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Hits & Misses in Nevada County: Search and Rescue volunteers are a HIT

Each week we’ll run through the sublime, the trivial and profound issues, decisions and goings on that strike us as Hits or Misses. You can join in, too, by emailing your Hits & Misses to editboard@theunion.com.

HIT (from reader Sandra Rockman): To our Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue volunteers who were part of “Mutual Aid” SAR teams from all over California, helping with rescue and recovery efforts for the town of Paradise, its neighborhoods and environs.

HIT (from reader Kathryn Davis): To the Nevada County Historical Society, the project director Linda Jack, and many local sponsors for the events and displays in recognition of the Armistice’s 100-year anniversary, reminding all of us of our communities’ contributions and lives lost in World War I. A timely reminder that communities pulling together can have world-wide concern and impact. Visitors to the extremely well-curated and presented exhibit at the Rood Center lobby gained an understanding of Nevada Counties citizens’ experiences during the war. Special recognition to The Union for its extensive coverage of the Armistice anniversary.

HIT (from Editorial Board member Susan Rogers): To the four different meetings I’m attending this week related to wildfire prevention, education, safety and planning. This county has experienced, dedicated and highly skilled people at all the various stakeholder agencies and organizations involved in this topic and they are meeting (both with the public and with each other) to begin the vital, complex long-range planning needed to avoid the worst results of wildfire.

MISS (from Susan Rogers): To Merced Insurance declaring insolvency in the wake of their Camp Fire losses, and to AAA which has offered to renew my cousin-in-law’s insurance on their Banner Mountain home but without fire coverage. Who’s next?

HIT (from Editorial Board member Dick Tracy): To all those who recall that Christmas is a religious holiday. Even though we can’t teach it in our public schools.

MISS (from Tracy): To those who have forgotten how Jesus drove the money changers from the temple.

HIT (from Editorial Board member Shanti Emerson): To Nevada City City Council for finding a place (Seaman’s Lodge) for the homeless to spend a cold rainy night and especially Councilwoman Erin Minett for taking a family into her house.

HIT (from Emerson): To the 40th annual free Olli concert at Sierra College under the leadership of Stephen Miller, who received two standing ovations.

HIT (from Emerson): To The Center for the Arts Family Fun Day at Elks with Santa and lots and lots of carolers.

HIT (from Editorial Board member Jo Ann Rebane): And thanks to the woman who spotted the four suspiciously behaving men who robbed the T-Mobile store, called 911, and followed them in her car in order to get a good description of the getaway vehicle.

HIT (from Rebane): To Denis Peirce, local expert who writes regularly for The Union and can be heard Fridays on KNCO. Denis provides all the local fishing news and hints any fisherman could ever want. He knows what’s biting now, where, on what and why.

HIT (from Editorial Board member Paul Matson): To Nevada County really coming through for Paradise. KVMR, KNCO, The Union, YubaNet, veterinarians, banks, businesses, schools, churches, musicians and many other groups are hard at work to help out. They are producing and/or promoting major community relief efforts. Soon, the Miners Foundry and the Center for the Arts will co-host an amazing musical lineup to raise money for Paradise residents. Doors open at the Miners Foundry, Monday, Dec. 10 at 5 p.m.; suggested donation of $20. Then on Wednesday, Dec. 12, all three Northridge Restaurants are donating 25 percent of their proceeds, all day long. They’re open from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Check out the music, enjoy a meal, support the cause!

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