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Merced Elks assist Veterans Stand Down event

Funding for this event came from the Elks National Foundation and Merced Elks BINGO. The Stand Down was a collaboration of numerous governmental agencies at all levels, non-profit organizations, active service members, veteran organizations and private businesses available, to provide assistance to veterans, active service members…

Merced celebrates Veterans Day with drive-thru parade

In recognition of Veteran's Day, residents came together both in-person and online as Main Street in downtown Merced was transformed to honor those who had served this country. The city’s 17th annual Veterans Day Parade included a broadcast ceremony with speakers and awards that took place in Bob Hart Square, as well as a…

Local Afghani returns after U.S. Army service

By MIKE BIDDISON Special to the Times Noor Zamani moved his family to California in 2005, but he hasn’t been able to spend all that time with them. Until just recently, Noor had been traveling around the Afghan countryside on assignment for the U.S. Army. The first thing you notice when approaching the front door of the Zamani…