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Horoscope, Thursday, December 20, 2012

End of Season Wrap-Up It may feel like you’re already there, but the solstice tomorrow is the official start of winter. On this the last day of the season, say goodbye to the adventures, pleasures, hardships and happenings of the past year. The passionate Sagittarius sun and the invigorated Aries moon will help you imagine […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Venus Favors Risk By definition, extenuating circumstances are uncommon enough to warrant a special pardon or reduced punishment. If someone needs such a pardon regularly, the problem is perhaps the extenuator and not the circumstance. Venus trine to Uranus favors taking a risk. Note that taking a risk is not the same thing as taking […]

Pauline A. Files

Aug. 27, 1916 — Dec. 12, 2012 Pauline grew up in Oklahoma. Her parents had a farm which she and her brothers helped work. They lived through the Dust Bowl period of the Midwest in the 1930s. During World War II she worked as a “Rosy the Riveter” for Douglas Aircraft and was able to […]

Anthony “Tony” Gust Rores

Dec. 16, 1929 — Dec. 14, 2012 Tony was born to Juliette and Gust Rores in Buffalo, N.Y. The youngest of five siblings, his favorite memories were beside the family at their candy store. He later moved to Arizona to attend college and serve in the Air Force. While there, he met his wife Nancy […]

Krista Cheré Deal

Jan. 16, 1955 — Dec. 9, 2012 Krista Cheré Deal died Dec. 9, 2012, at her home in Camino, Calif., following a two-year battle with cancer. She was 57. Krista was born in Oak Ridge, Tenn., on Jan. 16, 1955. She attended Oak Ridge High School, Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport, Tenn., and Surgoinsville High […]

L. Ileen Ford

Jan. 23, 1929 — Dec. 13, 2012 On Dec. 13, 2012, L. Ileen Ford, age 83, went to spend Christmas with Jesus. She was surrounded by family at her passing. She was born to Joseph and Esther Roberts on Jan. 23, 1929, in Berryville, Ark. She moved back and forth from Oklahoma to California several […]

Dorothy Viola Schmidt

1916 — 2012 Dorothy Viola Schmidt passed away on Nov. 25, 2012, at the age of 95, six days before her 96th birthday. She was an excellent secretary during her working years and was held in high esteem by her employers. She married the love of her life, Myron Schmidt, in 1936 and they were […]

Lavonne Marie (Reinert) Brown

Oct. 19, 1941 — Dec. 15, 2012 Lavonne was born in Bakersfield, Calif., and raised in the small oil town of Maricopa, Calif. After attending college she moved back to Bakersfield where she raised two children. The family moved to Placerville in 1979. She was employed by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department for 15 […]

Horoscope, Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Prophetic Dreaming Under the Pisces Moon Day and night will have completely different tones as the moon goes from Aquarius to Pisces. Social efforts and encounters by daylight will provide fodder for an introspective night of mysterious and insightful dreaming. So keep paper and pen by the bedside, and before you go to sleep, affirm […]

Horoscope, Monday, December 17, 2012

Mercury Opposes Jupiter The opposition of Mercury and Jupiter highlights differences of opinion, contractual disagreements and alternative viewpoints on singular issues. Most people would agree that there is more than one way to skin a cat, though hardly anyone knows why such a thing would need to happen in the first place. ARIES (March 21-April […]

Ladonna Flynn

Dec. 15, 1950 — Dec. 9, 2012 Ladonna Flynn, of Pollock Pines, born Dec. 15, 1950, died Dec. 9, 2012. Services will be held Sunday, Dec. 16, at 3 p.m., at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Placerville, Calif.

Samuel Richard Stopher

July 24, 1925 — Dec. 10, 2012 Placerville’s local plumber and the owner of Quality Plumbing, Sam started his business in the 50s, where he installed most of the laundromats from San Diego to Santa Barbara — “from the ocean to the desert.” Quality Plumbing will now continue under the ownership of his best friend, […]

James Neil Skelton

Dec. 31, 1938 — Dec. 8, 2012 A former longtime resident of Rescue, Calif., James Neil Skelton passed away peacefully at his home in Washington state in the company of his loving wife on Dec. 8, 2012. Jim was a lover of life and was always on the go. His great loves of his life […]

Dottie Jenkins

Feb. 6, 1919 — Dec. 7, 2012 Dottie Jenkins passed away on Dec. 7, 2012, in Draper, Utah, at the age of 93. She had been living in a nursing home for the past seven years after having a paralyzing stoke. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Feb. 6, 1919, to Brigham […]

Mary Ann Omiatek

July 17, 1943 — Nov. 16, 2012 Mary Ann Omiatek was born in San Diego, Calif., and married Frank Omiatek in 1966 after a six-month engagement. The couple had two sons and moved to Northern California in 1982. Mary Ann was devoted to her husband and two sons. She created a very happy and loving […]

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