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Crib Notes: The crack heard ’round EDH

“Mrs. Samrick, Jack’s hurt!” my 11-year-old’s friend said to me with concern in his eyes. I hustled to the small gathering to see Jack still on the ground in chart-topping pain. He was playing football with friends at a school event and broke his collarbone. From the nurses who happened to be there and the […]

Comments Off / October 11, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

All about Equine very grateful

EDITOR: All About Equine Animal Rescue Inc. wants to thank the ASPCA for the generous grant of $10,000 to help us better serve our rescued equines. The funds will be used to purchase additional shelters (mare motels) for our horses. AAE serves a variety of horses, young and old, domestic and wild. The additional shelters […]

Comments Off / October 05, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: A stroke can create a good student

Shortly after my stroke occurred on Nov. 20 of last year, I realized I was suddenly a different person physically. The right side of my body was weak and numb. An electrical tingle went from my wrist to my ankle 24 hours a day. Also, my right arm and leg felt like they were wrapped in […]

Comments Off / October 05, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Publisher’s Ink: Newspaper editors of special note

Time marches on and after 164 years the Mountain Democrat named Noel Stack its newest editor; she’s also the editor of Village Life. She becomes the 20th person in Mountain Democrat history to hold the title. Having worked with Noel these past six years, I’ve come to appreciate her talents and newsroom savvy. I selected her knowing […]

Comments Off / October 05, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News: October 2015

Fall is here. We hope you join us at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center. Sign up for our monthly Senior Center Orientation program to learn detailed information, or stop by on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and we will show you around. Call us at (916) 358-3575 for information and reservations regarding the […]

Comments Off / September 27, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

My Turn: Going back to school with ease

Fall has arrived and another school year is under way. Amid the excitement there’s often a little stress too, which can apply as much to parents as kids, especially in the case of families who need to keep their kids gluten-free. I remember when our son was diagnosed as having a gluten sensitivity. I was not surprised […]

Comments Off / September 27, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Rescue Union School District’s waste of our money

EDITOR: Rescue Union School District’s board and superintendent seems to be bound and determine to waste taxpayers’ money. First, they purchase the EID property in February 2015 for a new school that, according to them, doesn’t have the infrastructure necessary to support a school, not to mention that it will cost $5 million to $8 […]

Comments Off / September 21, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »