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Springhill Manor: First of all, welcome home Jim Baque! Jim’s wife, Phyllis, called to tell me about the care her husband received while he was in the convalescent hospital. “I was so impressed,” Phyllis said. “They were patient, loving and caring,” she said of the staff at Station 2 of the Grass Valley facility. Phyllis said Jim is coming home today, and she wanted the Springhill Manor employees who took such wonderful care of her husband to know how much she appreciated their kindness. Isn’t that sweet? It’s so easy to complain and much harder to remember to be thankful when things are going well. Phyllis also told me about her wonderful neighbors across the street, Kathy, Susan and John McLendon and their grandson, Conner. She said that during her husband’s illness, the neighbors walked her dog, brought food, and generally helped out with anything and everything. “They should have never moved across the street from old people,” Phyllis laughed, who said she and her husband are in their 80s.

Deep Ecology thanks: Marge Kaiser, executive director of the Sierra Nevada Deep Ecology Institute, has some big thanks for two people who gave generously to the institute this year. She wants to thank Alan Salamy of Nevada City for “assisting in grant writing, acting in an advisory capacity, donating software, supplies and financial assistance in addition to donating countless hours toward developing and maintaining the institute’s Web site.” Marge also wants kudos to go to Steve Nicola of Grass Valley. “Steve helped with board development, wrote job descriptions for staff and board members, wrote grant proposals, facilitated meetings, assisted financially and gave many hours of his time to the growth and stability of the organization.” What would this county do without all of its dedicated volunteers?

Yoga and Painting with Passion: Jacquie Weills is looking for some creative women who might be interested in a one-day workshop on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., involving yoga and intuitive painting. Break through blocks that limit creativity. Call Jacquie at 265-2554 for more info.



Dixie Redfearn can be reached at 477-4238 or by email at dixier@theunion.com, or by fax at 477-4292.


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