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There apparently is no truth to the rumor the Vacaville Reporter newspaper that blew up was supposed to be delivered to the home of Dixon city councilman Mike Ceremello.
Lions Club Big Dinner Dance This Saturday
The Dixon Lions Club 37th annual Dinner Dance is this Saturday April 2, 2011 at Madden Hall in the Dixon Fairgrounds.
Do you know how you can help donate funds to those in need in Dixon and get something fun out of your donation? Your $135 per COUPLE donation to the Dixon Lions Club Dinner Dance gets you a steak dinner, dancing to the “Time Bandits” and a chance to win the $10,000 grand prize. The theme this year is “Spring Break”
For tickets please call Scott Smith at 707-693-1754 and there will be a limited number of tickets for sale at the door the night of the event.
For Dixon Lions Club Dinner Dance information you can visit their website at http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/dixonca or their Facebook page at: Dixon Lions Club Dinner Dance or Dixon Lions Club.
From The Email Bag: Tips On Pumping Gas
“I don’t know what you guys are paying for gasoline…. but we are paying up to $3.75 to $4.10 per gallon. My line of work is in petroleum for about 31 years now, so here are some tricks to get more of your money’s worth for every gallon: Here at the Kinder Morgan Pipeline where I work in San Jose, CA we deliver about 4 million gallons in a 24-hour period thru the pipeline. One day is diesel the next day is jet fuel, and gasoline, regular and premium grades. We have 34-storage tanks here with a total capacity of 16,800,000 gallons.
Only buy or fill up your car or truck in the early morning when the ground temperature is still cold. Remember that all service stations have their storage tanks buried below ground. The colder the ground the more dense the gasoline, when it gets warmer gasoline expands, so buying in the afternoon or in the evening….your gallon is not exactly a gallon. In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and the temperature of the gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products plays an important role. A 1-degree rise in temperature is a big deal for this business. But the service stations do not have temperature compensation at the pumps.
When you’re filling up do not squeeze the trigger of the nozzle to a fast mode. If you look you will see that the trigger has three (3) stages: low, middle, and high. You should be pumping on low mode, thereby minimizing the vapors that are created while you are pumping. All hoses at the pump have a vapor return. If you are pumping on the fast rate, some of the liquid that goes to your tank becomes vapor. Those vapors are being sucked up and back into the underground storage tank so you’re getting less worth for your money. One of the most important tips is to fill up when your gas tank is HALF FULL. The reason for this is the more gas you have in your tank the less air occupying its empty space. Gasoline evaporates faster than you can imagine…Gasoline storage tanks have an internal floating roof. This roof serves as zero clearance between the gas and the atmosphere, so it minimizes the evaporation. Unlike service stations, here where I work, every truck that we load is temperature compensated so that every gallon is actually the exact amount. Another reminder, if there is a gasoline truck pumping into the storage tanks when you stop to buy gas, DO NOT fill up; most likely the gasoline is being stirred up as the gas is being delivered, and you might pick up some of the dirt that normally settles on the bottom.” Katrina May, ACC
A Curve Call
During the month of April, Curves of Dixon will participate in the 13th Annual Curves Food Drive to collect non-perishable food and cash donations to benefit their local food bank. Current members who make a $30 donation or an equivalent donation of food are eligible to receive a Curves reusable Food Drive grocery bag. And, from April 4-17, Curves will waive the membership fee for new members who donate a bag of non-perishable food or make a minimum donation of $30. For more information about Curves of Dixon, located at 1910 North Lincoln, Suite 104, and the 2011 Curves Food Drive, or contact a Curves of Dixon staff member at 707-678-4200 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Curves, please visit www.curves.com.
Clorox vs Peroxide
A Short Love Story
A Dixon man and a woman who had never met before, but who were both married to other people, Found themselves assigned to the same sleeping room on a cross country train leaving from Davis. Though initially embarrassed and uneasy over sharing a room they were both very tired and fell asleep quickly, he in the upper berth and she in the lower. About 1 am the man leaned down and gently woke the woman saying…’Ma’am, I’m sorry to bother you, but would you be willing to reach into the closet to get me a second blanket? I’m awfully cold.’ She said, ‘I have a better idea, just for tonight, let’s pretend that we’re married.’ ‘Wow! That’s a great idea!’ he exclaimed. ‘Good,’ she replied ‘Get your own friggin blanket ‘
After a moment of silence he passed gas and they both went to sleep…The End.
A Lot Of Rain
Don’t know how it was at your place but we had, right here in the city, to empty the rain gauge when it went over the five inch mark…You know what’s coming now don’t you?