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Amador High School alumni returning for homecoming this week will likely notice a new school logo displayed throughout campus – on buildings, T-shirts and team uniforms – and can take pride in the fact that it was designed by one of their own.

One day, as a small child, Thomas Edison came home from school and gave an envelope to his mother. He said here, mom, my teacher gave me this note and she told me only you were to read it. What does it say? Her eyes welled up with tears as she read the note to her child. “Your son is a geniu…

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Have you ever heard the saying “it’s like using a sledgehammer to crack a nut?” While a sledgehammer will certainly open the nut, it will also smash it to bits when there are better tools for the job. This points to the issue of how we respond to someone who reveals that they are thinking ab…

In 1964 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, when this woman got pregnant her senior year in high school, the principal told her she would not be allowed to graduate. She begged the school to change its mind. It did, but there were conditions. She was not allowed to talk to the other students. She wa…

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The food, the drinks, the music, the stories, the laughter, the fun — it all came together on Monday, September 6, 2021, along with a huge number of Amador County’s finest citizens, to help celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Teresa’s Place, 1235 Jackson Gate Road in Jackson, in an unbelievab…

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Chuck Simmons was born in Ontario, Oregon and spent most of his youth in Southern California. After graduating from Camarillo High School in 1965, Chuck moved to Amador County and settled in Jackson, where he currently resides with his wife, Kathleen (Kathy). Upon arriving in Amador County, …

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Sound familiar? “Car Talk” is the highly popular long-running radio show hosted by two brothers who dispense colorful advice to callers to help them solve their car problems. Imagine for a moment a similar show where men – and those who care about them – called in every Sunday morning to ask…

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The majority of the critters that come into our care at Tri County Wildlife Care are not majestic Eagles or gorgeous birds of prey. Often this majority of our intake, the wee ones, is overlooked and sometimes even seen as varmints.