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Visiting the Big Easy: This comes from reader Barbara Graves. “I just returned from a visit to New Orleans, and I would like to encourage people to go there. New Orleans needs (the collective) us. Restaurants, hotels, stores, clubs and museums are largely open and very anxious for tourists to come. There are bargains galore and plenty to do and see. The three-hour Katrina bus tour was particularly interesting. The people of New Orleans are proud, hard-working folks who want to rebuild their beautiful city but they can’t do it by themselves. Everywhere I went, I was thanked for coming and treated very kindly. I strongly recommend a visit. Maybe a good place for a family Christmas get-away! Or a break from the cold weather during the winter months.”

I can hear just fine! Three retirees, each with a hearing loss, were playing golf one fine March day. One remarked to the other, “Windy, isn’t it?” “No,” the second man replied, “it’s Thursday.” And the third man chimed in, “So am I. Let’s have a beer.”

Bear River Grad Nite: The committee is back in action, meeting the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. in the school’s room A133. The committee is dedicated to providing a safe and sober environment with all-night fun for the graduating class of 2007. Volunteers are needed to chair food, clean up and security sub-committees and to work at the all-night celebration. Contact Mary Beth Moore at 272-3123 or if you want to be involved. Donations of cash or merchandise also are welcome to help make this celebration a success. Contact Liz Rhodes at 268-1625 or for further information. All donors are recognized at the event and in the newspaper. Contributions can also be mailed to BRHS Grad Nite, c/o Bear River High School, 11130 Magnolia Road, Grass Valley, CA 95949.

Free WWII Vets Luncheon: The Bear River Lioness will be honoring World War II veterans with a free luncheon at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 5. This will be held at Higgins Lions Community Center on the corner of Magnolia and East Hacienda roads, just outside Lake of the Pines. RSVP to 268-0906 by Nov. 28. Please bring your old photos to share. Limited transportation provided by the Higgins Diggins Lions’ Club can be arranged when you RSVP. This is free to all WWII veterans and their guests.


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

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