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Seen Marty’s phone? Marty Austin (The Home Bookkeeper) lost her silver flip cell phone around Jan. 3 – somewhere in Nevada County. She tried calling the number for awhile, but it was never answered, so she had the number disconnected. The problem is her service provider, Verizon, expects her to still make her monthly payments until July, when her contract is up. However, they did tell her that they could program another cell phone for her to use until June if she can come up with a phone. So, is there anyone out there who still has an old cell phone they’re not using? They sort of become disposable when upgraded … Marty is hoping someone can come to her rescue. Readers? Marty can be reached at 265-4432.

Celebrity waiters: This event at the Gold Country Community Center (formerly the Senior Center, the one at the Fairgrounds) will be April 1 this year, a Friday night. If you haven’t participated in the Celebrity Waiter night, I would encourage you to get involved. Different friends, co-workers and companies get a table together with their Celebrity Waiter. The night is hysterical, trust me, and all the money raised goes to charity. The theme this year is “Caliente y Sabroso,” which means hot and tasty. Bette Worth told me Quail Ridge’s team is planning a Bob Marley affair set in Jamaica. If you want more info, call Bette at 273-4961 and save the date!

You know you’re getting older when…This e-mail came from a reader. What we thought in ’74 and what we were thinking in ’04. Can you relate?

1974: KEG

2004: EKG

1974: Acid rock

2004: Acid reflux

1974: Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor

2004: Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor

1974: Seeds and stems

2004: Roughage

1974: Hoping for a BMW

2004: Hoping for a BM

1974: Going to a new, hip joint

2004: Receiving a new hip joint

1974: Rolling Stones

2004: Kidney Stones

1974: Screw the system

2004: Upgrade the system


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

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