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Mud swallows: Back to the annual issue of the swallow nests that are being torn down at the Rood Administrative Center. An anonymous caller told me that if you paint the underside of the eaves sky blue, the swallows won’t build their nests there. That sounds like a kinder, gentler way to deal with the problem. This nest-bashing has happened in the past at the Raley’s center, too, but I haven’t heard from anyone this year.

Elsie? Brenda?: Project Linus in Nevada County (they make blankets for seriously ill or traumatized children) recently put a call out for volunteers. They received a call from a woman named Elsie who wanted to volunteer. She has a daughter named Brenda. Anyway, Elsie’s phone number got erased, and Susan Piper from Project Linus wants to get in touch with her. Readers? If you’re Elsie, or know her, give Susan a call at 432-7758.

Job’s Daughters update: First of all, the corn dogs. (If you’re new to the county, Job’s Daughters’ corn dogs are so popular at the Nevada County Fair that their booth actually has crowd control!) You don’t have to wait until August to sample them, however, because they will be for sale at the Nevada Union All Class Reunion in May. This year they have a new Guardian Elect, Kathy (Davis) Devlin, and she is a past honored queen of Bethel 102, and her family has over 60 years of history at the Bethel. The Daughters are busy getting ready for three big events these next few months. They’ll be attending Emmanuel Episcopal Church’s 150th anniversary April 24. On May 7, the Daughters will be hosting their second annual Mother’s Day Tea. If you were a previous member of the Bethel and would like to be invited, call Ms. Marin at 432-2011 for details. Job’s Daughters also wants to thank Danny Williams and the Palermo Market in Penn Valley for their support and for letting them use their storefront for their bake sale.

Tax Day promotion: Los Katarinas on Broad Street in Nevada City invites you to “take a bite out of tax day,” and they will not charge tax if you eat lunch or dinner there. Just tell your waiter you’re looking for “tax relief.”


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

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