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Katie Boeckx picked as advocate

Katie Boeckx of Grass Valley has become a University of Montana Advocate.

University advocates are chosen for their leadership skills and the ability to relate well to a variety of people while representing the university.



Program celebrates 100th birthday




Big Brothers/Big Sisters is celebrating its 100th anniversary by launching a “virtual reunion” of its members in conjunction with Internet search engine Yahoo!

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Nevada County is also joining in the effort, said Tilisa May, executive director. On the site, http://www.bigsandlittles.yahoo.com, Big Brothers and Sisters and their companions can share stories about their past matches. Those who enter stories on the Web site will be entered into a sweepstakes for a trip to a national Big Brothers/Big Sisters reunion in New York, N.Y., in June. Stories will also be put into a centennial yearbook highlighting 100 stories from the past 100 years.

For information about becoming a mentor, call 273-2227.

Dinner and fashion to aid school trip

Students at Washington School will be presenting a dinner and Haute Trash Fashion Show on Feb. 6 to pay for the school’s field trip to Monterey this spring.

A baked potato and salad bar begins at 6 p.m., with the fashion show starting at 7 p.m.

The cost for the dinner is $7. Admission for children 7 and under is half-price. All proceeds will go toward the trip.

The students have been learning about recycling efforts for several weeks, culminating in the program showcasing wearable fashions made from recycled materials.

The second half of the community-service project will include construction of portable anti-litter billboards.

For more information, contact teacher Pete Milano at Washington School, 265-2880.

Local students on UC Dean’s List

The following local students recently were named to the Dean’s List at the University of California, Santa Barbara:

David Nak of Nevada City, a pre-biology major; Cody Painter of Nevada City, who is pursuing a double major in dramatic art and Japanese; and Jeffrey Chambers of Penn Valley, who is pursuing a major in mechanical engineering.


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