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Pondering the cell phone bill: This comes from Harvey Diemer of Grass Valley. “Why is it when I get a bill from Verizon, I have about 10 days to pay it or incur late charges and bad credit reports? Verizon owes me a rebate on my new phone purchase, and they tell me it will take 10-12 weeks to process it!” Well, because they’re the phone company, right? Some things never change!

Pileated woodpeckers: This is from reader Jeffrey Boylan. “The very first week we were here I went down our long driveway (they call it a road for three of us!!!!!!!!!!!!) and I was startled to hear this very loud, stuttered hammering. I looked up and voila!!!!!!!!! There he was, my first Nevada City pileated. I had seen them down in Sequoia but didn’t know they were here. Seems they are a bit out of their range. Which is fine by me. They are so majestic, saw another right in our front ‘yard,’ and a few since, up toward the Snow Mountain ditch.”

Producer needs actors, actresses: Tyler Friesen contacted me about a casting call he is having on June 17 for a play he is producing at The Center for the Arts. He needs women between the ages of 20-45 and men aged 18 to 30. The aspiring actors/actresses should have a one- to two-minute monologue ready to deliver. The tryouts are from 4 to 9 p.m. at The Off Center Stage, behind the Center for the Arts. He can be reached at 320-6827 or tyler

CORR Alumni “Walk for Recovery”: This will take place on June 17 (mark your calendars.) Please think about sponsoring a walker or donating to the Recovery Alumni Association. These are the people in our community who have gotten OFF drugs and want to help others do the same! Call Shelley Rogers at 273-9541. The walk will be at 10 a.m. from the Nevada City Courthouse on Church Street to Pioneer Park. There, the group plans a raffle, testimonials, awards and prizes. Be part of the solution!!

Harley needs a home: This is a nice 5-year-old cat who desperately needs a home. His owner has died and her three other cats have been adopted. And while we’re talking about animals, Anna Drummond and Cheryl Wicks are concerned about the number of dogs and cats at the shelter. Daisey, a 7-year-old spayed female dog, for example, has been there longer than anyone. Smokey and Mouse are 7-year-old male and female cats who came to the shelter together and would love to find a home together. They are pretty frightened of being at the shelter, with all the noise and commotion. These are great animals that would be so grateful to have a nice person rescue them.


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

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