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Frightening Alzheimer’s projections

Alzheimer’s disease was identified in 1906. Medical science can’t identify the cause, has few treatments, no cure and struggles to diagnose it. “It’s the sixth leading cause of death and we can’t even diagnose it without an autopsy,” said Wanda Demarest, who runs the county Senior Day Care Center. The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that 5.2 […]

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Senior Day Care provides hope and respite

The greatest generation suffers Alzheimer’s disease and other chronic maladies in unprecedented numbers. Caring for them places extraordinary demands on their families and the public health system. The El Dorado County Senior Day Care Center provides treatment for chronically ill seniors, including those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, and allows them to live […]

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Oak Ridge principal tapped for district job

Oak Ridge Principal Steve Wehr greets students on the first day of school last year. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The El Dorado Union High School District recently announced that Oak Ridge High School Principal Stephen Wehr has been selected as the new assistant superintendent for Human Resources. Wehr will fill the upcoming vacancy left by retiring Assistant Superintendent Stevie (Stephanie) Clark. Wehr emerged as the primary candidate among three finalists at the conclusion of the second […]

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Grand Jury disbanded

An order dated Feb. 22 and signed by Judge Steven Bailey discharged the entire 2012-13 El Dorado County Grand Jury. According to the court order, the Grand Jury fell below the minimum of 12 active jurors and was thus discharged. No annual report had been made and there was no time left to select new […]

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Girl Scout’s health fair educates children

Girl Scout Mandy Price and Marshall Mouse give a thumbs up at Price's health fair. The Girl Scout said she wanted to educate children about the benefits of healthy lifestyles. Courtesy photo

Girl Scout Mandy Price spent a Saturday morning educating people about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. For her her Girl Scout Gold Award project to benefit children in her community, Price recently hosted a health fair in El Dorado Hills that focused on exercising and eating healthy. Booths at the event educated visitors about bike […]

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Oak Ridge Speech and Debate teams go to State

On to states — ORHS Speech and Debate teammates Nathan Somavrapu and Kathan Somavrapu (back row), along with Sanjay Raavi, Shaheryar Ajmal and Anshman Kotha (front row) celebrate with coach Eric Larsen, center. Two teams of two will go to the state competition next month. Courtesy photo

By Sree Raavi Oak Ridge High School Speech and Debate Team members Sanjay Raavi and Shaheryar Ajmal will represent their school at state competition in two events — International Extemporaneous Speech and Public Forum Debate. The state competition will be held April 18-22 at West Ranch High School in Valencia. “It has been three years […]

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Sale, walk benefit MitoKids

Oak Ridge High School’s Interact Club will host a rummage sale to raise money for the MitoKids Foundation. Shop donated goods in the ORHS upper parking lot, 1120 Harvard Way in El Dorado Hills, beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 6. MitoKids, a non-profit organization, spreads awareness about Mitochondrial Disease and supports the families […]

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