JACKSON CLAIM JUMPERS
JACKSON CLAIM JUMPERS
P.O.Box 754, Jackson, Ca. 95642
Meets every Monday 6:30 to 9:30 P.M.
Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, Jackson, Ca.
CALLER/CUER – JIM & SHARON RAMMEL
The Luau was a huge success with over 90 persons attending. Thank you to all
that worked so hard. Our summer is almost over. October brings fall,
Halloween and the Harvest Hoedown in Yuba City at the Yuba-Sutter
Fairgrounds. It is usually very well attended and well worth the trip. Hope to
see many of you there.
The new dancer class has started with a bang. Everyone seems to be enjoying
themselves and are doing very well. Be sure to say hi and help them out when
GUY & FRANCES GARNER
Check out the other upcoming activities listed in the newsletter. There are a lot
of dances coming up that aren't too far to travel that may be fun.
See you on the dance floor,
Guy and Fran
GEORGE & MARY LAMBERT
JOHN & TRISH HERSHEY
Newsletter Editor: Suzette Heinrich
Where's the Dance
5th Apple Jacks & Jills Anniversary Square Dance
7:30pm – 10:30pm Hangtown Grange, 2020 Smith Flat Road, Placerville, CA
Caller - Cuer: Charles Bridges Red light - Green light Square Dancing, Round Dancing and Line Dancing
See our flier at http://www.asdsc.org/pdfs/2013/100513_AJJ.pdf
11th Diamond Dancers Square Dance Anniversary
7:30pm – 10:30pm 347 5th Street, Galt, CA. Scot Byars calling Erin Byars cueing 7:30 prerounds plus
squares 8:00 - 10:30 pm A-2 star tip at 10:30 pm For more information call Steve Riley 209-740-9918
[email protected]om Web Site: www.diamonddancers.net
12th Mavericks Square Dance Date - Halloween Ball
7:00pm – 10:30pm Veterans Memorial Hall, 110 Park Drive, Roseville, CA
Pre-rounds: 7-8:00 p.m. Plus Squares: 8-10:30 p.m. Caller: Jet Roberts Cuer: Betty & Tom Wicksted See
our flier at: http://www.mavericks-squaredance-club.org/pdfs/2013/101213_Mav.pdf
13th Twain Harte Twirlers 44th Anniversary Dance
Caller - Andy Allemao Cuer - Carolyn Wunder. Soulsbyville Elementary School 20300
Soulsbyville Rd Soulsbyville, Ca. Please see flyer below!
19th Calaveras Twirlers, Anniversary Dance in Valley Springs Veterans Hall, 189 Pine Street.
19th Skirts and Flirts in Oakdale Black Cat Goldberg/Wonder
19th Buttons n Bows' "53rd Anniversary Square Dance"
7pm – 11pm E. V. Cain School, Auburn 7-8 Pre-rounds 8-11 Plus Squares
24th Trails End Dance – Mainstream & Plus, including Sept. beginners Hall
Franklin Hall, Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds, 442 Franklin Ave. Yuba City. 7:00 – 10:00
Featuring, Scot & Erin Byars and Bill Silver. $10.00 donation at the door. Price includes buffet dinner.
For more information call (530) 671-9298
25th – 27th Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds
Callers: Ken Ritucci, West Springfield, Massachusetts Jet Roberts, Antelope, California Joe Saltel, Pharr,
Texas Featured Cuers:Sharon and Casey Parker, Manteca, California Registration form: http://www.asds
c.org./pdfs/2013/2013_HH_Reg.pdf Website: http://www.asdsc.org./Harvest_Hoedown.htm
Daylight Savings Time Ends.
Stepping Pards, 60th Anniversary Dance in Turlock.
Mavericks New Dancer - Veterans Day Square Dance Ball Saturday, 7:00pm – 10:30pm
Veterans Memorial Hall, 110 Park Drive, Roseville, CA. Pre-rounds: 7-8:00 p.m. New Dancer
Squares: 8-10:30 p.m. Caller: Charles Bridges Cuer: Charles Bridges See the flier at:
16th Skirts and Flirts Oakdale Thanksgiving Dinner Hoedown. Caller/Curer Bill Silver and
SJVSD Association Meeting. Amador Senior Center in Jackson, Ca.
17th Jackson Claim Jumpers
Presents: Wild West Hoedown 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Caller/Curer are Scott & Erin Byars
16th Capital City Squares 32nd Anniversary Square Dance Sat., 7pm – 10pm
United Methodist Church, 5265 H St, Sacramento, CA 95819
Caller: Jet Roberts Plus and Advanced Levels See the flier at:
22nd Whirl-A-Ways Round Dance Party. Fri. 7:00pm – 10:30pm
Veterans Memorial Hall, Royer Park 110 Park Drive, Roseville, CA
Party Dancing Phase Cuer: Charlie & Joni Eskin Info: [email protected] (916) 771-5487
GETTING TO KNOW
SMOKEY & BARBARA BENNETT
Smokey came to Amador County in 1949 and Barbara showed up in 1966. Barbara went to James Lick High
School in San Jose and graduated from San Jose State College in 1962. Smokey graduated from Jackson High
School and went to Stockton College. Barbara was a Bio Chemist at Amador Hospital and later owned and
operated several travel agencies. Her late husband Dennis was a dentist. Barbara and Smokey first met
sometime in the late 60’s or early 70’s in Jackson. Smokey and the late Freda Bennett owned and operated
Bennett Auto Parts in Jackson for 40 years. Smokey also spent 31 years with Jackson Volunteer Fire
Department. After Dennis’ death Barbara, Smokey, Freda and another couple happened to meet in Puerto
Vallarta while on vacation. This was about 1980.
Both Dennis and Freda had passed away and Barbara and Smokey started dating in 2007. We were married in
the chapel at Silver Lake in August of 2008. We recently celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary with all of
our kids at Silver Lake Campground.
We sent all six of our kids (Barbara's two, Matt and Cindy and Smokey's four, Kathy, Julia, John and Jim)
through Amador County schools. All of our kids live in Amador or Sacramento County and are currently
employed in great jobs. Together we have eleven grand children but no great grandchildren, yet. Two of our
grand kids are attending college, one at UC Merced and one at Western Oregon University.
Since Smokey had square danced back in the 60’s and 70’s he talked Barbara into learning to square dance, and
Smokey had to learn all over again. We graduated in a class with the Garner’s, Lambert's, and Vosburg's. We
have enjoyed square dancing together for the last five years. We enjoy dancing with the Claim Jumpers and our
caller, Jim Rammel. Some of the highlights of our square dancing include a Mediterranean cruise with Scott
Byars as caller and dancing in Italy, Turkey and Greece. We have also square danced while cruising in the
Caribbean and on a cruise to Alaska. Last year we attended our first “Nationals” square dance Festival in
Spokane. For the last three years we have gone to Mesa, Arizona and ended up square dancing 5 to 7 times a
week. We will leave in late January next year and return in mid April. Barbara enjoys gardening, working with
the computer, traveling in the RV, playing cards and reading. Smokey enjoys woodworking, computer, playing
cards and traveling in the RV. We enjoy “Dry Camping” in Hope Valley with our fellow Claim Jumpers and
hope to do it again for the next few years.
We would like to thank Hank and Mary, Sharon and Geylord and Jim and Sharon for being our mentors and
coaching us through our first years of dancing. They are “Angels” and that is what square dancing is all about.
The group that went to Las Vegas Get-A-Way and danced to Mike Sikorsky, Tony
Oxendine and Hunter Keller
Monday night workshop with New