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I have admitted my 93-year-old mother, Helen Riddle, to Barton Memorial Hospital twice in the past three months. In June it was for a pacemaker, which was done in Carson City. She bounced back great. Then, in late August, she fell and broke her hip.

Thank you to all the employees at Barton for being so kind to her and giving good care. I do wish the nurses still wore their white caps to give them a little more recognition for their hard work and the home care.

Joan Rossetti

Tahoe Toy Run was a success

Thanks to everyone who helped with the Tahoe Toy Run this year. It was another big success, and every year it gets better. The support from our community and surrounding areas makes this possible.

Thank you to the Horizon Casino, Brother’s Bar & Grill for having the event, the bands Shameus and Natures Fury for donating their time for the day, and the South Lake Tahoe Fire Department.

A special thanks to the Toy Run committee, which worked hard making this a special event.

Mary Luckel, coordinator

Tahoe Toy Run

Bijou thanks walk-a-thon volunteers and donors

Staff and students of Bijou Community School thank the many family members who helped make our annual walk-a-thon on Sept. 28 a huge success.

Bottles of water, fruit and other healthy snacks were donated for our students to enjoy during the walk-a-thon. Many parents, siblings and extended family attended the event helping to tally laps and walk with students. Everyone had a great time.

The money donated from the event will help our parents’ club continue to support Bijou Community School in many ways. Thank you to all who participated.

Staff and students

Bijou Community School

South Lake Tahoe Optimist Club thanks the community

On behalf of the South Lake Tahoe Optimist Club, thanks to our community for attending our fourth annual “A Day in Paradise” rubber duck race and barbecue.

A special thanks to Tahoe Paradise Park, Harrah’s, Angie’s Signs, South Lake Tahoe Fire Department, Anthony Davis, South Tahoe High School, Active Wear and Arts and the STHS girls track and dance team. Also, thank you to the business duck racers.

Congratulations to the winners. El Dorado Saving Bank won “best dressed” and the first-place winner in the Business Duck competition was Thomas Haen Company. They generously donated their money to the South Lake Tahoe Boys and Girls Club and the Slow Rollers Club, who bought bikes for the children who lost them in the Angora fire.

Charlene Jones, president

South Lake Tahoe Optimist Club

Thanks to Relay for Life supporters

Thanks just doesn’t seem to be enough for everyone’s efforts in the community when it comes to American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life.” It gives me great pride to report we exceeded $120,000 for cancer research.

I would like to personally thank all who appeared on Relay day and helped with the cause. It is all your efforts and personal stories that keep Relay for Life alive. My deepest sympathy to Jeanne Petty’s family who lost the battle to cancer two days before the Relay. She was a committed committee member of Relay for Life. She will be deeply missed. I would like to thank you for taking the time to be a part of Relay besides the other happenings in our community.

A huge thank-you to all the live entertainment we had during Relay for Life. Our event takes place through the night, symbolizing that cancer never sleeps. It is thanks to this entertainment that helps us keep going through the night.

We thank the community close to our Relay that help with this effort by joining us at Relay during our event or choosing to enjoy the music at their homes for one night. It is the time and expertise these entertainers donate that keep us going through the night, even though we are not in front of them at the time they are playing. We can hear their efforts all around the track. Thank you Eric Hellberg for all your donated time and efforts in this matter.

We are looking for more help on our committees in 2008. Please contact Denese Dunt at mandbauto@aol.com or Shane Phillips at shane.phillips@cancer.org.

Denese Dunt, event chair

Relay for Life 2007

Animal Coalition thanks Mutt Putt participants

The Animal Coalition of Tahoe would like to thank the many members of the community who participated in the Mutt Putt miniature golf fundraiser. A special thanks goes out to Magic Carpet Golf, who so generously provided a venue for the event. Members of the winning team were Tony Colombo, Dee O’Connor, Keith Cooney and Tracey Hill.

The Animal Coalition of Tahoe is committed to helping reduce the number of unwanted dogs and cats in our area, and sponsors fundraisers throughout the year to help further this cause. ACT uses the majority of these funds to subsidize the cost of pet spay and neuter procedures for residents of the Lake Tahoe community. In the first three years of operation, ACT provided spay-neuter vouchers to owners of more than 300 dogs and cats.

Animal Coalition of Tahoe

Customer service at Midas is appreciated

I have been a resident of South Lake Tahoe for a few years, now. In this time I have learned who I can and can’t trust with my ever-breaking-down vehicle. I had become very discouraged after spending hundreds just to get my poor Astro van to pass smog.

As a single mother, I cannot afford to go to a place that is going to charge to fix something and then tell you it must be something else and then something else. The first time I went to Midas, John gave me a great deal on used tires. Then he installed a catalytic converter for me for more than $100 less than “the other place” said it could be done.

Every single time I’ve there I’ve left feeling almost guilty for the deals I’ve gotten. I recently found out that my grandpa was sick and I had to drive more than 2,300 miles back to Michigan. I went to John again and he gave me an unbelievable deal on tires. As always, he did not try to sell my anything I did not need. After telling my friends and neighbors about all the times he has helped me out, I heard more and more excited stories right back.

John and his staff are so very caring. I cannot stress enough how much I appreciate them going out of their way over and over to squeeze me in and hook me up, skip lunch, and etc. Sitting in the waiting area you will notice each person that walks in is called by name. When you call on the phone they remember just who you are and what you drive. I recommend that anyone with a car think about going to Midas first next time. I bet you won’t go anywhere else again.

Amy Anderson

South Lake Tahoe

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