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Drew Reynolds Scholarship: Here’s the information I promised. The first Nevada City Rotary/Drew Reynolds Scholarship for a Sierra College student will be awarded for the fall 2004 semester. (Newcomers, Drew Reynolds was a UPS driver who was killed when a man reportedly on methamphetamine crashed into Drew’s truck). Because Drew was a devoted family man who worked, had children and attended college at the time of his tragic death, the Rotary Club and the Reynolds family set up criteria for the scholarship to include the provision that the recipient must have children, work, and be attending college. “The scholarship criteria were determined by the example set by Drew, himself,” said Rotary member Nicole Oros.

It is in the amount of $2,000 and has the potential for renewal. Applicants must return completed scholarship forms by Sept. 30. They are available at any Sierra College campus (Grass Valley, Truckee or Rocklin.) The application can also be obtained online at

Although only one scholarship will be awarded, it is possible that it can be renewed by the student receiving it. Anyone wishing to contribute to the scholarship fund can mail contributions to Nevada City Rotary, Drew Reynolds Scholarship, P.0. Box 74, Nevada City, CA 95959.

Questions? Call Nicole at 265-3998.

Another bumpersnicker: This was sent in anonymously by “KCS.” The person said it was particularly apropos of the current political season. “If God wanted us to have elections/He would have given us candidates.”

You are what you eat: Sometimes that’s a scary thought! Jeffrey Smith, author of “Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies About the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You’re Eating” (whew! Do you think that title fits on a card catalogue?) will be in Grass Valley this Tuesday. He’ll be at Easterly Hall (Board of Realtors building) at 336 Crown Point Circle. Wheelchair accessible, $5-$10 donation, no one turned away for lack of funds. For more info call Shan Kendall at 478-5628.


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

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