Saturday, December 8, 2007

Draw your own conclusions on mine
Most people in this modern world are pretty busy. It's hard to pay attention to what s going on around us. We can barely find time to watch the news, so we may miss something very important.

Omission makes reader question media
I was appalled when I recently heard our local public radio news list the Democratic candidates and leave out Dennis Kucinich. That's a lie and shows the infiltration of propaganda into what we consider a reliable source. Presently, the FCC is attempting to further consolidate the media. We need to speak out against this while we still can.

Donations appreciated
Soldotna Middle School would like to thank the Ladies Auxiliary VFW for a wonderful and generous donation. Their donations went to help with the holiday baskets that the SMS homerooms are working on with the student council to give to community members who are needy this holiday season.

Why are bridge lights such an issue?
Who would have ever thought that in a land that has so much darkness, that the addition of lights of any color would spark such controversy?

Kenai celebration works because of many
On behalf of the Kenai Chamber of Commerce, I would like to extend special thanks to the community for their enthusiasm and support of our annual Christmas Comes to Kenai celebration. This event has become a wonderful tradition in Kenai and would not be possible without your participation. Nov. 23 was a cool and rainy day in Kenai, and, despite the weather, we still had a great turnout and families were enjoying themselves well into the evening.

Student survey draws criticism
With questions touching such sensitive constitutional topics as rights guaranteed by the first and second amendments, a proposal by the Community Action Coalition once again to survey central Kenai Peninsula school children has irked some school board members.

ACT seeks court injunction
The attorney representing the grassroots group Alliance of Concerned Taxpayers filed motions Tuesday in Kenai Superior Court seeking an injunction to prevent implementation of the 3-percent borough sales tax scheduled to go into effect Jan. 1.

Photo feature: Sundown
The setting sun highlights wave patterns on Cook Inlet at the mouth of the Kenai River recently. The central Kenai Peninsula is getting about six hours of daylight per day this week.

Kennel laws voted down
Kenai's eight licensed kennel owners can rest easy; rules governing their licenses have not changed.

Raemonda Eugena Olson
Kasilof resident Raemonda Eugena Olson died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. She was 55.

William Clark Burnett
Former long time Soldotna resident William Clark Burnett died Friday, Nov. 30, 2007, at Providence Hospital in Everett, Wash. He was 56.

Housing market doesn't scare peninsula folks
We've said it time and time again how fortunate we are to live on the Kenai Peninsula. This week's Clarion story about the situation with the national housing market proved that we are, indeed, better off.

Winter plant identification workshop, other events planned
While the lack of snow cover has left many with few fun activities to do outdoors, the Kenai Watershed Forum has several functions scheduled to keep people engaged and educated about the outdoors.

Photos document wetland shrinkage
I always enjoy looking at old family photo albums to see the pictures of how my kinfolk and I have changed over the ever-accumulating decades of our lives. Time and tide wait for no man, and these family photos show the inexorably flight of time's arrow through the generations of our family.

Peninsula Clarion - Community

Nikiski wrestlers bet on state trip
Their tickets have been purchased.

Wasilla hockey edges Soldotna
Soldotna captain Clayton Glick raised his arms and stick in triumph. The horn sounded. The Stars were leading 2-1.

SkyHi makes their grades
When roughly 13 wrestlers were unable to complete last season due to academic ineligibility, Skyview coach Neldon Gardner was done playing games.

Area netters lose matches at state
The Ninilchik and Nikolaevsk volleyball teams both lost their opening games at the Class 1-2-3A West state volleyball tournament in Anchorage.

Nikiski girls chase another league title
Since taking fifth place in his first year as girls basketball head coach in 1990, Nikiski's Ward Romans has won 12 Southcentral Conference titles. In the remaining five years, the Bulldogs have taken second place.

Christmas giving is for the undeserving, too
Christmas is a season for giving but some refuse to give to those they see as undeserving of their gifts; those who, like the prodigal son, have wasted their money. Why should we give to those who've had their chance and blown it?

Peninsula Clarion - Religion

Oilers sign Sequeirra
The Peninsula Oilers recently announced the signing of Santa Rosa Junior College sophomore infielder/outfielder Paul Jared (P.J.) Sequeirra.

Midnight Sun Volleyball to hold tryouts
The Peninsula Midnight Sun Volleyball Club will hold tryouts for the 2008 season at Kenai Central High School on Dec. 13 and Dec. 17 from 7 to 9:00 p.m. Players ages 18 and under are asked to bring playing gear and wear a numbered shirt. People interested in playing, but cannot be at the tryouts, can contact their high school coach or the club director as soon as possible. For more information, call 262-9501 or e-mail brucek@ptialaska.net.

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