News briefs: South Lake Tahoe births and more |

News briefs: South Lake Tahoe births and more

Soroptimist Internation of Tahoe Sierra and Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe recently recognized 10 local women with awards.
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Aaron Douglas Burke was born Feb. 29 to Matthew Aaron Burke to Kimberly Anne Doig of South Lake Tahoe.


The body of Carolyn Batchelor, a Zephyr Cove woman, was located last week. She was reported missing from her home Monday, Feb. 15.

According to an El Dorado Sheriff’s Office news release, “On Saturday, Feb. 27, Search and Rescue personnel located Carolyn’s body in the area of Inspiration Point partially buried under the snow. At this time Carolyn’s death is not considered suspicious. The manner and cause of death remain under investigation.”


Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra and Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe recently recognized 10 local women with awards.

The Violet Richardson Award recognizes young women ages 14-17 for their volunteer contributions. This year’s recipients were Abby Abel, Ally Swain, Hunter Turney, Annie Buchser, Sabrina Green and Tatum Whatford. Each honoree received $100.

Recipients of the Live Your Dream award each received $2,000 from Soroptimist, plus an additional $1,000 from an anonymous donor. This year’s honorees were Jordawn Amthauer and Tatiana Esposito. This award is given to women in the community who are the sole supporter of their family, and are overcoming many challenges to further their education and career opportunities in order to make a better life for their children.

The final award was the Ruby Award, given to women who are not Soroptimist members and give selflessly to others. This year’s recipients were Dr. Mireya Ortega and Bonnie Driscoll. Each Ruby Award recipient received $150.

“We are so proud of these women and the difference they are making in our community and the world,” a Soroptimist news release said.

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