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Haiku on the weather: JoAnne Conley of Nevada City wrote this one.

Snow falling,

Wind blowing,

Rain splashing trees.

Shhhhh – don’t tell my tulips,


Compassionate Friends meeting: Gary Shannon had to cancel this the first time around (darn that snow!) but he has a new date now. The Compassionate Friends is a self-help organization offering friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved families following the death of a child of any age, from any cause. There is no religious affiliation. There are no membership fees or dues, and all bereaved family members are welcome. At present there is not a chapter of The Compassionate Friends in this area, but if there is enough interest then a chapter could be formed here, and the Yuba City Chapter of The Compassionate Friends will hold some meetings in this area in order to help make this possible. The new meeting date is 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Rector House in Nevada City, 316 Nevada St. All bereaved family members are invited to attend. For more information, please call Gary or Kathy at 477-2892 or Jim or Renee at 265-2951.

Donate that old cell phone: Nan Spier said the Grass Valley Methodist Church is collecting old cell phones and all headsets, handsets, batteries, and any other wireless accessories. The church has partnered with ReCellular for this recycling effort and the money they receive from each phone or item will be used to fund their Last Friday Supper – which is actually twice a month now. There is a box in the lobby of the church, but note that the front door is locked at noon. Or, come to the Last Friday Supper (March 31 is the next one) and give them your phones at the dinner. Lastly, the following churches also will collect the phones: Peace Lutheran, NC Methodist, Sierra Pines, Baha’i, Emmanuel Episcopal, Unitarian Universalists, Unity in the Gold Country, and Grass Valley Friends meeting.

Something to make you laugh: From famous bartender Bill Holman.

A priest and a pastor from the local church are standing by the side of the road, pounding a sign into the ground, that reads:

“The End is Near!

Turn Yourself Around Now

Before it’s Too Late!”

As a car sped past them, the driver yelled, “Leave us alone, you religious nuts!”

From the curve they heard screeching tires and a big splash.

The priest turns to the pastor and asks, “Do you think the sign should just say ‘Bridge Out’?”


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

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