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Kudos & Kindness

The Tahoe Youth & Family Services’ fund-raiser, “Manure Monopoly,” was a huge success.

Raffle tickets were sold in advance and at the event Aug. 20 outside the Embassy Suites Stateline. Over 300 tickets were sold and the $1,000 grand prize was awarded to Cathy Gibb when Joey the carriage horse pooped on her square.

Heartfelt thanks to Dwight Borges and his family for donating their time, encouragement, ideas and services. Dwight was dressed in sequins while driving Joey with passengers Kathy Farrell and Duane Wallace our Marshalls in top hats for the day.

Embassy Suites graciously donated the space, tables, chairs and electricity for the emcee. The local BMX track and the Thomasellis donated the sound system, and a team from the California Conservation Corps was on hand to help with set up and clean up.

Thank you to members of the Tahoe Youth & Family Services’ Board of Directors who made the event possible: Jackie Nelson, Barbara Davis, Kerry David, Steve Wysong, Jean Gurney, Sally Thiele, Mickey Madden, Martin Hale, Lauren Thomaselli, Jennifer Gurecki, Brianna Biller, Jon-Daniel Brockman-Hawe, Jennifer Reynolds, Hannah Piol and Jamie Moore.

Thank you to our Street Outreach team who provided free face painting and outreach materials and Crystal Ptak, mentor program coordinator who facilitated the bake sale.

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It was such a great event and allowed the agency to raise unrestricted money to fund our valuable programs that help build a community that takes care of its children. Don’t forget you can still donate through our mailing. Look for the event next August!

Alissa R. Nourse

Executive director

Tahoe Youth and Family Services

Late chief’s wife liked the coverage

I am writing to thank you for the wonderful coverage and picture of my husband, Ray Lauritzen, South Lake Tahoe’s first police chief, on Aug. 1.

It was an honor to make the front page headline on the occasion of his death on July 28. Friends called and sent cards upon reading the article.

I would also like to commend Susan Wood the staff writer for her well-written article. I felt her compassion as we conversed about Ray’s accomplishments.

Again, my heartfelt thanks for your kindness in publishing the story.

Margaret Lauritzen


Smoke stops here, thanks to county

Sierra Recovery Center would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to Jorge Orozco, Laurie Limas, Vicki Cowley and Christy Kessler of El Dorado County Health Promotions.

Federal law requires that Sierra Recovery Center be a smoke-free facility.

The El Dorado County Health department is supporting SRC in a pilot program to make it successful. The four individuals will provide a smoking cessation class for staff and clients to explain the importance of having a smoke-free facility.

We would like to express our gratitude to the individuals for taking some of their time to educate Sierra Recovery Center.

As a reminder, the Great American Smoke Out will be Nov. 18.

Rhea Dira

Sierra Recovery Center