I would like to encourage you not to forget to exercise your freedom to vote and get out to the polls Tuesday. District polls are held at Ninilchik School and will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
I appreciate the workers who attend the polls: Jackie Bear, Ruthi Bauman, Donna Schaetzle and Ila Treat.
It was fun to see many neighbors at the HEA barbecue held at the Kenai Peninsula State Fairgrounds a few weeks ago.
I'm enjoying the free light bulbs that were handed out. Congratulations to Lee Wentworth for wining the door prize a $50 credit on her HEA bill.
Don't forget the Ninilchik Community Library's annual meeting and potluck that will be held Wednesday at the library. The potluck will be at 6 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7 p.m.
On Sept. 18, a surprise party was given to honor Doris Kelly on her 75th birthday. To celebrate her special day, Doris thought she was going out for a quiet lunch with her friend, Ethel Pherson, but instead she was surprised with a tea party organized by Suzan Cobb and Joy Pherson at Calvary Baptist Church.
Since Doris was born and raised in Ninilchik, Her knowledge is rich with local history and stories of days gone by.
At the tea, her friends enjoyed sharing stories of how Doris had enriched their lives. One friend said Doris is a remarkable seamstress and has made countless quilts for her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and the children in her church.
Ladies who attended the celebration were Terral Anderson, Suzan Cobb, Harriet Covey, Cindy Crabb, Karen Grimes, Betsey Knox, Marian Hostetter, Marilyn Morris, Ethel Pherson, Joy Pherson, Lisa Westergaard and me.
Mark your calendars now for the Kenai Peninsula State Fair's annual meeting at 1 p.m. Oct. 13. It will start with a potluck so attendees are encouraged to bring a favorite dish and come prepared to share ideas for making the 2008 fair a memorable one.
If you would like help the Ninilchik Lady Wolverines basketball team with a fundraiser to help upgrade the sound system for Ninilchik School and have pizza at the same time, 15-inch pizzas made-to-order will be available Friday and Oct. 12 at Ninilchik School.
Fundraiser organizer, Cindy Schnabl, requests that orders are called in early at 398-9095 or 398-9054.
Congratulations to Ed and Judy Harper as their anniversary is today, Oct. 1; and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sallee Oct. 2.
Birthdays greetings to Bob Jacobs, today, Oct. 1; Marla Kvasnikoff, Oct. 2; Susanne Oskolkoff on Oct. 3; and Patty Brown on Oct. 5.
I appreciate those who are feeding me news. If there is news from your club, organization, school, fundraiser or family event you would like to see printed, be sure to send an e-mail or call.
Other Ninilchik news
Roderick joins Air Force
Daniel A. Roderick
Ninilchik resident Air Force Airman Daniel A. Roderick graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.
During the six weeks of training, he studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches and received physical training, rifle marksmanship and field training exercises.
In addition, Roderick earn credits toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
He is the son of Debra Loggins of Ninilchik.
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