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Medicare counseling services help

EDITOR: Medicare beneficiaries with incomes below a certain level may qualify for a program called Extra Help, which provides financial assistance for Part D prescription drug costs. Individuals with annual incomes below $17,235 ($23,265 for married couples) and financial resources less than $13,300 ($26,580 for married couples) may qualify for zero or reduced monthly premiums, […]

No Comment / May 09, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: I need to see a psychiatrist

Sometimes when you receive disappointing news, it saps your energy and makes you want to give up. I recently was told, after a screening was completed on my feet, that I have flat feet. I mistakenly shared this information with my tennis buddies, and they now call me “Donald Duck” when I miss a tennis […]

No Comment / May 09, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

A dose of Dan: Nature Bowl teaches more than just nature

When our 10-year-old son James came home from school in January and told us he had been invited to compete in the Nature Bowl, I didn’t know what to make of the opportunity at first. I knew the Nature Bowl was a science competition, but I didn’t know what the experience would entail. I initially […]

No Comment / May 05, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Crib notes: A school that’s got it right

Despite so much sobering news surrounding public education lately, what’s going on at Jackson Elementary here at home is nothing short of inspiring. The school’s fifth-graders are now able to choose Video Production as a yearlong elective. Just the fact they get to choose an elective in elementary school is pretty cool, but at a […]

No Comment / May 05, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Give Parker and Gallo Brothers a chance

EDITOR: On April 30 a briefing was held at the CPCSD for community members about two developments proposed across Highway 50 from Cameron Park. I have had many calls from concerned citizens who were upset. I believe we need to look realistically at our overall pluses and minuses. MINUS: The reason that most Cameron Park […]

No Comment / May 05, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Can you imagine me being the pope?

I thought about trying to be elected as the new Pope. My qualifications for this calling might have been challenged by the cardinals and anyone else who knows me. • I am old enough to be the Pope, and I did attend Catechism classes as a youngster with my friend, Dominic Chavez. Giving speeches is […]

No Comment / April 24, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

A dose of Dan: Who vandalizes a classic car?

As a columnist routinely in search of new ideas, it’s much easier to cover a negative topic than a positive one. There is always something to complain about, and it takes far less energy to find something that ticks you off and vent on it than it does searching out a positive story. One of […]

No Comment / April 24, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »