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Crib notes: The blurring of need versus want

The fiscal cliff has been averted for now, but it’s only a matter of time before America faces more tough financial decisions. This can be said about our own lives too. Our wants versus what we really need to pay for has clouded our thinking, so much so that luxuries like big screen TVs are […]

No Comment / January 06, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

The community’s support has been tremendous

EDITOR: In this season of giving and hope, our family would like to take the opportunity to thank the people of El Dorado County for the amazing support that has been given to us. On Aug. 5, our son Zach suffered a spinal cord injury in a diving accident, which changed the course of our […]

No Comment / January 03, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Meaningful resolutions

For the first time this Christmas I played hostess … at the first house I can proudly call my own. I have a lot of reasons to be grateful. Christmas Eve present opening created the usual amount of paper-strewn chaos in the living room but in the joy, I paused to think about some presents […]

No Comment / December 30, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

In appreciation of our Sheriff’s Office

EDITOR: Having just completed the 14 weeks of the Sheriff’s Citizen Academy, I had planned to write a letter stating how impressed I was not only with the Sheriff’s Office dedication to our safety, but of the support, team work and pride they share for the department as a whole. Now upon learning of this […]

No Comment / December 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Senior News: December

The Christmas Party Wasn’t that a great party? With close to 300 attending, everyone had a great time … one of the best parties ever! Lunch was prepared by the Senior Nutrition Lunch program of Placerville and it was delicious. We thank our local Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills for donating and preparing the […]

No Comment / December 23, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

A dose of Dan: ‘All I Want for Christmas Is…’

Remember the old song, “All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth?” I’ve caught myself humming the tune as I walk around the house the past few days as we move closer to Christmas. I remember singing the song with my mother when I was a youngster, although when I sing it today […]

No Comment / December 23, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Some marital traditions do not change

I have had the privilege of Monika’s company, as my wife, for 54 years. She knows me better than I know myself, and she still stays with me. You would think, after 53 years she would be an expert regarding my eating habits … right? • Every day Monika asks me the same question — […]

No Comment / December 23, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »