■ The Soldotna chamber's 54th annual awards celebration is at 6 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Soldotna Sports Center. Tickets are $50, or $300 for a table of six and include dinner and live music. Fore more information, call 262-9814.
James "Jim" Brewer and Traci O'Brien-Brewer of Nikiski announce the birth of their son, James Ryan Brewer, on June 5, 2012. He weighed 8 pounds, 11.05 ounces and measured 20 1/2 inches. He joins brother Shane Timothy.
If you are reading this then some stoner ancient Mayan nerds, after quaffing one too many kegs of a brew of toxic psychotropic green honey called Balché, were dead wrong when they declared the world was going to be serious toast on 12/21/12.
Paul Schwenk and Tera Norvelle of Soldotna announce the birth of their daughter, Madalynn Marie Schwenk, at 4:26 p.m. Dec. 13, 2012. She weighed 6 pounds, 11.1 ounces and measured 21 inches. She joins siblings Brandie and Olivia Schwenk.
When evil shows how hideous it truly is, when innocents are slaughtered like in the recent event at Sandy Hook Elementary School, our hearts break. We cannot offer enough love and prayers for the families in the valley of the shadow of death.
On Dec. 23, at 5:30 p.m., the Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ Choir will present its annual cantata, "The Way He Came." There will be more special music and a Christmas message concluding the service.