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Help the firefighters: Here’s an easy and yummy way to help the Grass Valley Firefighters’ Association. They’re having at benefit at The Owl Restaurant and Saloon in Grass Valley on Tuesday night (tomorrow) with live music – the Jim Bratt Blues Band will perform beginning at 6:30 p.m. Now, here’s the cool part: The Owl donates 10 percent of all proceeds that night to the firefighters. It doesn’t matter if you eat dinner, appetizers or just have a drink in the bar – the firefighters benefit. So, it certainly is an easy and painless way to help out a good cause.

More on Reagan: Betty Hood called to tell me a couple of Ronald Reagan stories. One happened at his swearing in for California governor, which occurred at midnight. According to Betty, Reagan turned to George Murphy and said, “Here we are again … the late, late show.”

The other story happened when Betty heard him speak at a Los Angeles fund-raiser. Someone with long, flowing blonde hair raised a hand to speak and Reagan said “yes, Miss?” as a tall male slowly stood up. The ever-polite Reagan seemed embarrassed by the gaffe. If you don’t know, Betty is very active in the Republican Party here in Nevada County.



Wolf Creek: Are you interested in helping the creek or working with the folks who help the creek? They’re having a meeting Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the NID office, the East Annex building, in Grass Valley. Call Michael McDonald at 477-5226.

Summer reading: Getting kids excited about reading is one of the greatest gifts. On Tuesday, the libraries will have sign ups for their “Going for the Gold – Summer Reading Club 2004” program. Sign ups begin at 10 a.m. at the Madelyn Helling Library, Grass Valley Library and on open days at Penn Valley and Bear River library stations. If they join the club, children receive treasure maps, stickers and book lists, and they can participate in drawings for free Cold Stone Creamery ice cream and free books.




Did you know? That the site of Maria’s Mexican restaurant on East Main Street in Grass Valley used to be the old Humpty Dumpty?

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


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