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Students share treats with the troops

A WHOLE LOTTA CANDY —€” Fifth-graders Kelly Kassis, Audrey Sears, Gina Tarry, Nicole Chase and Tori Nguyen, left to right, pose with the big haul of goodoes they and other Lakeview Elementary students gathered for care packaged heading to troops serving overseas. Courtesy photo

Lakeview Elementary students dug into their own Halloween buckets last week and donated about 100 pounds of candy. The cause — “Treats for our Troops.” The El Dorado Hills students gave up chocolate peanut butter cups and gobstoppers to cheer up servicemen and women serving overseas this holiday season. They also made “Thank You” cards. […]

No Comment / November 10, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Cameron Park visionaries support walkable downtown, green energy

THEY LOVE FOUNTAINS — Steve and Nadine Petty both reach to put their dots on the fountain option. Along with a majority of other dot-stickers, they voted for fountains and sculptures in future Cameron Park parks and public areas. Photo by Roberta Long

If a community is defined by what it is not, you will hear Cameron Park residents say, “We’re not Placerville and we’re not El Dorado Hills.” The community has had a strong sense of identity since Larry and Ruth Cameron purchased the 5,000-acre ranch in the 1950s. The sign on Cameron park Drive says it best, […]

No Comment / November 10, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Democrats ask high schoolers to discuss civility

For the sixth year Democrats of El Dorado County will sponsor an essay contest for junior and senior high school students in El Dorado County public high schools. First place prize is $1,000, second place $500 and third place $250. Last year 80 students participated in the contest. Kayla Carlisle, an 11th-grade student from Golden Sierra […]

No Comment / November 10, 2010 | Posted in News | Read More »

Freeway dedicated to slain CHP officer

WIFE of slain CHP Officer Douglas Scott Russell, Lynn Russell spoke at the freeway dedication with friend Tom Flahaven, CHP Valley Division at her side. Russell shared a fond memories for the memorial event. Mother Lode News photo by Krysten Kellum

For California Highway Patrol Commissioner Joe Farrow, it’s only fitting that slain CHP officer Scott Russell be memorialized in the county he served — “God’s country,” as Farrow called it. “I know now today (Russell) stands tall with all the angels in Heaven,” he told the hundreds who gathered Monday for the officer’s freeway dedication. […]

No Comment / November 09, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Cameron Park hometown hero: Jarad A. Lovejoy

Airman Jarad A. Lovejoy

Air Force Airman Jarad A. Lovejoy graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward […]

No Comment / November 09, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Super Scout

Eagle Scout Joshua Michael

HONORED — Joshua Michael, 14, received the rank of Eagle Scout last month after completing an awareness project at the Mormon Island Relocation Cemetery. The Scout with Troop 645 in El Dorado Hills installed an information kiosk to increase awareness of the cemetery and the plight of the Negro Hill graves. Joshua also participated in […]

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Child dies in tragic accident

HunterWEB

RESCUE — A 2-year-old boy died Sunday after his father, driving a pick-up, accidentally backed over him. Emergency responders pronounced Hunter Wilson dead at the scene — the family’s home on Sanford Drive in Rescue — California Highway Patrol officer Dan Stark said. William Wilson, 51, was reportedly backing his Ford F-150 into the driveway […]

No Comment / November 08, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »