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Readers’ Corner

A beautiful Saturday: Let’s see, the sun is shining, the sky is blue, you have a whole glorious day ahead of you – why not go on down to the Nevada County Animal Shelter and adopt a cat or kitten? Yes, I received the old desperate e-mail from Cheryl Wicks – complete with pictures this time – listing some cats that need homes soon.

• Rodney is a big neutered male, short hair, 5 years old

• Yugi and Pieface are sisters, 1 year old, spayed, beautiful coloring

• Bear, 5-year-old neutered male, big boy, long hair

• Tom, 1-year-old neutered male, a character

The shelter is open today from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., 14647 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley, near the Transfer Station. Call the shelter at 273-2179 or Cheryl at 272-8833 if you have questions.

Fun Fridays: If you’re looking forward to shopping on Friday nights in Grass Valley, Howard Levine of the Downtown Association said the Fun Friday promotion will begin the first Friday of February. (That’s Feb. 4) He also said the groundbreaking on the Holiday Inn Express is coming up soon. They sure demolished the GRA-NEVA site in a hurry, didn’t they?

Bad haiku by cats:

Seeking solitude

I am locked in the closet.

For once I need you.

Tiny can, dumped in

Plastic bowl. Presentation,

One star; service: none.

Am I in your way?

You seem to have it backwards:

This pillow’s taken.

Your mouth is moving;

Up and down, emitting noise.

I’ve lost interest.

Northern Mines BPW: I dropped in to the Business and Professional Women’s meeting last Wednesday night after being invited by Lynn Wenzel. The discussion topic was “passion” and the members (all ages, by the way) shared things they are passionate about. What a fascinating evening! Susan Rogers shared her interest in media literacy; Ann Hobbs told about getting involved with Taiko drumming; Lynn shared her antique jewelry. There was a full evening of hearing about the passions these women have and it was truly inspiring. What is your passion? Just the question makes you think!


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

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