Briefs 5/24/07 |

Briefs 5/24/07

A trio of longtime county fair supporters has been named to the Nevada County Fair’s Hall of Fame.

The fair’s board of directors has named former bookkeeper Gladys Short and former directors Jack Moorhead and wife Beth Moorhead to join the honorees.

Short was bookkeeper for 20 years. Every year she would cook a gourmet dinner for Draft Horse Classic exhibitors. Shortly after retiring from her fair duties, she died of a stroke.

Jack Moorhead was the editor and publisher of The Union for 19 years and was the key liaison between the fair board and Music in the Mountains. His wife, Beth, also was an active member of the board.

Short and the Moorheads will be formally installed as honored fair supporters at opening day ceremonies Aug. 8.

Benefit set for eye-sight group

Quail Ridge Senior Living is hosting a yard sale and barbecue lunch on Saturday to benefit Sierra Services for the Blind.

Quail Ridge residents will provide many of the donations but the public is also invited to contribute items for sale. It will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Quail Ridge parking lot, 150 Sutton Way, Grass Valley. Lunch will be served from noon to 1:30 p.m.

For more information or to donate, call 272-1055.

County giving away mosquito fish

The Nevada County Vector Control Program is giving away mosquito fish.

The next give-away will be between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., May 31, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, by the Gentle Giant monument off the Brighton Street entrance. They will continue every other week until the end of June, at the same time and place.

Containers to transport the fish will be provided.

The best way to minimize mosquito breeding is to eliminate standing water on your property including birdbaths, buckets, rain gutter and tires, the Nevada County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office said. For more information, call 273-2648.

– The Union staff

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