Posted: Sunday, November 21, 2010


Annie Marie Hayes

Hayes family welcomes new addition

Bobbi and Jesse Hayes, of Kenai, welcomed their new daughter, Annie Marie Hayes, on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at 5:05 p.m., at Central Peninsula Hospital, in Soldotna. She weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces, and measured 18 3/4 inches.

Annie joins her sister, Elisabeth, 5.

Her grandparents are Bradeen and Randy Rapp, of Nikiski; Jeff Staples, of Phoenix Ore.; and Kena and Lester Hayes, of Benton City, Wash. Her great-grandparents are Alec and Margaret Bolton, of Metlakatla; and Kenneth and Michelle Hathorn, of Springfield, Ore.

Around town

Fair Trade items for sale

It's time for our annual Ten Thousand Villages Sale that provides fantastic fair trade items from around the world.

Our sales' days are Friday, Nov. 26 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Soldotna United Methodist Church on Binkley, behind Safeway.

Ten Thousand Villages provides vital, fair income to Third World people by marketing their handicrafts and telling their stories in North America. Ten Thousand Villages works with artisans who would otherwise be unemployed or underemployed. This income helps pay for food, education, health care and housing. Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit program of Mennonite Central Committee (

Your fair trade purchase of handmade jewelry, home decor and gifts helps improve the lives of thousands of artisans in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.

Fair Trade chocolate from SERRV will also be available.

For more info, call Susie at 283-7469.

Christmas Comes to Kenai 'Just Believe' schedule announced

Please join us in Kenai for a fun filled day of acitivities.

Schedule of Events:

10 a.m. -- Kenai Arts Guild Craft Fair at KCHS.

11 a.m. -- Charity Christmas Tree Auction at Kenai Visitors Center.

11 a.m. -- Santa arrives on a Kenai Fire truck at Kenai Visitor's Center where the first 100 children (age6-12) will receive a movie pass to see "Polar Express" the next 50 will receive a coupon to make a craft at Fancy Pants.

1-2 p.m. -- Open Skate at The ConocoPhillips MPF.

2-4 p.m. -- Movie "Polar Express"(must have a pass from Santa) at the United Methodist Church, Kenai.

2:30-3 p.m. -- Family Puppet Show and Story Time at Kenai Christian Church.

3-4 p.m. -- Hard Hat Tours at the new Stanley Ford Building.

6 p.m. -- Electric Lights Parade, Frontage Road, Kenai.

6:45 p.m. -- Lighting of the Official Kenai Christmas Tree at the Kenai Kabin~sponsored by Christmas Decor

7 p.m. -- Bonfire and Caroling

7:30 p.m. -- Grand finale fireworks display brought to you by the City of Kenai and Stanley Ford.

1970s KCHS grads, get in touch

Organizers are planning a combined class reunion for all Kenai Central High School classes from 1970 to 1979. The reunion is scheduled for July 23, 2011. Organizers are currently attempting to verify email addresses or any other contact information. If you a re a 1970s graduate, contact Sherrie (Stiers) Dahlen at, call 907-283-4485 or visit her Facebook page under Sherrie Stiers- Dahlen.

Send your community news, including graduations, births, marriages, awards, and community activities, to, or drop them off at the Clarion, 150 Trading Bay Road, Suite 1, in Kenai.

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