Merced girls take to baking to help the needy

Three third-grade girls heard that some people in Merced have a hard time affording a Thanksgiving meal, so they did something about it – a bake sale. They raised more than $500, which will feed the equivalent of about 286 people during the Merced County Rescue Mission’s free holiday meal for the less fortunate.


Merced shops ready for Black Friday

Local business owners in Merced are preparing for a busy shopping weekend as they compete for dollars with the big-box stores on Thanksgiving evening, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.


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