Snow has finally arrived and spring is close on its heels, so I hope you are taking advantage of this opportunity to break out the skis.
The Masons will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Sterling Senior Center. The Carving Club will meet at the senior center Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All you wannabe carvers are welcome to come and participate in the fun. Also the Poppycock Painters meet every Monday from 3 to 8 p.m. at the senior center.
I have just learned of an Alaska program that provides commodity supplemental food for seniors, women and children. Monthly packages of nutritious foods and nutrition education are provided to pregnant women, new moms up to one year postpartum, infants, children up to their sixth birthday, or a senior over 60 years.
You must meet income eligibility to participate. For more information and the income guidelines, a brochure is available from the receptionist at the senior center or call Jeannie at 262-6808.
Jennifer Hubbard over at Head Start tells me that Sterling parents are in need of quality child care for their children. If you have thought about starting your own child care business, now is that time.
Hubbard can help you achieve your goal by providing startup information, assistance with paperwork, advertising, current training and workshop opportunities, CPR, first aid training and lots of moral support. If you are a caring, nurturing adult who loves working with children, call Jennifer at 260-7446.
The Skyview High School senior after-graduation party parents are having a meeting tonight at 6:30 in the commons. All parents of seniors are invited to attend. They are in need of parent volunteers. The topics will be theme selection, party preparations, volunteer scheduling and activity planning.
For more information, call Mary Driefuerst at 598-1023 or Dennis Smith at 262-7974.
Dennis tells me that Sterling is one of the primary areas of residence for Skyview parents. This sounds like a great opportunity to participate in your graduate's activities following graduation.
A new community group is being formed in the Sterling area and will be known as the Sterling Community Coalition Group or SCCG. This all came about because of the Sterling Community Plan, which was adopted in Jun 2004. Within that plan the first goal was "to organize a coalition group to have an official voice to the borough."
The SCCG board of directors will be made up of 11 directors, elected on a three-year rotating basis by their special interest group. The first terms of the board will be chosen by lot.
The special interest groups to be represented by one director each are: community organizations; churches; schools, Head Start and educational facilities; businesses; and seasonal tourism, fishing, guiding and recreation. Property owners will be represented by three directors and there will be two directors who will be elected as members-at-large.
The SCCG steering committee invites these organizations or individuals to establish membership in one of the special interest groups listed above and participate in the formation of this coalition group.
Qualified members may nominate and then vote for their group's representative or director to the SCCG. For more information and a membership form, call Renae Wall at 260-6616.
The form must be completed and returned to the steering committee by March 11. Here's your chance to participate in the democratic process by nominating and then voting on who can best represent your interests.
Happy birthday to Delbert Otter Thursday and Cliff Chamberlin Friday. I hope you have a big celebration on your special day.
Until next week, get those skis out and enjoy the snow.
Lois Pillifant can be reached by phone at 260-3111 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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