Posted: Sunday, October 17, 2010


Dahlia Magdalene Kandle

Kandles welcome new daughter

Joshua and Brandee N.M. Kandle of Richland, Wash., announce the birth of their daughter, Dahlia Magdalene Kandle, at 1:29 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010 at the family's home. She weighed 9 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 22 inches.

Her sister is Trixee Rose, age 2. Her granparents are John and Sheryl Cooper, of Plant City, Fla.; Robert Kandle, of The Dalles, Ore.; and Colleen Kandle, of Kennewick, Wash. Her great-grandparents are Leon and Sue Conner, of Perry, Fla., and Shirley and Blake Knox, of Kennewick.

Around town

City league roundball time

The Kenai Recreation Center is taking team registrations for the 2010/2011 Men's City League Basketball program. Deadline to register is Nov. 1. Space is limited, so teams are entered on a first come first served basis. Contact the Rec Center at 283-3855 for more information.

Spaghetti feed fundraiser planned for William Jackson

Supporters will host a spaghetti feed fundraiser on behalf of William Jackson on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. at College Heights Baptist Church on K-Beach Road, across from Outlaw Body and Paint. Jackson was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. Come for live and silent auctions, as well as many other prizes. Donations may also be sent to the William Jackson Benefit Account at Wells Fargo Bank. Call or text Chad or Kristi Bradford at 394-8223 or 394-8224 for more information.

See the stars come out

The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska in Kenai hosts a Star Party Nov. 12, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. This is a free community event and we will be debuting The Magic Planet. Peterkin Distributing supplies free hot dogs. Dress warm and be prepared to see stars. For information contact Spring Larrow, 283-2000.

Community invited to potluck

Kenai Resilience will host a community potluck Friday, Oct. 22, 6 - 9 p.m., at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. After dinner, David Thomas will lead a discussion about local options for generating power and heat renewably. For more information, call Kate Veh at 260-4669, or e-mail

Trunks needed for Trunk or Treat

The Boys & Girls Club in Kenai is seeking assistance from the community with its annual Trunk or Treat event, slated for 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 31.

Trunks, boats, airplanes, candy, volunteers, cakes and ideas are all needed for the event. For more information, contact Kim Dent at 283-2682 or e-mail, or download an application at

Wallyball tournament on tap

A co-ed scramble wallyball tournament is planned for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Kenai Recreation Center. Teams will be drawn from a hat. Registration is $10 per person. For more information or to sign up in advance, call Dan Conetta at 283-5199 or Ramon Carreon at 252-9276.

Public radio membership drive this week

The KDLL Fall Membership Drive is Oct. 21, 22, 23. Call 283-8433 to make a pledge. If the phones are busy, pledge on the secure website at, or come by the station, pledge your support in person and pick up your premiums while enjoying the famous "Rita Cookies."

E-mail your community events to, fax it to 283-3299, drop it off at the Clarion office in Kenai at 150 Trading Bay Drive (Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or mail your information to us at P.O. Box 3009, Kenai AK 99611. Events, wedding, engagements and birth submissions may not be older than six months. Wedding anniversary announcements are printed in five-year increments beginning with the 20th.

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