Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, January 12, 2004

Registration for 4-H rally day looming

The registration deadline for the 4-H Rally Day is Tuesday. Rally Day will feature many activities including art, jelly making, fiber, skulls and bones, crafts, dogs and camping. It will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Kenai Christian Church. Non- 4-H members are encouraged to attend. Some fees apply. For more information or to obtain a registration form, call Nancy Veal or Vicki Heinz at 262-5824 or email

Sterling community plan available for comment

A town meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Sterling Senior Center to discuss the Sterling community plan. The draft plan was written and approved by the Sterling community plan steering committee and is available for discussion and approval from community members. A copy of the plan can be accessed on the Kenai Peninsula Borough's Web site, under the "other" link.

For more information, call 262-9811.

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 110 Trading Bay, Suite 160, Kenai. For more information, call 283-6287 or (866) 872-3320.

Grant writing workshop slated

The Foraker Group will offer a workshop on nonprofit grant writing from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center.

The workshop will cover the components of a successful grant proposal and how to research grant opportunities. The cost is $100 for people from Foraker partner organizations and $200 for all others. To register, go to If Internet access is not available, call Karma Tomlinson at (907) 743-1200 or toll free at (877) 834-5003.

KDLL to hold elections

KDLL-FM Public Radio will hold its membership meeting and board of directors elections at 7 p.m. Jan. 29 at KDLL studios in the Economic Development District building, three miles north of Kenai. The meeting is open to all members.

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.

Soroptimist to meet

The Soroptimist International of the Twin Cities will host guest speaker Judy DeVito at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Peninsula Christian Center in Soldotna. Her topic of discussion is "Women's Issues on Heart Diseases." The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Paula Rohloff at 260-4917.

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