Kasilof Community News

Posted: Monday, March 17, 2008

Easter is fast heading our way. It is always the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox. Good Friday (this Friday) is on the equinox, this year.

Kasilof churches holding Easter services are: Reflection Lake Chapel, Mile 103 at 11 a.m.; Kasilof Community Church, next to the mercantile at 9 and 11 a.m.; Blessed Hope Baptist Church, Mile 111.5, at 10:30 a.m.; and New Life Christian Fellowship at Kalifornsky Beach Road Mile 1 at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.

The annual Kasilof Easter Egg hunt will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tustumena Elementary School. You may want to bring boots. Shawna Wolk used to do most of the funding and organization of the event. Tosha Checketts and friends from Kasilof have yoked themselves with this responsibility of late. They are raffling off a DVD player, gift certificates, games, and more, all in one Easter basket. The basket is on display at Kasilof Mercantile where tickets also are sold for $3 each or two for $5. The drawing will be held after the eggs are found, proceeds go to fund future Easter egg hunts.

Good news from Kasilof Public Library. They just purchased a skookum bunch of new books. The library is located in Tustumena Elementary School and is open from 3 to 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. The librarian, Katja Wolfe, is hopeful that people will begin using the local library more. Katja also is asking for help in May when she will be out of town. Volunteers may fill in at the library for one day or several.

Some neighborhood students achieving honors at Skyview High School are: Tasha Brown, who lives off south Cohoe Loop on Powder Keg Avenue. She is ranked number one scholastically with a grade-point average of 4.084. She participates in drama, debate and forensics, national honor society, national ocean bowl, soccer, track, and UA scholars; Scott Begins of south Cohoe Loop has a 3.99 GPA; Thomas Osterman lives between Scott and Tasha and has a GPA of 3.95; and Patrick Sheridan of Irish Hills Road in Kasilof has a GPA of 3.878.

Cohoe musher Paul Gephardt won eighth place in the Iditarod and his neighbor, Colleen Robertia, won first place in the Two Rivers 200 sled dog race March 8. That race finished in a wintry sprint with her edging out the second-place finisher by 15 seconds. Colleen won the trophy and $1,800, $500 of which was in gold coins. Her husband, Joseph Robertia, was present to provide moral support and help with logistics. Two Rivers is northeast of North Pole.

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