News briefs: Book sale, mental-health funding and more |

News briefs: Book sale, mental-health funding and more


Nathan Aaron Portillo was born Nov. 5 to Andrew and Samantha Portillo of South Lake Tahoe.

Brody Matthais Rousseau was born Nov. 8 to Trey Rousseau and Chelsea Bartlett Gardnerville, Nev.

* This clarifies information published Wednesday, Nov. 11.


The Barton Foundation opened a new community grant cycle for programs and events that address mental health.

Every year, Barton Health provides funds for programs and organizations that will positively impact the health of the South Lake Tahoe community, particularly those that benefit under-served populations. In South Lake Tahoe’s 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment, mental-health issues were identified as one of the most pressing health needs

In this grant cycle, Barton Foundation will award up to $14,500 in grants to community projects focused on building capacity through training, informational products, or events that increase mental-health awareness, reduce stigma, and connect patients and their families to programs and services. Priority will be given to “one time” investments, such as special projects or events. Grants will not be awarded for overhead or on-going services.

Grant proposals will be accepted until Nov. 30. They will be reviewed by the Community Health Advisory Committee and grant recipients will be notified no later than Jan. 30.

This funding is available for nonprofit organizations and social-service agencies. Additional grant criteria and the application are available online at, or contact Kindle Craig, Barton Health’s director of strategy and development, at 530-543-5612.


Each year the local Soroptimist clubs collaborate to honor two local women. Eligible applicants must be women who provide primary financial support for their families and who are enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program. Each recipient will receive a local $2,000 award, and are then eligible for up to $10,000 if awarded at the national level. The award honors women who have faced a challenge such as poverty, domestic and sexual violence, divorce, the death of a spouse, or other life challenges, yet had the courage and fortitude to turn their lives around.

Information and application forms are available on both club’s websites: or The deadline for the application has been extended to Dec. 1.


Our Friends of the Library will host its annual holiday book sale on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hundreds of previously read, some new and all loved books will be available for purchase. For more information, call 530-573-3185 or visit


Have you and your canine been getting along lately? If you need help in establishing good conduct, enroll in Guy Yeaman’s Dog Obedience Class. Guy uses a light-handed approach to help your dog obey commands.

This six-week course is held at Kahle Community Center on Thursdays from 7-8 p.m. The next session begins Nov. 5 and runs through Dec. 17 and the fee is $80. Dogs must be at least 4 months old and you must bring a copy of dog’s shot record to the first class.

For more information or to enroll, please call Kahle Community Center at 775-586-7271.

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