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Billingsley’s Bullets: Learning from the little ones

Recently my 2 1/2-year-old great-granddaughter Daisy came into the living room and saw my infected hand bandaged from fingertips to elbow. Without saying a word, she came over to me and patted my hand, which she described as my “owie.” After she patted my hand she went into the kitchen, returned to me and gave […]

Comments Off / January 31, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

In health: Healthy new year? How are you going to get there?”

Make any New Year’s resolutions? Great, that new behavior will last about a week. Resolutions are meant to be broken because when you resolve to do something, that is weak in nature. If you want to change anything you must commit. We get inundated with information and long lists of things to do to improve […]

Comments Off / January 27, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

EID general manager responds

EDITOR: In the recent letter to the editor “EID board ignores ratepayers’ protests” Darwin Throne indicated that the El Dorado Irrigation District board ignored the many ratepayer protests voiced during the Jan. 11 rate hearing. The board and staff listened very carefully to the approximately 30 people who voiced their concerns at the three-hour hearing — both […]

Comments Off / January 27, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Senior News: February 2016

Valentine’s luncheon Our annual Valentine’s luncheon is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 12. We are still taking reservations. Join us for yummy food, great entertainment and awesome door prizes. Call the Senior Center to hold your spot. What’s Happening in February We almost don’t have enough room here to tell you about all of the programs […]

Comments Off / January 27, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Ask a Care Manager: Move forward after Parkinson’s diagnosis

Deon Batchelder, MA, CMC Mr. and Mrs. Jones are both retired and avid travelers. On a recent trip to New York, Mrs. Jones noticed her husband had a slight shuffle to his walk, which she hadn’t noticed before. Mr. Jones said he felt fine; however, he felt his joints were a bit stiff and attributed it to his […]

Comments Off / January 20, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

EID board ignores ratepayers’ protests

EDITOR: The El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors has again shown its disdain for ratepayers by voting 3-2 for a 21 percent rate increase. Directors Alan Day and Greg Prada emphatically claimed that no rate hike was required. The board meeting was attended by many disgruntled ratepayers objecting to the increase. Directors George Osborne, Dale Coco […]

Comments Off / January 19, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

EID execs should not get raises

EDITOR: Having read about pay raises for the El Dorado Irrigation District’s general manager and chief counsel,and their benefits over time I say there is no way there should be such a thing. In these times, considering the costs of neglected repair/renovation to EID infrastructure and the burden of costs passed on to the citizens, […]

Comments Off / January 19, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »