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Kudos & Kindness

The South Lake Tahoe Police Department Traffic Unit would like to express its appreciation to the following businesses and agencies for their support of the bicycle rodeo held June 10.

Thank you to Sports LTD (specially bicycle mechanic Bryan Hawkins), Sierra Cycle Works, Tahoe Bike Coalition, AAA, and South Tahoe Middle School. Because of the generous donation of their time and materials, many area kids were able to receive bicycle safety information, equipment and instruction in riding skills.

The officers of the Traffic Unit are glad to be working with the community to provide for the safety of our youth.

Mark Allen and Shannon Laney, Traffic Unit

South Lake Tahoe Police Department

Whittell seniors feel rewarded

As a representative of the senior class at George Whittell High School, I would like to thank Edgewood and all of this year’s participants in the Whittell Senior Awards Night.

I, along with many other seniors, received generous awards from several of the community’s service organizations. I would like to thank all the committees that support us in our futures and reward us for all of our accomplishments. It was a great night and the class of 2006 is grateful for all we received. Thank You.

Jeremy Bahr-Worley

Field trip spurs college dreams

On behalf of the Sierra House fifth-grade teachers, parents, and most especially the students, I would like to thank the Rotary Club of South Lake Tahoe so much for the check for $1,100 you gave us.

We went to the IMAX Theater in Sacramento to see a documentary on African animals. Seeing the movie in 3-D on such a huge screen was fantastic. After the movie we went to U.C. Davis for a tour of the campus.

I have been using AVID’s (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Upper Elementary Path to Success training in my classroom for several years. We want all our kids to look toward the future and seriously think about college as an option.

This is the third year that we have taken the Sierra House fifth-graders to tour U.C Davis. Most of these kids have never seen a university campus before and had no idea what to expect. The fifth-graders started talking about what they want to study when they get to college. I’ve always felt that if you dream, you then begin to plan, and then the dreams become reality. The Rotary Club helped build some dreams. We are so grateful to all of you for funding this field trip for us. Thank you again.

Valerie MansfieldFifth-grade teacher

Sierra House Elementary School

Sand and Gravel boosted project

We love you, Tahoe Sand and Gravel. Thank you, Steve and Roxanne, for all your help with our environmental project. We wouldn’t have been able to do it without you.

Tahoe Sand and Gravel continues to support the community and South Tahoe High, the future contributing citizens of Lake Tahoe. We will remember you always.

Jamie Morris, Allison Kern, Kyle Psilopoulos and Tim Suglian

Ms. Greenough’s AP Environmental Class STHS.South Lake

Chiropractor supports center

Tahoe Women’s Center sincerely thanks Dr. Michael Lipkin of Lipkin Chiropractic, who has shown his support of the center by donating chiropractic care to survivors of domestic violence on an emergency basis.

Dr. Lipkin’s kindness has greatly assisted these survivors on their recovery from the physical abuse they endured. Thank you for making a difference in our community.

Anna K. Richter

South Lake Tahoe Women’s Center

Search, rescue event was great

El Dorado County Search and Rescue would like to thank the community and Riva Grill for their support with our recent fundraiser. We hope to make it an annual event.

The event was a huge success in raising money for our volunteers. The money will be used for training and equipment. See you next year.

El Dorado County Search and Rescue

Young parents get helping hand

Heartfelt thanks to Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra, the morning group, for their continued support of our Young Parents Program located at Mt. Tallac High School.

This year alone they have funded a curriculum for pre-natal education, the “diaper angel” program, and gift baskets for Mother’s Day and Christmas.

Our young parents appreciate these acts of kindness and we see how it helps to build them up as parents.

Young Parents Program

Mt. Tallac High School

Video will be training tool

I’d like to thank Pete Lougling and Resort Sports Network members, Nami and Nate, for creating a video of our Drug Store Project held in March for the seventh-grade students in our area.

This video will enable other interested communities to see what the program is all about. It is going to be a valuable training tool for those trying to duplicate our efforts.

RSN continues to support its schools and its community. For that, they have our greatest thanks.

Lisa Huard, coordinator

Safe Schools for LTUSD

Musical was a history lesson

On behalf of many entertained parents at St. Theresa School, I would like to take a moment to thank Mrs. Darlene Sweatt, fifth-grade teacher and music instructor, for her fantastic direction of the fifth- and sixth-grade play, “Winning a Voice,” portraying the time period when women fought for the right to vote.

It was more than a play, it was a musical. The students’ performance of long narrations and scenes was more than impressive. It was a true historical account of women’s struggle to have a voice and vote.

Thank you, Mrs. Sweatt, for your time and dedication to the students of St. Theresa School.

Laura Cefalu

Awards night warmed hearts

On June 8, South Tahoe High School celebrated the accomplishments of the class of 2006 at the annual Senior Awards Night. Kudos to STHS for a truly heartwarming event.

The evening was remarkable for two special reasons: (1) the academic, artistic, athletic and life accomplishments of these gifted students are inspiring, and (2) nearly a quarter million dollars in scholarships were awarded. Through the generosity of our community and scholarship donors, more than $220,000 was presented to students to honor, support and recognize their outstanding achievements and contributions.

When we think about our community, lately what comes to mind are the myriad challenges we face.

However, last Thursday evening all of us in attendance at Senior Awards Night witnessed the heart and soul of our community.

We may be changing as a community and undergoing a shift in what our community is all about, but our community’s spirit, belief in the future as embodied in our youth, and generosity are ever-present and thriving.

To our community – thank you. Your generous heart represents the essence of South Lake Tahoe.

Lori and David Gaskin

South Lake Tahoe

Baseball teams say thank-you

On behalf of all the members of the varsity and JV baseball teams, a great big thank-you is in order for the many organizations and volunteers who made the 2006 South Tahoe Baseball program a success.

The program was able to travel to Las Vegas to compete in an Easter tournament, purchase high quality equipment, and continue to develop for the future. All this would not have been possible without the efforts of many of our community’s finest.

Thanks go out to Paul and Judy Bruso for again hosting “Ernie’s Night.” This great night was supported by Roger, Will, Antonio, Michelle and volunteer Cindy Gerken.

Thanks to the following vendors who either donated products or gave discounts: Bonanza Produce, Franco Bread Company, Farmers’ Brother’s Coffee, Crystal Dairy and Barkley Meat Company.

Thanks also to Greg Bruso. Not only did he help at Ernie’s Night, but also spent quality time with our team, helping them to understand the game from a higher level.

Continued thanks go out to the Fresh Ketch and Cindy Davis for allowing us to hold our second annual wine tasting and auction in their banquet facility. Your continued support of a critically important evening for us is very much appreciated.

Thanks also to Accurate Audio Video for that killer sound system at our home games, and to the many parents who spent countless hours making the year a success.

Finally, we would like to thank Gary Moore, who led our Dugout Club. Gary, we have appreciated your leadership and will miss it in the future.

Head Coach Matt Tillson, Chuck Diana, John Corey and Steve Yarrow

South Tahoe Baseball

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