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Celebration of Caring & Sharing: This was an event I attended Thursday at the Grass Valley Methodist Church. The event was the church’s 50th annual Spring Luncheon (!) and the hall was decorated beautifully! Each of the long tables represented a charity in which members of the church are involved, such as Habitat for Humanity, Hospitality House, Food Bank, etc. Virginia Riffey invited me and I was lucky enough to sit between her daughter-in-law, Carolyn, and Pastor Barbara Smith. The attendees were women, and the men were dressed up in tux’s serving and also cooked the lunch. It was an enjoyable time and I think the congregation has a gem in Pastor Barbara!

Receipt says it all: Tish Deschler sent The Union a gas receipt for Les Smead. He bought 7 gallons of gas on June 1, 1940 and paid $1.68 at Mac’s Cash Service. I remember paying 25 cents for gas!

Letter Carriers’ Food Drive: Just so you don’t forget, go get a bag right now and fill it with some canned food and non perishables and place it by the front door so you will be ready to take it to the mailbox on Saturday. It’s the annual food drive by our postal carriers and the Food Bank is the recipient. Executive Director Toni Thompson says the Food Bank could use volunteers on Saturday as well, so if you have a few hours free (and want a free breakfast) contact them at 272-3796. But even if you can’t volunteer, a donation of food would help a lot and it’ll even be picked up for you.

Chicken crossing the road, again: Grass Valley Gary weighs in: “A chicken asked how he could get to the other side of the road and was told he was already on the other side of the road.” Uh … OK.

Check out Indian Springs today: The Indian Springs Tasting room is celebrating 10 years in business and from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. today they will be having a celebration called “10 Tantalizing Years.” There will be storewide specials, food, and a “Perfect 10” wine deal where people can buy 12 bottles for the price of 10 – mix and match. For more details call 478-1068.

Divine Spark offers Mother’s Day lunch: Tomas told me it is a free event on Sunday at the Madelyn Helling Library from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. The twist is there will also be a conference with four speakers on “Going Within and Finding Inner Truth.” The homeless, as well any anyone who would like to hear the program and have lunch, is invited to attend. Call 265-2620 for info.


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

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