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Tahoe woman excels at University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming listed 33 students from California, including Lindsay D. Kay of South Lake Tahoe, on its spring semester academic dean’s and dean’s freshman honor rolls.

The honor rolls consist of regularly enrolled undergraduates above freshman standing who earned a 3.4 or better grade-point average, and freshmen who have earned a 3.25 or better grade-point average. Students must have been enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours taken for letter grades.

Tahoe library summer schedule set

Friends of the South Lake Tahoe Branch Library, 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd., sponsors programs throughout the summer at the library.

Families are invited to bring a picnic on July 23, when Sean Cummings will play the Scottish Highland bagpipe at 6 p.m. on the library’s lawn.

Todd Borg, an award-winning author, will talk about his 12th book in the Owen McKenna mystery series at 6:30 p.m. July 30. A book sale and signing will follow.

In a program for children, Crazy Club authors Christie Higman Rassuchine and Robyn Lindner will read a portion of their newest book, “Larry’s Lucky Charm,” at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 2. Children can dress in costumes and participate in a costume contest. There will also be a talent show, where children can perform by themselves or with a friend or sibling. Snacks and prizes will be provided.

Arlene Morgan will talk about her new novel “Roots of the Vines” at 6 p.m. Aug. 6. Morgan will also talk about the process of writing and self-publishing a book. A question and answer session will follow. Books cost $15 each, with 20 percent of the evening’s proceeds benefitting Friends of the Library.

Mary Jo Sonntag will share “Write, If You Live to Get There: Tracing Westward Expansion Through 120 Years of Family Letters.” Sonntag’s book tells the story of the Phillips family’s westward migration from Vermont to Northern California through a collection of letters that provide a portrait of American life in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The program will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 13.

Hundreds of titles will be available at a book sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 16. Friends of the Library members are admitted an hour early. Attendees can join on the morning of the sale. The Alan Miller Trio will perform in the afternoon on the lawn.

Erline Christopherson, the first woman to complete a length-wise swim of Lake Tahoe, will share her memories of that record-setting day in 1962 with historic videos, photos and stories at 6 p.m. Aug. 20.

Farmers market coupons available for seniors

Lake Tahoe Markets honors the Nevada Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program, which provides low-income seniors with coupons that can be exchanged for eligible foods at participating Nevada farmers markets.

To qualify, seniors age 60 and older must be a Nevada resident, must meet specific income guidelines and must sign up at a local distributing agency site. To find a site, call the Department of Agriculture at 775-353-3758.

Coupons are accepted at all of Lake Tahoe Markets’ farmers markets: from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Lampe Park in Gardnerville; from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Lakeside Inn & Casino in Stateline; from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays at Tunnel Creek in Incline Village; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays at Tahoe Biltmore in Crystal Bay.

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