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Animal Shelter has 31 homeless cats

The Nevada County Animal Shelter has 31 cats looking for good homes. The cats can be viewed from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

weekdays and 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays at the shelter, 14647 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley.

Call 273-2179 for additional information.

Bedwell committee holding fund-raiser

The Drew Bedwell 2002 Committee will be host to a fund-raiser barbecue and auction on Sept. 13.

The auction will be 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Sanford Ranch, 12987 Squirrel Creek Road. Cost is $35. Mark Heauser is the auctioneer.

For additional information, call Ruth Bedwell at 274-3974.

Cancer center slates kids’ cancer classes

The Sierra Nevada Cancer Center will sponsor a fall series of classes for children who are affected by cancer. “Kidscope” begins Sept. 12 and runs every Thursday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. until Oct. 24.

“Kidscope” is a new creative series that aims to help children between the ages of 6 and 18 who either have cancer or who cope with a loved one with the disease. The sessions focus on creative expression through art, clay and play.

There is no fee for the series. For more information, or to register, call Debby Kirk at 274-6872.

Doors open in GV

for veterans’ meeting

Vietnam Veterans of America’s Nevada County chapter meets at 7 tonight at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building.

The group is open to all veterans of the Vietnam era, whether they served in Vietnam or not. Enter on the north side of building, and take the stairs to the room behind the stage.

Enroll soon to take ACT in October

College-bound high school students who want to take the ACT assessment have two chances to register before the Oct. 26 test date.

The postmark registration deadline is Sept. 20. The late registration deadline is Oct. 4 (an additional fee is required for late registration). Students can get information from their school counselor or register online at

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