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Numerically challenged? That’s what Don Baumgart of Nevada City is wondering. He’s getting several calls a week for Friar Tuck’s restaurant. The last four digits of Friar Tuck’s number are 9093. The last four digits of Don’s number: 9303. And when callers find out it’s the wrong number, they ask Don if he knows Friar Tuck’s correct number! “I’d advise Greg Cook to check the customer addition on those credit card slips carefully. Some of his patrons seem to be numerically challenged,” Don said in an e-mail.

Our friends at KNCO: Earlier this week I was at a meeting of the Northern Mines Business and Professional Women (great group, by the way) with Lynn Wenzel and Deborah Jordan. Deborah and I were just visiting, and the group was very welcoming and friendly to us. One of the members, Adele Blackwell, had a question for me that she asked be answered in my column. She said that when they read the daily birthdays on KNCO, there are two couples who seem to submit the bulk of them. “Who are they?” Adele wanted to know. “How do they know so many people’s birthdays?” Well, I called Jim Kerr – who knows everything, honestly! – and he clued me in. One of the couples, Tabor and Isabelle, live on the San Juan Ridge and just know everyone on the Ridge, Jim said. The second couple, Eleanor and Armand, belong to the Seventh Day Adventist Church and must know all the birthdays in their congregation. So thanks for asking Adele. Now, we all know who they are!

Ante Up for the Arts: This is an odd combo – the Gold Rush Gaming Parlor and the Nevada County Arts Council have teamed up on a fund-raiser tonight and Tuesday. It’s a “Poker Challenge,” with $1,000 being the top prize. There is a $25 entry fee and a tax-deductible $100 buy-in. The money raised will fund interdisciplinary arts and cultural heritage projects for Nevada County’s fourth, eighth and 11th grades. Second place is $500 and third place is a weekend at a Lake Tahoe resort. The Gold Rush Gaming Parlor is located at 106 E. Main St. The poker tournament is from noon to midnight today and Tuesday. Have fun and support the arts!



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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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