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A big thank you to the community

May 6 was El Dorado County’s first Give Where You Live campaign and an entire community came together and gave generously to their favorite nonprofit(s).  The El Dorado Community Foundation Board of Directors and staff were honored to have this opportunity to showcase 50 participating nonprofits this year and look forward to bringing more into the […]

No Comment / May 22, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

In Health: Your immune system

This time of year allergies are booming as the grasses and flowers bloom. We often look for ways to treat the symptoms of allergies, colds and flu. Why not be proactive and do all you can to prevent these common illnesses? We all know the saying “garbage in … garbage out.” Sometimes we fail to […]

No Comment / May 22, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News: May 2014

Spring Fling was great With more than 200 attending, everyone had a good time. The lunch was delicious and the band was outstanding with many dancers on the dance floor. The prizes were great and won by many happy people. Everyone went home smiling! The party was sponsored by the El Dorado Hills Support Council, […]

No Comment / May 21, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Mothers: Who they are and what they give us

I picked out cards to give for Mother’s Day last week and kept having to double check myself because I felt like I was forgetting someone. I wanted to remember my grandchildren’s mothers (my daughter and daughters in law). It wasn’t until I was back in my car heading back to work that I remembered. […]

No Comment / May 15, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Marriage makes me laugh

I’ve recently been speaking to a couple of groups about “The Fun of Being Married.” While researching the subject, I ran across some funny comments regarding marriage, such as the following. Danny Archuleta provided the following “Men Are Just Happier People” quotes: • “When the bill arrives, Mike, Dave and John will each throw in […]

No Comment / May 14, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

C.L. Raffety for Treasurer-Tax Collector

Sometimes, in choosing a political candidate to vote for, it’s really as simple as voting for the one most qualified for the position. In the race for Treasurer-Tax Collector, it is obvious that it is C.L. Raffety. In the position since 1985, Raffety obviously has the experience necessary for the job. In her first term, […]

No Comment / May 14, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Crib Notes: Middle school phone wars

The verdict is still out whether or not the MTV effect will work on my sixth-grader. When I was his age my mom delayed letting me watch MTV long enough that by the time I had the freedom to watch it, I’d never developed the habit and lost interest. My son still doesn’t have a […]

2 Comments / May 11, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »