Thursday, August 24, 2006

Business Briefs
Chambers set schedules CNA training classes offered Small business center host workshops Wells earns special certification

Athletic director a good sport to all
“Oh dude! This is our last game, but the jamboree is cool, too. Are you going? You gotta go because there’s free hot dogs — well I think they’re free, and stuff. What? Dude! I’ve been going to the jamboree all of my life. You gotta go. We play other teams and eat hot dogs and play games and get prizes. It’s all day. Yeah, I’ve been going all my life.”

Government interference causing high gas prices
Today, people are blaming the oil companies for high gas prices. Unfortunately, the people should be blaming the creator of this situation: the federal government.

Letter a slap in face to mushers
I found Jennifer O’Connor’s letter in the Monday, Aug. 21, Clarion in very bad taste. I find it reprehensible that this woman, who knows nothing about the lives of working dogs or what mushers do, could declare that “the race has lost its lone honest voice.”

Reader: Residents running out of space
Is it just me or is the Kenai Peninsula slowly shrinking?

Self-defense class worth the effort
I have just completed the four-day self-defense class for women put on by a group of BYU police officers who have been trained by the Rape Aggression Defense Systems, Inc. (RAD). These officers from Utah presented all the material with confidence, professionalism, and made the learning the skills fun as well.

Agrium: 1 more year
Three weeks ago, Agrium Inc. investors were being advised that the North Kenai plant would cease operations Oct. 31 if a new supply of natural gas was not found.

Carey, Olson separated by 2
One of the most civil of campaigns came to a close Tuesday, but the unofficial results of one of the tightest primary races in House District 33 history produced no clear winner.

Soldotna man charged with assaulting 3
A Soldotna man is facing 11 assault charges, including two counts of sexual assault, in a case involving three victims, two of whom were under 10 years of age.

Soldotna council looking into business sign regs
The city of Soldotna is readying itself to tackle the historically controversial issue of regulating advertising display signs.

Peninsula Clarion - News

$10,000 check to borough raises questions
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly wants to take a closer look at the reasons behind a private citizen’s offer of $10,000 meant to help finance an environmental protection symposium on gravel pits and their operations.

Request could open subsistence opportunities on Kenai Peninsula
The Southcentral Subsistence Regional Advisory Council has been asked to consider a special action request that could establish new subsistence harvest opportunities on the Kenai Peninsula, a change some worry could create further tensions between user groups on the peninsula.

House results get put on hold
Late-arriving absentee ballots will decide the Republican primary race in House District 33, but an officially certified accounting of all votes won’t be available until around the middle of September, according to the Division of Elections.

Kasilof man survives hit and run accident; receives 300 staples in head
A 44-year-old Kasilof man returned home with staples holding his head together on Tuesday, after a hit and run put him in the hospital over the weekend.

Mary R. Hawkins
Former Ninilchik resident Mary R. Hawkins died Monday, Aug. 14, 2006, at the Mary Conrad Center in Anchorage. She was 85.

Donald Ray Poimbouef
Longtime Kenai resident Donald Ray Poimbouef died Monday, August 21, 2006, from an extended illness at Providence Wesley Care Center in Seward. He was 58.

Around the Peninsula
KCHS cheerleading tryouts today Play auditions set Fraternity to celebrate anniversary SMS plans open house LeeShore board meeting slated Ninilchik Native parents to meet

Around the Peninsula
KPC hosts community barbecue Food bank fundraiser planned School supplies sought

Fangs, fur and fun: Samuel makes ‘Snakes’ take off
I was in the video store the other day and a brightly colored, action-filled selection caught my eye. This little gem, sitting there oddly unrented, was entitled “KvC” which I discovered, upon further inspection, stood for “Komodo versus Cobra.” Ahhh. This would explain the giant mutated Komodo dragon and cobra fight in full display on the box’s cover.

Peninsula Clarion - Pulse

What’s Happening
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Art Briefs
Play auditions set for stage Teen writers sought Homer fiber art wanted Fishy photos to become part of display Elmendorf bazaar seeks Alaska art Wanted: Art pros Flower boxes fund museum remodel Stained glass classes planned Carving workshops slated Kenai photos wanted Rasmuson expands arts fund

Golf is ‘cool’
Golfing at Birch Ridge — it’s the cool thing to do! I’m not referring to the outside temperature these days, although the weather would indicate that the end of our season is getting closer than we would like to believe. Golf is just plain cool, especially at Birch Ridge. What other sport can you participate in and not have to run, jump, pass or worry about being tackled by the opposition?

Fairs and fairways
Another soggy weekend; well, most of the weekend anyway! During the brief break from the rain on Saturday, my better half and I enjoyed the company of our granddaughter, Makenna, and grandson, Levi, while taking in the sights at the Kenai Peninsula State Fair in Ninilchik. We had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. While we enjoyed all the exhibits, our favorites were the famous Kenai Peninsula Racing Pigs and the rodeo. Thanks again, Miss Jan Feller, for taking time from your busy schedule and making two little kids very happy with the surprise rides on your sweet brown horse, Dan. They both think we should get a horse, just to have on hand for their entertainment! Wonder how I can explain this one to Dave?

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