Happy birthday wishes go out today, Aug. 20, to Chieko Brown and Dillon Kimple; Lorna Whitaker and Sam Renfrow on Aug. 21; Ellen Sherman Hayes and Norvell Robertson on Aug. 23; Dennis Wall on Aug. 24; and Charlotte Thrasher on Aug. 26. If you see any of the birthday celebrants on their special day, you may want to wish them a happy birthday.
School starts Wednesday and I can hear parents cheering and kids groaning for miles around. Please remember that the busses will be out on the roads, so you might want to leave a little extra time in your schedule for your morning commute, and please keep an eye out for those kids at the bus stops.
Connie Ferguson, our local Sterling Raven AmeriCORPS Member, wanted to pass on the reminder that Sterling Elementary School's aluminum can recycling project is still ongoing. You can drop off your cans in the recycle bin in the side parking lot at the elementary school.
Last month's Sterling Senior Center's Christmas in July bazaar was a huge success. They raised $2,541.65 for the center! Good work and congratulations to all that were involved in this great project.
The senior center will host the following events this week; Today: Exercise at 10 a.m.; Tuesday: Crafty Quilters at 9 a.m. and fun crafts at 10 a.m.; Wednesday: Exercise and board of directors work session at 10 a.m., and Jubilee Baptist Church at 7 p.m.; Thursday: Crafty Quilters at 9 a.m., fun crafts at 10 a.m. and card players at 6 p.m.; Friday: exercise at 10 a.m. For more information on these events, you can call the center at 262-6808.
As always, I am looking for your news to print in this section. If you know of a kid who has excelled in sports or gone above and beyond the call of duty doing some community service, I would love a chance to highlight their story here.
Our school's playground was upgraded this summer with new play structures to start this school year. Unfortunately, it seems that there has already been some vandalism of this brand-new equipment. If your children are using the playground at the school in the evenings and on the weekends, please make sure they are supervised, and if you see any suspicious behavior, please report it to the school. Hopefully we can all work together to keep this new playground safe and clean for all the children to enjoy and be proud of.
Many Sterling kids spent last weekend showing off there summer's work at the Ninilchik fair. I hope you were able to go down and celebrate their successes with them. Hopefully, next week I will have some further information on who won big. If anyone entered in the fair, e-mail me your results and what you did or entered so I can share the news.
Other Sterling news
Senior center to hold steak dinner
The Sterling Senior Center will hold a steak dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 31 at the center featuring steak, scalloped potatoes, sweetened carrots, rolls, salad, desserts and beverages. The cost is $12.50 per person. For more information, call 262-6808.
Hospice seeking volunteers
Hospice of the Central Peninsula is seeking volunteers who can commit two to three hours a week for two months at a time and attend a 20-hour training session. Fall training will start the third Monday of October. For more information, call Hospice at 262-0453.
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