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Readers’ Corner

Modern world: I received this from an avid reader of thrillers and frequent Readers’ Corner contributor John Bohnert: You know that you are living in the 21st Century when …

1. You automatically enter your password on the microwave.

2. You haven’t played a card game with real cards in years.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of four.

4. You e-mail the person who lives next door to you.

5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don’t have e-mail addresses.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church: You may have seen our front-page story about the church’s exciting 150th anniversary, and Julie Carrara wants to remind everyone that the open house is this Sunday. Julie says, “Readers might be interested to know that a book is coming out this month by local author Gage McKinney titled ‘Crosses in a Goldfield: 150 years of History of Emmanuel Episcopal Church and Grass Valley.’ The book is a fascinating history of our area with lots of great photos. The book can be obtained for $30 by contacting the church office at 273-7876. The author will be speaking about the book on Friday during a pasty luncheon at G.V. Methodist church. Tickets are available for the luncheon also by contacting our church office. The Open House celebration on Sunday takes place from 1-4 p.m. in the Parish Hall and church yard. We hope that the public will come and enjoy the food and festivities. The youth group will be burying a time capsule in the church yard at 3 p.m. A specially commissioned anthem will be sung. Also, tours of the historic church and grounds will be available. Anyone interested in our local history would be well advised to attend!” Call 470-8840 for more info.

Obituaries: We’re making some changes, and I want to make sure everyone knows. In the past, only the “free” obituaries were on the Internet. We’re changing that policy and now all obituaries – both free and paid – can be read at on the Web. What is the difference between a free and paid obituary, you ask? Well, the ones we run for free (usually on page A5) are pretty standard, in a formula type of way. They can have a photo, but it’s just a head shot. The paid obituaries usually look like an ad (with borders around them, larger photo, etc.) and contain a lot more detail. Obituaries have been identified as having high reader interest, and they are a very important part of a local paper – that’s why we put the names on A1. Our efficient editorial assistant, Janet Lee, handles free obituaries and can be reached at 477-4303 or via e-mail. Melba Brown handles paid obituaries, and she can be reached at or by phone at 477-4248.


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

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