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Boy Scouts of America

EDITOR: I know that people have been criticizing the Boy Scouts of America, and I know that it’s wrong. I am one. But I would like to share what I have learned from this. No matter what, the Boy Scouts of America will stay the same, being trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, […]

Barber Jon buzzes Boy Scouts for Jamboree

Special to Village Life Barber JonÕs World Famous Barber Shop gave free haircuts to Boy Scouts of Jamboree Troop 637 Monday, a parting gift before they leave this week for Washington, D.C., and Virginia to attend the 2010 National Jamboree, celebrating the 100th anniversary of Boy Scouting in America. The shorter hair will help the […]

Scouts: Eagle Scout Nathan Klaff improves grounds

In addition to keeping would-be vandals from having a field day trying to destroy the landscaping at Lake Hills Covenant Church in El Dorado Hills, new Eagle Scout Nathan Klaff has earned that coveted rank, partly as a result of improving the grounds. That project earned Nathan, 13, one of the 34 merit badges from […]

Loss of Boy Scout tax exemption legislative blackmail

EDITOR: A Democratic Party super majority was created in our Legislature when voting Californians shunned the warning from the Republican Party of such a possibility occurring this past November. The recent introduction of SB323 by Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, is a prime example of such a majority. This measure calls for revoking the tax […]

Girl Scouts honor Loie “Flash” Bonser

Girl Scouts recognized 50 years of dedicated service by Loie Bonser at a special ceremony held on June 15 at their day camp located in the Sly Park Recreation Area.

Bonser, 87, who is also known by her camp name of “Flash,” was honored for her leadership in establishing the day camp and for running it for 28 years.

A member of Girl Scouts for 64 years, Bonser went to work for the organization after college, then left to raise her family while continuing to work for them as a volunteer leader.

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Enjoy Wagon Train events today: Flapjacks and cowboy poetry

The 63rd annual Highway 50 Wagon Train rolled out from Zephyr Cove, Nev. on June 3 and will roll into Placerville on Saturday, June 9. The towns of Pollock Pines and Camino are planning a day-long welcome on Friday, June 8. Community Economic Development Association of Pollock Pines is sponsoring  the annual Wagons in the Pines […]

Scouts to hold informational meeting

Cub Scout Pack 190 is having an information meeting on Wednesday, May 16 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mother Lode Lions Hall, 4701 Mother Lode Drive in Placerville. Pack 190 is inviting all boys entering first through fifth grades in fall 2012 to join Cub Scouting. A parent or adult must also attend the meeting. This […]

Heard over the back fence: Boy Scout spaghetti feed in Rescue

 The “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” calendar presents the following observation: “The only people who feel good about themselves are those who like and accept themselves just the way they are. They take care of themselves and make healthy choices, but they are not obsessed with their looks.” • • • BOY […]

Heard over the back fence: Scouts plan pork fundraiser

GO HOG WILD: Boy Scout Troop 117 has scheduled a “Boy Scout Pork-Out” for Friday, Oct 21, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Placerville Elks Lodge 3821 Quest Court, Shingle Springs. Dinner will include pulled pork sandwich, baked beans, coleslaw, dessert and drink. The ticket price is $10. For tickets or more information, […]

EDH Scouts give back to earn their wings

On Feb. 20 Boy Scouts Madison Sheridan and Tyler Garrett will stand tall and receive a most coveted honor — Eagle Scout. “It’s really meaningful,” said Madison. He and Tyler, both students at Oak Ridge High School, will join the elite after dedicating years to Troop 529 and months to their Eagle Scout Projects. Madison, […]

Local Scouts to celebrate 100 years of exploration

Village Life correspondent Next week 21 Boy Scouts from El Dorado Hills Troop 454 will travel to Fort A.P. Hill, Va. There, about 38,000 Scouts from across the United States and more than 20 foreign countries will converge for the 2010 National Jamboree. This Jamboree celebrates the 100th year anniversary of Boy Scouting in America. […]

Scout: Eagle Scout Chandler Morrill likes doing good deeds

Joining the Boy Scouts as a youngster was “just another thing my mom put me in” for Chandler Morrill of Placerville, but a half-dozen years later he proudly attended his Court of Honor on March 8, having earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Chandler’s project that topped off the years of Scouting that led to […]

Dr. Cummings uses 25 years of experience to make music out of gastroenterology

What does the esophagus, stomach and colon have in common with ragtime piano? Dr. Daniel Cummings, of course. (He also likes classical.) This well-known Placerville gastroenterologist practices medicine for a living, music for relaxation, and does each with thoughtful style. After all, both disciplines operate on rhythms and both are essential for greater harmony. Only […]

Scout: Nathaniel Moody — Decks the community center

Nathaniel Moody has walked through a really big corn maze and hiked to the heights of the Desolation Wilderness Area — all because of being a member of Boy Scouts of America. And now Nathaniel has earned his Eagle Scout rank, having completed a new wooden deck that will serve the Shingle Springs Community Center, […]

Scout: Eagle Scout Greg Stein soars

Fledgling pilot Greg Stein of El Dorado Hills no longer is a fledgling at scouting: He recently attained his Eagle ranking with a project that will help Placerville area pilots communicate. When his eagle eye spotted the lack of a bulletin board at the local Experimental Aircraft Association chapter, Greg, 14, decided to help the […]

Candy Shack celebrates sweet success

The shelves inside the Mother Lode Lions’ Candy Shack at the corner of Missouri Flat and Pleasant Valley roads are freshly stocked with See’s chocolates, inside a building that bears a new coat of paint, as the Lions celebrate the sweet success of 20 years selling the popular candy to support an arm-long list of […]

Jerald Raiff Henness

Nov. 13, 1940 — Sept. 24, 2013 Jerald Raiff Henness, 72, our beloved father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend, went to be with the Lord Jesus on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. He was born on Nov. 13, 1940, in Whittier, Calif., to Marion G. and Marion E. Henness. He began school in a one-room schoolhouse […]

Eagle Scout: Samuel Neill showcases a slice of county history

Congressman Tom McClintock was the featured speaker on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at the dedication of a slice of history from the historic “Fremont Oak” tree displayed in the lobby of El Dorado County Government Building C, 2850 Fairlane in Placerville. The approximate 300-year-old oak fell in a winter storm in 1993 on Buckboard Road in […]

Fireworks Jubilee celebrates America

A parade, live music, chili cook-off, kids’ bounce houses and, of course, spectacular fireworks  — the fourth annual Fireworks Jubilee at Town Center promises to have something fun for everyone. Enjoy it all from 6 to 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, at El Dorado Hills Town Center.   El Dorado Hills Fire Department 50th Anniversary Parade To […]

Donald Warren Dickinson Sr.

June 2, 1929 — June 9, 2013 Donald Warren Dickinson Sr., age 84, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., died Sunday June 9, 2013. Mr. Dickinson was preceded in death by his parents, Abraham Becker and Carolyn Verhoff Dickinson; and his wife, Jane Carolyn Dinkins Dickinson. He was a member of Green Valley Community Church in Placerville, Calif. He […]

Post office food drive

EDITOR: Thank you to everyone that donated food to the post office food drive. The response was wonderful. Thank you also to the Knights of Columbus and Troop 401 of the Boy Scouts for delivering the food and stocking the shelves. LYNN DUNCAN Rescue

Kenneth Dale Yates

June 6, 1932 — April 5, 2013 Kenneth Dale Yates passed away April 5, 2013, with his family at his side. He joins his wife, Susan Lenore Yates, who passed away November 2011. Born in Colorado June 6, 1932, the family later moved to California. Ken joined the Navy during the Korean War.He married Susan in […]

Thank you, Placerville Building Depatment

EDITOR: It’s great being a resident and entrepreneur in Placerville. Recently I moved my bridal shop from 414 Main Street across the street to 435 and being a first-time commercial property owner I cringed at the thought of dealing with the city’s bureaucracy. Nothing of the sort, I found the chaps on the second floor of […]

At a glance: Golden triumphs

Feb. 27, 1960 is a memorable day in United States Winter Olympic history. It is the day the U.S. men’s ice hockey team beat the Soviet Union team 3 to 2 to set up a gold medal game with the Czech Republic (then Czechoslovakia). The gold medal match was played Feb. 28 and the emotion […]

Breakfast raises money for troops in harm’s way

EDCAR The El Dorado County Association Realtors Honor Our Troops 10th annual All American Breakfast fundraiser at the Placerville Veteran’s Hall on Saturday, Jan. 26, was a big success. Volunteers served 334 meals and diners had the chance to win more than 30 donated raffle prizes. EDCAR thanks its generous local sponsors. Youth volunteers came from Hands4Hope, […]

James Courtney Long

June 18, 1944 — Jan. 19, 2013 Jim passed away peacefully on Jan. 19, 2013, at his home in Cameron Park, Calif., surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; sons, James (Laura) and Daniel (Rio); daughter, Christine; grandchildren, Saphirre, Tatianna, Devin and Dylan; […]

Purr-fect project earns Eagle Scout honor

William Austin has two cats, Tiger and Laverne. Tiger was named because, according to Austin, she looks like a tiger. Laverne earned her name from the popular 1970s TV show “Laverne and Shirley” that his parents, Paul and Linda, watched growing up. The two felines have their own cat trees at the family’s El Dorado Hills […]

Resolutions help kick start new year

The beginning of a new year signals a new start for many. The new calendar year is a time for celebration, fun, reflection and planning. The culmination of one time segment and the commencement of the next is thought to be a great time to make resolutions to improve on something, to activate a new […]

Spencer Yaple’s green thumb earns Eagle Scout rank

Spencer Yaple has always had a green thumb and he enjoys gardening with his family. “We’ve always gardened,” said Yaple, who gardened with his mother, Shawna. “We’ve always had a garden.” Yaple utilized his gardening talents to earn his Eagle Scout rank by building a greenhouse at Gold Oak Elementary School in Placerville. The recent Union […]

Three offer turkey dinners

Thanksgiving is an open invitation to feast in the company of good people. And throughout El Dorado County, different charitable groups are hosting free or donation-only dinners where everyone is welcomed. One of the biggest and best known places to share a meal is at the Community Thanksgiving Dinner which is held at Gurnell Hall […]

Ricky August Harr

Oct. 23, 1955 — Oct. 8, 2012 Ricky August Harr, beloved husband and father, departed from this world on Oct. 8, 2012, after a brave and resolute fight against Leukemia. Born in Sacramento on Oct. 23, 1955, to Otto and Joyce Harr, he is survived by his wife, Barbara; sister, Gaylene Tompkins; sons, Andrew and […]

This Evening in the Orchard produces more than fruit

The forecast is for a perfect evening at the sixth annual Evening in the Orchard at Rainbow Orchards, 2569 Larsen Drive in Camino, on Wednesday, Sept. 19. The fundraiser from 5:30 to 8 p.m. is sponsored by the Pollock Pines-Camino Rotary Club. Guests will enjoy a tri-tip dinner, music and prizes and contribute to supporting […]

Third generation Tillotson earns Eagle Scout award

William Tillotson felt the sign in front of the El Dorado County Search and Rescue site on Fort Jim Road in Placerville needed a touch-up. The recent El Dorado High School graduate, who was a member of Boy Scout Troop 460 in Pleasant Valley, decided to earn his Eagle Scout badge by rebuilding the worn and […]

Orofino builds pathway for Eagle Scout project

CAMERON PARK — Spencer Orofino has left a path for Blue Oak Elementary School students and faculty to use for many years to come. A member of Boy Scouts Troop No. 193, Orofino recently earned his Eagle Scout badge as part of his beautification project by building a pathway at the north end of the […]

Eagle Scout

EDITOR: I am currently a Life Scout, aspiring to achieve the rank of Eagle. I started boy scouts when I was 12, and am now nearing my 18th birthday. For the first three years of my scouting experience, I worked hard to complete merit badges and to achieve higher rank. I went on and participated […]

Big Wagon Train welcome in Pollock Pines and Camino

The 63rd annual Highway 50 Association Wagon Train will roll out from Zephyr Cove, Nev. on Sunday, June 3 and roll into Placerville on Saturday, June 9. Along the way, there are plenty of opportunities to ride along with the train or to celebrate its arrival, but the areas of Pollock Pines and Camino are […]

Silver Screen Classic Movies presents ‘It’s a Wonderful World’

The Silver Screen Classic Movie Series continues on Saturday, June 2 with “It’s a Wonderful World,” from 1939. James Stewart and Claudette Colbert stumble over themselves, cops, actors, bad guys, and Boy Scouts as they lurch after a murderer. He finds her ridiculous and wishes she’d just go away. She just wants to help, but […]

Entertaining ideas, April 20, 2012

Art PLACERVILLE Pop Art Gallery and Custom Framing, 254 Main St., is featuring the works of Marjorie Dodrill this week. Her large scale floral paintings are very popular for home decorating, adding a contemporary flair in design. This Third Saturday Art Walk is going to be a perfect evening to brose the galleries on Main […]

Local Scout Troop performs solemn ceremony

On Feb. 26 at the Annual Blue and Gold Banquet in Shingle Springs, six boys crossed over into Boy Scouts after approximately five years of hard work in the ranks of Cub Scouts and Webelos. Along the way these young people obtained more than merit badges — they also started to grow up and become […]

CHP Explorers Post starts March 10

On March 10 and 11, the young Explorers of the CHP will begin their training. The 13 Explorers, a group chartered by Learning for Life, part of the Boy Scouts of America that accepts both genders, will go through a weekend of 12-hour training days that they must complete to advance in their Explorer training, […]

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Girl Scouting is celebrating 100 years

They don’t have to learn how to stop a runaway horse, make poultices or cure a ham anymore. There is no Laundress Proficiency Badge, but the vision for Girl Scouts that Juliette Gordon Low held when she founded the movement in America in 1912 probably didn’t include badges in Cookie Business, Financial Literacy or Computers, […]

John Michael Thomas Ward

June 16, 1960 — Dec. 11, 2011 John Ward passed away at home Dec 11, 2011, in Pollock Pines, Calif., of natural causes. He was born in Sacramento, Calif., on June 16, 1960, to Eugene and Sherrie Ward and lived in El Dorado County for more than 40 years. He was a loving brother of […]

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Eagle Scout Bacchi rebuilds base for historical monument

Forrest Bacchi of Boy Scout Troop 700 of Rescue that is part of the Golden Council Empire, performed his Eagle Scout project in rebuilding the base of the California Historical Monument near the intersection of Green Valley and Deer Valley roads in Rescue. The monument is in front of the Rescue Roadhouse. The original marker was first […]

Enjoy the Mountain Mandarin Festival

The fall chill is bringing an orange blush to the mandarin oranges dotting the hillsides of the foothills, and Auburn’s largest event is preparing for upwards of 30,000 visitors over Nov. 18 to 20, as locals and guests flock to the Gold Country Fairgrounds for their first fix of the juicy fruit. Placer County Mandarin […]

Placerville’s own ‘sugar shack’ ready for the holidays

“There’s a crazy little shack beyond the tracks, and everybody calls it the sugar shack.” — Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs, “Sugar Shack” The tracks are gone these days, but the sugar shack is there, just waiting for local folks to drop by and pick up their See’s Candy. And the 80-year-old woman who is the […]

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