Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Good Health, Good Taste, Good Sense

Farmers Market

Pioneer Potluck

About being adopted

HEA member appreciates co-op process
I would like to thank the HEA Co-op for their annual meeting last Thursday. I know a great deal of effort went into putting all of it together. The food, fellowship, prizes and the booths were all wonderful.

Fascism alive and well in USA
In the early part of the last century the banking industry was made up of a few mega-corporate banks. The commercial banks, Wall Street investment banks and insurance industry were allowed to join together. They were in control. In 1929, they brought down the economic system of the world and it led to the Great Depression.

Speak out against noisy raceway
On Wednesday, May 11, the City of Kenai's Planning and Zoning Commission will meet to consider the Twin City Racing Lions application for use of the raceway for the coming year.

Borough cuts to KPTMC gut the agency
Re: Editorial of Sunday, May 8, "Borough government shouldn't be in tourism business."

Long-distance learning thanks
Brittney and I would like to say thank you to some additional people that were very helpful keeping her connected during her treatment. Thanks to Scott Shelden at Dan's TV for loaning us the 42-inch flat screen television that gave Brittney's classmates a clearer picture of her every day. Thank you to Anna Balmaseda, who was Brittney's teacher at the hospital in Oregon. Brittney is back home after almost six months of treatment and doing great.

Teachers appreciate PTA support
On behalf of the Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School teachers and support staff, we would like to thank the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and volunteer parents who have gone above and beyond to make Teacher Appreciation Week so special, and for helping make our school a great place to be all year long. Their nice gestures make a cheerful, wonderful way to complete a school year.

KPC funds back on block; Mayor to propose cutting college funding
Last week, Kenai Borough Mayor David Carey said he started investigating ways to provide the Kenai Borough Assembly with a balanced budget.

Industry: Mining increases economic clout
Mines operating in Alaska are injecting hundreds of millions of dollars into the state's economy, particularly benefiting the state's larger communities where support companies are based.

'This is what I was supposed to be doing': Peninsula woman recognized for caregiving dedication
When Debbie Jenkins' boss off-handedly remarked one day, "That's why I nominated you," Jenkins thought nothing of it. She was a bit confused, but brushed it off as a joke she probably just wasn't getting.

Clam Gulch man killed in rollover
A Clam Gulch business owner died late Monday night after his truck rolled over into a southbound ditch along the Sterling Highway.

It's a boat, it's a plane: Prototype 'Gweduck' aircraft takes flight
JUNEAU (AP) -- New and improved is always used when marketing the latest adventure, boat, car, or dream destination. However, when those four items are wrapped into one flying apparatus, you have the Gweduck, a composite twin-engine flying boat-style amphibian aircraft that splashed out of a rain cloud in a stream of sunlight and softly plopped down in Auke Bay on Monday.

CPH earns high praise: Patients rank hospital high for satisfaction, survey finds
Gregg Motonaga, an anesthesiologist and chief of staff for the Central Peninsula Hospital, contends people are feeling more and more empowered in today's world.

Kenai considers changes for employee health care
Kenai's City Council asked the administration Monday to pencil out a new employee health care plan after a contentious and long budget work session on a plan no one was completely satisfied with.

Plea entered in sexual assault case
A man accused of sexually assaulting the daughter of a family friend entered a guilty plea Tuesday to the charge of sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree.

NACo Rx card use down: Borough mayor promotes discount card to offset high medication costs
Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor David Carey thinks health care costs -- specifically that of prescription drugs -- should always be a point of conversation in the community.

Around the Peninsula

Borough can help with debris removal

Around the Peninsula

MOMS meets on Monday

Sports Briefs

SoHi softball topples Skyview

Kenai boys, SoHi girls notch wins
Jake Iverson had no time to think before he kicked the ball. He won't forget what happened.

Nikiski girls, boys sweep Skyview
David Carpenter's frustration finally boiled over.

Sports Brief: Homer softball blanks Skyview
The Homer softball team defeated Skyview 26-0 in three innings Tuesday in Northern Lights Conference action in Homer.

Sports Brief: Juneau-Douglas sweeps Soldotna softball
The Juneau-Douglas softball team swept host Soldotna on Tuesday in nonconference action.

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