Doug and Shelby Pitts of Wasilla announce the birth of their daughter, Harper Leigh Pitts, at 4:47 a.m. on Sept. 8, 2012. She weighed 7 pounds, 14.9 ounces and measured 20-5 inches. Her grandparents are Bruce and Darla Rosing of Kenai, and Don and Lynn Nordland of Wasilla.


John C. and Parrisa June Harrisannounce the birth of their son, Joseph Shamseddin Harris, at 4:11 a.m. on Aug. 11, 2012 at Central Peninsula Hospital. He joins siblings Isabelle (9) and Benjamin (6) Harris. His grandparents are Billy Harris and Catherine Harris, and Shamseddin Peik and Parvin Peik.

Has a new addition to your family just arrived? Where in the world is your military person and what are they up to? Got a new graduate, dean’s list student or an award-receiving youth?

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Email your community events to, fax it to 283-3299, drop it off at the Clarion office in Kenai at 150 Trading Bay Drive (Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or mail your information to us at P.O. Box 3009, Kenai AK 99611.

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Submissions are printed as space is available. For more information, call 335-1251.


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