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William Peterson
6 days ago
We work and save over many years to build a nest egg for the ultimate reason in retirement, and that is to provide ourselves an income throughout our retirement years. Thus, it can be said that income is the outcome of retirement planning. Unfortunately, most people, financial advisors included, are simply clueless as to how to set up their retirement plan properly for providing this lifetime income.

The retirement objective and focus changes as we enter our pre-retirement and retirement years, shifting from an accumulation mode...

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Lisa Lucke
6 days ago
Despite regular threats to throw myself off the porch, which actually means grabbing a beer out of the garage fridge and heading to the front yard for a time out, I’m in no hurry to die, or overly curious about what happens “on the other side.” I’m just reminded of the topic now and then, like when my uncle died unexpectedly last year. His family found some letters outlining his last wishes in the event of his death. Keep in mind, he was 74, and while he wasn’t in poor health, at that age, one never knows. Unfortunately, he left the... [Read more]
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5 days ago
Faith Lutheran Church

Yellow: wear it, share it. On Sun., Sept. 7, Faith Lutheran Church, ELCA synod, located in Pioneer, will be at Amador County Fairgrounds in Plymouth from 2 to 5 p.m. putting our faith into action by engaging in community service activities. We will be deadheading and weeding the long flower bed on main street, and also touching up and painting the Frontier Village. Nineteen people from our congregation will be wearing the “bright” yellow shirts doing our community service (from ages 13 to some in their 70’s)....

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5 days ago
"The Golden State," at Main Street Theatre Works
Now through Sept. 6

“The Golden State:” Main Street Theatre Works presents, “The Golden State,” a hilarious comedy about wanting, getting, having, coveting and hoarding money, inspired by Molière’s original work, “The Miser.” Performances are Friday and Saturday nights, at 8 p.m. Come at 6:30 p.m., to picnic with friends and family. Bring a bottle of wine, a low-back lawn chair, a light sweater and a little bug repellent, and plan on laughing until you cry. General admission tickets are $17.50, students pay $12, and a family of four...

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5 days ago
The Calaveras Community Band, which traces its history to California’s Gold Rush days, will present a special Labor Day concert under the leadership of Director Mic Harper in the Murphys Community Park on Monday, September 1, at 6:30 p.m.

There will be music for everyone’s taste, ranging from swing and jazz to show tunes and marches. The band has added two new Latin tunes to its repertoire.

There is no admission charge. Families and other members of the community are invited to pack a picnic dinner and enjoy this holiday...

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5 days ago
The Mother Lode Rose Society is honored to have the American Rose Society President speak at its upcoming Silver Anniversary event, “The Festival of Roses.” The date is Sunday, Sept. 7, at 2 p.m., at the Amador Senior Center.

Jolene Adams will speak on Sunday, at 2 p.m., at the Amador Senior Center, to Festival visitors, founding members and others.

She will elaborate on the history of the society, how it has grown and its many contributions of activities to the Northern California-Nevada-Hawaii District of the American Rose...

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Brent Parsons
6 days ago
I served a 16-year tour of duty in local public government. The experience was rewarding and I recommend it to anyone without thin skin, visions of grandeur or an ax to grind. Two observations made during that time on the Sutter Creek City Council impressed me: citizens continue to volunteer for what is usually a thankless task and a core of observers continue to attend the meetings, which routinely must be a bore. Some of the regulars rarely said a thing and others always did. Certain hot-button issues would attract a crowd, but the... [Read more]
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5 days ago
No Casino In Plymouth is pleased to announce that Citizens Equal Rights Alliance will hold a one-day informational conference on Indian gaming and fee to trust. CERA is a nationally recognized citizens group that has effectively opposed questionable fee to trust applications and unwanted Indian casinos for more than two decades.

The conference will be held on Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Plymouth City Hall. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with refreshments for early arrivals. Speakers will include attorneys Lana...

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Via Press Release
5 days ago
With record droughts across much of the Western US in 2014, it seems everyone is bracing during this vicious wildfire season.

The number of acres burned annually by wildfires in the United States has been steadily increasing over the past several decades, from just over two million acres burned in 1986 to nine million acres burned in 2012.

A wildfire endangers not only the lives and property of those in its path, but it can also have a devastating effect on the health of individuals living in the general vicinity of the fire —...

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Carolyn Schmitz
5 days ago
Photo courtesy of Carla Gianandrea
After a summer filled with visitors, vacations and kids underfoot, local ladies look for ways to reconnect with other women within their community. Many find fellowship and purpose within the membership of Amador County clubs designed to preserve or improve their neighborhood, city or county.

The Sutter Creek Woman’s Club was established in 1909, as an “Improvement Club” for the town of Sutter Creek. Its mission was to “improve the cemetery, schoolyard, streets, and to beautify the town in general.” Through the years, its...

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Via Press Release
5 days ago
Taste buds are gearing up as historic Main Street, in Sutter Creek, prepares to be transformed into one of the hottest events of the year — a favorite for adults and children alike. Sample homemade chili and salsa from the many participating teams. Afterward, cast a vote for your favorite.

After sampling all the awesome chili and salsa, stroll down Main Street, listening to music, browsing through vendors booths and viewing the display of more than 100 of the most beautiful classic cars, hot rods and motorcycles gathered...

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Mother Lode Bonsai Club is featuring a free bonsai training workshop for the public on Saturday, Sept. 6. The workshop takes place after the club’s monthly meeting at 10 a.m., at the former Calaveras County Water District office, located at 423 E. St. Charles Street (Highway 49), in San Andreas.

Member-supplied trees will be selected at random for the workshop. Each specimen will be individually critiqued by a senior club expert with suggestions on how to work on its specific composition or design. Club members will also be on-hand...

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5 days ago
With Aug. 26 being Women’s Equality Day and the United States ranking a disappointing 23rd on the Global Gender Gap Index, the leading personal finance social network WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2014’s Best and Worst States for Women's Equality.

To gauge the scope of gender-based disparities in the United States, WalletHub ranked each of the 50 states based on ten key metrics. They range from the gap in the number of female and male executives to the disparity between women’s and men’s life expectancy to the...

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5 days ago
Mandolin Orange band. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Have you ever attended a concert and it felt as if the band was in your living room playing just for you? That is the ambiance that was set at Feist Wines, in Amador City, last Wednesday. Mandolin Orange, the hit-making duo, returned to Amador City to play a spirited show in front of a sold-out audience in support of the album, “This Side of Jordan.”

In the time between the band’s first show here in March and the Aug. 20 performance, they toured America and played a concert at the prestigious Newport Folk Festival, in Rhode...

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Via Press Release
5 days ago
Ringling Bros. Circus
Behold the living legends. Children of all ages will believe in the unbelievable with the all-new circus spectacular, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS, coming to the Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena, Sept. 12 through 15, and Stockton Arena, Sept. 19 through 21.

Iconic Ringling Bros. stars meet fabled mythological creatures at the place where legends live, at “The Greatest Show on Earth.” Experience unimaginable family fun, as amazing circus athletes perform awe-inspiring feats of daring, spectacles of strength...

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Via Press Release
5 days ago
Labor Day Sidewalk Sale

This Labor Day weekend, Sutter Creek will be the place to be for bargains. Downtown merchants will be having their Annual Sidewalk Sale. Browse the sidewalks for once-a-year bargains on everything from fashion, home décor, gifts, collectibles and antiques. Plus, be sure to go inside the stores for more specials on wonderful merchandise. Make Sutter Creek one of your stops this Labor Day weekend.

Special Advocates

The Amador Court Appointed Special Advocates program is in need of volunteers to work with...

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5 days ago
Photographs, narratives and research confirm that the structure of Sierra Nevada forests and woodlands has changed dramatically since the mid-1800s. Fire suppression has allowed a massive increase in vegetation, resulting in fuel buildup and the heightened risk of severe wildfire, the loss wildlife habitat, impaired scenic quality, a declining water yield and a reduction of livestock, forage and timber for forest products.

On Wednesday, Sept. 17, renowned author George Gruell will discuss the conception and lasting relevance of...

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The Woman’s Club of Jackson donated to Toys For Tots at holiday time. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Established in 1910, the Woman’s Club of Jackson has dedicated its history to helping the community. We meet the first Friday of every month, starting in October. Our last meeting for each year is June. We have helped many worthwhile community projects during 2013 to 2014.

We commissioned Jackson Girl Scout Troop 440 to refurbish a bench at the Amador Senior Center. The bench was completely dismantled, sanded, reinforced, varnished and stained. Another bench in the process of being completed by these wonderful young ladies is...

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If you haven’t already tried it, you’re going to love square dancing. Beginning square dance classes start Monday, Sept. 15, at 6:30 p.m. All new students receive their first three lessons for free.

Couples, singles and families are all welcome to enjoy the fitness, fun and friendship of square dancing with the Jackson Claim Jumpers.

Modern square dancing will surprise you. Dance to a wide variety of music while learning basic square steps and dozens of variations. No dance experience is required. No special clothing is needed....

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5 days ago
In order to include more Calaveras and Amador County artists in the ground-breaking project, River Reflections, the deadline to submit qualifications has been extended by two weeks, to Sept. 6.

The “River Reflections –Mokelumne River Arts Project, which will include three shows in Amador, Calaveras and Oakland and a Grand Finale event in May 2015, is slated for statewide attention. Artists of all kinds — not just painters, but photographers, tattoo artists, jewelry artists, sculptors, dancers, musicians, composers, actors,...

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