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A 46-year-old Nevada County man reported missing Friday was put back on law enforcement’s missing persons list Tuesday after being briefly removed from the list.

Mark Byers’ mother reported him missing Friday after his friends told her they had not recently seen him and didn’t know where he was.

But Byers was removed from the missing persons database Monday after a charity worker reported he had put Byers on a bus to Santa Cruz to visit his aunt.

But Byers never contacted his aunt, Nevada County Sheriff’s Lt. Bill Evans reported Tuesday, so Byers’ name was put back on the missing persons list.

Byers is considered to be missing voluntarily, Evans said.

– Robyn Moormeister

NU holds Soph. parent night

For parents who already are thinking about their tenth-grader’s choices beyond graduation, counselors from Nevada Union High School will try to have some answers.

From 6-7 p.m. Monday, NU counselors and program coordinators will help parents explore different paths toward graduation, careers and getting into college. Speakers will include students, teachers from the Regional Occupational Program, the scholarship coordinator and a Sierra College counselor.

The informal meetings will be held at the Don Baggett Theater on campus at 11761 Ridge Road in Grass Valley. For more information, contact the counseling department at or 273-4431 ext. 367.

– The Union staff

Seminar for women

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A free, one hour, seminar for women called “Building Your Wealth Cycles” is scheduled to be held at the Living Compassion Office on Saturday, March 10.

Attendees to the seminar will learn various skills and lessons for financial success, including: “How to think, act, live, and breathe like a millionaire … Until you eventually become one! How to create a step-by-step tactical plan for creating wealth and how to stick to it. How to control your money instead of letting your money control you” and more.

There are two times from which prospective attendees can choose from, 10-11 a.m. or 2-3 p.m. The Living Compassion Office is located at 10094 Gold Flat Road, Nevada City in the Jacobson Chiropractic Center. If you have any questions you can contact Mary Elisabeth Young at 305-6583.

– Ryan Heredia

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