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Matthew Hedger
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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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4 days ago

Scholarship Essay Contest

The Sacramento Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility are seeking entries for an essay contest in which a total of $15,000 will be awarded to local area students.

The 2015 PSR/Sacramento Scholarship Essay Contest is open to high school seniors in Sacramento and surrounding counties — Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba. A total of $15,000 in scholarship money will be awarded to 12 students. The prompt for this year’s contest, chosen by a...

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4 days ago

The Eldorado National Forest plans to fill approximately 35 seasonal wildland firefighter positions for a temporary appointment that will run approximately May through November 2015. The online application for these jobs will only be open for one week from Tuesday, January 27, 2015 through Monday, February 2, 2015. Fire staff from the forest are available to answer questions about the application process which involves submitting an online application and a resume through the national USAjobs website.

The various positions opening...

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Tessa Marguerite
3 days ago
One of the participants in HorseBack UK 2012 learning the Western style of training horses. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
In 2012, one of Amador County’s own horse training specialists, Robert Gonzales, was invited “across the pond” to the United Kingdom to work with the staff and participants of HorseBack UK. This year, Gonzales has been invited again to participate in this charitable organization focusing on rehabilitating wounded soldiers. With the support from Help for Heroes, HorseBack UK provides a safe and secure environment to aid those who are serving, or who have served, in the UK armed forces. Gonzales will be traveling to Scotland February... [Read more]
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Tessa Marguerite
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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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Tessa Marguerite
3 days ago
Actor Terra Forgette Roberto for Blue Mountain Theater's "Wrong For Each Other." Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
HIGHLIGHT -- WEST POINT: Blue Mountain Theater’s production, “Wrong for Each Other,” by Norm Foster, allows audiences a glimpse of the roller coaster ride of a relationship between Norah and Rudy. This comedy exposes the funny side of life, despite the dramatics, and will keep you laughing until the end of the show. This year marks the 21st season of Blue Mountain Theater. Opening night gala will be on Friday, Feb. 13, with wine and hors d’oeuvres. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., curtain is at 7 p.m. There will also be a special Valentine’... [Read more]
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2 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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2 days ago
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Want to grow fresh vegetables for both spring and summer? This free class, sponsored by the UCCE Amador Master Gardeners will cover garden planning and preparation plus a discussion of crops you can grow and the best time to plant based on your elevation/micro-climate. Find out what crops you can direct seed, how to start seeds for transplants, and timing for transplants. Would you like to grow organically? The benefits and ins and outs of growing organically will be included in the class.

This class will be held on Feb. 7, 9...

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3 days ago
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A Tailgate Party on Saturday, a Parlay Card with a guaranteed $5,000 prize and the marquee matchup of the Seahawks vs. the Patriots on Sunday will highlight a Super Weekend on January 31 and February 1 at the Carson Valley Inn located on Highway 395 in Minden.

The Saturday Tailgate Party in TJ's Corral runs from 1 to 4 p.m. with food and drink specials, a chance to mingle with a number of former NFL players, drawings and free live entertainment with The Blues Monsters. Burgers, cheeseburgers and chili bowls will be for sale,...

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3 days ago
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On Jan. 31, the Mother Lode Rose Society is hosting this Fabulous Rose Auction of beautiful Star Roses, complete with a Power Point presentation of the roses being auctioned. The bidding will be brisk with such levity as our standby auctioneer, Martin Hopper, boosts the bidding price until you get the rose you want.

The time is perfect for replacing that non-productive rose that barely exists in your garden. Some of the roses being auctioned are:

St. Patrick: A bit o’green highlights the golden blooms of this novel rose....

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3 days ago
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Gourd artist Heather Hopman will be demonstrating at the February 11 meeting of the Amador County Artists Association. She has been an artist her entire life and has been creating gourd art since 2005. Her gourds are enhanced by a variety of techniques including painting, dyeing, burning, carving, and surface embellishments.

She has won awards at both the local and state levels. Heather has been a member of the Amador County Gourd Artists chapter of the California Gourd Society since 2006. Her other media include glass beads,...

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3 days ago
A family-owned business for three generations. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company recently announced that they have signed with Stanislaus Distributing Company to bring their sustainably handcrafted products to enthusiasts of craft beer in the California counties of Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Amador, Calaveras and Alpine (Bear Valley only), as well as the city of Galt in Sacramento County.

From their founding in 2001 until 2013, Devil’s Canyon self-distributed their products in the San Francisco Bay Area, introducing a generation of people to their...

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3 days ago
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Mother Lode Bonsai Club will get back-to-basics at its free public demonstration on Saturday, Feb. 7. The technique of wiring and styling will be presented by Frank Garcia, of Sonora, as part of the club’s monthly agenda. The demonstration will follow the member meeting, which starts at 10 a.m., at the former Calaveras County Water District office, located at 423 E. St. Charles Street (Highway. 49), in San Andreas.

“The purpose of wiring is to direct a part of the tree into a new position for visual appeal or for corrective...

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3 days ago
“Joy,” by gourd artist Joyce Campbell. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispathc

Amador Gourd Artists are delighted to Host Nationwide winning Gourd Artist Joyce Campbell at their meeting on February 12, at the Ag Bldg 12200B, on Airport Rd. The general meeting will start at 9 a.m., and Campbell will share some of her knowledge from 10 to a.m.

Campbell started Gourd Art some 29 years ago, on the East Coast, where she won numerous Best of Shows at gourd and art shows. She came to California several years ago to be with family and has continued her winning ways; winning numerous ribbons in the Masters...

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3 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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3 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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3 days ago
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On Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, Plymouth Elementary held a special program called “The Best Show of our Lives!” Talent Show featuring dancing, singing, skits, hula hoops, speed drawing, instrument solos, poetry and so much more. This year, there was an extra added bonus to the event.

As Principal Donna Custodio welcomed everyone to the evening event with Chairperson and Plymouth Elementary parent Tracy Dehn, they announced that a recent fundraiser hosted by Taste Restaurant and Wine Bar, had raised funds for the music and arts...

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3 days ago
PG&E plants trees for customers who go paperless in billing. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced a partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to plant a new tree in the wildfire-stricken Los Padres National Forest on behalf of every customer who enrolls in paperless billing over the next several weeks, through Feb. 26. Customers can enroll atpge.com/ebills.

“PG&E customers can choose to say goodbye to their paper bills forever and help the environment in the process,” said Senior Vice President Laurie Giammona, PG&E’s chief customer officer. “Paperless billing is...

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Matthew Hedger
4 days ago

Ione Junior High’s “Principal’s Honor Roll” names of students earning a GPA of 3.50 and above for Second Quarter are:

Sixth grade: Hannah Behrman, Lance Der Manuelian, Jasmine Foosum, Nayely Franco-Aguayo, Autumn Haayer, Shealeen Immer, Haley Konvalin, Hailey Vasko, Isaiah Cortez, Megan Greenfield, Hailey Kirkbride, Warren Longeway, Celaya Riley, Elijiah Sanchez, Connor Schwing, Kyle Vaith, Isaac Weadon, Domanic Alorro, Casey Branyan, Garrett Elmore, Riley Hannah, Zachary Hernandez, Isaiah Hoyt, Mia Huss, Angelina Lizarraga,...

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4 days ago
Madelynn Ballard, Evan Beck, Eli Beller, Lexi Buetow, Kirrah Carmack, Gabe Carson, Veronica Chambers, George Consolo, Joseph Cooper, Donna Jo Dalton, Hunter Dorris, Abbygail Drake, Amanda Flagg, Rachel Flagg, Jesse Flores, Gabbie Gascon, Joey Goldsmith, Jillian Hawley, Jaydin Harwood, Sadie Himmelmann, Julianna Lilly, Michael Martinez, Madison Mason, Bailee Mattingly, Madison Maysee, Chloe Morris, Katherine Morris, Caleb McElfish, Josie Metcalfe, Elizabeth Miguel, Angel Ou, Karla Owings, Anabelle Paul, Vela Porto, Ashley Santacruz,... [Read more]
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