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Safe Haven Chiropractic, supporters of the Season for Peace and Nonviolence, is sponsoring an essay contest for school-age children. SPNV honors the nonviolent principles of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.

Gandhi said, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” He taught that the peace people cultivate within themselves and then bring to their relationships is ultimately what brings peace to nations.

The essay, titled “I am the change I wish to see in the world,” should explore what these words mean to the student and how they have actively incorporated that idea into their personal life. Essays should be at least two or three paragraphs, but no longer than 11Ú2 pages. A $50 savings bond will be awarded to the best essay from an elementary student; a $75 bond will go to a middle school student; and the high school winner will receive a $125 bond.



The deadline for the contest is March 17. Teachers who plan to have their class participate should call Hillary Bittman at (530) 577-5433 and let her know. For more information call Bittman.

Hepatitis C lecture slated



Ken Morgan, certified Hepatitis C educator, will be the guest speaker at the “Exposing the Myths of Hepatitis C” wellness lecture. The free event is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Barton Memorial Hospital board room.

Morgan has attended more than 350 hours of Hepatitis C educational workshops, seminars and continuing education class since being diagnosed with the disease in 2000. Hepatitis C is an epidemic in the United States, infecting more than 4 million people, 2 percent of the population. In California there are more than 650,000 people infected. According to the American Liver Foundation, one out of every 500 children between the ages of 6 and 11 are infected with Hepatitis C. One out of every 250 children between 12 and 19 also are infected, and most of them do not know.

There are many misconceptions regarding the Hepatitis C virus. People who attend the lecture will leave with a better understanding of the myths surrounding Hepatitis C transmission, treatment, disease progression and outcome. For more information call the Barton Health Resource Center at (530) 543-5537.

Make your own candy for Easter

Easter is quickly approaching and chocolate is the traditional gift of choice. People who plan to give chocolate this year should consider making them by hand. They can learn to make their own unique confections at Cocoa Bibelot’s Easter candy class.

The class will take place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 12 at 1202 Ski Run Blvd., inside the Black Bear Inn. The cost is $40. Amy Thyr, owner of Cocoa Bibelot, will show students how to make scrumptious chocolates. In addition to the basics of working and cooking with chocolate, the class will cover use of candy molds, flat, filled, marbled and painted chocolates, truffles, dipped sweets and barks. Register by calling (530) 544-4849 or by visiting http://www.cocoa-bielot.com.

Thyr is a longtime chocolate aficionado and has spent the past eight years creating unique sweets and confections in South Lake Tahoe.

Cocoa Bibelot supplies area restaurants, businesses, private parties, weddings and special events with her original, handmade treats. Bring smiles of delight to children and adults this Easter. Give the gift of handmade chocolate.

Puppy classes are scheduled

New sessions of Puppy School and Dog Obedience classes are being offered by the South Lake Tahoe Parks & Recreation Department, beginning April 4 and ending May 10. The cost is $60 for either six-class session with instructor Sandra Bratton.

Puppy School is from 6 to 6:45 p.m. at the South Lake Tahoe Senior center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd., and will focus on owner education, puppy socialization, problem solving and positive behavior techniques.

“Good Dog” Obedience is from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Recreation Complex, 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd.

You will work on basic care, training, grooming, problem solving and how your dog thinks, learns and relates to people. Both classes are fun for you and your dog. You need a buckle collar and 6-foot leash for classes.

Sign ups for both classes are at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation & Swim Pool Complex. If you have any questions drop by the Recreation Complex or call (530)-542-6056.


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