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Fund-raiser scheduled

A fund-raiser and farewell party for Grass Valley resident Judy Stokes will be tonight at 6:30 p.m.

Stokes will be spending the next six years in Nigeria, working in a village created by the Rafiki Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping those victimized by AIDS in Africa.

The event is hosted by Calvary Bible Church and will be held at the CBC Family Center Gymnasium at 11481 Highway 174 in Grass Valley

Guests will be able to see and purchase artwork made at Rafiki Villages, listen to African music and enjoy desserts.

Money to offset Stokes’ expenses will be raised through a silent auction. For more information or to donate an item for auction, contact Stokes at 477-5360.

Legion honors city

Grass Valley has been honored as the “Best City” in the state for support of veterans by the California chapter of Forty and Eight, a branch of the American Legion.

The City Council recently accepted a plaque presented to Grass Valley by Les Alden of Forest Hill. Several Forty and Eighters were also present at the meeting.

Rudy Kutchar, a Marine Corps League member, was acknowledged for his work in promoting the city by gathering news articles and photos of Memorial Park and other memorials. Grass Valley will now be a contender for the award nationally.

– Britt Retherford

Sewage spill at LWW

A 1,500-gallon sewage spill Tuesday at Lake Wildwood that entered Little Deer Creek posed no immediate danger to the lake or the creek, according to the Nevada County Department of Environmental Health.

A security guard noticed liquid surfacing from a manhole cover and responded to a blockage near Foxtail Road at approximately 8 p.m.

No further action was taken by the department.

River tour Saturday

There will be an east-side river tour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the South Fork of the Yuba River as part of the comprehensive plan for the stretch through Nevada County.

Participants are asked to meet at the Rood Administrative Center at 9 a.m. Transportation will be provided for those who desire. If taking part, bring sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing, along with a sack lunch if staying for the entire tour.

For more information, call the South Yuba River Management Plan Hotline at 272-6356 or e-mail

New offices for Center

The Peace Center of Nevada County has opened a new office located at 102-B Argall Way in Nevada City. Hours are Monday through Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. The public is welcome to visit and get up to date information on events and educational programs on peace and justice.

The next general meeting will be Wednesday at Seaman Lodge, Pioneer Park in Nevada City. Potluck dinner at 6 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. Bring a dish to share.

For more information call the Peace Center at 478-0699 or visit on the Web.

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