Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2001

Cub Scouts say thanks to all who supported Pinewood Derby

The Cub Scouts of Pack 454 would like to express their appreciation to the following businesses and organizations for their generous support of our recent Pinewood Derby:

J-B Stor and Loc for sponsoring the pack with generous space to store pack supplies; Unocal Alaska for supplying tech support, easels and equipment needed for tracking and printing race results and certificates; Jackson Construction for providing cones for the parking lot race course; Trustworthy Hardware for flashlights; Alaska Road Builders for pylons for the outside soapbox derby track; Beemun's for trophy engraving services; Four D Interiors for the pit rug; Our Lady of Perpetual Help and Father Tero for the use of O'Neil Hall as our venue; Hutchings Chevrolet, our charter organization, for ongoing support and the great pictures of the Cubs in the new Corvette!

A special thank you goes to Skyview High students Mike Misner and Greg Landford for their hours of service to our pack. They kept younger siblings occupied and the Cubs entertained in slow moments -- not an easy job. Mike and Greg also provided the horsepower for our soapbox cars. Way to go, guys!

Many thanks go out to those members of our community who support our young men. Without your support many events would not happen. Thank you for nurturing a safe atmosphere for our youth to grow into productive members of our community.

Audrey Russell for Pack 454 Kasilof

Master gardeners appreciate inspiring experiences of others

The Central Peninsula Master Gardeners would like to thank the following people for making the Winter Lecture Series such a success: Clayton Hillhouse for sharing his knowledge of hydroponics; Teena Garay for the wonders of her seed-collecting trip to China; Mary Shier and her beautiful herb gardens; and RitaJo Shoultz for her inspiring presentation on Alaska hardy perennials.

We would also like to give a huge thanks to the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association for the use of its facilities.

We certainly enjoyed having the chance to learn about other gardens and meet with other gardeners. Thank you all for attending, and we look forward to seeing you out gardening this summer!

Janice Chumley for the Central Peninsula Master Gardeners

Peninsula employers give Nikiski students insight into world of work

The Special Service Work Experience Program at Nikiski Middle High School would like to express our sincere appreciation to many peninsula employers.

These employers took the initiative to assist our students during the school year 2000-2001. They encouraged new job skills in the students through their own actions and words. Because of their time and commitment, our students have experienced new and rewarding tasks to accompany them in the world of work.

The employers are Anna Johns with Preferred Realty; Wan and Gale Jorgensen with Spruce Works Sawmill; Dr. John McCarten with Kenai Veterinary Hospital; Shelley Ramsey with Schlumberger Oil Field Service; Rufus Tallent with Aurora Heights Assembly of God; Al Anderson with Nikiski Middle High School; Jim Coburn with Nikiski Middle High School; Greta Cox with Nikiski Middle High School; Lee Chadwick with Nikiski Middle High School; Don Glaze with Nikiski Middle High School; Betty Kobylarz with Nikiski Middle High School; and LoisAnn Stynsberg with Nikiski Middle High School.

Thank you once again for your generous contribution to Nikiski's high school students.

Rebecca Jorgensen Special service work experience job coach

Nikiski Middle High School Business support of program helps fire students' imaginations

Thanks to Four D Interiors and Dan Mortenson for sponsorship of the Carpet One Magic Carpet Time Tour at Soldotna Elementary School for students in kindergarten through grade two.

This program combined creative story telling with live theater and emphasized the importance of reading and the power of books to "fire" the imagination.

Students were also given a storybook to bring home so both student and parents could enjoy the book and the magic of reading together.

Carolyn Cannava Principal Soldotna Elementary School

Donation of cellular phone helps days run much smoother

As the Homer Head Start bus driver, I would like to take a moment to thank Alaska Communications Systems Wireless for loaning us a cellular phone. That phone contributes daily to the quality of our kids' and their families' lives. It ensures the children's safety and comfort en route. It allows everyone the means to communicate last-minute glitches in a morning and afternoon routine. Therefore, everyone's day runs that much smoother and stress free.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Annie Williams Homer

Many contribute to successful season for Peninsula Puffins

The Peninsula Puffins Women's Hockey Team would like to thank the following sponsors and people for contributing to another successful season and the hosting of the Fifth Annual State of Alaska Women's Hockey Tournament: Tesoro Alaska, Peninsula Sanitation, Arby's, Alaska Trust Company, Agrium, Hanson Construction, Kenai Vision, Harborside Cottages, RJ Charters, The Fitness Place, Mike's Plumbing and Heating, Soldotna Elks No. 2706, Davis Block, Sweeney's, Safeway, Bing Browns, NS Welding, The Master's Vineyard, Great Northern Construction, Kenai Peninsula Harley Davidson, Kenai River Lodge, Jack's Rental, High Adventure Air, The Kooly Gang, Coca-Cola, Kaladi Brothers, Coffee Concepts, Stubs Office Supply, the Peninsula Puffins, the guys who volunteered from the Rusty Blades Tier II League, and the Soldotna Sports Center "Zam" guys!

Thank you all.

Nancy Carver Peninsula Puffins Soldotna

Many make it possible for youth to skate on peewee hockey team

I would like to thank the following businesses and people for their help in allowing me to skate for the Northstar PeeWee A hockey team: Era Alaska Airlines, Peninsula Sanitation, Sky Carver, Jack's Rental, Chuck and Kahlene Smith, my mom and dad, my teachers at Soldotna Middle School, and the Anchorage families that took me in: Rick and Brenda Trupp, Kevin and Amy Thompson and Mark and Rhonda Edge.

Thank you.

Cody Carver Soldotna

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