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Applications are available for the Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe 2005-06 Community Service Grants program. Community organizations are encouraged to submit creative grant proposals, the funding for which will create a lasting impact within the community.

Most noted for its annual food-and-wine tasting, “The Best of Tahoe,” Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe is also known for significant service to the community. Throughout the years the service club has become increasingly effective in raising and creatively distributing funds among various organizations within the community, as well as donating time and effort toward these projects.

The Community Service Grants program began in 1997 as an equitable way for the club to award funding from among the requests received from many worthy community groups. By receiving and reviewing applications at one time each year, all applications compete on an equal footing.

The deadline for receiving applications (no postmarked by) is Sept. 30. Applications are available at the South Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce or at Dr. Steven Kline’s office, 276 Kingsbury Grade, Suite 103.

For more information contact Linda Mendizabal at (530) 544-2312.

Kiwanis Club to hold yard sale

The Kiwanis Club of Tahoe Sierra will conduct its annual yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church, 2733 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

Proceeds will be put back into the South Lake Tahoe community to benefit children and elders.

Juvenile center honors workers

The South Lake Tahoe Juvenile Treatment Center recently conducted its employee awards ceremony honoring two outstanding staff members who received the Probation Counselor of the Year and Probation Employee of the Year awards for 2004.

The awards were presented by Assistant Chief Probation Officer Barney Scholl, the juvenile treatment center’s first superintendent.

The 2004 Probation Counselor of the Year award was presented to Carrie Casey, who is one of the original probation counselors assigned to the juvenile treatment center upon its opening in South Lake Tahoe in 2004.

Within her first year on the job Casey was selected for promotion within the probation department to senior probation counselor and has provided a leadership role within the facility.

The Probation Employee of the Year award was presented to Kelly Spears. The probation department has employed Spears as a legal office assistant II and administrative secretary since January 2002.

She was promoted within the department to her current assignment at the juvenile treatment center in 2004 and is responsible for a number of different responsibilities within the support services section.

Spears previously earned this award in 2002 when assigned to the South Lake Tahoe Probation Office.

Probation department staff thanks and congratulates both of the award recipients for their service to the community and professionalism.


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