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Saturday, October 6, 2007

Help bowls over teens
We would like to thank the following businesses for their kind words and donations that helped send us to Las Vegas for the annual Teen Masters Bowling Tournament: Kenai Cafe, Freedom Realty, Alaska's Auto Country, Alaska Bolt & Chain and Soldotna Computer Repair. We also would like to thank Ken and Jo Liedes at Alaska Lanes.

Zero tolerance is best policy
An excerpt from a recent letter to the editor (Clarion, Sept. 14), Let representatives do their job of looking out for Alaskans, said, "Alaskans, get out your ledger books.

Fundraiser helps EMS
On Sept. 15, the American Legion Ninilchik Post No. 18 family hosted the sixth annual EMS benefit. A spaghetti feed and item/pie auction was held.

Cleaning House and Senate
Yep, I love Alaska. I care, I appreciate, I believe in, I ... I ... I ...

Contractors shouldn't be exempt: Rules needed
Everyone knows there are more contractors in Iraq than U.S. soldiers, right? U.S. soldiers are at about 160,000 and the contractors are at 180,000. U.S. military has Rules of Engagement and strict oversight. Contractors have neither.

Literacy benefit a success
Thank you to everyone who supported the Sept. 12 Fiona Molloy performance at The Crossing to benefit Kenai Peninsula Literacy. Even Fiona herself donated $150 from the sale of CDs to this local fundraiser that provides literacy scholarships to local schools.

Trees face ax of development
Urban development has once again raised the dander of some Kenai homeowners.

School projects in line to receive state funding
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is in line for several state grants to fund capital projects and much-needed equipment and supplies.

No court date set yet
Following discussions held behind closed doors Thursday, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly decided against taking any immediate legal action concerning the dilemma posed by Tuesday's municipal election that saw voters re-elect three assembly and two school board incumbents while also approving term-limit propositions that prevent them from taking office.

Photo feature: Wheelbarrows of fun
Krislynn Isam, 3, unloads leaves from a wheelbarrow Thursday afternoon just as fast as her mother, Kara, can load it in the family's yard in Kenai.

Exposed: Community meth problem is brought to light
When Eddie Hill asked if anyone in the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School was effected by methamphetamine, nearly every hand shot up. Drain cleaner, antifreeze, cat litter, lye; these ingredients are found in methamphetamine, yet it's the most popular illicit drug in the United States.

Term limit vote doesn't make it better
Kenai Peninsula Borough voters said "yes" to almost everything in Tuesday's municipal elections a cap to the unlimited senior citizen property tax exemption, term limits for borough assembly members, term limits for school board members and bonds to help finance a new fire station in Bear Creek.

Fish and Game advisory committees plan meetings
n The Homer Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Research Reserve Annex across from Homer Air on Kachemak Drive. Lower Cook Inlet fisheries and statewide game proposals will be discussed. For more information call Marv at 235-2468 or 235-8612.

Soldotna woman drawn to hunting
Hunting means different things to different people. To some it is a way to save on food bills by filling the freezer with wild game. For others it is an excuse to fraternize with friends. And, sadly, for a select few it is merely a way to legally kill another living creature.

Looking for ducks, putting up goose eggs
With frost nipping at my fingertips, I clutched my trusty drake Mallard call and gave a couple of inquisitive honks. No response, and for that matter I have not seen a duck fly in the three hours I have been sitting in this wet, muddy blind. I can see it in the eyes of my golden retriever, "Where the heck are all the birds?"

Around the Peninsula
Steak dinner, auction fundraiser planned

SoHi eager to extend dominance
Soldotna may have the experience.

Homer netters top Nikiski
The Mariners topped the visiting Bulldogs, 25-20, 25-27, 25-19, 25-17, on Thursday.

Recapturing the passion for prayer
Arrests in London of doctors and others charged with terrorist activities earlier this year stress the ever present dangers of our time.

Church Briefs
Community worship planned

Who needs balance when you've got Favre?
No running game. No problem. The Green Bay Packers have everything they need in Brett Favre.

Oilers add 3 players
The Peninsula Oilers recently announced the signing of three new players, all from St. Mary's College, for the upcoming 2007-08 Alaska Baseball League season.

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