Story last updated at 1:19 p.m. Saturday, August 31, 2002

New day-care center opens doors to community

Happenings in Anchor Point

Mary McAnelly
Anchor Point has a new day-care facility, Debbie's Daycare on the North Fork Road. Debbie's is open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Children, newborn to 7 years of age, are welcome. There are two full-time openings available, call Debbie at 235-7345.

Chapman School lost two of the junior high teachers, Sharon Thompson and Pam Fogg, to Homer High School. Both of these teachers have given many hours of quality education to the Anchor Point students. What a nice welcome for the Homer High School students from Anchor Point to see two familiar faces. Good luck to both these fine educators with their new positions at Homer High School.

Michael Houghton and Pat Lukin have been added to the faculty at Chapman School. The Anchor Point community welcomes these two new educators.

Open house for Chapman School is set for Sept. 5 from 6:30 until 8 p.m.

This past week has been one full of democracy in action, not only in Anchor Point but throughout the state of Alaska. Each Alaskan 18 years of age and older had the opportunity of casting their votes in a primary election. This is a privilege not available to everyone throughout the world. This is the time for each person to learn about an individual party and its candidates and to make an educated choice of party, its platform and whether the candidates running for office espouse these goals. This is an important time for the candidates and their respective parties, but it is also an important time for the individual voter. Just knowing that you can go to the polling place and cast a vote of your choice is a privilege and trust. It is one the citizens of Anchor Point have always taken seriously, and voter turnout is something to be proud of in a small community.

Thursday night dinner is at 6 p.m. at the Anchor Point Senior Center on Milo Fritz Road.

Friday night bingo begins at 7 p.m., and the progressive blackout pot is still at $1,000.

Everyone 55 years of age and up is eligible for membership, and new members are always welcome.

The flashing yellow lights are on, before and after school. This means to slow down and watch for children crossing the highway. It is also the time for school bus stops, and when the stop sign is out, that means to stop and wait until the bus is moving again. Even then, be alert for children in the roadway. Young children do not always understand the dangers of traffic.

Labor Day weekend is upon us. For Anchor Point, this means the last long weekend for moose hunting, fishing, the Palmer Fair or just getting together for that last cookout before settling into the winter routine. No matter what you do, drive safely, do not drink and drive, and wear those seat belts. To those who have to work, remember this is the time to honor the working man, and you can celebrate your job.

Have a good weekend Anchor Point.

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