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Weather outside: Oops! I kind of maligned weather people in Tuesday’s column, and I heard from Glen Boire, KNCO’s meteorologist, who gently chided me for lumping all weather people together and suggested I listen to the KNCO weather to get an accurate forecast. Sorry, Glen! Glen said, “Are we perfect? No, but we do pretty well. Of course, I am not biased at all.” And he’s right. Glen, forgive me, please! Sometimes, I’m an idiot.

Rough and Ready Chili Cook-off: Does anyone have stories of past cook-offs in Rough and Ready? Did you win? Were you ripped off? Did you taste the best chili ever? Let me know for an upcoming story on this weekend’s chili cook-off.

Totem pole in Nevada City: I was shocked to see a wooden totem pole in the front yard of a house in Nevada City on Pine Street. That must be the one that one of the anonymous e-mail correspondents mentioned. But what is it doing there? And why? I’ve probably driven past it a zillion times and it just didn’t register.



Flea Market Sunday: Remember that Helpline – a nonprofit that puts everyone in touch with the perfect person or organization – is having a giant Flea Market at the Nevada County Fairgrounds on Sunday. Scott Adams came into The Union to remind me. They have more than 100 vendors, so it promises to be loaded with bargains. It’s free, parking is free. How can you lose? The hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Funny stuff: In the old days, people used to tell jokes to each other. Nowadays, they send them on e-mail. Here are a couple:




“I signed up for an exercise class and was told to wear loose-fitting clothing. If I HAD any loose-fitting clothing I wouldn’t have signed up in the first place!”

“How come we choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America?”

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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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