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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Relax in the Good Old Summertime
Sue Ade

Ava's Poppy-Seed Bread
Recipe courtesy Kate Berg, Rogers, Arkansas, from "Mary Engelbreit's Fan Fare Cookbook: 120 Family Favorite Recipes;" Andrews McMeel Publishing LLC.

Cornmeal Crust Peach Crostata
Recipe from "Poor Girl Gourmet: Eat in Style on a Bare-Bones Budget," by Amy McCoy; Andrews McMeel Publishing LLC.

Corn Relish Salad
Recipe from "Cider Beans, Wild Greens, and Dandelion Jelly: Recipes from Southern Appalachia," by Joan E. Aller; Andrews McMeel Publishing LLC. Photograph by Ben Fink.

Old Settlers Beans
Recipe courtesy Jill Rosell, Springfield, Missouri, from "Mary Engelbreit's Fan Fare Cookbook: 120 Family Favorite Recipes;" Andrews McMeel Publishing LLC.

Thanks for a memorable tournament
The 38th Annual Peninsula Amateur Tournament held July 30-31 at the Birch Ridge Golf Course was a great success. Birch Ridge Golf Association would like to thank the many people and businesses that contributed to a memorable tournament this year.

Family genealogy found in donation
Recently someone donated paper products to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. In this donation, staff found genealogy papers, which may be of interest to someone living in the central Peninsula. So if you donated paper recently, and also printed out your missing family history, please contact me at kpfoodbanked@acsalaska.net or 262-3111.

Stevens will be missed
Since I was born (1985) and raised in Alaska, Senator Theodore Fulton Stevens has served as Alaska's most successful senator. Whether it was fishing for Kings together on the Kenai River or working on his staff as an intern in Washington, D.C., Stevens shared an enthusiasm for life and his country that was second to none. Never has Alaska seen a senator and their family represent the Last Frontier so willingly and unquestionably. Our family is grateful for the opportunity to have spent time with such a talented man and American patriot. We are honored to have known the greatest Alaskan who ever lived.

Studded tire fines are wrong
How many tickets have been wrongly doled out for this nonexisting problem? How long have you waited in line too change your tires to avoid that fateful day when the studs had to be off, for nothing?

Our library needs your support!
I have been a patron of the Soldotna Public Library since I was a little girl and I have been a cardholder since I was 6 years old -- way back when Mrs. Bishop was the head librarian, and well before the first expansion!

Plane, possibly with Ted Stevens aboard, crashes
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- A plane carrying nine people crashed amid southwest Alaska's remote mountains and lakes, killing five people on board, authorities said Tuesday. Former Sen. Ted Stevens and ex-NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe were believed to aboard, but it was unclear if they were among the dead.

Man finds real-life 'glow' stick
It looks like any stick that has spent years in a rain-soaked, mold-ridden ecoclimate. The exterior is decrepit and dingy, its heft like a few handfuls of sand. Its insides smell rich of alder and sour milk. But this seemingly ordinary piece of wood, one that would likely end up in a wood pile rather than a news story, boasts one baffling characteristic: it glows.

Troopers arrest Homer escapee
During her encounters with lower Kenai Peninsula law enforcement, Cierra Ticknor tore off her shirt, slipped her handcuffs and swam in the cold Kenai River, but after two days on the lam, Alaska State Troopers on Monday afternoon arrested the Anchorage woman in Soldotna after she escaped Saturday from the Homer Jail.

Ted Stevens obituary
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Former Sen. Ted Stevens, an uncompromising advocate for Alaska for four decades who delivered scores of expensive projects to one of the nation's most sparsely populated states, including the infamous "Bridge to Nowhere," has died in a plane crash. He was 86.

Photo feature: Picture perfect
Jae-Seol Shim, Ron Levy and Kevin Kim photograph from the boardwalk on Bridge Access Road under rare blue skies late last Friday night. Levy, of Soldotna, was showing Shim, president and CEO of Korea's LS Mtron Ltd., hot spots to photograph on the Kenai Peninsula. LS Mtron is a global manufacturer of machinery and electronic components employing about 3,500 people worldwide.

Confirmed: Stevens killed in plane crash
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- A spokesman for the family of Ted Stevens says the former senator has died in a plane crash in Alaska.

Suspect arraigned
The Sterling man charged with the murder of 22-year-old Brendan McGee was arraigned in Superior Court Tuesday afternoon.

Conservation service helps buy high tunnel garden enclosures
Tom Jahns, of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, has gardened in Alaska for 20 years, and usually considers greenhouses the way to go for Alaska food growers. But the Alaska branch of the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service offers a cost share program for plastic covered frames that heat up gardens.

Russian River closes to reds
To the patient anglers upstream at the Russian and Kenai Rivers: the sockeye are not coming.

John Michael Eshleman
Wasilla resident John Michael Eshleman, 52, died Aug. 1, 2010, in an airplane crash at Denali National Park.

Stevens' legacy
The passing of anyone who had been as powerful and influential as Ted Stevens will always bring immediate accounts of triumphs and tragedy.

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Motocross results announced
The Kenai Peninsula Racing Lions - Motocross Division held state motocross series races on Saturday and Sunday at Twin Cities Raceway. The results for those two races follow, as well as a city race from the week before.

Kenai Golf Report: Jung, Murray share Atigun Cup lead
Welcome back, golfers. Another week has sped by and still no sign that the rains are going to stop. I hope that you were able to take advantage of some of the brief glimpses of sunshine we have had and play some golf at the Kenai Golf Course.

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