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Monday, May 29, 2006

Memorial Day services planned
The AmVets Post No. 4, in conjunction with the Kenai American Legion Post No. 20 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 10046, will host a Memorial Day service at 10 a.m. at the Kenai Cemetery followed by a ceremony at 1 p.m. at Leif Hansen Memorial Park along the Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai.

Survey: 1 in 10 sixth-graders used inhalants
Nearly 40 central Kenai Peninsula sixth-graders who completed a recent student survey said they have already experimented with sniffing inhalants.

Fit for a king
Make way for the king —salmon that is, as the tiny fishing village of Ninilchik once again transformed into the fourth-largest city in Alaska, as it does every year for the Memorial Day weekend.

Orphaned cub finds trouble in Sterling trash
A brown bear orphaned after a sow shooting in 2003 was tranquilized and removed from behind a cafe in Sterling on Thursday.

Advice for grads: Don't be afraid to make choices
For this year’s graduating seniors, it’s time to dream big. Or not.

Our heroes remembered
Since the war on terrorism began, it seems that an increasing number of us have been attending annual Memorial Day events that are offered across Alaska. It’s the right thing to do.

Just for the sport of it: Fastest-growing American competition changes rapidly
This just in from the Bureau of Things Even Single-Cell Organisms That Have Been Living In A Cave for Five Years and Keanu Reeves Know — Sports are competitive.

Weddings
Former Soldotna residents Leslie Elaine Landess and Kyle Dewayne Ross have announced their plans to be married Saturday, July 15, 2006, in Soldotna.

Incorrect information about Alaska is about as well traveled as its tourists
Here we are on Memorial Day weekend, the official kickoff to summer. And as we all know, summer is tourist season, that special time of year when we are inundated with folks who are suffering from various misconceptions about the Great Land.

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Area prep coaching carousel already spinning
Heading into the summer, Homer athletic director Chris Perk has the most head coaching positions to fill of any athletic director on the Kenai Peninsula.

Sports Briefs
The Soldotna Silver Salmon age-group swimming team hosted the Southcentral Area Sprint Championship May 6 at the Soldotna High School pool.

An impressive long run
After 28 years as an English teacher and a cross country coach at Ninilchik School, Penny Vadla is retiring.

Mabeus called up to majors
Chris Mabeus, a graduate of Soldotna High School, was called up to join the Milwaukee Brewers on the team’s major league roster Friday.

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