Story last updated at 2:47 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2002

Anchor Point happenings
By Mary McAnelly
BOB CRAIG was elected chief of the Anchor Point Volunteer Fire Department this month. He replaces John Phillips, who held the position for the past two years.

Helen Doner was named as chief of the emergency medical technicians. She replaces Robin Procter in the post.

Other officers selected during the April 2 annual elections include: Jack Corey, assistant fire chief; R.J. Austin, assistant EMS chief; Donna Austin, president; Annie Morgan, vice president; Lora Craig, secretary; Alexei Basargin, treasurer; Tamara Wilhoit, member at large.

Congratulations to the new board and officers who devote many volunteer hours of service to the people of the Anchor Point community. Anyone interested in learning more about firefighting should call the department's administrative office at 235-6700. The department is recruiting new volunteers and training classes will be held every Thursday evening, beginning next Thursday. An EMT II class is currently being offered and anyone interested in learning more about becoming an emergency medical technician should call 235-6700.

HUNTER SAFETY TRAINING will be offered 4-8 p.m. Monday, April 22 at the Chapman School.

There is a $10 fee for materials for the Hunter Safety Course available at Chapman School, but if a young person cannot afford the fee, call Tom Hagberg, with South Peninsula Sportsman's Association, 235-8139 to see if they are eligible for a sponsorship. State law requires all hunters 16 and younger to have a hunter safety certificate before being issued a hunting license.

On April 23, the class will meet at the shooting range from 4-8 p.m. For registration call state Fish and Game biologist Geno DelFrate at 235-8191 or Hagberg. The class is almost filled, but a waiting list will be developed for the next class.

The Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce will host Bob Siter, owner of Gwin's Lodge,and a director of the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council as its speaker at Wednesday's weekly luncheon meeting at the Anchor River Inn. Siter will discuss marketing at the noon meeting. The chamber board of directors has earmarked Saturday, May 4 as Anchor Point Clean Up Day. Check at the Visitor Center, at the intersection of Old Sterling and the Sterling highways for trash bags and more information or call the chamber at 235-2600.

Today's 6 p.m. dinner at the Senior Center will feature lasagna, vegetable, hot rolls, salad, dessert and a beverage. Anyone needing a meal delivered should call 235-7786, before 6 p.m. Bingo begins at 7 p.m. Friday and everyone 19 years of age or older is welcome.

Spring is in the air and everyone is anxious to get outside and start walking, gardening, and enjoying the wonders of living in Alaska. But there's still plenty of ice around, so walk with care and in the early morning be cautious of those patches of slick ice on the roads. Taking a few extra minutes to get where you are going can ensure a safe trip for everyone. Have a good week, Anchor Point.

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