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EID’s water waste

EDITOR: This entire year we, customers of the El Dorado Irrigation District, have been asked to do whatever we can to save water. Let your lawn go brown, flush your toilet less frequently, don’t wash your car, etc. On Thanksgiving morning my neighbor and I noticed a water leak coming from the waterline between my […]

December 09, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Support legislation

EDITOR: Thanksgiving is a time to remember our many blessings. These often include family, health and a free country. There are millions of people in other countries who do not enjoy these benefits, and it is in times like Thanksgiving that we should pause and think of ways to help those less fortunate. One way to help is by encouraging […]

December 09, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

My Turn: Preparing loved ones with dementia for the holidays

Maude sat in her comfortable chair and looked at the crowd gathered around her. Sounds of holiday music playing and children running through the home echoed in her ears. “Who are these people? Why are they in my house?” Maude became upset and anxious. People she didn’t recognize kept speaking to her and asking questions […]

December 09, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Crib Notes: Practicing light

A wise man’s words resonated with me recently when he said, “You don’t need more light. You need to practice more the light that you have.” He tied this theme to procrastination. “Show up,” he said to drive home his point. No excuses and don’t expect other people or circumstances to save us. We need […]

December 09, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Billingsley’s Bullets: It’s OK to enjoy being old

The older I become, the more willing I am to admit past mistakes to my children and grandchildren. The aging process makes me more honest. Children listen when you say, “Let me tell you about mistakes I made in my life.” It helps them believe that they can make mistakes and still rebound and move […]

December 02, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Publisher’s Ink: Debates expose the talking and walking dead

Fans of “The Walking Dead,” a popular AMC series, are being treated to an exciting sixth season. The non-stop action in this zombie apocalypse mini-series keeps viewers riveted to their seats. On the opposite side of the television spectrum we have the presidential debates where viewers last Saturday night were treated to a scene of the […]

December 02, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Toys for Tots needs your help

EDITOR: Christmas comes just once a year. I’ve just finished my household chores, the dust bunnies vanquished for the present moment. Yet Christmas is a time of year that has immense meaning and a cause for great joy and celebration for all of us. Holli, myself and many community members volunteer our time, setting aside our […]

December 02, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,
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