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Have a nice trip

The son-in-law of Dave Francis, who owns Las Katarinas Mexican Restaurant in Nevada City, blasted off in the Space Shuttle for a trip to the orbiting space station, where he’ll be for two months, Country Collectibles owner Peggy McConnaughay says.

“Dave left on a red-eye flight on Saturday, after working at his restaurant, to be there with other family members, after security clearance, for the closest seats you can have at the launch,” Peggy says, who saw Dave a few hours before his flight on a boring, old jet airplane. “He was just grinning from ear to ear!”

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You’re never too old

A 97-year-old Nevada County woman who wished to remain anonymous told The Union this week that she recently received a jury duty notice.

When she called the Nevada County Superior Court to inform them that she was legally blind, she was told she would be given a three-year exemption from the jury pool.

AnimalSave hosts CLINIC celebration

AnimalSave recently received its new mobile spay-and-neuter clinic. The 33-foot van will make low-cost services accessible to Nevada County’s low-income residents with companion animals.

Members hope the van will help to decrease the number of animals euthanized at area shelters and to encourage people to take better care of their pets.

Join the nonprofit organization in celebrating from 12 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Thrift and Treasures store, where half-off bargains will abound. While you’re there, see puppies, dogs and cats that are available for adoption. For more info, call 271-7071 or visit

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