Monday, November 28, 2005

Reader welcomes Wal-Mart
Whew! Here we go again with yet another discussion about the whoa’s of a “big” company coming into Kenai.

Cities, borough should establish criteria for mega-businesses
I would like to voice some commentary regarding the possible coming of Wal-Mart to the central Kenai Peninsula.

Christmas is here!
With Thanksgiving officially out of the way, many immediately turn their attention to another big holiday event, and no where was this more true than in Kenai Friday.

Automatic enrollment too much?
Some Kenai Peninsula senior citizens being automatically enrolled in the new Medicare prescription drug benefit program will pay too much.

Hospital board pens its wish list
In the spirit of the season, the Central Peninsula General Hospital Inc. Board of Directors has approved a wish list.

’Tis the fire season
The holiday season is a time for sharing, and the Kenai Fire Department is hoping that sharing fire safety tips may help prevent Kenai Peninsula residents from experiencing what it feels like to watch their home go up in flames.

Tyonek students take in ‘Harry’
Fourteen students from Tebughna School in Tyonek got their reward last week for good attendance, the completion of homework and good behavior.

Joseph Lyle Schoolcraft
Longtime Soldotna resident Joseph Lyle Schoolcraft died of natural causes Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, at his home in Soldotna. He was 48.

Althea ‘Babs’ Peck
Soldotna resident Althea “Babs” Peck died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005, at her home. She was 86.

Goldie ‘Mary’ Bonell
Former Kenai Peninsula resident Goldie “Mary” Bonell died Monday, Nov. 21, 2005, at Harrison Hospital in Bremerton, Wash. She was 82.

Struggling with writing often interferes with columns
Every few weeks or so, I’m privileged to write one of these columns.

Around the Peninsula
Drivers safety class scheduledChicken dinner fund-raiser plannedSoroptimist hold sweet fund-raiserHoliday cookies ready to munchDog club offers practice run-throughsSwim coach sought

Community News
Opportunity award offeredViolet Richardson award available

· Tammy and Brian Fann of Soldotna announce the birth of their daughter, Ashlee Jade Fann, at 10:14 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. She weighed 8 pounds, 8.5 ounces and measured 21 inches.

Peninsula People
Edward, Tinsley deployNusunginya honoredStevens, Holloway join Air Force

Horses become valuable therapeutic tools
The scent of a freshly burst bale of hay hung in the air, mixing with the sweet, earthy smell of manure that occasionally wafted in.

Community Schools
The following list of Soldotna Community Schools classes and activities beginning this week is printed as a reminder to preregistered participants. Anyone interested in a class or activity should call the Community Schools office at 262-6768.

Johnson, Everest marry in Sterling
Emily August Johnson and James Gordon Everest, both of Minneapolis were married Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005, in an outdoor ceremony at the bride’s parents’ home. Susan Scalf, a friend of the couple, officiated.

Around the Peninsula
USO performance set to entertainWal-Mart films to be shownTeenagers to be discussedJunior Iditarod entry fee help offeredLeeShore community classes set

My best friends
Mocha and Aerial, the cool Labrador retrievers owned by Tina Williamson of Kenai, are quite used to having their pictures taken while cruising around town.

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Sports Briefs
Nikiski hockey splits with Su ValleyTeam Alaska announces soccer teamsTeam Alaska still has soccer opening

Sports Briefs
Midnight Sun season set to startTeam Alaska seeks badminton playersTeam Alaska wants snowshoers

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