, and so now, Matthews is the new Miss Merced County. The Times…

Merced Native is Proud Part of the Navy’s ‘Silent Service’

By Erica R. Gardner Navy Office of Community Outreach PEARL HARBOR – A Merced native and 2013 Buhach Colony High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard one of the world’s most advanced nuclear-powered submarines, USS Greeneville. Seaman Douglas Xiong works as a sonar technician serving aboard the Pearl Harbor-based submarine,…

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