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First 5 Nevada County Commission has announced eight grants it has approved totaling $217,059 for the fiscal year 2006-07.

Among the grants awarded is $38,000 for Nevada County Child Protective Services for the Nevada County Differential Response Program. Sierra Family Medical Center has been granted $35,250 for dental services for children and families, while Sierra Nevada Children’s Services was granted $30,000 for the Promotora Outreach Network.

Twin Ridges Elementary School District was granted $24,309 for the San Juan Ridge Family Resource Center.

The largest amount granted was $66,500 to Community Collaborative of Tahoe-Truckee for the Truckee Early Learning Center.

Also included in the First 5 grant funding were: $10,000 to Child Advocates of Nevada County for child abuse prevention in Nevada County Schools; $8,000 to Team 3 Family Counseling Center for prevention and treatment of early childhood aggression; and $5,000 to Nevada County Human Services Agency-Public Health Department for its Counseling Help Postpartum program.

For more information on First 5 Nevada County, call 265-0611.

Hwy. 20, trails focus of meeting

Penn Valley area residents are invited to attend a meeting jointly held by Nevada County Supervisors John Spencer and Robin Sutherland from 6:30-8:30 p.m., May 17, at the Penn Valley Fire Station on Spenceville Road

Representatives of Caltrans will provide information on its Highway 20 project, and county staff from the departments of transportation and planning will offer information and field questions concerning road issues and public trails planning in Nevada County’s District 4, for which Sutherland serves as supervisor.

Prostate cancer series Thursdays

Sierra Nevada Cancer Center Prostate Cancer Information and Discussion Series takes place the second Thursday of the month, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Guest speaker will be William Newsom Jr. MD Hematology Oncologist on “Prostate Cancer: A Medical Oncology Perspective.”

For more information call 274-6656.

– The Union staff

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