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Publisher’s ink: Christmas memories in the ‘clutch’

By the time anyone gets around to reading this column our family will have gathered by the Christmas tree and opened presents. Of course our greatest gift is having both our daughters home for the holidays. It’s a time for sharing joy, good food and making new lasting memories. Christmas memories … Like the year […]

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Sheriff’s deputies given thumbs up

The results are in, and the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office has earned high marks on an 11-question, first ever, Sheriff’s Community Survey. To gain feedback on how well deputies performed their job, individuals who placed calls for service were surveyed from all five Supervisory Districts in El Dorado County. Of the 6,721 individuals who […]

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Fourth annual thrower’s clinic

The Foothill Thrower’s track group holds its fourth annual Shot Put and Discus Clinic from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 11 at Ponderosa High School. The clinic will feature 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist and current American record holder in the women’s discus, Stepfanie Brown-Trafton, who’ll head up the coaching staff. Assisting will be […]

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Oak Ridge grounds Cardinals for Toss-Up title

Bettencourt named MVP; Hoffman, Derksen all-tourney A fast start on offense and perimeter defense gave the Oak Ridge High girls basketball team a jump-start toward its 59-36 win over Cardinal Newman to grab the 20th annual Trojan Toss-Up title inside the Lady Trojans’ renovated gym last Monday. Trojan guard Ali Bettencourt, named tournament MVP, scored five of her game-high 18 points within the […]

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50th Santa Run a sparkling success

Santa and Mrs. Claus watch fireworks. Photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

         

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Wrestling: Trojans take silver at Casa Robles

Oak Ridge's Ryan Redhair gets a good grip on Bruin T.J. Holloway during their final match. Redhair earned the win. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge’s varsity wrestling team took second place at the Marty Manges Invitational in December, just behind inter-county rival Ponderosa High, at Casa Robles High School. Troy’s Brandon Claiborne and Ryan Redhair took first in their respective weight categories. Claiborne beat Colin Hustrulid of Ponderosa. Hustrulid was up by one, until Brandon pinned him with 20 seconds […]

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Billingsley’s Bullets: Keeping hate alive is stupid

I believe that unique holiday presents are often better than any material gift you give or receive. Giving up hate you have for someone would be a great gift to the one you hate and for yourself, too. • When you hate someone, he/she knows it and it bothers and upsets him/her. He/she may say, […]

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