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Heard over the back fence: Veterans tribute planned Nov. 11

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LOGIC IN THE COURTROOM?
 Mike Raffety gave me the following quote from a book titled “Disorder in the American Courts:”
”ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?
WITNESS: By death.
ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?
WITNESS: Take a guess.”

VETERANS DAY MEMORIAL:
 The annual “Veterans Day Tribute” to recognize and honor our veterans is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day, at 11 a.m., at the El Dorado County Veterans Memorial site, Fair Lane, Placerville (next to the Government Center, across from the Placerville Library). There will be a fly-over and a guest speaker. As always, the public is invited and encouraged to attend.

GET THOSE PJ’s ON!
 “PJ Storytime,” including crafts and snacks fun time in Spanish and English for kids ages 2 to 5. This program will be offered on Nov. 6 and Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Placerville Library, 345 Fair Lane. For more information, call 530-621-5547.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR VETERANS:
A “Veterans Job Fair” is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at McClellan Conference Center, McClellan. The El Dorado County Veterans Affairs Commission has arranged for bus transportation to the job fair with the following schedules:

JOB FAIR BUS SCHEDULE and pick-up locations in El Dorado County:
- 7:30 a.m. depart – Raley’s parking lot, 166 Placerville Dr., Placerville. (Behind Shell Station).
- 8 a.m. depart – El Dorado Center-Folsom Lake College – in circle in front of Building A/B.
- 9 a.m. depart – Folsom Lake College – in front of Aspen Hall (by flagpoles).
- 10 a.m. arrive – Job Fair – 411 Luce Ave., McClellan, CA.

RETURN:
- 3:15 p.m. depart – Job Fair – 5411 Luce Ave., McClellan.
- 4:15 p.m. arrive – Folsom Lake College – in front of Aspen Hall (by flagpoles).
- 4:45 p.m. arrive – El Dorado Center-Folsom Lake College – in circle in front of Building A/B.
- 5:00 p.m. arrive – Raleys parking lot, 166 Placerville Dr., Placerville. (Behind Shell Station).

REPUBLICAN WOMEN UNITE:
 Jan Liberti informs us that the El Dorado West Republican Women Federated group will meet for lunch on Monday, Nov. 11, at 11:15 a.m. at Denny’s Restaurant, Coach Lane, Cameron Park. The guest speaker will be Elizabeth Emkin, candidate for Congressional District 7.

IMPROVE YOUR PERSONALITY:
 Jewel Blair-Smith provided the following “Maxine” saying: “You’re not yourself today . . . I noticed the improvement immediately.”

NEW KIWANIS LEADERS:
 The Placerville Kiwanis Club recently installed Paul Zappettini as club president. Other new officers are: President Elect Karl Weiland, Vice President Charlie Wigglesworth, Secretary Rita Timewell, and Treasurer Jerry Galloway. Incoming directors are Sara Neal, Rod Repschlager and Bob Verzello.

LEADERSHIP APPLAUDED: 
During the recent Placerville Kiwanis installation meeting, outgoing President Lori Warden was recognized for her outstanding leadership. During her term, the club raised and donated more than $36,000 to support local children’s and community programs. The club also purchased and installed over $20,000 of playground equipment at Duffy Park in Placerville. Congratulations, Lori! Thank you, Placerville Kiwanis, for your many contributions to our community.

FREE T-SHIRT:
A blood drive is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Veterans Hall, Georgetown. Participants will receive a T-shirt. Walk-ins are welcome. Donors must bring a photo ID and should drink plenty of fluids.

THE DIET THAT FAILS:
 John Chapman sent the following T-shirt statement: “I’m on a seafood diet. I see food and I eat it.” 

WOODCRAFTERS UNITE: 
The Gold Country Woodcrafters will meet on Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. at 4050 Durock Rd., Shingle Springs. The meetings are open to all levels of woodworkers. Meetings feature expert speakers on craftsmanship, demonstrations and exchanging ideas and woodworking tips. For more information, call John Brideson at 916-933-0488.

NEEDLE CONVERSATION:
 A local American Sewing Guild group meets monthly on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane. For more information, visit GoldCountryASG.org. Drop-ins are always welcome.

LEARN TO LOVE READING:
 “Toddler Time!” is a program designed for 2- and 3-year-olds. This program encourages early literacy skills by way of songs, rhymes, and stories. Every session ends with a hands-on sensory activity. This class takes place on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. at the Placerville Library, 345 Fair Lane.

PROTECT YOUR FRIENDSHIPS:
 Jewel Blair-Smith provided the following thought: “Friendship is like a book. It takes a few seconds to burn, but it takes years to write.”

SEW 4 VETS MEETING CANCELED:
 The Sew 4 Vets group will not have their general meeting on Nov. 14. If you would like more information about this group, call 530-676-2022.

KEEP YOUR HEART PUMPING:
 A new class titled “Fitness Fusion” is offered on Thursdays from 8 to 9 a.m. at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane. This class offers a blend of different types of cardio/Zumba Gold strength and stretching moves to help your transition through all the muscle groups in your body. Bring a towel and water. The class fee is $50 for a 10-class punch card or $80 for a 20-class punch card. The instructor is Gina Bartok, Certified Senior Fitness Specialist. To reserve your spot, call 916-358-3575.

ARTISTS AND CRAFTERS NEEDED:
 Artists and crafters are needed for the “Holiday Art and Craft Fair” to be held at the CSD Pavilion at 1021 Harvard Way, El Dorado Hills, on Dec. 6 and 7, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The registration deadline is Nov. 8. The booth price is $120 for a 6-foot table (table not included). Price covers both days of the event. The vendor application is available at
edhcsd.org. For more information, call 916-933-6624.

SKIP THE DRAMA:
 Yvonne Griffin gave me the following good advice: “There comes a time in your life when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.”

2014 TRIP PREVIEW:
 The All West 2014 “Trip Preview” is scheduled for Nov. 15 at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane, at 10 a.m. At 1:30 p.m., the trip preview will be presented at the Placerville Senior Center, 937 Spring St. The following trips are scheduled, and much more to come: Jelly Belly Factory, Death Valley, Ironstone Vineyards, Snowtrain to Reno, Calistoga Overnight, Imax and Mare Island. Flyers will be available in November.

A DALAI DILLY:
 The “Insight from the Dalai Lama” calendar offers the following viewpoint: “When you entertain evil thoughts like hostility and hatred, there is no joy in your heart and you are a nuisance to others. On the other hand, if you develop kindness, patience, and understanding, then the whole atmosphere changes.”

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 2889 Ray Lawyer Dr. 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.
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