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A Dog’s Life: Marshall has been at the Nevada County Animal Shelter for almost two months. He needs to get out now. They have been unable to find him a foster home because he got in a fight with another male dog and all of the foster homes have dogs. He’s an exuberant, funny, loving pitbull with a peg leg … he was injured as a puppy and the leg fused at the knee. It doesn’t stop him from having fun … in fact, it’s quite endearing! He’s 1 1/2 years old. He needs a home with a fenced yard and no other dominant dogs. He’s fine with cats and loves kids. People are so prejudiced against pitbulls, for obvious reasons, but they make the best family dogs in the right situation. They love to kiss and cuddle! One of my colleagues, Noel Henshall, has a pitbull named Atlas, and I’m telling you, that dog wouldn’t harm a flea. He is a big lover! If you’re interested in Marshall, contact Debra Sandler by e-mail at or 271-0220.

Nevada County Reads: This is another event brought to you by Nevada County Reads. A free, stimulating “discussion event” for the public titled “Book Burning and Censorship,” will be presented by Professor James Schmidt on Friday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City. Schmidt currently teaches a course on Intellectual Freedom for the San Jose State University Library and Information Science Dept. He’s in demand as a speaker around the country and has made presentations on intellectual freedom and many other topics for the Library of Congress, the California Library Association Annual Conference, the General Motors Conference, and the Northern California Booksellers Association.

Also, visit for much more on this communitywide effort to read “Fahrenheit 451.” There are discussion boards and schedules of upcoming events on the site.

Recycle your cell phone: The Union Hill eighth-grade class students who are going on the Washington, D.C./New York trip are collecting used cell phones to recycle to help pay for their trip. It helps the kids and the environment. People can drop them off at the school office or Willie Bailey’s office which is Freedom Home Loans at 1784 East Main St., Grass Valley, (next to the fruit stand). The phones need to be in working condition. Any questions can be directed to Willie Bailey at 274-3330.


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

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