Local briefs: Veterans Day Ceremony in South Lake Tahoe, and more
AMERICAN LEGION POST 795 TO HOST VETERANS DAY CEREMONY
The American Legion Post 795 of South Lake Tahoe invites residents and visitors to join members of the American Legion and the Ladies Auxiliary to honor all veterans on Veterans Day. The Veterans Day ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, at the American Legion Hall, located at 2748 Lake Tahoe Blvd. in South Lake Tahoe. Refreshments will be served.
Formerly Armistice Day, Nov. 11 commemorates the anniversary of the peace agreement that ended World War I in 1918. It is historically significant that this day continue to be observed on the 11th hour of the 11th month of the eleventh day to commemorate when the guns fell silent at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918.
“Veterans Day is a time to remember the end of World War I and the brave Americans who served in the war to end all wars,” said American Legion Post 795 Commander Matthew Panks. “It’s also an opportunity to honor all veterans who continue to serve our country and make sacrifices every day fighting the war on terror in hundreds of locations around the world, so we may enjoy our freedom here at home.“
Our local cemetery, Happy Homestead is the final resting place to more than 560 veterans. Volunteers from the local Vets in Counseling group will place American flags at their gravesites in the morning on Veterans Day.
For more information, contact Carol Olivas at 530-544-1306.
VETERANS DAY POTLUCK
On Friday, Nov. 11, there will be a potluck to honor our vets at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center. Fabrizio, a musician and singer, will have servicemen from each branch. Turkey will be the main dish. Please come at 5:15 p.m. to sign in, put your dish on the buffet table, and your plates and utensils where you want to sit. Bring either a salad, fruit, side dish or dessert. Call Arline at 530-545-1277 to discuss what you will bring and how many people will be coming with you. There will be an election of officers; bring your ballot. There will also be a cash raffle.
FUELWOOD PERMIT SALES IN THE LAKE TAHOE BASIN END IN MID-NOVEMBER
The last day to purchase a U.S. Forest Service fuelwood permit for the Lake Tahoe Basin is Friday, Nov. 18, and the last day to cut wood is Sunday, Nov. 20. Permits cost $20 per cord, with a two-cord minimum purchase and limit of 10 cords per household. Permits have specific conditions and complete information is provided when the permit is issued. Maps to designated cutting areas are also provided and must be in the permit holder’s possession along with the valid permit.
Forest roads and gates began closing in late October for soil protection and public safety. Keep in mind that some cutting areas may not be accessible by vehicle in areas where gates have closed. Permit holders should check whether road closures are in effect and should not go behind closed gates. No off-road travel is allowed and permit holders must comply with all permit directions. For specific forest road closure dates, consult the Motor Vehicle Use Maps by visiting http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/travelmanagement.
The permit is for collection of “down-dead” wood up to a 30-inch maximum diameter in designated fuelwood areas within the Lake Tahoe Basin. “Down-dead” means the tree is down on the ground and dead, rather than dead and standing. Cutting any standing tree, whether dead or green, is not allowed.
The Forest Supervisor’s office at 35 College Drive in South Lake Tahoe is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the North Shore Forest Service office at 855 Alder Ave. in Incline Village is open Wednesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For more information, call the South Shore office at 530-543-2600, or the North Shore office at 775-831-0914.
WIDOWED PERSONS OF SOUTH LAKE TAHOE
Widowed Persons of South Lake Tahoe invites widows and widowers of all ages to join in one of its functions. It is a social organization that enjoys the camaraderie of each other and the helping and sharing of dining, concerts, plays, picnics, shows, snowshoeing, hiking and much more. For more information, call 530-542-2437.
AL ANON MEETING
Al Anon meets every Friday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Unity at the Lake, located at 1195 Rufus Allen Blvd. in South Lake Tahoe. It’s a support group for people affected by alcoholism.
An ACBL sanctioned duplicate bridge game is planned for Tuesdays at 12:45 p.m. in the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center. Call John Guerry at 530-543-0237 or 530-318-3887 and email email@example.com. This is a year-round event.
Lake Tahoe Men’s Bridge Club meets every Thursday to play bridge year-round. It kicks off at 9:30 a.m. at South Lake Tahoe Senior Center. It’s a casual game with lunch at noon.