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					                                                                                                                        February 2010
                                                                                                                         Vol. 2, No. 5
Community Events & Area Savings

• Nevada City Mardi Gras
• Maria Mulduar Performs
• GV Chamber Turns 100

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Notes from the FMP Staff . . .
                                                         Duane Strawser is the winner of the Elza Kilroy

      ongratulations go out
      to our own Mary Rist.                              Award for outstanding community service. Strawser
      She is the recipient of                            is the owner of Tour of Nevada City Bicycle Shop.
the Foothills                                            Pat and Diane Dyer are the winners of the Stan Hall
Marketplace/Auburn Trader                                Architectural Award for renovations of their store
Employee of the Year Award                               Utopian Stone. Dan Reinhart garners the New
given out at the recent                                  Construction Award for his stone masonry work that
Company employee appreci-                                is seen all around Nevada City and Tom Taylor is the
ation party. Mary “works the phones” in our tele-        winner of the of the Dr. Leland and Sally Lewis
marketing department and the Company’s classified        Performing Arts Award for his work in local theatre
ads. The Penn Valley resident has been with              productions. The award winners will be recognized
Foothills Marketplace owner Brehm                        on January 30th at the Nevada City Chamber
Communications, Inc. for over 14 years working           Installation Dinner.
with the former Grass Valley Trader, the Auburn             Former Nevada Union Miner
Trader and various other Brehm owned area news-          football player Spencer Havner
papers. Fellow FMP staffers say, “Job well done          had a roller coaster ride of emo-
Mary!”                                                   tions in a recent NFL playoff
                                                         game. The NFL rookie caught a
                                                         late fourth quarter touchdown
                                                         pass to tie the game with Phoenix
                                                         only to watch the Cardinals
  A tip of the FMP hat goes out to the winners of the    return a fumble for the winning
Nevada City Chambers “2009 Achievement Awards.”          score in overtime. Havner played for NU before
                                                         heading to UCLA.

  PUBLIC NOTICE                                             Speaking of NU football, the 2009 Sac Joaquin
                                                         champs were honored by both the Grass Valley and
                                                         Nevada City city councils at their respective meet-
    Manufactures LIST PRICES                             ings January 12th and 13th. The Miners finished the
       on our FIREPLACES                                 season 13-1.
                                                            Chocoholics rejoice! The 5th Annual A Taste of
      & STOVES are always                                Chocolate is coming to Old Town Auburn on, when
                                                                          else, Valentines Day Sunday,
         MARKED DOWN                                                      February 14th from noon until
      up to 20% EVERYDAY                                                  3:00pm. Admission price is $20.00 as
                                                                          it is a fundraiser for the American
     GAS•WOOD•PELLET•HEATERS                                              Association of University Women
                                                                          (AAUW). Over 25 merchants and
                                                         restaurants will have special treats available such as
                                                         Cherry Cordials, Chocolate Covered Oreos,
                                                         Chocolate Biscotti, Warm Bittersweet Chocolate
  FOXFIRE STOVES                                         Cake, Fudge, Chocolate Mocha Cheese Cake,
                                                         Raspberry Truffle Brownies, Chocolate Fondue and
                                                         Chocolate Croissants, just to name a few. For more
         Discount Fireplaces & Stoves                    information, visit
  760 S. Auburn, Village Center, GV • 272-1878              The next FMP will be arriving in your mail on
                                                         February 25th. Have a great month.
             TRAEGER 20lb PELLETS
               $16.99 Bag        Regularly $18.99                                               The FMP Staff

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Chamber to celebrate first 100 years
      he Grass Valley- Nevada County Chamber of
      Commerce is turning 100 years old. On
      Thursday, February 4th a gala celebration will
be held at the Holiday Inn Express in Grass Valley
with many former Presidents of the Chamber in
attendance. The evening’s celebration will include
cocktails beginning at 6:00pm with dinner to follow
at 7:00pm. In addition, John Driscoll and Jan Kopp,
owners of Off Broad Street theater, will present a
sneak preview of a play they wrote which will begin

                                                   10               00          its run in late February at Off Broad Street in Nevada
                                                                                City. Cost for the evening activities is $45.00.
      EQUIPMENT RENTALS                                                         Current Chamber members should have received
                                                                                their invitations. For more information or to make

  273-0064                                         OFF                          reservations contact the Grass Valley, Nevada County
                                                                                Chamber at 273-4667.
                                                                                   The Grass Valley-Nevada County Chamber is an
                                                ANY RENTAL                      organization of the business community which
 302 Railroad Ave., Grass Valley                                                operates to promote responsible balanced economic
                                                  Not to be combined                            with other offers.           growth, provide quality service to members,
          Open 7 days                                                           enhance visitor services and activities and to market
                                                                                the community as a business, recreational, industri-
                                                                                al and agricultural site. Yearly membership fees are
PIONEER MOTORS                                                                  based on a businesses number of employees with
                                                                                rate structures also available for Not for Profit and
  2003 Ford                             2002 Ford                               private individuals.
  Taurus SE                             Windstar LX                                According to Chamber President Mary Ann
    Sedan                                Minivan                                Mueller the Grass Valley, Nevada County Chamber
  8,998                  30K miles      $
                                            9,998                 22K miles     currently has around 550 members (a complete list-
                                                                                ing of members can be found at on their web site
       ONE OWNER. VIN#210414                    ONE OWNER. VIN#A72215
                                                                                listed below). According to the Chamber web site,
  2005 Ford                                  2003
  Focus ZX-3                                                                    B&C True Value Home Center of Grass Valley holds
                                            Chevy                               the honors of being the longest running member at
  Hatchback                                Blazer LS
 $                                                                              67 years.
     9,998                32 MPG        $
                                           10 , 998                  4x4           They have resided at their current 243 Mill Street
        ONE OWNER. VIN#157190                  ONE OWNER. VIN#160377            location (pictured) since the mid-1980s in the com-
  2002 Ford                                 2008                                pletely renovated, historic Lola Montez House. Over
   Explorer                                 Nissan                              the course of its 100 years the Chamber has had
     XLT                                    Versa                               many Grass Valley locations including the Union
  10,998                    4x4
                                         11,998                      33 MPG     Building on Mill Street. There is no record of were
                                                                                the first Chamber office was located. Mueller’s spec-
       ONE OWNER. VIN#B95915                    ONE OWNER. VIN#386037
                                        2006 Chevy                              ulation is that early Chamber members would sim-
 2005 Ford                                                                      ply meet at various area business locations. She said
 Mustang V6                              Silverado
 Premium Coupe                             1500                                 the earliest know Grass Valley Chamber Banquet was
                                        Extended Cab                            held in February 1916, the cost of the meal was 75
  12,998                   5 Speed      $
                                           13,998                   33K miles   cents.
       ONE OWNER. VIN#144024                            ONE OWNER. VIN#272057      To learn more about the Grass Valley-Nevada
                   Vehicles and prices subject to prior sale
                                                                                County Chamber of Commerce contact them at 273-
  1611 E. Main St., Grass Valley • 477-1000               4667 or visit
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Nevada City loves

   Mardi Gras!                                           Gras Masquerade Ball in historic Miners Foundry at

      his year on Valentine’s Day, cupid will be
      sporting more than just diapers and a bow and      325 Spring Street. The masquerade ball runs from 8
      arrow. He will be wearing strings of beads and     pm to midnight and features dancing to the live
eating Moon Pies as Nevada City’s Mardi Gras shares      southern rock of the Holcomb Brothers Band.
his weekend of love. On February 13th and 14th           Mardi Gras costumes are encouraged but not
gaily masked characters, pirates, Cajun cookin’ and      required. Traditional Cajun food will be available,
midwinter fun come to the Sierra foothills as Mardi      including Cajun sausage sandwiches, chicken and
Gras 2010 will be celebrated with Old West style.        sausage gumbo, Manuale prawns, southern style
  This year’s 18th annual celebration kicks off on       cole slaw, red beans and rice and bread pudding.
Saturday night February 13th with the annual Mardi       Beads, masks and official T-shirts will be available

   The Origins of Mardi Gras
     Mardi Gras in New Orleans is actually part of a
  longer “Carnival” season. The New Orleans
  Carnival season, with roots in preparing for the
  start of the Christian season of Lent, starts after
  Twelfth Night, January 6th, and concludes the 12
  Days of Christmas. It is a season of parades, balls,
  parties and at one time “coming out” parties for
  young women at debutante balls. Celebrations are
  concentrated for about two weeks before and
  through Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras in French), the
  day before Ash Wednesday.
     Mardi Gras was brought to Louisiana by early        or all major parades,
  French settlers. The first record of the celebration   especially during the
  is in 1699 as part of an observance of Catholic        American Civil War,
  practice. The starting date of festivities in New      World War I and World
  Orleans is unknown but written history notes that      War II, New Orleans has
  in 1743 the custom of Carnival balls was already       always celebrated
  established. In 1833 Bernard Xavier de Marigny de      Carnival. 1972 was the
  Mandeville, a rich plantation owner of French          last year in which large
  descent, raised money to fund an official Mardi        parades went through the narrow streets of the
  Gras celebration with the first Mardi Gras parade      city’s old French Quarter neighborhood due to
  held in 1857.                                          larger floats, huge crowds and safety concerns.
     While war, economic, political, and weather         Major parades now take place outside the Quarter,
  conditions sometimes led to cancellation of some       especially on the wider Canal Street.
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                                                        Street, 265-2692 or visit their web site at
for purchase. Masquerade                      
ball tickets are $10.00 in advance and, if available,      On Sunday, February 14th, Nevada City’s Broad
$15.00 at the door. This event usually sells out so     Street becomes a Northern California version of New
advance tickets are highly recommended. A no-           Orleans’ Bourbon Street as merry spectators fill the
host bar will be available and admission is offered     downtown historic district for the annual Mardi Gras
only to those 21 and older. For Mardi Gras              parade. The family fun parade will move down
Masquerade Ball tickets and information contact the     Broad Street beginning at 2 p.m. Colorfully masked
Nevada City Chamber of Commerce at 132 Main                                              Continued on page 8

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 BERTUCCIO                                              Mardi Gras
                                                        Continued from page 7
 Presenting hairstylist Desiree´ Bertuccio.             and costumed characters and societies ride, march,
 Experienced in haircolor and cuts.
 Featuring a non-amonia coloring system                 dance and strut through an appreciative crowd,
 and Eufora Haircare products, which are                handing out beads, trinkets, bangles and more.
 great for you, your hair and our planet.               Everyone is encouraged to wear their own festive
                                                        Mardi Gras attire.
 AFFORDABLE PRICES                                         Sunday’s Mardi Gras celebration will also include
 Women’s Cut                   $25 & up                 a Street Faire from 11:00am to 4:00 pm. Food, drink,
                                                        craft and clothing vendors will set up booths on
 Men & Kids cut                $18 & up
                                                        North Pine and Commercial streets, with plenty of
 Full Highlights               $75 & up                 room for families with children and baby strollers.
 All over color & touchups     $52 & up                 Mardi Gras officials remind attendees that no glass
 Color/cut combo               $65 & up                 containers will be allowed with a zero tolerance poli-
                                                        cy for unacceptable behavior.

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                                                                                                                           2 14” Pizzas, 1Topping
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Happy Valentines Day
                Gift Ideas and Trivial Facts
       541 Sutton Way., In the Brunswick Plaza • Grass Valley
                                   530 . 271.0565
   Mon.-Fri. 8am - 8pm • Sat. 9am - 6pm • Sun. 10am - 4pm                                Around 1 billion Valentine cards are given
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    choice for giving to your sweetheart. The                                                                                   • Kids cut discounts
    red rose was the favorite flower of Venus,                                         Hair Pros
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                                                    140 Mill St., GV                     arouse feelings of love.
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                                                                                             • CHOCOLATES
                                                                       BER                   • TRUFFELS
                                                                  REMEM R                    • VALENTINE CANDY
   The most beautiful and incredible gift of love                   YOU !                    • GREETING CARDS
   is the Taj Majal in India. Built by Mughal
   Emperor Shahjahan as a memorial to his
                                                                   SWEET                     • TOYS AND GIFTS

   wife it stands as the symbol of his eternal
   love. Started in 1634, completion took 22
   years and required the labor of 20,000
   workers from all over India and Central Asia.            121 Mill Street • Downtown Grass Valley • 530-273-8304

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                                                            Romeo and Juliet lived, receives around
                                                            1,000 letters every year around Valentines
                                                            Day addressed to Juliet. The oldest known
                                                            surviving love poem dates back to 3500
    108 Mill St. • Grass Valley                             B.C. during the times of the Sumerians and                                 is written on a clay tablet.

     In the Middle Ages, young men and
     women drew names from a bowl to see
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     who would be their Valentine. They would
     then pin the name on their sleeves for
     one week so others would know their true
     feeling. This was known as “to wear your
     heart on your sleeve”.                                       274-4493 • 2034 Nevada City Hwy., GV

                                                            Pilgrims would send confections such as
                                                            sugar wafers, sweetmeats and sugar plums
                                                            to the one they’d promised to marry. These
                                                            gifts were of great value because they
                                                            contained the rare product, sugar. In the late
                                                            1800’s beet sugar became more widely
                                                            used and available. Sweet gifts continue to
                                                            be cherished and enjoyed.

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         Gaily Masked Characters, Pirates, Caju

                                                             Nevada City
                                                                                FEBRUARY 13 & 14, 201

                                                                               Saturday, February 13th
                                                                          Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball
                                                                         Featuring the live Sourthern Rock Band,                                                 Ava
                                                                                “The Holcomb Brothers”                                                     Nevad
                                                                                   from 8pm-midnight                                                           1
                                                                             $10 in advance • $15 at the door                                               530-
                                                                              Held in the Miners Foundary                                                    ww
                                                                             325 Spring Street, Nevada City
                                                                                  530-265-2692 or

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un Cookin’ and Midwinter Fun Come To....


  Traditional Cajun Foods
vailable Saturday & Sunday                                                    Sunday, February 14th
   for more information:                                                         Mardi Gras Parade
da City Chamber of Commerce,                                               Merry spectators of all ages line the
132 Main St., Nevada City
 -265-2692 or 800-655-6569
                                                                         parade route as masked societies wind                                                  their way down historic Broad Street
                                                                         handing out beads, coins, trinkets and
                                                                                    Starting 2pm

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 MARKETPLACE                            Communit y Calendar
   FEBRUARY IS: Low Vision               This month’s sale features older          Nothing quite like watching
   Awareness Month, American Heart       collectible books and books about         thousands of folks on Broad Street
   Month, Bake for Family Fun            movies and television. Thousands          begging for beads (see page 6).
   Month, Black History Month,           of paperback and hardback books
   Boost Self-Esteem Month, Cherry       are included. Call 265-1407 or visit      Feb 13: Rough and Ready Grange
   Month, Children’s Dental Health                    Breakfast, 8:00am to 10:00am.
   Month, Expect Success Month,                                                    Fruit Jar Pickers will perform...after
   Laugh-Friendly Month, Library         Feb. 12: Valentine’s Dinner for           getting fed.
   Lovers’ Month, Mend a Broken          adults 50 and older, featuring live
   Heart Month, Pet Dental Health        music and door prizes. All proceeds       Feb 15: Presidents’ Day,
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   Carts to the Supermarket Month,       community shelter for the homeless.
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                                         Grass Valley will be the location.        Spenceville Road Firehouse.
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   Seasons, Miners Foundry, 325          purchase is suggested. For                Every Sunday: Rough and Ready
   Spring Street, Nevada City. The       information or ticket purchase            Fruit Jar Pickers perform from
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   are 9:00am to 3:00pm at the Doris                           service to non-profit
   Foley Historical Library, 211 N.                                                           organizations.
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         onday February 15th is          Presidents’                                Holiday Act with
         Presidents’ Day, a day off    Day kind of start-                           the purpose of
         for many as it is a federal   ed in 1880 when                              not to honor any
holiday. But why do we celebrate       Washington’s                                 particular
our leaders in February? Is it         Birthday was                                 President, but to
because our first President,           declared a feder-                            honor the office
George Washington was born on                                                       of the
February 22nd? Add to that, one                                                     Presidency. The
of the countries favorite former                                                    name Presidents’
presidents, Abraham Lincoln, was                          al holiday only                             Day, while still
born on February 12th. Of the 44                          in Washington,                              not an act of
men who have held the office of                           DC. It was the                              Congress,
the Presidency only two others                            first federal holi-                         became popular
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“Midnight at the                                         On the
Grass Valley Oasis”                                      Foothills Stage
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Maria Muldaur will
                                                         Productions of Nevada City. It’s
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Grass Valley on                                          the classic tale of an individual
Saturday, February 6                                     whose long nose serves him as a
at the Center for the                                    burden and motivator. Directed
Arts. The concert                                        by John Deaderick and Theo
begins at 8:00pm                                         Black, who also star in leading
with tickets prices at                                   roles, the play features 21 local
$22.00 advanced and                                      actors and 40 parts. Deaderick
$25.00 at the door.                                      spent several months editing,
There are also a lim-                                    rewriting and condensing the original 1906 classic.
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reserves seating, VIP lounge and one free drink          available by calling the Nevada Theater at 478-1974.
ticket. Tickets can be purchased online at               The Nevada Theater is located at 401 Broad Street in or at the box office         Nevada City.
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“Midnight at the Oasis.” She began her career in         drawing from percussion-based styles of South and
the early 1960s as Maria D’Amato, performing                                         Central American samba
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Even Dozen Jug Band. She then joined Jim Weskit
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& His Jug Band as a featured vocalist and occa-
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the Greenwich Village scene that included Bob                                        crowds of North America.
Dylan. Some of her recollections of that period,                                     The entire band has
particularly with respect to Dylan, appear in the                                    developed a unique musi-
2005 documentary film “No Direction Home.”               cal style with a universal appeal. The septet has con-
She married fellow Jug Band member Geoff                 quered the club and festival circuit with its wildly
Muldaur. After the Weskit group broke up the             explosive Carnival-like performances. The band is
two produced two albums. She began her solo              known for its high-energy percussion, danceable
career when their marriage ended in 1972 but             grooves and visually dynamic show. Visit www.min-
retained her married name. Her first solo album
                                                for tickets and show time informa-
“Maria Moldaur,” released in 1973, contained
“Midnight at the Oasis” which climbed to num-            tion.
ber six on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1974. Around
this time Muldaur established a relationship with        Feb 13: Fred Eaglesmith. An award-winning and
the Grateful Dead and their family, opening for          acclaimed music auteur of the highest order,
some Grateful Dead shows in the summer of                Eaglesmith has forged a singular and distinctive
1974. Her 2005 release Sweet Lovin’ Ol’ Soul was                        legacy with his songs, recordings, and
nominated for both a W.C. Handy Award and a                             live performances. He has done so as
Grammy award in the Traditional Blues Category.                         a fiercely independent and original
She continues to record music in the traditions of                      artist through the sheer power of his
folk music including her most recent release
                                                                        music. He has released 17 albums
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two time Grammy Award-Winning Turtle Island                 Origin Records in March. The new recording features
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                                                           • Brush Clearing
                                                                                    • Cabinets • Electrical
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                                                                                                     Brush Clearing

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                                                                                                                                     Sales & Rentals
                                                                                                                                          Mention This Ad
  Est. Elegant & Charming Salon
     in Historical Nevada City
                                                                                                                                       1000 OFF
                                                                                                                                     Monthly Rental ~ Any Size
 Master Hair & Certified Color Artist with 20 Years Experience
         Unique Individual Service                                                                                                  10’, 20’ & 40’ Containers
                    Haircut & Style          $
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                    Dimensional Color & H.C. $85                                                      Heavy Duty Brush Tractors
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                                                                                                          Old Pile Removal          MOBILE CONTAINERS
                            530-478-0490                           “I come to you”                       Old Trailer Removal
                        By Appointment Only                                                                                                Locally Owned
                          Evenings Avail.                              Call Jim                     Fence Line Clearing & Removal
                 417 Broad Street • Nevada City                                                           Fire Safe Clearing         1-800-675-8994
                           (Off Street Parking)                   (530) 675-9951                         View Enhancement
                                                                                                                                     or 530-887-9115
                                                                                                            Joe Cummings

  Home Storage                                                      Housecleaning                    Housecleaning                          Land
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                                                                        for new clients only
      Containers                                                          3 hr. minimum                 Very immaculate
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                                                                 Commercial & Residential
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                                                                                                           Pets okay,
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                                                                                Mia Starkey,
 Serving Nevada & Placer Counties                                                 Owner                  530-268-4710                    No Credit Check
                                                                                                       Cell 530-210-7434            (503) 925-0981
 (530) 265-5348                                                              (530)273-8086

 Roads & Driveways                                                       Roofing                    Roofing/Gutters                 Telecommunications
    Gravel Roads
                                                                                                     Roofing Repairs,
                                                                                                    Leaks, Re-Roofs &                Phone
    & Driveways
      Made or
                                                                 Roofing & Construction               Maintenance
                                                                 Repairs & Re-Roofs Gutter Installation
                                                                                                                                    Business & Residential
   Quick & Pretty!                                                FREE Estimates Cleaning & Repairs                                   • Service & Repair
                                                                                                                                      • Installations
   Grading, Pads, Excavation,                                     “When you need it                   25 Years Experience             • Phone Systems
   Site Prep, Finish Grading,                                       done, call the                     • 24 Hours A Day•              • Computer Networking
       Culverts, Etc.+++                                           Golden Gun!”                                                       • TV Coax
                                                                 Matt Pagan, Owner
                                                                                                    Roof & Gutter
                                                                                                                                     Over 37 Years Experience
                                                                                                                                            Jeff Speer
                                                                                                                                      S.C.L.#656258 Est. 1988

 Larry T. Weeden,                                                                                           888-8179                530-272-7237
    273-3922                                                     (530) 210-4378                     (530)
                                                                                                    (510)   978-9202                800-775-5086
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Foothills Marketplace
11899 Edgewood Rd. #C
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Auburn, CA 95603                               Permit #4               CHECK PLUS 1 FREE RE-TEST
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                                                                                                                   Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm • Sat 8:30am-2pm
                                                                                                                  355 Nevada St., Auburn
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                                 Foothill Mattress Center
                                         742-C Freeman Lane • Grass Valley, CA 95949
                                             (530) 273-5254 • Fax (530) 273-0388
 All New - Factory Direct              Medi-Pedic
   Mattress Sets - Firm               300 Pillow Top                        welcome to bed™
 Twin set ...............$179    Twin set ...............$299
 Full Set ................$249   Full Set ................$349
 Queen Set............ $299      Queen Set............ $399
 King Set ...............$399    King Set ...............$599


             Wall Beds...                                                                                                      Queen Sets
                                                                 Experience it here!                              Starting at
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                                                                 SOFA & LOVESEAT only $699
   12 MONTHS                     FREE                     FREE                               FREE                         COMFORT
      Same As Cash
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    Mon.-Sat. 10-5:30                  Visit our website at                                         Raley’s Center
            Sun. 12-4                                                                                                      Grass Valley
                                              273-5254                                                                        (between the
                                                                                                                             2 JC Penney’s)

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