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'Community Conversations' focuses on 100th anniversary of Winton

The 100th anniversary of Winton and inspirational figures like a great dad and a fantastic teacher are some of the topics this week

on “Community Conversations,” a public service program on KYOS.

The hour-long show focuses on community, education and government news affecting residents throughout Merced County. It airs on KYOS, 1480 AM, at 7 p.m. Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday.

This weekend’s lineup includes: Cherie Davis, the Merced College director of Grants and Institutional Research, talking about the college’s recent accountability report; Barbara Mumby from First Five and Rosa Baragan from the Merced County Office of Education, on the Week of the Young Child and Hands on Heroes; Amanda Carvajal, Merced County Farm Bureau manager, talking about the annual dinner that raises scholarship funds, and about some of the past winners; Rosalie Heppner, president of the Winton Historical Society of Winton, talking about the dedication of a monument celebrating the community’s 100th anniversary; and Anthony Cordero, imaging manager and Robin Reese, imaging technologist on the Imaging Center and the high-tech equipment available at Mercy Hospital.

The hosts this week are Mike Conway, public information officer at the city of Merced, and Scott Hernandez-Jason of UC Merced. Rick McMillion from KYOS is the engineer. The show is produced by Nathan Quevedo, public information officer for the Merced County Office of Education, the city of Merced, and UC Merced, in association with the county of Merced and Merced College.

Go to for past episodes of Community Conversations