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Monday, April 9, 2007

Writer defends target of mine company
Alaskans have a debt to pay and it is past due today. The public debate about Pebble Mine rages on, extreme on both sides heated and sometimes wicked, but few who love Alaska could disagree the debate has been of benefit to us all. From the middle of this we all emerge educated, more aware and most importantly carry a calm sense of assurance that people care about what happens to our state.

Store’s support makes students feel at home
On behalf of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, I would like to recognize Fred Meyer Stores’ program, Support Our Schools, for your cash donation of $6,624 to the district’s Students in Transition/Homeless (SIT/H) Program. Year to date, the program has served 199 school-age children and 58 families. Since 2003, the program has experienced a 21 percent yearly increase in referrals.

Military families deploying support for each other
Wartime isn’t easy for the nations, communities, families or individuals involved, and with thousands of troops deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan and numerous other areas, military families across the United States are feeling the pain of separation and uncertainty.

Hunting for a good time
Under sunny skies and in warm weather, young and old alike had an “egg-cellent” time Saturday during the Kenai Convention and Visitors Bureau Community Easter Egg Hunt.

Recall is food for thought
There are many things the separate Alaskans from our Lower 48 counterparts, but love for our companion animals is not one of them, which is why the nationwide pet food recall has local dog and cat owners concerned.

Ballot measure to cap tax break moving along
A proposed ballot measure that would cap the senior citizen/disabled veteran property tax exemption passed its first legislative hurdle Tuesday when the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved its introduction, sending it on to public hearings in May.

Zone borders hit snag
An attempt at rezoning approximately 241 acres in the middle of Kenai into the newly created Central Mixed Use Zone hit a snag Wednesday night and has been kicked back to the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission for more work.

Teen hurt in morning rush hour car wreck in Soldotna
An 18-year-old Soldotna motorist was taken to the hospital with injuries he received in a Friday morning rush hour car crash near the Tesoro gas station on the Sterling Highway in Soldotna.

Workers, borough agree on new labor contract
Agreement on a new labor contract has been reached between the Kenai Peninsula Borough and it workers.

Charles Robert Snyder
Kenai resident Charles Robert Snyder died unexpectedly Monday, April 2, 2007, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. He was 46.

Kenneth D. Baker
Longtime Nikiski resident Kenneth D. Baker died Tuesday, April 3, 2007, at Heritage Place in Soldotna surrounded by family. He was 79.

Frank Mynarcik
Former Soldotna resident Frank Mynarcik died Wednesday, March 21, 2007, in Santa Clara, Utah. He was 87.

Reaching new heights: Husband takes the high road following lifestyle change
It’s been more than a year since my husband, Mark, started his new lifestyle. You see men don’t call it a diet, because that’s what women do -- over and over and over. For Mark, he simply changed his lifestyle.

Time running out for Juneau
We sound like a broken record.

Around the Peninsula
Easter events planned Relay For Life meeting slated Seniors host steak fundraiser Ladies’ night is nigh Kids activities sought KCHS touring choir set to sing Peaceful people to meet Refuge looking for youth workers

Peninsula People
Axtell joins Air Force Area students named to honor rolls Bowlin wins Voice of Democracy

Peninsula Reflections
Given a job to teach in Kenai Junior High, with my 6-year-old daughter Laura Lee, I moved to Kenai in August 1963. After the first quarter I was moved to the high school that was housed in the same building (now home of the Boys and Girls Club).

Count on it: Tax man cometh
The fog was snaking its way slowly up the cabin’s steps urged on by a whisper of salt-garnished air gliding across the bay. I had been watching as the mist solemnly drew a wet curtain over the Spit and then slithered toward its terminal intent of deliberately shrouding the world from me. The concept of becoming visually isolated so deep into the eve of his arrival chilled my bloodless flesh. Threads of trepidation spread through my soul as a somber knell drifted across the sanctum.

Births
· Stefanie and Jason Robinson of Mount Olive, Ala., announce the birth of their daughter, Ava Elizabeth, at 11:22 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007, at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham, Ala. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 20 inches.

Community Events
Kasilof book fair planned Carnival fundraiser set for fun Gardening club seeks members Sock hop set to bop Refuge to host fun day Rowing clinic available Center offers food care program Military family support group forming Caregiver support group to meet Talent show ready to entertain Social Security reps to visit peninsula Kenai library plans events

Hero of the Week Woman thanks teen ATV angel
If you think you’re tired of the noise, dust, and sometimes crazy driving by young people on ATV’s, think again.

Around the Peninsula
Relay For Life meeting slated Bear baiting clinic offered KCHS touring choir set to sing Peaceful people to meet Boraas to discuss Native history Spaghetti feed fundraiser has a mission Electronics recycling offered HEA planning annual meeting Military families support group forming

Cabin restorers work to preserve a peek into the past
When Gary Titus, historian and cabin restorer for the Kasilof Regional Historical Society, first laid eyes on the dilapidated cabin, he initially didn’t have much hope or interest in attempting to save it from crumbling back to the earth.

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Area NYO teams tune up for state
A total of 18 competitors from the Kenai Peninsula tuned up for the statewide Native Youth Olympics, which will be held from April 26 to 28 in Anchorage, by attending a meet at the Palmer Job Corps Center on March 24 and 25.

Golf season in Full Swing
Jim and Carol Anderson were looking to prepare for a scramble on April 18 in Arizona.

Rigall, Eskelin marry in Maui
Leah Rigall and Todd Eskelin of Kenai were married in an afternoon ceremony Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006, and had a reception on a private estate in Kihei, Maui. The Rev. Jesse Nakaoka officiated.

Shepherd, Evans marry in Kenai
Jenna L. Shepherd and Ethan D. Evans of Soldotna were married in an afternoon ceremony Saturday, March 3, 2007, at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. The Rev. Guy Riley officiated.

Aldridge, Carrico announce engagement
Desiree’ Aldridge and Jeffery S. Carrico of Soldotna plan to marry Saturday, June 23, 2007, at the home of the bride’s parents, Rick and Roni Aldridge of Soldotna.

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