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Sunday, May 21, 2006

Processors gearing up for season
State labor figures predict a leveling off of employment in the seafood processing industry, in part because the 2006 salmon run in Cook Inlet is expected to be smaller than last year.

Annual torch run raises Special Olympics money
Community-minded runners, joggers, cyclists and walkers took to the streets of Kenai on Saturday to cover a five kilometer circle through the city for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics.

Peninsula still riding upward jobs trend
State labor analysts say the job growth streak Alaska has enjoyed for 18 consecutive years could reach the two-decade mark by the end of next year, and some of that growth should occur within the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s diverse economy.

Natives learn the drill
Out in the woods, 11 miles off Oilwell Road in Ninilchik is an unlikely place to learn fractions, but that was exactly the windfall received by one of 11 young men participating in a carpentry academy there last week.

Wal-Mart construction, runway project move forward in Kenai
Kenai residents have not heard or seen much about Wal-Mart since plans for a new super center were announced late last year, but a consultant working for the giant retailer assured the city council the project is moving forward.

Minnie G. Keating
Longtime Alaskan and Soldotna resident Minnie G. Keating died Friday, May 19, 2006 at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. She was 89.

Reva J. Oines
Reva Jean Oines died at Fairbanks Denali Center on Monday, May 8, 2006. She was 72.

Joanne Gray Alexander
Longtime Alaskan and Anchor Point resident Joanne Gray Alexander died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at her home in Anchor Point. She was 65.

About to blow a circuit: Moms can’t cure everything, but they can listen when all else fails
All circuits are busy.

Legislature must pick up the pace on gasline deal
Time is a wastin’.

Around the Peninsula
Kasilof cemetery cleanup set “Da Vinci Code” to be discussed Presentation of the peninsula’s future set Library director welcomed Snowshoe Gun Club meeting set to shoot Brain injury awareness walk set to take off Dog jog slated Swim lessons available

Becker, Hansen announce engagement
Angela Becker (formerly Marcella Beaumont) and Dean Hansen of Anchorage plan to be married Friday, June 30, 2006 at the Anchorage Courthouse.

Do names play a part in career choices?
While it’s easy to believe we are in control of our own thoughts, actions and lives, the Romans had a saying, “Nomen est omen,” which roughly translates to, “Names are destiny.”

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Kards take 4th at state
Kenai Central High School’s Levi Sutton ran to victory in the boys 400 meters Saturday to earn a state title at the state track and field championships in Fairbanks.

Kenai girls close season at state tourney
The Kenai Central High School girls soccer team wrapped up its season Friday, dropping a consolation-bracket match 5-1 to West Valley at the state tournament in Anchorage.

The Next Level
Herrin to play hoops at UAF Kenai’s Krusen makes All-Academic team

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