Readers’ Corner 3/30/07 |

Readers’ Corner 3/30/07

Turkey hunting at Spenceville: Did you know they give permits to hunt wild turkeys in the Spenceville Wildlife Area? I didn’t either, and while the wildflowers are spectacular right now, this is turkey hunting time and the area is closed from Saturday through Sunday, April 8. Richard Thomas, chair of the Friends of Spenceville let me in on this news. He said people often drive out to look at the wildflowers and are disappointed if it is closed for turkey hunting. So, you’ve been warned. Richard also sent me his comment on what could happen to that pristine area. “Many people treasure the peace and amazing quiet that typifies Spenceville. A major development in Yuba County, Yuba Highlands, proposes to use the roads through Spenceville out to Wheatland and beyond as the primary access to the 5,100 home sprawling subdivision. That could result in over 7,000 cars a day through the Wildlife Area. For further information people can visit, or contact me at 265-2666 or”

New weight management center: Mike Carville (he runs South Yuba Club) told me that the South Yuba Club will operate a new business called Healthy Now. It will be located at 569 Searls Ave., in Nevada City (one block behind SPD market) and will open in May of this year. “Traditionally health clubs have not done a good job of providing effective weight loss programming”, said Carville, general manger of South Yuba Club and founder of Healthy Now. “Our goal is to stand out in our community and offer a service that can improve people’s lives. We are creating a club that can provide motivation, education and fitness programming in a fun and social environment geared solely for people who are eager to lose weight or restore their health.” Healthy Now will also concentrate on helping people manage their weight after weight loss. When you join you have a “Guardian Angel” (no kidding!) to discuss their Life Success training. They will also have programs for kids. For more information contact Jenn Cox at Healthy Now, 470-8446 (THIN) or by e-mail:


Dixie Redfearn can be reached at 477-4238 or by e-mail at, or by fax at 477-4292.

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