Posted: Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Good morning.

Words for your week: "Without love and kindness, life is cold, selfish, and uninteresting, and leads to distaste for everything. With kindness, the difficult becomes easy, the obscure clear; life assumes a charm and its miseries are softened. If we knew the power of kindness, we should transform this world into a paradise." — Charles Wagner

The Nikiski Funky Farmers 4-H Club has project groups meeting for arts and cooking, horse, market livestock and music each month. The archery project group will begin a six-week session starting Jan. 28.

If you are interested in joining any of these project groups, call Katy Bethune at 776-7638. The club also is looking for a community service project in the Nikiski area. If you have a project the members of the club could help with, give Katy a call.

Bob Harrison reports the Jan. 8 cribbage winners were as follows: Judy Piepgras took first, Juanita Griffith took second, and Ray Nickelson placed third. If you would like to join the fun, you can on Saturdays at the Kenai Merit Inn at 3 p.m. For more information, call Bob at 776-5339.

Congratulations to the Nikiski pool in being selected to receive the 2005 National Aquatics Award. This is the second time it has received this award, the first was in 1994.

Calling Nikiski green thumb gardeners and those who are trying (like me): The Winter Lecture Series is starting again with the Central Peninsula Master Gardeners. On Jan. 27, speaker Bob Wheeler, forestry specialist for Cooperative Extension Service office, will give a presentation on hazard trees. They meet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road. For more information, contact Janice or Vicki at 262-5824.

Jean Nappier reminds Nikiski senior citizens that it's time to pay their membership dues. January is the month to collect. Call the center at 776-7654 for more information.

The Nikiski Fire Department will give a carbon monoxide presentation at the Nikiski Senior Citizens Center at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday. For more information, call the center at 776-7654.

Celebrating a birthday Wednesday are Crystelle Chison and Don Eide; Saturday: Lucile Wilson and Rane McClure; Sunday: Bonnie Bates and Debra Brackett; and Monday: Mary Anne Cowgill, Sue Coup and Taylor Moore.

Celebrating their anniversary today are Mickey and Joyce Endsley, and on Saturday, Buck and Wanda Nichols, Bill and Margie Baucum and Brian and Colleen Vance.

Enjoy the day.

Beth Jones can be reached by phone at 776-8455 or by email at

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