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Peter Steinbach
7 days ago
People enjoying their free all you can eat Thanksgiving Meal at the American Legion Hall.
FREE Thanksgiving Turkey. That's right, come and join us for an all you can eat turkey dinner with all the trimming. We invite anyone in the community who needs a place to go for Thanksgiving. You can come get a meal anytime between 11:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. We also have gifts, certificates for clothing and jackets from Community Hope Thrift Store, and events to keep the children happy! There is also a warm fireplace to sit at and fellowship with other people. Visit www.ccviewpoint.org for more information.... [Read more]
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Carolyn Schmitz
2 weeks ago
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Keith Sweet and Gail Zichterman were married on September 4, 1964, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. They celebrated their 50th anniversary with friends last week at an anniversary party held in Teresa’s banquet hall, in Jackson, California. In September, they returned to Michigan and stayed at the Grand Hotel, on Mackinac Island, where they had earlier honeymooned and where Keith was born.

More than 75 people came from throughout California and Nevada to share in this celebration. Guests included friends from each of the professions that...

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Via Press Release
2 weeks ago
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Five tips to protect your child from digital dangers

A couple gathers their closest friends and family around the table. The couple is excited, nervous, anxious and full of joy, all at the same time.

“We’re expecting!” they yell.

Cheers and tears of joy typically follow this pronouncement with congratulatory hugs being shared among guests. What was once a traditional moment to be shared and remembered by all present is a fading tradition for many of today’s young couples.

Most of today’s announcements are shared in 140...

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Sandra Campbell
2 weeks ago
"To Such Belongs the Kingdom of God"

A painting that has inspired thousands in Europe, America, and even China will be on exhibit at the Sutter Creek Gallery during the month of December. This painting by accomplished California watercolor artist, Randy Klassen, is considered his best. It was inspired in 1981 by the idea of how “child-like faith can open the biggest door.”

An edition of 750 quality lithographs was immediately run off and found their way into homes, schools, churches, hospitals, retirement homes, and restaurants. And one copy was even acquired by the...

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Lucy Hackett
3 weeks ago
Delight in the charm of Jackson’s old-fashioned Christmas Delights on Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thanksgiving weekend. Stroll Main Street, Jackson, where music, costumed characters, activities for kids and free horse-drawn carriage ride will be available. Jackson’s boutique shops will be open until 9 p.m. with treats for all. Santa will light the city's Christmas tree at the Jackson Fire Department at 6 p.m. on both nights, and will then head to the historic National Hotel for children’s wish lists and free photos.... [Read more]
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Lucy Hackett
3 weeks ago
Bring the whole family to Main Street Jackson for the American Legion Post 108 Veteran's Day Parade, November 11, 10 am honoring the men and women who serve our country
Bring the whole family to Main Street Jackson for the American Legion Post 108 Veteran's Day Parade, November 11, beginning at 10 a.m., honoring the men and women who serve our country. Veterans and their families are welcome to ride on the Amador Transit Trolley bus in the parade. Wheelchair accessible and heated or air conditioned! Call 267-9395 if you would like to ride. [Read more]
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Terry Puc
3 weeks ago

Mighty Says: LOOK at the new sales at Community Hope Thrift Store

11114 Ridge Road Sutter Creek 209-418-3426

Open Monday thru Friday 9am to 5pm Saturday 10am to 4pm

Daily Color Specials up to 50% off

*Military & Vets w/ ID Discount 35% off new items

*Senior 60 Plus w/ ID Discount 10% off new items

Special Days:

*Tuesday Good Buy Clearance 50% off every week

*Thursday Senior Day 35% off new items

Saturday & Monday 50% off purchases $15 & over

* $2.00 Minimum Black Dot items are excluded

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Via Press Release
4 weeks ago
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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Myrna-Kay Robison
10/21/2014 12:57 PM
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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Sandra Campbell
10/18/2014 12:00 PM
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
10/18/2014 11:44 AM
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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Via Press Release
10/16/2014 11:46 AM

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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KVGC HomeTown Radio
10/16/2014 11:36 AM

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
10/10/2014 10:34 AM
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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Via Press Release
10/12/2014 7:53 PM

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
10/10/2014 10:38 AM
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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
10/07/2014 4:52 PM
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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Via Press Release
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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