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Joe Svec
3 days ago
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3 days ago
Superintendent Mike Roots, with ward Jesus Hernandez, the “eyes and ears” of his CAL FIRE Captain and leader of one of the Camp’s four fire crews, and Camp top dog, Zamp. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Marcie Powers

Nineteen-year old Jesus Hernandez leads a “hot-shot” firefighting crew that saves lives, forests and homes in California and beyond, creates fire lines to avert raging fires, and clears Sutter and Jackson creeks of debris to prevent flooding of homes and businesses. This savior from impending disasters, who puts his life on the line most days during fire season and aspires to become a firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service, is serving time here in Amador County for a robbery he committed in Stockton.

Hernandez is among 69...

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1 week ago
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Jackson Junior High School held their 2nd annual Hunger Games competition. Sixth, seventh, and eighth graders made their own 10-12 member teams, A.K.A. “Districts.” The Districts competed in five different events throughout the first three weeks of May. These events included: Cookie Dough Fundraiser, Capture the Flag tournament, Academic Challenge, Scavenger Hunt, and a Canned Food Drive.

This year’s event was a huge success once again! JJHS students sold over $2,400.00 worth of products for the cookie dough fundraiser with...

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1 week ago
Sons In Retirement, Branch 96. Photo courtesy to the ALD

Last week, it was reported that Amador County Artists Association scholarships “are funded by the ACAA, the Arts Council, and the generosity of Ardyce Terhune and her late husband.” We are happy to report that the ACAA scholarships are funded by the ACAA, the Arts Council, and the generosity of Calvin and Ardyce Terhune, all of whom are very much alive.

Upcountry’s Rummage

Sale Fundraiser

This annual fundraiser is a joint event of Our Lady of the Pines Church in Pioneer and St. Bernard Church in Volcano. Proceeds from...

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1 week ago
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Winter turns to spring, daylight is getting longer and the songbirds are starting to bond in pairs and begin their nesting season. We reap the benefits of all this by being able to listen to all the sounds and songs of these wonderful songbirds. They are some of the most beautiful sounds in nature.

Most songbirds are migratory birds, traveling thousands of miles back and forth to their breeding grounds. It is estimated that more than 85% of songbirds perish during this migration. When these birds come home to nest (March to...

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1 week ago

The Amador High Dance Department will present their 3rd Annual Spring Dance Concert, an evening of new works choreographed by students and faculty. Performances will be held at the Giles Turner Performing Arts Center at Amador High School on Thursday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m., Friday, May 29 at 7 p.m., and Saturday ,May 30 at 7 p.m. 19 sophomores, juniors, and senior students will share and celebrate the inspiration, manifestation, and encompassing creativity that embodies their personal experiences with the art of dance.

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Bill Lavallie
1 week ago

Sutter Creek Parent Teacher Organization fills in budget for art, music and physical education

This past Saturday four of Amador County’s winemaking families came together for a sold out evening pairing Amador County wines with farm-to-fork tapas to raise funds for Sutter Creek Elementary.

Savor Amador was held at the Bella Grace tasting room in the middle of downtown Sutter Creek. Charlie and Michael Havill graciously donated their beautiful tasting room for the evening and poured their wines.

There was perfect, balmy...

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1 week ago
Krista (12) Katrina (9) and Karolita (5) Jankeviciute. and Rob Kerwin. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The Jankeviciute family with three home-schooled girls moved from Lithuania to Amador City last January. Their father is taking some physical therapy courses at Sac State but as the family wanted a quieter, rural place to live, they began searching for living arrangements out of Sacramento.

As Providence had it, they were thrilled to find a cute little house in Amador City. They quickly fell in love with the friendly, peaceful town. Having been in Wyoming for the first part of the winter with snow, wind and -30 degree weather,...

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1 week ago
Grace Fellowship in Jackson. ALD photo by Bill Lavallie
This Sunday, May 24, is Pentecost. We celebrate this day in memory of the first Pentecost where the Holy Spirit was given to the early Disciples. The power and fire of the Spirit are remembered by wearing red on this Sunday. Join us as we work toward putting the Holy Spirit (the spirit of truth) into action in our world today. Whoever you are, wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here. Sunday services will be at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., followed by a coffee hour at 11:30 a.m. Trinity Church is located at 430... [Read more]
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1 week ago
David Schupp. Photo by Leslie Schupp

By Beverly Rose Hopper and Leslie Schupp

Do you want to learn how to propagate or make your own roses from cuttings? Mother Lode Rose Society member, David Schupp, will demonstrate how at the next meeting of the Mother Lode Rose Society, on Tuesday, June 2, at 1:30 p.m., at the Amador Senior Center, in Jackson. Schupp has successfully propagated many roses from cuttings and we are looking foward to learning his secrets. He will walk us through the steps, including age of the cutting, leaves, cutting and wounding, use of rooting...

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1 week ago

Multi-Purpose Room

(Argonaut High School)

Cost: $20.00

(All funds are donations to the Argonaut Athletic Department)

Schedule:

3:30 - 4:30: Class of 2018

4:15 - 5:15: Class of 2016

5 - 6: Class of 2017

5:45-6:30: Class of 2019

Note: All athletes must turn in a new athletic packet each school year.

Athletic Packets can be picked up at the Argonaut Office or downloaded from the school website argonautmustangs.org.

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1 week ago

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with your community high school, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few.

ASSE students are enthusiastic and excited to experience American culture while they practice their English. They also love to share their own culture and language with their host families. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a...

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1 week ago
Many students and parents came to recognize the hard work and dedication of these excellent Amador High School students. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Eric Winslow
Thursday, May 14, was Scholarship Night at Amador High School. The best and brightest “buffaloes” of the senior class thundered into the school gym to celebrate their hard work and talent. From the Mountain Men to the U.S. Marine Corps, local business leaders, civic organizations, religious groups and other prominent community members were on hand to recognize the achievements of this year’s Amador High School graduates. In all, 89 donors gave $116,250 of scholarships to 60 of the 143 graduating seniors. Additionally, Samuel Khattar,... [Read more]
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John Tuttle
1 week ago
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The Amador County Environmental Health Department is currently accepting applications for the Safe Drinking Water Financial Assistance Program. Amador County has limited funds available to assist homeowners with work necessary to protect public health from contaminated drinking water sources.

Eligible owners include those with nitrate contaminated wells within a defined area of the Ione Valley and owners countywide with failing septic systems.

Please review the Program Policy at co.amador.ca.us/home/showdocument?id=10617...

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John Tuttle
1 week ago
This photo was taken at the November 2014 Veteran’s Day Parade in downtown Jackson. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite

Free Memorial Day Admission to State Parks for Veterans, Active and Reserve Military Personnel

California State Parks will honor men and women who served or are serving in the Armed Forces this Memorial Day by offering free admission at participating state parks on Monday, May 24.

“Offering free admission to our beautiful parks is one of the many ways our state honors Veterans and service men and women on Memorial Day,” said Debbie Endsley, California Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary. “Giving them the opportunity to...

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1 week ago

Brielan Elena Rebeca Franklin was born March 15, 2015, at 3:07 p.m., at Sutter Amador Hospital, in Jackson, to Joshua Lee and Daniela Noel Franklin, of Jackson. She weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces, and measured 19 inches in length. Baby Brielan was welcomed by sisters Emma and Nevaeh. Grandparents are Alan and Rebeca Johnson, and Mike and Diane Franklin. Great-grandparents are Larry and Daryls Tippie, Marvin Franklin, and Clifford Simmons.

Ellianna Renée Stevenson was born on May 10, 2015, at 12:45 a.m., at Sutter Amador Hospital, in...

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1 week ago

Last weekend’s fifth Motherlode Cruise Car Club’s car show, Shine, Wine & Dine, brought 125 classic, vintage and muscle cars, food, popular local wines and beers, music, face painting and friends to Main Street, in downtown Jackson. It was free fun for the whole family. Wine tasting proceeds are being donated to Amador Community Foundation.

Amador Ledger Dispatch photographer, Bill Lavallie, captured some of the highlights, fine cars and happy faces on film.

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1 week ago
Roaring Camp Saturday Night Cookout. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Senior Social Hour: Join other seniors as they get together for games, sharing interests, meeting new friends,and spending time with old ones. Bring your lunch or a snack to share on two days at locations. On Wednesdays, meet from noon to 1 p.m., at the Upcountry Community Center, located at 19386 Highway 88, in Pine Grove, (below the Pine Grove Market). Call (209) 296-2785, for more information. Meet on Thursdays, from noon to 1 p.m., at the Camanche Lake Community Center, located at 4419 Camanche Pkwy. N., in Ione. For details,... [Read more]
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1 week ago
Dennis and Steven Sibillia. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch.

As a young boy, my grandmother would tell me of her early childhood in Amador County. She was six years old when her father, Domenico Barbagelata, was killed in a mining accident. She gave me some hints as to where he was buried. She said that he was buried in a new Catholic cemetery somewhere in the county.

When we moved to Pioneer, in 1993, we started our quest to find the grave. Off and on, we looked at records and old newspapers, to no avail.

Then, by chance, I thought of the Catholic Cemetery in Sutter Creek. I went online...

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1 week ago
Doc Holiday and the boys.Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

On May 30, Amador City will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its incorporation as a city. There will be a parade, a few speeches, refreshments and music throughout the afternoon.

The 4K Orchestra will make its Amador City debut (see page B7), along with the city’s Ukemaniacs and the Banjo Racketeers from the Bay Area. The town will also be visited by the Volcano Players, Kit Carson Mountain Men, Wyatt Earp and his gang and the American Legion Color Guard.

It will be the shortest parade in the tinest town but lots of...

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