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The War That Goes On Forever

It was Nov. 11 in 1959 when the Army trained me to be a medic. I had no idea I would end up in Korea as all but 10 percent of my class was sent off to Germany. I planned on seeing Europe, and enjoying my next two years in the military. Wrong! There was a reason why, the top 10 percent were being held back. Our job would be to take an…

Our Newsprint ‘Roll Ends’ Are Free For Teachers!

For years we have sold the roll ends of newsprint left over when they get too small to run on our printing press. They are great for art and craft projects, among other uses. Since we are the only newspaper company in Merced County which actually still prints its own newspaper, the roll ends around these parts are rare, and can’t be found…

Beating Heat, Heading For The Mountains

Fifty years ago, we looked at Greeley Hill as a possible “getaway,” but since we had no money, the idea was a little far fetched. Last year, we took some of our retirement money, and bought 4.5 acres of land in Greeley Hill and turned it into our mountain hideaway. When the temperature hits the 107 mark in the valley, as it did recently,…

Ring, Ring, Ring — Robo Calls Are Out Of Control

The abuse of the use of the Internet is not the only area which is out of control. Robo Calls have reached the point of “Extreme,” and will soon force people to turn off their land lines completely. Yes, phone owners can request not to receive Robo Calls; however, phone owners should not be forced to control something which is a problem of the…

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