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Ninilchik Community News

Posted: Monday, November 26, 2007

There will be a central peninsula Fish and Game advisory committee meeting today at Ninilchik School at 7 p.m. The subject discussed will be action on Upper Cook Inlet sport fishing proposals for the upcoming Board of Fish meeting Feb. 8.

Librarian Jackie Bear said the 2008 Ninilchik community calendars are available at the Ninilchik Community library. The library hours are Mondays and Fridays 1 to 6 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Trail Blazers 4-H Club will have its organizational meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the fairgrounds. Area youth interested in joining 4-H are encouraged to come and sign up for projects. Parents are encouraged to attend as leaders will explain how 4-H works, how to keep a record book and how parents can encourage their child to grow through the program.

In past years the club was primarily a horse project club, but has expanded to have projects in sewing, cooking, gardening, Junior Market Livestock, leadership and shooting sports. New projects are added as parent leaders volunteer their time and area of expertise.

Madeline Thompson said the Ninilchik girls volleyball team took first place at the tournament held at Kenny Lake and took third place at Seldovia. The school will host the 2A volleyball regional tournament starting Thursday after school, continuing Friday and concluding with the championship Saturday. The top three teams will go to state. Madeline said it should be an exciting tournament and a good opportunity for our community to get together and support our local girls team.

The Ninilchik School yearbook staff is doing an Avon fundraiser to raise money for yearbook costs. Yearbooks are on sale for $40 with additional cost for personalization. For more information, e-mail Tammy Bear at tbear@kpbsd.k12.ak.us or ask for a yearbook staff student at school. You may also call 567-3711, or 567-7340.

As Christmas shopping season is upon us, you may want purchase gifts and wrapping paper at www.currentfun.com and support school's junior class at the same time. Be sure to select Ninilchik junior class as your organization before you shop.

Suzan Cobb told me the Brain Busters program is off to a good start. Teen leaders from the Trail Blazer's 4-H club help to lead elementary-aged children in a movement based activity in which students learn basic facts such as state capitals and presidents, grammar rules, math facts and more while getting exercise. Brain Busters is held at the school after school until 4:30 p.m. Fridays.

Happy Birthday to Sheila Covey today, Nov. 26; Alia Oskolkoff on Nov. 27; Rachel Okonek and Whitney Leman on Nov. 29.

If you have news, don't hesitate to give me a call or send an e-mail.

Thank you!



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