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My turn: CASA, Big Brothers and Sisters provide important role models

By Vern Pierson Every parent has looked into the eyes of their child and wondered who will they be when they grow up. What or whom will influence that outcome? Good or bad, kids imitate the role models in their lives. When things go right, children are inspired by their own parents, relatives, a dedicated […]

January 08, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Help animal rescue groups

EDITOR: Have you ever driven and saw a raccoon or a skunk on the side of the road? Have you ever wondered why that animal ran in the middle of the road? It could have panicked or it could have been running from something. Animals that get injured by a car have a very low […]

January 08, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

When does the IRS tax us for not having health care?

EDITOR: I understood from Justice Roberts writing for the majority of the Supreme Court that the Affordable Health Care Act could go forward as a tax and as such I am confused as to where or when I pay this tax to IRS. I know that there is a penalty for not participating in the […]

January 01, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Publisher’s ink: Christmas memories in the ‘clutch’

By the time anyone gets around to reading this column our family will have gathered by the Christmas tree and opened presents. Of course our greatest gift is having both our daughters home for the holidays. It’s a time for sharing joy, good food and making new lasting memories. Christmas memories … Like the year […]

January 01, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Billingsley’s Bullets: Keeping hate alive is stupid

I believe that unique holiday presents are often better than any material gift you give or receive. Giving up hate you have for someone would be a great gift to the one you hate and for yourself, too. • When you hate someone, he/she knows it and it bothers and upsets him/her. He/she may say, […]

January 01, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Senior News: December 2013

Another great party Our Christmas Party was a great success with more than 240 attending. What made it so great was the delicious banana splits donated by the El Dorado Hills Rotary Club, whose members also served them and we thank you! Also, we always appreciate the Oak Ridge High School choir and jazz band […]

December 25, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

My turn: The great question

(The last week of November) the House Judiciary Committee raised the overarching question of our generation: Will the American Constitution stand? All the laws passed under that Constitution have well-developed and well-armed agencies to enforce them, but the Constitution itself has no such protections. It was designed to be internally self-enforcing, with the powers of […]

December 25, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,
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