Readers’ corner 3/27/07 |

Readers’ corner 3/27/07

Farewell to Marv: If you’ve been a regular shopper at Raley’s in Grass Valley, you’ve probably met Marv Starkey. Marv died last Friday at 62, just about a year after he retied as store manager. Marv was one of the friendliest and kindest people – he had a smile for everyone and worked like he loved his job. His retirement party at Miners Foundry was packed – he had so many friends. Over the weekend, there was a shrine to Marv in the produce section covered with flowers and a small bottle of Crown Royale. Rest in peace, Marv – you were truly one of the good guys.

Oops! I was totally wrong when I said Golden Empire Convalescent Hospital is behind The Union. It is located at 121 Dorsey Drive. Today is the giant craft and ceramics show, so stop on by. Didn’t mean to mislead anyone!

Is The Union a statewide newspaper? They think so at Staples! Read what happened to Bob Buhlis: “The other day there was a very large Staples ad with a $10 coupon toward a box of their copy paper. When I went up to the counter with a box of paper and the coupon, the clerk refused to honor it since the coupon said, ‘Valid in Greater Sacramento stores only.’ I asked the clerk why Staples would advertise in The Union if the coupon wouldn’t be valid in Grass Valley. This is the cute part. He stated that The Union is published statewide and was meant for the ‘Greater Sacramento Area.’ I disagreed with him, stating that The Union primarily served Nevada County. He argued that our paper was part of the bigger Union chain to include the Sacramento Union and many other newspapers in California where Union was in the title. So, guess I didn’t know our Union newspaper had such a wide circulation. Congratulations! By the way, a manager approved the $10 discount.”

Shoot For Christian Basketball Shoot-A-Thon Fundraiser: This event is in memory of Christian Anthony Craig, who died last year in an auto accident. He was born April 11, 1994, and died July 31, 2006. It will be Saturday, March 31, at Union Hill School. Shooting times:

Ages 6-8 boys/girls – 9:30 a.m.

Ages 9-11 boys/girls – 10:30 a.m.

Ages 12-14 boys/girls – 11:30 a.m.

Ages 15ÐAdult Women – 1 p.m.

Ages 15ÐAdult Men – 2 p.m.

All players should arrive half an hour before shooting time to register and warm up. Child entry fee is $15; adult entry fee is $25. For more information, visit Money raised will help support the Union Hill Sports Boosters, Twin Cities Church Youth Ministries Scholarship Fund and Nevada County Youth Basketball League Scholarship Fund.

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