Posted: Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Hi, neighbors.

John and Ethel Pherson are surrounded with lots of activity these days. On Nov. 23, they welcomed home from South Africa their son, Kit, his wife, Joy, and their grandchildren, Diane, Esther, David and Carla.

Kit and his family have been serving in South Africa as missionaries for 20 years, where they have established churches that are now under the leadership of men whom they were privileged to lead to the Lord and train for leadership. The quote from Scripture, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant," appropriately applies to them.

Paul Fischer will hold a public hearing on the selection of legislative priorities for the community Thursday at the Ninilchik Senior Citizens Center right after lunch at 1 p.m. Active members of the Ninilchik Community Forum have been working on this matter. If you have input e-mail meanderin@alaska. com.

The annual Ninilchik Native Descendants (NND) Christmas Bazaar will be held in Ninilchik School gymnasium Dec. 11. Space fee is $10. Tables are available first come, first served. No need to reserve or call ahead, just show up. Bring your own tables if you like

Set up begins at 9:30 a.m. National Honor Society students will be on hand to help you haul things into the building.

Call Jamie Leman for more information, at (907) 567-3361 or 567-3722. Fees will be collected during the bazaar. Here's an opportunity to shop for unique and handmade items. The bazaar begins at 11 a.m. and will probably go until 4:30 p.m.

Former resident Mike Petersen and his family are missionaries in Poland. Each year at Christmas they visit local orphanages and give gifts to as many as possible. Their goal this year is to prepare gifts for 350 children.

One thing they like to put in the gift bags for the teen-age girls are samples of perfume. If any of you neighbors have some and would like to share, I would be happy to mail them. Let me know.

Lt. Gov. Loren Leman invites students statewide to participate in the Electoral Votes essay contest. He would be pleased with good participation from his home town. Visit his Web site for details.

Marlene Blough can be reached by phone at 567-3394 or by email at

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