Soldotna Community News

Posted: Monday, March 24, 2008

Happy Monday Soldotna. "Looks like spring is on its way, looks like spring is on its way." I will keep chanting this until I need to mow my grass. If you already are full speed ahead on your spring cleaning, take a moment to consider recycling some of your trash.

The Central Peninsula Landfill at Mile 98.5 of the Sterling Highway has an recycling program.

In Soldotna, the public drop off area is in the rear parking lot of the Borough Administration Building at 144 N. Binkley.

According to scale house operator, Shanna Nelson, the daily waste coming into the landfill ranges from approximately 100 tons of refuse a day in the winter and almost twice as much in the summer.

Here's a list of materials that may be recycled: corrugated cardboard boxing, mixed paper (including office, colored, fax and computer paper, envelopes, magazines, catalogs and phone books) newspapers, container glass, aluminum, tin cans, motor oil, batteries, HDPE plastic milk jugs and laundry detergent containers, PET transparent drink containers, plastic bags and scrap metal including copper, iron, junk vehicles.

But wait, what are HDPE and PET? Most recyclable plastics will have either a HDPE or PET stamped on the bottom and the recycle bins are marked. For more information, call the landfill office at 262-9423.

Speaking of spring, fitness is often at the top of many a thawing Alaskan's springtime to do list. So, if you're looking for a good excuse to get moving and join in the fight against cancer, it's not too late to register to join in and/or donate to the upcoming Relay for Life event May 30 and 31. For more information, log on to

Calling all Little Leaguers! The next Soldotna Little League player registration will be Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Little League office next to Sal's Diner. For more information, call Vicci at 398-6363.

Happy birthday to Peter Boris on March 25 and Joyce Fischer on March 30.

Congratulations to Joan and Fred Ford, who returned home after a lovely trip to a Californian resort and adventure to the Mexican Rivera to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. Joan said they had a great time and their four sons were able to accompany them on the trip.

My mailbag has been rather empty the past few weeks, if you have news to share, celebrations to post or birthdays to announce, don't hesitate to give me a call or send an e-mail.

This week's Spenard Builder's Supply reader-board message: "If you find something you like, buy a lifetime supply, because they will stop making it."

Area students named to dean's list

* Soldotna resident Amanda Weaver was named to the dean's list at Harding University. Weaver is senior, majoring in management.

* Soldotna resident Scott Foster was named to the dean's list at Harding University. Foster is a junior majoring in management.

Scholarship winners announced

The Soldotna Elk's Lodge No. 2716 awarded the following students $500 scholarships: Wes Stephl; Cayla Cole; Evan Druce; and Jacob Barkman. Their applications will be forwarded to the organizations state scholarship committee for consideration.

Fibromyalgia support groups forms

Lifted Wings, a support group for Fibromyalgia will meet at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month in the Spur Room at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna.

The topics will be coping tips, information and support will be. The group is open to family or friends of sufferers, as well as others with chronic pain issues. For information, call Tiffany Grimm at 395-3929.

Red Cross offers disaster training

The American Red Cross will hold free disaster training at the Soldotna Sports Center at the following dates and times: from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, "Fulfilling Our Mission"; from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sturday, "Client Casework"; and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, "Shelter Operations Simulation."

To register call 907-646-5401 or e-mail

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