Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
Happy World Communication Week! November 1-7

I NEED YOUR HELP, AMADOR COUNTY! We just recently switched over to a Page on Facebook (since we now have over 5K Friends).
I'll be sending out invites, but you can help me a lot by liking and sharing the "new" page at: www.facebook.com/AmadorCounty!
Thank you for your help!
Carol Harper

News & Announcements 

VIA CITIZEN REPORT: Subject: Call the Board of Supv's
"The Board of Supv's needs to be urged to appeal the recent District Court decision to the Circuit Court. Call or email the Board today and let them know you expect them to appeal.
NCIP (No Casino In Plymouth) thanks you in advance for contacting the Board."

Five mustangs for adoption
n November 14
FAB FIVE MUSTANGS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION NOVEMBER 14, 2015 AT RANCHO MURIETA EQUINE CENTER - To the left is a picture of the gelding Amigo and the four mares Crockette, Red Diamond, Spanish Girl, and Maya, available for adoption at our Fall Adoption on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Rancho Murieta Equine Complex. We hope to see you all there. We at the R3C Wild Horse Program are excited to see these horses with really good foundations go to great homes. Contact Deputy Rebecca Eubanks #1151, Post Release Re-Entry Programs
(916) 874-1481
BE A DISASTER HEALTH CARE VOLUNTEER! County volunteer application and fingerprinting scan required. Once clearance is received, you would be sworn in as a Disaster Service Worker.
For more information, visit:
THIS JUST IN!! The Amador STARS are asking everyone to help us raise $10,000! We have an anonymous donor who said the following.
"In the interest of helping the Amador STARS recover from the loss of the cancellation of the Camp Out for Cancer due to the Butte Fire, I would like to match any donations up to $5,000 for all donations received at the Super Heroes Return for the Day of Giving. I will match any donations made by cash, check or credit cards made online between now and Nov. 4th.  I appreciate what these volunteers are doing for the cancer patients in our community. Amador STARS is a volunteer driven organization with all funds remaining local to help our community. I hope that I can give my gift and match the donations!" www.amadorstars.org
Obituary notices can be found at: http://www.danerimortuary.com/
Community Calendar

- 2015 Winefest - Sat Nov 14
- Wild Horse Adoption Program at Murieta Equestrian Center - Sat Nov 14
- Mother Lode Friends of Music present The Paganini Trio and Oboeist Candis Hanson - Sun Nov 15
- Sutter Creek City Council - Mon Nov 16
- Festival of Carols: "Filling the Interfaith Food Bank One Song at a Time" - Performances on Nov 20, 21 & 22
- 3rd Saturday Jazz Brunch at Rosebud's Cafe - Sat Nov 21
- Waste Tire Recycling Event - Sat Nov 21
- Cops for Kids "Tips for Science Camp" at Clark's Corner - Sat Nov 21
- Scentsy Turkey Trot - Get Orders in by Nov 23rd!
- Jackson City Council - Mon Nov 23
- Amador Water Agency Board Meeting - Thurs Nov 26

THE PROGRESSIVE WOMEN’S COMMITTEE will meet on Thursday November 5, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at Thomi's Banquet Room in Jackson. The program for November will be the Reverend Karen Siegfriedt, Pastor of Trinity Episcopal Church. She will be speaking informationally about the "Death with Dignity" law that was recently signed by Governor Jerry Brown. This is an Open Meeting and all those interested are welcome to attend.
Reservations are required and may be made by  contacting Sally at trestrail@gotsky.com no later than Tuesday, November 3 (sooner if possible). The buffet luncheon is $15.00 which includes an entree, salad, vegetarian offering, various drinks, coffee, tea, dessert, tax and tip. Pay at the door - cash (the exact amount is appreciated) or personal check only. NOTE, and this is important: If you make a reservation and cannot attend, please call 267-0177 to cancel by noonon Wednesday, November 4th. If you have made a reservation and do not attend, you may be billed for the luncheon.

THE HEALING WORD Foursquare Gospel Church - Sunday Morning Service 10:30 AM with complimentary lunch immediately after. Craft Show Nov. 6th & 7th 9:00 AM – 4 PM.  
Sewing Class—Learn how to make reversible quilted placemats. You will need to bring your sewing machine and supplies Nov. 16th 10:00 AM.
Thanksgiving Dinner Nov. 26th 1:00 PM—Everyone is welcome. Please call by 11/20/15 so we can get a head count. Wednesday afternoon Bible Study is at 1:00 PM. Wednesday night Bible Study is on prayer called, Penetrating The Darkness, by Jack Hayford at 6:00 PM. Stop by 20005 Hwy. 88, Pine Grove— or call 296-7283 — or visit thehealingwordchurch.org.

CITIZENS’ CLIMATE LOBBY - Come hear more about how you and your neighbors can address climate change by participating in the Citizens’ Climate Lobby on Saturday, November 7th at 10am -11:30am (coffee and visiting at 9:30am) at the Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, Jackson, CA.  Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) is a non-profit, non-partisan grassroots advocacy organization focused on a free market policy to address climate change. CCL works at the local community level to generate the political will needed to pass such national legislation.  We propose a simple carbon fee that returns all revenue to American families.  For more info, call 256-5243 or visit https://citizensclimatelobby.org/

- Fri Nov 6: Red Moon Road
- Sat Nov 7: Rita Hosking Band
- Fri Nov 13: T Sisters
- Sat Nov 28: Lacy J. Dalton
For more information and tickets, visit: SutterCreekTheater.com

THE MARINE CORPS LEAGUE MOTHERLODE DETACHMENT 1080 invites the public to its United States Marine Corps 240th Birthday Ball on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 5 to 11 pm, Grand Oak Ballroom, Jackson Rancheria Hotel and Casino, 12222 New York Ranch Rd in Jackson. Festivities will include no-host bar, dinner (choice of prime rib or salmon), dancing to swing band Mr. Pinstripe, and of course, cutting of the famous birthday cake.
Tickets are $55 person. RSVP by Nov. 1 by calling Harry Lynd (209) 293-4606 or Dave Evans (209) 772-0641.
This is a semi-formal event. Marines: If you have Dress Blues, please wear them. Marine Corps League members can wear Dress Blues (in a regulation manner), Undress Blues or Meeting uniforms of red shirt and cover.
There will be a Toys for Tots drive at the event. Please bring a new unwrapped toy valued at $30 or less.
Special hotel room rates for Marine Corps Birthday attendees are available by calling (800) 822-WINN.

THE 2ND ANNUAL CALAVERAS FIT & SAFE SENIOR EXPO will be held on Thursday November 12 at the Calaveras Senior Center- 956 Mountain Ranch Rd from 11am to 2pm. The expo will include health and safety informational booths and many community partners and resources. Interactive demonstrations will be held hourly by American Legion Ambulance on the “new CPR method”, Hospice services and questions, Amador~ Calaveras Lifeline-“How to get up from a Fall” and  Area 12 on Aging- a dietician on eating healthy tips.
A wonderful “Fall” lunch will be available to purchase through “the Phoenix Kitchen” at the Calaveras Senior Center from 11am-1pm.
Admission is FREE! By attending the event  you can enter to win the door prize of: 1 Year Free Ambulance Ticket valued at $100.00 donated by American Legion Ambulance! Mark your calendar for this fun and informative event!

MASTER FOOD PRESERVERS OF AMADOR/CALAVERAS COUNTIES PRESENT: “CITRUS SQUEEZE” - Don’t put away your canner yet! Learn to preserve your fall citrus to have available throughout the year. We'll be teaching you to make and can three delicious marmalades, including a colorful cranberry marmalade (perfect for the holiday season), a zesty option made with habanero peppers and excellent to have on hand for a last-minute appetizer (simply serve with cream cheese and crackers), and a traditional three-citrus marmalade made with oranges, lemons, and grapefruits. We'll walk you through ways to prepare, zest and peel your citrus and ideas for reducing its bitterness. Learn just how easy it is to make lemon curd that may be frozen and enjoyed throughout the winter months and candied citrus peel to add elegance to any dessert.
Join us for this free class and learn about the benefits of preserving citrus fruits on Saturday, November 14, between 10 am & noon at the Amador County GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road in Jackson.
Contact the University of California Cooperative Extension Master Food Preservers of Amador/Calaveras Counties at acmfp@ucdavis.edu or (209) 223-6857 for any questions.

18TH ANNUAL WINEFEST, the popular walk-about wine-tasting event sponsored by
AmadorArts, is just around the corner! On Saturday November 14th, stroll historic Main Street while tasting a huge selection of Amador County Wines in Sutter Creek’s shops.  Follow the adage “Save Water, Drink Wine,” and you’ll be helping to bring the arts to local schools.
 Guests can check in to pick up their wine glass, wristband and tasting map at the Sutter Creek Auditorium starting at 4:00 pm. Take a look at the huge silent auctions, one for Art, for Wine and a Table of Premier Gifts and Travel Packages. Start bidding while sampling Amador Olive Oils. Then begin your journey from 4:30 -7:00 pm walking up and down the three blocks of historic Main Street visiting 25 shops which each will be offering tastings of a different fine Amador County winery.
At 7:00 pm, return to the Auditorium for the Winefest festive Grand Finale, which will feature live music, desserts and dessert wines, the silent auctions’ final biddings, and the popular Mystery Wine-in-a-Bag Auction. The Winefest event will end at about 8:30 pm.
Advance tickets are $30 each, or $35 the day of the event at the auditorium starting at 4:00 pm.
Sales of tickets are limited! For more information and advance ticket purchase, visit www.amadorarts.org or phone 209-267-9038.

MOTHER LODE FRIENDS OF MUSIC PRESENTS: CHAMBER MUSIC: Sunday, November 15, 3 pm.  Chamber music concert of the Mother Lode Friends of Music.  Music for guitar, violin, viola, flute, oboe and piano, with Jaume Torrent, classical guitarist from Barcelona, Spain.  Free admission.  Community Church of Pine Grove, 14045 Ponderosa Way, Pine Grove.  Go to www.mlfm.org or call (209) 293-4227 for more information.

MEETING CANCELLATION: The Jackson Planning Commission has canceled its regularly scheduled meeting of October 19, 2015. The Planning Commission next regularly scheduled meeting is Monday, November 16, 2015.

THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI Amador) - Amador County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Amador) is holding an affiliate meeting and support group on Tuesday, November 17 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. in the Meadow Room at the Outpatient Building of Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson. The guest speaker will be Margaret Blair, who is well-known for her skills in training dog owners to bring out the best in their animal companions and for her amazing ability to rescue many dogs by helping them become adoptable.  She also has extensive knowledge in the care and training of dogs to become therapeutic companions to people with mental illness and other health challenges.  From 6:45 to 8:00 pm we will conduct free, confidential Support Groups for family members and individuals living with mental illnesses.   For more information call NAMI Amador (at ATCAA) 209-223-1485 Ex. 266.

ACRA BINGO at the American Legion Hall Tuesdays Nov.17 & Dec 1 & 15
Doors Open No later than 5:30, 6:15 Early Bird Bingo, 6:30 Regular BINGO
Buy in $10 for $10 games – 6 top. Black out is up to $250!
Sodas are available for purchase (no alcohol served). Feel free to bring your own dinner (no food available) Many Raffle Prizes! We have Pull Tabs….another chance to win! Complimentary Cookies and Coffee! Proceeds go to support Amador County Recreation Agency. After School Program. Call 223-6349 for more information.

PARADE OF LIGHTS is scheduled for Saturday, December 12. Deadline to enter is Saturday, November 21! Entry fee is $10 for 1-3 vehicles. All entries MUST have lights on them, including people that are walking in the parade! The more lights, the better you look! Contact Toni Linde for more information, (209) 256-1750 cell or email tlinde1213@gmail.com
ENTRY FORM with instructions can be downloaded here:

MASTER GARDENERS PRESENT: RECOVERING BURNED LANDS AFTER THE BUTTE FIRE - On Saturday, November 21, 9:00 a.m. – noon, Join UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County and speakers Amy Rocha, from Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), and Sean Kriletich, Paloma Pollinators, in a class to learn how to help your lands recover from the Butte Fire.
By working in the backyard or on the ‘back 40’, property owners can help the land heal using effective erosion control measures, encouraging the survival and reestablishment of native vegetation, controlling the spread of invasive weeds, and making the surviving landscape more fire-safe.  Information will include how to reduce erosion on burned lands, options for reseeding and replanting, important Do’s and Don’ts, and resources available to landowners to help get the job done.
UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County are available to answer home gardening questions Tuesday through Thursday, 10 am to noon, by calling (209) 223-6838. Walk-ins are welcome at our office, located at the GSA Building, 12200B Airport Road in Jackson. You can also email your questions to mgamador@ucdavis.edu. Visit us online at: http://cecentralsierra.ucanr.edu. UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County are also active on Facebook.

6th ANNUAL SERVPRO COAT DRIVE - Through November 25. Seeking gently used jackets/hoodies of all sizes, with no holes or stains. Drop off locations:
Serve Pro, Ione PD, Jackson PD, Sutter Creek PD, Chamber of Commerce (downtown Jackson), CHP (Jackson), Amador County Sheriff’s Dept. (Jackson), Jackson Fire Station, Pine Grove Fire Station, Ione Fire Station, Lockwood Fire Station, Plymouth Fire Station. Ledger Dispatch.
Coats will be available to give out from Oct 26-Nov 25
For more information and a list of pick up locations, contact Wilma at 304-4908 or email wilma@servpro9484.com

E-mail your releases, briefs, newsletters, announcements, etc. for our calendar to: cacneditor@gmail.com

Opinions & Issues
2015 Jackson Fire Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts available through Aug 28
Latest update on SR 16 relinquishment proposal : Request for Governor Brown's veto
AWA Directors Ask for Your Help with Drought-Related Financial Crisis
Tri County Wildlife Care: Easy Ways To Give Wildlife A Drink During The Drought
An Open Letter to the Opponents of the Newman Ridge Quarry Project

PRESS RELEASE 10-30-2015 - Amador County District 1 Supervisor John Plasse recently announced that he will not seek re-election in 2016.
After considerable thought and with the blessing and support of my family, I, Patrick Crew, intend to form a campaign committee and seek the office of Amador County Supervisor, District 1 in the 2016 election.
I look forward to the possibility of serving District 1 and all of Amador County.
Patrick Crew

CITIZENS’ CLIMATE LOBBY - Come hear more about how you and your neighbors can address climate change by participating in the Citizens’ Climate Lobby on Saturday, November 7th at 10am -11:30am (coffee and visiting at 9:30am) at the Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, Jackson, CA.  Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) is a non-profit, non-partisan grassroots advocacy organization focused on a free market policy to address climate change. CCL works at the local community level to generate the political will needed to pass such national legislation.  We propose a simple carbon fee that returns all revenue to American families.  For more info, call 256-5243 or visit https://citizensclimatelobby.org/

Dear Amador County Transportation Commissioners (and to whom it concerns):
With deep regret, I must inform you that Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill (AB) 652 (Cooley) into law on October 8th, 2015. State Route (SR) 16 will now be relinquished to Sacramento County, will no longer be included in the California Interregional Roadway System, and will have no protections for inter-regional travel.
There are no 'silver linings' in this.  However, I must express our gratitude to Assemblyman Frank Bigelow for hearing our concerns and demonstrating the courage to take the remarkable step of rising before the California Assembly to speak personally in opposition to AB 652.  His stand against the powerful development interests behind the Bill convinced 23 other members of the Assembly (along with Chairman Beall of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee) to join him in voting against the SR 16 relinquishment proposal.
Unfortunately, Assemblyman Bigelow's efforts were not enough to convince Governor Brown to use his veto power to help us.
I am sorry that we were not able to stop this from happening and I am equally sorry for all of those who depend on this route and will suffer from this needless action to remove interregional functionality from SR 16.
I wish I could have brought you better news.
John Gedney
Executive Director, ACTC

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.
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
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.

Classes, Workshops, Seminars
TEAM FITNESS offers CIRCUIT & LIFT class on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 7:15 am to 8am. You can pay by the class, buy a pass of 10 classes, or pay $39 for the month and take three classes a week.
We also offer Gentle Hatha Yoga, Zumba Gold, and Stretch classes. For more information and to discuss how these classes could help you please call 209-304-5139.

LOCAL LANGUAGE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES - Bilinguals of all kinds and second language learners have many advantages, intelligence boosting, better job opportunities, higher salaries in public and other types of employment, more job security and best of all the study of another language is fun and provides protection against dementia, the scourge of aging America!  If you are ready to begin language studies now, or resume them in or around Amador county, I can help you find a way to get started whether through tutoring, classes, videos or tapes, on the internet, using music or television, geared to your style of learning and in the time that you have available. The secret of getting ahead is getting started and this is something people tend to put off for years, to their detriment. Expand your mind, and your horizons. Take the first step and call Profe Nora at 223-3322 for free advice.

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: elkeduffy@gmail.com 

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: AmadorArtists.org

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 coach@jacksonteamfitness.com

Events Calendars & Activities
AmadorCounty Arts Council - AmadorArts.org
Amador County Artists Association - AmadorArtists.org
Amador County Recreation Agency - goACRA.org
Amador Council of Tourism - TourAmador.com
Amador Vintner's Association - AmadorWine.com
Main Street Theater Works - MSTW.org
Sutter Creek Theater - SutterCreekTheater.com
Volcano Theatre Company - volcanotheatre.org
KENNEDY MINE HISTORIC SURFACE TOURS continue through Oct 31. Tours are given from 10am to 3pm. Contact: info@kennedygoldmine.com or 223-9542
More announcements...
Stolen Art in Jackson - Reward Offered
"Right Turn" Mentor-led fitness helps overweight kids get fit and eat healthy!
Attention Local Businesses: Be a part of Plaid Friday! 
"Pieces" Project to Save Rubble Pieces for Butte Fire Art Monument
NY Fitness offers new "Fit Kids" Unlimited Card
Calaveras/Amador Marine Corps League kicks off Toys for Tots Drive
Join Wine Tree Farm's Text Club for Specials!

NEW WEB SITE: SutterCreekFireHistory.com - Contains various projects being developed for the preservation and display of local fire history.

BE A DISASTER HEALTH CARE VOLUNTEER! County volunteer application and fingerprinting scan required. Once clearance is received, you would be sworn in as a Disaster Service Worker.
For more information, visit:

ANGEL TREE APPLICATION (Deadline is Oct 30). Here is the 2015 Angel Tree Application. Please feel free to print this out and/or email it to anyone who qualifies. Directions are on the application and please remember that no late applications will be accepted.
Again, this is for Amador County residents ONLY, and for families who qualify for the Free/Reduced Lunch with their income levels.
If you have any questions, please call the UCC at 296-2785.
The Camanche Lake & Upcountry Community Centers are coordinating the annual Amador County Angel Tree project.  Last year, Angel Tree provided holiday gifts to over 700 children between the ages of 0 and 17 years.  It is the generosity of folks like you that makes the project so successful!  We are currently requesting unwrapped gifts for children of all ages.  Angels, printed with a local child’s holiday wish list, are available on Angel Trees at a variety of businesses throughout Amador County.  You can sponsor a child by choosing an angel and purchasing a desired gift, or you can make a monetary donation and Community Center staff will purchase the gift on your behalf.  In addition, if someone would like to purchase a generic gift to donate, we will do our best to match the gift with the requests of the unsponsored angels.  
Please drop off your unwrapped gifts at the Jackson Elks Lodge, the Upcountry Community Center, Camanche Lake Community Center, Clark’s Corner, Pine Grove Video or Wal-Mart by December 14th.  As you shop and do business locally, you will find the Angel Trees as well as additional gift drop-off location sites.  Thank you so much for your time and generosity.  With your help, the children in our community will have a very happy holiday season!
For more information or to sponsor a child, please call 296-2785.

TEAM FITNESS is offering a CIRCUIT & LIFT class in October on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 7:15 am to 8am. You can pay by the class, buy a pass of 10 classes, or pay 39 for the month and take three classes a week.
We also offer Gentle Hatha Yoga, Zumba Gold, and Stretch classes. For more information and to discuss how these classes could help you please call 209-304-5139.

CAVANA’S DELI in Sutter Creek serves appetizers (small plates) every 2nd and 4th Saturday every month! Beer and wine specials from 5 to 8pm. Please join us on the patio for some good food. Thanks, hope to see you on our patio!
Terri Jo Cavana
Cavana's Deli

RIGHTURN: VOLUNTEERS & MENTORS NEEDED - The Kiwanis Club of Amador County will be sponsoring a Righturn.Club at a local elementary school. We are looking for assistance in getting this off the ground. We need mentors, facilitators, and helpers. The 10 week program, meeting after school twice a week for 90 minutes this fall, will give obese kids the help they need to make a right turn in their eating habits and fitness. If interested contact founder, Thomas Moraitis.  Thomas@Righturn.Club.
  You don't have to be an athlete, a teacher, or in perfect shape to be a mentor. HS and college students, retired folks, people who have flexible schedules at work are ideal. The helpers will prepare healthy snacks for 40 twice a week, food provided and deliver to school. The facilitators will help with the program in making craft items for the kids, like booklets, magnets and name badges. All supplies paid for by Kiwanis of Amador County.
  Want to start a Righturn.Club in your area? Thomas will give you all you need to start one, and speak to your local Kiwanis Club to provide the funding. No cost to students. All mentors will be screened for the safety of the kids. Visit www.Righturn.Club to learn more.

ART IN PUBLIC PLACES - The Amador County Artist Association (ACAA) has several benefits to being a member, one of those being Art in Public Places, where the artist can get regular exposure to build a reputation and occasionally make a sale with no commission fees.  This program also gives the location the opportunity to be known for original art on their walls and to promote awareness of original art. The exhibits rotate every 2 months.
Our current locations include Rosebud’s Cafe (downtown Jackson); the Superior Court of CA, County of Amador; American River Bank; Amador Senior Center; Sierra Eye Care; Amador Residential Care; Jackson Paint Spot; and Castle Oaks Golf Club in Ione.  Currently, the program has a good balance of artists to locations. New artists and locations are always welcome.  If you would like more information, contact Colleen Williams, Committee Chairperson, colleenwill@volcano.net or (209) 295-2877.

INTERFAITH FOOD BANK VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! The Interfaith Food Bank is trying to rebuild its volunteer roster.  If you are looking to fill some time, build your resume, get some exercise, and give back to the community, the Food Bank has a variety of opportunities to do so. We are looking for volunteers to work both on-call and weekly shifts. Please email or call Assistant Program Coordinator Claire Gunselman cgfeedamador@gmail.com or 209-267-9006.
Positions available: 18 years and older
Warehouse   Sort, bag, and shop for client orders and help clients to their vehicles.  Some lifting up to 25 pounds
Food pick up   Rides with driver to pick up and drop off food donations.  Requires some lifting up to 40 pounds and weekend shifts available
Drivers   Drive Isuzu box van, Sprinter van, and/or International Diesel Bob Tail to pick up and drop off food donations. Print-out of DMV record required (fee reimbursed upon request).  Some lifting up to 40 pounds and weekend shifts available.
Please consider supporting this need.
Thank you,
Thomas Thompson
Executive Director
Interfaith Council of Amador
12181 Airport Rd.
Jackson, CA  95642
209-267-9008 fax

THE AMADOR COUNTY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ADVISORY BOARD is seeking new Members. The ACBHAB advises the Board of Supervisors and the Health and Human Services Director of the needs of the local mental health program pursuant to the California Welfare and Institutional Code Section 5604. Applicants must be residents of Amador County or healthcare professionals who work with residents of Amador County, but live outside the county.
If you are interested in additional information and the opportunity to serve please contact Dr. Arnie Zeiderman at  arnyzdoc@sbcglobal.net or 209-267-1308.

"NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH" FACEBOOK GROUP - "Neighborhood Watch" group is a closed group of Amador County citizens who keep their "ear to the ground" and eyes open. Join today! https://www.facebook.com/groups/221363027993377/

FREE GREEN WASTE RECYCLING IN SUTTER CREEK: A dumpster has been placed at the Sutter Creek Fire District Station One, 350 Hanford Street, for yard waste recycling. This service is available to ALL Amador County citizens. Only small yard pruning are accepted, no large limbs, stumps, garbage, appliances or construction debris.

THE MONTEVERDE GENERAL STORE MUSEUM, one of Sutter Creek’s most beloved and historical buildings, got a much needed fresh look recently, with new paint and store name. The City of Sutter Creek, Sutter Creek Community Benefit Foundation and donations from visitors and volunteers, made it possible for the Museum to look like new again. Read more...

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AT MOTHER LODE JOB TRAINING - Mother Lode Job Training (MLJT -formerly Job Connection)  has Scholarship and Training funds available for eligible Adults and Dislocated Workers. Last program year, we awarded $297,000 in scholarships to eligible participants in fields from Medical Assisting, Truck Driving, Welding and more! Eligibility conditions do apply, so contact MLJT for more information and to see if you qualify. We are now located in the Health and Human Services building located at 10877 Conductor Blvd., Suite 700, in Sutter Creek. Hours of operation are Monday – Thursday, 8 AM – 4:30 PM, closed from 12 PM to 1 PM, and closed Fridays. Contact MLJT at 223-3341, or visit the website at www.mljt.org

AMADOR POLITICAL DISCUSSION GROUP on Facebook! Have something to say? Join today! https://www.facebook.com/groups/amadorpolitics/

“FINDING THE MOTHER LODE” - Movie by Gianfranco Norelli and Suma Kurien. Features the unique migration of the Italians to Amador County and the West Coast.Italian Immigrants in Amador County and the West Coast. Available for purchase now! This movie is slated to be shown on PBS sometime in the future. Featuring Amador historians Carolyn Fregulia, Doug Ketron and John Leggett. Unabridged copy: $25 total at the ACRA office. On Amazon: $28.95 plus tx. and handling. For more information call 223-6349.

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

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 rkf48@aol.com

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!

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 artsychickenfarm@gmail.com

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