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Not a single turkey: That’s the word from the Food Bank of Nevada County, delivered by volunteer Toni Thompson. “We’re turkeyless,” Toni said, “and the holidays are coming up.” She is distressed because the Food Bank lost some FEMA funding to pay for turkeys, and the Food Bank’s freezers are sitting empty. Toni said they have stuffing and other items, but no turkeys to distribute. The Food Bank can use monetary donations (to buy the turkeys) or will accept donated turkeys, Toni said. She noticed that some of the grocery stores are offering specials like “Buy One Turkey, Get One Free” and she’s hoping maybe the second turkey could be donated to the Food Bank. If transportation is a problem, one of the Food Bank’s volunteers will pick up your turkey or monetary donation. C’mon Nevada County, I know you can be incredibly generous! The Food Bank is located at 12048 Charles Drive, No. 9, Grass Valley 95945 (it’s off Loma Rica Road). The phone number is 272-3796, and they’re open Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Let’s not disappoint Toni (“I want a turkey in every pot!”)

Church signs:

• “This is a ch _ _ ch. What is missing? U R”

• “If you can’t sleep, don’t count sheep. Talk to the Shepherd”

Curious about Buddhism? Gary Upton wants to invite all to an introduction to Diamond Way Buddhism on Saturday evening at 7. Charlie Jorgensen (a woman) will speak on “The Way and the Goal of Diamond Way Buddhism.” I didn’t know what that meant, so Gary explained that Diamond Way is the highest level of teaching that Buddha gave. It’s only a $10 donation. The event is at the Wild Mountain Yoga Center in Nevada City, 574 Searls Ave. Call Gary for more info at 470-0425.


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

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