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Nikiski

Posted: Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Good morning.

Words to get you through the week: "Truth is like fine china: It can be broken. It can be mended. But it can never be the same again." Author unknown

The North Peninsula Recreation Service Area is offering an adult coed dodge ball league. Players must be at least 17-years-old to be eligible to play. League nights will be held on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center beginning today. The cost is $20 per person.

For more information, call Rachel Parra at 776-8800.

Nikiski Freestyle Wrestling Club meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. at the North Peninsula Recreation Community Center. You can register at practice. Parents are reminded to bring a copy of your child's birth certificate.

For more information, call Tim and Charlene Johnson at 776-8808 or e-mail nrwc@alaska.net.

The Nikiski Senior Citizens Center will have its Sweetheart Banquet and prime rib dinner and dance Saturday. The entertainment will be the Dixieland Jazz Band. Tickets are $15 per person. For more information, call the center at 776-7654.

The senior center also will serve breakfast from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 27. The menu will consist of biscuits and gravy, pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, hash browns, gravy and omelets. For more information, call 776-7654.

Linda Ralston is passing along the following information: interviews for the new Nikiski Middle High School principal will be held at 9 a.m. Feb. 26 at the school. The public is welcome to come, observe and give written comments afterwards. Call the school at 776-3456 if you have questions.

Bob Harrison's cribbage report for Feb. 5 is Juanita Griffith, George Shaw and Steve Abruska placed first, second and third, respectively. You can join in the fun Saturdays at the Kenai Merit Inn at 3 p.m.

Carol Strickland, cub master, mentions that the Cub Scout Pack 654 is having its Blue and Gold Banquet. It will celebrate 75 years of cub scouting in America on Friday. Guest speaker will be Sen. Tom Wagoner.

Congratulations to Elena Bird of Nikiski in her achievement in winning the Alaska Junior Miss competition. Parents, Bob and Rosemary and brothers, Mario and Quincy along with the Nikiski community wish her the best when she goes to Mobile, Ala. in June to take part in the America Junior Miss National finals.

The Interagency Council meeting will be held Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Kenai Public Health Center.

This is a brown bag luncheon. Representatives from all agencies are welcome to attend and bring information on their programs. For information, call Barbara, volunteer coordinator at the LeeShore Center at 283-9479 or visit www.alas ka.net/~leeshore/.

Celebrating a birthday today is Elaine Meyer; Tuesday: Chris Parrish; Wednesday: Butch Ewing and Shannon Swanson; Saturday: Larry Best, Howard Hughley and Charles Ivy; Sunday: Chuck Grimm; Monday: Nicki Baier, Charolette Korpinen and Stephen Hartley.

Enjoy the day.

Beth Jones can be reached by phone at 776-8455 or by email at bethjones143@yahoo.com



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