Wednesday, September 17, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Bob Boggus

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ROBERT BOGGUS

Medical Profiles: Visiting Angels

LIVING ASSISTANCE SERVICES staff stand at their office at 3350 Country Club Drive in Cameron Park. The business is locally owned and operated, serving El Dorado, Sacramento and Amador counties. Professional caregivers help out with personal care, medication, transportation, meal preparation, laundry and housekeeping, shopping, social activities and joyful companionship. Left to right are Sharon Hunt, client care manager; Stephanie Sullivan, office assistant; Gail Lohmann, owner and director; Kathy Basch, scheduler; Jennifer Block, office assistant; and Kathy Hatten, community relations director. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

Medical Profiles: Core Physical Therapy

CORE PHYSICAL THERAPY is owned and operated by physical therapists who work one-on-one with their clients. No aides or assistants are on staff. A variety of techniques are used to promote healing, including laser and Graston Technique, as well as exercise and massage with a massage therapist on location. Gym memberships are available as well as an online store for orthopedic, performance and exercise products. Left to right are Paul Newton, physical therapist; Chuck Orofino, physical therapist; and Tonja Newton, office manager. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

Medical Profiles: Robinson’s Pharmacy

PHARMACY TECH Supervisor Lori Kielty, left, and Pharmacist Scott Taber work filling prescriptions at Robinson's Pharmacy in Placerville. Robinson's Pharmacy has been serving the needs of Placerville for over 80 years where Taber said customer service is one of the top priorities. "We work with doctors and patients to synchronize the filling of medications so they all come due the same time each month," he said. "We even contact doctors to refill patient prescriptions so our customers don't have to. We do everything we can, including packaging of medications to make it as simple as possible for people to adhere to doctors' orders." Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

Medical Profiles: Harlow’s Help At Home

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of Harlow's Help At Home Marie Harlow, front center, stands with her staff at the office at 4535 Missouri Flat Road. The health care service is designed for clients who are living with a chronic condition, recovering from illness or surgery or in need of daily assistance. Caregiver services include assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week with daily activities; personal care; mobility and transfers; meal preparation and feeding; errands and transportation; and post-operative and hospice care. Left to right are Dee Carter, administrative assistant; Linda Lee Himan, care manager; Harlow; Shawnna Lyon, care staff manager; and Ronda Smith, account manager. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

Medical Profiles: Dr. Jeffrey Little, DDS

DR. JEFFREY LITTLE, DDS stand in his office on Placerville Drive. Dr. Little welcomes and is accepting patients of all ages and offers special relaxation methods such as a paraffin hand dip, chair massage and a wide variety of movies. Most insurances are accepted and appointments are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

Medical Profiles: AccuQuest Hearing Centers

IT IS THE PERSONAL dedication to each patient that Sandra Danz, HAD, shown above, says makes the difference in her practice. "Each patient knows that I am fully invested in the success of their hearing aids fitting." AccuQuest Hearing Centers offers hearing aid evaluations, hearing aids, as well as cleaning and servicing. While sitting in the AccuQuest waiting room, a new patient may notice an album titled "Our Patient Family." This album speaks to the patient satisfaction of the office as it is filled with testimonials from numerous individuals, including a local dentist and retired physician. "Improving the quality of life through better hearing is what we strive to do," Danz said. "It makes my job a privilege." Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum

Medical Profiles: Gold Country Retirement Community

THE RESIDENTS and the team at Gold Country Retirement Community are proud to be part of the greater Placerville community for 30 years. Find out more about the community's continuum of senior services including affordable senior apartments, assisted living and post acute rehabilitation care by stopping by for a tour and complimentary lunch at 4301 Golden Center Drive in Placerville. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum

Medical Profiles: MacDonald Hearing Center

MIKE MANTHE, HIS, is a licensed hearing aid dispenser and has 35 years of experience in the field. Manthe is the owner and operator of MacDonald Hearing Aid Center in Placerville (not affiliated with a similarly titled one in Sacramento) for the last 10 years and the business has been around for 70 years. Manthe states that providing excellent customer service is his first priority. The center offers free hearing screenings to persons over 18 years old and he and his wife, Mavis, also run a second location, Folsom Hearing Aid, located in Folsom. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

King Fire continues to burn

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USDA Forest Service Active Fire Mapping Program map

Motorcycle mishap

EMERGENCY PERSONNEL speak with Richard Beaupre, 70, sitting on his overturned motorcycle, on Saturday around 4 p.m. Beaupre was traveling westbound on Green Valley Road near Placerville on a 1998 Ural Tourist when it flipped. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

Len Martinez

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LEN AND IRENE Martinez stand by the totem pole carved by Len to honor America.

Native

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A CEDAR waxwing ponders just the right fruit to eat of the California coffeeberry (Frangula californica), a wonderful and drought tolerant native shrub common to the foothills. Photo by Nancy Gilbert

Brandon Avalos-Gonzalez

BRUIN Brandon Avalos-Gonzalez, pictured against Oak Ridge in an intra county game recently, scored twice for Ponderosa in Monday's home conference game against Bella Vista. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

El Dorado hosts Laguna Creek water polo

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EL DORADO'S Justin Jumper works for a steal from Laguna Creek. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum

FLC speakers

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TOM DILLON Courtesy photo

Fire burns Cameron Park house

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King Fire base camp

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A SUPPLY CENTER for ground support crews is set up at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. When a fire crew comes back from a fire line their hoses are left at the scene necessitating the need to re-supply before the next shift. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

Firefighters, evacuees transform Pollock Pines

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News

Volcanoville man shot

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1

 
Italy on Wheels a hidden gem

By Larry Weitzman | From Page: B1

King Fire at 12,780 acres, causes Highway 50 closure

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Fire burns CP house

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Firefighters, evacuees transform Pollock Pines

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
‘Fire in Sierra Nevada Forest’ topic at Forest Forum

By Amador-El Dorado Forest Forum | From Page: A3

 
Volunteer driver ‘Meet and Greet’ at Senior Center

By Health and Human Services Agency | From Page: A3

Fairgrounds Park n’ Ride temporarily closed

By News Release | From Page: A3

 
Be disaster aware, take action to prepare

By Health and Human Services Agency | From Page: A7

 
Disaster preparedness presentation Sept. 23

By Health and Human Services Agency | From Page: A7

Base camp a place of support and logistics

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A11 | Gallery

 
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Opinion

Thoroughly modern

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

 
My turn: Small businesses deserve more from healthcare reform

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: A4

My turn: Watershed issues and natural resource management

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: A4

 
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Letters

Senior awareness

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
Vote no on Measures M, N, and O

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Alger and impeachment

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
Voting

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

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Sports

Fast starts catalyst for Cougar wins

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A8 | Gallery

 
Old Greenwood a classic Jack Nicklaus design

By Jeffrey Weidel | From Page: A8

Ponderosa picks up first conference victory

By Mike Bush | From Page: A8 | Gallery

 
First and goal: Go-to guy

By Mike Bush | From Page: A8

Sports Scene: Sept. 16, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A9

 
Roundup: Sept. 16, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A9

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Prospecting

Learn about Sierra Foothill perennials and shrubs

By Tripp Mikich | From Page: B2 | Gallery

 
Couple honors country, celebrates community

By Julie Samrick | From Page: B2 | Gallery

At a glance: Enjoy life

By Mimi Escabar | From Page: B2

 
TechTrek makes a difference

By American Association Of University Women | From Page: B3

Senior Day Care celebrates anniversary

By Senior Day | From Page: B3

 
FLC speaker series continues this fall

By Folsom Lake College | From Page: B4 | Gallery

 
Grow For It! Growing olives in the foothills

By Deborah Nicolls | From Page: B4

Senior Room announces speakers

By Cameron Park Community Services District | From Page: B5

 
Life as I know it: Senior year — gone fishing

By Robert F. Boggus | From Page: B5 | Gallery

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Essentials

Weather stats 9-16-14

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

 
Correction

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

Lake levels 9-15-14

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

 
Building permits 9/8-12/2014

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

Crime log: Sept. 3-4

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

 
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Obituaries

Ethel Fern Forsyth

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
Barbara Jean Eades

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Real Estate

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Comics

Horoscope, Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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TV Listings

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Shoe

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Sudoku

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Rubes

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New York Times Crossword

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Long Story Short

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Flying McCoys

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Speed Bump

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Tundra

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Horoscope, Thursday, September 18, 2014

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