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2 weeks ago

Amador County Artists Association

Are you ready for the fair? At the May 11 meeting of the ACAA, artist Sharon Galligan will provide suggestions on how to improve your work in time for the July Amador County Fair. Bring 2 or 3 paintings and let Sharon help turn your work into a prize winner. ACAA meets each month on the second Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, in Jackson. The public is invited and new members are encouraged. For more information, visit amadorcountyartists.org.

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4 weeks ago

Knitting for a Cause

In our efforts to bring awareness and education to our community about child abuse prevention, the Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council’s focus for April - Child Abuse Prevention Month - is on the “Period of Purple Crying.” Our aim is to bring attention to and educate parents and the community about this sensitive time and to the dangers of reacting in frustration with a baby’s crying, such as shaking or harming them in some other way. We invite knitters and crocheters throughout the county to create hats with...

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03/31/2016 11:50 AM

The following students achieved Ione Junior High’s “Principal’s Honor Roll,” students earning a GPA of 3.0 and above for the Third Quarter.

Sixth grade: Hailey Alderson, Ryan Billingsley, Mya Bucio Gallego, Jacob Burvant, Tonya Chronis, Gwenneth Church, Emma Cranfill, Colby Eckhart, Yajayra Franco Padilla, Skyie Fuentes, Alexis Harmon, Megan Hemig, Abby Henness, Nigel Misuraca, Summer Noguchi, Jose Sahagun, Lily Stinson, Sophia Villa, Tessa Castoe, Hannah DeWalt, Ashlynd Dunn, Richard Kirkman, Mya Manner, Peter Rooney, Noah Threet,...

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03/31/2016 12:14 PM

6th grade: Beau Davis, Amanda Flagg, Sadie Himmelmann, Julianna Lilly, Bailee Mattingly, Angel Ou, Ian Rose, Ashley Santacruz, Anthony Vo, Kirrah Carmack, Joseph Cooper, Aubrey Edwards, Rachel Flagg, Gabrielle Gascon, Michael Martinez, Josie Metcalfe, Elizabeth Miguel, Vella Porto, Ryan Savage, Spenser Schultz, Kylie Chandler, George Consolo, Donna Dalton, Abbygail Drake, Katherine Morris and Zach Olivarria

7th grade: Nicholas Keys, Inigo Baxter, Benjamin Bramer, Allis Bronken, Mikel Carnell, Cherisse Carney, Connor Christenson,...

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03/31/2016 12:11 PM

Progressive Women’s Committee

The Progressive Women’s Committee will meet on Thursday April 7, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at Thomi’s Banquet Room in Jackson. The program for April will be Meet the Candidates. All candidates for Supervisory Districts One, Two and Four have been invited. Reservations are required and may be made at trestrail@gotsky.com or 209-267-0177 no later than Tuesday, April 5. This is an Open Meeting and all those interested are welcome to attend. The buffet luncheon is $15. Pay at the door, cash or personal check only....

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03/24/2016 12:53 PM

Beta Sigma Phi

The next meeting of the Preceptor Nu Omega, Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, is Wednesday, April 6, at the home of Shelby Fairfield at 12:30 p.m. for socializing; the meeting will start at 1 p.m. Remember to bring donations for the inter-denominational program, Break Bread with Friends, coupons for the schools and Redplum coupons. Please call Shelby at (209) 267-0515 for information. This month we will have a special guest, Marilynn Dillon, who will do a program on her recent trip to Israel. Everyone is welcome to come....

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03/17/2016 12:41 PM
Keeper John Morla

Chance Russell Page was born February 11, 2016, at 10:58 a.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital to Morgan Whittle and Joseph Page of Sutter Creek. He weighed 6 pounds 9 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. Baby Chance was welcomed by siblings Braydon and Jordan. Grandparents are Ralph and Betty Whittle, Mike and Sandra Wicks, and Marcy Page. Great-grandparents are Russell and Marie Page.

Keeper John Morla was born February 17, 2016, at 6:35 p.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital to Marshawn and John Morla of Jackson. He weighed 7 pounds...

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03/10/2016 12:33 PM
The following students received academic awards for the second trimester. Grace Laursen-Dollman, Kelsi Salke, Madison Lee, Adelene Ortiz, Kayleigh Wright, Kaleb Huanaco, Emmalee Hohman, Wyatt Soden, Haley Young, Liam Howarth, Meara Visser, Dallas Schneider, Ryann Kanoff, Angela Priest, Brooke Hulson, Devin Campbell, Joseph Fallow, Suraya Allen, Eduardo Peralta, Kyleigh Mansu, Camden Adams, Isabella Marzano, Raya Gallegos, Danyka Logan, Kailee Stone, Scott Pegnotta, Isabella Gower, Zoey Miller, Chloe Whitmore, Caira Pignataro, Elena... [Read more]
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03/03/2016 11:28 AM
Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a free twelve-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating or bulimia. Meetings are held Wednesdays at St. Patrick Church, 115 Court Street (in the room of Kearney Street) in Jackson from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Meetings are free and open to anyone. For more information or a list of additional meetings throughout the U.s. and the world, call (781) 932-6300 or locally (16) 995-1800, or visit food addicts.org... [Read more]
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02/25/2016 12:37 PM

Master Food Perservers

So you had a great year hunting and fishing! But what can you do with your bounty besides freezing? Learn from an expert to safely preserve your catch in this class on curing, smoking, dehydrating, and pressure canning fish and game. We’ll cover the benefits of dry rubs and brining and you will learn to make your own venison jerky. Join us for this class and learn about the benefits of preserving fish and game on Saturday, March 12, 2016 between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Amador County GSA Building, 12200-B...

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02/25/2016 12:03 PM

Phillip Nolan Delaney-Dunlap was born January 22, 2016, at 10:42 p.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital to Lindsey Delaney and William Dunlap of Pioneer. He weighed 7 pounds 7 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. Grandparents are Leon and Sharon Reaser, Bill and Darlene Dunlap, and Allan and Debbie Adair. Great-grandparents are Steve and Denice Lindsey, and Brian and Rosemary Alexander.

Brayden Paul Dacier was born January 30, 2016, at 4:19 p.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital to Andrea and Brandon Dacier of Pioneer. He weighed 7 pounds 5...

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02/11/2016 2:02 PM
Samuel Fuller Arnese was born February 5.

Kali Gene Hoyt was born January 18, 2016, at 4:34 p.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital to Tracy and Gareth Hoyt, of Plymouth. She weighed 7 pounds 13 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Baby Kali was welcomed by her siblings Vinnie, Isaiah, Jayda and Luke. Grandparents are Seth and Barbara Hoyt, and Terry and Sue Bunch. Great-grandparents are Richard and Betsy Cotterell.

Juniper Grace Byrd was born January 19, 2016, at 10:26 p.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital to Kimberly Ann Smalldon and James Logan Byrd, of Amador City. She...

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02/11/2016 1:49 PM

The Amador County Waste Management and Recycling Department was made aware on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, that the RePlanet Beverage Container Recycling Centers in Amador County were permanently closed, effective January 31, 2016.

These centers operated in grocery store lots, including Raley’s, Pokerville Market, Ione Plaza Market and Pine Grove Market. RePlanet has closed 191 locations in the State and laid off 278 employees.

RePlanet cites a reduction in the State fees to recycling centers, declines in commodity prices and...

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02/04/2016 1:20 PM

Jameson Lawrence Fisher was born December 25, 2015, at 1:33 a.m., at St. Joseph’s Hospital, in Tacoma, Washington, to Will and Cassie Fisher, of Puyallup, Washington. He weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces, and measured 19 1/2 inches in length. He was welcomed by his big sister, Madilynn Grace Fisher, and he is a very proud addition to our family and will be very loved by all.

Maddox Milan Pegg was born January 10, 2016, at 10:57 p.m., at Sutter Amador Hospital, to Sarah Taylor and Aaron Pegg, of Jackson. He weighed 8 pounds 15...

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01/21/2016 12:41 PM

Callie Marie Weatherby was born on December 10, 2015, at 3:24 a.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital to Raven Chapter and Josh Weatherby on San Andreas. She weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces and measured 19.5 inches in length. Baby Callie was welcomed by her sisters Millana and Madison. Grandparents are Scott Thomas and Robin Middleton, Richard and Lorry Weatherby, and George Middleton.

Alan Jackson Almeida was born on December 15, 2015, at 8:05 a.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital to Erica Rummerfield and Alan Almeida of San Andreas. He weighed 8...

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01/21/2016 11:00 AM
You are invited to compete in a contest for solo instrumentalists, sponsored by your local Rotary Club. Rotary District 5190 is proud to announce its annual Youth Instrumental Music Contest. The local contest will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the Amador Senior Center, in Jackson. Prize money for the local contest is $200 for first place, $150 for second place and $100 for third place. The finals will be held on Saturday, May 14, at Atlantis Casino, in Reno, NV, and the top prize is $1,000 for a three-to-eight-minu... [Read more]
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01/14/2016 11:30 AM
Michael Hines Painting is very excited to announce its innaugural $3,000 Paint It Forward Charity Giveaway. The lucky winner will receive up to $3,000 worth of free interior painting services. On top of that, they still have a 5-year guarantee on their paint job. The Michael Hines Painting team is asking our local community in Amador County to nominate and submit stories of people or non-profit organizations that are in need of painting, but are unable to have it done. Hines decided that he was going to give back after being inspired... [Read more]
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01/07/2016 12:02 PM
Air Force Airman Darian L. Fountaine graduated from basic military training in December. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Air Force Airman Darian L. Fountaine graduated from basic military training on December 24, 2015 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Fountaine will spend the next few months training at a technical school. Fountaine is the daughter of Alicia and Reno Bailey, of Pioneer and John Fountaine of El Dorado Hills and is sister of... [Read more]
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01/07/2016 12:14 PM
Air Force Airman Darian L. Fountaine graduated from basic military training on December 24, 2015 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Fountaine will spend the next few months training at a technical school. Fountaine is the daughter of Alicia and Reno Bailey, of Pioneer and John Fountaine of El Dorado Hills and is sister of... [Read more]
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12/29/2015 11:46 AM

Mariah Lillianna Garrett was born October 1, 2015, at 11:15 a.m., at Sutter Amador Hospital, in Jackson, Calif., to Ashleigh and Aaron Garrett, of Jackson. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and measured 19.5 inches in length. Baby Mariah’s sister is Brooklynn and her grandparents are Timothy and Carmen Dage and Fred and Rebecca Garrett.

Emma Alexandria McIntosh was born October 13, 2015 at Sutter Amador Hospital, in Jackson, Calif., to Jessica and Morgan McIntosh, of Jackson. Baby Emma’s sister is Mikayla and her grandparents...

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