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4 days ago
Eight orphaned Russian children whose mothers were killed in a 1900 massacre were brought to the United States in 1908, through Ellis Island,for a chance at a new life in the United States. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The Sierra Amador Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution announced this year’s essay contest, which is divided into two levels by grade of the student, and each level is open to any student at the correct level regardless of where they attend school, their race, religion, sex or national origins.

The grade levels and correspoding essay information follows.

For grade levels 5 to 8, the essay title is, “A Child’s Journey Through Ellis Island.”

This year marks the 125th anniversary of Ellis...

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6 days 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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4 days ago
The Studio’s Kids On Stage prepare high-energy musical numbers for the Night In Paris community college fundraising event. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Come to the Cabaret, old friends. Spend an evening in the City of Love, dine on elegant Parisian cuisine and dance the night away with Darin Sexton & Highway 49. Wear your finest themed or semi-formal attire and be swept away by the glitz and glamor.

The Amador Community College Foundation cordially invites you to attend its second annual “A Night in Paris,” a gala which raises half of the annual operating expenses for the Amador Learning Center. Be transported to an evening by the Seine on Nov. 15, from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Guests...

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Myrna-Kay Robison
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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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Carla Gianandrea
2 days ago
Bob Gray , a member of the Willow Springs School House Restoration Committee has been working steadily on the siding of the building. A new front door has been hung and the work goes on to replace siding as needed. Built in 1924, the building has now needed some repair work to indure it's future use. Meeks Hardware and Lumber are providing a significant discount for the materials used. Donations to help fund the projest would be most appreciated. The Amador Community Foundation, located in Jackson, has a fund designated to receive... [Read more]
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Carolyn Schmitz
4 days ago
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ServPro of Amador and Calaveras counties and Sonora is sponsoring “Coat-ed With Love,” its fifth annual coat drive. ServPro has led this successful coat drive for four years, collecting gently used jackets and hoodies of all sizes and distributing them to grateful people with the help of the Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency. You can find a ServPro Coat-ed With Love box at ServPro, All Amador County elementary schools, Ione Police Department, Jackson Police Department, Sutter Creek Police Department, Chamber of Commerce, Amador... [Read more]
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4 days ago
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This year, AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service, is seeking volunteers for tax assistance/preparation and leadership coordinators. Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome.

Each year, from Feb. 1 through April 15, AARP Tax-Aide volunteers prepare federal, state and local tax returns for low- and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those age 60 and older. Volunteers are especially needed to assist with electronic filing of tax returns. You do not...

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Sandra Campbell
4 days ago
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
4 days 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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Carolyn Schmitz
4 days ago
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Tickets are on sale now for “Front Porch Friends,” this year’s ladies fall tea at Sutter Creek Church of the Nazarene, on Nov. 9, at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $7.Church of the Nazarene offers Sunday services at 8:30 and 11 a.m., and Bible study for all ages, at 9:45 a.m. “Becoming What Jesus Envisions.” The church is located at 14050 Ridge Road, in Sutter Creek. For more information, visit scnaz.org, or call 267-1307.

Sutter Creek Baptist Church

Sutter Creek Baptist Church invites you to join us on Sunday mornings for Bible...

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4 days ago
Gold Country Chapter of the American Sewing Guild lends its many hands to programs that benefit the community. From left, Tonya Kraft, Amador Lifeline Program Coordinator, and Sewing Guild members Jeannie McKinney Carolyn Bauer, Jan Hopkins, Chairwoman, Virginia Manner, Amador Lifeline Supervisor and Julie Hamlin of the Sewing Guild. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
The Gold Country Chapter of the American Sewing Guild invites you to participate in Make A Difference Day, a community event to benefit members of our community, on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the M.O.R.E. facility, located at 399 Placerville Drive, in Placerville. Everyone is welcome, including members, non-members, sewers, non-sewers and anyone interested in giving back to their community. If you plan to sew, bring your sewing machine and basic supplies. We have work for non-sewers, as well, so you can bring... [Read more]
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4 days ago
Friends of the Library Volunteers Janie Brown and Helen Bierce prepare for the upcoming book sale. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

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 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
4 days ago
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The Call Church presents, Trunk - N - Treat, on Friday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., rain or shine. The evening offers a safe environment for your children to have fun, get candy and have a free dinner as an alternative to running through darkened streets on Halloween.

Cars, trucks and motorcycle trunks will be decorated and full of candy, and there will be free hot dogs, chips and drinks for everyone. There will also be a cake walk, and other kids’ activities.

Everyone is welcome, but please only the small children should...

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6 days 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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6 days ago
Author Gregg McBride's new biography on his journey to become a healthier person

“Weightless: My Life as a Fat Man and How I Escaped”

Gregg McBride was always determined to make it big, just not quite as literally as he once was. As a young adult, McBride topped the scales at over 450 pounds and wore a sixty-inch belt. At a point, he was consuming 9,000 calories per day and eating dinners large enough to serve a family of four. Name a diet, he’d tried it. In a short amount of time, McBride was propelled back into his same cycle of overeating – until five seemingly simple words would change his life forever....

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Autumn has brought cooler temperatures, and even some welcome rains. This weekend might be the perfect time for a steaming bowl of White Bean and Vegetable Soup with Meatballs. This hearty autumn treat will warm your insides and fill your home with the savory smells this season is famous for.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 cup thinly sliced carrots

1 cup diced onion

3/4 cup diced celery

1 medium zucchini, diced

1 (15-ounce) can Great Northern or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

1 (14-ounce) can...

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Carolyn Schmitz
2 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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2 weeks ago
CSB’s Newest Disaster Releif Chaplains, from left to right, Pastor Eugene Overstreet, Donna Manfredi, Robert Mees, Betty Weatherby, Bob Lloyd, Bonnie Lloyd, Susan Gibson and Linda Davidge. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Recently, members from Sierra Baptist Church, in Pioneer, participated in three days of training for Disaster Relief at a CSB California Disaster Relief event in Folsom. In addition to the chaplaincy trainees, pictured above, other participants received training in assessment, mass feeding, heavy equipment, chainsaw, clean-up and mud-out, water purification, administration, communications, and command center operations. Not only does this help prepare them for deployment to wildfires like the King and Weed fires, but California... [Read more]
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Lucy Hackett
1 week ago
Sign up now to join the American Legion Post 108 Veteran's Day Parade, November 11, 10 am on Main Street Jackson. honoring the men and women who serve our country. More information and entry forms are available from Charline Buckley, 296-4438. Don't delay! Entry deadline is Nov. 1. [Read more]
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2 weeks ago
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Ten Amador County eight grade students were graduated Sunday from Rotary’s Eight Grade Leadership Camp (REGL) held annually at Grizzly Creek Ranch near Portola, CA. Each year 10 students are selected by their teachers and principals to attend a three day session of classes, and outdoor activities designed to build confidence, self-esteem, and trust in others.

Amador’s four Rotary Clubs Ione, Jackson, Plymouth Foothills and Amador Upcountry pool their financial and human resources to finance and help staff this event.

Within...

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