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Dr. Lakireddy receives top honor from Merced College

By John Derby
Times Publisher
April 17, 2014

Dr. Hanimireddy Lakireddy was honored with the President’s Medallion Award by Merced College as part of the “State of the College” ceremony last Friday.
Nearly 200 residents attended a luncheon, and a half dozen dignitaries presented certificates and plenty of praise to Dr. Lakireddy in recognition of his philanthropy and medical service to the community.

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'Heaven Spelled Backwards'
Young family escapes homelessness
with 'a hand up' and a little inspiration

By Jonathan Whitaker
April 17, 2014

Nevaeh, at age 2, was acting pretty normal on her first day in a new home without a bed to sleep on, no furniture, and only a few toys.

With wide eyes and loud giggles, she skipped across the barren floor of the studio apartment and handed a Sesame Street playing card to a stranger who was there to help her family move in.

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Where are we going with our transportation?

By John Derby
April 17, 2014

The Merced County Association of Governments has been holding a series of meetings across the county to determine the priorities for future transportation in the county. Recently, one was held at the Merced Civic Center, and another was held at the Atwater Community Center. MCAG officials will also be meeting with the Merced County Board of Supervisors on Thursday, April 17, at 3 p.m. in the third floor chamber room of the County Administration building.
With the Atwater-Merced Expressway underway, the question is where will the next big priority be?
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