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5 days ago
Golden Threads spotlights the quality and rich tradition of quilting.
The sixth biannual quilt show, sponsored by the Mother Lode Quilter’s Guild, will take place in Sutter Creek on Oct. 4 and 5. Quilts will be displayed in the Sutter Creek Main Street Auditorium, Church Street Community Center and throughout shops located on Sutter Creek’s historic Main Street. Show hours are Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This year’s “Opportunity Quilt” is an original design by Ruth Meyer, created in 1984. The design is titled, “Log Cabin Home Sampler.” The pattern was updated, with permission, by...

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3 weeks ago
In May of this year, the Club sponsored a highly successful car and vintage aircraft show at Eagle’s Nest Airport, in Ione. Proceeds from the event were designated for the Interfaith Food Bank, local youth, and other community nonprofit organizations. As a result, the Rotary Club of Ione presented the Amador County Interfaith Food Bank a check for $5,000.

The donation to the food bank comes at a time of the year when funding is most needed. During the year-end holiday season, the organization does receive generous donations from...

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4 weeks ago
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Now that your garden is in full swing, what are you going to do with all that produce? The Calaveras County Master Gardeners’ Demonstration Garden will be open on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with experts available to give you tips about preserving, pest control or any other garden-related concern you might have. The Demonstration Garden is located at the County Government Center, 891 Mountain Ranch Road, in San Andreas.

There will be no plant sale this month. This Saturday, we will discuss some methods of preserving...

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4 weeks ago
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The Mother Lode Bonsai Club is taking a brief summer break and will not hold a meeting in August. The next meeting will be on Saturday, September 6 at 10 a.m. at the former Calaveras County Water District office, 423 E. St. Charles Street (Hwy. 49), San Andreas. For more information, call Bob Dean at 754-5887 or visit the club website at motherlodebonsai.org.

NAMI Peer-To-Peer

NAMI presents a command performance of its popular and highly effective Peer-To-Peer Recovery Education Curse, to be held for the first time at the...

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07/27/2014 11:38 AM
Soroptimist International of Amador County is committed to improving the lives of women and children.

Our local chapter supports the Live Your Dream Scholarship. We offer a cash reward of $3,000 to a woman who provides the primary financial support for herself and/or her family. The woman must be enrolled in a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program. The money can be used to offset any costs associated with her efforts to attain a higher education.

To apply for this scholarship, please call Laura,...

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Carolyn Schmitz
07/27/2014 11:21 AM
Seniors have the chance to network and socialize. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by B. Huston-Fisher
Seniors have the chance to network and socialize. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by B. Huston-Fisher

By B. Huston-Fisher

With such a large population of seniors in the Ione vicinity, there is a great need for support services, and the Ione Senior Service Club is focused on heeding the call.

Social gatherings, physical activity and a sense of community are key to living a full, happy life. Mike Krisman has decided to take ISSC into the community and begin a grass-roots organization that will help connect local residents with...

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07/25/2014 11:48 AM
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Following years of anticipation, the Murphys Community Club (MCC) in partnership with the Angels-Murphys Rotary is about to start construction of two bocce courts as part of an extension of the much used community park.

“We have had numerous requests from individuals, groups, and service clubs to add this popular sport to our agenda of things to do in Murphys,” states MCC president Suzanne Friedman. “After extended negotiations, and meeting the rigid government requirements, the project is now ready to proceed but we will need...

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07/25/2014 11:29 AM
The Amador Corvette Club will hold it’s next monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 5th at the Round Table Pizza in Martell. We meet at 5 p.m., for dinner and socializing and the meeting begins at 6 p.m. If you own a Corvette and enjoy good friend get togethers and fun monthly runs feel free to join us. Guests and visitors are always welcome. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month. For more information you can contact Gayle and Jay at 274-0506 or visit our website at amadorcorvetteclub.com.

Mother Lode Quilters Guild

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Carolyn Schmitz
07/19/2014 2:02 PM
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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07/19/2014 1:55 PM
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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07/19/2014 1:44 PM
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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
07/19/2014 1:31 PM
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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07/19/2014 1:14 PM
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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
07/14/2014 3:57 PM
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
07/03/2014 10:35 AM
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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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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