Readers’ corner 5/30/07 |

Readers’ corner 5/30/07

Oxen that was shot, killed: Phyllis is sad about this; here’s what she had to say: “Many of us drive on Mooney Flat Road to get to our jobs. In my case, I drive it twice a day and have for several years. The two beautiful black-and-white oxen there in a pasture next to the road always brought a smile. It was with shock on Thursday morning last week I saw one of them in a horrible state of death next to the road. It was awful. Then I heard somebody just drove by and shot that beautiful animal. I have to tell you, it is heartbreaking for the owner, for the companion animal and for all of us who drive that road and have witnessed first-hand how ugly things can happen in our beautiful community. There has been a small memorial of flowers placed by some on the fence, but nothing can bring him back. I am writing this to give a heads up that people should be watchful. There is concern in this rural part of our county about the kind of people who would do this.”

KVMR’s recent fund drive: Program Manager Steve Baker said, “The noncommercial station made its fundraising goal, with more than $93,000 from nearly 800 listeners. Station officials say that’s a 40-percent increase over a weeklong May drive a year ago. Larry Hilberg’s new Saturday morning program led all shows, with $7,325 raised, boosted by a guest appearance by former host Brian Terhorst. We also had our best Wednesday and Thursday totals ever.” Chamba Lane’s interview with BBC investigative journalist Greg Palast topped Wednesday shows, while Marc Cuniberti’s “Money Matters” and Paul Emery’s “Morning Show” paced the Thursday record. There were 788 pledges for $93,699: 152 new members.

Hospitality House needs: A few things. Peggy Lassing said, “I recently took some items to donate over to Hospitality House. The lady there said they really need donations of deodorant, bug repellent and toothbrushes. They are open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, if any of your readers would like to help them out.” Readers, you can brings things here, and I’ll deliver them to HH.

Flea Market fundraiser: Tomas Streicher of Divine Spark is gearing up to help the Native Americans at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation again. His group is having a sale June 2 at 318 Clay St. in Nevada City. Tomas said they will be selling tools, electronics, furniture, TVs, clothes and more. If you want to donate or have questions, call Tomas at 265-2620.


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

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