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Special birthday: Did you know today is the 93rd birthday of Girl Scouts of the USA? Susie Bavo told me that in Nevada County we have more than 500 girls and more than 200 adult volunteers registered. The scouts have been celebrating all week. Girls will be showing their appreciation to Juliette Gordon Low, who followed her own dreams and established an organization where girls from every walk of life have the opportunity to make their dreams come true. In the intervening years, 50 million women have benefited from the Girl Scout experience. In spite of all the changes that have occurred in our world, the mission of Girl Scouting remains the same.

Religious study gone awry: Answers from kids:

• The Egyptians were all drowned in the dessert. Afterwards, Moses went up to Mount Cyanide to get the 10 Commandments.

• The first commandments was when Eve told Adam to eat the apple.

• The greatest miricle (sic) in the Bible is when Joshua told his son to stand still and he obeyed him.

Easter bunnies: Anna Drummond (of Pet Adoption League, in case you’ve been hiding under a rock) sent me the following note. “For Easter, parents will often give live bunnies or chicks to their kids. When the novelty wears off, many of these rabbits and chickens end up at shelters. Or are dumped outside where they must face predators, cars, illness and injury. Still others live lives of neglect and boredom in cramped cages. Others can be hurt, even fatally because children aren’t shown how to handle these fragile creatures. It’s better to give a chocolate bunny or a stuffed toy for Easter.” A million years ago, when my kids were little, I told them the Easter Bunny could either bring toys or candy. Of course they opted for toys, which kept the dentist at bay.

For St. Paddy’s Day: This came from reader Shawn Haussler from the Celtic Wonder Band. They’re playing Thursday night at the HALLA na CLOCH PUB (“Hall of Stone” in Irish gaelic) which is actually the Stone Hall at the Miners Foundry. The evening is hosted by the Celtic Wonder Band (members Shawn Prescott Haussler, Maggie McKaig, and Luke Wilson). It will be an evening of entertainment celebrating the Emerald Isle; featuring many of the area’s finest performers delighting you with music, song, dance, poetry, drama and a ceilidh (party where everyone is invited/encouraged to participate). Doors open at 6 p.m., festivities begin at 6:20-ish. Adults $15 and children 12 and under $8. Traditional corned beef and vegetarian spinach pie dinners are available for a reasonable $10, catered by Margo Meredith. Full Bar hosted by the Miners Foundry, and Door Prizes! Advance tickets recommended, and are available at the BriarPatch, Yabobo and The Book Seller. For information, visit or call 272-4695.


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

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