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Monday, July 19, 2010

Mission appreciates support
The Board of Directors of Friendship Mission thank the community for the support that it has given the Mission. Donations of funds, time and talent given in working on the front building are greatly appreciated.

Soldotna council stymied by absences
Summertime absences caused the Soldotna City Council to postpone three items during its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday evening.

Overloaded trailer drags pickup off K-Beach Road, slowing traffic
A pickup truck with an overloaded trailer rolled off Kalifornsky Beach Road Friday evening.

Johnson Lake outing turns deadly
Two men died after their canoe capsized on Johnson Lake while fishing Saturday afternoon.

A cut above: Chain saw carvers let the chips fly
Wood chips flew like winter snow at about Mile 90 of the Sterling Highway Saturday during the last hours of the masterpiece carving competition at SawFest '10, hosted by the Town of Living Trees.

Congress looks at Alaska pipeline
Alaska state Rep. David Guttenberg, D-Fairbanks, said he's hoping that Alaska can benefit from BP's Gulf of Mexico disaster by spurring changes in BP's operations here to make sure a similar disaster doesn't hit Alaska.

Victim named; shooter still at large
Under normal circumstances, Julie Sexton would tell her grandkids to go outdoors on a pleasant sunny day. But on Friday she kept them indoors and close -- bringing them a box of Legos to play with instead.

4 boats take on water, 2 slip under
Four vessels took on water Thursday night, including a 34-foot long commercial fishing boat that capsized 10 miles northwest of Anchor Point.

Buying BP in Alaska would be a big bite for Apache Oil
An announcement is expected from BP and Apache Oil in late July on a possible sale of BP assets to the Houston-based independent, and some of BP's Alaska assets are reported to be included in discussions now under way.

Ray R. Barnes
Longtime Alaska resident Ray R. Barnes died suddenly Tuesday, July 13, 2010, in Pittsburgh, Pa . He was 52.

Adolph "Rudy" Corona,
Kenai resident, Mr. Adolph "Rudy" Corona, 78, died Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at his home in Kenai.

Disrespectful, plain and simple
Our hats off to the Kenai Natives Association for its efforts to clean up the graffiti and vandalism that's accumulated at the former Wildwood Air Force Base and infamous "Building 100."

Burn Baby Burn
I missed the sexual revolution and the Age of Aquarius by about a decade, but, I've made up for it by doing everything else too early.

Around the Peninsula

Soldotna Chamber forum venue changed

Baun, Bishop tie the knot
Kynde Marie Baun and Kenneth Alan Bishop were married in a small afternoon ceremony June 10, 2010, in Kenai. The groom's father, Ward Bishop officiated.

Community

Seniors plan activities

Lewis, Haynes marry
Melinda Lewis and Sonny Haynes were marriedin a beautifulbeach ceremonyon Indian Rocks Beach, Florida on May 25, 2010 with Pastor Jay Cave officiating. Present at the wedding were their children Ashlee Lewis and Shelby Haynes and other close family and friends. Wedding guests threw stones into the water with a blessing, prayer or wish for the couple. This was followed by the groom carrying the bride into the waves and throwing her in too. After a change of clothes, the reception was held on the beach with great food, drinks, music, dancing and a cakecreated by the bride's daughter.

Mustangs take pair from Twins
The American Legion Twins were swept by Chugiak on Saturday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.

Shaner, Turman win 5K; Kopp, Cox command 10-mile event at Unity Run
In her first year living on the Kenai Peninsula, Denee Shaner is becoming well-known in the running community. Shaner continued her dominance in the summer racing circuit by winning Saturday's Rotary Unity Run five-kilometer race with a time of 17 minutes, 55 seconds. Shaner also recently won the Run for the River 10-mile race and the Homer News Spit Run.

Dahlgren outshoots all seniors
Just after John Dahlgren turned 50 years old, he won the Annual Grainge Memorial Senior Tournament at Birch Ridge Golf Course. Now at 66, Dahlgren had a repeat performance Saturday, winning the Men's Master division with a two-day total of 16-over-par 156. Dahlgren had the lowest round of any of the 36 participants.

Good with wood: Stanford's Piscotty excels without metal bat
For many collegiate baseball players making the trip north to play in the Alaska Baseball League, trading in aluminum bats for wood can be a difficult. Not for the Peninsula Oilers' Stephen Piscotty.

Sports Briefs

Twins game postponed

Oilers are winning, but so are Miners
Anything the Peninsula Oilers can do, the Mat-Su Miners can do better.

Oilers stop Miners' winning streak
The Peninsula Oilers defeated the Mat-Su Miners 7-2 on Sunday at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage in Alaska Baseball League play to snap the first-place Miners' winning streak at 11.

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