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Billingsley’s Bullets: Keep your negative mouth shut

When you research the teachings of American Indians, you keep running across the idea that it’s a good idea to avoid negative statements when you communicate with others. When you are tempted to say something negative, don’t complete the sentence. • In a marriage, both parties are tempted to fire back a negative statement, especially […]

March 04, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

EID helping voters? Yeah, right!

EDITOR: Shame on you Directors Osborne, Coco and George at the El Dorado Irrigation District. These three claimed that switching from odd to even year elections was “for the voters” but their actions proved the opposite. Thank you to Director Alan Day for fighting the good fight for us voters! While Day and virtually every […]

February 25, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Senior News

Now that it’s almost spring (or has it been for the last month?), we hope to see you soon at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center.  You can sign up for our monthly Senior Center Orientation program to learn detailed information, or stop by on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and we will show you […]

February 25, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Fireside chat: And the benefits to EDH?

Currently, there are 13 independent fire districts serving El Dorado County’s western slope communities. A good majority of these fire districts are struggling financially and for a few years now the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors encouraged greater unity amongst the fire districts to try to keep them solvent and relevant. El Dorado Hills Fire’s annexation of […]

February 25, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Billingsley’s Bullets: Does boredom rule your life?

Look around your daily life. When was the last time newness entered your emotional world? Do you have the energy or the inclination to create newness? Do you believe you deserve an interesting or fun-filled life? • When you research American Indians’ “Rules of Life,” you will discover that they believe asking the right question […]

February 18, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Ask a care manager: Respect — an attribute important regardless of age

It all started with shoes. For this woman, shoes keep her feet warm and dry but they must be stylish. At the beginning of her working career, the style centered on high heels for work, the higher the better. No one ever expected them to be comfortable, but matching the outfit of the day with […]

February 18, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Crib notes: Oscar nominees a sign of times

“This movie has no plot,” my husband said as we watched “Boyhood,” a best picture contender that follows a child and his family spanning from when he’s 6 until he’s 18 (yes, the same actors were filmed for several days a year for 12 years!) I didn’t protest because of the large lump in my […]

February 11, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,
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