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Triathlon competitors: If you plan to run, bike, swim – or all three – at the upcoming Barbara Schmidt Millar Celebration of Life Triathlon, some local physical therapists are donating their time to give free physical assessments. John Sievert is available tonight and Aug. 24 at 5:30, 5:45 and 6 (272-7306); Walt Abbey is available on Aug. 24 at 4 p.m., 4:30 and 5 p.m. (273-7500). If you have any aches and pains – rather than the usual – it might be wise to get checked out by one of these guys. Another example of people willingly donating their time here in Nevada County.

Ice cream for a cause: It’s not often you can chow down ice cream and not feel guilty, but who can resist helping out the 49er Fire Auxiliary? The auxiliary’s 10th annual Ice Cream Social is Sunday at noon (until 5 p.m.) at the “new” fire station on Coyote Street at Highway 49. In addition to ice cream, there will be root beer floats, sundaes, hot dogs, Polish dogs, homemade desserts, chips and soft drinks. (The prices vary according to what you buy). The money earned is used to provide “extras” for our firefighters. Recently, the auxiliary paid for swift water rescue items such as a two-wheel stretcher and a rescue boat. Firefighter Mike Stewart told me the rescue equipment was deeply appreciated and obviously needed with all the lakes and rivers around here. Want more information? Call Jean at 265-8401 or Phyllis at 265-4709.

Beauty and the baby: Speaking of Mike Stewart, the son he and wife Kim had July 1 was “dedicated” to Jesus Christ on Sunday at the Yuba River in the town of Washington. Little Colin Maris Stewart was cute as a button as friends and family sat on logs that formed the pews for the river-side ceremony. It was an exquisite section of the Yuba – complete with waterfall – and a beautiful spot for such a special ceremony.



Call or write the Readership Editor: Do you have a baby, child or special pet to tell me about? I like to get readers’ names in the paper! Call or e-mail me with your news.

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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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