Ninilchik Community News

Posted: Monday, October 08, 2007

Julie Welch, director of the Ninilchik Senior Citizens Center reported that the United Way Benefit pie auction and dinner brought in more than $2,300. She would like to thank everyone who attended the dinner and for those who donated pies and items for the auction which made the fundraiser a success.

Welch also wanted to let the community know about a program that assists seniors in learning basic computer skills while enriching the lives of young people who can teach those skills to seniors. Even though the program is ideal for grandparents and grandchildren, it is not limited to those who are related. For more information go to If you know of a young person or senior citizen interested in benefiting from this program, call Welch at 567-3988.

Adult basic education instructor Terri Cowart, will be available to assist adults wanting to earn their GED or improve their English and math skills Oct. 17 at the Ninilchik Traditional Council from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at the Ninilchik Library from 1 to 2 p.m.

Don't forget that the Kenai Peninsula State Fair's meeting and potluck will be held at the fairgrounds Saturday at 1 p.m. Fairgrounds manager Lara McGinnis encourages you to bring a dish to share, as well as suggestions for the fair in 2008.

The results are in from the Palmer State Fair on the 4-H entries made by youth on the peninsula. For the youth in our community, congratulations to Carla Pherson for receiving a blue and purple award and grand champion in the sewing division for her blouse and to Tera Schnabl for receiving a blue and purple award and grand champion for her steer. Tera also successfully defended her title as grand champion senior beef showman.

Other youth from our area that received awards were:

Mattie Cobb navicular educational display, blue award.

Sarah Cobb hoof care display, blue award.

Caleb Daniels silver salmon research camp display, blue award.

Joanna Daniels agate bracelet and agate pendent, blue award; rabbit care display, blue and purple award; blueberry syrup red awards; and skirt, red award.

Naomi Hess gardening display, blue award; and skirt, red award.

Hannah Kelson horse picture, white award.

Esther Knox Gardening display and poem, blue awards.

Kody Knox Bug eating plants display, blue and purple awards.

Misty Knox Dall sheep painting, blue award; and two poems, red and white awards.

Area home-schoolers are invited to attend Home School Chapel from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at Calvary Baptist Church, across the Sterling Highway from the Ninilchik General Store. Home-school students will hear a challenge from God's word by Pastor Kit Pherson. Students will participate in singing, recitations and educational games and activities.

Fresh hot pizza-to-go will be available at Ninilchik School on Friday. This fundraiser will benefit the school's sound system. Call in early to place an order at 398-9095.

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