Wednesday, July 30, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Heard over the back fence: Join a tennis club

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From page B1 | March 27, 2013 |

YOU CAN BE RECALLED:
 Thanks to Carlyn White, we have the following quote: “Drive carefully . . . It’s not only cars that can be recalled by their maker.”

LADY TENNIS PLAYERS UNITE:
 The Hangtown Women’s Tennis Club plays at Union Mine High School on Wednesdays at 9 a.m. Yearly dues are $30. If you would like to join the club or you need more information, call Trish Cumbra at 530-626-5292.

MISSPELLED ROAD SIGN:
 Review the “365 Stupidest Things Ever Said” calendar, and you will see the following statement: “4th ANAL COOK-OFF.” – sign by the side of a road.

BOOKS AND OPINIONS:
 The “Book Club” meets on the last Friday of the month from 2 to 3 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane. Members discuss books and authors. Books are selected by club members. Mary Pearson is the group leader. For more information, call 916-358-3575.

BLOOD IS VERY VALUABLE:
 The El Dorado Hills Community Blood Drive is scheduled for Monday, April 8, from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the Community Services District Pavilion Building, 1021 Harvard Way, El Dorado Hills. Walk-ins are welcome. Childcare is available. Donors will earn “My Blood Source” rewards to be redeemed online. Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old. There is no upper age limit for donors. Donors must bring a photo ID For more information, call 916-453-3039.

ANTIQUE, CRAFT AND GARDEN SHOW:
 Vendors are needed for the second annual “Spring, Antique, Craft and Garden Show,” scheduled for Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive. Antique and garden vendors, as well as Springtime crafters are needed. The booth fee is $55 for a 10 X 10 space — $10 extra for electricity. For more information, please go online at www.cameronpark.org or call 530-677-2231. Registration deadline is April 12.

GEORGETOWN SUCCESS STORY:
 Congratulations to Dr. Alexis Lieser! She was recently appointed to the Califorenia State Commission on Emergency Medical Services. Alexis is the daughter of David and Roberta Long. Proud parents are very proud of their daughter, as they should be.

GOLDEN WEST GARAGE SALE: 
Marguerite Parlor, No. 12, Placerville, Native Daughters of the Golden West, is having a garage sale on Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., both days, at 2672 Bertella Rd., Cameron Park. Come on out and look for that special item.

LICK-YOUR-FACE LOVE:
 Clara Neilsen forwarded the following “What Does Love Mean?” definition: “Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.” — Mary Ann, age 4

KNOWING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA: 
Is your digital camera still in the box? A class titled “Getting to Know Your Digital Camera” will be available on Friday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane. Bob Gouine is the instructor. The class fee is $29. Don’t forget extra batteries! To reserve your spot, call 916-358-3575.

UNDERSTANDING FOOD LABELS:
A new class titled “De-coding Food Labels” is being offered on Tuesday, April 9, at 1 p.m., at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane. Class topics will include the following subjects: “What info. can you learn from the Nutrition Facts Panel and the ingredient list? Are those ‘natural’ foods good for you? Is something really whole wheat or low-fat?” Call 916-358-3575 to save your spot. Nancy Porter will be the speaker.

CHOW TIME WITH VETERANS:
 Our veterans continue to offer a tasty breakfast for a very reasonable price. Breakfast includes juice, coffee, eggs, sausage, and biscuits and gravy, too! Breakfast is available on the first, second and third Sunday of the month from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, off Placerville Drive, adjacent to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. All proceeds go toward veterans’ charities.

LITTLE ONES FUN TIME!
A class titled ” 2′s and 3′s On the Go!” is available on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at the El Dorado Hills Library, 7455 Silva Valley Parkway, El Dorado Hills. You and your kids, ages 2 and 3, can join Ms. Debbie for stories, songs and movement activities.

MOTHER TERESA GOLF TOURNAMENT:
 Once again the St. Patrick’s Knights of Columbus Council is proud to sponsor the 15th annual Mother Teresa Golf Tournament. For those who enjoy planning ahead, the tournament is scheduled for Monday, June 3, at Cold Springs Country Club in Placerville. A dinner and raffle will follow the tournament, and non-golfers are invited to attend the dinner for $35. Golfers’ cost is $150 each. For more information or to reserve your spot, call Mike Lamoureux at 530-622-5325.

A DALAI DILLY:
 The “Insight from the Dalai Lama” calendar notes the following thought: “A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals the secret of some hidden treasure.”

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.

 

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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.
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