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Truckee Tahoe Sunshine letters

Los Medicos Voladores (the flying doctors) and Project MANA extend heartfelt thanks to all those who helped make our collaborative Nov. 18 Cooking Class a big success. First and foremost, to the Tahoe Cooking Queens, Cindy McClelland and Mary Jurkonis, for contributing their time, expenses, talents, and energies to conducting this very entertaining, informative, and scrumptious class. To Patty Baird and the staff of Cedar House Sport Hotel for providing an absolutely perfect venue. To our fully-booked audience of community members who greeted each and#8220;appeteaserand#8221; with enthusiasm. And to the staffs of our two agencies for assuring a smoothly run event.

Proceeds from these collaborative events will directly benefit our respective missions … at Project MANA to dramatically reduce the incidence of hunger in the Tahoe/Truckee area, and at LMV to provide free medical and dental clinics to rural villages in Mexico, Latin America, and the migrant labor populations of the southwestern United States.

Watch for additional Tahoe Cooking Queen classes in 2010!

and#8212; Mark Estee, president, Project MANA, and Wayne McClelland, president, Los Medicos Voladores, Truckee chapter,

Our many thanks go out to the following restaurants for their generous donations to the football coaching staff of the North Tahoe Lakers.

Sunnyside, River Grill, Fiama and Tahoe City Golf Course.

Our banquet, held on Nov. 23, was a memorable time for all who attended. Our team was small and with the economy being what it is there was no way we could have given a gift of thanks to our coaches without your generous support. Our players and coaches gave their all, in heart, spirit, and determination and as a mom to one of the players, I commend them all for their great job. Well done Lakers!

and#8212; Kris J. Lock

For those of you who do not know me, I am the local Tahoe City tow truck driver who helps you when your car breaks; when you have flat tires, need jump starts, or lock your keys in your car. I am also the mother of the 17-year-old boy who died tragically in a motorcycle accident on Nov. 14, 2009.

First of all, I want to thank Placer County Sheriffs, California CHP and Nordic Search and Rescue, as well as all of the community members who helped with the search for my son. I wish the outcome would have been different but I thank you for your efforts and time. I want to thank our wonderful neighbors and friends who brought us food in the week after Evan’s passing. I also would like all of Evan’s friends who came to comfort us during the weeks following the accident. Your presence made me realize how much Evan was loved by all of you. The gestures helped more then you will ever know. I won’t even begin to try to make sense of the terrible loss our family feels but in a grim situation we realize how wonderful the place we live is. Evan was a vibrant person with a huge heart. He was robbed of his future and we feel blessed to have had him in our lives as long as we did. He will be greatly missed and his accomplishments will never be known. All of us, Randy, Erica, Elmo, Kymberlee, and I want you to know that we are honored to be a part of this community so full of wonderful caring people. There is a memorial fund set up in Evan Normans name at Eldorado Savings Bank for those of you who care to help in that way. The address is P.O. Box 5067, Tahoe City, CA 96145. The phone number is 583-3718.

and#8212; Rebecca Normans, Tahoe City

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