Barton Memorial Hospital, El Dorado County and the Regional Medical Reserve Corps are developing a local chapter of the Medical Reserve Corps in South Lake Tahoe. Orientation for the program will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday; noon to 1 p.m. Thursday; and 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday in the Barton Memorial Hospital board room.
The Sacramento Regional Medical Reserve Corps was created to enlist citizen volunteers to assist in the establishment of an organized pool of resources capable of being developed to support emergency management systems already in place.
The goal of the MRC will be to provide volunteer medical professionals and resources to augment these services in the community.
The MRC is looking for any physicians, nurses, EMT/paramedics, lab technicians, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, non-medical support personnel, translators, mortuary service personnel, veterinary professionals, and chaplaincy personnel interested in assisting the community in a disaster.
If you are interested or need more information, call Dawn Spicer, R.N., at (530) 543-5863.
Forum to feature four candidates
Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe will conduct a forum for the candidates running for the El Dorado County District 5 supervisor seat at noon May 31 at Harrah’s Convention center. The candidates are Norma Santiago and Ted Long. At the same lunch there will be a forum for the El Dorado County District Attorney candidates. The candidates are Gary Lacy and Vern Pierson.
The public is invited and reservations are needed. The cost of $10 includes lunch. Reservations may be made by calling (530) 573-2433. Please leave a message with your name and how many will be in your party.
The format will be as follows. Each candidate will have 2 minutes at the start of the program to present his or her qualifications and 1 minute for a wrap-up at the conclusion. Candidates will field a series of questions developed by a Soroptimist panel and presented by a moderator. Time permitting, questions will be taken from the floor.
Each candidate will have the opportunity to answer each question. Responses will be timed and the time allocated will depend on the complexity of the question.
It is hoped that all interested citizens will attend this forum and have a chance to hear and meet the candidates.
BMX track open; racing to begin
The South Lake Tahoe BMX track, 1100 Lyons Ave., at Al Tahoe Elementary School is open for practice from 5 p.m. to dusk on Wednesdays and Fridays.
The American Bicycle Association sanctions the track and all riders must be members to participate. Applications are available on site and are immediately activated. Membership fees are $25 for 30 days or $45 for one year. Free one-day trail memberships are also available.
All riders must wear helmets and long-sleeved shirts, and bikes must pass a safety inspection prior to entering the track.
Racing will begin June 4 and continue every Sunday through October. The BMX track is open to all riders with BMX, cruiser or mountain bikes. Call the track hotline at (530) 542-9337.
– Provided to the Tribune
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