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Sierra College is offering exciting, interesting tuition-free classes for older adults at the Truckee campus this summer. Truckee Tahoe Seniors Council is pleased to partner with Sierra College to bring the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) to our area because our senior community is interested in this type of academically stimulating program.-

When the Seniors Council surveyed older adults in 2004, lifelong education was reported as an area of interest to help grow intellectually as well as remain active. I believe the Sierra College OLLI program is a perfect fit for our senior community.

Show that we are eager to support this program by signing up for classes today. You can choose from: Great Films of the 1950s; Writing your Autobiography; The Bible as Literature – Old Testament; Men’s and Women’s Chorus, and Everyman on Film (films about everyday men who rose to the occasion to become heroes).-

The classes get started during the week of June 12. Sign up now by going to http://www.sierracollege.edu/OLLI, or calling (916) 781-6290 or (800) 242-4004, extension #6290.

The Sierra College OLLI program has been operating for five years and offers over 175 classes annually reaching more than 4,000 students. The interactive courses are known for their stimulating topics and lively discussion among participants. And, there are no homework assignments, quizzes or tests. The program’s highly rated instructors and most popular classes are making a debut at the Sierra College Truckee campus this summer. Now it is up to us. Go on line or pick up the phone to sign up now.

Dave Dunlap

Chair, Truckee Tahoe Seniors Council

I have known Tina Stull for the last seven years, having first met her when I was president of the local Tahoe Truckee Board of Education. Tina is one of the finest “locals” that I know. Because we both have sons who play sports, I gradually came to know her well. And what I have seen of her is that she is one of the most devoted, hardest-working, community-minded citizens that Truckee has. Because we have many locals who fall into that category, being one of the hardest working of that group means something.

Tina works exceptionally hard for everyone that she cares deeply about, which includes her family and her community. Tina has spent countless hours of her own personal time working for the local soccer leagues. She gives unselfishly of her resources and her money to ensure that scholarships are available to disadvantaged youth. Additionally, she has kept a vital local store going despite the fact that it essentially is probably much more work to keep open than the return justifies.

When I first moved to Truckee, the Glenshire store, the “little store” as the neighborhood calls it, stood empty for years and Glenshire suffered for it. Tina has provided a great convenience and service to one of the primary Truckee subdivisions by continuing to operate it, and that should not go unrecognized.

What I have seen of Tina is that she believes in people. She gives people a chance ” a chance to work when they have made mistakes; a chance to have a job even if they are young and in school. And because she trusts people, she helps people trust in themselves. Our community benefits tremendously from the strength and integrity of Tina, and all the others like her, who bind us together by simply being good people.

Suzanne Prouty

Truckee