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Senior News: February 2013

Valentine party With more than 200 attending, it was the best Valentine party ever! Thank you for coming. I am sure all of you had a great time. This event was sponsored by El Dorado Hills Community Services District, the Senior Council and the Senior Nutrition program of Placerville. Lunch was served at noon and […]

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

Billingsley’s Bullets: Learn to let go

During the past 18 months, I have read several spiritual books and magazines. They often talk about “letting go.” • In his book “The Untethered Soul,” Michael A. Singer states, “Each of these shifts in your perception should remind you to let go. The moment you start seeing that your life looks really different, the […]

No Comment / February 17, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Ask a care manager: Money matters

I believe I have sufficient funds to see me through my retirement but am bored. I am 68 years old and have good skills. A part-time job would get me out of the house, give me socialization and help with some extra money. If I go back to work, what happens to my monthly Social […]

No Comment / February 17, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

New Morning is here to help

EDITOR: It was around this time of year that we first lost our first local youth to suicide in 2012. Sadly, it was by no means the last. And nationwide, suicide accounts for 13 percent of all deaths of youths between the ages of 10 and 24. In the wake of such tragedies, people naturally […]

No Comment / February 12, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Valentine’s Day is here to stay

“Whoa! That’s a lot of Valentines … Are you a teacher?” A man asked as he stared at my cart incredulously while my kids and I checked out of the Dollar Store last weekend. Toting 100 paper Valentines plus a piece of candy to attach to each one, I was genuinely happy to answer, “No […]

No Comment / February 10, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

My turn: County schools continue to make school safety top priority

El Dorado County’s 15 school districts continue to make school safety a top priority through a variety of strategies designed to further ensure the well-being of students, including concerted planning efforts between school districts, local law enforcement, and other county emergency service agencies. Our schools take every precaution to ensure the safety of students and […]

No Comment / February 10, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

It seems to me …

EDITOR: The 690th public meeting of the El Dorado Hills Fire Board was held Jan 17. The public did not attend. It should. The independent auditor affirmed that the actual pension obligation incurred by the current labor contract will have to be carried as what it is, debt. The board brags it has no debt. […]

No Comment / February 10, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »