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Posted: Monday, January 05, 2004

Swim club seeks members

A new swim club, South Central Aquatics, will hold registration for members at 3 p.m. today in front of the Skyview High School pool entrance. Advance registration is recommended.

For more information, call Dennis Reger at 262-1220 or Petra Clinton at 262-5563.

Historical society to meet

The Kasilof Historical Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the McLane Center. Business meeting will begin at 6 p.m., and the program will begin at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend. For more information call, 262-2439.

Photographers guild meeting slated

The Kenai Peninsula Photographers Guild will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in the art gallery at Kenai Peninsula College. The topic of discussion will be the Rarefied Light photography exhibit that opens Thursday.

The meeting will then move to room 114, where members can show and discuss their work. The public is invited to attend and to bring photos to share. Prints are welcome and a slide projector will be available. For more information, call Marianne at 398-0649.

La Leche meeting planned

The La Leche League will meet at 11 a.m. Friday. Topic of discussion will be "Coming Home with Baby." For more information, call Olga Krejci at 262-9291

Assistance available for commercial fishers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking applications from commercial Pacific salmon fishers and crew members to receive cash benefits under the Trade Adjustment Assistance program.

Due to competition of farmed salmon, a payment of up to 3 cents per pound of salmon sold in 2002 and entitlement to technical services will be available to qualifying fishers.

The application deadline is Jan. 20. Applications are available at the NRCS office at 110 Trading Bay, Suite 160, Kenai. For more information, call 283-6287 or (866) 872-3320.

Annual reading carnival seeks vendors

The Kenai Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, in conjunction with the Kenai Reading Council, Community Schools and Agrium Industries will hold its second annual reading carnival from noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 31. It is seeking clubs, groups and organizations to operate food booths, games, information booths and other activities. The cost of space is $10 a booth.

For more information or a vendor form, call Virginia Morgan at 283-9374 or Norma Holmgaard at 262-9805.

Kennel club offering dog classes

The Kenai Kennel Club is offering classes at its facility in the former Inlet Card and Craft store in the C Plaza in Kenai. Classes include agility, puppy kindergarten, basic, intermediate and advance obedience, rally obedience and conformation handling.

A beginning agility class is scheduled to start in late January.

To find out more about the club, classes or to sign up for classes, call 283-2218 or Sherrie at 283-2218.

-- Staff reports

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