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What’s happening

Tahoe Daily Tribune Staff Reports

Barton Memorial Hospital is committed to providing high quality, cost-effective health care to residents and visitors of the South Shore. We are sorry to hear of the closing of the LabCorp laboratory drawing center in the Tahoe Keys Center. LabCorp-Reno has contacted the Barton Memorial Hospital Laboratory and asked to have us take over their service to the South Shore.

As a not-for-profit health care provider, Barton Memorial Hospital is able to bill more insurance. The laboratory accepts all reference laboratory orders. Visit us at 2170 South Ave. in South Lake Tahoe and in the Stateline Medical Clinic at Stateline.

Swim Club holds tryouts

The Tahoe Swim Club team has about 50 current members from age 5 to 17 and is looking for 20 more members. To try out, swimmers need to be able to make it across the 25-yard pool, but it doesn’t have to be perfect. The team is year-round and all about learning proper swimming techniques and skills, camaraderie and competition. Practice sessions are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday after school. Swim meets are usually only once a month.

Tryouts will take place from 4 to 4:30 p.m. June 7, 8, and 9 at the city of South Lake Tahoe Recreation Complex swimming pool, 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd. Participants should bring a swimsuit and towel. There is no cost for the three-day tryout, but attendance all three days is required. The cost for a three-month trial period is $190, then monthly dues will follow.

The Tahoe Swim Club is not just for good swimmers. It’s for all who want to learn to be good swimmers. For more information visit the Web site at http://www.TahoeSwimClub.com.

Senior Center lunch meeting

The Tahoe-Douglas Senior Center, Inc., monthly membership luncheon meeting will begin at noon June 9 at the Senior Center, Highway 50 and Warrior Way in Zephyr Cove.

For more information call the center at (775) 588-5140.

Democrats gather steam

With their new motto, “It’s OK to be a Democrat in Douglas County,” Democrats on May 22 conducted the first of five planned series of John Kerry House Parties in Douglas County.

For more than 125 people, the parties offered friendship, good food and wine and a stirring conference call from Sen. Kerry to all the hundreds of parties throughout the country. This was followed by Kerry’s biographical video that covered his early years, Viet Nam war experience, family, and hopes for America, which many found unusually inspirational.

Democratic activities in Douglas county are under way, with the help of the Democratic Central Committee, now 10-fold larger than a year ago, and a new and rapidly growing group. Douglas County Democratic Women, which does not exclude men, recently sponsored two public forums in Minden. One covered Yucca Mountain, with experts discussing its safety and current status. A second brought out aspects of the Patriot Act that citizens should be addressing, with information about action taken in Nevada as well as in other states.

On June 12 Democrats will have a float and march in the Carson Valley Days parade. For more information about activities, forums and group meetings, contact Douglas County Democratic Women at (775) 265-2547. Their Web site is http://www.dcdw.net.

Optimist Club hosts breakfast

The Optimist Club will host a pancake breakfast from 8 to 11:30 a.m. June 19 at the Horizon Casino Resort for the Tahoe Truckin’ Fun Run.

A donation of $5 per person is requested and children under 5 years of age are free.

The Optimist Club is a volunteer organization of men and women committed to raising money annually to benefit and support the children in the community. The Optimists’ motto is “Friend of Youth.”

– Provided to the Tribune

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