Retiring U.S. flags, honoring U.S. lives

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Flag retirement

FlagsIn what has become a Memorial Day tradition, Boy Scout Troop 633 retired tattered and worn U.S. flags Monday evening before a small, respectful crowd at Lake Calero. Piper Chuck Jamison accompanied the scouts with bagpipe airs as they unfurled each flag and committed it to the flames. This year 75 flags were collected in the community for the solemn retirement rite. The 12th annual ceremony began with a tribute to those who have served their country. Then scouts told the group that the flag is a symbol of the freedom and ideals the United States has fought for in wars and battles where the flag has flown.​ Click photos for larger images. Read more » about Retiring U.S. flags, honoring U.S. lives

From France to Murieta, a time to remember

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After years of searching, connecting a World War II soldier's death to a family in Rancho Murieta.

Carol Valladao remembers her Uncle Dick as more fun than her other uncles. She was an 8-year-old, and he was a handsome high school football player, closer to her age than the other uncles. “He was playful, a lot of fun,” she recalls decades later in her Rancho Murieta living room. “Uncle Dick was a tease.”

Richard “Dick” Conway graduated from Leeds High School in Sioux City, Iowa, in 1943 and joined the Army that summer. It was the middle of World War II, and lots of boys went straight from high school into the service. His first stop was basic training, then he came home for a 10-day leave at Christmas. After that, he shipped out for Europe.

Carol Valladao remembers the family being told the following October that Uncle Dick was missing in action in France. Then, she remembers, the family was told that Pfc. Richard J. Conway, 180th Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, had died in action. He was 19 years old.

Today, Carol Valladao remembers her Uncle Dick Conway, dead 73 years and buried an ocean away. Does anyone else remember? On this Memorial Day, a day of remembrance, it turns out the answer is yes. Read more » Read more » about From France to Murieta, a time to remember

Lynn Meyers, 16-year Murietan, dies at 72

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Lynn MeyersLynn Meyers, a Rancho Murieta resident from 1987 to 2003, died May 17 at the age of 72. She’s remembered by her family and friends as someone with a bright sense of humor who made everyone feel important. Read more »

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The condition of our roads

Spray park opens for season on Saturday

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The community spray park at Riverview Park will open for the season Saturday morning, the Rancho Murieta Association announced.  The daily hours of operation will be Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 2 to 7 p.m. Read more » about Spray park opens for season on Saturday

Scott Road improvements coming, Frost says

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Sue Frost, Rancho Murieta's county representative, met the community for 90 minutes Monday night.

County Supervisor Sue Frost promised improvements to Scott Road in a community meeting Monday night in Rancho Murieta. Read more » Read more » about Scott Road improvements coming, Frost says

North end of Scott Road to close June 2

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Scott Road between White Rock Road and Highway 50 will be closed from June 2 to the end of the year as development construction begins there, the city of Folsom announced. The newly opened Placerville Road, as well as Prairie City Road and Latrobe Road, will be available as alternate routes, Folsom says. Traffic safety and detour signs have been posted. The work is part of an 18-month schedule of infrastructure and road improvements south of Highway 50. Read more » about North end of Scott Road to close June 2

CSD dismisses Wagner as security chief

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The Community Services District said Monday that Security Chief Paul Wagner has been dismissed from the job before the completion of his probationary period. He started the job last July, replacing Greg Remson, who retired after 32 years with the department. Read more » Read more » about CSD dismisses Wagner as security chief

Club buyer says he's still in the deal

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The Country Club’s prospective buyer says he’s willing to continue beyond a May 30 deadline for the deal – provided the union pension fund that’s holding a $3 million debt over the club’s head will cooperate on a settlement. Read more » Read more » about Club buyer says he's still in the deal

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