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30 Ways To Take Ownership Of Your Community’s Future

By Quint Studer Editor’s Note: Quint Studer is author of Building a Vibrant Community and founder of Pensacola's Studer Community Institute, a nonprofit organization focused on improving the community's quality of life and moving Escambia and Santa Rosa counties forward. He is a businessman, a visionary, an entrepreneur, and a mentor to many.…

’Tis the season to welcome new leadership

As shoppers make their last push to buy Christmas gifts, and groups and businesses hold their holiday parties and socials, local government officials are preparing to usher in new leaders, and say goodbye to others, with some notable ceremonies.  On Monday, Dec. 17, the City of Merced is planning a Transition Reception at City Hall…

Farm Bureau Endorses Morse

At the April Merced County Farm Bureau Board of Directors meeting the Board voted to endorse Larry Morse II to serve as the Merced County District Attorney. President Gino Pedretti III had this to say about MCFB’s endorsement, “District Attorney Larry Morse has worked effectively in providing the agriculture community tools to fight agriculture…

Strong Showing at Mayor’s St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser

There was only more signs of growing support for Mayor Mike Murphy at his annual campaign fundraiser on St. Patrick’s Day at the Italo American Lodge in Merced. He not only drew a capacity crowd, but they had to bring in more tables. Another great sign for Murphy was the diversity in the crowd. A who’s who of local leaders mingled with…