Around Town: Church will offer blessing of the animals

September 28, 2012 

Shepherd of the Valley Church will hold a blessing of the animals service at 2 p.m. Oct. 6 at the church, 1455 E. Yosemite Ave. All animals are welcome and must be leashed or in crates. There will be refreshments for people and animals. Call (209) 383-0632

Livingston blood drive

LIVINGSTON -- There will be a community blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Livingston Veterans Memorial Hall, 1605 Seventh St. Donate a pint of blood and receive a coupon for a meal by the Livingston/Delhi Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary. You will also earn points from Blood Source that can be redeemed for rewards. Call (209) 394-2059 or go to Walk-ins are welcome.

Atwater High to hold class of 2002 reunion

ATWATER -- The Atwater High School class of 2002 will have its 10-year reunion with a picnic lunch at noon Oct. 13 at Ralston Park, then appetizers and a no-host bar from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at the Branding Iron Restaurant. Tickets are $30. All are encouraged to attend the football game Oct. 12 at the school. For more information, email

Help for vets available

ATWATER -- The Atwater Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9946 has been serving the needs of veterans and their families for more than 62 years. The post home welcomes any veteran with combat service or who served in a combat operation. The post home serves vets and the city with various programs and can assist vets in receiving benefits connected to their service Call (209) 358-7724.

Firm offers free legal services for seniors

Central California Legal Services Inc. and Merced County provide free legal services to seniors. Clients must live in Merced County, be at least 60 years old and U.S. citizens. Appointments are held in Dos Palos, Livingston, Los Banos, Atwater and Merced. For more information, call (209) 385-7550.

Bulgarian music

Kablie, a traditional Bulgarian folk music band, will play at the Coffee Bandits Cafe from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at 309 W. Main St. For more information, call (209) 723-4016 or email

Soccer challenge

LIVINGSTON -- Boys and girls ages 10-14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2112 Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge at 1 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Livingston Sports Complex at Walnut and Dwight Way. The Livingston Police Department will be serving hot-dogs to all contestants.

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