Birth announcements

Births

Zachary Jones and Kayla Schultz of Soldotna announce the birth of their son, Thomas Alexander Jones, at 10:37 a.m. on Sept. 13, 2012. He weighed 8 pounds, 5.2 ounces and measured 20.5 inches. His grandparents are Teela Clegg and Johnny King, Paul Schultz, and Carla and Stan Archer.

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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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