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Preschool helps reading

By Dr. Vicki Barber Debates continue about whether or not preschool is important for children. For some of us it’s not a debate; we know it works for children. Two states in the nation, Georgia and Oklahoma, have mandated preschool programs and have consistently shown that preschool gives children a jump start in their learning. […]

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Women recharge in ‘Dixie Swim Club’

Kim Moses, Georgann Wallace, Shaleen Schmutzer-Smith, Julie Bock and Lee Marie Kelly, left to right, perform in the endearing "Dixie Swim Club." Courtesy photo

Chautauqua Playhouse announces their next show, the comedy “The Dixie Swim Club” by Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, opening Jan. 13 at the playhouse. The show will run on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through Feb. 19. All performances will be held at the Chautauqua Playhouse, 5325 […]

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Dance, sing your way into Music Circus

Music Circus is looking for adult actors, members of Actors’ Equity, to attend auditions the evenings of Thursday, Jan. 19, and Friday, Jan. 20. Children’s auditions will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 18. All singing auditions in Sacramento will be held at the downtown Wells Fargo Pavilion. To receive an e-mail announcement of the local […]

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‘The Unexpected Guest’: A Pandora’s Box of plot twists

Miss Bennett (Robyn Colburn) and Michael Starkwedder (Walt Thompson) worry as Laura Warwick (Amy Williams) comforts her high-strung brother, Jan Warwick (Colin Coate) in this thriller by Agatha Christie.

A man looking for help getting his car out of a snow bank walks into a house to find a woman holding a gun over her murdered husband. She is dazed and her confession is … unconvincing. He offers to help, leading to an evening filled with dodgy relatives, suspicious servants and a surprising revelation. […]

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Oak Ridge falls short in Toss Up title game

MATT HOWARD shoots over a Bronco in Friday's championship game of the Toss Up tournament. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

By Shane Theodore After rallying off two impressive victories to reach the Trojan Toss Up championship game, host Oak Ridge faltered in its third comeback bid and lost to the Bella Vista Broncos by a score of 65-55 in Friday’s championship game. “We were trying to force the issue too much tonight, and their size […]

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Rolling Hills gives back

Students Chrisy Dahm, Megan Engle, Lauren Sharp, Tori Trylivich and Lauren Ropollo, left to right, pose with a man to whom they delivered gifts, center, over the holiday break. Courtesy photo

About 185 students and adults gathered together to spread some Christmas cheer to the homeless population in Sacramento and Placerville late last month. Every year the Rolling Hills Christian Church youth bring new blankets, sleeping bags and socks to the church to gift wrap and deliver to people who are in need. The junior high […]

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Students Chrisy Dahm, Megan Engle, Lauren Sharp, Tori Trylivich and Lauren Ropollo, left to right, pose with a man to whom they delivered gifts, center, over the holiday break. Courtesy photo

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