Saturday, October 15, 2005

Kardinals, Ravens set for title tilt
The Kenai Central High School football team has been approaching its fourth straight small-schools state championship game with a calm intensity this week.

Meet runs on success
A big thanks goes out to all the volunteers who helped with Oct. 1’s Alaska High School State Cross Country Running Championships held at Tsalteshi Trails. The running meet was a huge success because of the great volunteers. The volunteers included parents and staff members from area schools, our ongoing community members and Tsalteshi Trails Association members.

Community helps paint a helpful image
A big round of applause goes to Mollie Tucker, Kristen Johnston, Heather Sutherland, Julie Sevast and Carol King, the KeyBank employees who painted the Kenai Chamber of Commerce Cabin through the Neighbors Make a Difference Program. It looks great!

Inn ‘Merits’ recognition
I would like to echo Jean Brockle of the Performing Arts Society recent letter about missing the Kenai Merit Inn. KDLL has produced a number of summer festivals, and we have always been able to count on Joe Arness and the Kenai Merit Inn to provided rooms for out-of-town musicians.

Little League season needs support to be a hit
Imagine ...

Area stores already doing brisk Halloween business
Sales of broom sticks and pointy hats are up. Capes and fake pointy teeth are going fast. This can only mean one thing — Halloween isn’t far off, and local business already are reporting spook-tacular sales of ghoulish goodies.

General manager: Games comes to the peninsula once in a lifetime
Five months from now, hundreds of athletes from across Earth’s near-polar regions will be locked in spirited competition at venues from Girdwood to Homer, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for sports enthusiasts on the Kenai Peninsula, said the general manager of the 2006 Arctic Winter Games Host Society.

Chenault: State surplus funds may not be as big as they seem
With a possible state budget surplus next year, Rep. Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, said he wants to take a cautious approach to how it is spent.

’Tis the season for fire
Luckily smoke detectors sounded Saturday evening and awoke a Kenai family to the sight of flames shooting out of their chimney.

Soldotna skate park closure does not surprise students
Several Soldotna Middle School students told the city council Wednesday night they were not surprised the city skateboard park was closed. They were only surprised it took this long to close it.

Fred ‘Sully’ Sullivan Jr
Longtime Alaskan and Kasilof resident Fred “Sully” Sullivan Jr. died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. He was 82.

Borough cuts should come hard and fast
It appears as if the Kenai Peninsula Borough is in for some major belt-tightening.

Alaska newcomer learns the value of a good chase
I was ready to see some blood.

‘Big daddies’ of the home and garden on the prowl
Fall is the time of year when, like them or not, we have to deal with daddy long-legs. As the weather cools, they seem to magically materialize around and in our homes, sometimes in alarming numbers. They can be a nuisance in this way, but whether or not the offending animals should be immediately squished, ignored, or gently transferred back to the garden should be considered.

Around the Peninsula
Community film night scheduledKDLL membership drive slatedDevelopmental screening setScholarship fund-raiser plannedGirl Scout training, celebration setCommunity Contra dance plannedLifeguard classes offered

Things are not as they seem to be
One of the most interesting things I have noticed about myself in the 54 years I have been alive is that a wonderful experience is great, but don’t try to duplicate the same experience over again. The second time is just not the same.

Church Briefs
Women’s conference slated Rapture movie showing setNikiski Bible study continuesRevelation study continuesSoldotna Bible study continuesClothes Quarters openBible study group to meet

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