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Haiku on the weather: Submitted by reader Jane Swan.

March 2006

Are these the April showers?

Tell my daffodils

Bumpy Boulder: This comes from Bob Flanigan. That name may be familiar because he is involved with The Food Bank. “Boulder Street was once a nice smooth street to drive up or down. Then the city moved the corporation yard to its present location and the street went to pieces. (I want to say it went downhill, but it has always gone that way.) It has always been my guess that the city keeps it that way so as to make sure the employees are fully awake each morning when they come to work. If you look you will see the bumps stop just the other side of the yard on the uphill side.”

Penn Valley Rodeo: Reader Jeannie Pittman is gearing up for the Penn Valley Rodeo. She says, “We need work volunteers. We will have a first introduction, information and work day at the Penn Valley Rodeo Grounds this coming Saturday at 10. If it rains, we will meet on Sunday the 19th at 10 a.m. There will be an informational sheet available so if you see a particular job that you would like to have more information about or are ready to jump in and help us get it done, you can sign up right on the spot. We need all volunteers; laborers, ticket takers, pie bakers, extra hands in ground preparation and many others. If you have questions please contact Jeannie Pittman at 639-2169 or at” This is the Rodeo’s 49th year!

Nevada City Schools event: Joan Yamauchi let me know that Saturday night is the 2006 Strolling Banquet and Benefit, put on by The Nevada City School District Joint Parent Teacher Clubs. The 6 p.m. event at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center will begin with community and school leaders strolling through the halls serving tantalizing cuisine prepared by Ike’s Quarter Café and Tofanelli’s. The Celebrity Servers include Roger Steele, superintendent, principals, KNCO’s Tom Fitzsimmons and Hollie Grimaldi Flores, Nevada City Police Chief Lou Travato, Judge John Darlington and Deputy D.A. Cliff Newell. A lovely opal and diamond necklace and ring, donated by the Wiser Family, will be locked up and people can buy keys – but only one opens the case. Music is by Night Train, along with Grammy Award winner Mary Youngblood. Our own Terry McAteer, super Superintendent of Schools, is the auctioneer. Tickets can be purchased for $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Please contact Elizabeth at (530) 272-3793 for ticket sales or to make a donation to the event. For more information on the event, contact Joan Yamauchi at 273-2010.


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

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