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For artist Linda Heath Clark, it’s all in the details

Linda Heath Clark holds a scratchboard painting titled, "Shadows and Hues," in her home studio in Shingle Springs. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The poet said only God can make a tree, but that’s because Joyce Kilmer hadn’t seen Shingle Springs artist Linda Heath Clark go to work on a scratchboard. Watching as Clark, 62, showed the various stages of one of her forest creations, taking the dark background and transforming it into an autumn forest of exploding […]

No Comment / September 28, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Trashy letter

EDITOR: Why would you allow and publish Joyce Pogue’s distasteful (letter)? How about submitting articles of substance instead of demeaning trash to a readership of intelligent and educated people. BARBARA ELLIS El Dorado Hills

Comments Off / August 24, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Self-determination pays off

Unlike a lot of people, I believe that you can fall in love at first sight. When that happens, it’s a miracle that you should appreciate. When love instantly reveals itself, you must do something about it. You need to move forward. Love will not stand behind the person you have fallen in love with […]

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

Billingsley’s Bullets: Your a.m. time makes your day

In her book “A Cherokee Feast of Days, Volume Two,” Joyce Sequichie Hifler comments on the importance of how you start your day. Joyce offers the following thoughts: “Make a quality decision to put aside anything that makes you worry the first thing in the morning. Keep morning as putty in your hands — that time to […]

Comments Off / March 13, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Sisters in Crime to speak at Cameron Park Library

Join five members of Capitol Crimes, the Sacramento chapter of Sisters in Crime, to discuss why Writing is Murder on Thursday, March 10, at the Cameron Park Library, 2500 Country Club Drive in Cameron Park. Meet Elaine Faber, author of the Black Cat mysteries; Sherry Joyce, author of “The Dordogne Deception;” Cindy Sample, four-time Lefty […]

Comments Off / February 29, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: I am starting a vampire club

One morning last month, when I got out of bed at 5:30 a.m., I twisted my knee when I stood up, fell down and fell into the nightstand next to the bed. I realized immediately that my front teeth hit the top of the nightstand. When I stood up I checked to see if my teeth […]

Comments Off / January 17, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Are you ‘over the hill’?

When I think about the expression “over the hill” I think about the aging process. When I hear this expression, it usually means he or she is too old now to “get the job done.” The last time I heard the expression was while listening to two men discussing an upcoming fight between two professional […]

Comments Off / November 11, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »



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