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02/27 Readers’ corner

Do you like cats? Debbie Freele at the Nevada County Animal Shelter says they need cat people to volunteer in the morning to help out.

They also still need canned cat food.

Debbie also sends a big “thank you” to all the Readers’ Corner folks who responded last time she called for help – which wasn’t that long ago, another reminder to get your pets spayed or neutered to avoid more unwanted animals.



“We got so many blankets, which was wonderful,” she writes.

Call Debbie at the shelter at 273-2179 or take food to the shelter at 14647 McCourtney Road, just west of Grass Valley.




Guide dog sisters: Reader Bonnie Finsthwait says she enjoyed the story we ran on Feb. 7 about Geisha, a guide dog raised by local girl Amber McClelland who recently was placed with her blind human. Bonnie writes:

“The 18th guide dog puppy I had raised, German shepherd Pella, is a half-sister of Geisha and graduated as an international breeder the same day as did Geisha, Nov. 10, 2007. Pella was chosen by the Guide Dogs of the Blind Association in Warwickshire, England, to become a permanent breeder of German shepherds for them.

“She was bred to a German shepherd stud in the Guide Dogs for the Blind Inc. breeding program in San Rafael, Calif., and then shipped to the United Kingdom pregnant. She will be whelping her puppies in the home of a breeder custodian there this week to help expand the breeding stock within this guide dog school.”

Bonnie has been raising guide dog puppies for 23 years, and Pella was her first dog chosen to be a breeder. Bonnie also leads a new puppy raising group, Auburn Foothills Guiding Eyes. Visit the group’s Web site at http://auburnfoothillsguides.com/

Great work, Bonnie!

Glamour and Glitz: Organizers promise this year’s event will be “a dazzling fashion show,” produced and narrated by local Sierra College trustee Nancy Palmer.

“The event’s not until April, but tickets go fast,” organizer Susan Tomlin warns.

The “Glamour and Glitz” show will be held at 12 p.m., April 15, at the Alta Sierra Country Club, hosted by the Nevada County Republican Women Federated. The group also promises an elegant luncheon that includes chicken piccata, salad and cheesecake with seasonal berries; a raffle for theme baskets and a door prize.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the next NCRWF luncheon meeting, March 18 at the Alta Sierra Country Club, or by calling Sylvia Myers at 477-9004 or Pam Sufleski 274-1127. For questions, call Susan Tomlin at 271-0745.

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Readers’ Corner is compiled by The Union staff. To submit items, e-mail them to readers@theunion.com, and put “RC” and your topic in the subject line, or call 477-4230.


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