Community News

Posted: Sunday, April 11, 2010

Have you had or are about to have visitors? Has a new addition to your family just arrived? Where in the world is your military person and what are they up to? Got a new graduate, dean's list student or an award-receiving youth? Do you have a news event, activity or fundraiser you need to let the community know about? Send it to us!

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E-mail your community events to, fax it to 283-3299, drop it off at the Clarion office in Kenai at 150 Trading Bay Drive (Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or mail your information to us at P.O. Box 3009, Kenai AK 99611.

Events, wedding, engagements and birth submissions may not be older than six months. Wedding anniversary announcements are printed in five-year increments beginning with the 20th.

For more information, call at 335-1241.

Oilers baseball team seeks summer host families

The Peninsula Oilers baseball team is seeking summer host families. As a Peninsula Oilers host family, you will be opening your home and your lives to some of the top collegiate baseball players in the country. Players are due to arrive approximately June 5. The Alaska Baseball League season runs from the first part of June through the end of July.

For more information, contact the Oilers office at 283-7133.

Food bank seeks items

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank is seeking the following items: letter sized copy paper, silverware, re-sealable plastic bags (all sizes), sealing tape, Corelle soup bowls, scotch tape, plastic gloves (medium and large), plastic grocery bags, garbage bags (33 and 45-50 gallon).

Birthday bag items needed for youth ages 12 years old and under are: cake mixes, frosting, candles, plates, napkins, balloons and small stuffed toys.

Items for youth over 12 years old needed are re-gifted gifts, seasonal items and large baskets.

For more information, call 262-3111.


Mackey, Marshall welcome daughter

David Marshall and Amanda Mackey of Kasilof announce the birth of their daughter, Abigail Grace Marshall, at 10:48 a.m. on March 13, 2010 at Woman's Way Midwifery in Soldotna. She weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces.

Abigail's grandparents are Julia Echeveria, Rudy Echeveria and Lance and Tonya Mackey. Her great-grandmothers are Katherine Marshall and Barbara Spuhler.


Broussards welcome daughter

William and Johanna Broussard of Kenai announce the birth of their daughter, Jules Peyton Broussard, at 8:32 p.m. on March 24, 2010 at Woman's Way Midwifery in Soldotna. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces.

Jules Peyton joins brother Tate. Her grandparents are Beaver and Carol Broussard, and Jan and Karen Cress.

Boeshart family grows

Dustin and Andrea Boeshart of Seward announce the birth of their son, Silas Allen Boeshart, at 10:30 a.m. on March 26, 2010 at Woman's Way Midwifery in Soldotna. He weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces.

Silas joins sister Caitlyn. His grandparents are Randy and Nancy Boeshart and George and Francie Martin.

Soccer sign-ups open

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula is taking registrations for the 2010 outdoor soccer season.

Youth ages 4 to 18 are welcome to participate. Registrations can be done at the Kenai Rec Center.

Deadline for youth sixth-grade through 12th-grade is April 16 at 4 p.m. Practices start the week of June 7.

Deadline for youth 4 years to fifth-grade is April 23 at 4 p.m. Practices start the week of June 14.

For more information, please call the athletics department at 283-3318 or email us at

Cribbage tourney continues

The 16th annual Cook Inlet Lions Cribbage tournament continues at 3 p.m. Saturdays through April, at the American Legion Kenai Post No. 20 at 902 Cook Street, Kenai. It is open to the public. For more information, call Raymond at 776-5688 or Bob at 776-5339.

Kenai library events announced

The Kenai Community Library at 163 Main St. Loop, will host the following activities in February: Russian story time at 3:15 p.m. Monday; pre-school story time at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday; Wee read at 11 a.m. Wednesday; and After School read at 4 p.m. Thursday.

The library's hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call 283-4378.

All meetings and library programs are subject to change or cancellation due to library expansion activity. Please contact the library at 283-4378 if you have any questions about an event scheduled at the library.

School programs continue

Tot Time and Home-school programs begin at the Kenai Recreation Center.

Tot Time will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. The cost will be $1 for youth ages 1 to 5 years old.

Home-school will be held from 12:30 from 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. The cost will be $1 per child.

Kenaitze center accepting applications

The Kenaitze Indian Tribe Early Childhood Center is accepting applications for its Headstart program. Children who were at least 3 years old by Sept. 1, 2009, are eligible. For more information, call 283-0707.


Duvall, Fucci welcome son

AJ Duvall and Christina Fucci of Nikiski announce the birth of their son, Gunner James Duvall, at 7:28 p.m. on Feb. 1, 2010 at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. He weighed 7 pounds, 13.8 ounces and measured 20.5 inches.

NPRSA activities announced

The North Peninsula Recreation Service Area offers the following activities:

* Full swing golf simulator -- Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The simulator offers a driving range or more than 20 world-class 18-hole courses to play. Golf gift certificates are available.

* Open gym times for the following groups: Toddler time - Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 to 12:30 p.m.; home-school open gym - Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m.; middle school gym Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; family gym Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m.; Adult Open Gym Volleyball Thursdays from 8 to 9:30 p.m.; and Adult Open Gym Basketball Saturdays from 3 to 5 p.m.

* Arts and Crafts Class for first through sixth grade youth Fridays from 4 to 5:15 p.m., $3 a class or a 10-punch card for $25.

Unless other wise noted all programs are held at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center.

For more information, call 776-8800.


Safety Day seeks entries

Organizations interested in the annual Soldotna Safety Day are asked to call Nancy Mitchell at 262-4440, fax 262-4449, mail her at 35202 Kenai Spur Highway, Suite 1, Soldotna, AK 99669, or e-mail her at The event will be held May 15.


Senior center activities announced

Mondays -- Exercise group at 10 a.m. and Spanish class at 1 p.m.; Tuesdays -- Crafty Quilters at 10 a.m., and bingo at 7 p.m.; Wednesdays -- exercise group at 10 a.m.; Thursdays -- Crafty Quilters at 10 a.m., Spanish class and 1 p.m., and card players at 6 p.m.; Friday -- exercise group at 10 a.m. and choir practice at 1 p.m.

Ongoing events: First and third Fridays -- movies with snacks at 6 p.m., movie at 7 p.m.; First and third Saturdays -- Carving Club at 10 a.m.; Sundays -- breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call 262-6808 for more information.

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