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The 10-day Personal And Vocational Exploration workshops are now available to CalWORKS participants through a partnership with the Nevada County Department of Social Services. The first series was held in August, and another one is scheduled for Nov. 3-17.

The workshops are facilitated by Shirley McDonald, with the objectives being to have participants learn to make conscious choices about the kind of work they’d like to do, learn to build self-esteem, let go of limiting beliefs, manage time, and deal with stress in healthy ways.

You may be eligible for a free scholarship to attend if you are a CalWORKS participant, can commit to attending all 10 sessions, (which are from 1 to 5 p.m.), and can arrange with your CalWORKS counselor to take the required vocational assessments during the month of October.

For more information, call 265-1760.

Spa holds drive for cancer foundation

During October’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Wolf Mountain Day Spa is sponsoring a donation drive to benefit the local Barbara Millar Breast Cancer Foundation.

Anyone who makes a donation at the day spa will receive a free gift, and spa owner Miriam Lytle will match the funds received.

The drive goes will continue through Oct. 30.

For more information, call (530) 477-2340 or visit

Motorcyclist hurt in Hwy. 20 crash

A solo motorcyclist crashed on Highway 20 and broke his leg Sunday evening.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a motorcyclist went down near the Omega rest area east of Nevada City at 4:02 p.m. Sunday.

A CHP dispatcher said a passing California Department of Forestry firefighter stopped to assist the rider and helped get the motorcycle out of the road.

An ambulance responded and the motorcyclist’s friends removed the bike.

No further information was available Sunday night.

– The Union staff

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