Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2000

Anchor Point voters give poll workers reason to celebrate

To all voters in Anchor Point:

On Nov. 7, there were 932 of you in Anchor Point who came to the polls and voted. This was more than 50 percent of our registered voters in our election area. You people are an example of what the American spirit is all about.

I want each and every one of you to accept my personal, from the bottom of my heart, thank you! You made my day, I am so proud of the people in Anchor Point. You really care about others (your neighbors and your community). I feel truly blessed for living in this little place that has such a huge heart.

I think most of you know just how much each vote does count. There are people who do not vote, saying "why bother, it doesn't matter." This election should prove to a lot of people that your vote does count. We are so fortunate to live in a country where we have this privilege, and this past election showed that.

Thank you again for making us so proud of you all. You make our job so easy and enjoyable. When our polls closed and we counted how many people voted in Anchor Point, all of the workers were shouting and giving a "thumbs up." Take into consideration also that there were quite a few absentee ballots from Anchor Point that haven't been counted yet, and that puts us close to 950 or more people who voted. Wow.

Jacqueline Metzler

Election chairman

Anchor Point

Veterans share experiences with K-Beach students

We would like to express our thanks to a generous group of gentlemen. Herb Stettler and his fellow veterans have come and spoken about their experiences to our students at K-Beach Elementary on more than one occasion. We really appreciate these fine people sharing with us their experiences in serving our country, as we appreciate what all veterans have done on our behalf.

We would like to thank Dave Morse, Clayton Helgeson, Harold Ward, Roy Gordon, Don Cray and, of course, Herb Stettler. We look forward to seeing you again next year!

Kelly McKeirnan

for the K-Beach PTA

School fun fest, rummage sale successful, thanks to support

Thanks to all of the wonderful help, this year's fun fest was a big hit. A special thank you needs to go to Godfather's Pizza, Soldotna High School National Honor Society students, as well as all of the great parent volunteers. We couldn't have done it without you! We hope the rest will be just as successful and so much fun!

Speaking of successful, as usual, our annual rummage sale was a big hit! We raised more than $600 to go toward our holiday kindness project. Thank you to the many families who made the donations and to all of the volunteers who helped at the sale itself. Thanks to our wonderful and supportive community, the holidays will be a little brighter for some of our families.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Beth Hickey, president

Redoubt Elementary PTA

Sterling seniors host frightfully good Halloween party for kids

On Oct. 27, the Sterling seniors hosted a Halloween party for the Sterling area children. Many games and prizes were offered and a costume contest of young and old resulted in the following: First, Karen Otter; second, Mathew Daugherty; third, Kyra Betts; fourth, Vallerie Ware; and fifth, Loren Graham. The booby prize went to Teri Hoffman.

We especially want to thank the Sterling Masonic Club for its volunteers and monetary contribution, and the Ladies VFW Auxiliary, Jerry Horn Post, for its monetary contribution. All of this, along with our great Sterling senior volunteers, contributed to make this party a big success.

Judy Warren

Sterling Area Senior Citizens

Business community helps support family reading time

The Kenai Community Library recently sponsored the six-week Prime Time Family Reading Time program. On behalf of Mike Morgan, discussion leader, Carol Ford, storyteller, all the families that participated and myself, I would like to thank the following local businesses for donating nutritious snacks. A huge thanks to Pizza Hut, Don Jose's, Subway, Pizza Paradisos, Carrs, Safeway and Three Bears. And a very special thanks to Lori Chase, of The Chase is Over, for donating two different evenings.

All of you have helped make this program a success.

Corey Hall, program coordinator

Prime Time Family Reading Time

Arts patrons encourage work of Kenai Peninsula artists

Many thanks to local business people and residents who made purchase awards at the 13th Annual Clay Exhibition, showing through Nov. 30 at the Kenai Fine Arts Center.

This year we especially thank Karlene Muller, acupuncturist, Jeff Jefferson, attorney at law, Bonnie Nichols and Tina Powers. Without the support and encouragement of the community, many artists would not be able to grow and evolve in their art and folks like these make it possible.

Again, many thanks.

Helen Brown

Kenai Potters Guild

Businesses set good example with drug-free pledge, support

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Safe and Drug Free Program wishes to thank the following peninsula businesses and organizations for pledging to be drug free by wearing red ribbons during Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 23-27: Division of Public Assistance -- Kenai, Peak Oil Field, Godfather's Pizza, Spenard Builders Supply, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, ACS, Fitness Place, Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce, Bridges, City of Soldotna, Seekins Ford, Kenai Peninsula College Student Union, Harvest Traditions Bakery, North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, United Recovery Service, McDonald's, Soldotna Chamber of Commerce and Seldovia Chamber of Commerce.

Thanks also to the many other businesses and organizations which supported Red Ribbon Week activities in the local schools. Your involvement builds assets for the young people in your community.

Norma Holmgaard, grants coordinator

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

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