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Soldotna

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2005

I'm surprised that our areawide cleanup was not as successful as is the norm. I saw many areas that had a few bags but they didn't even stretch out a half of a mile long.

If your organization has adopted a mile of highway that means it should be cleaned three times a year or more as needed. In an ideal world everyone would be responsible for trash and not litter.

The many volunteers of the garden corners throughout Soldotna are busy cleaning and preparing soil for this year's flowers. If you are walking or happen to see them out working consider telling them how much you enjoy and appreciate the nice bright contribution to our city.

If you like to knit or crochet, Soldotna United Methodist Church has yarn to be made into small prayer shawls for geriatric patients who are in the hospital.

If you want to help call Pat Gilbreath at 283-0246. She has the patterns and yarn or you can use your own yarn.

The David Douthit Veterans Memorial Bridge over the Kenai River in Soldotna, or the bridge as it will be known for the next few years is about to be completed for temporary traffic. With all the trees cut the area looks much larger then before.

Kudos go to Soldotna chamber for planning Les Anderson Day. The event replaced the weekly Tuesday luncheon, the weather was great and citizens turned out in masses.

Several people I've talked to think this should be an annual event. As we remembered Les, it really isn't the fish but his personality and a great event that happened to a wonderful man.

Finally, with all this long spring weather we can go to the Farmers Market on Saturday and pick up some fresh produce, plants and other goodies.

The market will return to the bus turnaround from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of Corral and the Kenai Spur Highway. Get there early for the best deals.

The Spenard Builders Supply quote is: "To feel sorry for the needy is not the mark of a good person. To help them is."

Remember most offices, private and government, will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

Hope you have a safe holiday and enjoy time with family and friends.

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



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