Readers’ corner 5/23/07 |

Readers’ corner 5/23/07

Peterson’s new life: This is an update on a shelter animal that had been at the shelter too long and had to be adopted – or else.

Debbie Freele gave me the heads up. “Thank you for running the picture and write-up on Peterson. It saved his life. I would like to thank all the people who called and donated to Sammie’s Friends to make it possible for him to go to a training center in Los Angeles. A huge thank you to Carolyn Neihous for making the 10-hour drive to Los Angeles to get Peterson there. Thanks to Ron Earles for giving Peterson a chance and to New Dawn Dog Rescue and everyone at the shelter who helped with him. We even had an 80-year-old lady, who just had hip replacement surgery, offer to take him so he wouldn’t be put down. I’m proud to live in such a great community.”

Alanon Hot Line: Alanon is an anonymous organization for people dealing with alcoholics. A member asked if I could provide their contact information in the paper, so here it is: Nevada County Hot Line is 268-4558. The national Web site is

Language and literacy expert speaking tonight: I’m told that David Dickinson, Ed.D., of Vanderbilt University, will be at the Holiday Inn Express tonight from 6:30 to 8 to share his knowledge and expertise with parents and educators regarding the neural development, strengthening of social skills, self-regulation and literacy development of young children through the use of extended conversations. The event is free.

Rent for Community Center: If everyone gives just $1, the Community Center can carry on and pay its $36,000 rent. There’s a party Thursday at 5 p.m. with a spaghetti dinner and entertainment by the Fruit Jar Pickers. Bette Worth says each $1 is a “triple action dollar.” By paying the rent, you keep the center open for classes and activities, the High Noon Senior Nutrition Program can keep serving meals at the center and the Meals on Wheels drivers continue to visit the isolated elderly and keep them safe.


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

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