Posted: Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Greetings from a greener, leafier Kasilof.

News from the Kasilof Public Library and Tustumena Elementary library: Students need to return checked out books by May 17.

The public library summer reading program sign up for participants and volunteers is going on now. Area youth are encouraged to come in and check out the "Dragon and Unicorn" events calendar and the growing prize display.

The reading program begins June 2 and will culminate in late summer with a pizza and soda finale for program finishers.

New arrivals at the library are "Deception Point," by Dan Brown, "Twisted," by Jonathan Kellerman, "Queen of the South," by Arturo Perez-Reverte, and "Life Expectancy," by Dean Koontz.

For any library information, call 252-1120, between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. weekdays.

The Kasilof-Cohoe Cemetery Association was established in the 1950s to save people money. Lyle Cole estimates at one time is saved people a quarter of a million dollars. Lyle took an interest in the cemetery when his uncle died in 1962.

Lyle volunteered to maintain it and has continued to do so for 40 years. For several years, a week before Memorial Day, there is a scheduled a cleanup day. The Lions Club and other organizations volunteered their labor as a community service.

Lyle has not had a summer off for 30 years. He is requesting help.

Community members are being asked to consider volunteering this summer in support of the community and Lyle.

Brock See of the Lion's Club International provides for the volunteer worker barbecue. If you can help, let Brock know at 262-5565, so he can plan for the food. KHRA members are urged to attend on May 21.

A peninsulawide roadside cleanup is going on now.

Many thanks to the organized volunteers out beautifying the roadways by bagging up and removing a winters accumulation of litter. This might be the time to remind folks to secure your load when taking your refuse to the solid waste transfer site.

If you are interested in fire protection, you might consider attending tonight's wildfire protection plan meeting for Kalifornsky Beach Road, Cohoe and Kasilof areas at 7 at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School on Poppy Lane, Soldotna.

If you cannot attend the meeting, you can visit the Web site at www.kenai.ene.com or call (907) 257-5000, ext. 264.

Kasilof folks celebrating their birthdays this week are Vern Kitchen, Greg Caille, Mike Wiley and Ruth Osborne. Happy belated birthday greetings to Kim Graham. She ate her cake April 26.

Thanks to those that keep me in the know. Until next week, God bless America.

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