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Myrna-Kay Robison
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Amador Branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW) will be celebrating its annual “Fall Kickoff” on Wednesday September 24, 5:30 p.m. at Drytown Cellars. Rita Huspen Kerr, M.D., Amador County Public Health Officer will be speaking on “Public Health: Prevent, Promote, Protect”. It will be an overview of what Public Health is conceptually and how our county’s agency works in the community. The program will also be announcing AAUW’s upcoming events. AAUW members and prospective new members are invited to attend. (Two year... [Read more]
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Tessa Marguerite
1 week ago

Author Dirk Dekard will be releasing his book, “Fire Sense: Know What Firemen Know,”August 28, at the American Legion Hall in Sutter Creek from 6 to 9 p.m.

The book was written to encourage safety awareness in daily life. Learn the ability to assist in an emergency and make a difference: this can be achieved with planning and forethought. This book encourages you to take emergencies seriously and to understand the basics for survival. You may discover something you hadn’t thought about before that will help to enhance your own...

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1 week ago
David Rayn Jenkins was born July 11, at 10:15 p.m. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

David Rayn Jenkins was born July 11, 2015, at 10:15 p.m. at Dixie Regional Hospital in St. George, UT., to Britton and David Jenkins of Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. He weighed 3 pounds and measured 15 inches in length. Baby David was welcomed by sisters Aryah, Autumn, Kaelyn, and Kara. Grandparents are Tom and Brenda Spillane of Martin, GA., and David and Ilene Jenkins of Ione, CA. His great-grandparents are Ed and Mae Imgrund of St. George, VT., and Iver and Eileen Hendrickson of Ione, CA.

Niya Love Aguilar was born July 21, 2015,...

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1 week ago
Al-Anon meetings are for anyone upset by a loved one’s drinking. If that’s you, come join us on Sunday, at 6:30 p.m., Monday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, at 11:30 a.m, or Friday, at 7:30 p.m. We get together at 14 Water Street, in Jackson. Also, you are welcome in Pine Grove on Thursdays, at 5:30 p.m., in the meeting room below the market located at 19394 Highway 88. No one understands like others who have lived through it and found answers in Al-Anon. For more information, call Carol, at (209) 245-3020. [Read more]
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1 week ago
The Friends of the Amador County Library is accepting donations of gently read books and audio-visual materials in good condition on Saturday, August 22 and September 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the FACL Book Storage Building, 42A Summit Street, Jackson (behind the old Court House). For more information, call (209) 267-0855. Magazines, VHS or cassette tapes, or damaged materials are not accepted. The Friends of the Amador County Library is a 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax deductible. [Read more]
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2 weeks ago
National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Hangtown Chapter 1503, invites everyone to a presentation by Gale Fullerton, a long time NARFE member, on his trip to Havana, Cuba’s Capital, Jewel. The presentation will be held at 2 p.m. on August 17, at the Placerville Human Services (Senior Center), 927 Spring Street, Placerville. Attend this travel presentation and you will be in an exclusive group since less than one percent of US Citizens have visited Cuba. This program will feature Havana where you will see: Hotel Nacional —... [Read more]
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Guest Commentator
3 weeks ago
Amador Water Agency’s Brian Bates works on extending a water main through Ione’s Howard Park for a new fire hydrant at Evelyn Bishop Hall. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Ione’s Evelyn Bishop Hall in Howard Park now has additional fire protection, thanks to a new fire hydrant installed last month.

The project is part of an on-going effort by the Amador Water Agency to upgrade fire protection throughout the county.

Working with the Ione Fire Dept. and area fire protection districts, AWA employees have performed preventative maintenance, repairs, and have installed two new hydrants in Ione in recent months.

AWA construction crews tapped into a 16-inch water main at the entrance of Howard Park...

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John Tuttle
3 weeks ago
Rich Hoffman, CEO, Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians and Antoinette Lopez, Cultural Coordinator, Foothill Indian Education Alliance Inc. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort recently held its 27th Annual Spring Charity Golf Classic at Castle Oaks Golf Course on April 24. The tournament raised funds for charity and this year will contribute a $15,000 donation to the Foothill Indian Education Alliance, Inc.

The Foothill Indian Education Alliance, Inc. is a native, nonprofit organization that has been serving the academic and cultural related needs of Native American students grades K-12 attending public schools in El Dorado and Amador Counties for the past 19 years....

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2 weeks ago
National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Hangtown Chapter 1503, invites everyone to a presentation by Gale Fullerton, a long time NARFE member, on his trip to Havana, Cuba’s Capital, Jewel. The presentation will be held at 2 p.m. on August 17, at the Placerville Human Services (Senior Center), 927 Spring Street, Placerville. Attend this travel presentation and you will be in an exclusive group since less than one percent of US Citizens have visited Cuba. This program will feature Havana where you will see: Hotel Nacional —... [Read more]
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Jack Mitchell
07/30/2015 1:12 PM
With your help we can place Amador County’s entire printed history online. Just imagine strolling back to 1855 in a searchable website.
We are in danger of losing our history. Newspapers have been published since 1855 under different mastheads. And for years, folks looking to dig into history have ventured to the Amador County Public Library to seek information on microfilm. The problem – microfilm has a life cycle. In fact, one of the machines used to search past publications is one that no longer has parts made for it or can be serviced. Thankfully, a second machine was graciously donated to assist the public. But even with that amazing gift, the microfilm... [Read more]
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07/30/2015 12:57 PM

A free concert will be presented by the 48-member Amador County Concert Band under the direction of Steve Chambers and Irv Gidding on Sunday, August 9, at 3 p.m. The program will be held at the Community Church of Pine Grove, 14045 Ponderosa Way.

Featured music will be a medley from “Unsinkable Molly Brown,” transcribed for concert band by Alfred Reed. Another special medley from “The Pirates of Penzance” written by Gilbert and Sullivan and arranged by none other than John Philip Sousa will be on the program. Two of our outstandin...

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07/30/2015 12:49 PM
Visit Havana with NARFE National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Hangtown Chapter 1503, invites everyone to a presentation by Gale Fullerton, a long time NARFE member, on his trip to Havana, Cuba’s Capital Jewel. The presentation will be held at 2 p.m. on August 17, at the Placerville Human Services (Senior Center), 927 Spring Street, Placerville, CA. Attend this travel presentation and you will be in an exclusive group since less than one percent of US Citizens have visited Cuba. This program will feature Havana where you... [Read more]
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Eric Winslow
07/30/2015 12:42 PM
Join this compassionate and holistic approach to addressing eating disorders. The group meets Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. For information and location, contact Marla, at (209) 256-3750. [Read more]
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07/30/2015 12:16 PM

If you are like most gardeners, tomatoes are number one in your heart. Most of us eagerly anticipate the first delicious fruit of the season. We are all looking for the perfect tomato. Saturday, August 22, is your chance to put your tomatoes to the ultimate test! The UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County are sponsoring a tomato judging and tasting contest at the Sutter Creek Farmer’s Market.

Bring at least one washed tomato of each variety (at least five cherry tomatoes) to the Sutter Creek Farmers Market by 9:45 a.m. on...

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07/30/2015 12:07 PM
Sierra Amador Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is again offering an opportunity to local students, grade 5 through 12. All students in these grades are invited to enter the Essay Contest in which winners are rewarded with a recognition pin plus a cash prize. Fifth through 8th graders are asked to write an essay on the subject, “A Colonial Family’s Reaction to the Stamp Act” and the subject for students in grades 9 through 12 is, “Columbus and Lindbergh: A Journey Across the Atlantic.” Teachers will have the actual... [Read more]
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07/30/2015 10:30 AM
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So-called “mystery booms” that have puzzled residents in California’s Gold Country appear to be coming from a U.S. military installation over 100 miles away in the Nevada desert.

The Hawthorne Army Depot routinely destroys obsolete munitions on weekdays between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m — the period of time when many of the nearly 2,300 members of the Facebook group “Mother Lode Mystery Booms” have reported hearing the blasts.

Glen White, a science instructor at Columbia College outside Sonora, said the sound coming from...

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John Tuttle
07/23/2015 10:56 AM
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Thursday, July 30, from 12 to 1 p.m., PSR/Sacramento President Dr. Bill Durston will be interviewed by host JoAnn Fuller on the radio program, “Because People Matter,” on KUBU FM 96.5. The program will be on the threat of nuclear weapons, the recent United Nations five year review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and the Iran nuclear deal.

Sunday, August 2, from 3 to 5 p.m. is the annual August Peace Event, commemorating the atom bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It will be held in the Social Hall of St. John’s Lutheran...

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John Tuttle
07/23/2015 10:49 AM
A white flowering dogwood tree. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Add color to your landscape year-round by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August.

Everyone who joins the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation with a $10 donation will receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees through the Foundation’s Trees for America campaign.

The trees will be shipped postpaid between October 15 and December 10, depending on the right time for planting in each member’s area. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. Planting instructions are enclosed with...

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Jack Mitchell
07/23/2015 10:35 AM
Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch/Kit Carson Mountain Men

We are in danger of losing our history. Newspapers have been published since 1855 under different mastheads. And for years, folks looking to dig into history have ventured to the Amador County Public Library to seek information on microfilm.

The problem – microfilm has a life cycle.

In fact, one of the machines used to search past publications is one that no longer has parts made for it or can be serviced. Thankfully, a second machine was graciously donated to assist the public. But even with that amazing gift, the microfilm...

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07/23/2015 11:35 AM
Kalie Howard and Alexander Griffiths were recently engaged. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Kalie Howard and Alexander Griffiths: Kalie Howard, of San Luis Obispo, became engaged to Alexander Griffiths, of San Luis Obispo. Kalie is a graduate of Amador High School and serves as the General Manager of Martin Resorts, Inc. Alexander is a graduate of St. Francis High School and is self-employed as an electrical engineer. They met in September of 2007 in San Luis Obispo, and plan to marry on September 19, 2015, in Sutter Creek. The parents are Marti and Rick Howard of Sutter Creek, and Rosalind and Martyn Griffiths of Sunnyvale,... [Read more]
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