Story last updated at 12:26 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2002

Hearing Wednesday on port, harbor service area
Anchor Point residents can weigh in on the idea of forming the Anchor Point Port and Harbor Service Area at a public hearing set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Anchor Point Senior Center. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly is conducting the hearing to see if there is public support of the idea. The proposed service area boundaries would be the same as the Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Service Area. Those who can't testify in person can send written comments to the Borough Clerk, 144 N. Binkley St., Soldotna 99669.

The Community Rivers Planning Coalition will meet tonight at 7 p.m. in the Chapman School Library for the group's final meeting before summer. It's a pizza party, said watershed coordinator Lindsay Winkler. The group will discuss its recent contribution of land, the proposed Anchor Point boat harbor and other topics. The coalition is dedicated to the sustainable planning of the Anchor River, Stariski Creek and Happy Valley Creek watersheds. Meetings will resume this fall, Winkler said.

Chapman School will hold kindergarten preregistration May 6-10. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children must be 5 years old by Aug. 15, 2002. The child's birth certificate and current shot record are necessary for enrollment.

Anchor Point Community Cleanup Day is Saturday at 10 a.m. Bags can be picked up at the Visitors Center where there will be hot drinks and cookies available for the participants. This year there will be a $50 first prize, with second and third prizes to be announced. These prizes are being donated by GCI Communications and its chamber representative, Betty Steciw.

Anchor Point Senior Center Thursday night dinner tonight is potluck night. Bring your favorite covered dish, salad or dessert. Friday night bingo is at 7 p.m. There are snacks available.

mark your calendar for the annual Calcutta Auction and King Salmon Tournament on May 10 and 11.

Congratulations to Mari Turtainen on completing her studies to be a registered nurse. Turtainen is one of Anchor Point's EMTs and has worked hard to fulfill her dream of a nursing career. After taking her board exams, Turtainen will be working at Providence Hospital in Anchorage.

Anchor Point was saddened to hear of the passing of summer resident Geri Bagley. Geri and husband, Garry, have a summer home in Anchor Point and have been members of the community for the past several years. Geri's smile and enthusiasm will be missed by all who knew and loved her.