Story last updated at 1:48 p.m. Thursday, December 5, 2002

In Business
New staff at local salon

Sam Smith and Gaye Wolfe, owners and operators of the Upper Cut Salon at 126 W. Pioneer, Suite 5, welcome stylist Wilma Jo and nail technician Brandy to their family hair-care business.

Fomerly Three-D Styles, Upper Cut Salon offers full color, perm, styling, barber and nail-care services as well as image consulting, Great Lengths hair extensions, select hair- and nail-care products, gift certificates and great conversation.

The business is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., with evening appointments available. Walk-ins are welcome.

To make an appointment, call 235-5414.

Bank program aids holiday giving

Shari Daugherty, a personal banker for Wells Fargo's Homer branch, was recently awarded one month of paid volunteer leave to write an instructional guide for nonprofit organizations.

Daugherty is vice president of Share the Spirit, a nonprofit organization that donates holiday gifts and food for those in need and assists other nonprofit agencies in the area with food, clothing and medical provisions.

During her month of volunteer leave, Daugherty wrote "How to Share the Spirit," an instructional guide for organizing community outreach programs such as Share the Spirit's Christmas food and basket distribution.

Share the Spirit was established 10 years ago in an effort to consolidate community holiday gift giving. The efforts of the first volunteers paid off. What began as once-a-year Christmas basket giving became a full-fledged community outreach program.

Volunteers give away 57-137 baskets during the holiday season and "fill in the cracks" as needed throughout the year in the Homer community.