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Jr. Trojans at Shrine Bowls

Youth Shrine Bowl selections from left: Nicholas Scalise, Annalise Nicholson, Evan Robinson, Avant Jacobs, Kiley Baum, and Sean Gatson (not pictured-Carly Christensen and Julia Kakavas)
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Four Oak Ridge Junior Trojan Midget football players: Sean Gatson, Avant Jacobs, Evan Robinson, and Nicholas Scalise, participated at last month’s 20th Youth Shrine Bowl at Hughes Stadium on the campus of Sacramento City College. All four ORJT Midget football players were selected to represent the California team in Orlando, FL at the California-Florida Youth […]

Comments Off / December 21, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

EDH Girl Scouts donate bags to Shriners

Girl Scouts do good — left to right, Lauren Rodenberg, Chloe Erickson, Brooke Black, Julia Bird, Kate Morgan, Emma Wise, Christina Lindblom, Reese Ferriman, Ryan Cummings, Shelby Green, Elizabeth Ramin and Nikki Spies gather outside the hospital where they dropped off waiting room bags. Not pictured,  Charli Gaal. Courtesy photo

Girl Scout troop 1879 assembled and delivered more than 200 waiting room bags filled with coloring books, notepads, crayons, colored pencils and stickers for young patients at Shriners Hospital earlier this month. Each waiting room bag is filled with items to keep 2- to 16-year-olds busy, said co-leader Julie Cummings. At the start of the school year the […]

Comments Off / November 22, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

David Vs. Goliath: Relax and imagine the fun at the Stanislaus County Fair

Enjoy traditional rides, shade trees, and food on a stick at the Stanislaus County Fair.
Photo by Susan Laird

 The California State Fair opens just 33 minutes down the hill from us on Friday, July 8. There will be big fun at the fair — lots to see and do. Our county fair, held just a few weeks ago, is now a memory. But did you know there are more county fairs out there? […]

Comments Off / July 05, 2016 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Support legislation

EDITOR: Thanksgiving is a time to remember our many blessings. These often include family, health and a free country. There are millions of people in other countries who do not enjoy these benefits, and it is in times like Thanksgiving that we should pause and think of ways to help those less fortunate. One way to help is by encouraging […]

Comments Off / December 06, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

‘Who is the Man of the Shroud?’ exhibit in Sacramento

The Sacramento metro area is home to numerous museums. This should hardly be surprising, considering the significance of California in this great nation. From to the Crocker Art Museum to the Folsom History Museum, there are depositories of history and knowledge here. Some are large, others so small they feature just one topic. One small […]

Comments Off / April 06, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Jr. Trojans help Cal team win in Florida

El Dorado Hills Jr. Trojans Bailey Smith, Jack Laing, Cameron Allie, Nate Otto, JT Eichorn, left to right, were selected to be on the 2013 Shrine Bowl Football Team. Courtesy photo

Congratulations to five El Dorado Hills Jr. Trojans. Eighth-graders Bailey Smith, Jack Laing, Cameron Allie, Nate Otto and JT Eichorn were selected to be on the 2013 South Youth Shrine football team benefitting Shriners Hospital. Collectively they raised more than $4,000 for the hospital. On Nov. 16 the California South team defeated the California North […]

Comments Off / December 14, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Art and Wine Festival pops with color

By Peter Tyner Two of the numerous delights you’ll discover at Placerville’s Art and Wine Festival this year are the, uh, art and the wine. Seriously. This is in addition to the lively music, tasty hors d’oeuvres and wholesome, rip-roarin’ celebration that Hangtown always delivers. The Placerville Downtown Association hosts this 16th annual Art and […]

Comments Off / October 10, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »



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