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Before MJC, there was Turlock Junior College

A century ago, for local high school graduates who wanted to receive a college education, the nearest schools were out of the county. That required the students to move away and also pay for room and board, which could cost a significant sum.

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Expressions youth choir seeking new voices

Expressions Community Youth Choir, which is accepting new singers for the spring semester, is made up of talent from across Stanislaus County. Their touching performances and inspiring message have moved hundreds of audiences over the past 35 years.

 

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More Latinos signing up through health exchange

Covered California reported that a larger number of Latinos are applying for insurance from the state’s health exchange. Through Monday, more than 300,000 state residents had inquired about coverage and were found to be eligible under the federal health law. Latinos made up 50 percent of those who gave information about their ethnicity.