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January 6, 2013
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Juvenile hall reaches out to Newtown community

Staff and youth at Nevada County Juvenile Hall worked together to make a quilt in remembrance of the lives lost as a result of the shooting in Newtown, Conn.

“When the tragedy happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School, I think all of us were affected differently but each of us wanted to be able to reach out and show our support,” said Rod Kahele, interim superintendent at Nevada County Juvenile Hall.

“A majority of our juvenile population volunteered and with staff assistance we completed the panels of the quilt in one day. I am most proud of the unity, cooperation and respect given to this project by all involved.

The quilt, featuring 26 angels and words of inspiration, will be sent to Newtown this week.

Computer center announces free user group

The Gold Country Computer Learning Center is hosting a free user group from 10 a.m. to noon Friday. The topic is “Windows 8 is here!”

Anyone planning to purchase a new PC, upgrade from Windows 7 or XP or buy the new Microsoft Surface Tablet will want to attend.

Join in as presenters Larry Naskrent and Jim March discuss the features of Windows 8, including tiles and charms, when to use the Windows key, present a demonstration of some of the screens and learn how this product supports traditional mouse and keyboard computers, as well as touch screens.

For additional information, visit or call (530) 273-0497.

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