Wednesday, March 21, 2007

New apparatus “Stops back pain without surgery!”
According to statistics 80% of Americans will experience neck or back pain in their lifetime. Here in Alaska Dr. Matthew Pyhala of the Alaska Advanced Care Chiropractic Clinic in Soldotna says that serious disc degeneration is a common problem, “On top of the general sprain and strain injuries we see a lot of herniated discs and disc degeneration due to industrial and construction accidents as well as commercial fishing injuries and by far these disc injuries are the most debilitating,” said Pyhala.

Sweet Onion Salad Is The New Salsa
(NAPSA)-The latest sweet take on salad has a surprise star-the onion.

This winter here in Alaska I have spent more time reading than at any point in my life. I already know what many of you are thinking, ol’ Perkovich is getting soft in his old age and just simply not spending as much time in the outdoors as he used to. Well that theory is wrong my friends as most of my reading has been done during the two weeks I spend on the North Slope each month.

Jr. Miss Competition returns to Kenai
Aimee McClory of Ketchikan was awarded the title of Alaska’s Junior Miss 2007 at the AK State Finals held at the Kenai Christian Church March 10th. “All the girls have been truly wonderful during the last few days. I’ve made friends for a lifetime. This is such an awesome opportunity and I’m excited about representing Alaska in Mobile this summer,” McClory told the Dispatch.

Deadline approaches for HEA 2007 Youth Rally
Students who like to travel and are looking for opportunities outside of their fundamental curriculums should learn more about applying for Homer Electric Associations (HEA) 2007 Youth Rally Contest. Once again this year HEA will select two high school students either in their sophomore or junior year within the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District for scholarships to attend a week-long summer camp at Albertson College in Caldwell, Idaho. “This is a fabulous opportunity for students wanting to advance their communication skills, fine tune their leadership abilities, and work as a team in cooperation with other students of similar age to achieve an end result,” explained Marianne Snowden, HEA Member Advocate Supervisor.

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society inducts new members at KPC
As Kenai Peninsula College (KPC) continues to draw more local students to their degree programs, the hard work and academic achievements of those students is being recognized through such esteemed organizations as the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. Established by Missouri two-year college presidents in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa serves to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership and service programming. Today Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in America higher education with more than 1.3 million members and 1,100 chapters located in all 50 States, U.S. Territories, Canada, Germany, and Japan. Phi Theta Kappa was recognized in 1029 by the American Association of Colleges as the official honor society for two-year colleges.

Homeowners and Homebuilders Seek Eco-Friendly Materials
With the country going green, many homeowners are looking for eco-friendly materials when building or remodeling their home. And as more homeowners struggle with high utility bills and become more concerned about the environment, many are building and updating their homes to be more eco-friendly.

Ring in Spring with Tulips
Tulips are a vibrant, timeless symbol of spring. They are available from January through May and join groundhogs, grass and new leaves on trees as indicators that warmer weather is on its way. Their delicate shape, graceful posture and vibrant colors have inspired this flower’s popularity across cultures and throughout time. They are a great way to celebrate spring holidays, including Easter.

Bickering wearing thin
I often wonder if anyone else on the peninsula is as tired of the constant bickering as I am. Commercial fisherman against sport fisherman, guide against nonguided etc, etc. This situation has me trying to figure out why I even want to live here (other than I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else).

Reader appreciates values shared in letter
I appreciate the common sense values shared by Mr. (Ed) Martin in his letter to the editor (Clarion, Feb. 27), “Something to think about.” While Mr. Martin did not direct his comments toward the administration of the Kenai Peninsula Borough, I sincerely hope that the elected members of our borough apply Mr. Martin’s simple and unchanging principles of attitude and truth to the everyday administration of our borough. By doing so, there would be no need for the current litigation necessary to enforce the will of the voters and state laws.

Musicians get special thanks
The seniors of Kenai Central High School Band would like to take this time to thank all of those who participated in the KPBSD Honor Band. This band was composed of the best musicians from around the Kenai Peninsula.

Seniors grateful for event’s success
We would like to congratulate all of the medal winners and participants of the fourth annual Senior Olympic games. We would like to thank the hosts, including Central Peninsula Mall Merchants Association, Soldotna Sports Center, Hooligans Saloon, AlaskaLanes Family Bowling Center, Kenai Recreation Center and Ginger’s Restaurant. Another special thank you to the committee and many volunteers who worked tirelessly for the event. Another thank you to Kenai, Nikiski, Sterling and Soldotna senior centers for cohosting the games. We would like to also thank the Peninsula Clarion, KSRM, KBAY and Senior Voice for the great media coverage, and the Fashion of The Past Club for the wonderful era fashions show.

Reader: Forget daylight saving
“If I could put time in a bottle ...”

Wagoner bill would fund ANGDA study
Sen. Tom Wagoner filed a bill Monday seeking nearly $4.53 million to fund a study of a draft in-state gas marketing plan proposed by the Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority.

Kenai council to consider golf fee hike
The price to play a round of golf in Kenai this summer will be a couple dollars more per person if proposed increases sought by the new course owner get the OK from the city council.

Mayor shares tax proposal
Borough Mayor John Williams has begun spreading the word about his plan to lower property taxes by transferring at least part of the revenue burden to the boroughwide sales tax.

Fish path walks over history
Almost thunderous in their impact, voices from the Kenai River’s prehistoric past have risen and stopped a state trail project in its tracks.

Getting the soccer ball rolling
Add about 1,200 soccer players to the tourists and fish that will be running like mad in early August on the Kenai Peninsula.

Future bright for Chevron
More than 80 oil industry support company representatives, including some top echelon executives, turned out to hear Chevron’s top Alaska manager describe the oil giant’s position in the state and its plans for future development.

Bill introduced to increase renewable fuel standard
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. - Legislation was introduced in the U.S. Senate to increase the nation’s renewable fuel standard to 30 billion gallons by 2020.

Is there selective editing?: Pebble releases shed too much heat, not enough light on plan
Media releases about Pebble have shed a lot more heat than light. And what light they’ve shed has been selectively aimed at promoting the benefits of particular interest groups. It’s the old conflict between whose ox gets slaughtered, and who gets to feast on it. Lodge owners, sportfishing guides, commercial ocean fishermen and other people who currently make a good living from the mine’s impact zone don’t want to lose their “way of life.” Other businesses, which expect to make a lot of money off mining, want to expand their way of life. Each side spotlights only facts and arguments that will help it win.

Fish farming plan should be sunk
The Bush administration’s push to allow fish farming for t he first time in federal waters does not bode well for Alaska.

Around the Peninsula
Kenai chamber speaker changes Caregiver training set Reconciliation service today SoHi after-prom meeting set Flight instructors take wing Relay for Life volunteers needed Pool offers spring break hours Historical society to meet

Around the Peninsula
Pool offers spring break hours CPCS board to meet Peaceful people to gather Kenai chamber speaker changes Caregiver training set SoHi after-prom meeting set Flight instructors take wing Dance concert set to boogie. Soccer tourney set to kick off Health fair ready to pump you up Mother, daughter tea poised

Ninilchik edges Selawik
Senior Krista Leman netted a game-high 17 points and senior Kayleigh Rice added 12 points in leading Ninilchik to a 40-31 victory over Selawik on Tuesday in the opening round of the Class 2A Girls State Basketball Championship.

Bosick signs with NAIA powerhouse
Carroll College was not on Skyview senior running back Gregor Bosick’s radar. Bosick was on Carroll’s radar, though.

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