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Friday, June 26, 2009

Photo feature: Winging it
See an audio slideshow at http://clarionextras.com/sightsandsounds/

Bridge work on tap: Kasilof project will include lane closure, width restrictions
The Kasilof River Bridge will soon be undergoing changes as the third part of the Sterling Highway Bridge Rehabilitation project begins next month.

Cemetery location shows promise
Soldotna leaders received some good news and some bad news Wednesday night regarding the proposed city cemetery site on Knight Drive on the north edge of town.

Search and destroy: Be on the lookout for white sweetclover
As summer progresses, many flowers will soon be going to seed, but not all that smells pleasant and looks pretty should be allowed to propagate.

Road work the price of progress
Time to take a deep breath.

Learning the hard way
Editor's note: Les is busy fishing, but he sent us this column, which first appeared in the Clarion on Oct. 21, 2005.

A rose is a rose -- unless it's a dandelion
My family hiked up Hideout Trail over Memorial Day. It's a favorite with my kids because it quickly gets us above treeline, giving us great views of the upper Kenai River and access to good berry picking later in the summer. Mostly purple and white wildflowers lined the trail: wild geranium, dwarf Jacob's ladder, lupine, violets, Draba mustard, chickweed, high bush cranberry, star flower, and bunchberry. The only yellow flowers at this time of year are Indian paintbrush and the common dandelion.

Photo feature: Sister act
The cast of "Sisters" rehearses at the Kenai Performers Playhouse in Kenai Wednesday. The production is part of the Kenai Performers' Summer at the Playhouse program and features a cast of students in sixth through 12th grade. The "Sisters" cast includes Madison Cunningham, Alyeska Krull, Elan Krull, Selia Butler, Sawyer Gillilan, Rhea Shirnberg, Acacia Fisher, Jamie Fenton, Samantha Vandenburgh and Anna Nisler. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. General admission is $10; senior and student admission is $8. Last week's performance, at right, featureing students in grades one through six, was "Contests at Cowlick."

Rally set for praise Sunday
The 18th annual God and Country Rally will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Soldotna High School Auditorium.

Woman's faith sustains her in POW camp
On June 19, David Rohde, a journalist for the New York Times, went "over the wall" escaping from a Taliban compound. Many watched with interest as he was reunited with love ones.

Church Briefs

Anger management offered

Beaches and beisbol: Puerto Rico treats Kenai baseball squad like royalty
Nine kids and eight adults from the Kenai Peninsula went to Puerto Rico from May 26 to June 4 for the baseball. They came away impressed with the hospitality.

Former Kard comes home: Machado's Pilots don't allow Oilers to cross home in loss
The Peninsula Oilers were playing at home Thursday night following a dismal 1-5 Alaska Baseball League road trip.

Sports Briefs

Ulen triumphs at Alaska Raceway Park

It's now or never for grass
Someone did some serious rain dancing this past week. Crazy stuff -- sunshine on one side of the clubhouse and pouring down rain on the other. Did you get the hail as well? If the fairways and greens don't perk up I don't know what it will take.

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