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Get Ready for the 2018 Butte County Trivia Bee
September 29, 2018
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“There are basically two types of people.  People who accomplish things and people who claim to have accomplished things.  The first group is less crowded.”  Mark Twain Mark Twain lived generations ago but his words and wit live in print.  Many take literacy for granted— but unfortunately for some Twain’s genius will never be read. 
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Neighborhood Watchin’ Pays Off
August 24, 2018
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I never expected needing to carry a baseball bat for walking my own property.  I swing bats to miss pitches.  Not fend off intruders. We own an investment property in town, an old walnut orchard thick on bark, long on limbs and short on shade.  The trees are geezers and recent drought years have stressed […]
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Trivia Bee Raises Awareness for Literacy Services
November 5, 2017
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“Life is like a ten speed bicycle.  Most of us have gears we never use.” Charles M. Schulz My commute to Valley Hi Elementary School was less than a mile.  For a first grader it was an effortless downhill glide.  I’d hop on my orange Stingray, lash on my lunch box, steer, brake, and dodge […]
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Butte Trivia Bee for Literacy Cranks, and Cracks, Up
October 27, 2016
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“A new world ranking of countries and their literacy rates puts the United States at 7th. Who’s No. 1? Finland.”  Source: The Washington Post, March 8, 2016 Now there’s a bit of trivia I didn’t know.  And it was published by a renowned newspaper for others to read so it must be true, or at […]
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Paradise Chocolate Fest Benefits the Kids
April 27, 2016
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“All you need is love.  But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” Charles M. Shulz “I owe it all to little chocolate donuts.”  John Belushi It’s time for hype, chocolate hype.  And it’s okay to indulge. Experience a chocolate paradise on the Paradise/Magalia ridge nestled among tall green pines in the Sierra Nevada […]