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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Canning for a new generation

Preserving nature, Part 1

My Right to Not Vote
I've heard many outcries to the 27-percent showing for the latest election. The most common and passionate objection is soldiers past and present laid down their lives for our right to vote, so how dare we disrespect them by not showing up at the polls?

Seniors say thanks
Soldotna Senior Center would like to thank all of the volunteers who worked tirelessly for the Center's Fall Round-Up fundraiser.

U.S. needs to return to Constitution
This letter is in response to the letter written by Mike Beck on Sept. 6 about the Constitution of this great country. First of all, Mr. Beck, your letter was one of the more educated and intelligent letters I have read in this paper in a long time and you hit it right on the money.

Hospital good just the way it is
I was just released from the Central Peninsula Hospital today, Sept 9, 2010, after a fall I took from a ladder that broke seven ribs and caused bleeding from my right kidney and liver along with a few other bumps, scrapes, and bruises. This accident happened on Sept 4, 2010. Thanks to all for your prayers, concern, visits, and phone calls to cheer me up and check on me, as well as cover my wife with an umbrella of concern and care.

Keep CPH locally owned
I have been extremely disappointed in the Clarion's editorial remarks this last month regarding the changes at Central Peninsula Hospital. I can only assume that such support for something as ridiculous as this joint venture (JV) was, would stem from the fact that CPH has been a large financial contributor to this paper through it's almost daily advertisements.

Fundraiser a success because of Realtors association
On behalf of the board of directors, staff, and volunteers of Hospice of the Central Peninsula, we would like to take this time to express our heartfelt gratitude to the Kenai Peninsula Association of Realtors and their affiliates, businesses and our community whose coordinated efforts and donations contributed to a very successful 16th annual fundraiser for hospice.

3rd graders' field trips made possible with help
The K-Beach 3rd graders and their teachers are very grateful for the support we receive in raising funds for our upcoming field trips this year. Without the support of local organizations, businesses and families, we would not be able to afford these highly motivating, hands-on, academic experiences. Some of our trips include the Alaska Department of Fish & Game "Egg Take," the Food Bank, the Kenai Visitor's Center and the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Although some of our destinations do not charge an admission fee, we still have bus transportation expenses.

Support library expansion bond
In the upcoming Oct. 5 election patrons of the Soldotna Library and others who live in the city of Soldotna have a chance to vote on a bond issue proposal that will pay for about one-third of the money needed for the proposed expansion. In this way part of the needed funds are paid by future city residents.

'Fill the Boot' folks say thanks
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the local citizens of the Kenai Peninsula for their outstanding generosity during the recent Muscular Dystrophy firefighter "Fill the Boot" fund raising effort.

School gets an 'A': District charter school receives national recognition
Aurora Borealis Charter School in Kenai received a national award last week only bestowed upon 254 other public schools across the country.

Small quake jolts Peninsula
A 4.98 magnitude quake shook the Cook Inlet region, jolting the Kenai Peninsula Wednesday morning.

Junked cars become point of contention
Two years after Dusty Farrell Rhoades' last complaint, around 23 junked cars line the right-of-way by Soldotna Auto Salvage.

Photo: Tie-dye mountain

Candidates spar: Parnell, Berkowitz meet in gubernatorial forum
The gubernatorial debates kicked off on Tuesday in Soldotna with Republican incumbent Sean Parnell and Democratic challenger Ethan Berkowitz squaring off.

Hunter ends up empty handed, tireless
Ideally a moose hunt ends with a grueling grunt home and a very full freezer.

KPC Process Tech grads find work in weak economy
Stories about recent college graduates struggling to find work are hardly uncommon these days, but in the past year Kenai Peninsula College Process Technology and Industrial Process Instrumentation grads have done well bucking that trend.

Eacker's motion for new trial, dismissal continues
Since Jimmy Eacker's August hearing, during which a Superior Court judge sentenced him to 99 years in prison for the 1982 murder of a Seward woman, lawyers have continued to debate the case.

LeRoy "Mac" McDonald
Anchorage resident LeRoy "Mac" McDonald, 72, died Sept. 1, 2010, at Providence Medical Center due to complications from lung cancer.

Around the Peninsula

Food back holds ceremony today

Pet Photo: Daddy's little helper

KPC's Spring 2010 Chancellor's List
Matthew Apted, Anna Beale, Grant Blossom, Alex Bonnecaze, Benjamin Booker, Benjamin Bowden, Devin Boyle, Austin Bundy, Crystal Bussell, Janine Carlough, Kelli Cassidy, Carolyn Choate, Joireen Cohen, Tommy Collinson, Cristine Conner, Curtis Conner, David Coon, Anneliese Cornejo, Michael Craig, Greta Danielson, Jessica Davis, Paul Deda, Sean Flanagan, Darla Forman, Jennifer Freeman, Halley Gillis, Caleb Gordon, Douglas Hallmark, Andrea Hansen-Hanzuk, Evan Hatfield, Aaron Hensel, Angela Hill, Laura Hill, James Hollowell, Richard Hubby, Jennifer Hudson, Angela Humphrey, Jeremy Hunter, Ruth Johnson, Chelsea Kaas, Cassandra Kendall, Taewhan Kim, Lily Kjelstad, Justin Klawitter, Megan LaCross, Nathan Lane, Kirsten Laulainen, Wesley Main, Joel Manalo, Jonathan Mann, Dolores Mares, Andrew Mattson, Joshua McQueen, Morgan Mena, Desiree Merculief, Megan Muir, Lawrie Murray, Justin Oleson, Kirstin Padgett, Marycela Padgett, James Pazar, Robert Pepper, Pepper Piper, Jacob Pokryfki, Joseph Ramirez, Calee Robison, Chelsea Robustellini, John Roedl, Ryan Saltzgiver, Eugene Sarren, Mariel Savage, Tiana Schnider, Eric Simpson, Harry Smith, Remy Spring, Benjamin Sweeney, Cathy Taylor, Lucas Thein, Elizabeth Tough, Dana Vergoossen, Brett Weimer, Travis Wingster, Hugh Winston, Caroline Wright.

KPC's Spring 2010 Dean's List
Chelsea Alward, Ashley Anderson, Hannah Andrews, Christopher Baker, Dia Baker, Jodie Banks, Travis Barnes, Kirstin Bauer, Christopher Beale, Christopher Bender, Ashley Blatchford, Patrick Blood, Cody Booth, Joshua Braud, Kylie Brown, Trudy Brown, Joshua Brunnhoelzl, Melody Cardwell, Gabriel Cazares, Serhat Cetinkaya, Waleed Cheema, Brandon Church, Alexander Chythlook, Brieta Clemmer, Jonathon Collins, Donald Combs, Kyle Conner, Katie Cowgill, Kimberly Cude, Brian Denesen, Cade Dickey, Randall Dowd, Owen Dukowitz, Triva Evans, Lisa Ferguson, Guillermo Flores, Alexander Foster, Copper Fuller, Robert Goodwin, Kelsey Gray, Nathan Grilliot, Krystin Habighorst, Mike Hanrahan, Kiley Hansen, Carl Hanson, Tina Harness, Hannah Heath, Jennifer Heath, Katie Hunter, Anjuli Inglima, Vania Iumatti-Lodewyk, Richard Jobe, Aaron Julien, Alfred Kangogo, Ruth Keino, Kresenda Keith, Mark Kruse, Zackary Lahti Maley, Marko Lemtukei, Trish Magnusen, Anoop Malik, Patrick Malone, Callie Martin, David Martindell, Cristy Matthews, Erynne McAndrews, Denis McNiel, Tera Miller, Deanna Moore, Jason Moore, Adam Moua, Alice Nelson, Amy Neuharth, Charlotte Nicolet, Kendall Nielsen, Grace Olendorff, Katarzyna Pacyna, Marilyn Pamplin, Matthew Parshall, Lana Perry, Jana Porter, Danielle Rangel, Nickelle Reagle, Micah Reynolds, Roman Schilling, Danielle Severson, Donica Severson, Elaine Shelton, Dawnjalee Smith, Kathleen Smith, John Stenglein, Kristie Stockton, Shauna Thornton, Michael Trepanier, Julie Tucker, Maggie Ulen, Sarah Walton, Joshua Werba, Amber Whitaker, Calvin Williams II, MichaelWoroniecki, Stephen Wright, Stig Yngve.

Panthers sweep Kardinals
Jaxon Hill racked up 14 kills, five service points and three blocks to lead Skyview to victory over host Kenai Central 25-22, 25-20 and 25-20 in Northern Lights Conference action on Tuesday.

Atigun Cup playoffs begin this weekend at Kenai Golf Course
As we move into mid-September we are really enjoying the good weather and increased play on the course. The course is in the best playing condition of the year. Lets hope we continue to get good weather well into October.

Local Sports Briefs

Kodiak sweeps Homer Invitational

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