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Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Christian center hosts power conference

The Kalifonsky Christian Center invites all to its Blow the Trumpet of Power Conference now through Sunday at the center, Mile 17 Kalifornsky Beach Road. Services with inspirational speakers will begin at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily. Conference speakers include Jeff Burke from Atlanta; Victor and Liz Owens from Wales; Cleve Sharp from Houston; and Paul Wakely from Bath, United Kingdom.

People are asked to sign up in advance for Presbytery, which will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 283-9452.

Wildfire protection meetings set

Community Wildfire Protection planning continues as residents of the Kenai Peninsula meet to review the draft plans and assign priorities to wildfire hazard mitigation projects. The plans are scheduled for completion prior to March.

Meetings are open to the public and will be held in the following locations: Residents who have property or access their homes along the Sterling Highway from Soldotna to Clam Gulch and all of Kalifornsky Beach Road will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Tustumena Elementary School; Ninilchik and Caribou Hills area residents will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday at Ninilchik School; and Diamond Ridge, Skyline Drive, and East End Road, east of Kachemak City to Fox River residents will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Christian Community Church on Bartlett Street in Homer.

For meeting schedules and to review the draft Community Wildfire Protection Plans, visit the Spruce Bark Beetle Office Web site

Flight safety meeting slated

There will be a flight safety meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Topics will cover reports on river ice, flight reviews, and an open discussion on flight instruction from students and pilots perspective on how to improve flying skills. For more information, call Chip Versaw at 283-5700 or Dean Eichholz at 262-3872.

CGC test scheduled

The Kenai Kennel Club will hold testing for the Canine Good Citizen program at 6 p.m. Friday.

The test includes 10 situations demonstrating the dog’s ability to remain calm and under control in certain situations, such as when being approached by another person or a person and a dog. The program is offered through the American Kennel Club and is open to all dogs. For more information, call the Kenai Kennel Club at 335-2552.

AWG singer auditions planned

Auditions for a boy to sing the Alaska State Flag Song at the Arctic Winter Games’ opening ceremonies will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Triumvirate Theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall. Singers should be prepared with a recorded accompaniment or sing a cappella. For more information call Joe Rizzo at 283-6109.

Showin off kids applications available

Showin’ Off the Kids 2006 is scheduled for 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at Soldotna High School


Showin’ Off the Kids is a lip synch and choreography contest sponsored by Soldotna Community Schools. Kids in kindergarten through eighth-grade may compete to win cash and other prizes. Profits from the show go toward Soldotna Community Schools youth programs.

Applications are available at the Soldotna Community Schools office or online at Completed applications can be dropped off, with a two-minute taped selection, at the Soldotna Dairy Queen by Feb. 3. Full dress rehearsal is scheduled for 4 p.m. Feb. 10 at Soldotna High School.

For more information, call the Soldotna Community Schools office at 262-6768, or e-mail

Safety Day presenters sought

The Soldotna Safety Day 2006 planning committee is seeking community members and organizations to participate.

Safety Day is a community event with presenters, entertainers and community service representatives focusing on safety issues. For more information or to register, call Nancy Mitchell at 262-4440.

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