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Tahoe Daily Tribune Staff Reports

Better Breathers will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon today at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

The guest speaker will be Louise Lake of Barton Healthcare Systems Resource Center. She will discuss programs and help available within the community. Information will be presented for health, diet, education, self-help, Elder Options and other community programs. Information will be available regarding the Barton Health Fair and the low-cost health testing currently being done.

For more information call Jan Peacock at (530) 542-9183 or the American Lung Association at (775) 829-5864.

Help with Sober Grad Night

Parents of freshmen through senior students are needed and encouraged to become involved in planning the Sober Grad Night party for South Tahoe High School 2004 graduating seniors. The event continues to grow in popularity and gives the young adults a chance to celebrate in a drug- and alcohol-free environment.

Volunteers are welcome to attend a planning meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Emerald Bay Center for Women’s Health, next to Bert’s Café. For more information contact Lynn Corey at (530) 542-2618 or CeCe Bachelder at (530) 577-4665.

Pop Warner board meeting

The monthly Pop Warner Football & Cheer board meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Complex, 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd.

The board is inviting new members to apply for board positions available now for the upcoming 2004 season. The open board positions are: treasurer, fund-raising director and team manager director. Coaches are eligible to be board members.

The Pop Warner program is run entirely by volunteers. Anyone who would like to help out on the board or is interested in volunteering during the 2004 season is encouraged to attend Thursday’s meeting.

For more information call Lisa Slater at (530) 544-6736 or visit http://www.southtahoepopwarner.com.

South Tahoe Pop Warner will offer first sign-ups for the 2004 season from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Complex and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Kahle Community Center.

Earth Day forum Friday

In honor or Earth Day 2004 a community forum on Lake Tahoe environmental and economic issues has been scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Lake Tahoe Community College theater. The event has been organized by an ad-hoc citizens group and is supported by the Lake Tahoe Democratic Club.

The community forum is the first in a series of forums leading up to the November elections. Planned future forum topics include “Homeland Security: How Safe Are We?” and “Elections in America: Campaign Financing, Truth and Untruth in Campaign Ads and Security with Electronic Voting.”

The moderator is Dr. Scott Lukas, Lake Tahoe Community College. Panelists and their topics include Bob Richards, Tahoe Research Group, UC Davis field lab director, “Changes in Lake Tahoe Water Quality: Causes and Consequences;” John Singlaub, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, executive director, “Current Efforts by TRPA to Balance Environmental Quality and Growth;” and Duane Wallace, South Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce executive director, “Effects of Environmental Restrictions on Business Development.”

O’Toole Award seeks nominees

The Ellie O’Toole Award recognizes an outstanding employer, employee or individual who has made extraordinary efforts in working for the betterment of life for those people or persons with a physical, developmental or emotional disability. This prestigious award for 2004 will be presented May 27 during the South Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce installation dinner. The deadline to submit an application is May 14.

The Ellie O’Toole Award is the highest humanitarian honor presented by the South Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce and is given to an individual, organization or business who meets the criteria from one of the following categories:

1. An individual with a disability for outstanding achievement and significant contributions that increase public awareness of the experience of disability.

2. An individual, agency, firm or organization that has made extraordinary local contributions to the success of people with disabilities.

3. An employee who has made outstanding achievements in improving employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

4. An outstanding employee from the public or private sector for exemplary leadership through the employing agency. This leadership includes encouraging, inspiring, facilitating or promoting the employment of people with disabilities.

5. An individual or organization for creating/incorporating a unique or innovative design that is universally accessible by both people with disabilities and non-disabled persons. This may include technology, architecture, graphics, furniture, products or services. This award supports the philosophy that as many people as possible should be able to use a building or a product if not in an equal way, at least is an equivalent way.

6. A career professional who has made extraordinary contributions to the employment of people with disabilities. The nominee can be employed in any formally recognized profession, such as architect, dentist, engineer, attorney, physical therapist, physician, optometrist, rehabilitation counselor, educator or elected official.

To obtain a nomination form and for more information call the South Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce at (530) 541-5255. Completed nomination forms may be sent by fax to (775) 586-4528 or by e-mail to MindingYourBiz@aol.com.

Cash tribute at Legion Hall

American Legion Post 795 will present a benefit concert for veterans and youth programs from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Legion Hall, Lake Tahoe Boulevard across from the Red Hut Waffle Shop.

“Cash Only,” a four-piece band, will play Johnny Cash music only as a tribute to “The Man in Black.” There is no cover charge and all ages are welcome. Food starts at 4 p.m. and music starts at 5 p.m.

A fried chicken plate with a choice of two sides including macaroni salad, cole slaw, beans or potato salad and a roll will be available for $5 and root beer floats will be offered for $1.50 each. Also, homemade apple, cherry, lemon meringue, pecan, chocolate cream and coconut cream pies will be sold for $1.50 per slice. In addition, there will be a no-host bar featuring Jell-O shots for 50 cents each.

Pancakes at Senior Center

Everyone is invited to attend the “all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast” Saturday at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee will be served from 9 to 11 a.m. The cost is $3 for adults and $1 for children under 12.

– Provided to the Tribune

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