As we were: Quality of life

By From page B2 | July 08, 2013

Deibert Ken25 Years ago

July 11, 1988

Snowline Hospice to hold yearly meeting tomorrow

Snowline Hospice will hold its annual meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Marshall Hospital Educational Annex in the Security Pacific Bank Building in Placerville. The evening is scheduled for two phases.

The first portion of the meeting will be conducted by Dr. Frank D. Irwin, board president, and is open to the public. Executive director Abigail Gessler will give the annual report.

The second portion will be the regular meeting of the board of directors.

“Understanding the hospice movement is vitally important to those who are terminally ill and to all members of the team that help them recapture the precious quality of life,” Gessler said.

The hospice movement has linked and grown across the country, branching out to El Dorado County in 1979, when the first group was formed by Dr. Doug Tustin, among other charter members.


70 Years ago

July 8, 1943

Council Buys Police Car

The city council bought a new police car for the city at its regular July meeting which was held on Tuesday evening, Monday being a holiday.

The new car is a Studebaker Commander, being purchased through the C. S. Collins dealership at $1,722.65 delivered in Placerville. One other bid was presented, the Miller Automobile Company, of Sacramento, offering a car at Red Bluff for $1,591.88.

The council had also called for bids for the sale of the present police car and two were presented. The offer of Mr. Collins to buy the car for $450 being the highest was accepted.

A Gas Ration Is Renewed

The renewal period for A Books in the mileage rationing program opened on July 1st and will continue until July 20th, the new mileage rationing period opening on July 21st.

The new books are being issued through the mails by the office of the local War Price and Rationing Board which has asked drivers to co-operate by sending their application to the office by mail rather than calling in person.

Carpenters And Helpers Wanted

A call for carpenters, carpenters helpers and construction laborers has been issued by Constable Paul R. Smith in behalf of the Council of Defense.

The job is to build an observation tower for the Aircraft Warning Service and it is expected that the job may be completed by working Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.


110 Years ago

July 11, 1903

A Festive Celebration

The celebration at Shingle Springs, was an honor to the people of the West Side, who were nearly all there. It was a good second to that of Placerville, and considering the difference in population, fully up to it. The procession from the Planter’s House to Colverdale grove, where the literary exercises and sports occurred, was a splendid array of floats and decorated vehicles that looked like a garden of roses on wheels. Headed by the El Dorado band and led by Marshal Bosquit and aids, it wheeled  into the shady grove in grand style.

Ken Deibert

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