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Monday, December 22, 2008

CPH: No warning signs: Hospital officials say shooting was not predictable
Central Peninsula Hospital administrators saw no warnings that could have predicted the violence that occurred on Nov. 26, when a former employee shot two supervisors, one fatally, a day after being fired, hospital officials said Friday.

'It's a good time of year': Nikiski woman creates year-round space for all things Santa Claus
Dressed in a bright, red Santa Claus shirt, Santa Claus slippers and a Santa Claus necklace hanging around her neck, Lisa Ping sits in a small room surrounded by hundreds of figurines -- all Santa Claus themed.

Date set for Kenai rezoning hearing
Kenai officials on Wednesday tentatively set Jan. 5 as the day for a public discussion on what is and is not allowed in the city's Limited Commercial zone.

Getting into the mix of things: Next generation missing out on musical medley making mania
I have long been one of those people who believes when you build a machine to do something for a man, you take something away from the man, and one of my most recent laments is for the lost art of making mix tapes.

Call a cab, stay the night, just stay off the road
During an alcohol awareness assembly at Kenai Central High School last year, Kelly George of the Kenai Police Department described a gruesome Christmas Day accident scene.

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Quilts of love
Pictured above are some of the members of the Funny River Quilters, with a quilt the group will donate to Hospice of the Central Peninsula, as a fundraiser for Hospice. The group gathers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays at the Funny River Community Center at Mile 12.5 Funny River Road (turn right at the end of the golf course, go one block and center is on the right.) The group donated 159 quilts in 2007 and have made and donated 120 this year. Quilts have been given to the oncology department, the pediatric unit and the nursery at Central Peninsula Hospital; to Alzheimers patients; victims of house fires; Forget-Me-Not adult day care center; Heritage Place; and mothers in need at the Crisis Pregnancy Center. The group accepts donations of cash, thread or material for quilts. They also seek information on families or organizations that might benefit from a quilt. Sewers, of any skill level are invited to join the group and help out the community. For more information or to make a donation, call Marilyn Corder at 260-5874.

SoHi boys rule their own tourney
First-year Soldotna coach Matthew Johnson kept coming back to his seniors during his postgame interview Saturday night.

Nikiski girls finish 3-0 to take crown
By winning the Kenai River Challenge tournament at Kenai Central on Saturday, the Nikiski girls showed they are serious about getting back to the Class 3A state basketball tournament after a one-year absence.

Soldotna takes out Kardinals
The Kenai Central hockey team got a little bit of encouragement heading into the holiday break, but Soldotna got the win.

SoHi boys advance to title game in Tip-Off
Eleven players found the bottom of the net as Soldotna opened up a 14-point first-quarter lead and never looked back in defeating Cook Inlet Academy, 67-40, in Friday night's semifinal action of the SoHi Tip-Off Tournament.

Seward takes 3rd at Cougar Tip-Off
Robert Perea scored 18 points, Peter Fleming added 13 and Dylan Beck netted 11 in sending the Seward boys to a 52-37 win over Colony and a third-place finish in the 29th Annual Alaska/Cougar Tip-Off tournament on Saturday at Service High School in Anchorage.

Hakkinen takes 101st in World Cup
Kasilof biathlete Jay Hakkinen took 101st place in a 10-kilometer World Cup sprint on Saturday in Hochfilzen, Austria. Hakkinen continued his shooting struggles of late, missing four of 10 shots on the range to finish 4 minutes, 13 seconds, behind winner Lars Berger of Norway, who did not have any misses.

Williams celebrate 40 years
On Friday, Dec. 19, 2008, John and Sharon Williams of Kenai celebrated 40 years together.

Glaves, Russell marry in Arizona
Jennifer Marie Glaves of Soldotna and Dorian Eugene Russell of Spokane, Wash., were married Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008, during a sunset ceremony in Phoenix, Ariz. The ceremony was officiated by Brandon Campbell, a friend of the couple.

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