Sunday, November 11, 2007

Bluff, library top wish list
While many at this time of year are thinking about what they want for Christmas, civic leaders in Kenai busied themselves with wish lists of their own Wednesday night.

Missionary returns from South Pacific
If you ask Chelsea Barry why she left her home in Alaska for the jungles of Papua New Guinea, she'll tell you that the Lord calls each person to a work of something.

Welcome home
The wintery mix of freezing rain and slushy snow falling from the featureless grey sky would be enough to keep most people home on a weekend morning, but cold and inclement weather couldn't keep away people devoted to giving a warm welcome to 21 soldiers returning from serving in the Middle East during a homecoming celebration at the Army National Guard Armory in Kenai on Saturday.

Mayors seek energy grants
Facing rising energy costs in their respective communities, 28 Alaska mayors signed a letter this week urging the state's congressional delegation to include the Energy Efficiency Block Grant program in any energy bill sent to President George Bush this year.

James Thomas Oliver
Longtime Anchor Point resident James Thomas Oliver died at his home Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, from complications of a stroke. He was 82.

It's all about the small stuff: A friend's gratitude inspires appreciation for the little things
Don't sweat the small stuff, the saying goes, but I disagree. After all, it's the little things that make the biggest differences in people's lives.

Community service benefits everyone involved
Give Homer High School students, parents, teachers and administrators an A+ for urging the Kenai Peninsula Borough school board to reinstate a 30-hour community service project as a must for graduation from the school.

Earned recognition
Today is the day to honor our nation's veterans. The central Kenai Peninsula will do that with a ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Soldotna Sports Center.

Around the Peninsula
Beta Sigma Phi tea planned Toastmasters to meet Counseling association seeks members Public health plans one-day closure PFLAG to meet Women invited to take-a-break Caregiver Appreciation Day set

Motherfessions Tales from the 'Hood
One of my friends is fond of saying, "There are only two kinds of friends, the kind who will help you move and the kind who will help you move a body."

Mars in retrograde this month
Winter has almost arrived and that means that the bounty of the beautiful winter sky charms us once more. The accompanying chart is set for 10 p.m. in late November, thus fewer stars are visible in the east during evening hours earlier in the month (but more in the West); an asterisk denotes stars marked with a letter on the chart.

Serving those who Serve
As Gail Simons put her head on the pillow, the phone rang. It was 11:10 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2006.

Pet Photo: Best Friends
Piper Ann, a schnauzer, loves to jump into the fall leaves just as much as any kid. Piper also loves her agility classes with her best friend and owner, Katie Moon of Kenai.

Hard to say goodbye
LUBBOCK, Texas Losing your best friend is unthinkable whether she is human or not.

SkyHi pins down crown
Coming off a surprising second-place finish at last weekend's North-South Tournament, the Skyview wrestling team was hoping to duplicate that success at their own tourney.

Petersburg netters top Nikiski
Despite a valiant effort, the Nikiski volleyball team's season has come to an end.

Service skaters take games from Soldotna, Kenai
In order to find themselves, the Service hockey teams needs to find the back of the net.

Juneau hockey opens season with 2 defeats of Nikiski
The Juneau-Douglas High School hockey may have a new coach and new uniforms, but one thing remained the same as the team opened its third season on Friday and Saturday at Treadwell Arena.

Homer drops 7th-place game
Seven different players scored for Colony as they knocked off Homer, 10-1, in the seventh-place game of the Menard Memorial Hockey Tournament at Curtis C. Menard II Memorial Ice Arena on Saturday afternoon.

Avalanche take 2 from Brown Bears
Jamie Smith felt he had no other choice.

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