Applications are now being accepted for three Soroptimist awards.

The "Women's Opportunity Award" is geared toward a woman who is the primary financial provider for her family and is enrolled in a training or undergraduate degree program. The funds can be used at the recipient's discretion to best assist them in pursuit of their education.

The "Ruby Award" honors women who work to improve the lives of women and girls through their professional and/or volunteer work. These funds will be given to the organization or charity that this woman supports.

The third award is the "Violet Richardson Award." This award recognizes the service of young women ages 14 through 17 in making a difference in solving a social problem or donating her time and skills to a local non-profit which will receive the funds designated for this award.

Applications can be obtained from any Soroptimist member or at Java Hut Express, located inside Walmart. Deadline for being considered for one of these awards is Dec. 1.

Thank you to those in our community who give their time and talents to make Del Norte County a great place to live.