St. Baldrick’s event to benefit children
A St. Baldrick’s event to benefit children with cancer will be held Saturday at the South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena.
Participants are asked to make a $50 donation to have their heads shaved. The event is free for spectators.
The head-shaving event will take place from 3-6 p.m. Organizers ask participants to arrive as early as possible to ensure a haircut.
South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena is located at 1176 Rufus Allen Blvd.
For more information, contact Christy Smith at 775-691-7799.
Donations sought for book sale
The Friends of the Library are looking for donations for a book sale that will be held March 15.
Proceeds from the sale will benefit Friends of the Library and will help support library programs and events for children and adults. Donations of books, DVDs and books on CD will be accepted. Organizers are looking for materials in good condition and with a copyright date no earlier than 2004. Recent children’s books and DVDs, as well as recent materials in Spanish are especially needed. All donations are tax-deductible, with receipts available from the front desk.
The South Lake Tahoe Branch Library, 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd., is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on library services, call 530-573-3185 during regular business hours.
El Dorado County Sheriff holds awards ceremony
Sheriff’s deputies and community volunteers were recognized as part of the 2013 El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office awards ceremony Feb. 21 at American Legion Hall in Placerville.
Sheriff John D’Agostini presented service pins to employees with 10, 15, 20 and 25 years of service to the sheriff’s office. Eight personnel who retired in 2013 also were recognized.
Other awards presented include:
Officer of the year — Dan Fulton
Correctional officer of the year — Ben Handy
Employee of the year — Peggy Wenner
Team of the year — Narcotic detectives Sgt. Mike Cook, Ben Davidson, Eric Palmberg, Dan Rath, Lance Bryant, Robert St. Pierre, Jason Bloxsom and Joe Beeson
Dispatcher of the year — Deborah Green
Sworn manager of the year — Lt. Jackie Noren
Sworn supervisor of the year — Sgt. Gary Parker
Civilian supervisor of the year — Danette Helwig
Volunteer of the year — Dan Schmidt
Citizen of the year — Beth Frisby
Bronze lifesaving medal — William Turnbull and Terrie Cissna
Certificate of lifesaving — Jennifer Merino and Ben Handy
Distinguished service award — Sgt. Jeff Leikauf
Commendations: Greg Almos, Tony Broadfoot, Michael Roberts, Jackie Todd, Mark Hangebrauck, Sgt. Matt Cathey, Christina DeWater, Gabriel Hathorne, Kathy Jacobs, Cassidy Thomason, Cortney Barbot, Rich Dean, Frank Yost, Christopher Garcia, Christina Novello, Samantha Whitlock, David Joiner, Scott Gabler and Sienna Smith.
Tribune staff report