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EDH Crime Watch: Jan. 2-8

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Vandals strike Jan. 2: Vandalism was reported on Wilson Boulevard. Busted Jan. 3: A deputy interrupted an apparent vehicle burglary in a Park Drive parking lot and arrested the 20-year-old suspect who was reportedly found with hypodermic needles. Too loud Jan. 4: A 21-year-old […]

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JV squad continues winning streak

Oak Ridge JV basketball teammates Nick Alhady, Cole Compton, Austin Frese, Brendan Galbreath, Sean Garmston, Ryan Hurst, Conor Jeffery, Keaton Kisilowicz, Nick Nygaard, Connor Peterson, Armand Souliman, Ben Vargas and  Sergio Warshom, along with coaches Rob Slinger and Eric Schraeder (not pictured), celebrate their Trojan Toss-Up win. Photo by Jami Frese

By Jami Frese  The Oak Ridge JV boys basketball team won the Trojan Toss-Up Tournament earlier this month in the new home gym. In the first round the JV Trojans defeated El Dorado High School, 70-25, on Jan. 2 in a fast-paced game where everyone saw the floor.  The next game against Ponderosa High School […]

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Financial focus: Use ‘tax diversification’ to help manage retirement income

John Zezini

You need to save and invest as much as possible to pay for the retirement lifestyle you’ve envisioned. But your retirement income also depends, to a certain degree, on how your retirement funds are taxed. And that’s why you may be interested in tax diversification. To understand the concept of tax diversification, you’ll need to […]

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Bodacious Biking Babes give away bikes

Bodacious Biking Babes Carrie Cain, Kathy Hurd, Kim Fish, Colleen Yeandle-Rich, team sponsor John Crews, Cindy Freeman, Michele Ruscito, Pauline Curtis and Lisa Robbins, left to right, donated bikes and safety gear to women who need reliable transportation. Courtesy photo

Guided by their motto “Girls Geared to Give,” the Bodacious Biking Babes, a women’s cycling team based in El Dorado Hills, recently donated bicycles to foster and orphaned teen girls locally and around the world so the girls could have their own set of wheels to get to school or work. Through their fundraising efforts, […]

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Letter to the Speaker

EDITOR: Enclosed is a later I recently sent to Speaker Boehner of the House of Representatives. Dear Speaker Boehner: Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country — United States of America. The Founders of our great country in their esteemed wisdom wrote into the Constitution that […]

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What are your options for care?

By Liz Heape-Caldwell Mr. and Mrs. Markis live independently within their home. Recently, Mr. Markis was diagnosed with dementia. He is presenting behaviors that make it difficult for Mrs. Markis to handle his care alone. Currently Mrs. Markis is unable to leave him alone and therefore is not able to get out to the grocery […]

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Billingsley’s Bullets: Be like Grandma

The Buddhists recommend that we have a “grandmother mind.” They describe this mind as patient, loving and filled with passion. I like this recommendation. • The grandmother I knew was very protective, always encouraging and quick to forgive my mistakes. When everyone else was quick to condemn or criticize, my grandmother would teach me life […]

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