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May 27 — Mule Creek State Prison Golf Memorial Tournament. 8 a.m. Shotgun start.

June 10 — 3rd Annual “Swing To End Hunger” Interfaith Food Bank Benefit Golf Tournament. Entry Fee: $90 includes free range balls, golf 18 holes, carts 2 per foursome, goodie bag and barbecue lunch with all the fixin’s. Team awards for low net and low gross. Men and women’s longest drive, closest to the hole, raffle prizes. Many sponsorship opportunities. Call Tom Thompson at (209) 267-9006 for details or email feedamador@gmail.com. Entry forms...

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Jack Mitchell
1 week ago
Some of the 16 Shining Stars, children with Apraxia, that were honored at The 2016 Northern California Walk for Children With Apraxia of Speech. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch from Mia Reed.

With a huge goal of raising $12,000 for children with Apaxia of Speech, Megan Mathison wasn’t sure if it could be accomplished before the 2016 Northern California Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech — but she wasn’t giving up. Last year, 94 people attended and raised $9,750. So many neat things came out of last year’s walk. One example would be Megan Mathison’s son, Zane, who received an iPad with an AAC (assistive augmentative communication) app in June after the walk. It has been tremendous in helping his speech.

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1 week ago

The Argonaut Mustangs will hold athletic physicals on Thursday, May, 26 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room at Argonaut High School. The cost is $20 (all funds are donations to the Argonaut Athletic Department). The schedule is as follows:

Please note that all athletes must turn in a new athletic packet each school year.

Athletic packets can be picked up at the Argonaut Office, 501 Argonaut Lane in Jackson, or dowloaded from the school website: argonautmustangs.org

Class of 2019:

3:30 p.m. — 4: 30 p.m....

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Carey Erichson
1 week ago

How far does the average golfer hit the ball? Actually not as far as you may think. Distance will vary a bit with the size and age of the golfer. The averages don’t vary much from year to year even with new equipment. Why? Because most golfers do not have a good golf swing.

Some of you young pups can whack the ball 300 plus yards so these yardage charts look out of line.

But, you have to remember, that the average male golfer can’t even hit the ball 200 yards and that will lower the overall averages as shown in the charts....

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Jack Mitchell
1 week ago
Patty Sheehan; Sarah Cunningham, Office Adminstrator; Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce; Don Boos; Mike Kristoff and Allen Ramorini. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Greenhorn Creek Resort, the premiere golf and dining experience in California’s Gold Country, celebrated its 20th anniversary with a little help from its creators including, six-time LPGA major champion and World Golf Hall of Fame member Patty Sheehan, who served as a consultant for the original golf course design and architect Don Boos, the creator of Greenhorn Creek GC.

Also present to commemorate the milestone were Bruce Charlton, President/Chief Design Officer at Robert Trent Jones, II LLC, Trent Jones, son of Robert Trent...

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Rene Burton
1 week ago

Regular physical activity helps keep your heart, lungs and muscles in shape and can stave off the effects of aging. In much the same way, exercising your brain can help keep your mind sharp and your memory intact. Here are several ways to activate your brain.

KEEP BUSY AND ENGAGED

The MacArthur Foundation Study on Successful Aging, a long-term study of aging in America, found that the education level was the strongest predictor of mental capacity as people aged. The more education, the more likely an individual was to maintain...

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Sheryl Common
1 week ago

CRACKERJACKS - women’s league - Games: 191 Sylvia Bird, 188 Liz McCulloch, 178 Jody Casey Series: 565 Sylvia Bird, 526 Liz McCulloch, 484 Sharon Jensen

PRIMETIMERS - mixed league - Games: M - 256 Kent Evans, 246 Dan Alexander, 242 Al Handa W - 185 Joy Crabtree, 169 Sharon Evans, 168 Loretta Croffoot Series: M - 699 Dan Alexander, 661 Al Handa, 633 Don Rettagliata W - 491 Sharon Evans, 475 Joy Crabtree, 465 Sharon Reed

VFW AUXILLARY - women’s league - Games: - 187 Gloria Manus, 178 Janet Bondeson, 173 Gloria Manus Series:...

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Jack Mitchell
1 week ago
Kids can even throw a mini caber at The Mother Lode Highland Games and Gathering. Tickets on sale at MotherLodeGames.com. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The Mother Lode Highland Games and Gathering will take place at the Amador County Fairgrounds located in Plymouth on June 18 & 19, 2016. This two-day event is great for the whole family, from the young to the young at heart.

The Highland Games will have events such as caber tossing (throwing what looks like a wooden telephone pole one end over the other), putting the stone (similar to shot put but with an irregular-shaped, 16-pound stone), weight for distance (a 56 pound weight thrown with one hand while keeping the feet within a...

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Donna Kelley
1 week ago

Question from M. in Jackson: I replaced my refined ionized salt with sea salt. I could not find a sea salt that had iodine in it. What can I consume to replace this?

Answer: That is a great question and thank you for asking.

Many people are replacing refined salt with real sea salt, Himalayan salts or Celtic Salt. They realized that refined salt is lacking in about 75 to 80 crucial minerals that the body needs to function properly and optimally. Sea salt is created through the evaporation of seawater, whereas, refined salt or...

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1 week ago
Water Conditions: New Melones Lake is currently holding 610,979 acre-feet of water. The lake level came up over a foot this past week. It is currently at 880 feet above sea level and 205 feet from full. There is plenty of snow to melt in the high country, hopefully the runoff will help fill the lake and offset releases. The water clarity is clear in most of the lake. The water temperature is gradually rising, with the average being 66-74 degrees. The dam area is still buoyed off. Glory Hole Point boat launch is a two lane concrete... [Read more]
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Jack Mitchell
1 week ago
The Amador Tennis Club will hold a week-long tennis camp June 6-10.Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
The Amador Tennis Club is pleased to present a week-long junior tennis camp at Argonaut High School tennis courts June 6-10. The camp will be led by USPTA and PTR Certified Tennis Professional Brad Harris who grew up in Jackson, where he was 3-time MLL league MVP at Argonaut High School. The camp is open to kids ages 5-17 and will provide a positive and fun experience while teaching fundamentals through games and competitions. The camp runs Monday-Friday June 6-10 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. with a pizza party on Friday after the last... [Read more]
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Mark Herberger
1 week ago
Jaida Edwards moves the ball downfield, finishing with the boot. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch from Rebecca Collins
Amador High’s girls soccer team advanced to their fourth straight Sac-Joaquin Section Championship Wednesday, after the Thundering Herd knocked off Colfax by a score of 4-2 in the Division V semifinals. Amador will take on Capital Christian, who beat Ripon 3-1 Wednesday in the other semifinal. The teams will tangle at Lincoln High of Stockton on Saturday, with kickoff slated for noon. Amador has faced Capital Christian twice before in the section championship game, beating them the first time in2013 and losing to the team the next... [Read more]
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Via Press Release
1 week ago

Every Sunday 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. at Argonaut High School. Going on now. Cost is $2 per person (first time is free). For all co-ed adults and high school students. Two nets set up — all skill levels welcome. Any questions: Call ACRA at (209) 223-6349 or email jwilliamson@amadorgov.org.

ACRA’s Bike and Wine

Bike with Amador County Recreation Agency and wine with Andis Wines. Food available for purchase. Bike through beautiful Shenandoah Valley riding by 20-30 wineries. Start and finish at Andis Winery, 11000 Shenandoah Rd.,...

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Jack Mitchell
1 week ago

Sky Zone Stockton will be hosting its Grand Opening at 5358 Pacific Avenue, in Sherwood Mall, Stockton CA on Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sunday, May 22, 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Bring your friends and family and enjoy jumping, face painting, mascots, food, fun and much more.

“Sky Zone is a one-of-a-kind entertainment destination perfect for all ages and we could not be more thrilled to be part of the Stockton community” said Johnnie Hernandez, owner of Sky Zone Stockton. “Fusing fun and fitness is the key to an active and...

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Mike Meserole
1 week ago

Well the season is over for the Argonaut varsity softball team. Argonaut went 10-8 in the Mother Lode League and 14-13 overall and just barely missed the playoffs. I feel robbed. I think they should have made it. There are a lot of factors that go into deciding who goes to playoffs and who doesn’t. However that is not for me to decide, that is left up to geniuses in the CIF tournament committee. I think they got this one wrong.

Anyway, aside from missing the playoffs, the Lady Mustangs had a decent year. They had a winning...

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Jack Mitchell
7 days ago
The Sacramento River Cats are ready to make Memorial Day memories. Photo courtesy to the ALD

It’s another jam-packed weekend at Raley Field, but this one could be my favorite. We get to honor servicemen and women from all over the Sacramento region for Salute to Armed Forces, and the flight suit jerseys we’ve teed up will make it a night to remember. Also, I love seeing all the families that come out for KLOVE Sunday Fundays and for our annual Memorial Day BBQ. Make River Cats baseball part of your Memorial Day Weekend plans!

Friday, May 27 vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers (LAD) @ 7:05 p.m.

· Beat LA Flag Giveaway (3,000) ...

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Jack Mitchell
7 days ago
Plan a fun oputing to Stockton with the Ports back at home. Photo courtesy to the ALD

With the Ports back in town May 20 as they host the visiting Visalia Rawhide at Banner Island Ballpark, fans can look forward to a week-long homestand of premium promotions, including a tribute to Stockton’s favorite food and the chance for spectators to bring their four-legged friends to a game.

Friday, May 20th – The first 1,000 lucky fans in attendance will receive a Friday alternate replica jersey as part of the Ports’ Free Shirt Friday giveaway series, courtesy of Premier Staffing as the Ports begin a four-game homestand...

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Jack Mitchell
7 days ago
Recreational Dungeness crab Fishery now open Statewide. Photo courtesy to the ALD
The last remaining stretch of coast is open to the recreational fishery today and will open to the commercial fishery on May 26, after a seven day notice period. Today the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the Fish and Game Commission (Commission) were notified by the director of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), after consultation with the director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), that it recommends lifting the last remaining closure of the Dungeness crab fishery... [Read more]
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Jack Mitchell
7 days ago
Family waterfowl hunting at the Yolo Wildlife Area Basin. Photo courtesy to the ALD

Question: I just took my first Hunter Education Class last week at the age of almost 60. I am interested to put my training into practice and bring my kids and grandkids into it as well. What is a good plan to begin hunting that can include all of us, since I have never had anyone to teach me how to start? (Ken B., Palo Alto)

Answer: First of all, welcome to the exciting camaraderie of California hunters. We can recommend several options. First, put your new Hunter Education Certificate to use right away by purchasing your hunting...

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Via Press Release
2 weeks ago

The Argonaut Mustangs will hold athletic physicals on Thursday, May, 26 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room at Argonaut High School. The cost is $20 (all funds are donations to the Argonaut Athletic Department). The schedule is as follows:

3:30 p.m. — 4: 30 p.m.: Class of 2019

4:15 p.m. — 5:15 p.m.: Class of 2017

5 p.m. — 6 p.m.: Class of 2018

5:45 p.m. — 6:30 p.m.: Class of 2020

Please note that all athletes must turn in a new athletic packet each school year.

Athletic packets can be picked up at...

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