Kenai Community News

Posted: Monday, March 03, 2008

Am I the only person in Alaska who hasn't been to Hawaii or Arizona? Most of you have the sense to travel somewhere warm during the Alaska winters. I, on the other hand, travel to somewhere equally as cold and wintry. If my obituary isn't in this issue of the Clarion, you will know I made it safely to Wyoming with my hero and the Intrepid Ireta.

I will be gone for a spell, so send your Kenai community news to and in the subject line write Kenai Neighbor news.

Someday I'm going to Tahiti, or to Flagstaff or somewhere warm.

Brenda Ahlberg, executive director of the Kenai Peninsula Boys and Girls Club attended the board leadership conference in Reno, Nev. The main focus of the event concerned strengthening community relationships.

Brenda said, "It was very reconfirming. The Kenai organization is to be commended for the relationship it has built over the last two years with local communities. We can be proud of the Boys and Girls clubs we have here."

Brenda's family was able to visit in Lake Tahoe with a special pair of aunts in their 90s.

"They're both sharp as tacks," said Brenda.

As long as we are in the neighborhood, happening at the Boys and Girls Club are plans for the annual spring break dodgeball tournament. Third- through fifth-graders from area clubs are welcome to enjoy two days of dodge ball, movies, crafts, and getting to know each other time. Reservations are being made now for the March 19 and 20 event, so call Kim Dent at 283-2682 for more details.

There's a new face at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce office. Ruth Missik is the new executive assistant to chamber director Tina Baldridge. Ruth has an extensive administrative background and brings a lot of experience to the chamber. She has been in Kenai for five years and in Alaska for 22. Her daughter, Cecelia, is a freshman at Kenai High School.

Not one to rest on her laurels, Carol Ford has barely taken a breath after her community production before she is announcing tryouts for the "Little Shop of Horrors."

The Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre will present Tennessee William's classic "Camino Real" Friday and Saturday. There is a need for housing for performers for a few days, if you have room for a sleeping bag or two, call Carol at 776-8308.

Social Security business will be conducted at the Kenai Senior Center from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Wednesday via video conferencing services.

Birthday greetings go out to John Houser today, March 3; to Hara Hansen and Wayne Pope on March 5; Lorraine Ashcraft on March 6; to Douglas Hansen on March 8; and Parley Giles on March 10.

See ya later, Kenai. Keep the lights on for me.

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