Sunday, October 8, 2006

Catching depression early key to relieving symptoms
The mercury is dropping, daylight is dwindling and precipitation is persistent, to say the least. Winter is near, and with each day that it draws closer, human behavioral patterns change.

Spree ends with light pole
A 21-year-old Nikiski man turned Willow Street in Kenai into a speedway Saturday afternoon, ramming cars, knocking over light poles and leaving parts of his vehicle strewn behind him for blocks.

Homer men hit with arson charges
The owner of a Pioneer Avenue restaurant was indicted last week on arson and burglary charges. A Kenai grand jury charged George E. Estrada, 33, with solicitation of arson, first-degree attempted arson and second-degree burglary. Two co-defendants, Joshua R. Sanne, 25, and Jason A. Kinsel, 23, also were indicted for first-degree attempted arson and second-degree burglary.

Donald Louis Gerrald
Former Soldotna resident Donald Louis Gerrald died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006, at the Roseville Sutter Memorial Hospital, in Roseville, Calif., from cancer. He was 40.

Floyd F. Poage Sr.
Longtime Alaskan and Nikiski resident Floyd F. Poage Sr. died Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, at Heritage Place in Soldotna. He was 82.

The power of the PFD: Money could be taste of democracy in Iraq like it is in Alaska
Show me the money! Show me now! One thousand one hundred six dollars and ninety six cents. Gimme, gimme, gimme.

When it comes to winter wear, layering is key
The key to being comfortable and protected from the cold while pursuing any outdoor winter activity is the same — an efficient wardrobe.

Around the Peninsula
Historical society to meet Domestic violence workshop set Lifeguard class planned NRA fundraiser takes aim Halloween carnival set to spook Dinner theater set

Life in the Pedestrian Lane
I tried to buy tooth powder the other day. Surely you remember tooth powder. It came in a flat tin can (yes — a real tin can) about the size of a baby lotion bottle. You shook a little into the palm of one hand and daubed a wet toothbrush in it, then cleaned your teeth with the slightly grainy concoction. It didn’t taste too bad, but some brands were definitely better than others.

Wedding
Janna Schaafsma and Mark Reynoso were married Saturday, June 24, 2006, in Seattle. John Rysdyk of Soldotna Bible Chapel and Jon Brown of First Reformed Church of Oak Harbor, Wash., officiated. The couple met at Seattle Pacific University in the fall of 2004.

‘Great Stories’ have happy ending
Amazed that her husband nominated her for a 2006 Contributions to Literacy in Alaska Award, the Kenai recipient is more eager to talk about the literacy programs she coordinates than the award itself.

‘In your blood’: Nurse back to work, town she loves
Central Peninsula General Hospital’s new head nurse says there’s one diagnosis for which she can’t offer any cure.

SoHi swimmers sweep Colony
The Soldotna girls and boys swimming and diving teams swept a dual meet with Colony at Soldotna on Friday.

Homer girls take Skyview Invite
The Homer High School girls and the Wasilla boys took the team titles at the Skyview Invitational swimming and diving meet Saturday at Skyview High School.

Nikiski topples Homer
For the second time in two nights, the Nikiski volleyball team pulled out a five-game win over a nonconference Kenai Peninsula foe.

SoHi ground attack rolls on to finals
Despite a No. 1 statewide ranking, Soldotna football players bought into their coach’s belief that they were the underdog against four-time state champ Kenai Central a week ago.

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