News and Notes

Refuge open for Christmas tree cutting

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is open for Christmas tree cutting. Trees are free for personal use, with a limit of one tree per household, no permit required. Trees may be taken anywhere on the refuge with hand tools, except within 150 feet of a road, lake, stream, trail, campground or picnic area. No tree cutting is permitted in the refuge headquarters area and along Ski Hill Road. The public is requested to trim the stumps as close top the ground as possible for aesthetic reasons. For more information, contact the refuge at 262-7021.

Church begins annual cookie sale

It's Christmas cookie planning time again for the Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ Church. Assorted Christmas cookies will be for sale by pre-order only. The cost is $5 per dozen. Orders of 50 dozen or more are $4 per dozen. Call Theresa at 262-4469, Lynn at 262-7519, or Diane at 262-1714 by Dec. 1 to place your cookie order.

Cookies will be ready for pick-up or delivery on Dec. 9. Orders have already started coming in, so call soon.

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Not so Golden Globes

Meryl Streep has played many roles in her long career and holds the record for the most Academy Award nominations of any actor. Among her portrayals was British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. At the Golden Globe Awards Sunday night, Streep behaved as if she actually had been elected to high office, entitling her to mount a high horse.

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What is the Sesquicentennial?

Sesquicentennial is a jawbreaker word, too big even for Scrabble, but it does have a noble ring to it. Its meaning is far simpler: 150th anniversary. Any anniversary worth such a big name also is worth a good party, and this time the party is for Alaska: 2017 marks 150 years since the United States purchased this Great Land from Russia. Read more

Notes from the Recycling Bin

Sorting Recyclables 101

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