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Tahoe Truckee Community Briefs

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County (BBBSNC) has partnered with Tahoe Womens Services to provide caring mentors for a boys group and a girls group at North Tahoe Middle School in late January. BBBSNC is looking for men and women who want to mentor these students. Mentors commit about an hour a week with their little brother or sister an experience often as rewarding for the mentor as the youth. Mentors have to pass a simple background check and must be willing to make a difference in a childs life. For more information, or if you are interested, please contact Peggy Martin at 587-7717 or e-mail at peggy@bigsofnc.org.BBBSNC recently expanded its mentoring programs to the Truckee and North Lake Tahoe region, including the communities of Kings Beach and Tahoe City. For more information, please see http://www.bigsofnc.org.

The following local graduates have made the Deans Honors List at U.C. Santa Barbara for academic work during the fall quarter of 2008. The honor is earned by students who average a 3.75 grade point average on a program of 12 or more graded units in the College of Letters and Science, or 3.5 in the school of engineering: Kenneth Bousquet, Truckee, physics; Brian Kerr, Truckee, pre-computer engineering; Andrew Sutton-Pado, Truckee, mechanical engineering; Louis Vanblarigan, Truckee, Mechanical Engineering.

Project MANA is looking for volunteers to rescue food from local stores. This opportunity requires the volunteer to have transportation that can hold approximately 50 to 100 lbs. of boxed food and can drop off the rescued food every other Tuesday at the Truckee Donner Community Center by 2:30 p.m. Please call 582-4079 or e-mail kailis@projectmana.org if you are interested in helping us serve our community.

The Truckee Sunrise Rotary Club announced the first prize of a Samsung 50-inch, high definition plasma television and a Super Bowl party for 20 was won by local resident Scott Berry. Chief Berry recently retired as the Police Chief of Truckee. The second prize of a 20-person beer and pizza party from FiftyFifty Brewing Company on Super Bowl Sunday was won by NorthStar resident Mike Moll.The drawing took place among dozens of local residents and Rotarians enjoying fine food, beverages and fellowship at FiftyFifty Brewing Company. Rotarians thank Alicia and Andy Barr for their generosity and hospitality at FiftyFifty.The Truckee Sunrise Rotary Club sold raffle tickets to support PolioPlus, the global effort of Rotary club members in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world to eradicate polio worldwide. Ticket sales will result in almost 5,000 polio inoculations for children around the world.Besides raising funds, over one million women and men of Rotary have donated their time and personal resources to help immunize nearly two billion children during National Immunization Days (NID) in more than 122 countries. For more information visit http://www.truckeesinroserotary.org.

Do you love to work with animals? Then volunteer for the Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe (HSTT). Children 10 to 15 years and older may volunteer if accompanied by a parent. The HSTT is located at 10382 Donner Pass Road, above the Fair andamp; Green Store next to Blue Sky Construction. Please park on Donner Pass Road. Contact Erin Ellis for more information at volunteers@hstt.org or 587-0667.

Truckee High School Band students will raise money during the 8th annual telethon Saturday, Jan. 24, from 3 to 9 p.m. on public access stations 6 and 24. The telethon includes live performances and concerts. Proceeds will benefit the Band Tour.On the tour, the band plays for veterans hospitals, convalescent hospitals, childrens hospitals and elementary schools to inspire memories in the old and passion in the young.What we are doing on tour is a profoundly important community service that few organizations would be capable of accomplishing, said Truckee High Senior Shawn Conway. We tap into lost memories and help bring a smile to the faces of those less fortunate than us. That means just as much as dollar bills.The band hopes to raise $8,000 by putting on the annual telethon.Truckee High Senior Taylor Morfett said, Not only do we give back to the community but we get a chance to bond with each other and create timeless memories.Donate to the Truckee High Band by calling 582-2777 during the telethon or visit http://www.tempohigh.org.

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