Saturday, October 20, 2007

Peninsula gearing up for return of soldiers
I'm pleased to inform you that the veterans, service members, families and the Kenai Peninsula community at large are once again conducting activities to welcome home our peninsula soldiers who currently are deployed or recently have returned from deployments in support of the war on terrorism.

Let Palin know how you want money spent
It's amazing how Sarah Palin can cut educational funding to our children with one hand while with the other she expends nearly half a million dollars on behalf of the Board of Game's efforts to wipe out wolves in Alaska.

Cure a better focus of breast cancer issue
As October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, it's important we acknowledge the known risk factors for breast cancer and increase public awareness and encourage public discussion of those risk factors.

CERT training starts
When Bunny Chong lived on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, learning how to assess and respond to a disaster herself wasn't high on her list of priorities. There was a fire and police station on every block. But when she moved to the Kenai Peninsula on Nov. 3, 2002, she changed her tune.

Cleaner motors, cleaner river
Even though the jury's still out on whether or not two-stroke motors will be phased out on the Kenai River next year, preliminary water quality data for last summer is in and Robert Ruffner is pleased with the results.

Photo feature: Homecoming
Alaska National Guardsman David Ahlberg shares a hug with his wife, Brenda, and sons Johndavid, rear, and Merick, Thursday evening after arriving at the Kenai Municipal Airport. Ahlberg is one of 575 members of the Alaska National Guard returning home from a deployment to Kuwait. Several more Guardsmen are expected to arrive home in the next few days.

Kenai defines junk, defers action on buffer
After clearing up a couple of misconceptions held by the community, the Kenai City Council OK'd an ordinance defining junk, referred a buffer strip resolution to the Airport Commission and postponed renewal of a Recreation Center management contract.

Resolutions would require Sprague, Fischer, Superman to be sworn in as assemblymen
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will consider three resolutions at its Oct. 23 meeting directing Borough Clerk Sherry Biggs to administer the oath of office to three incumbent candidates who won re-election Oct. 2 but who are currently prevented from taking office by the provisions of a term-limit proposition.

Camille Marie Crawford
Soldotna resident Camille Marie Crawford died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007, at home. She was 47.

Morris L. Porter
Longtime Nikiski resident Morris L. Porter died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. He was 87.

Red Cross closing will be felt by many
Tragedy has struck. But this time the call of "Help is on the way" has a new meaning.

Don't stick that feather in your cap: bald eagle basics
Have you ever found a feather, thinking it may belong to a bald eagle, and wondered if it legal to keep it?

Cabin Hoppers ready to kick off season
As evident by the tell-tale white tops to the mountains outside of town, the snowmachine riding season isn't far off, and to get all the sled-heads geared up for winter, the Caribou Hills Cabin Hoppers will be holding its annual kick-off party and pot-luck this weekend.

Getting in shape now will pay dividends this winter
Ski season is fast approaching, but being prepared to take advantage of the winter weather starts long before the snow accumulates enough to strap on the sticks.

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Christians can expect the best from God
Nearly 30 years ago, I prepared a manuscript for a book titled, "Lord, I'm Afraid," and sent it to a publisher of some of my other books. In the introduction, I wrote the following:

Peninsula Clarion - Religion

Homer wrestles to win
Homer defeated Barrow in a dual meet 45-24 on Thursday night in Homer. The results follow:

Wildcats win penalty filled game
Kenai River may not have earned two points, but they still considered themselves winners.

MoJo's rising, so Colts will be falling
The Indianapolis Colts have a supernatural mystique about them, an aura of dominance that causes defensive coordinators to cringe at the thought of defending Peyton Manning and his high-octane offense.

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