Kenai Community News

Posted: Monday, September 24, 2007

Boy, do I have an 'oops' for last week. I reminded you of the Restless Heart concert, but my date was off by a month.

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  Emily Grimm

That concert will happen Oct. 17 at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium. I hope none of you made the trip.

I am sorry! Those "senior moments" are gaining on me.

I also was remiss in sending a timely happy 2nd birthday wishes to Cristian Saavedra on Sept. 22. Cristian's mommy, daddy, brothers and sisters send their love.

Congratulations to Barbara Waters for being the big winner in the Lions Club rubber ducky race earlier this month.

I ran into a bronzed version of Patty Collier in Safeway last week. She said that she and her husband, John, had just returned from celebrating their fifth anniversary in Oahu. They did some sightseeing and swimming, but mostly basked in the sun on the beach. It showed.

On Thursday, the Kambe Theatre will offer free movie admissions and small popcorns to individuals ages 17 and older who bring three cans of food during the Cans Film Festival at the Kenai theatre.

The food will be donated to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank and will provide meals to hungry peninsula residents from Homer to Moose Pass. The movies are "3:10 to Yuma", "The Brave One", and" Resident Evil: Extinction". Please bring something nourishing. The winters get long here.

This Sunday the Kenai River Marathon will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It starts and ends at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Safety is first at the race, so organizers ask that no bicycles, dogs, roller blades, roller skis, wagons or skateboards be brought along.

Registration is available online at, at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center or the Mail Station in Kenai, but there will be no race-day registration. Registration includes free shirts for the first 200 runners. Marathon lapel pins will be given to all finishers and medals will be awarded for the top three finishers for each race category. Call Bob Frates for more information or to volunteer at 283-3692.

The first craft sale of the season will begin with the 28th annual Original Christmas Boutique on Oct. 20, you may want put that on your calendar.

Gloria Humble and Peggy Millyard are the coordinators for the huge arts and crafts fair put on by the Kenai Art Guild on Thanksgiving weekend. Booth space is available if you are interested in adding your handcrafted items to this event. Call Peggy at 283-5104 or 394-1413 or Gloria at 394-2104.

Birthday greetings begin with belated wishes for Ruth Malston on Sept. 22.

Celebrating birthdays today, Sept 24 are Quendell Queen and David Spence; Donald Stock, Carletta Gemmell and Abby Tucker on Sept. 25; Bonnie Peterkin on Sept. 27; Craig Bon and Hunter Fitt on Sept. 28; Mary Mitchell, Diane Law, Sam Huddleston and Glen Johnson on Sept. 29; and Bill Easling on the Sept. 30.

Happy 35th anniversary to Lynn and Norma Tree on Sept. 29.

Other Kenai news

Births announced


James R. Jenckes

* Tiffany Brand-Grimm and Corey Grimm of Kenai announce the birth of their daughter, Emily Charlene Grimm, at 7:10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. She weighed 8 pounds and 9.5 ounces.

She joins brother, David Mathew. Her grandparents are Chuck and Kathy Grimm of Nikiski and Ken and Denise Brand of Kasilof. Her great-grandmother is Patricia Law of Kenai.

* Johanna and Doc Burger of Big Lake announce the birth of their daughter, Abigail Morgan, at 3:54 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 20 inches.

Her grandparents are Barbara and Jerry Gray of Soldotna, Hanna Schott of Kenai and Ron and Sandy Burger of Kenai.

Jenckes graduates


Emily Grimm

Former Kenai resident James R. Jenckes graduated with a master's degree of taxation from Florida Atlantic University on Aug. 10, 2007. Jenckes is employed with Franklin Templeton Mutual Funds Corporation.

He is the son of Jim and Joanne Jenckes of Anchorage and is a 1994 graduate of Cook Inlet Academy.

Library plans activities

The Kenai Community Library will hold the following events: Today Russian story time at 3:30 p.m.; Tuesday Preschool story time at 10:30 a.m. and book club at 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday computer class at 9 a.m. and WEE Read at 4 p.m.; and Saturday Spanish story time at 11 a.m.

Senior center gets busy

The Kenai Senior Citizens Center will hold the following events: Today Exercise at 9 a.m. and walking at line dancing at 10 a.m.; Tuesday TOPS at 9:45 a.m., bridge at 12:35 p.m. and bowling at 1 p.m.; Wednesday Exercise at 9 a.m., walking and line dancing at 10 a.m. and shopping at 1 p.m.; Thursday Walking and line dancing at 10 a.m., bell choir at 11 a.m., tripoly at 12:30 p.m. and jam session at 6:30 p.m.; and Friday - call for schedule.

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