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Sheriff’s Posse saddles up to ride in Presidential Inaugural

By BEVERLY BARELA
January 12, 2017

Local residents will have the opportunity on Friday, Jan. 20, to watch on television (or maybe even in person as spectators) as the Merced County Sheriff’s Posse rides in the Presidential Inaugural parade for Donald Trump’s inauguration, representing not only Merced County, but the State of California.
The 14 horses who will prance down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D. C. are traveling in style via two diesel trucks 58-feet-long with climate control and compartments resembling box stalls in case the horses want to lie down during the 56-hour non-stop trip.
Sheriff Vern Warnke, the leader of the Posse, described them as "luxury liner trucks."
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MLK parade to honor legacy of Mrs. Beale

By JONATHAN WHITAKER
January 12, 2017

There was a time in the life of Julia Ann Styles Beale when the phone wouldn’t stop ringing. “I got to the place where I dreaded to hear that phone ring — and we had a red phone,” she says. “And you may not believe this, but one day I hung up after a call, and it immediately rang again.”     MORE>

Dear State Legislators, Can You Do The Math?

By JOHN M. DERBY
TIMES PUBLISHER
January 12, 2017

Let’s say we have 20 employees (actually we have 22 full and part time employees at this time).
Each time the state increases the minimum wage by $1 and hour, its costs the company $20,000 a year. (20 employees at an average of $1,000 a year per employee.)     
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Label Technology named ‘Green Business of the Year’

By  John Derby
Times Publisher
August 4, 2016

Sometimes it seems like all you have to do is start a business in your garage and it will turn into a big success.
John Bankson, founder of Label Technology, did just that with his first labeling machine — and now his company is one of the largest in Merced County.   
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