Sunday, November 12, 2006

Putting politics aside
Speeches and prayers offered messages of gratitude to both the veterans of today and veterans of tomorrow at a Veterans Day ceremony held in Soldotna on Saturday.

Help wanted at Soldotna City Hall
The marquee in front of Soldotna City Hall isn’t displaying a “Help Wanted” message just yet, but the search is on for an assistant city manager, a finance director and someone to staff the front desk.

Armed assailant robs gas station
The owners of a gas station and convenience store between Soldotna and Kasilof had their illusions of friendly, small-town business ownership shattered by an armed robber Saturday morning.

Seminar is prescription for curbing illegal drug use
The difference between prescription drug abusers and patients who need the drugs is abusers fail and patients function, a pain management physician told Kenai Peninsula medical providers and police Tuesday.

Catch the drift? Board ponders river pollution
A proposal to list the lower Kenai River as “impaired” under the federal Clean Water Act has stained the river’s reputation as a natural getaway and stirred debate over what changes are needed to allow the river to recover from years of heavy use.

Alex Maklezow
Former Ninilchik resident Alex Maklezow died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006, in Tempe, Ariz., of pancreatic cancer. He was 55.

Caregivers need support, too: Organization encourages taking 3 steps for better health
Did you know family caregivers provide more than $257 billion of caregiver services each year, helping chronically ill and disabled loved ones deal with life’s basic functions?

Threat serves as wake-up call for community
Credible or not, this week’s bomb threat that targeted one of the three industrial plants in North Kenai — Agrium, Tesoro and ConocoPhillips — serves as a reminder that we’re far from removed from possible terroristic acts in our community.

Welcome to the island: Journey from Lower 48 includes knowledge and adventure
To be honest, I thought they were extinct.

Around the Peninsula
Immunization clinic shot down temporarily PFLAG to meet Tuesday Photo guild going steady Take a break, buy a gift Caregiver support meeting set Cooper Landing advisors change meeting Pop Warner group to meet Noel tree support sought Free movie showing set to entertain Dinner theater set to entertain Sports center holds holiday bazaar Moose lodge plans dance Kids’ snowmachine safety event planned KPC opens up to performers Craft fair, flea market planned

Weddings
Cheryl Anne Medlin of Wilmington, N.C., and Benjamin David Haring of Richmond, Va., announce their plans to be married Monday, Dec. 18, 2006, at the Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort and Spa in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

Signs of the Time
The thermometer in the car says 15 degrees, but a light breeze and a weak afternoon sun are making it feel much colder.

What’s new, and what’s not
A well-known diaper company is advertising a new product called “wet sensation” that is engineered to allow the child wearing it to feel when it is wet so the little tyke will be persuaded to take it off, and thus be toilet trained (would that it were so easy). The same company has just spent the past generation marketing a diaper that can hold a quart of water and still feel dry against “tender skin.” Am I the only one who sees the irony in this? (That’s literary talk for “duh?”)

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Soldotna finishes tied for 7th at state
After being swept in the opening round of the Class 4A state volleyball tournament on Thursday, Soldotna was just hoping to capture a victory over West Valley on Friday to have a chance at fourth place.

Nikiski nabs 4th at state
Hannah Thompson be-lieves it began with her.

Sports Brief
Host Chugiak won the Bob Bailey Invitational on Friday and Saturday, edging South High of Anchorage 169-166.5. The top peninsula finisher was Skyview in 12th place, while Homer was 14th and Soldotna was 20th.

Kenai, SoHi swept on road
The Dimond hockey team defeated Kenai Central 5-2 on Friday in nonconference action at Ben Boeke in Anchorage.

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