Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, February 01, 2007

Fish and Game meetings slated

The following Fish and Game advisory committees will meet:

· Seward will meet at 7 p.m. today at the council chambers. The topics will be preparing comments for Board of Game proposals, Board of Fisheries statewide finfish proposals, a report from the Alaska SeaLife Center on its salmon project and other matters. It is open to the public. For more information, Jim McCracken at 224-3701.

· Kenai/Soldotna will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Kenai Peninsula College, 34820 College Drive, Room 158. The topics will be preparing comments on Board of Game proposals, discuss election procedures and other business. For more information, call Gary Dawkins at 262-3993.

· Homer will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve on Kachemak Drive. The topics will be preparing comments on BOG proposals, review the UCI salmon management plan inconsistencies and any other business. For more information, call Marvin Peters at 235-2468.

· Central Peninsula will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The topics will be to prepare comments for the Board of Game proposals, comment on the UCI Mgmt Plan review, and consider Board of Fish proposals for UCI. For more information and meeting location, call David Martin at 567-3306.

Historical society to meet

The Kenai Historical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday downstairs at the Church of the New Covenant. The topic will be the history of local law enforcement. Featured speakers will be: retired Kenai Chief of Police Rick Ross; Peggy Arness, who will tell about her father a U.S. deputy marshal who was stationed in Kenai in the 1940s and ’50s; and Betty Ames will contribute information about her husband, Phil Ames,

who was a territorial policeman and U.S. marshal. It is open to the public.

Community group meeting slated

The Sterling Community Coalition Group will hold elections at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 in the library at Sterling Elementary School. Three directors positions are open. It is open to the public. For information, call Robert or Renae Wall at 260-6616 or visit

Community dance planned

The Kenai Elks will hold its annual Purple Bubble Ball at 6 p.m. Feb. 10 at the lodge. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. It is a semi-formal event.

Live music, dancing, door prizes and split the pot are some of the planned activities. Proceeds will benefit youth activities in the community. The cost of admission is $30. Tickets are available after 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the lodge. For more information, call 283-7776.

Fundraiser planned

A fundraiser will be held at 3 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Vagabond Inn to help defray the medical cost of John Sivley.

Monetary donations may be deposited in the John Sivley account No. 3752189096 at Wells Fargo Bank. For more information, call Dorothy Cunningham at 398-0471.

Dodge, wallyball tourneys planned

The Police Athletic League and the Boys and Girls Club will host a free dodgeball and wallyball tournament from noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Kenai Recreation Center. Youth ages 10 to 18 are eligible. Pizza and beverages will be provided. For more information, call James Clark at 398-0432.

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