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Monday, September 25, 2006

Community support helps bind book sale
The Friends of the Kenai Community Library would like to thank our community for another very successful used book sale July 27-29. Each year we are overwhelmed with the generosity of our community. We would like to thank all the people that donated thousands of books for the sale. We really appreciate your support of our annual fundraiser.

Support made softball season a home run
Peninsula Lady Kings 14u Fastpitch softball team would like to thank all of our sponsors:

Volunteers more than ‘fair’
A great time was had by all at the Kenai Peninsula State Fair. Contributions from Marathon Oil Co., Homer Electric Association, Chevron Texaco, Agrium, Wells Fargo Bank, Inlet View Construction, Canterwood Cabins and Spenard Builders Supply went a long way toward making this fair a huge success.

Listen up for hunting success
Like many men, Matt Churchill of Nikiski made a promise to do less talking and more listening this year.

Prop. 2 turns voters’ forum into debate
The Kenai Peninsula Borough ballot proposition on raising revenue drew comments that nearly turned a preelection public forum into a debate Thursday night.

Break in illusions
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories examining burglary trends in the central Kenai Peninsula. Monday’s story will look into what damage and thefts typically result from burglaries.

Benson includes Nikiski in Congressional campaign tour
It might have been chilly and rainy outside, but congressional candidate Diane Benson received a warm welcome at the Nikiski Senior Citizens Center on Friday afternoon.

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School repairs focus of Proposition 1
The question asked by Kenai Peninsula Borough Proposition 1 is: Shall the Kenai Peninsula Borough borrow up to $2,588,000 through the issuance of general obligation bonds for school improvement projects?

Burglary victims lose more than just stuff
Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of stories examining burglary trends in the central Kenai Peninsula. Tuesday’s story will examine how rural residents can protect their homes and belongings.

Recovering stolen property can be a year-long process
As if it weren’t enough to have one’s home or business burglarized, then to watch as one’s property is sold on eBay simply adds insult to injury.

John Richard Miller
Lifelong Alaska resident John Richard Miller died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, in Anchorage. He was 58.

Borough causes confusion about Proposition 2 that voters must sort out: ‘Will we ever know the truth?’
On October 4, 2005 a majority of voters approved Ballot Proposition 5 which set a 2 percent cap on borough wide sales tax. Since then Borough Mayor John Williams has been claiming this vote caused a financial crisis in local government. At every opportunity Williams has campaigned AGAINST the majority vote.

In search of a problem: Requiring photo ID will only push voter turnout down further
When I’m home alone and hear a strange noise coming from the basement late at night, my hair bristles and my ears perk up.

Individuals, communities can prevent burglaries
A break-in could be as extensive as windows being smashed and doors knocked in, or there could be no physical damage at all.

Prop 2 ties hands of borough: Without ability to use all finance tools, schools, property owners could suffer
Citizens For a Positive Future was formed to tell the voters the real truth, and to help you understand a very confusing Borough Proposition 2. One of our Co-Chairs, former Borough Mayor Mike Navarre has said, “The Kenai Peninsula Borough is at a crossroads. Its future and the future of its young people depend on the direction we take at the October 3 election”.

Around the Peninsula
Parenting class available ‘Nonviolent Sexuality’ presentation slated Refuge plans family fun day PenDOG gearing up for classes High tea set to pour Racquetball, basketball set to begin Depression screening available Auditions for murder mystery play set Breathing seminar planned Hospice training scheduled

Rookie proves racing isn’t just for guys
At the beginning of the summer of 2005, Sterling’s Charley Michel, 16, did not even know Twin Cities Raceway existed.

Births
Julie and Dale Heckert of Kenai announce the birth of their son, Andrew Ward at 11:08 pm. Monday, Sept. 4, 2006, at Woman’s Way Midwifery in Soldotna.

Peninsula Reflections
The Seaman family moved from San Diego to the woods north of Kenai, in what is now Nikiski in August 1952.

Around the Peninsula
Messages of hope offered Recipes sought Nikiski neighbors to meet Quilt raffle fundraiser Bus route changes announced Marathon seeks runners, volunteers Horse council activity planned Dog jog fundraiser unleashed

Community News
Class of 1987 seeks members Library plans events Teen-sized clothing sought Kenai River marathon slated Horse council meeting nigh Dog jog fundraiser unleashed Hospice training scheduled Emergency supplies needed Recipes sought Quilt raffle fundraiser Bus route changes announced

Peninsula People
Soldotna resident Kari Anne Gdula graduated in August from Boise State University with a degree in criminal justice administration. Gdula spent the summer completing an internship with the Kenai Police Department.

Happy heartburn to you ...
Congratulations to me! I didn’t die this year! Now give me presents.

Peninsula Clarion - Pets

Even torture doesn’t turn cat’s disposition sour
“Life is like a box of chocolates.”

Nikiski stays in playoff race
Just call Tyler Payment king.

Kenai edges Homer
Kenai squeaked out an 8-7 Northern Lights Conference victory over upset-minded Homer Saturday to keep its playoff hopes alive.

Hall, Franquelin win SoHi Pentathlon
Hard work leads to improvement was the moral of the story at this year’s SoHi Pentathlon at Soldotna High School.

Sports Brief
The Skyview High School volleyball team defeated Homer in three games to win the Peninsula Challenge volleyball tournament Saturday in Homer.

Stars roll past rival Panthers
Explosive offensive numbers have buoyed Soldotna’s ascent to the top of the Northern Lights Conference.

Region III runners tackle hills
Skyview’s Ivy O’Guinn started ahead and stayed ahead at the Region III cross country championships Saturday in Nikiski.

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