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South Shore residents June and Tom Reyes recently returned from a reunion of Germany’s Ramstein Air Base school administrators. The reunion was in San Antonio. June served as a school secretary at Ramstein from 1976 to 1984. Tom was a science teacher at Ramstein junior high and high schools. About 100 people attended the reunion.

“It was fun. We had a good time seeing everyone, especially after all this time,” June Reyes said.

The next reunion will be in Biloxi, Miss.



Today is the deadline to obtain a souvenir “first day of issue” postmark on the new Spay-Neuter stamps which were officially dedicated at the 125th American Humane Association Conference in Denver earlier this year. Dawn Armstrong, executive director of the Lake Tahoe Human Society, reports that collectors and animal supporters may purchase the stamps at a Tahoe area post office or by telephone at 800-STAMP-24 or at http://www.usps.com.

The stamps should then be affixed to an envelope of your choice. Address that envelope to yourself or to a friend. Place the envelope into a larger one addressed to: Neuter or Spay, Commemorative Stamps, Postmaster, 951 20th St., Denver, CO 80202-9991. The Postal Service will apply the first day of issue postmark to the inner envelope and return it by mail. All orders must be postmarked today. It’s another way to save animal lives by spreading the spay-neuter message.




Armstrong also noted that October is national Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. This year’s theme is: Make your house a home … adopt a shelter dog! Tahoe residents are encouraged to visit the two local shelters: the public, tax- supported El Dorado County Animal Control off Highway 89, and the private, donation supported Lake Tahoe Humane Society and SPCA shelter off Highway 50. Both facilities are in Meyers. Call (530) 577-1766 or (530) 577-4521 for hours.

Jason Seiz of Sierra Tract was one of dozens of South Shore residents who reported seeing a bright strange object ` with a tail that flew over Lake Tahoe on Oct. 14.

It wasn’t a UFO but another missile test from Vandenberg Air Force Base, the second one in two months, according to news reports.

“I figured it was something like that,” Seiz said, who described it as something like a jet flying, but really low in the sky.

“It was about 6:50 p.m. and I was coming back from Spooner Summit. I saw this really bright light, the size of a baseball and a contrail behind it flying real low, right above the lake. I pulled over across from Kahle, and just sat there watching it.

“Other people pulled over too. It just kept going, leaving these squiggly lines in its path right above the lake. And then it just fizzled out.”

The missile launch was seen throughout Northern and Central California and Nevada.


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