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Billingsley’s bullets: Suffering helps us to appreciate the blessings

Bob  Billingsley

I ran across a quote I liked by Guy A. Zona. The quote is: “The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.” I think this quote is talking about my belief that, if we never suffer, we forget how to be grateful or thankful. When you suffer bad health, you realize […]

No Comment / December 16, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Healthy holiday travel tips

By Dr. Bruce Kaler U.S. HealthWorks Here are some tips to make sure you reach your destination this holiday season without contracting a nasty cold or the flu. Get a flu vaccine as soon as possible: The current vaccine is widely available in almost all communities. It takes a minimum of two weeks to develop […]

No Comment / December 16, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!

EDITOR: The Assistance League of Sierra Foothills has been bringing Christmas to the El Dorado County Senior Day Care Center in Placerville for the past four years. Every year the Assistance League of Sierra Foothills builds a holiday boutique at the center and fills it with donated gifts so that the seniors can shop for […]

No Comment / December 15, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Pizza pals go beyond the call

EDITOR: Open letter to the manager of Round Table Pizza, 4510 Post St., El Dorado Hills: I am writing to tell you how very grateful I am for the staff you had on duty Saturday, Nov. 19, between 12 and 1 p.m. My young son had a soccer party that was scheduled at 11:30 a.m. […]

1 Comment / December 15, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

To the EDH community

These past few months have been very difficult on the El Dorado Hills Community Services District, our community and the families involved. As part of a family who has lived in and served the El Dorado Hills community for the past 41 years it breaks my heart to know that I have been part of […]

6 Comments / December 13, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Crib notes: Best to the worst: Kid movies of 2011

Julie Samrick

Since my youngest turned 3, we’ve added “going to the movies” to our list of favorite family pastimes. So just in time for the holidays, when many more families reconnect by watching, renting or buying movies, here is my ranking of the 10 I saw in theaters with my kids this past year.  No. 1: […]

No Comment / December 12, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Placerville’s dummy is part of our legacy

It’s encouraging to see tourists once again snapping photos of the dummy currently dangling in front of the former Hangman’s Tree Bar on Main Street in Placerville. Just prior to the Christmas parade, one couple was spotted peeking through the chain link fence trying to read the inscription on the historical plaque attached to the […]

1 Comment / December 12, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »