Readers’ corner 6/7/07 |

Readers’ corner 6/7/07

Would your kids like to fly in a small plane? On Saturday (International Young Eagles Day) kids ages 8 through 17 can fly for free at either the Nevada County Airport or the Auburn Airport. The nonprofit Young Eagles program has given 1.4 million young people the experience of flight. The flights are flown by licensed and experienced volunteer pilots whose lives have been enhanced by aviation. More than 90 countries are involved and more than 40,000 pilots, including national chairman Harrison Ford, have introduced these youngsters to the exciting world of aviation. All interested persons should come to the Nevada County Airport this Saturday morning. Registration and flights will run from 9 a.m. to noon. Kids must have a parent or legal guardian with them to register. There will be signs as you approach the airport. Local contact is Bob Hobert, 432-3532. For more information on Young Eagles flights go to

Register to Vote on Sunday: John and Betty Hood and some volunteers will be in front of Kmart on Sunday registering people to vote. Betty is passionate about this – she and John will be there most Sundays through summer – and for good reason. If you don’t vote, you can’t complain about politics! Also, if you have changed your name or moved, you need to re-register and Betty and John can help with that, too.

Fibromyalgia Support Group: Does anyone know of a group in Nevada County? And if there isn’t one, Denise wants to know if people would come if she started one. Call her at 432-4390 if you’re interested.

The Dictionary Project: This comes from Sue Tomlin. “The Nevada County Republican Women Federated is again sponsoring the Dictionary Project for the 2007-2008 school year. This is an important project to promote literacy in our Nevada County schools and was very successful last year. The Student Dictionary, being distributed to nearly 30 schools in Nevada County, is especially appropriate for third-grade level students and is proving to be a very valuable tool to accompany their studies. We will be continuing to hand out fliers about the Dictionary Project to local businesses and would welcome all who wish to contribute to this worthy project. For questions please call Sue Tomlin at 530-271-0745. Read more about the Dictionary Project at”


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

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