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Kudos & Kindness

The Family Resource Center thanks the South Tahoe Association of Realtors for its generous donation of Easter baskets to the center.

The STAOR has been a consistent donor to the center and has been one of the leaders in raising supplies and funds for our agency. With their assistance, we are able to assure that every family has a happy Easter.

Particularly, we’d like to thank the community service committee, Fawn Hayes, Jaime Souers and Cindy MacLean, for remembering children and families in our community.

Delicia Spees,

executive director, South Lake Tahoe Family Resource Center

Thank you to Paul and Judy Bruso for again hosting Ernie’s Night. This great night was supported by Roger Sigley, Will Stevens, Aleyda Casillas, Betsy Sommerfeldt and Maria Yanez.

Thanks also to the following vendors who either donated products or gave discounts: Bonanza Produce, Bakemark Foods and Crystal Dairy.

This fundraiser allows the baseball teams to purchase high-quality equipment and to participate in games not included in the school budget.

On behalf of the members of the varsity and JV baseball teams, thanks.

Matt Tillson, head coach, Chuck Diana, Steve Yarrow, Mike Tillson, John Corey, Tyler Corey, Justin Keys and Adrian Escobedo

On behalf of the thousands of patients who come to the Barton Hospital Community Clinic, we humbly thank the “angels” who make up Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra.

Thanks to this hard-working, generous group of women, our community clinic now offers skin-cancer screening to our patients who otherwise would not have such an important benefit. The recent Soroptimist grant is making this crucial service possible.

Since El Dorado County ranks third in the state for the highest incidents of melanoma, only behind San Luis Obispo and Placer counties, screening for this potentially deadly skin cancer is now a priority for our patients.

We assure the Soroptimist members that we will be the best of stewards of your hard-earned money for our community’s betterment.

Sharon Bishop,

practice manager, Barton Hospital Community Clinic

I am writing this in regards to Nikki Florio, leader of Tahoe Regional Environmental Education. Recently, Ms. Florio presented her “Conscious Consumer” program to my fourth-grade class. Thanks to Chip and Chris at Kirkwood for funding it.

The goal of the program is to have kids become more conscious of what they buy, use, wear and eat, and its effect on them and their environment. The kids loved the presentation. Afterward, they presented Earth-friendly product commercials to other students in our school.

I highly recommend Nikki’s TREE program. An important way to encourage students to become future caretakers of our Earth is to allow them to experience and learn it in real-life situations.

Gene Matteucci,

fourth-grade teacher, Tahoe Valley Elementary School

I recently heard that Ken Hood passed away, and although I moved away from Tahoe in 1996, I have stayed in touch with many of my friends and fellow coaches. I coached at South Tahoe in the 1990s when Ken Hood also was there, and I wanted to say that he just never received the credit he deserved.

Ken was great: He was the type of guy who would do any thing to help. Most of us didn’t tell him enough how appreciated he was, which is just like life – we never tell the ones close to us how much they mean until they are gone. Although I haven’t spoken with Ken in years, I am saddened to hear he has left us way too early. Ken was a blessing to our football program and the community. He will be missed but never forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Dave and Gloria Israel

The Lake Tahoe Community College Library staff thanks LTCC graduate and adjunct teacher Ryan Blocher.

Ryan just donated more than 120 of his DVDs to the library. His generous gift greatly increases the size of the library’s media collection. Ryan will soon leave LTCC and South Lake Tahoe to pursue a job in China, and the entire library staff wishes him all the best. The LTCC library depends on the generosity of wonderful people like Ryan.

Donations of DVDs, videos, CDs or books to the college library’s collection are always welcome. And all members of the Tahoe community are encouraged to come in, get a college library card and enjoy these films.

Diane Lewis,

library technician, Lake Tahoe Community College

Thank you to the South Lake Tahoe community for the warm hospitality made to me and my son, Barron, who wants to come to South Lake Tahoe to study fire science at Lake Tahoe Community College.

After considering many other colleges that offer fire science and have a colder climate, we found a gem in South Lake Tahoe.

It is said if something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. I have to say there is an exception to that rule, and that exception is the community of South Lake Tahoe. You are kind, caring and conscientious. I am very proud that my son feels confident that this is the college home for him. As a family, we will come visit from time to time, with pleasure.

Kathleen Stark

Poway, Calif.

Tahoe Youth and Family Services thanks the Kiwanis Club of Tahoe Sierra for its recent volunteer work.

On Saturday, an energetic crew of volunteers helped paint and rejuvenate the interior of Tahoe Youth and Family Services’ main office at 1021 Fremont Ave.

TYFS also thanks Meeks Lumber and Hardware, South Lake Tahoe and store manager Don Etheridge for generously donating all the paint and supplies for the job.

It’s wonderful to get so much support from area businesses and local service organizations. We couldn’t do it without them.

Roberta Strachan,

operations manager, Tahoe Youth & Family Services


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