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Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe will conduct a candidates forum at noon Wednesday at Harrah’s Tahoe Special Events Center. The public is invited and the $10 cost includes lunch.

Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling (866) 801-8652. Leave a message with your name and how many will be in your party.

The forum will feature the candidates running for Nevada 2nd Congressional District, who are Jill Derby and Dean Heller, and candidates running for Nevada 4th District Commissioner, who are Nancy McDermid and Greta Hambsch.

The format of the forum will be as follows: Each candidate will have two minutes at the start of the program to present his or her qualifications and one 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.

Sam’s to raise gradnite funds

A fundraiser to benefit the George Whittell High School 2007 Sober Gradnite will take place Oct. 24 at Sam’s Beach House in Round Hill Square shopping center, Highway 50 and Elks Point Road in Zephyr Cove.

A percentage of all sales between 4 to 8 p.m. will be donated to gradnite. Be sure to tell your server you want to contribute to the safe and sober event for graduating seniors. Two-for-one appetizers will be available from 4 to 6 p.m.

In addition, raffle tickets will be available for purchase for an 8-inch portable DVD player.

All aboard for Tahoe Jam 2006

First Baptist Church Youth Ministry on Wednesday will sponsor “Tahoe Jam 2006” aboard the Tahoe Queen. Boarding is at 6 p.m. and the paddlewheeler will depart from the Ski Run Marina at 6:30 p.m. The boat will return to the dock and participants will be ready to be picked up at 9 p.m.

All middle school through college-age youth are welcome. The cost is $5 per person and includes food, live band, raffle prizes and karaoke. Participants should bring additional money for snacks.

No alcohol, drugs or tobacco will be allowed. This is the eighth year of the evangelical event and around 400 young Christians, both teens and young adults, are expected to attend.

For more information, please call First Baptist Church at (530) 544-2743 or (530) 542-2077.


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