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Readers’ Corner

End of summer: When the kids go back to school, is that the end of summer? Or, does Labor Day mean the “traditional” end of summer? One more question, probably for the ladies: Does the “no white pants and shoes after Labor Day” rule still apply, or has that fallen by the wayside? Are there “Fashion Police” in Nevada County?

The Union’s Web site: There have been some people who have had trouble with our newly redesigned Web site, I talked to our “Web Mistress” Dayna Amboy (it just sounds wrong to call her Webmaster) and she offered the following pointers: When the site was redesigned, some people saw extremely small type on their screen. If you use Netscape or Explorer, it is easy to remedy. Go under View and pull down either Text Size or Text Zoom (depending on your program). The size “smallest” or “small” should not be indicated! It should either be “medium” or “large,” depending on your preference – and quality of your eyesight! The new site, if you haven’t checked it out, has easier access to national news and breaking news.

Champion Mine: Susan Clarabut, who is in charge of most of the special education in the county, has a lot of thanks for businesses and volunteers who have pitched in to help in these times of tight budget restraints. Here’s what she said: “All of us who are associated with our special education programs were thrilled with the outcome of our fund-raiser this spring. Brent Fraser from Caseywood and Jennifer Hughes, our school nurse, headed up a project to raise money for field trips for our children and for them to continue to use the warm water therapy pool at Champion Mine Family Resources Center. We sold stepping stones which were then engraved and placed in our memorial garden in front of Champion Mine…Some of our most generous sponsors included South County Rotary, 49er Breakfast Rotary, Sign Systems, Rare Earth and BP Landscaping. Peter Rossi from BP Landscaping not only donated his crew to replant most of the garden but is also maintaining it. … What a wonderful community we live in!”

Tri-tip dinner: The ever-busy Cascade Shores Homeowners Association is having an open to the public Tri-tip dinner on Sunday at Lost Mine Lake. (Call 265-3102 for directions). It’s from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and costs $10 – that includes your full meal and dessert. Bring the kids, swim, have dinner and go home for a quiet evening.


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

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