Saturday, November 13, 2010

School Veterans Day gathering was great
The Annual K-Beach Elementary School Veterans Day Assembly went very well and our entire community can be so very proud of the members of our Armed Forces that took the time to attend.

Secret campaign donations are wrong
It's just wrong. Secret campaign cash should have no place in our American democracy. But now we are seeing huge sums of money from secret sources going into campaign advertising, much of it the negative advertising that poisons the airways.

No news is good news
In reference to the Clarion story: "Oil hits year high, retail gas prices on the rise," of Nov 9.

Boosters aim to take another shot at biathlon
Last winter Tim Bruno and his family spent their evenings gathered around the TV watching cross-country skiing events in the 2010 Olympics.

Peninsula honors its veterans
Jim Walters said he always gets emotional during the Veterans Day event. The ceremony was the same as is held every year at the Soldotna Sports Center -- at 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month. And Thursday's ceremony was no different for Walters and many others.

Edward J. Shearer
Kenai resident Edward J. Shearer died unexpectedly Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 in Anchorage. He was 37.

Earl Thomas Jones
Longtime Kenai resident Earl Thomas Jones died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at The Kenai Senior Center in Kenai. He was 88.

Why you write
If there's one great tradition in American newspapers, it's the Letters to the Editor.

Refuge Notebook: Unveiling the secret lives of elusive wolverines, part 1
Consider yourself extremely lucky if you have ever seen a wolverine in its natural habitat because wolverines are one of North America's rarest and least known large carnivores.

An Outdoor View: In the name of sport
Every so often, we might want to think about some of the things we do for "sport."

Perils of Polly: China and Tibet, one step at a time
Editor's note: Polly Crawford was a reporter and associate editor of The Peninsula Clarion from 1985-1988, when she wrote "Perils of Polly." She also wrote a series of "Peril" columns in 1998 about her Australian adventures. Although she is now a teacher at Soldotna Middle School, the perils continue as she just returned from an around-the-world journey that started in Russia and ended in Tibet.

Peninsula cheering up: Athletes take sport to new heights
With her blond head about eight feet above the mat, little Alex Johnson looked unsure. Her leg wobbled in the other girls' grasps. Her face twitched and her big eyes darted as she tried to kick her other leg up and catch her toes to strike the pose known as a heel stretch in the sport of cheerleading.

Around the Peninsula

You've got to see the 'Magic Planet'

Voices of Religion: The world could use more peacemakers
There's a high calling in life that few seem to desire: peacemaking.

Church Briefs

Clothes ministry ongoing

Sports Brief: Seward moves to state semis
The Seward volleyball team defeated Monroe Catholic 27-25, 25-16 and 25-15 on Thursday in the opening round of the Class 3A state volleyball tournament at Dimond High School in Anchorage.

Avalanche bury Bears in 3rd period
All season long, Kenai River Brown Bears coach Oliver David has preached to his team the importance of closing out, and winning, close games.

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