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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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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. […]

Comments Off / February 10, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Enforce the gun laws we have

EDITOR: Rather than rushing through purposely-vague “gun control” laws, aimed at eventual confiscation, we must start with proper enforcement of current law — which isn’t happening. VP Joe Biden, perhaps in a Freudian slip, recently said something significantly disturbing: “We need more gun laws, because we don’t have time to enforce the ones we have!” […]

2 Comments / February 03, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Quit using the word ‘Again’

To improve your communication with your spouse, eliminate the word ”again” when you speak. More often than not, this word creates an automatic argument and fuels old anger and old debates. • When you say, “Here we go again,” your spouse realizes that you are going to bring up old business that guarantees a confrontation. […]

Comments Off / February 03, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »