By Shyla Malone
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! This year seems to be going by fast, seems like just yesterday we were celebrating New Year’s and now it’s March. Spring is knocking on the door, the days are getting longer and warmer. Many people are getting out and taking advantage of the nicer weather, from skiing to just strolling through our beautiful town. The moose have also come back, extra caution when driving and walking will help to keep them and you safe. Before we know it, Hope will once again have the hustle and bustle of a busy summer.
Hope Clinic Update
Angie Motoyama is the medical technician and Valerie Defrance is the back-up medical technician for the Hope Clinic. The clinic is doing very well and is greatly received by the community. So far they have had a good turnout of people. Its located at mile 15.8 of the Hope Highway. Monday, Wednesday, Friday – noon to 2 p.m. medical personnel on duty. Drop-ins welcomed.
Spring break will be March 11-15 and Graduation is on May 23. The high school students are attending a shop class with Dean Davidson; they are learning how to maintain their snow machines.
Chris from the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Portage brought an 8-year-old porcupine named Snickers for a visit with the kids.
Christine Snow is the high school counselor who has been visiting the school. She comes to the school roughly every week.
Church is every Sunday at 3 p.m. The food bank is Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m., and Bible study is at 3 p.m. on Thursdays. The church will be serving a home group on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Tom and Joyce Burgin’s house. Call the Sheritts at 782-3436 or Burgins at 782-1002 for information.
There will be a meeting and potluck for the Hope/Sunrise Historical Society on March 23, at 11:30 a.m.. It will be located at the Sherritt’s house, everyone is welcome to come. It will be a planning session for this summer.
Poem of the Month
Stars, oh stars, oh how bright you are.
I see you every night and
you are so bright in the midnight.
– By Andy Bishop