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What a team! Elks & Chicago Park pupils

Members of Nevada City Elks Lodge No. 518 and students and staff from Chicago Park School got together to raise more than $8,000 at a recent spaghetti dinner and auction.

“The funds will be used to help maintain many programs not funded by the state of California,” supporter Maria Angulo writes.

In the picture attached to this article are some of the students of Chicago Park School; and from the Elks are fundraiser co-chairman Kit McDonald, Exalter Ruler Ruth Ryback-Hilpert and First Dude Chuck Hilpert.

When the world was a bit slower …

Those of us who remember Jimmy Carter’s presidency and the gas crisis of the mid-1970s also recall him appearing on television, wearing a sweater and sitting in front of a cozy fireplace at the White House and talking about the importance of keeping the thermostat low.

At that time, research came out that most cars got the most efficient gasoline mileage at just under 55 mph, and federal laws were changed to set the speed limit on federal highways to 55.

A reader named Tom was wondering where is all the information about the efficiency of that speed, so here you go, Tom.

Nowadays, if you tried to drive 55 on the interstate, you’d likely be mowed down.

Did you say goodie bag?

On Friday, Krista McKnight didn’t get a chance to finish telling readers about all the great goodies folks will get when they sign up for the charity gold tournament on June 21 at the Alta Sierra Country Club to benefit the Chernobyl Children’s Project.

“I’ve got golf towels, tees and markers, golf balls, some replicas of race cars, T-shirts and hats …” Krista rattled off her list.

The Chernobyl project gives kids from that area a chance to breathe clean air and drink clean water, giving their systems a break from the contamination they were born into.

Some local host families enjoy their “kids” so much, they pay to bring them out again. “The money raised brings new children out,” Krista added.

Call her or Jason at McKnight’s Paint, in Grass Valley, at 273-6401.

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