Support for mental illness
Merced County’s branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness holds biweekly support groups for families affected by serious mental illness. For more information, call (209) 381-6844 and a volunteer will contact you within 48 hours.
VFW serves community
Air museum offers tours
Bloss Scholarship applications are now available to seniors and graduates of the Merced Union High School District who plan to attend an accredited California college or vocational school. Applicants must have graduated from the Merced Union High School District in June 1973 or thereafter. Applications are available at the high schools or at www.muhsd.k12.ca.us. Click on departments, then college and scholarship. Completed applications and official transcripts are due by March 18. For more information, contact College and Scholarship Counselor Gena Lanz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reading Society to meet
The Merced Reading Society will meet at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 2 at Barnes & Noble on Olive Avenue. The group will be discussing “The Bostonians” by Henry James. If you would like to join the discussion or if you need more information, call (209) 725-1868.
DAV in need of drivers
Disabled American Veterans is looking for adults to be volunteer drivers. Helping ensures that veterans can make their appointments and not go without the treatment they need. The DAV provides a van and fuel. Call (559) 241-6424 or (559) 225-6100, ext. 6907.