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Carolyn Schmitz
6 days ago
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort’s slots and table games paid out more than $3 million to guests during the month of June.

“June was a big month at Jackson with all of the excitement surrounding the conclusion of the Dream Wedding Giveaway,” said Rich Hoffman, CEO of Jackson Rancheria. “July will be just as exhilarating, offering our loyal patrons even more ways to win.”

Rancheria Hot Reels: Drawings from 8 a.m. to midnight, Thursdays in July. All Dreamcatcher’s Club members get one free entry. The top 70 from each tournament...

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6 days ago
The Mokelumne River has been the source of inspiration for innumerable works of art, and will serve as the inspiration for AmadorArts’ “River Reflections.” Photo of Jan Freischlag's "Wet and Wild" is courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Artists of all disciplines who live in Amador and Calaveras counties are invited to submit qualifications and samples of work for an opportunity to participate in a project called, “River Reflections.” The deadline to submit an application online is midnight, Aug. 22. Artists selected as Finalist Artists will be invited to create work inspired by the Mokelumne River, and they will have until Dec. 1, to do so. Visual artists — in both two- and three-dimensional genres — dancers, musicians, composers, actors, literary and video artists... [Read more]
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Carolyn Schmitz
6 days ago
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Teens get involved when it's time for fair

By Walter Guerra

Can teens be involved in the Amador County Fair you ask? The answer is yes, teens can be involved in many different ways. Whether they are part of 4-H, a sports team that has a booth, or just want to have fun at the carnival, the fair is the perfect place for teens to have a blast.

Amador County Fair has many activities and booths related to teens. There is a Kids Day Parade in downtown Plymouth, on July 24, at 9:30 a.m. They also can buy a burger from the...

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Carolyn Schmitz
6 days ago
The nation’s capital welcomed more than 3,500 members of one of its foremost service organizations with the arrival of the Daughters of the American Revolution for its 123rd annual Continental Congress. Attending were Ida Ruth Edmonson-Johnson, Registrar, of Sutter Creek; Barbara McMahon, California State Officer, of Pioneer; and Janice Brady, associate member, of Louin, Mississippi, all members of the Sierra Amador chapter in Jackson. Highlights of the week-long event included welcoming respected keynote speakers and award winners... [Read more]
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Carolyn Schmitz
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World Breastfeeding Week is Aug. 1 through 7. The “Big Latch On” event will be held on Aug. 2, at 10 a.m., at Detert Park, in Jackson, to raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding and the need for global support. All are welcome. For more information, contact Nikki Silveira-Bergen, silveirabergen@yahoo.com, or (916) 802-8302. To learn more about Big Latch On, visit biglatchon.org.

Mental Illness

The Amador County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI Amador, is holding an affiliate meeting and support...

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Carolyn Schmitz
2 weeks ago
Alan & Helen Bierce at a bush landing strip in Botswana
Always brilliant, Alan and Helen Bierce brought along a recent copy of the Amador Ledger Dispatch on their recent trip to Botswana. Here, the couple poses with friends at their bush landing. [Read more]
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Carolyn Schmitz
3 weeks ago
Changing of the guard has happened at the four Amador County Rotary Clubs. Incoming presidents include Marv Hampton, of Jackson Rotary Club; Jim Rooney, of Ione Rotary Club; Kelly Wolin, of Amador Upcountry Rotary Club; and MaryAnn McCamant, of Plymouth-Foothills Rotary Club.

Rotary International is a worldwide organization dedicated to living the motto, “Service Above Self.” The heart of Rotary is its clubs - dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Rotary membership is always open to people who...

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06/27/2014 8:42 AM
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The Mother Lode Bonsai Club (formerly Calaveras Bonsai Club) will move its Saturday, July 5, meeting to Columbia Nursery, 22004 Parrotts Ferry Road, in Columbia. The club meeting starts at 10 a.m., in the nursery’s shady oak grove, followed by a free public demonstration on styling a Japanese maple tree.

“We are moving our July meeting to Tuolumne County as a community outreach to promote bonsai to a wider range of local residents, and to encourage more people to develop an interest...

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Carolyn Schmitz
06/12/2014 2:39 PM
Holmes' Hounds pin photo by Mrs. Martha Hudson

Holmes’ Hounds

This missive is to notify you of our Sherlockian Society’s next meeting at Baker Street West, on Tuesday, July 1, at 6 o’clock in the evening. Gather at 221B, where members will give a full explanation of their assumed identities, including personality, the stories in which they appeared, and intriguing, possible plot twists. If you enjoy a passionate pursuit of the world’s greatest detective, like to play games and play dress-up. If you enjoy a spirited exchange...

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Carolyn Schmitz
06/10/2014 8:33 AM
Rotary Goes Hollywood was the theme for this year’s Rotary Conference for Dis- trict 5190, held at John Ascuaga’s Nugget, in Sparks, Nevada, from May 15 through 18. The annual speech contest featured 13 speakers from each area of the district, all of whom were required to win at both the club and area levels. The topic was, “Engage Rotary, Change Lives: Living a Life of Service Above Self.”

Competing with the 12 other speakers, Amador High senior Carisa Swason won the contest and received $1,000 for first place. Swanson represented...

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Carolyn Schmitz
06/06/2014 11:25 AM
Memorial day is a special day to honor and recognize the men and women that have served our country — many of whom paid the ultimate sacrifice. Starting the Friday leading into the Memorial Day weekend, the American Legion Riders Post 108 started on their journey that has become a tradition for their group — making sure all the Veterans that have served our great nation have flags placed on their final resting place in Amador County.

While the American Legion Riders Post 108 will be the first to tell you that there are many caring...

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Carolyn Schmitz
06/06/2014 10:44 AM
Rotary Goes Hollywood was the theme for this year’s Rotary Conference for District 5190, held at John Ascuaga’s Nugget, in Sparks, Nevada, from May 15 through 18. The annual speech contest featured 13 speakers from each area of the district, all of whom were required to win at both the club and area levels. The topic was, “Engage Rotary, Change Lives: Living a Life of Service Above Self.”

Competing with the 12 other speakers, Amador High senior Carisa Swason won the contest and received $1,000 for first place. Swanson represented...

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Carolyn Schmitz
06/06/2014 10:31 AM
Melanie Denman explores the role of faith, both positive and negative, through the fictitious chronicles of mother-daughter relationships set in the Bible Belt of East Texas. In her riotous debut novel, “Visiting the Sins,” Denman probes the myriad sacrifices of motherhood with unflinching honesty and warmhearted amusement. “I try to illustrate a simple truth: Motherhood is individual, and it’s hard, and none of us does it perfectly,” she said.

For any of our readers who are grandmothers, Pamela Conrad has written, “Grandma...

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06/03/2014 10:20 AM
Do you and your pet enjoy hiking, hunting and the outdoors? Do you live in a rural area, near a canyon, or open fields? These areas are also home to poisonous snakes that bite about 15,000 dogs each year.

The Barbary Coast Samoyed Club, Inc. and Butte County Kenel Club, Inc. present Rattlesnake Avoidance Training For Dogs, on Saturday and Sunday, June 14 and 15, between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Training will occur in the Chico area, and each appointment lasts about 15 minutes. Map and directions will be sent with appointment confirmatio...

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Matthew Hedger
05/31/2014 12:29 PM
Benefiting Sutter Amador Hospital Foundation and Amador STARS Presenting Sponsor Coldwell Banker Award Realtors

Friday, August 1, 2014 at Rancho Murieta Country Club

Golfer Registration Form

11:00 am Check-in/Registration and special contests (cash, check or credit card)

1:00 pm Shotgun Start, dinner to follow (6:30 pm approx.)

Participation fee of $100 per player, includes:

?? 18 hole golf tournament includes cart, goodie bag, refreshments, club valet, use of locker

room and showers, unlimited range balls

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Carolyn Schmitz
05/30/2014 9:47 AM
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Wednesdays

Wine Down Wednesdays: For anyone who enjoys fine food and great regional wine, Wine Down Wednesdays, at The Blue Moon Cafe, in Pine Grove, offers a wine-pairing dinner on the third Wednesday of each month, featuring regional wines and complementary culinary pairings. Reservations are recommended. Seating is limited. For guests over 21. The Blue Moon Cafe is located at 19885 State Highway 88. For details, visit thebluemooncafe.net, or call 296-3800.

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05/30/2014 9:13 AM
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University of California Cooperative Extension will present a hands-on workshop series at six locations across Northern California designed especially for farmers interested in making value-added products in their home kitchens. Workshops will teach participants about the new California Homemade Food Act (AB1616) which allows individuals to prepare and package certain non-potentially hazardous foods in private-home kitchens, referred to as “Cottage Food Operations.”

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05/30/2014 9:02 AM
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The Amador County Council 1849, Knights of Columbus, will be having its annual Rib Feed Dinner, on Saturday, June 14, at St. Katharine Drexel Parish Center, located at 11361 Prospect Drive, in Jackson.

Adult tickets are $25 each; for children ages seven to 12 years, $10; and children under seven years old are free. Tickets are available from any Knight, or by contacting David Sanders, at 245-3482. No tickets will be available at the door.

A no-host bar will begin at 5:30 p.m.,...

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Matthew Hedger
05/26/2014 10:35 AM
Soroptimist International of Calaveras County held its fourth annual “Take It To Heart” Chili Cook Off at the Murphys Historic Hotel on May 3. Best Chili winners were Witness Protection, who also took third place for their theme. The Best Theme was created by the Chili Queens.

Net proceeds from the event help fund SI of Calaveras County’s “Take Women To Heart” program, in partnership with Mark Twain Medical Center, providing free lipid tests to Calaveras County women. Details of the “Take Women To Heart” program can be found...

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Matthew Hedger
05/26/2014 10:31 AM
Members of Soroptimist International of Calaveras County joined 200 other Soroptimists at the Sierra Pacific Region of Soroptimist International of the Americas, Inc., conference May 16-18, 2014, at the Visalia Marriott Hotel/Convention Center. The conference highlighted a year’s worth of community service by local Soroptimist clubs, plus featured programs and projects from Soroptimist International of the Americas and Soroptimist International. SI of Calaveras County presented its local awards at a special dinner April 2 at the... [Read more]
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