Posted: Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Good morning.

Words to ponder this week: "One may give without loving; but none can love without giving." — Author unknown

Bob Harrison's cribbage report for Jan. 22 tells me Don Estes took first; Glenn Clifford placed second; and Barbara Romine was third. These folks meet at the Merit Inn on Saturday afternoons, so if you like cribbage, it's the place to be.

Nikiski Freestyle Wrestling Club registration will begin from 5 to 7 p.m. today and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Nikiski North Star Elementary School.

Fees must be paid before a child can participate in club activities. Accident insurance is included in the fee that covers your child during club activities. A copy of the child's birth certificate is needed at registration.

Membership is open to all boys and girls age 5 and up. Youth that will be at least 5 any time during 2005 are eligible to join. Call Tim and Charlene Johnson at 776-8808, e-mail or visit www.eteamz. com/nrwcpanthers for more informtaion.

Dr. Donna Peterson, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District superintendent, will meet with Nikiski Middle -Senior High School parents and community members at 6 p.m. Thursday in the library for input regarding recommendations toward the hiring of a new principal.

Vivian Swanson informed me an AARP class is being held at the North Star Methodist Church on Friday and Saturday. Friday's class time is from 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturday is 2 to 6 p.m.

This class is certified by the state and open to all ages. Parents and teens are encouraged to take the class together. Some of the advantages gained by taking this class include getting a reduction on automobile insurance, getting two points taken off your driving record and getting a ticket dismissed. For more information, call Vivian at 260-3966.

Margie Warner and Linda Ralston told me the high school site council is seeking nominations for three seats for parent representatives and one seat for a community member for the 2005-06 school year.

If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else, call Margie or Linda at 776-3456. Nominations will be accepted until March 1. Nominations also will be accepted during parent-teacher conferences Feb. 10 and 11 at the school. Elections will be in April.

The Nikiski Talent Show will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at the high school auditorium. Anyone interested in applying should call Joe Rizzo or Joshua Ball at 776-3456.

Nikiski's Carol Ford will direct the Kenai Performers in "Brigadoon" at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at the Kenai Central High School on Feb. 18 though 20 and 25 through 27. Tickets are available at M&M Market in Nikiski, The Music Box, River City Books, Sweeney's Clothing, Old Town Music and Charlotte's.

For more information, call June Harris at 283-1946 or Mary Kennedy at 252-4942.

Congratulations to Nora Ribbens and Susan McLaury. They are now a part of the Nikiski North Star Elementary School noninstructional aides.

Celebrating a birthday today is Jerry Nelson; Saturday: Paul Spurgeon and Chris Little; and Sunday: Rebecca Blum.

Enjoy the day.

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

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