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Blue moon: Everybody probably remembers the song, but do you know that “blue moon” is the term for a second full moon in one month? This occurred on Saturday night, July 31, because there was also a full moon on July 2. We had the most amazing experience Saturday night with some friends – they picked us up in their boat at the Cascade Shores boat ramp to Scotts Flat Lake just before dark. We tooled around the lake for a while (there was only one other boat on the lake, a die hard power boat pulling people on a tube.) Anyway, we got in position for the moon rise, which occurred at about 9:35 p.m. It was absolutely spectacular – it just took your breath away as the moon came up and assumed its position in the night sky, illuminating everything. The lake is beautiful and peaceful at night … next full moon I’d like to go out on my kayak, just for fun.

Laughs at church: Here are a few gems called “Church Bulletin Bloopers” that were reprinted in the August Grass Valley United Methodist Church bulletin. (They are real.)

• The peacemaking meeting scheduled for today has been canceled due to a conflict.

• At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be “What Is Hell?” Come early and listen to our choir practice.

• Barbara remains in the hospital and needs blood donors for more transfusions. She is also having trouble sleeping and requests tapes of Pastor Jack’s sermons.

• Low Self-esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. Please use the back door.

Police Blotter: Did you see the item last week about the person who gave someone $80 for some methamphetamine, but didn’t receive the drug and called police to report it? Just when you think you’ve heard it all …


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

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