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Publisher’s ink: Chemtrails mystery nothing but hot air?

Richard Esposito

Everyone has seen those contrails streaming across the horizon. Usually the streaks of white condensation tracing behind aircraft dissipate over time. Occasionally the sky appears like quilt patchwork with streaks crisscrossing the atmosphere. I never gave much thought to this unusual sight until recently. A reader stopped by my office to implore the newspaper to […]

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

Hands4Hope and Wind make good partners

On a chilly December afternoon local youth from the Hands4Hope youth outreach organization congregated in front of the Wind shelter in Sacramento. Equipped with layers of fleece, the youth entered the shelter, eyeing the place with admiration. There were teenagers everywhere, playing their instruments, talking and ultimately having a good time. The walls were decorated […]

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

Defining ‘dead’ and ‘drunk’

Richard Esposito

It’s a typical Friday afternoon. You’re working at your desk when suddenly an employee in customer service informs you there’s a homeless man at the front counter requesting to see you. What’s an open-door policy for if the door isn’t open to everyone? You recognize the gentleman. Some label him homeless but in reality he […]

No Comment / February 17, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s bullets: Inner joy is up to you

Bob Billingsley

The more I live, the more I believe that what we think about becomes who we are. In other words, we choose our inner world. Our thoughts create our inner world, not outside sources. Those who worry a lot create an inner world full of stress, fear, and pessimism. Their inner world never relaxes because […]

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State of the Union: Our education union

Vicki Barber

By Dr. Vicki Barber El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools  President Obama’s State of the Union address last month had a good deal to say about education. Rightfully so, high quality education does require a large portion of our nation’s budget. The federal government has directed 15 percent of its budget towards education, which is […]

No Comment / February 10, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Academic Decathlon students and volunteers are all winners

As students representing Oak Ridge, El Dorado, Union Mine and Ponderosa high schools filed into the theater of Union Mine High School last Saturday afternoon, the question on everyone’s mind was who would win this year’s 30th annual El Dorado County Academic Decathlon. Ponderosa High School entered the contest with 19 consecutive wins under its […]

No Comment / February 10, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Please don’t forget about the Swinney family

EDITOR: There was a high school dance Friday, Feb. 3, at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District gym to benefit the Keegan Swinney Memorial. The proceeds were to be used to help the family. For whatever reason the word didn’t get out and there were only about 10 kids who showed up. With the […]

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