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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Business Briefs

Chambers schedule meetings

Wickedly Delicious Candy Apples

Love at First Bite

Thanks for the hard hats
The Career & Technical Department of the Kenai Peninsula School District would like to say thank you to the following people for providing safety equipment (hard hats) to our students who are participating in our construction academy program.

Proud Murkowski supporter
My great-grandfather served in the Alaska Territorial Legislature. My grandfather served his rural community on a local level and ran for state House. My mother served Alaska on a local, regional and state level. My sister ran for state Senate. I too come from a family who has politically contributed to the greatness of Alaska for five generations. I pled with Sen. Lisa Murkowski to not let me and my family be un-represented in the 2010 General election. Thousands of other Alaskans did, too. By responding to us, Sen. Murkowski proves she listens to her constituents. This does not make her a vain princess; this makes her a fine senator.

Vandalism is not free speech
I noticed driving to work this morning that someone had vandalized at least three of Lisa Murkowski's large signs. These signs cost at least $100 each.

Cancelled CPR class is disappointing
Soldotna Community Schools offered a class on CPR and first aid on Oct. 16. I registered early because I was afraid the class would fill quickly.

Regarding Walker and Berkowitz
This letter was sent to Bill Walker in response to his announcement today that he has been approached by Ethan Berkowitz to make Walker the point man in finally giving us an All Alaskan Pipeline.

We'll take care of ourselves, thank you
Our country is at a crossroads. Are we going to continue on the road of government expansion or take the road of individual, family, community and state self-reliance and prosperity?

A pro-life slate
I'd like to point out to all Pro-Life voters the following Pro-Life candidates:

Another vote for McAdams
This election season we will ignore the flood of TV and radio adds funded by outside pressure groups trying to buy votes for candidates who support their interests. Instead, Scott McAdams has our vote for Alaska's next U.S. Senator. McAdams will focus on the practical needs of a young, resource-rich state that urgently needs renewable energy, infrastructure, and jobs in all Alaskan communities. He has shown that he genuinely cares about people as individuals. Scott McAdams has reality experience in government as mayor of an Alaskan city, and in hard work earning a living for his family.

Protect what we've gained; don't go backwards
Perhaps it is television, but sadly, it appears an axiom of the modern brand of American politics to demand instant, "60-minute," cures even for our most intractable economic and social ills. Anyone who expected President Obama and Democrats in Congress to rapidly reverse the effects of eight years of bad financial policy, unfunded wars, federal agencies rendered ineffective because of gutted budgets, and a Wall Street run amok are being neither practical nor fair. Such expectations are as unrealistic as believing you can swallow a pill and lose 20 pounds while sleeping.

Photo: I brake for caribou

'Energy Watch' drill this evening
The Municipality of Anchorage along with the Matanuska-Susitna and Kenai Peninsula Boroughs are coordinating with regional utilities to hold a voluntary energy consumption drill.

District seeks budget committee members
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is forming a committee to review how the budget is put together. Suggestions for changes or improvements to the Fiscal Year 2012 budget will also be discussed.

Board weighs future of fund
The school board welcomed back three returning members at its Monday night meeting.

Stanley Ford dealership moving to Kenai
Tony Stanley's nearly remodeled car dealership in Kenai gives new meaning to the motto "the customer is always right."

Photo: Nice ice

Council welcomes newest members
Two new council members were sworn-in at the Kenai City Council meeting Wednesday night, after results of the Oct. 5 election were officially certified.

HEA rate restructure approved
The Homer Electric Association Board of Directors approved a rate-restructuring proposal that would increase the residential rate 3.6 percent.

No delivery: USPS rejects Nikiski's effort to get one ZIP code
If you live in Nikiski, your address might say Kenai. Or maybe you have two addresses: one in Kenai, one in Nikiski. Confused?

Dale and Camille Morris
Soldotna residents Dale E. and Camille Morris died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, near Albany, New Hampshire. They were 55 and 58 respectively.

Around the Peninsula

CIRCAC plans 20th anniversary logo competition

Nick Leman
Lifelong Ninilchik resident Nick Leman died Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, at Heritage Place in Soldotna. He was 92.

Ann Pace McCartney
Ann Pace McCartney, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, at her home in Stover, Mo. She was 88.

Tammy Jean Morris
Lifelong Anchorage resident, Tammy Jean Morris, 39, died in Anchorage, Alaska on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010.

Eleanor May Brown
Soldotna resident, Ms. Eleanor May (Maddox) Brown, 39, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, at her sister's house in Soldotna.

Fishing Reports

Kenai River

Fall fishing plans can change on the fly
October fishing plans are made over morning coffee.

Around the Peninsula

Prostate cancer awareness

'RED' is peppered with with funny moments
"RED"

Lame Duck squawks on stage
Chris Jenness has been growing his Joe Miller beard for the past three weeks now.

Poet's Corner

HALLOWEEN EVE

Art Briefs

Rock the vote concert next week

What's Happening

Best Bets

Skyview netters edge past Soldotna
Skyview coach Sheila Kupferschmid saw her veteran squad mustering just enough to overcome a coming-of-age Soldotna side.

Sports Brief: Nikiski wrestlers defeat Kenai
The Nikiski High School wrestling team defeated Kenai Central 58-15 in a dual meet at Kenai Tuesday.

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