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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Hockey team says thanks
The Kenai River Brown Bears wish to express sincere thanks to the businesses who generously contributed to the Silent Auction and Balloon Raffle Fundraiser held during the Beer and Wine Tasting Festival in July and thank you to all those who attended. We appreciate your support of the Junior A Hockey Program. Thanks to: AA Dan Construction, All American Electric, Affinity, Airport Equipment Rentals, AK Rays, Alaska Cab, Alaska West Air, Ann Krogseng, Arctic Fox, ASRC, Auto Spa, Auto Wash, Blockbuster, Burger Bus, Champions Choice, Charolettes, City of Kenai, Clam Gulch Lodge, Coca-Cola, Country Kitchen, Don Jose's, Dr. Bobbie J. Behrens, Dr. Ted Barton, Espresso Barn, Floor Center, Gwen Johnson, Halcyon Spalon, Kassik's, Kenai Family Practice, Kenai River Bend, Kenai River Brown Bears, Kenai Vision, Kimbe Daniels, Little Ski-Mos, MIHS Canada, Mooseterious Anesthesia LLC, NAHL Teams of Alaska, North Kenai Recreation, Odie s Deli, Orca Theater, Peak, Peninsula Athletic Club, Play-it-Again Sports, Sea Galley, Sharps Billiards, Sweeney's Clothing, Trustworthy Hardware, and Ultimate Tan. Thanks again for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the games.

Palin a real person
Sarah Palin is a real person and not a career politician; I believe that is what scares her oppents. The other side has made comments she is from a town of only 9,000 people and her state has more reindeers than people; I hear two unspoken messages from the other camp:

Term limits should stand
What part of the simple word "Yes" does Kenai Borough Mayor John Williams not understand? Three times the good people of this borough have voted to impose term limits on their elected officials. Three times professional politicians such as Williams have denied an overwhelming majority of voters.

Concert well-noted by food bank
The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank wishes to thank Jaime Michaels for his benefit concert performance at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Aug. 21. Concert attendees thoroughly enjoyed his singing. I wish to thank Laura Forbes of the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center for her assistance organizing the event. Thank you to all attendees who enjoyed the music.

Assembly faces busy agenda
Accepting grants and appropriating money will take up much of Tuesday's Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting, as state funding made available in the fiscal year 2009 capital budget, as well as funding from other sources, makes its way to designated recipients.

Gardeners cover ways to save bountiful harvests over winter
For some folks the term root cellar may dig up memories of reading Little House on the Prairie, but to others a root cellar is one of the best ways to keep the fruits and vegetables they've worked hard to grow safe from the winter chill.

Photo feature: End of season blooms
A honeybee flies off in search of better pickings after working through fireweed in Kenai last weekend. The flower, a harbinger of autumn, is starting to top out in many areas, signaling a change in the season.

eScrip: High-tech donation system
Brenda Bowlin has renewed her eScrip card every year since her children have been in school, but when the agency sent her renewal letter she was shocked by what she found.

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