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Bingo on Thursday: Friends of Hospice has a new fundraising event – “BingoNite.”

Doors open at 6 p.m. Thursday and the games begin at 7 p.m. at the Nevada City Elks Lodge. The price is $30 per person and will include a Bingo tablet of three cards for each game (20 games), a modified 50/50 Chance, raffle ticket and a bag of munchies. Wine and water will be available for purchase.

Prizes will be products and services donated by our local businesses and individuals, valued at $30 or more. A special prize will go to the winner of the final game.



For information, call Karen Domagala at 432-8910. It’s for adults only.

FREED asking for donations: Jeff Samco, who works with the FREED Center for Independent Living in Grass Valley, is hoping people will be as generous as they were last year when this group asked for used equipment.




The group provides services to people with disabilities in Nevada County, and things like donated wheelchairs help people remain in their homes.

“We particularly need shower transfer benches and chairs, four-wheel walkers, manual wheelchairs (including a heavy-duty bariatric model), floor-to-ceiling transfer poles and electric scooters.

“If you are able to donate any of these items which are clean and in good working order, please call me at 272-1732.”

Scam alert: The U.S. Postal Service offers these tips to prevent identify theft. So many of those who are victimized are older people who think they can get a little extra money through deals that seem too good to be true – that’s because they are – so this can help their loved ones protect them.

• Never give personal information over the telephone or on the Internet.

• Never click on links sent in unsolicited e-mail messages from folks you don’t know.

• Check credit card statements, bank documents and financial reports every month for unauthorized activity.

• Don’t carry your Social Security number in your wallet or write the number on a check.

• Keep personal information in a secure place at home.

For more information or to report a scam, visit the Postal Service site at usps.com/postalinspectors; the Federal Trade Commission site at http://www.consumer.gov/idtheft; or the Department of Justice site at http://www.ojp.gov/topics/identitytheft.htm.

Saddle Pals: Bonnie Funderburk, of Saddle Pals, writes:

“I realized when I opened The Union this morning that I had made a mistake in our press release. … Our orientation is to be held on March 10.”

To volunteer with children and adults who have special needs and who are learning to ride horses, call Bonnie at 470-0724.

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