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Fit plus: With all this Meltdown activity, here is a neat story. Gloria Beth Edwards called to say that her husband, Don, had hip replacement surgery Monday. He was up walking around Tuesday afternoon! “The doctors said it was because of all his exercise and good diet,” Gloria Beth said, adding that the doctors were very impressed. Don and Gloria Beth are avid backpackers, and I don’t want to give away their ages, but they are in terrific shape. See, getting in shape now pays off later. Glad to hear it went so well, Don!

Going international: The Korean Broadcast Network has contacted Carole Carson about doing a story on the Nevada County Meltdown Challenge. Isn’t that amazing? Maybe Nevada County will become famous for this thing!

Medical testing: If you’re near Rite Aid on Sutton Way today and want your cholesterol tested, or if you want to be tested for diabetes, bone density or heart attack and stroke risk, it will all be going on from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The first test is $35; additional tests are $30.



Spaghetti Dinner and Dutch Auction: The North San Juan Volunteer Firefighters’ Association is getting ready for this annual fund-raising event, which will be held March 20. Mark your calendar! Call Capt. Jesse King for more info at 277-3895.

Special Olympics: Local law enforcement is sponsoring a “Skills Showdown and Duckets for Buckets” to raise money for Special Olympics. The event is March 27 at Nevada Union High School and March 20 at Bear River High School, but Officer Greg Thys, of our local California Highway Patrol office, is coordinating the event and wants pledges and people to register by March 14. Play a little basketball and raise money for a special athlete! You’ll receive a T-shirt and a chance to win some prizes. And this is one of the greatest causes around. Call Greg at 273-4415 for more information.




Classic Tattoo: Cory Norris, owner of Classic Tattoo and his father, Jerry Norris, recently were in a tattoo competition in Italy. Cory took first place in “Best Color” for a tattoo he did on his father. I’m told Cory grew up here and is a fine tattoo artist, and it sounds like the judges thought so, too! I know that hairdressers work on each other and models/friends for hair competition, but I never thought about a tattoo competition. You’re doing something permanent on someone for that.

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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