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Kudos letters: Oct. 23, 2010

This is actually a thank-you to all of the wonderful people who called me and sent me cards. My beloved cockatiel, Sammi, somehow or other got out of my friend’s house on Sept. 24. I had him for 10 years and he was my buddy, my pal, my little love. We had so many good times together and I am still grieving. But many people called to give their condolences and to offer some hints on how to find him. But despite putting up pictures and ads, etc., Sammi was not found. But thanks again to all who tried to console me.

Diane Davis

Grass Valley



Since moving to Nevada City, we have been well received in this wonderful community. One of our daily nuggets that we enjoy is The Union, which keeps all of us well informed on local events that have or will happen in the near future. We especially enjoy all the readers’ comments, including each Tuesday’s tutorial by our editor Jeff Ackerman. If you read his column on Oct. 5 you would come to realize that “dad” our editor is a closet teacher by his own admission. Our fathers passed on many years ago so it’s nice to know that we can always have a father figure in our lives every Tuesday. Thanks, Dad.

Jake and Janice Bronson




Nevada City

I would like to thank all the volunteers of the Vets Standdown this weekend. Everyone did a fantastic job and greeted everyone with a pleasant smile and a Grass Valley “hello.” I went to see old friends and enjoy the day. I had a tooth ache that was going on for about four days. They had a dentist on site. I thought they were just going to look and give me some recommendations. Low and behold, they pulled the bad tooth for me. They did such a perfect job of removing and getting me a prescription.

Jackie Perry

Grass Valley

Soroptimist International of the Sierra Foothills wishes to thank Claudia Sharsmitt at Citizens Bank, Sutton Way branch, for allowing us to use their parking lot to hold our annual yard sale. It was a beautiful day, a very successful sale and a way for us to raise much needed funding to support the causes of women and children in our community and around the world. Heartfelt thanks!

Elke Williamson and Lorraine Plagge, Co-Chairs, SISF Yard Sale

Nevada City

The Nevada County chapter of Health Care for All – California would like to express their gratitude to those who contributed to the recent “Mad as Hell Doctors” event at the packed Nevada Theatre. To John McDade, Dr. Roger Hicks, Genevieve Garton, The Union, LeGacy Productions, Summer Thyme’s, Roseanne Burke, Dan Scanlon and group, Ben Emery, Bruce Doan, Carrie Ivey-Cone, Lew Meyers, the Peace Center, the Unitarian Universalist Community, and the League of Women Voters. Last but most certainly not least, to Howard and Peggy Levine who graciously hosted the doctors at their historic Swan Levine House which once served (for more than 60 years) as a community hospital.

Robin Wallace, HCA-CA

Nevada City

It’s not the breaths you take … but the moments that take your breath away …

A huge thank-you to Grass Valley Vets on Rough & Ready Highway.

You stole our breath away for the love and care you gave to our “Hailey” in her extreme time of need. If it wasn’t for you and your thoughtful, insightful care … we would not have Hailey today. We want to express our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Decker and the staff for the excellent care you gave to Hailey and the support and understanding you gave to us.

Thank you!

Mo & Mary Jo Nightingale

Grass Valley

On behalf of the Nevada City Schools Foundation I am pleased to announce the Moms on the Mountains event brought in over $ 20,000 for our schools. Thank you to the sponsors, underwriters, silent auction donors and all the dedicated volunteers that made this event such a success. Thank you to all the participants, making this event so fun, knowing that we were all there for one common goal, supporting our children and our schools. Thanks to the glorious weather, generous sponsors and lots of hard work, Moms on the Mountains Sweet Sixteenth was a rousing success.

Jodanna Bishop, Chairperson

Nevada City

Living Lands Agrarian Network would like to thank BriarPatch Market for their generous community fund grant. We will use this money to purchase tools and educational materials to expand our farm to school programs. We appreciate the Briar Patch’s support of our efforts in education. Think local, eat local, shop local. Thanks for your support Briar Patch!

Living Lands Agrarian Network

Nevada City

This summer, 68 Nevada County students took part in the GREAT pilot program (Gang Resistance Education And Training). Thanks to the Safe Schools Healthy Students project for funding the Academy; and the GVPD for putting it together. Special thanks to Officer Zack LaFerriere who directed the program and Captain Rex Marks who made the vision a reality. Acknowledgment goes to Career Day volunteers, as well as the high school students who spent their summer mentoring these young children. GREAT teaches life skills for making good decisions. GREAT kids will have what it takes.

Karen Wallack-Eisen

Grass Valley

I recently found it necessary to sell my mobile home in Olympia Glade Mobile Home Park. Everything went well above and beyond the call of duty from Sue, manager of the park, J.D. Miller of Gold Dust Realty, Ernie’s Van and Storage, movers Ed and Josh and finally Alice of Placer Tile Co.

Thanks to everyone for a job well done.

Margaret O’Brien

Nevada County

Kudos for Miller and Swarthout re: Their vote on the First Baptist Church appeal.

What is the problem? The sign would be a valuable asset for the city residents and the county. It does make one wonder about the intelligent level of the other council members.

Maryalyce Hansen

Grass Valley


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