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Contribute Your Cornucopia

Do you have a plethora of peaches? An abundance of apples? A bonanza of zucchini?

Don’t let your produce go to waste. Help the hungry. You can donate the excess bounty of your garden and/or fruit trees to food banks.

Members of the Shasta Food Group Coalition accept fresh produce at several locations. To see the list, click here.

County food banks help 76,000 hungry people each year; half of those are children. Summertimes are especially tough for poor families because the kids don’t get school lunches.

  • They Fired All the Copy Editors, Part XX: If you want to see a great example of what editors do, check out this item at VanityFair.com. Vanity Fair turned a veteran editor loose on a copy of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s resignation speech. The governor needs new speechwriters.
  • Highway Alerts: It’s summer, which means CalTrans must be tearing up Highway 299. The dangerous, rockslide-prone highway is being improved in three locations between Redding and Eureka. The construction projects, which will cause traffic delays, are five miles east of the Trinity/Shasta county line and near the Trinity/Humboldt county line. For details, click here.
  • At Least You Don’t Have to Change Your Shoes: A Facebook friend reports that he went into a game room at a bowling alley and found a bowling video game.
  • The Shasta College Community Concert Band is looking for new members for the fall semester performances. If you can read music and play a standard brass/woodwind/percussion instrument, you’re eligible. No auditions necessary. The band meets on Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Shasta College band room. Rehearsals start Aug. 27. For more information, call 242-7730.

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Steve Brewer

is the author of CUTTHROAT and 17 other books. Read more of his columns at http://stevebrewer.blogspot.com/, or follow him on Facebook.

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