Readers Corner 11/5/07 |

Readers Corner 11/5/07

The U.S. of A.’s monarchy? Thanks to Tony Rully of Grass Valley for this observation:

“For what it’s worth, it appears that this country is being run by families,” he wrote, referring to the Bush and Clinton families. “How do we expect to get any viable change in the future?” Don’t forget the Kennedys, too.

Perennial pumpkin pie: Reader Dorothy Talan-Quaid sent this in response to a story we ran last Wednesday about traditional and innovative recipes for pumpkin:

“One of the best pumpkin pie recipes I ever had is the Bisquick Impossible Pumpkin Pie. Everything is mixed in a blender and there’s no crust needed. Even the pickiest pie-eater likes this one – and I’m very picky! I’m sure it’s available online… The French Apple pie is good too – and I don’t really like apple pie!”

Kudos from Mass.: This came from an online reader who only signed as “A Massachusetts resident.” It shows how the Internet has extended our community beyond the borders of our beautiful county:

“Thank you for the article regarding the Nevada County Consolidated Fire Protection District helping the community by taking down old holiday lights. My son is one of those firefighters, and I am proud that he not only fights fires, saves lives in accidents and helps people who are ill, but also participates in helping the community.

“Kudos to all of the men and women on all of the State of California Fire Departments, and particularly those in Southern California now.”

Amen to that!

More praise for golfing gals: The Project Pink campaign to raise money for equipment at our local hospital to help women with breast cancer has galvanized our community in a truly amazing way. Not a week goes by without some group coming forward with what they have raised for this noble cause.

This is from Jan Loggins in Lake Wildwood:

“We 106 lady golfers of Lake Wildwood teed off for the cure on Thursday (Oct. 25). Proceeds are being donated entirely to our own local Project Pink at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. A drawing was held among cancer survivors at the luncheon that followed for a handmade quilt crafted by mother and daughter golfers, Julie Wagner and Phyllis Calestini.

“We are proud to say we will be donating more than $1,600.”

Way to go, ladies! Because of efforts like yours, the hospital foundation has received well more than $110,000 to buy a scanning device, pay for its shipment and train people to use it to speed up the lumpectomy process. Anything left over will go back into the fund for breast cancer program needs for our local cancer patients.


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