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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Public needs to be better served: Vote 'Yes' on 2
I've heard that opponents of term limits fear loss of expertise. After all, incumbents have invested years learning the system. Shouldn't we keep them working?

Library is where the people are; vote 'Yes'
Kenai city residents should vote "Yes" on Proposition 2. A new library will be a welcomed addition to your community. My wife and I shop extensively in Kenai and have often used your library. I understand that the $2 million bond will only be used when funding for the total cost is secured. However, to secure the funding the community must show its willingness to help with the building. Please vote "Yes."

Kids' behavior irks reader
I am shocked and amazed by the amount of adolescents who seem to wander aimlessly in the Soldotna area in the late afternoon. They are mostly found in the Binkley Street area hanging around in groups between McDonald's, Safeway or in the parking lot.

Day gives first-responders well-deserved recognition
A resolution was passed in the U.S. Senate dedicating Sept. 25 as National First Responder Appreciation Day. Finally there is a day to officially recognize the contributions that EMS, fire and law enforcement personnel provide every day, both paid and volunteer, in communities throughout Alaska and the United States.

Borough puts surplus, outdated gear and equipment on the block
While many people wait until spring to do a little house cleaning, the Kenai Peninsula Borough will be getting rid of some of their less needed, but still useful items this weekend during its annual surplus property auction.

Term limits raise legal questions
A member of the Alliance of Concerned Taxpayers sponsoring a pair of term-limit propositions on the Oct. 2 municipal ballot acknowledged this week that she did not anticipate certain ramifications that would result from success at the ballot box.

Photo feature: Take a hike
Water gently laps along the shoreline of Carter Lake in Chugach National Forest.

Kenai examines water issues
After approximately a year of testing arsenic levels in the city's groundwater system, Lori Dilley, of Hattenburg, Dilley and Linnell Engineering Consultants came to the Kenai City Council on Wednesday with recommendations for the location of a new well.

Jill (Danforth) Brooker Johnson
Longtime Alaskan and Soldotna resident Jill (Danforth) Brooker Johnson died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. She was 64.

Anita J. Byers
Longtime Soldotna resident Anita J. Byers died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007, at Heritage Place in Soldotna. She was 54.

CPHF doing its part to care for communities
Even before the doors opened at Central Peninsula Hospital in 1971, philanthropy played an important role in the development of health care services available locally.

Fall fun day planned for refuge
While hiking recently, I was totally captivated by beautiful red and gold leaves all around me. Fall is such a wonderful season to be outdoors. Whether you go berry picking or fishing, each day is a feast for the eyes as the landscape changes dramatically.

Perseverance rewarded on Carter Lake Trail
Hiking can be a rewarding way to spend the day at any time of year, but there's no better time to stretch the legs on the Carter Lake Trail in the Chugach National Forest than during the fall.

Peninsula Clarion - Community

Area runners try to extend season a week
Some local teams are hoping to have one or two individuals qualify for the state cross country championships when runners convene at Colony High School on Saturday for the Region III meet.

To have chance at playoffs, Nikiski must go through Ravens
Nikiski was the odd team out of a three-way coin flip last year which determined the Greatland Conference's two playoff berths.

Christians should strive to avoid complacency
John Wesley, founder of Methodism, was a man of God. So many times, I think of his sermons and letters, his concern for the poor and needy or his design for small groups and accountability. But lately I have come across prayers he wrote and have found them to be quite a treasure. One of his prayers is a prayer to live at the heart of things.

Peninsula Clarion - Religion

Saints ready to come marching in again
The New Orleans Saints are in familiar territory entering their showdown with the Tennessee Titans.

Jets edge Brown Bears
Slowly but surely, the Kenai River Brown Bears are making strides.

Popular glow ball tournament set to roll at The Bird
Hello, and welcome to Bird Homestead Golf Course, located 11.8 miles out Funny River Road. We can be reached at 260-GOLF. I apologize for no article last week. I typed it up, e-mailed it to the newsroom and somehow it got lost in cyberspace. So, unknown to me, they never received it. This article is a revision of last week's, so here we go!

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