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Superintendent Mike Roots, with ward Jesus Hernandez, the “eyes and ears” of his CAL FIRE Captain and leader of one of the Camp’s four fire crews, and Camp top dog, Zamp. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Marcie Powers

Nineteen-year old Jesus Hernandez leads a “hot-shot” firefighting crew that saves lives, forests and homes in California and beyond, creates fire lines to avert raging fires, and clears Sutter and Jackson creeks of debris to prevent flooding of homes and businesses. This savior from impending disasters, who puts his life on the line most days during fire season and aspires to become a firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service, is serving time here in Amador County for a robbery he committed in Stockton.

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Sons In Retirement, Branch 96. Photo courtesy to the ALD

Last week, it was reported that Amador County Artists Association scholarships “are funded by the ACAA, the Arts Council, and the generosity of Ardyce Terhune and her late husband.” We are happy to report that the ACAA scholarships are funded by the ACAA, the Arts Council, and the generosity of Calvin and Ardyce Terhune, all of whom are very much alive.

Upcountry’s Rummage

Sale Fundraiser

This annual fundraiser is a joint event of Our Lady of the Pines Church in Pioneer and St. Bernard Church in Volcano. Proceeds from...

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Krista (12) Katrina (9) and Karolita (5) Jankeviciute. and Rob Kerwin. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The Jankeviciute family with three home-schooled girls moved from Lithuania to Amador City last January. Their father is taking some physical therapy courses at Sac State but as the family wanted a quieter, rural place to live, they began searching for living arrangements out of Sacramento.

As Providence had it, they were thrilled to find a cute little house in Amador City. They quickly fell in love with the friendly, peaceful town. Having been in Wyoming for the first part of the winter with snow, wind and -30 degree weather,...

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Grace Fellowship in Jackson. ALD photo by Bill Lavallie
This Sunday, May 24, is Pentecost. We celebrate this day in memory of the first Pentecost where the Holy Spirit was given to the early Disciples. The power and fire of the Spirit are remembered by wearing red on this Sunday. Join us as we work toward putting the Holy Spirit (the spirit of truth) into action in our world today. Whoever you are, wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here. Sunday services will be at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., followed by a coffee hour at 11:30 a.m. Trinity Church is located at 430... [Read more]
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Multi-Purpose Room

(Argonaut High School)

Cost: $20.00

(All funds are donations to the Argonaut Athletic Department)

Schedule:

3:30 - 4:30: Class of 2018

4:15 - 5:15: Class of 2016

5 - 6: Class of 2017

5:45-6:30: Class of 2019

Note: All athletes must turn in a new athletic packet each school year.

Athletic Packets can be picked up at the Argonaut Office or downloaded from the school website argonautmustangs.org.

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ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with your community high school, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few.

ASSE students are enthusiastic and excited to experience American culture while they practice their English. They also love to share their own culture and language with their host families. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a...

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Many students and parents came to recognize the hard work and dedication of these excellent Amador High School students. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Eric Winslow
Thursday, May 14, was Scholarship Night at Amador High School. The best and brightest “buffaloes” of the senior class thundered into the school gym to celebrate their hard work and talent. From the Mountain Men to the U.S. Marine Corps, local business leaders, civic organizations, religious groups and other prominent community members were on hand to recognize the achievements of this year’s Amador High School graduates. In all, 89 donors gave $116,250 of scholarships to 60 of the 143 graduating seniors. Additionally, Samuel Khattar,... [Read more]
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The Amador County Environmental Health Department is currently accepting applications for the Safe Drinking Water Financial Assistance Program. Amador County has limited funds available to assist homeowners with work necessary to protect public health from contaminated drinking water sources.

Eligible owners include those with nitrate contaminated wells within a defined area of the Ione Valley and owners countywide with failing septic systems.

Please review the Program Policy at co.amador.ca.us/home/showdocument?id=10617...

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This photo was taken at the November 2014 Veteran’s Day Parade in downtown Jackson. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite

Free Memorial Day Admission to State Parks for Veterans, Active and Reserve Military Personnel

California State Parks will honor men and women who served or are serving in the Armed Forces this Memorial Day by offering free admission at participating state parks on Monday, May 24.

“Offering free admission to our beautiful parks is one of the many ways our state honors Veterans and service men and women on Memorial Day,” said Debbie Endsley, California Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary. “Giving them the opportunity to...

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Brielan Elena Rebeca Franklin was born March 15, 2015, at 3:07 p.m., at Sutter Amador Hospital, in Jackson, to Joshua Lee and Daniela Noel Franklin, of Jackson. She weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces, and measured 19 inches in length. Baby Brielan was welcomed by sisters Emma and Nevaeh. Grandparents are Alan and Rebeca Johnson, and Mike and Diane Franklin. Great-grandparents are Larry and Daryls Tippie, Marvin Franklin, and Clifford Simmons.

Ellianna Renée Stevenson was born on May 10, 2015, at 12:45 a.m., at Sutter Amador Hospital, in...

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Last weekend’s fifth Motherlode Cruise Car Club’s car show, Shine, Wine & Dine, brought 125 classic, vintage and muscle cars, food, popular local wines and beers, music, face painting and friends to Main Street, in downtown Jackson. It was free fun for the whole family. Wine tasting proceeds are being donated to Amador Community Foundation.

Amador Ledger Dispatch photographer, Bill Lavallie, captured some of the highlights, fine cars and happy faces on film.

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Roaring Camp Saturday Night Cookout. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Senior Social Hour: Join other seniors as they get together for games, sharing interests, meeting new friends,and spending time with old ones. Bring your lunch or a snack to share on two days at locations. On Wednesdays, meet from noon to 1 p.m., at the Upcountry Community Center, located at 19386 Highway 88, in Pine Grove, (below the Pine Grove Market). Call (209) 296-2785, for more information. Meet on Thursdays, from noon to 1 p.m., at the Camanche Lake Community Center, located at 4419 Camanche Pkwy. N., in Ione. For details,... [Read more]
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Doc Holiday and the boys.Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

On May 30, Amador City will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its incorporation as a city. There will be a parade, a few speeches, refreshments and music throughout the afternoon.

The 4K Orchestra will make its Amador City debut (see page B7), along with the city’s Ukemaniacs and the Banjo Racketeers from the Bay Area. The town will also be visited by the Volcano Players, Kit Carson Mountain Men, Wyatt Earp and his gang and the American Legion Color Guard.

It will be the shortest parade in the tinest town but lots of...

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Giorgi Khokhobashvili is a trained violinist and music instructor. Check him out on YouTube, or visit his Facebook page to see where he’ll be performing next. Photo by Julie Dinsdale

IONE: The 2nd Annual Wilson Burns Memorial Golf Tournament is today, Friday, May 22. The Volcano Amador Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons is pleased to present this tournament again at Castle Oaks Golf Course. Cost is $95 per player and includes lunch and range balls. All of the proceeds benefit local schools. The shotgun start is at 8 a.m. For more information, call (209) 482-3352.

JACKSON: There’s An App For That!

The City of Jackson has worked with App-Order.com to create an iPhone/Android app for citizens with these mobile...

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Last weekend’s fifth Motherlode Cruise Car Club’s car show, Shine, Wine & Dine, brought 125 classic, vintage and muscle cars, food, popular local wines and beers, music, face painting and friends to Main Street, in downtown Jackson. It was free fun for the whole family. Wine tasting proceeds are being donated to Amador Community Foundation.

Amador Ledger Dispatch photographer, Bill Lavallie, captured some of the highlights, fine cars and happy faces on film.

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Stevens Price, Laurie Karson, Marie Bedard, Kate Hamon, Bill McKenna, Amy Doyle and Kathleen Hamon. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Bunco For Scholarships: You’re invited to Amador County Women’s Network’s Second Annual Bunco fundraiser, Bunco For Scholarships. The evening promises big fun including a silent auction and raffle prizes on Friday, May 15, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at Thomi’s Banquet Room, located at 627 S. Highway 49, in Jackson. Tickets are $30 per person. Price includes game and dessert. Visit the website, acwn.org, for registration. Call Bernie for details, at (209) 296-8895.

May 16

Savor Amador: Saturday, May 16, at 6 p.m., Karmère...

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American Legion Post 108, on Sutter Hill, will lead a Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 25, at 12 noon, at the Amador Memorial Cemetery, located at 25999 Highway 88, in Pioneer. Afterward, a luncheon will be provided by the American Legion Post 108 Auxilliary.

This Memorial Day Service event will occur, rain or shine.

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On Saturday, May 30, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, the Calaveras Master Gardeners will host the annual event, Kids’ Day In The Garden. This will be the ninth year the Calaveras Master Gardeners, U.C. Nutrition, First 5 Calaveras and Prevent Child Abuse Counsel Calaveras have sponsored this free, fun-filled event. New sponsors this year include Dignity Health and Gardens to Grow In. The event is held in the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, located at 891 Mountain Ranch Road, in San Andreas.

This year’s activities will include the...

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Due to inclement weather, the Kennedy Mine BBQ fundraiser, originally scheduled for Thursday night, was postponed until this Saturday, May 16, at 4 p.m., for social hour, and dinner will be served at 5 p.m.

Come join the fun with family and friends. Enjoy old-fashioned, deep pit barbecue, beans, salad, bread and dessert. Catch up with friends at the no-host bar. Listen to live music with Old Soles as they enhance the environment with country folk music of times past.

Tickets are $25 per person, and may be purchased at...

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Come hear a compelling, first-hand account of the plight of Christians in the Middle East on May 19, at 12 p.m. Luncheon speaker will be Lydia Kanno. As an Iraqi Christian, Kanno has personal experience with this important topic and will share her story with us. Don’t miss the inaugural event in our Issues Forum Luncheon Series at Amador County Republican Party Headquarters, located at 12275 Martell Road #11, in Martell. Ticket price is $10 per person and includes sandwiches, chips, cookies and soft drinks. For more information or to... [Read more]
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