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The Cancer Aid Thrift Store wishes to thank residents for their support throughout its 34 years of existence. This oldest thrift store in Nevada County. It operates completely on the donations of people like you, and is run totally by volunteers. Head volunteer and master of everything, Twylah, reports from the “Slave Quarters” – the workers’ room in the back of the store – that your gently used items are welcome. They’ve had a problem lately, however, with items being brought in that are not sellable. Please keep in mind that if the item is not sellable, it actually costs them money. Monies earned help cancer patients in Nevada County, like yours truly, pay for medical costs not covered by traditional insurance. For more information, call 273-2006.

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Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Nevada County is looking for volunteers to make a big difference, one child at a time. No special skills are required to become a mentor. Any caring adult who is willing to devote an average of one hour each week is all it takes. BBBS will be holding a volunteer orientation seminar on the ins and outs of being a mentor at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 4. Individuals and couples interested in attending must make a reservation by calling 273-2227 or e-mail bbbsinfo@nccn.net.



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Congratulations to George Olive for being named executive director of the United Way of Nevada County. Olive has been interim director since June 2003 and has worked with board president Sophia Meyer and past president Bob Stone in a reorganization of the local office. The agency has reduced its operating costs by $80,000 annually by cutting staff and relocating its offices to the Children’s Foundation Building on Maltman Drive. Olive has lived in the county since 1980 and has a background in school administration and teaching. For more information about the United Way, call 274-8111.




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The South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport reminds you that its Visitor Center is open daily from 12 to 4 p.m. Also, every Saturday and Sunday through October, the park offers free gold panning demonstrations given at 1 p.m., and a bridge and local history program from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For further information, call 432-2546.

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The Nevada County Land Trust is sponsoring an outdoor concert in Nevada City on August 21. Guitar virtuoso Leo Kottke, legendary 6- and 12-string guitarist, will be joined at the annual Stars at the Ridgetop concert by Tuck and Patti, performing guitar and vocal music. The concert site is a few miles from downtown Nevada City and access will be by special bus service from the Rood Center, beginning at 4:15 p.m. Local caterers will provide food items and beer, wine and soft drinks will be available.

The concert is a nonsmoking event and will be held rain or shine. The event has only lawn seating and guests are encouraged to bring blankets or low-back lawn chairs.

For tickets and information, call 272-5994 or see http://www.NevadaCountyLandTrust.org.

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Community Recovery Resources’ third annual Bill Schultz Classic Golf Tournament is set for Sept. 18 at the Alta Sierra Country Club. The format of the tournament was changed to a scramble, with numerous prize events, including a hole-in-one contest sponsored by Weaver Auto and Truck Center. A silent auction and buffet dinner will follow the tournament. Call 273-9541 for more information.

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HelpLine has assumed sponsorship of the flea market held on the last Sunday of September at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. The public is invited to attend. Sellers may get more information or register by calling HelpLine at 273-2273.

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The Girl Scouts have been busy. Troop 1989J went to Rock-n-Horse Ranch to work toward their Horse Fun Badge. Troop 1011B earned its Stitch it Together “Try-it” by making a beach bag. New troop 1024B went to the Sacramento Zoo, horseback riding, did ceramics, planted a garden and participated in the Coats for Kids Sake.

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Pam Fortner’s column on nonprofits appears each Monday. Deadline for information is 5 p.m. each Wednesday for the following Monday edition. Send information to Pamela Fortner at The Union, 464 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 95945; e-mail nonprofits@theunion.com; or fax to 477-4292.


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