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Committee gives big to veterans

More than $51,000 has been allocated for distribution to local veterans’ causes by the Serrano Salute to Valor committee. The third Serrano Salute to Valor golf tournament was hosted by members of the Serrano Country Club in September for the benefit of local veterans and their families. “Salute to Valor is now the largest, non-governmental source of […]

1 Comment / November 21, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge Junior Trojans sent two teams to finals

The Oak Ridge Junior Trojans (ORJT) had the honor of hosting the Sierra Athletic Conference (SAC) Championship games on Saturday Nov. 12 at Oak Ridge High School. Two teams from ORJT made it to the championships: the Mighty Mite (7-8 year-olds) and Junior Pee Wee (9-10 year-olds). The Mighty Mite team finished the season with […]

Comments Off / November 21, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Message from EID: Infrastructure and the CIP, understanding the cost

As 2016 comes to a close the El Dorado Irrigation District continues on a strong path guided by a solid financial plan and sustainable capital improvement program. On Oct 24 the EID Board of Directors approved a 2017–21 capital improvement program that chips steadily away at the many projects necessary to keep EID’s facilities in good condition so […]

Comments Off / November 16, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Ask a Care Manager: Food and the inflammation process

Betty Lynn was diagnosed with arthritis 10 years ago. She didn’t believe in diets and ate pretty much whatever she felt like. Betty enjoyed cereal with sugar, the Sunday doughnut, Chinese food on Friday nights and frozen pizza. Betty wasn’t overweight and by first glance she appeared to be in good shape. Everyone complimented on her physical shape so she […]

Comments Off / November 16, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Veterans share stories at Holy Trinity

Jason Schwartz, graduate of the U.S. Naval  Academy, talks to the students about being something bigger than themselves in every aspect of life. Photo by Holly Barbaccia

Holly Barbaccia Say thank you. Shake a hand. Ask about their story.  These are just a few of the many ways Holy Trinity students Abby Connolly, Irma Francis and Matthew Haar invited the crowd to honor veterans. The students urged classmates, parishioners and community members to make a pledge to honor a vet — not just in November but in every […]

1 Comment / November 14, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Veterans Day ceremonies to recognize service, sacrifice

Veterans Day ceremonies (being held Friday at 11 a.m. at the El Dorado County Veterans Monument; 360 Fair Lane, Placerville) will recognize an El Dorado County veteran who died as a result of injuries incurred while serving in Afghanistan, honor an El Dorado County chaplain who has devoted his life in service to military veterans, their […]

Comments Off / November 09, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Trunk or Treating with a twist

Madrone Montessori preschool students line up to fill their bag with goodies for Project Ride, a nonprofit that provides therapeutic recreational horseback riding instruction to childrena and adults with special needs. Courtesy photo

Sixty Madrone Montessori preschool students didn’t get candy in their bags during their annual Trunk or Treat event last week. Instead students and parents took part in a community service activity the school called Gather and Give. Students at the El Dorado Hills school came dressed as cowboys and cowgirls, walked around to western-themed stations […]

2 Comments / November 02, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »