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Truckee Memorial Day ceremonies were well-done

The recent Memorial Day ceremonies at the Truckee Cemetery made us feel proud to be part of the Truckee community and its united recognition of our military service personnel.

This year was the first time we have attended this event, which attracted about 150 people. The cemetery was beautiful, with American flags placed on all veterans’ graves.

The honor guard and speakers paid respectful tribute to those who served our country, and the Mountain Belles sang an especially moving rendition of “Amazing Grace.”

We would like to thank the cemetery board members for all the special touches that made us feel at home, such as the beautiful roses handed to attendees, the lovely programs, and the reception afterward that allowed veterans, organizers, speakers, and community members to share some memories together.

Truckee is our second home, and we find occasions like this one as reminders why we enjoy the town so much. It is our understanding that this Saturday (June 23, 10 a.m.) the cemetery board again will host another free community event, the dedication of several headstones of Civil War veterans at the cemetery.

The tireless research of Chaun Mortier, the board’s archivist, helped make this event possible. We encourage local residents to attend, since this is sure to be another wonderful tribute.

Kathy Freeman and Jess Baker

Sierra Meadows, Truckee

Thank you from Child Development

The 9th Annual Tahoe Truckee Child Development Conference held on May 5 was a great success due to the support of the following individuals and groups: Planning committee: Leticia Aguilar, Julie Tester, Maria Gonzalez, Marie Smith, Christine Sproehnle, Monique Long, Rebekah Shurtleff, Tenaya Ideker, Stephanie Blume and Bobbe Holt. Sponsors: Communities 4 Kids, Truckee Rotary, KidZone Museum and First 5 Commissions of Nevada and Placer Counties. Donors: Family Resource Center of Truckee, For Goodness Sake, Placer County Office of Ed Child Development Services, Project MANA, Sierra College, Sierra Expeditionary Learning, Truckee Donner P.U.D. and Tahoe Forest Hospital Children’s Center.

Thank you to our wonderful Keynote Speaker, Dr. Kim Bateman, Dean of Sierra College and to our talented presenters, many of whom donated their time and expertise to present riveting workshops for the community: Catherine Goins, M.S.; Dr. Lindsay Dunckel; Leticia Aguilar; Rebekah Shurtleff; Barbara Robertson, M.A.; Mickey Eichenhofer, M.A.; Hayde Panelo; Betsy Taylor, R.D.; Leah Sanders, M.A.; Heather Urrea Sullivan; Nicky Dean RYT-500; Rebekah Shurtleff; Jenni Heckendorn; Joe Caliguiri; and Veronyca Tiscareno. Thank you to Dr. Rob Leri, superintendent, and my colleagues at the TTUSD district office for their support and gracious assistance and a big thank you to Amy Edgett and the Sierra Sun for keeping our community in the know!

— Ruth Jackson Hall

Early Learning Coordinator

Tahoe Truckee Unified School District

Boosters thank The Lodge

We would like to thank the Lodge at Tahoe Donner for supporting the Truckee High School Booster Club. On April 27, Michael Peters and his staff hosted a fundraiser dinner. The evening was profitable and enjoyable.

Thank you,

TTHS Booster Club

Tahoe lake raffle a winner

We wanted to recognize the many awesome local businesses and people who, by donating food for lunch or a prize for a fun raffle, helped to create an exceptionally lovely luncheon for the hardworking and deserving teachers and staff of Tahoe Lake Elementary.

Pure Skin Facial Studio, Lather and Fizz, Wolfdale’s, Hacienda, Bridgetender, North Shore Hawaiian Grill, Obexer’s General Store and Marina, Sunnyside, Coffee Connexion, Syd’s Bagelry, Tahoe City Chevron, SaveMart, Safeway, Bella Vita, Sugar Pine Cakery, Uncorked, Christy Hill, Sassafrass, Scraps Dog Bakery, Judy Lingle, Wanda’s Flower Shop, Tahoe Yoga Institute, Addie Gramanz, River Grill, Tahoe City Shell, Unique Nails, Jake’s, Tahoe Tree Company, Uncommon Kitchen, Front Street Pizza, Tahoe House, Tahoe City Sushi, Fat Cat and The Crest Cafe

We appreciate your giving to those who give so much!

— Dawn Grass and the

PTO of Tahoe Lake Elementary School

COM preschool teachers thanked

Truckee Church of the Mountains thanks Diane Fix and Eileen Lyon for their years of caring and devotion at Church of the Mountains Preschool. Over the years they have touched many children with their loving hands and generous hearts. We thank you for your dedication to the children of this community.

— Church of the Mountains

United Methodist Church


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