A Little News

In real news, two young Haines artists have been given big awards.  Writer Rosie McGuire and artist Sarah Cohen both earned Rasmuson Foundation grants yesterday, congratulations! Rosie grew up at Lutak, but lives in Cordova now where she fishes commercially with her husband. She may be out slaying the Copper River Reds right now. Sarah also grew up in Haines, and lucky us, is back after college. Also, there are two young brown bears who seem to be enjoying their new freedom from mom on the Chilkat River flats. They are getting bolder and may be crossing the river to explore town soon, they are probably not the only ones, so be sure the electric fence is on around your garden or chicken coop and that trash is secured. The track team is up in Fairbanks for the state meet, the Haines Animal Rescue Kennel has volunteer training Saturday morning at 11, call 766-3334 for details. Haines High graduation is Monday night at 7 in the high school gym, English teacher Renee Martin is the speaker, and 8th grade promotion is at 7 Tuesday night in the elementary school gym. The last day of school is also May 24. Yesterday at school lunchtime middle school teacher Tennie Bentz showed off her two week old baby girl, Kinley Marie.  She is a doll. (Aren't all babies?) Have you seen the Parts Place thank you banner ? Tomi and the gang are thanking everyone for 25 years of business with a party Saturday from 11-3 in the parking lot, there are lots of prizes (flat screen TV, DVD player, phones, kayak trips), gift certificates (fishing charters, golf, jet boat tours), games and a barbecue. She will also have 20% off most items. I think we should be thanking Tomi for all she has done for the community, from softball, golf, and volleyball tournaments (mud and gym) and general organizing,  to Big Brothers Big Sisters and all those generous donations at every auction and for every good cause over the years. Imagine Haines without the extended Scovill clan? My favorite story about the now iconic auto parts store in what used to be the post office, was delivered by a child after the new library was built across the street. She said something to the effect that at first she thought she couldn't be in Haines with such a beautiful place, and was a little worried, but then she stepped outside and saw the Parts Place and knew she wasn't dreaming, and that indeed, she was still safe at home and now living in the best of all possible worlds.

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