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Senior Project needs some help: It’s so exciting when I’m contacted by a teenager – newspaper readers tend to fall in an older demographic and it makes me fear for the print newspaper, but I digress. Randi Fairweather, who attends Nevada Union, told me she and a couple friends have decided to spend a weekend in San Francisco helping the homeless as their Senior Project. Here’s what Randi said they plan to do. “We will be staying at the YMCA and doing several projects such as: Working in Salvation Army, working with Meals on Wheels, serving in a Soup Kitchen, and passing out socks and sandwiches to the homeless on the streets. Like all things, this project is going to be costly. We are hoping that our community here in Grass Valley will be willing to make donations to fund our trip. For example, the Leo Club is donating $100 worth of socks and sandwich making supplies for the project.” Randi is a member of the Leo Club (youth affiliate of the Lions Club) and when I asked her about helping the homeless here, she was already way ahead of me. From Randi, “I’m also glad that you mentioned the Hospitality House here in GV since I would like to involve the NU Leo Club with this shelter. A project that we are currently working on is putting together backpacks filled with new socks, gloves, toys, and possibly hats for the children in the H.H. as well as possibly volunteering at least one night a week serving meals or in any other way we can … The hope is that by serving in a larger city, and seeing how successful homeless shelter programs work, it will better our understanding of ‘giving to the homeless.’ I have high hopes that when we return we will have a stronger respect for the homeless and be eager to serve those in our own community just as we will have in San Francisco.” So, if you want to help Randi and her friends, call Molly Andersen at 477-0826 or at 263-3434 they can also contact Randi at 272-1503. They are leaving on Friday, Feb. 17, and returning on the 20th.

Laughs from reader Robert Hook:

A 6 year old was asked where his grandma lived. “Oh,” he said, “she lives at the airport, and when we want her we just go get her. Then when we’re done having her visit, we take her back to the airport.”


God is sitting in heaven when a scientist says to Him, “God, we don’t need you anymore. Science has finally figured out a way to create life out of nothing – in other words, we can now do what you did in the beginning.”

“Oh, is that so? Tell me,” replies God.

“Well,” says the scientist, “we can take plain dirt and form it into the likeness of you, and breathe life into it, thus creating man.”

“Well, that’s very interesting … show me,” says God.

So the scientist bends down to the earth and starts to mold the soil into the shape of a man.

“No, no, no …” interrupts God, “Get your own dirt.”


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

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