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Leftover Halloween candy? With all that candy around, the dentists must be drooling about the future business they will have! Jeff Kane (a doctor, by the way) told me, “We gave our girls 24 hours to eat it all. They plunged in with relish, so to speak, turned chartreuse within an hour or two, and now hardly touch the stuff. By the way, what sort of ideas do readers have about what to do with those piles of yucky candy their kids collected on Hallowe’en?” Any ideas, readers? I used to buy back my kids’ candy at 5 cents a piece, but that should probably be adjusted for inflation because my oldest child is 38!

Automated campaign calls: Celia Thomas sent the following: “I doubt that I am the only person thoroughly annoyed at the six or seven messages I get on my machine from entirely biased election propaganders. After I got on the federal Do Not Call list, when I saw the message light blinking I thought ‘someone wants to talk to ME! yeah!’ Not anymore. Now I just wonder who’s calling to sell me on a candidate or proposition. I am an educated voter who does my homework to make the best informed decision that I can. There is nothing that these biased sales people say in their recorded message that I want to hear. So my question is: Do you know of a way to get off these phone lists? Short of committing a felony so that I cannot be a voter, I haven’t come up with anything. Please, if you can, help!” Readers? I hate those annoying automated messages, too!

Tess’ kitchen store: Will give 10 percent of all sales Saturday to Women of Worth. Tess’ in downtown Grass Valley is at 145 Mill Street, 530-273-6997. Hours Saturday are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Union Hill Yard Sale: Union Hill School eighth-graders will hold their third annual Huge Yard Sale Fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mark Davis Plumbing, Highway 174 in Cedar Ridge. Proceeds benefit Union Hill Educational Trip Inc., a nonprofit organization. Contact Ann Davis at 273-2361.

Thanks to Give: This is an annual project for the past eight years. Nancy Zeno-Hamilton said, “We are a group of volunteers who package and deliver holiday meals to seniors and disabled adults who will be home alone on Thanksgiving Day. We fund the entire cost of the project – food and packaging materials – with donations. Last year we served over 120 meals.” If you are interested in donating either time or money to this project or know of someone who would like a meal, please contact Nancy at 273-1217.


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

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