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Readers’ corner

Bumpersnicker: Spotted in the Hollywood Sweets parking lot: “Don’t Roseville Grass Valley.”

Fell out of a truck: Reader Dai Meagher called to tell me a sad story, and he’s hoping someone can help. On Sunday, about 9 a.m., he was driving on Highway 49 near Quail Creek in his white pickup when two things fell out onto the road. The first was one child-sized cross country ski and the other was a child’s 35-year-old toboggan that is wood with a fancy “M” in permanent marker. Dai turned around when he realized the items were missing and they were already gone. Did you see someone pick them up? Or did you pick them up? Dai is anxious to get them back and hopes someone can help. He can be reached at 272-4514.

Sierra Christian School students raise money for Sri Lanka orphans: It was just over one month ago on Dec. 26, 2004, that the terrible tsunami hit South Asia and killed, by some accounts, up to 170,000 people while leaving thousands of children without parents or relatives. Citizens from Nevada County have responded generously, but something very special happened at Sierra Christian School. Ashley Smith, a second-grader, and many of her classmates asked if they could raise money to help. Another student, Riley Ballard, a first-grader, also heard about it and wanted to take the money she had saved in her piggy bank and send it to help. With the support of the Sierra Christian School parents and members of First Baptist Church and Sierra Presbyterian Church, the students raised $2,485 and sent their money to an organization called Gospel For Asia, which was asked by the Sri Lanka government to care for 10,000 children orphaned by the tragedy. Last but not least, each of the 60 students at Sierra Christian wrote a letter to these children on the other side of the world expressing love and encouragement to them. Good kids doing good things.

Mardi Gras: I was asked to judge the Nevada City window displays, which was great fun in this gorgeous weather! I loved how creative the various merchants were with the theme and the gold, green and purple. If you haven’t been to the parade, I would highly recommend it – and yes, you can make the parade on Sunday and see the Super Bowl, too. Parade is at 2 p.m.; kickoff’s 3:30. Talk about an all-American day …


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

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