Friday, November 20, 2009

Business Briefs

Chambers set luncheon schedules


Gym helps upgrade Kenai weight room

Stow your gear the right way: A little tender loving care now will ensure tight lines next fishing season
Long cold winter nights offer time to sit back and rehash stories about the one that got away this season, but now with the open water freezing over, if gear hasn't been stored someplace cozy and dry, there may be another similar story told next winter.

Assembly may consider discipline: Body will determine how to handle misstep by borough administration
For the first time in recent memory, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will take up the issue of how to discipline a member of the government for breaking borough law.

A day to remember: CPH marks anniversary with song, prayer
Nearly one year after the shooting at Central Peninsula Hospital, this was the scene outside the building: Instead of police prowling the perimeter of the facility, about 100 hospital employees, community members and victims' family members slowly circled CPH singing, "This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine."

Searing loss: Kasilof family loses everything in afternoon blaze
It was the first house they ever owned. It was a log cabin they had spent hundreds of hours refurbishing with their own hands. But in a matter of moments Thursday afternoon, fire destroyed Willow King and Kelly Hagelund's home.

Palin aide to fill post?: Persily could oversee gas pipeline project
A former aide to Gov. Sarah Palin is being considered for a position in the Obama administration, likely as the federal pipeline coordinator position vacated Monday by former Alaska legislator Drue Pearce.

Kirk Hans Vos
Kasilof resident Mr. Kirk Hans Vos, 36, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna.

College courses should carry weight
Local schools and the school board have been discussing the issue of weighted grades and whether students that take Advanced Placement courses should continue to receive .021 toward their grade point average.

A gift of words
Christmas is only about a month away, and the pressure is on to come up with appropriate gifts. If you're looking for something in the $10 to $30 range, consider giving a book or magazine to the people on your list who love the outdoors.

Around the Peninsula

T-200 planning meeting set

Winners announced
Georg-Anne Phillips received the Best of Show award for "She's Come Undone" in the 2009 Kenai Peninsula Watercolor Juried Exhibition which opened Nov. 5. The presentation of awards came during the First Thursday artists' reception at the Kenai Fine Arts Center in Old Town Kenai. Artists from all over the Kenai Peninsula working in water media entered the annual exhibition.

Art Briefs

Craft fair planned

Roaring good time
The Mouse That Roared a comedy in two acts directed by Cheri Johnson and adapted by Christopher Sergel (1963) from the book by Leonard Wibberley (1955) will be held Friday, Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. The cost is $5 per person. Cast members shown in thisundated photo are: left to right, Jesse Pedginski, Jessica Calvin, Hannah Davis, and Aundrea Moulton. The Duchy of Grand Fenwick, founded by a roving band of English bowmen somewhere in Europe during the 14th Century, verges on bankruptcy. A California winery has produced a cheap imitation of the duchy's one export, Pinot Grand Fenwick. Duchess Gloriana the Twelfth (Madison Murrieta), Count Mountjoy (her scheming uncle, played by Zackary Misner), and David Benter (the loyal, but dim-witted leader of the Dilutionist Party played by Garrett Eady) hatch an audacious plan: declare war on the United States under the assumption that when Grand Fenwick loses, the U.S. will rehabilitate its conquered foe with economic aid and reparation. They choose Tully Bascom, a mild-mannered forest ranger (Jesse Pedginski) as the unsuspecting leader of the invasion force. Armed with longbows, the Fenwickian army lands in New York just as Columbia University's Professor Kokintz (Michael Slone) reveals discovery of the "Q-Bomb" to the President and Secretary of State (Hannah Coffman and Ella Stephens). This modern fairy tale's cast also includes student protesters, grape-stomping peasants, Fenwickian soldiers, a royal page, American tourists, a U.S. general, two Women's Army Corps officers, a nosy housekeeper, a matchmaking mother, and a White House administrative assistant (Jessica Calvin, Hannah Davis, Chase Kimbrell, Aundrea Moulton, Norrick McGee, Alicia O'Brien, Josette Renken, Liberty Rohn, Mariah Saari, Sierra Scott, Kassie Schilf, Logan Wik, and Mikaila Wolf).

Only Once
I once had hints of brilliance

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Melodramatic meant to be fun: Will the world end on the winter solstice of 2012?

Church Briefs

5th Sunday community worship planned

Thanksgiving for all the little efforts
Joe Torre. Manager of the New York Yankees. About to escape the heat of a June afternoon in Philadelphia and find refuge in the player's area of Veterans Stadium. What happens next is told in an article by John Feinstein called, "Pride of the Yankees" in the Washington Post Magazine, July 25, 1999.

Wild topple Brown Bears
Shawn Pauly netted a hat trick to help the Wenatchee (Wash.) Wild defeat the Kenai River Brown Bears 5-1 Wednesday in North American Hockey League action at the Soldotna Sports Center in front of 303 fans.

Nibert captures senior title
Soldotna bowler Chuck Nibert, by a small margin, won the Alaska State Senior Championship event with scores of 224, 245, 256, 258, 236 and 203 for a 1,422 scratch series, and a 237 average. His handicap total was 1,524, which also took first place, by a little wider margin. Chuck averaged 46 pins over his entering average of 191.

Clarion Calls

Jeff Helminiak's call: Stars make history in volleyball

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