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Choose the better candidate

This November’s El Dorado Irrigation District election involves questions of judgment and insight, not only for candidates but also for the public. The most recent example is the meaning of support of two candidates by a Political Action Committee, El Dorado County Farmers, Businesses and Homebuilders for Responsible Water Policy. The PAC member with the […]

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Billingsley’s Bullets: Ageless joy is certainly possible

In my previous column, I mentioned that I have been giving presentations titled, “How to Create Ageless Joy.” This is the second column offering ageless joy suggestions. • Joseph Campbell said, “Why do some people float in the waters that drown others?” My answer to Joseph Campbell would be, “Your attitude determines if you sink […]

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What did we learn from the shutdown?

Government is simply a word for the things we decide to do together. And if there is one lesson that the recent 16-day government shutdown taught us, it is this: There are a lot of things we Americans have decided to do, together, and people were angry when these things were taken away. Michelle Langbehn […]

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Poetry Out Loud judges needed

The El Dorado Arts Council is gearing up for its fifth year of Poetry Out Loud, a nationwide poetry recitation competition for high school students. Local high school competitions will be held in January 2014, with the county competition to be held on the evening of Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at the Imagination Theater. The […]

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‘Boo-tiful’ autumn in the Sierra Foothills

Autumn views like this one at Vermont’s Strong House Inn are what that state is famous for. But a Sierra foothills' fall gives the Green Mountain State a run for its money. Photo by Susan Laird

I recently attended a retreat for writers in the Green Mountain State of Vermont. It was the beginning of the fall color season — the landscape was alight with crimsons, golds and greens. As a writer, I wanted to experience this. With other writers from around the country, I hiked through the Robert Frost Wayside […]

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Trojans squash Sheldon

Trojan Justin Priest brings the ball down in the end zone for a touchdown. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

By Scott Warden Host Oak Ridge broke from an early tie with 35 second-quarter points Friday to completely dominate Sheldon 56-7 and improve to 6-1 on the season. “We started out a little shaky defensively on that first possession then our team game to life. Everyone played hard and our running backs were able to […]

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Golden 1 offers scholarships

SACRAMENTO — In its ongoing efforts to invest in California’s future leaders, Golden 1 Credit Union is once again offering college scholarships for Golden 1 members and their dependents. Applications will be accepted through Jan. 15, 2014. Golden 1 Credit Union Scholarships will provide renewable two and four-year financial assistance valued at up to $20,000 […]

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