JESSICA BRIDGES 17, gets her shoulder nuzzled by Takela (pronounced "tequila") a seven year old Quarter Horse mix at Cedar Springs Stables at 4420 El Dorado Road. She has been working with the rescue horse to reestablish trust since aquiring her in December of last year. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
DOC POTIONS (Stephen Bergdahl, member of Pirates of Sacramento) offers to remove some teeth from Gavin Swey, 6, of El Dorado Hills but dad, Matt, shows him that some teeth are already missing as sister, Brianna, 7, looks on. Doc Potion's booth had many authentic tools of the early medical and dental practice on display for folks attending Pirate Day at the El Dorado Hills Library on Satuday. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
JARRETT DARRAH, 11, 4H Livestock Auction participant, of Pleasant Valley gets some help cooling off from Jeff Abel, parent volunteer with FFA at the fairgrounds after the auction on Saturday morning. Abel held the hose in front of the fan to help cool off the seating area. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
LADY COUGAR #11, Pitcher, Deanna Herrera tags a Tahoe runner out at home base in Friday's game at El Dorado High School. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
GRIZZLY ZACK BAUGHMAN gets airborne in Wednesday's match at Golden Sierra High School. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
LITTLE PADDLERS - Jackson Louis Devito, 5, right, (parents, Holly and John) of Swansboro and his buddy, Jonathan Walsh, 6, (parents, Crystie Manson (cq.) and Justin Walsh) of Mosquito paddle their card board boat out into Dyer Lake. They were the only contestants in their age group. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
EL DORADO HIGH seniors, Hannah Mahoney, left and Casey Ellis run through the middle aisle, singing "I've Had the Time of My Life," by Franke Previte, John DeNicola and Donald Markowitz at the Saturday morning commencement ceremony on May 26. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
MORE ICE CREAM! - Milton Lucius, 66, of Pilot Hill holds up a sign on Tuesday evening along Main Street in Greenwood with a crowd gathered to protest for Vincent Cal's right to to keep his market open in Greenwood. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
FAMILIES GATHER at Cameron Park Lake for music, food, fireworks and fun for the annual Cameron Park Lake Spectacular on June 30th. Fireworks are also scheduled for El Dorado Hills on July 3rd and Placerville on July 4th. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
SHERIFF JOHN D'AGOSTINI greets returning wounded U.S. Army Specialist Charles Douglas Harris at the Sacramento airport on Wednesday night. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

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