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Tessa Marguerite
08/15/2014 9:05 AM
Plymouth: Camp out for Cancer "fun color course" on September 6

PLYMOUTH: The annual Amador STARS fundraiser, Camp out for Cancer will be on Sept. 6, at the Plymouth Fairgrounds. The event includes local musicians, food, community fellowship and a “fun color course” with obstacles to hurdle, or tumble over. Visit amadorstars.org for more details.

PIONEER: The Inaugural Holistic Health and Awareness Fair is coming to Pioneer on Aug. 30 and 31. From 10 am to 6 p.m. at the Mace Meadow Event Center at 26570 Fairway Drive in Pioneer. Come awaken your senses, and uplift your mind, body and spirit. This is an ideal opportunity to experience a more holistic approach to health and well-being. For more information call 295-2003.

RIVER PINES: The main library in Jackson has decreased its hours, but there are now “Little Libraries” located in four areas of the county: River Pines, Lake Camanche, Volcano (Union Inn) and Pioneer. Pictured below is the Little Library in River Pines where residents can come at any time to pick up or drop off a library book. “This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.”

DRYTOWN: The CHP reports that at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 10, a Sacramento man was driving northbound on Highway 49, approaching Drytown at 90 miles an hour. He lost control of his car as he entered a curve and hit an embankment. His vehicle overturned, blocking the southbound lane far a short time. (To read the whole story, see First Responders on page A2)

BUCKHORN: The search continues for the man who robbed the American River Bank on July 28. Anyone with information regarding the suspect or the robbery has been asked to call the Amador County Sheriff’s Office at 223-6500, or Amador County Secret Witness to make an anonymous report at 223-4900.

MARTELL: Excel K9 Kafe promotes grain-free and raw foods for dogs and cats. Renee Cintas, owner of the store, created the “Excel K9 Diet” after seeing her own dog’s improvement from eating raw. The results of dogs eating raw include increased muscle tone, decreased allergic symptoms, strengthened immune systems and more. Excel K9 Kafe offers the widest selection of grain-free and raw treats and foods for dogs and cats in Amador County. The shop is located on Kennedy Flat Road in Martell.

BUENA VISTA: Lake Amador covers approximately 400 acres, and offers great fishing. The lake contains large, Florida-strain largemouth bass, rainbow trout, catfish, crappie and bluegill. Florida-strain largemouth bass are king at Lake Amador. Summertime bass fishing is best in deeper water, except late in the evening, or under a full moon.

SUTTER CREEK: There were over 35 musicians who performed at the Ragtime Festival. Both local and non-local, young and experienced pianists dazzled their audiences over this past weekend. There were “open piano” slots on the schedule as well where many amateurs tried their hand at a Joplin or Charley Straight tune.

FIDDLETOWN: Keep an eye out for September’s Fiddlers’ Jamboree coming to the Chew Kee Museum in Fiddletown with wine tasting and music all day.

AMADOR CITY: Buffalo Chips Emporium in Amador City was closed for a mini summer holiday, but is now open again as of Aug. 13. Stop in for breakfast or lunch, and be sure to try the creamy ice cream and delicious homemade pie.

JACKSON: Students are back in school, but New York Fitness is still offering a Summer Students Special until Sept. 1. High school and college students receive 99 days of gym usage for $99.

PINE GROVE: Amador Wellness Day is a free event, funded by the Amador County Division of Behavioral Health Services, providing assistance with transportation for medical appointments, stress management tools and other resources. There will be a one at the Plymouth Farmers Market on Aug. 21, and in Pine Grove at the Upcountry Community Center located at 19386 on Highway 88, on Aug. 27, from 1 to 4 p.m.

IONE: School is back in session, and so is the Extended Learning Program at Ione Elementary School. ELP Instructor Jennifer Henderson shared, “I think the kids are ready, but summer is still dancing in their heads.”

CAMANCHE VILLAGE: A public hearing held Aug. 12, on a proposed waste collection rate increase in the Camanche area will reconvene on Aug. 26. It is Scheduled at 10:30 a.m., in the Board of Supervisor’s chambers to allow for more people to participate. Some 4,200 ACES customers could see their rates go up 3.82 percent as early as next month.

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