Sunday, October 30, 2005

Fun, any way you slice it
Hailey Helms gets help carving a pumpkin from her mom Laura during a Halloween celebration at the Kenai Cultural and Visitors Center. The event was of many taking place this weekend.

Gas price break hasn't hit Alaska
Kenai Peninsula and Alaska residents are not feeling the same relief from high gasoline prices that are being enjoyed elsewhere in the United States.

Wal-Mart building to start in April
Kenai's acting city manager said Friday that construction on the planned Kenai Wal-Mart store is expected to begin next year.

Pumpkins set sail for kids
It was a dark and stormy night, with Kachemak Bay swells crashing over themselves, their bone-numbing white foam reflected in lights along the shore. A chilly wind slapped the faces of stocking-capped crewmembers of the M/V Tustumena as they cast off heavy lines.

Will Kenai welcome retailer?
The Clarion asked people at the Kenai Post Office on Saturday what they thought of Wal-Mart's plans to build a new store in Kenai.

Archie G. Phelps Jr.
Longtime Soldotna resident Archie G. Phelps Jr. died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005, at his home. He was 72.

Voices of the Clarion: Absence makes job fun
I love being at home, but sometimes you just have to experience a little adventure. When I found out last summer that I was chosen to go to a newspaper seminar in Virginia, I was definitely looking forward to some adventure.

Halloween safety should not be scary
Motorists beware: Ghosts and goblins will be in abundance on area roads Monday evening. In their mad rush to get as much trick-or-treat booty as possible, many children aren't as aware of traffic as they should be during Halloween. Running from house to house, they often fail to look both directions while crossing the street —a situation that's rife with danger.

Costume Connoisseurs
Ever feel like you've got a superhero in you? How about a household pet, can-can girl or Medieval peasant? If so, you're not alone, nor are you suffering from a psychological dysfunction.

Around the Peninsula
Essay contest deadline looming Bee keepers buzzing on Winter clothing sought Quilters set to sew VFW Ladies Auxiliary sponsors art contest Senior fall bazaar, bake sale set Medicare to be discussed

Making happy 'Howl-aweens'
Costumed kids are preparing to go door to door in the pursuit of treats, but not every member of the family may be looking forward to the holiday tradition.

Bulldogs go undefeated
Appropriately, Nikiski senior volleyball players Stacey Griffel, Sasha Auldridge, Amber Huhndorf and Georgie Heaverley left their home floor for the last time as winners.

Homer sweeps regions
The Homer High School boys and girls swim teams made a clean sweep of the Region III Swimming and Diving Championships, winning the team titles in both competitions at the meet Saturday in Palmer.

SoHi scrambles Houston
The Soldotna High School hockey team dropped the puck on the new season Saturday in winning fashion, defeating Houston 3-2 in a nonconference game at the Soldotna Sports Center.

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