Posted: Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Hi neighbors.

If you read a lot, you might be interested in the third annual Peninsula Reading Carnival on Jan. 29. If you are interested in reserving booth space, call Virginia Morgan at 283-9374. It is not too early to make a reservation.

The Sterling Senior Center is hosting an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday. The cost is $10. The menu will include bacon, sausage, pancakes, hash browns, toast, eggs, juice and coffee. I think this would be a great way to start the weekend, especially if you are going Christmas shopping.

Judy Warren told me her grandson Josh Warren is back in Sterling living with his dad Phil Warren. I know Judy is glad to have him closer so she can see him more frequently.

Sterling's own Miss Alaska showed up at Head Start last week. Christina Reasner showed her crown to the students and used a map to show them where she went to school and where she traveled to when she competed for the Miss America crown. She sang a song and later the children joined in.

Christina shared pictures from the pageant and gave each child a picture of her. One of the 4-year-old preschool boys looked at the picture and said "Wow, she is way pretty!" Thanks, Tina, for sharing your memories and success with the students. We're proud of you.

Last week I listed several items that Sterling Head Start needs for projects this Christmas season. Thanks to Larry and Helen Ware, who made a donation of fleece and wrapping paper, the staff can get started on their surprise for the students. The staff is still in need of 40 baby food jars for another Christmas project. If you have the jars, just take them over. However, if they need to be picked up, call 260-7446.

Happy belated birthday to Ann Miller, Harvey Warren and Bobby Thrasher. I hope they all had a big celebration last week.

Another year has passed for Marilyn Deasy, Mason Morris, Richard Digel, Gary Jenson and William Hays. Happy birthday to all these Sterling neighbors.

The senior center has a new cook. Roxy Little is cooking for the center, and Laurie Kesner has moved on to a position at Central Peninsula General Hospital. We wish Laurie well in her new job and welcome Roxy to the center.

Roxy has a lot of cooking experience feeding the Masons and catering dinners. I hear she has jumped right in and inventoried the food supplies in the kitchen so she knows right where to find everything. Good luck to Roxy.

The senior center will hold a Christmas dinner Dec. 23 for their members and guests. Dinner will be prime rib, baked potato, an assortment of salads, desserts, beverages and other good things. A reservation is a must and should be made by Dec. 17, so if you plan to attend, its not too early to call 262-6808 and tell them to expect you.

Volunteers always are needed at the center. If you have a couple of hours to give, call 262-6808. They have many jobs that need doing, so you can take your choice and probably get something to do that interests you and your talents.

I don't know about you, but again this year I watched "It's a Wonderful Life" and cried for the 100th time.

Until next week, now is the time to drop gentle hints about what you would like for Christmas.

Lois Pillifant can be reached by phone at 260-3111 or by email at

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