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Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Hi.

Sounds like not everyone is aware of the Bridges move. No, I'm not talking about the bridge in town but the organization, Bridges Community Resource Network Inc. It was housed on Kasilof Street but they recently relocated to the U-Haul building on the Kenai Spur Highway. Bridges has been active in too many ways to list them all individually, but they are making a huge contribution to the welfare of the community.

News flash — Jane Stein, president of Bridges, said that there will be no Village Health Fair in 2006 due to the volunteer efforts and needs of the Arctic Winter Games. However, to look forward to it again in 2007.

She encourages everyone to volunteer for the AWG as there are numerous positions where your expertise could be applied and appreciated.

Girl Scout Troop No. 281 served as the color guard for Alaska State Women's Bowling tournament held in Kenai on March 12. The participating girls were: Vicky Tachick, Amanda Bragg, Gabrielle Bragg, Caroline Walker and Kiowa Richardson; and troop leaders, Vineta Walker, Lisa Groleske and Brenda Bragg. Also at the opening ceremonies, Colleen Denbrock and Richie Exum were inducted into the Soldotna-Kenai Bowling Association's Hall of Fame.

Sad news, Pastor Dale Kelley of Soldotna United Methodist Church has been appointed to Unalaska United Methodist Church. Pastor Kelley will be here for a while longer as the position begins later this summer.

It is rumored she will possibly retire in the Soldotna area, which we hope will come true.

Ken and Mavis Lancaster have returned from their winter escapades. However, Mavis came home with a severe cold and isn't up to her spirited self just yet. Maybe the sunshine and being home will speed up her recovery.

I'm hearing many whispers "Do you think this is breakup?" Could it really be possible that we are through winter?"

I've been waiting for the sunshine and we now have over 12 hours of daylight.

I'm not an old homesteader so I don't know the predictions for breakup. I only remember in the fall when the fireweed blooms out then it is only six more weeks to winter. My personal method is watching the tree buds swell. In some areas they are hardly larger than they were all winter, yet in other areas they are ready to burst. I have fear we are going to have frozen spring green leaves, as they just do not seem to be able to wait. However, I still trust Mother Nature to keep them safe.

Birthday wishes to Pete Sprague, Dave Keating, Fred Struman and Sam Best. Happy birthday, guys.

Spenard Builders Supply weekly quote is: "Whatever you are, be a good one."

Joyce Cox can be reached by phone at 262-7616 or by email at neighbors@gci.net



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