Crystal Everson and David Reamer, of Kenai, announce the birth of their daughter, Aubree Jane Reamer, born Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, at Central Peninsula Hospital, in Soldotna. She weighed 6.1 pounds and measured 18.5 inches. Her grandparents are Mark and Jennifer Everson, of Fairhope, Ala.; Paul Reamer, of Wasilla; and Susan Reamer, of Spokane, Wash. Her great-grandparents are Frank Getty, of Kenai; Raymond Garcia, of Kenai; and Thomas and Ruth Reamer, of Butte, Mont.
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 email@example.com, call 907-283-4485 or visit her Facebook page under Sherrie Stiers- Dahlen.
The 2010 Toys for Tots on the Kenai Peninsula campaign is here. Donate a new, unwrapped toy at any participating business sponsor listed on the campaign website: http://www.toysfortotskenaipeninsula.com/. Check the site often, as new sponsors are added frequently. The website also contains information on how to make requests for toys, plus background on the program and more. Cash donations can be made by calling 252-6285, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. The United States Marine Corps thanks you for your contribution and wishes you the safest and happiest of holidays.
The La Leche League of Soldotna and Kenai meets the third Monday of the month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Woman's Way Midwifery, 154 West Marydale Ave.; and again the first Tuesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Mindful Therapies Yoga (by Curves at the Soldotna "Y"). The league is a breastfeeding resource group that offers free monthly meetings, mother-to-mother breastfeeding support, telephone assistance and a lending library. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers are invited to attend. Babies are welcome.
For more information, call Amorette Payment at 260-6141 or visit http://groups.yahoo.com/laleche/join.
Beginning this month, participating local financial institutions will be hosting the annual Barrels in Every Branch campaign to raise funds and accept donations for Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. Donors fill out red paper slips with pictures of cans on them and inform tellers how much money they would like to deposit in a Food Bank savings account. The red slips are then placed on truck posters prominently displayed at each branch, the goal being to fill the truck's bed. Canned goods can also be donated by dropping them in marked barrel containers at each location. Central peninsula branches of Alaska USA Federal Credit Union are participating through November. Branches of Denali Alaskan Federal Credit Union, First National Alaska, KeyBank and Wells Fargo are participating through Dec. 31. For more information, call the food bank at 262-3111.
Get your duct tape out and be creative. The Kenai Peninsula Fair and Ninilchik Traditional Council's Social Services departments are hosting an alcohol-free New Year's Eve Family Duck Tape Ball, Dec. 31, from about 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., at the Ninilchik Fair Grounds. Outfit and door prizes. Live Music. Bring finger food for your entry fee. For details call Debra Henderson 252-3544 or Linda Painter 567-3370 or Lara McGinnis 567-3670.
Philippine-American holiday pot luck party is Dec. 12, 5 p.m., at the Moose Family Center, in Kenai. Bring a dish to share and join the fun. If you have children and want to join the gift exchange bring a child's gift of value not to exceed $10. For more information contact Jan at 283-7093 or 394-7267.
In keeping with tradition, all library cardholders are invited to enter two holiday drawings. This year's drawings will take place Dec. 17 during the Holiday Open House, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a youth gift bag and an adult gift bag. Be sure to look for the entry display the next time you visit the library.
The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is open for Christmas tree cutting. Trees are free for personal use with a limit of one per household. Trees may be taken anywhere on the refuge with hand tools, except within 150 feet of a road, lake, stream, trail, campground or picnic area. No tree cutting is permitted in the Refuge Headquarters/Visitor Center area and along Ski Hill Road. Contact Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters on Ski Hill Road, in Soldotna, 907-262-7021, for further details.
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