Grants for agencies that help families

CUMBERLAND — The Rural Maryland Council is accepting applications for the fiscal 2010 Rural Families Grant Program.

The grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations that help low-income, rural families develop financial skills to become economically self-sufficient. Applications are due Friday.

This is the fifth year the council has offered the program, with funding provided by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

For more information, log on to www.rural.state.md.us or e-mail rmc@mda.state.md.us.

Northern Middle tours Aug. 16

ACCIDENT — A dedication and open house will be held at the newly renovated Northern Middle School on Aug. 16 with tours to begin at 2 p.m. The ceremony will be held at 3 p.m., followed by additional tours.

The school will reopen in August after a two-year renovation project. Superintendent of Schools Wendell Teets encourages the public to attend the dedication.

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