Readers’ corner 4/07/07 |

Readers’ corner 4/07/07

Help scout help Women of Worth: To earn his Community Citizenship Merit Badge, Jacob Storrs, who lives in Lake Wildwood, is helping Women of Worth. That group’s mission is to assist families in crisis, with an emphasis on those escaping domestic violence and sexual assault.

Jacob will hold a two-day food drive to help restock Women of Worth’s emergency food pantry. He will be in front of the Holiday Market in Penn Valley between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. today and again on Monday during the same hours.

Easter meal for the homeless: Tomas Streicher of Divine Spark will again feed the homeless at noon at the Madelyn Helling Library on Easter Sunday. Tomas says everyone has a great time at these gatherings; last Sunday, they played baseball. If you want more info or want to help, call Tomas at 265-2620.

Republican Central Committee Spring Social: This will be April 21 and Betty Hood told me the keynote speakers will be Sen. Tom McClintock and the newly elected vice chair of the California Republican Party, Tom Del Beccaro. People interested in this dinner at the Nevada City Elks Lodge need to RSVP by Wednesday to attend. To sign up, call 478-1467 and leave your name and the number of children and adults attending. Checks can be mailed to NCRCC, P.O. Box 403, Grass Valley, 95945. Cost is $25 and evening attire is suggested.

MIM Home Tour: Saundra M. from Music in the Mountains asked to mention that last Saturday’s Home and Garden house, owned by Kay and Jesse Connor, will be on the MIM “Designs for Living Home Tour” on Oct. 13-14. Pre-event tickets will be $20 ($25 at the door). Saundra says, “Contact me at 432-5966 to reserve a spot; please be sure to specify if interested in the Golf or the Home Tour if leaving a message.”

Cottage Hill teacher published: Mary Newberry, a second-grade teacher at Cottage Hill Elementary School in Grass Valley, was recently selected to be published in the April 2007 edition of SRA/McGraw-Hill’s national e-newsletter, Making the Difference(SM). Making the Difference(SM) publishes tips for using SRA’s reading programs. It is distributed to approximately 80,000 teachers across the country once a month. Mary, who uses SRA’s Open Court Reading series, contributed the following tip: “Integrating technology has always added to the comprehension of stories. For example, I have created videos for stories, with the scripts written by students. I have made photos of their illustrations of poems and added their own voice with their pictures for DVDs. I’ve found the PowerPoints on the SRA Web site very valuable and have used them with my students to further their understanding of various topics we are studying. Any way they can share their work with home is a plus.”

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

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