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Raising green for turf

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Nevada Union booster club president Tony Barros, left, displays an autographed lithograph of Jerry Rice valued at $300, while Mark Heauser emcees as the auctioneer during a Field & Turf fund-raiser for the Nevada Union Miners’ synthetic field turf project at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City, Saturday night.

The poster was sold for $400. According to Nevada Union head coach Dave Humphers, Saturday’s event raised approximately $50,000 for the project, estimated to cost approximately $500,000. “It was a fun night with a great community feeling of working hard to do something good for kids,” Humphers said, adding that proponents of the project have collected approximately $125,000 thus far in their fund-raising efforts.

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