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Reflections on Jeremiah 31:3-4

“Young lady, everyone has hard times, these just happen to be yours!” I can still hear these words of my father ring in my ears at what was the lowest 
point in time of my personal life. My husband of 14 years had just left me and our 
two children for his secretary, I was currently unemployed, the ceiling had fallen in onto our living room after a violent thunder storm and it was six days before my mortgage payment was due. My circumstances were grim, and when I asked my father for financial help this had been his response.

Labors and lessons of love

I would like to begin by thanking the Alaska Star for providing this venue, for the different ministries in Eagle River, to share with the community about the opportunities which exist in the churches located in Eagle River. Thank you so much.

Surrendering, to everything and nothing

The life I lived was the normal life. All the expected requirements: A college degree, career, married with two children, a dog, a cat, two cars and a mortgage. We were busy with family, work and church. My husband and I were smart, successful and attractive with many social obligations and parties to attend. This was it, ‘Happily Ever After.’ At least that was what we hoped others thought about our life. The truth was something else.

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A Tale of Tails

More than 73 years ago, three Lions from Detroit, Mich. had a dream that they could build a school to train dogs for people who are blind or visually impaired. Lions from all over the world helped this dream come true. Over 14,500 people have left Leader Dog, walking proudly, safely and independently with a Leader Dog harness in their left hand full of Lion love in the form of a guide dog.

A can’t-fail plan to add members

I write this fresh off the USA/Canada Forum training, and it’s hard to appreciate how fun and exciting a forum is unless you are there. Some 1,500 plus Lions packed the beautiful San Juan Convention Center. They roared with gusto when speakers rhetorically asked “Can we do it?” or “Are we up to the challenge?” The power of a crowd, of a group of people with a shared purpose, is inspiring. I am confident each Lion at the forum is now willing and able to serve more capably and enthusiastically.

Lions World Sight Day

World Sight Day is celebrated worldwide on Oct. 9. Lions International Officially marks Lions World Sight Day in Reykjavik, Iceland on Oct. 14.

A Vision for your Children

Imagine you bring your child to a routine eye appointment and the doctor turns to you and says there is a problem with your child’s eyesight. Not just any problem; she is blind in one eye, known as “lazy eye.” This is a personal experience for myself and daughter. I was devastated. Being uninformed, I was worried how my child would be able to function, how would she be able to learn and function in school. Hence, the development of my passion for being a Lion and screening as many children as possible throughout the year.

Lions working toward serving their 100th year

For nearly 100 years, Lions have served their communities with dedication and contributed to the development and well-being of millions of people around the world. As we look toward our centennial celebration in 2017, Lions are encouraged to help reach the Centennial Service Challenge goal of serving 100 million people by December 2017 through participation in the Global Service Action Campaigns. Lions clubs locally and around the state will be participating in this program by sponsoring Leo clubs, holding vision screenings, collecting eye glasses, helping feed the hungry or cleaning up our parks. Each month we are challenged by the Lion’s president. Here’s a summary of our challenges.

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Fire Company gets coupons

The Chugiak Volunteer Fire Company has received help in securing a new fire truck from 5,000 miles away. This week the Courier received a letter from Natalie Brooks who is visiting with her parents at Merrimac, Mass.


The shouting is over, but the joy and enthusiasm lingers on! I’m speaking, of course, about Congressional approval of statehood for this great country of ours. It was a memorable occasion for the majority of Alaskans the day the word was flashed instantaneously by the miracle of teletype. After years of struggle, red tape, delay and what-not, the victory was finally ours.

“Two seniors named for the Gruening Award”

“Peters Creek boy goes to national ski meet”

“Vandalism is prevalent in this area”

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Starlight October 20

Starlight October 20

“Residents line up to buy new 4S iPhone.


“What would Chugiak's pioneers think of the Palmer Highway if they were to drive through the community today?”
Facebook page connects Chugiak-Eagle River

Facebook page connects Chugiak-Eagle River

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