Friday, April 18, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Heard over the back fence: It’s Home Show time

By
From page B1 | May 03, 2013 | 1 Comment

FOLLOW YOUR OWN PATH:
 My friend John Chapman forwarded the following “Advice from the Solar System” T-shirt statement: “Follow your own path * Give yourself some space * What goes around comes around * Be attractive * Pull yourself together * Have a stellar attitude * Stay centered!”

HOME AND GARDEN SHOW TODAY!
 The El Dorado County Home and Garden Show opens today at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Placerville, from noon to 7 p.m. Admission is free today!

NEWCOMERS INFORMATION:
 Tomorrow, May 4 (Saturday), from 10 to 11 a.m., the Welcome Center, 2085 Vine St., El Dorado Hills (in Town Center), will offer a program of questions and answers to assist newcomers in our area. Also, participants will receive a “Relocation Packet” with handy information for newcomers. To reserve your spot, call 916-358-3700.

FREE MOVIE TIME:
 On Monday, May 6, at 1 p.m., the movie “Argo” will be shown at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane. This movie is the story of the rescue of six American Embassy employees in Iran. This movie is rated R. Popcorn available.

WHY SEEK RE-ELECTION? 
Carlyn White provided the following “Just Grins and Snickers” statement: “The reason Politicians try so hard to get reelected is that they would ‘hate’ to have to make a living under the laws they’ve passed. — Ain’t that the truth!!”

FIRE FEE TELE-TOWNHALL:
 The public is invited to join Board of Equalization member George Runner, state Sen. Ted Gaines, and Assembly members Frank Bigelow and Beth Gaines on May 7 at 6 p.m. “for a teleconference townhall concerning the confusion and controversial California Fire Prevention Fee.” If you would like to participate, please register in advance at: boe.ca.gov/townhall or call 916-445-3032.

DUCKS UNLIMITED FUNDRAISER:
 On Friday, May 10, the Placerville Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will host their annual boutique and auction to support “Wetlands Conservatioan.” Doors open at 5:30 p.m. at the Forni Building, El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Placerville. For tickets, contact Todd Reynolds at 530-676-1288 or visit toddreynolds24@comcast.net.

FARMER’S MARKET TIME: 
On Sundays, beginning May 10 through Oct. 27, the farmer’s market for El Dorado Hills will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Town Center, El Dorado Hills.

AMAZING BIKE RIDE: 
On Saturday, May 11, from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., the “Mother Lode Century Amazing Bike Ride” will take place in our county. Riders will bicycle throughout El Dorado County and ride down Main St., Placerville, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. For registration and other information, call 530-544-8705.

BREAKFAST FOR MOM:
A Mother’s Day Breakfast is scheduled for Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, at the El Dorado Community Hall, 6139 Pleasant Valley Rd., El Dorado, from 8 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $8 per person. Children 12 years old and younger pay $4. Treat Mom to eggs Benedict, has browns, fruit and coffee. You can buy tickets at the door.

CHURCH SPRING SALE:
A spring sale of “Like-New Treasured Items” is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Shepard of the Hills Covenant Church, 4050 Durock Rd. No. 7, Shingle Springs. Bakery items will also be sold. “Everything must go” in this bargains galore sale. For more information, call Marge Dreyer at 530-672-0630.

EL DORADO ROSE BALL:
 Would you like to meet the El Dorado Rose candidates? The El Dorado Rose Ball is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, at 6:45 p.m., at the American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Rd., Placerville. A light buffet supper will be served, and music is provided by the Elderado Band. Monika and I are huge fans of this band! This event is enthusiastically open to the public. Tickets are $25 each. For tickets or other information, call Carole at 530-626-4949. This is always a fun-filled, elegant event.

FAULTY PREDICTION:
 Looking at the “365 Stupidest Things Ever Said” calendar, I observed the following prediction: “I expect there will be some failures. . . . I don’t anticipate any serious problems of that sort among the large internationally active banks.” — Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, a few months before the U.S. government’s $45 billion bailout of Citibank

YELLOWSTONE TRIP:
Star Walker informs me that there are a few openings left for the All West Tours’ Yellowstone trip, scheduled from June 9 through June 16. The price of the trip per person, dbl-occ., is $1,645. Price for single person is $2,295. For more information or to reserve your spot, call Star Walker at 530-621-6255.

A DALAI DILLY: 
My “Insight from the Dalai Lama” calendar offers the following definition of religion: “The very purpose of religion is to control yourself, not to criticize others. Rather, we must criticize ourselves. How much am I doing about my anger? About my attachment, about my hatred, about my pride, my jealousy? These are the things that we must check in daily life.”

Send your jokes and event items for Heard Over the Back Fence column three weeks in advance to Bob Billingsley at the Mountain Democrat, PO Box 1088, Placerville 95667, or drop them off at 1360 Broadway. First and last name of contact person are required. Phone 530-344-5036. Follow @BBillingsleyMtDemo on Twitter.

Bob Billingsley

Bob Billingsley writes Heard Over the Back Fence three times a week, keeping his pen on the pulse of the community. He also writes a biweekly column called Billingsley's Bullets, in which he uses “sideways” thinking to make your day a little easier to handle.
LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | 1 comment

  • Jim RiordanMay 03, 2013 - 4:35 pm

    Bob, thank you for mentioning the El Dorado Rose dinner and dance and that unbelievable, incredibly good band Elderado. . . (;>) Naturally I speak without prejudice . . . .

    Reply | Report abusive comment
.

News

Goodbye LUPPU, hello LRPU

By Chris Daley | From Page: A1, 4 Comments

 
Past due state taxes bring arrest

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1, 9 Comments

 
Sanford trial: Prosecution, defense rest

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Woman, dog back from Oso

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: A1, 9 Comments | Gallery

 
 
 
DA candidate to remain on ballot

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A9

Dog talk with Uncle Matty: Benji and the Bickersons

By Matthew Margolis | From Page: A10

 
CPCSD seat unfilled

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A14, 1 Comment

Lew Uhler backs Ranalli

By News Release | From Page: A14, 6 Comments

 
.

Letters

District 4 candidate

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A7, 33 Comments

 
Open meetings

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A7, 6 Comments

Volunteers and homeless camps

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A7, 76 Comments

 
Bicycle events and traffic control

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A7, 7 Comments

Evacuation

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A7, 6 Comments

 
.

Sports

Jennings wins national title

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A11, 1 Comment | Gallery

 
Savannah Stephens can swing the bat

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A11 | Gallery

King of the West roars into Placerville

By Gary Thomas | From Page: A11

 
First and goal: Bunt etiquette

By Mike Bush | From Page: A11

Oak Ridge suffers tough 2-1 setback

By Mike Bush | From Page: A11

 
Roundup: April 17, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A12 | Gallery

.

Prospecting

Plantastic sale this Saturday

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Things to do: April 18, 2014

By Democrat Calendar | From Page: B2

Spring art brightens government center

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

 
Student art featured for Third Saturday

By News Release | From Page: B3

Time out: A grand time at Grand China

By Earle Camembert | From Page: B3 | Gallery

 
Temple Kol Shalom hosts Passover Seder

By News Release | From Page: B3

Promenade in high style

By Historic Old Sacramento | From Page: B4

 
Sac State Presents ‘Gypsy’

By California State Unversity, Sacramento | From Page: B4

Friday nights are engaging at the de Young

By Fine Arts | From Page: B5

 
Hats On For the Kids raises money for children

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B6

See what is inside the vault

By Center For Sacramento History | From Page: B6

 
Eggstravaganza

By Fairytale Town | From Page: B6

Gallery tips a hat to Dr. Seuss

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B7

 
Museum presents ‘Diesel Days’

By California State Railroad Museum | From Page: B7

Duty: Army Pfc. Kyle W. Beasy

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B8

 
Engagement: Adam Frega and Wednesday Bienusa

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B8

Duty: Air Force Airman Brian Polk

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B8

 
Cal Stage presents a season of challenging productions

By California Stage | From Page: B8

KVIE calls for artists

By Kvie | From Page: B9

 
A Couple of Blaguards tell tales

By Harris Center for the Arts | From Page: B9

America’s ClayFest II celebrates a rich history

By Blue Line Arts | From Page: B14

 
See wildflowers on train ride

By Railtown | From Page: B15

Easter at Northstar is family friendly

By Northstar California | From Page: B15

 
Fine Arts Museums feature two shows

By Fine Arts | From Page: B15

.

Essentials

Crime Log: March 28-30

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

 
.

Obituaries

Arthur W. Cornell

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
Frank “Bud” Kraus Jr.

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Roy Cluness Chaix

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
Frederick Wilbur Heymann

By Contributor | From Page: A2

.

Real Estate

Faster sales with spring staging

By Ken Calhoon | From Page: HS4

 
Coldwell Banker outsells the competition

Press Release | From Page: HS7

Handsome Redmond suits modern families

Press Release | From Page: HS11

 
Growing your own

By Marni Jameson | From Page: HS14

 
Fraud workshop scheduled

Press Release | From Page: HS21

HCD launches assistance program

Press Release | From Page: HS22, 1 Comment

 
EZ Mortgages Inc. opens Placerville office

By News Release | From Page: HS22, 2 Comments

.

Comics

Rubes

By Contributor | From Page: A13

 
Tundra

By Contributor | From Page: A13

TV Listings

By Contributor | From Page: A13

 
Sudoku

By Contributor | From Page: A13

Speed Bump

By Contributor | From Page: A13

 
Working It Out

By Contributor | From Page: A13

Shoe

By Contributor | From Page: A13

 
New York Times Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A14

Horoscope, Sunday, April 20, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A14

 
Horoscope, Saturday, April 19, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A14

Horoscope, Friday, April 18, 2104

By Contributor | From Page: A14

 
.

Home Source

Faster sales with spring staging

By Ken Calhoon | From Page: HS4

Coldwell Banker outsells the competition

Press Release | From Page: HS7

Handsome Redmond suits modern families

Press Release | From Page: HS11

Growing your own

By Marni Jameson | From Page: HS14

Fraud workshop scheduled

Press Release | From Page: HS21

HCD launches assistance program

Press Release | From Page: HS22, 1 Comment

EZ Mortgages Inc. opens Placerville office

By News Release | From Page: HS22, 2 Comments