Monday, October 6, 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014

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News & Announcements:
CLICK HERE for the County Government Calendar
CAL-FIRE Current Fire Information
COMMENTARY: "Lynn Morgan’s Buckhorn Community Plan Effort and Her Ideological Beliefs" by Mark Bennett
Amador County Public Health: Rabies Awareness
Amador County 4-H Open Enrollment Going on Now!
Fire Prevention Week October 5-8 - Jackson Fire Department Reminds Jackson Residents: Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives!
Oral History Meeting - Mon Oct 6
Technical Advisory Committee - Mon Oct 6
Sutter Creek City Council - Mon Oct 6
Amador County Board of Supervisors - Tues Oct 7
Amador Library's "Paws to Read Dog Grommit" - Tues Oct 7
Ione City Council - Tues Oct 7
Amador County Recreation Agency (ACRA) - Wed Oct 8
ACUSD/ACOE Board - Wed Oct 8
Free NAMI Family to Family class begins on October 8 in Jackson
Chamber Mixer at The National Hotel - Wed Oct 8
Ribbon-Cutting: Simms Chiropractic - Thurs Oct 9
An Evening with Psychic Medium & Animal Communicator Charles Peden - Fri Oct 10
"The Trailerettes" Open House Trailer Tour to benefit Operation Care - Sat Oct 11
Fiddletown Paint & Sculpt-In - Sat Oct 11

8th Annual Great Sutter Creek Chili Cook-Off and Car Show - Sun Oct 12
COLUMBUS DAY - Mon Oct 13 - City & County offices closed
Watercolor Artist Wendy Rogers is October's Featured Artist at Sutter Creek Gallery
College Information Night - Tues Oct 14
Purple Soldiers Run Again! - Sat Oct 25
Gourd Ornament Class to Benefit Friends of the Amador County Library - Thurs Oct 25
Sutter Creek Lions Club offers Scholarships for Upper Division college students - Deadline to apply is Nov 1
"Save Water, Drink Wine" - AmadorArts' "Winefest" in Sutter Creek - Sat Nov 8
FREE Mental First Aid Certification Course offered - Mon Nov 17


See the Community Calendar and flyers/posters below for even more events and activities going on in Amador County, California!

WHO: Any person interested in volunteering to make the community a better place.
WHAT: Planting 10,000 daffodils  
WHERE: Vista Point, Hwy 49/88 Jackson
WHEN: October 11th and/or 18th at 9am till noon
Free lunch provided by Mel's (11th) and Jose's (18th).
Bring gloves, shovel, rake, hand trowel.
Please contact Keith Sweet at or 209-419-3770 if you can help.

THE AMADOR BONSAI SOCIETY will hold its next meeting on Saturday, October 11th beginning at 9:00 am in the Amador Senior Center in Jackson. Members will be bringing their collection of ‘Shohin’ and Accent plants; plants suitable for ‘Shohin’ style as well as Accent plants will also be for sale. Nominations for the 2015 Slate of Officers will be accepted during this meeting. The public is invited to attend. For more information, contact Julienne at 245-4016.

THE AMADOR DEMOCRATS extend an invitation to our "Saturday at the Matinee" this coming Saturday, October 11th at 1 PM for the movie, Koch Brothers Exposed. We will be showing this movie at our Democrat Headquarters at 828 Highway 48/88, Jackson, CA across the street from Poor Man's Bronze.
This film is a hard-hitting and revealing investigation of the 1% in America at its very worse.  Koch Brothers Exposed, the latest film from acclaimed director Robert Greenwald, reveals how the Koch Brothers have attacked our American values by launching a network of influence resulting in environmental pollution and efforts to dismantle social security for working Americans.
The Kochs operate oil refineries in Alaska,Texas,and Minnesota, and control 4,000 miles of pipeline. In addition, Koch Industries owns Brawny paper towels, Dixie cups, Georgia-Pacific lumber, Stainmaster carpet, and Lycra, among other products. Forbes ranks it as the second-largest private company in the country.
Please join us for an entertaining and thought provoking afternoon.
Steve Christensen
President, Democratic Club of Amador County

LADIES NIGHT IN SUTTER CREEK - Saturday, October 11th, 5-8 pm, Ladies Night in Historic Downtown Sutter Creek.  This is an event where everyone is welcome.  Eat, drink, shop and be merry!  All participating businesses will have raffle prizes, specials, and the most delicious snacks!  After 8 pm, head over to Hotel Sutter where the raffle will begin at 8:30.   This event is just plain fun from beginning to end, and a great way for the businesses in Sutter Creek to show appreciation to their customers.

FACT JACKSON MID-TOWN 5K RUN/WALK - FACT (Feeding Amador County Today) is sponsoring the 5th annual Jackson Mid-Town 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, October 12, 2014.  All proceeds from this event go directly to the Amador Interfaith Food Bank which is community funded and needs our help!  Over the past 4 years we have raised over $90,000, but their budget still runs short every year.  In the past, FACT has seen 150 to 200 participants.  Our numbers are looking down this year, which is not good news for the Food Bank.  Please register for this event!  Bring a friend, the family, or put together a team – PLEASE!  It’s a super fun event for a great cause!
For complete info, visit:

13th ANNUAL ICF FESTA ITALIANA: The Italian Catholic Federation (ICF) Branch No. 428 of Amador County Saint Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish invites you to their 13th Annual Family-Style Dinner to be held in the main hall at the Italian Benevolent Society Picnic Grounds on Saturday, October 18, 2014.  The IBS will offer a no-host bar. Doors open at 5:30 PM, Dinner is served at 7:00 PM.  The dinner menu consists of Antipasto, Salad, Old-style San Francisco Spinach Ravioli with Mild Italian Sausage, Garlic Bread, Wine with dinner, Dessert and Coffee.  Tickets are $30 per person, children 6 and under are free.  Seating is by ticket number. A Fantastic Raffle to benefit the ICF Scholarship Fund will be held after dinner. Tickets are available at the SKD Church Office or call Alba at 223-1914.

AMADOR FLYFISHERS (AFF) welcomes Bill Forward on Tuesday October 21 in the Amador County Administration Center at 810 Court Street, Jackson.  A fly-tying demonstration will begin at 6:00pm, followed by our 7:00pm general meeting and Bill’s presentation on "Leader Construction".  Bill Forward operates Forward Bound Fly Fishing, providing guiding and fishing instruction for rivers and lakes in the Portola/Graeagle vicinity.  He is the Senior Editor of Sierra Fisherman Magazine, and is an accomplished stillwater flyfisherman of Plumas County’s lakes, especially Lake Davis.  Amador Flyfishers convenes the third Tuesday of each month to meet popular flyfishing guest speakers, share fishing experiences, and support fishery conservation issues.  AFF meetings are free and open to visitors! ( Contact Information: Ron Calvert,

AREA 12 AGENCY ON AGING NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY. The Area 12 Agency on Aging - serving Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa and Tuolumne counties - is conducting a Needs Assessment Survey. Deadline to submit survey is Friday Oct 31. Mailing instructions are at the end of the survey.
For more information, visit:

LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE in the Nov 4th General Election is October 20! 
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October 6-12

AAUW LIBATIONS & CONVERSATIONS: AAUW’s Libations & Conversations group will meet Wednesday, October 8, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at Amador 360 (a wine-tasting room) located at 18590 State Hwy. 49 in Plymouth.  The topic of conversation is “Sustaining Life-Long Learning in a Rural Environment.”  Karen Dickerson, of Amador Community College Foundation, will be our guest and will speak briefly about educational opportunities locally.   AAUW members, prospective members and interested women are invited to join us for lively conversation over no-host drinks.  You will be warmly welcomed and it’s a great way to meet new friends in a fun, casual environment.  No need to RSVP . . . just drop in!
AAUW, a national organization, advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.  Membership is open to all graduates who hold an associate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university.  For more information, contact Susan at 296-0940 or visit

AMADOR COUNTY ARTISTS ASSOCIATION PRESENTS: PHOTOGRAPHER LARRY ANGIER - The October 8 meeting of the Amador County Artists Association will feature nationally recognized photographer Larry Angier who will discuss his own photography and help improve yours.  His remarks will be of benefit whether you make a living from photography or simply want to take better family and vacation shots.
Join us for this informative presentation at the Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, Jackson.  The meeting begins at 7 p.m.; Angier’s presentation will take place following a short business meeting.  Visitors and new members are always welcome.

Oct 10 - Richard Smith
For more information and tickets, visit:

Oct 11 - GKO2
Oct 19 - Sierra Harvest Brew Fest
Oct 30 - Josh Turner
Dec 11 - The Robert Cray Band
For more information and tickets, visit:

8th ANNUAL GREAT SUTTER CREEK CHILI COOK-OFF & CAR SHOW - Sunday, October 12th  from 11 am until 3 pm. Free Car Show, Chili Tasting is $6 Adults and $4 Children. Chili, Salsa, Music, and Venders, makes this one of Sutter Creek's Hottest Events! For information visit

FACT JACKSON MID-TOWN 5K RUN/WALK - FACT (Feeding Amador County Today) is sponsoring the 5th annual Jackson Mid-Town 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, October 12, 2014.  All proceeds from this event go directly to the Amador Interfaith Food Bank which is community funded and needs our help!  Over the past 4 years we have raised over $90,000, but their budget still runs short every year.  In the past, FACT has seen 150 to 200 participants.  Our numbers are looking down this year, which is not good news for the Food Bank.  Please register for this event!  Bring a friend, the family, or put together a team – PLEASE!  It’s a super fun event for a great cause!
For complete info, visit:

AMADOR COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND: “FRIGHT AT THE OPERA” - Sunday, October 12 at 3PM at the Community Church of Pine Grove, 14045 Ponderosa. This free concert will be presented by the 45-member Amador County Concert Band under the direction of Steve Chambers and Irv Gidding. Featured music will be Selections from “Phantom of the Opera”, “Aladdin”, “The Mask of Zorro”, “Danse Macabre”, “Funeral March of the Marionettes” (Alfred Hitchcock theme) and much more. The 90-minute program will conclude with refreshments....bring the entire family and join us for an enjoyable musical experience; bring the family and enjoy the spirited music! Arrive a few minutes early for best seating....ample begins promptly at 3pm. Visit the band’s website at for additional information or to find out how to join the band.

SUKKOT CELEBRATION - The Mother Lode Jewish Community will hold a Sukkot Celebration on Sunday, October 12th. It will take place in a private home in the Bar XX development, which is west of Angel’s Camp.  The event will begin at noon with a potluck lunch around 1 pm.  For more information or to learn about future activities, please email us at: or call 209-533-1650. The MLJC’s mission is to provide opportunities and events that nurture a vibrant and enduring Jewish identity, culture and community in the Mother Lode, drawing its members from Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa and Tuolumne counties.  New members are most welcome.

October 13-19

“COPS & KIDS” CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT - Fri Oct 17 at Castle Oaks Golf Course in Ione. Registration is at 7AM, Shot Gun start at 8AM. 2-person teams, $100 per person. Includes cart rental and meal after the events. For more info, or to be a sponsor, call 743-1013 or 304-8641. Brought to you by the Sutter Creek Police Officer’s Association, Ione Police Officer’s Association, and the Cops & Kids Foundation. Proceeds are disbursed by each individual organization to benefit their respective communities. For more information about Cops & Kids, visit:

MASTER GARDENERS PRESENT: FALL IN THE GARDEN - Join Amador County Master Gardeners on Saturday, October 18th from 9am until noon for a free class about fall in the Garden. This class will include Creating a Small Space Back Yard Orchard. You will learn about: site selection, selecting the tree variety, bare root planting and maintenance.
The second portion of the class will cover why fall is a wonderful time for planting in the yard. Weeding, fertilizing, harvesting, and preserving means lots of intense work in a short period. The actual fall work schedule does include cleaning up the vegetable garden and preparing it for spring or planting some winter plants. Digging and dividing spring bulbs and hardy perennials also needs to be done.
We’ll discuss all of these topics and more at this free class being held at the GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road in Jackson. For more information contact the Master Gardeners at 223-6838 from 10am to noon, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays or email

AMADOR ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS: TELESCOPE WORKSHOP AND BASIC ASTRONOMY - Sat Oct 18th at 6:30PM (followed by a “Star party”) at Mollie Joyce Park in Pioneer. There’s a comet near Mars and, an Eclipse in mid-October. Bring your own telescope or use one of ours. Instruction and help is available! Contact Richard Rymer for more information, 295-6651

FACL FALL BOOK SALE - The Friends of the Amador County Library will hold their Fall Book Sale October 17 thru 19 at the American Legion Hall, 12134 Airport Rd., Sutter Creek on Hwy. 49 across from the Italian Picnic Grounds. Thousands of books, audio books, DVDs and CDs in every category will be sold at bargain prices.
Friday, Oct. 17 4 pm – 7 pm (Member only night ­join at the door)
Saturday, Oct 18 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, Oct 19 11 am – 3 pm (all items half price)
Proceeds from the sale benefit the Amador County Library.
For more information call 209-223­-3390.

LOCKWOOD FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT’S “WIN WIN AT THE UNION INN” DINNER & RAFFLE - Mon Oct 20 at 5PM until closing at the Volcano Union Inn. Lockwood Fire Protection District needs a new Rescue Squad! Part of the proceeds from the dinner is donated to Lockwood Fire. Huge raffle at closing, need not be present to win. Load of mixed Firewood, Baskets, Gift Certificates, Wine, lots more. Come support Lockwood Fire Protection District! Contact: Jackie Vaughn 209-296-6868. 

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW - Fri Oct 24 at 7PM the HUB (above Hein & Co.) in Jackson. Admission: only $5! “Antica…(hold your breath now)...Pation”!  For more information, visit:

BAROQUE MUSIC CONCERT - Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2 pm.  A Baroque music concert of the Mother Lode Friends of Music featuring the music of J-S Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, J-C Bach and others.  Corina Stoian, violin, Hank King, recorder, Ron Brickman, harpsichord, Jane Buzzard, oboe, Sandra Betti, flute, Gail Buzzard, bassoon, Alice Williams, cello. Free admission! Church of the Nazarene, 14050 Ridge Road, Sutter Creek.  Call (209) 293-4227 or go to for more information.

CLICK HERE for the County Government Calendar
SUTTER CREEK CITY COUNCIL meets on the 1st & 3rd Mon at 7 PM.
JACKSON CITY COUNCIL meets on the 2nd & 4th Mon at 7 PM
UPCOUNTRY COMMUNITY COUNCIL meets on the 2nd Mon at 6 PM.
JACKSON PLANNING COMMISSION meets on the 3rd Mon at 7 PM.
AMADOR COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS meets on the 2nd & 4th Tues at 8:30 AM
IONE CITY COUNCIL meets on the 1st & 3rd Tues at 6 PM
AMADOR COUNTY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT meets on the 2nd & 4th Wed at 6:30 PM
PLYMOUTH CITY COUNCIL meets on 2nd & 4th Thurs at 6:30 PM
Oral History Meetings - Aug through Dec -

OVER-EATERS ANONYMOUS OF JACKSON…if you think you have a problem with food. Everyone is welcome! Every Monday and Friday, 5:30 PMSutter Amador Hospital. Oakview Conference Room, in Education Dept on 2nd Floor. Contact Liz, 295-6921.

Holding a meeting in your community that you'd like Amador County to know about? Send us a quick announcement/brief, telling us what it is, date, time, location and a brief description of what the meeting is about. Email your briefs/agendas to:
Classes, Workshops & Seminars:
Amador County Recreation Agency (ACRA) - Classes, programs, camps, sports, and more!
BEGINNING SQUARE DANCE CLASSES START Mon Sept 15! You’re going to love square dancing! Beginning square dance classes start Monday, September 15 – and the first three classes are free! Couples, singles and families are all welcome to enjoy the fitness, fun, and friendship of square dancing with the Jackson Claim Jumpers. Modern square dancing will surprise you – dance to a wide variety of music, no dance experience or special clothing needed. Mondays, 6:30 pm at the Amador Senior Center. For more information or call Lucy Hackett at 223-4603.

"I never thought I would get into to this fun DOCK DIVING sport - and then I got a Lab and Amador County got a regulation size dock diving pool!
In preparation for our introduction to Dock Diving I started introducing my Lab at 9 months this Spring to a stream, then a pool with steps, then my pool with a ramp into and ladder out of it, and then the full size dock diving pool. At first he was hesitant - though I went slowly and now he is diving at about 11 feet from the 2 foot high dock. At one year of age he will be going to his first NADD competition this month!
I have now started working with 2 of my other dogs (my Border Collie loves it even more than herding - WOW!) as well as quite a few folks in private lessons. It is really fun and satisfying to build a dog's confidence step by step to try something new. At first Miles, my Border Collie who liked swimming in lakes, wouldn't even put his paw into my pool . . . and now he is flying into the big pool! Many dogs who are comfortable going into a lake to swim, need some guidance their first few times going into a pool.
I am also teaching small group classes up to 4 dogs at Gold Country Pet Resort in Ione.  My next series starts Sept 15 - my August series is FULL! :-)  For more info and a video and some other pics please visit:"

GOT SPANISH? Fall classes will begin next month and Nora Coryell, M.A., is taking reservations for individuals, and small groups who want to begin learning, or improve their Spanish now. Classes are inexpensive, on all levels as well as medical Spanish on two levels, and take place in various locations, generally once a week. For further information contact or call 223-3322.

LANGUAGEMEISTER - Translations and private tutoring in French, German and Spanish
Genealogy research for clients searching for German ancestors. Member: Sacramento German Genealogy Society (SGGS). Contact information: Elke Duffy 209-296-5302, Email:

ARE YOU A LOCAL ARTIST? Join the Amador County Artists Association, to share, network, and support local artists. The ACAA meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 PM at the Amador Senior Center. Our meetings are open to the public, so come and join us! For more information, visit: AmadorArtists.orgFor more information, visit:

GENTLE YOGA CLASSES - Team Fitness in Pine Grove is proud to announce the start of a Beginning Hatha Yoga Program with classes offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Classes will run approximately 40 minutes and will probably cost $4 with a purchase of a 10 class pass, ($5 drop-in) or can be included as part of your monthly membership if you come regularly to Team Fitness. We are taking suggestions on times you would like to see these classes offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays - please send an email with your interest in the gentle yoga classes and times you are interested in, and we will contact you before the program starts. Contact: Cherie Maitland

CHINA PAINTING WITH MARGARET ANWAY – Margaret Anway has decades of experience painting, as well as teaching china and glass painting. She has been published in “The China Decorator” magazine, and is happy teaching beginning artists as well as professional, and is flexible to your needs.
Classes are Tues mornings, 9-12 noon at Margaret Anway’s home, 26601 High Tree Ave, Pioneer. $7 per class. Call 295-8836 to schedule your first class or if you have any questions regarding the class.

Holding a class, workshop or seminar? Send us a quick announcement/brief, telling us about it, give the date, time, location and a brief description of what the class is about. Email your briefs to:
Events & Activities:
Amador Arts Council
Amador County Artists Association
Amador County Recreation Agency - Event Calendar
Amador Vintner's Association -
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort - Events 2014
Main Street Theater Works -
Mother Lode Friends of Music Season Calendar 2013-2014
Sutter Creek Theater -
Volcano Theatre Company -
"War of the Worlds" diorama by Joseph W. Svec III displayed at Hein & Company Bookstore in Jackson
8th Annual Great Sutter Creek Chili Cook-Off and Car Show - Sun Oct 12
SOPHIA’S WELL OF WISDOM - Meditation on Sundays at 10am and at 5pm; Wisdom Circle at 11am. October theme Harvesting Oneness: 9/7 In Everyday Life; 9/14 Through Head, Heart, & Hands; 9/21 Through Celebration; 9/28 Through Self-Care. Autumn Equinox Celebration with Rev. Tracy Johnson 9/21 at10 am. Women Writers, Monday at 6pm; A Course in Miracles study group, Tuesdays at7pm. Sacred Dance class with Amel Tafsout begins 9/24 at 4pm. Wednesday Meditation classes 10am and 6pm; call 209-304-6174 to register for next class. The spiritual center is located at 270A Hanford Street, Sutter Creek. Visit or contact Rev. Patsy Walker Fine at 209-418-9003.  

SUTTER CREEK CHILI COOK-OFF & CAR SHOW- Sun Oct 12. Applications are on the web site at: For more info, contact Lisa Klosowski at 267-1344

More announcements...
Historic Sutter Creek Grammar School Renovation begins, seeks funding to complete tasks before Winter
No Casino In Plymouth: Support requested

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Amador LAFCO is seeking additional staff to augment the work of the Executive Officer. All staff to Amador LAFCO are independent contractors.  The work is currently estimated to be approximately 8 hours/week, and the work hours are variable and flexible. Depending on skill and experience, work hours may increase.
Staff attend LAFCO public meetings, usually held on the third Thursday of each month from 5 PM to approximately 8 PM.
A personal computer, reliable internet connection and skill in using a recent version of Microsoft Office software are required; a portable computer is desirable.
Following training, much of the work can be accomplished remotely.
Responsibilities include the following:
·      update and maintain the LAFCO home page, hosted by Amador County
·      update, compile and maintain legally required LAFCO files and records
·      prepare invoices for payment, maintain budget records; assist the Executive Officer to prepare and manage the budget
·      proofread and edit meeting materials, correspondence and reports as needed; compose same from samples or models. depending on skills and ability
·      prepare meeting records (minutes and audio recording)
·      research city and district boundary questions from county and LAFCO records
·      file and record documents with the County Recorder as needed
·      learn procedural and legal aspects of LAFCO and local government organization
The ideal candidate will be highly reliable, have excellent communication skills, and the ability to work independently and communicate closely with the Executive Officer.  Experience with government agencies is desirable.
Compensation will be $18-$25/hour, depending on skill and experience.
Please contact the Executive Officer if questions. Resumes to this email address.
Roseanne Chamberlain
Amador LAFCO Executive Officer
(209) 418-9377

UPDATED PHONE NUMBERS for Upcountry Community, Ione Family Resource, & Camanche Lake Community Centers:
Upcountry Community Center
19386 Hwy 88
Pine Grove, CA 95665
P: (209) 296-2785
F: (209) 296-2782
Ione Family Resource Center
17 S. Buena Vista Rd.
Ione, CA 95640
P: (209) 274-4655
F: (209) 274-4665
Camanche Lake Community Center
4419 Camanche Pkwy N.
Ione, CA 95640
P: (209) 763-2720
F: (209) 763-2740

GET GREAT WORKOUTS and FREE SEATED MASSAGE AT TEAM FITNESS! Did you know that you can pay by the visit, or buy a pass of 10 workout visits and use whenever at Team Fitness in Pine Grove. Or if you choose to pay for a month there are no contracts!
Lots of great aerobic machines, 2 easy to use weight machines, hand weights, stretch bands, hula hoops, videos and dvd's to exercise by, and a variety of classes to choose from. Here is our schedule: And we now have seated massage and full body massage available with Heather Strobel and seated massage with guided relaxation with Cherie Maitland. You can even get a FREE seated massage with Heather and Cherie if you try it by October 10th!  Team Fitness: A Comfortable Place to Get in Shape

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - It's getting close to that time again.  We are looking for a few good men and women (okay, maybe more than a few) to volunteer their time and talents for the upcoming Great Sutter Creek Chili Cook-Off and Car Show, October 12.  This is one of the major fundraisers this year for the Sutter Creek Business and Professional Association.
Just a little bit of your time will go a long way.
Thanks in advance for your support! Contact Linda, Creeky Cupboard 267-9314

CASA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - She was only 11 years old and already thinking about how she could make sure her little sister would be taken care of. Their parents were no longer in the picture and probably would not be back in the community for quite a while. With no close relatives and new to the area, her support system was non-existent. Hurt and frightened for herself, she wondered who would ever be her friend and mentor.This case had a happy ending because of the work of the CASA volunteer assigned to their case.
he Court Appointed Special Advocate program provides trained volunteers to work with children just like her. They represent the stable, consistent friend, mentor, and advocate that is so critically important for children under the supervision of the Juvenile Court. With a CASA advocate children have that support which allows them to grow and thrive under difficult family circumstances. More volunteers are needed for this program and will be welcomed at our next training program planned for October. For more information please call John at 418-4845.

NOTICE: OPENINGS AT LOCKWOOD FPD - The Lockwood Fire Protection District has three open positions: Board Director: One opening. This is a volunteer position and involves approximately 8 to 12 hours per month.  The Board manages the finances and overall operations of the fire department.  Applicant must reside within the district and be a registered voter.  The district boundaries can be found on our web site at .  Application deadline is October 15, 2014.
Secretary to the Board of Directors: One opening. The Secretary transcribes minutes for all meetings held by the Board of Directors.  Some filing is required and a modest stipend is provided.  Applicant is not required to reside within the district. This position will remain open until filled.
Treasurer: One opening. This position requires knowledge of Quick Books, audit preparation, and managing the finances for the district. Applicant must be bonded or able to become bonded.  A modest stipend is provided. This position will remain open until filled.
If interested, please submit a resume with references to LFPD, P.O. Box 221, Volcano, CA 95689 or e-mail If you have questions, please contact Jean-Paul Soares, President of the Board of Directors, at 209-296-7973.

DOCENTS NEEDED for Monteverde Museum. Presently, the museum is only opened two days out of each month.  When the museum is opened we usually have 20 plus visitors a day.  Local folks, visitors, in state and out of state are always happy to be able to go inside the store and experience the feeling of days gone by.  Many will say it is like stepping back in time.  Many will also say, they have been through Sutter Creek before and to their dismay the store has been closed.
  It would be beneficial for Sutter Creek if the museum would be opened more often.  Unfortunately, we have a shortage of docents.  Presently, we have only 4 active docents to open the museum. We really need people to volunteer to just have the doors open to the public. If you know of anyone who has free time to do possibly one day a month, or even a few hours one day a month, please let us know.
  Still reaching out for other ideas to encourage folks to volunteer time. If you have any ideas please forward to me at
Rosemary Fields

AMADOR SENIOR VISITORS PROGRAM NEEDS VOLUNTEERS. Join a great group of people working in the community to help our Senior Citizens live safer, healthier lives. Please call Eileen at 223-0442 for information about how you can help!

LIBRARY HOURS: The Amador County Library Branches, Pine Grove and Pioneer are open at their regular hours which are:
- Pine Grove Tuesday and Wednesday from  noon to 5 pm.
- Pioneer Thursday and Friday from noon to 5 pm.
Any questions call the Main Branch at 209-223-6400.

DO YOU HAVE STACKS OF NEWSPAPERS laying around your house, waiting to be recycled? Then please bring them on down to the Busi Parking lot in Jackson behind Mel's. The Boy Scout Troops of Amador County are collecting your newspaper donations and accept on an on-going basis. The large cargo container sits at the very back of the parking lot. There should be pallets next to the dumpster, where everyone can leave their stacks. Anyone can drop off their newspapers 7 days a week, day or night. We ask that you only donate actual newspapers, no glossy advertising, magazines or books. All proceeds directly benefit the various Troops in Amador County. It's a Win-Win for everyone, Scouts, you and the environment! For more information, contact Jenny Fritz at
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