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Matthew Hedger
5 days ago

On Wednesday, January 28, volunteers will conduct a survey of homeless families and individuals in Amador County. They will follow guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a 24-hour “point in time” look at homelessness. All the volunteers have been trained for this process.

Volunteers will be visible in their assigned locations during the day and into the evening. If they walk the creeks and enter homeless encampments, they will work in teams of two. They will approach homeless persons respectfully...

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Tessa Marguerite
4 days ago
Jackie Rutherford at the ticket table for the Buffaloes JV Girls basketball game against Calaveras on January 20, 2015. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite

If your children participate in athletics at Amador High School, or if you have attended any sporting event at Amador for the past 20 years, then the name Jackie Rutherford should sound familiar to you.

Jackie Rutherford is the friendly lady who is among the first to welcome you with a smile to the field, or building, for football, boys and girls soccer and boys and girls basketball games. The only reason she does not cover volleyball, Rutherford declared, is because it would interfere with the soccer games. Sound familiar yet?...

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4 days ago
Celebration of the Holy Theophany (Epiphany--baptism) of our Lord Jesus Christ and blessing of the waters of Jackson Creek, St. Sava Church, Jackson, Calif. as Father Stephen Tumbas and Protodeacon Triva Paul reverently toss a cross made of ice into the waters as the faithful watch from bank below St. Sava Church. Photo by Larry Angier

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

The community is always welcome to worship with us at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Ione Congregation, located at 407 W. Marlette, in Ione. Sunday Sacrament meetings are held at 10 a.m. until 11:10 a.m.

Sutter Creek Baptist Church

You are welcome to join us for Bible study and worship at the Sutter Creek Baptist Church, located at 250 Hanford Street and Highway 49, across from the Days Inn motel.Worship on Sunday morning is at 10:30 a.m., following Bible study at 9...

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4 days ago
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Since February is considered the Honorary Heart Month, Upcountry Community Council will host a “Hands Only CPR” class to be presented by the Amador Red Cross at the Feb. 9, UCC Meeting.

One quarter of Americans say they have been in a situation where someone needed CPR. If you become one of them, would you know what to do? Studies have shown that using “Hands Only CPR” can make a life-saving difference when someone suffers from sudden cardiac arrest. “Hands Only CPR is a technique involving no mouth-to-mouth contact and can be...

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4 days ago
Anna Corbin. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

“Strange Escapes,” a boutique paranormal event company, founded by ghost hunter Amy Bruni, is bringing some special guests to Preston Castle, on March 13 and 14.

Formerly the Preston School of Industry, Preston Castle was once used to house troubled boys, designed to teach them trades rather than keeping them in juvenile facilities. There were a number of deaths during its 70 years in operation, including several of the boys, as well as a housekeeper named Anna Corbin.

Do you believe the ghosts of Anna and the others who...

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4 days ago
An art scholarship in memory of Victoria Robinson has been established for students of Amador High School. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Chronic Pain & Mental Health

Mental health and physical health are fundamentally linked. Come join us for this free workshop and learn how chronic pain can impact your thoughts and emotions, as well as strategies you can use to enhance and maintain optimal mental health. Chronic Pain & Mental Health: The Mind-Body Connection Workshop will be held at the Upcountry Community Center, Jan. 28, at 1 p.m. Call the UCC, at (209) 296-2785, for more information.

Libations & Conversations

AAUW’s Libations & Conversations group will meet...

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4 days ago
Ed Tracey will host, “LOL! Laugh Out Loud with Ed Tracey!” Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

How about tuning in this Friday to TSPN TV, at 8:30 a.m., for “LOL! Laugh Out Loud with Ed Tracey!”

Tracey, who is manager of the Volcano Union Inn, is also a former standup comedian and entertainer and has appeared on such shows as the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” and has opened for comedians Sinbad, DL Hughley, Andrew Dice Clay and others.

“Laugh Out Loud with Ed Tracey!” is a comedy and variety show with a different co-host each week with Tracey. This weeks guest co-host is Beth Barnard. Also appearing is comedian Carlos...

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2 weeks ago
Artist Julie Trail's upcoming show features barns. Photos courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Just a few weeks ago, Julie Trail, of Sutter Creek, was awarded First Place in the two-dimensional category in the River Reflections Exhibit. Her watercolor called, “A Mighty Being,” captured the judges’ critiques among 30 other works. Now, she is being honored as the featured artist for February in the AmadorArts Gallery, in Sutter Creek. The public is invited to meet her at a reception at 11-A Randolph Street, on Saturday, Feb. 7, between 3 and 6 p.m., coinciding with the monthly 1st Saturday Art Trek. The gallery will also be... [Read more]
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2 weeks ago
Glanton’s body of work features a range of styles and subjects. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Jim Glanton, Sutter Creek Gallery’s featured artist for the month of February, has always been interested in drawing and painting and was encouraged by both parents and teachers. He attended art classes in college prior to joining the Air Force.

After his Air Force stint, Glanton landed a job in a Southern California architectural studio as an illustrator. “A fellow artist and I would illustrate during the week,” he remembered, “and paint plein air on the weekend.” After moving to Northern California in 1976, he worked for another...

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2 weeks ago
Church at the Cross, in Pine Grove. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Trinity Episcopal Church

The last of the Christmas decorations are likely stored away until next year. What about the message of Christmas? Do you store that away or does it stay active in your heart? Love and compassion for everyone is the message that Christ brings to us — not just at Christmas, but all year. Join us as we seek to be more compassionate, loving people. Whoever you are, wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here. Sunday services are at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., followed by a coffee hour at 11:30a.m. ...

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2 weeks ago
The annual Amador County Holistic Health and Wellness Fair returns to the Amador Senior Center. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The new year often finds people reflecting on the changes they would like to make in their lives. On Saturday, Jan. 24, the 11 annual Amador County Holistic Health and Wellness Fair returns to the Amador Senior Center, in Jackson, offering lots of resources for improving one's quality of life.

The fair presents an opportunity for attendees to take an interactive journey toward good health and well-being by sampling the many wellness products and services that are available locally. A complimentary raffle of lots of great prizes...

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2 weeks ago
This 2003 photo of the Button Bazaar demonstrates enthusiasm for the timeless and fascinating functional tool: the button. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
The Sacramento Button Club is inviting the public to join in the fun at Button Bazaar 2015 on Saturday, March 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the La Sierra Community Center, located at 5325 Engle Road, in Carmichael. The bazaar has moved to a larger venue, as collectors are discovering the importance of these miniature antiques. Buttons well past 100 years old are still affordable. Collectible clothing buttons from the 18th Century to contemporary times will be offered for sale by 25 dealers from the western states. When it comes to... [Read more]
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2 weeks ago
At last year’s luncheon, the Sierra Belles modeled fun and functional fashions. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Come join us for a fun and fabulous event, on March 3, at the Jackson Rancheria, Ballroom A. Social hour begins at 11:30 a.m., with lunch and fashion show starting at 12:30 p.m. All clothing being modeled is from the Hospice Thrift Store. The cost is $25 and includes free $10 slot or match play at the Casino. The event will include raffle prizes and a Grand Prize donated by the Casino. For tickets, please call Linda at (209) 274-9910, before the deadline on February 24. No walk- ins accepted.

Sierra Belles is a ladies’ social group...

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2 weeks ago

An account has been established at American River Bank’s Buckhorn Branch for the victim of last week’s house fire in Pioneer.

The victim’s few possessions which survived the fire were subsequently stolen out of a truck in a garage, leaving her with nothing.

If you have questions or would like to make a donation to assist the fire victim,, contact the bank, at (209) 295-2265.

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Matthew Hedger
2 weeks ago

On January 6, while serving an eviction notice, the Amador County Sheriff Department enlisted the assistance of the Amador County Animal Control staff when they discovered over 25 cats living in deplorable conditions. Two of these cats are people friendly, but extremely thin and now in the care of caring Animal Shelter staff.

The remainder of these cats will be going to A-PAL Humane Society for evaluation and placement. After living in filth, these cats will need time and care to determine the best option for them to live out their...

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2 weeks ago
King Fire. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Bill Lavallie.

The King Fire began on Sept. 13, 2014, and consumed 97,717 acres of forest land in El Dorado County, north of Pollock Pines. Before the fire was completely extinguished, forestry professionals were busy assessing the damage and beginning the enormous task of salvaging timber and restoring the landscape. That work will continue for the next several years.

On Wednesday, Jan.21, the Amador-El Dorado Forest Forum will host a meeting to update the public on salvage and restoration efforts and present the proposed action for the King...

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2 weeks ago
Learning about traffic safety could save a life. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Nexus Youth & Family Services has received a grant to support Friday Night Live youth leaders in their implementation of campaigns to address traffic safety and underage drinking issues in their community. The funding provided through the California Friday Night Live Partnership, with a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, will allow youth to lead projects that will engage peers, their families and communities around these important issues.

To qualify for...

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2 weeks ago
Victoria Robinson is remembered through a high school art scholarship. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Victoria Robinson Art Scholarship

An art scholarship in memory of Victoria Robinson has been established for students of Amador High School for 2015 and ongoing years. Contributions may be made to Amador High School, Victoria Robinson Scholarship Fund, c/o Mel Jagoda, 330 Spanish Street, Sutter Creek, CA 95685. For questions, contact Barbara Wells, (209) 223-1170, or wellsbr@comcast.net.

Long-Term Care Ombudsman

The Mother Lode Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is recruiting volunteers to assist with monitoring the quality of...

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2 weeks ago
San Francisco Oboist Jesse Barrett. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The Mother Lode Friends of Music, the regional organization offereing classical music performances, opens the new year with a concert of chamber music on Sunday, Jan. 25, at 2 pm., at the Church of the Nazarene, located at 14050 Ridge Road, in Sutter Creek. There is no admission charge and the concert is open to the general public.

Oboist Jesse Barrett from San Francisco is the featured performer in a program of music for oboe, strings and piano. Barrett received his undergraduate training at the Conservatory of Music of the...

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2 weeks ago
Leslie Vasquez presented her living statue on Jan. 10 titled, “The River Is A Woman.” Photos courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
The River Reflections Grand Opening in Sutter Creek on Saturday, Jan. 10, drew an estimated 300 people to celebrate this first-of-its kind arts project. Many showed up starting at 2 p.m., when traffic on Main Street came to a standstill while drivers stopped to check out the living water fountain, along with many others gathered on the sidewalk in front of the Hotel Sutter to watch the performance art of Leslie O. Vasquez. When she ended her first of three sets, synchronized to music and poems titled, “The River is a Woman,” everyone... [Read more]
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