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Readers’ Corner

Last Friday Suppers: It’s not what you think. I had never heard about this group until I got a call from Margie Fulkerson. The Last Friday Supper project is for anyone who is needy, or wants a hot meal, and maybe the company of other human beings. This Friday will be a picnic theme, with barbecued hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, beans and ice cream. The location is the Grass Valley United Methodist Church, 236 Church St.; enter from the School Street parking lot at the rear of the church. Margie said anyone is welcome and that some seniors come to eat just for the company, so don’t be shy! This is the effort of many area churches, but there is not a religious component to the Last Friday Supper. It’s held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Call Margie if you want more information at 274-1393, or just show up. Attendance varies from 45 to 100 at each event.

Muscle in the Mountains: Mike Carville of South Yuba Club wanted me to update everyone on his Muscle in the Mountains event. There were 340 spectators and 80 competitors and the event raised $2,478 toward the artificial turf proposal for Bear River and Nevada Union high schools. Mike plans on this being an annual event, so look for it next year and start bulking up now!

Lost dentures: Now, how does that happen? Someone has been running a classified ad in The Union saying they found a pair of dentures. There is a phone number and the ad says “call to identify.”

Bonanza Gift Shop: After remodeling, the Bonanza Gift Shop (down the parking lot of Bonanza Market in Nevada City) has reopened. The shop has wonderful treasures from all parts of Asia, some items very reasonable and also art pieces that are exquisite. Lillian Howard is the new manager, and Bonanza owners Eugene and Sintao are also available to translate Chinese phrases and characters.

Grandparent fix: I’ll be getting one, beginning today, with five of the eight of them. My column will resume next Tuesday.


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

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