Applause

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2000

Many contribute to success of group's dinner-auction

Little Lost Angels first dinner-auction held Oct. 5 was a huge success thanks to the following individuals: A-1 Enterprises, Northern Forage Horseback Adventures, Alaska Tire Warehouse, Northstar Adventures, Arctic Motor Sports, Odie's Odds and Ends, Beemun's Variety, Outlaw Western Wear, Bub's Pizza, Peggy Gill-Thompson, Custom CPU, Peninsula Clarion, Alaska's Best Water Co., Pollard Wireline, Donna's Gifts, Pooh's Corner, Fosters Fishing, Printers Ink, Frames & Things, River City Books, Gallery 25, Riverside House, Hutch B&B, Spenard Builders Supply, Kellie Griebel, Hammond Trucking, Scent'sations, Jane Odgers, Signatures Salon, Jersey Subs, Signs Plus, Jim and Terrie Patton, Soldotna Florist, Joyce Munson, Soni's Le Ritz Salon, Karlene Lela Muller, Sunrise Inn, Kenai Air, Susan Smalley, Kenai Art Guild, Sweeney's Clothing, Ken's Alaskan Tackle, The Sports Den, Laura Lidlow, Longmere Lake Lodge, Top Video, Mail Boxes Etc., Trustworthy Hardware, Malstons, Ultimate Tan, Nate's Wood Goodies, United Rentals, Kimberly Lengenfelder, Wildman Towing/Jerry James.

Sincere thanks to everyone.

Lisa Best, president

Little Lost Angels

Nikiski seniors appreciate

support for scholarship

The Nikiski Senior Citizens would like to express our sincere appreciation to the following businesses and people who contributed to the Thelma McConnell Scholarship Fund Dinner and Auction. Their generous support of items and time ensured the success of this event. This dinner and auction is an annual event, and all the money raised goes to scholarships for Nikiski High School graduates. Thanks to:

1st National Bank, Alaska Lanes, American Foods, Anna Johns, APC, Audrey Hodgins, Barbara Brinkerhoff, Bear Paw, Big Johns, Bill and Denise Anderson, Bishop Studios, Bob Harrison, Bubba's, Carisa Doty, CIP, Classical Creations, Coline Kivi, Colleen Jorgenson, Country Foods, Dale Bagley, Delma Moore, Dorothy Eby, Eleanor Huntsman, Engine Equipment, Espresso Barn, Evelyn Crumley, Expressions Salon, Fire Control, Flower House, Food Service of America, Fred Meyer, Frontier Auto, Spenard Builders Supply, Udelhoven Oil Systems;

Blue Grouse, G & G Machine, Geoffrey Sanger, Greg's Tire Service, Haircutters, Holly Cote, Inlet Card & Craft, J G & Friends, Jack Brown, Janet Varvais, Jessica Arness, Jim Herrick, Johanna Johns, Josh Reilly, Kathleen Meeks, Katrina Johns, Kenai Fabric Center, Kenai Family Moose Club, Kenai River Nursery, Kmart, Larry Harford, Leigh Sanger, Logan Grimm, M & M Market, Marcella Erickson, Marge Ware, Merit Inn, Mike Chenault, Nikiski Fire Department, Nikiski Junior-Senior High School, North Peninsula Rec Area, Taylor Made Coffee, Quick Construction, Sherry Collinsworth;

Barb Sanders, Erma Best, J W Johns, Olga Hilleary, Patchwork Mouse, Peninsula Oilers, Phillips, Primo Pizza, Radio Shack, Randy's Glass, Sabrina Johns, Safeway, Sen. Jerry Ward, Sharon Burdick, Shelly Vincent, Steve's Chevron, Sue Tauriainen, Tesoro, the Evensons, The Place, Toloff Crane Sve., Tom Holland, Trish Sanders, Unocal, Vangie Pattison, Walter Spooner and Zach Hall.

A special thank you to Unocal (Agrium), which donated the use of its camp space. We greatly appreciated their continued support of providing us a place to hold this dinner.

Finally, we wish to thank all of you who came to this dinner and auction. There was good food and great fun, and your generosity ensures the continuation of the Thelma McConnell Scholarship Fund.

On behalf of the Nikiski seniors,

Leigh Hagstrom-Sanger

Director

Volunteers play major role in success of state meet

The Alaska School Activities Association-First National Bank State High School Cross Country Running Championship was held Sept. 30 at Skyview High School.

The event was a huge success due to the many volunteers who gave of their time and talents to the best of Alaska's high school runners. Gary Matthews, ASAA executive director, and John Andrews, tournament director, wish to thank the many volunteers that had a major part in the success of this state meet. Those who volunteered helped to make this event a time that was memorable for all the participants. Hats off to all of the volunteers!

Kari McFeron

Administrative assistant

Alaska School Activities Association

Initiatives undermine state's

sustained use wildlife policy

The Peninsula Clarion editorial on Oct. 22 supporting a "no" vote on Proposition 1 follows the pattern of scare tactics so often used in today's political arena. The proponents of a "no" vote cry "Don't give up your right to vote."

The fallacy in this is that the right to affect wildlife policy is not jeopardized but the resource is. Every Alaskan has the opportunity under the Board of Game process to have a greater impact on wildlife management policy than can be derived from a single vote on an initiative.

The Board of Game process is the most democratic process available to individuals in all 50 states. However, it will be weakened by those that live by initiatives, should they prevail.

Special interest groups have learned to bypass the Board of Game process. Their use of clever "sound bites" appeal to emotion and when successful undermine the state's ability to carry out its constitutionally mandated sustained use policy. These initiatives have cost Alaskans hundreds of hours of time and great expenditures of money to protect a working system -- money and time that should have been applied to sound wildlife management.

Today, there are several populations of both moose and caribou that have been identified as being in a "predator pit" status. The only way to release them is to implement sound predator management. The Division of Wildlife Conservation has been unable to initiate predator management because of past initiatives and the reluctance of this administration to allow predator management in selected areas even when authorized by the Board of Game.

The framers of our Constitution in the 1950s had no way of knowing that animal rights and other special interest groups would use initiatives to circumvent the Board of Game process. None of these groups existed at that time. I'm sure that if they could have foreseen this, they would have placed wildlife management off limits to initiatives.

A "yes" vote on Proposition 1 would accomplish this and get us back on track.

Al Franzmann

Soldotna

Ban on wildlife initiatives

at odds with democracy

Vote "no" on Proposition 1.

Our right to vote on wildlife issues within our state would be taken away if a "yes" vote passes. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is against Proposition 1, as are conservation groups around the state.

Democracy is on the line. Don't let the Legislature and Outside hunting interests tell us we aren't smart enough to have a say in managing our wildlife. Let's help protect our wildlife by allowing the full process including public involvement.

Vote "no" on Proposition 1.

Betty Dean

Sterling

Many contribute to success

of group's dinner-auction

Little Lost Angels first dinner-auction held Oct. 5 was a huge success thanks to the following individuals: A-1 Enterprises, Northern Forage Horseback Adventures, Alaska Tire Warehouse, Northstar Adventures, Arctic Motor Sports, Odie's Odds and Ends, Beemun's Variety, Outlaw Western Wear, Bub's Pizza, Peggy Gill-Thompson, Custom CPU, Peninsula Clarion, Alaska's Best Water Co., Pollard Wireline, Donna's Gifts, Pooh's Corner, Fosters Fishing, Printers Ink, Frames & Things, River City Books, Gallery 25, Riverside House, Hutch B&B, Spenard Builders Supply, Kellie Griebel, Hammond Trucking, Scent'sations, Jane Odgers, Signatures Salon, Jersey Subs, Signs Plus, Jim and Terrie Patton, Soldotna Florist, Joyce Munson, Soni's Le Ritz Salon, Karlene Lela Muller, Sunrise Inn, Kenai Air, Susan Smalley, Kenai Art Guild, Sweeney's Clothing, Ken's Alaskan Tackle, The Sports Den, Laura Lidlow, Longmere Lake Lodge, Top Video, Mail Boxes Etc., Trustworthy Hardware, Malstons, Ultimate Tan, Nate's Wood Goodies, United Rentals, Kimberly Lengenfelder, Wildman Towing/Jerry James.

Sincere thanks to everyone.

Lisa Best, president

Little Lost Angels

Nikiski seniors appreciate

support for scholarship

The Nikiski Senior Citizens would like to express our sincere appreciation to the following businesses and people who contributed to the Thelma McConnell Scholarship Fund Dinner and Auction. Their generous support of items and time ensured the success of this event. This dinner and auction is an annual event, and all the money raised goes to scholarships for Nikiski High School graduates. Thanks to:

1st National Bank, Alaska Lanes, American Foods, Anna Johns, APC, Audrey Hodgins, Barbara Brinkerhoff, Bear Paw, Big Johns, Bill and Denise Anderson, Bishop Studios, Bob Harrison, Bubba's, Carisa Doty, CIP, Classical Creations, Coline Kivi, Colleen Jorgenson, Country Foods, Dale Bagley, Delma Moore, Dorothy Eby, Eleanor Huntsman, Engine Equipment, Espresso Barn, Evelyn Crumley, Expressions Salon, Fire Control, Flower House, Food Service of America, Fred Meyer, Frontier Auto, Spenard Builders Supply, Udelhoven Oil Systems;

Blue Grouse, G & G Machine, Geoffrey Sanger, Greg's Tire Service, Haircutters, Holly Cote, Inlet Card & Craft, J G & Friends, Jack Brown, Janet Varvais, Jessica Arness, Jim Herrick, Johanna Johns, Josh Reilly, Kathleen Meeks, Katrina Johns, Kenai Fabric Center, Kenai Family Moose Club, Kenai River Nursery, Kmart, Larry Harford, Leigh Sanger, Logan Grimm, M & M Market, Marcella Erickson, Marge Ware, Merit Inn, Mike Chenault, Nikiski Fire Department, Nikiski Junior-Senior High School, North Peninsula Rec Area, Taylor Made Coffee, Quick Construction, Sherry Collinsworth;

Barb Sanders, Erma Best, J W Johns, Olga Hilleary, Patchwork Mouse, Peninsula Oilers, Phillips, Primo Pizza, Radio Shack, Randy's Glass, Sabrina Johns, Safeway, Sen. Jerry Ward, Sharon Burdick, Shelly Vincent, Steve's Chevron, Sue Tauriainen, Tesoro, the Evensons, The Place, Toloff Crane Sve., Tom Holland, Trish Sanders, Unocal, Vangie Pattison, Walter Spooner and Zach Hall.

A special thank you to Unocal (Agrium), which donated the use of its camp space. We greatly appreciated their continued support of providing us a place to hold this dinner.

Finally, we wish to thank all of you who came to this dinner and auction. There was good food and great fun, and your generosity ensures the continuation of the Thelma McConnell Scholarship Fund.

On behalf of the Nikiski seniors,

Leigh Hagstrom-Sanger

Director

Volunteers play major role

in success of state meet

The Alaska School Activities Association-First National Bank State High School Cross Country Running Championship was held Sept. 30 at Skyview High School.

The event was a huge success due to the many volunteers who gave of their time and talents to the best of Alaska's high school runners. Gary Matthews, ASAA executive director, and John Andrews, tournament director, wish to thank the many volunteers that had a major part in the success of this state meet. Those who volunteered helped to make this event a time that was memorable for all the participants. Hats off to all of the volunteers!

Kari McFeron

Administrative assistant

Alaska School Activities Association



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