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Remembering Millie Smith

Millie Smith loved participating in and volunteering at senior events. Here's she's all dressed up for the Halloween luncheon. Courtesy photo

VIllage Life columnist and senior go-getter Millie Smith died Wednesday, July 30, at age 94. Smith moved to El Dorado Hills in 1990 and was a steadfast volunteer in the El Dorado Hills community. When the Senior Nutrition Program started serving lunches in 1998, she rolled up her sleeves and began volunteering for the program. For many years Smith volunteered […]

1 Comment / August 04, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Rush No. 1 in California

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By Kristen Slaughter El Dorado Hills has its first-ever Little League Intermediate State Champs. After winning the CA Div 2 50/70 Little League Championship in Chowchilla, the District 54 team of 13- to 14-year-olds, all from El Dorado Hills, travelled to Nogales, Ariz., to defeat the SoCal Intermediate Little League team and be named the California State Champions […]

Comments Off / August 04, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Gold ’01 comes in third

Foothill Gold '01 COACH Johnny Polson stands with players Giana Hayes, Leah Polson, Shelby Pfeiler, Lexi Detwiler, Faith Matis and coach Alan Orchard in the back row, left to right; front row, left to right: Savannah Wyrick, Bailey Pfeiler, Reagan Hunt, coach Tim Perez, Adreanna Killingsworth, Sydney Littles and Mia Perez. Courtesy photo

The Foothill Gold 01′ softball team took third place in the recent TCS Western World Series in Reno, Nev., a competition that features 108 teams. Going undefeated until Friday night against the Nor Cal Bownet team, the Gold girls had to battle against Hawaii Dynasty to stay in the tournament. They beat Hawaii in a Friday night nail […]

Comments Off / August 03, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Grow for it! Answers to farmers market questions

By Kit Smith UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County By far the majority of questions asked of Master Gardeners at farmers market booths around the county concern our drought and limited irrigation. Here are a few of the suggestions we make: Consider having lawn only where desired, for entertainment or play. Drip irrigation is […]

Comments Off / August 03, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Joshua Deguzman

Airman 1st Class Joshua G. Deguzman

Air Force Airman 1st Class Joshua G. Deguzman graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four […]

Comments Off / July 31, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

My Turn: Privatization of public services

One of my concerns is the inefficacy in the way our public services are delivered to taxpayers. Let’s call them customers. There should be a California law that allows private companies to compete for delivery of public services to its customers. Whether it’s maintenance services, education, correctional institutions, revenue collection, emergency services and anything the […]

Comments Off / July 31, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Hometown hero: Angel Silverbush

Angela E. Silverbush has graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. The graduate received a bachelor of science degree and was commissioned as a second lieutenant. Senior cadets have the opportunity to serve as academy cadet officers who provide leadership, motivation and direction for the cadet wing and demonstrate effective officership in […]

Comments Off / July 31, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »