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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Thanks for the field help
Please help me in thanking the following businesses/students/staff for all their help in moving the dirt onto our old football/soccer practice field and for repairing the game fields on Monday, Oct. 4. There were holes in the field and for the safety of the soccer and football players this was a needed repair. The dedication to our school and community is greatly appreciated and their help in repairing the fields so all students and community members are safe while using the facility is unquestionable.

Thanks for construction help
The Career & Technical Education Department of KPBSD would like to say thank you to the following people for helping our After School Construction Academy program:

Thanks to Conoco Phillips
Soldotna Senior Center would like to thank all the volunteers from Conoco Phillips Alaska Inc., for donating their time, talent and hard work to clean, trim and winterize the center's grounds, flower beds, bushes and trees. We would also like to thank Conoco Phillips for its volunteerism and partnership with Kenai Peninsula United Way Day of Caring Program. We feel very fortunate that Conoco Phillips chose our Day of Caring project.

Library says 'thanks'
On behalf of the Soldotna Public Library, I'd like to thank all the people and organizations that helped to get out information on the City of Soldotna's recent bond proposition supporting the expansion of our library.

'It's a bonus day':Breast cancer survivors find plenty to be positive about
Lori Vedders has a good story about her breast cancer.

Open to new experience: Assembly will move forward without most senior members
When Mako Haggerty was asked where on the assembly he can turn for guidance after Oct. 12, he let out a big laugh before answering.

Alaskans' favorite sport: Campaigns head into homestretch
Political candidates are headed into their final weeks of campaigning before the Nov. 2 election, and things are getting boisterous.

Sigrid E. Glendening
Kenai resident Sigrid E. Glendening, 97, died Sept. 26, 2010 at Heritage Place in Soldotna.

Steven O'Connor
Longtime Kenai resident Steven O'Connor died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010 at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. He was 61.

Export extension good news, but issues remain
Good news this week: Federal regulators have granted an extension for ConocoPhillips and Marathon Oil to export liquified natural gas from their plant in Nikiski through March of 2013.

Singleton family welcomes daughter
Steven and Jaime Singleton of Soldotna announce the birth of their daughter, Sequoia Mary Anthony Singleton, at 6:06 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010 at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. She weighed 7 pounds, 1.2 ounces and measured 19 inches.

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Risk factors should not stop exercising: Always consult with your doctor before starting a new exercise routine
Editor's note: "Focus on Fitness" is a Clarion feature with healthy lifestyle advice from local and national health and fitness experts. Check here weekly great information and tips on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Always consult with your doctor before starting a new exercise routine.

If Hindsight's 20/20, Why Can't I Read the Board?
What's with that? Every time I attended a parent teacher conference, the teacher always put in "... And don't forget to read to your child." Read to my kid!? I've been reading to my kid since before she burst out of my ovary! By the time my little ovum met up with 23 of her dad's chromosomes that prodigious little zygote and I had gotten through three children's classics.

Jorgensen family grows
Miles Jorgensen and Lynzie Ellis Jorgensen of Kenai announce the birth of their daughter, Blakeley Lyn Jorgensen, at 4:43 a.m. Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. She weighed 8 pounds, 1.6 ounces and measured 20 1/4 inches.

Stars swamp Eielson: SoHi defense scores twice in 1st quarter
The Soldotna defense forced five turnovers in the first half in beating Eielson 61-27 on Friday in the state small-schools semifinals at Anchorage Football Stadium.

Kenai topples Homer
The Kenai Central football team scored 27 unanswered points in the second half to defeat Homer 47-12 on Saturday in the small-school state semifinals at Anchorage Football Stadium.

West netters edge Soldotna: SkyHi takes Grace tourney
The West volleyball team picked up a nonconference victory over Soldotna on Saturday in Soldotna.

Posey, Overman marry
Christine Posey and Brent Overman were married Aug. 12, 2010 in Kenai.

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