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Thursday, July 20, 2006

Business Briefs
Chambers set schedules Cold Stone seeks smooth moves Detention workers honored Real estate business opens doors Physician recognized for worker safety Kasilof Salmon Derby gets under way Prior deemed specialist Home Depot holds workshops

At work with: Steve Toth
  Steve Toth, a retired municipal worker who has lived for four years in Kenai, ties a fly at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center's Saturday market last week. Toth said the simple flies he makes work for most of the fish in the Kenai River. Photo by John Hult Name: Steve Toth

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Art Briefs
Governor’s Arts Awards open up Market space offered to school kids Flower boxes fund museum remodel State fair offers discounts, information July mosaic classes set

Idaho group purveys southern gospel
“When people hear the term ‘southern gospel music,’ then they hear that we’re from Idaho, it kind of throws them off a little bit,” Keith Waggoner said from his home in Boise, Idaho, early this week.

What’s Happening
Best Bets Events and Exhibits Entertainment Upcoming Events Films Down the Road Anchorage events

Chay to pursue family interests
Dan Chay is stepping down.

Gov stumps for gas line
The construction of a natural gas pipeline from the North Slope to the Lower 48 is the best way for Alaskans to be sure their children can enjoy the same quality of life they can now.

Lunch will be served
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is responding to complaints from parents in Moose Pass that a proposal to take away two rural school lunch programs would widen the inequalities between rural and urban schools.

Fish and Game calls for closures
Kenai River personal-use and commercial fisheries are being closed and sport fishing restricted, due to a weaker than expected return of sockeye.

Kasilof fire station project advances
A Kenai-based architectural firm has won a contract to provide professional and design services on the new Kasilof fire station.

Kenai personal-use fishery closes Friday
Kenai River personal-use and commercial fisheries are being closed and sportfishing restricted, due to a weaker than expected return of sockeye.

Bogus e-mails have cell users signing on for do-not-call list
Kenai’s Crystal Choates can’t afford to waste her cell phone minutes talking to telemarketers.

SoHi educator named BP Teacher of the Year
A longtime Soldotna High School English teacher was named the 2006 Kenai Peninsula BP Teacher of the Year, and six other teachers at peninsula schools were recognized as 2006 Teachers of Excellence by the oil giant.

Esther Marie Taylor
Longtime Ninilchik resident Esther Marie Taylor died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, at the Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. She was 81.

Around the Peninsula
Russian River hike slated Senior bake sale, bazaar fundraiser set Progress Days gearing up Kasilof parenting classes offered Community run organizer sought Safe Sitter courses offered Self-defense class offered

Around the Peninsula
DAV meeting canceled Community run slated Swim lessons to make a splash Horses’ role in treatments discussed CPCS board of directors to meet Friends have book sale covered Sterling seniors counting on good fundraiser

Hot rods shift into high gear
Do you like cars? Than get your motor running for this weekend’s Bill Banta Memorial Show and Shine.

Who's who at the Soldotna Chamber:
Members of the 2006 Soldotna Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Soldotna a living, thriving legacy
The Progress Days parade, at age 46, is billed as the longest-running annual event in Soldotna, a city of 4,000 founded in 1947.

Progress Days: Celebrating 46 years of Soldotna's growth
Welcome to Soldotna Progress Days 2006. Our theme this year, “Building Legacies”, is especially appropriate as we continue to enjoy the memories from being a host for the 2006 Arctic Winter Games, as we look forward toward years of efficient driving on the new five-lane David Douthit Veteran’s Memorial Bridge, and as the Central Peninsula General Hospital renovation reaches to the sky. The legacies from these three human endeavors continue to serve our children and culture, our tourists and neighboring communities and the health and welfare of us all.

Progress days event schedule
Friday, July 21

Barb, Norm Blakeley honored as Soldotna's royal residents
When asked what they thought when they learned they had been selected as queen and king of this year’s Progress Days, Barb and Norm Blakeley brimmed with modesty and light humor.

Boedeker tapped as grand marshal for Progress Days
Tom Boedeker likes to golf, but doesn’t have quite as much time for it as he’d like.

Historical Highlights
As Soldotna and Alaska race into the new century, people are focused on the future. But it is interesting — and instructive — to look back at events that helped shape the community:

Oilers nip Miners in 10 innings
With the bases loaded and two out in the bottom of the 10th inning, Peninsula’s Andy Preston connected for a single to shallow left field, driving in the winning run as the Oilers defeated the Mat-Su Miners 4-3 Wednesday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.

Sports Briefs
Skyview to host football camp Twins split with Wasilla

Lessons in golf and life
Golf has been defined as an endless series of tragedies obscured by the occasional miracle, followed by a cold drink at the 19th hole.

Life is good
What a great week this has been — on vacation, visiting with friends, playing lots of golf — I love my life!

Oilers split a pair with Miners
The Peninsula Oilers maintained a one-game lead in the Alaska Baseball league standings, splitting a double-header with the Mat-Su Miners Tuesday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.

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