Soldotna Neighbors

Posted: Tuesday, February 08, 2000


Fax 262-4934

G'day from Mavis and Kelly.

Happy anniversary to Bill and Rosie Reeder Wednesday! They have been married for 20 years and will celebrate by being remarried with family and close friends present on Saturday. Son, Ryan, will be home for the big event, also.

Happy 31st birthday to "one of our husbands." Scott Griebel's big day is the same as one of us, Thursday, but we'll only be 29. Ha, ha! We took a little family trip last weekend to the Kenai Princess Lodge then off to Anchorage for a little shopping fix and a Blooming Onion from The Outback.

Skip Dove has returned to 4-D Carpet One after an absence of 12 years. During that time, Skip has been a guide on the Kenai River and worked for the school district as head custodian at Mountain View Elementary. He also continues to hand throw pottery at his studio on Sport Lake. Skip's wife of 30 years, Beverly, is borough Mayor Dale Bagley's secretary. Skip is enjoying his new position at 4-D.

Harvest Traditions Bakery will hold a class Saturday to make and decorate cookies for Valentine's Day. Children 8 and older are welcome if they are accompanied by an adult. Take home some cookies to share with loved ones and have a great time for only $15. Call Sally at 260-9230 or stop by Harvest Traditions to sign up.

February is Love of Reading Month on the Kenai Peninsula. Be sure to check out the school district's Web site about this month's fun activities at Author Claire Murphy will visit several area schools to help celebrate reading and writing. The Kenai Peninsula Reading Council will host a special session with her at River City Books Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. She will present an annotated slide show featuring her books "Gold Rush Women" and "Gold Rush Children." Admission is $5, and reading council members are free.

Here is the Spenard Builders' quote from last week: "Faith should be our steering wheel, not our spare tire."

Remember your sweetheart Monday on Valentine's Day!

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce luncheon will be today at noon at the Riverside House. The guest speaker is Dr. Bill Berman. He is the published author of "Shaking the Family Tree."

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will have a video presentation, "Focus on Rehabilitation," at Central Peninsula General Hospital Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. in classroom 3. Lunch will be provided. For more information, call Barb at 262-8395.

The heating assistance program runs from Nov. 1 through April 30 and assists with home heating expenses. Both homeowners and renters may apply. Your application must be received by April 30 and eligibility is based on household income. Call 262-2322 for more information.

The dulcimer practice group meets every Wednesday at 1 p.m. The dulcimer is a four-string instrument similar to a lap guitar and is played in the Kentucky and Tennessee areas. If you would like to learn how to play, stop by and talk to the group or call 262-2322.

The Kenai Peninsula College Art Gallery is featuring "Rarified Light." Be sure to see the exhibition of photography sponsored by the Anchorage Photographic Center through Friday. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

KPC congratulates Rebecca Hilbrink on the birth of her twins. She had a boy and girl. Rebecca is the adjunct computer instructor at the college. Mom and babies are doing just fine and expect to be home soon.

The Soldotna chamber wishes farewell to its outgoing directors Richard Brown, Jocelyn Coghill, Mark Gregory and Kurt Olson. Their efforts were greatly appreciated and they certainly will be missed.

2000 Tesoro Iron Dog shirts are available. Support the local Champions Team No. 16, Scott Davis and Mark Carr. Pick your shirt up at either Davis Block and Concrete, Sweeney's Clothing or Riverside Car Quest.

Have a wonderful week and keep that good news coming to us. We're always looking for good stuff for the column. You can call Kelly at Freedom Realty Monday through Wednesday at 262-1770 or e-mail her at You also can call Mavis at 262-4591 or fax her at 262-4934. Items must be received one week prior to coming out in the Clarion. Thanks.

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