Sterling Community News

Posted: Monday, September 03, 2007

Connie Ferguson, our community Raven AmeriCORPS Member, wants to know if anyone is interested in playing basketball once a week at Sterling Elementary. You can call her at 262-4944 Ext. 4239, to connect with other players and set up a night to reserve the gym. Other Sterling groups that would like to use the building for after-school activities can also call Connie for more information. Certain activities require that the school charge for janitorial services.

On Sept. 10 and 11 the Sterling Senior Center will host a 55 Alive safe driving class.The class will be hosted by AARP and will run from 5 to 9 p.m. both nights. Successful completion of the class may make you eligible for a discount on your auto insurance. There will be a small fee. Call the center for more information at 262-6808.

The Sterling Elementary School PTA new officers for the 2007-08 school year are: Judy Miller, president; and Krissy Mahan, treasurer; Jen Paulk, vice president; and Dinah Mahan, secretary. Miller and Mahan have daughters in the fifth grade. Paulk has a daughter in kindergarten and a son in the second grade. Dinah Mahan has three sons one in fifth, one in third and one in first grade

The board would like to invite concerned members of the community to join. The mission of the PTA is to support and speak on behalf of children and youth in the schools and in the community; to assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children; and to encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools. You can call the school at 262-4944 to find out the schedule for upcoming meetings.

On Aug. 10, 720,135 sockeye salmon had passed the Alaska Department of Fish and Game counter on the Kenai River. That meant that Mary Anderson was the winner of the senior center's Sockeye Salmon Count Classic with a guess of 720,045 fish! The contest brought in more than $3,000 for the center. Half of the money was used for the prize pool. Anderson won 75 percent of the prize money. Bill Bailey came in second and won 15 percent of the money and C.R. Drew came in third and won 10 percent. Congratulations to the winners and to the center for a successful fundraiser.

Once again my news bag seems to be rather empty. If you have news you would like to see printed here, send me an e-mail and let me know. Do you have family members serving in the military? Let us know how they are doing and where we can send letters of thanks for their service to the country.

Is your son or daughter going to college out of state? Let us know what awards they have won or what great classes they are taking. Send me your birthdays and anniversaries. If you don't send it, I can't print it.

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