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County welcomes 2 from Americorps

The Nevada County Library Literacy Service recently welcomed two new AmeriCorps’ members. Peggy Gates and Teri Alton, both Nevada County natives, will be working at the Nevada County Library. The library was one of only 18 California public libraries selected to participate in a new statewide AmeriCorps program – the California Library Literacy Services AmeriCorps Initiative. The program is dedicated to improving literacy in each of the communities it serve.

The Nevada County Library is also recruiting interested individuals in Nevada County who would like to work with the AmeriCorps members by volunteering 4 to 15 hours a month in its literacy program.

For more information, contact Jackie Clary at 470-2715.

Quilt Guild offers


Pine Tree Quilt Guild is now taking applications for scholarships for any Nevada County resident who is graduating or furthering their education in the fields of fiber arts, textiles or any art-related subjects.

For more information, contact Cynthia Brem, 18 Juan Way, Grass Valley 95945, or call 272-8470.

Dunning to attend leaders conference

Dorienne Dunning of Nevada City has been selected to participate in the National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C., this week. The conference is a development program for high school students who have demonstrated leadership potential and scholastic merit. Dunning will be one of about 400 outstanding scholars from around the country at the conference.

The theme of the conference is “The Leaders of Tomorrow Meeting the Leaders of Today.” Throughout six days, Dunning will interact with members of Congress, political appointees and members of Washington’s press corps.

Highlights of past conferences have included welcoming remarks from the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives and a panel discussion with prominent journalists at the National Press Club, in addition to meeting with senators and representatives or appointed staff members to discuss important issues facing the nation.

Dunning will also participate in role-playing activities, culminating in the Model Congress, where scholars assume the roles of U.S. representatives.

Wood places third story contest

Berry College’s Campus Carrier student newspaper staff member Jeremy Wood, a junior communication major, placed third in Best Sports Story in the 2003 Georgia College Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Wood of Grass Valley.


Got education news? E-mail David Mirhadi atdavidm@theunion.com or call 477-4229.

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