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Grateful for putting people first

Marty Larsen I have often imagined what our country would be like if all our leaders from the president to the mayor made all their major decisions by putting people first. Decision making based not on greed, power or fame but people.  This possibility is not as far off as you may think. I recently had […]

August 20, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Blue Shield lends a hand with Hands4Hope

Blue Shield of California team members from the El Dorado Hills and San Francisco offices joined a recent Hands4Hope Sacramento Homeless Outreach event, during which 23 Blue Shield team members and three Hands4Hope youth volunteers provided sack lunches, toiletries and clothing to more than 150 people in need. The team members and youth volunteers met at […]

August 20, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Congratulations, Eagles

Golden Empire Council Troop 728 Boy Scouts Cameron Stone, Cooper Lamb, Jake Triplett, and Nick Gladwell recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. The young men’s Court of Honor was held Wednesday, Aug. 13. The 15-year-old boys attend Oak Ridge High School.

August 20, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

‘Lead the way’ Oak Ridge principal challenges on first day

Last Thursday incredible energy filled the air on Oak Ridge High School’s first day and a rally held set a respect-for-all tone for the year. The recent gym expansion allowed all 2,434 students to attend the Welcome Rally together. “This helps facilitate a spirit of belonging and togetherness,” Principal Paul Burke told Village Life. “It also […]

August 13, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Scouts enjoy ‘The Philmont Experience’

By Jonathan Rogness Chief of Media for Venturing Crew 193  July 17-30, Venturing Crew 193 took a trip to the prestigious Philmont Scout Ranch, west of the small town of Cimarron, New Mexico. Philmont Scout Ranch is noteworthy for being the largest independent Scout camp in the world, attracting more than 20,000 Scouts and Scouters […]

August 13, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Put your best arm forward

World Famous Barber Jon’s owner, Jon Rivera, hosts his second arm wrestling competition fundraiser to support two local non-profit veterans organizations. World Famous Barber Jon’s Open Invitational Arm Wrestling Competition Fundraiser, a family friendly event, will take place at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, at The Purple Place, 363 Green Valley Road in El […]

August 13, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

A year in America has changed Júlia’s life

Rotary Youth Exchange student Júlia Garcia flew home late last month with a new goal — work in theater/films as an actress or behind the scenes. The 17-year-old didn’t have those opportunities in Brazil (acting lessons are very expensive, she said) and jumped at the chance to be on stage at Oak Ridge High School, where she […]

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