Saturday, April 5, 2008

Reader has concerns about message performance sent
This is in response to the story called "Talent" in the Clarion on March 28.

Officers take a hit to build youth relations
On March 28, three Kenai police officers paid a visit to the Boys and Girls Club Kenai Clubhouse for a "little" game of dodgeball.

Reader backs HEA candidate
Local residents who are served by the Homer Electric Association have an opportunity to vote for members of the board of directors of our Rural Electrification Association Co-operative, and ballots recently should have been received or soon will be.

Support for family appreciated
The Cody Honrud benefit was such a huge success. We can't thank everyone enough.

SPH gets Certificate of Need
State officials have granted a new Certificate of Need to South Peninsula Hospital, allowing the medical facility to proceed with the next phase of its $32.6 million expansion project.

Shed, Conex law stalls
A plan to regulate the look of storage sheds in the city and the use of Conex boxes as storage sheds stalled once again in the Kenai City Council chambers Wednesday.

Culvert repair funding nixed
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on Tuesday turned down a request for financial support by the Kenai Watershed Forum for its ongoing program of repairing damaged culverts blocking salmon streams.

William 'Bill' Thomas Snow
Former Funny River resident William "Bill" Thomas Snow died Wednesday, April 2, 2008, in Tyrone, Ga. He was 80.

Opal Ruth Robison
Longtime Kenai resident Opal Ruth Robison died Sunday, March 30, 2008, at the Nicholson's Assisted Living Home in Kenai. She was 77.

Group helps keep crime out of communities
Thirty-two years ago, an Albuquerque detective made a public plea following a televised re-enactment of the murder of a gas station attendant. The detective offered anonymity and a reward from his own pocket for help in solving the case.

Agencies, residents to raise bear awareness
As the days grow longer, the snow melts and the temperature continues to rise, it won't be long until bears brown and black are back in action around the state. As such, several agencies and individuals have formed a partnership in an effort to teach people throughout the month how to coexist with bruins.

National Wildlife Refuge System celebrates 105th anniversary
In March, the National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS) marked its 105th anniversary as the only network of federal lands devoted specifically to the conservation of wildlife and habitats. From its humble beginnings at Pelican Island in Florida, the National Wildlife Refuge System now consists of 548 refuges and 37 wetland management districts on more than 96 million acres. And as it so happened, I spent that anniversary day traveling between two of our National Wildlife Refuges: from Santa Ana NWR in the southern-most reaches of Texas to my home unit here at the Kenai NWR.

Nikiski Freestyle Wrestling hits tourneys
The Nikiski Freestyle Wrestling Club participated in a pair of tournaments in March. The club was at the Cook Inlet Greco-Roman Wrestling Tournament on March 14, then held the Nikiski Freestyle Wrestling Club Tournament on Saturday. At the Nikiski Freestyle Wrestling Club Tournament, Nikiski Freestyle finished first, Anchorage Avalanche finished second and Homer Popeye finished third. The results for the Nikiski wrestlers follow:

Church Briefs
Matrix salutes spring

Have a great rest of your life
Evelyn lives in Tennessee and listens to my radio program, "Higher Ground" over Sky Angel, a satellite carrier of programs called the Sacred Favorites group.

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