Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Welcome Walmart and a big thank you!
The Food Bank Board of Directors and staff wish to thank Walmart for their generous donation of $5,000 to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. Walmart's contribution will help many of our local residents who are struggling to put food on the table during these hard economic times. The money received will be used towards our building expansion project at the existing location on K- Beach Rd. The expansion will increase refrigeration, freezer and storage to accommodate additional pounds of food we need in our warehouse to serve member agencies and clients. The more food we are able to store the more people we are able to help.

Walmart associate looks forward to visit
I am a Walmart associate. I have been hearing and reading some negative things about Walmart and I would like to let you know how I feel about it.

Anglo-American needs to hear opposition
On April 22, Earth Day, the shareholders of Anglo-American, the giant mining company founded in South Africa and headquartered in London, will hold its annual meeting. We Alaskans need to tell them loud and clear that we oppose the Pebble Mine.

Earmark battle takes local toll: Budget cuts could be a result of state's own actions
Alaska may soon have to ween itself from the federal aid it's become accustomed to receiving.

School board has full plate: Body will consider giving OK to $129 million budget
The school board has a full plate for their Monday meeting, including passing a district budget set at just below $129 million.

Woman denies blame in theft, fraud case
A 19-year-old woman was arraigned in superior court Thursday on charges stemming from alleged credit card theft.

Kenai celebrates 50 years of incorporation
Fifty years ago, the Kenai had 743 people, a few bars, a few churches and little in terms of infrastructure.

Orville K. "Orvie" McWethy
Longtime Alaskan and Sterling area resident Orville K. "Orvie" McWethy died Thursday, Apr. 1, 2010 at his home near Sterling following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 79.

Loyd Leon Brantley
Loyd Leon Brantley passed away of heart failure on March 20th in Modesto, CA at the age of 83. He is preceded in death by his wife Velma, parents Charlie and Lela Brantley, brothers Charlie and Wayne, and sister Betty Hammond.

Around the Peninsula

Cardiac support group to meet

Where else but in Alaska?
Jim and Lynette Schluter spotted this moose nibbling a snowman's carrot nose two years ago. The Ohio couple were in Soldotna visiting their daughter and son-in-law, Erika and Justin Roders.

Seal hop
David Thomas, an athlete, record holder and official for the Native Youth Olympics demonstrates the Seal Hop at Port Graham school this past week. Thomas, 23, of Palmer visited area schools teaching audiences the link from games to cultural survival skills relating to today's challenges.

Registration for degree-seeking students open
Gone are the days when students could count on getting into KPC classes by waiting until July or August to register for the fall semester. With the continued upswing in enrollments, KPC now actively encourages degree-seeking students to take advantage of the one-week priority registration period they have to ensure they get the courses they need to graduate.

Around the District

School board to meet

Anchorage students build their world
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Gary Abernathy has his work cut out for him.

Wild complete sweep of Brown Bears
The Wenatchee (Wash.) Wild completed a sweep of the Kenai River Brown Bears in North American Hockey League action in Washington on Sunday.

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