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Sunday, October 29, 2006

Carving out a good time
The smell of pumpkin hung thickly in the air as dozen of people, young and old alike, gleefully gouged guts from orange gourds in Kenai on Saturday.

Get a grip with tire knowledge
Snow and ice have returned to the peninsula, so don’t let preparing your vehicle for winter slip your mind, leaving your vehicle to slide into a ditch.

Douglas knows ABCs of school finances
When the president of the school board quipped last week that the school district should guard against having its top finance officer snatched away, several people snickered.

Chad Thomas Gorder
Soldotna resident Chad Thomas Gorder died Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, at his home. He was 32.

Joseph W. Dilley
Longtime Soldotna resident Joseph W. Dilley died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. He was 66.

Halloween should be scary, in a good way
But above all — slow down. It’s slick out there.

Don’t let snow, ice be a surprise
For as much mental energy and conversation as Alaskans devote to the coming of winter and the timing of its first snowfall —whether with anticipation or dread — it is truly amazing that they’re so unprepared for it.

Burned by the mask: Military experience has reporter leery of live-fire assignment
People often ask what I like best about being a reporter, and while I only half-jokingly often answer “the paycheck,” the truth of the matter is I do really enjoying getting to take part is so many things I otherwise couldn’t as an average Joe.

Verba, Fabiano wed in Kenai
Noelle Marie Verba and John Paul Fabiano of Anchorage were married Saturday, July 22, 2006, at Our Lady of the Angles Catholic Church in Kenai. Sister Joyce Ross officiated.

A View Askew
Good news in the world of sports — my cat’s off the disabled list.

Around the Peninsula
Skyview craft fair continues Stress management to be discussed Halloween party set for fun CPGH to host book fair Seniors to host fall bazaar Trapping, snaring classes set to spring Soldotna seniors plan bazaar, bake sale Diabetes cooking classes offered

Murie, Watson marry in Michigan
Erin Murie and Adam Watson were married Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006, at First Baptist Church in Royal Oak, Mich.

Shooting for a Smile
As they waited in the long, snaking line, several dozen preteens at Kenai Middle School fidgeted and attempted to fix themselves up as best they could.

Avoiding winter pet woes
Winter can be wonderful for pets and their caregivers, but it presents health hazards to man’s best friends, as well.

Peninsula Clarion - Pets

Homer girls rule
When it comes to depth in Homer, they’re talking about the team, not the water.

Skyview remains perfect
Tradition recoils at dishing out gifts on one’s own birthday, but Skyview senior Melissa Fay enjoyed doing just that Friday at Skyview High School.

Knights top Soldotna
The Soldotna volleyball team was a bit disappointed after finishing up the regular season with a Northern Lights Conference home loss to Colony on Saturday, but that’s fine with Stars coach Pako Whannell.

Sports Briefs
Both the Kenai Central and Soldotna hockey teams opened their seasons on Saturday at the Soldotna Sports Center, with Kenai posting a 2-0 nonconference victory.

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