Posted: Saturday, January 02, 2010


Addison Rose Saltzgiver

Saltzgivers welcome daughter

Heather and Dave Saltzgiver, of Wasilla, announce the birth of their daughter, Addison Rose Saltzgiver, on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at 3:14 a.m., at the Mat-Su Regional Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 19.5 inches. Her grandparents are Kelly and Pam Saltzgiver, of Kenai; Don and Susan Buschur, of Eagle River; and Christine Wojciuch, of North Kenai. Her great-grandparent is Lorraine Ashcraft, of Kenai.

Johnsons welcome new daughter

Alan and Wendy Johnson, of Kenai, announce the birth of their daughter, Angel Nicole Johnson, born Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at 8:47 a.m., at Central Peninsula Hospital, in Soldotna. Angel weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and measured 20 inches long. She joins her siblings Britney, Shane, Kordell and Chase and all of her other family here in Kenai.

News and notes

Carter completes Army basic

Army Reserve Pvt. Christopher J. Carter has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics.

He is the son of Stan Carter of Fairbanks, and Wanda Sisson of Kenai.

Carter graduated in 2010 from North Pole High School.

Huhndorf earns honors at OSU

Mariah A. Huhndorf of Kenai, a freshman studying general science, was named to the honor roll at Oregon State University with a grade point average of 3.5 or better. To be on the honor roll, students must carry at least 12 graded hours of course work.

Woodturners group forming

Woodturners on the Peninsula will meet Saturday, Jan. 8, at 1 p.m., at J & H Sewing, 222 N. Binkley St., in Soldotna. This is a an inital meeting of woodturners to organize a chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. For information, call Al Janonis at 776-8887.

New car club revs up

The first organizational meeting of the KAKNU KRUZERS will be held Saturday, Jan. 15,2011, at noon, at Metal Magic Art Studio, 14429 Kenai Spur Highway, two miles north of Kenai. For more information Call Scott at 776-7676.

Winter Wine Taste around the corner

Tickets go on sale Monday, Jan. 3, for Hospice of the Central Peninsula's 15th Annual Winter Wine Taste and Auction do be held Feb. 12, 2011, 6 to 10 p.m. at the Kenai Senior Center. Gourmet appetizers and specialty wines will be served. There will be raffles, live and silent auctions, all complemented by donations from our community. Tickets are on sale at 10 a.m. Please call or stop by the hospice office at 262-0453.

Boys and Girls Club to stage a performance

The Kenai Boys and Girls Club will hold auditions for "On the Radio," a musical looking back at five decades of music starting with "Ain't We Got Fun?" from the 1920s to "Footloose" from the 1980s. The production is being directed by volunteer Jill Tyler and is great for club members ages 6 to 18.

First practice/auditions will be held Wednesday, Jan. 5 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Boys and Girls Club gym in Kenai. Prospective performers should be prepared to read from a script at the audition. Practices will take place Wednesdays and Fridays through the performance at the Benefit Dinner and Show on March 10. All cast members must be 2011 club members. Adult volunteers also needed. For more information, contact Kimberli Dent at 283-2682.

Get ready for spring planting

The Central Peninsula Garden Club meets Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Bldg. on K-Beach Road near the Bridge Access intersection. Program topic is "Seeds and More Seeds!" Get ready for spring with a panel presentation by local experts who will speak about "How, When and Where to Start Seeds" for the best results and maximum germination. The program will include discussion of favorite seed catalogs and companies, seed starting tricks and things to avoid. Bring seed catalogs to share if possible. The meeting will include a brief annual meeting to elect the CPGC Board of Directors for 2011. Programs are open to the public, refreshments will be served and there might be door prizes. For more information contact Marion Nelson at 283 4632, or

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