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90th Waffle Sale set

The 90th annual Shrove Tuesday Waffle Sale is scheduled for Feb. 28 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Grass Valley.

Lunch will be served from 11 a.m to 1:30 p.m., followed by dinner from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Reservations are requested for groups of four or more.

Cost for the all-you-can-eat sale is $4-$6.50 for adults and $2.25 for preschool children.

For more information, or to make reservations, call the church office, 235 S. Church St., Grass Valley, at 273-7876 by 4 p.m. Feb. 27 or 273-7396 by 8 p.m. Feb. 27.

Army raises active enlistment age

The U.S. Army has raised the active Army maximum enlistment age, from 34 to 39 years of age, and has also doubled the maximum combination of cash enlistment bonuses, up to $40,000 for the active Army, and up to $20,000 for the Army Reserve.

The changes became possible through the Fiscal Year 2006 National Defense Authorization Act.

“Otherwise qualified applicants from the age of 35 through 39 were being denied the opportunity to serve their country,” Lt. Co. Gregory D. Lautner, commander of the Army’s Sacramento Recruiting Battalion, stated in a media release. “This change expands the recruiting pool and provides motivated individuals, who previously may have been ineligible because of their age, an opportunity to serve the nation.”

All applicants must meet the same eligibility standards, to include passing the same physical standards and medical examination.

Strickland to speak in county

Tony Strickland, candidate for state controller, will be the guest speaker at Tuesday’s meeting of the Nevada County Republican Women.

Strickland served three terms in the California State Assembly as the representative to the 37th District in Ventura County and parts of Los Angeles County.

In the state assembly, he served as chairman of the Republican Caucus and also as the Republican Whip in his first term. He also served as vice-chairman of the several committees and as a member of Assembly Committees, including Banking and Finance, Elections, Redistricting, Constitutional Amendments and Veterans Affairs.

For more information on Tuesday’s regular business and luncheon meeting or the Nevada County Republican Women Federated, please call 273-7205 or 477-7363.

– The Union staff

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