Sterling Community News

Posted: Monday, August 13, 2007

Believe it or not, the 2007-08 school year is just around the corner. The classroom placement lists and supply lists are posted at Sterling Elementary School. The supply lists also are available online at and at area stores.

The playground at the school has reopened with new equipment. You may want to stop by the school to have a look at the wonderful upgrade to our community.

Don't forget that this weekend is the annual Moose River Raft Parade. The event kicks off Saturday at 1 p.m. and there is a $10 entry fee. Your raft can be constructed of anything that will float. There will be a barbecue following the parade behind Bing Browns. The cost will be $5 a plate. All the money raised at the event will be donated to children's cancer charities. There will be games for the kids and the ever-popular coin hunt in a huge pile of sawdust. You may want to think about loading up the family and come join in this fun event. Call Debbie Bass at 262-4780 for more information.

All of you who purchased a ticket for the Salmon Classic from the Sterling Senior Center might be interested in attending the Salmon Classic Munch on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and are available at the center. You may want to get your tickets in advance as no tickets will be sold at the door. The winner of the classic will be announced at 8 p.m. and the music will play from 7:30 until 10 p.m. You can call the senior center at 263-6808 for more information.

Florence Emerson celebrates her birthday today, Aug. 13; Patricia Newton on Aug. 14; Frenchie Malotte and Kathleen Vogel on Aug. 17; Ray Gates on Aug. 18; and Geoanne Reichert on Aug. 19.

I got an e-mail from Max J. Koeck III last week. Unfortunately he had an upsetting story to tell: This winter and early spring, while they were out of town for a few months, their house was broken into. Someone lived there, turned on the power and ran up huge electric bills while they were gone. As sad as I was to hear this had happened, it saddened me even more to hear that several people saw the people coming and going from the house and were suspicious they did not belong there, but did nothing because they didn't want to "get involved."

Although this may not bring much comfort to Max, hopefully some good can come of this event if it acts as a reminder to all of us to keep an eye out for our neighbors. If you know someone is out of town and see activity at their home, check it out. If things don't look right, let someone know.

And Max, I hope this event doesn't cause you to loose your faith in folks!

As always, if you have news you would like to see printed in this section; feel free to send me an e-mail.

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