Around Town: Meet monthly to halt cruelty to animals

April 1, 2013 

The Merced Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals meets the first Monday of each month (except holidays) at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 500 Buena Vista Drive. Call (209) 723-8953 or (209) 384-7722.

Seeking your input on transportation plan

The Merced County Association of Governments is seeking input from residents on the 25-Year Transportation Plan and will hold meetings at 6 p.m. on the following dates: Wednesday at 645 Seventh St., Los Banos; April 8 at Golden Valley Health Center, 857 W. Childs Ave.; April 10 at 678 W. 18th St., in the Sam Pipes Room; April 11 in Livingston City Council chambers, 1416 C. St., and April 15 at the Atwater Community Center, 760 E. Bellevue Road. Contact (209) 723-3153 or

Rodeo, breakfast, lunch coming to La Grange

LA GRANGE -- The La Grange Rodeo will take place at 7 a.m. Sunday on Highway 132, 25 miles west of Coulterville and 30 miles east of Modesto. The Odd Fellows will serve breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m., and a barbecue lunch. The museum will be open Sunday afternoon. For more information, call (209) 853-2128.

Atwater Garden Club to hold Rose Exhibition

ATWATER -- The Atwater Garden Club will hold a Rose Exhibition Demonstration at 2 p.m. April 9 at the community center, 760 E. Bellevue Road. Refreshments will be served. RSVP by Friday to (209) 357-9422.

Citrus, avocado info at Merced Garden Club

The Merced Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. April 10 at the Fish and Game Building at Lake Yosemite. The speaker will be Brad Parkinson on caring for citrus and avocados. Members and nonmembers are invited. Call (209) 388-1140.

Ladies Auxiliary, VFW to sell take-out dinner

LIVINGSTON -- The Ladies Auxiliary and VFW will have a take-out dinner 4 to 7 p.m. April 11 at the Veterans Memorial Building, 1605 Seventh St. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door and include Mexican casserole, salad, rolls, butter and dessert. For more information, call (209) 394-2059 or go to

Meeting in Livermore for neuropathy group

The Merced Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group will not hold its regular meeting April 11. An annual conference will take place in Livermore on that day; preregistration is required and the cost is $10. Call (209) 358-2045.

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