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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Business Briefs
Area chambers set schedules Chamber award winners announced Alliance to hold energy conference Bed and breakfast association to meet ANGDA to meet Health cost planning seminar slated Credit Union 1 targeted in e-mail scam SBDC plans workshops

Familiar tale still good story
I know exactly what you’re thinking, and no, I’d didn’t know the story either. This medieval romance is being marketed as though it were somehow a familiar tale, and perhaps, to the more classically literate among us, it is, but to most, “Tristan & Isolde” draws a complete blank.

What’s Happening
Best Bets Events and Exhibits Entertainment Upcoming events Films Down the Road Anchorage events

Choir granted St. Peter’s concert
A singing tour of Italy just got a whole lot more exciting for more than 100 Homer High School students and adult performers from the Kenai Peninsula. An invitation received by choir director Mark Robinson late last week has added St. Peter’s Basilica, in the Vatican, to an itinerary including the cities of Rome, Florence, Assisi, Venice and Milan.

Art Briefs
Writers’ group to meet Stained glass classes offered Deadline for writers’ event is Saturday Grants for artists workshop slated Peninsula residents publish poetry Embroiderers sought for new club Carving workshops slated Area writers’ work sought Dance club seeks members Storytellers wanted Watercolor work wanted Art sought for Ag Day poster contest Quilting contest honors Arctic Winter Games Theater offering gallery space Arts educator grants offered

Donations make an impact
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the families, individuals, organizations and business that helped make our 2005 Christmas drive so successful.

‘Finest ‘ meal appreciated by all who came to the table
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the community-minded people and business owners that contributed to the Christmas dinner for the emergency personnel in Kenai. It is so gratifying to see that people do still care about giving to causes that are so important to the community. The dinner was greatly appreciated by the men and women of the Kenai Fire Department, the Kenai Police Department, the EMTs and their wives that were on duty Christmas Day.

Support makes Oktoberfest successful for all involved
The Kenai Elks Lodge would like to thank all those who came out in support of KDLL Public Radio. This was our sixth annual Oktoberfest, and because of all the community support, it was a great success.

Hester: Details continue to emerge
In a Kenai courtroom on Wednesday, the jury in the murder trial of a Kasilof woman listened as she described, in audio recordings, the events and shooting that led to the death of her boyfriend more than two years ago.

Sports center needs new roof
Built in 1982, the Soldotna Sports Center’s roof has seen better days, and experts agree it’s time to replace it.

Schools to remain open
Groups of Hope and Cooper Landing parents and some Seward High School baseball players made the long journey to Soldotna for Monday’s school board meeting and all came away with some good news for their efforts.

Fish and Game committee comes up 1 seat short
The Kenai-Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee is trying to lure in new candidates after last week’s elections left the committee’s membership incomplete.

Games here — peninsula, that is
For anyone suffering from the winter blues, help may be headed your way this weekend as the Peninsula Winter Games get under way.

Jury hears Hester’s account
An audio recording played in the murder trial of a Kasilof woman in a Kenai courtroom on Thursday revealed more details into what may have happened in the events leading up to the shooting death of a Kasilof man more than two years ago.

Photo feature: Perched

Cemetery plot changes
The Soldotna City Council on Tuesday formally withdrew its request for a 10-acre parcel of borough land on Redoubt Avenue that it had sought for a future cemetery.

Eric O. Encelewski
Lifelong Alaskan Eric O. Encelewski died Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage after a lengthy illness. He was 51.

Richard W. Bogard
Sterling resident Richard W. Bogard died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, at home of a heart attack. He was 77.

Around the Peninsula
PSDRA goes to the dogs DAV to meet CGC test scheduled Miners set to dig in T-200 hosts volunteer orientation Seniors cooking up buffet Soccer tourney registration begins Soldotna High jazzes up desserts Teen night planned in Nikiski Peninsula Fair quilters square off

Sports Briefs
Skyview cagers face Bartlett Saturday Homer skaters nip Stars

Ninilchik sweeps Nikolaevsk
The Ninilchik School’s high school basketball teams swept a pair of Peninsula Conference games with Nikolaevsk Tuesday in Ninilchik.

Around the District
Students of the Month announced Scholarships offered to high school seniors Aurora Borealis Charter Connections Cook Inlet Academy Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science Kenai Central High Kenai Middle Kenaitze Cuya Qyut’anen Head Start Mountain View Elementary Nikiski Middle-High Redoubt Elementary Ridgeway Montessori Preschool Sears Elementary Skyview High Soldotna High Soldotna Elementary Soldotna Middle Sterling Elementary Tebughna School Tustumena Elementary Wings Christian Academy

Longtime scholarship donor John B. Hakala dies; legacy remains
Portrait project displayed Grants workshop scheduled Presentation set on millennial generation

Grant money powers up Nikiski mechanics class with new engines
The power mechanics shop at Nikiski Middle-High School recently got a jump start, thanks to a federal grant program for career and technical education, and a vocational education program from Briggs and Stratton.

Birthdays — the unholiday everyone celebrates
Every person on this planet is at some point born. You can’t argue with that logic. The great thing about our society is that not only are we born, we celebrate that day every year. I’m willing to bet that every person who picks up this paper has had “happy birthday” sang to them every year but, with my luck, you’re all Jehovah’s Witnesses. If that’s the case, you may not be able to relate, but you might be curious as to what exactly goes on at these ceremonies.

Oilers add assistant coach

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