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Posted: Friday, February 02, 2007

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; former state trooper Art English; Peggy Arness, who will talk 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.

Beekeepers all a buzz

Bee Keeper’s Educational Exchange on the Peninsula (BKEEP) will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Soldotna Middle School. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month. It is open to the public. For more information, call Rosy Thompson at 262-6084 or Steve Albers at 260-6121.

KPC council to meet

The Kenai Peninsula College council will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in room 156 at KPC. It is open to the public. For more information or a copy of the agenda, call Pam Olson at 262-0318 or e-mail her at

Spaghetti feed fundraiser set to dish

Soldotna Elks and Soldotna High School will hold a spaghetti feed fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Elks lodge. Tickets are $5 per person. To inquire call the lodge or the school at 260-7000. Proceeds will go to purchase a new weight machine at the school.

Community dance slated

Sterling Elementary’s PTA will host a free Contra Dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 10 at the school. The Kenai River Folk Dancers will call the dances and live music will be played by the ContraBanD. The PTA will sell French fries with sauce, cheese sticks with marinara sauce, cookies and ice cream.

The Sterling 4-H will sponsor the climbing wall. For a .50 cent donation to the American Cancer Society participants may try climbing from one side of the gym to the other. For more information, call 262-4944 ext. 239.

Birders flock together

Keen Eye Peninsula Birders will meet Feb. 11 at Marlow’s On the Kenai. The featured speaker will be Todd Eskelin Biologist with the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Eskelin will give a demonstration on bird banding. For more information and meeting time, call Linda Story at 262-9031 or e-mail her at

Volunteers sought for after prom

The Soldotna High School after prom committee will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 15. Volunteers are still needed in order to host the party.

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