Story last updated at 4:12 p.m. Thursday, July 25, 2002

School registration coming; library funding falls short

Happenings in Anchor Point

Mary McAnelly
Chapman School will hold pre-registration for kindergarten and new students from Aug. 8-15. Birth certificates, shot records and old school name and address are needed at time of registration. Call 235-8671 and ask Debbie Poindexter for further information.

First day of school is Aug. 21 on the Kenai Peninsula. The students, faculty, staff and community of Anchor Point welcome Chapman's new principal, Dick Sander.

Anchor Point Public Library recently learned that state grant money will be funded at only 89 percent this year. Although state monies are being cut, our library matching share is not being cut. The library must raise $7,000 to match the state grant, and $3,500 of those funds must be used for the purchase of books. This will require a lot of fund-raising and work on the part of the Library Friends and the board.

Suggestions from the community to help generate dollars would be greatly appreciated. Share your ideas with Marcie at the library or contact any board member or Library Friends member.

Anchor Point Public Library meets monthly at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday in the library.

Reminder to the community of Anchor Point that the solid waste containers have been temporarily relocated a quarter-mile down School Street until Sept. 9. Construction has already commenced on the present transfer site.

The Anchor Point Senior Center's Thursday night dinner for July 25 will feature fried chicken with all the fixings.

Fun and games night and the monthly birthday party will be held Tuesday, July 30, at 7 p.m.

Bingo is offered every Friday at 7 p.m. Join the fun and help the Anchor Point Senior Center.

The center has hired a "building sitter," Anna Heckman. Anna will man the center five days a week from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Dan and Marlene Rickard have opened Sleepy Bear Cabins, located at 1/8 Mile North Fork Road. Drive by to see Sleepy Bear and the attractive cabins and wish Marlene and Dan well in their new endeavor.

According to a recent visitor to Anchor Point, he had more fun fishing for Dolly Varden on the Anchor River than any other fishing he had experienced so far in Alaska. This fisherman was no novice. He runs his own charter business in the Gulf of Mexico. Many visitors do not have any prior knowledge of Dolly Varden, so it is up to all of us to spread the word about this fun-filled, challenging fishery.

Have a good week and drive defensively.

Mary McAnelly is a free-lance writer who covers Anchor Point for the Homer News. Items for this column may be submitted to her at