Jesse Garcia and Christine Burk, Merced, May 8
The Rio del Oro Boy Scout District has honored three community members with the Visionary Award:
Ericka Car and Ira Chilcoat, Merced, May 1
Jacob Wildman and Krystale Lee Renee Jameson announce the birth of their daughter, Marilyn Fern Wildman on April 12, 2013, 9 pounds, 8 ounces, and 213/4 inches long.
Jose Guadalupe Mota and Tenua Martinez announce the birth of their son, Emmanuel Guadalupe Mota on April 20, 2013, 6 pounds, 3 ounces, and 191/2 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Jesus Martinez and Maria Perezchica. Paternal grandparents are Filiberto Mota and Rosaura Carrillo.
UnitedAg has awarded $60,000 in scholarships to 60 students throughout California and Arizona. Karla de la Torre of Merced received a UnitedAg scholarship. The agricultural association has awarded more than $925,000 in educational funds to more than 510 students since 1989.
Eliseo Vargas and Michelle Tejeda announce the birth of their son, Sebastian Eliseo Vargas on April 12, 2013, 9 pounds 2 ounces and 21 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Juan Carlos and Ana Luz Tejeda. Paternal grandparents are Alfredo and Olivia Vargas.
Amanda Raye Barnett and Justin A. Johnrichard Hill, Atwater, March 21
Rasalinda Margarita Saravia and Oscar Lorenzo Arevalo, Tulare, March 20
Edward Garcia and Christine Saulman announce the birth of their daughter, Jeanette Christine Garcia on March 29, 2013,
Adrian Espinoza and Tracy Whitson announce the birth of their daughter, Ava Lee Espinoza on March 24, 2013, 7 pounds, 13 ounces and 20 inches long. Ava will join sibling, Kaylee Smith. Maternal grandparents are Wade and Carol Whitson. Paternal grandparents are Roy and Yolanda Wynne and Lupe Espinoza.
Robert Michael Coons and Mary Kathleen Pleadwell, Acampo, March 21
Jeff Connell and Shirley Moen announce the birth of their daughter, Kieryn Sakura Connell on March 15, 2013, 9 pounds 15 ounces and 221/4 inches long. Kieryn will join siblings, Rachel Lynn Moen and Steven Ken Connell. Maternal grandparents are David Moen and Phyllis Herrera. Paternal grandparents are Jim and Elko Connell.
Wesley Anthony Brin and Marcella Christine Arce, Merced, March 12
Raul and Francisca Villa announce the birth of their daughter, Yessenia Dalyza Villa on March 10, 2013, 7 pounds, 3 ounces and 193/4 inches long. Yessenia will join siblings Sonia, Raul and Seli Villa. Maternal grandparents are Lauro and Demetria Garcia. Paternal grandparents are Domingo and Elida Villa.