Sunday, June 3, 2007

Not many campers burning daylight, firewood on central peninsula since Memorial Day
The crackle of the burning firewood is what Christine Hamme enjoys most about a campfire.

Marauding bear shot in Cooper Landing
Another bear was shot in defense of life and property Monday, making it the fourth bear to be killed on the central Kenai Peninsula in four consecutive weeks.

School board to consider $117 million budget
The Board of Education will be asked Monday to approve a nearly $4 million increase over the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District preliminary budget previously OK’d for fiscal year 2008.

Philip ‘Tony’ Anthony Turkington
Longtime Soldotna resident Philip “Tony” Anthony Turkington died Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at his home surrounded by family. He was 76.

Doris Jean (March) Welch
Longtime Seward resident Doris Jean (March) Welch died Tuesday, May 29, 2007, near Cooper Landing. She was 66.

Informing voters a good idea; but how?
Which is worse, an uninformed voter, or someone who simply does not vote?

Getting rid of hunger at home: Awareness day draws attention to those on Kenai Peninsula
Tuesday, the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank joins nationwide anti-hunger organizations celebrating Hunger Awareness Day. America’s Second Harvest — The Nation’s Food Bank Network — will kick off Hunger Awareness Day 2007 with 200 food banks and more than 20,000 food service agencies participating in events across the country.

It’s a bird! A plane! It’s Dad!: For all he does wrong, how about some credit for the good stuff?
Last year at about this time, I was sitting with my family enjoying lattes, hot chocolate and sunshine in front of the bookstore at Denali National Park. My 16-year-old exchange student daughter took the opportunity to start making fun of her father, particularly the way he dresses — out-of-fashion clothes, black socks with shorts, and other typical dad wear.

Of Moose and Men
We have stepped full stride into another grilling season. Unless your household is one of the growing number that refuses to let their grills, and grilling skills, get rusty during the winter months, chances are good there was some trepidation the first time the grill was opened.

Winemaking’s a ‘Must’ try
A great thing about writing as a job is there is a chance that it may not simply drive you to drink, but also offer the opportunity to make the libation as research. This is the kind of article assignment one hopes for: make some wine, and report on the process. A grueling assignment to be sure, but one eagerly undertaken for the benefit of the Clarion’s readership.

Around the Peninsula
Dog Jog set to go Social Security reps to visit Swim lessons make a splash Golf tourney set to swing Teens for rent Digital cameras sought Classes set to reunite

Twins, Cougars split 2
The American Legion Twins opened up their 2007 season on Saturday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai by splitting a doubleheader with Service.

Sports Briefs
Barrel Horse Association holds 1st event Famous volleyball coach comes to Palmer

SoHi boys soccer takes 4th at state
They may as well have been passing the ball in their own backyard.

Stars end softball season
The host Soldotna softball team swept Seward in a doubleheader on Friday, then lost to Homer on Saturday, to finish up their Northern Lights Conference season and their regular season.

Sutton, Wood announce engagement
Cassie Lu Sutton of Soldotna and Samuel Brian Wood of Kenai plan to marry Saturday, July 7, 2007, at the Beachfront Lodge in Kenai.

Johns, Hill to marry in Nikiski
Sabrina Jo Johns of Kenai and Scott G. Hill of Colorado Springs, Colo. plan to marry Saturday, July 14, 2007, in Nikiski.

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