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Because out for a cause

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The Beatles tribute band, “Because,” performed the Grass Valley Veterans Hall on South Auburn Street on November 10 to an audience of all ages.

The Beatles tribute band Because performed at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building on South Auburn Street Nov. 10 to an audience of all ages. The event was a fundraiser for Sierra Nevada Community Health Plan, which works with Susan G. Koman to bring grants to Nevada County for free mammograms for the uninsured. Performing the mammograms is Dr. Melisa Agness, radiologist and owner of Insight Imaging in Grass Valley. Dr. Agness is a member of The BAM Project (A Christian Business Womens Organization in Nevada County). The "BAMMERS" rallied together to provide ticket sales at their businesses, including: A to Z Garden Supply, AMAH Homecare Inc., Century 21, Davis Realty, Delta Home Loans, Insight Imaging, M3 Mall, Party Time and Tupperware by Kelly Ogren. Producer John Zurflueh of Starlight Productions said he hopes to bring the band back in 2013.

Host families needed for Nevada Union Invitational Tourney

Out-of-town students participating in the the Nevada Union Invitational Tournament Dec. 6-8 are in need of accommodations. Families are needed to house student-athletes Dec. 6 and 7. The boys will be departing after their game Dec. 8. Host families would need to pick students up after their game Dec. 6, take them home, feed them and bring them to NU Dec. 7 by 7:15 a.m. The students will shadow NU students Dec. 7, and their coaches will pick them up at lunch. Families would again pick them up after their Dec. 7 game, take them home and bring them back Dec. 8 to NU an hour before their game. Families can host as many kids as they want. For information, email Nevada Union boys basketball coach Jeffrey Dellis at

E-waste collection day hosted by Magnolia wrestling team

Support the Magnolia wrestling team by bringing your old technology to a free e-waste collection day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 15 in the parking lot of Bear River High School. The team is also pre-collecting items for those who can't attend. Items accepted include monitors, televisions, plasma TVs, desktop and notebook PCs, VCRs, stereo equipment, speakers, keyboards, mice, PDAs, digital cameras, zip drives, telephones, cell phones, printers, copiers, laser and multifunction scanners and fax machines, hair dryers, game consoles, CDs, DVDs, floppy disks, cables and power boxes.

Items not accepted include household appliances (refrigerators, washers, dryers, etc.), furniture or hazardous household waste, including batteries, paint, pesticides, used oil, cleaning supplies, fluorescent bulbs, tires, etc. For information and pre-collection details, call Della at (530) 268-0241.

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