Cory Ryan Sabotta and Siu Ying Kwun, Atwater, Feb. 1
Melissa Jeanne Mellon, Gustine, and Kendle James Barton, Los Banos, Jan. 15
Dustin Shepherd and Shay Fausett announce the birth of their child, Lovely Anna Shepherd on Jan. 19, 2013, 7 pounds,
Edwin Betady was named Merced College Student of the Month for January. Betady was ranked among some of the top students in the field of math and science after completing state grade school tests. He was accepted into a magnet program where he was introduced to the many diverse fields of math and science.
Melissa Jackson has graduated from California State University, Stanislaus, with a bachelor of science in nursing degree with cum laude honors. Jackson is the daughter of Tom and Jean Jackson of Le Grand.
Norma Gabriela Gonzalez, Patterson, and Daniel James Thomas, Merced, Dec. 8
Christopher Muse and Joanne Conde announce the birth of their son, Cain Christopher Muse on Jan. 11, 2013, 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and 211/2 inches long. Cain will join siblings, Elijah, Joel, Shantell, Kenneth, Precious, Chris Jr., Dallon, Shawn, Joshua, Isiaha, Tashawn and Brandon. Maternal grandparent is Joelda Conde. Paternal grandparents are Norman Muse and Cheryl Aldridge.
Ten boys and girls from Livingston, ages 10 to 14, were named local champions of the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship and will compete at the district level. Those champions are Gursmimar Sidhu, Ruben Del Toro, Grace Chavez, Christian Trejo, Daniela Del Toro, Hark Baggi, Raman Sodhi, Oscar Trejo, Gurpreet Sodhi and Balke Jantz.
Kurt and Ryann Freitas announce the birth of their daughter, Gia Quinn Freitas on Jan. 5, 2013, 6 pounds, 3 ounces and 19 inches long. Gia will join siblings, Perry, Kayla, Arianna and Olivia. Maternal grandparents are Tony Sampino and Roberta Kennenson. Paternal grandparent is Geri Freitas.
William Barrett Towell Jr. and Angie Irene Towell, Merced, Jan. 10
Hannah Rose Cornaggia and Jared Dean Christensen, Chowchilla, Dec. 31
Jerome Wynne and Alisha Baltrip announce the birth
Alfonso and Sonia Mota announce the birth of their son, Alfonso Mota on Dec. 24, 2012,
Keyoko M. Glover has graduated from Anthem College of Sacramento and ranked second in her class. She is a graduate of Merced High School and the daughter of Alicia and Robert Johnson.
Catalina Eliserio and Adolph Chesare Pierini, Merced, Dec. 24