Fire victims: The fire off La Barr Meadows Road that occurred last Saturday left a family with three children struggling to repair their lives. The family had just been back-to-school shopping and lost everything it owned in the fire. A neighbor, Tami Record, has agreed to allow her house to be a drop-off point if people want to donate to the family. The children are ages 10, 6 and 5. The oldest is a boy and the other two are girls. The 10-year-old lost all of his ice hockey equipment (he also plays basketball) and the two girls like “girly things,” like princess stuff and Barbies. On a sad note, the family lost its pet cat, named July. If you can help – and I hope you can – either drop stuff off at Tami’s house, 119 Lidster Ave., Grass Valley (off Hughes Road), or call Tami at 477-0628.
Hearing things? I got a call from someone named Candy who might have an answer for Otto, who was hearing whole conversations coming from, perhaps, the air vents of his house (in Wednesday’s Readers’ Corner). She said it sounded like the answering machine recorded conversations, and maybe a rat or something bit through the wires to the machine and it shorted out. That sounds reasonable to me. Better explanation than aliens from Area 51, anyway.
More Church Bulletin Bloopers: (These are courtesy of Grass Valley United Methodist, but aren’t their mistakes!)
• Our youth basketball team is back in action Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the recreation hall. Come and watch us kill Christ the King.
• Weight Watchers will meet at 7 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church. Please use large double door at the side entrance.
• The ladies of the church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.
Dixie Redfearn can be reached at 477-4238 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by fax at 477-4292.
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