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The Wayside Chapel in Rough and Ready will be open for 24 hours on Valentine’s Day, with a minister “on call” to perform wedding, vow renewal and commitment ceremonies.

Wedding ceremonies require a valid California Marriage License, which can be obtained from any California County Recorder’s Office. The Wayside Chapel is located at 14526 Rough and Ready Highway in Rough and Ready.

Please call the chapel 273-6678 for further details.

The Wayside Chapel of Rough and Ready has been performing weddings, vow renewals, commitment ceremonies, baptismal, memorial services, and more since 1959.

Recently renovated, the chapel property also offers a changing room, and a new reception hall. The hall can be rented for private parties, corporate or group seminars/meetings, and used as a location for bazaars, fundraisers, and more.

For more information, contact Joan Campbell at 274-2836 or 205-8754.

– The Union staff

The cause of a mobile home fire in the Mountain Air Mobile Park on the 14000 block of Highway 49 was still under investigation Monday, according to fire officials.

The fire was fully involved when firefighters from Nevada County Consolidated Fire District Stations 88 and 89 and Grass Valley Fire Department Stations one and two arrived at 8:33 p.m. Sunday.

Owner John Sanders Jr. was not at home at the time, said Nevada County Consolidated Fire District Firefighter Ehron Phillips, and no one was hurt in the blaze.

The home was severely damaged but was not a total loss, Phillips said.

– Robyn Moormeister

Pacific Gas and Electric Company encourages its customers to hang on to their helium-filled metallic Valentine’s Day balloons. Unsecured metallic balloons can drift into power lines and cause power outages, fires, and potential injuries to the public.

Last year, more than 170 balloon-caused outages interrupted power to more than 204,000 customers in northern and central California.

At times, these contacts cause damage to equipment, resulting in extended inconvenience to customers who are left without power while the damage is repaired.

If a balloon does get caught in a power line, don’t pull the string or climb a utility pole to recover it. Leave it alone and call PG&E at 1-800-743-5000.

– The Union staff

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