Posted: Sunday, April 03, 2011


Lawrence Justice Lee Dean

Deans welcome son

Danielle and Jack Dean, of Kenai, announce the birth of their son, Lawrence Justice Lee Dean, on Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at 8:37 p.m., at Central Peninsula Hospital, in Soldotna. He weighed 8.5 pounds and measured 20.5 inches. Lawrence joins siblings Emarie, 8; and Silas, 5. His grandparents are Lori and Rich Edwards, of Kenai; Sheryl and Steve Fanning, of Sterling; and Rocky O'Brant, of Anchorage.

News and Notes

KCHS grads'70-'79 gather

The Kenai Central High School 1970-79 combined class reunion is on for Saturday, July 23, 6 to 11:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and payment is due May 15. For more information or to make reservations, contact Sherrie Dahlen at (907) 283-4485 or, or go to any of these websites:, or search for Sherrie Stiers-Dahlen on Facebook; You can view announcement and RSVP on at

Kenai High School 50th reunion

A 50-year reunion dinner for Kenai High School graduates will be held at Paradisos Restaurant in downtown Kenai from 4 p.m. to midnight on July 8. The dinner is open to all graduates of the class of 1961, spouses and/or guests, former teachers and school board members. A reunion school picnic is planned on July 9 at the Cotton Moore Homestead in Sterling. All classmates from the old territorial school through classes of 1964 are invited to attend. For more information contact Pat Falkenberg: 283-7858, 394-2646 or at,

Help the food bank raise funds

The food bank will get money from the Feinstein challenge based on how much is donated by the community from March 1 to April 30.

For the 14th consecutive year, Alan Shawn Feinstein will distribute $1 million among hunger fighting agencies nationwide to help organizations raise funds this March and April. Donations can include cash, checks and food items (valued at $1 per item or pound) or pledges. Mr. Feinstein's million dollars will be divided proportionately among all agencies that meet a minimum of $250 and a maximum of $35,000 in donations. The Peninsula has received more than $1,000 a year from this fund since 2006. A full report of the results of this 2011 Challenge will be posted on website in July.

Kids' activities sought

The Clarion is seeking information for its annual Just Kidding section with listings of summer events for youth. Organizations, businesses, individuals or churches planning summer events open to area youth May through August may submit activities.

Information needed: Name or group or organization; age of youth who may attend; time of activity; date of activity and deadline for registration; place activity will be held including address; cost of activity and/or fees; contact name and phone number for people to call; e-mail address (optional); Web address (optional); and a brief description of the activity. The deadline to submit information is April 30.

E-mailed submissions are required. E-mail Just Kidding information to In the subject line write Just Kidding. For more information, call Will Morrow at 335-1251 or e-mail

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