Readers’ corner 4/12/07 |

Readers’ corner 4/12/07

Dogwood slicer strikes again! Just after I ran the column item about the man who was cutting large branches from a dogwood tree in Nevada City, I received a call from another Nevada City resident. The pruner, who drives a dark-blue van, by the way, approached a resident on Uren Street last Saturday to say he was going to be “pruning” a large dogwood across the street. The resident told him that there had been a letter in The Union about someone illegally cutting large branches off dogwoods by the cemetery next to NID, and he admitted he was the same man. This neighbor said the man was mean and abusive, especially when she told him she knew he didn’t have permission to prune the tree across the street. The man told the woman she was “too psychologically attached” to her plants. Beware, owners of dogwoods!

Good Flea Market: It’s happening from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, at St. Patrick’s Church Hall sponsored by the Ladies Relief Society. Annette Godwin told me that the sale will benefit the Interfaith Food Ministry, Hospitality House, Emergency Assistance Coalition and other nonprofits. The church is at 235 Chapel St. in Grass Valley.

Helping our community: Dick Dirga said the Sierra Presbyterian Church on the corner of Ridge Road and Zion Street in Nevada City will be starting a community service program this Saturday. The six-week event will focus on how the church can use its members’ talents to help the local community. In addition to studying the “40 Days of Community” curriculum by Rick Warren (author of “Purpose Driven Life”), members will participate in several community work projects in May and host a community public service information fair on May 20. For more information, call the church office, 265-3291.

KVMR on the road: Or at least, General Manager David Levin, Program Director Steve Baker and board President Joey Jordan are in New Orleans this week for the National Federation of Community Broadcasters’ annual conference. They’ll also get their first look at New Orleans community radio station WWOZ’s new mobile station, a truck that can take over for a station in emergency conditions. It was partially financed with a grant from some of the $60,000 KVMR listeners kindly donated for hurricane relief in the aftermath of the Katrina disaster.

Financial Peace University: Classes are starting up again in Nevada County, this time at the Grass Valley Seventh Day Adventist Church, beginning at 6:30 p.m., April 22. Contact Barbara Donovan at 272-8439 or for more information or to register. This is a faith-based program to get your finances under control, but you do not have to be a member of any church to participate.


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

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