Saturday, October 4, 2008

Just get out and vote
It is very important to get out and vote on Tuesday, Oct. 7.

Sarah's fate sealed
Sarah, Sarah: What was that song? Anyway you're gone, and we're left here alone wondering what might have been, our best governor ever?

Clarion's leaning
Two articles on the opinion page by staff writers and one on the front page that are anti-Palin in this issue alone. This paper has been leaning left ever since it was sold by Clint Young a long time ago, but it's getting ridiculous.

Opinion piece rubs reader the wrong way
I believe the article, "Is anyone sick of Sarah Palin," by Mike Nesper, a reporter for the Clarion, was the most repulsive and vulgar article that could be written about a lady who was not picked by one person, but by a group of top Republican politicians.

Williams the only choice
The Peninsula Clarion coverage of the recent mayoral debate sponsored by the Kenai and Soldotna chambers of commerce once again shows John Williams to be a rock solid supporter of public education in the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

Time to develop a Soldotna cemetery
Two task forces appointed by the Soldotna city mayor have approved a location for a cemetery location off West Redoubt Avenue. A consultant from the Anchorage Cemetery also recommended this site as the best location within the city for a memorial park cemetery.

Good luck with Obama
What a wonderful country and state of Alaska we have. The article and photo of the protesters against Sarah Palin marching with their intelligent signs. If these people really hate Sarah and her administration and possible VP role, I would suggest that they take their dividend and energy check, as well and donate it to that wonderful socialist Obama.

Picnic a success
We would like to thank the business community, the volunteers and the guest speakers for helping to make our annual veterans picnic a success, and the Young Marines, who we enjoy having with us every year.

Writer should stick to what he knows
The Voice of the Clarion by Mr. Nesper isn't exactly a mature reflection of what your majority of readers in my opinion can agree with.

Reader provides embalming info
Embalming, which is not required by the state of Alaska, is the process of sanitizing and preserving human remains eliminating excess bodily fluids. Approximately 50 percent of people who are buried on the Kenai Peninsula are not embalmed. Current cremation rates in the area are approximately 70 percent.

Vote 'yes' on cemetery
What if they made a cemetery and nobody came?

No more 'dictator'
I voted for John Williams last time, but I won't make that mistake again. His arrogance insults borough voters.

Carey gets reader's vote
On Oct. 7 we have a chance to make a positive change in the Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor's office. During the last three years, I have not been happy with some of the things I have been hearing and reading about.

Council limits visitor guide expense
Kenai lawmakers on Wednesday decided to meet the local tourism industry halfway by limiting the city manager to negotiate a $5,000 advertising deal in a Kenai visitors guide.

Propositions face Kenai, Soldotna voters
The central Kenai Peninsula cities of Soldotna and Kenai each have one proposition going before their local voters in Tuesday's Regular Municipal Election.

Voters to decide on seasonal grocery sales tax exemption
Proposition 1, the only boroughwide measure on the Oct. 7 municipal ballot, would require the Kenai Peninsula Borough to drop its 3-percent sales tax on non-prepared foods from Sept. 1 through May 31 each year.

Robert D. Pierce
Kenai resident Robert D. Pierce died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008, at his home in Kenai. He was 69.

Patty (Hebert) Guidry
Former Kenai resident Patty (Hebert) Guidry died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, at her residence in Church Point, La. She was 67.

Imperfections exist, prop 1 not the answer
Proposition 1

348.2-pound halibut reels in derby jackpot
It's been a long wait since Jeff Pardi of San Rafael, Calif., caught a 348.2-pound halibut July 9, but the wait was worth it. As of 9 p.m. Tuesday, the Homer Chamber of Commerce's 2008 Jackpot Halibut Derby officially came to a close with Pardi claiming first place, an estimated $45,000.

Strong cycles show boom-and-bust lifestyle for snowshoe hares
Last week's Refuge Notebook reviewed the ups and downs of central Kenai snowshoe hare populations since 1983. Snowshoe hares have been down since 2001 and now are just beginning to climb out of their long low phase toward their next peak, according to our annual counts of hare fecal pellets at five sites.

Halibut recipe a winner for Soldotna man
For many Alaskans, eating fish is as much a daily staple as breathing air or seeing the sun rise. After awhile though, even life-long sourdoughs yearn for a new way to prepare this familiar dish, but a Soldotna man may have a Caribbean cure for those in a fish funk.

Around the Peninsula

Domestic violence to be discussed

Prop 1 will help achieve fair taxation
Proposition 1 reflects our values and will help us build a stronger community. Please vote yes October 7th, to support seasonal tax relief for year-round Borough residents.

Area runners set for state
Cook Inlet Academy junior Josh Holly has a chance on Saturday to become the second runner in school history to take a state title at the state cross country championships at the Mike Janecek Trails at Palmer High School.

Nikiski, Kenai, Soldotna venture into Week 1 of playoffs
When the coins were flipped and Nikiski was the odd team out, Bulldogs head coach Ted Riddall wasn't upset.

Kodiak tops Nikiski; Cordova beats Seward
The visiting Bears captured a 25-21, 25-14, 25-17 victory over Nikiski in nonconference volleyball action at Nikiski High School on Thursday.

Church Briefs

Coat drive begins

The need for prayer for America's leadership
No matter what political party you may espouse, what is most needed is prayer for leadership in our local communities, in our state, in our nation, and in our world. As Christians, we have the incredible privilege of holding our leaders and potential leaders up in prayer.

Brown Bears primed for home opener
The Kenai River Brown Bears underwent an off-season overhaul from top to bottom.

Redskins buck trend, see stock rise
Being the worst team in the NFC East is like snagging the final spot on the Fortune 500.

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