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Merced’s Image Masters earns top industry award

Some will be surprised that one of the largest firms in a very large industry is based right here in Merced. Image Masters employs 25 team members, has a payroll of nearly $2 million dollars and their $6 million in annual sales ranks them in the top 1 percent of firms in the $24 billion dollar promotional marketing industry. And the industry…

New Merced College plaza, sculpture to be unveiled

The ninth annual State of the College event at Merced College returns Tuesday, May 30, with a celebration of the Isakow Family and the unveiling of the new Hermione Isakow Plaza. The event will feature President Chris Vitelli’s State of the College address, along with the presentation of the President’s Medallion Award — which recognizes the…

Rescue Mission fundraiser filled with stories of hope

Supporters of the Merced County Rescue Mission heard stories of hope and opportunity at the annual Oasis Dinner fundraiser on May 12 at Gateway Community Church in Merced. Proceeds from the event benefit the Mission’s faith-based Hope for Men and Women programs, as well as the goal to expand the faith-based side of the Mission’s…

Former Mayor Wooten dies at 89

Former Merced Mayor Ellie Wooten passed away at home in the community of Cameron Park in El Dorado County on the morning of April 29. Her two daughters were by her side, holding her hands. Wooten was 89. Local residents will remember Wooten as the no-nonsense, sometimes outspoken leader at City Hall and a friendly Realtor who kept smiling…