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What’s smarter — paying off debts or investing?

It probably doesn’t happen as much as you’d like, but from time to time, you have some extra disposable income. When this happens, how should you use the funds? Assuming you have adequate emergency savings — typically, three to six months’ worth of living expenses — should you pay off debts, or fund your IRA […]

August 05, 2014 | Posted in Business Columns | Tagged ,

Hang on to summer with these CPCSD activities

Where did summer go? Though school’s right around the corner, there’s still time to have some fun. Water aerobics are offered in the Cameron Park Community Services District’s pool at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday as well as 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Look for more swim lessons in early September. Cameron Park Lake will be open […]

August 05, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Farmers Market booklets help seniors eat healthy

The El Dorado County Area Agency on Aging has a limited supply of Senior Farmers Market check booklets available for qualified El Dorado County seniors. Farmers Market check booklets will be distributed on first come, first served basis to seniors who are at least 60 years of age and meet income guidelines (one person household […]

July 01, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Late but not forgotten: Gary Klopfenstein earns the Silver Star

Assault-helicopter pilot Gary Klopfenstein flew so many missions in the Mekong Delta of South Vietnam, he lost count. Highly trained, the pilot kept himself and his flight crews alive with proper planning and by-the-book execution. That, he knew, would raise the odds of a good outcome in a war that seemingly had no end and, […]

July 01, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

5 hurt in hay fire

Fire crews quickly extinguished a hay fire at Lee’s Feed and Western Store in Shingle Springs on June 22 but not before five people suffered injuries. Victims received medical aid for smoke inhalation and minor burns. About 450 hay bales, about $10,000 worth, were destroyed in the blaze and the business’ commercial building was also damaged. […]

July 01, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Camping and camps will keep the family busy this July

Want to go camping? Plan an evening with your children or grandchildren at the third annual Community Campout at Cameron Park Lake Saturday, July 12, to Sunday, July 13. Bring your camping gear and let us do the cooking for you with a barbecue dinner and breakfast in the morning. Enjoy swimming, crafts, campfire songs, […]

July 01, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Cameron Park Crime Watch: June 2014

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Graffiti attack June 1: A Durock Road business owner reported that someone spray-painted graffiti on a building and vehicles. All for 27 cents? June 1: Deputies arrested a 23-year-old many who allegedly stole 27 cents worth of merchandise from a Cameron Park Drive business. […]

July 01, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,
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