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Eliza Belle Rivera. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Michael Lane

Michael Lane, a 2011 graduate of Amador High School, received his Associate of Science degree in Respiratory Care, on Aug. 19, 2014, from Kaplain College, in Modesto. While at Kaplain, Lane maintained a 3.63 grade point average. Lane has also taken and passed exams for certified respiratory therapy and registered repiratory therapist. Lane’s proud parents are Louanna Schmidt and Rocky Lane, of Pioneer.

Laurissa Willis

Laurissa Aubrey-Nichole Willis was born October 2, 2014, at 8:02 a.m., at Sutter Amador Hospital,...

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1 week ago
Tech Trek Scholars
What is STEM? The Amador Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will be hosting a program that will answer that question as well as tell about STEM education that is happening right here in Amador County. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Workforce projections for 2018 show that nine of the 10 fastest-growing occupations that require at least a bachelor’s degree will require significant scientific or mathematical training. Keeping K-12 students, especially girls, interested... [Read more]
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Koi Pond

Judy Day loves the outdoors and has hiked and sketched in the High Sierras most of her life. “My art is inspired by my trips into the Sierras, vacations around the world, majestic landscapes, historical sites and almost everything in my neighborhood. You never know what will catch your eye and inspire you.” Day has been selected to be the featured artist for November at the Sutter Creek Gallery. Although she works in a variety of media, watercolor is her favorite.

Day’s art credits include illustrating three educational...

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Sandra Campbell
2 weeks ago
Jeannie Vodden is known for her luminous watercolors. She paints in glazes of transparent color that give life to the simplest motifs from eggs to portraits. She teaches in many locations regularly and will be giving a demonstration at the November 12 meeting of the Amador County Artists Association at the Senior Center on New York Ranch Road in Jackson. This is an opportunity to watch one of the premier watercolorists in California ply her amazing craft to create beautiful artwork. Visit Jeannie's website to learn more: ... [Read more]
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2 weeks ago

Quinn Korematsu 17, of Volcano, CA has been selected to represent Amador High School and California at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, DC. The Congress is sponsored by the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists. Korematsu, an Amador High School senior, was nominated to attend the Congress based on his “outstanding grades, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.”

Korematsu is one of only hand-picked students selected from California to attend and...

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2 weeks ago

VA coming to Amador

Local veterans have an opportunity to meet with veterans administration officials about their benefits without having to travel outside Amador County. The Amador County Veterans Services Office is hosting a VA Rural Medical Outreach event on Thursday, November 6. VA Officials will travel to Amador County to offer advice and services on how the VA can help veterans, from medical benefits to housing and other community resources and services. This is an annual event and Amador County Veterans Service Officer Terry...

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Carolyn Schmitz
3 weeks ago
Nathan Francis Tilley. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Nathan Francis Tilley was born July 29, 2014, at 10:57 a.m., at Sutter Amador Hospital, in Jackson, to Karin Faulk and Jeff Tilley, of Jackson. He weighed 9 pounds 4 ounces, and measured 19.5 inches in length. Baby Nathan was welcomed by sisters Alexa and Kylie VanBlarcom. Grandparents are Frank and Debbie Tilley, Reggie Faulk and Susie Marcketti.

Allison Leigh Allen was born September 19, 2014, at 10:19 p.m., at Sutter Amador Hospital, in Jackson, to Adam and Shannon Allen, of Jackson. She weighed 7 pounds 1 ounce, and...

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3 weeks ago

Individuals interested in becoming chain installers on California State Highways in the Sierra Nevada can contact the Caltrans Maintenance Office at (209) 736-0187. Permits are available for State Highways 4, 88, 89, 108 and 207 in Calaveras, Alpine, Amador and Tuolumne Counties.

All new applicants are required to attend an orientation class, which will be held on Thursday, October 23, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in the Caltrans Maintenance Office (98 South Main Street) in Angels Camp, California. A written and performance exam will be...

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Carolyn Schmitz
3 weeks ago
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Richard F. and Susan L. Carter are pleased to announce their 50th Golden Wedding Anniversary.

The pair met on a blind date in Salt Lake City, Utah, and were married on September 24, 1964, at the Carillon Wedding Chapel, in Bountiful Utah.

During their marriage, they had two children, Christian F. Carter, of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and Cory Anne Carter, of Thousand Oaks, Calif., and three grandchildren.

Susan has been the proprietor of Susan’s Place Wine Bar & Eatery for the past 27 years. Richard works at Bray Vineyards for the...

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Sandra Campbell
3 weeks ago
Leslie Vasquez trying out a possible look for her performance art submission.

After a month-long Request for Qualifications, 50 artists from Amador and Calaveras counties and the East Bay have been selected to submit work for the next phase of “River Reflections,” a major arts project, funded by the California Arts Council, which will call attention to the importance of the Mokelumne River to our communities. The artists will now have until December 5 to deliver their final creations for inclusion in month-long exhibits that will travel to three locations starting in January 2015.

Six members of the Amador...

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10/03/2014 9:54 AM

The Friends of the Amador County Library presents its Fall Book Sale, Oct 17, 18 and 19, at the hall of American Legion Post 108, in Martell. The popular sale promises to be bigger and better than ever. FACL has assembled one of its largest collections of used books, and has selected the very best for the sale. There will be even more fine-quality choices than ever before. In addition to the excellent selection of books, the sale will include a wide assortment of like-new CDs and DVDs.

The sale kicks off with Member’s Night, on...

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Carolyn Schmitz
10/03/2014 10:06 AM
Yom Kippur begins at sundown today. Sukkot is celebrated five days after Yom Kippur on the 15th of Tishrei, and is marked by several distinct traditions. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
The Mother Lode Jewish Community will hold a Sukkot Celebration on Sunday, Oct. 12. It will take place in a private home in the Bar XX development, which is west of Angels Camp. The event will begin at noon with a potluck lunch around 1 p.m. For more information or to learn about future activities, email us at motherlodejc@yahoo.com, or call 533-1650. The MLJC’s mission is to provide opportunities and events that nurture a vibrant and enduring Jewish identity, culture and community in the Mother Lode, drawing its members from Amador,... [Read more]
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Terence Moore
09/30/2014 1:45 PM
No traffic signals at Moon Bash

Moondog's Moon Bash Demolition Derby will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at the Amador County Fairgrounds, in Plymouth. Doors open at 3 p.m. The first heat will be at 4 p.m. Tickets for adults are $20 — children under 12 will be admitted free. Parking will also be free. Food and beverages will be available for sale. Tickets are available online, at amadorcountyfair.com, at the Amador County Fair office or at the Amador County Chamber of Commerce, in Jackson.

The Moon Bash Demolition Derby will be presented by the Amador...

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Carolyn Schmitz
09/29/2014 4:01 PM
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The families of Jillian Justice and Ricky Lague are pleased to announce their marriage, on April 19, 2014.

The bride is the daughter of Mary Hamilton, of Jackson. She is a 2009 Argonaut High School graduate, as well as a 2014 graduate from American Public University. She works as a medical office manager, and lives in Pine Grove.

The groom is the son of Ricky and Kim Lague, of Pine Grove. He resides in Pine Grove, is also a graduate of Argonaut High School, Class of 2008, and works as a gold miner at his family’s business,...

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Lucy Hackett
09/24/2014 10:52 AM
The Blue Canyon Gang and the Congressional Gunfighters of America will face off Sunday on Main Street, Jackson, over which gang will control the newly-formed county of Amador, right after the Kit Carson Mountain Men Wagon Train parade at 11 am. Days of 49 Celebration of Amador County's 160th anniversary, music, melodrama and more, on Main Street, Sunday until 5 pm.
The Blue Canyon Gang and the Congressional Gunfighters of America will face off Sunday on Main Street in Jackson, over which gang will control the newly-formed county of Amador. The face off is scheduled to occur right after the Kit Carson Mountain Men Wagon Train parade beginning at 11 a.m. The Days of 49 Celebration of Amador County's 160th Anniversary will feature music, melodrama and more, on Sept. 28, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. [Read more]
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Carolyn Schmitz
09/21/2014 4:52 PM
"Lunar Eclipse," by Amador Astronomical Society member Joran Kreiss. To view more photos, visit amadorastronomy.org.

The Amador Astronomical Society and Amador County Recreation Agency present a Star Party (weather permitting) at Mollie Joyce Park, in Pioneer. Let’s look at a crescent moon and the night sky. Join us on Sept. 27, whether you have your own scope or not. For event or society membership informaiton, contact Richard Rymer, at 295-6651, or astrorich@volcano.net.

Gold Rush History

A series of Gold Rush history lectures will be offered on Wednesdays beginning Sept. 24, and again on Oct. 1, 8 and 15. Subject matter for each...

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09/21/2014 4:46 PM
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More than 6 million young people across the country are enjoying 4-H today. 4-H offers young people many new opportunities allowing them to make an impact on the community, and step up to the challenges of a complex and changing world. Amador County 4-H is a volunteer youth development program open to all youth between the ages of 5 to 18 years old sponsored by the University of California and the County of Amador.

Six clubs: Fiddletown, Gold Nuggets in Plymouth, Ione Community, Jackson Gold Wheels, Shenandoah Valley and Willow...

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09/20/2014 4:49 PM
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Come Saturday, Sept. 20, to a huge yard sale at the historic grammar school in Sutter Creek, benefitting the Sutter Creek Grammar School Restoration Project.

For weeks now, community members have been dropping off goodies for this sale. You will find furniture, collectibles, craft supplies, games, movies, kitchen ware, kids’ play equipment, books, desks, file cabinets and so much more.

The sale will be held inside and outside at the historic Sutter Creek Grammar School. The school is located between Broad Street and Randolph...

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09/20/2014 4:16 PM
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Jasper Gebhardt is a name to remember: 14-year-old Gebhardt is a high school senior and has won numerous music competitions, qualified twice for the National Geographic Geography Bee and was recently chosen as a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship program. Among the 16,000 U.S. semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program, six San Joaquin County high school students were chosen. These students represent less than one percent of seniors in this particular group nationwide.

Although Gebhardt is a 7th generation...

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09/12/2014 10:49 AM
McKayla Mondani is a past recipient of a Sutter Creek Lions $1,500 scholarship. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The Sutter Creek Lions Club is offering a limited number of competitive scholarships for graduates of Amador County high schools, who are full-time college students of Junior or Senior standing and who are registered full-time and attending classes in the Fall 2014 school year.

Eligible candidates will:

1. Have graduated from an Amador County high school (send copy of diploma).

2. Be of Junior or Senior college standing, registered and attending classes full time (minimum of 12 semester units or equivalent) with a good GPA.

3....

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