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Meltdown update: There’s been a change in e-mail addresses to report weight loss for Nevada County Meltdown Challenge participants. Please report your stats to

Fun party: If you haven’t been to the Red Light Ball, or don’t know what it is, I am here to tell you’re in for a treat. For the past few years now, the Nevada County Law Enforcement and Fire Protection Council has held this event at the Fairgrounds to honor fire and police personnel. It’s always a wonderful catered dinner, not too many speeches and an evening of dancing to Rocky and the Revellettes. If you like old rock ‘n’ roll, you will love that band. The Red Light Ball is on Feb. 28 this year and the honorary chairs are Sheriff Keith Royal and Grass Valley Fire Chief Hank Weston. The board reads like a “Who’s Who” of Nevada County: Janie Marini, Bill Drown, Bill Papola, Jack Moorhead, Tom Weaver, Gerald Weidler, Anita Daniels, Monty East, Bob Nix, Wes Zachary, Terry Roach, Kenneth Baker, Doug Stanford and John Voter. For $35, the event is a bargain, to boot. Track down one of those people and get tickets before it’s sold out – you won’t be sorry.

Red Hat Society: These spunky ladies over 50 (full disclosure: I’m one of them) will be marching in the Mardi Gras Parade on Feb. 22 in Nevada City. It’s not too late to join the Joie Rouge Chapter. We’ll be having brunch at the National Hotel prior to the parade. Call Ellen Davis or Laurel Gavin at the Miners Foundry for more information at 265-5383.

Healing Journeys: Suzie Daggett’s popular column on alternative medicine practitioners that usually runs on Friday’s Wellness Page is just having a brief hiatus until the Meltdown is over. I’ve received some calls from readers concerned that we’re not running the column anymore, but that is not the case. Look for Suzie’s insightful interviews to return March 5.

Funny tidbit: Because so many people are attending the Meltdown meetings on Tuesday nights, the organizers have set up a lost-and-found area for items left behind after the meeting. Volunteer coordinator Fred Lossman was a little surprised to find that one of the items left behind Tuesday night was a pair of women’s jeans. Anybody leave their pants behind?


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

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