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From left, licensed vocational nurse Evangeline Baliton, CDCR Secretary Jeff Beard, Registered Dental Assistant Angela Dunham and Registered Dental Assistant Jennifer “Jeni” Vicini. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Registered Dental Assistants Jennifer “Jeni” Vicini and Angela Dunham, and Licensed Vocational Nurse Evangeline Baliton all work at Mule Creek State Prison, in Ione. The three were awarded the Medal of Valor for actions they took during an incident, described below.

During the course of performing their regular job duties, these three medical professionals selflessly and bravely came to the aid of a doctor, likely saving her from serious injury or death. An inmate who was having his blood pressure taken in the clinic walked into a...

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. With that in mind, here are a few facts and figures about how cancer, including breast cancer, impacts Amador County.

In Amador County, there is an estimated 280 new cancer cases expected, and 105 estimated deaths for 2014. These facts, and more, are now available through California Cancer Facts & Figures 2014, published by the American Cancer Society, California Division and the California Cancer Registry of the California Department of Public Health.

Each year, the ACS strives to...

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2 days ago
Mentors/Tutors Maureen Angle, Jacque Fletcher, Howard Webb, Angelica Ervin and Jennifer Putnam are honored for volunteering.
The Amador Community College Foundation presented career technical certifications to students and honored dedicated mentor and tutor volunteers September 16, 2014 at the Health and Human Services offices of ACCF.

Amador Community College Foundation is proud to announce the successes of Sheryl Barghoorn and Shannon Harmon on receiving their Human Services Certificates. Sheryl will finish with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology December 2014 and her Masters in Social Services endeavor begins January 2015. Shannon will continue her...

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Come visit our amazing new state of the art, Chiropractic Family Wellness Center, in Ione, and meet Dr. Krista Rainwaters, D.C., and her assistant, Cynthia Turner.

Dr. Krista has been practicing for 8 years, the last 4 in EDH with Simms Chiropractic, and she has developed one of the largest family Chiropractic wellness practices in the region. As an Ione resident, she is excited to bring her passionate desire to see true health change to families of Amador county and beyond.

Have you had headaches, allergies, vertigo, numb...

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The Trailerettes took a Coloma campout in 2012. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Vintage Trailers/Glamper Tours are coming Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Gold Country Campground Resort, located at 13026 Tabeaud Road, in Pine Grove. This is a fun and interesting event that doubles as a fundraiser for Operation Care, and is open to the public.

The Trailerettes Women’s Vintage Trailer Camping Group is a group of ladies who have been camping together since 2010, in the Northern California area. Their open house will spotlight a collection of more than 30 vintage travel trailers, shown by their owners....

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On Saturday, Sept. 20, 32 members and parents from the Willow Springs 4-H Group cleaned inside the building and did yard work.

Chairman of the clean-up was Rick Vicini, who is also a member of the Restoration Committee. The group worked for more than three hours to give a fresh look to the building. Several trees and bushes were also trimmed.

4-H enrollment has begun, and the members of the Willow Springs 4-H now have a wonderfully clean building to hold their meetings in.

More electrical work was done by Short Circuit...

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Carolyn Schmitz
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The families of Jillian Justice and Ricky Lague are pleased to announce their marriage, on April 19, 2014.

The bride is the daughter of Mary Hamilton, of Jackson. She is a 2009 Argonaut High School graduate, as well as a 2014 graduate from American Public University. She works as a medical office manager, and lives in Pine Grove.

The groom is the son of Ricky and Kim Lague, of Pine Grove. He resides in Pine Grove, is also a graduate of Argonaut High School, Class of 2008, and works as a gold miner at his family’s business,...

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Now that the scarecrows are ready, let the fall season begin! Each year, at the end of September, the Shenandoah Valley 4-H Club gathers together at the Amador Flower Farm to decorate and dress scarecrows. The tradition of decorating and dressing scarecrows at the Amador Flower Farm has been going on for at least a decade. Not only is this a fun and anticipated Fall tradition, it also a community service fulfillment for the students. With much laughter and excitement, the kids got creative with wigs, masks and costumes to decorate... [Read more]
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Carolyn Schmitz
Yesterday
Each guest may select from a vast assortment of empty bowls to take home. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Got soup? We know where you can get five different varieties. Come to Empty Bowls, the seventh annual hot soup fundraiser for the Interfaith Food Bank, on Sunday, Oct. 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Empty Bowls 2014 is designed to draw awareness to the fact that, at times, in many households, there is not enough food. Along with a bowl of soup, enjoy warm, freshly baked bread with butter, cookies for dessert, and your choice of coffee, tea or bottled water, served by kids from FFA and Junior Grange.

Each guest will also have the...

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Carolyn Schmitz
Yesterday
Volcano Theatre Company's sound design team, at right, earned the prestegious Elly award for this performance.
Sacramento Regional Theatre Alliance, the Northern California community theater alliance, has voted for last season’s best and brightest performances.

Volcano Theatre Company won a 2014 Elly award for Best Sound Design In A Drama with, “A Christmas Carol,” a radio production of the Charles Dickens classic tale of redemption. Members of the sound team, led by Dave Bibby, include Paula Jones, Scott Hardley and Bob Duzdevich.

VTC was nominated for three awards this year, including one in the youth category for Chris Graham’s...

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Tessa Marguerite
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Kids in Shenandoah Valley’s 4-H Club enjoyed dressing scarecrows at the flower farm. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite
Now that the scarecrows are ready, let the fall season begin! Each year, at the end of September, the Shenandoah Valley 4-H Club gathers together at the Amador Flower Farm to decorate and dress scarecrows. The tradition of decorating and dressing scarecrows at the Amador Flower Farm has been going on for at least a decade. Not only is this a fun and anticipated Fall tradition, it also a community service fulfillment for the students. With much laughter and excitement, the kids got creative with wigs, masks and costumes to decorate... [Read more]
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Tessa Marguerite
Yesterday
Tony Tamantini at America’s Mattress, 12030 Industry Boulevard, Jackson, delivers a smile along with a miracle for a local disabled woman. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite
In October of 2013, an article was printed in the Amador Ledger Dispatch titled, “What We Really Need is a Small Miracle.” An excerpt from this article reads, “…Good newspapers reflect the communities they serve, but great newspapers actively involve themselves in the communities they serve to make them stronger.”

That article introduced a project called “Miracle Corner,” which has been running, mostly behind-the-scenes, for the past year. “It is a program that utilizes the Amador Ledger Dispatch, its business partners,...

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2 days ago
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Families, close friends and caretakers of people who develop serious mental illnesses are often in shock when they realize their loved one has mental illness. They may be stigmatized by those around them who know nothing about mental illness, and may feel alone, while the medical community gives them no information to help them care for their ill person.

These are scenarios that the National Alliance on Mental Illness, America’s largest grassroots mental health organization, saw when it was formed. From this need the Family to...

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Lisa Lucke
5 days ago
Within a few hours of arriving at our mountain cabin this past summer for a weekend alone with my thoughts and to do a little writing, I realized something: without my kids around, I didn’t have much to write about. Or did I? Not more than a couple of hours had gone by when it became clear that I had something to share. So I decided to do a timeline — a moment-by-moment chronology of what it’s like to be me in a cabin in the woods.

7:30 p.m., Friday: I arrive just in time to unpack the truck and make my way around in the fading...

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Brent Parsons
5 days ago
I am not a car guy. The reasons are several, one being I do not have a garage, which is a minimum requirement. I also realized long ago that all I want in a car is functional dependability. Those early years of non-starts and breakdowns shaped my goals. My first car was a 1960 VW beetle with a sunroof and the mighty power of 36 horses. I bought it after graduating in 1969. It was a fine machine and I showed it off by driving from my home in Half Moon Bay to a sunny campground on the Yuba River with three friends. On the way home,... [Read more]
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4 days ago
Stephen Kronick
River Clean Up a Success

The Sierra River Conservancy, the main coordinating body for the Great Sierra River Cleanup reported 4,600 volunteers collected 86,700 pounds of trash and 24,434 pounds of recyclables during the statewide event Sept. 20. East Bay Muncipal Utility District Ranger/Naturalist Lora Sparrowk said local figures are included in that number.

“EBMUD’s 245 volunteers, aged 3 to 72, collected 2,340 pounds of trash and 1,410 pounds of recyclables from the Middle Bar down to Stillman Magee Park, she reported. “We...

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4 days ago
The Amador County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration, will participate in the Ninth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day tomorrow, September 27, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Amador County residents participating in the previous National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day April 26, 2014 turned in approximately 160 pounds of medication at the ACSO.

In an effort to prevent increased pill abuse and theft, the ACSO will be collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused and...

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Matthew Hedger
5 days ago
These photos were taken this morning, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, by photojournalist Bill Lavallie. If you have pictures of the Wagon Train you would like to share, please post them below. You might see your entry in the newspaper!

From Bill:

Kudos to all the wagon team members this morning.

They hitched up and headed out this morning for their shakedown run on Steiner Road. Pouring rain, slick roads and a chill in the air. True pioneer spirit kept them going.

They're now headed back to Cooper Vineyards to assess and fix...

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Terry Puc
5 days ago
MIGHTY SAYS: "Let the rain fall and Fall reign, cool weather suits me better. How about you? Are you ready for mud puddles and wet fur? I saw them putting out rain boots and sweaters just yesterday, you gotta come see." Community Hope Thrift - warm clothing and warm friends, in Sutter Creek where the Big Man Statue is. [Read more]
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6 days ago
Author Judith Kohnen's new book, "One Chance, One Moment," is available on amazon.com.
On June 17, music legend Barry Manilow turned 71 years old. This day was also the release of author Judith Kohnen's new book, “One Chance, One Moment,” which she wrote as a tribute to Manilow. Kohnen's creative inspiration came from Manliow’s hit song, “Mandy,” that skyrocketed his career in the 70s. In his honor, Kohnen is donating twenty percent of all net proceeds from her book to The Manilow Music Project; a charity that tends to the needs of public schools and their quickly vanishing music programs. Some themes in this intriguing... [Read more]
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